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ABIOS Research and Development

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The Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service (ABIOS) has an active research and development program facilitated by a designated Research and Development Officer. The research and development program at ABIOS includes service-specific research initiatives as well as collaborative research with universities, other government departments and community organisations. Since its inception, ABIOS has contributed significantly to the international research literature in Acquired Brain Injury through multiple publications and presentations at both national and international conferences. ABIOS research initiatives include:
  • Designing and co-ordinating research into community based service delivery for people with ABI
  • Fostering the development of responsive services for people with ABI
  • Evaluation of ABIOS service delivery and reporting to key stakeholders

Central to the ABIOS research and development program is a focus on research that is relevant to people with ABI, their families and communities and informs both service and policy development.

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Current ABIOS Research Projects

  • Efficacy of Prospective Memory Rehabilitation Project
    A collaborative project, this project is aimed at exploring the efficacy of prospective memory rehabilitation in combination with metacognitive skills training for people with traumatic brain injury
  • Hope in Families Project
    Based on work conducted with the Efficacy Oriented Case Project (see Previous ABIOS Research Projects), this study reflects a scoping review of hope from the family perspective following brain injury.
  • Mayo-Portland Project
    A research evaluation of the Mayo-Portland Inventory (MPAI-4) and associated resource availability and utilisation measures in ABI community rehabilitation
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Project
    This study aims to understand the application of the NDIS for community-dwelling people with acquired brain injury in accordance with its stated missions, objectives and charters
  • Service Referral Mapping Project
    A project exploring the referral patterns to and from the Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service

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Previous ABIOS Research Projects

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Project
    A project exploring the use and effectiveness of ACT in brain injury populations
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Development Project
    Participatory Action Research to develop and evaluate different models of rehabilitation service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with ABI
  • Brain Crew ProgramDeveloping resources, educational material and supports to assist children who have a significant other with an acquired brain injury
  • Clinical Alliance Development Project
    The development of a clinical alliance between ABIOS and a regional inpatient/consultation-liaison service for people with ABI and mental health
  • Client Goals Project
    An analysis of the content and themes of the rehabilitation goals of people with ABI in a community based service
  • Community Integration Outcome Measures Project
    A study examining the utility of two different measures of community integration following ABI
  • Day Hospital Project
    A research intervention to enhance the well-being and psycho-social outcomes of people with ABI attending day hospital
  • Drug and Alcohol ProjectTailoring existing drug and alcohol resources to assist people with ABI, their families and service providers
  • Efficacy Orientated Care Project
    A project exploring family engagement and self-efficacy throughout hospitalisation
  • Error Based Learning Project
    A project comparing errorless learning and error-based learning for improving functional performance following traumatic brain injury
  • Knowledge Translation Project
    A collaborative study between services aimed at developing and evaluating a consultancy model of clinical knowledge translation between specialist and generalist health practitioners
  • Long Term Community Care Needs Project
    A study examining the predictors of long-term care needs in the community for people with ABI
  • Memory Skills Program Project
    A project exploring the feasibility and utility of a previously validated memory skills program within a community ABI rehabilitation setting
  • Metacognitive Skills Intervention Project
    A study to evaluate the effectiveness of a metacognitive skills intervention in improving the community outcomes of people with ABI
  • Networks of Support Project
    A project aimed at building sustainable and practical informal support networks around people with ABI
  • Parenting Project
    A study involving the development and evaluation of a programme of parenting support for parents with ABI
  • Personal Identity Following Injury Project
    A project exploring personal identity following injury to inform psychosocial models of care in rehabilitation
  • Rural Community Rehabilitation Project
    A project for developing community-based rehabilitation through participatory rural appraisal (PRA)
  • Self Directed Support Project - An evaluative project of a Self Directed Support Pilot Program being implemented at the Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service with funding from Disability Services
  • South West Queensland Project
    Establishment and evaluation of a service development initiative in a rural and regional location
  • Southern Queensland Aboriginal Community Service Development Project
    Establishment and evaluation of a service development initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in one regional community
  • STEPS A major state wide service development initiative aimed at establishing a sustainable model of self managed support networks for people with ABI
  • STEPS Telehealth Project
    A project examining the efficacy of home-based telehealth technology in the delivery of the 6-week Skills to Enable People and CommunityS (STEPS) Skills Program
  • Stroke Project
    The development and evaluation of early intervention and psychosocial services for people with stroke
  • Suicide Prevention Project
    Tailoring existing suicide prevention resources to assist people with ABI, their families and service providers
  • Transition from Hospital to Home Project
    Exploration of the experience of and services provided during transition from hospital to home for people with acquired brain injury and their families
  • Transition from Slow Stream Rehabilitation Project
    Case Study research exploring transition from slow stream rehabilitation to community living for people with an acquired brain injury
  • Young People in Transition Project
    Case study research exploring the transition for young people with ABI moving from paediatric to adult rehabilitation services.

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Last updated: 11 September 2017