ABIOS Research and Development
Current Projects | Previous Projects
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
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.
- 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.
Current ABIOS Research Projects
- Consumer Engagement in a PhD Project
Focused on consumer engagement in research, the study may provide information on how ABIOS could best improve consumer engagement within their research agenda.
- Mayo-Portland Project
A research evaluation of the Mayo-Portland Inventory (MPAI-4) and associated resource availability and utilisation measures in ABI community rehabilitation
- Service Referral Mapping Project
A project exploring the referral patterns to and from the Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service
- STEPS Consumer Engagement Project
This study is a joint STEPS and ABIOS study involving the evaluation of consumer and healthcare professional partnerships that were implemented in the redevelopment of the STEPS Skills Program Workbook. It emerged from previous work exploring the peer-professional workforce model that is integral to the STEPS service model.
- TRACE 2.0 Project
The Trajectories of Rehabilitation across Complex Environments (TRaCE) study entitled ‘Improving system transitions and access for complex rehabilitation populations' is a project collecting a range of outcome measures post hospital of the SCI and ABI populations and the relationship to wellbeing, features and complications, experiences and acceptability.
- Wearable Technology Project
The study aims to investigate the feasibility and clinical utility of wearable technology (a wristband) for measuring physiological changes in people with acquired brain injury as they participate in assessment tasks that are often used in brain injury rehabilitation.
- Vocational Rehabilitation E-Delphi Project
This study built on the findings of the VOICE project (see previous projects) and aims to obtain consensus among consumers and stakeholders concerning the facilitators and barriers to effective Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the strategies for improvement to increase the effectiveness of VR and resources that could assist.
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 Program
Developing 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 Project
Tailoring 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
- 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
- Error Based Learning Project
A project comparing errorless learning and error-based learning for improving functional performance following 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.
- 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
- A project exploring the feasibility and utility of a previously validated memory skills program within a community ABI rehabilitation setting
- Metacognitive Skills Intervention Project
This study aimed to explore and describe the impact of sharing personal stories on film by Australian Indigenous families who have experienced acquired brain injury (ABI)
- Narratives in Film for Indigenous Communities Project
A study to evaluate the effectiveness of a metacognitive skills intervention in improving the community outcomes of people with ABI
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- TeleMAST Project
The study aimed to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of a videoconferencing format for the established Making Sense of Brain Tumour (Tele-MAST) programme.
- Telehealth for ABI Community Rehabilitation Project
This qualitative study aimed to explore the perceptions of rehabilitation coordinators, individuals with ABI, and family caregivers on the usability and acceptability of videoconferencing in community-based rehabilitation.
- 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
- VOICE Project
This project aimed to document the current vocational rehabilitation policies, services and pathways for persons with brain injury in Queensland and identify areas for improvement in the pathways, tools, processes and resources to support providers deliver best practice vocational rehabilitation services for persons with brain injury in Queensland.
- Young People in Transition Project
Case study research exploring the transition for young people with ABI moving from paediatric to adult rehabilitation services.