This pilot study aimed to investigate the initial effect of a remotely delivered performancebased client‐centered intervention on activity performance and participation among adults in the chronic phase after acquired brain injury (ABI). Sixteen participants living at home with little to no assistance in basic daily activities were allocated into intervention or waitlist control groups. Assessments were conducted at the baseline, after the 3‐month intervention/wait period, and at a 3‐ month follow‐up. The primary outcomes were activity performance using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) and the Performance Quality Rating Scale (PQRS) and participation using the Mayo‐Portland Adaptability Inventory‐4 (MPAI‐4). The intervention included weekly videoconferencing sessions using the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance approach (tele‐CO‐OP). The participants identified five functional goals, of which three were directly addressed. Wilcoxon signed‐ranks test results showed no significant improvements in the control group at the end of the 3‐month wait period. Pooled data from both groups showed significant improvements in COPM scores for trained and untrained goals following the intervention. Significant improvements were also found in the PQRS and MPAI‐4 scores. Improvements were partially maintained at follow‐up. Our preliminary results suggest that tele‐CO‐OP may positively impact the lives of adults after ABI who are coping with long‐term disability.
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Funding: This research was funded by Maccabi Institute for Health Services Research, grant num‐ ber: 4‐2015, National Insurance Institute of Israel and Gassner Fund for Medical Research.
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