Rehabilitation Intensity is:
The patient time spent in individual rehabilitation therapy that is aimed at achieving therapy goals based on physical, functional, cognitive, perceptual, communicative and social means in order to maximize the patients’ recovery.
Time that a patient is engaged in active face-to-face treatment which is monitored or guided by a rehabilitation therapist.
Rehabilitation Intensity Forum – March 21, 2017
Additional Rehab Intensity Tools and Resources:
- Exploring Opportunities to Increase Therapy Intensity – Report Back (Knowledge Exchange)
- Regional Quality Assurance Framework for Rehabilitation Intensity (Mar 14 2017)
- Rehabilitation Intensity Cause and Effect
- Driver Diagram – CESN RI forum
For access to all resources developed by the OSN Rehabilitation Intensity Working Group, please click on the following link:
To support therapists (OT, PT, S-LP) and therapy assistants (OTA, PTA, CDA, rehabilitation assistants) in their delivery of quality, best practice stroke care, the Regional Stroke Rehabilitation Coordinators Group developed an interactive quiz on Rehabilitation Intensity. The quiz serves as an educational tool for therapists and therapy assistants who report stroke Rehabilitation Intensity data, helping them to apply the definition of Rehabilitation Intensity:
• as part of the orientation for new and/or casual staff
• as an annual or bi-annual refresher for experienced staff.