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Recreation Therapy Protocol Format as used at Alberta Hospital Edmonton.


Sample protocol and format derived from," (Protocols for Recreation Therapy Programs," Ed. Jill Kelland, Venture Publishing, 1995).

PROGRAM TITLE: "The magic of walking"

GENERAL PROGRAM PURPOSE: To increase the ability of clients to manage independently their individual fitness needs and to improve or maintain their current physical fitness level.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Clients are consulted regarding their current fitness needs and are assessed on their knowledge of fitness and walking. Participants are introduced to the benefits of walking as related to their physical health and to their treatment issues. An individualized walking program is developed.

DEFICITS THE PROGRAM MIGHT ADDRESS:

  • poor fitness level
  • overweight or underweight
  • low self-esteem
  • lack of leisure activity skills

FACILITATION TECHNIQUES

  • small group sessions with discussions on benefits of exercise and a minimum of 20 minutes of walking
  • behavior modification techniques (e.g., role-modeling, shaping, chaining & positive reinforcement)
  • motivational techniques, self-rewards, charting distance and time walked
  • audiovisual aides and handouts

STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES/REQUIREMENTS

(1) Recreation Therapist

  • Program Protocol
  • Program Plan (similar to Peterson and Gunn format- content and process)
  • Risk Management Considerations
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Observations
  • Program Delivery

(2) Recreation Therapy Assistant

  • Program Profile
  • Program Observations
  • Program Delivery

EXPECTED PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Increased knowledge of benefits of movement, exercise, and walking
  • Increased knowledge of proper walking techniques
  • Maintain or increase present fitness level through an established walking program

OUTCOME ATTAINMENT SCALES

Program: Walking Diagnosis: _______________________________
Client: _____________ Unit: ___________________________________
Therapist: ___________ Outcomes:_______________________________
Participants are introduced to the benefits of walking as related to their physical health and to their treatment issues. An individualized walking program is developed. Assessment Date Review Date Review Date
A. Increase knowledge and benefits of walking and exercise

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0) Cannot state the benefits of exercise and walking 3-15-96 3-16-96

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1) Can state the benefits of exercise and walking but not what an adequate exercise program entails

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3-18-96
2) Can state the benefits of exercise and what an adequate exercise program entails.

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B. Increase knowledge of walking techniques and independent pursuit of a walking program

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0) Needs constant supervision to follow program and proper walking techniques

3-15-96

3-16-96

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1) Requires prompting to follow a program and proper walking techniques

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3-18-96
2) Follows program and techniques independently

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C. Maintain or increase present fitness level through an established walking program

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0) Regresses from established walking program

3-15-96

3-16-96

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1) Maintains established walking program

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3-18-96
2) Increases intensity, duration or frequency of walking by 10%

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3) Increases intensity, duration or frequency of walking by 20%

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4) Increases intensity, duration or frequency of walking by 30%

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APPENDICES

for samples of Program Profile form, Program Plan form, Risk Management Consideration form, Program Observation form, and Program Evaluation form refer to "Protocols for Recreation Therapy Programs" by Jill Kelland. This book may be purchased from Venture Publishing.

 

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