Cocréation, implantation et exploration des effets d'une intervention par l'activité physique destinée aux usagers des programmes pour les personnes ayant subi un traumatisme cranio-cérébral léger


Bonnie Swaine

CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal


Domaine : services de santé

Programme Consortium pour le développement de la recherche en traumatologie / Volet 3

Concours 2019-2020

This collaborative project involves decision-makers, researchers, managers and health professionals as well as someone who has had persistent symptoms of a concussion. This project aims to contribute to evidence-based practice in the use of physical activity in rehabilitation programs for adults with concussions. Until recently, prolonged rest and avoidance of physical activity were the recommended strategies for managing the symptoms of a concussion. However, the new guidelines for best clinical practice suggest that people with concussions should be physically active to better manage their symptoms. Persistent symptoms of a concussion such as headaches, sleep disturbances, or emotional disturbances (irritability, anxiety) can be detrimental to people trying to return to their pre-injury activities. It is therefore crucial that these people receive rehabilitation interventions based on their needs, the latest recommendations of the new best practice guidelines and clinical expertise.

The objectives of this collaborative project are to create a new intervention protocol of physical activity, then evaluate its feasibility in a specialized rehabilitation program that treats people who have a concussion. Finally, if the physical activity intervention protocol is considered to be of good quality, and can be implemented, it will be tested with 15 adult volunteers to determine whether it can reduce post-concussion symptoms.

The team wants the latest version of the physical activity intervention protocol to help Quebec health care providers better treat adults with symptoms of a concussion so they can resume more quickly the activities they had before the injury.