graded activity


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grad·ed ac·tiv·i·ty

(grād'ĕd ak-tiv'i-tē)
A task that has been modified in one or more ways to provide an appropriate therapeutic demand or challenge for a client.

graded activity

In occupational therapy, a principle of therapeutic intervention in which tasks are classified and gradually presented according to the patient's level of function and the challenge or degree of skill (physical, social, or cognitive) required by the task.
See also: activity
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Physiotherapists delivering the experimental intervention received 2 days of training, which focused on the specific skills necessary to provide behavioural graded activity.
The results of our study demonstrate that behavioural graded activity resulted in better adherence to home exercises and activities compared with usual care, both in the short- and long-term.
Graded activity and exercise should start slowly and gradually should increase both the level of activity and the duration.
As in the intraterm evaluation, this is a requirement for the course, but is not a graded activity.