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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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Abbreviations: CFS = chronic fatigue syndrome; CFS-APQ = Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Activities and Participation Questionnaire; CIS = Checklist Individual Strength; COPM = Canadian Occupational Performance Measure; MET = metabolic equivalent; PACE = Pacing, Graded Activity, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Randomized Evaluation; SD = standard deviation; SF-36 = Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey; VAS = visual analog scale.
* 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. Again, it is a course critique that helps us make improvements in the course and its administration.