LeapForward: Evaluating a multimodal psychosocial approach to workplace injury management

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

LeapForward is an innovative multimodal program for workers who have sustained a workplace injury. The 6-week program has a psychosocial approach to injury management that incorporates daily evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy in an interactive coaching style via a digital 3D chatbot called Lucy, supported by high quality video resources, an interactive workbook with skill building activities, and weekly telehealth coaching with an allied health professional. The program has been designed to be both feasible and scalable. The program collects key outcomes as a routine component of participation in the program, using this data to inform the coaching (both human and digital) and to iteratively develop the program thorough quality enhancement processes. This study is designed to provide comprehensive analysis of this data in order to evaluate the impact of the LeapForward program on employee’s capacity to return to work following a workplace musculoskeletal injury, including the impact on key return to work indicators, as well as the financial return on investment.

Layman's description

LeapForward is an innovative multimodal program for workers who have sustained a workplace injury. The 6-week program has a psychosocial approach to injury management that incorporates daily evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy in an interactive coaching style via a digital 3D chatbot called Lucy, supported by high quality video resources, an interactive workbook with skill building activities, and weekly telehealth coaching with an allied health professional. The program has been designed to be both feasible and scalable. The program collects key outcomes as a routine component of participation in the program, using this data to inform the coaching (both human and digital) and to iteratively develop the program thorough quality enhancement processes. This study is designed to provide comprehensive analysis of this data in order to evaluate the impact of the LeapForward program on employee’s capacity to return to work following a workplace musculoskeletal injury, including the impact on key return to work indicators, as well as the financial return on investment.
Short titleLeapForward
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/07/2130/06/26