Each year, hundreds of thousands of people become disabled due to injury or illness. Whether addressed in relation to personal, social or health care costs, chronic disability remains one of the most expensive health problems facing modern society. PGAP was designed to prevent or reduce the severity of disability that can arise following injury or illness.
The Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) is an Evidence-Based Treatment Program for Reducing Disability Associated with Pain, Depression, Cancer and other Chronic Health Conditions.
PGAP is the first disability prevention program specifically designed to target psychosocial risk factors for disability. Psychosocial factors were chosen as targets of the intervention on the basis of emerging research supporting their relevance to return- to-work outcomes and their amenability to change through intervention. PGAP is a life-role re-integration Program that has been tailored to meet the rehabilitation needs of individuals who are struggling to overcome the challenges associated with a wide range of debilitating health and mental health conditions. PGAP is a standardized community-based intervention delivered by rehabilitation professionals such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, kinesiologists, nurses, rehabilitation counsellors and psychologists. PGAP was designed to complement existing clinical services for the treatment of debilitating health and mental health conditions.
KHS has been providing PGAP intervention since 2007. KHS currently has 6 PGAP clinicians who have completed the 3rd Edition Training. We also have 2 PGAP clinicians who are able to provide the telephonic version of the PGAP intervention (PGAP-Tel).