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Telerehabilitation assessment using the Functioning Everyday with a Wheelchair-Capacity instrument

Richard M. Schein, PhD, et al.

For many veterans, traveling to a medical center or hospital can be a complicated and sometimes difficult task because of where they live, their diagnosis, or a lack of transportation. The Department of Veterans Affairs has been recognized as a leader in telehealth. Specifically, telerehabilitation allows the delivery of rehabilitation services remotely. In this study, we used videoconferencing technology to allow an expert practitioner to connect with a client and other practitioners more than 100 miles away to examine how individuals functionally operate their wheelchairs and to recommend new wheeled mobility devices. This technology will decrease travel time and assist with care coordination.

Volume 48 Number 2, 2011
   Pages 115 — 124


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Schein RM, Schmeler MR, Holm MB, Pramuka M, Saptono A, Brienza DM. Telerehabilitation assessment using the Functioning Everyday with a Wheelchair-Capacity instrument.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(2):115-24.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.03.0039
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