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Effects of physical therapy delivery via home video telerehabilitation on functional and health–related quality of life outcomes

Charles E. Levy, MD, et al.

This article describes a program for delivering physical therapy to Veterans at home through the use of the Internet and associated computer-based technology. The investigators wanted to find out whether this new method of providing therapy (referred to as “telerehabilitation”) was a possible alternative to traditional methods that require the Veteran to travel to a medical center or clinic. Veterans who received telerehabilitation showed functional improvement, expressed high levels of satisfaction with the program, traveled fewer miles to receive therapy, spent less time driving to receive therapy, and saw large savings in travel-related expenses. The results indicate that telerehabilitation shows promise as a method to deliver physical therapy to promote mobility and independence.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0239

Volume 52 Number 3, 2015
   Pages 39 — 50


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Levy CE, Silverman E, Jia H, Geiss M, Omura D. Effects of physical therapy delivery via home video telerehabilitation on functional and health-related quality of life outcomes. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(3):361–70.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0239
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