Telerehabilitation for Knee Osteoarthritis in Brazil: A Feasibility Study.
Jéssica Bianca Aily, Christian John Barton, Stela Marcia Mattiello, Danilo De Oliveira Silva, Marcos De Noronha
International Journal of Telerehabilitation | Published : 2020
Background: The effectiveness of telerehabilitation for a patient with knee osteoarthritis may depend upon the person's adherence to intervention. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate whether people with knee osteoarthritis would adhere to exercise-therapy facilitated via multiple media in Brazil, a newly industrialized country. Method: This is a feasibility study, pre-post intervention. Middle aged (40-50 years) and elderly (≥70 years) people with knee osteoarthritis received in-person exercise-therapy instructions on the first day, along with a booklet and DVD (videos) to take home. Participants also received six motivational phone calls throughout the 12-week treatment. Satisfac..View full abstract