Journal article

Telerehabilitation for persons with multiple sclerosis

Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya, Jurg Kesselring, Mary Galea

European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Telerehabilitation, an emerging method, extends rehabilitative care beyond the hospital, and facilitates multifaceted, often psychotherapeutic approaches to modern management of patients using telecommunication technology at home or in the community. Although a wide range of telerehabilitation interventions are trialed in persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS), evidence for their effectiveness is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness and safety of telerehabilitation intervention in pwMS for improved patient outcomes. Specifically, this review addresses the following questions: does telerehabilitation achieve better outcomes compared with traditional face-to-face i..

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