Telerehabilitation for persons with multiple sclerosis
Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya, Jurg Kesselring, Mary Galea
European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine | WILEY | Published : 2015
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..View full abstract
Internal sourcesDepartment of Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.