Effectiveness of telerehabilitation interventions in persons with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review
B Amatya, MP Galea, J Kesselring, Fary Khan
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Telerehabilitation, a service delivery model using telecommunications technology to provide therapy at a distance, is used in persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS), but evidence for their effectiveness is yet to be determined. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and safety of telerehabilitation intervention pwMS. METHOD: A comprehensive literature search was conducted using medical and health science electronic databases. Three reviewers selected potential studies and independently assessed the methodological quality. A meta-analysis was not possible due to heterogeneity amongst included trials, and a qualitative analysis was performed for best evidence synthesis. RESULT..View full abstract
This review did not receive any external funding and was supported from internal resources of the Rehabilitation Department, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus, Melbourne, Australia.