Telerehabilitation for Adults and Older Adults

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Editors’ Name

Professor Maureen C. Ashe
Department of Family Practice, The University of British Columbia, Canada

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Telerehabilitation is a promising health care delivery mode due to the minimization of barriers for in-person management, such as time, cost, and lack of transportation. It is “the provision of rehabilitation services at a distance using telecommunications technology as the delivery medium” [1] page 217, such as telephone, video (webcam, video-conferencing), sensors, mobile apps, web-based etc. The objective of this special issue is to:

1. provide an overview of telerehab, as a health care delivery mode;
2. summarize current evidence for telerehabilitation for impairments after selected medical conditions, such as stroke, joint replacement (for osteoarthritis), and musculoskeletal trauma;
3. explore key implementation factors important to advance health service delivery using telerehabilitation.

Potential topics

• What is telerehab?
• Telerehab for:
    o Joint replacement (osteoarthritis)
    o Musculoskeletal trauma
    o Stroke
• Implementation factors, age, gender, rural vs. urban
• Telerehab and behavior change
• Key features to report for telerehabilitation interventions (e.g., based on CONSORT and Tidier Guidelines).

Manuscript types

• Editorial
• Research article
• Reviews
• Commentary


1. Russell TG (2007) Physical rehabilitation using telemedicine. J Telemed Telecare 13: 217-220.

Paper Submission

Full text submission due date: 30th June 2018.
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Lena Fleig, Maureen C. Ashe, Jan Keller, Sonia Lippke, Ralf Schwarzer
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Pat G. Camp
AIMS Medical Science, 2018, 5(4): 357-369. doi: 10.3934/medsci.2018.4.357
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Marie-Louise Bird, Janice J Eng, Brodie M. Sakakibara
AIMS Medical Science, 2018, 5(4): 337-347. doi: 10.3934/medsci.2018.4.337
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Maureen C. Ashe, Christina L. Ekegren, Anna M. Chudyk, Lena Fleig, Tiffany K. Gill, Dolores Langford, Lydia Martin-Martin, Patrocinio Ariza-Vega
AIMS Medical Science, 2018, 5(4): 316-336. doi: 10.3934/medsci.2018.4.316
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