Telerehabilitation for Adults and Older Adults

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

Manuscript Topics
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:
  — Joint replacement (osteoarthritis)
  — Musculoskeletal trauma
  — 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).

anuscript types
• Editorial
• Research article
• Reviews
• Commentary

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

Paper submission
All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 30th August 2019.

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