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Telerehabilitation for knee osteoarthritis in Brazil: a feasibility study

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posted on 05.01.2021, 05:44 by JB Aily, Christian Barton, SM Mattiello, Danilo De-Oliveira-Silva, Marcos De-Noronha
© 2020, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh. All rights reserved. Background: The effectiveness of telerehabilitation for a patient with knee osteoarthritis may depend upon the person’s adherence to intervention. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate whether people with knee osteoarthritis would adhere to exercise-therapy facilitated via multiple media in Brazil, a newly industrialized country. Method: This is a feasibility study, pre-post intervention. Middle aged (40-50 years) and elderly (≥70 years) people with knee osteoarthritis received in-person exercise-therapy instructions on the first day, along with a booklet and DVD (videos) to take home. Participants also received six motivational phone calls throughout the 12-week treatment. Satisfaction and adherence were assessed one week after intervention with the Exercise Adherence Rating Scale (EARS), sections B and C. Preference on the method used to adhere to exercises was recorded. Conclusion: Telerehabilitation was well accepted by middle-aged and elderly Brazilians with knee osteoarthritis. The preferred media to enhance adherence, was a booklet with descriptions of the exercises, especially for the elderly cohort.

History

Publication Date

01/01/2020

Journal

International Journal of Telerehabilitation

Volume

12

Issue

2

Pagination

12p. (p. 137-148)

Publisher

University of Pittsburgh

ISSN

1945-2020

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