Feasibility of Post-Acute Hip Fracture Telerehabilitation in Older Adults

McKenzie Bedra, Joseph Finkelstein

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Abstract

Recent studies demonstrated potential of home-based telerehabilitation in older adults and individuals with mobility impairment. However limited evidence exists on feasibility of home-based telerehabilitation in older adults after hip fracture. The aims of this study were: (1) to assess impact of home-based telerehabilitation of community dwelling older adults in post-acute phase of recovery after hip fracture on mobility, psycho-behavioral factors, quality of life, and satisfaction with care; (2) to estimate acceptance of the telerehabilitation system and adherence to the exercise program. We found statistically significant improvements in exercise self-efficacy, mobility, quality of life, and patient satisfaction after 30-day hip fracture telerehabilitation. Home telerehabilitation may be a viable model for post-acute hip fracture recovery and it is warranted for further evaluation in clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Healthcare Empowering Europeans - Proceedings of MIE 2015
PublisherIOS Press
Pages469-473
Number of pages5
Volume210
ISBN (Print)9781614995111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: May 27 2015May 29 2015

Other

Other26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2015
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period5/27/155/29/15

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Keywords

  • hip fracture
  • older adults
  • Telerehabiliation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Bedra, M., & Finkelstein, J. (2015). Feasibility of Post-Acute Hip Fracture Telerehabilitation in Older Adults. In Digital Healthcare Empowering Europeans - Proceedings of MIE 2015 (Vol. 210, pp. 469-473). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-512-8-469