Impact of physical telerehabilitation on functional outcomes in seniors with mobility limitations

Joseph Finkelstein, Jeffrey Wood, Eunme Cha

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Abstract

The goal of this project was to objectively assess potential impact of home-based physical telerehabilitation program on functional outcomes in seniors with mobility limitations. Nine consecutive seniors with mobility limitations were enrolled into a 12-week physical telerehabilitation program. At the end of the program, the mean time that patients took to walk 25 feet decreased from 13.5 to 10.6 seconds, and the mean distance that patients walked in 6 minutes improved from 722.4 to 805.7 feet. The Berg Balance Score score also increased from 36.6 to 41.7 over the 12-week period. All changes were statistically significant (p<0.05). Patients demonstrated very high acceptance of the home-based program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012
Pages5827-5832
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2012
Event34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2012Sep 1 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/28/129/1/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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