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Telerehabilitation services for stroke

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The primary objective of this review is to determine:

  1. whether the use of telerehabilitation leads to improved ability to perform activities of daily living among stroke survivors when compared with in-person rehabilitation. In-person rehabilitation occurs when the clinician and patient are at the same physical location and rehabilitation is provided face-to-face either in an inpatient, clinic or home setting;

  2. whether the use of telerehabilitation leads to improved ability to perform activities of daily living among stroke survivors when compared with no rehabilitation.

The secondary objective is to determine whether use of telerehabilitation leads to greater independence in self-care and domestic life, mobility, health-related quality of life, upper limb function, cognitive function or functional communication when compared with in-person rehabilitation and no rehabilitation. Additionally, we aim to report on the presence of adverse events, cost-effectiveness, feasibility and levels of user satisfaction with the intervention.

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