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The Effectiveness of Telerehabilitation as a Supplement to Rehabilitation in Patients

This is a study from Germany that is a great example of a detailed investigation into how telerehab compares to traditional rehab related to outcomes. I'm sure there are many other examples but this provides some great insights that can give practitioners confidence in the use of telerehab for patient care.

Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate a specific three-month interactive telerehabilitation with regard to effectiveness in functioning and return to work compared to usual aftercare. Methods: From August 2016 to December 2017, 111 patients (mean 54.9 years old; SD 6.8; 54.3% female) with hip or knee replacement were enrolled in the randomized controlled trial. At discharge from inpatient rehabilitation and after three months, their distance in the 6-minute walk test was assessed as the primary endpoint.

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