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Rev. Pesqui. Fisioter ; 14(1)mar., 2024. tab, ilus
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1554093

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INTRODUCTION: Telerehabilitation advanced significantly with the emergence of COVID-19 and the recommendation of limiting physiotherapist-patient contact time whenever practicable. The effectiveness of telerehabilitation on those who had a longer stay in hospital and on oxygen support following discharge is still under question. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects after six weeks of pulmonary telerehabilitation on exercise tolerance, fatigue level, perceived exertion, symptoms of depression and quality of life in patients surviving COVID-19. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental study was conducted on 25 post-COVID-19 patients following discharge in a home environment setting. The participants were advised to prepare equipment such as oxygen concentrator, B-type oxygen cylinder (backup), lengthy oxygen tubes, finger pulse oximeter, mini static pedal exerciser, incentive spirometry, weight cuffs or water bottles and sandbags. After six weeks of telerehabilitation, the patients underwent assessments including initial oxygen saturation (SPO2), heart rate, peak oxygen demand during exercise to maintain baseline SPO2, peak heart rate, maximum drop in SPO2, recovery time to baseline SPO2 measured with a pulse oximeter and stopwatch, peak perceived exertion using the Borg Dyspnea Scale, peak fatigue score using the visual analog scale (VASF), quality of life assessed with the SF-36 questionnaire, and mental health status evaluated with the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD). One-way repeated measure ANOVA and paired t-test were used. RESULTS: Significant improvements following the intervention on the initial SPO2 (F (2.12, 23.13) = 21.0, p< 0.05) and quality of life also showed significant improvement (mean difference =29.92, p< 0.05). CONCLUSION: Six weeks of comprehensive pulmonary telerehabilitation with simple equipment improved tolerance to exercise, fatigue, perceived exertion, symptoms of depression and quality of life for post-COVID-19 patients.


INTRODUÇÃO: A telereabilitação avançou significativamente com o surgimento da COVID-19 e a recomendação de limitar o tempo de contato entre fisioterapeutas e pacientes sempre que possível. A eficácia da telereabilitação em pacientes que permaneceram mais tempo no hospital e necessitaram de suporte de oxigênio após a alta ainda está em questão. OBJETIVO: Para avaliar os efeitos após seis semanas de telereabilitação pulmonar na tolerância ao exercício, nível de fadiga, percepção de esforço, sintomas de depressão e qualidade de vida em pacientes sobreviventes de COVID-19. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo quase-experimental com dezesseis pacientes pós-COVID-19 selecionados de um hospital multispecializado. Os participantes foram orientados a preparar equipamentos como concentrador de oxigênio, cilindro de oxigênio tipo B (reserva), tubos de oxigênio longos, oxímetro de pulso, exercitador de pedal estático, espirômetro incentivador, pesos de tornozelo ou garrafas d'água e sacos de areia. Após seis semanas de telereabilitação, os pacientes foram submetidos a avaliações, incluindo saturação inicial de oxigênio (SPO2), frequência cardíaca, demanda máxima de oxigênio durante o exercício para manter a SPO2 basal, frequência cardíaca máxima, queda máxima na SPO2, tempo de recuperação para SPO2 basal medido com um oxímetro de pulso e cronômetro, esforço percebido máximo usando a Escala de Dispneia de Borg, pontuação máxima de fadiga usando a escala analógica visual (VASF), qualidade de vida avaliada com o questionário SF-36 e estado de saúde mental avaliado com a Escala de Depressão de Hamilton (HAMD). RESULTADOS: Melhorias significativas após a intervenção foram observadas na SPO2 inicial (F (2,12, 23,13) = 21,0, p <0,05) e na frequência cardíaca (F (1,839, 20,23) = 43,73, p <0,05), demanda máxima de oxigênio durante o exercício para manter a SPO2 basal (F (1,487, 16,36) = 8,96, p <0,05), esforço percebido máximo (F (5, 55) = 112,51, p <0,05), pontuação máxima de fadiga (F (1,755, 19,30) = 67,44, p <0,05), frequência cardíaca máxima (F (1,798, 19,78) = 50,99, p <0,05), queda máxima na SPO2 (F (2,467, 27,14) = 41,46, p <0,05) e tempo máximo de recuperação para alcançar a SPO2 basal (F (5, 55) = 78,89, p <0,05). A análise de seis semanas pós-intervenção nos sintomas depressivos (diferença média = 11,25, p <0,05) e na qualidade de vida também mostrou melhoria significativa (diferença média = 29,92, p <0,05). CONCLUSÃO: Seis semanas de telereabilitação pulmonar abrangente com equipamentos simples melhoraram a tolerância ao exercício, a fadiga, a percepção de esforço, os sintomas de depressão e a qualidade de vida em pacientes pós-COVID-19.


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COVID-19 , Rehabilitation , Telerehabilitation
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Acta Medica Philippina ; : 54-62, 2024.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1006816

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Background and Objective@#Pre-pandemic, various healthcare settings were not used to seeing patients virtually. The unprecedented need to adopt virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic may have caught physical therapists (PTs) unready for it. This study aimed to determine the telerehabilitation knowledge, attitude, and practice of PTs in the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic and determine the association between demographic and study outcome variables.@*Methods@#This is an analytical cross-sectional study among members of the Philippine Physical Therapy Association, Inc. (PPTA) practicing in the Philippines. Purposive sampling (total enumeration) was employed. All PPTA members were invited to the study through e-mail and official social media group chats. A self-administered questionnaire was used to obtain data on telerehabilitation knowledge (through test questions on various theoretical aspects), attitude, and practice.@*Results@#The questionnaire items had a content validity index of >0.80. The study yielded a 40% response rate. Most respondents were practicing clinicians in urban-based, private rehabilitation centers. Approximately half had average telerehabilitation knowledge, while the majority had agreeable telerehabilitation attitudes across different constructs. Among the respondents, 15.9% used telerehabilitation pre-pandemic, while 64.8% used it during the pandemic. Hybrid (synchronous and asynchronous) telerehabilitation sessions usually lasted one hour per patient, mostly using Facebook Messenger. @*Conclusion@#Telerehabilitation was not widely practiced locally pre-pandemic, which may explain their average telerehabilitation knowledge. The positive telerehabilitation attitudes may represent a small group of PTs favoring telerehabilitation, while information from the larger population remains unknown. Early adopters of telerehabilitation may help introduce virtual care to colleagues and guide them in developing relevant knowledge and skills amid and beyond the enduring COVID-19 crisis.


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COVID-19 , Developing Countries , Physical Therapy Modalities , Telerehabilitation , Telemedicine
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Rev. Hosp. Ital. B. Aires (2004) ; 43(2): 64-71, jun. 2023. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, UNISALUD, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1510556

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Introducción: el servicio de Kinesiología del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires adoptó la virtualidad para la atención de pacientes durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Se decidió realizar una adaptación transcultural del cuestionario de 17 ítems validado al español de España Telemedicine Satisfaction and Usefulness Questionnaire (TSUQ) para conocer la satisfacción de los pacientes. Métodos: dos investigadores nativos realizaron una adaptación del cuestionario TSUQ al español rioplatense. Participaron pacientes atendidos entre mayo de 2021 y marzo de 2022 que habían realizado al menos cuatro sesiones de Tele-Rehabilitación (TR). Fue evaluada la correlación de la puntuación del instrumento resultante con la de un ítem agregado a modo de criterio externo concurrente. La validación del constructo fue llevada a cabo mediante sendos análisis factoriales exploratorios y confirmatorios. Resultados: obtuvimos 293 cuestionarios (media de edad 57 años, 64% sexo femenino). Luego de los resultados del AFE (Análisis factorial Exploratorio) (n = 101), consensuamos eliminar 5 ítems. El cuestionario resultante (12 ítems) fue luego validado en una nueva muestra (n = 192) a través de un AFC (Análisis factorial Confirmatorio). La fiabilidad compuesta, la varianza media extractada y la validez convergente fueron adecuadas, mientras que la validez discriminante fue escasa. Documentamos una moderada correlación (Spearman de 0,35, p < 0,0001) entre el puntaje total del cuestionario y el de la pregunta agregada como criterio externo concurrente de validación y una excelente correlación entre versiones. Conclusión: la versión abreviada del cuestionario TSUQ en español tiene propiedades psicométricas adecuadas, lo que lo vuelve un instrumento valioso para evaluar la satisfacción de los pacientes que realizan Tele-Rehabilitación. (AU)


Introduction: the Kinesiology service of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires adopted virtuality for patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was decided to make a cross-cultural adaptation of the 17-item Telemedicine Satisfaction and Usefulness Questionnaire (TSUQ) validated for Peninsular Spanish to assess patient satisfaction. Methods: two native researchers adapted the TSUQ questionnaire to Riplatense Spanish. The participants were patients seen between May 2021 and March 2022 who had undergone at least four sessions of TR. We evaluated the correlation between the resulting instrument score and that of an item added as a concurrent external criterion. Construct validation was done with exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Results: we obtained 293 questionnaires (mean age 57 years, 64% female). After the AFE results (n=101), we agreed on eliminating five items. The final questionnaire (12 items) was tested in a new sample (n=192) with a CEA. Composite reliability, mean-variance extracted, and convergent validity were adequate, whereas the discriminant accuracy was low. We documented a moderate correlation (Spearman of 0.35, p < 0.0001) between the total questionnaire score and the aggregate question score as a concurrent external validation criterion and an excellent correlation between versions. Conclusion: the abbreviated version of the TSUQ questionnaire in Spanish has suitable psychometric properties, which makes it a valuable instrument for evaluating patient satisfaction in persons undergoing Tele-Rehabilitation. (AU)


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Patient Satisfaction , Telemedicine , Telerehabilitation , Personal Satisfaction , Psychometrics , Translating , Cross-Cultural Comparison , Surveys and Questionnaires , Reproducibility of Results , Factor Analysis, Statistical , Treatment Adherence and Compliance
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Rev. Pesqui. Fisioter ; 13(1)fev., 2023. tab, ilus
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1427916

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INTRODUÇÃO: A telerreabilitação é uma modalidade de atendimento realizado à distância que foi considerada um recurso fundamental durante a pandemia da COVID-19. Entretanto, era uma modalidade ainda não vivenciada por muitos profissionais e familiares. OBJETIVO: Descrever a percepção dos pais ou responsáveis por crianças em tratamento fisioterapêutico, sobre os desafios e as contribuições da experiência com a telerreabilitação realizada em serviço ambulatorial durante a pandemia de COVID-19. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional transversal exploratório, realizado com pais ou responsáveis por crianças, com idade entre 0 a 12 anos, com qualquer condição de saúde neurológica ou musculoesquelética em acompanhamento fisioterapêutico por telerreabilitação, no período de junho a agosto de 2021. Um questionário elaborado pelas autoras com perguntas sobre a percepção dos responsáveis, desafios e contribuições da telerreabilitação foi encaminhado para os responsáveis por meio de um link do Google Forms, via e-mail ou aplicativo de mensagem no celular, e foi auto aplicado. Realizaramse análises descritivas dos dados coletados por meio da frequência de respostas dos pais ou responsáveis nas questões específicas. As variáveis numéricas foram apresentadas como média ± desvio-padrão e as variáveis categóricas, como frequências absolutas e relativas. RESULTADOS: Dezoito responsáveis receberam e responderam o questionário completamente. A mãe foi a responsável mais citada, a maioria das crianças recebeu atendimento duas vezes na semana e o diagnóstico mais prevalente foi paralisia cerebral. Setenta e três por cento dos responsáveis avaliaram a telerreabilitação como acima do nível esperado e com contribuição além de suas expectativas. CONCLUSÃO: De acordo com a percepção dos pais, sobre os desafios e as contribuições da experiência com a telerreabilitação realizada em serviço ambulatorial, os benefícios parecem superar os desafios.


INTRODUCTION: Telerehabilitation is a modality of care provided remotely that was considered a fundamental resource during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it was a modality not yet experienced by many professionals and family members. OBJECTIVE: To describe the perception of parents or guardians of children undergoing physical therapy, about the challenges and contributions of the experience with telerehabilitation performed in an outpatient service during the COVID-19 pandemics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An exploratory crosssectional observational study carried out with parents or guardians of children, aged between 0 and 12 years old, with any neurological or musculoskeletal health condition in physiotherapeutic treatment by telerehabilitation, from June to August 2021. A questionnaire prepared by the authors with questions about the perception of those responsible, challenges and contributions of telerehabilitation was sent to those responsible through a Google Forms link, by email or mobile messaging app and was self-applied. Descriptive analysis of the data collected was carried out through the frequency of responses from parents or guardians on specific questions. Numerical variables were presented as mean ± standard deviation and categorical variables as absolute and relative frequencies. RESULTS: Eighteen guardians received and answered the questionnaire completely. The mother was the most cited guardian, most children received care twice a week and the most prevalent diagnosis was cerebral palsy. Seventythree percent of those responsible rated telerehabilitation as above the expected level and with a contribution beyond their expectations. According to them, the greatest contribution of telerehabilitation was the satisfactory motor development presented by the children during the period of social isolation. CONCLUSION: According to the parents' perception of the challenges and contributions of the experience with telerehabilitation performed in outpatient service, the benefits seem to outweigh the challenges.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Pediatrics , Telerehabilitation
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Rev. Pesqui. Fisioter ; 13(1)fev., 2023. ilus, tab
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1427935

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INTRODUÇÃO: As restrições durante a pandemia do COVID-19 limitaram o acesso a centros de reabilitação especializados para tratamento fisioterapêutico de pessoas com Doença de Parkinson (DP). Sabe-se que a falta de exercícios físicos pode agravar as condições de saúde, levar à piora dos sinais típicos da doença e promover o declínio funcional. A telerreabilitação é uma estratégia que pode restaurar o acesso e facilitar a continuidade de assistência fisioterapêutica. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar os efeitos de um programa de exercícios físicos por telerreabilitação no nível de atividade física, no desempenho funcional de Membros Inferiores (MMII), no desempenho nas atividades de vida diária (AVD's) e na qualidade de vida (QV) em idosos com DP. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo experimental, descritivo, longitudinal, em que foram avaliados os efeitos da intervenção por telerreabilitação composta por 12 sessões de 1 hora, feitas 3 vezes/semana, realizada estatística analítica para fins comparativos pelo Teste t de Student. RESULTADOS: 22 participantes concluíram o estudo. Foi observada mudança significativa no nível de atividade física (IPAQ inicial de 0,18 ±0,39 e final de 1,0 ± 0, p = 0,0001), no desempenho funcional dos MMII (teste de sentar e levantar cinco vezes (TSLCV) tempo médio pré 16,22 ± 7.41, e após 12.26 ± 2.83, p= 0,0197), no desempenho nas atividades de vida diária (Brazilian OARS Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire (BOMFAQ) de 26,13 ± 6,31 e após de 35,45 ± 5,16, p = 0,0001) e na QV dos idosos com DP (PDQ-39 inicial de 45,92 ±15,36 e final de 23,63 ± 10,19, p = 0,0001). CONCLUSÃO: Concluise que houve mudança no nível de atividade física, no desempenho funcional de MMII, no desempenho nas AVD's e na QV.


INTRODUCTION: Restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic limited access to specialized rehabilitation centers for physical therapy treatment of people with Parkinson's disease (PD). It is known that lack of exercise can worsen health conditions, lead to worsening typical signs of the disease, and promote functional decline. Telerehabilitation is a strategy that can restore access and facilitate the continuity of physical therapy care. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of a telerehabilitation exercise program on the level of physical activity, functional capacity of lower limbs, performance of activities of daily living (ADLs) and quality of life (QoL) in elderly patients with PD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an experimental, descriptive, exploratory, longitudinal study, in which the effects of intervention by telerehabilitation were evaluated, the program was composed of 12 sessions of 1 hour, 3 times a week. Analytical statistics was done for comparative purposes by Student's t test. RESULTS: 22 participants completed the study. Significant change was observed in physical activity level (IPAQ initial 0.18 ±0.39 and final 1.0 ± 0, p = 0.0001), in the functional capacity of lower limbs (5 times sit and stand test (TSLCV) mean time pre 16.22 ± 7.41, and post 12.26 ± 2. 83, p= 0.0197), in the performance in the activities of daily living (Brazilian OARS Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire (BOMFAQ) of 26.13 ± 6.31 and after of 35.45 ± 5.16, p = 0.0001) and in the QL of the elderly with PD (PDQ-39 initial of 45.92 ±15.36 and final of 23.63 ± 10.19, p = 0.0001). CONCLUSION: We conclude that there was a change in the level of physical activity, in the functional capacity of lower limbs, in the performance of ADLs and in QL.


Subject(s)
Parkinson Disease , Exercise , Telerehabilitation
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Evid. actual. práct. ambul ; 26(4): e007085, 2023.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, UNISALUD, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1526556

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De la mano del envejecimiento poblacional, la demencia o trastorno neurocognitivo mayor afecta a una cantidad cada vez mayor de personas, lo que implica un alto costo para los servicios de salud. Las guías de práctica clínica recomiendan ofrecer terapias de estimulación cognitiva a las personas afectadas y cada vez es más común el empleo de herramientas tecnológicas que permiten su aplicación a gran escala a pesar de la incertidumbre acerca de su beneficio.En este artículo revisamos la evidencia más actualizada sobre la eficacia de las herramientas computarizadas para el entrenamiento cognitivo de pacientes con demencia. Encontramos algunos estudios que sugieren que podría haber una posible mejora cognitiva en los pacientes con demencia y en la calidad de vida de sus cuidadores. Sin embargo, la mayoría de los estudios no fueron de buena calidad metodológica, fueron realizados con un número limitado de pacientes, en periodos poco prolongados, y los desenlaces fueron evaluados a través de múltiples pruebas de difícil interpretación. (AU)


With the increasing population aging, dementia or major neurocognitive disorder affects a growing number of people,incurring a substantial burden on healthcare services. Clinical practice guidelines recommend providing cognitive stimulation therapies to affected individuals, and the use of technological tools for implementing therapies on a large scale is increasingly common despite the uncertainty about their benefits.In this article, we reviewed the most up-to-date evidence on the effectiveness of computerized tools for cognitive training in patients with dementia. We found some studies that suggest that there could be a possible cognitive improvement in patients with dementia and in the quality of life of their caregivers. However, most studies were not of good methodological quality, were carried out with a limited number of patients, in short periods of time, and the outcomes were evaluated through multiple tests that were difficult to interpret. (AU)


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Humans , Female , Aged, 80 and over , Dementia/therapy , Alzheimer Disease/therapy , Telerehabilitation , Cognitive Training/methods , Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic , Personal Autonomy , Computers, Handheld , Mobile Applications , Memory, Short-Term
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Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences ; (2): 25-31, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-980517

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BACKGROUND@#The emergence of Telerehabilitation in managing hypertension showed positive outcomes as an alternative approach to deliver healthcare services. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which necessitates less physical contact, the study aims to determine the effectiveness of Telerehabilitation versus the usual care in hypertension management among adults in communities, especially in rural settings. @*METHODS@#A comprehensive electronic search was conducted in the following databases: ProQuest, EBSCOhost, AHA Journals, PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, HERDIN, Web of Science, JSTOR, and ScienceDirect in March 2022 and was updated in August 2022. Inclusion criteria are randomized controlled trial studies that involve participants aged ≥ 18 years old with hypertension or baseline blood pressure of >140/90 mmHg and the use of technologies and digital services to address hypertension versus non-Telerehabilitation approaches in rural communities or through community- based rehabilitation. Exclusion criteria are non-randomized controlled trials, qualitative studies, unfinished and article type records. The revised Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias tool will be used to evaluate the content for risk of bias, quality, and internal validity. An electronic data collection form and Raxter will be utilized to extract and to organize the following: demographics, objectives, design, settings, interventions, outcome measures, and significant findings. Review Manager (RevMan) version 5.4 will be used to perform quantitative synthesis of the pooled data if homogeneity is observed in the outcomes. @*EXPECTED RESULTS@#The study will determine the effectiveness of Telerehabilitation in managing hypertension and aiding in its implementation in response to the global trend of urbanization in rural areas.


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Telerehabilitation
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Acta Medica Philippina ; : 73-77, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1003637

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@#A 35-year-old female, right-handed, non-hypertensive, and non-diabetic Filipino presented with decreased verbal output and weakness of the right upper and lower extremities during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cerebral angiography showed bilateral steno-occlusive disease, which was consistent with Moyamoya disease. She underwent inpatient rehabilitation consisting of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Rehabilitation posthospital discharge was continued using a hybrid rehabilitation approach with a mixed in-person home rehabilitation and remote telerehabilitation. The hybrid approach helped ensure continuity of rehabilitation care, minimize travel and exposure to the hospital or community amid the COVID-19 risks, and reduce costs, without entirely losing the benefits that could only be obtained from hands-on therapeutic evaluation and treatment. After six months of hybrid rehabilitation, the patient was able to return to work and regain functional independence.


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Telerehabilitation , COVID-19
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Rev. chil. fonoaudiol. (En línea) ; 22(1): 1-9, 2023. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1444988

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El confinamiento como medida sanitaria a causa del COVID-19 ha obligado la adopción de la modalidad virtual en los sistemas escolares del mundo. Los fonoaudiólogos/as que trabajan con niños/as preescolares que presentan alteraciones del lenguaje han debido modificar su metodología de trabajo usual para lograr los objetivos terapéuticos y educativos de los planes de intervención que aplican. En esta investigación se buscó describir la percepción que tienen los fonoaudiólogos/as acerca de la experiencia de realizar telerehabilitación a niños/as preescolares con trastorno del desarrollo del lenguaje en contexto de pandemia. Se diseñó un estudio cualitativo, con enfoque fenomenológico. A la muestra de 10 fonoaudiólogas, reclutadas por conveniencia, se les realizó entrevistas focalizadas semiestructuradas. El análisis fenomenológico de los datos obtenidos se realizó mediante la obtención de subcódigos, códigos y categorías, de forma manual. Del análisis surgen las siguientes categorías temáticas: valoración de la experiencia,efectividad de la intervención virtual, preparación de las sesiones y participación de los padres. Las vivencias expuestas en las entrevistas realizadas permiten señalar elementos críticos relacionados con el improvisado y repentino cambio de modalidad, la escasa formación y/o preparación de las terapeutas para implementar la telepráctica, la administración de recursos y la sensación de infectividad de la intervención. Si bien las intervenciones virtuales se han establecido como una alternativa a lo presencial, se concluye que esta fue poco aceptada entre las fonoaudiólogas entrevistadas, ya que se las considera demandantes y poco efectivas para niños/as tan pequeños/as. Se resalta que el compromiso de los padres, madres y/o cuidadores/as es fundamental para lograr un proceso exitoso.


Confinement, as a sanitary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has forced school systems around the world to adapt their lessons to the virtual modality. Speech-language therapists working with preschool children who present language disorders have had to modify their usual work methodology to achieve their therapeutic and educational goals. This research sought to describe the perception speech-language therapists had of their experience providing telerehabilitation to preschool children with developmental language disorder during the pandemic. The study design was qualitative with a phenomenological approach. The sample was made up of 10 female speech-language therapists, recruited through convenience sampling, who were interviewed using semi-structured interviews. The data were analyzed phenomenologically, obtaining subcodes, codes, and categories manually. The following thematic categories emerged from the analysis: evaluation of the experience, effectiveness of the virtual intervention, session preparation, and parental participation. The experiences shared during the interviews allowed us to detect critical elements related to the improvised and sudden modality change, the lack of training and/or preparation of the therapists to implement telepractice, resource administration, and a perception of ineffectiveness regarding the intervention. Although virtual interventions have been established as an alternative to in-person intervention, it is concluded that it was not widely accepted among the speech-language therapists interviewed in this research, who deemed this modality demanding and ineffective for such young children. We emphasize the importance of parental and/or caregiver commitment to achieve success during the process of teletherapy.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child, Preschool , Adult , Telerehabilitation , COVID-19 , Language Development Disorders/rehabilitation , Interviews as Topic , Speech-Language Pathology , Qualitative Research , Pandemics , Specific Language Disorder/rehabilitation
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Dement. neuropsychol ; 17: e20220079, 2023. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1448106

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ABSTRACT The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the continuity of cognitive rehabilitation worldwide. However, the use of teleneuropsychology to provide cognitive rehabilitation has contributed significantly to the continuity of the treatment. Objectives: To measure the effects of cognitive telerehabilitation on cognition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and memory strategies in a cohort of patients with mild cognitive impairment. Methods: A sample of 60 patients with mild cognitive impairment according to Petersen's criteria was randomly divided into two groups: 30 treatment cases and 30 controls (waiting list group). Subjects were matched by age, sex, and Montreal Cognitive Assessment. The treatment group received ten cognitive telerehabilitation sessions of 45 minutes duration once a week. Pre-treatment (week 0) and post-treatment (week 10) measures were assessed for both groups. Different linear mixed models were estimated to test treatment effect (cognitive telerehabilitation vs. controls) on each outcome of interest over time (pre/post-intervention). Results: A significant group (control/treatment) x time (pre/post) interaction revealed that the treatment group at week 10 had better scores in cognitive variables: memory (RAVLT learning trials p=0.030; RAVLT delayed recall p=0.029), phonological fluency (p=0.001), activities of daily living (FAQ p=0.001), satisfaction with memory performance (MMQ satisfaction p=0.004) and use of memory strategies (MMQ strategy p=0.000), as well as, and a significant reduction of affective symptomatology: depression (GDS p=0.000), neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPI-Q p=0.045), forgetfulness (EDO-10 p=0.000), and stress (DAS stress p=0.000). Conclusions: Our study suggests that CTR is an effective intervention.


RESUMO A pandemia do COVID-19 afetou a continuidade da reabilitação cognitiva em todo o mundo. No entanto, o uso de tele neuropsicologia para a reabilitação cognitiva tem contribuído significativamente para a continuidade do tratamento. Objetivos: Medir os efeitos da tele reabilitação cognitiva na cognição, nos sintomas neuropsiquiátricos e nas estratégias de memória em uma coorte de pacientes com comprometimento cognitivo leve. Métodos: Uma amostra de 60 pacientes com comprometimento cognitivo leve de acordo com os critérios de Petersen foi dividida aleatoriamente em dois grupos: 30 casos de tratamento e 30 controles (grupo de lista de espera). Os assuntos foram pareados por idade, sexo e Avaliação Cognitiva de Montreal. O grupo de tratamento recebeu dez sessões de tele reabilitação cognitiva de 45 minutos de duração uma vez por semana. As medidas pré-tratamento (semana 0) e pós-tratamento (semana 10) foram avaliadas para ambos os grupos. Diferentes modelos lineares mistos foram estimados para testar o efeito do tratamento (tele reabilitação cognitiva vs. controles) em cada desfecho de interesse ao longo do tempo (pré-/pós-intervenção). Resultados: Uma interação significativa grupo (controle/tratamento) x tempo (pré/pós) revelou que o grupo de tratamento teve melhores pontuações em variáveis cognitivas na semana 10: memória (ensaios de aprendizagem RAVLT p = 0,030; RAVLT recordação tardia p=0,029), fluência fonológica (p=0,001), atividades da vida diária (FAQ p=0,001), satisfação com o desempenho da memória (satisfação MMQ p=0,004) e uso de estratégias de memória (estratégia MMQ p=0,000), bem como uma significativa redução da sintomatologia afetiva: depressão (GDS p=0,000), sintomas neuropsiquiátricos (NPI-Q p=0,045), esquecimento (EDO-10 p=0,000) e estresse (DAS estresse p=0,000). Conclusões: Nosso estudo sugere que a CTR é uma intervenção eficaz.


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Humans , Cognitive Dysfunction , Telerehabilitation , Telemedicine
11.
Cuestiones infanc ; 23(2): 30-47, Oct. 19, 2022.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, UNISALUD, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1427040

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En este trabajo comparto una experiencia clínica que me ha resultado conmovedora, difícil e inmensamente humanizante. La pandemia me llevó a replantearme tanto los encuadres como los marcos teóricos,entre otras cuestiones, para posibilitar la escucha sosteniendo la demora sin apresuramientos, dando tiempo al por decir de quien padece detrás de una pantalla. Asimismo,me situó de una manera impensada en una escena que puso a prueba los dispositivos que en otro tiempo hubiera considerado del terreno de la ciencia ficción. Despliego la idea de una clínica que demanda un entramado vincular en un espacio que fuimos construyendo "entre" paciente y analista en tiempos de perplejidad AU


In this work I share a clinical experience that has been moving, difficult and immensely humanizing for me. The pandemic led me to rethink both the framing and the theoretical frameworks, among other issues, to enable listening while maintaining the delay but without haste, giving time to the one who suffers behind a screen. Also placed me in an unexpected way in a scene that has put to test devices one would once have considered to be part of the realm of science fiction. I unfold the idea of a clinical practice that demands an interwined bond in a space that we've built "between" patient and analyst in times of perplexity AU


Dans ce travail, je partage une expérience clinique qui a été émouvante, difficile et immensément humanisant. La pandémie m'a amené à repenser à la fois les encadrementset les cadres théoriques, entre autres enjeux, pour rendre possible l'écoute tout en maintenant le retard sans hâte, en donnant le temps de dire à qui souffre derrière un écran. Aussim'a placé de manière inattendue dans une scène qui mettait des dispositifsà l'épreuve qu'il aurait autrefois considéré comme appartenant à la science-fiction. Je déploie l'idée d'une pratique clinique qui exige un réseau relationnel dans un espace que nous construisions "entre" patient et analyste en tempsde perplexité AU


Neste trabalho compartilho uma experiência clínica que tem sido comovente, difícil e imensamente humanizadora. A pandemia me levou a repensar tanto osenquadramentosassim como os referenciais teóricos, entre outras questões, para possibilitar a escuta mantendo oatraso sem pressa, dando tempo de dizer quem sofre atrás deuma telade computador. Da mesma maneira me colocou de forma inesperada em uma cena que chegou a por à prova os dispositivosque em outro tempo euteria considerado ficção cientifica. Desdobro a ideia de uma clínica que exige uma rede de vínculos em um espaço que estávamos construindo "entre" paciente e analista em tempo de perplexidade AU


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Child , Child Care/psychology , Psychology, Child , Telerehabilitation , Psychological Trauma , Physician-Patient Relations , Play Therapy , Remote Consultation , Fear/psychology
12.
Porto Alegre; Editora Rede Unida; out. 2022. 72 p.
Monography in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1516781

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Após um longo e acidentado percurso, perfilado pelas repercussões de um período pandêmico (uma situação de crise planetária), coloca-se à disposição essa coletânea de escritos produzidos a partir do convite para compartilhar experiências de atenção a pessoas em situação de crise, na perspectiva da Atenção Psicossocial, em territórios do semiárido nordestino, mais especificamente, no Vale do Médio São Francisco. Este livreto, chamado assim por intuito afetivo e jamais por uma avaliação de sua qualidade ou mesmo tamanho, ganhou um nome que busca expressar seu eixo de sustentação: a (re)afirmação da potência do encontro para produzir caminhos de abertura e de expansão de vida na produção do cuidado ­ Encontro e acolhimento em territórios vivos: narrativas para repensar tecnologias de cuidado a pessoas em crise na Atenção Psicossocial. Trata-se de uma produção coletiva, visceralmente polifônica, germinada a partir do desejo compartilhado de fazer circular outras narrativas e vozes em torno do cuidado a pessoas em situação de crise. Assume-se como um fruto de agenciamentos coletivos diversos, em um país em que as atualizações da colonização sofrida (e jamais devidamente reparada) são vívidas, inclusive nos modos de pensar e produzir saúde. Destaca-se, assim, sua intencionalidade de contribuir para reposicionar ou mesmo extrapolar a captura do campo da saúde pela racionalidade biomédica, reconhecendo seus limites e efeitos iatrogênicos, especialmente em um contexto contemporâneo, marcado brutalmente pela medicalização da vida. Como destacado por Sandra Fagundes, no prefácio do livreto: "No correr dos contos, como no Grande Sertão Veredas, de Guimaraes Rosa, a vida embrulha tudo. A vida é assim, esquenta e esfria, aperta e daí afrouxa, sossega e depois desinquieta. O que ela quer da gente é coragem. O cuidado em liberdade, o que requer é ancoragem: suporte para o insuportável, impensável, indizível e para a potência".


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Humans , Male , Female , Pregnancy , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Self Care , Crisis Intervention , Psychiatric Rehabilitation , Telerehabilitation
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Rev. chil. enferm. respir ; 38(3): 176-183, sept. 2022. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1423699

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Se ha reportado un importante daño sistémico de los pacientes afectados por COVID-19, y aún existen interrogantes sobre las secuelas a largo plazo. Surge ante esto la necesidad de plantear programas de rehabilitación de los sistemas primarios de atención, que respondan a estas necesidades. Se realizó un programa de 6 semanas de rehabilitación remota, con seguimiento y progreso semanal, posterior al alta hospitalaria por COVID-19 a 114 usuarios de 4 centros de atención primaria de la comuna de El Bosque, Santiago, R. Metropolitana. Se incluyó a pacientes de edades entre 21 y 93 años, combinando los principios del ejercicio terapéutico individualizado, una evaluación presencial previo y posterior a las 6 semanas de trabajo. Los indicadores evaluados fueron: Minimental Abreviado, 1 Minute Sit to Stand Test (1min STST), Timed Up and Go (TUG), índice de Barthel y FRAIL. Se hicieron análisis inferenciales y descriptivos y se encontraron mejoras favorables en los indicadores de condición física (TUG y 1'STST), Índice de Barthel y el Simple "FRAIL" Questionnaire Screening Tool (FRAIL). En conclusión, si bien la mayoría de los indicadores tuvieron resultados favorables, es necesario seguir estudiando herramientas de evaluación más sensibles e intervenciones específicas que se adapten a las necesidades de las personas.


Significant systemic damage has been reported in patients affected by COVID-19, and questions remain about long-term sequelae. Therefore, the need arises to propose rehabilitation programs for primary care systems that respond to these needs. A 6-week program of remote rehabilitation, with weekly follow-up and progress, after hospital discharge for COVID-19 was carried out on 114 users from 4 primary care centers in the commune of El Bosque, Santiago, Chile. The program included patients from 21 to 93 years-old, combining the principles of individualized therapeutic exercise, a face-to-face evaluation before and after 6 weeks of work. The indicators evaluated were: Abbreviated Minimental, 1 minute Sit to Stand Test (1 min STST), Timed Up and Go (TUG), Barthel index and the Simple "FRAIL" Questionnaire Screening Tool (FRAIL). Inferential and descriptive analyses were carried out and favorable improvements were found in the indicators of physical condition (TUG and 1min STST), Barthel Index and FRAIL. In conclusion, while most of the indicators had favorable results, it is required to further explore more sensitive assessment tools and targeted interventions that are tailored to people's needs.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Primary Health Care , Telerehabilitation , COVID-19/rehabilitation , Patient Discharge , Quality of Life , Program Evaluation , Retrospective Studies , Follow-Up Studies , Videoconferencing
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Rev. chil. ter. ocup ; 23(1): 27-35, jun. 2022. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1398783

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Introducción: Los procesos de atención a personas mayores han presentado cambios debido al confinamiento sanitario causado por el COVID-19, por esta razón la telerehabilitación se impulsa como una estrategia para continuar los procesos de rehabilitación cognitiva a personas mayores. Objetivo: evaluar la percepción de la calidad de vida de personas mayores con deterioro cognitivo que se encuentran en telerehabilitación, comparado con la calidad de vida de personas mayores con deterioro cognitivo sin telerehabilitación. Método: se realizó un estudio descriptivo para identificar los cambios en la calidad de vida de personas mayores con procesos de telerehabilitación. Se emplearon los instrumentos Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease y la escala GENCAT. Resultados: el estudio descriptivo mostró cambios favorables en la calidad de vida de las personas mayores que estuvieron en el proceso de telerehabilitación, mientras que el grupo control presentó cambios negativos. Conclusiones: este estudio permite evidenciar los cambios en la calidad de vida de personas mayores con deterioro cognitivo que participa en un proceso de telerehabilitación durante el confinamiento sanitario. Estos cambios favorables se presentaron en las dimensiones de bienestar emocional, bienestar material, inclusión social y derechos.


Introduction: the processes of care for elderly have presented changes, due to the sanitary confinement caused by COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, telerehabilitation is promoted as a strategy to continue the processes of cognitive rehabilitation for the elderly. Aim: To evaluate quality of life perceptions among older people with cognitive impairment, who received telerehabilitation, compared with quality of life of older people with cognitive impairment without Telerehabilitation. Method: a descriptive study to identify changes in quality of life of older people receiving tele-rehabilitation processes. Assessment instruments used were: Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease and the GENCAT scale. Results: this descriptive study showed favorable changes in quality of life of the elderly who were in the telerehabilitation process, while the control group presented negative changes. Conclusions: this study offers evidence on the changes in the quality of life for elderly people with cognitive impairment who participate in a telerehabilitation process during sanitary confinement. These favorable changes occurred in the dimensions of emotional well-being, material well-being, social inclusion and rights.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Quality of Life , Occupational Therapy , Cognitive Dysfunction/rehabilitation , Telerehabilitation , Pilot Projects , Alzheimer Disease
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Rev. chil. ter. ocup ; 23(1): 49-64, jun. 2022. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1398800

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Introducción: Debido a la pandemia por COVID-19 que comenzó en el 2020 en Chile, la telesalud se introduce como la forma principal de acceso a las diversas formas de salud, incluyéndose la terapia ocupacional en sus respectivos equipos interdisciplinarios. Objetivos: 1) Explorar el funcionamiento de la telesalud realizada por los/as terapeutas ocupacionales de Chile, durante el año 2020. 2) Describir la percepción que tienen los/las terapeutas ocupacionales que se desempeñen en Chile sobre el funcionamiento de las intervenciones realizadas mediante telesalud durante el año 2020. Método: Investigación mixta que recabó información en un cuestionario dirigido a terapeutas ocupacionales trabajando en Chile a través de telesalud durante la pandemia. Resultados: El cuestionario contiene preguntas de opción múltiple y preguntas abiertas respecto al funcionamiento y percepción de la telesalud. Se recibieron 158 respuestas entre noviembre y diciembre del 2020. Conclusión: Este estudio muestra un primer acercamiento al funcionamiento de la telesalud, desde la modalidad de uso más utilizada, condiciones mínimas contextuales que requiere la telesalud y la efectividad percibida por los participantes, hasta las posibles ventajas y desventajas de esta estrategia.


Due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, which began affecting us the 2020 in Chile, telehealth is introduced as the main form of access to various forms of health, including occupational therapy in the respective interdisciplinary teams. Aims: 1) To explore the performance of telehealth, carried out by occupational therapists from Chile, during the 2020 year. 2) To describe occupational therapists' perception about the performance of interventions carried out by telehealth during 2020 Method: This mixed method study is executed via survey so as to know the perspective of occupational therapists working in Chile through telehealth during the pandemic. Results: The survey contains multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions about the performance and perception regarding telehealth. 158 answers were received between november and december 2020. Conclusion: This study shows a first approach to the way telehealth works, from the most used modality, the minimal contextual conditions that telehealth requires and the effectiveness perceived by the participants, to the possible advantages and disadvantages of this strategy.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Occupational Therapy , Telemedicine , COVID-19 , Chile , Surveys and Questionnaires , Pandemics , Telerehabilitation
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Rev. chil. enferm. respir ; 38(2): 88-95, jun. 2022. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1407774

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Resumen En marzo del año 2020, se declaró una pandemia de características mundiales, por un virus, que genera deterioro importante a nivel sistémico, SARS -CoV-2, con la enfermedad COVID-19. El deterioro funcional de quienes sufren secuelas post COVID-19 ha llevado a los profesionales de la rehabilitación a buscar formas eficientes de intervenir. Este estudio, descriptivo y retrospectivo, evaluó los efectos de un programa de rehabilitación remoto de 6 semanas, en 39 pacientes dados de alta de COVID-19, de un Centro de Salud Familiar (CESFAM) de la Comuna de El Bosque, Santiago, Chile, entre julio y diciembre del año 2020, analizando la capacidad física con el test 1 minuto sentado-de pie y disnea con escala de Borg modificada. Los resultados mostraron cambios estadísticamente significativos en la capacidad física y disnea de los pacientes intervenidos. Es necesario estudiar los beneficios de intervenciones específicas para esta población, y su impacto a largo plazo, entendiendo que convivimos con una nueva enfermedad, un COVID-19 prolongado, que incluso en cuadros leves está dejando secuelas funcionales importantes.


In March 2020, a pandemic of global characteristics was declared, due to a virus, which generates significant deterioration at the systemic level, SARS -CoV-2, with the COVID-19 disease. The functional deterioration of those suffering from post-COVID-19 sequelae has led rehabilitation professionals to look for efficient ways to intervene. This study, descriptive and retrospective, evaluated the effects of a 6-week remote rehabilitation program, in 39 patients discharged from COVID-19, from a Family Health Center in the Commune of El Bosque, Santiago, Chile, between July and December 2020, analyzing physical capacity with the 1 minute sitting-standing test and dyspnea with modified Borg's scale. The results showed statistically significant changes in the physical capacity and dyspnea of the operated patients. It is necessary to study the benefits of specific interventions for this population, and their long-term impact, understanding that we live with a new disease, a prolonged COVID, which even in mild cases is leaving important functional sequelae.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Primary Health Care , Dyspnea/rehabilitation , Telerehabilitation/methods , COVID-19/rehabilitation , Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine , Program Evaluation , Chile , Physical Fitness , Family Health , Retrospective Studies , COVID-19/complications
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Más Vita ; 4(1): 179-193, mar. 2022. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, LIVECS | ID: biblio-1372232

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La telerehabilitación es una rama de la telemedicina que tiene como beneficio ofrecer servicios de salud a través del uso de los medios tecnológicos, este permite evaluar, monitorizar, prevenir y educar al paciente desde su domicilio. Objetivo: Determinar un programa de Telerehabilitación Respiratoria en pacientes post COVID-19 en el Centro General Prequirúrgico "Dos Hermanas" de la parroquia Santa María Manga del Cura Provincia de Manabí en el periodo 2021 ­ 2022. Materiales y métodos: Esta investigación tiene un enfoque cuantitativo con un diseño descriptivo y trasversal, la población fue de 75 pacientes, en donde se emplea una historia clínica exhaustiva a 40 pacientes que son obtenidos por medio de la muestra aplicando los criterios de inclusión y exclusión. Resultados: Se logró desarrollar una guía didáctica de ejercicios individualizados a través del uso de los medios de alta tecnología permitiendo que el paciente interactúe de una manera eficiente y eficaz con el terapeuta respiratorio. Conclusión: Se puede determinar que con el uso de la tecnología el profesional de salud puede ofrecer un seguimiento y control de la enfermedad aguda o crónica minimizando los riesgos de contagio y evitando los colapsos sanitarios(AU)


Telerehabilitation is a branch of telemedicine that has the benefit of offering health services through the use of technological means, this allows evaluating, monitoring, preventing and educating the patient from home. Objective: To determine a Respiratory Telerehabilitation program in post-COVID-19 patients at the "Dos Hermanas" General Pre-surgical Center of the Santa María Manga del Cura parish, Province of Manabí in the period 2021 - 2022. Materials and methods: This research has a quantitative approach with a descriptive and cross-sectional design, the population was 75 patients, where an exhaustive clinical history is used for 40 patients who are obtained through the sample applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: It was possible to develop a didactic guide of individualized exercises through the use of high-tech means, allowing the patient to interact efficiently and effectively with the respiratory therapist. Conclusion: It can be determined that with the use of technology, the health professional can offer monitoring and control of acute or chronic disease, minimizing the risks of contagion and avoiding health collapses(AU)


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Humans , Aftercare , Telerehabilitation , COVID-19 , Home Care Services , World Health Organization , Telemedicine , Access to Essential Medicines and Health Technologies
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Acta Medica Philippina ; : 74-80, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-988520

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@#Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative condition resulting in various motor impairments, including speech disorders. However, at the height of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, a patient with PD could not access traditional in-person neurorehabilitation care. This case report highlights the feasibility of telerehabilitation to deliver speech therapy over a distance using available resources in a developing country. We describe a Filipino elderly woman, public speaker, and marriage counselor, seeking teleconsultation for her voice problems (slow and soft) attributed to PD. At that time, most center-based outpatient rehabilitation centers in Manila were closed due to the pandemic, and the patient preferred to stay at home for safety reasons. Hence, she was evaluated and managed remotely by an interdisciplinary team (neurologist, physiatrist, speech-language pathologist) through video calls. Since the ideal rehabilitation set up (in-person evaluation and therapy; use of Lee Silverman Voice Therapy) could not be done, the clinicians had to find practical alternatives, such as remotely administering subjective perceptual voice assessments, objective speech analysis using the Praat™ computer application, and speech teletherapy through synchronous (videocalls, phone calls) and asynchronous (e-mails, text messages, pre-recorded exercise videos) techniques. Notable speech improvements were observed by the clinicians, patient, and patient’s frequent communicative partners after at least four teletherapy sessions. However, the carry-over of the improvements was affected by the patient’s lack of compliance with the prescribed home exercise program. Telerehabilitation using synchronous and asynchronous techniques for speech disorders due to PD was found feasible, beneficial, safe, and practical amid social distancing and low resources in a developing country


Subject(s)
Speech Therapy , Telerehabilitation , Parkinson Disease , Voice Disorders , COVID-19
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Acta Medica Philippina ; : 105-110, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-988246

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@#Pelvic sarcomas are rare malignancies that can result in extensive surgeries involving bone and soft tissue resection, which can greatly improve with rehabilitation. However, due to the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the rehabilitation of patients with pelvic sarcomas was affected. Limited information is also presented in the literature regarding the rehabilitation of patients with lower extremity surgeries undergoing telerehabilitation and during a pandemic. This study presents the rehabilitation process of a 43-year-old woman diagnosed with pelvic round cell sarcoma of the right gluteal area during the COVID-19 pandemic. The patient underwent wide excision, buttockectomy and internal hemipelvectomy, and we measured outcomes using the Tinetti assessment tool (TAT) and Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS). A decreased risk of falls and improved functional performance were recorded using the TAT and LEFS respectively. Telerehabilitation was noted to have a good satisfaction rate among the patient and health workers. Telerehabilitation may be an effective alternative to face-to-face therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. More studies are needed to look into the conduct of telerehabilitation intervention among patients with bone and soft tissue surgeries.


Subject(s)
Telerehabilitation
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Acta Medica Philippina ; : 100-104, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-988245

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@#The suspension of facility-based rehabilitation services and restricted mobility at the onslaught of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic forced healthcare workers to explore new methods of providing patient care. This case report presents a 40-year-old female who underwent osteotomy with iliac crest bone graft and intramedullary nailing with quadricepsplasty to correct the leg length discrepancy and knee extension contracture that developed secondary to multiple bone injuries sustained in a vehicular accident 17 months before admission. The in-hospital postoperative rehabilitation was prematurely terminated due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The client was discharged with pain and swelling of the right lower limb, knee flexion of 0–25°, and an ankle plantar flexion contracture. She had moderate to severe difficulty in walking, bathing, toileting, and lower garment dressing, needing assistance to complete these tasks. Telerehabilitation was done over three months using both synchronous and asynchronous methods. Gains from the remote program were independence in all the self-care activities with no difficulty in performing them. The patient was able to return to work. Gains in knee and ankle mobility were minimal. Telerehabilitation using available technologies can be used to continue patient care amidst barriers to face-to-face rehabilitation in a low-resource country


Subject(s)
Telerehabilitation , Telemedicine , COVID-19 , Osteotomy
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