Simpson, DB and Bird, M-L and English, C and Gall, SL and Breslin, M and Smith, S and Schmidt, M and Callisaya, ML, Connecting patients and therapists remotely using technology is feasible and facilitates exercise adherence after stroke, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation ISSN 1074-9357 (In Press) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: Ten participants with stroke completed a 4-week sit-to-stand exercise using the technology at home (ACTRN12616000051448). A therapist remotely monitored exercise adherence, progressed goals, and provided feedback via the app. Measures of feasibility (design, recruitment/withdrawals, adherence, safety, participant satisfaction and estimates of effect on function) were collected.
Results: Participants mean age was 73.6 years [SD 9.9 years]. The system was feasible to deliver and monitor exercise remotely. All participants completed the study performing a mean 125% of prescribed sessions and 104% of prescribed repetitions. Participants rated the system usability (78%), enjoyment (70%) and system benefit (80%) as high. No adverse events were reported. Mean pre and post intervention difference in the total short performance physical battery score was 1.4 (95% CI 0.79, 2.00).
Conclusions: It was feasible and safe to prescribe and monitor exercises using an app and sensor-based system. A definitive trial will determine whether such technology could facilitate greater exercise participation after stroke.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||stroke rehabilitation, mobile device applications, physical activity|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical Sciences|
|Objective Group:||Health and Support Services|
|Objective Field:||Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)|
|UTAS Author:||Simpson, DB (Ms Dawn Simpson)|
|UTAS Author:||Gall, SL (Associate Professor Seana Gall)|
|UTAS Author:||Breslin, M (Dr Monique Breslin)|
|UTAS Author:||Schmidt, M (Mr Matthew Schmidt)|
|UTAS Author:||Callisaya, ML (Dr Michele Callisaya)|
|Year Published:||In Press|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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