Self-management and rehabilitation in osteoarthritis: is there a place for internet-based interventions?

Pietrzak, Eva, Cotea, Cristina, Pullman, Steve and Nasveld, Peter (2013) Self-management and rehabilitation in osteoarthritis: is there a place for internet-based interventions?. Telemedicine and E-Health, 19 10: 800-805. doi:10.1089/tmj.2012.0288


Author Pietrzak, Eva
Cotea, Cristina
Pullman, Steve
Nasveld, Peter
Title Self-management and rehabilitation in osteoarthritis: is there a place for internet-based interventions?
Journal name Telemedicine and E-Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1530-5627
1556-3669
Publication date 2013-10-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1089/tmj.2012.0288
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 19
Issue 10
Start page 800
End page 805
Total pages 6
Place of publication New Rochelle, NY, United States
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert
Language eng
Abstract The electronic databases Cochrane, MEDLINE, and SCOPUS were searched to collect evidence on the impact of community-based Internet interventions for adult patients with osteoarthritis (OA) on health outcomes. Five studies met our review criteria. We found that Internet-based OA self-management interventions modestly but significantly improved four of six health status measures compared with usual care and have been met with high acceptance and high user satisfaction. Preventive physiotherapy exercise delivered via videoconferencing for patients with OA-related knee pain significantly improved health measures including pain, stiffness, and physical function compared with the initial health status. Postoperative rehabilitation performed by a physical therapist via videoconferencing and “in-person” resulted in similar health measure improvements. The review findings show that the Internet may be successfully used as a medium for providing community-based self-management and rehabilitation interventions in OA.
Keyword Telehealth
Internet
e-health
Telemedicine
Osteoarthritis
Health outcomes
Post-knee arthroplasty
Randomized-trial
Home telerehabilitation
Health-status
Arthritis
Exercise
Program
Care
Education
Hip
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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