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Ten years of telerehabilitation: A literature overview of technologies and clinical applications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21160118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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This paper aims at delivering a structured overview of telerehabilitation literature by analysing the entire set of articles under the search terms "telerehabilitation" or "tele-rehabilitation" to portray "state of the art" ten years after the publication of the first scientific article on the topic. A structured study has been conducted by considering all those articles containing the word "telerehabilitation" or "tele-rehabilitation". Medline, Embase, Cochrane, UK Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health databases have been interrogated for articles between 1998 and 2008. 146 scientific articles were found. 56 articles focus on patient treatment, 23 are reviews, 3 are to be considered as both patient treatment papers and reviews, 53 are either technical reports, system descriptions or analyses of new approaches; 8 are general discussion on telerehabilitation. The present paper draw the scenario of the first ten years of telerehabilitation, focussing on clinical applications and technologies. Basically, it confirms the lack of comprehensive studies providing evidence for supporting decision and policy-makers in adopting telerehabilitation technologies in the clinical practice. An overall lack of standardisation in the used terminology also results from the analysis of keywords, which is typical of quite recent fields of application.
Authors:
Marco Rogante; Mauro Grigioni; Daniele Cordella; Claudia Giacomozzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  NeuroRehabilitation     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1878-6448     ISO Abbreviation:  NeuroRehabilitation     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9113791     Medline TA:  NeuroRehabilitation     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-304     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Technologies and Health Department, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy. marco.rogante@iss.it
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