Practice considerations for adapting in-person groups to telerehabilitation

Allison M. Gustavson, Michelle R. Rauzi, Molly J. Lahn, Hillari S.N. Olson, Melissa Ludescher, Stephanie Bazal, Elizabeth Roddy, Christine Interrante, Estee Berg, Jennifer P. Wisdom, Howard A. Fink

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The Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has shifted research and healthcare system priorities, stimulating literature on implementation and evaluation of telerehabilitation for a variety of patient populations. While there is substantial literature on individual telerehabilitation, evidence about group telerehabilitation remains limited despite its increasing use by rehabilitation providers. Therefore, the purpose of this manuscript is to describe our expert team’s consensus on practice considerations for adapting in-person group rehabilitation to group telerehabilitation to provide rapid guidance during a pandemic and create a foundation for sustainability of group telerehabilitation beyond the pandemic’s end.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Telerehabilitation
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 18 2021

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Funding Information:
This work was funded in part by the Veterans Health Administration Office of Academic Affiliations Advanced Fellowship in Clinical and Health Services Research (TPH 67-000) [AMG]; the Minneapolis Center of Innovation, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research (CIN 13-406) [AMG]. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government.

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  • Clinical practice
  • Group
  • Implementation
  • Multi-participant
  • Telehealth
  • Telerehabilitation

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