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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(9), 3998-4011; doi:10.3390/ijerph10093998

The Patient’s Perspective of in-Home Telerehabilitation Physiotherapy Services Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

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School of Rehabilitation, Université de Montréal and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal—IRGLM site, 6300 Darlington Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3S 2J4, Canada
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Research Centre on Aging, University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, 1036 Belvédère Sud, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada
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School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, 1036 Belvédère Sud, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4C4, Canada
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 16 July 2013 / Revised: 15 August 2013 / Accepted: 16 August 2013 / Published: 30 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Telehealthcare)
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Abstract

This study aimed at exploring patients’ perceptions regarding telerehabilitation services received post total knee replacement. In this qualitative embedded single case study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with five patients who had previously received in-home telerehabilitation post total knee arthroplasty. Participants were asked to reflect on their 8-week rehabilitation process and on their experience with the home telerehabilitation program. Interviews were transcribed and a qualitative thematic analysis was conducted. Six overarching themes emerged from the patients’ perceptions: (1) improving access to services with reduced need for transportation; (2) developing a strong therapeutic relationship with therapist while maintaining a sense of personal space; (3) complementing telerehabilitation with in-person visits; (4) providing standardized yet tailored and challenging exercise programs using telerehabilitation; (5) perceived ease-of-use of telerehabilitation equipment; and (6) feeling an ongoing sense of support. Gaining a better understating of the patient’s experience in telerehabilitation will be essential as programs continue to be developed and implemented.
Keywords: satisfaction; telerehabilitation; patients; semi-structured interview; qualitative satisfaction; telerehabilitation; patients; semi-structured interview; qualitative
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Kairy, D.; Tousignant, M.; Leclerc, N.; Côté, A.-M.; Levasseur, M.; Researchers, T.T. The Patient’s Perspective of in-Home Telerehabilitation Physiotherapy Services Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 3998-4011.

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