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Systematic Review Shows Tele-Rehabilitation Might Achieve Comparable Results to Office-Based Rehabilitation for Decreasing Pain in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

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Department of Physical Therapy, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Staten Island, NY 10314, USA
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New York Centre for Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York, City University of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
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Nanosciences Initiative, Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
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Academic Editors: Yongseok Jee, Ali Mobasheri, Chang-Ju Kim and Jaehyun Yoo
Medicina 2021, 57(8), 764; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57080764
Received: 4 June 2021 / Revised: 16 July 2021 / Accepted: 26 July 2021 / Published: 28 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Exercise Rehabilitation)
Background and Objectives This systematic review aims to evaluate the efficacy of Tele-Rehabilitation for decreasing pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Materials and Methods: Following the guidelines of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA), three electronic databases (CINAHL, PubMed, PEDro), along with the addition of grey literature, were used to collect information. Randomized control trials (RCTs) comparing tele-rehabilitation (TR) to office-based-rehabilitation (OB) were critically appraised using the 2005 University of Oxford Standard. A total of 139 articles (PubMed = 132, CINAHL = 5, PEDro = 0, grey literature = 2) were acquired. Results: After the screening, three RCTs were included in our review. Their results show no statistically significant differences between TR and OB intervention. Furthermore, their results showed an overall reduction in pain in both groups from the baseline to the end of the study. However, each intervention’s clinical efficiency was dependent on the exercise protocol itself and not on the method of delivery. There is a potential ceiling effect to the amount of therapy a patient can receive in which additional therapy would no longer lead to improved recovery. Conclusions: Our review suggests evidence that TR’s efficacy is similar to that of OB for improvement of WOMAC (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index) score parameters in patients suffering from knee OA. View Full-Text
Keywords: knee osteoarthritis; tele-rehabilitation; exercise knee osteoarthritis; tele-rehabilitation; exercise
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Latif-Zade, T.; Tucci, B.; Verbovetskaya, D.; Bialkin, E.; Ng, B.; Heddon, S.; Berteau, J.-P. Systematic Review Shows Tele-Rehabilitation Might Achieve Comparable Results to Office-Based Rehabilitation for Decreasing Pain in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis. Medicina 2021, 57, 764. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57080764

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Latif-Zade T, Tucci B, Verbovetskaya D, Bialkin E, Ng B, Heddon S, Berteau J-P. Systematic Review Shows Tele-Rehabilitation Might Achieve Comparable Results to Office-Based Rehabilitation for Decreasing Pain in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis. Medicina. 2021; 57(8):764. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57080764

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Latif-Zade, Tamila, Brian Tucci, Danna Verbovetskaya, Elizabeth Bialkin, Brian Ng, Stephan Heddon, and Jean-Philippe Berteau. 2021. "Systematic Review Shows Tele-Rehabilitation Might Achieve Comparable Results to Office-Based Rehabilitation for Decreasing Pain in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis" Medicina 57, no. 8: 764. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57080764

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