Clinical and Methodological Considerations in the Application of Telerehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury: A CommentaryBy Diamond, Bruce J.; Ricker, Joseph H.; NeuroRehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 179-181
Publication Date: 2003
Paper discusses the increasing uses of teleassessment and telerehabilitation services for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Telerehabilitation is the utilization of telecommunication technologies for distance support, assessment, and intervention for clients with disabilities. Recent developments in telecommunications and Internet access can allow the most up-to-date advances in rehabilitation and medicine to be applied to remote areas where rehabilitation professionals might not otherwise have access to such information. The authors contend that a relatively small amount of formal research exists on the subject, and that there are no large-scale clinical trials or evidence-based applications of these technologies to clients with TBI. The authors discuss several areas for consideration that should be taken into account before telerehabilitation will be widely utilized in clinical practice.
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