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Table 1 Studies on multiple sclerosis and telerehabilitation

From: Physical exercise intervention via telerehabilitation in patients with neurological disorders: a narrative literature review

Author Year Intervention Outcomes of 1st and 2nd assessment Setting Results
Tallner et al. 2016 Web-Based Exercise Group (n:36)
Telerehabilitation was given via messaging, e-mail and telephone calls. Both the aerobic and strengthening exercise were prescribed
Control group (n:41)
The patients were asked to continue their routine physical exercises
HrQoL
Fatigue
VO2Peak
FVC
MIMF
In-office visit Knee extension and flexion was higher in telerehabilitation group at 3rd month (p < 0.05). In 6th months, both knee flexion–extension, trunk flexion–extension were better in web-based exercise group (p < 0.05). Aerobic capacity was only higher at 3rd month assessment in telerehabilitation group (p < 0.05)
Conroy et al. 2017 Web-Based Telerehabilitation Group (n:16) Core stabilization and lower extremity strengthening exercises were given with a web based telerehabilitation platform
Conventional Exercise Group (n:8) The same exercises were given with conventional methods
T25FW
6MWT
BBS
MSWS-12
In-office visit There were no significant differences between groups on T25FW, 6MWT, BBS, MSWS12 in 3rd and 6th months assessments (p > 0.05)
Paul et al. 2018 Web-Based Physiotherapy (n:36)
Aerobic, strengthening, balance and stretch exercises with a web-based platform
Standard Home Exercise Program (n:36)
Paper-based same exercise protocol
2MWT
T25FW
BBS
TUG
MSISv2
MS–RCS
EQ-5D
In-office visit EQ-5D VAS was significantly higher in web-based group in sixth month evaluation (p < 0.05)
  1. HrQoL Health related quality of life, VO2max Maximal oxygen consumption, FVC Forced Vital Capacity, T25FW Timed 25-Foot Walk Test, 6MWT Six-minute walk test, BBS Berg Balance Score, MSWS-12 Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale-12, 2MWT 2 Minutes Walk Test, TUG Timed Up and Go Test, EQ-5D EuroQol 5 Dimension, MIMF Maximum Isometric Muscle Force, MS-RCS MS-Related Symptom Checklist, MSISv2 Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale v2