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Current Approaches in Telehealth and Telerehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury (TeleSCI).

Touchett H, Apodaca C, Siddiqui S, Huang D, Helmer DA, Lindsay JA, Ramaswamy P, Marchant-Miros K, Skelton F. Current Approaches in Telehealth and Telerehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury (TeleSCI). Current physical medicine and rehabilitation reports. 2022 Apr 26; 10(2):77-88.

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Telehealth and telerehabilitation in spinal cord injury (teleSCI) is a growing field that can improve access to care and improve health outcomes in the spinal cord injury population. This review provides an overview of the recent literature on the topic of teleSCI and provides insights on current evidence, future directions, and considerations when using teleSCI for clinical care. RECENT FINDINGS: TeleSCI is used most often for preventive health; management of chronic pain, anxiety, and depression; and rehabilitation-related interventions. As video telehealth becomes mainstream, growth in wearable monitors, bio and neurofeedback mechanisms, and app-based care is expected. SUMMARY: TeleSCI is growing in prevalence, demonstrates positive impact on health outcomes, and requires ongoing study to identify, refine, and implement best practices.

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