Home-Based Telemedicine in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain.

  title={Home-Based Telemedicine in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain.},
  author={Bernardo Gialanella and Teresa Ettori and Sabrina Faustini and Doriana Baratti and Palmira Bernocchi and Laura Comini and Simonetta Scalvini},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={96 5},
OBJECTIVE To investigate if a structured physician-directed, nurse-managed, home-based telemedicine (HBT) program, consisting of scheduled/unscheduled phone surveillance, can reduce pain in patients with chronic neck pain. DESIGN This is a prospective randomized controlled study conducted on outpatients. Following outpatient rehabilitation, patients (n = 100) were consecutively randomized to a 6-month HBT program (HBT group) or no HBT but only the recommendation to continue exercising at home… CONTINUE READING
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