Telemedicine applied to kinesiotherapy for hand dysfunction in patients with systemic sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis: recovery of movement and telemonitoring technology.

@article{Piga2014TelemedicineAT,
  title={Telemedicine applied to kinesiotherapy for hand dysfunction in patients with systemic sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis: recovery of movement and telemonitoring technology.},
  author={Matteo Piga and Iosto Tradori and Danilo Pani and Gianluca Barabino and Alessia Dess{\`i} and Luigi Raffo and Alessandro Mathieu},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={1324-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe a feasibility study focused on a telemonitoring approach to self-managed kinesiotherapy sessions for the rehabilitation of hand function in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Ten patients with SSc and 10 with RA were enrolled in a 3-month controlled trial (approval no. 9751/2012 - Italian Department of Health) to perform a home kinesiotherapy protocol, consisting of strengthening and mobility exercises, using a newly developed… CONTINUE READING
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