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Acceptability to telerehabilitation as an alternative means for delivering physiotherapy interventions in social isolation era imposed by COVID-19


Telehealth consists of using telecommunications means to provide health services. As a telehealth arm, tele-rehabilitation excels in situations of social isolation imposed as much as COVID-19 as well as by geographical barriers as a viable alternative to expand access and allow for the investigation and implementation of rehabilitation programs. Objectives: To observe the acceptability of the general population, patients and physiotherapy professionals with tele-rehabilitation programs and to deepen the understanding of acceptability from the perspective of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19). Methods: The project will be developed from two studies: I) cross-sectional study: an Online Survey structured with the typeform platform. Through open and closed questions, patients and physiotherapists will be allowed to give their opinion on items that they consider allowed in tele-rehabilitation programs and also provide information about acceptability in relation to this type of intervention. The sample will be for convenience. II) qualitative study: samples for the convenience of patients who were infected with SARS-CoV-2 seeking to explore the concepts of acceptability, experience and telerehabilitation. Expected Results: It is expected that acceptability to tele-rehabilitation is relevant and that the results obtained provide data for the planning and development of programs in tele-rehabilitation, contributing to an increasing presence of technology in the health area and, consequently. (AU)

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