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Tesi etd-02202018-162920


Tipo di tesi
Tesi di laurea magistrale LM6
Autore
AVOLA, MARIANNA
URN
etd-02202018-162920
Titolo
Usability and Acceptability of Telerehabilitation in Children with Hemiplegia: a Systematic Review and a Pilot Study
Struttura
RICERCA TRASLAZIONALE E DELLE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE IN MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA
Corso di studi
MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA
Commissione
relatore Prof. Cioni, Giovanni
correlatore Dott.ssa Sgandurra, Giuseppina
Parole chiave
  • cerebral palsy
  • technology
  • rehabilitation
  • AOT
  • questionnaire
Data inizio appello
13/03/2018;
Consultabilità
parziale
Data di rilascio
13/03/2021
Riassunto analitico
Stroke and Cerebral Palsy are two of the most common causes of physical disability, one in adults, and the other in children. These conditions cause severe chronic limitations in terms of independence and quality of life. This leads to a need of multidisciplinary care and rehabilitation programs; however, resources are often limited in most areas. The involvement of new technologies in neurorehabilitation fields in the last decades has offered the possibility to improve delivery, intensity and practice of rehabilitative therapies, while attempting to enhance motivation and enjoyment of patients. Improving motivation may ultimately be one of the most meaningful ways to improve compliance, and achieve the goals of treatments for clinical populations such as children with Cerebral Palsy. Recent literature suggests the importance of involving end-users needs and feedback in different phases of technology development, in particular for home-designed rehabilitation devices
To reach this purpose, studies should firstly investigate end-user usability and acceptability of medical devices in order to better address rehabilitative therapy and reach the specific goals.
Thanks to the use of some technological tools e.g. a computer with a specific software and actigraphs, patients were offered the possibility of following the treatment at home, including AOT (Action Observation Therapy). The aim of this thesis was to find the most frequent methods to measure usability and acceptability in home-based rehabilitation programs involving technology and to assess the usability and acceptability of a new technology for home-based rehabilitation, named Tele-UPCAT (Upper Limb Children Action Observation Training through a semi-structured questionnaire.
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