Funcionalidad en personas mayores con EPOC, rehabilitación presencial y telerrehabilitación: Una revisión sistemática
Objective: To synthesize the existing evidence on the main results
of face-to-face and/or telerehabilitation rehabilitation programs on
functionality in elderly people with COPD.
Materials and method: We searched for scientific articles in the
following databases: Medline via PubMed and BVS Lilacs that met
the eligibility criteria, between January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2021,
selecting 4 documents. The keywords "Aged", "Pulmonary Disease,
Chronic Obstructive", "Rehabilitation - Telerehabilitation" were used to
Results: The average age of the participants was 65.4, male studies
predominated and of the elderly included with COPD, 50% suffered
from severe COPD. Regarding the description of the rehabilitation
programs, 75% had follow-up of the results, from 3 to 12 months, 50%
of the programs had a duration of 10 weeks, in 50% of the cases the
patients were provided with technology for home use and only 15%
used a mobile application.
Conclusion: The results support the view that health care providers can
use telerehabilitation for the treatment of older persons with COPD in conjunction with usual rehabilitation.
Keywords: Aged; Telerehabilitation; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Systematic Review
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