Chronic health issues such as heart disease or COPD are very common in the demographic of patients of an older age. Management often requires multiple medications and specific diets. However, an aspect of care that can often be neglected is that of exercise rehabilitation. Either due to distance, time-constraints, or simply just not wanting to do it, patients can easily neglect an aspect of their care that can have physical and mental benefits. One potential solution is that of tele-health rehabilitation which uses personalized exercise plans, a health watch, and communication through phone or video chat in order to bring the benefits of exercise directly to the patient. Research over the past five years clearly shows a need and benefit for tele-rehabilitation. Since the idea of tele-health rehab is relatively new, up-to-date research is frequently being published, and the large majority of it also supports the use of rehabilitation for improvement of quality of life in chronic health problems. If this benchmark project was implemented, a tele-rehabilitation program has great potential for both physical improvement as well as increasing chronically ill patients’ perceived quality of life
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
Powers, Emily C., "The Use of Tele-health Rehabilitation in Chronic Disease: A Benchmark Project" (2021). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 146.