Awareness of Telerehabilitation and Remote Monitoring among College -going Students

Published: 16 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/zx5g77kwbn.1
vishakha vishu,


To find out the knowledge, practice, and attitudes towards TR among physiotherapists working in various settings. A self-administered questionnaire, with an item content validity (I-CVI) of 0.78 and a scale content validity (S-CVI) of 0.84, was distributed among physiotherapists working in a tertiary healthcare hospital. The study showed that out of 365 participants, 69.4% were aware of TR. 64.2% reported using TR in conjunction with physical rehabilitation for patients who are unable to commute daily, aiming to enhance their recovery. Surprisingly, 71% of physiotherapists displayed a negative attitude toward TR and considered it a waste of time, citing the inability to achieve recovery without physical contact, 64.3% expressed concerns that TR hinders the recovery process by impeding the assessment of muscle recruitment. 77.3% of physiotherapists reported not utilizing any applications for telerehabilitation. Additionally, 72.7% identified network errors as the primary distraction during telerehabilitation sessions. Although the knowledge and practice of Telerehabilitation among physiotherapists are relatively high, there is a pressing need to address and alter their negative attitudes toward Telerehabilitation practice. The findings of this study will assist physiotherapists to have extended knowledge of telerehabilitation use so that they can implement in their clinical settings and larger number of patients having various impairments can be benefited from the same.



Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


College Student, Self Awareness