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Dadgar H, Maroufizadeh S, Bakhtiyari J, Vosoughi A. Feasibility, Satisfaction with and Attitude toward telerehabilitation during COVID-19 Pandemic: Iranian rehabilitation professionals’ experience. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2021; 19 (4)
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1- Department of Speech Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Biostatistics, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
3- Department of Speech Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- CEO Zehn-e-ziba rehabilitation Clinic, Tehran, Iran.
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Background: COVID-19pandemic and its consequences highlighted the importance of using telerehabilitation systems and will affect the professional's attitude toward it. The aim of this study was to investigate feasibility, satisfaction and attitude rehabilitation professionals’ of telerehabilitation during COVID-19 pandemic in Iran.
Material and Methods: A web-based cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the feasibility, satisfaction and attitude of rehabilitation professionals toward virtual training and telerehabilitation in COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 118 Occupational therapist, Speech therapist, Audiologist, Psychologist and educators completed questionnaire.
Results: The findings indicate that the correlations among satisfaction, feasibility, advantages, and compatibility were statistically significant (r ranging from 0.418 to 0.717). There were significant but weak positive correlations between years of working experience and scores of feasibility and advantages. In addition, Means of feasibility, advantages, compatibility, and complexity scores in participants who provide telerehabilitation before COVID-19 pandemic were higher compared to other respondents.
Conclusion: According to the positive role of telerehabilitation in a situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic, health care systems should plan on creating mechanisms for its optimal use, protocol preparation, health professionals training, and infrastructure acquisition.
Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: Rehabilitation Management
Received: 2021/05/31 | Accepted: 2021/09/20 | Published: 2021/12/19

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