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Internet-based multimodal rehabilitation for sufferers with remaining post-covid-19 symtoms

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Coordinator Danderyds Sjukhus AB - Rehabiliteringsmedicinska Universitetskliniken
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration October 2020 - May 2022
Status Completed
Venture Innovations to mitigate the crisis
Call Finding new ways in the time of a crisis

Purpose and goal

Aim of the study was to describe the post-covid-19 group and its rehabilitation needs; to develop multimodal internet-based rehabilitation program in combination with measurement of functional parameters before and after the program. The aim of the study is fulfilled by collecting data to describe the group and devloping an 8-week multimodal digital rehab program in group. All data, including functional parameters (pulse and saturation) are measured before and after the program and at 6 months follow-up and filled in digitally.

Expected results and effects

Results show moderate functional and activity impairments after a mild SARS-CoV-2 infection. Two published studies describe the first 100 participants regarding their function and activity as well as pain after undergoing infection. Study shows that it is possible to carry out digital multimodal rehabilitation in groups. Preliminary results show improved health-related quality of life and respiration 6 months after rehabilitation. However, Results need to be verified against a 6-month waiting list. Evaluation of long-term effects on sick leave and income is ongoing.

Planned approach and implementation

The entire study was digital by collecting all the data and implementing an 8-week digital rehab program in group with individual reconciliations. Evaluation shows that it is possible to conduct digital rehabilitation in groups with individual reconciliations and Individual Rehabilitation plans for participants to initiate their own rehabilitation work. As a complement to physical activity on their own hand under the guidance of the team´s physiotherapist, the ExorLive app was used.

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Last updated 25 April 2022

Reference number 2020-03974

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