NeuroRehabilitation OnLine : Description of a regional multidisciplinary group telerehabilitation innovation for stroke and neurological conditions using the Template for Intervention Description and Replication checklist

Ackerley, Suzanne and Wilson, Neil and Boland, Paul and Peel, Rosemary and Connell, Louise (2024) NeuroRehabilitation OnLine : Description of a regional multidisciplinary group telerehabilitation innovation for stroke and neurological conditions using the Template for Intervention Description and Replication checklist. DIGITAL HEALTH, 10. ISSN 2055-2076

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Abstract

Background: Providing recommended amounts of rehabilitation for stroke and neurological patients is challenging. Telerehabilitation is viable for delivering rehabilitation and an acceptable adjunct to in-person therapy. NeuroRehabilitation OnLine (NROL) was developed as a pilot and subsequently operationalised as a regional innovation embedded across four National Health Service (NHS) Trusts. Objective: To describe the NROL innovation to assist future implementation and replication efforts. Methods: The Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist, with guidance from the TIDieR-Telehealth extension, was used to describe NROL. The description was developed collaboratively by clinical academics, therapists, managers and researchers. Updated Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research domains were used to describe the context in which the innovation was delivered. Results: NROL delivers online group-based real-time neurorehabilitation with technology assistance. It incorporates multidisciplinary targeted therapy and peer support to complement existing therapy. Procedures, materials and structure are detailed to demonstrate how NROL is embedded within a healthcare system. NROL uses existing NHS therapy workforce alongside dedicated NROL roles, including an essential technology support role. Selection of NROL groups is dependent on patient needs. The NROL innovation is tailored over time in response to feedback. NROL described here is successfully integrated within a regional stroke and neurorehabilitation network, aligns with local and national strategies and capitalises on an existing clinical–academic partnership. Conclusion: This comprehensive description of a regional NROL innovation, and clarification of core components, should facilitate other healthcare settings to adapt and implement NROL for their context. Continuous evaluation alongside implementation will ensure maximal impact for neurorehabilitation.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
DIGITAL HEALTH
Subjects:
?? strokedigital healthbrain injurytelerehabilitationneurologicalrehabilitationimplementation ??
ID Code:
220842
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Deposited On:
31 May 2024 10:45
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Yes
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Published
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08 Jun 2024 00:49