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Human Studies

2022 Jun 16

JMIR Form Res

Feasibility, Usability and Implementation Context of an Internet-Based Pain Education and Exercise Program for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: a pilot trial of the REABILITADOR program.


Fioratti I, Miyamoto G C, Fandim J V, Ribeiro C P P, Batista G D, Freitas G E, Palomo A S, Reis F J J D, Pena Costa L O, Maher CG, Saragiotto B T
JMIR Form Res. 2022 Jun 16.
PMID: 35776863.


Internet-based self-management programs and telerehabilitation initiatives have grown with the development of new technologies and have been extensively used for delivering healthcare in many areas. These programs overcome common barriers that patients face with traditional face-to-face healthcare, such as travel, lack of time, and high demand on the public health system. In the past years, during the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, this mode of delivery has become more popular. However, there is still a lack of studies testing this mode of delivery in low- and middle-income countries. To gain a better understanding of the context, feasibility and factors involved in the implementation of an online program, pilot and implementation studies are necessary. These studies can better inform whether a strategy is feasible, acceptable and adequate for its purposes and optimising resource allocation.