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Emergence of Tele-rehabilitation during COVID-19: A Case Report of a Survivor with Multiple Co-morbidities

Shruti Prabhakaran Nair, Vrushali P. Panhale, Panchami Nair

Keywords : Comorbidity, coronavirus disease 2019, tele-rehabilitation

Citation Information : Nair SP, Panhale VP, Nair P. Emergence of Tele-rehabilitation during COVID-19: A Case Report of a Survivor with Multiple Co-morbidities. Indian J Respir Care 2022; 11 (3):277-280.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_93_22

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) survivors experience impaired pulmonary function, reduced muscle strength, and exercise intolerance affecting their activities of daily living. Literature has demonstrated a need for multi.disciplinary approach for their faster recovery. In a pandemic like situation where maintaining social distancing to reduce the risk of transmission had become a norm, telerehabilitation services came to a great rescue of both the patients and providers. At present, there are not any established guidelines for rendering pulmonary rehabilitation through telerehabilitation (TR). Besides, it's effective implementation depends on numerous patient.centric factors such as age, hemodynamic stability, presence of comorbidities, availability of resources, and cognitive level of the patient. We hereby present the case of a 69-year-old female diagnosed with COVID-19 with prolonged hospital stay, having a history of multiple co-morbidities, focusing on the role of 12 weeks of TR in improving her functional outcomes.

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