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Development and Evaluation of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy and Assistive Technologies, Robotics, Prosthetics and Implants, Mobility and Communication Tools, Home Automation and Telerehabilitation
JMIR Rehab is a PubMed-indexed sister journal of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (Impact Factor 2017: 4.671), focusing on development and evaluation of rehabilitation and assistive technologies, including assistive living.
As an open access journal, we are read by clinicians and patients alike and have (as all JMIR journals) a focus on readable and applied science reporting the design and evaluation of health innovations and emerging technologies. We publish original research, viewpoints, and reviews (both literature reviews and medical device/technology/app reviews). Articles are carefully copyedited and XML-tagged, ready for submission in PubMed Central.
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Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability worldwide, with 70% of survivors exhibiting residual impairments of the upper limb that require frequent in-person visits to rehabilitation clinic over...
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability worldwide, with 70% of survivors exhibiting residual impairments of the upper limb that require frequent in-person visits to rehabilitation clinic over several months. This study explored rehabilitation clinician’s preferences for design features to be included in an mHealth-enabled app for post-stroke upper-limb rehabilitation. Data were collected via online survey, sampling participants from Ethiopia (n = 37) and the U.S. (n = 40). Survey results indicated that Ethiopian and U.S. rehabilitation clinicians have different opinions about the importance of design features that should be included in a stroke tele-rehabilitation system which are likely due to differences in culture, the availability of human and physical resources, and how the field of rehabilitation is organized and managed. Our results, thus, indicate that mHealth technologies but must be tailored to the geographical and cultural context of the end-users.