Preliminary Investigation of a Newly Developed Tele-Rehabilitation Program for People Living with MCI Condition

L. Martini, L. Fabbri, S. Pancani, I. Mosca, F. Gerli, F. Vannetti

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Abstract

Mild cognitive impairment is a borderline condition between normal aging and first stages of dementia. Programs based on multidimensional trainings appear to have a role in reducing cognitive decline. A 8 weeks tele-rehabilitation program, administered through an ad-hoc designed web-application, was developed. The design of the web-application was based on feedback received from specialists, patients and caregivers. The program comprised three trainings: cognitive, physical and social. Thirty subjects (age 73 ± 4 yrs) with mild cognitive impairment were included in the study to investigate the feasibility of the proposed program. 25 participants completed the program and showed a high adherence to the proposed activities (85% and 83% for cognitive and physical activity, respectively). Good usability and high level of appreciation (mean appreciation = 3.7 ± 0.8, scale range 1–5) were reported together with physical and memory benefits. The proposed program seems thus suitable to provide multidimensional trainings to subjects living with mild cognitive impairment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages707-710
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume21
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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