- •Virtual reality–based training can be effectively combined with conventional programs.
- •Telerehabilitation and in-clinic interventions can promote similar motor improvement.
- •Usability and motivation of both interventions can be similar.
- •Telerehabilitation interventions can involve savings that vary depending on each scenario.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:ANOVA (analysis of variance), BBA (Brunel Balance Assessment), BBS (Berg Balance Scale), IMI (Intrinsic Motivation Inventory), POMA-B (Performance-Oriented Mobility Assessment balance subscale), POMA-G (Performance-Oriented Mobility Assessment gait subscale), SUS (System Usability Scale), VR (virtual reality)
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Supported in part by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Project TEREHA (IDI-20110844) and by the Ministry of Education and Science, projects Consolider-C (SEJ2006-14301/PSIC), “CIBER of Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition, an initiative of ISCIII,” and the Excellence Research Program PROMETEO (Generalitat Valenciana, Conselleria de Educación, 2008-157).
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