DDSIG: Use of Mobile Health Technology to Facilitate Long-Term Engagement in Exercise in Persons with Chronic Neurological Conditions
Section: Neurology
Session Code: NE-3B-5169
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: JW Marriott
Room: Grand Ballroom 5

Speaker(s):   Terry Ellis, PT, PhD, NCS
  Robert Motl, PhD

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Multiple Level

Persons with chronic neurological conditions, like Parkinson disease, face significant declines in function resulting in greater disability. Function can improve through participation in exercise, yet many people with chronic neurological conditions are physically inactive. Physical therapy is effective in improving function in persons with neurological conditions. However, participation in ongoing physical therapy indefinitely is not a realistic option due to limited health care resources. This session will show how interventions using mobile health technologies allow physical therapists to stay connected to patients over time thereby potentially improving their ability to meet the changing needs of patients with chronic neurological conditions and improve adherence to exercise.

Learning Objectives:
1. Cite the results from studies using mobile health technologies to promote behavior change in persons with chronic neurological conditions.
2. Describe types of novel mobile health technologies.
3. Discuss the evidence supporting the use of mobile health in rehabilitation.
4. Describe how mobile technology can be applied to the rehabilitation of persons with chronic neurological conditions to promote behavior change.

CEU: 0.2

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