Informatics Research Seminar: Telerehabilitation

September 14 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Speakers: Young Joo Kim, PhD, OTR/L and Jennifer Radloff, OTD, OTR/L, CDRS
Presented from ECU

Broadcast Link: Seminar

 

 

Abstract

This presentation will discuss the use of telerehabilitation in occupational therapy practice and research. The definition of telerehabilitation and current use of the telerehabilitation in occupational therapy will be presented with examples across the life span. In addition, the outcomes of the telerehabilitation intervention study for cardiac arrest survivors as well as ongoing research for people with heart failure will be presented.

Biosketch

Young Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at East Carolina University. His research focuses on the clinical intervention to reduce the impact of chronic fatigue on daily activities in people with chronic conditions. He is currently conducting a clinical experimental study where he is using a video-conferencing system to deliver individualized intervention and health education to people with heart failure and chronic fatigue to examine the effectiveness of those interventions on the impact of fatigue. This intervention was tested in his previous feasibility study on cardiac arrest survivors with chronic fatigue, and the preliminary results showed the effectiveness of the intervention in reducing the impact of fatigue in daily activities.

Dr. Jennifer C. Radloff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at East Carolina University. Her areas of expertise are adult/older adult neurological conditions and driving rehabilitation. She has practiced as an occupational therapy practitioner for over 25+ years in a variety of rehabilitation settings and has incorporated technology into her practice both as a clinician and as an educator. Dr. Radloff has presented at the national and state levels on various topics from neurorehabilitation, driving rehabilitation, interprofessional education, and evidence-based pedagogy methods.