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  Advocacy

Organization: American Telemedicine Association
A US-based advocacy organization. 

  Neuropsychology

Talk slidesNeuropsychology Service Teleheath 
From Columbia University movement disorders service Neuropsychologists

Peer-reviewed articles

Neuropsychological Test Administration by Videoconference. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (2017) Fee required for full text
Validity of Teleneuropsychology for Older Adults in Response to COVID-19. A systematic and critical review (2020)

  Physical and Occupational Therapy

Overview: Guidelines for Physical Therapy & Telehealth
From the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) resources. Includes member-only content

Courses and resources: Telehealth/COVID-19 Resources for Physical Therapists 
From the APTA Learning Center: Includes member-only ecourses and content

Audio/Visual: Webcasts and Podcasts for Telehealth 
From the International Neurologic Physical Therapy

Peer-reviewed article: Utilizing Telehealth to Deliver LSVT BIG Treatment for Young Onset Parkinson Disease

Curated Telehealth Resources from the American Occupational Therapy Association, including: 

- OverviewOT and Telehealth in the Age of COVID-19 
- HandoutOccupational Therapy Telehealth Decision Guide - 2 page handout that includes a checklist for clinical decision-making.
- Article: Considering Telehealth? 3 Things You Need to Know - An analysis document on implementation of telehealth for Occupational Therapists

  Speech Language Pathology

OverviewTelehealth Recommendations for Dysphagia Management during COVID-19 
From Purdue I-EaT Lab - Includes guidelines and educational materials, including:

Organization: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Telepractice 
Resources from the professional organization for speech language pathologists in the US, including: Telepractice Services and Coronavirus/COVID-19

Report: Dysphagia Care Across the Continuum
A Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Research Society Taskforce Report of Service-Delivery During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic - Review article addressing dysphagia during Covid 19, including a section on telehealth. Includes many top researchers. Not specific to Parkinson's or other movement disorders.

Audio/Visual:

- Webinar: Telepractice in Private Practice and University Clinics for Adults with Neurological Disorders
- Webinar: Telepractice Delivery of LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG: What you need to know
- Webinar: Telehealth in Adult Populations during and beyond COVID-19: the Purdue SLHS perspective.  

Peer-reviewed articles:

Telehealth for Dysphagia: Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice: Reviews recent evidence for Tele-practice for dysphagia, including implications for Covid 19. From the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (2020) 
​​​​​Telerehabilitation for communication and swallowing disorders in Parkinsons Disease. Journal of Parkinsons Disease. (2021)
Speech-language pathologists’s perceptions of the use of telepractice in the delivery of services to people with Parkinson’s disease. From the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (2020) 
Delivering speech maintenance therapy to people with Parkinson’s Disease via telerehabilitation. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (2019)
​​​​​​​-  Group Therapy for Maintenance of Speech in Parkinson's Disease Following LSVT LOUD®. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (2018) 
​​​​​​​- Clinical and quality of life outcomes of speech treatment for Parkinson’s disease delivered to the home via telerehabilitation. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. (2016)

Research summary: Dysphagia Management via Telepractice
"What’s the Evidence, and Where to From Here?" A dysphagia Cafe resource for Speech clinicians. 

 

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2021 International Congress sessions on telehealth

Sessions available on demand for members until April 1.

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If you are a member but did not register for Congress, you can gain access by contacting the MDS International Secretariat at +1 (414) 276-2145 or email congress@movementdisorders.org.

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  International Congress posters related to telehealth

These posters are available to MDS members only until April 1. Intenational Congess platform login is requred to view this content.

Can telehealth support people with Parkinson’s disease to exercise at home?

Telemonitoring physical exercise program during COVID-19 pandemic for individuals with Parkinson's disease: adherence rate, barriers to attend, safety and overall experience.

Overcoming clinical research challenges during a pandemic: selection and implementation of digital phenotyping solutions in a natural history study of G2019S LRRK2 Parkinson’s disease.

Virtual Rehabilitation for Functional Movement Disorder

Motor evaluation of Parkinson's disease patients through video consultations in the Brazilian public health system - a real life feasibility study

Remote Art Therapy is feasible and may benefit individuals with Parkinson's disease

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AT HOME IS ABLE TO REDUCE THE WORSENING IN QUALITY OF LIFE IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Development of a remote physical exercise program during COVID-19 pandemic for individuals with Parkinson's disease

Using patient-reported quality of life outcomes to assess the validity of smartphone-based remote assessment of motor and cognitive performance in manifest Huntington’s disease patients

Relationship of satisfaction and adherence in remote digital monitoring: Results from a clinical drug trial in early Parkinson’s disease

Multimodal Conversational AI for Remote Patient Monitoring and Analysis of Parkinson’s Disease

Supervised, home-based, real-time videoconferencing telerehabilitation preserves perception of some clinical aspects in people with Parkinson’s disease: preliminary data of a retrospective study

Synchronous or asynchronous exercises is beneficial compared to no exercise in Brazilian people with Parkinson’s disease during COVID-19 pandemic.

Tele-yoga for individuals with cervical dystonia: A pilot study

Experiences of home-based dance participation in people with Parkinson’s

Tele and video consultations of patients with parkinsonism in the Brazilian public health system - a real life feasibility study

An International Pre-Implementation Survey To Assess The Acceptability Of Telemedicine As An Alternative To In-Person Clinic Consultations For PD

Palliative care evaluation for movement disorders during COVID-19: Using Tele neurology to provide real-time care for an at risk Veterans Population.

Telephone Visit Efficacy for Parkinson’s Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Overcoming clinical research challenges during a pandemic: selection and implementation of digital phenotyping solutions in a natural history study of G2019S LRRK2 Parkinson’s disease.

Adopting a low-cost multidisciplinary telemedicine approach for falls prevention in Parkinson´s Disease.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AT HOME IS ABLE TO REDUCE THE WORSENING IN QUALITY OF LIFE IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Effects of Telepractice- Based LSVT-BIG Training in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease in Covid-19 pandemic: Preliminary Results

Feasibility of dance therapy through synchrony videoconference in Parkinson’s disease and elderly people.

FEASIBILITY OF THE HOME-BASED DANCE EXERCISE FOR ADULTS WITH MODERATE PARKINSON’S DISEASE – A PILOT STUDY CASE REPORT

SELF-REHABILITATION WITH CONNECTED INSOLES IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE : RESULTS OF A PILOT STUDY.

Telemonitoring physical exercise program during COVID-19 pandemic for individuals with Parkinson's disease: adherence rate, barriers to attend, safety and overall experience.

PKG for the management of advance Parkinson's Disease

The feasibility and efficacy of virtual visits compared to in-person visits for follow up in Parkinson´s disease: methodology for an international, multicenter trial (NCT04695353).

Design and Evaluation of the living lab to assess vCare system "virtual coaching activities for rehabilitation in elderly" in Parkinson´s disease patients

Is there a place for virtual support groups for Parkinson’s disease in Africa? Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic

Supervised, home-based, real-time videoconferencing telerehabilitation preserves perception of some clinical aspects in people with Parkinson’s disease: preliminary data of a retrospective study

Technology-based adaptation of a natural history study of Parkinson disease during the COVID-19 pandemic

Experiences of home-based dance participation in people with Parkinson’s

Surface EMG signal features of Parkinson’s disease may support interpretation of home-based measurement data

Conception of a sensor- and home-based measurement of camptocormia

Medication effects and validity of home-based freezing tests in Parkinson’s disease

“Parkinson Rehab®” App: a pilot study on the use of mobile health for Parkinson’s disease home-based training

Can telehealth support people with Parkinson’s disease to exercise at home?

Effectiveness of the use of home-based action observation training in subjects with Parkinson’s disease

Smartphone-based mobility assessment in Parkinson’s disease: A validity study

Identifying and Controlling Variability in Digital Health Measures in Parkinson’s disease Clinical Trials

Motor evaluation of Parkinson's disease patients through video consultations in the Brazilian public health system - a real life feasibility study

Tele and video consultations of patients with parkinsonism in the Brazilian public health system - a real life feasibility study

Validation of a real- time monitoring system to detect motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson´s disease treated with Levodopa Carbidopa Intestinal Gel

Tele and video consultations of patients with parkinsonism in the Brazilian public health system - a real life feasibility study

Stabilization of overall quality of life via interdisciplinary home visits among individuals with advanced PD

A qualitative evaluation of the health-related quality of life impact on informal caregivers to patients with neurogenic orthostatic hypotension

Strategies for Social Prescribing: Combating Loneliness in Parkinson’s Disease

The feasibility and efficacy of virtual visits compared to in-person visits for follow up in Parkinson´s disease: methodology for an international, multicenter trial (NCT04695353).

Measures of Physical Activity in Parkinson’s Disease (MAPD)

Development of quantitative tools for in-home clinical assessment of people with Parkinson’s disease

Wearable Sensor-Driven Responsive Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor

How Covid-19 would affect parkinsonism patients’ mortality

Problems faced by Parkinson’s disease patients during COVID-19 pandemic compulsory lockdown and its management with the help of Telemedicine in a North Indian cohort

Engage-PD: a Physical Activity Coaching Program via Telehealth for people with Parkinson’s Disease - Preliminary results a year after inception.

Supervised, home-based, real-time videoconferencing telerehabilitation preserves perception of some clinical aspects in people with Parkinson’s disease: preliminary data of a retrospective study

Tele-yoga for individuals with cervical dystonia: A pilot study

A screening tool to assess telehealth suitability among patients with Huntington’s disease

Tele and video consultations of patients with parkinsonism in the Brazilian public health system - a real life feasibility study

An International Pre-Implementation Survey To Assess The Acceptability Of Telemedicine As An Alternative To In-Person Clinic Consultations For PD

Palliative care evaluation for movement disorders during COVID-19: Using Tele neurology to provide real-time care for an at risk Veterans Population.

Telephone Visit Efficacy for Parkinson’s Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Adopting a low-cost multidisciplinary telemedicine approach for falls prevention in Parkinson´s Disease.

The Effects of Telepractice- Based LSVT-BIG Training in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease in Covid-19 pandemic: Preliminary Results

TELEMONITORING OF THE ORAL HEALTH OF PARKINSONIANS DURING THE NEW CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

A novel tele-rehabilitation program aimed at reducing fall risk in Parkinson’s Disease patients

STRATEGIES OF PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND FOLLOW UP THROUGH TELEHEALTH FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PARKINSON DISEASE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC: STUDY OF PROTOCOL

Validation of smartphone-based active tests with structural neuroimaging in Huntington’s disease

Experiences of home-based dance participation in people with Parkinson’s

Sleep Quality and Nutrition effects in patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Identifying and Controlling Variability in Digital Health Measures in Parkinson’s disease Clinical Trials

Data Driven Paths to Advancing Precision Medicine Strategies for Parkinson’s Disease: Critical Path for Parkinson’s Consortium

Motor evaluation of Parkinson's disease patients through video consultations in the Brazilian public health system - a real life feasibility study

WATCH-PD: Wearable Assessments in the Clinic and Home in Parkinson’s Disease: Baseline Analyses

Feasibility of Instituting Graduated High intensity Training (FIGHT-PD); Protocol for a non-contact boxing exercise study

A Milestone-based approach to monitoring disease progression in Parkinson's disease

Evaluation of Motor Function Using Motor Testing App and Deep Learning for the Treatment of Lewy Body Dementia

Relationship of satisfaction and adherence in remote digital monitoring: Results from a clinical drug trial in early Parkinson’s disease

Overcoming clinical research challenges during a pandemic: selection and implementation of digital phenotyping solutions in a natural history study of G2019S LRRK2 Parkinson’s disease.

Adopting a low-cost multidisciplinary telemedicine approach for falls prevention in Parkinson´s Disease.

PARK-BAND training program for Parkinson’s disease in clinical settings: A feasibility study.

The Role of the PD Diary Trainer/Reviewer in Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Trials

Towards an automated rating of the MDS-UPDRS motor scores.

Feasibility of dance therapy through synchrony videoconference in Parkinson’s disease and elderly people.

Remote Art Therapy is feasible and may benefit individuals with Parkinson's disease

Global access to Parkinson’s disease treatment

Evaluating a Novel Home-Based Care Pathway for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Problems faced by Parkinson’s disease patients during COVID-19 pandemic compulsory lockdown and its management with the help of Telemedicine in a North Indian cohort

Wearable sensor motor outcomes across patients with Parkinson’s disease from Asian, Black, and Caucasian ethnicity in the United Kingdom

Determinants of exercise behavior in Parkinson’s disease patients: Self-confidence in balance and fatigue play the pivotal role.

 

Ongoing MDS research

As more professionals explore telemedicine, MDS is helping our community implement telepractices more effectively, researching its impacts, and investigating its potential as a tool to make treatment more accessible.

The MDS Telemedicine Study Group is continually researching, creating and sharing new resources to advance telehealth in Movement Disorders.  

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