Telerehabilitation as a Tool Given on Physical Fitness and Quality of Life in Overweight and Obese College Students Amidst Covid 19 Pandemic: Single Group Pre Post Design

Telerehabilitation as a Tool Given on Physical Fitness and Quality of Life in Overweight and Obese College Students Amidst Covid 19 Pandemic: Single Group Pre Post Design

Authors

  • Tamilalagan
  • M.Premkumar
  • K.Sangeetha
  • S. Kavitha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i4.18715

Keywords:

Telerehabilitation, Quality of Life, Overweight, Obese Students, Covid 19 Pandemic.

Abstract

Background: Remote rehabilitation via advanced communications through network, online etc given in this
advanced digital era is collectively known as telerehabilitation. American telemedicine association initially
explained the term of telerehabilitation based on the facilities in current advance digital world. Covid -19 pandemic
enhanced the services of telerehabilitation as first line rehabilitation treatment method that need rehabilitations
services in their domicile. Thus based on telerehabilitation has been warranted to administer in providing physical
therapy services for subjects who have been diagnosed both positive and negative COVID.
Aim & objectives of the study: To analyze the uses of exercise training through telerehabilitation applied during
COVID-19 isolation period on overweight and obese college students on physical fitness and quality of life.
Data Analysis and Results: Notable improvement in the variables of weight in kg and Body Mass Index (BMI) in
obese and overweight as well as their quality of life which is measured by SF – 36 questionnaire in college students
after rehabilitation through telerehabilitation method where the subjects were trained with aerobic exercises,
breathing exercises along with core stability exercises on physical fitness and quality of life with significance equal
or less than 0.05 and confidence interval at 95%.
Conclusion: statistically significant improvement in weight in kg and BMI which reflected in their physical fitness
and quality of life (SF – 36) in overweight and obese college students after the intervention of telerehabilitation
consists of aerobic exercises, breathing exercises and core stability exercises applied to them during this COVID
19 Pandemic.

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Author Biographies

Tamilalagan

Assistant Professor, Institute of Physiotherapy, Srinivas University, City Campus, Pandeshwar Campus, Mangaluru, Karnataka – 575001

M.Premkumar

Professor cum PhD Research Scholar, Institute of Physiotherapy, Srinivas University, City Campus, Pandeshwar Campus, Mangaluru, Karnataka – 575001

K.Sangeetha

Final Year Student,Santosh College of Physiotherapy (Affiliated to the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical
University), 15B, GST Main Road, Tirunagar, Madurai, Tamilnadu – 625006.

S. Kavitha

Assistant Professor, Santosh College of Physiotherapy (Affiliated to the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical
University), 15B, GST Main Road, Tirunagar, Madurai, Tamilnadu – 625006.

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Published

2022-10-19

How to Cite

Tamilalagan, M.Premkumar, K.Sangeetha, & S. Kavitha. (2022). Telerehabilitation as a Tool Given on Physical Fitness and Quality of Life in Overweight and Obese College Students Amidst Covid 19 Pandemic: Single Group Pre Post Design. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Print- (ISSN 0973-5666) and Electronic –(ISSN 0973-5674), 16(4), 107–111. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i4.18715
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