Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Telerehabilitation

Telerehabilitation has become an increasingly attractive option for delivering allied health rehabilitation services to optimise recovery. Research indicates that it can be as effective as in-person services and may even promote higher attendance rates while reducing patient costs. Despite these benefits, ensuring equitable engagement in telerehabilitation remains a challenge. Does patients’ cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD) affect this engagement? This study suggests that factors such as age and lower educational status may have a more significant impact on readiness to engage in telerehabilitation than cultural or linguistic background.

 
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