Non-inferiority of a hybrid outpatient rehabilitation: a randomized controlled trial (HIRE, DRKS00028770)

Richard Albers, Stella Lemke, Sebastian Knapp, Gert Krischak, Matthias Bethge


Physiotherapeutic telerehabilitation in various musculoskeletal and internal diseases, including back pain, might be comparable to face-to-face rehabilitation or better than non-rehabilitation. In Germany, a standardized back school for patients with chronic back pain is provided in outpatient rehabilitation centers. The effectiveness of this standardized back school was shown in a randomized controlled trial in face-to-face rehabilitation. This study examines non-inferiority of a hybrid rehabilitation applying a digital version of the standardized back school against a rehabilitation applying the face-to-face back school.
Original languageGerman
JournalBMC Digital Health
Issue number1
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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  • Research Area: Center for Population Medicine and Public Health (ZBV)

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