A systematic review of the determinants of implementation of a locomotor training program using a powered exoskeleton for individuals with a spinal cord injury
Background: Wearable powered exoskeletons represent a promising rehabilitation tool for locomotor training in various populations, including in individuals with a spinal cord injury. The lack of clear evidence on how to implement a locomotor powered exoskeleton training program raises many challenges for patients, clinicians and organizations.
Objective: To report determinants of implementation in clinical practice of an overground powered exoskeleton locomotor training program for persons with a spinal cord injury.
Data sources: Medline, CINAHL, Web of Science.
Study selection: Studies were included if they documented determinants of implementation of an overground powered exoskeleton locomotor training program for individuals with spinal cord injury.
Data extraction: Eligible studies were identified by two independent reviewers. Data were extracted by one reviewer, based on constructs of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research, and validated by a second reviewer.
Results: Sixty-three articles were included. 49.4% of all determinants identified were related to the intervention characteristics, 29.6% to the individuals’ characteristic and 13.5% to the inner setting. Recurrent barriers identified were the high prevalence of adverse events (e.g., skin issues, falls) and device malfunctions. Adequate training for clinicians, time and resource available, as well as discussion about patients’ expectations were identified as facilitators.
|Auteurs||Caroline Charette, Julien Déry, Andreanne K Blanchette, Céline Faure, François Routhier, Laurent J Bouyer, and Marie-Eve Lamontagne|
|Titre de revue/journal, volume et numéro||Clinical Rehabilitation, volume 37, numéro 8.|
|Langue de la publication et/ou de traduction||Anglais (langue d’origine)|
|Année de parution||2023|
|Institutions affiliées||Université Laval, CIRRIS, CIUSSS-Capitale Nationale|
|Lien vers la publication||https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/02692155231164092|
|Type d’accès à la publication||Gratuit|
|Mots clés||Robotics, perceptions, gait, barriers, facilitators|