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Authors

  1. Kelechi, Teresa J. PhD, GCNS-BC, CWCN
  2. Green, Ashley BSN
  3. Dumas, Bonnie PhD
  4. Brotherton, Sandra S. PhD, MHS

Abstract

The goal of this preliminary study was to test a structured home-based chair physical activity (PA) intervention, using a "live" coach on the feasibility of using the Internet to work with patients who had a history of leg ulcers. A 10- to 15-minute lower limb PA protocol using resistance tubing and foot pushing and peddling devices were used in the study while the coach watched patients perform the activities three times over a 7-day period. The Internet for "live" coaching was found to be feasible and patient-acceptable.