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Workshop: SCI specific webportal to achieve favourable community health outcomes: what should be included?

Track 1
Friday, September 4, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Auditorium - Track 1


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Miss Nishu Tyagi
Research Associate
Indian Spinal Injuries Centre

SCI specific webportal to achieve favourable Community-health Outcomes: What should be included?


Spinal cord injury (SCI) is confronted with all kinds of short and long term problems in functioning after discharge from an initial rehabilitation. Many of the consequences associated with SCI do not result from the condition itself, but from inadequate medical care and rehabilitation services, and from barriers in the physical, social and policy environments. The need for continuing care for persons with SCI living in the community/home is essential.

Community-health Outcomes and Personalised Exercises/Education (COPE) workshop is a joint venture initiative of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC), India and University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. COPE is an SCI specific web-portal that will assist to achieve favourable community-health outcomes after SCI.
This workshop aims to discuss the parameters and finalize the domains required to assist community inclusion techniques after SCI. This workshop shall include the round table discussion between different stakeholders includes caregivers, consumers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehab physicians and doctors on the following:
Identify the lacunae and important topics on which people with SCI shall require information during home /community inclusion.
Content specification of the web-portal by open discussion.
Formulation of SCI database repository

The global discussion on COPE portal domains/sub-domains/parameters shall assist in the refinement of this unique development and it may be expected that SCI individuals may reach closer to normal health outcomes and lead a full and meaning full life in reducing cost. This can facilitate long-term adjustment of geographically diverse SCI audience by providing access to timely information about optimized exercises, health, community inclusion, employment generation, recreation, and home modifications etc.

Learning Objectives
Importance of community/home care inclusion techniques.
Priorities and health recoveries set by persons with SCI.
To formulate prevention strategies, SCI follow-up database, facilitate community inclusion, encourage community independence and good practices.
Identified Domains and subthemes of COPE portal.
A total of five domains identified are:
1. Environmental related Information
2. Exercises related to Information
3. Health-related Information
4. Policy related Information
5. Care-giver related Information

S No. Topic Time Speakers
1. Worksheet distribution of Identified COPE Domains and Subthemes to audience
2.Introduction to COPE Workshop -3 min- Dr Shakti Goel
3. Community Need Analysis and Results- 7 min- Ms. Nishu Tyagi
4. Developed Domains and Sub-themes of the COPE portal - 30 min - Dr Andrei Krassioukov, Ms Nishu Tyagi, Dr Shakti Goel, Ms Amanda Lee
5. Overview of rehabilitation and community practices in Canada vs. India -20 min- Dr Andrei Krassioukov, Ms Nishu Tyagi, Dr Shakti Goel
6. Panel Discussion on - SCI specific web portal to achieve favourable Community-health Outcomes: What should be included? - 30 min - Moderator: Ms Nishu Tyagi
Experts: Ms Amanda Lee, Dr Andrei Krassioukov, Dr Shakti Goel, Dr Sunil Sharma and Audience



Ms Nishu Tyagi is an Occupational Therapist in Neurological Disorders. She introduced the concept of telerehabilitation via common technologies in patient care as a community outreach/post-discharge service model in India. She has been instrumental in initiating the telerehabilitation-telehealth services at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) and working with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and other esteemed institutes on developing virtual reality, low-cost diagnostics and ICT applications for rehabilitation & healthy living. Awarded more than 20 times for her continuous efforts and contribution in research, rehabilitation, patient care and service delivery. She is passionate about thinking out of the box to determine innovative approaches in research and patient care delivery. She currently serves as the Research Associate for ISIC and coordinating the Telehealth Department. In her free time, she writes health care blogs for the awareness of ortho & spinal ailments. Currently, serving honorary positions like Executive member Telemedicine Society of India (TSI), Social Media lead and Editorial Board Member of Spinal Cord Series and Cases, Nature Journal. Her dream is to expand the multidisciplinary Research & Development (R&D) globally by creating novel ideas, collaborations, and good teamwork. Her other projects include development of COPE (community health exercises) web-portal for SCI individuals with the University of British Columbia, telerehabilitation with International telerehab Organization from the U.S, development of artificial muscle, low-cost virtual reality applications for rehab and rural health improvement using telehealth and technological applications.