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How Remote Therapy During COVID-19 Boosted Maternal Well-Being

How Remote Therapy During COVID-19 Boosted Maternal Well-Being

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges, especially for families with children who have complex needs. One group significantly impacted was mothers of girls with Rett Syndrome (RTT). The research article "Impact of a Remotely Supervised Motor Rehabilitation Program on Maternal Well-Being During the COVID-19 Italian Lockdown" offers insights into how remote therapy can positively affect maternal well-being.

In this study, mothers of girls with RTT participated in a home-based, remotely supervised motor rehabilitation program. The intervention included individualized daily physical activities carried out for 12 weeks, with bi-weekly Skype sessions for planning and monitoring. The findings were eye-opening and encouraging.

Key Findings

Practical Applications

As a practitioner, you can draw valuable lessons from this study:

Encouraging Further Research

While this study offers promising results, it also opens the door for further research. Exploring different types of remote interventions and their long-term impacts can help refine these programs. Additionally, studying the well-being of other family members, such as fathers, can provide a more comprehensive understanding of the family dynamics.

For more details, read the original research paper: Impact of a Remotely Supervised Motor Rehabilitation Program on Maternal Well-Being During the COVID-19 Italian Lockdown.


Citation: Zwilling, M., Romano, A., Favetta, M., Ippolito, E., & Lotan, M. (2022). Impact of a remotely supervised motor rehabilitation program on maternal well-being during the COVID-19 Italian lockdown. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 834419. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.834419

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