Table 2

Considerations for rehabilitation in an LRS implemented in included studies

Considerations for LRSn%
Home-based programmes711.5
Adapting programmes to patients’ cultural background711.5
Adapting programmes to resources available69.8
Tailoring of educational material58.2
 Simple language (low literacy)240.0
 Culturally appropriate information240.0
Graphics (low literacy)120.0
Inclusion of family members58.2
Outreach (medical team travel to community and home visits)34.9
Peer accountability through peer groups23.3
Adaptations to study design23.3
Initiating rehabilitation in hospital before discharge11.6
Use of technology (eg, smartphones)11.6
Active exclusion due to accessibility11.6
  • LRS, low-resource setting; n, number of times reported.