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The rehabilitation enhancing aging through connected health (REACH) study: study protocol for a quasi-experimental clinical trial

  • Meng Ni1, 2, 8Email author,
  • Lorna G. Brown1,
  • Danielle Lawler1,
  • Terry D. Ellis3,
  • Tamara Deangelis3,
  • Nancy K. Latham4,
  • Jennifer Perloff5,
  • Steve J. Atlas6,
  • Sanja Percac-Lima6 and
  • Jonathan F. Bean1, 2, 7
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:221

Received: 13 June 2017

Accepted: 8 September 2017

Published: 20 September 2017

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Original Submission
13 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Meng Ni
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
20 Sep 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-017-0618-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, USA
Department of PM&R, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, USA
Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA
Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
New England GRECC, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, USA
Department of Exercise Science, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, USA