Table 1

Eligibility criteria of studies

  • Full-text English language academic papers from inception to 6 April 2020.

  • Patients with an orthopaedic/musculoskeletal problem.

  • Studies reporting patients accessing physical assessment/rehabilitation through the use of virtual consultations (eg, telephone, video conferencing) in an orthopaedic/musculoskeletal setting.

  • Qualitative studies or studies with a qualitative component that focuses on the patient viewpoint of accessing virtual consultations.

  • Conference abstracts

  • Participants without an orthopaedic/musculoskeletal complaint

  • Quantitative studies

  • Studies not reporting patient viewpoints