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(Re)habilitation – Individuals, Services and Society

This research group belongs to the Faculty of Health Sciences. The group undertakes research in rehabilitation and children’s habilitation. Service delivery and cooperation between clients and professionals is a prioritized area.

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he ability to live an active life is the result of improving individual capacities and environmental change. The relational model is a key frame for the group’s work. The research activity covers four main research areas:

  1. Children with disabilities. Children in need of lifelong follow-up are studied in a family- and child-centered perspective. The research aims at increasing children’s participation in decision making processes concerning habilitation
  2. Pain as a corporal/bodily experience, chronic pain management and somato-cognitive treatment
  3. Rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and multi-trauma, with focus on patients’ self-reported function, health and need for rehabilitation and their perspectives on service delivery
  4. Projects in the humanities and the social sciences are characterized by a wide range of subjects and perspectives on disability. Recent projects are about (1) conflicts and tensions in the field of rehabilitation, occupational health and user involvement, and (2) universal design, ethics and history of rehabilitation

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      The group possesses extensive methodological and interdisciplinary competence. Using a qualitative approach, data material is retrieved from participant observation, in-debt interviews, focus group interviews and documents. Analytically, elements from several traditions are being used; phenomenological content analysis, narrative analysis and discourse analysis. Working quantitatively, the research group performs longitudinal designs and cross-sectional studies, and experimental studies. The research group benefits from its interdisciplinary profile including health sciences, sociology and the humanities.