Rehabilitation and health promotion

According to the World Health Organization, about 15 percent of the world's population lives with a disability. There is a great need for increased knowledge about rehabilitation and health promotion

The main goal of the research group is to increase the knowledge of how people with short or long-term health challenges in different life stages master their everyday activities in their environment.

Rehabilitation and health promotion include processes in which several actors work together to enable the best possible functioning and coping, independence and participation in society. Health and well-being are promoted at the individual, group and system levels.

The research group members have backgrounds from various health and social sciences. The group researches the development, implementation, effect of various measures as well as cultural and structural conditions for rehabilitative and health-promoting processes.

The research group has the following research areas:

  • Research on reablement. Effectiveness studies and qualitative interviews of relatives, users and health professionals.
  • Rehabilitation in a global perspective
  • Research related to health promotion and salutogenesis throughout life
  • Improvement processes, health promotion competence and user participation

Research group leader

bilde av Merethe Hustoft

Merethe Hustoft

Associate Professor