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

Ongoing research project

  • Research evaluation of Care Plan 2020
  • Active and meaningful living
  • MEDSAM  - Models for citizen co-creation
  • User participation - from policy to practice
  • Reablement - various studies
  • English-language scientific anthology on reablement
  • Rehabilitation course in older adults after hip fracture.
  • Osteoporosis: women's experiences with health promotion and treatment
  • Better life with COPD - A health-promoting self-care program
  • Rheumatic disease and fatique management of everyday life, needs and expectations of health professionals
  • Living conditions, coping and skills development in young adults with psychosis disorders - focusing on physical activity as a coping resource
  • Experiences of Being a Clubhouse Member: Qualitative Studies in a Norwegian Context
  • Promoting Movement Quality and Movement Awareness Learning within Physiotherapy in Mental Health - Everyday Movements and Health Promotion - a multi-cultural project
  • Reflections on Developing a Global Master's Program in Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation
  • Disability, Rehabilitation and Global Health
  • Physiotherapy and Refugees Education Project

Research group leader

bilde av Graziella Van den Bergh

Graziella Van den Bergh

Associate Professor