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Rehabilitation is a process aiming to enable people who are suffering from an illness or an injury to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social functional levels and quality of life. Rehabilitation provides people with the tools they need to attain independence and self-determination by offering interventions targeting both the individual, the family and the environment.

Rehabilitation research is  aiming to improve and develop rehabilitation services for people with functional limitations aiming to support people in being able to remain in or return to their home and local community, live independently and participate in education, civic life and work.

The main research topics within this research group are:

  • Patient- and user perspectives
  • Inter-disciplinary and cross-sectional collaboration
  • Professional and organizational development of rehabilitation services
  • Occupational rehabilitation and return-to-work interventions after sickness absence
  • Rehabilitation of older people and people living with dementia and support of relatives
  • Voluntary work to people living with dementia
  • Rehabilitation after treatment of cancer
  • Inequality in the provision of and access to rehabilitation services
  • Patient-Public Involvement in rehabilitation research


Participants in RIG rehabilitation:

Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen

Karin Aagaard

Anna Marie Balling Høstgaard

Kirsten Schultz Petersen