Functioning, Participation and Rehabilitation
Within the research line Functioning, Participation and Rehabilitation (FPR) our mission is to study and manage functioning and participation of individuals in their context throughout their lifespan by developing and evaluating strategies for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis given that health(care), participation and wellbeing are crucial elements of resilient individuals and successful societies.
Research and impact
Understanding, maintaining and improving functioning, participation and well-being of individuals (given their individual and soci(et)al context is the focus of our research. If proven effective, findings are implemented in research and in daily practice through healthcare, research networks, the public domain of the (local) government and the living lab rehabilitation. The WHO’s framework of extended health and the International Classification of Functioning and Health serve as the main theoretical models to understand functioning and health in their context.
Astrid van Tubergen appointed professor Outcome and innovation in rheumatology practiceThursday, September 9, 2021
Astrid van Tubergen has been appointed professor Outcome and innovation in rheumatology practice. She will give her inaugural lecture on 17 September.
“People finding each other is crucial for innovation”Monday, March 1, 2021
Tim Welting and Paul Willems were both appointed professors in 2020. Quietly, as they have not yet been able to celebrate their inaugurations. After all, you can’t throw a party during a pandemic. But what you can do is give an online interview. Here, they talk about their work, their plans, and what drives them.
Technology as a weapon against antibiotic resistanceFriday, January 29, 2021
Publications and Doctoral Theses
Projects and partners
Here we provide insights into what topics our research projects are tackling, who the actors involved in them are, and how these projects aim to optimise functioning and participation of patients and healthy individuals in their context throughout their lifespan.
2BActive: Effectiveness of an outpatient multimodal rehabilitation program for adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain
Balansmeter: Early detection and treatment of workers at risk for sickness absence. Substantiating benefits, costs and long-term effects of a proven effective strategy
PoSTuRE: Patient-specific Scoliosis TREatment
SpA-NET: Registry for spondyloarthritis in the Netherlands
SyCaP: A synthetic non-degrading, non-drug releasing cartilage implant
Here you can find an overview of staff members connected to the research line Functioning, Participation and Rehabilitation:
Prof. dr. Rob de Bie
Professor of Research in Physiotherapy
+31 43 3882362
Prof.dr. IJmert Kant
Professor of Epidemiology, specialising in Occupational Epidemiology
+31 43 3882378