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.


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    Astrid van Tubergen appointed professor Outcome and innovation in rheumatology practice

    Thursday, 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. 

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    “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.

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    Technology as a weapon against antibiotic resistance

    Friday, January 29, 2021
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  • Crowdfunding campaign for better corona recovery

    Friday, December 11, 2020

    Prof. Jeanine Verbunt wants to develop a digital ‘corona aftercare instrument’ to help GPs diagnose these issues and prescribe the right course of treatment. To achieve this, a crowd funding campaign has been started.

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    Consortium receives €11 million grant in the fight against antibiotic resistance

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    As part of the National Science Agenda, NWO is providing a grant of 9.8 million euros to the DARTBAC project: Dutch Antimicrobial Resistance Technology development and Biofilm Assessment Consortium. An international interdisciplinary consortium led by MUMC+/CAPHRI researcher dr. Chris Arts will spend the next 6 years researching new technological solutions to the explosively growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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    Evaluation allied health rehabilitation care COVID-19 patients

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    A national research consortium will evaluate allied health rehabilitation care for COVID-19 patients in close collaboration with the professional field. The consortium consists of researchers from various knowledge centers throughout the Netherlands, including the Department of Physiotherapy and Epidemiology of CAPHRI's research line Functioning, Participation and Rehabilitation. 

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  • Joined forces in COVID-19 rehabilitation care

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    For Covid-19 patients who respond successfully to treatment and are able to be discharged from hospital, the road to recovery can still be a lengthy one. In order to provide the right care in the right place to COVID-19 patients, the involved health care providers (primary, secondary and tertiary care) in the Limburg region have joined forces.

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    Inge Timmers receives Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions award

    Friday, December 20, 2019

    The European Commission has awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) award to Inge Timmers for the project ‘Imaging circles of engagement: Neural correlates of parent empathic distress in the context of chronic pain’. 

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    Expertise Centre Pain and Rehabilitation launched film

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    The Expertise Centre Pain and Rehabilitation made a short film in which their treatment "Exposure in vivo in chronic pain" is explained.

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    Economische tijger Limburg dreigt te verhongeren, maar de wetenschap helpt

    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Limburg is van een sulletje veranderd in een economische tijger, maar wel een die door gebrek aan personeel dreigt te verhongeren. Daarom moet het nog altijd grote Limburgse leger van niet-werkenden worden gemobiliseerd voor de arbeidsmarkt. De wetenschap helpt mee. 

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  • Fewer limitations after exposure to painful activities

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Paradoxical discovery in chronic pain research (MUMC+ news)

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Living Labs

Research Line Functioning, Participation and Rehabilitation participates in the following Living Labs:

Living Lab Rehabilitation
Living Lab Sustainable Care Limburg



Here you can find an overview of staff members connected to the research line Functioning, Participation and Rehabilitation:

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