Rehabilitation Research

  • Need for and use of rehabilitation services
  • Classification systems in rehabilitation     
  • Assessment development and deployment     
  • Effectiveness and efficiency of rehabilitation     
  • Supply structures and models
  • Quality control     
  • Sustainability and aftercare     
  • Patient-centred care and new media

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Rehabilitation Research

Rehabilitation research deals with the need for and use of rehabilitation services, the quality of structures, processes and results of service delivery in specialist hospitals, the development of instruments, such as needs assessments, and studies on the effectiveness of rehabilitation measures. Particular attention is paid to the optimisation of interfaces in the care process, i.e. rehabilitation access management and rehabilitation aftercare. Patient-centred care focuses on developing and implementing support services for patients and health care providers, in some instances using new media; for example, a cardiac passport and an online portal (cardiac signpost) were developed for cardiological rehabilitation and a telephone follow-up offer was implemented and evaluated for addiction rehabilitation. Another focus is the development of rehabilitation classification systems, e.g. for vocational rehabilitation services, and the differentiation of rehabilitation case groups. The department’s research approaches are multi-indicator, with an emphasis on addiction rehabilitation, psychosomatic, orthopaedic and cardiological rehabilitation.