Specialised rehabilitation in private rehabilitation institutions

project manager


phd fellow

About the project

RehabNytte is a longitudinal multicenter study with 17 collaborating centers from all health regions. The overall aim of the project is to contribute to better and more efficient rehabilitation services. This will be done by investigating how patients benefit from rehabilitation, increasing knowledge about the degree and importance of user participation, investigating the effect on work participation, quality assuring measurement instruments, and investigating the effect of introducing quality indicators on patients' health, function and quality of life after rehabilitation.

The study will look at the following:

  • How do users benefit from rehabilitation?
  • What is user involvement in rehabilitation?
  • How does rehabilitation affect employability and work participation?
  • Can quality indicators help us to develop even better rehabilitation services
  • How can data quality of collected patient data and outcome measures help us in the follow-up after rehabilitation?
  • How do patient-reported outcome measures work in different rehabilitation populations?

The project consists of three work packages:

Who can participate?

Patients referred for rehabilitation at the participating institutions are asked to participate in the project. This includes patients undergoing rehabilitation regardless of their underlying disease.

Recruitment of participants has been completed.

Project arrangement

Patients referred for rehabilitation at the participating institutions regardless of their underlying disease were asked to participate. Those who agreed to participate completed questionnaires in a digital portal at the start and end of rehabilitation, and after 3, 6 and 12 months. To investigate changes in the work and benefit situation, register data will also be collected from NAV on diagnosis, sickness benefit, work assessment allowance, disability pension and unemployment.

Just under 4000 patients were recruited during the inclusion period.

The project is a collaboration between NKRR and the R&D network (VIRKE rehabilitation). Participating institutions are: Skogli Helse- og Rehabiliteringssenter AS, HLF Briskeby rehabilitation, Vikersund bad rehabilitation center, Røysumtunet rehabilitation center, CatoSenteret, Sørlandet rehabilitation center, Stamina Ringerike rehabilitation, Hernes Institute, NKS Helsehus as, Montebellosenteret, Evjeklinikken, Ravneberghaugen, Åstveit helsesenter, Red Cross Haugland rehabilitation center, Selli rehabilitation center, Muritunet, Opptreningssenteret i Finnmark. Other partners in the project are: Funksjonshemmedes Fellesorganisasjon, Nasjonal Kompetansetjeneste for Arbeidsrettet rehabilitation (NKARR) and Regional Kompetansetjeneste for Rehabilitation Helse Sørøst (RKE).


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