Disputas - Master i helsefag Andreas Falck Lahelle
Master i helsefag Andreas Falck Lahelle disputerer for ph.d.-graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:
“Group-based and individualized physiotherapy for persons with multiple sclerosis - A qualitative observational and interview study”
Kort populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen:
Group-based organization is a common approach in physiotherapy for persons with multiple sclerosis, although it is a complex practice and sparingly investigated.
This doctoral project aims to identify factors that challenge and give opportunities for achieving success in such clinical encounters. Through analysis of 56 hours of qualitative video observations and interviews, the study revealed that hands-on techniques and specific adaptations were vital to improve each group members’ individual problems. The group setting occasionally challenged the clinical encounter, but mostly gave the patients additional opportunities to learn from each other’s unique experiences. To obtain these opportunities, the PTs combined their theoretical knowledge with practical and interactional skills.
The study’s findings contradict previous views of individual and group organization as mutually exclusive in physiotherapy, and suggest that individualization can be embedded in group settings.
Hovedveileder Associate Professor Britt Normann
Biveileder Professor Gunn Kristin Øberg
Associate Professor Susan Coote, School of Allied Health University of Limerick, Irland – 1. opponent
Professor Hans Aage Lund, Senter for kunnskapsbasert praksis Høgskulen på Vestlandet, Norge – 2. opponent
Liv Jorunn Kolnes, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité
Associate Professor Gyrd Thrane, UiT Norges arktiske universitet
Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne holdes kl. 10.15, samme sted: “Past and present evidence for physiotherapy treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis”