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Sebastian Lindblom

PhD student

About me

I am a Reg. Physiotherapist since 2011 and have my clinical affiliation at Karolinska University Hospital. Since the bachelor's degree in 2011, I have mainly worked with rehabilitation of neurological injuries and diseases both within tertiary and secondary care. I have ongoing specialist training in neurology. In January 2015, I took my master's degree in Clinical Medical Science. In September 2016, I started my postgraduate education at Karolinska Institutet as part of the Doctoral School in Health Care Sciences.

As a doctoral student, I belong to the research group Neuroepidemiology and Health Services Research, who works to contribute to better health in both people with neurological disabilities and their families.

Research description

My research area focuses on spring changes between stroke unit and home with continued rehabilitation in the home environment. I am part of the research project "The Missing Link". The overall aim of the project is to develop, implement and evaluate person-centred transfers between stroke unit and home with people with stroke, significant others, the staff at stroke units and in interdisciplinary home rehabilitation teams.

The Missing Link builds on the view that the involvement of the users – people with stroke, significant others and the staff at the stroke units and the interdisciplinary home rehabilitation teams - in a design process based on their knowledge and identified needs and in which they together collaborate to design new health services is likely to better meet the users' needs as well as be realistic with regard to what can be provided by the health care staff. Accordingly, the Missing Link adheres to an enabling service model that is centred on co-creation/collaboration in the development of a new health service rather than to a top-down service delivery model, which has been proposed to better support improvement and implementation of evidence in health services. Thus in the Missing Link project people with stroke, their significant others, the interdisciplinary team and staff are to be included as partners, experts and co-creators of the new transitions. Such involvement in research has the potential to identify and reconceptualise problems and incorporate the experiences of the users.

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