Ulrike Ryll

Affiliated to research

My vision is to contribute to increased quality in rehabilitation of children with disabilities.

About me

I am a trained epidemiologist and physiotherapist and completed my PhD studies in May 2020 in the research team of Professor Ann-Christin Eliasson at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. My project focused on the prediction of unilateral cerebral palsy in infants at high risk and evaluation of bimanual performance.

Research description

My interest is on prediction modeling and assessment tools in children with developmental disabilities, in particular cerebral palsy. Currently, I am investigating ways for early prediction of unilateral cerebral palsy in infants and the predictive validity of the Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI), a standardized test to measure both hands use and to quantify asymmetry between the upper limbs in infants aged 3-12 months with high risk of unilateral cerebral palsy.

In past projects, I was involved in systematic literature reviews and investigated measurement properties of the patient-reported Children’s Hand-use Experience Questionnaire in relation to the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA), and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI-G) compared to the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM®).

Further interests are: child health and development, health outcome measures, measurement properties, research methodology, rehabilitation medicine, performance in daily life, effectiveness of treatment