Ulrike, Claudia Ryll
I am a trained epidemiologist and physiotherapist performing my PhD studies 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 focusses on the prediction of unilateral cerebral palsy in infants at high risk and evaluation of bimanual performance.
My interest is on assessment tools in children with developmental disabilities, in particular cerebral palsy. Currently, I am investigating ways for early prognosis of unilateral cerebral palsy in infants and the predictive ability 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: rehabilitation medicine, health outcome measures, performance in daily life, effectiveness of treatment, research methodology, measurement properties