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Rehabilitation (Stuttg). 2012 Dec;51 Suppl 1:S12-20. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1327728. Epub 2012 Dec 12.

[Involving patients in research].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Bereich Reha-Wissenschaften Geschäftsbereich Sozialmedizin und Rehabilitation, Deutsche Rentenversicherung, Bund 10704, Berlin. Silke.Kirschning@drv-bund.de

Abstract

Politics advocate the integration of patients in decision making processes as a means of individual participation. Patients' participation in research projects is a next step to fulfil this democratic goal.Concepts essential for rehabilitation are introduced that are germane in the context of participatory rehabilitation research. They are based on the results of 2 workshops where researchers, patients and those working in the field developed ideas for patients' participation in research and on a screening of relevant literature. Research traditions relevant for rehabilitation research are lined out, a stage model allowing design and documentation of patient participation is introduced, and recommendations for practice are given. The article ends with a list of open questions that need to be addressed in the future.

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