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SWEAH alumna Maya Kylén receives large FORMAS grant

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Maya Kylén.

The project is called "Rehabilitation at home – development of a sustainable model, placing person's needs and environmental resources at heart (InHome)" and will be carried out in close collaboration with Marie Elf at Dalarna University.

Maya Kylén has applied for the grant based on her position at Dalarna University; that is, Maya is active at two of SWEAH's partner universities. Maya is the main applicant/project manager and she has received a so called Junior research grant of four million SEK.

-  The grant will be used to develop an intervention based on experiences from our previous and ongoing studies where we explore the importance of the home and neighborhood environment for health and participation among people with stroke who are rehabilitated at home.

The project is a continuation of her postdoctoral project where she together with Marie Elf, explored the importance of the environment for post stroke rehabilitation in the home.

"The home should be a starting point in care and rehabilitation"

- The grant means that we will be able to use the knowledge we have generated and develop an intervention to include the environment in stroke rehabilitation. The home environment is a large part of people's everyday life and therefore it should be included as a starting point in care and rehabilitation that takes place there, which is not sufficiently done today. We want to change this! The new model is expected to lead to improved quality of life, increased mobility outside the home and faster recovery for the large group of people who are rehabilitated at home after a stroke, says Maya Kylén.