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Frederike is a human movement scientist with a qualification in physiotherapy from The Netherlands. She co-leads the Living with Stroke and other long term neurological conditions (LTNC) research group, together with Prof. Marian Brady. The aim of this group is to improve the lives of people with a LTNC and their families by undertaking high quality research to improve the effectiveness, acceptability and meaningfulness of interventions and other support strategies that focus on their priorities.
Frederike’s research interests focus on understanding functional recovery, physical activity, skill acquisition and behavioural change processes in people with stroke and other LTNC, to inform the design of novel strategies that enable people to meet their personal goals. The purpose is to develop a portfolio of evidence-based, person-centred strategies to support people with LTNC and their families to continue to optimise recovery, along the entire trajectory from the acute stage into the long-term.
Studies on arm function after stroke include bilateral arm training, task oriented training, robot-mediated therapy and music games. Studies on physical activity and sedentary behaviour include goal setting, tailored fitness training for stroke survivors who are unable to walk, and behavioural change interventions to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour for those being discharged home from hospital. Collaborative work on physical activity after stroke has led to the UK best practice guidelines for community-based exercise and fitness training after stroke, the first UK Exercise and Fitness Training after Stroke course and a published textbook.
Study methodologies include: systematic literature reviews, validation studies, modelling, feasibility and pilot studies, as well as definitive randomised controlled clinical trials.
Frederike is president of the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation, past secretary of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation and the research lead and one of the founding members of the Scottish Stroke Allied Health Professions Forum.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Queen Margaret University
Award Date: 20 Jun 2006
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Award Date: 1 May 1995
Academie voor Fysiotherapie Arnhem
Award Date: 20 Jun 1986
President, European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation
26 May 2017 → 25 May 2019
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Experiences of augmented arm rehabilitation including supported self-management after stroke: a qualitative investigationSchabel, S., van Wijck, F., Bain, B., Barber, M., Dall, P., Fleming, AL., Kerr, A., Langhorne, P., McConnachie, A., Molloy, K., Stanley, B., Young, H. J. & Kidd, L., 1 Feb 2021, In: Clinical Rehabilitation. 35, 2, p. 288-301 14 p.
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International consensus recommendations for outcome measurement in post-stroke arm rehabilitation trialsDuncan Millar, J., van Wijck, F., Pollock, A. & Ali, M., Feb 2021, In: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 57, 1, p. 61-68 8 p.
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Quantifying upper limb tremor in people with multiple sclerosis using Fast Fourier Transform based analysis of wrist accelerometer signalsTeufl, S., Preston, J., van Wijck, F. & Stansfield, B., 3 Feb 2021, In: Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering. 8, p. 1-9 9 p.
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Robot-assisted training compared with an enhanced upper limb therapy programme and with usual care for upper limb functional limitation after stroke: the RATULS three-group RCTRodgers, H., Bosomworth, H., Krebs, H. I., van Wijck, F., Howel, D., Wilson, N., Finch, T., Alvarado, N., Ternent, L., Fernandez-Garcia, C., Aird, L., Andole, S., Cohen, D. L., Dawson, J., Ford, G. A., Francis, R., Hogg, S., Hughes, N., Price, C. I., Turner, D. L. & 3 others, , 31 Oct 2020, In: Health Technology Assessment. 24, 54, p. 1-268 268 p.
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Pollock, A. & van Wijck, F., Jun 2019, In: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 55, 3, p. 395-410 16 p.
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