Ira Jeglinsky-Kankainen

Principal Lecturer in Rehabilitation

Phone number:0294 282 834

Ira Jeglinsky-Kankainen is a physiotherapist, holds a PhD in Medical Science from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Her field of research includes children with neurodevelopmental disorder, with a focus on children and youth with cerebral palsy. Her research focuses on person- and family-centered approaches, functioning, participation, interprofessional work and participatory co-research within the rehabilitation field. Currently Jeglinsky-Kankainen is involved in two Nordic and one international research program. The CP-North: living life with cerebral palsy in the Nordic countries (for more information, see…), Moving-On with CP and CPPain (see:… External link). Other research programs she is involved in are connected to the Arcada Health Tech Hub.

Recent peer-reviewed publications:

Alriksson-Schmidt A, Jeglinsky I, Jonsdottir G, Kedir Seid A, Klevberg G, Buschmann E, Jahnsen I. Living life with cerebral palsy? A description of the social safety nets for individuals with cerebral palsy in the Nordic countries. Scandinavian Journal of Public health 2020; Dec 15. doi: 10.1177/1403494820974564

Jeglinsky I, Kaakkuriniemi E, Kiviranta T. Profiles of functioning of children with cerebral palsy in Finland: Analysis of multi-professional family meetings. Disabil & Rehabil 2019. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1692080

Alriksson-Schmidt A, Jarl J, Rodby-Bousquet E, et al. Improving the health of individuals with cerebral palsy: protocol for the multidisciplinary research program Moving On With CP. Jmir research protocols 2019 Oct 9; p. e13883

Alriksson-Schmidt A, Ahonen M, Andersen GL, Eggersdottir G, Haula T, Jahnsen R, Jeglinsky-Kankainen I et al. CP-North: living life in the Nordic countries? A retrospective register research protocol on individuals with cerebral palsy and their parents living in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. BMJ Open 2019; 9:e024438. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024438

Jeglinsky I, Karhula M, Salminen A-L, Törmäkangas T. Feasibility and psychometric properties of the Finnish version of the Measure of Processes of Care –Adult version. Clinical Rehabilitation 2018; 32(11):1540-1550. doi: 10.1177/0269215518784334.

Ira Jeglinsky-Kankainen