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Ira Jeglinsky-Kankainen, Phd in Medical Science, PT

Principal lecturer

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" I have a great interest in how we could improve the life of children and young people with disabilities, and the role of (re)habilitation in this improvement. This interest I convey to my students. "


Ira Jeglinsky-Kankainen holds a PhD in Medical Science. Jeglinsky-Kankainen's field of research includes children with neurodevelopmental disorder, and her main interest is in children and youth with cerebral palsy. Her research focuses on family-centered service, functioning and interprofessional work within the rehabilitation field.

Jeglinsky-Kankainen is interested in how we can improve the everyday functioning of children. Jeglinsky-Kankainen is currently leading the Finnish team in a Nordic research project of the lifespan of individuals with cerebral palsy, the CP-North: living life with cerebral palsy in the Nordic countries . Additionally, she is part of the Swedish research program Moving-On with CP. Other research programs that Jeglinsky-Kankainen is involved in cover self-organization in home-care teams and computer vision in rehabilitation. 

Jeglinsky-Kankainen's teaching interest and activities are in the field of pediatric neurology, rehabilitation mainly for children and youth as well as universal design and accessibility. 


Leppävuori P, Jeglinsky-Kankainen I, Kaakkuriniemi E, Kiviranta T.
CP-vammaisen lapsen ja nuoren toimintakyvyn kuvaaminen kuntoutussuunnitelmissa. Kuntoutus 2019; 4:.

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.

Alriksson-Schmidt A, Jeglinsky-Kankainen I, Jahnsen R, Julsen Hollung S, Andersen G, Hägglund G. Flaunting Our Assets— Making the Most of the Nordic Registry Goldmine: Cerebral Palsy as an Example. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2019; 1-6.

Kaakkuriniemi E, Jeglinsky I, Kiviranta T, Veijola A. CP-vammaisen lapsen ja nuoren toimintakyvyn kuvautuminen moniammatillisessa työryhmässä (Describing function for children and youth with CP in a multiprofessional team). Kuntoutus 2018; 41 (3):21-33.

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.