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Andrea Bökel

Zarnekow Sponsorship Award 2021 goes to Andrea Bökel, InSCI Coordinator in Germany

As researcher at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Hannover Medical School Andrea Bökel is coordinator of the InSCI survey in Germany - the "GerSCI" study. For her scientific work in the context of GerSCI Andrea Bökel received the Sponsorship Award of the Zarnekow Foundation, endowed with € 5,000. The award was granted during the 30th Rehabilitation Science Colloquium, which took place virtually from March 22-25, 2021. 

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First publications of cross-country study results

InSCI emerged out of the SwiSCI role model and evolved to an international research platform that includes approximately 12.500 study participants from 22 countries. For numerous countries, it was the first time ever that persons with SCI came into the focus of research. Findings of the InSCI survey will help raising awareness for the needs of persons with SCI among researchers and stakeholders.

Now, the first publications of the study results of the InSCI survey 2017 are published:

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Environmental barriers of the German study population

The German InSCI team published a paper about perceived environmental barriers of the German study population and their associations with quality of life. The results show that the most life-hardening barriers are related to infrastructure, a category in which most barriers are modifiable, for example, buildings or transportation. Quality of life decreased with increasing experience of barriers.

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First InSCI results presented

At the ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 in Nice first cross-country results have been presented. Here you find the poster of Mirja Gross-Hemmi, scientific coordinator of the InSCI Study Center. 

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