Marieke Coussens

Marieke Coussens
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

Master of Rehabilitation Science
Post doctoral researcher at Ghent University

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Introduction
Marieke Coussens currently works at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Ghent University. Marieke does research in Pediatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine and Occupational Therapy. Their current project is 'The lived experience of participation of young children with developmental problems.

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Participation has become an important measure of outcome in child rehabilitation as young children with developmental disabilities are increasingly at risk of decreased participation. Therefore, this study garnered information on clinicians’ perspectives regarding perceived facilitators and barriers when rendering participation-based interventions...
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Objectives Participation refers to a person’s involvement in activities and roles that provide interaction with others as well as engagement in family and community activities. Young children with developmental disabilities (DD) such as attention deficit hyperactive disorder, autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder are limi...
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Participation, defined as ‘involvement in life situations’ according to the World Health Organisation, is a well-recognized concept and critical indicator of quality of life. In addition it has become an important outcome measure in child rehabilitation. However, little is known about the level of participation of young children with Developmental...
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Background: During the early years of a child's life, participation is essential for learning and development. Children with disabilities are at risk for decreased participation. The interplay between environment and participation is identified as one of the most important factors influencing successful participation. The objective of this scoping...
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Increased fracture risk in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes has been reported, but the reasons for it are incompletely understood. We aimed to investigate possible determinants of this increased risk and found that hEDS/HSD patients present with a cortical bone size deficit compared with control subjects, possibly related to lower mechanical l...
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Background: “Ehlers–Danlos syndrome” (EDS) is a heritable connective disorder influencing multiple aspects of daily life. Most studies have focused on describing the physical symptoms and level of disability, but little knowledge exists about the psychosocial effects of the pathology. Participation in employment is an aspect that strongly influence...
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Objectives To synthesize the evidence on the psychometrics functional capacity evaluation (FCE) methods. Methods A systematic literature search in nine databases. The resulting articles were screened based on predefined in- and exclusion criteria. Two reviewers independently performed this screening. Included studies were appraised based on their m...
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Introduction/Background Rehabilitation services are increasingly targeting involvement in daily life. Within the ICF this is referred to as participation. Questions regarding its conceptualization have been raised and a consensus is lacking. Material and method In a first phase a critical review of the literature was performed to detect recurring...
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Background: Rehabilitation services are increasingly targeting involvement in daily life. In the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health this is referred to as "participation". How-ever, questions have arisen regarding the conceptualization of participation, and consensus is lacking. Methods: The first phase of this st...
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This report reviews international research into the barriers to play for children with disabilities. The authors come from different disciplinary backgrounds, in Sociology, Social Policy, Anthropology, Occupational Health and Education and bring different concerns to this review. They are united, however, in their adoption of a rights-based perspec...
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Objective: Motivation is suggested as an important factor in pediatric motor rehabilitation. Therefore, we reviewed the existing evidence of (motivational) motor rehabilitation paradigms, and how motivation influences rehabilitation outcome using self-determination theory as conceptual framework. Methods: PubMed and Web-of-Science databases were...
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Background: The consequences of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome hypermobility type (EDS-HT) affect many aspects of daily life. "Living with limitations" is a central theme in the life of patients affected by this heritable disorder of connective tissue. The aim of the present study was to explore the lived experiences of women with EDS-HT concerning di...

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Does the lived experience of participation of 5 to 8 year old children with developmental problems match the conceptualisation of the construct 'participation' derived from literature and does it match the reports of the parents via proxy-report?