Therapien und Rehabilitation


Das Institut für Therapien und Rehabilitation verfolgt eigene Forschungsschwerpunkte mit jährlichen wissenschaftlichen Publikationen, von der Einzelfallanalyse bis zu randomisierten kontrollierten Studien.


  • 2021

    Lung diffusing capacity for nitric oxide measured by two commercial devices: a randomised crossover comparison in healthy adults.
    Radtke T, de Groot Q, Haile SR, et al.
    ERJ Open Res 2021; 7: 00193-2021 [DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00193-2021].

    Association of a prehabilitation program with anxiety and depression before colorectal surgery: a post hoc analysis of the pERACS randomized controlled trial.
    Anas Taha, Stephanie Taha-Mehlitz, Victor E Staartjes, Fabian Lunger, Severin Gloor, Ines Unger, Giuseppe Mungo, Christoph Tschuor, Stefan Breitenstein, Christian Gingert.
    Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery. 2021 Aug;406(5):1553-1561. doi: 10.1007/s00423-021-02158-0. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

    The Influence of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Counselling on Perceptions of Physical Activity in Individuals with COPD – A Qualitative Study.
    Scheermesser M, Reicherzer L, Beyer S, Gisi D, Rezek S, Hess T, Wirz M, Rausch Osthoff AK.
    International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. DOI 10.2147/COPD.S315130, 14 August 2021 Volume 2021:16 Pages 2337—2350.

    Influence of weekday of admission and level of distress on length of hospital stay in patients with low back pain: a retrospective cohort study.
    Emanuel Brunner, André Meichtry, Davy Vancampfort, Reinhard Imoberdorf, David Gisi, Wim Dankaerts, Anita Graf, Stefanie Wipf Rebsamen, Daniela Suter, Lukas Martin Wildi, Stefan Buechi, Cornel Sieber.
    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders volume 22. DOI:0.1186/s12891-021-04529-6, Article number: 656 (2021), Published: 05 August 2021.

    Bewegung gegen Depression und Angst.
    Emanuel Brunner, Maurizio Trippolini, Andreas Daurù, Niklaus Egloff, Roman Schleifer, Davy Vancampfort.
    Swiss Medical Forum – Schweizerisches Medizin-Forum 2021;21(9–10):154–156. doi: 10.4414/smf.2021.08672.

    Feasibility of an Outpatient Training Program after COVID-19.
    Martina Betschart, Spencer Rezek, Ines Unger, Swantje Beyer, David Gisi, Harriet Shannon, Cornel Sieber.
    Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(8), 3978;

    Construct validity of the Post-COVID-19 Functional Status Scale in adult subjects with COVID-19.
    Felipe V. C. Machado, Roy Meys, Jeannet M. Delbressine, Anouk W. Vaes, Yvonne M. J. Goërtz, Maarten van Herck, Sarah Houben-Wilke, Gudula J. A. M. Boon, Stefano Barco, Chris Burtin, Alex van ’t Hul, Rein Posthuma, Frits M. E. Franssen, Yvonne Spies, Herman Vijlbrief, Fabio Pitta, Spencer A. Rezek, Daisy J. A. Janssen, Bob Siegerink, Frederikus A. Klok & Martijn A. Spruit.
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 19, 40 (2021).

  • 2020

    Early Physical Therapist Interventions for Patients With COVID-19 in the Acute Care Hospital: A Case Report Series.
    Sabrina Eggmann, Angela Kindler, Andrea Perren, Natalie Ott, Frauke Johannes, Rahel Vollenweider, Théophile Balma, Claire Bennett, Ivo Neto Silva, Stephan M. Jakob.
    Physical Therapy. 2020. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzaa194.

    Validation of the 7-item Knee Replacement Patient Education Questionnaire (KR-PEQ-7) based on the 16-item Knee Osteoarthritis Patient Education Questionnaire (KOPEQ) by comparison of two measures.
    Erika Omega Huber, Axel Boger, André Meichtry, Caroline H. Bastiaenen.
    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2020. doi: 10.21203/rs.2.18599/v4.

    The Post-COVID-19 Functional Status (PCFS) Scale: a tool to measure functional status over time after COVID-19.
    F.A. Klok, G.J.A.M. Boon, S. Barco, M. Endres, J.J.M. Geelhoed, S. Knauss, S.A. Rezek, M.A. Spruit, J. Vehreschild, B. Siegerink.
    European Respiratory Journal. 2020. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01494-2020.

    Effect of a leucine-rich supplement in combination with nutrition and physical exercise in advanced cancer patients: A randomized controlled intervention trial.
    Lena J. Storck, Maya Ruehlin, Sabine Gaeumann, David Gisi, Martina Schmocker, Peter J. Meffert, Reinhard Imoberdorf, Miklos Pless, Peter E. Ballmer.
    Clinical Nutrition. 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2020.04.008.

  • 2019

    Associations between alliance, physiotherapists’ confidence in managing the patient and patientreported distress in chronic low back pain practice.
    Brunner E, Dankaerts W, O’Sullivan K, Meichtry A, Bauer Ch, Probst M.
    European Journal of Physiotherapy, DOI: 10.1080/21679169.2019.1672786.

    Exergame-Driven High-Intensity Interval Training in Untrained Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Formative One Group Quasi- Experimental Feasibility Trial.
    Rebsamen S, Knols R, Baschung Pfister P, De Bruin E.
    Front Physiol. 2019; 10: 1019.

  • 2018

    Effects of nutrition and physical exercise intervention in palliative cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial. 
    Uster A, Ruehlin M, Mey S, Gisi D, Knols R, Imoberdorf R, Pless M, Ballmer PE.
    Clin Nutr. 2018 Aug;37(4):1202–1209.

    Physical Therapists’ Ability to Identify Psychological Factors and Their Self-Reported Competence to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain.
    Brunner E, Dankaerts W, Meichtry A, O’Sullivan K, Probst M (2018).
    Physical Therapy, 1;98(6):471–479.

    Factor structure of the German version of the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale for Physiotherapists.
    Brunner E, Dankaerts W, Meichtry A, O’Sullivan K, Baldew SS, Probst M (2018).
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 1–9.

  • 2017

    Mobilization of Mechanically Ventilated Patients in Switzerland.
    Sibilla A, Nydahl P, Greco N, Mungo G, Ott N, Unger I, Rezek S, Gemperle S, Needham DM, Kudchadkar SR.
    J Intensive Care Med. 2017 Jan 1.

    Assessing the Value of Prehabilitation in Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery According to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Pathway for the Improvement of Postoperative Outcomes: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Merki-Künzli C, Kerstan-Huber M, Switalla D, Gisi D, Raptis DA, Greco N, Mungo G, Wirz M, Gloor S, Misirlic M, Breitenstein S, Tschuor C.
    JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Oct 27;6(10):e199.

    Health-Related Quality of Life and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: A Systematic Review.
    Jones E, Speyer R, Kertscher B, Denman D, Swan K, Cordier R.
    Dysphagia. 2017 Sep 2.

    Effect of counselling during pulmonary rehabilitation on self-determined motivation towards physical activity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – protocol of a mixed methods study.
    Rausch-Osthoff AK, Greco N, Schwank A, Beyer S, Gisi D, Scheermesser M, Meichtry A, Sievi N, Hess T, Wirz M.
    BMC Pulm Med. 2017 Aug 17;17(1):115.

    Gesundheitswirksame Bewegung – Risiken minimieren und Chancen erkennen!
    Unger I, Boger A.
    Therapeutische Umschau (2017), 73, pp. 641-650.

    Effects of nutrition and physical exercise intervention in palliative cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial.
    Uster A, Ruehlin M, Mey S, Gisi D, Knols R, Imoberdorf R, Pless M, Ballmer PE.
    Clin Nutr. 2017 Jun 8. pii: S0261-5614(17)30201-7.

    Physiotherapy for Patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain and comorbid mental illnesses.
    In: Probst M, Skjaerven LH, eds. Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Psychiatry, a scientific and clinical based approach.
    Brunner E, Dankaerts W.
    1 ed.: Elsevier; 2017, 160-167.

Laufende Forschungsprojekte




External validation of prediction models for gait and upper limb function in individuals post-stroke; a prospective study based on observational data

Betschart M, Eberhard B, Kühne S, Göbel A, Rodic B


Quality of life and physical performance in individuals after Covid19 induced hospitalization and the impact of a standard care follow-up program: A prospective longitudinal cohort study

Betschart M, Rezek S, Unger I, Ott N, Mungo G, Beyer S, Hofer M, Karrer U, Gisi D, Sieber C


The impact of pulmonary rehabilitation and a follow-up PR programme on physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective longitudinal cohort study

Rezek S, Beyer S, Gisi D, Shannon H


Central Pain Processing, Psychosocial and Lifestyle Factors as potential
Moderators for Outcome after Rotator Cuff Repair: A Study Design for a Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study

Schwank A, Gisi A, Pisan M, Meeus M, Struyf F