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Maarit Karhula.

Maarit Karhula

Researcher, Research Unit


I am a researcher at Kela’s Research Unit. I coordinate the project Muutos III, which examines the changes and reforms in Kela's rehabilitation. I am a leading researcher in the project Omakuntoutus Kelan järjestämissä kuntoutuspalveluissa, which examines the impact and role of self-rehabilitation in rehabilitation services. My research interests include, in particular, rehabilitation and recovery in everyday environments as well as assessing and supporting inclusion, functioning, and work ability.


  • rehabilitation and recovery
  • functioning and ICF implementation
  • occupational therapy
  • self-rehabilitation
  • evaluation study and implementation research
  • multimethod research

Ongoing research projects

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