Institut Guttmann

Neurorehabilitation hospital

+34 93 497 77 00

Social Research – QVIDLAB -

Head of program: Dr. Joan Saurí / Dr. Àngel Gil

Researchers: Ms. Mercè Yuguero, Ms. Raquel López, Mr. David Sánchez, Dr. Sara Laxe, Dr. Montserrat Bernabeu


The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (CIF, WHO, 2001) led to a model of understanding of disability in which contextual factors (personal and environmental) play a major role in people. Also the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN, 2006) establishes the rights to a general principle, such as Personal Autonomy, that is, the right to decide and its ability to choose to live an independent life with participation In community life. 

In this context, it is very important to promote knowledge about how these contextual factors affect reintegration into the socio-family environment after neurorehabilitation in the daily life of people with disabilities and in their quality of life. The Institut Guttmann as a leading organization in this area of ​​knowledge works for equal opportunities and social inclusion of people with a disability of neurological origin and promotes its active participation through the associations of the Institut Guttmann Social Council.

Program Goals

  1. Promote the generation of knowledge and Social Innovation in relation to the people that are the object of the care activity, by analyzing and valuing the effect of specialized neurorehabilitation on the autonomy, social participation and quality of life of people with disabilities. Support for the implementation and evaluation of inclusive social policies.
  2. To promote the knowledge empowerment of people with disabilities, with the participation of associations of persons with disabilities, especially those belonging to the Social and Participation Council of the Institut Guttmann.
  3. To strengthen the vision of the Institut Guttmann of its holistic, humanistic and ecological care model.
  4. To advance in the purpose of the institution: the struggle for the rights of people with disabilities.
  5. To strengthen the range of strategic alliances, especially with regard to WHO (CIF), associations of people with disabilities, social and disability observatories, universities, etc., both nationally and internationally.

Ongoing Projects

  1. Laboratory of measures enhancing Autonomy, Personal Satisfaction and Quality of Life of people with spinal cord injury or acquired brain damage - QVIDLAB 360

    Project typology:Own
    Funding Entity: Fundación Institut Guttmann
    Principal investigator: Dr. Àngel Gil / Dr. Joan Saurí
    Execution: 2017-2020

  2. Co-preparing the way. Reorganization of the hospital discharge planning protocol from Social Sanitary Work

    Project typology:Own
    Funding Entity: Fundación Institut Guttmann
    Principal investigator: Sra. Mercè Yuguero
    Execution: 2015-2018

  3. Personalised Medicine by Predictive Modeling in Stroke for better Quality of Life - PRECISE4Q

    Project typology: European competitive
    Funding Entity: EU
    Principal investigator: Dr. Montserrat Bernabeu
    Execution: 2018-2022

  4. System for obtaining evidence and the creation of recommendations for decision support during the healthcare process in the field of neurorehabilitation - CLOUDREHAB

    Project typology: Own
    Funding Entity: Fundación Institut Guttmann
    Principal investigator: Mr. David Sánchez
    Execution: 2014-2018


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