Kim Michèle Feder

MSc, Physiotherapist
PhD student

Kim Michéle Feder graduated as a Bachelor in Physiotherapy in 2013 from University College South Denmark and has a Master of Science in Public Health in 2017 from Aalborg University. Kim is PhD student at the Department of Physio- and Occupational Therapy, Vejle Hospital and to Department of Regional Health Science at the University of Southern Denmark, and as a fellow of the Section for Biostatistics and Evidence-Based Research at The Parker Institute.

Since the 1st of March 2019, Kim has been enrolled as a PhD student with the project: “Late-term shoulder pain and function after breast cancer surgery: Clinical epidemiological and socioeconomic aspects of physiotherapeutic rehabilitation, and the effectiveness of specialised diagnosing and physiotherapeutic intervention”. Understanding and improving the physiotherapeutic rehabilitation of late-term shoulder effects should be a priority in clinical research and practice.

In collaboration with the Section for Biostatistics and Evidence-Based Research at The Parker Institute. The collaboration will include collaboration on issues such as (i) setting the right research priorities, (ii) Encourage use of robust research designs, conduct and analysis, (iii) Make all information on research methods and findings accessible, (iv) Encourage the involvement of relevant stakeholders (incl. patient partners), (v) Reports of research are complete and usable (independent of the findings).

Kim will be supervised in clinical epidemiology, including guidance on how to perform a randomised trial that investigates whether the effect of a patient-centred specialised intervention, consisting of an expert assessment followed by an individualised treatment plan (Intervention group), is superior to a minimal physiotherapeutic rehabilitation program delivered in a pamphlet (i.e. Control comparator group) among women with late-term shoulder impairments after their primary breast cancer surgery.

We envision that the outlined clinical epidemiological aspects in the PhD study will help to focus late-term upper limb impairments and the quality of physiotherapeutic rehabilitation offered to women with breast cancer and late-term shoulder impairments.