My main research area is chronic pain andpain rehabilitation. The Swedish Research Council and FORTE are funding ourmost recent projects that concern:
- validation of modern wrist-wornactivity trackers for future empirical long-term registrations of physicalactivity in patients with chronic pain
- developing a novel approach forpromoting (or pacing) physical activity in patients with chronic pain usingwrist worn activity trackers
- evaluation of the effectivenessof using activity tracers as a supplement to interdisciplinary treatmentprograms offered to patients with chronic pain in primary and specialist care
- evaluation of potentialdifferences in movement control and muscle activity in patients with chronicpain compared to healthy controls.
- evaluation of immediate effectof a short physical activity session on movement control and muscle activity
- investigation of earlyprognostic factors that predict improved physical- and emotional health inpatents with chronic pain participating in interdisciplinary treatment programsin specialist care
Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a complex condition and people with chronic pain report that most aspects of their lives are significantly affected. It is a major and growing health problem that challenges health-care systems worldwide. It causes severe emotional, physical,and social problems and its financial burden on the society is enormous. Our research targets effects of; physical activity, the use of innovative interventional technology and interdisciplinary treatment programs. The settings for our research projects range from laboratory to clinical research and additionally registry based research using Swedish National Quality Registries
I gained my degree in physiotherapy from Linköping University in 1997, and I defended my PhD in 2015, titled“Acupuncture for labour pain”. Currently, I’m Dean, Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences, Vice Director Research Centre for Public Health and Sports (RePS) at Dalarna University and a member of the University faculty board.
Active school transport in Falun - part of Sustainable Innovations for Children Transporting Actively (SICTA 2.0)
Effectiveness of a mobile activity tracker as an addition to multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs for patients with chronic pain in primary care - A Registry-based Randomised Clinical Trial
Effects of physical activity on gait movement and motor control in patients with chronic pain conditions
När kvinnor lyfter
Nationwide evaluation of multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients with chronic pain”. The project is based on register data from the Swedish quality register and presently includes two PhD project
- The value of interdisciplinary treatment for sickness absence in chronic pain : A nationwide register-based cohort study., European Journal of Pain, 2021. Article : refereed. .
- Predictors of Sickness Absence in a Clinical Population With Chronic Pain, Journal of Pain, 2021. Article : refereed. .
- Impact of a culturally tailored parenting programme on the mental health of Somali parents and children living in Sweden : a longitudinal cohort study, BMJ Open, 2021, Vol. 11, No. 8. Article : refereed. .
- Wrist-Worn Activity Trackers in Laboratory and Free-Living Settings for Patients With Chronic Pain : Criterion Validity Study, JMIR mhealth and uhealth, 2021, Vol. 9, No. 1. Article : refereed. .
- The context matters : A retrospective analysis of life stage at chronic pain onset in relation to pain characteristics and psychosocial outcomes, Journal of Pain Research, 2020, Vol. 13, 2685-2695. Article : refereed. .