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  • 201.
    Berglund, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Aasa, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Hellqvist, Jonas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Michaelson, Peter
    Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Institutionen för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för hälsa och rehabilitering, Fysioterapi .
    Aasa, Ulrika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Which patients with low back pain benefit from deadlift training?2015In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, ISSN 1064-8011, E-ISSN 1533-4287, Vol. 29, no 7, p. 1803-1811Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent studies have indicated that the deadlift exercise may be effective in decreasing pain intensity and increasing activity for most, but not all, patients with a dominating mechanical low back pain pattern. This study aimed to evaluate which individual factors measured at baseline could predict activity, disability, and pain intensity in patients with mechanical low back pain after an 8-week training period involving the deadlift as a rehabilitative exercise. Thirty-five participants performed deadlift training under the supervision of a physical therapist with powerlifting experience. Measures of pain-related fear of movement, hip and trunk muscle endurance and lumbopelvic movement control were collected at baseline. Measures of activity, disability and pain intensity were collected at baseline and at follow-up. Linear regression analyses were used to create models to predict activity, disability and pain intensity at follow-up. Results showed that participants with less disability, less pain intensity and higher performance on the Biering-Sørensen test, which tests the endurance of hip and back extensor muscles, at baseline benefit from deadlift training. The Biering-Sørensen test was the strongest predictor since it was included in all predictive models. Pain intensity was the next best predictor as it was included in two predictive models. Thus, for strength and conditioning professionals who use the deadlift as a rehabilitative exercise for individuals with mechanical low back pain, it is important to ensure that clients have sufficient back extensor strength and endurance and a sufficiently low pain intensity level to benefit from training involving the deadlift exercise.

  • 202.
    Berglund, Lars
    et al.
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Umeå University.
    Aasa, Björn
    Norrlandsklinikens hälsocentral, Umeå.
    Hellqvist, Jonas
    Michaelson, Peter
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Aasa, Ulrika
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University.
    Which patients with low back pain benefit from deadlift training?2015In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, ISSN 1064-8011, E-ISSN 1533-4287, Vol. 29, no 7, p. 1803-1811Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent studies have indicated that the deadlift exercise may be effective in decreasing pain intensity and increasing activity for most, but not all, patients with a dominating mechanical low back pain pattern. This study aimed to evaluate which individual factors measured at baseline could predict activity, disability, and pain intensity in patients with mechanical low back pain after an 8-week training period involving the deadlift as a rehabilitative exercise. Thirty-five participants performed deadlift training under the supervision of a physical therapist with powerlifting experience. Measures of pain-related fear of movement, hip and trunk muscle endurance and lumbopelvic movement control were collected at baseline. Measures of activity, disability and pain intensity were collected at baseline and at follow-up. Linear regression analyses were used to create models to predict activity, disability and pain intensity at follow-up. Results showed that participants with less disability, less pain intensity and higher performance on the Biering-Sørensen test, which tests the endurance of hip and back extensor muscles, at baseline benefit from deadlift training. The Biering-Sørensen test was the strongest predictor since it was included in all predictive models. Pain intensity was the next best predictor as it was included in two predictive models. Thus, for strength and conditioning professionals who use the deadlift as a rehabilitative exercise for individuals with mechanical low back pain, it is important to ensure that clients have sufficient back extensor strength and endurance and a sufficiently low pain intensity level to benefit from training involving the deadlift exercise.

  • 203.
    Berglund, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences.
    Aasa, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics. Norrlandskliniken Hlth Care Ctr, Umea, Sweden.
    Michaelson, Peter
    Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Institutionen för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för hälsa och rehabilitering, Fysioterapi .
    Aasa, Ulrika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports medicine.
    Effects of Low-Load Motor Control Exercises and a High-Load Lifting Exercise on Lumbar Multifidus Thickness: A Randomized Controlled Trial2017In: Spine, ISSN 0362-2436, E-ISSN 1528-1159, Vol. 42, no 15, p. E876-E882Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Study Design. Randomized controlled trial.Objective. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of low-load motor control (LMC) exercises and a high-load lifting (HLL) exercise, on lumbar multifidus (LM) thickness on either side of the spine and whether the effects were affected by pain intensity or change in pain intensity. Summary of Background Data. There is evidence that patients with low back pain (LBP) may have a decreased size of the LM muscles with an asymmetry between sides in the lower back. It has also been shown that LMC training can affect this asymmetry. It is, however, not known whether a high-load exercise has the same effect. Methods. Sixty-five participants diagnosed with nociceptive mechanical LBP were included and randomized into LMC exercises or a HLL exercise, the deadlift. The LM thickness was measured using rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI), at baseline and after a 2-month training period. Results. There were no differences between interventions regarding effect on LM muscle thickness. However, the analysis showed a significant effect for asymmetry. The thickness of the LM muscle on the small side increased significantly compared with the large side in both intervention groups, without influence of pain at baseline, or change in pain intensity.Conclusion. At baseline, there was a difference in thickness of the LM muscles between sides. It seems that exercises focusing on spinal alignment may increase the thickness of the LM muscles on the small side, irrespective of exercise load. The increase in LM thickness does not appear to be mediated by either current pain intensity or the magnitude of change in pain intensity.

  • 204.
    Berglund, Lars
    et al.
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Umeå University.
    Aasa, Björn
    Norrlandsklinikens hälsocentral, Umeå.
    Michaelson, Peter
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Aasa, Ulrika
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University.
    Effects of low-load motor control exercises and a high-load lifting exercise on lumbar multifidus thickness: a randomized controlled trial2017In: Spine, ISSN 0362-2436, E-ISSN 1528-1159, Vol. 42, no 15, p. E876-E882Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    STUDY DESIGN:Randomized controlled trial.

    OBJECTIVE:

    The aim of this study was to compare the effects of low-load motor control (LMC) exercises and a high-load lifting (HLL) exercise, on lumbar multifidus (LM) thickness on either side of the spine and whether the effects were affected by pain intensity or change in pain intensity.

    SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:

    There is evidence that patients with low back pain (LBP) may have a decreased size of the LM muscles with an asymmetry between sides in the lower back. It has also been shown that LMC training can affect this asymmetry. It is, however, not known whether a high-load exercise has the same effect.

    METHODS:

    Sixty-five participants diagnosed with nociceptive mechanical LBP were included and randomized into LMC exercises or a HLL exercise, the deadlift. The LM thickness was measured using rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI), at baseline and after a 2-month training period.

    RESULTS:

    There were no differences between interventions regarding effect on LM muscle thickness. However, the analysis showed a significant effect for asymmetry. The thickness of the LM muscle on the small side increased significantly compared with the large side in both intervention groups, without influence of pain at baseline, or change in pain intensity.

    CONCLUSION:

    At baseline, there was a difference in thickness of the LM muscles between sides. It seems that exercises focusing on spinal alignment may increase the thickness of the LM muscles on the small side, irrespective of exercise load. The increase in LM thickness does not appear to be mediated by either current pain intensity or the magnitude of change in pain intensity.

  • 205.
    Berglund, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Sport Sciences Center.
    Aasa, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics. Norrlandskliniken Health Care Centre, Umeå, Sweden.
    Michaelson, Peter
    Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Institutionen för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för hälsa och rehabilitering, Fysioterapi .
    Aasa, Ulrika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Sport Sciences Center.
    Sagittal lumbopelvic alignment in patients with low back pain and the effects of a high-load lifting exercise and individualized low-load motor control exercises: a randomized controlled trial2018In: The spine journal, ISSN 1529-9430, E-ISSN 1878-1632, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 399-406Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Context Assessment of posture and lumbopelvic alignment is often the main focus in the classification and treatment of patients with low back pain (LBP). However, little is known regarding the effects of motor control interventions on objective measures of lumbopelvic alignment.

    Purpose The primary aim of this study was to describe the variation of sagittal lumbopelvic alignment in patients with nociceptive mechanical LBP. The secondary aim was to compare the effects of a high-load lifting exercise (HLL) and low-load motor control exercises (LMC) on the change in lumbopelvic alignment with a special emphasis on patients with high and low degrees of lumbar lordosis (lu) and sacral angle (sa).

    Study Design This study is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of HLL and LMC.

    Patient Sample Patients from the primary study, that is, patients categorized with nociceptive mechanical LBP, who agreed to participate in the radiographic examination were included (n=66).

    Outcome Measures Lateral plain radiographic images were used to evaluate lumbopelvic alignment regarding the lumbar lordosis and the sacral angle as outcomes, with posterior bend as an explanatory variable.

    Materials and Methods The participants were recruited to the study from two occupational health-care facilities. They were randomized to either the HLL or the LMC intervention group and offered 12 supervised exercise sessions. Outcome measures were collected at baseline and following the end of intervention period 2 months after baseline. Between- and within-group analyses of intervention groups and subgroups based on the distribution of the baseline values for the lumbar lordosis and the sacral angle, respectively (LOW, MID, and HIGH), were performed using both parametric and non-parametric statistics.

    Results The ranges of values for the present sample were 26.9–91.6° (M=59.0°, standard deviation [SD]=11.5°) for the lumbar lordosis and 18.2–72.1° (M=42.0°, SD=9.6°) for the sacral angle. There were no significant differences between the intervention groups in the percent change of eitheroutcome measure. Neither did any outcome change significantly over time within the intervention groups. In the subgroups, based on the distribution of respective baseline values, LOWlu showed a significantly increased lumbar lordosis, whereas HIGHsa showed a significantly decreased sacral angle following intervention.

    Conclusions This study describes the wide distribution of values for lumbopelvic alignment for patients with nociceptive mechanical LBP. Further research is needed to investigate subgroups of other types of LBP and contrast findings to those presented in this study. Our results also suggest that retraining of the lumbopelvic alignment could be possible for patients with LBP.

  • 206.
    Berglund, Lars
    et al.
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Umeå University.
    Aasa, Björn
    Norrlandsklinikens hälsocentral, Umeå.
    Michaelson, Peter
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
    Aasa, Ulrika
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University.
    Sagittal lumbo-pelvic alignment in patients with low back pain and the effects of a high-load lifting exercise and individualized low-load motor control exercises: a randomized controlled trial2018In: The spine journal, ISSN 1529-9430, E-ISSN 1878-1632, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 399-406Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Context

    Assessment of posture and lumbo-pelvic alignment is often a main focus in the classification and treatment of patients with low back pain. However, little is known regarding the effects of motor control interventions on objective measures of lumbo-pelvic alignment.

    Purpose

    The primary aim of this study was to describe the variation of sagittal lumbo-pelvic alignment in patients with nociceptive mechanical low back pain. The secondary aim was to compare the effects of a high-load lifting exercise (HLL) and low-load motor control exercises (LMC) on change in lumbo-pelvic alignment with a special emphasis on patients with high and low degrees of lumbar lordosis (lu) and sacral angle (sa).

    Study Design

    This study is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of HLL and LMC.

    Patient Sample

    Patients from the primary study, i.e. patients categorized with nociceptive mechanical low back pain, who agreed to participate in the radiographic examination were included (n=66).

    Outcome measures

    Lateral plain radiographic images were used to evaluate lumbo-pelvic alignment regarding lumbar lordosis and sacral angle as outcomes with posterior bend as an explanatory variable.

    Methods

    The participants were recruited to the study from two occupational health care facilities. They were randomized to either the HLL or LMC intervention group and offered 12 supervised exercise sessions. Outcome measures were collected at baseline and at the end of intervention period 2 months after baseline.

    Between and within group analyses of intervention groups and sub-groups based on the distribution of the baseline values for lumbar lordosis and sacral angle respectively, (LOW, MID, HIGH), were performed using both parametric and non-parametric statistics.

    This study was supported by two grants from Visare Norr (12000 US dollars) and Norrbotten County Council (13000 US dollars). The supporting organizations were not involved in the collection of data, analysis, interpretation or drafting of the manuscript.

    Results

    The ranges of values for the present sample for lumbar lordosis were 26.9-91.6° (M=59.0°, SD=11.5°) and for sacral angle were 18.2-72.1° (M=42.0°, SD=9.6°). There were no significant differences between the intervention groups in the percent change of either outcome measure. Neither did any outcome change significantly over time within the intervention groups. In the sub-groups, based on the distribution of respective baseline values, LOWlu showed significantly increased lumbar lordosis, whereas HIGHsa, showed significantly decreased sacral angle following intervention.

    Conclusions

    This study describes the wide distribution of values for lumbo-pelvic alignment for patients with nociceptive mechanical low back pain. Further research is needed to investigate sub-groups of other types of low back pain and contrast findings to those presented in this study. Our results also suggest that re-training of lumbo-pelvic alignment could be possible for patients with low back pain.

  • 207.
    Berglund, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Aasa, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Michaelson, Peter
    Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Institutionen för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för hälsa och rehabilitering, Fysioterapi .
    Aasa, Ulrika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    The effects of low-load motor control exercises and a high-load lifting exercise on lumbar multifidus thickness – a randomized controlled trialManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Study Design

    Randomized controlled trial

    Objective

    The aim of this study was to compare the effects of low-load motor control exercises and a high-load lifting exercise on lumbar multifidus thickness among patients with nociceptive mechanical low back pain.

    Summary of Background Data

    There is evidence that patients with low back pain may have a decreased size of the lumbar multifidus muscles with an asymmetry between left/right sides in the lower back. It has also been shown that low-load motor control training can affect this asymmetry; essentially, it is effective in equalizing side differences in lumbar multifidus muscle size. It is, however, not known whether a high-load exercise has the same effect.

    Methods

    Sixty-five participants diagnosed with nociceptive mechanical low back pain were included and randomized into low-load motor control exercises or a high-load lifting exercise, the deadlift. The lumbar multifidus thickness at the fifth lumbar vertebra was measured, using rehabilitative ultrasound imaging, at baseline and after a 2-month training period.

    Results

    There were no differences between interventions regarding effect on lumbar multifidus muscle thickness. However, the linear mixed model analysis showed a significant effect for asymmetry. The thickness of the lumbar multifidus muscle on the small side increased significantly compared to the large side in both intervention groups.

    Conclusions

    There was a difference in thickness of the lumbar multifidus muscles between sides. It seems that exercises focusing on spinal alignment may increase the thickness of the lumbar multifidus muscles on the small side, irrespective of exercise load.

  • 208.
    Berglund, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Falk, Jimmy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Eliasson, Kim
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Aasa, Ulrika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    What is the best squat and deadlift technique?2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 209.
    Berglund, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Hellqvist, Jonas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Aasa, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Holmberg, David
    Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Institutionen för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för hälsa och rehabilitering, Fysioterapi.
    Michaelson, Peter
    Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Institutionen för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för hälsa och rehabilitering, Fysioterapi.
    Aasa, Ulrika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Which patients with persistent mechanical low back pain will respond to high load motor control training?2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 210.
    Berglund, Lars
    et al.
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Hellqvist, Jonas
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Aasa, Björn
    Norrlandsklinikens hälsocentral, Umeå.
    Michaelson, Peter
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab. peter.michaelson@ltu.se .
    Holmberg, David
    Cederkliniken Primary Health Care Centre.
    Aasa, Ulrika
    Umeå University, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Which patients with persistent mechanical low back pain will respond to high load motor control training?2011In: Physiotherapy, ISSN 0031-9406, E-ISSN 1873-1465, Vol. 97, no Suppl. 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore variables influencing success or failure of eight weeks of high load motor control training with the conventional deadlift exercise.Relevance: Researching viable exercises for rehabilitation of specific sub-groups of persistent low back pain is relevant for physical therapists in order to develop tailored treatment regimes for patients with persistent low back pain. This study contributes to this research by exploring which variables characterize the ideal patient for the conventional deadlift exercise.Participants: Thirty-five patients with persistent mechanical low back pain were recruited consecutively from two occupational health care services in Umeå, Sweden . Inclusion and exclusion criteria were designed to include patients with persistent mechanical low back pain.Methods: The study design was a prospective cohort study. The intervention consisted of eight weeks of training with the conventional deadlift exercise. To discriminate between patients with a successful or failed outcome of treatment, change in the patient-specific functional scale was used and a cut-off at 50 % improvement was set. Possible predictive variables collected at baseline included physical activity level, pain intensity (Visual Analogue Scale), activity limitation (the Roland and Morris Disability Questionnaire and the Patient-Specific Functional Scale), kinesiophobia (Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia), specific anamnestic questions regarding patients' history and symptoms of low back pain, test of active movement control of the low back, trunk muscle endurance(Prone bridge test, Side-bridge test, Biering-Sörensen test) and lift strength (static two-hand lift test), two-point discrimination of the low back and ultrasound imaging of the mm. multifidi.Analysis: Student´s T-test for normally distributed continuous data, Mann Whitney for non-normally distributed continuous data and chi-square tests or Fisher´s Exact tests for categorical variables were used for analyses of differences between the success and the failure group.Results: No significant differences between groups were found in background, anamnestic or physical performance variables. After eight weeks of training, 15 patients (43 %) were categorized as treatment success and 20 patients (57 %) were categorized as treatment failure according to the cut-off set for the PSFS. The patients reported difficulty in performing a wide variation of activities, ranging from not being able to sit for longer than 15 minutes, to stand upright and watch their children play football games, and to not being able to run long distances, play football or perform different lifting tasks.Conclusions: We conclude that the conventional deadlift exercise may be considered a possible exercise to improve patients' activity limitations, if administered by a therapist experienced in resistance training and analyzing movement patterns. However, further research is needed to explore which variables can define patients in the successful and in the failure group, respectively.Implications: The results of this study imply that the conventional deadlift exercise can be used in treatment of patients with mechanical low back pain in order to increase activity limitation. However, it is still unclear on what grounds treatment with the conventional deadlift exercise is indicated to achieve these results.

  • 211.
    Bergman, Birgitta
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Being a physiotherapist: professional role, utilization of time an d vocational strategies1989Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In a research series carried out between 1984 and 1988 in the county of Västerbotten in northern Sweden, various aspects of the professional role and work of physiotherapists were studied. A variety of research methods were used: questionnaires (n = 163), a time budget study (n = 149), and a qualitative interview (n = 24). Physiotherapy was considered varied and creative, but not well defined or very specific in its objectives. Physiotherapy is still a predominantly female profession, though the proportion of male physiotherapists was increasing. The proportion entering full-time employment in physiotherapy increased due both to the greater number of male graduates and the increasing number of women working full-time. A partial internal division of work between the sexes has arisen. More women than men are employed in in-patient care, while proportionately more men worked outside institutions. Most respondents were firmly in control of their treatment methods, but were somewhat restricted in their freedom to decide whom to treat, and when to terminate treatment. Few had carried out any research concerning treatment and results. The time budget study showed that the treatment of patients took up on average 33% of the physiotherapists’ gross working hours and was the largest single task. Continuing education accounted for 5%, development work for 1% and the remaining occupational tasks for 38%. Occupational area was the most important factor in explaining the distribution of working hours, when other factors were kept constant. Neither sex nor gender markedly affects the carrying out of tasks other than treatment. Nor does professional post particularly affect time utilization other than for administrative tasks. This profession has a double objective: care and service more generally and to provide physiotherapy in particular—both equally important. In order to improve the quality of physiotherapy, and at the same time to extend their own specific, theoretical body of knowledge, a number of physiotherapists have reappraised and extended their concept of the profession to include management and research in their everyday work.

    Conclusion: The fact that occupational area exercises such a profound influence on the work of physiotherapists, taken together with the slight influence that professional post has, reveals that the individual physiotherapist must be prepared to play a broadly defined professional role. There seems to be a wealth of skill and expertise available within the profession, which could, however, be more efficiently used if the management and organization of physiotherapy service were better adapted to serve its objectives, and if these were better delineated and communicated.

  • 212.
    Bergman, Frida
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Medicine. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Active workstations: a NEAT way to prevent and treat overweight and obesity?2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Modern society is triggering sedentary behaviours in different domains. Different strategies can be used to reduce the time spent sitting and increase physical activity in the office environment, which is one domain where sedentary time is often high. One such strategy could be to install treadmill workstations. With these, the office workers can walk on a treadmill while performing their usual work tasks at the computer. However, the long-term effects of these workstations are not known. 

    Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate the long-term effects on sedentary behaviour, physical activity and associated health factors of installing treadmill workstations in offices compared to regular office work.

    Method: In this randomized controlled trial, 80 sedentary, middle-aged, healthy office workers with overweight or obesity were individually randomized into either an intervention or a control group. Those in the intervention group had a treadmill workstation installed at their sit-stand desk, to use for at least one hour per day for 13 months. They further received boosting e-mails at four time-points during the study. Participants in the control group continued to work as normal at their sit-stand office desk. All participants also received a health consultation at the beginning of the study, where they got to discuss physical activity and diet recommendations. Measurements reported include physical activity and sedentary behaviour, anthropometric measurements, body composition, metabolic outcomes, stress, depression and anxiety, cognitive function, structural brain images and interview data. Linear mixed models were used for the main statistical analyses of the quantitative data. An exploratory approach was also undertaken, using orthogonal partial least squares regression on the baseline data. Finally, interview data from participants in the intervention group were analysed using a modified Grounded Theory approach.

    Results: The intervention group increased their daily walking time and their number of steps at all follow-ups compared to the control group. Concomitantly, a decrease in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) was observed within both groups, mainly during weekends. No intervention effects were observed on any of the body, cognitive or brain volume measurements. Our exploratory analyses revealed a significant association between smaller hippocampal volume and percentage sitting time among participants over 51 years of age. From the interview data, we discovered a core category, “The Capacity to Benefit”. The categories were described as the ideal types the Convinced, the Competitive, the Responsible and the Vacillating, based on the principal characteristics of the participants representing their different motivational status and strategies to reach the goal of benefitting from the intervention.  

    Conclusion: It is possible to increase daily physical activity in office environments by introducing treadmill workstations. Future interventions should adapt strategies for the individuals based on their motivational level, but should also workwith the social and physical environment and with factors within the organization to gain the best effects of these interventions.

    The full text will be freely available from 2019-11-16 00:00
  • 213.
    Bergman, Frida
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Enbenssidohopp 23 år efter främre korsbandsskada: en funktionell och kinematiskjämförelse mellan effekten av kirurgi och skräddarsydd sjukgymnastik mot friska kontroller2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Långtidseffekten av olika behandlingar efter skada på det främre korsbandet (ACL) på knäfunktion och rörelsemönster är fortfarande oklart.

     Syfte: Att undersöka hoppkapacitet och kinematik hos de skadade och icke-skadade benen under enbenssidohopp hos ACL-skadade personer som antingen behandlats med rekonstruktion (ACLR) eller med ett skräddarsytt sjukgymnastikprogram (ACLTPP) i jämförelse med friska kontroller.

     Metod: Trettiotre personer i ACLR-gruppen, trettiosju i ACLTPp-gruppen och trettiotre i kontrollgruppen utförde enbenssidohopp under 30 sekunder, vilket registrerades i ett 30-rörelseanalyssystem. Antal sidohopp, kvot mellan godkänt och totalt antal hopp, bensymmetri, tid mellan hopp samt vinklar i höft, knä och fotled analyserades.

     Resultat: ACLTPP utförde minst antal sidohopp av alla grupper, samt hade längre tid mellan hoppen, mer knäabduktion  och mindre knäflexion, höftflexion, höftabduktion och fotledsflexion än ACLR. De skiljde sig också från kontrollerna  i de flesta av knävinklarna. Inga kinematiska skillnader fanns mellan ACLR och kontroller.  Få kinematiska  skillnader fanns mellan  benen  inom grupperna.

     Konklusion: ACI.mP uppvisar  en reducerad  knäfunktion  och ett avvikande  rörelsemönster jämfört  med kontrollerna  och ACLR, vilka mer liknar de knäfriska kontrollerna. Få skillnader mellan benen  indikerar bilaterala anpassningar inom ACLTPP·

  • 214.
    Bergman, Johanna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Vesterberg, Hanna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Webbaserad träning för patienter med långvarig smärtproblematik: En studie med Single Subject Experimental Design2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Patienter med långvarig smärta har ofta en nedsatt funktionsförmåga och fysisk aktivitetsnivå. Det finns stark vetenskaplig evidens för att olika träningsformer har effekt på smärta och funktion. Vilken typ av träning som ger bäst effekt är dock inte klarlagt. Webbaserad träning har fått stor genomslagskraft senaste åren men Socialstyrelsen kan i dagsläget inte rekommendera interventionen på grund av det otillräckliga vetenskapliga underlaget. De efterfrågar därför fler studier som utvärderar effekten av dessa.

     

    Syfte: Att undersöka om webbaserad träning kan påverka funktionsförmåga och minska smärta hos patienter som sökt fysioterapi för sin långvariga smärtproblematik och nedsatta funktionsförmåga. Vi vill även undersöka om tillgång till webbaserade träningsprogram kan leda till en ökad fysisk aktivitetsnivå och ökad fysisk kapacitet som i sin tur kan påverka patienternas smärtintensitet och funktionsförmåga.

     

    Metod: Studien har följt upplägget för en Single Subject Experimental Design med en A-B design. Under hela studiens fortlöpande skedde upprepade mätningar av beroende mätvariabler, smärtintensitet (NRS) och funktionsförmåga (PSFS). Baslinjefasen (A) varade i 1-3 veckor och interventionsfasen (B) varade i 4 veckor med webbaserad träning. Studiedesignen kompletterades med tester av den fysiska kapaciteten. Testerna utfördes innan och efter interventionen. Antalet deltagare i studien var 9 stycken i åldrarna 21-63 år.

     

    Resultat:  Fem deltagare fick en ökad funktionsförmåga under studiens gång och fyra deltagare hade ingen påtaglig förändring. Fem deltagare hade en oförändrad smärtintensitet under studiens gång och fyra deltagare fick en minskning.

     

    Konklusion: Fyra veckor med webbaserad träning kan ge positiva effekter på smärtintensitet och funktionsförmåga för patienter med långvarig smärta. Dock krävs en längre interventionsperiod för att påvisa ytterligare effekter.

  • 215.
    Bergman, Oskar
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Vinsander, Erik
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Hållningens betydelse för muskelaktiviteten i övre trapezius med armarna i tre olika positioner2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det förekommer hållningsmönster som kan leda till problem från nacke och axlar. Ett hållningsmönster med hög muskelaktivitet i övre trapezius (ÖT) är ofta förknippat med nack- och skuldersmärta. Därför var det relevant att göra en experimentell hållningskorrigeringsstudie för att studera eventuella förändringar i muskelaktiviteten i ÖT. Syftet med studien var att undersöka om en korrigering av axlarnas position har betydelse för muskelaktiviteten i ÖT när armarna hålls i tre olika positioner framför kroppen, samt beskriva muskelaktiviteten i dessa positioner. Tio personer med hopsjunken hållning och nack- eller axelproblem deltog i studien. Muskelaktiviteten i ÖT mättes med elektromyografi i tre olika positioner före och efter en korrigeringsintervention. En signifikant minskning (p<0,05) av muskelaktiviteten i ÖT registrerades för respektive position efter hållningskorrigeringen. Det fanns individuella skillnader i muskelaktiviteten i ÖT hos försökspersonerna och korrigeringseffekten för muskelaktiviteten i ÖT varierade beroende på position. Resultatet pekar på att hållningskorrigering är procentuellt sett effektivare i en armposition med låg muskelaktivitet än i en position med hög muskelaktivitet. Däremot ger en korrigering i en position med hög muskelaktivitet större reell minskning av muskelaktiviteten än i en position med låg muskelaktivitet. Vidare kunde ses att vissa individer kan vara mer mottagliga för hållningskorrigeringen än andra.

  • 216. Bergman, Patrick
    Barn och fysisk aktivitet2007In: Sjukgymnastdagarna, Stockholm, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 217.
    Bergman, Stefan
    et al.
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden & University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden & RandD centre Spenshult, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Haglund, Emma
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS). RandD centre Spenshult, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Aili, Katarina
    RandD centre Spenshult, Halmstad, Sweden & Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Olsson, Cecilia
    University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Bremander, Ann
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS). Lund University, Lund, Sweden & RandD centre Spenshult, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Chronic widespread pain, sleep problems and pressure pain thresholds in a population sample2018In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, ISSN 0003-4967, E-ISSN 1468-2060, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 1645-1646Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 218.
    Bergqvist, Matilda
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Lindahl, Maja
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Jämförelse av statisk och dynamisk lårmuskeluthållighet hos personer med kroniskt obstruktiv lungsjukdom och friska ålders- och könsmatchade kontroller: - en tvärsnittsstudie2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Även om kroniskt obstruktiv lungsjukdom (KOL) karakteriseras av en påverkan på luftvägar och lungvävnad, är manifestationer även utanför lungorna vanliga. Vid KOL är det exempelvis  vanligt med nedsatt lårmuskeluthållighet. Dock är det ej klarlagt om statisk och dynamisk uthållighet är nedsatt till samma grad vid KOL vilket är av betydelse för att kunna erbjuda adekvata behandlingsstrategier.

    Syfte: Att undersöka och jämföra statisk och dynamisk lårmuskeluthållighet hos personer med KOL och jämföra med friska ålders- och könsmatchade kontrollpersoner.

    Metod: Tvärsnittsstudie bestående av 17 personer med KOL och 31 friska ålder- och könsmatchade kontrollpersoner. Det genomfördes fyra tester, ett för maximal viljemässig kontraktion (MVK) samt tre uthållighetstester (isotonisk, isokinetisk, isometrisk) för lårmuskelfunktion. Testerna gjordes i en stationär dynamometer. Jämförelser mellan grupperna utfördes och redovisas i procent i differens mellan grupperna samt effektstorlek (ES) av relativt arbete (antal repetitioner respektive sekunder) och absolut arbete (totalt arbete i Joule).

    Resultat: En statistiskt signifikant skillnad mellan friska kontrollpersoner och personer med KOL uppmättes i MVK (31% skillnad, ES 0.47), isokinetisk uthållighet (32% skillnad, ES 0.52), isotoniskt absolut arbete i Joule (37% skillnad, ES 0.40) samt isometriskt absolut arbete i Joule (37% skillnad, ES 0.39) där de friska försökspersonerna fick högre värden. Däremot sågs ingen signifikant skillnad i relativt arbete i isotonisk (repetitioner) (15% skillnad, ES 0.16) eller isometrisk (sekunder) (0% skillnad, ES 0.00) uthållighet.

    Slutsats: Hos personer med KOL är såväl statisk som dynamisk uthållighet nedsatt i liknande utsträckning. I jämförelse med friska kontroller har personer med KOL en nedsatt absolut lårmuskelfunktion medan relativ lårmuskeluthållighet inte verkar vara nedsatt.

  • 219.
    Bergström, Aileen L.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Medicine.
    von Koch, Lena
    Andersson, Magnus
    Tham, Kerstin
    Eriksson, Gunilla
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Medicine.
    Participation in everyday life and life satisfaction in persons with stroke and their caregivers 3–6 months after onset2015In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1650-1977, E-ISSN 1651-2081, Vol. 47, no 6, p. 508-515Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To explore and describe persons with stroke and their caregivers' restrictions in participation in everyday occupations, i.e. occupational gaps, 3-6 months post-stroke, in relation to life satisfaction, combined life satisfaction, caregiver burden, perceived impact of stroke, and activities of daily living. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Persons with stroke and their caregivers (105 dyads). Methods: The Occupational Gaps Questionnaire, Life Satisfaction Checklist, Caregiver Burden Scale, Stroke Impact Scale and Barthel Index were used. Correlations were analysed with Spearman's rank, and regression analyses used life satisfaction as the dependent variable. Results: At least one person in 86% of the dyads perceived restrictions in participation, with the most common gap in travelling for pleasure. Correlations were low between the numbers of occupational gaps and life satisfaction (R=-0.33, R=-0.31); however, life satisfaction accounted for occupational gaps both for persons with stroke and for caregivers. A greater number of occupational gaps were perceived in the dyads with combined low levels of life satisfaction compared with those with combined high levels of life satisfaction. Conclusion: Participation in everyday occupations is related to life satisfaction even for caregivers of persons with stroke. The results of this study add to our knowledge about the stroke-caregiver dyad and will help to inform family-centred approaches within stroke rehabilitation.

  • 220.
    Bergström, Aileen L.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Medicine.
    von Koch, Lena
    Andersson, Magnus
    Tham, Kerstin
    Eriksson, Gunilla
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Medicine.
    Participation in everyday life and life satisfaction in persons with stroke and their caregivers 3–6 months after onset2015In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1650-1977, E-ISSN 1651-2081, Vol. 47, no 6, p. 508-515Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To explore and describe persons with stroke and their caregivers' restrictions in participation in everyday occupations, i.e. occupational gaps, 3-6 months post-stroke, in relation to life satisfaction, combined life satisfaction, caregiver burden, perceived impact of stroke, and activities of daily living. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Persons with stroke and their caregivers (105 dyads). Methods: The Occupational Gaps Questionnaire, Life Satisfaction Checklist, Caregiver Burden Scale, Stroke Impact Scale and Barthel Index were used. Correlations were analysed with Spearman's rank, and regression analyses used life satisfaction as the dependent variable. Results: At least one person in 86% of the dyads perceived restrictions in participation, with the most common gap in travelling for pleasure. Correlations were low between the numbers of occupational gaps and life satisfaction (R=-0.33, R=-0.31); however, life satisfaction accounted for occupational gaps both for persons with stroke and for caregivers. A greater number of occupational gaps were perceived in the dyads with combined low levels of life satisfaction compared with those with combined high levels of life satisfaction. Conclusion: Participation in everyday occupations is related to life satisfaction even for caregivers of persons with stroke. The results of this study add to our knowledge about the stroke-caregiver dyad and will help to inform family-centred approaches within stroke rehabilitation.

  • 221.
    Bergström, Cecilia
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
    Persson, Margareta
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Mogren, Ingrid
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
    Psychosocial and behavioural characteristics in women with pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain 12 years postpartum2019In: Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, ISSN 2045-709X, E-ISSN 2045-709X, Vol. 27, no 1, article id 34Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: There is insufficient evidence regarding psychosocial factors and its long-term association with persistent pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain. The overall aim of this study was to investigate women with persistent pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain 12 years postpartum based on psychosocial and behavioural characteristics using the Swedish version of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI-S) classification system.

    Material and methods: This is a cross-sectional study based on a previous cohort. Data collection took place through a questionnaire. A total of 295 women from the initial cohort (n = 639) responded to the questionnaire giving a response rate of 47.3%. To determine the relative risk (RR) of reporting pain 12 years postpartum, a robust modified Poisson regression was used. This is the first study using the MPI-S as a predictive variable on women with persistent pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain.

    Results: The MPI-S classification procedure was carried out on a total of n = 226 women, where 53 women were classified as interpersonally distressed (ID), 82 as dysfunctional (DYS), and 91 as adaptive copers (AC). Women in the ID and DYS subgroups had a relative risk (RR) of reporting persistent pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain 12 years postpartum that was more than twice as high compared to the AC subgroup (95% confidence interval (CI) in parenthesis): RR 2.57 (CI 1.76 - 3.75), p<0.0001 and RR 2.23 (CI 1.53 - 3.25), p<0.0001 respectively. Women in the DYS subgroup had more than 5 times increased risk of reporting sick leave the past 12 months compared to the AC subgroup (RR 5.44; CI 1.70 - 17.38, p=0.004).

    Conclusions: The present study demonstrates that it is possible to classify women with persistent pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain 12 years postpartum into relevant clinical subgroups based on psychosocial and behavioural characteristics using the MPI-S questionnaire.

  • 222.
    Bergström, Christoffer
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Eliasson, Martin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Äldre personers inställning till fallpreventiv träning: - en enkätstudie2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    BAKGRUND: Fallolyckor är vanliga bland äldre och medför lidande och kostnader för individ och samhälle. Trots att tidigare studier visat att träning i fallpreventivt syfte har goda effekter är det få äldre som påbörjar eller fullföljer ett sådant träningsprogram.

    SYFTE: Huvudsyftet med studien var att undersöka och jämföra äldre kvinnors och mäns inställning till träningsprogram i fallpreventivt syfte samt vad de uppfattade vara motiverande faktorer i ett sådant träningsprogram.

    METOD: En enkät med frågor om inställning till fallpreventiv träning, baserat på Theory of Planned Behavior, samt frågor om motiverande faktorer vid en sådan träning delades ut till två grupper av äldre. I studien inkluderades 58 personer över 65 år.

    RESULTAT: Resultaten visade att det inte fanns någon större skillnad i hur männen och kvinnorna ville träna i fallpreventivt syfte, däremot ansåg sig kvinnorna mer än männen vara den typ av person som borde göra övningar i fallpreventivt syfte (p=0,047). Kvinnorna var mer positivt inställda till fallpreventiv träning (p=0,030).

    KONKLUSION: Resultaten kan vara till hjälp för att lättare skapa fallpreventiva träningsprogram som kvinnor och män vill delta i och på så vis öka deltagandet. Vid skapandet av fallpreventivt träningsprogram behöver ingen eller liten hänsyn tas till vilket kön personen har.

  • 223.
    Bergström, Johan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Physiotherapy.
    Linnér, Marcus
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Physiotherapy.
    Kan en målad trappa förändra beteenden?: En interventionsstudie om människors beteende när miljön de interagerar med förändras.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Infrastructure and how we choose to build our cities control the population's patterns of activity. Infrastructure and technology have evolved into society and provided alternative approaches to get up and down between different floors. More people choose the escalators and the elevator before the stairs and miss out on the positive effects that are connected to everyday stairwells. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to investigate whether it could affect people's behavior to take the stairs instead of the escalator, by changing the environment with a stairway painting. Method: The study was a prospective, quasi-experimental, descriptive intervention study with a consecutive selection. The people who passed the stairs / escalators for a predetermined period of time were studied. The measurements were made using a traffic measurement system (OTUS3D) and lasted for three weeks. First, a baseline was measured during week one, painting the staircase during week two, and measurement for the intervention week three. Summary of results: This study showed no improvement in behavioral change in pedestrians. The statistically significant decrease of pedestrians in the stairs can be explained by the large number of participants in the study. Conclusion: There are many unresolved questions about what affects people's behavior in their daily lives. The number of factors is greater than this study has tested. Other interventions in the form of another motive or architectural design may produce other results.

  • 224.
    Bergström, Malin
    Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences.
    Skulderstabiliserande träningsövningar registrerade med EMG: en jämförelse mellan slyngbaserade övningar och övningar på stabilt underlag2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT

    Purpose and research questions

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the muscle activity in three shoulder muscles: Upper Trapezius (UT), Serratus Anterior (SA) and Lower Trapezius (LT) during six different shoulder stabilization exercises in healthy individuals. The purpose was also to investigate whether specific shoulder stabilization exercises in slings increase the activation, in predominantly SA and LT, while the activity in UT is still low, compared to exercises performed on firm ground, and to evaluate possible side differences between left and right shoulder muscles. The research questions were: Are specific sling based exercises more effective regarding activation of SA and NT compared to exercises performed on firm ground? Will the sling exercises in the study show less activation in UT compared to exercises performed on firm ground? Is there a side difference in muscle activation during the six exercises?

    Method

    Ten healthy people (mean 36 years) took part in this study. The activity of three muscles (UT, SA, LT) were registered bilaterally using electromyography (EMG) during six different shoulder stabilizing exercises. Three of the exercises were conducted in redcord slings and three exercises were performed on firm ground. To compare the EMG-activity during exercises the activity was normalized to percent of maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) for each muscle and side.

    Results

    The sling-exercises were not significantly more effective regarding SA activation than exercises on firm ground. UT activity was significantly lower in the sling exercises (leaning forward during abduction, UA) (p<0.001) compared to protraction in supine (PRO) (p<0.001) and push up plus (PUP) (p<0.001). Mean values of EMG activity for each muscle were: UT: from 0.3% of MVC for leaning forward (UF) to 4.0% of MVC at the push-up plus with slings (PuPR), SA: lowest value 3.7% (UF) and the highest value 43.9% (PUP). LT: lowest value -1.5% (PUP) and the highest value of 9.7 % (UF).

    Conclusion

    Based on the results from this study it is recommended that healthy people, who specifically want to increase the muscle activation in SA, can perform the following exercises; PUP, WS or PuPR. If the person additionally wants to do an exercise with low activation in LT, while the activation level in SA is still high, the exercise PUP is recommended.

  • 225.
    Bergström, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Occupational Therapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Ahlstrand, Inger
    Jönköping University, Sweden.
    Thyberg, Ingrid
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Neuro and Inflammation Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Rheumatology.
    Falkmer, Torbjörn
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Anaesthetics, Operations and Specialty Surgery Center, Pain and Rehabilitation Center. Jonköping University, Sweden; Curtin University, Australia.
    Börsbo, Björn
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Björk, Mathilda
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Occupational Therapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Rheumatology.
    Like the worst toothache you've had - How people with rheumatoid arthritis describe and manage pain2017In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 24, no 6, p. 468-476Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease often associated with disability. Despite new treatments, pain and activity limitations are still present. Objectives: To describe how persons with RA experience and manage pain in their daily life. Methods: Seven semi-structured focus groups (FGs) were conducted and analyzed using content analysis. Results: The analysis revealed four categories: 1) Pain expresses itself in different ways referred to pain as overwhelming, aching or as a feeling of stiffness. 2) Mitigating pain referred to the use of heat, cold, medications and activities as distractions from the pain. 3) Adapting to pain referred to strategies employed as coping mechanisms for the pain, e.g. planning and adjustment of daily activities, and use of assistive devices. 4) Pain in a social context referred to the participants social environment as being both supportive and uncomprehending, the latter causing patients to hide their pain. Conclusions: Pain in RA is experienced in different ways. This emphasizes the multi-professional team to address this spectrum of experiences and to find pain management directed to the individual experience that also include the persons social environment.

  • 226.
    Bergström, Matilda
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Larsson, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Konditionsträning i intervallform som behandling vid hjärntrötthet efter stroke: en single-subject-studie2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Hjärntrötthet efter stroke är ett vanligt men ofta förbisett tillstånd. Det upplevs i många fall som det värsta symtomet efter stroke och kan vara en stor begränsning i vardagen. Orsak såväl som behandling är för närvarande okänt. En tänkbar orsak är att försämrad fysisk kapacitet leder till en negativ spiral där vardagliga aktiviteter kräver mer ansträngning vilket förvärrar hjärntröttheten och bidrar till en mer inaktiv livsstil. Konditionsträning i intervallform kan därför vara en möjlig behandlingsform då intervallträning har visat sig vara effektivt i syfte att uppnå konditionsförbättring i olika patientgrupper, inklusive stroke.

    Syfte: Undersöka om konditionsträning i intervallform på cykel påverkar hjärntrötthet efter stroke.

    Metod: Två män, 77 och 83 år, deltog i denna upprepade single-subject-studie. Interventionsfasen bestod av ett fyra veckor långt intervallträningsprogram. Träningspassen utfördes under övervakning tre gånger i veckan på cykel i testpersonernas hem. Genomförbarhet av interventionen registrerades. Hjärntrötthet mättes två gånger i veckan under baslinjefas och interventionsfas med Swedish fatigue assessment scale (S-FAS). Konditionstester genomfördes före och efter interventionen.

    Resultat: Samtliga träningspass genomfördes utan farliga händelser. En minskning av hjärntrötthet gick att observera, dock kunde en sann skillnad ej fastställas. Kondition förbättrades med 7 % respektive 17 % på sex minuters gångtest (6MWT) samt med 7 % respektive 35 % på Åstrands cykelergometertest.

    Konklusion: Resultaten antyder att hjärntrötthet kan minska samt att kondition kan förbättras efter intervallträning på cykel hos personer som drabbats av stroke. Längre interventionstid krävs för att påvisa en eventuell sann skillnad i hjärntrötthet.

  • 227.
    Bergström, Sara
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Patienters syn på personcentrerad vård: - En kvalitativ studie med personer som genomgått reumatisk rehabilitering2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Personcentrerad vård är en vårdmodell där patienten ses som   expert på sig själv och sin situation. I en personcentrerad vård anpassas   vården efter varje individ och patienten är aktiv i sin egen vård.

    Syfte:   Syftet med uppsatsen var att undersöka erfarenheter av och synen   på personcentrerad vård hos personer som genomgått reumatisk rehabilitering.

    Metod:   Kvalitativ metod användes och uppsatsen baserades på fem   semistrukturerade intervjuer som analyserades med kvalitativ innehållsanalys.   Inklusionskriterierna var att ha genomgått rehabilitering på reumatologens   dagvård någon gång under senaste halvåret.

    Resultat: Analysen utmynnade i tre kategorier som var Patientens   självkännedom, Vårdpersonalens kunskap och Interaktion mellan patient,   vårdpersonal och grupp. Kategorierna bildade temat Personcentrerad vård- när   patient och vård möts genom förmågor och gemensamt engagemang. Intervjupersonerna   beskrev att de hade betydelsefull självkännedom och att vårdpersonalen hade   betydelsefull kunskap för rehabiliteringen. För att självkännedomen/kunskapen   skulle kunna nyttjas i rehabiliteringen krävdes, enligt intervjupersonerna,   ett gott samarbete mellan patient och vårdpersonal där båda parter var   engagerade. Intervjupersonernas acceptans av sin funktionsnedsättning samt   förväntningar på en personcentrerad vård både från patient och vårdpersonal   gynnade, enligt intervjupersonerna, en personcentrerad vård.

    Slutsats: Resultatet visade att både patient och vårdpersonal hade en aktiv roll i att uppnå en personcentrerad vård vilket skulle kunna betyda att vården blir personcentrerad i olika utsträckning beroende på patienten. Mer forskning krävs för att undersöka patientens påverkan på att uppnå en personcentrerad vård och för att undersöka ämnet utifrån vårdpersonalens perspektiv.

  • 228.
    Bergvall-Kåreborn, Birgitta
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
    Howcroft, Debra
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
    Ståhlbröst, Anna
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
    Melander-Wikman, Anita
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Participation in living lab: designing systems with users2010In: Human Benefit through the Diffusion of Information Systems Design Science Research: IFIP WG 8.2/8.6 International Working Conference, Perth, Australia, March 30 - April 1, 2010, Proceedings / [ed] Jan Pries-Heje; John J. Veneble; Deborah Bunker; Nancy L. Russo; Janice I. DeGross, Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2010, p. 317-326Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawing on a case study of a living lab, this paper considers the process of participation during the design stages of a health care project for the elderly in Sweden. While participation has an established history, more recently it has been described as an "old, tired concept" that is in need of revitalization in order to cater for changing IS practices. In this paper, we reflect on how participation materializes in a context that is quite dissimilar from more traditional development settings and report on the kinds of practices that may be used to assist design with users

  • 229.
    Bergvall-Kåreborn, Birgitta
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
    Melander-Wikman, Anita
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Eriksson, Carina Ihlström
    Halmstad University.
    Ståhlbröst, Anna
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
    A Model for Reflective Participatory Design: The Role of Participation, Voice and Space2015In: 21st Americas Conference on Information Systems: AMCIS 2015, Puerto Rico, 13 - 15 August 2015, Americas Conference on Information Systems , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to contribute to the participatory tradition in health informatics by presenting a model for reflective participatory design emerging from qualitative fieldwork in a participatory project aimed to improve the health and wellbeing of older people in the northern periphery regions of Europe, through new mobile services. The model brings together two established processes in novel ways: systems development and user participation. Within each process three concepts are presented to facilitate discussion and reflection at the concept level, the process level and the integrated process level.

  • 230.
    Bernhardsson, Susanne
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Advancing evidence-based practice in primary care physiotherapy: Guideline implementation, clinical practice, and patient preferences2015Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Research on physiotherapy treatment interventions has increased dramatically in the past 25 years and it is a challenge to transfer research findings into clinical practice, so that patients benefit from effective treatment. Development of clinical practice guidelines is a potentially useful strategy to implement research evidence into practice. However, the impact of guideline implementation in Swedish primary care physiotherapy is unknown. To achieve evidence-based practice (EBP), research evidence should be integrated with clinical expertise and patient preferences, but knowledge is limited about these factors in Swedish primary care physiotherapy.

    The overall aim of this thesis was to increase understanding of factors of importance for the implementation of EBP in Swedish primary care physiotherapy. Specific aims were: to translate and adapt a questionnaire for the measurement of EBP and guidelines; to investigate physiotherapists’ attitudes, knowledge and behaviour related to EBP and guidelines; to examine clinical practice patterns; to evaluate the effects of a tailored guideline implementation strategy; and to explore patients’ preferences for physiotherapy.

    The thesis comprises four studies (A-D), reported in five papers. In Study A, a questionnaire for the measurement of EBP and guidelines was translated, cross-culturally adapted, and tested for validity (n=10) and reliability (n=42). Study B was a cross-sectional study in which this questionnaire was used to survey primary care physiotherapists in the county council Region Västra Götaland (n=271). In Study C, a strategy for the implementation of guidelines was developed and evaluated, using the same questionnaire (n=271 at baseline, n=256 at follow-up), in a prospective controlled trial. The strategy was based on an implementation model, was tailored to address the determinants of guideline use identified in Study B, and comprised several components including an educational seminar. Study D was an exploratory qualitative study of patients with musculoskeletal disorders (n=20), using qualitative content analysis.

    The validity and reliability of the questionnaire was found to be satisfactory. Most physiotherapists have a positive regard for EBP and guidelines, although these attitudes are not fully reflected in the reported use of guidelines. The most important determinants of  guideline use were considering guidelines important to facilitate practice and knowing how to integrate patient preferences with guidelines. The tailored, multi-component guideline implementation significantly affected awareness of, knowledge of, and access to guidelines. Use of guidelines was significantly affected among those who attended an implementation seminar. Clinical practice for common musculoskeletal conditions included interventions supported by evidence of various strengths as well as interventions with insufficient research evidence. The most frequently reported interventions were advice and exercise therapy. The interviewed patients expressed trust and confidence in the professionalism of physiotherapists and in the therapists’ ability to choose appropriate treatment, rendering treatment preferences subordinate. This trust seemed to foster active engagement in their physiotherapy.

    In conclusion: The adapted questionnaire can be used to reliably measure EBP in physiotherapy. The positive attitudes found do not necessarily translate to guideline use, due to several perceived barriers. The tailored guideline implementation strategy used can be effective to reduce barriers and contribute to increased use of guidelines. The clinical practice patterns identified suggest that physiotherapists rely both on research evidence and their clinical expertise when choosing treatment methods. Patients’ trust in their physiotherapist’s competence and preference for active engagement in their therapy need to be embraced by the clinician and, together with the therapist’s clinical expertise, integrated with guideline use in the clinical decision making. Further research is needed on how the EBP components and different knowledge sources can be integrated in physiotherapy practice, as well as on implementation effects on patient outcomes.

  • 231.
    Bernhardsson, Susanne
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Larsson, Maria E. H.
    Research and Development Primary Health Care, Region Västra Götaland, Gothenburg, Sweden / The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Johansson, Kajsa
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Öberg, Birgitta
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    “In the physio we trust”: A qualitative study on patients’ preferences for physiotherapy2017In: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, ISSN 0959-3985, E-ISSN 1532-5040, Vol. 33, no 7, p. 535-549Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Patient preferences are suggested to be incorporated in clinical decision making, but little is known about preferences for physiotherapy treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain. This study aimed to explore preferences regarding physiotherapy treatment and participation in decision making, of patients who seek primary care physiotherapy for pain in the back, neck or shoulder.

    Methods: A qualitative study set in an urban physiotherapy clinic in Sweden. Individual, semi-structured interviews were conducted with a purposeful sample of 20 individuals who sought physiotherapy for back, neck or shoulder pain. The interviews were digitally recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed with qualitative content analysis.

    Results: An overarching theme, embracing six categories, was conceptualised: Trust in the physiotherapist fosters active engagement in therapy. Most informants preferred active treatment strategies such as exercise and advice for self-management, allowing them to actively engage in their therapy. Some preferred passive treatments, primarily acupuncture (because they had heard that it works well) or massage therapy (because “it feels good”). Preferences were consistent across the three musculoskeletal conditions. Key influencers on treatment preferences were previous experiences and media. All informants wanted to be involved in the clinical decision making, but to varying extents. Some expressed a preference for an active role and wanting to share decisions while others were content with a passive role. Expectations for a professional management were reflected in trust and confidence in physiotherapists’ skills and competence, expectations for good outcomes, and believing that treatment methods should be evidence-based.

    Conclusions: Trust in the physiotherapist’s ability to choose appropriate treatment and confidence in the professional skills and competence of physiotherapists, as well as a desire to participate in clinical decision making, fostered active engagement in physiotherapy. Preferences for particular interventions were subordinate, although a preference for active treatments dominated. Preferences for active engagement need to be embraced by the physiotherapist. Awareness of these preferences can facilitate clinical decision making and contribute to increased quality of care for patients with musculoskeletal pain.

  • 232.
    Bernhardsson, Susanne
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Region Västra Götaland.
    Larsson, Maria
    Region Västra Götaland, Göteborgs universitet.
    Eggertsen, Robert
    Region Västra Götaland, Göteborgs universitet.
    Fagevik Olsén, Monika
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Johansson, Kajsa
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Nilsen, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Health Care Analysis. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Nordeman, Lena
    Region Västra Götaland.
    van Tulder, Maurits
    VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Öberg, Birgitta
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Evaluation of a tailored, multi-component intervention for implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in primary care physical therapy: a non-randomized controlled trial.2014In: BMC Health Services Research, ISSN 1472-6963, E-ISSN 1472-6963, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 105-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:

    Clinical practice guidelines are important for transmitting research findings into practice and facilitating the application of evidence-based practice (EBP). There is a paucity of knowledge about the impact of guideline implementation strategies in primary care physical therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a guideline implementation intervention in primary care physical therapy in western Sweden.

    METHODS:

    An implementation strategy based on theory and current evidence was developed. A tailored, multi-component implementation intervention, addressing earlier identified determinants, was carried out in three areas comprising 28 physical therapy practices including 277 physical therapists (PTs) (intervention group). In two adjacent areas, 171 PTs at 32 practices received no intervention (control group). The core component of the intervention was an implementation seminar with group discussions. Among other components were a website and email reminders. Data were collected at baseline and follow-up with a web-based questionnaire. Primary outcomes were the self-reported awareness of, knowledge of, access to, and use of guidelines. Secondary outcomes were self-reported attitudes toward EBP and guidelines. Analyses were performed using Pearson's χ2 test and approximative z-test.

    RESULTS:

    168 PTs (60.6%) in the intervention group and 88 PTs (51.5%) in the control group responded to the follow-up questionnaire. 186/277 PTs (67.1%) participated in the implementation seminars, of which 97 (52.2%) responded. The proportions of PTs reporting awareness of (absolute difference in change 20.6%, p = 0.023), knowledge where to find (20.4%, p = 0.007), access to (21.7%, p < 0.001), and frequent use of (9.5%, NS) guidelines increased more in the intervention group than in the control group. The proportion of PTs reporting frequent guideline use after participation in the implementation seminar was 15.2% (p = 0.043) higher than the proportion in the control group. A higher proportion considered EBP helpful in decision making (p = 0.018). There were no other significant differences in secondary outcomes.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    A tailored, theory- and evidence-informed, multi-component intervention for the implementation of clinical practice guidelines had a modest, positive effect on awareness of, knowledge of, access to, and use of guidelines, among PTs in primary care in western Sweden. In general, attitudes to EBP and guidelines were not affected.

  • 233.
    Bernhardsson, Susanne
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Narhalsan Res and Dev Primary Hlth Care, Sweden; Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Samsson, Karin S.
    Narhalsan Res and Dev Primary Hlth Care, Sweden; Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Johansson, Kajsa
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Öberg, Birgitta
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Larsson, Maria E. H.
    Narhalsan Res and Dev Primary Hlth Care, Sweden; Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    A preference for dialogue: exploring the influence of patient preferences on clinical decision making and treatment in primary care physiotherapy2019In: European Journal of Physiotherapy, ISSN 2167-9169, E-ISSN 2167-9177, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 107-114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Eliciting and considering patients preferences is essential to any clinical encounter and to good, high quality health care. Little research exists on how preferences are accommodated in decision making and how they influence treatment and rehabilitation. Aims: To explore perceptions of patients with musculoskeletal pain regarding how their preferences were accommodated in clinical decision making and influenced their rehabilitation, and whether their preferences changed during their rehabilitation. Methods: Qualitative interview study. Results: Participants preferences had, for the most part, influenced both choice of treatment and rehabilitation as a whole. While preferences were expressed to various extents, and largely perceived to be accommodated in the decision process, a good dialogue was considered essential for collaborative rehabilitation. Treatment decisions were to a large extent made jointly by the physiotherapist and the patient. Regardless of the strength of the preferences, participants appreciated the dialogue with the physiotherapist and the opportunity to discuss treatment options. The participants described how the physiotherapy episode of care had influenced their perceptions of and preferences for different treatment methods. Conclusions: The findings emphasise the importance of eliciting patient preferences, two-way communication and discussing treatment options, in order to stimulate collaborative rehabilitation.

  • 234.
    Bernhoff, Gabriella
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Landén Ludvigsson, Maria
    Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Local Health Care Services in West Östergötland, Department of Rehabilitation in Motala. Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy.
    Peterson, Gunnel
    Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Bertilson, Bo Christer
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden; Stockholm County Council, Sweden.
    Elf, Madeleine
    Kista Rygg and Idrottsklin, Sweden.
    Peolsson, Anneli
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    The pain drawing as an instrument for identifying cervical spine nerve involvement in chronic whiplash-associated disorders2016In: Journal of Pain Research, ISSN 1178-7090, E-ISSN 1178-7090, Vol. 9, p. 397-404Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the psychometric properties of a standardized assessment of pain drawing with regard to clinical signs of cervical spine nerve root involvement. Design: This cross-sectional study included data collected in a randomized controlled study. Patients: Two hundred and sixteen patients with chronic (amp;gt;= 6 months) whiplash-associated disorders, grade 2 or 3, were included in this study. Methods: The validity, sensitivity, and specificity of a standardized pain drawing assessment for determining nerve root involvement were analyzed, compared to the clinical assessment. In addition, we analyzed the interrater reliability with 50 pain drawings. Results: Agreement was poor between the standardized pain drawing assessment and the clinical assessment (kappa = 0.11, 95% CI: -0.03 to 0.20). Sensitivity was high (93%), but specificity was low (19%). Interrater reliability was good (kappa = 0.64, 95% CI: 0.53 to 0.76). Conclusion: The standardized pain drawing assessment of nerve root involvement in chronic whiplash-associated disorders was not in agreement with the clinical assessment. Further research is warranted to optimize the utilization of a pain/discomfort drawing as a supportive instrument for identifying nerve involvement in cervical spinal injuries.

  • 235.
    Beskow, Hanna
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Larsson, Elinor
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Undersköterskors erfarenhet av delaktighet i rehabilitering inom slutenvård2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Rehabilitation within hospital care involves teamwork between assistant nurses and physiotherapists. Assistant nurses have an important role in rehabilitation but there is a lack of research regarding their perceptions of their role.

    Aim: To investigate the assistant nurses’ experiences of participation in physiotherapy rehabilitation of patients in hospital care.

    Method: A qualitative design with inductive approach was used. The data was collected through semi-structured group interviews with assistant nurses and the material was analysed using qualitative content analysis.

    Result: The analysis resulted in five categories which became two themes, Good self-confidence and feeling of being important in the rehabilitation and Collaboration regarding the rehabilitation is affected by the individuals and the environment.

    Discussion: The assistant nurses’ perceptions of their participation is affected by consequences, individuals, behaviour and environment which is confirmed by the social cognitive theory and the operant conditioning theory.

    Conclusions: The assistant nurses experience participation in the rehabilitation because they are engaged, actively involved and feel useful. A weakness in their participation is insufficient communication about the rehabilitation. The authors consider that a replication of the study and more research on assistant nurses’ perceptions and the usefulness of their work are required.

    Keywords: nursing staff, physiotherapy, social cognitive theory, qualitative research

  • 236.
    Betten, Carola
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Skånevård Kryh, Division Primärvård Skurup, Sweden.
    Sandell, Christofer
    Hill, Jonathan C.
    Gutke, Annelie
    Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Swedish STarT Back Screening Tool2015In: European Journal of Physiotherapy, ISSN 2167-9169, E-ISSN 2167-9177, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 29-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives : The STarT Back Screening Tool (SBT) is a newly validated questionnaire that identifies modifiable risk factors of poor prognosis in patients with low back pain (LBP). The aim of this study was to cross-culturally adapt the SBT into Swedish and to test its concurrent validity in patients with LBP in primary healthcare.

    Methods: The SBT was translated according to established guidelines. Concurrent validity was tested on 62 patients by comparing the SBT with the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire, short form (OMPSQ-short). Analysis of correlations between the instruments' total scores and between psychosocial sub-score of SBT and OMPSQ-short was performed using Spearman's rank correlation.

    Results: A translation of the SBT into Swedish required minor semantic adaptation until the final version was acceptable. Correlation between the SBT and the OMPSQ-short was large with r = 0.61 (SBT total with OMPSQ-short total score) and r = 0.60 (SBT psychosocial subscale with OMPSQ-short total score).

    Conclusion: The original SBT was successfully translated into Swedish. Correlation between the Swedish SBT and OMPSQ- short was large. The present study supports the use of the Swedish SBT for further clinical practice and research.

  • 237.
    Binisi, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Korrelation mellan höftstyrka och maximal skridskoåkningsförmåga på is hos manliga ishockeyspelare.2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 238.
    Bjerke, Joakim
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Gait and postural control after total knee arthroplasty2014Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the thesis was to investigate deficits and compensatory strategies after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in different conditions during gait and quiet standing. Although TKA is considered the gold standard treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis, it is associated with a number of implications. Reduced physical function after osteoarthritis is partly, but apparently not fully, remedied by surgery. The two most common deficits are reduced knee muscle strength and limited range of knee joint motion (ROM), partly due to prosthesis mechanics. Reduced postural control has also been shown shortly after surgery. In spite of sufficient passive knee joint ROM for normal ambulation, gait patterns are characterized by reduced knee flexion. Several factors such as reduced knee muscle strength, reduced proprioception, habitual strategies or fear of movement may be suggested as explanations for difficulties in gait and posture. As an effect, compensatory strategies may result. In order to focus on the implications of TKA, participants had to be less than 65 years of age and healthy, TKA being the only factor different form controls. The same 23 individuals with unilateral TKA ~ 19 months post-operative and 23 controls participated in all studies.

     

    3D whole body kinematics was used to assess gait and posture and electromyography was used to record muscle activity. Isokinetic measurements were used to determine dynamic knee muscle strength. Gait in the frontal and sagittal planes were assessed. The tasks included in the test protocol were negotiation up and down stairs, gait on hard and soft surface, quiet standing with sensory modulation (with and without vision and on soft surface), and single limb stance.  Primary outcome variables addressed were: knee and hip joint kinematics in frontal and sagittal planes, upper body inclination, postural sway and relative knee muscle activity as an indicator of relative effort. Background factors used to explain group differences in the primary outcomes were derived from demographics, clinical examination, and questionnaires. Demographic factors were age, body mass index (BMI), and time since surgery. Clinical examinations were conducted for passive knee joint ROM, joint position sense, knee muscle strength, anterior knee joint laxity, and leg length. Questionnaires assessed fear of movement, pain, and knee related function and quality of life. The results showed that knee flexion was reduced during stair descent in both the prosthetic and the contralateral knee in the TKA group compared to controls. Although reduced passive knee joint flexion in the TKA group was sufficient for normal stair descent, it was the only factor identified that explained reduced knee flexion in stair descent. As knee muscle strength was significantly reduced in the TKA group, it is reasonable to suggest that as a contributing factor. Furthermore, the TKA group also displayed increased hip adduction during stair descent, which may indicate both a compensatory strategy as well as reduced hip muscle strength. In stair ascent, no significant group differences were found in relative knee muscle activity as expected due to knee muscle weakness. Nor were there any indications of compensatory forward inclination of the trunk to reduce knee joint moments. Instead, probably compensating for muscle weakness, the TKA group ascended stairs at a significantly slower speed. Surface modulation during level gait showed that reduced knee flexion in the prosthetic knee during the stance phase when walking on a hard surface was further decreased during gait on a soft surface. Knee and hip adduction at the stance phase were not affected by surface conditions. Nevertheless, the TKA group displayed increased knee adduction and hip adduction compared to controls, particularly in the prosthetic side. In addition, the TKA group displayed increased step width on the soft compared to hard surface. Single-limb stance for 20 seconds failed in 30 % of the TKA group and in 4 % of the control group. Those in the TKA group who were able to perform single-limb stance performed equally well as controls. During bilateral quiet standing, postural sway was similar in both groups, and inability to stand on one leg did not affect bilateral stance. Older age, higher BMI and reduced quadriceps strength determined the failure to maintain single-limb stance in the TKA group.

     

    In conclusion, this thesis indicates that reduced knee muscle strength is a common denominator as part of the explanatory factors for reduced performance and compensatory strategies in individuals with TKA. Reduced speed during stair ascent as well as reduced knee flexion during stair descent may be compensations for reduced lower extremity strength. Increased hip adduction may compensate for reduced knee flexion in stair descent, but may also represent hip muscle weakness or reduced motor control as increased hip adduction is found also in level gait. The failure to maintain single-limb stance in the TKA group is also partly explained by reduced knee muscle strength. Muscle weakness may be and indicator for reduced physical capacity in general.

  • 239.
    Bjerke, Joakim
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Education & Social Work, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway.
    Öhberg, Fredrik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Radiation Physics.
    Nilsson, Kjell G
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Foss, Olav A
    Orthopaedic Research Centre, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway.
    Stensdotter, Ann-Katrin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Education & Social Work, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway.
    Peak knee flexion angles during stair descent in TKA patients2014In: The Journal of Arthroplasty, ISSN 0883-5403, E-ISSN 1532-8406, Vol. 29, no 4, p. 707-711Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Reduced peak knee flexion during stair descent (PKSD) is demonstrated in subjects with total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the underlying factors are not well studied. 3D gait patterns during stair descent, peak passive knee flexion (PPKF), quadriceps strength, pain, proprioception, demographics, and anthropometrics were assessed in 23 unilateral TKA-subjects ~ 19 months post-operatively, and in 23 controls. PKSD, PPKF and quadriceps strength were reduced in the TKA-side, but also in the contralateral side. A multiple regression analysis identified PPKF as the only predictor (57%) to explain the relationship with PKSD. PPKF was, however sufficient for normal PKSD. Deficits in quadriceps strength in TKA-group suggest that strength is also contributing to smaller PKSD. Increased hip adduction at PKSD may indicate both compensatory strategy and reduced hip strength.

  • 240.
    Bjerke, Joakim
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Education & Social Work, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway.
    Öhberg, Fredrik
    Department of Biomedical Engineering & Informatics, Umeå University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Kjell G
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Stensdotter, Ann-Katrin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Education & Social Work, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway.
    Compensatory strategies for muscle weakness during stair ascent in subjects with total knee arthroplasty2014In: The Journal of Arthroplasty, ISSN 0883-5403, E-ISSN 1532-8406, Vol. 29, no 7, p. 1499-1502Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Subjects with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) exhibit decreased quadriceps and hamstring strength. This may bring about greater relative effort or compensatory strategies to reduce knee joint moments in daily activities. To study gait and map out the resource capacity, knee muscle strength was assessed by maximal voluntary concentric contractions, and whole body kinematics and root mean square (RMS) electromyography (EMG) of vastus lateralis and semitendinosus were recorded during stair ascent in 23 unilateral TKA-subjects ~19months post-operation, and in 23 healthy controls. Muscle strength and gait velocity were lower in the TKA group, but no significant group differences were found in RMS EMG or forward trunk lean. The results suggest that reduced walking velocity sufficiently compensated for reduced knee muscle strength.

  • 241.
    Bjerke, Joakim
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Education & Social Work, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway.
    Öhberg, Fredrik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences.
    Nilsson, Kjell G
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences.
    Stensdotter, Ann-Katrin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy. Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Education & Social Work, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway.
    Gait on soft versus hard surface after total knee arthroplastyManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Asymmetric gait patterns are common following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Gait on even and hard surface is primarily characterized by reduced peak knee flexion in the prosthetic knee, increased contralateral knee adduction angle, and decreased walking speed compared to controls. Natural conditions may however lead to different strategies. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to explore how gait patterns may differ when walking on a soft surface. Methods: 3D kinematics during gait on hard and soft surface were assessed in 23 unilateral TKA-subjects ~19 months post-operative, and in 23 controls. Results: Gait characteristics in TKA-subjects that differed from controls observed on hard surface were amplified on soft surface. Flexion in the prosthetic knee was further decreased and a tendency towards reduced flexion in the contralateral knee was observed. Knee and hip adduction were not affected by surface conditions nevertheless there was a difference between groups, in particular with regard to the prosthetic side. In addition, step width increased on soft surface in TKA-subjects. Conclusion: Gait on an even and soft surface did not amplify asymmetries in TKA-subjects, but decreased knee flexion and increased step-width, albeit with similar gait speed as the control group suggests that the soft surface provided a small but significant challenge making the TKA-subjects precautious.

  • 242. Bjerke, Ulrika
    et al.
    Frändin, Kerstin
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Formkontroll för äldre. En randomiserad, kontrollerad studie2013Report (Other academic)
  • 243.
    Bjernulf, Alfred
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Physiotherapy.
    Oscar, Kolbe
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Physiotherapy.
    Fysisk kapacitet hos personer med obstruktiv sömnapné, övervikt och låg fysisk aktivitetsnivå: - En jämförande & sambandstudie2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund

    Obstruktiv sömnapné (OSA) karakteriseras av upprepade episoder av helt eller delvis avstängda luftvägar under sömn. Det saknas studier som undersöker samband mellan fysisk kapacitet och graden av OSA, Body Mass Index (BMI), dagtrötthet, mängden tid med lågintensiv fysisk aktivitet (LFA) och ålder hos personer med OSA.

     

    Syfte

    Syftet var att se hur fysisk kapacitet skiljer sig hos personer med OSA beroende på graden av OSA, BMI, dagtrötthet, mängden LFA och ålder samt studera sambandet mellan dessa variabler.

     

    Metod

    Studien var en tvärsnittsstudie med en jämförande och korrelerande design. Data kommer från baslinjemätningar av en randomiserad kontrollerad studie på 86 deltagare med diagnosen OSA (AHI >15), BMI >25, samt en självskattad måttligt intensiv fysisk aktivitet på mindre än 150 minuter/vecka. Dagtrötthet mättes med Epworth sleepiness scale och LFA mättes med accelerometer. 

     

    Resultat

    Det fanns ett signifikant samband mellan prestation på 6 MWT och ålder respektive mängden tid i LFA. Hög ålder och få minuter av LFA korrelerar med kortare gångsträcka. Personer med övervikt hade längre gångsträcka än personer med fetma. Det var inga skillnader i gångsträcka beroende på graden av OSA eller om det förekom dagtrötthet.

     

    Slutsats

    Ålder och BMI bör tas i beaktande vid utförandet och utvärdering av gångtest för personer med OSA. Personer med OSA som utför mer LFA hade en högre kapacitet vilket möjligen kan förklaras av att de är mindre stillasittande. Mer forskning behövs på ämnet för att ta reda på bakomliggande orsaker och se kausala samband.

  • 244.
    Bjersing, Jan L.
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Sahlgrens University Hospital, Sweden.
    Larsson, Anette
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Palstam, Annie
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Ernberg, Malin
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Bileviciute-Ljungar, Indre
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Löfgren, Monika
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Gerdle, Björn
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Anaesthetics, Operations and Specialty Surgery Center, Pain and Rehabilitation Center.
    Kosek, Eva
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden; Stockholm Spine Centre, Sweden.
    Mannerkorpi, Kaisa
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden.
    Benefits of resistance exercise in lean women with fibromyalgia: involvement of IGF-1 and leptin2017In: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, ISSN 1471-2474, E-ISSN 1471-2474, Vol. 18, article id 106Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Chronic pain and fatigue improves by exercise in fibromyalgia (FM) but underlying mechanisms are not known. Obesity is increased among FM patients and associates with higher levels of pain. Symptom improvement after aerobic exercise is affected by body mass index (BMI) in FM. Metabolic factors such as insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) and leptin may be involved. In this study, the aim was to evaluate the role of metabolic factors in lean, overweight and obese women during resistance exercise, in relation to symptom severity and muscle strength in women with FM. Methods: Forty-three women participated in supervised progressive resistance exercise, twice weekly for 15-weeks. Serum free and total IGF-1, IGF-binding protein 3 (IGFBP3), adiponectin, leptin and resistin were determined at baseline and after 15-weeks. Level of current pain was rated on a visual analogue scale (0-100 mm). Level of fatigue was rated by multidimensional fatigue inventory (MFI-20) subscale general fatigue (MFIGF). Knee extension force, elbow flexion force and handgrip force were assessed by dynamometers. Results: Free IGF-1 (p = 0.047), IGFBP3 (p = 0.025) and leptin (p = 0.008) were significantly decreased in lean women (n = 18), but not in the overweight (n = 17) and the obese (n = 8). Lean women with FM benefited from resistance exercise with improvements in current pain (p= 0.039, n = 18), general fatigue (MFIGF, p = 0.022, n = 18) and improved elbow-flexion force (p = 0.017, n = 18). In overweight and obese women with FM there was no significant improvement in pain or fatigue but an improvement in elbow flexion (p = 0.049; p = 0.012) after 15 weeks of resistance exercise. Conclusion: The clearest clinical response to resistance exercise was found in lean patients with FM. In these individuals, individualized resistance exercise was followed by changes in IGF-1 and leptin, reduced pain, fatigue and improved muscular strength. In overweight and obese women FM markers of metabolic signaling and clinical symptoms were unchanged, but strength was improved in the upper limb. Resistance exercise combined with dietary interventions might benefit patients with FM and overweight.

  • 245.
    Bjurehed, Linda
    et al.
    Linköping University.
    Brodin, Nina
    Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden; Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nordenskiold, Ulla
    Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Björk, Mathilda
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Occupational Therapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Rheumatology.
    Improved Hand Function, Self-Rated Health, and Decreased Activity Limitations: Results After a Two-Month Hand Osteoarthritis Group Intervention2018In: Arthritis care & research, ISSN 2151-464X, E-ISSN 2151-4658, Vol. 70, no 7, p. 1039-1045Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective

    To evaluate the effects on hand function, activity limitations, and self‐rated health of a primary care hand osteoarthritis (OA) group intervention. Hand OA causes pain, impaired mobility, and reduced grip force, which cause activity limitations. OA group interventions in primary care settings are sparsely reported.

    Methods

    Sixty‐four individuals with hand OA agreed to participate; 15 were excluded due to not fulfilling the inclusion criteria. The 49 remaining (90% female) participated in an OA group intervention at a primary care unit with education, paraffin wax bath, and hand exercise over a 6‐week period. Data were collected at baseline, end of intervention, and after 1 year. Instruments used were the Grip Ability Test (GAT), the Signals of Functional Impairment (SOFI), dynamometry (grip force), hand pain at rest using a visual analog scale (VAS), the Patient‐Specific Functional Scale (PSFS), the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (Quick‐DASH), and the EuroQol VAS (EQ VAS). Data were analyzed using nonparametric statistics.

    Results

    Hand function, activity limitation, and self‐rated health significantly improved from baseline to end of intervention, grip force (right hand: P < 0.001; left hand: P = 0.008), SOFI (P = 0.011), GAT (P < 0.001), hand pain at rest (P < 0.001), PSFS (1: P = 0.008, 2: P < 0.001, and 3: P = 0.004), Quick‐DASH (P = 0.001), and EQ VAS (P = 0.039), and the effects were sustained after 1 year.

    Conclusion

    The hand OA group intervention in primary care improves hand function, activity limitation, and self‐rated health. The benefits are sustained 1 year after completion of the intervention.

  • 246.
    Björkbacka, Sofia
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Holmberg, Elin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Polisstudents träningsvanor och uppfattning om polisyrkets fysiska krav2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Polisyrket är ett stillasittande arbete som stundtals ställer höga krav på polisers fysiska kapacitet.

    Syfte: Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka nyrekryterade polisstudenters tidigare och nuvarande träningsvanor. Syftet var också att undersöka studenternas uppfattning om träning och motivation för att klara de fysiska kraven på det framtida yrket.

    Metod: Totalt deltog 69 studenter från en polisutbildning i Sverige i denna frågeformulärsbaserade studie.

    Resultat: Polisstudenterna tränade i genomsnitt 7,6 timmar i veckan vid tiden för studien och 97 % angav att de tränat regelbundet under det senaste halvåret. De främsta anledningarna till att de tränade var för psykiskt och fysiskt välmående och för att klara det framtida yrket som polis. 90% av studenterna hade tränat regelbundet under ungdomsåren. De flesta polisstudenterna var positiva till införandet av regelbundna fystester för yrkesverksamma poliser.

    Slutsats: Polisstudenterna i denna studie hade flera års erfarenhet av träning och alla studenterna uppgav att de var motiverade att fortsätta träna. Eftersom tidigare studier visat att personer med lång träningsvana lättare upprätthåller en god fysisk kapacitet högre upp i åldern tydde resultatet i denna studie på att denna grupp studenter har goda förutsättningar att fortsätta vara fysiskt aktiva även efter avslutade studier.

  • 247.
    Björkeng Betzholtz, Amanda
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Ehlin, Ebba
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Patienters upplevelse av hur MediYoga påverkat deras hälsa: En kvalitativ intervjustudie2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 248.
    Björkesten, Linnéa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Physiotherapy.
    Intrabedömarreliabilitet vid isometrisk styrkemätning mätt med handhållen dynamometer på axelns abduktorer, inåt- respektive utåtrotatorer hos friska individer.2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 249.
    Björkgren, Camilla
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Walles, Stina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Bergshög motivation: Motivationsfaktorer för fysisk aktivitet hos universitetsstuderande2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Det finns många kartlagda hälsoeffekter av fysisk aktivitet, bland annat minskar risken för hjärt- och kärlsjukdomar, högt blodtryck, cancer och metabola sjukdomar. Motivation kan beskrivas genom self-determination theory (SDT) som delar upp motivation i inre och yttre faktorer. En individ rör sig mellan ett kontinuum av motivationsfaktorer. Den inre motivationen är associerad med ett längre bibehållande av en aktivitet. En skillnad i motivationsfaktorer mellan idrottsutövare och motionärer har setts i tidigare studier. Det är intressant ur ett hälsopromotivt perspektiv att kunna identifiera vad som motiverar studenter till fysisk aktivitet. Syfte: Syftet med studien var att beskriva motivationsfaktorer för vardagsmotion respektive bergsbestigning hos studenter. Metod: Kvalitativa semistrukturerade intervjuer genomfördes med fyra studenter som bestigit Kebnekaises västra led någon gång de senaste tre åren. Materialet analyserades genom kvalitativ innehållsanalys. Resultat: Materialet från intervjuerna resulterade i fem kategorier: Välbefinnande för hela kroppen, Lust till aktivitet, Vänners uppmuntran, Få en gemensam upplevelse samt Testa sina gränser. Varje kategori representerade en viktig motivationsfaktor. Två av motivationsfaktorerna var gemensamma för såväl vardagsmotion som bergsbestigning. Konklusion: Motivationsfaktorerna skiljde sig åt beroende på aktivitet. Välbefinnande för hela kroppen representerar en motivationsfaktor för vardagsmotion. Motivationsfaktorerna Lust till aktivitet och Vänners uppmuntran var någotsom representerade både vardagsmotion och bergsbestigning. Faktorer som enbart sågs hos bergsbestigning hos informanterna var Få en gemensam upplevelse och Testa sina gränser. Det fanns även skillnad i motivationsfaktorer beroende på erfarenhet; mindre erfarna motiverades av att testa sina gränser och mer erfarna av att dela upplevelsen med andra.

  • 250.
    Björkholm, Annika
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Wahlström, Olivia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
    Är yt-EMG ett reliabelt instrument i kombination med Biodex vid mätning av bukmuskelaktivitet?: En pilotstudie med friska kontrollpersoner och personer med abdominal rektusdiastas.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Abdominal rektusdiastas (ARD) är ett tillstånd då de raka magmusklerna delar på sig för att linea alba blir slapp. Detta kan drabba kvinnor under graviditet och kraftigt överviktiga. Personer med ARD kan uppleva nedsatt styrka och obehagskänsla.

    Metod: Totalt fem deltagare medverkade i bukmuskelmätningar, tre friska kontrollpersoner och två personer med ARD. Elektroder för yt-elektromyografi (yt-EMG) placerades på sex olika ställen över deltagarnas m. rectus abdominis och m. obliquus externus abdominis. Muskelaktivitet och muskelstyrka mättes genom isometriska kontraktioner i Biodex dynamometer. Deltagarna fick utföra fem kontraktioner om fem sekunder med fem sekunder vila mellan varje kontraktion. Detta upprepades två gånger för varje deltagare med en veckas mellanrum. Relativ och absolut test-retest relabilitet beräknades med intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) och minimal detectable change i % (MDC %) på timing, amplitud och fatigue uppmätt med yt-EMG och muskelstyrka uppmätt med Biodex.

    Resultat: Den relativa och absoluta reliabiliteten visade sig vara varierad avseende samtliga variabler. Relativ reliabilitet gick från låg till utmärkt (ICC: 0,36—0,92) och absolut reliabilitet visade MDC % 42—362

    Konklusion: Denna pilotstudie kan ge en grund för vidare studier om hur muskelfunktionen är påverkad hos personer med ARD med hjälp av yt-EMG, dock krävs fortsatta studier med fler deltagare för att resultat ska kunna generaliseras.

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