Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen

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Long-term diseases are today the leading cause of mortality worldwide and are estimated to be the leading cause of disability by 2020. Person-centered care (PCC) has been shown to advance concordance between care provider and patient on treatment plans, improve health outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. Yet, despite these and other documented(More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional kinematic analysis provides quantitative and qualitative assessment of upper-limb motion and is used as an outcome measure to evaluate impaired movement after stroke. The number of kinematic variables used, however, is diverse, and models for upper-extremity motion analysis vary. OBJECTIVE The authors aim to identify a set of(More)
Development of reliable and objective evaluation methods is required, particularly for natural and goal-oriented upper-extremity tasks. Three-dimensional imaging measurement techniques have turned out to be a powerful tool for a quantitative and qualitative assessment of multijoint movements. The purpose of this study was to develop and test a method of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE patients with cardiac arrest have a high mortality and the long-term outcome is doubtful. The prognosis is mainly dependent on clinical parameters. S-100 and neurone specific enolase (NSE) are established biochemical markers of central nervous system (CNS) injury. The purpose of this study was to validate the use of serum(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether training in a virtual environment with a haptic device will improve motor function in the left hemiparetic arm of a stroke subject. DESIGN Single case, A-B-A design. SETTING University hospital research laboratory. PARTICIPANT A man in his late fifties (right handed), with a right-hemisphere lesion that caused a(More)
OBJECTIVES To test if a combined stimulation-training program can improve selected hand functions and impairments of chronic stroke survivors. DESIGN Pretest-Posttest, multi-site 5-week training program. Stroke survivors (N = 77) with chronic upper limb paresis completed a home-based stimulation program combining activation of the wrist-fingers flexors(More)
AIM To assess cognitive function, activities of daily living (ADL) and living situation longitudinally up to 1 year after cardiac arrest. SETTING University hospital. MATERIALS The study continued for 3 years and consecutive patients (18-75 years of age) who survived resuscitation were included. METHOD A longitudinal study with examinations using the(More)
BACKGROUND The main purpose of this study was to place a virtual reality (VR) system, designed to assess and to promote motor performance in the affected upper extremity in subjects after stroke, in a nonhospital environment. We also wanted to investigate if playing computer games resulted in improved motor function in persons with prior stroke. METHODS(More)
AIMS Hydrotherapy, i.e. exercise in warm water, as a rehabilitation program has been considered potentially dangerous in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) due to the increased venous return caused by the hydrostatic pressure. However, hydrotherapy has advantages compared to conventional training. We studied the applicability of an exercise programme(More)