Marie Torstensson Levander

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Information regarding conditions during pregnancy and delivery was obtained by extensive interviews with mothers to left-handed and right-handed students. Using the same criterion as van Strien, Bouma and Bakker (1987) for defining birth stress, the present study did not replicate their findings of higher frequency of reported birth stress in left-handers.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the prevalence of schizophrenia and measures of social deprivation in varying areas in the city of Malmö. METHOD A case-finding study of schizophrenia was combined with a victimization survey. Data was factor-analysed and visualized using geographical information system software. RESULTS The(More)
A hand preference inventory was administered to a population of 921 Swedish college students. The questions concern writing, drawing, throwing a ball, cutting with scissors, tooth brushing, cutting with a knife, and using a hammer, each with five response alternatives: always right, mostly right, either hand, mostly left and always left. A consistent(More)
PURPOSE To investigate how parental country of birth and individual gender affect utilisation of psychiatric care in adolescents. METHODS On the basis of data from the Longitudinal Multilevel Analysis in Scania database, the article employs logistic regression to analyse the utilisation of psychiatric care among adolescents aged 13-18 (n = 92203) who were(More)
Writing hand posture was studied in 48 male and 54 female left-handed Swedish college students. Inverted posture was more common with examiner-assessment than with self-assessment and was more common in males. Examiner-assessed inversion frequency was lower than that reported from American samples but higher than that from Australian samples. Writing style(More)
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