Monika Löfgren

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OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of portable superficial warmth with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on pain in patients with fibromyalgia. METHODS The study had a randomized cross-over design. A total of 32 patients with fibromyalgia were randomly assigned to 2 groups. After instruction, the patients treated themselves using a portable device(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to investigate how stroke survivors describe their expectations regarding life when coming home, and how these expectations were met on discharge from the rehabilitation clinic and during their first 3 months at home. METHOD Semistructured interviews were performed repeatedly with five people, two women and three men, during 3(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to explore, and obtain increased knowledge of, the strategies used by working women with fibromyalgia regarding control of pain, fatigue and other symptoms. METHOD Qualitative methods with an emergent design were used. The informants were women with fibromyalgia who had participated in rehabilitation 6-8 years earlier, and were(More)
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain without known peripheral causes. Previously, we have reported dysfunctional pain inhibitory mechanisms for FM patients during pain administration. In this study we employed a seed correlation analysis, independent component analysis (ICA), and an analysis of fractional amplitude of low frequency(More)
PURPOSE To assess the clinical outcomes of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for early intervention of chronic whiplash associated disorders (WAD). The primary aim of the programme was to increase levels of activity and independence in patients suffering WAD. METHODS Ninety subjects with purported chronic symptoms associated with whiplash(More)
PURPOSE To explore and obtain increased knowledge about (i) strategies and treatments used by individuals with neuropathic pain following spinal cord injury (SCI) for handling long-term pain, and (ii) their experience, needs and expectations of SCI neuropathic pain management. METHODS Qualitative methods with an emergent research design were used.(More)
Physical exercise is one of the most efficient interventions to mitigate chronic pain symptoms in fibromyalgia (FM). However, little is known about the neurophysiological mechanisms mediating these effects. In this study we investigated resting-state connectivity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) before and after a 15 week standardized(More)
INTRODUCTION Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by persistent widespread pain, increased pain sensitivity and tenderness. Muscle strength in women with FM is reduced compared to healthy women. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a progressive resistance exercise program on muscle strength, health status, and current pain intensity in women(More)
PURPOSE The purpose was to explore and understand what patients with mild acquired brain injury (mABI) consider is effective in a holistic therapy group rehabilitation programme and how the programme affects the rehabilitation process. METHODS Thematic interviews were conducted with ten informants with diagnosed mABI. They were recruited through purposive(More)
Nociceptive and neuropathic pain (NP) are common consequences following spinal cord injury (SCI), with large impact on sleep, mood, work, and quality of life. NP affects 40% to 50% of individuals with SCI and is sometimes considered the major problem following SCI. Current treatment recommendations for SCI-NP primarily focus on pharmacological strategies(More)