Christina BrogårdhProfessor, Docent i rehabiliteringsmedicin
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Medical and Health Sciences
I am a Professor in Physiotherapy, Associate Professor of Experimental Rehabilitation Medicine at Lund University and Physiotherapist at the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Skåne University Hospital. I took my PhD exam at Umeå University 2006. My thesis focused on evaluating the effects of intensive arm and hand training after stroke (Constraint Induced Movement Therapy).
My current research projects focus on aspects of impairments and activity limitations in the upper extremity in persons with different neurological diseases such as stroke and post-polio. I also lead projects where we evaluate and further develop various outcome measures and rating scales, evaluate the effects of different training methods as well as consequences of falls and fear of falling on daily life.
I am the main supervisor for PhD student Håkan Carlsson, who studies how sensory impairments of the upper extremity after stroke influence daily life and the effect of specific sensory training regarding sensation, dexterity and the ability to use the hand in daily life. I am also an assistant supervisor for Lina Rosengren, who studies life satisfaction in people with Parkinson's disease; for Maria Nolvi, who studies sense of coherence in persons with late effects of polio and Charlotta Jönsson, who studies lymfoedema in the lower limbs in persons with cancer. Together with post-doc Ingrid Lindgren the consequences of shoulder pain after stroke are studies. Together with post-doc Elisabeth Ekstrand, the reliability of rating scales assessing perceived participation and life satisfaction are evaluated. I am also involved in studies regarding return to work after stroke and consequences of Parkinsons Disease in early and late phase.
I am teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Department of Health Sciences. I am a member of the Readership Board (Docenturnämnden) and the Research and Infrastructure Board (FIN) at Faculty of Medicine, Lund University.