Marianne Kylberg

Marianne Kylberg


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My research focuses the activity and participation of very old people. The overarching aim of my thesis was to explore the use of mobility devices for people over 80 years. Differences between users and non-users of mobility devices were studied from physical environmental, socio-demographic and health related aspects.  The thesis also includes a European perspective by comparing Latvia and Sweden regarding the use and opportunities for use of assistive devices with a specific focus on the ageing population.

I am currently holding a temporary position at Lund University; part time teaching at the Occupational Therapy programme and part time involved in research projects conducted at CASE (Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments). Since my defence I have been involved in writing two different reports, one regarding user involvement in research and one regarding older people and the physical home environment. At present I am working in a project called Hälsostaden aiming to evaluate a reorganisation of care settings for very old people. During the spring 2016 I will also be engaged in a research project on older people’s use of new technology for increased health.

Kylberg, M. (2014). Assistive devices in everyday life for very old people – Use, non-use and opportunities for use. Doctoral thesis. Department of Health Sciences, Lund University. ISBN 978-91-7619-060-9.


I am also engaged in the education of occupational therapists and teach within different areas with a focus on assistive technology and the home environment. Since 1st of January 2016 I also hold the position of the director of the Occupational therapy programme at Lund University.  

UKÄ subject classification

  • Occupational Therapy


  • CASE - Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments


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