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Anna Duberg

Title: Affiliated Researcher School/office: School of Health Sciences


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Anna Duberg

About Anna Duberg

Affiliated researcher at the School of Health Sciences at Örebro University and research supervisor at the University Healthcare Research Center, Region Örebro County. Anna is a physiotherapist in child and adolescent psychiatry and currently also works as an innovation coach in the Innovation Team, Region Örebro County. Dissertation in 2016 and her thesis highlights how participation in dance intervention can affect the health for teenage girls with internalizing problems. The method "Dance for Health" was developed in Social Impact Lab, Örebro University och has become widespread nationally and is today implemented in several cities over Sweden.

Current research studies (intervention studies): 

  • The Dance Project (dance for adolescent girls with stressrelated problems)
  • Just in TIME study (dance & yoga for girls 9-13 y/o with functional abdominal pain and IBS)
  • SWAN study (Structured Water Dance for adults with profound intellectual and multiple disability)
  • ReActivate (school-based intervention with graded physical activity for youth 12-16 y/o with pain and mental health illness) 
  • Webbased yoga for women with breast cancer (effect on fatigue, systemic inflammation and activity. RCT)


Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Högström, S. , Philipson, A. , Ekstav, L. , Eriksson, M. , Fagerberg, U. L. , Falk, E. , Möller, M. , Sandberg, E. & et al. (2021). Dance and Yoga Reduced Functional Abdominal Pain in Young Girls: A Randomized Controlled Trial. European Journal of Pain.
Sandberg, E. , Möller, M. , Särnblad, S. , Appelros, P. & Duberg, A. (2021). Dance intervention for adolescent girls: Effects on daytime tiredness, alertness and school satisfaction. A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 26, 505-514.
Philipson, A. , Särnblad, S. , Ekstav, L. , Eriksson, M. , Fagerberg, U. , Möller, M. , Mörelius, E. & Duberg, A. (2020). An Intervention With Dance and Yoga for Girls With Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders (Just in TIME): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 9 (12).
Duberg, A. , Möller, M. & Sunvisson, H. (2016). "I feel free": Experiences of a dance intervention for adolescent girls with internalizing problems. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11.
Philipsson, A. , Duberg, A. , Möller, M. & Hagberg, L. (2013). Cost-utility analysis of a dance intervention for adolescent girls with internalizing problems. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 11 (1), 4.
Duberg, A. , Möller, M. & Taube, J. (2013). Dans kan ge unga skydd mot psykisk ohälsa. Läkartidningen, 110 (36), 1539-1541.
Duberg, A. , Hagberg, L. , Sunvisson, H. & Möller, M. (2013). Influencing self-rated health among adolescent girls with dance intervention: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA pediatrics, 167 (1), 27-31.
Duberg, A. (2012). Something about the dance. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 166 (11), 1037-1044.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Chapters in books

Duberg, A. (2018). Dans: en insats som stärker psykisk hälsa. In: Ylva Hofvander Trulsson, Maria Westvall, Skapande och integration (pp. 57-74). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Duberg, A. & Taube, J. (2015). Dans som skydd mot psykisk ohälsa. In: Eva Bojner Horwitz, Christer Hogstedt, Pelle Wistén, Töres Theorell, Kultur och Folkhälsa: antologi om forskning och praktik (pp. 209-218). Hägersten: Tolvnitton förlag.
Duberg, A. (2014). Kravlös dans: en stärkande aktivitet för ungas hälsa. In: Eva Bojner Horwitz, Kulturhälsoboxen: Dansboken (pp. 33-43). . Gothia Förlag AB.

Conference papers

Philipsson, A. , Sandberg, E. , Högström, S. , Eriksson, M. , Särnblad, S. , Ekstav, L. , Lorentzon Fagerberg, U. , Mörelius, E. & et al. (2019). ”Just in TIME” - Intervention med dans och yoga för flickor med funktionell magsmärta och IBS. Paper presented at Barnveckan, Örebro, Sweden, April 1-4, 2019.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Duberg, A. (2016). Dance Intervention for Adolescent Girls with Internalizing Problems: Effects and Experiences. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro university.