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Cathrine Widehammar

Position: Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 303957

Room: P2148

Cathrine Widehammar
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About Cathrine Widehammar

 Cathrine obtained her occupational therapist degree in 1991 from Örebro University, Sweden. Her area of expertise is in the field of hand rehabilitation, and she worked for several years at the department of hand surgery at Örebro University Hospital. In 2012, Cathrine started working at the hospital’s Limb Deficiency and Arm Prosthesis Centre, one of four upper limb prosthetic centers in Sweden. In 2014, she received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. The same year, she became a doctoral student at the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Örebro University, Sweden. She has worked part-time with patients at the Limb Deficiency and Arm Prosthesis Centre during her doctoral studies, and has also been involved in several research projects, for example, the treatment of phantom limb pain and the evaluation of several outcome measures. Her doctoral studies focus on the use of myoelectric arm prostheses, and 2021 she defended her thesis "Benefit and use of myoelectric arm prostheses - outcomes, influencing factors and experiences".

Cathrine is now teatching at the Occupational Therapy program, Örebro University and part time she works att the University hospital. Her teaching is focused to Research metodology,  hand therapy (in theory and practice) and supervision of essays. At the Master program she teaches Implemantation of assistive technology and Benefit and use of assistive technology.

The research focus is on rehabilitation for children and adults with congenital limb loss or aquired amputation. The post doc project is to translate and uppdate the webbased questionnaire for children Prosthetic Upper extremity Functional Index, PUFI2, to the Swedish language and context. It is a collaboration with Holland Bloorview Kid's hospital,Toronto, Canada and professor Virigina Wright.

Further, a national mapping of musculoskeletal complaints due to compensatory movements in people with upper limb loss is in the pipeline for 2024.


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Articles in journals

Articles, reviews/surveys

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries