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Cathrine Widehammar

Title: Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303957

Room: P2148

Research subject Research environments

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 teatching hand therapy, in theory and practice, at the Occupational Therapy program, Örebro University.  

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Articles in journals

Articles, reviews/surveys

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries