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Cathrine Widehammar

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

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

Publications

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

Articles in journals

Widehammar, C. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , Pettersson, I. & Hermansson, L. (2020). Attitudes is the most important environmental factor for use of powered mobility devices - users' perspectives. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 27 (4), 298-308.
Lendaro, E. , Hermansson, L. , Burger, H. , van der Sluis, C. K. , McGuire, B. E. , Pilch, M. , Bunketorp-Käll, L. , Kulbacka-Ortiz, K. & et al. (2018). Phantom motor execution as a treatment for phantom limb pain: protocol of an international, double-blind, randomised controlled clinical trial. BMJ Open, 8 (7).
Widehammar, C. , Pettersson, I. , Janeslätt, G. & Hermansson, L. (2018). The influence of environment: experiences of users of myoelectric arm prosthesis - a qualitative study. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 42 (1), 28-36.
Ortiz-Catalan, M. , Gudmundsdottir, R. A. , Kristoffersen, M. B. , Zepeda-Echavarria, A. , Caine-Winterberger, K. , Kulbacka-Ortiz, K. , Widehammar, C. , Eriksson, K. & et al. (2016). Phantom motor execution facilitated by machine learning and augmented reality as treatment for phantom limb pain: a single group, clinical trial in patients with chronic intractable phantom limb pain. The Lancet, 388 (10062), 2885-2894.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Widehammar, C. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. & Hermansson, L. (2021). Training for users of myoelectric multi-grip hand prostheses: a scoping review. Prosthetics and Orthotics International.

Conference papers

Widehammar, C. , Hiyoshi, A. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , Lindner, H. Y. & Hermansson, L. (2019). Bionic hands: benefit and use. In: ISPO 17th World Congress: Basics to Bionics Abstract Book. Paper presented at World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 5-8 October, 2019.
Widehammar, C. , Eriksson, K. & Hermansson, L. (2018). Designing a new training method for advanced hand prostheses. In: Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at The International Central European ISPO Conference,Portorož, Slovenia, 20th-22nd September, 2018 in Portorož, Slovenia (pp. 66-66). Ljubljana, Slovenia: ISPO Slovenia.
Lendaro, E. , Hermansson, L. , Burger, H. , van der Sluis, C. , McGuire, B. E. , Pilch, M. , Bunketorp-Käll, L. , Kulbacka-Ortiz, K. & et al. (2018). Phantom Motor Execution as a treatment for Phantom Limb Pain: Protocol of an international, double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical trial. In: Burger, Helena & Mlakar, Maja, Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at International Central European ISPO Conference 2018, Portoroz, Slovenien, September 20-22, 2018 (pp. 14-14). Ljubljana, Slovenien: ISPO Slovenaia.
Widehammar, C. , Lidström, H. & Hermansson, L. (2017). Environmental barriers to participation and facilitators for use of three types of assistive technology devices. In: Nobelday Festivities Orebro University. Paper presented at Nobelday Festivities Orebro University, Örebro, Sweden,7 December, 2017.
Widehammar, C. , Lidström, H. & Hermansson, L. (2017). Environmental barriers to participation and facilitators for use of three types of assistive technology devices. In: MEC 2017 - A Sense of What´s to Come Myoelectric Controls and Upper Limb Prosthetics Symposium. Paper presented at MEC'17, Fredericton, Canada, 15-18 Aug., 2017 (pp. 36-36). Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: University of New Brunswick.
Widehammar, C. , Lidström, H. & Hermansson, L. (2017). Use of assistive technology and barriers for participation in everyday activities: environmental influence on use of three types of assistive technology devices. Paper presented at Nordic Network on Disability Research, NNDR 14th research Conference, Örebro, Sweden, May 3-5, 2017.
Widehammar, C. , Pettersson, I. , Janeslätt, G. & Hermansson, L. (2016). The influence of environment: experiences of users of myoelectric arm prosthesis, a qualitative study. In: “Advances in our Understanding” The Compendium. Paper presented at Trent International Prosthetic Symposium 2016, Glasgow, UK, September 28 - October 1, 2016 (pp. 56-56).
Widehammar, C. , Hermansson, L. & Lidström, H. (2016). Use of myoelectric prostheses and participation in everyday activities: environmental factors impact on assistive technology use. In: “Advances in our Understanding” The Compendium. Paper presented at Trent International Prosthetic Symposium 2016, Glasgow, UK, September 28 - October 1, 2016 (pp. 61-61).
Widehammar, C. , Pettersson, I. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2014). The influence of environment: experiences from users of myoelectric arm prostheses. In: MEC'14 Redefinig the Norm. Paper presented at MEC'14 - Redefining the Norm, Fredricton, New Brunnswick, Canada, August 19-22, 2014.. Frederiction, New Brunswick, Canada: University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Widehammar, C. (2021). Benefits and use of myoelectric arm prostheses: outcomes, influencing factors and experiences. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro University.

Manuscripts

Widehammar, C. , Eriksson, K. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. & Hermansson, L. Stepwise Training for Users of Multi-grip Prosthetic Hands : An Occupational Therapy Method.
Widehammar, C. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. & Hermansson, L. Training for users of myoelectric multi-grip hand prostheses : a scoping review.