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Christina Zetterlund

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


Phone: +46 19 303000

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About Christina Zetterlund

I am a M.Sc. optometrist and a PhD- student. I work in the Low Vision Clinic of Örebro as an optometrist. My research is dealing with the combined complaints from eyes and vision and musculoskeletal neck scapula area complaints.

Neck scapular area complaints are very common among low vision patients, with reoccuring relapses often becoming chronic situations. Neck scapular area complaints have been noticed to be twice as common among people with decreased visual performance according to a national health surveys conducted in 2008: “Hälsa på lika vilkor”.

Under instructions from my tutors: Associate professor Lars-Olov Lundqvist, Centre for Rehabilitation Research and Associate Professor Hans Richter, center of Musculoskeletal research, my research deals with self-registered complaints from eyes and vision, neck shoulder and balance proprioception combined with objectively ordinary refractive visual assessments, in order to confirm and identify those visual properties especially linked to these complaints.

The results are expected to elucidate the circumstances round these complaint and give indications on what could be changed to prevent further individual complaints, before they become chronic situations.



Articles in journals |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Zetterlund, C. , Lundqvist, L. & Richter, H. O. (2019). Visual, musculoskeletal and balance symptoms in individuals with visual impairment. Clinical and experimental optometry, 102 (1), 63-69.
Domkin, D. , Richter, H. O. , Zetterlund, C. & Lundqvist, L. (2016). Effect of reduced visual acuity on precision of two-dimensional tracing movements. Journal of Optometry, 9 (2), 93-101.
Lundqvist, L. , Zetterlund, C. & Richter, H. O. (2016). Reliability and Validity of the Visual, Musculoskeletal, and Balance Complaints Questionnaire. Optometry and Vision Science, 93 (9), 1147-1157.
Lundqvist, L. , Zetterlund, C. & Richter, H. O. (2014). Effects of Feldenkrais Method on Chronic Neck/Scapular Pain in People With Visual Impairment: A Randomized Controlled Trial With One-Year Follow-Up. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95 (9), 1656-1661.
Richter, H. O. , Zetterlund, C. & Lundqvist, L. (2011). Eye-neck interactions triggered by visually deficient computer work. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, 39 (1), 67-78.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Zetterlund, C. (2017). Visual, musculoskeletal, and balance symptoms in people with visual impairments. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro University.