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Helen Lindner

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 303734

Room: P2152

Helen Lindner

About Helen Lindner

I am a senior lecturer in occupational therapy at Örebro University in Sweden. I have a BSc degree in Pharmacology at University College, London, UK, a MSc degree in Medical Informatics at University of London, UK and a BSc degree in Occupational Therapy at Örebro University, Sweden. In 2013 I received a PhD degree in Medical Sciences at Örebro University. My current work tasks include teaching occupation-based cognitive rehabilitation and working as clinical occupational therapist with patients of mild to severe cognitive impairments at the local hospital.

 

Research

My two main research interests are (i)  to investigate cognitive functions in individuals with multiple disabilities (fig.1), and (ii) to explore the process in learning a multi-articulating prosthetic hand (fig.2). I use eye-tracking technology and motion analysis to quantify and understand attention, visuospatial skill, cognitive load and body movements in different patient groups and activities. My research goal is to integrate research results timely into current rehabilitation practice.  


Teaching

I coordinate a course in occupational therapy for individuals with cognitive impairments, psychiatric disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. I teach basic pharmacology to occupational therapy students and how medications affect occupational therapy interventions. I am a co-supervisor of a doctoral student that studies the relationship between early interventions and later outcomes among children with limb deficiency.

 

Clinical practice

I work part-time as occupational therapist at the Adult Habilitation Centre, Region Örebro County. My two main tasks are: (1) provide training in eye tracking for patients with cognitive impairment and communication difficulties, (2) provide treatments using multisensory environments for patients with sensory processing difficulties, such as children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

 

Collaborations 

I have two ongoing research collaborations within the field of upper limb prosthetics; one project is a collaboration with the researchers at the University of Tokyo to develop the Japanese version of the Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control. The other project is a collaboration with the researcher at the University of New Brunswick, Canada to explore the process in learning a multi-articulating prosthetic hand . 

 

Publications

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

Articles in journals

Lindner, H. , Montgomery, S. & Hiyoshi, A. (2020). Risk of depression following traumatic limb amputation: a general population-based cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 48 (3), 289-293.
Sjöberg, L. , Hermansson, L. , Lindner, H. Y. & Fredriksson, C. (2020). Swedish parents' experiences of their role in treatment for children with congenital limb reduction deficiency: Decision‐making and treatment support. Child Care Health and Development, 46 (6), 723-732.
Sjöberg, L. , Lindner, H. Y. & Hermansson, L. (2018). Long-term results of early myoelectric prosthesis fittings: A prospective case-control study. Prosthetics and orthotics international, 42 (5), 527-533.
Lindner, H. Y. , Hiyoshi, A. & Hermansson, L. (2018). Relation between capacity and performance in paediatric upper limb prosthesis users. Prosthetics and orthotics international, 42 (1), 14-20.
Jarl, G. M. , Heinemann, A. W. , Lindner, H. Y. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2015). Cross-cultural validity and differential item functioning of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users’ Survey with Swedish and American users of lower-limb prosthesis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96 (9), 1615-1626.
Lindner, H. Y. N. , Langius-Eklöf, A. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2014). Test-retest reliability and rater agreements of assessment of capacity for myoelectric control version 2.0. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 51 (4), 635-644.
Lindner, H. Y. N. , Eliasson, A. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2013). Influence of standardized activities on validity of Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 50 (10), 1391-1400.
Lindner, H. Y. N. , Linacre, J. M. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2009). Assessment of capacity for myoelectric control: evaluation of construct and rating scale. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 41 (6), 467-474.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Conference papers

Lindner, H. , Hill, W. , Norling Hermansson, L. & Lilienthal, A. J. (2020). Cognitive load in learning to use a multi-function hand. In: MEC20 Symposium Proceedings. Paper presented at MEC20, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 10-13, 2020. (Symposium canceled). Fredericton, Canada: University of New Brunswick.
Johansson, M. , Johansson, S. & Lindner, H. Y. (2019). Barn med Downs syndrom och fritidsaktivitet: ur ett föräldraperspektiv. In: Arbetsterapiforum 2019. Paper presented at Arbetsterapiforum 2019, 2-3 april, 2019.
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.
Lindner, H. Y. , Hill, W. , Hermansson, L. & Lilienthal, A. J. (2019). Cognitive load and compensatory movement in learning to use a multi-function hand. In: ISPO 17th World Congress: Basics to Bionics Abstract Book. Paper presented at ISPO 17th WORLD CONGRESS, Kobe, Japan October 5-8, 2019 (pp. 52-52). ISPO.
Lindner, H. Y. , Buer, N. & Hermansson, L. (2019). Compensatory Movement in Upper Limb Prosthesis Users during Activity Performance. In: ISPO 17th World Congress:  Basics to Bionics Abstract Book. Paper presented at ISPO 17th WORLD CONGRESS Kobe Convention Center Kobe, Hyogo, Japan 5 – 8 Oct, 2019512). ISPO.
Sjöberg, L. , Hermansson, L. & Lindner, H. Y. (2019). Parent’s role in decision and treatment of children with limb malformation. In: ISPO 17th World Congress:  Basics to Bionics Abstracts  Book. Paper presented at ISPO 17th World Congress, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 5-8 October, 2019.
Lindner, H. Y. , Lilienthal, A. , Karlsson, G. & Lundqvist, L. (2018). Eye gaze technology to gain access to cognitive processes in individuals with profound intellectual and physical disabilities (PIPD). Paper presented at Nobel Day Festivities, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden December 10, 2018.
Sjöberg, L. , Lindner, H. Y. & Hermansson, L. (2018). Long term results of early myoelectric prosthesis fittings: a prospective case-control study. Paper presented at WFOT Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa, May 21-25, 2018.
Lindner, H. , Montgomery, S. & Hiyoshi, A. (2018). Risk of depression following traumatic limb amputation: a general population-based cohort study. In: Burger, Helena & Mlakar, Maja, Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at ISPO International Central European ISPO Conference 2018 Portoroz, Slovenia, 20th September–22nd September, 2018 (pp. 9-9). Ljubjana, Slovenia: ISPO Slovena.
Lindner, H. Y. , Hiyoshi, A. & Hermansson, L. (2017). Relation between capacity and performance in paediatric myoelectric prosthesis users. Paper presented at MEC17 - A Sense of What's to Come; Fredericton, Canada, August 14-18, 2017.
Norling Hermansson, L. & Lindner, H. (2016). The relationship between prosthetic control, wearing pattern and daily prosthesis use. In: “Advances in our Understanding” The Compendium. Paper presented at Trent International Prosthetic Symposium 2016, Glasgow, UK, September 28 - October 1, 2016 (pp. 57-58).
Hermansson, L. M. N. , Lindner, H. Y. N. & Langius-Eklöf, A. (2014). Test-retest reliability and rater agreements of the Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control version 2.0.. In: MEC'14 Redefining the Norm. Paper presented at MEC'14 - Redefining the Norm, Frederiction, New Brunnswick, Canada, August 19-22, 2014.. Frederiction, New Brunswick, Cananda: University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.
Lindner, H. Y. N. , Eliasson, A. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2013). Influence of tasks on the validity for the Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control (Acmc). In: ISPO 2013 World Congress Inclusion, Participation & Empowerment. Paper presented at ISPO 2013 World Congress - Inclusion, Participation & Empowerment, Hyderabad, India. International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Hermansson, L. M. N. , Lindner, H. Y. N. & Sjöberg, L. (2013). Intensive training camp for children with a myoelectric prosthetic hand. In: ISPO 2013 World Congress Inclusion, Participation & Empowerment. Paper presented at ISPO 2013 World Congress -Inclusion, Participation & Empowerment, Hyderabad, India, 4-7 February 2013.. International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Hermansson, L. M. N. , Lindner, H. Y. N. & Sjöberg, L. (2012). Intensive training camp for children with a myoelectric prosthetic hand. In: Trent International Prosthetic Symposium. Paper presented at Trent International Prosthetic Symposium, Loughborough, UK, 21-23 May, 2012..
Lindner, H. Y. N. , Eliasson, A. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2012). The ability to operate a myoelectric prosthetic hand – the use of standardized tasks in the Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control. In: Trent International Prosthetic Symposium. Paper presented at Trent International Prosthetic Symposium, Loughborough, UK, 21-23 May, 2012..
Lindner, H. Y. N. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2011). Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control: Evaluation of task difficulty, discriminative ability and redefined rating scale. In: MEC '11 Raising the Standard. Paper presented at MEC '11 - Raising the Standard, Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada, August 14-19, 2011..
Lindner, H. Y. N. , Sjöquist Nätterlund, B. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2010). A content comparison of validated outcome measures in upper limb prosthetics. In: ISPO the 13th World Congress 2010. Paper presented at ISPO - the 13th World Congress 2010, Leipzig, Germany, 10-15 May, 2010..
Lindner, H. Y. N. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2009). The Assessment of capacity for myoelectric control: development of standardized activities. In: Trent International Prosthetic Symposium 2009. Paper presented at Trent International Prosthetic Symposium 2009, Loughborough, UK, 18-20 May, 2009..
Lindner, H. Y. N. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2008). The Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control: construct validity and rating scale structure. Paper presented at MEC'08 Measuring Success in Upper Limb Prosthetics, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 13-15 August, 2008..

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Lindner, H. (2013). The Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control: Psychometric evidence and comparison with upper limb prosthetic outcome measures. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro universitet.

Manuscripts