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Karin Lobenius-Palmér

Title: Lecturer, Research Assistant School/office: School of Health Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303281

Room: C2301, G2131

Karin Lobenius-Palmér

Research subject

About Karin Lobenius-Palmér

Karin works as a research assistant at the School of Medical Sciences. She works with the project ‘Mat i Sverige’ (Eating in Sweden), a validation study for dietary assessments. ‘Mat i Sverige’ aims to measure and examine how people from different cultures in Sweden eat.

With ‘Mat i Sverige’, the researchers want to update and develop new and existing questionnaires about food so that they take cultural differences into consideration. Karin is conducting interviews and handle the contact with the study participants.

Karin also works in the research project PROVID - a study on the effect of probiotic supplementation on SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses in healthy adults. There, Karin works with the recruitment of study participants.

Karin has a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Science.


Karin is a doctoral student at the School of Medical Sciences at Örebro University. Her research project is called "Physical activity and health in children and youth with disabilities". The first study is about physical activity levels in children with different types of disabilities and is published. The second, now ongoing study, is about which factors are related to physical activity in these children. The level of physical activity in the project is assessed by a motion sensor called accelerometer.


Karin is teaching and implementing the use of objective measurement of physical activity using accelerometer, in a primary health care unit at Region Örebro County. She is also involved with supervising students at master level at the School of Health Sciences, Örebro University.

Research projects


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Articles in journals

Lobenius Palmér, K. , Sjöqvist, B. , Hurtig-Wennlöf, A. & Lundqvist, L. (2018). Accelerometer-Assessed Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Youth With Disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 35 (1), 1-19.

Conference papers

Lobenius Palmér, K. , Sjöqvist Nätterlund, B. , Lundqvist, L. & Hurtig Wennlöf, A. (2012). How physically active are youth with disabilities compared to youth without disabilities?. Paper presented at 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health.