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Marie Holmefur

Title: Professor School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Room: P2160

Marie Holmefur
Research subject Research environments

About Marie Holmefur

Marie Holmefur is a registrered Occupational Therapist who graduated with a PhD from Karolinska Institutet in 2009 and was appointed professor of Occupational Therapy at Örebro University in 2018.

Maries research focuses on measurement and interventions for enhancing everyday life in persons with a long-standing disability. In her PhD-thesis Marie evaluated and further developed the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) which aims to measure and describe how effectively children with a unilateral disability use their affected hand in bimanual tasks. Further studies on the AHA and development of hand function in children with unilateral CP are ongoing. Marie has a strong interest in instrument development and psychometric testing and she uses both modern (Rasch analysis) and classic test theory in her studies.

Difficulties to handle time and structure daily activities are common  in people with ADHD, Autism or mental illness and are due to cognitive limitations. Marie leads the TOVA reserach group (Time management skills in people with cognitive limitations) who evaluates assessments and interventions to increase time management skills in everyday life, among other things the intervention Let's Get Organized is evaluated. Read about Maria Wingren's PhD-project here.

In the ALVA research group (Older persons health, care and everyday life) Marie supervises two PhD-students who are studying the life situation of older people who despite high age and declining health live in their ordinary housing. These older people often have a vulnerable situation where repeated readmissions to hospital increases the risk of difficulties handling everyday at home. We are studying how readmissions can be prevented. Read about Marie Jönsson's PhD-project here. The vulnerable situation of older people sometimes leads to an application to a nursing home. The long waiting time has been a problem for elderly and their relatives. During the Covid-19 pandemict the number of applications to nursing homes have dropped and we are studying what this means for the life situation at home for these vulnerable older people and their relatives. Read about Lisa Spang's PhD-project here.

Teaching

Marie teaches on basic and advanced level and also on postgraduate level in areas of research methodology with focus on quantitative studies, psychometrics, evidence-based practice and research ethics. Marie is also course leader in all three levels.  

Marie is the main or assistant supervisor of four PhD-students and she regularly serves as a reviewer for scientific journals in her field. 

Publications

Articles in journals |  Conference papers | 

Articles in journals

Roshanay, A. H. , Janeslätt, G. , Wennberg, B. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , Holmefur, M. & Arvidsson, P. (2021). A group intervention for improving time management in people with intellectual disability. JARID: Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, 34 (5), 1269-1270.
Wingren, M. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , Roshanai, A. , Arvidsson, P. , Janeslott, G. , White, S. M. & Holmefur, M. (2021). Improved Time Management Skills After the Intervention Let's Get Organized Are Maintained Over Time. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 (Suppl. 2).
White, S. M. , Holmefur, M. , Janeslätt, G. , Roshanay, A. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. & Arvidsson, P. (2021). Let's Get Organized: A Group Intervention for Improving Time Management - A Pilot Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 (Suppl. 2).
Wingren, M. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , Roshanai, A. H. , Arvidsson, P. , Janeslätt, G. , White, S. & Holmefur, M. (2021). One-year follow-up after the time management group intervention Let's Get Organized. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1-10.
Roshanai, A. , Janeslatt, G. , White, S. M. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. & Holmefur, M. (2021). Psychometric Properties of the Original Version of the Assessment of Time Management Skills. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 (Suppl. 2).
Hugelius, K. , Nandain, C. , Semrau, M. & Holmefur, M. (2021). The Reliability and Feasibility of the HESPER Web to Assess Perceived Needs in a Population Affected by a Humanitarian Emergency. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (4).
Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , Tollén, A. & Holmefur, M. (2021). Toward Control Over Time: Participant Experience of Attending the Let's Get Organized Group Intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 (5).
Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , Tollen, A. & Holmefur, M. (2021). Toward Control Over Time: Participants' Experiences of Attending the Group Intervention Let's Get Organized. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 (Suppl. 2).
Eldh, A. C. , Holmefur, M. , Luhr, K. & Wenemark, M. (2020). Assessing and reporting patient participation by means of patient preferences and experiences. BMC Health Services Research, 20 (1).
Jönsson, M. , Holmefur, M. & Fredriksson, C. (2020). Everyday activities at home: Experiences of older repeatedly readmitted people. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1-8.
Hugelius, K. , Semrau, M. & Holmefur, M. (2020). Perceived Needs Among Asylum Seekers in Sweden: A Mixed Methods Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (4).
Holmefur, M. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , Roshanay, A. H. , Arvidsson, P. , White, S. & Janeslätt, G. (2019). Pilot Study of Let's Get Organized: A Group Intervention for Improving Time Management. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73 (5).
Lidström-Holmqvist, K. & Holmefur, M. (2019). The ADL taxonomy for persons with mental disorders: adaptation and evaluation. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 26 (7), 524-534.
Janeslätt, G. K. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , White, S. & Holmefur, M. (2018). Assessment of time management skills: psychometric properties of the Swedish version. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 25 (3), 153-161.
Luhr, K. , Eldh, A. C. , Nilsson, U. & Holmefur, M. (2018). Patient preferences for patient participation: Psychometric evaluation of The 4Ps tool in patients with chronic heart or lung disorders. Nordic journal of nursing research, 38 (2), 68-76.
Sundqvist, A. , Nilsson, U. , Holmefur, M. & Anderzen-Carlsson, A. (2018). Promoting person-centred care in the perioperative setting through patient advocacy: an observational study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27 (11-12), 2403-2415.
Sundqvist, A. , Anderzen-Carlsson, A. , Nilsson, U. & Holmefur, M. (2018). Protective Nursing Advocacy: Translation and Psychometric Evaluation of an Instrument and a Descriptive Study of Swedish Registered Nurse Anesthetists' Beliefs and Actions. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 33 (1), 58-68.
Louwers, A. , Beelen, A. , Holmefur, M. & Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. (2016). Development of the Assisting Hand Assessment for adolescents (Ad-AHA) and validation of the AHA from 18 months to 18 years. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 58 (12), 1303-1309.
Nordstrand, L. , Eliasson, A. & Holmefur, M. (2016). Longitudinal development of hand function in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy aged 18 months to 12 years. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 58 (10), 1042-1048.
Sundqvist, A. , Holmefur, M. , Nilsson, U. & Anderzén-Carlsson, A. (2016). Perioperative Patient Advocacy: An Integrative Review. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 31 (5), 422-433.
Holmefur, M. & Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. (2016). Psychometric properties of a revised version of the Assisting Hand Assessment (Kids-AHA 5.0). Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 58 (6), 618-624.
Hickisch, A. & Holmefur, M. (2016). Swedish Translation and Reliability of the Full Outline of Unresponsiveness Score. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 48 (4), 195-205.
Nordstrand, L. , Holmefur, M. , Kits, A. & Eliasson, A. (2015). Improvements in bimanual hand function after baby-CIMT in two-year old children with unilateral cerebral palsy: a retrospective study. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 41-42, 86-93.
Holmefur, M. , Sundberg, K. , Wettergren, L. & Langius-Eklöf, A. (2015). Measurement properties of the 13-item sense of coherence scale using Rasch analysis. Quality of Life Research, 24 (6), 1455-1463.
Gustafsson, M. , Blomberg, K. & Holmefur, M. (2015). Test-retest reliability of the Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse Teacher (CLES + T) scale. Nurse Education in Practice, 15 (4), 253-257.
Lidström Holmqvist, K. , Ivarsson, A. & Holmefur, M. (2014). Occupational therapist practice patterns in relation to clients with cognitive impairment following acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 28 (11), 1365-1373.
Jarl, G. , Holmefur, M. & Hermansson, L. M. N. (2014). Test-retest reliability of the Swedish version of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users' Survey. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 38 (1), 21-26.
Holmefur, M. , Kits, A. , Bergström, J. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. , Flodmark, O. , Forssberg, H. & Eliasson, A. (2013). Neuroradiology can predict the development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 27 (1), 72-78.
Gustafsson, M. , Hagberg, L. & Holmefur, M. (2011). Ten years follow-up of health and disability in people with acute traumatic hand injury: pain and cold sensitivity are long-standing problems. Journal of Hand Surgery - British and European Volume, 36 (7), 590-598.
Holmefur, M. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. , Bergström, J. & Eliasson, A. (2010). Longitudinal development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 52 (4), 352-357.
Holmefur, M. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. , Bergström, J. & Eliasson, A. (2009). Longitudinal development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 51 (s5).
Holmefur, M. , Aarts, P. , Hoare, B. & Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. (2009). Test-retest and alternate forms reliability of the assisting hand assessment. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 41 (11), 886-891.
Holmefur, M. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. & Eliasson, A. (2007). Interrater and intrarater reliability of the Assisting Hand Assessment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61 (1), 79-84.
Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. , Holmefur, M. , Kottorp, A. & Eliasson, A. (2007). The Assisting Hand Assessment: current evidence of validity, reliability, and responsiveness to change. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 49 (4), 259-264.

Conference papers

Jönsson, M. , Holmefur, M. & Fredriksson, C. (2019). Barriers and Opportunities in Daily Occupations: From the Perspective of the Older Readmitted People. Paper presented at The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress, Gothenburg, May 23-25, 2019..
Holmefur, M. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , Roshanay, A. , Arvidsson, P. , White, S. & Janeslätt, G. (2019). Ha koll!: pilotstudie av en arbetsterapeutisk gruppintervention som syftar till förbättrad tidshantering. Paper presented at Arbetsterapiforum, Nationell forskningskonferens, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-3 April, 2019.
Holmefur, M. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , Arvidsson, P. , Roshanai, A. , White, S. & Janeslätt, G. (2018). Let’s Get Organized: pilot study of an occupational therapy group intervention aimed to improve time management skills. Paper presented at WFOT-congress (World federation of occupational therapists, Cape Town, South Africa, 21-25 May, 2018.
Holmefur, M. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , White, S. & Janeslätt, G. (2017). Assessment of Time Management Skills: psychometric properties of the Swedish version (ATMS-S). Paper presented at Nordic Network of Disability Research, Örebro, Sweden, May 3-5, 2017.
Holmefur, M. , Lidström-Holmqvist, K. , White, S. & Janeslätt, G. (2017). Prövning av validitet hos den svenska versionen av Assessment of Time Management Skills (ATMS-S). Paper presented at AT-Forum, Malmö, Sweden, May 10-11, 2017.
Holmefur, M. & Eliasson, A. (2015). Kan CIMT-träning vid 2-3 års ålder ge en bättre framtida utveckling av handfunktion hos barn med unilateral CP?. Paper presented at AT-Forum, Göteborg, 15-16 April, 2015.
Holmefur, M. & Krumlinde Sundholm, L. (2014). Psychometric properties of the revised Assisting Hand Assessment version 5.0. In: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Paper presented at 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan, June 18-21, 2014..
Holmefur, M. , Kits, A. , Bergström, J. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. , Flodmark, O. , Forssberg, H. & Eliasson, A. (2012). Factors that predict and correlate with development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. In: 9th COTEC Congress of Occupational Therapy. Paper presented at 9th COTEC Congress of Occupational Therapy - Occupation Diversity for the Future, Stockholm, Sweden, 24-27 May, 2012.
Holmefur, M. & Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. (2012). Psychometric properties of the revised Assisting Hand Assessment version 5.0. In: 4th International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Pisa, Italy. Paper presented at 4th International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Pisa, Italy, October 10-13, 2012..
Holmefur, M. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. , Bergström, J. , Flodmark, O. , Kits, A. & Eliasson, A. (2010). Factors associated with development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. In: European Academy of Childhood Disability 22th Annual Meeting 2010, Brussels, Belgium. Paper presented at European Academy of Childhood Disability 22th Annual Meeting 2010, Brussels, Belgium, 26-29 May, 2010..
Holmefur, M. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. , Bergström, J. , Flodmark, O. , Kits, A. & Eliasson, A. (2010). Factors associated with development of hand function in children with unilateral Cerebral Palsy. Paper presented at American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting 2010 i Washington DC, USA, September 22-25, 2010.
Holmefur, M. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. , Bergström, J. & Eliasson, A. (2010). Longitudinal development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. In: World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2010, Santiago, Chile. Paper presented at World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2010, Santiago, Chile, 4-7 May, 2010..
Holmefur, M. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. & Eliasson, A. (2009). Longitudinal develpoment of affected hand use in bimanual tasks in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. In: 3rd International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Sydney, Australia. Paper presented at 3rd International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Sydney, Australia, 18-21 February , 2009..
Holmefur, M. , Aarts, P. , Hoare, B. & Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. (2009). Retest and alternate forms reliability of the Assisting Hand Assessment. In: 3rd International Cerebral Palsy Conference. Paper presented at 3rd International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Sydney, Australia, 18-21 February, 2009..
Holmefur, M. , Aarts, P. , Hoare, B. & Eliasson, A. (2008). Test-retest and alternate forms reliability of the Assisting Hand Assessment. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability, Zagreb, Croatia, 5-7 June, 2008..
Holmefur, M. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. & Eliasson, A. (2006). Rater reliability of the Assisting Hand Assessment. In: World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress. Paper presented at World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress, Sydney, Australia, 25-28 July, 2006..
Holmefur, M. , Krumlinde-Sundholm, L. & Eliasson, A. (2006). Rater reliability of the Assisting Hand Assessment. In: 18th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability. Paper presented at 18th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability, Barcelona, Spain, 19-21 October, 2006..