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Ylva Nilsagård

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Ylva Nilsagård

About Ylva Nilsagård

PhD, Associate professor, physiotherapist Research supervisor Centre for Health Care Sciences and Head of Dept at Center of Assessment of Medical Technology in Örebro (CAMTÖ), Örebro County Council

Affiliated Örebro University
Tel: 019-602 62 23

Thesis:
Walking ability, balance and accidental falls in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. Hälsoakademin, Örebro Universitet, 2008.

Research:
Multicenter studies to evaluate the effects of balance exercise for people with MS.


International cohort studies to investigate factors associated with falls in people with MS.

Understanding of the role of walkin aid in fallsituations in people with MS.

Perspectives of next-of kin to people with MS.

Validation of outcome measures focusing on gait and or balance function.

Support to children when a parent has MS.

MS - a family matter.

Supervisor

PhD student Anna Carling, IHM (medicine)

Imbalance and falls in people with multiple sclerosis Ylva Nilsagård, Ass Prof, VFC; Anette Forsberg, Ass Prof, AFC;Martin Gunnarsson, PhD, Dept of neurology, ÖUH

PhD student Cecilia Bergh, NUPARC, Örebro Universitet.
Stress resilience in male adolescents and subsequent stroke risk: cohort study.
Main supervisor: Scott Montgomery, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

PhD student Lisa Rådman, IHM (medicine) Symptoms after electrical injury

Main supervisor: Lars-Gunnar Gunnarsson, Depf of Occupational and Environmental medicine, ÖUH.

Med Dr Anna Wittrin, Dept of Neurology, ÖUH.
Self-assessment of walking ability in patients with multiple sclerosis and its impact on the expanded disability status scale score.
Martin Gunnarsson PhD; Elisabeth Westerdahl, Ass Prof

Research Projects

Publications

Publications

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

Articles in journals

Nilsagård, Y. , Westerdahl, E. & Forsberg, A. (2019). Engagement in performing clinical physiotherapy research: Perspectives from leaders and physiotherapists. Physiotherapy Research International, 24 (2).
Carling, A. , Forsberg, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2018). Falls in people with multiple sclerosis: experiences of 115 fall situations. Clinical Rehabilitation, 32 (4), 526-535.
Nilsagård, Y. , Carling, A. , Davidsson, O. , Franzén, L. & Forsberg, A. (2017). Comparison of trunk impairment scale versions 1.0 and 2.0 in people with multiple sclerosis: A validation study. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 33 (10), 772-779.
Nilsagård, Y. , Andreasson, M. , Carling, A. & Vesterlin, H. (2017). Examining the validity and sensitivity to change of the 5 and 10 sit-to-stand tests in people with multiple sclerosis. Physiotherapy Research International, 22 (4).
Carling, A. , Forsberg, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2017). Fall bland personer med multipel skleros. Best Practice (20), 24-27.
Westerdahl, E. , Wittrin, A. , Kånåhols, M. , Gunnarsson, M. & Nilsagård, Y. (2016). Deep breathing exercises with positive expiratory pressure in patients with multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Respiratory Journal, 10 (6), 698-706.
Rådman, L. , Nilsagård, Y. , Jakobsson, K. , Ek, Å. & Gunnarsson, L. (2016). Electrical injury in relation to voltage, "no-let-go" phenomenon, symptoms and perceived safety culture: a survey of Swedish male electricians. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 89 (2), 261-270.
Rådman, L. , Gunnarsson, L. , Nilsagård, Y. & Nilsson, T. (2016). Neurosensory findings among electricians with self-reported remaining symptoms after an electrical injury: A case series. Burns, 42 (8), 1712-1720.
Nilsagård, Y. , Westerdahl, E. , Wittrin, A. & Gunnarsson, M. (2016). Walking Distance as a Predictor of Falls in People With Multiple Sclerosis. Physiotherapy Research International, 21 (2), 102-108.
Gunnarsson, M. , Udumyan, R. , Bahmanyar, S. , Nilsagård, Y. & Montgomery, S. (2015). Characteristics in childhood and adolescence associated with future multiple sclerosis risk in men: cohort study. European Journal of Neurology, 22 (7), 1131-1137.
Nilsagård, Y. , Gunn, H. , Freeman, J. , Hoang, P. , Lord, S. , Mazumder, R. & Cameron, M. (2015). Falls in people with MS-an individual data meta-analysis from studies from Australia, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. Multiple Sclerosis, 21 (1), 92-100.
Nilsagård, Y. & Boström, K. (2015). Informing the children when a parent is diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis. International Journal of MS Care, 17 (1), 42-8.
Forsberg, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2015). Measuring postural sway in people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis, 21 (4), 531-531.
Rådman, L. , Forsberg, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2015). Modified Rivermead Mobility Index: a reliable measure in people within 14 days post-stroke. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 31 (2), 126-129.
Carling, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2015). The validity of the 5 and 10 sit-to-stand test. Multiple Sclerosis, 21 (4), 532-532.
Nilsagård, Y. , von Koch, L. K. , Nilsson, M. & Forsberg, A. (2014). Balance exercise program reduced falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a single-group, pretest-posttest trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95 (12), 2428-2434.
Nilsagård, Y. , Westerdahl, E. , Wittrin, A. & Gunnarsson, M. (2014). Correlation between maximal walking distance and self-rated limitations in walking. Multiple Sclerosis, 20 (7), 992-992.
Nilsagård, Y. , Kollén, L. , Axelsson, H. , Bjerlemo, B. & Forsberg, A. (2014). Functional gait assessment: Reliability and validity in people with peripheral vestibular disorders. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 21 (8), 367-373.
Sjöberg, L. , Nilsagård, Y. & Fredriksson, C. (2014). Life situation of adults with congenital limb reduction deficiency in Sweden. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38 (18), 1562-1571.
Bergh, C. , Udumyan, R. , Fall, K. , Nilsagård, Y. , Appelros, P. & Montgomery, S. (2014). Stress resilience in male adolescents and subsequent stroke risk: cohort study. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 85 (12), 1331-1336.
Forsberg, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2014). Validity of a timed sit-to-stand test in people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis, 20 (7), 992-993.
Gunn, H. , Nilsagård, Y. , Cameron, M. , Hoang, P. , Mazumder, R. , Freeman, J. & Lord, S. (2013). Falls in people with multiple sclerosis: an international perspective. Multiple Sclerosis, 19 (11), 45-45.
Cameron, M. H. & Nilsagård, Y. E. (2013). Measurement and treatment of imbalance and fall risk in multiple sclerosis using the international classification of functioning, disability and health model. Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America, 24 (2), 337-354.
Nilsagård, Y. , Forsberg, A. & von Koch, L. (2013). Reply to Guidi et al. 'Effects of balance-specific Wii exercise on balance in persons with multiple sclerosis'. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 19 (7), 964-964.
Wittrin, A. , Nilsagård, Y. , Westerdahl, E. & Gunnarsson, M. (2013). Self-assessment of walking ability in patients with multiple sclerosis and its impact on the expanded disability status scale (EDSS) score. Multiple Sclerosis, 19 (11), 118-118.
Forsberg, A. , Andreasson, M. & Nilsagård, Y. E. (2013). Validity of the Dynamic Gait Index in People With Multiple Sclerosis. Physical Therapy, 93 (10), 1369-1376.
Nilsagård, Y. , Carling, A. & Forsberg, A. (2012). Activities-specific balance confidence in people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis International, 2012.
Nilsagård, Y. & Lohse, G. (2010). Evidence-based physiotherapy: A survey of knowledge, behaviour, attitudes and prerequisites. Advances in Physiotherapy, 12 (4), 179-186.
Nilsagård, Y. , Denison, E. , Gunnarsson, L. & Boström, K. (2009). Factors perceived as being related to accidental falls by persons with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31 (16), 1301-1310.
Nilsagård, Y. , Lundholm, C. , Denison, E. & Gunnarsson, L. (2009). Predicting accidental falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a longitudinal study. Clinical Rehabilitation, 23 (3), 259-269.
Hammer, A. M. , Nilsagård, Y. & Wallquist, M. (2008). Balance training in stroke patients: a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials. Advances in Physiotherapy, 10 (4), 163-172.
Nilsagård, Y. , Lundholm, C. , Gunnarsson, L. & Denison, E. (2007). Clinical relevance using timed walk tests and 'timed up and go' testing in persons with multiple sclerosis. Physiotherapy Research International, 12 (2), 105-14.
Nilsagård, Y. , Gunnarsson, L. & Denison, E. (2007). Self-perceived limitations of gait in persons with multiple sclerosis. Advances in Physiotherapy, 9 (3), 136-143.
Nilsagård, Y. , Denison, E. & Gunnarsson, L. (2006). Evaluation of a single session with cooling garment for persons with multiple sclerosis: a randomized trial. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1 (4), 225-233.
Hammer, A. , Nilsagård, Y. , Forsberg, A. , Pepa, H. , Skargren, E. & Öberg, B. (2005). Evaluation of therapeutic riding (Sweden)/hippotherapy (United States): a single-subject experimental design study replicated in eleven patients with multiple sclerosis. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 21 (1), 51-77.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Nilsagård, Y. & Hammer, A. (2003). Timed up and go – ett test i tiden: en litteraturöversikt. Nordisk Fysioterapi, 7 (3), 32-48.

Chapters in books

Nilsagård, Y. , Rådman, L. , Jakobsson, K. & Gunnarsson, L. (2017). Symtom efter strömgenomgång. In: Kjell Torén, Lars-Gunnar Gunnarsson, Sara Thomée och Kristina Jakobsson, Elolyckor i arbetet (pp. 21-26). Göteborg, Sweden: Göteborgs universitet.

Conference papers

Carling, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2017). Concern of falling compared to actual fallsituations in people with MS. Paper presented at 7th international symposium on Gait & Balance in MS, Portland, Oregon, USA, 8-9 September, 2017.
Forsberg, A. , Carling, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2017). Effects on balance and walking with a CoreStability Exercise Program in people with multiple sclerosis. Paper presented at World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-4 July, 2017.
Carling, A. , Nilsagård, Y. & Forsberg, A. (2017). Practice in the use of a walking aid in people with multiple sclerosis. Paper presented at World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Cape Town, 2-4 July, 2017.
Carling, A. , Nilsagård, Y. & Forsberg, A. (2017). Practice in the use of a walking aid in people with multiple sclerosis. Paper presented at Fysioterapidagarna, Stockholm, Sweden, 25-27 October, 2017.
Nilsagård, Y. , Carling, A. & Forsberg, A. (2017). The CoDuSe group balance exercise program reduces falls in people with MS. Paper presented at World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-4 July, 2017.
Carling, A. , Forsberg, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2016). “Berg Balance Scale” and “Timed Up and Go” discriminates between fallers and non-fallers, in people with MS. In: Sixth International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis. Paper presented at Sixth International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis, Portland, OR, US, September 9-10, 2016.
Carling, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2015). Correlation between falls and near falls in people with moderate to advanced multiple sclerosis.. In: Fifth International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis. Paper presented at Fifth International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis, Portland, OR, US, September 25-25, 2015.
Carling, A. , Andreasson, M. , Westerlin, H. , Forsberg, A. & Nilsagård, Y. (2015). Jämförelse mellan 5 och 10 sit-to-stand tests för personer med måttlig-avancerad Multipel Skleros. In: Fysioterapi 2015. Paper presented at Fysioterapi 2015, Stockholm, 21-23 oktober, 2015..
Davidsson, O. , Franzén, L. , Carling, A. , Nilsagård, Y. & Forsberg, A. (2015). Validering av Trunk Impairment Scale version 1.0 och 2.0 för personer med måttlig till avancerad multipel skleros. In: Fysioterapi 2015. Paper presented at Fysioterapi 2015, Stockholm, Sweden, 21-23 oktober, 2015.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Nilsagård, Y. (2008). Walking ability, balance and accidental falls in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro universitet.

Manuscripts

Nilsagård, Y. , Lundholm, C. , Denison, E. & Gunnarsson, L. Predicting accidental falls in persons with Multiple Sclerosis : a longitudinal study.

Reports

Nilsagård, Y. (2014). Laserbehandling vid nacksmärta. SBU (SBU Alert – utvärdering av nya och enskilda metoder inom hälso- och sjukvården 03).