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Research group

Treatment in Upper and lower limb Malformation or Amputation (TUMA)

About this group

Group information


Lis Sjöberg

Research subject

Researchers in a stair looking happyOur research investigates consequences of the health condition among individuals with limb deficiency or  amputation. Our focus is on how treatments such as surgery, training of function and activity performance, treatment of phantom limb pain, prostheses and other assistive technology devices, and environmental adaptations, enable an active and independent life.

The research also covers prevention of over-use and pain in upper limb amputees, and prevention of amputation in people with diabetes.

In order to measure correctly the effect of treatments, we need instruments of good psychometric quality. Thus, we also develop and validate questionnaires and observational-based tests.

Our research is carried out in collaboration with researchers from Sweden, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

Contact person for the research group is also affiliated professor Liselotte Hermansson, who can be contacted at 

Research funding bodies

  • The Research Committee in Region Örebro Council
  • The Swedish Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Norrbacka Eugenia Foundation
  • Promobilia
  • Region Örebro County
  • Vinnova
  • Örebro University