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Birgitta Olofsson

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Affiliation
Professor, clinical at Department of Nursing Role: Deputy head of department
Location
Vårdvetarhuset, Hus A, plan 4 och 5 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Areas of education:
Orthopedic nursing, geriatric nursing, delirium, methodology courses in quantitative methods at undergraduate and graduate level.

Areas of research:
GERDA - Gerontologic Regional Database
, to investigate factors associated with, and threats to, successful ageing, partly via self-reported surveys (from 65 years of age) and partly via interviews during home visits (from 85 years and older). Silver-MOINCA, the aim is to find out how socioeconomic and cardiovascular factors in middle age (50-64 years) and cardiovascular incidents relate to active and healthy ageing among the very old people (≥ 80 years). Ortho-geriatric Home rehabilitation study, to evaluate if geriatric home rehabilitation may reduce hospitalization and re-admissions in old patients with hip fracture. MIDRED - Multidimensional InterDisciplinary REhabilitation program for people with Dementia, the overall objective of the study is to evaluate whether a person-centred multidimensional interdisciplinary rehabilitation program for community dwelling older people with dementia, including education and counselling to informal primary caregivers, increases the proportion of people with dementia still living at home after two and three years. Home in Botnia study, through welfare-promoting home visits strengthen older people and their families within the Quark region to enable them to live in their own home as long as possible. Nu-DESC study, to study risk factors for delirium after cardiac surgery and, to study the complications of delirium, one and three years after cardiac surgery. Femoral nerve block study, to evaluate if femoral nerve blockade in patients with hip fracture may reduce the pre-and peroperative need for systemic analgesics and also the number of postoperative complications. Amp-study, to evaluate whether peripheral intermittent nerve block can reduce phantom pain in patients undergoing amputation of their lower leg compared with conventional analgesia with epidural. U-CHEC - Umeå Centre of Health Science. U-CHEC is a multidisciplinary academic centre within health research. Our ambition is to support high quality collaborative research which leads to transformation in equitable public health and care.

2019
Clinical Rehabilitation, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 33, (1) : 64-73
Berggren, Monica; Karlsson, Åsa; Lindelöf, Nina; et al.
2019
AANA Journal, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2019, Vol. 87, (4) : 277-284
Kollberg, Sandra E.; Häggström, Ann-Cristin E.; Claesson Lingehall, Helena; et al.
2019
European Journal of Ageing
Näsman, Marina; Niklasson, Johan; Nygård, Mikael; et al.
2019
Aging & Mental Health, Routledge 2019 : 84-91
Näsman, Marina; Niklasson, Johan; Saarela, Jan; et al.
2019
Journal of Clinical Nursing, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 28, (11-12) : 2309-2318
Smulter, Nina; Claesson Lingehall, Helena; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
2018
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 33, (4) : 623-632
Olofsson, Birgitta; Persson, Maria; Bellelli, G.; et al.
2018
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Saunders Elsevier 2018, Vol. 32, (2) : 684-690
Smulter, Nina; Lingehall, Helena Claesson; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
2017
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 69 : 61-68
Niklasson, Johan; Näsman, Marina; Nyqvist, Fredrica; et al.
2017
Injury, ELSEVIER SCI LTD 2017, Vol. 48, (7) : 1542-1549
Unneby, Anna; Svensson, Olle; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
2016
BMC Geriatrics, Vol. 16
Berggren, Monica; Stenvall, Michael; Englund, Undis; et al.
2016
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Vol. 17, (5) : 464.e9-464.e15
Karlsson, Åsa; Berggren, Monica; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
2016
Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Vol. 85 : 75-75
Niklasson, Johan; Hörnsten, Carl; Conradsson, Mia; et al.
2016
Osteoporosis International, Vol. 27, (3) : 923-931
Wiklund, Robert; Toots, Annika; Conradsson, Mia; et al.
2015
The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, Paris: Springer 2015, Vol. 19, (4) : 461-467
Burman, Maria; Säätelä, S.; Carlsson, Maine; et al.
2015
BMC Nursing, BioMed Central 2015, Vol. 14
Claesson Lingehall, Helena; Smulter, Nina; Olofsson, Birgitta; et al.
2015
Quality of Life Research, Vol. 24, (11) : 2795-2805
Niklasson, Johan; Conradsson, Mia; Hörnsten, Carl; et al.
2015
Age and Ageing, Vol. 44, (4) : 630-636
Niklasson, Johan; Hörnsten, Carl; Conradsson, Mia; et al.
2015
Dagens Medicin
Ringnér, Anders; Olofsson, Birgitta
2015
American Journal of Critical Care, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2015, Vol. 24, (6) : 480-487
Smulter, Nina; Claesson Lingehall, Helena; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
2014
Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 62, (7) : 1335-1340
Bellelli, Giuseppe; Mazzola, Paolo; Morandi, Alessandro; et al.
2014
Journal of Clinical Nursing, John Wiley & Sons 2014, Vol. 23, (9-10) : 1385-1394
Eriksson, Irene; Olofsson, Birgitta; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
2014
BMC Medicine, BioMed Central 2014, Vol. 12, (1)
European Delirium Association, ; American Delirium Society,
2014
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Springer 2014, Vol. 49, (5) : 831-839
Mathillas, Johan; Petersson, Sofia; Wallin, Karin; et al.
2013
Journal of Clinical Nursing, Blackwell Publishing 2013, Vol. 22, (19-20) : 2858-2866
Claesson Lingehall, Helena; Smulter, Nina; Engström, Karl Gunnar; et al.
2013
Aging & Mental Health, Routledge 2013, Vol. 17, (5) : 638-645
Conradsson, Mia; Rosendahl, Erik; Littbrand, Håkan; et al.
2013
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 57, (3) : 298-304
Mathillas, Johan; Olofsson, Birgitta; Lövheim, Hugo; et al.
2013
International psychogeriatrics, Cambridge University Press 2013, Vol. 25, (12) : 2067-2075
Morandi, A; Davis, D; Taylor, JK; et al.
2013
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Oxford University Press 2013, Vol. 17, (5) : 790-796
Smulter, Nina; Claesson Lingehall, Helena; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
2012
Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, Sage Publications 2012, Vol. 25, (3) : 162-169
Lundström, Maria; Stenvall, Michael; Olofsson, Birgitta
2012
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 54, (3) : E284-E289
Stenvall, Michael; Berggren, Monica; Lundström, Maria; et al.
2011
International psychogeriatrics, Vol. 23, (3) : 496-502
Eriksson, Irene; Gustafson, Yngve; Fagerström, Lisbeth; et al.
2010
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, Vol. 8 : 73-
Eriksson, Irene; Gustafson, Yngve; Fagerström, Lisbeth; et al.
2010
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 50, (2) : 132-135
Eriksson, Irene; Gustafson, Yngve; Fagerström, Lisbeth; et al.
2010
European Geriatric Medicine, Vol. 1, (6) : 374-376
Gustafson, Yngve; Olofsson, Birgitta
2009
Orthopedic Nursing, Vol. 28, (6) : 305-313
Olofsson, Birgitta; Stenvall, Michael; Lundström, Maria; et al.
2008
Osteoporosis International, Vol. 19, (6) : 801-809
Berggren, Monica; Stenvall, Michael; Olofsson, Birgitta; et al.
2008
Äldrecentrum Västerbotten, 2007:2
Stenvall, Michael; Olofsson, Birgitta; Nyberg, Lars; et al.
2007
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, Vol. 19, (3) : 178-186
Lundström, Maria; Olofsson, Birgitta; Stenvall, Michael; et al.
2007
Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol. 16, (11) : 2027-2038
Olofsson, Birgitta; Stenvall, Michael; Lundström, Maria; et al.
2007
Osteoporosis International, Vol. 18, (2) : 167-175
Stenvall, Michael; Olofsson, Birgitta; Lundström, Maria; et al.
2006
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 43, (3) : 389-399
Stenvall, Michael; Olofsson, Birgitta; Lundström, Maria; et al.
2005
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, Vol. 19, (2) : 119-127
Olofsson, Birgitta; Lundström, Maria; Borssén, Bengt; et al.
Olofsson, Birgitta; Stenvall, Michael; Lundström, Maria; et al.

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