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Birgitta Olofsson

I am a professor of nursing but I have a combined employment.

Works at

Affiliation
Professor, combined with clinical employment at Department of Nursing
Location
Biologihuset, Hus C, plan 3, 4 och 5. Hus D2, plan 3. Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

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. 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.  Safety in perioperative care of patients undergoing arthroplasty – the operating room nurses’ perspectives. Safety in perioperative care of patients undergoing arthroplasty - operating room nurses' perspective. The overall aim of this project is to explore patient safety, including infection prevention, in perioperative care of patients undergoing arthroplasty according to operating room nurses’ perspectives.

BMJ open quality, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2021, Vol. 10, (4)
Nyberg, Anette; Olofsson, Birgitta; Otten, Volker T C; et al.
European Journal of Ageing, Springer 2021 : 1-10
Viglund, Kerstin; Olofsson, Birgitta; Lundman, Berit; et al.
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Human Kinetics 2021, Vol. 29, (4) : 678-685
Öhlin, Jerry; Gustafson, Yngve; Littbrand, Håkan; et al.
Clinical Interventions in Aging, DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD, 2020, Vol. 15 : 1575-1586
Karlsson, Åsa; Berggren, Monica; Olofsson, Birgitta; et al.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 101, (4) : 571-578
Karlsson, Åsa; Lindelöf, Nina; Olofsson, Birgitta; et al.
European Journal of Ageing, Springer 2020, Vol. 17 : 31-41
Näsman, Marina; Niklasson, Johan; Nygård, Mikael; et al.
Journal of Aging Research, Hindawi Publishing Corporation 2020, Vol. 2020
Näsman, Marina; Niklasson, Johan; Saarela, Jan; et al.
BMC Geriatrics, Springer 2020, Vol. 20
Öhlin, Jerry; Ahlgren, Anders; Folkesson, Robert; et al.
Clinical Rehabilitation, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 33, (1) : 64-73
Berggren, Monica; Karlsson, Åsa; Lindelöf, Nina; et al.
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.
Aging & Mental Health, Routledge 2019 : 84-91
Näsman, Marina; Niklasson, Johan; Saarela, Jan; et al.
Journal of Clinical Nursing, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 28, (11-12) : 2309-2318
Smulter, Nina; Claesson Lingehall, Helena; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
Journal of Nursing Home Research, Vol. 4 : 49-55
Burman, Maria; Hörnsten, Carl; Carlsson, Maine; et al.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 33, (4) : 623-632
Olofsson, Birgitta; Persson, Maria; Bellelli, G.; et al.
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Saunders Elsevier 2018, Vol. 32, (2) : 684-690
Smulter, Nina; Lingehall, Helena Claesson; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 69 : 61-68
Niklasson, Johan; Näsman, Marina; Nyqvist, Fredrica; et al.
Injury, ELSEVIER SCI LTD 2017, Vol. 48, (7) : 1542-1549
Unneby, Anna; Svensson, Olle; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
BMC Geriatrics, Vol. 16
Berggren, Monica; Stenvall, Michael; Englund, Undis; et al.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Vol. 17, (5) : 464.e9-464.e15
Karlsson, Åsa; Berggren, Monica; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Vol. 85 : 75-75
Niklasson, Johan; Hörnsten, Carl; Conradsson, Mia; et al.
Osteoporosis International, Vol. 27, (3) : 923-931
Wiklund, Robert; Toots, Annika; Conradsson, Mia; et al.
The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, Paris: Springer 2015, Vol. 19, (4) : 461-467
Burman, Maria; Säätelä, S.; Carlsson, Maine; et al.
BMC Nursing, BioMed Central 2015, Vol. 14
Claesson Lingehall, Helena; Smulter, Nina; Olofsson, Birgitta; et al.
Quality of Life Research, Vol. 24, (11) : 2795-2805
Niklasson, Johan; Conradsson, Mia; Hörnsten, Carl; et al.
Age and Ageing, Vol. 44, (4) : 630-636
Niklasson, Johan; Hörnsten, Carl; Conradsson, Mia; et al.
Dagens Medicin
Ringnér, Anders; Olofsson, Birgitta
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.
Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 62, (7) : 1335-1340
Bellelli, Giuseppe; Mazzola, Paolo; Morandi, Alessandro; et al.
Journal of Clinical Nursing, John Wiley & Sons 2014, Vol. 23, (9-10) : 1385-1394
Eriksson, Irene; Olofsson, Birgitta; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
BMC Medicine, BioMed Central 2014, Vol. 12, (1)
European Delirium Association, ; American Delirium Society,
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Springer 2014, Vol. 49, (5) : 831-839
Mathillas, Johan; Petersson, Sofia; Wallin, Karin; et al.
Journal of Clinical Nursing, Blackwell Publishing 2013, Vol. 22, (19-20) : 2858-2866
Claesson Lingehall, Helena; Smulter, Nina; Engström, Karl Gunnar; et al.
Aging & Mental Health, Routledge 2013, Vol. 17, (5) : 638-645
Conradsson, Mia; Rosendahl, Erik; Littbrand, Håkan; et al.
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 57, (3) : 298-304
Mathillas, Johan; Olofsson, Birgitta; Lövheim, Hugo; et al.
International psychogeriatrics, Cambridge University Press 2013, Vol. 25, (12) : 2067-2075
Morandi, A; Davis, D; Taylor, JK; et al.
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Oxford University Press 2013, Vol. 17, (5) : 790-796
Smulter, Nina; Claesson Lingehall, Helena; Gustafson, Yngve; et al.
Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, Sage Publications 2012, Vol. 25, (3) : 162-169
Lundström, Maria; Stenvall, Michael; Olofsson, Birgitta
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 54, (3) : E284-E289
Stenvall, Michael; Berggren, Monica; Lundström, Maria; et al.
International psychogeriatrics, Vol. 23, (3) : 496-502
Eriksson, Irene; Gustafson, Yngve; Fagerström, Lisbeth; et al.
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, Vol. 8 : 73-
Eriksson, Irene; Gustafson, Yngve; Fagerström, Lisbeth; et al.
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 50, (2) : 132-135
Eriksson, Irene; Gustafson, Yngve; Fagerström, Lisbeth; et al.
European Geriatric Medicine, Vol. 1, (6) : 374-376
Gustafson, Yngve; Olofsson, Birgitta
Orthopedic Nursing, Vol. 28, (6) : 305-313
Olofsson, Birgitta; Stenvall, Michael; Lundström, Maria; et al.
Osteoporosis International, Vol. 19, (6) : 801-809
Berggren, Monica; Stenvall, Michael; Olofsson, Birgitta; et al.
Äldrecentrum Västerbotten, 2007:2
Stenvall, Michael; Olofsson, Birgitta; Nyberg, Lars; et al.

Research groups

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Education:
Orthopedic and geriatric nursing, acute state of confusion (delirium), quantitative method both on basic and advanced levels.