REsearch group for MUSCuloskeletal health, REMUSC
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Maria Niklasson Larsson
Maria’s research focus on musculoskeletal and stress-related disorders in primary care.
This includes research on attitudes towards responsibility for musculoskeletal disorders, instrument development, research on clinical practice guidelines, evaluation of different treatment methods and patients’ experience of treatment.
Maria defended her dissertation "Attitudes of responsibility for musculoskeletal disorders - Instrument development, distribution and association to background factors in a general population, relationship to outcome of physiotherapy treatment and patients’ narrated views" in 2009 and is associate professor in Physiotherapy at the University of Gothenburg since year 2015.
Lena Bornhöft is a registered physiotherapist. She received a PhD from the University of Gothenburg in 2019 based on her thesis: Direct triaging to physiotherapist in primary care – development and evaluation of a triage model.
Lena’s research examines the effects of sorting patients who seek help from primary health care centres for musculoskeletal disorders directly to physiotherapists. Besides her thesis, Lena’s field of research concerns preventive care regarding lifestyle-related illness.
Lena works clinically within primary care rehabilitation in Gothenburg with placement at a primary care centre with focus on direct management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.