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Agneta Lindegård Andersson

Associate professor

Tel: +46 31-342 07 21
Mobile: +46 707-462029

Research areas

My research area was until 2007 focused on musculoskeletal disorders and exposure to physical ergonomic risk factors. For instance, my doctoral thesis investigated working technique during computer work and possible associations with biomechanical, psychosocial strain and risk for upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. From 2008 and onwards, my research area has broadened and today my focus is on studies exploring the effects on mental health of long-lasting stress exposure mainly by clinical and epidemiological studies. To investigate to what extend individually tailored physical activity might prevent and treat symptoms of stress related exhaustion has been the prime aim for many of my recent studies. Intervention research in general, both on individual and organizational level, is now a prioritized area in my research.

Ongoing Projects

At the moment I am involved in an intervention study targeting elderly workers in health care organization. The aim of this study is to retain older workers longer, by means of organizational changes, that facilitate and motivate older workers to prolong their working life in this kind of complex organizations.


Jonsson R, Lindegård A, Björk L, Nilsson K.
Organizational hindrances to the retention of Older Healthcare workers
Nordic Journal of Working Life, 2020

Lindegård A, Wastensson G, Hadzibajramovic E, Grimby-Ekman A
Longitudinal associations between cardiorespiratory fitness and stress-related exhaustion, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances
BMC Public Health, 2019

Lindegård, A, Nordander, C, Jacobsson, H, Arvidsson I (2016). Opting to wear prismatic spectacles was associated with reduced neck pain in dental personnel: a longitudinal cohort study. BMC Musculoskeletal disorders, 2016 

Lindegård A, Jonsdottir IH, Börjesson M, Lindwall M and Gerber M. Changes in mental health in compliers and non-compliers with physical activity recommendations in patients with stress-related exhaustionBMC Psychiatry, November 2015 

Gerber, M., Jonsdottir, I.H., Arvidson E., Lindwall M, Lindegård A. Promoting Graded Exercise as a Part of Multimodal Treatment in Patients Diagnosed with Stress-Related Exhaustion Journal of clinical nursing, 2015 

Eva Sahlin, Agneta Lindegård, Emina Hadzibajramovic, Patrik Grahn, Josefa Vega Matuszczyk & Gunnar Ahlborg Jr. The Influence of the Environment on Directed Attention, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate—An Experimental Study Using a Relaxation Intervention Landscape Research, 2014 

Lindegård A, Larsman P, Hadzibajramovic E, Ahlborg G Jr. The influence of perceived stress and musculoskeletal pain on work performance and work ability in Swedish health care workers. Int Arch Occup Environ Health, Maj 2014 

Arvidson, E., Börjesson, M., Ahlborg G., Lindegård A., Jonsdottir I.H. The level of leisure time physical activity is associated with work ability- a cross sectional and prospective study of health care workers. BMC Public Health, September 2013 

Gerber, M, Lindwall M, Lindegård A, Börjesson M. Jonsdottir I.H. Cardiorespiratory Fitness Protects Against Stress-Related Symptoms of Burnout and Depression. Patient Educ Couns, April 2013  

Lindegård A, Wahlström J, Hagberg M, Wihelmsson R, Toomingas A Tornqvist E. Perceived exertion, comfort and working technique in professional computer users and associations with the incidence of neck and upper extremity symptoms. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Mars 2012 

Lindegård A, Gustafsson M, Hansson G-Å. Effects of optometric correction including prismatic lenses on head and neck kinematics, perceived exertion and comfort during dental work in the oral cavity – A randomised controlled intervention. Applied Ergonomics, Januari 2012  

Gustafsson E, Johnson P, Lindegård A, Hagberg M. Technique, muscle activity and kinematic differences in young adults texting on mobile phones. Ergonomics, Maj 2011 

Larsman P, Lindegård A, Ahlborg G Jr. Longitudinal relations between psychosocial work environment, stress and the development of musculoskeletal pain 2011. Stress & Health, Augusti 2011  

Dellve L, Ahlstrom L, Jonsson A, Sandsjö L, Forsman M, Lindegård A, Ahlstrand C, Kadefors R, Hagberg M. Myofeedback training and intensive muscular strength training to decrease pain and improve work ability among female workers on long-term sick leave with neck pain: a randomized controlled trial. Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 2011 

Huis in 't Veld RM, Kosterink SM, Barbe T, Lindegård A, Marecek T, Vollenbroek-Hutten MM. Relation between patient satisfaction, compliance and the clinical benefit of a teletreatment application for chronic pain J Telemed Telecare, 2010 

Lindegard A, Karlberg C, Wigaeus Tornqvist E, Toomingas A, Hagberg M. Concordance between VDU-users' ratings of comfort and perceived exertion with experts'observations of workplace layout and working postures. Appl Ergon. 2005 May 36(3):319-25.

Wahlström J, Lindegård A, Ahlborg G Jr, Ekman A, Hagberg M. Perceived muscular tension, emotional stress, psychological demands and physical load during VDU work. Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 2003 Oct;76(8):584-90

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