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Emina Hadzibajramovic

PhD, Statistician

Doctor of Medical Science

Fil. Lic. statistik, Statstician
Tel: +46 31-342 07 14

Research Areas

Working as a statistician in close collaboration with applied researchers made me realise that there is a gap between statistical theory and solutions on the one hand and praxis in medical research on the other hand. So, my mission is to bring these together. My research is both methodological and applied. Given the fact that many epidemiological studies are observational, and that data are collected by means of self-reported questionnaires, intrigued me to focus on analysis of ordinal data. This resulted in licentiate thesis in statistics 2013.

Measurement properties, validation and further development of multi-item questionnaires is another topic of interest in my research. Year 2015 I defended my doctoral thesis in medical science, which was based on data material from KART-study (Aspects of validity in stress research). As regards applied research, longitudinal association of psychosocial working conditions and stress-related ill-health have so far been in focus.


I am co-supervisor for one doctoral student and also a regular supervisor for degree projects in medical program as well as master’s degree in public health science, both at the University of Gothenburg.

I teach biostatistics at basic and advanced levels at Sahlgrenska Academy since 2008. As an adjunct lecturer and researcher at the Community Medicine and Public Health, Biostatistics at Sahlgrenska Academy I participate at bachelor, master, and doctoral courses in statistics.

Ongoing Projects

I am a principal investigator for the BAT-SWE project, which has a goal to implement the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT) in Swedish context. I am also involved as researcher in ORK and LUMS, which are ISMs projects regarding stress-related disorder. I am also a researcher in a Cope-Staff, which is a multicentre study which explore how does staff working in delivery units and neonatal care experience the COVID-19 pandemic. I am involved in most of the ISMs ongoing research projects in my role as statistical expertise.

Development of questionnaires and application of novel statistical methods for analysis of questionnaire data is an ongoing and never-ending project.


Akerstrom, M, Sengpiel, V, Hadžibajramović, E, et al.
The COPE Staff study: Study description and initial report regarding job satisfaction, work-life conflicts, stress, and burnout among Swedish maternal and neonatal healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Int J Gynecol Obstet. 2023

Hadžibajramović, E., Hansson, M., Akerstrom, M., Dencker, A., & Hensing G. (2022)
Burnout among midwives—the factorial structure of the burnout assessment tool and an assessment of burnout levels in a Swedish national sample
BMC Health Services Research, 2022

Lindegård A, Glise K, Wiegner L, Reinhardt P, Hadzibajramovic E, Ellbin S, Pettersson S, Jonsdottir I. 
Effects of additional individually tailored interventions on sick-leave and symptoms in patients with exhaustion disorder – A randomized controlled trial.
J Rehabil Med. 2022

Hadžibajramović E, Schaufeli W, De Witte H.
Shortening of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)—from 23 to 12 items using content and Rasch analysis
BMC Public Health, 2022

Hadžibajramović E, Shaufeli W, De Witte H
A Rasch analysis of the Burnout Assessment Tool (BAT)
PLOS ONE, 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

Berthelsen H, Westerlund H, Pejtersen J H, Hadzibajramovic E.
Construct validity of a global scale for social capital based on COPSOQ III
PLOS One 2019

Hadzibajramovic E, Ahlborg Jr G, Grimby-Ekman A.
Concurrent and lagged effects of psychosocial job stressors on symptoms of burnout.
Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2019 

Holmgren K, Hensing G, Bültmann U, Hadzibajramovic E, Niklasson Larsson M.
Does early identification of work-related stress, combined with feedback at GP-consultation, prevents sick leave the following 12 months? A randomized controlled trial in Primary Health Care.
BMC Public Health 2019 

Brodin E, Hadzibajramovic E, Baghaei F, Sunnerhagen KS, Lundgren-Nilsson Å.
Self-reported activity  of Swedish persons with haemophilia Persons: change over 2.5 years.
Journal of rehabilitation medicin, 2018

Emina Hadžibajramović (Disseration)
Aspects of validity in stress research - Measurement properties and the application of selfreported stress questionnaires
Göteborgs universitet, December 2015

Hadzibajramovic E, Ahlborg jr G, Håkansson C, Lundgren-Nilsson Å och Grimby-Ekman A. 
Affective stress responses during leisure time: Validity evaluation of a modified version of the Stress-Energy Questionnaire. 
J Public Health, September 2015

Hadzibajramovic E, Ahlborg G Jr, Grimby-Ekman A, Lundgren-Nilsson Å 
Internal construct validity of the stress-energy questionnaire in a working population, a cohort study 
BMC Public Health 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

Emina Hadžibajramović (Licentiate thesis) 
Discriminant Validity of the Stress - Energy Questionnaire Regarding Work and Leisure Time 
Örebro universitet, Februari 2013

Lindwall M, Hadžibajramović E, Ljung T, Jonsdottir IH. 
Self-reported physical activity, but not aerobic fitness, is related to mental health. 
Mental health and physical activity, 2012  

Dellve L, Hadzibajramovic E, Ahlborg G Jr. 
Work attendance among health care workers: prevalence, incentives and consequences for health and performance. 
J Adv Nurs, September 2011

Jonsdottir I.H,, Rödjer L., Hadzibajramovic E., Börjesson M., Ahlborg Jr G. A prospective study of leisure time physical activity and mental health in Swedish health care workers and social insurance officers. 
Prev Med, November 2010

Glise K, Hadzibajramovic E, Jonsdottir IH, Ahlborg G Jr. Self-reported exhaustion: a possible indicator of reduced work ability and increased risk of sickness absence among human service workers. 
Int Arch Occup Environ Health, Juni 2010

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