Louise Nygård

Summary

Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Detection of activity limitations in older adults with MCI or Alzheimer's disease through evaluation of perceived difficulty in use of everyday technology: a replication study
    Louise Nygård
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Aging Ment Health 16:361-71. 2012
  2. doi request reprint The provision of stove timers to individuals with cognitive impairment
    Louise Nygård
    Division of Occupational Therapy, NVS, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 15:4-12. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of everyday technology by people with dementia living alone: mapping out the difficulties
    L Nygard
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
    Aging Ment Health 11:144-55. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint How can we get access to the experiences of people with dementia? Suggestions and reflections
    Louise Nygård
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 13:101-12. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Occupational performance and awareness of disability in mild cognitive impairment or dementia
    Annika Ohman
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 18:133-42. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Individual variability and environmental characteristics influence older adults' abilities to manage everyday technology
    Camilla Malinowsky
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:484-95. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Agency and engagement: older adults' experiences of participation in occupation during home-based rehabilitation
    Kjersti Vik
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Can J Occup Ther 75:262-71. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Telephone use among noninstitutionalized persons with dementia living alone: mapping out difficulties and response strategies
    Louise Nygård
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Caring Sci 17:239-49. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint The influence of the environment on participation subsequent to rehabilitation as experienced by elderly people in Norway
    Kjersti Vik
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 14:86-95. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of a new assessment of the ability to manage technology in everyday life
    Camilla Malinowsky
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 18:26-35. 2011

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. doi request reprint Detection of activity limitations in older adults with MCI or Alzheimer's disease through evaluation of perceived difficulty in use of everyday technology: a replication study
    Louise Nygård
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Aging Ment Health 16:361-71. 2012
    ..In total, 118 participants were included, 37 with AD, 37 with MCI, and 44 controls...
  2. doi request reprint The provision of stove timers to individuals with cognitive impairment
    Louise Nygård
    Division of Occupational Therapy, NVS, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 15:4-12. 2008
    ..The results indicate that improvements in the implementation and provision of stove timers could be achieved through education and collaboration between different stakeholders...
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of everyday technology by people with dementia living alone: mapping out the difficulties
    L Nygard
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
    Aging Ment Health 11:144-55. 2007
    ..This raised concerns about the need these people have for support in home and in society. Further research is needed to validate the findings...
  4. ncbi request reprint How can we get access to the experiences of people with dementia? Suggestions and reflections
    Louise Nygård
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 13:101-12. 2006
    ..Some suggestions are made concerning how the context can be used for this intent, and how the observations and interviews can be adapted to the informants with dementia...
  5. doi request reprint Occupational performance and awareness of disability in mild cognitive impairment or dementia
    Annika Ohman
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 18:133-42. 2011
    ..In conclusion, awareness of disability should be individually evaluated when planning interventions together with clients and their families...
  6. doi request reprint Individual variability and environmental characteristics influence older adults' abilities to manage everyday technology
    Camilla Malinowsky
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:484-95. 2012
    ..This study aimed to identify aspects that influence the ability to manage ET among older adults with and without cognitive impairment...
  7. ncbi request reprint Agency and engagement: older adults' experiences of participation in occupation during home-based rehabilitation
    Kjersti Vik
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Can J Occup Ther 75:262-71. 2008
    ..Participation is considered the main goal of rehabilitation and occupational therapy intervention. This study focuses on older adults'participation in occupations in daily life when receiving home-based rehabilitation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Telephone use among noninstitutionalized persons with dementia living alone: mapping out difficulties and response strategies
    Louise Nygård
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Caring Sci 17:239-49. 2003
    ..The results indicate that it might be unrealistic to assume that elderly persons with symptoms of dementia who live alone are able to satisfactorily use the telephone for safety, communication and participation in society...
  9. ncbi request reprint The influence of the environment on participation subsequent to rehabilitation as experienced by elderly people in Norway
    Kjersti Vik
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 14:86-95. 2007
    ..The findings suggest that occupational therapists must consider themselves to be part of a societal environment that can hinder participation...
  10. doi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of a new assessment of the ability to manage technology in everyday life
    Camilla Malinowsky
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 18:26-35. 2011
    ..The META can be seen as a complement to existing ADL assessment techniques and is planned to be used in both research and practice...
  11. ncbi request reprint Reflecting on practice: are home visits prior to discharge worthwhile in geriatric inpatient care?
    Louise Nygård
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Scand J Caring Sci 18:193-203. 2004
    ..For multiple reasons, both pre- and postdischarge home visits were found to be very important for the clients' safety...
  12. doi request reprint Patterns of functioning in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a two-year study focusing on everyday technology use
    Annicka Hedman
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Aging Ment Health 17:679-88. 2013
    ..In addition, cognitive functioning and conversion to dementia were studied...
  13. doi request reprint Managing critical incidents in grocery shopping by community-living people with Alzheimer's disease
    Anna Brorsson
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 20:292-301. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to discover and describe problematic situations and critical incidents that took place when people with AD performed the ordinary outside-home activity of grocery shopping and how these were met by them...
  14. doi request reprint Development of a short-form assessment for detection of subtle activity limitations: can use of everyday technology distinguish between MCI and Alzheimer's disease?
    Anders Kottorp
    Division of Occupational Therapy, 23200, Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
    Expert Rev Neurother 11:647-55. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Encountering staff in the home: three older adults' experience during six months of home-based rehabilitation
    Kjersti Vik
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Disabil Rehabil 31:619-29. 2009
    ..Specifically, the study focused on how the participants collaborated with and made use of the services from the staff...
  16. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards rehabilitation needs and support from assistive technology and the social environment among elderly people with disability
    Margareta Lilja
    Department of Neurotec, Occupational Therapy Division, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Occup Ther Int 10:75-93. 2003
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  17. ncbi request reprint Responses of persons with dementia to challenges in daily activities: a synthesis of findings from empirical studies
    Louise Nygård
    Division of Occupational Therapy, 23200, Karolinska Institutet, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
    Am J Occup Ther 58:435-45. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to obtain a better understanding of strategies initiated and used in response to problems in performing daily occupations by persons with dementia in a mild to moderate stage...
  18. doi request reprint Qualitative approaches in occupational therapy research
    Lena Borell
    Department of Neurobiology, Caring Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 19:521-9. 2012
    ..In this paper the authors wish to contribute to such a discussion by introducing the formal data-structure analysis approach (FDSA) as a method for understanding people's experiences...
  19. ncbi request reprint Experiences of engagement in creative activity at a palliative care facility
    Karen la Cour
    Karolinska Institute, NVS, Division of Occupational Therapy, Huddinge, Sweden
    Palliat Support Care 5:241-50. 2007
    ..To investigate the meanings that people with advanced cancer ascribe to engaging in creative activity in palliative occupational therapy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Significant junctures on the way towards becoming a user of assistive technology in Alzheimer's disease
    Eva Lindqvist
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, NVS, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 20:386-96. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to describe how persons in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) became users of assistive technology (AT), and what the use of AT came to mean to these users and, when relevant, their significant others...
  21. ncbi request reprint Instrumental activities of daily living: a stepping-stone towards Alzheimer's disease diagnosis in subjects with mild cognitive impairment?
    Louise Nygård
    Department of Neurotec, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Acta Neurol Scand Suppl 179:42-6. 2003
    ..It is therefore argued that the diagnosis of MCI should include rather than exclude observed or experienced changes in complex everyday life activities...
  22. doi request reprint Perceived difficulty in everyday technology use among older adults with or without cognitive deficits
    Lena Rosenberg
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 16:216-26. 2009
    ..This calls for increased attention to these issues when assessing functional ability in daily activities of older adults with possible MCI/dementia, and for further research...
  23. ncbi request reprint An approach to facilitate healthcare professionals' readiness to support technology use in everyday life for persons with dementia
    Camilla Malinowsky
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 21:199-209. 2014
    ..This study provided an applicable model of how research knowledge about technology use can be translated into clinical practice and be used by healthcare professionals to support the use of technology for persons with dementia...
  24. pmc Exploring the usability of a videophone mock-up for persons with dementia and their significant others
    Inga Lill Boman
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
    BMC Geriatr 14:49. 2014
    ..This study reports the evaluation of the usability of a touch-screen videophone mock-up for persons with dementia and their significant others...
  25. doi request reprint Using a screening tool to evaluate potential use of e-health services for older people with and without cognitive impairment
    Camilla Malinowsky
    a Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society NVS, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Aging Ment Health 18:340-5. 2014
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the perceived access to and the potential to use technologies important for e-health services among older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) and controls...
  26. doi request reprint The ICF and postsurgery occupational therapy after traumatic hand injury
    Hélène Fitinghoff
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Rehabil Res 34:79-88. 2011
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  27. ncbi request reprint Awareness through interaction in everyday occupations: experiences of people with Alzheimer's disease
    Annika Ohman
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 15:43-51. 2008
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of assistive technology devices in mainstream schools: students' perspective
    Helena Hemmingsson
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Fack 23 200, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
    Am J Occup Ther 63:463-72. 2009
    ..The use and nonuse of assistive technology devices in school by students with physical disabilities was investigated, and the students' experiences in using these devices is described...
  29. ncbi request reprint Perceived difficulty in use of everyday technology in persons with acquired brain injury of different severity: A comparison with controls
    Mandana Fallahpour
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Division of Occupational Therapy, Box 23200, SE 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 46:635-41. 2014
    ..Rehabilitation services should consider the use of everyday technology in order to increase participation in everyday activities after acquired brain injury. ..
  30. ncbi request reprint Everyday technology use among people with mental retardation: relevance, perceived difficulty, and influencing factors
    Monica Hällgren
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 21:210-8. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to enhance knowledge of perceived relevance and difficulty in using everyday technology (ET) such as stoves, cell phones, and elevators in adults with mental retardation...
  31. doi request reprint Users' and professionals' contributions in the process of designing an easy-to-use videophone for people with dementia
    Inga Lill Boman
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 9:164-72. 2014
    ..To develop a design concept for an easy-to-use videophone for people with dementia and to evaluate the design and need of such a product...