Research presentation

Birgitta Wiitavaara

Research presentation

Birgitta Wiitavaara

Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Nursing Science, Registered Nurse

Research subject: Arbetshälsovetenskap

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • DisA - Working at a distance - opportunities and consequences for university teachers. A doctoral project where I am the main supervisor for the doctoral student Linda Widar. The overall purpose of the thesis work is to investigate how teleworking is practiced by, and affect, university teachers. Furthermore, the purpose is to investigate the experiences of the first-line managers of leading a personnel group that works to a varying extent from a distance.
  • MätFunk - Measuring Physical Function. A series of literature reviews on questionnaires that measure physical function in musculoskeletal disorders, with ICF classification of the questionnaire's content and mapping the psychometric testing done on the questionnaires, using the COSMIN check list. Sub-study I + II is published in 2018-19, sub-study III is ongoing.
  • PrioSAM Test - Psychometric testing of three questionnaires for measuring systematic work-environment work.
  • CUA - A cost-utility analysis to evaluate four treatments for neck-shoulder disorders previously investigated in a RCT-study. Data regarding improvement in the participants´ health profiles related to direct and indirect costs at individual and societal level will be considered
  • IMMPACT-PHC. The long-term aim of this project is to evaluate whether internationally recommended outcome measures for clinical pain trials are suitable for use in evaluation of non-specific long-term musculoskeletal disorders and secondly to develop a short form questionnaire. Study I publiched

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Conference papers

Widar, L., Boman, E., Wiitavaara, B. & Heiden, M. (2019). Psychophysiological reactions, stress and recuperation among telecommuting academics. . Bologna. External link [More information]
Widar, L., Wiitavaara, B., Heiden, M. & Boman, E. (2018). Att arbeta på distans – möjligheter och konsekvenser för universitetslärare. FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle : Program och abstracts. Gävle: Gävle University Press. P. 118-. External link [More information]
Heiden, M., Widar, L., Wiitavaara, B. & Boman, E. (2018). Telecommuting in academia – Associations with staff’s health and well-being. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) : Volume IX: Aging, Gender and Work, Anthropometry, Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments. Cham: Springer. P. 308-312. 10.1007/978-3-319-96065-4 [More information]
Wiitavaara, B. & Heiden, M. (2017). Content and quality of questionnaires for assessment of physical functioning in neck disorders – A systematic review of the literature. Joy at Work, NES, <em>2017</em>. [More information]
Nordlöf, H., Wiitavaara, B., Högberg, H. & Westerling, R. (2016). To measure OHS management practices in manufacturing companies. . [More information]
Wiitavaara, B. & Heiden, M. (2016). What do questionnaires for assessment of physical functioning in neck disorders really measure? : A systematic review of the literature. . [More information]
Nordlöf, H., Wiitavaara, B., Winblad, U., Wijk, K. & Westerling, R. (2013). A description of reasons for risk-taking at a large steel manufacturing company. Ergonomics for equality: Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES), Reykjavík, Iceland, 11-14 august 2013. External link [More information]
Nordlöf, H., Wiitavaara, B., Winblad, U., Wijk, K. & Westerling, R. (2013). En beskrivning av anledningar till risktagande vid ett stort stålindustriföretag. . External link [More information]
Wiitavaara, B. (2012). Well but ill: Lay perspectives on health among people with musculoskeletal disorders.. . [More information]
Wiitavaara, B., Björklund, M., Djupsjöbacka, M. & Nilsson, A. (2010). Can internationally recommended outcome domains capture aspects that are prominent for the health experiences of women with neck- and shoulder pain? : A factor analysis. (Poster). Proceedings of the Premus 2010 conference (Seventh International Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders) August 29-September 2. Angers, France. P. 283-. External link [More information]
Wiitavaara, B. (2006). Health as balance : illness and wellness among persons with musculoskeletal disorders. 5th Global Conference Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease. [More information]
Wiitavaara, B., Lundman, B., Barnekow-Bergkvist, M. & Brulin, C. (2005). Experiences of illness, wellness and work environment of male ambulance personnel. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Nordic Ergonomics Society. P. 266-270. [More information]
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