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Charlotte Ytterberg

Senior lecturer/physcial therapist

About me

I have a joint appointment as a senior lecturer at Karolinska Institutet and physiotherapist with specialist competence at the Karolinska University Hospital. I am an associate professor (docent) at Karolinska Institutet and adjunct professor at the University of Southern Denmark. I am research group leader of the research team Neuroepidemiology and Health Services Research and I have a close collaboration with the research team HELD.

I defended my thesis in 2008 titled: A two-year study of people with multiple sclerosis - Aspects of disability, perceived impact, needs and satisfaction with care.

I have experience in teaching and supervision at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level, mainly at the Physiotherapy program and course leader for the free standing course Physiotherapy in neurological disability.

Research description

My research is interdisciplinary and I have several ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations both nationally and internationally in projects involving studies of the effects of neurological disease on health, function, activity and participation in society. I study individuals' need for and satisfaction with health care interventions, as well as their utilization of these interventions. I also study how the patients' needs and concerns are captured by health care and the importance of person-centred rehabilitation. I have experience in quantitative and qualitative methods as well as various types of design such as population-based and cohort studies, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, intervention studies - pilot studies and randomized controlled trials.

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