About me

I received my occupational therapy degree in 2006 at Luleå University of Technology. After that, I worked clinically in both primary care and inpatient care in various locations in Sweden.

In 2021, I defended my dissertation entitled Voices in the Wake of eHealth: Older adults' and Occupational Therapists' Perceptions of Using Information and Communication Technology. The thesis is about how older adults with cognitive impairments (as a result of e.g. stroke or dementia) experience their use of everyday technology with a particular focus on the use of eHealth. The thesis also included occupational therapists and their perceptions of the usability of the Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ) that had been digitized. My main supervisor during the thesis work was Camilla Walles Malinowsky.

Since 2021, I am a postdoc in the research group HELD in the project Make My Day at the Occupational Therapy Department. The Make My Day research program addresses one of our biggest health challenges (risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular disease) as well as the complexity of incorporating healthy habits into everyday life, with an intervention based on participants' needs and engagement in everyday activities and supported through an e-health innovation (a mobile app). Participating in engaging everyday activities (EEAs) concerns regular health-promoting and meaningful activities which can help establish a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.

In addition to my employment at KI, I am also employed as a postdoc at Stockholm Gerontology Research Center in the research project STEG. STEG aims to develop collaborative models to support preventive self-care in the home environment for frail elderly people.

Research description



Jakobsson, E., Nygård, L., Kottorp, A., & Malinowsky, C. (2019). Experiences from using eHealth in contact with health care among older adults with cognitive impairment. Scandinavian journal of caring sciences, 33(2), 380-389.

Jakobsson, E., Nygård, L., Kottorp, A., Bråkenhielm Olsson, C., & Malinowsky, C. (2020). Does the Purpose Matter? A comparison of everyday information and communication technologies between eHealth use and general use as perceived by older adults with cognitive impairment. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1–10. (Published online.)

Jakobsson, E., Nygård, L., Kottorp, A., Bråkenhielm Olsson, C., & Malinowsky, C. (2020). The use of everyday technology; a comparison of older persons with cognitive impairments’ self-reports and their proxies’ reports. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 84(7) 446 –455.

Jakobsson, E., Helle, T., Lundberg, S., Nygård, L., & Malinowsky, C. (2020). Usability tests of a digitized questionnaire when used by occupational therapists in practice and research. (In manuscript.)