Research at the Division of Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy aim to contribute towards knowledge about human occupation and its relationship to health, human development and participation i everyday life. 

Occupation is understood as culturally defined and individually valued activities that humans perform on a daily basis over the course of their lives in such environments as home, work, and school, as well as leisure venues.

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy generates knowledge about:

The interaction between occupation and individual/contextual conditions.

Ways in which participation and engagement in occupation contributes to health and development.

Consequences of injury, illness, impairment, and environmental barriers on occupation and participation.

Occupation-based interventions that enable participation in everyday occupations.


There are three research groups and a number of independent research projects withtin the Division of Occupational therapy. 

Research groups and their projects

Independent research projects

Completed research projects 

You can find more information about research projects that have been completed at the Division of Occupational Therapy


Forte: Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd

Strategiska Forskningsområdet Vård (SFO-V)

Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Swedish Brainpower (SBP)

Nationella Forskarskolan i Vård (NFV)

Stockholms Läns Landsting (ALF)

American Alzheimer Association

Riksföreningen för åldrandeforskning (RÅD)

The Swedish Stroke Association (Strokeförbundet)

Trondheim University College

Vårdalstiftelsen and others


Here you can find a list of publications 

Occupational Therapy