Musculoskeletal & Sports Injury Epidemiology Center (MUSIC) research group
Our research on musculoskeletal disorders including lower back and neck pain, mental health and sports medicine is interdisciplinary and clinically relevant. The aim is to deepen the knowledge concerning health promotion and disease prevention, risk and prognostic factors, diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation.
“Sports medicine, mental illness and long-lasting pain conditions… ”
We perform clinically relevant research about long-lasting pain conditions in the musculoskeletal system including back and neck, mental illness and sports medicine. Our research is based mainly on our extensive cohort studies and randomized controlled studies. Furthermore, our research group include multi-professional competences such as: epidemiology, biostatistics, naprapathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychology, orthopedics, public health, nutrition and insurance medicine.
To deepen the knowledge about health promotion and disease prevention actions, risk and prognostic factors, diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation and performance. In addition, our group aims to mediate knowledge to several target groups in the society.
Our research partners are national as well as international research groups, clinics and specific sports associations such as the Swedish Handball, Football, Tennis and Gymnastic associations. Group leader is Professor Eva Skillgate.
Musculoskeletal Pain Epidemiology
Pain in the body – Pain in the soul. Activity-limiting pain and mental ill health – identification of modifiable factors that affect risk and prognosis
Longitudinal Analysis of Nursing Education (LANE-study) – Musculoskeletal health one decade after start of career
Stockholm Neck trial (STONE) – A randomized controlled trial of the effect of treatment of disabling neck pain
Sustainable University Life (SUN-study) – The increasing mental health problems among students – a cohort study to identify modifiable risk factors for pain and mental illness
Sports Injury Epidemiology
The Swedish Handball Cohort – National-wide implementation of injury preventive strategies in adolescent handball
Karolinska football Injury Cohort – KIC – Risk factors for football related injuries in young female football players
Shoulder Management and Assessment Serving High performance (SMASH) – A cohort study of risk factors for injuries in adolescent competitive tennis players
The Karolinska Handball Study – KHAST I. Shoulder injuries in adolescent elite handball players
The Karolinska Handball Study part II – A randomized controlled trial of injury prevention in adolescent elite handball players
Associate professors/ lecturers