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Senior Professor Ann-Christin Eliasson, occupational therapist, Astrid Lindgren hospital.

Research description

My field of research is children with neurodevelopmental disorder. A main interest is development of hand function in children with cerebral palsy. The challenges is whether the children’s abilities can be improved by intervention and whether we can understand more about factors influencing the development after early brain lesion. Our research is about the impact of rehabilitation, different perspective of development and new assessment tools.

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Development of hand function during the first year of life in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Sakzewski L, Sicola E, Verhage Ch, Sgandurra G, Eliasson Ac
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2019;61(5):563-569

Hand Assessment for Infants: normative reference values
Ek L, Eliasson Ac, Sicola E, Sjöstrand L, Guzzetta A, Sgandurra G, et al
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2019;():-

Important report on cerebral palsy in Bangladesh: but different findings compared with other countries need further exploration
Andrews C, Kakooza-mwesige A, Eliasson Ac, Forssberg H
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2019;61(5):511-512

Outcome of hand surgery in children with spasticity, a 9-year follow-up study
Pontén E, Von Walden F, Lenke-ekholm C, Zethraeus Bm, Eliasson Ac
Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B 2019;():-

To Explore the Validity of Change Scores of the Children's Hand-use Experience Questionnaire (CHEQ) in Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy
Ryll Uc, Eliasson Ac, Bastiaenen Ch, Green D
Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics 2019;39(2):168-180

Genetic Variation in the Dopamine System Influences Intervention Outcome in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Diaz Heijtz R, Almeida R, Eliasson Ac, Forssberg H
EBioMedicine 2018;28():162-167

Parents' experiences of conducting a goal-directed intervention based on children's self-identified goals, a qualitative study
Vroland-nordstrand K, Eliasson Ac, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Johansson U
Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy 2018;25(4):243-251

Simple Categorization of Human Figure Drawings at 5 Years of Age as an Indicator of Developmental Delay
Tükel Ş, Eliasson Ac, Böhm B, Smedler Ac
Developmental neurorehabilitation 2018;():1-8

The effectiveness of Baby-CIMT in infants younger than 12 months with clinical signs of unilateral-cerebral palsy; an explorative study with randomized design
Eliasson Ac, Nordstrand L, Ek L, Lennartsson F, Sjöstrand L, Tedroff K, et al
Research in developmental disabilities 2018;72():191-201

The Ugandan version of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI-UG). Part II: Psychometric properties
Amer A, Kakooza-mwesige A, Jarl G, Tumwine Jk, Forssberg H, Eliasson Ac, et al
Child: care, health and development 2018;44(4):562-571

The Uganda version of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI). Part I: Cross-cultural adaptation
Kakooza-mwesige A, Tumwine Jk, Forssberg H, Eliasson Ac
Child: care, health and development 2018;44(4):552-561

Assisting Hand Assessment and Children's Hand-Use Experience Questionnaire -Observed Versus Perceived Bimanual Performance in Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy
Ryll Uc, Bastiaenen Ch, Eliasson Ac
Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics 2017;37(2):199-209

Can parents provide hand function training for their child with cerebral palsy?
Eliasson Ac
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2017;59(5):456-

Development of the Hand Assessment for Infants: evidence of internal scale validity
Krumlinde-sundholm L, Ek L, Sicola E, Sjöstrand L, Guzzetta A, Sgandurra G, et al
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2017;59(12):1276-1283

Early, Accurate Diagnosis and Early Intervention in Cerebral Palsy: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment
Novak I, Morgan C, Adde L, Blackman J, Boyd Rn, Brunstrom-hernandez J, et al
JAMA pediatrics 2017;171(9):897-907

Mini-MACS: development of the Manual Ability Classification System for children younger than 4 years of age with signs of cerebral palsy
Eliasson Ac, Ullenhag A, Wahlström U, Krumlinde-sundholm L
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2017;59(1):72-78

Prevalence of cerebral palsy in Uganda: a population-based study
Kakooza-mwesige A, Andrews C, Peterson S, Wabwire Mangen F, Eliasson Ac, Forssberg H
The Lancet. Global health 2017;5(12):e1275-e1282

REACH: study protocol of a randomised trial of rehabilitation very early in congenital hemiplegia
Boyd Rn, Ziviani J, Sakzewski L, Novak I, Badawi N, Pannek K, et al
BMJ open 2017;7(9):e017204-

A retrospective multicenter study comparing metal-ceramic and composite single crowns performed in public general dentistry: 5-year results
Overmeer J, Narby B, Hjalmarsson L, Arnrup K, Eliasson A
Acta biomaterialia odontologica Scandinavica 2016;2(1):43-48

Can children identify and achieve goals for intervention? A randomized trial comparing two goal-setting approaches
Vroland-nordstrand K, Eliasson Ac, Jacobsson H, Johansson U, Krumlinde-sundholm L
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2016;58(6):589-96

Efficacy of the small step program in a randomised controlled trial for infants below age 12 months with clinical signs of CP; a study protocol
Eliasson Ac, Holmström L, Aarne P, Nakeva Von Mentzer C, Weiland Al, Sjöstrand L, et al
BMC pediatrics 2016;16(1):175-

Grey matter brain injuries are common in Ugandan children with cerebral palsy suggesting a perinatal aetiology in full-term infants
Kakooza-mwesige A, Byanyima Rk, Tumwine Jk, Eliasson Ac, Forssberg H, Flodmark O
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) 2016;105(6):655-64

Important future research for children with disabilities: where are we going?
Eliasson Ac
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2016;58(6):529-

Longitudinal development of hand function in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy aged 18 months to 12 years
Nordstrand L, Eliasson Ac, Holmefur M
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2016;58(10):1042-8

Strengths and challenges faced by school-aged children with unilateral CP described by the Five To Fifteen parental questionnaire
Forsman L, Eliasson Ac
Developmental neurorehabilitation 2016;19(6):380-388

Validity and test-retest reliability of Children's Hand-use Experience Questionnaire in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Amer A, Eliasson Ac, Peny-dahlstrand M, Hermansson L
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2016;58(7):743-9

Advanced fiber tracking in early acquired brain injury causing cerebral palsy
Lennartsson F, Holmström L, Eliasson Ac, Flodmark O, Forssberg H, Tournier Jd, et al
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology 2015;36(1):181-7

Cerebral palsy in children in Kampala, Uganda: clinical subtypes, motor function and co-morbidities
Kakooza-mwesige A, Forssberg H, Eliasson Ac, Tumwine Jk
BMC research notes 2015;8():166-

Improvements in bimanual hand function after baby-CIMT in two-year old children with unilateral cerebral palsy: A retrospective study
Nordstrand L, Holmefur M, Kits A, Eliasson Ac
Research in developmental disabilities 2015;41-42():86-93

Malnutrition is common in Ugandan children with cerebral palsy, particularly those over the age of five and those who had neonatal complications
Kakooza-mwesige A, Tumwine Jk, Eliasson Ac, Namusoke Hk, Forssberg H
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) 2015;104(12):1259-68

Motor functions and adaptive behaviour in children with childhood apraxia of speech
Tükel Ş, Björelius H, Henningsson G, Mcallister A, Eliasson Ac
International journal of speech-language pathology 2015;17(5):470-80

The influence of early modified constraint-induced movement therapy training on the longitudinal development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Eliasson Ac, Holmefur M
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2015;57(1):89-94

What assessments evaluate use of hands in infants? A literature review
Krumlinde-sundholm L, Ek L, Eliasson Ac
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2015;57 Suppl 2():37-41

What can be learned from reporting no-treatment effect of distribution of upper limb training?
Eliasson Ac
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2015;57(6):498-

Classification in childhood disability: focusing on function in the 21st century
Rosenbaum P, Eliasson Ac, Hidecker Mj, Palisano Rj
Journal of child neurology 2014;29(8):1036-45

Efficacy of baby-CIMT: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial on infants below age 12 months, with clinical signs of unilateral CP
Eliasson Ac, Sjöstrand L, Ek L, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Tedroff K
BMC pediatrics 2014;14():141-

Evidence to Practice Commentary: Upper Limb Constraint in Infants: Important Perspectives on Measurement and the Potential for Activity-Dependent Withdrawal of Corticospinal Projections
Hoare B, Eliasson Ac
PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN PEDIATRICS 2014;34(1):22-5

Guidelines for future research in constraint-induced movement therapy for children with unilateral cerebral palsy: an expert consensus
Eliasson Ac, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Gordon Am, Feys H, Klingels K, Aarts Pbm, et al
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2014;56(2):125-37

How to bridge the gap between systematic reviews and clinical guidelines
Autti-ramo I, Eliasson Ac, Forssberg H
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2014;56(4):398-400

Is outcome of constraint-induced movement therapy in unilateral cerebral palsy dependent on corticomotor projection pattern and brain lesion characteristics?
Islam M, Nordstrand L, Holmström L, Kits A, Forssberg H, Eliasson Ac
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2014;56(3):252-8

Sensitivity of the NeuroFlexor method to measure change in spasticity after treatment with botulinum toxin A in wrist and finger muscles
Gäverth J, Eliasson Ac, Kullander K, Borg J, Lindberg Pg, Forssberg H
Journal of rehabilitation medicine 2014;46(7):629-34

The stability of the Manual Ability Classification System over time
Öhrvall Am, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Eliasson Ac
Developmental medicine and child neurology 2014;56(2):185-9

The state of the evidence for intensive upper limb therapy approaches for children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Sakzewski L, Gordon A, Eliasson Ac
Journal of child neurology 2014;29(8):1077-90

Exploration of the relationship between the Manual Ability Classification System and hand-function measures of capacity and performance
Öhrvall Am, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Eliasson Ac
Disability and rehabilitation 2013;35(11):913-8

General movements and magnetic resonance imaging in the prediction of neuromotor outcome in children born extremely preterm
Skiöld B, Eriksson C, Eliasson Ac, Adén U, Vollmer B
Early human development 2013;89(7):467-72

Influence of standardized activities on validity of Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control
Lindner Hy, Eliasson Ac, Hermansson Lm
Journal of rehabilitation research and development 2013;50(10):1391-400

Neuroradiology can predict the development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Holmefur M, Kits A, Bergström J, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Flodmark O, Forssberg H, et al
Neurorehabilitation and neural repair 2013;27(1):72-8

Six years after a modified constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) program--what happens when the children have become young adults?
Nordstrand L, Eliasson Ac
Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics 2013;33(2):163-9

Test-retest and inter-rater reliability of a method to measure wrist and finger spasticity
Gäverth J, Sandgren M, Lindberg Pg, Forssberg H, Eliasson Ac
Journal of rehabilitation medicine 2013;45(7):630-6

Bimanual behaviours in children aged 8-18 months: A literature review to select toys that elicit the use of two hands
Greaves S, Imms C, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Dodd K, Eliasson Ac
RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 2012;33(1):240-50

Choosing the Right Assessment for the Right Purpose
Eliasson Ac
PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN PEDIATRICS 2012;32(1):22-3

The Accuracy of an Implant Impression Technique Using Digitally Coded Healing Abutments
Eliasson A, Ortorp A
CLINICAL IMPLANT DENTISTRY AND RELATED RESEARCH 2012;:e30-8

An ecological approach of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for 2-3-year-old children: A randomized control trial
Eliasson Ac, Shaw K, Berg E, Krumlinde-sundholm L
RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 2011;32(6):2820-8

Bimanuality is improved by hand surgery in children with brain lesions: preliminary results in 18 children
Ponten E, Ekholm Cl, Eliasson Ac
JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS-PART B 2011;20(6):359-65

Development and evidence of validity for the Children's Hand-use Experience Questionnaire (CHEQ)
Skold A, Hermansson Ln, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Eliasson Ac
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2011;53(5):436-42

Development of handwriting skill in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP)
Kavak St, Eliasson Ac
DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION 2011;33(21-22):2084-91

Diffusion MRI in corticofugal fibers correlates with hand function in unilateral cerebral palsy
Holmstrom L, Lennartsson F, Eliasson Ac, Flodmark O, Clark C, Tedroff K, et al
NEUROLOGY 2011;77(8):775-83

Grip force coordination during bimanual tasks in unilateral cerebral palsy
Islam M, Gordon Am, Skold A, Forssberg H, Eliasson Ac
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2011;53(10):920-6

Implementation of constraint-induced movement therapy for young children with unilateral cerebral palsy in Jordan: a home-based model
Al-oraibi S, Eliasson Ac
DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION 2011;33(21-22):2006-12

Hand function in relation to brain lesions and corticomotor-projection pattern in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Holmstrom L, Vollmer B, Tedroff K, Islam M, Persson Jk, Kits A, et al
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2010;52(2):145-52

Longitudinal development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Holmefur M, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Bergstrom J, Eliasson Ac
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2010;52(4):352-7

Parents' and therapists' perceptions of the content of the Manual Ability Classification System, MACS
Ohrvall Am, Eliasson Ac
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2010;17(3):209-16

Reliability and cross-cultural validation of the Turkish version of Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) for children with cerebral palsy
Akpinar P, Tezel Cg, Eliasson Ac, Icagasioglu A
DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION 2010;32(23):1910-6

Self-care and mobility skills in children with cerebral palsy, related to their manual ability and gross motor function classifications
Ohrvall Am, Eliasson Ac, Lowing K, Odman P, Krumlinde-sundholm L
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2010;52(11):1048-55

Stability of caregiver-reported manual ability and gross motor function classifications of cerebral palsy
Imms C, Carlin J, Eliasson Ac
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2010;52(2):153-9

Visual field function in school-aged children with spastic unilateral cerebral palsy related to different patterns of brain damage
Jacobson L, Rydberg A, Eliasson Ac, Kits A, Flodmark O
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2010;52(8):e184-7

Feasibility of a Day-Camp Model of Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy With and Without Botulinum Toxin A Injection for Children With Hemiplegia
Eliasson Ac, Shaw K, Ponten E, Boyd R, Krumlinde-sundholm L
PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN PEDIATRICS 2009;29(3):311-33

Guided eating or feeding: three girls with Rett syndrome
Qvarfordt I, Engerstrom Iw, Eliasson Ac
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2009;16(1):33-9

Hand Function in Cerebral Palsy. Report of 367 Children in a Population-Based Longitudinal Health Care Program
Arner M, Eliasson Ac, Nicklasson S, Sommerstein K, Hagglund G
JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME 2008;33A(8):1337-47

Effect of intravenous pamidronate therapy on everyday activities in children with osteogenesis imperfecta
Lowing K, Astrom E, Oscarsson Ka, Soderhall S, Eliasson Ac
ACTA PAEDIATRICA 2007;96(8):1180-3

Experiences of use of the cerebral palsy hemiplegic hand in young persons treated with upper extremity surgery
Skold A, Josephsson S, Fitinghoff H, Eliasson Ac
JOURNAL OF HAND THERAPY 2007;20(3):262-72

Goal-directed training: linking theories of treatment to clinical practice for improved functional activities in daily life
Mastos M, Miller K, Eliasson Ac, Imms C
CLINICAL REHABILITATION 2007;21(1):47-55

Interrater and intrarater reliability of the assisting hand assessment
Holmefur M, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Eliasson Ac
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2007;61(1):79-84

The assisting hand assessment: current evidence of validity, reliability, and responsiveness to change
Krumlinde-sundholm L, Holmefur M, Kottorp A, Eliasson Ac
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2007;49(4):259-64

Development of hand function and precision grip control in individuals with cerebral palsy: A 13-year follow-up study
Eliasson Ac, Forssberg H, Hung Yc, Gordon Am
PEDIATRICS 2006;118(4):e1226-36

Effects of constraint-induced movement therapy in adolescents with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a day camp model
Bonnier B, Eliasson Ac, Krumlinde-sundholm L
Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy 2006;13(1):13-22

Intra- and inter-rater reliability of the assessment of capacity for myoelectric control
Hermansson Lm, Bodin L, Eliasson Ac
JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE 2006;38(2):118-23

The Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) for children with cerebral palsy: scale development and evidence of validity and reliability
Eliasson Ac, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Rosblad B, Beckung E, Arner M, Ohrvall Am, et al
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2006;48(7):549-54

Assessment of capacity for myoelectric control: A new Rasch-built measure of prosthetic hand control
Hermansson Lm, Fisher Ag, Bernspang B, Eliasson Ac
JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE 2005;37(3):166-71

Effects of constraint-induced movement therapy in young children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: an adapted model
Eliasson Ac, Krumlinde-sundholm L, Shaw K, Wang C
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2005;47(4):266-75

Improving the Use of Hands in Daily Activities
Eliasson Ac
Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics 2005;25(3):37-60

Improving the use of hands in daily activities: aspects of the treatment of children with cerebral palsy
Eliasson Ac
Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics 2005;25(3):37-60

Psychosocial adjustment in Swedish children with upper-limb reduction deficiency and a myoelectric prosthetic hand
Hermansson L, Eliasson Ac, Engstrom I
ACTA PAEDIATRICA 2005;94(4):479-88

Disturbances in programming goal-directed arm movements in children with ADHD
Eliasson Ac, Rosblad B, Forssberg H
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2004;46(1):19-27

Performing bimanual activities: The experiences of young persons with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Skold A, Josephsson S, Eliasson Ac
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2004;58(4):416-25

Clinical experience of constraint induced movement therapy in adolescents with hemiplegic cerebral palsy - a day camp model
Eliasson Ac, Bonnier B, Krumlinde-sundholm L
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2003;45(5):357-9

Object release under varying task constraints in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Gordon Am, Lewis Sr, Eliasson Ac, Duff Sv
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2003;45(4):240-8

Comparing tests of tactile sensibility: aspects relevant to testing children with spastic hemiplegia
Krumlinde-sundholm L, Eliasson Ac
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2002;44(9):604-12

Detrimental neural control of precision grip lifts in children with ADHD
Pereira Hs, Eliasson Ac, Forssberg H
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2000;42(8):545-53

Impaired force coordination during object release in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Eliasson Ac, Gordon Am
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2000;42(4):228-34

Quantitative assessment of mirror movements in children and adolescents with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Kuhtz-buschbeck Jp, Sundholm Lk, Eliasson Ac, Forssberg H
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 2000;42(11):728-36

Impaired grip-lift synergy in children with unilateral brain lesions
Forssberg H, Eliasson Ac, Redon-zouitenn C, Mercuri E, Dubowitz L
BRAIN 1999;:1157-68

'Improved hand function remains after upper-limb tendon transfer and muscle release in children with hemiplegia'
Skold A, Ekholm C, Eliasson Ac
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 1999;41(4):284-5

Hand function in children with cerebral palsy after upper-limb tendon transfer and muscle release
Eliasson Ac, Ekholm C, Carlstedt T
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 1998;40(9):612-21

Obstetric brachial plexus injuries: assessment protocol and functional outcome at age 5 years
Sundholm Lk, Eliasson Ac, Forssberg H
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 1998;40(1):4-11

DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN PRECISION GRIP .4. TACTILE ADAPTATION OF ISOMETRIC FINGER FORCES TO THE FRICTIONAL CONDITION
Forssberg H, Eliasson Ac, Kinoshita H, Westling G, Johansson Rs
EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH 1995;104(2):323-30

DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN PRECISION GRIP .5. ANTICIPATORY AND TRIGGERED GRIP ACTIONS DURING SUDDEN LOADING
Eliasson Ac, Forssberg H, Ikuta K, Apel I, Westling G, Johansson R
EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH 1995;106(3):425-33

TACTILE CONTROL OF ISOMETRIC FINGERTIP FORCES DURING GRASPING IN CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL-PALSY
Eliasson Ac, Gordon Am, Forssberg H
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY 1995;37(1):72-84

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