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About me

I defended my thesis ”Managing technology in everyday activities: A study of older adults with dementia, MCI, and no cognitive impairment” in  2011. In the thesis, I studied the gap between the technologically developed society and the possibilities for people who live and age with cognitive impairment (due to dementia or mild cognitive impairment, MCI) to use technology and to participate in activities at home and in the society. The general aim of the thesis was to generate new knowledge of the ability to manage technology in everyday life activities among older adults with or without cognitive impairment, how this ability can be assessed, and how knowledge of this can be translated into healthcare practice.

After the dissertation, I have had post-doctoral positions at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and at KI. At LTU, I studied assessments of the ability to use technology and different aspects of technology use among persons with acquired brain injury and on KI I have continued the work I started as a PhD-student. Today I work as assistant professor and postdoc at the Division of Occupational Therapy at KI. I am a member of the research group CACTUS (Cognitive Accessibility and Technology Use when Ageing in home and Society) led by Professor Louise Nygård. My research focus on the match between technology users with cognitive impairment and the requirement everyday technology (including e-Health technology) puts on them.The evaluations Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ) and Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META) are often used in these studies. My reseach also includes studies of the conditions for participation in public space and society outside the home for people with cognitive impairment

Research description

Recent publications

1. Malinowsky, C & Fallahpour, M, Larsson Lund, M., Nygård, L. & Kottorp, A. (2018). Skill clusters of ability to manage everyday technology among people with and without cognitive impairment, dementia and acquired brain injury. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, early online, 25(2), 99-107.
 doi: 10.1080/11038128.2017.1298665.

2. Malinowsky, C & Kottorp, A. Tanemura, R., Nagao, T., Noda, K, Sagara, J., Rosenberg, L., Asaba, E. & Nygård, L. (2017). Everyday technology use among older adults in Sweden and Japan: A comparative study. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy (e-pub ahead of print April 27, 2017).
 doi: 10.1080/11038128.2017.1321684

3. Lundberg, V., Boström, A. – M. & Malinowsky, C. (2017). A psychometric evaluation of the Research Utilization Questionnaire using a Rasch Measurement Model. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences (e-pub ahead of print June 30, 2017).
 doi: 10.1111/scs.12482

4. Malinowsky, C, Kottorp, A., Rosenberg, L., Wallin, A., Nordlund, A., Björklund, E., Melin, I., Pernevik, A. & Nygård, L. (2017) Differences in the use of everyday technology among persons with MCI, SCI and older adults without known cognitive impairment. International Psychogeriatrics, 29 (7), 1193-1200.
 doi: 10.1017/S1041610217000643

5. Larsson-Lund, M, Kottorp, A. & Malinowsky, C., (2017). Return work in people with acquired brain injury: Association with observed ability to use technology. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 24(4), 281-289.

6. Ryd, C., Nygård, L., Malinowsky, C., Öhman, A. & Kottorp, A. (2017)
 Can everyday technology use predict overall functional level among older adults with mild cognitive impairment or mild-stage Alzheimer’s disease? – A pilot study. Scandinavian journal of caring sciences, 31(1), 201-209.
 doi: 10.1111/scs.12330

7. Malinowsky, C. & Larsson Lund, M. (2016). The match between everyday technology in public space and the ability of working-aged people with ABI to use it. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(1) 26–34
 doi: 10.1177/0308022614563943

8. Kottorp A, Nygård L, Hedman A, Öhman A, Malinowsky C, Rosenberg L, Lindqvist E, & Ryd C (2016). Access to and use of everyday technology among older people: An occupational justice issue – but for whom? Journal of Occupational Science, 23(3), 382-388.                                                    
 doi: 10.1080/14427591.2016.1151457

9. Kassberg, A. C., Prellwitz, M, Malinowsky, C. & Larsson-Lund, M. (2016) Interventions aimed at improving the ability to use everyday technology in work after brain injury. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 23(2):147-57.
 doi: 10.3109/11038128.2015.1122835

10. Hedman, A., Nygård, L., Malinowsky, C., Almkvist, A., & Kottorp, A. (2016). Changing everyday activities and technology use in mild cognitive impairment. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(2), 111-119.

11. Malinowsky, C., Kassberg, A. – C., Larsson-Lund, M. & Kottorp, A. (2016). The stability of the test-retest reliability of the measures in the Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META) among persons with acquired brain injury. Disability & Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology, 11(5), 395-399. doi:10.3109/17483107.2014.968812

12. Malinowsky, C., Kottorp, A., Patomella, A. – H., Rosenberg, L. & Nygård, L. (2015). Changes in the technological landscape over time: Everyday technologies relevance and difficulty levels as perceived by older adults with and without cognitive impairment. Technology & Disability, 27(3), 91-101.
 doi: 10.3233/TAD-150431

13. Malinowsky, C & Kottorp, A. Tanemura, R., Asaba, E., Nagao, T., Noda, K, Sagara, J., Bontje, P., Rosenberg, L. & Nygård, L. (2015). Validation of the Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire in a Japanese context. Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy, 26, 1-8

14. Ryd, C., Nygård, L., Malinowsky, C., Öhman, A. & Kottorp, A. (2015). Associations between activities of daily living and everyday technology. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 22(1), 33-42.


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