Internationella publikationer

Eklund A, Jensen I, Lohela-Karlsson M, Hagberg J, Leboeuf-Yde C, Kongsted A, BodinL, Axén I (2018). The Nordic Maintenance Care program: Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low back pain—A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 12;13(9):e0203029. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203029. eCollection 2018.


Björk Brämberg, E., Holmgren, K., Bultmann, U., Gyllensten, H., Hagberg, J., Sandman, L. & Bergstrom, G. Increasing return-to-work among people on sick leave due to common mental disorders: design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a problem-solving intervention versus care-as-usual conducted in the Swedish primary health care system (PROSA). 2018. BMC Public Health, 18:1 Doi 10.1186/s12889-018-5816-8


Björk Brämberg E, Torgerson J, Norman Kjellstrom A, Welin P, Rusner M: Access to primary and specialized somatic health care for persons with severe mental illness: a qualitative study of perceived barriers and facilitators in Swedish health care. BMC Fam Pract 2018, 19:12. Doi 10.1186/s12875-017-0687-0


Barenfeld E, Wallin L, Björk Brämberg E. Moving From Knowledge to Action in Partnership: A Case Study on Program Adaptation to Support Optimal Aging in the Context of Migration. J Appl Gerontol. 2017 Aug 01:733464817727110.


Busch H, Björk Brämberg E, Hagberg J, Bodin L, Jensen I. The effects of multimodal rehabilitation on pain-related sickness absence - an observational study. Disabil Rehabil. 2017 Mar 27:1-8.


Axén I, Kwak L, Hagberg J, Jensen I (2017) Does physical activity buffer insomnia due to back and neck pain? PLoS ONE 12(9): e0184288.


Iben Axén & Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde. “Typical” chiropractic patients– can they be described in terms of recovery patterns?  Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:23 


Axén I, & Follin G: Medical yoga in the workplace setting−perceived stress and work ability −a feasibility study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine Volume 30, February 2017, Pages 61–66


Kwak, L., Wåhlin, C., Stigmar, K., Jensen, I. Developing a practice guideline for the occupational health services through a community of practice: description and evaluation of the guideline development process. BMC Public Health, 2017: 17:89.


Barenfeld E, Wallin L, Bjork Bramberg E. Moving From Knowledge to Action in Partnership: A Case Study on Program Adaptation to Support Optimal Aging in the Context of Migration. J Appl Gerontol. 2017 Aug 01:733464817727110.


Bramberg EB, Bergstrom G, Jensen I, Hagberg J, Kwak L. Effects of yoga, strength training and advice on back pain: a randomized controlled trial. BMC musculoskeletal disorders. 2017 Mar 29;18(1):132.


Björk Brämberg, E., Nyman, T., Kwak, L., Alipour A., Bergström; G., Schäfer Elinder, L., Hermansson, U., Jensen, I. Development of evidence-based practice in occupational health services in Sweden. A three-year follow-up of attitudes, barriers and facilitators. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2017 90(4):335-348.


Busch H, Bjork Bramberg E, Hagberg J, Bodin L, Jensen I. The effects of multimodal rehabilitation on pain-related sickness absence - an observational study. Disabil Rehabil. 2017 Mar 27:1-8.


Strömberg C, Aboagye E, Hagberg J, Bergström G, Lohela-Karlsson M. Estimating the effect and economic impact of absenteeism, presenteeism and work environment problems on reductions in productivity from a managerial perspective. Value Health 2017.


Aboagye E. Valuing individuals’ preferences and health choices of physical exercise. Pain Ther. 2017 6(1): 85–91.doi:10.1007/s40122-017-0067-4.


Leavy, B., Kwak, L., Hagströmer, M., Franzén, E. Evaluation and implementation of highly challenging balance training in clinical practice for people with Parkinson's disease: protocol for a hybrid effectiveness-implementation type I trial. BMC Neurology 2017; 17:27.


Björk Brämberg, E., Bergström, G., Jensen, I., Hagberg, J. & Kwak, L. Effects of kundalini yoga, strength training and advice on back pain: A randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2017; 18:132.


Arapovic-Johansson, B., Wåhlin C., Kwak, L., Björklund, C., Jensen, J. Work-related stress assessed by a text message single-item stress question. Occupational Medicine. Doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqx111.

Gunnar Bergström; Malin Lohela Karlsson; Lydia Kwak; Lennart Bodin; Irene Jensen; Margareta Torgén; Lotta Nybergh. Preventing sickness absenteeism among employees with common mental disorders or stress-related symptoms at work: Design of a cluster randomized controlled trial of a problem-solving based intervention versus care-as-usual conducted at the Occupational Health Services. BMC Public Health, 2017; May 12; 17(1):436.

Bergsten, E.L., Kwak L., Vingård, E., Mathiassen, S.E., Daily shoulder pain among flight baggage handlers and its association with work tasks and upper arm postures on the same day. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 2017; Nov 10; 61(9):1145-1153.

Sinabulya H, Bergström G, Hagberg J, Johansson G, Blomgren L. Cultural adaptation and validation of the Swedish VEINES-QOL/Sym in patients with venous insufficiency. Phlebology 2017.

Dohrn IM, Sjöström M, Kwak L, Oja P, Hagströmer M. Accelerometer-measured sedentary time and physical activity-A 15 year follow-up of mortality in a Swedish population-based cohort. J Sci Med Sport. 2017 Nov 7. pii: S1440-2440(17)31748-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.10.035.

Dohrn I., Kwak, L., Oja, P., Sjöström, M., Hagströmer, M. Replacing sedentary time with physical activity - a 15 year follow-up of mortality in a national cohort. Clinical Epidemiology (accepted November 2017).

Arapovic-Johansson, B., Wåhlin C., Hagberg J., Kwak, L., Björklund, C., Jensen, J. Participatory work place intervention for stress prevention in primary health care. A randomised controlled trial. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. (accepterad December 2017)

Blom V, Svedberg P, Bergström G, Mather L, Lindfors P. Stress in paid and unpaid work as related to cortisol and subjective health complaints in women working in the public health care sector. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 2017.

Mather L, Blom V, Bergstrom G, Svedberg P. Adverse outcomes of sick leave due to mental disorders: A prospective study of discordant twin pairs. Scand J Public Health. 2017:1403494817735755.

Rundgren J, Enocson A, Mellstrand Navarro C, Bergstrom G. Responsiveness of EQ-5D in Patients With a Distal Radius Fracture. Hand (N Y). 2017:1558944717725378.

Svedberg P, Mather L, Bergstrom G, Lindfors P, Blom V. Work-Home Interference, Perceived Total Workload, and the Risk of Future Sickness Absence Due to Stress-Related Mental Diagnoses Among Women and Men: a Prospective Twin Study. Int J Behav Med. 2017.

Björk Brämberg, E., Torgerson, J., Norman Kjellström, A., Welin, P. & Rusner, M. Access to primary and specialized somatic health care for persons with severe mental illness: A qualitative study of perceived barriers and facilitators in Swedish health care. BMC Family Practice. 2017.  

Björk Brämberg E, Nyman T, Kwak L, Alipour A, Bergstrom G, Elinder LS, Hermansson U, Jensen I: Development of evidence-based practice in occupational health services in Sweden: a 3-year follow-up of attitudes, barriers and facilitators. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2017, 90:335-348.


Axén I, Follin G. Medical yoga in the workplace setting-perceived stress and work ability-a feasibility study. Complement Ther Med. 2017 Feb;30:61-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.12.001. Epub 2016 Dec 7. 

Grimani A, Bergström G, Casallas MIR, Aboagye E, Jensen I, Lohela-Karlsson M. Economic evaluation of occupational safety and health interventions from the employer perspective: A systematic review. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Nov 6. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001224.

Kwak L, Aboagye E, Grimani A. Hälsofrämjande insatser riktade till arbetsplatsens fysiska miljö och organisationsstruktur: effekt på arbetsrelaterade utfall. Enheten för interventions- och implementeringsforskning inom arbetshälsa, Institutet för miljömedicin (IMM). Karolinska Institutet. Stockholm 2017.

Björk Brämberg, E, Axén, I, Strömberg, C, Bergström, G. Insatser via företagshälsovården för att minska eller förebygga psykisk ohälsa – En kartläggning av forskningen 2014- 2017- Uppdatering

Martinsson C. Occupational health and safety interventions – incentives and economic consequences. Licentiate Thesis Karolinska Institutet sept 2017.

Aboagye E. From health outcomes to value assessments: preference-based evaluation of interventions & valuation of productivity cost among working adults. PhD thesis Karolinska Institutet sept 2017

Björk Brämberg E, Bergstrom G, Jensen I, Hagberg J, Kwak L: Effects of yoga, strength training and advice on back pain: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2017, 18:132.


E Aboagye E, Jensen I, Bergström G, Hagberg J, Axén I, Karlsson ML. Validity and test-retest reliability of an at-work production loss instrument. Occupational Medicine 2016;66(5):377-82.

Hellman, T., Bergström, G., Jensen, I. & Björk Brämberg, E. (2016). Essential features influencing multiprofessional collaboration on non-specific back pain rehabilitation. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 30 (3), 309-315. DOI:10.3109/13561820.2016.1143457  


Ahonen G, Pensola T, Lohela-Karlsson M, Aasnaess S. The cost of illness of the working-age population in the Nordic countries in 2012: A comparison to 1991. (2016). Tietoa työstä.

Amcoff K,  Joossens M,  Pierik MJ,  Jonkers D,  Bohr J,  Joossens S,  Romberg-Camps M,  Nyhlin N,  Wickbom A,  Rutgeerts PJ,  Tysk C,  Bodin L,  Colombel JF,  Vermeire S,  Halfvarson J. Concordance in Anti-OmpC and Anti-I2 Indicate the Influence of Genetic Predisposition: Results of a European Study of Twins with Crohn's Disease. Journal of Crohn's & colitis 2016 10;6 695-702 JIF (2015) 6.59

Axén I and Bodin L. Searching for the optimal measuring frequency in longitudinal studies -- an example utilizing short message service (SMS) to collect repeated measures among patients with low back pain. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2016 16:119

Axén I, Follin: Medical yoga in the workplace setting - perceived stress and work ability - a feasibility study. Accepted in Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2016

Blom V, Bodin L, Bergström G, Svedberg S. Applying the Demand-control-support model on burnout in managers and non-managers. IJWHM. 2016;9(1).

Eklund A, Jensen I, Lohela-Karlsson M, Leboeuf-Yde C, Axen I. Absence of low back pain to demarcate an episode: a prospective multicentre study in primary care. Chiropr Man Therap. 2016; 24:3.

Eklund A, Bergström G, Bodin L, Axén I. Do psychological and behavioral factors classified by the West Haven-Yale Multidimensional Pain Inventory (Swedish version) predict the early clinical course of low back pain in patients receiving chiropractic care? BMC musculoskeletal disorders 2016 17; 75-

Hellman T, Jensen I, Bergstrom G, Bramberg EB. Essential features influencing collaboration in team-based non-specific back pain rehabilitation: Findings from a mixed methods study. Journal of interprofessional care. 2016 May;30(3):309-15.

Hellman T, Jensen I, Orchard C, Bergstrom G. Preliminary testing of the Swedish version of the Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration Scale (AITCS-S). J Interprof Care. 2016;30(4):499-504.

Kongsted A, Kent P, Axen I, Downie AS, Dunn KM. What have we learned from ten years of trajectory research in low back pain? BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 May 21; 17:220.

Kwak L, Berrigan D, Van Domelen D, Sjöström M, Hagströmer M. Examining differences in physical activity levels by employment status and/or job activity level: Gender-specific comparisons between the United States and Sweden. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports and Exercise, 2016:19(6); 482-487.

Lindmark U, Wagman P, Wåhlin C, Rolander B. Workplace Health in Dental Care  - A Salutogenic Approach". Journal of Dental Hygiene 9 nov 2016

Mather L, Blom V, Bergstrom G, Svedberg P. An Underlying Common Factor, Influenced by Genetics and Unique Environment, Explains the Covariation Between Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Burnout: A Swedish Twin Study. Twin research and human genetics: the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies. 2016:1-9.

Martinsson C, Lohela Karlsson M, Kwak, L., Bergström, G., Hellman, T. What incentives govern when employers make their decision about whether or not to engage in OHS interventions at the workplace? 2016: 16; 854. A qualitative study. BMC Public Health

Rolander B, Wåhlin C, Johnston V, Wagman P, Lindmark U. Changes in division of labour and tasks within public dentistry: relationship to employees work demands, health and work ability. Acta Odontol Scand. 2016 Aug;74(6):471-9. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2016.1203023. Epub 2016 Jul 8.

Svedberg P, Hallsten L, Narusyte J,  Bodin L,  Blom V. Genetic and environmental influences on the association between performance-based self-esteem and exhaustion: A study of the self-worth notion of burnout. Scandinavian journal of psychology 2016 57;5 419-26

Öst Nilsson A, Eriksson G, Johansson U, Hellman T. Experiences of the return to work process after stroke while participating in a person-centred rehabilitation programme. Scand J Occup Ther. 2016 Nov 11:1-8