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Maria Johansson

Adjunct Assistant Lecturer

My research is focused on function, activity and participation of elderly suffering from multiple illnesses and people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia.


How can we improve everyday life for people suffering from multiple illnesses and mild cognitive impairment or dementia?

How do we measure and assess function and activity, and how can we support and rehabilitate these patients? The goal is to facilitate the lives of people with cognitive impairment and elderly suffering from multiple illnesses, so that they can lead as full lives as possible, despite disabilities. 


Publications in DiVA


Huan-Ji Dong, Anneli Peolsson, Maria Johansson (2024) Effects of proactive healthcare on pain, physical and activities of daily living functioning in vulnerable older adults with chronic pain: a pragmatic clinical trial with one- and two-year follow-up European Geriatric Medicine Continue to DOI
Lisa Kastbom, Maria Johansson, Annette Sverker, Anna Segernäs (2024) Thanks for hearing me: key elements of primary care according to older patients Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care Continue to DOI
Peder af Geijerstam, Katie Harris, Maria M. Johansson, John Chalmers, Katarina Nägga, Karin Rådholm (2024) Orthostatic Hypotension and Cognitive Function in Individuals 85 Years of Age: A Longitudinal Cohort Study in Sweden Aging and Disease Continue to DOI


About me


PhD in Occupational Therapy, Linköping University 

Master in Occupational Therapy, Jönköping School of Health and Welfare

Occupational Therapist, Linköping University


Medical Programme, geriatrics and geriatric rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy Programme, supervision of bachelor-level degree projects