Elisabeth Rydwiks presentation och publikationsförteckning


Elisabeth blev färdig sjukgymnast 1991, kompletterade och fick en fil kand i sjukgymnastik 2000. Hon disputerade vid Karolinska Institutet 2007 och blev docent i fysioterapi 2014.

Tidigare arbeten

Elisabeth har arbetet som sjukgymnast inom primärvård och geriatrisk vård under ca 15 år. Under sin doktorandperiod var engagerad i två olika EU-projekt som forskningsassistent.

Nuvarande arbete

Elisabeth arbetar som samordnare vid Jakobsbergs Akademiska VC på 50%, är Vetenskaplig ledare vid FOU nu, Stockholms läns landsting på 30% och undervisar vid sektionen för sjukgymnastik på Karolinska Institutet på 20%.


Rydwik E, Frändin K, Akner G. Effects of physical training on physical performance in institutionalised elderly patients (70+) with multiple diagnoses - a systematic review. Age Ageing 2004; 33: 13- 23.

Rydwik E, Frändin K, Akner G. Physical training in institutionalized elderly people with multiple diagnoses - a controlled pilot study. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2005; 40: 29- 44.

Rydwik E, Eliasson S, Akner G. The effect of exercise of the affected foot in stroke patients - a randomized controlled pilot trial. Clin Rehabil 2006; 20: 645-55.

Rydwik E, Karlsson C, Frändin K, Akner G. Muscle strength testing with one repetition maximum in the arm/shoulder for people aged 75+ - test re-test reliability. Clin Rehabil 2007; 21: 25865.

Rydwik E, Lammes E, Frändin K, Akner G. Effects of a physical and nutritional intervention programme for frail elderly people over the age 75. A randomised controlled treatment trial. Aging Clin Exp Res 2008; 20: 159-70.

Rydwik E, Gustafsson T, Frändin K, Akner G. Effects of a physical training programme on aerobic capacity in frail elderly people. Influence of lung capacity, cardiovascular disease and medical drug treatment – a randomized controlled pilot trial. Aging Clin Exp Res 2010; 22: 85-94.

Rydwik E, Frändin K, Akner G. Effects of physical training in frail elderly people regarding habitual physical activity level and activities of daily living. A randomized controlled pilot study. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2010; 51: 283-9.

Rydwik E, Bergland A, Forsén L, Frändin K. Psychometric properties of Timed Up and Go in elderly people: a systematic review. Phys Occup Ther Geriatr 2011; 29: 102-125.

Lammes E, Rydwik E, Akner G. Effects of nutritional and physical treatment on energy intake, resting metabolic rate and body composition in frail elderly. A randomised controlled pilot treatment study. J Nutr Health Aging 2012; 16: 162-7.

Rydwik E, Bergland A, Forsén L, Frändin K. Investigation into the reliability and validity of the measurement of elderly people's clinical walking speed: A systematic review. Physiother Theory Pract 2012; 28: 238-56.

Adell E, Wemhörner S, Rydwik E. The test re-test reliability of 10 meters maximal walking speed in older people living in a residential care unit. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2012; 36:74-77.

Freiberger E, de Vreede P, Schoene D, Rydwik E, Mueller V, Frändin K, Hopman-Rock M. Performance-based physical function in older community-dwelling persons: A review of instruments. Age Ageing. 2012; 41: 712-21.

Welmer A-K, Kåreholt I, Angleman S, Rydwik E, Fratiglioni L. Can chronic multimorbidity explain the age-related differences in strength, speed and balance in older adults? Aging Clin Exp Res. 2012; 24: 480-9.

Idland G, Rydwik E, Småstuen MC, Bergland A. Predictors of mobility in community-dwelling women aged 85 and older. Disabil Rehabil. 2012 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print].

Rydwik E, Welmer A-K, Kåreholt I, Angleman S, Fratiglioni L, Wang HX. Adherence to exercise recommendations in people over 65 – The SNAC Kungsholmen study. Eur J Public Health. 2012 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print].

Karlsson LB, Rydwik E. Doing care with integrity and emotional sensibility – Reciprocal encounters in psychiatric community care of older people with mental health problems. Sociol Mind. 2013; 3: 185-92.

Welmer A-K, Angleman S, Rydwik E, Fratiglioni L, Chengxuan C. Association of cardiovascular risk factors with functional limitation in old age: a population-based study. PLoS One. 2013;8:e65815.

Welmer A-K, Kåreholt I, Rydwik E, Angleman S, Wang H-X. Education-related differences in physical performance after age 60: a cross-sectional study assessing variation by age, gender and occupation. BMC Public Health. 2013;13(1):641. [Epub ahead of print].

Rydwik E, Welmer A-K, Angleman S, Wang HX. Is occupational physical activity related to disability in old age? The SNAC Kungsholmen study. PLoS One. 2013;8(7):e70471.

Rydwik E, Kampris F, Bostrom C. Reliability and validity of the Swedish version of the Self-Efficacy for Exercise Scale for older people. Accepted for publication in Physiother Theory Pract, June 2013.

Karlsson LB, Rydwik E. Competence acquired - Understanding the learning process of professional carers working with elderly mentally ill. Submitted to Nordic Social Work Res, November 2012, revision submitted September 2013.

Rydwik E. Äldres hälsa – ett sjukgymnastiskt perspektiv, Redaktör. Studentlitteratur AB, Lund 2012, ISBN-nummer: 978-91-44-07312-5. Författare till kap 9 Aktivitetsbegränsningar bland sköra äldre och kapitel 10 Rehabilitering på allmängeriatrisk klinik.