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Guðrún Pálmadóttir

Associate Professor
School of Health Science
University of Akureyri
Iceland

Biography

Guðrún Pálmadóttir associate professor, University of Akureyri, Iceland. Work experience Since 2009: Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Akureyri. 1997 - 2008: Assistant Professor (Lecturer) and Program Director Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Akureyri. 1999 - 2007: Irregularly, Assistant Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Akureyri. 2000: Acting Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Akureyri, part-time.

Research Interest

Guðrún Pálmadóttir research interests Client-centred rehabilitation. Participation and quality of life of people living with disability or chronic illness. ICF – International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Occupational roles, percieved health, and service needs of women after breast cancer. Occupational therapy in Icelandic context. Assessment methods. Qualitative research.

Publications

  • Palmadottir G (2009) The Road to Recovery: Experiences and Occupational Lives of Icelandic Women with Breast Cancer. Occupational Therapy in Health Care 23: 319-335.

  • Palmadottir G (2010) The role of occupational participation and environment among Icelandic women with breast cancer: A Qualitative Study. Scandinavian J Occupational Therapy 4:299-307.

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