Anna Bjärtå

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

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Ingår i forskargruppen AMIR


Har forskning runt kartläggning, bedömning och intervention av psykisk ohälsa bland flyktingar. Leder AMIR-gruppen och arbetar för närvarande med ett projekt som utvecklar och utvärderar internetbaserad bedömning av psykisk ohälsa bland flyktingar.
Har egen forskning runt uppmärksamhetsresurser och inlagring av rädslo och traumaminnen med målet att omsätta kunskaper inom grundforskning till effektiva metoder för att minska symptom efter traumaupplevelser.


Forskningsmetod och statistik, biologisk psykologi och psykofysiologi.


Länk till AMIR-Gruppen


Artiklar i tidskrifter

Meurling, J. , Rondung, E. , Leiler, A. , Wasteson, E. , Andersson, G. , Richards, D. , Shahnavaz, S. & Bjärtå, A. (2023). An online tiered screening procedure to identify mental health problems among refugees. BMC Psychiatry, vol. 23: 1  

Rondung, E. , Leiler, A. , Sarkadi, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Lampa, E. , Löfving, S. G. , Calam, R. , Oppedal, B. & et al. (2022). Feasibility of a randomised trial of Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT) with refugee youth : results from a pilot of the Swedish UnaccomPanied yOuth Refugee Trial (SUPpORT). Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 8: 1  

Sarling, A. , Jansson, B. , Englén, M. , Bjärtå, A. , Rondung, E. & Sundin, Ö. (2021). Psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the experiences in close relationships–relationship structures questionnaire (ECR-RS global nine-item version). Cogent Psychology, vol. 8: 1    

Rondung, E. , Leiler, A. , Meurling, J. & Bjärtå, A. (2021). Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sweden. Frontiers In Public Health, vol. 9    

Leiler, A. , Wasteson, E. , Zakrisson, I. & Bjärtå, A. (2021). Waiting for Life to Begin, Wishing it Would End : Suicidal Ideation among Newly Arrived Refugees. Intervention, vol. 19: 2, ss. 215-223.  

Di Stasi, L. L. , Diaz-Piedra, C. , Morales, J. M. , Kurapov, A. , Tagliabue, M. , Bjärtå, A. , Megias, A. , Bernhardsson, J. & et al. (2020). A cross-cultural comparison of visual search strategies and response times in road hazard perception testing. Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 148  

Leiler, A. , Wasteson, E. , Holmberg, J. & Bjärtå, A. (2020). A Pilot Study of a Psychoeducational Group Intervention Delivered at Asylum Accommodation Centers-A Mixed Methods Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17: 23    

Warner, G. , Durbeej, N. , Salari, R. , Fängström, K. , Lampa, E. , Baghdasaryan, Z. , Osman, F. , Gupta Löfving, S. & et al. (2020). Evaluation of the teaching recovery techniques community-based intervention for accompanied refugee children experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms (Accompanied refugeeS In Sweden Trial; ASsIST) : study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, vol. 10: 7    

Sarkadi, A. , Warner, G. , Salari, R. , Fängström, K. , Durbeej, N. , Lampa, E. , Baghdasaryan, Z. , Osman, F. & et al. (2020). Evaluation of the Teaching Recovery Techniques community-based intervention for unaccompanied refugee youth experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms (Swedish UnaccomPanied yOuth Refugee Trial; SUPpORT) : study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, vol. 21: 1    

Sarkadi, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Leiler, A. & Salari, R. (2019). Is the refugee health screener a useful tool when screening 14-18 year old refugee adolescents for emotional distress?. The Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 32: Special_Issue_1, ss. i141-i150.  

Storm, H. , Günther, A. , Sackey, P. V. , Bernhardsson, J. & Bjärtå, A. (2019). Measuring pain : Physiological and self-rated measurements in relation to pain stimulation and anxiety. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol. 63: 5, ss. 668-675.  

Leiler, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Ekdahl, J. & Wasteson, E. (2019). Mental Health and Quality of Life among Asylum Seekers and Refugees Living in Refugee Housing Facilities in Sweden. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 54: 5, ss. 543-551.    

Leiler, A. , Hollifield, M. , Wasteson, E. & Bjärtå, A. (2019). Suicidal ideation and severity of distress among refugees residing in asylum accommodations in Sweden. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16: 15    

Dylman, A. & Bjärtå, A. (2019). When your heart is in your mouth : the effect of second language use on negative emotions. Cognition & Emotion, vol. 33: 6, ss. 1284-1290.    

Bjärtå, A. , Leiler, A. , Ekdahl, J. & Wasteson, E. (2018). Assessing Severity of Psychological Distress Among Refugees With the Refugee Health Screener, 13-Item Version. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 206: 11, ss. 834-839.    

Günther, A. , Sackey, P. , Bjärtå, A. & Schandl, A. (2017). The relation between skin conductance responses and recovery from symptoms of PTSD. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol. 61: 6, ss. 688-695.  

Gunther, A. , Sackey, P. , Storm, H. , Wallgren, M. , Bernhardsson, J. , Sundin, Ö. & Bjärtå, A. (2017). Validation of physiological and self-rated pain assessment tools; how do they act when compared to the nociceptive spinal reflex? : A comparison between physiological and self-rated pain assessment during different affective states. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol. 61: 8, ss. 1047-1047.

Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. & Sundin, Ö. (2016). Changes in Event Related Potentials after exposure therapy for spider phobic individuals. International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol. 108, ss. 105-106.  

Gunther, A. C. , Schandl, A. R. , Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. , Wållgren, M. , Sundin, Ö. , Alvarsson, J. , Bottai, M. & et al. (2016). Pain rather than induced emotions and ICU sound increases skin conductance variability in healthy volunteers. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol. 60: 8, ss. 1111-1120.  

Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. , Esteves, F. & Sundin, Ö. (2013). INDEPENDENT COMPONENT ANALYSIS OF N2pc DURING FEAR PROCESSING. Psychophysiology, vol. 50, ss. S119-S119.

Bjärtå, A. , Flykt, A. & Sundin, Ö. (2013). The effect of using different distractor sets in visual search with spiders and snakes on spider-sensitive and non-fearful participants.. Swiss Journal of Psychology, vol. 72: 4, ss. 171-179.  

Flykt, A. & Bjärtå, A. (2008). The time course of resource allocation in spider fearful participants during fear reactions. Cognition & Emotion, vol. 22: 7, ss. 1381-1400.  


Bjärtå, A. (2013). FEAR - A process influenced by concurrent processing demands. Diss. (Sammanläggning) Östersund : Mid Sweden University, 2013 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 153)  


Esteves, F. , Jansson, B. , Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. & Sundin, Ö. (2019). Body dissatisfaction and attentional processing. I Libro de Actas. Granada : . S. 266-

Bjärtå, A. , Bernhardsson, J. , Tjernberg, M. , Åhs, F. & Sundin, Ö. (2019). Brief Intervention For Distress Related To Difficult And Traumatic Memories. I Libro de Actas. Granada : . S. 268-

Tjernberg, M. & Bjärtå, A. (2018). Assessment of general needs in the learning environment among students in high school. Paper presented at the Association of Psychological Science (APS) Annual Meeting, May, 2018, California, CA, USA.

Leiler, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Ekdahl, J. & Wasteson, E. (2018). High levels of psychological distress among asylum seekers and refugees in Sweden. Paper presented at the association of psychological Science, APS

Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. & Sundin, Ö. (2018). Top Down Modulation Despite Fear, Shown By Behavioral and Electrophysiological Activity. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Convention Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA USA, May 24–27, 2018

Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. , Esteves, F. & Sundin, Ö. (2017). Make no mistake : You are being watched. Paper presented at the 57 Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vienna, Austria, October 11-15, 2017

Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. , Champoux-Larsson, M. & Palmius, J. (2017). PUPIL - A tool for creating and conducting online distributed experimental paradigms. Paper presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria, March 23-25, 2017

Bjärtå, A. & Bernhardsson, J. (2016). Eye movements and Event Related Potentials before and after treatment of spider fear. Paper presented at the 11th congress of SEAS (Sociedad Española para el Estudio de la Ansiedad y el Estrés), Valencia, Spain, 2016

Günther, A. , Hansen, J. O. , Sackey, P. , Storm, H. , Bernhardsson, J. , Sundin, Ö. & Bjärtå, A. (2016). Measuring pain - A validation of physiological and self-rated pain, and an investigation of the relationship between them. Paper presented at the Intensive Care Medicine Experimental, 4, 85-86. 29th annual congress, European Society of Intesive Care Medicine (ESCIM), Milan, Italy, 2016.

Bjärtå, A. , Bernhardsson, J. , Ekström, J. , Tedgård, T. , Flykt, A. & Sundin, Ö. (2010). Threat of threat changes processing of fear-relevant stimuli. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science

Bjärtå, A. , Bernhardsson, J. , Eriksson, L. & Flykt, A. (2005). Potenial biological threats, fear, and perceptual factors..


Berhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. & Flykt, A. Visual search with schematic faces: Perceptual artifacts.

Flykt, A. , Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. & Olofsson, L. What the dot-probe reaction times reflect depends on the exposure time of the preceding stimulus..

Bjärtå, A. , Flykt, A. & Sundin, Ö. Concurrent cognitive demands influence allocation of attention resources during fear processing..

Sidan uppdaterades 2024-01-30