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Work experience

2015 - Present

Leading specialist of physical and rehabilitation medicine

"Rīgas veselības centrs" Ltd.

2010 - Present

Lecturer

Faculty of Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation

2004 - Present

Medical doctor

SCCC "Riga", branch "Plavnieki"

1996 - 2012

Occupational therapist, rehabilitation physician

Society "children rehabilitation center "Mēs esam līdzās""

1996 - 2009

Assistant

RSU, Rehabilitation faculty, Academic School of Occupational therapy

1996 - 2003

Occupational therapist

National rehabilitation center “Vaivari”

1983 - 1995

Sport physician

State Center of Sport Medicine

1981 - 1983

Nurse

Tartu University hospital

Education and training

1999 - 2002

Doctoral studies

Riga Stradina university

1995 - 1996

Occupational therapist's diploma

Academy of Medicine of Latvia, Faculty of Rehabilitation

1977 - 1983

Medical Doctor’s Diploma

The University of Tartu

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

2013. - 2016.

  • International Forum of Medicine "New wave in Medicine". (Jurmala, 18.-20. 07.2013.);
  • Congress of Baltic Association of Rehabilitation Riga (18. - 19.09.2013.);
  • ENOTHE (European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education) annual conference York (UK, 17.-19.10.2013.);
  • CPD course „Structure, function of hand and impairment of them. Methods of occupational therapy". (13.-14.12.2013.);
  • 8th Baltic sport medicine congress (Vilnius, Lithuania,, 26.-27.10. 2013.);
  • CPD course „Assessment of early development by Munich functional development diagnostics" (15.03.2014.);
  • Seminar „Health 2020: European policy framework for health and wellbeing " (25.01.2014.);
  • 13th scientific conference of RSU;
  • Multiprofessional thematic conference '"Emergency in medicine" (12.04.2014.);
  • Erasmus teachers exchange visit to Tallinn Health Care College (Estonia) (17.12.2013. - 21.12.2013.);
  • How to use interactive board - training course (01.09.2013);
  • EACD annual conference Newcastle (UK) (9.-12.10.2013.);
  • International conference about news about cerebral palsy "From exclusion to inclusion", Riga, 8.05.2014.;
  • WFOT congress Yokohama (Japan) (17.-21.06. 2014.).
  • CPD course „Medicine pedagogics" (20.- 21.10.2014.);
  • ENOTHE (European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education) annual conference Nijmegene (Holand) (22.-25.10.2014.);
  • 5th International scientific conference „Society. Health. Wellbeing. ." Riga, 26.-28.11.2014.;
  • CPD seminar „Assessment of working capacity: from theory to practice" (24.01.2015.);
  • CPD seminar „Basics to choose technical aids" (3.- 4.02.2015.);
  • CPD course „Biofeedback and neurofeedback for patient with neurological problems" (28.02.2015.);
  • 14th scientific conference of RSU;
  • Multiprofessional thematic conference 'Clinical case reports" (30.05.2015.);
  • Erasmus teachers exchange visit to Tallinn Health Care College (Estonia)) (19.01.2015. - 21.01.2015.);
  • ENOTHE (European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education) annual conference Rousse (Bulgaria) (22.-24.10.2015.)
  • CPD course „Albert infant motor scale for assessment of motor development of infant in 1-18 month of age" (26.11.2015.-16.01.2016.);
  • CPD seminar „Treatment pf epilepsy" (01.12.2015.);
  • Exchange visit: Nord Plus meeting in Karolinska institute Stockholm (03.-04.12.2015.);
  • Erasmus teachers exchange visit to Tallinn Health Care College (Estonia)(04.01.2016. - 07.01.2016.);
  • CPD seminar "Cultural diversity: challenges for society and occupational therapists" (30.01.2016.);
  • 15th scientific conference of RSU;
  • Multiprofessional thematic conference "Innovation in medicine " (19.03.2016.);
  • CPD seminar: "About care of patients with cerebral palsy" (21.04.2016.);
  • CPD: summer school in physical and rehabilitation medicine
  • COTEC and ENOTHE 1st joint congress (15.06.-19.06.2016.).

Field of research

  • rehabilitation,
  • occupational therapy,
  • ICF,
  • cerebral palsy,
  • hand function,
  • rehabilitation outcome,
  • quality of life,
  • pediatrics.

Supervised study course

Basics in Occupational Therapy

Conceptual Models of Practice

Methods of Research I

Methods of Research II

Assesment Metodology​ in Occupational therapy

Principles of Hand Splinting

Basics in Research Methodology

Research Methods in Medicine

Head of study course

Basics in Occupational Therapy

Conceptual Models of Practice

Assessment Methodology in Occupational Therapy

Research Methods I

Research Methods II

Research methods in Medicine

Principles in Hand Splinting

Basics in Research Methodology

Lectured study course

Basics in Occupational Therapy

Conceptual models of practice

Research Methods I

Research Methods II

Assessment Methodology in Occupational Therapy

Occupation and Cultural Environment

Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

Principles of Hand Splinting

Basics in Research Methodology

Research Methods in medicine

Research Work and Improvement of Individual Work Skills

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Supervised:

Master's theses: 6

Reviewed:

Master's theses: 3

qualification papers: 1

Projects

  • Researcher: project "Research priorities in occupational therapy from international perspective" (Australia, Sidney University) (2014 - present);
  • Expert of international project "Technical Assistance for "Increasing Employability of People with Disabilities""; EuropeAid/136449/IH/SER/TR (2016 - present);
  • Representative of RSU at Nord Plus project"- Intensive programme "Creativity in occupational therapy" (2015-2016).

Memberships

  • WFOT, delegate from Latvia
  • Association of sport medicine of Latvia
  • Association of physicians of physical and rehabilitation medicine of Latvia
  • Association of occupational therapists' of Latvia (member of certification committee)
  • European Academy of Childhood Disability

Awards and recognitions

2014. Certificate of Recognition of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia.

2010. WFOT Award for development of occupational therapy.

2010. Award of Tallinn Health Care Collage for development of education of occupational therapy in Estonia.


Publications

Research articles​​

Quality of life assessment of elementary school age children with special needs / I.Švekle, L.Cibule, A.Vētra, G.Eglīte // Signum Temporis = Laika Zīmes : pedagogy & psychology : [journal of research in pedagogy and psychology] / Rīgas Pedagoģijas un izglītības vadības augstskola. - Vol.3, N 1 (2010, March).

Community based rehabilitation for children with disability in Riga : SWOT analysis / L.Cibule, M.Moors, A.Vetra ...[et al.] // 18th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (Thessaloniki, Greece, 28 May -1 June, 2012) : Proceedings. - Thessaloniki, 2012. - P.158-160.

Influence of accessibility of services on quality of life of school children with cerebral palsy in Latvia / A.Greitane, I.Ceiciniece, L.Cibule, U.Teibe // SHS Web of Conferences : Proceedings. - Vol.2 (2012) : 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) / Rīga Stradiņš University. - 00012-p.1-00012-p.7. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.shs-conferences.org/

Quality of life and provision of social rehabilitation services in elementary school age children with special needs in Riga City / I.Svekle, G.Eglite, A.Vetra, L.Cibule // SHS Web of Conferences : Proceedings. - Vol.2 (2012) : 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) / Rīga Stradiņš University. - 00035-p.1-00035-p.9. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.shs-conferences.org/

Crowe, Terry K. Occupational therapy in Latvia / T.K.Crowe, L.Cibule // Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners. - Vol.29, No.9 (2013, May), p.6.

Cibule, Lolita. Būt pirmajiem - atbildība ilgtermiņā / L.Cibule // Rehabilitācija: RSU Rehabilitācijas fakultātes 20 gadi : 1994-2014 : [rakstu krājums] / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 71.-72.lpp.

Tomsone, Signe. Everyday technologies as intervention media : hands-on practice for undergraduate occupational therapy students in Latvia / S.Tomsone, L.Cibule // WFOT Bulletin. - Vol.69 (2014, May), p.46-48.

Abstracts​​

7-10 gadus vecu Rīgas bērnu ar attīstības traucējumiem dzīves kvalitāte / L.Cibule, A.Vētra, G.Virsnīte, M.Moors ...[u.c.] // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 55.lpp.

Accessibility of services and quality of life of school children with cerebral palsy in Latvia / A.Greitane, I.Ceiciniece, L.Cibule, U.Teibe // 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2010. - P.41-42.

Cibule, Lolita. Longitudinal study of hand function of children with cerebral palsy : case analysis / L.Cibule, Z.Gaile // 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2010. - P.101.

Quality of life and provision of social rehabilitation services in elementary school age children with special needs in Riga city / I.Svekle, G.Eglīte, A.Vetra, L.Cibule // 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2010. - P.102.

A multiprofessional habilitation team - a child's resource of salutogenesis / L.Cibule, V.Priedite, D.Medne ...[et al.] // Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. - Vol.43, N 9 (2011, Sept.), p.845-846. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Analysis of health-related quality of life of children with special needs in Riga city in 2009-2011 / L.Cibule, A.Vetra, I.Svekle ...[et al.] // Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. - Vol.43, N 9 (2011, Sept.), p.846. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Dzīves kvalitātes atkārtots vērtējums jaunākā skolas vecuma bērniem ar īpašām vajadzībām Rīgas pilsētā / A.Vētra, L.Cibule, I.Švekle ...[u.c.] // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 72.lpp.

Gudakovska, Evita. Spasticitāte un motorās funkcijas attīstība bērniem ar cerebrālo trieku / E.Gudakovska, L.Cibule // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 253.lpp.

Overview of occupational therapy in Baltic countries / A.Cirtautas, L.Cibule, S.Tomsone, K.Lilienberg // Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. - Vol.43, N 9 (2011, Sept.), p.843-844. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Parent proxy - report of quality of life of their children with special needs and satisfaction with technical aids : [abstract] / A.Vetra, L.Cibule, I.Svekle ...[et al.] // Proceedings of the XI Congress of European Federation for Research in Rehabilitation (EFRR) "Perspectives and controversial issues for research in rehabilitation" (Riva Del Garda, Italy, May 26-28, 2011). - Turin, 2011. - P.69-70.

Tomsone, Signe. Bakalaura darbu analīze Ergoterapijas studiju programmā laika posmā no 2000. līdz 2010.gadam / S.Tomsone, I.Kalniņa, L.Cibule // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 470.lpp.

Analysis of child and parents reports of health related quality of life of elementary school age children in the City of Riga / I.Svekle, L.Cibule, A.Sakne, G.Klauza // 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.22-23, 2012) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2012. - P.101.

Analysis with daily functioning and health related quality of life in children aged 7-12 years with develeopmental disabilities : [abstract] / L.Cibule, I.Švekle, A.Vētra ...[et al.] // 24th Annual Meeting of European Academy of Childhood Disability & 14th National Pediatric Neurology Congress (Istanbul, Turkey, May 16-19, 2012). - Istanbul, 2012. - P.179-180.

Bērtule, Dace. Rehabilitācijas pakalpojumi pacientu vecāku skatījumā : "Aprūpes procesa novērtējuma" validācija latviešu valodā / D.Bērtule, A.Vētra, L.Cibule // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 460.lpp.

Bērtule, Dace. Specifiskās vajadzības ģimenēs ar bērnu ar īpašām vajadzībām : "Ģimenes vajadzību aptaujas" validācija latviešu valodā / D.Bērtule, A.Vētra, L.Cibule // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 461.lpp.

Community based rehabilitation for children with disability in Riga city : SWOT analysis : [abstract] / L.Cibule, M.Moors, A.Vetra ...[et al.] // European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. - Vol.48, Suppl.1, N 2 (2012), p.222. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Environmental context and everyday functioning of children with cerebral palsy in ICF-CY categories / L.Cibule, I.Švekle, A.Greitane, A.Sakne // 4th International Cerebral Palsy Conference (Pisa, Italy, Oct.10-13, 2012) : Proceedings. - Pisa, 2012. - P.240.

Greitāne, Andra. Rehabilitation problem solving of children with cerebral palsy in Latvia / L.Cibule, A.Greitane // 4th International Cerebral Palsy Conference (Pisa, Italy, Oct.10-13, 2012) : Proceedings. - Pisa, 2012. - P.99.

Ikdienas funkcionēšana un dzīves kvalitāte jaunākā skolas vecuma bērniem ar īpašām vajadzībām Rīgas pilsētā / L.Cibule, I.Švekle, A.Vētra ...[u.c.] // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 233.lpp.

Long term outcomes of intensive programme "A European perspective on social inclusion of persons with disabilities and elderly" in Baltic countries / L.Cibule, I.Kalnina, S.Tomsone, Z.Liepina, L.Saukuma ...[et al.] // 18th Annual Meeting of ENOTHE (Vilnius, Lithuania, Oct.18-20, 2012) : [Programme]. - Vilnius, 2012. - [Nav norādītas lpp.].

Occupational therapy in Baltic States : similarities and differences / L.Cibule, S.Tomsone, A.Cirtautas ...[et al.] // 9th COTEC Congress of Occupational Therapists "Occupation diversity for the future" (Stockholm, Sweden, May 24-27, 2012) : Abstracts. - Stockholm, 2012. - FrPS601:45.

Švekle, Inese. Jaunākā skolas vecuma bērnu dzīves kvalitātes vērtējums / I.Svekle, L.Cibule, I.Štekele // Starptautiska zinātniskā starpdisciplināra konference "Dzīves koncepta bioloģiskie un psiholoģiskie aspekti izglītībā un veselībā" (Rīga, 2012.g. 26.-28. okt.) : [tēzes ] / Rīgas Pedagoģijas un izglītības vadības akadēmija. - Riga, 2012. - [Nav norādītas lpp.].

Trapša, Evita. Adopcijā nodoto bērnu funkcionēšanas izvērtējums / E.Trapša, L.Cibule, V.Priedīte // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 208.lpp.

Žibure, Olga. Spēlēšanās prasmes pirmsskolas vecuma bērniem / O.Žibure, L.Cibule // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 226.lpp.

Cibule, Lolita. Applying the core sets of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health in rehabilitation problem solving process of children with cerebral palsy [Elektroniskais resurss] / L.Cibule, A.Greitane, E.Gudakovska // 8th Congress of Baltic Association for Rehabilitation "Rehabilitation in Baltic States 2020: policy and practice" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-19, 2013) : Abstract book [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Rīga, 2013. - P.19-20, on CD-ROM.

Cibule, Lolita. Starptautiskās funkcionēšanas, nespējas un veselības klasifikācijas kategoriju kopu lietošana bērnu ar cerebrālo trieku veselības stāvokļa un rehabilitācijas procesa raksturošanai / L.Cibule, E.Gudakovska // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 217.lpp.

Kalvāne, Lelde. Profesionālā karjera ergoterapijā Latvijā un Igaunijā : studentu un absolventu viedoklis / L.Kalvāne, L.Cibule // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 435.lpp.

Massage therapy for facilitation of sensory functioning of preterm infants [Elektroniskais resurss] / L.Cibule, E.Dubiņina, Z.Ūdre ...[et al.] // 8th Congress of Baltic Association for Rehabilitation "Rehabilitation in Baltic States 2020: policy and practice" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-19, 2013) : Abstract book [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Rīga, 2013. - P.37-38, on CD-ROM.

Attīstību veicinošas vides veidošana institūcijā dzīvojošiem zīdaiņiem - multiprofesionālas komandas pieredze / L.Cibule, I.Klatenberga, Z.Ūdre ...[u.c.] // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 247.lpp.

Freivalds, Lotārs. Ģimenes locekļu lomas un to saturs, dzīvojot kopīgi vairākām paaudzēm nedalītā mājsaimniecībā : etnogrāfisks pētījums / L.Freivalds, L.Cibule // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 450.lpp.

Nesterova, Zoja. Uz klientu vērsta prakse ergoterapijā : ergoterapeitu un pakalpojumu saņēmēju viedoklis / Z.Nesterova, L.Cibule // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 451.lpp.

The partnership between social care institution and parents : family-centered care for children with special needs / L.Cibule, A.Puksta, I.Rinke ...[et al.] // 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 2nd Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.26-28, 2014) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2014. - P.21.

Use of ICF for multidisciplinary rehabilitation team and parent rehabilitation goals setting for children with cerebral palsy : [abstract] / A.Vetra, L.Cibule, A.Greitane, E.Gudakovska // Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. - Vol.57, Suppl.1 (2014, May), p.e348. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Cibule, Lolita. Active lifestyle promotion and integration in patient care : investigation of knowledge and attitude of physiotherapists [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / L.Cibule, O.Abecedarska, M.Kulsa // IX International Baltic Sports Medicine Conference (Tartu, Estonia, Aug.20-23, 2015) : Abstract Book [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Tartu, 2015. - P.24. - Resurss aprakstīts 2016.g.18.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://sisu.ut.ee/sites/default/files/spordimeditsiin/file…

Cibule, Lolita. Adaptation and evaluation of the Nordic Orofacial Test-Screening (NOT-S) in Latvian / L.Cibule, E.Purina // Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. - Vol.57, Issue Suppl.s4 (2015), p.36. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Dubiņina, Evita. Audžuģimenē ievietotu mazbērnu psihomotorās attīstības izvērtējums / E.Dubiņina, L.Cibule // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 224.lpp.

Experience of collaboration between non-governmental organizations of Sweden and Latvia : feedback from users of assistive devices / L.Cibule, I.Jekabsone, T.Berants ...[et al.] // Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. - Vol.47, No.8 (2015, Sept.), p.794. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Lūkins, Didzis. Personu apmierinātība ar dzīvi pēc apakšējo ekstremitāšu vairāku locītavu endoprotezēšanas / D.Lūkins, L.Cibule, Ā.Zvaigzne // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 27.lpp.

Mazule, Jeļena. Funkcionēšanas klasifikācijas sistēmas vērtējums pacientiem pēc priekšējās krusteniskās saites traumas : Lisholma ceļgala novērtēšanas skalas un Tegnera aktivitātes līmeņa skalas adaptācija latviešu valodā un pārbaude / J.Mazule, L.Cibule, S. Langenfelde // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 344.lpp.

Psychomotor development during the first three years of life in perinatally HIV-infected children living in a long-term social care institution / L.Cibule, B.Rozentale, I.Klatenberga ...[et al.] // Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. - Vol.47, No.8 (2015, Sept.), p.784. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Colleagues

Aivars Vētra
Academic Staff, Manager
Signe Tomsone
Dean, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Anita Vētra
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Daina Šmite
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme
Ruta Balode
Academic Staff
Ilze Blūmentāle
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Daiga Bruzgule
Academic Staff
Dace Driba
Academic Staff
Velga Gaļanska
Academic Staff
Ināra Kalēja
Academic Staff
Māra Kaše
Academic Staff
Evita Kučerova
Academic Staff
Zane Liepiņa
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff