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Anna Jervaeus

Lecturer

Visiting address : Alfred Nobels Allé 23 141 52 Huddinge, Sweden
Postal address : Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), H1, Division of Nursing- Nursing 2, 23300 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
Delivery address : Alfred Nobels Allé 23 B 141 52 Huddinge, Sweden

About me

I am a registered nurse since 2003 and I have mainly been working with cancer care, both at a ward, a day-care unit and as a research nurse.

I have a master in Medical Science with a major in Global Health from Karolinska Institutet 2010.

In 2010 I started my research education at Karolinska Institutet and in May 2014 I defended my thesis. The focus for my thesis was on health-related quality of life, independence and sexuality and both quantitative and qualitative methods were used.

From August 2014 I work as a junior lecturer at the Division of Nursing and I´m also involved in several research activities and belong to the research group Improving Health Experiences (Hexi) http://ki.se/nvs/improving-health-experiences-hexi at the Division of Nursing.

Apart from that, during 2016 and 2017 I have worked as coordinator for the programme for doctoral education in health care science (PUF-V). The programme provides a range of learning activities for doctoral students within the specific research theme of health care science and also offers opportunities for networking. 

Education

Lund University, Sweden,
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 120 credits  2000-2003
Medical anthropology, 5 credits   2005
Linköping University, Sweden,
Hematology, 10 credits  2006
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden,
Master of Medical Science with a major in Global Health, 60 credits  2009-2010

Degree of Doctor   2010-2014
Title of thesis: Being young with a cancer experience-
Health-related Quality of Life with special focus on independence and sexuality

Basic course in pedagogy, 7.5 credits, Karolinska Institutet   2014

Introductory Doctoral Supervision Course, Karolinska Institutet 2016

Research description

Titel of thesis: Being young with a cancer experience- Health-related quality of life with sepcial focus on independence and sexuality.

One of the research projects I´m involved in (Screening for colorectal cancer- participant experiences in a cross-cultural perspective) aims at exploring how individuals reason when deciding to participate or not in a screening program and if gender, psychological and cultural aspects impact on the decision-making process. The project include both qualitative and quantitative methods. The project is part of the larger SCREESCO study (Screening of Swedish Colons). My responsibilities mainly concerns analyses of quantitative data from several questionnaires regarding shared decision-making, health literacy and anxiety. I am co-supervisor for one PhD-student working in the project. 

Another research project I work in is OptiTrain. This randomised controlled trial compares the effect of different physical exercise regimens on the physical and mental well-being in women with breast cancer during and after chemo- and hormonal therapy. The women have been randomly allocated into three arms, a control arm with usual care and two different training arms. This study will contribute to increased knowledge about the type, intensity and frequency of training that patients with breast cancer benefit most from with regards to impact on physical and mental wellbeing. Above all, the study will increase the possibility for evidence-based exercise recommendations for women with breast cancer during and after active treatment. At the moment we are performing 1- and 2- year follow ups and analysing those data including symptoms, fatigue and health-related quality of life.

I´m also involved in a collaborative project with researchers from the Neatherlands. The aim is to provide insight in the acceptability of personalised risk-based breast cancer screening and primary prevention approaches for Swedish women. A mixed method study combining qualitative research methods (literature review and focus groups discussions) with quantitative research (online questionnaire survey) will be used. The literature reviews are finalised and the focus group discussions have been performed during spring 2017 and are now being analysed. 

 

Teaching portfolio

Supervision and examination of bachelor and master theses.

Clinical teaching, seminars and examinations.

Course responsiblity for the course Cancer nursing (bachelor level) 7.5 credits

Academic honors, awards and prizes

Swedish Association of Paediatric Nurses: Nominated for Best thesis for doctoral degree in paediatric nursing 2014

Publications

The importance of people's values and preferences for colorectal cancer screening participation
Fritzell K, Stake Nilsson K, Jervaeus A, Hultcrantz R, Wengström Y
European journal of public health 2017;():-

Exploring childhood cancer survivors' views about sex and sexual experiences -findings from online focus group discussions
Jervaeus A, Nilsson J, Eriksson Le, Lampic C, Widmark C, Wettergren L
European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society 2016;20():165-72

Metadata and Title Correction: Online Focus Group Discussion is a Valid and Feasible Mode When Investigating Sensitive Topics Among Young Persons With a Cancer Experience
Wettergren L, Eriksson Le, Nilsson J, Jervaeus A, Lampic C
JMIR research protocols 2016;5(2):e92-

Online Focus Group Discussion is a Valid and Feasible Mode When Investigating Sensitive Topics Among Young Persons With a Cancer Experience
Wettergren L, Eriksson Le, Nilsson J, Jervaeus A, Lampic C
JMIR research protocols 2016;5(2):e86-

Perceptions of School Among Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Comparison With Peers
Winterling J, Jervaeus A, Af Sandeberg M, Johansson E, Wettergren L
Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 2015;32(4):201-8

Clinical significance in self-rated HRQoL among survivors after childhood cancer - demonstrated by anchor-based thresholds
Jervaeus A, Lampic C, Johansson E, Malmros J, Wettergren L
Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden) 2014;53(4):486-92

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Report High Levels of Independence Five Years After Diagnosis
Jervaeus A, Af Sandeberg M, Johansson E, Wettergren L
JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY NURSING 2014;31(5):245-51

'Will I be able to have a baby?' Results from online focus group discussions with childhood cancer survivors in Sweden
Nilsson J, Jervaeus A, Lampic C, Eriksson Le, Widmark C, Armuand Gm, et al
Human reproduction (Oxford, England) 2014;29(12):2704-11

Psychometric properties of KIDSCREEN-27 among childhood cancer survivors and age matched peers: a Rasch analysis
Jervaeus A, Kottorp A, Wettergren L
HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES 2013;:96-