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About me

Professor in nursing, PhD, RN and leader of the research group I-CARE at the Division of Nursing. Head of Division of Nursing and responsible for the subject nursing and Deputy head of the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS).


RN (1978)

PhD, KI, (1995)

Associate professor, KI, (2001)

Professor in Care Sciences, Örebro university, (2007-2010)

Professor in nursing, KI (2010)


Research description

My research is based on the salutogenic perspective which focuses on health, resources and subjective evaluations. Methodological and clinical studies on patient reported outcomes such as quality of life, well-being, symptoms and satisfaction with care in different diagnoses and settings are performed. There are several individual factors influencing how a person perceives the situation in connection with a disease. One important factor is the person’s coping capacity defined by the concept Sense of Coherence (SOC). Sense of coherence reflects a person’s view of life from how comprehensible, manageable and meaningful life appears. The SOC scale is included in several of my research studies of both methodological and clinical character. In several studies the effects of an interactive mobile phone application for reporting symptoms and distress in real time with instant access to self-care advices are evaluated in patients with cancer and in elderly. The technical platform is developed in collaboration with a Swedish Health Care Management company (Health Navigator).  The projects are based on our Participatory Care Model which emphasizes on the integration of the person-centered perspective and the professional knowledge calling for a paradigm shift of how heath care is organized.

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