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About me

Lena Dahlberg took up a post as Guest Researcher at the Aging Research Center in September 2012, and is a member of the Social Gerontology group. She is also a Lecturer in the School of Education, Health and Social Studies at Dalarna University (since 2009). Previously, she has been based at Stockholm Gerontology Research Center (1994-1995), Dalarna Research Institute (1995-2004, 2009-2012) and Sheffield Hallam University (2004-2009) in the UK. She received her PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University in 2004.

Research description

Lena’s primary research interests include: 1) care and support for older people and their informal carers, 2) social exclusion, community and loneliness in old age.

Publications

Understanding help-seeking in older people with urinary incontinence: an interview study
Vethanayagam N, Orrell A, Dahlberg L, Mckee Kj, Orme S, Parker Sg, et al
Health & social care in the community 2017;25(3):1061-1069

Living on the Edge: Social Exclusion and the Receipt of Informal Care in Older People
Dahlberg L, Mckee Kj
Journal of aging research 2016;2016():6373101-

Long-term predictors of loneliness in old age: results of a 20-year national study
Dahlberg L, Andersson L, Lennartsson C
Aging & mental health 2016;():1-7

Five years from now: correlates of older people's expectation of future quality of life
Mckee Kj, Kostela J, Dahlberg L
Research on aging 2015;37(1):18-40

Predictors of loneliness among older women and men in Sweden: A national longitudinal study
Dahlberg L, Andersson L, Mckee Kj, Lennartsson C
Aging & mental health 2015;19(5):409-17

Correlates of social and emotional loneliness in older people: evidence from an English community study
Dahlberg L, Mckee Kj
AGING & MENTAL HEALTH 2014;18(4):504-14

Using structured observation and content analysis to explore the presence of older people in public fora in developing countries
Nosowska G, Mckee K, Dahlberg L
Journal of aging research 2014;2014():860612-

Improving continence services for older people from the service-providers' perspective: a qualitative interview study
Orrell A, Mckee K, Dahlberg L, Gilhooly M, Parker S
BMJ OPEN 2013;3(7):-

Age and gender of informal carers: a population-based study in the UK
Dahlberg L, Demack S, Bambra C
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY 2007;15(5):439-45

The complementarity norm: service provision by the welfare state and voluntary organisations in Sweden
Dahlberg L
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY 2006;14(4):302-10

Interaction between voluntary and statutory social service provision in Sweden: A matter of welfare pluralism, substitution or complementarity?
Dahlberg L
SOCIAL POLICY & ADMINISTRATION 2005;39(7):740-763

Substitution in statutory and voluntary support for relatives of older people
Dahlberg L
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE 2004;13(2):181-188

Causes of strain affecting relatives of Swedish oldest elderly - A population-based study
Herlitz C, Dahlberg L
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES 1999;13(2):109-15

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