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Caring in Community Care

Research focus

Global population is ageing as never before. Human ageing is complex with multidimensional health challenges of older persons and organisation of primary health care in the community. Social support including care by informal or family caregivers is a crucial and integral component of elderly care in a society. Given the rapidly increasing digital literacy in Sweden and globally, e-health offers a practical platform for health care professionals including nurses in providing support to older persons and their caregivers. The focus of the research group is to address multidimensional challenges of ageing including caregivers’ health and e-nursing. This research group closely collaborates with the project group Nursing Care of Older People at the Division of Nursing, NVS.

Research group leader


Zarina Nahar Kabir

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Group members


Anne-Marie Boström

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Berit Cronfalk

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Åke Grundberg

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Forskningsassistent, UF

Ana Kallström

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Cecilia Moberg

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Associate Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Angela Leung

Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Kristina Lämås

Professor, School of Engineering in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Sebastiaan Meijer

Ongoing projects

Stress Alleviating Mobile Application for Caregivers (SAMAC): A Feasibility Study

The study aims to assess feasibility of a mobile application, Stress Alleviating Mobile Application for Caregivers (SAMAC), by collecting views of caregivers of persons with dementia on its use to alleviate stress. A moderator will use a pre-determined protocol to facilitate group discussions with the Caregivers via the SAMAC. Specific objectives of the study include: Explore caregivers’ views on stress alleviation through a mobile application; explore caregivers’ preference of the features of the SAMAC; test the feasibility of the use of the SAMAC for 8 weeks; test usability of health assessment measures in the SAMAC by caregivers. This project is the result of collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Care of Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia (CAFCA): Mobile Application to Alleviate Stress and Improve Quality of Life

The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of a mobile application (app) in reducing stress depressive symptoms, and loneliness thus improving quality of life of family caregivers of persons with dementia living at home in Sweden. Financed by the Kamprad Foundation, this 3-year long intervention study will be conducted in urban and rural parts of Sweden in collaboration with Umeå University.

Families in Nursing Care

The study aims to explore nurses' attitudes towards involving families in nursing care. Data will be collected in Sweden, Canada and China using social media as a tool to recruit sample of nurses across the countries.

External funding

Kamprad Foundation

Karolinska Institutet Engagement Grant

Strategic Research Area-Health Care Science, Karolinska Institutet