Neuroepidemiology and Health Services Research
Neuroepidemiology and health services research is an interdisciplinary field of research. Our research aims to contribute to improved health in people with neurological disability and in their families.
Our research includes studies of associations between neurological disease/injury and health, function, activity and participation in society among individuals and their families. Also health care interventions are studied, both from an individual, group and a social perspective, as well as the overall relation to efficiency and cost.
Our research group also study needs for health care interventions, in people with neurological disabilities and their families, as well as utilization of these efforts and satisfaction with care.
The area has great breadth and variety in terms of content and scientific methodology and includes both observational studies and intervention studies.
- A 10-year longitudinal population-based study of functioning, working capacity, health-related quality of life, patient satisfaction and use of health-care in people with multiple sclerosis Principal investigator: Lotta Widén Holmqvist.
- To live with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): health-related quality of life, and use and satisfaction with care during the course of the disease Principal investigator: Marie Kierkegaard.
- A study of the impact of multiple sclerosis on working life and development of a program for cognitive support Principal investigator: Sverker Johansson.
- The missing link - development and evaluation of person - centered transitions from the stroke unit to the home with continued rehabilitation in the home environment - a co-design project Principal investigator: Charlotte Ytterberg.
Mia Forslin, PhD
Kristina Gottberg, senior lecturer
Sverker Johansson, associate professor, senior lecturer
Marie Kierkegaard, assistant professor
Sebastian Lindblom, PhD student
Disa Sommerfeld, associate professor, senior lecturer
Lotta Widén-Holmquist, senior professor
Collaborators or partners
Mia Forslin, Working life in people with multiple sclerosis, 2019
Sverker Johansson, Disability in people with multiple sclerosis with focus on fatigue, 2008
Annica Wohlin Wottrich, On aspects of context in rehabilitation after stroke : views of patients and therapeutists, 2006
Other selected publications
Chruzander C, Johansson S, Gottberg K, Einarsson U, Fredrikson S, Holmqvist LW, Ytterberg C. Förändring i funktionstillstånd över tid och prediktorer för förändring och mortalitet hos personer med multipel skleros. Best practice Multipel Skleros 2013 Dec;4:22-25.
Ytterberg C, Lundqvist S, Johansson S. Användning av hälso- och sjukvård under två år hos personer med multipel skleros med respektive utan depressiva symtom. Best practice Multipel Skleros 2014 May;6:12-14.