The research within Postoperative Care focuses on identifying vulnerable groups of persons undergoing surgery and to develop and test person-centered, safe, cost-effective eHealth solutions in order to systematically monitor and support patients in their postoperative recovery.
The research area
The research within the group is based on a person-centered approach. The research covers development and testing of instruments, health economy, health literacy, quality of life, symptoms and discomfort. The intervention studies take place in close collaboration between researchers, patients and health care. The goal is find innovative solutions and evidence based knowledge to be implemented in clinical practice in order to increase the quality of patient's postoperative recovery.
RAPP 1.0 - Recovery Assessment by Phone Points.
RAPP is digital monitoring system including web administrator interface and a smartphone application (app) where the patient’s own mobile phone is used. The app includes Swedish web-version of Quality of Recovery (SwQoR) questionnaire that enables patients to report postoperative symptoms and at home as well as a and a function that allows the patient to get in contact with the healthcare. Clinicaltrials.gov NCT02492191
RAPP 2.0 - a digital solutions for equal access and quality of postoperative care.
Further development of RAPP 1.0 with the aim to study postoperative recovery and unplanned care contacts between non-Swedish speaking Arabian patients compared to Swedish-speaking patients in the use of RAPP, and to study if there are any associations between e-health and postoperative recovery and possible between-group differences
SEHLO - Self-efficacy and health literacy influence outcome after bariatric surgery.
The project aims to study health literacy, self-efficacy and registry data from the Scandinavian Obesity Surgery Registry (SOReg) in a group of people who have undergone bariatric surgery
CoMIT - Cognitive Measurement by IT
This project aims to develop and evaluate patient-operated and user friendly cognitive test tool to be implemented in routine practice and to explore the association between postoperative cognitive function, postoperative recovery and eHealth literacy
Defining the role and competence of the nurse working at the PACU.
This project is an international and national collaboration with the aim to describe and compare the role and competence of the nurse working at the PACU both from a national as well as an international perspective.