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About me

Lena Dahlberg is Associate Professor in Social Work. Since 2012, she is a Senior Researcher at the Aging Research Center, and a member of the Social Gerontology Group. She is also a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Health and Social Studies at Dalarna University.

Previously, Lena has been based at Stockholm Gerontology Research Center (1994-1995), Dalarna Research Institute (1995-2004, 2009-2012) and Sheffield Hallam University in the UK (2004-2009). She was awarded a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University in 2004.

Research description

Lena’s primary research interests include social exclusion and loneliness in old age, and inequalities in access to formal and informal care.

Publications

Lonelier than ever? Loneliness of older people over two decades
Dahlberg L, Agahi N, Lennartsson C
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics 2018;75():96-103

Long-term predictors of loneliness in old age: results of a 20-year national study
Dahlberg L, Andersson L, Lennartsson C
Aging & mental health 2018;22(2):190-196

Receipt of Formal and Informal Help with Specific Care Tasks among Older People Living in their Own Home. National Trends over Two Decades
Dahlberg L, Berndt H, Lennartsson C, Schon P
SOCIAL POLICY & ADMINISTRATION 2018;52(1):91-110

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-

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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