Sebastian Lindblom

Sebastian Lindblom

Postdoctoral Researcher
Telephone: +46852483943
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Allmänmedicin och primärvård Socialt arbete, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Division of Family Medicine and Primary
    Care and the research group Social work in Healthcare. My research is a part
    of The Missing Link project [1] and has the overarching purpose to develop
    and implement a mode for person-centred communication, /Teach Back, /to
    support patients’ capacity and competence to understand and use information
    i.e., health literacy. The specific focus is the communication at hospital
    discharge of information to support health literacy for self-management of
    prescribed medication for secondary stroke prevention after stroke. The
    purpose of the project is to develop, implement and explore the feasibility
    of a self-instructive educational /Teach Back/ program addressing this
    focus. I also have a close collaboration with the research group
    Neuroepidemiology and Health Services Research [2].
    I defended my doctoral thesis in january 2021 with the title Understanding
    the links : the exploration of care transitions between hospital and
    continued rehabilitation in the home after stroke [3]. I am a Reg.
    Physiotherapist since 2011 and have my clinical affiliation at Karolinska
    University Hospital [4]. Since obtaining the bachelor's degree in 2011, I
    have mainly worked with rehabilitation of neurological injuries and diseases
    both within tertiary and secondary care.
    I have a strong interest in Integrated Care and hold the position as
    chair/president of the global network Emerging Researchers and Professionals
    in Integrated Care (ERPIC) [5]. The vision of ERPIC is to provide an
    international platform that brings emerging researchers and professionals
    together to advance the science, development, knowledge and adoption of
    integrated care research, policy and practice.
    2021: PhD in Medical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet. Thesis: Understanding
    the links: the exploration of care transitions between hospital and continued
    rehabilitation in the home after stroke [6].
    2015: Master in Clinical Medical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet
    2011: Bachelor i Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet


  • My research area focuses on vare transitions between stroke unit and home
    with continued rehabilitation in the home environment. I am part of the
    research project "The Missing Link" [1]. The overall aim of the project is to
    develop, implement and evaluate person-centred transfers between stroke unit
    and home with people with stroke, significant others, the staff at stroke
    units and in interdisciplinary home rehabilitation teams.
    The Missing Link builds on the view that the involvement of the users –
    people with stroke, significant others and the staff at the stroke units and
    the interdisciplinary home rehabilitation teams - in a design process based
    on their knowledge and identified needs and in which they together
    collaborate to design new health services is likely to better meet the users'
    needs as well as be realistic with regard to what can be provided by the
    health care staff. Accordingly, the Missing Link adheres to an enabling
    service model that is centred on co-creation/collaboration in the development
    of a new health service rather than to a top-down service delivery model,
    which has been proposed to better support improvement and implementation of
    evidence in health services. Thus in the Missing Link project people with
    stroke, their significant others, the interdisciplinary team and staff are to
    be included as partners, experts and co-creators of the new transitions. Such
    involvement in research has the potential to identify and reconceptualise
    problems and incorporate the experiences of the users.


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  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 60 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Degree Of Bachelor Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2011
  • Degree Of Bachelor Of Science In Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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