Kerstin Ekbom

Kerstin Ekbom

Anknuten till Forskning | Docent
Besöksadress: ALB, Q2:05, 17176 Stockholm
Postadress: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Barnendokrinologi Nordenström, 171 77 Stockholm

Om mig

  • I am an associate professor of Paediatric Care Science and a member of Anna
    Nordenströms “ Paediatric endocrinology research group” Department of
    Women’s and Children’s Health at KI.
    I perform research in patients living with congenital adrenal hyperplasia
    (CAH). My focus is to improve quality of life, adherence and knowledge in
    children, adolescents and adults with CAH.
    I am also a paediatric nurse specialist and have worked for approximately 20
    years with paediatric endocrinology at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital,
    Karolinska University Hospital in Solna and Huddinge (KS).
    Postgraduated in Anesthesia &
  • Intensive care (1986) and in Paediatric Nursing
    PhD in Medical Science, Intravenous access in distressed children, Karolinska
    Institutet Department of CLINTEC, year 2011.
    Post doc position Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, 2017.
    Associate Professor, year 2021.


  • The overall focus of my research is to study which impact different factors
    have on quality of life and the impact of adherence, knowledge and
    self-management in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).
    Thereafter to clarify associations between adherence, self-care and quality
    of life overtime with a special focus on gender differences.
    Ongoing projects:
    * Relationship between treatment therapy, adherence and quality of life in
    patients with CAH
    * Relationship between the capacity to produce epinephrine and stress
    vulnerability in patient with different severity of CAH
    * Follow up study of play-behavior during childhood in women with CAH


  • Caring science in paediatric endocrinology advanced degree at Karolinska
    Basic statistic in Medical Science, Quantitative Methods.


Alla övriga publikationer


  • Anknuten till Forskning, Kvinnors och barns hälsa, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2025

Examina och utbildning

  • Docent, vårdvetenskap, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Specialistsjuksköterskeexamen, Karolinska Institutet, 2012
  • Medicine Doktorsexamen, Institutionen för klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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