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Self-management (SELMA)

The research group aims to develop relevant and clinically applicable knowledge related to self-management.

Several hands holding a small plant

We are interested in what may facilitate or hamper patients in becoming better and the role of self-management in promoting health. Illustration: Colourbox

We aim to develop knowledge about how it is like to live with chronic illnesses and for health professionals to work with these patients. Our research includes studies on what may facilitate or hamper patients in becoming better and the role of self-management in promoting health, as well as developing and implementing relevant interventions in and for clinical practice.   

About the Group

The members have various health professional backgrounds and experiences from working in different clinical contexts, as well as broad experiences in applying various qualitative and quantitative methods. We are inspired by working interdisciplinary and bridging different theoretical perspectives in order to challenge and extend our insights.       

Some central elements addressed by our studies:

  • Symptoms, quality of life and wellbeing
  • Coping and self-management
  • Health literacy, patient education and counseling
  • Daily functioning
  • Health professionals’ experience and practice
  • Recovery as process and outcome

Projects

Published July 9, 2014 10:36 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2019 11:11 AM