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Self-management (SELMA)

The research group aims to develop relevant and applicable knowledge related to self-management for health professionals in clinical practice. We aim to develop knowledge about how it is like to live with chronic illnesses and for health professionals to work with these patients.

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

About the group

The members have various health professional backgrounds and experiences from working in different clinical contexts. In their research, the members are applying various qualitative and quantitative methods. We are inspired by working interdisiplinary 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-mangement
  • Health literacy, patient education and counseling
  • Daily functioning
  • Health professionals’ experience and practice


Published July 9, 2014 10:36 AM - Last modified Feb. 14, 2017 1:41 PM