University of Gothenburg
Two PhD theses
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Ongoing and completed PhD-projects linked to GPCC, with links to theses.

Current PhD-projects associated with GPCC

Student name               

Project title

Katarina Allerby

Person-centred Psychosis Care (PCPC)

Sara Alsén

Person-centred care via an E-health platform for treatment and rehabilitation of stress reactions and burnout syndrome

Susanne Ahlstedt Karlsson 

Person-centred support for handling symptoms and problems to do with anti-hormonal therapy for women who  have undergone surgery for breast cancer

Elin Blanck

Evaluation of person – centred care at distance

Victoria Brattström

Acting and directing strategies as practical approaches in person-centred health care

Nina Ekman 

Development and testing of an observation-based method to assess person-centeredness in health care 

Helena Fridberg

Implementing person centred care: multiple case studies using process evaluation

Karin Haby

Mighty Mums - Lifestyle intervention for pregnant women with obesity

Mikaela Hällström

Comparative effectiveness and experiences of transitional care models for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes in the transition to adulthood: The STEPSTONES-DIAB project

Amanda Jacobsen

Facilitation as support for a more person-centered ambulance care

Åsa Nordin 

Very early supported discharge after Stroke from a person-centred perspective

Jonna Norman

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)  an interventional randomized clinical trial of the effects on symptoms and signs, perceptions of health and wellbeing in persons with chronic heart failure

Alexander Olausson

The prerequisites and effects of opioid sparing person-centred care approach in patients undergoing obesity surgery 

Malin Rex

MaPs - models & analyses of patient safety in suicidology

Lena Rosenlund

Development of a Rasch-analysed item bank to assess patients’ experiences of person-centred care

Ulrika Wallbing 

Help Overcoming Pain Early (HOPE) – In School Settings 

Angelica Wiljén 

Children with a long-term illness right to be heard during treatment and care.

Completed Doctoral theses associated with GPCC

PhD name

Title of PhD thesis (click to see)

Tariq Alharbi 

Implementation of person-centred care: Facilitators and Barriers

Annikki Arola

Capturing the experience of health among persons aging in a migration context  Health promotion interventions as means to enable health and occupations in daily life

Ulrika Bengtsson 

Self-management in hypertension care

Ida Björkman 

A gender perspective on irritable bowel syndrome, symptoms, experiences and the development of a person-centred support intervention

Cecilia Brain

Cognition, Adherence and Stigma in schizophrenia  The COAST study

Lena Böhn

Food-related gastrointestinal symptoms, nutrient intake and dietary interventions in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Louise Danielsson 

Moved by movement: A person-centered approach to physical therapy in the treatment of major depression

Karin Eriksson 

The supporting conversation partner in disordered communication

Caroline Feldthusen

Fatigue in persons with rheumatoid arthritis  A person-centred physical therapy approach

Andreas Fors

Person-centred care and self-efficacy  Experiences, measures and effects after an event of acute coronary syndrome

Emma Forsgren

Person-centred care and communication disorders: Exploration and facilitation of conversational interaction involving people with acquired neurogenic communication disorders and health care providers

Ulla Fredriksson Larsson

Fatigue and recovery after myocardial infarction

Pernilla Jonsson

Problematic medication use in headache  Epidemiology and qualitative aspects of medication overuse headache and non-adherence to prophylactic migraine treatment

Elvira Lange

Exercise in older adults with rheumatoid arthritis - a person-centred approach

Anette Larsson

Muscle strength and resistance exercise in women with fibromyalgia - a person-centered approach

Jeanette Lindberg

Patients as partners: assessment of patients' experiences, preferences, perceived capacities and needs of care and rehabilitation 

Karolina Linden

Women with type 1 diabetes during pregnancy and postpartum Well-being and diabetes management

Qarin Lood

Discovering the capabilities of ageing persons who are born abroad: crossing norms, moving health promotion forward

Doris Lydahl

Same and Different? Perspectives on the Introduction of person-Centred Care as Standard Healthcare

Annie Palstam

Aspects of work and health in women with Fibromyalgia

Laura Pirhonen

Health economic evaluations of person-centred care projects and development of new health economy methods

Mona Rafsten

Postural balance, anxiety and motor function after stroke, at a very early supported discharge with continued rehabilitation

Ramona Schenell

Maintaining self-determination in palliative phase in residential care- a model to facilitate person-centred care for older persons

Frida Smith

Patient Education Materials from a person-centred perspective - Coping and co-design in colorectal cancer care

Hilda Svensson

Finding ways forward with pain as a fellow traveler. Older women’s experience of living with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures and back pain

Sara Wallström

Health in connection with takotsubo syndrome. Experiences, symptoms and utilization of health care

Karin Weman Josefsson

You don't have to love it - Exploring the mechanisms of exercise motivation using self-determination theory in a digital context. 

Filipa Ventura

Person-centred e-support - foundations for the development of nusring interventions in outpatient cancer care

Axel Wolf 

Person-centred care: Possibilities, barriers and effects in hospitalised patients