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Stigma and socio-economics in epilepsy.

Research project
Active research
Project period
2021 - 2025
Project owner
Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa

Föreningen Margarethahemmet, Linnea och Josef Carlsson stiftelse, Rune och Ulla Amlövs stiftelse, Amlövs stiftelse, Neuroförbundet, ISNF

Short description

The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of psychosocial factors on the health of individuals with epilepsy in relation to their country of birth and ethnicity, and to design a support model for those particularly affected by these factors. The objective is to identify opportunities to promote equitable care for people with epilepsy.


Andersson K, Ozanne A, Zelano J, Malmgren K, Chaplin JE. Perceived stigma in adults with epilepsy in Sweden and associations with country of birth, socioeconomic status, and mental health. Epilepsy Behav. 2022 Nov;136:108886: 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2022.108886. Epub 2022 Sep 21.PMID: 36152384

Andersson K, Ozanne A, Bolin K, Tomson T, Zelano J. Valproic acid and socioeconomic associations in Swedish women with epilepsy 2010-2015. Acta Neurol Scand. 2021 Feb 1. doi: 10.1111/ane.13397. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33523460

Andersson K, Strang S, Zelano J, Chaplin J, Malmgren K, Ozanne A. Multiple stigma among first-generation immigrants with epilepsy in Sweden. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 Feb;115:107638. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107638. Epub 2020 Dec 14.PMID: 33334721

Andersson K, Ozanne A, Edelvik Tranberg A, Chaplin J, Bolin K, Malmgren K, Zelano J. Socioeconomic outcome and access to care in adults with epilepsy in Sweden: A nationwide cohort study. Seizure. 2019; 74: 71-76. doi: 10.1016/j