Areas of education:
Orthopedics, the nursing process, methodology courses in quantitative methods at undergraduate and graduate level.
Areas of research:
GERDA - Gerontologic Regional Database, to investigate factors associated with, and threats to, successful ageing, partly via self-reported surveys (from 65 years of age) and partly via interviews during home visits (from 85 years and older). Silver-MOINCA, the aim is to find out how socioeconomic and cardiovascular factors in middle age (50-64 years) and cardiovascular incidents relate to active and healthy ageing among the very old people (≥ 80 years). Ortho-geriatric Home rehabilitation study, to evaluate if geriatric home rehabilitation may reduce hospitalization and re-admissions in old patients with hip fracture. MIDRED - Multidimensional InterDisciplinary REhabilitation program for people with Dementia, the overall objective of the study is to evaluate whether a person-centred multidimensional interdisciplinary rehabilitation program for community dwelling older people with dementia, including education and counselling to informal primary caregivers, increases the proportion of people with dementia still living at home after two and three years. Home in Botnia study, through welfare-promoting home visits strengthen older people and their families within the Quark region to enable them to live in their own home as long as possible. Nu-DESC study, to study risk factors for delirium after cardiac surgery and, to study the complications of delirium, one and three years after cardiac surgery. Femoral nerve block study, to evaluate if femoral nerve blockade in patients with hip fracture may reduce the pre-and peroperative need for systemic analgesics and also the number of postoperative complications. Amp-study, to evaluate whether peripheral intermittent nerve block can reduce phantom pain in patients undergoing amputation of their lower leg compared with conventional analgesia with epidural.