News archive Welcome Anna Cristina Åberg! <p><strong>Welcome to U-CARE and the research group Healthcare Sciences and e-Health, professor Anna Cristina &Aring;berg, who recently has been employed as a part-time researcher. Anna Cristina will primarily be involved in the research project Involvera, in which a self-help programme for depression in people with dementia will be developed and evaluated.</strong></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:07:00 GMT 2024-02-21T10:07:00Z New films about the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare in young people with chronic conditions <p><strong>In the research project Stepstones, a programme that improves the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare has been developed. As the transition programme now is being implemented within parts of the Swedish healthcare system, a number of films about the programme have been published. </strong></p> Tue, 20 Feb 2024 08:45:00 GMT 2024-02-20T08:45:00Z Tommy Carlsson receives grant from Forte! <p>Congratulations to Tommy Carlsson, Associate Professor at the Swedish Red Cross University and associated researcher with U-CARE, who has been granted SEK 7,500,000 from Forte!</p> Wed, 14 Feb 2024 11:08:00 GMT 2024-02-14T11:08:00Z Study published: Support interventions for women affected by armed conflicts <p><strong>A recent scoping review published in <em>Archives of Public Health</em> examined interventions promoting health and wellbeing among women affected by armed conflicts and forced migration. Despite promising outcomes in mental health, the review shows a scarcity of tailored interventions and no clear focus regarding outcome measures could be identified.</strong></p> Mon, 12 Feb 2024 07:15:00 GMT 2024-02-12T07:15:00Z U-CARE's PhD candidate Frida Svedin on a study visit to Norway <p><strong>During one week in January, PhD Candidate Frida Svedin made a study visit at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. The purpose of the study visit was to get an insight into 'Experts in Teamwork', a compulsory course for all master's students at NTNU. The course aims to teach the students to work in interdisciplinary teams.</strong></p> Fri, 09 Feb 2024 15:02:00 GMT 2024-02-09T15:02:00Z Study published: Exploring mental health challenges among forced migrants – perspectives from health professionals <p><strong>In a paper recently published in <em>Culture, Health &amp; Society</em>, researchers present results from a study exploring health professionals&rsquo; descriptions and interpretations of mental health among forced migrants of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. Several challenges were identified, including stressful circumstances during the asylum process. &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> Thu, 08 Feb 2024 09:06:00 GMT 2024-02-08T09:06:00Z U-CARE önskar rekrytera föräldrar till en rådgivande grupp <p>U-CARE vid Uppsala universitet &ouml;nskar rekrytera f&ouml;r&auml;ldrar till en r&aring;dgivande grupp som ska arbeta med att utv&auml;rdera ett sj&auml;lvhj&auml;lpsprogram f&ouml;r f&ouml;r&auml;ldrar till cancerdrabbade barn.</p> Mon, 05 Feb 2024 10:22:00 GMT 2024-02-05T10:22:00Z Study published: Interpretation of photos in interviews with women experiencing homelessness <p><strong>In a paper recently published in <em>Qualitative Health Research</em>, researchers present results from a study exploring the use of photos in interviews with women experiencing homelessness. The paper addresses challenges in using researcher-generated photos in interviews with hard-to-reach populations. </strong></p> Wed, 24 Jan 2024 18:08:00 GMT 2024-01-24T18:08:00Z Study protocol published: Psychological support for people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment <p><strong>In a paper recently published in&nbsp;<em>BMJ Open<em>,&nbsp;</em></em>the authors present the outline for a systematic review that will investigate psychological support for people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment. </strong></p> Mon, 22 Jan 2024 08:22:00 GMT 2024-01-22T08:22:00Z Louise von Essen receives grant from the Faculty of Medicine <p>Congratulations to Professor Louise von Essen, who has been awarded a grant of 100,000 SEK from the Faculty of Medicine at Uppsala University.&nbsp;The grant will be used to conduct a work-related trip during the period from April 2024 to March 2025.</p> Wed, 17 Jan 2024 08:00:00 GMT 2024-01-17T08:00:00Z Study of diabetes app faces challenges <p><strong>In a paper recently published in JMIR Formative research, researchers presents results from a feasibility study using a type 2 diabetes app, called &lsquo;Sukaribit&rsquo;. The study shows that both the methodology and the intervention need improvements.</strong></p> Fri, 19 Jan 2024 07:03:00 GMT 2024-01-19T07:03:00Z Study protocol published: Involving parents of children treated for cancer as public contributors <p><strong>In a paper recently published in&nbsp;<em>Research Involvement and Engagement</em>, U-CARE researchers describe how parents of children treated for cancer will be involved in the CHANGE trial as public contributors. </strong>The researchers have chosen to embed public contribution in CHANGE to enhance the trial's&nbsp;research quality, relevance, and usefulnes.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Jan 2024 09:47:00 GMT 2024-01-15T09:47:00Z Louise von Essen receives a grant from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund <p>Congratulations to Louise von Essen, who has been granted 3,000,000 SEK from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund for her project CHANGE.</p> Fri, 15 Dec 2023 10:04:00 GMT 2023-12-15T10:04:00Z Study published: Barriers and facilitators when implementing psychological support for people with dementia and depression <p style="margin-left:0cm">In an article recently published in&nbsp;<em>BMC Geriatrics<em>,&nbsp;</em></em>the authors present results from the INVOLVERA project, where the researchers have identified potential barriers and facilitators for future implementation of a psychological intervention for people with dementia and depression. Identified barriers to implementation included workforce shortages, while facilitators involved the intervention's potential to address a treatment gap in Sweden.</p> Thu, 14 Dec 2023 12:12:00 GMT 2023-12-14T12:12:00Z Joanne Woodford receives grant from the Kamprad Family Foundation <p>Congratulations to Joanne Woodford, who has been awarded a grant of SEK 4,800,000 from the Kamprad Family Foundation.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Dec 2023 09:00:00 GMT 2023-12-12T09:00:00Z Study published: What do potential implementers think about e-mental health interventions for caregivers? <p>In a recent study published in <em>JMIR Human Factors</em>, researchers explored different factors that could impact the implementation and design of e-mental health interventions for caregivers of people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Building capacity and considering equity were both important factors to think about when planning for implementation of e-mental health interventions for caregivers.</p> Wed, 06 Dec 2023 12:08:00 GMT 2023-12-06T12:08:00Z New members of U-CARE’s executive committee and steering committee <p>We welcome Anne H Berman and Markus Saarij&auml;rvi who have been appointed as new members of U-CARE&rsquo;s executive committee, and Mikael Elinder who has been appointed as a new member of U-CARE&rsquo;s steering committee.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Dec 2023 09:00:00 GMT 2023-12-05T09:00:00Z New grants for researchers in U-CARE <p>Postdoc Markus Saarij&auml;rvi and researcher Kine Johansen have been awarded funding for their research from the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation and the Gillberg Foundation (Gillbergska Stiftelsen), respectively, for their research projects.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Nov 2023 07:56:00 GMT 2023-11-28T07:56:00Z Chelsea Coumoundouros has successfully defended her dissertation! <p>Congratulations to Chelsea, who recently defended her dissertation titled 'E-mental health interventions for informal caregivers: Development with a focus on implementation.'</p> Fri, 24 Nov 2023 07:44:00 GMT 2023-11-24T07:44:00Z U-CARE researchers are awarded grants from the Swedish research Council <p>Congratulations to Erik Olsson and Joanne Woodford who have been awarded research project grants from the Swedish Research Council for their research projects!</p> Thu, 09 Nov 2023 07:29:00 GMT 2023-11-09T07:29:00Z U-CARE employees receive research funding <p>Congratulations to&nbsp;Markus Saarij&auml;rvi,&nbsp;postdoc in U-CARE, and PhD student Frida Svedin, who have recently been awarded funding for their research.</p> Tue, 31 Oct 2023 08:30:00 GMT 2023-10-31T08:30:00Z Welcome Markus Saarijärvi! <p>Welcome to U-CARE, Markus Saarij&auml;rvi, who began his role as a postdoctoral researcher in the field of complex interventions at the beginning of October.</p> Fri, 27 Oct 2023 10:27:00 GMT 2023-10-27T10:27:00Z Frida Svedin has received funding for activities in the ENLIGHT network <p>Congratulations to U-CARE's PhD student, Frida Svedin, who has been granted SEK 11,000 to facilitate networking and collaborative initiatives within the European University ENLIGHT.</p> Wed, 25 Oct 2023 07:53:00 GMT 2023-10-25T07:53:00Z U-CARE Venue 2023: Reducing Waste and Enhancing Research Value <p>Last week, U-CARE Venue, an annual conference with the theme &quot;Improving value and reducing waste in research,&quot; took place at the University Main Building in Uppsala. The conference offered presentations, symposia, and discussions with prominent researchers on topics such as patient and public involvement in research and methods to improve study participation and the impact of research.</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2023 08:50:00 GMT 2023-10-17T08:50:00Z Philip Leissner and Erik Olsson presented at the ICBM in Canada. <p>In August, U-CARE's PhD student Philip Leissner and Professor Erik Olsson participated in the <em>International Congress of Behavioral Medicine</em> (ICBM) in Vancouver, Canada. Together with colleagues, they led a symposium on anxiety and heart disease.</p> Wed, 04 Oct 2023 08:14:00 GMT 2023-10-04T08:14:00Z Motor skill challenges with Kine Johansen at Scifest <p>Scifest is a science festival that invites people of all ages to get a taste of the research conducted in Uppsala through various activities. At this year's festival, U-CARE's researcher Kine Johansen had a booth where participants could test their motor skills.</p> Fri, 29 Sep 2023 10:56:00 GMT 2023-09-29T10:56:00Z Frida Svedin presented at conference in London <p>Earlier this month, U-CARE's PhD student Frida Svedin presented her work at the <em>Cochrane Colloquium</em> in London, United Kingdom.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 07:23:00 GMT 2023-09-28T07:23:00Z Chelsea Coumoundouros presented at EHPS Conference in Bremen <p>Earlier this month U-CARE&rsquo;s PhD student Chelsea Coumoundouros presented her work at the <em>European Health Psychology Society</em> (EHPS) conference in Bremen, Germany.</p> Wed, 20 Sep 2023 13:33:00 GMT 2023-09-20T13:33:00Z Study published: Experiences of education about forced migrants who identify as LGBTQ+ refugees in nursing programs <p>In a study recently published in <em>Nurse Education Today</em>, researchers explore experiences of education about forced migrants who identify as LGBTQ+. They found that nursing students and lecturers are seeking clearer guidelines and increased competence to promote inclusive and equitable healthcare.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Aug 2023 08:04:00 GMT 2023-08-30T08:04:00Z Study published: Association between polluting cooking fuels and congenital birth defects <p>In a study recently published in the <em>Archives of Public Health</em>, researchers investigate the association between different types of household fuels and congenital birth defects in Nepal. The study reveals that the use of polluting cooking fuels is associated with an increased risk of congenital birth defects.</p> Tue, 22 Aug 2023 13:07:00 GMT 2023-08-22T13:07:00Z Researchers from the GuardiansCan project visit Tanzania <p>In early August, Louise von Essen and Joanne Woodford from U-CARE visited Dar es-Salaam in Tanzania to meet research partners within the GuardiansCan project. The purpose was to collaborate on the development of the intervention together with staff at Muhimbili National Hospital.</p> Fri, 18 Aug 2023 08:00:00 GMT 2023-08-18T08:00:00Z Welcome to U-CARE Venue 2023 <p>After a two-year hiatus, U-CARE welcomes participants to this year's edition of U-CARE Venue with the theme 'Improving Value and Reducing Waste in Research'. The conference, featuring prominent researchers in its programme, will be held at the University Main Building in Uppsala on 9-10 October.</p> Mon, 14 Aug 2023 08:16:00 GMT 2023-08-14T08:16:00Z Faraja Chiwanga will present at congress in Dakar <p>U-CARE&rsquo;s PhD student Faraja Chiwanga will present at the <em>AORTIC International Conference on Cancer in Africa </em>that takes place in Dakar in November. Faraja&rsquo;s presentations will center around on her PhD work in the GuardiansCan project.</p> Tue, 08 Aug 2023 08:00:00 GMT 2023-08-08T08:00:00Z Study Published: Discussion forum as support for young adults diagnosed with cancer <p>In a study recently published in&nbsp;<em>Cancer Medicine</em>, the authors explore experiences of sexual dysfunction and fertility distress among young adults treated for cancer. The researchers found that the discussion forum provided to the study participants was a valuable support, even though the majority did not actively engage in the discussions.</p> Thu, 03 Aug 2023 08:00:00 GMT 2023-08-03T08:00:00Z Article published: An overview of the GuardiansCan project <p>In an article recently published in <em>JMIR Research Protocols, </em>the authors give an overview of the research project GuardiansCan where the researchers are developing and testing a mobile health intervention increase guardians&rsquo; adherence to children&rsquo;s care after cancer treatment.</p> Mon, 24 Jul 2023 08:07:00 GMT 2023-07-24T08:07:00Z Study published: Perspectives on implementation of ICBT among decision makers <p>In a recent study published in <em>JMIR Human Factors</em>, researchers identify facilitators and barriers of digital mental health interventions. The study focuses on healthcare decision makers and their perspectives on the implementation of digital treatment methods.</p> Tue, 18 Jul 2023 11:31:00 GMT 2023-07-18T11:31:00Z Erik Olsson appointed as professor <p>Congratulations to Erik Olsson, researcher in U-CARE, who has been appointed as a professor in health psychology. Erik will assume the position starting from 1st July.</p> Thu, 22 Jun 2023 08:00:00 GMT 2023-06-22T08:00:00Z Frida Svedin appointed as a member of the Advisory Board for Research! <p>Congratulations to U-CARE's PhD student Frida Svedin, who has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Board for Research (R&aring;det f&ouml;r forskning) by the Doctoral Board. The Research Council, led by the Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, provides advisory support to the Vice-Chancellor on university-wide research matters.</p> Mon, 19 Jun 2023 08:00:00 GMT 2023-06-19T08:00:00Z Study published: The effect of beta-blocker therapy on quality of life of patients after an MI <p>In a study recently published in <em>European Heart Journal Open, </em>the researchers evaluate a study design to investigate the effect of beta-blocker therapy on quality of life of patients that have experienced a myocardial infarction (MI). The researchers found that the study was feasible.</p> Thu, 15 Jun 2023 12:00:00 GMT 2023-06-15T12:00:00Z Course participants on site during Blodomloppet <p>Yesterday, Sweden's largest excercise event, Blodomloppet, took place in Uppsala. The purpose of Blodomloppet is to raise awareness about the need for blood donation and promote a healthy lifestyle. In addition to many happy participants, students from the <em>Health Dialogue</em> course were also present for their final examination.</p> Wed, 31 May 2023 13:52:00 GMT 2023-05-31T13:52:00Z Welcome, Abla Sami! <p>Welcome, Abla Sami, who has recently started an internship at U-CARE. During her internship, Abla will be working on qualitative data analysis and research administration, among other tasks.</p> Wed, 31 May 2023 08:00:00 GMT 2023-05-31T08:00:00Z Study published: The importance of intimacy in caregiving dyads <p>U-CARE researchers, Joanne Woodford and Chelsea Coumoundouros contributed to a study recently published in the <em>Journal of Social and Personal Relationships</em>. The study examined the interpersonal processes among a multinational group of informal caregivers. The researchers found that the interpersonal process model of intimacy can be used to identify caregivers at risk of poor wellbeing.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 May 2023 12:00:00 GMT 2023-05-29T12:00:00Z Luciana Terceiro appointed as PhD Student! <p>Congratulations to Luciana Terceiro, who recently was appointed as a PhD Student in eHealth within U-CARE. Luciana will in her PhD project develop the internet-based research platform called the U-CARE Platform (the Platform) with a focus on user engagement.</p> Fri, 26 May 2023 12:00:00 GMT 2023-05-26T12:00:00Z New video: A platform for eHealth research <p>The U-CARE Platform is an internet-based research platform, developed within U-CARE. In the film, researchers Joanne Woodford and Mudassir Imran Mustafa explain how you can conduct eHealth research via the U-CARE Platform, and its different functions.</p> Wed, 24 May 2023 08:00:00 GMT 2023-05-24T08:00:00Z Affiliated researcher to U-CARE interviewed in Status <p>Fredrika Norlund, psychologist and affiliated researcher at U-CARE, is interviewed in the latest issue of <em>Status</em> &ndash; the national association Hj&auml;rtlung's membership magazine. In the interview, Fredrika discusses her work with patients with heart disease.</p> Wed, 17 May 2023 07:30:00 GMT 2023-05-17T07:30:00Z Chelsea Coumoundouros will present at conference in Bremen <p>U-CARE&rsquo;s PhD student Chelsea Coumoundouros will give two presentations at the <em>European Health Psychology Society Conference</em> (EHPS) that takes place in Bremen in September. Chelsea will give an oral presentation and a poster presentation of results from her PhD work.</p> Mon, 15 May 2023 08:00:00 GMT 2023-05-15T08:00:00Z Frida Svedin will present at the Cochrane Colloquium in London <p>U-CARE&rsquo;s PhD student Frida Svedin will present at the 2023 edition of the <em>Cochrane Colloquium </em>in London in September. Frida will present results from the INVOLVERA study at the conference, which focuses on issues in global health and promoting evidence-based healthcare.</p> Wed, 10 May 2023 08:07:00 GMT 2023-05-10T08:07:00Z Erik Olsson interviewed for Status <p>Associate Professor Erik Olsson is interviewed in the latest issue of <em>Status</em> - the membership magazine of the Swedish funding association Riksf&ouml;rbundet Hj&auml;rtlung. In the interview, Erik talks about his research project where he will investigate the correlation between stress and the risk of experiencing a heart attack.</p> Mon, 08 May 2023 11:33:00 GMT 2023-05-08T11:33:00Z Study published: Long-term effects of an internet-based psychological intervention in patients with cancer <p>In a study recently published in <em>Internet Interventions</em>, researchers evaluated the long-term effects of an internet-based psychological intervention for depression and anxiety in patients with cancer. The researchers found that the treatment reduced symptoms of depression up to 18 months after the treatment had begun.</p> Fri, 05 May 2023 12:59:00 GMT 2023-05-05T12:59:00Z Oscar Blomberg will present at conference in Lisbon <p>U-CARE&rsquo;s PhD student Oscar Blomberg will give an oral presentation about the research study INVOLVERA at the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) International Congress in Lisbon this summer. Oscar&rsquo;s presentation has also been nominated for a Junior Investigator Award.</p> <p></p> Wed, 26 Apr 2023 08:30:00 GMT 2023-04-26T08:30:00Z Study published: Effectiveness of CBT for maternal perinatal depression <p>In a study recently published in <em>BMC Psychiatry</em>, the researchers investigate if interventions based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are effective for perinatal depression.&nbsp;They found that CBT-based interventions are effective&nbsp;for symptoms of depression.<img alt="Woman with clasped hands." src="/digitalAssets/1058/c_1058554-l_3-k_effectiveness-for-maternal-perinatal-depression_620px.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> Tue, 18 Apr 2023 12:30:00 GMT 2023-04-18T12:30:00Z Study published: Effects on heart rate viability with the treatment of brain stimulation <p>In a study recently published in the <em>Upsala Journal of Medical Science</em>, the researchers investigate the effects on heart rate viability (HRV) when treating patients with depressive episodes with magnetic brain stimulation. The authors found that the treatment had no effects on HRV.<img alt="Heart rate monitor" src="/digitalAssets/1057/c_1057952-l_3-k_hjartmonitor_630px.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> Tue, 11 Apr 2023 07:30:00 GMT 2023-04-11T07:30:00Z Low-intensity CBT workbooks are translated into ten languages <p>The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom has translated workbooks for treating common mental health difficulties into the UK&rsquo;s top ten languages after English that a researcher within U-CARE has co-authored. The objective is to increase the equity and availability of the NHS&rsquo;s services for psychological treatment.</p> <p><img alt="Person writing in a workbook." src="/digitalAssets/1057/c_1057718-l_3-k_arbetsbok_630px.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> Tue, 04 Apr 2023 08:13:00 GMT 2023-04-04T08:13:00Z Erik Olsson presented at seminar about digital services in healthcare <p>Associate professor Erik Olsson recently presented at the seminar &rsquo;Digital Services that simplify everyday care&rsquo;&nbsp;at &Aring;land University of Applied Sciences. Erik gave a seminar about the course &rsquo;Innovation Game&rsquo;&nbsp;and how game design can be used to promote innovative solutions within healthcare.</p> <figure class="image-captioned"><img alt="Erik Olsson together with other presenters and participants at the seminar." src="/digitalAssets/1056/c_1056754-l_3-k_230322-erik-seminarium-hogskolan-pa-aland_630px.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /> <figcaption>Associate Professor Erik Olsson together with &Aring;land's Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Annette<br /> Holmberg-Jansson, researcher Erika Boman, &Aring;lands University, and IT assistant Liz Karlsson, Mariehamns stad.</figcaption> </figure> <p></p> Wed, 22 Mar 2023 12:01:00 GMT 2023-03-22T12:01:00Z New video: Louise von Essen on U-CARE and GuardiansCan <p>Louise von Essen is a licensed psychologist and professor in Healthcare Sciences and leads the research programme U-CARE. In the film, Louise presents the research conducted within U-CARE and her research project GuardiansCan. The aim of GuardiansCan is to develop a support for guardians of children treated for cancer in Tanzania.</p> Fri, 03 Mar 2023 13:11:00 GMT 2023-03-03T13:11:00Z New video: Maria Hägglund on access to electronic health records <p>Maria H&auml;gglund is an associate professor in Health informatics and an associated researcher to U-CARE. In the film, Maria talks about her research on patients&rsquo; access to electronic health records and the challenges and opportunities this entails.</p> Wed, 01 Mar 2023 14:08:00 GMT 2023-03-01T14:08:00Z New video: Education for modern medicine and caregiving <p>Besides conducting research, U-CARE also offers education on different levels. In the film, assistant senior lecturer Joanne Woodford and associate professor Erik Olsson talk about the courses U-CARE offers, developed for modern and interdisciplinary medicine and caregiving.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2023 14:00:00 GMT 2023-02-24T14:00:00Z Welcome Maria Hanser! <p>Welcome to U-CARE Maria Hanser, who recently started her position as a research assistant. Maria will work on a project where the researchers investigate how children with motor difficulties experience school.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2023 14:51:00 GMT 2023-02-23T14:51:00Z New video: Erik Olsson on psychological aspects of heart disease <p>Erik Olsson is a licensed psychologist and associate professor in Clinical Psychology and a researcher in U-CARE. In the film, Erik talks about his research where he develops an internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to reduce stress and anxiety among patients with heart disease.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2023 13:56:00 GMT 2023-02-22T13:56:00Z New video: Joanne Woodford on support for informal caregivers <p>Joanne Woodford is an assistant senior lecturer in Healthcare Sciences and a researcher in U-CARE. In the film, Joanne talks about her research, focusing on development of psychological support for informal caregivers, i.e. people who take care of a loved one.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2023 13:54:00 GMT 2023-02-17T13:54:00Z Opinion piece published: ‘Invest in stress interventions in primary care’ <p>'In the current recession with difficult economic conditions making life more stressful, more people are at risk of suffering a myocardial infarction due to stress.'&nbsp;In today's edition of the news site&nbsp;<em>Alltinget</em>,&nbsp;U-CARE researcher Erik Olsson and Anders &Aring;kesson, chairperson of the patient association Riksf&ouml;rbundet Hj&auml;rtLung, writes about the importance of investments in stress interventions in primary care.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2023 16:17:00 GMT 2023-02-16T16:17:00Z Welcome Sajad, Nataliia, and Leonora! <p>U-CARE welcomes new system developers Sajad Sharhani and Nataliia Snezhkina, and student employee Leonora Stiernborg. They will, together with the development team, work on a new version of the U-CARE portal.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2023 10:07:00 GMT 2023-02-16T10:07:00Z U-CARE arranged an event to celebrate research <p>February 14, U-CARE arranged the event &lsquo;For the love of science&rsquo; at Reginateatern in Uppsala. During the evening, the new research videos that U-CARE has produced were screened, and the participants took part in exciting presentations from researchers and PhD students within U-CARE.</p> <p></p> Wed, 15 Feb 2023 14:03:00 GMT 2023-02-15T14:03:00Z Welcome Luciana Terceiro! <p>Welcome, Luciana Terceiro, who recently started her position as a research assistant. Luciana will, together with the development team, work on a new version of the U-CARE portal.</p> <div class="image-center"> <figure class="image-captioned"><img alt="Luciana standing in front of a yellow wall." src="/digitalAssets/1050/c_1050680-l_3-k_luciana-terceiro_630px.jpeg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /> <figcaption>Research assistant Luciana Terceiro.</figcaption> </figure> </div> <p></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2023 13:17:00 GMT 2023-02-06T13:17:00Z U-CARE presents new research videos at Reginateatern <p>Together with the production company Phosworks, U-CARE has produced research videos where members from U-CARE&rsquo;s research group present their studies and projects. The videos will be screened at Reginateatern on February 14 and be made available on U-CARE&rsquo;s different channels.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2023 11:50:00 GMT 2023-02-02T11:50:00Z Study published: Experiences of the pandemic among women in homelessness <p><strong>A study recently published in <em>BMC Women&rsquo;s Health </em>explores the experiences related to the COVID-19 pandemic among women in homelessness in Stockholm, Sweden. The researchers found that several factors further marginalised the women during the pandemic.<img alt="Woman lying on the street with her back against the viewer." src="/digitalAssets/1047/c_1047278-l_1-k_230116-hemlosa-kvinnors-erfarenheter-av-pandemin_630px.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></strong></p> Mon, 16 Jan 2023 07:00:00 GMT 2023-01-16T07:00:00Z Study published: Self-help intervention preferences among informal caregivers of people with chronic kidney disease <p><strong>A study recently published in <em>BMC Nephrology</em> explored what informal caregivers of people living with chronic kidney disease want in self-help interventions.</strong></p> Wed, 11 Jan 2023 07:25:00 GMT 2023-01-11T07:25:00Z Funding for investigating psychosocial stress as a risk factor for myocardial infarction <p>A grant of SEK 250&nbsp;000 has been approved for a project that will investigate psychosocial stress as a risk factor for younger and older patients who suffer a myocardial infarction. The funding has been approved by the Swedish funding association Riksf&ouml;rbundet Hj&auml;rtLung.</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2023 08:09:00 GMT 2023-01-10T08:09:00Z Study published: Evaluation of instrument to assess cardiac anxiety <p class="ingress">In a study recently published in <em>BMC Medical Research Methodology</em>, the researchers evaluate the Cardiac Anxiety Questionnaire (CAQ) - a questionnaire used to assess cardiac anxiety, and whether the questionnaire is suitable to apply to a Swedish population.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2023 11:27:00 GMT 2023-01-09T11:27:00Z