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Research presentation

Annakarin Olsson

Annakarin Olsson, senior lecturer.

Research presentation

Annakarin Olsson

Senior lecturer, registered nurse

Research subject: Caring Science

Annakarin Olsson's research is conducted in the field of care and support for older people, their relatives, and healthcare professionals. In her role as program manager (shared mission) for the research program "Digital Shapeshifting", within the strategic research area of Health Promoting Work, her research also focuses on digitization and the societal challenges associated with it.

Her dissertation, titled "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Support in the Daily Life of People with Dementia and Their Relatives," aimed to describe the attitudes and experiences of people with dementia (care recipients) and their relatives (caregivers) towards the use of ICT support in their daily lives.

Annakarin is also the program director, in collaboration with another colleague, for the Nursing Program at the Lishui University in China.

As a practicing clinical nurse, Annakarin has experience in municipal and private care and support for older people, both in the Swedish and Norwegian contexts, as well as neonatal care in Sweden.


• Eating disorders in older people in special accommodations - experiences of healthcare professionals.

• "Caring for and being cared for by healthcare professionals wearing protective equipment” - experiences of older people and healthcare professionals.

• Loneliness among older people recently discharged from the hospital.

• Care and support for older people in China.

• Care after discharge from the hospital - quality of life and functional ability of older individuals (Partly funded by Region Gävleborg).

• Digitization in healthcare.

• Interprofessional communication in psychiatric outpatient care (co-supervisor for Ingela Rudberg).



Scholarly articles, refereed

Östlund, A., Högnelid, J. & Olsson, A. (2023). Being an older hospitalized patient during the COVID-19 pandemic - A qualitative interview study. BMC Geriatrics, 23. 10.1186/s12877-023-04562-1 [More information]
Rudberg, I., Olsson, A., Thunborg, C. & Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2023). Interprofessional communication in a psychiatric outpatient unit – an ethnographic study. BMC Nursing, 22. 10.1186/s12912-023-01446-y [More information]
Sjölund, B., Olsson, A. & Engström, M. (2021). Factors associated with improvement in depressive symptoms among older persons after hospitalisation – a prospective design with two follow-ups. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 35 (3), 923-928. 10.1111/scs.12910 [More information]
Olsson, A., Sjöberg, F. & Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2021). Follow the protocol and kickstart the heart : Intensive care nurses' reflections on being part of rescue situations in interdisciplinary teams. Nursing Open, 8 (6), 3325-3333. 10.1002/nop2.1050 [More information]
Olsson, A., Kirsti, S. & Engström, M. (2021). Strategies used by people with Alzheimer´s disease for outdoor wayfinding: a repeated observational study. Dementia, 20 (2), 505-517. 10.1177/1471301219896453 [More information]
Thunborg, C., Salzmann-Erikson, M. & Olsson, A. (2021). The Swedish translation of Perceptions of Restraint Use Questionnaire (PRUQ) : A test-retest reliability study in two dementia nursing homes. BMC Geriatrics, 21 (1). 10.1186/s12877-021-02486-2 [More information]
Olsson, A., Thunborg, C., Björkman, A., Blom, A., Sjöberg, F. & Salzmann-Erikson, M. (2020). A scoping review of complexity science in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 76 (8), 1961-1976. 10.1111/jan.14382 [More information]
Olsson, A., Berglöv, A. & Sjölund, B. (2020). "Longing to be independent again" - A qualitative study on older adults' experiences of life after hospitalization. Geriatric Nursing, 41 (6), 942-948. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.07.007 [More information]
Olsson, A., Salzmann-Erikson, M. & Thunborg, C. (2020). Restraint and seclusion portrayed via images posted on Twitter : what are the implications for healthcare professionals?. Cultura de los Cuidados, 24 (56), 223-243. 10.14198/cuid.2020.56.16 [More information]
Björkman, A., Engström, M., Olsson, A. & Wahlberg, A. (2017). Identified obstacles and prerequisites in telenurses’ work environment : a modified Delphi study. BMC Health Services Research, 17 (1). 10.1186/s12913-017-2296-y [More information]
Olsson, A., Skovdahl, K. & Engström, M. (2016). Using diffusion of innovation theory to describe perceptions of a passive positioning alarm among persons with mild dementia : a repeated interview study. BMC Geriatrics, 16. 10.1186/s12877-016-0183-8 [More information]
Olsson, A., Engström, M., Åsenlöf, P., Skovdahl, K. & Lampic, C. (2015). Effects of Tracking Technology on Daily Life of Persons With Dementia : Three Experimental Single-Case Studies. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia, 30 (1), 29-40. 10.1177/1533317514531441 [More information]
Olsson, A., Engström, M., Lampic, C. & Skovdahl, K. (2013). A passive positioning alarm used by persons with dementia and their spouses : a qualitative intervention study. BMC Geriatrics, 13 (11), 1-9. 10.1186/1471-2318-13-11 [More information]
Olsson, A., Lampic, C., Skovdahl, K. & Engström, M. (2013). Persons with early-stage dementia reflect on being outdoors : a repeated interview study. Aging & Mental Health, 17 (7), 793-800. 10.1080/13607863.2013.801065 [More information]
Olsson, A., Engström, M., Skovdahl, K. & Lampic, C. (2012). My, your and our needs for safety and security : relatives’ reflections on using information and communication technology in dementia care. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 26 (1), 104-112. 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00916.x [More information]

Doctoral thesis

Olsson, A. (2013). Daily life of persons with dementia and their spouses supported by a passive positioning alarm. Diss. (sammanfattning), 2013. Örebro: Örebro universitet. 81 p. (Örebro Studies in Caring Sciences 44) External link [More information]

Conference papers

Mendoza-Montoya, J., Rondán-Sanabria, G., Velarde-Allazo, E., Mårtensson, S., Olsson, A. & Chilo, J. (2023). Methane emission measurement wireless system for monitoring air pollution close to Chilla-Juliaca landfill. Proceedings of the LACCEI international Multi-conference for Engineering, Education and Technology: LACCEI. [More information]
Mendoza Montoya, J., Olsson, A., Mårtensson, S. & Chilo, J. (2020). Drone Gas Concentration Measurement System for Landfills. 2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC): IEEE. P. 1-5. 10.1109/I2MTC43012.2020.9129192 [More information]
Olsson, A. (2013). Persons with early-stage dementia reflect on being outdoors : a repeated interview study. . [More information]
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