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Main research areas

With my background in public health I have an interest in exploring the relationship between social resources, psychological wellbeing, quality of life and biomedical aspects of health. My research at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen focuses on psychosocial aspects of diabetes, particularly 1) the influence of social network and social support on quality of life and glycaemic control and 2) how to integrate psychosocial support into diabetes care.

I have a special interest in type 1 diabetes, but also performs research in the area of type 2 diabetes, e.g. diabetes distress when screened for kidney complications (ongoing study) and peer support in adults with type 2.

I incorporate quantitative and qualitative research methods in explorative research and intervention research. 

Research areas

Psychosocial support in people with diabetes

Current research

Psychosocial health and diabetes e.g:

  • How can we use patient-reported outcomes to promote patient centred care and psychosocial support in type 1 diabetes routine consultations (UPRO)? - A study of the development and implementation of monitoring psychosocial patient-reported outcomes.

  • How does risk screening for kidney disease influence diabetes distress? - PRIORITY (Proteomic prediction and Renin angiotensin aldosterone system Inhibition prevention Of early diabetic nephRopathy In TYpe 2 diabetic patients with normoalbuminuria)SUB-STUDY

Diabetes-specific peer support e.g:

  • The development and test of a board game to facilitate  peer support in people with type 2 diabetes

  • Diabetes-specific social capital in people with type 1 diabetes

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