Linda Johansson

Head of Discipline Health and Care Sciences
Head of Department
Institute of Gerontology , School of Health and Welfare
Associate Professor

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Linda Johansson is an associate professor with a PhD in nursing. She is the head of the Institute of gerontology and senior lecturer. She also has the position as head of the discipline health and and care sciences at the Research school  Health and Welfare.

Her thesis from 2013 aimed at exploring and describing foodwork (planning, shopping and cooking) and meals as well as the nutritional status among persons with dementia living in their ordinary home. The results showed that there is an association between reduced cognitive ability and increased risk of malnutrition. Changes regarding foodwork and meals affected both the persons with dementia and partners. Therefore, it is important to support both partners in the couple using a person-centered approach.

Between 2014-2018 Linda was involved in a project funded by the Swedish Research Council, first as a postdoc and later as a researcher. The project focused on healthy aging and important findings are; 1) People with dementia are at high risk for malnutrition but a structured preventive approach can help improve the nutritional status, 2) there is a association between nutritional status and oral health among older persons. Staff therefore need to focus more on oral health, 3) by combining different registry data, it is possible to study trajectories of care.

In 2021, Linda Johansson received 5.9 million SEK as main applicant from FORTE  to study how care is organized for younger people with dementia, including types of support, measures, and satisfaction among people with young onset dementia and their families. Further, Linda conduct research focusing on coercion and restraints among persons with dementia, elder abuse as well as preventive care for older persons in the areas of nutrition, falls, pressure ulcers, oral health and drugs.

 

Article

Johansson, Y., Tsevis, T., Nasic, S., Gillsjö, C., Johansson, L., Bogdanovic, N., Kenne Sarenmalm, E. (2021). Diagnostic accuracy and clinical applicability of the Swedish version of the 4AT assessment test for delirium detection, in a mixed patient population and setting BMC Geriatrics, 21(568). More information
Holmqvist, M., Thor, J., Ros, A., Johansson, L. (2021). Evaluation of older persons' medications: a critical incident technique study exploring healthcare professionals' experiences and actions BMC Health Services Research, 21(1). More information
Lindmark, U., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Johansson, L., Finkel, D. (2021). Oral health is essential for quality of life in older adults: A Swedish National Quality Register Study Gerodontology, 38(2), 191-198. More information
Siebmanns, S., Johansson, P., Ulander, M., Johansson, L., Andersson, G., Broström, A. (2021). The effect of nurse-led Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia on patients with cardiovascular disease: A randomized controlled trial with 6-month follow-up Nursing Open, 8(4), 1755-1768. More information
Johansson, L. Finkel, D. Lannering, C. Dahl Aslan, A. Andersson-Gäre, B. Hallgren, J. , ... Ernsth-Bravell M. (2021). Using aggregated data from Swedish national quality registries as tools to describe health conditions of older adults with complex needs Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 33, 1297-1306. More information
Johansson, L. (2021). Time to increase the involvement of persons with intellectual disability in palliative care and research Evidence-Based Nursing, 24. More information
Eide, L., Giske, T., Kuven, B., Johansson, L. (2021). Consequences of the Covid-19 virus on individuals receiving homecare services in Norway: A qualitative study of nursing students’ reflective notes BMC Nursing, 20(1). More information
Eide, W., Johansson, L., Eide, L. (2020). FIRST-YEAR nursing students’ experiences of simulation involving care of older patients: A descriptive and exploratory study Nurse Education in Practice, 45. More information
Siebmanns, S., Johansson, L., Sandberg, J., Johansson, P., Broström, A. (2020). Experiences and management of incidents that influence sleep in patients with cardiovascular disease and insomnia Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 35(4), 364-374. More information
Hallgren, J., Johansson, L., Lannering, C., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Gillsjö, C. (2020). Health- and social care in the last year of life among older adults in Sweden BMC Palliative Care, 19(1). More information
Holmqvist, M., Thor, J., Ros, A., Johansson, L. (2019). Older persons’ experiences regarding evaluation of their medication treatment: An interview study in Sweden Health Expectations, 22(6), 1294-1303. More information
Lu, Q., Mårtensson, J., Zhao, Y., Johansson, L. (2019). Living on the edge: Family caregivers’ experiences of caring for post-stroke family members in China: A qualitative study International Journal of Nursing Studies, 94, 1-8. More information
Johansson, L., Silén, M. (2018). Research methods in nursing students’ Bachelor's theses in Sweden: A descriptive study Nurse Education Today, 66, 187-193. More information
Lindmark, U., Jansson, H., Lannering, C., Johansson, L. (2018). Oral health matters for the nutritional status of older persons: A population-based study Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(5-6), 1143-1152. More information
Siebmanns, S., Ulander, M., Sandberg, J., Johansson, L., Johansson, P., Broström, A. (2018). Internet-based CBT for insomnia in the general population - a description of design, measurements and interventions in recent RCT studies Journal of Sleep Research, 27(1, SI), 290-291. More information
Siebmanns, S., Ulander, M., Sandberg, J., Johansson, L., Johansson, P., Broström, A. (2018). "You can’t always get what you want” - methodological challenges with an internet-based CBT intervention for insomnia among patients with cardiovascular disease Journal of Sleep Research, 27(1, SI), 291. More information
Ernsth-Bravell, M., Johansson, L., Finkel, D. (2018). Using National Quality Registries In Gerontological Research: Pros and Cons Innovation in Aging, 2(suppl_1), 149. More information
Johansson, L., Wijk, H., Christensson, L. (2017). Improving Nutritional Status of Older Persons with Dementia Using a National Preventive Care Program The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 21(3), 292-298. More information
Johansson, L., Wijk, H., Christensson, L. (2017). Health Care Professionals' Usage and Documentation of a Swedish Quality Registry Regarding Preventive Nutritional Care Quality Management in Health Care, 26(1), 15-21. More information
Johansson, L., Björklund, A., Sidenvall, B., Christensson, L. (2017). Staff views on how to improve mealtimes for elderly people with dementia living at home Dementia, 16(7), 835-852. More information
Lannering, C., Johansson, L., Ernsth-Bravell, M. (2017). The effect of a structured nutritional care programme in Swedish nursing homes , 64-70. More information
Lannering, C., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Johansson, L. (2017). Prevention of falls, malnutrition and pressure ulcers among older persons: nursing staff’s experiences of a structured preventive care process Health & Social Care in the Community, 25(3), 1011-1020. More information
Siebmanns, S., Ulander, M., Sandberg, J., Johansson, L., Johansson, P., Broström, A. (2017). Insomnia in patients with cardiovascular disease - a review of causes, consequences and nursing interventions European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 16(Suppl. 1), S31. More information
Siebmanns, S., Ulander, M., Sandberg, J., Johansson, L., Johansson, P., Broström, A. (2017). Internet-based Intervention to treat insomnia in patients with cardiovascular disease European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 16(Suppl. 1), S75. More information
Silén, M., Johansson, L. (2016). Aims and theoretical frameworks in nursing students' Bachelor's theses in Sweden: A descriptive study Nurse Education Today, 37, 91-96. More information
Johansson, L., Björklund, A., Sidenvall, B., Christensson, L. (2014). Spouses' experiences of mealtimes with a partner suffering from dementia The journal of aging research & clinical practice, 3(4), 237-244. More information
Johansson, L., Christensson, L., Sidenvall, B. (2011). Managing mealtimes tasks: told by persons with dementia Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(17), 2552-2562. More information
Johansson, L., Sidenvall, B., Malmberg, B., Christensson, L. (2009). Who will become malnourished?: A prospective study of factors associated with malnutrition in older persons living at home The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 13(10), 855-861. More information

Doctoral thesis

Johansson, L. (2013). Foodwork and meals in everyday life among persons with dementia and their partners (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: School of Health Sciences). More information

Book chapter

Torgé, C., Johansson, L., Östlund, L. (2020). Äldres psykiska hälsa och sårbarhet. In: Marie Ernsth Bravell & Lena Östlund (Ed.), Äldre och åldrande: grundbok i gerontologi (pp. 125 -152). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB More information
Johansson, L., Östlund, L. (2020). Geriatrisk vård och omsorg. In: Marie Ernsth Bravell & Lena Östlund (Ed.), Äldre och åldrande: grundbok i gerontologi (pp. 301 -352). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB More information

Conference paper

Ernsth-Bravell, M., Johansson, L., Östlund, L. (2019). Wellbeing without restraints and coercion, the zero vision. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden. More information
Fauth, B., Johannesson, S., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Johansson, L., Malmberg, B., Johansson, B., Zarit, S. (2019). Sustained and successful model in international gerontological education: A short study abroad course fostering research collaboration and educational training for over a decade. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden. More information
Holmqvist, M., Thor, J., Ros, A., Johansson, L. (2019). "I trust my physician but want to be involved"  - Older persons' Experiences of regarding evaluation of their medication treatment. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden. More information
Johansson, L., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Finkel, D. (2019). Health and social care in the most ill older persons. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden. More information
Finkel, D., Lindmark, U., Johansson, L., Ernsth-Bravell, M. (2019). Oral health predicts quality of life in data from Swedish National Quality Registries. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden. More information
Östlund, L., Johansson, L., Ernsth-Bravell, M. (2019). Wellbeing of persons with dementia without restraints and coercion. 9th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress (IAGG-ER2019), 23-25 May, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden. More information
Johansson, L. (2018). Effects of using a preventive care model among persons with dementia in ordinary home and nursing home with poor nutritional status. 5th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care, 10-12 September 2018, Vienna, Austria. More information
Johansson, L., Wijk, H., Christensson, L. (2016). Improving nutritional status among persons with dementia by performing individualized interventions. The Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, November 16-20, 2016.. More information
Johansson, L., Lannering, C., Anna K., D. (2016). Changes in nutritional status and its association with death among older persons. The Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, November 16-20, 2016.. More information

Other publications

Lannering, C., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Andersson, A., Johansson, L. . Effects of a preventive care process for prevention of malnutrition, falls and pressure ulcers among older people living in Swedish nursing homes. More information