Johanna Falck is a Ph.D. student in Health and Care Sciences at the Research School of Health and Welfare and a lecturer at the School of Health and Welfare, and also a member of the center Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare.
Johanna's research concerns lipoedema, a chronic disease characterized by painful enlargement of subcutaneous fat. Lipoedema almost exclusively affects women during hormonal influence and has a negative impact on health and quality of life. Research on lipoedema is sparse, and the affected women pay low attention to healthcare. The thesis aims to gain a more profound knowledge of lipoedema by studying health, quality of life, and experiences of support, care, and treatment among the affected women.
Johanna is a reg. Nurse, midwife, and school nurse with clinical experience from the birth care center and student health care and has a for many years combined her clinical work with leadership in the development and improvements of health care.
Falck, J., Rolander, B., Nygårdh, A., Jonasson, L-L., Mårtensson, J. (2022). Women with lipoedema: a national survey on their health, health-related quality of life and sense of coherence. BMC Women´s Health, 22:457. More information
Hammarlund, K., Falck, J., Lind, J., Thorstensson, S. (2015). Meeting and supporting students who have parents with mental ill-health. British Journal of School Nursing, 10(4), 182–187. More information
Petersson, C., Falck, J., Lundquist, M., Fredholm Ståhl, y. (2022). Measuring school children´s experiences of the school health services in Sweden: a pilot study. British Journal och Child Health, 3(3), 67-74. More information
Falck, J., Rolander, B., Nygårdh, A., Jonasson, L., Mårtensson, J. (2023). Experiences of healthcare and treatments in women with lipedema - results from a Swedish national survey. FDRS 2023 Conference, 14-16 April 2023, Atlanta, USA.
Falck, J., Nygårdh, A., Rolander, B., Jonasson, L., Mårtensson, J. (2023). Healthcare experiences, health-related stigma, and social support among Swedish women with lipoedema – results from a national survey. Lipedema World Congress, 5-7 October 2023, Potsdam, Germany. More information