Annette Nygårdh

Avdelningen för omvårdnad , Hälsohögskolan
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Annette Nygårdh have a PhD in Nursing and her research is mainly focused on co-produced person-centered care. The purpose of the research is to improve health care from the patient’s and next of kin´s perspective. Important for Annette is the clinical usability of research and hence the driving force. Furthermore, Annette’s research designs e.g. interactive research and co-design, emphasize that interventions should be clinically relevant and based on a bottom-up perspective e.g. the intervention should be developed and implemented in collaboration with the professionals, patients and next of kins. 

Most of Annette’s research projects are performed in collaboration with health care professionals in health care organizations. One project was a co-design project involving the patients, next of kins, and health care professionals’ perspective to develop a WEB-based intervention. The second project was an inter-professional collaboration to explore barriers and facilitators related to the implementation process of an Internet-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy program in cardiac care. The third project was in line with the intervention developed in my PhD study where one of the contents in the intervention was about learning activities for persons with chronic kidney disease. This project was about learning activities for persons with long-term disease to increase the patients’ experiences of empowerment and shared decision making. The fourth project was an international project with the aim of mapping the core competencies in nursing education. Currently, Annette’s research focus is on Women with lipoedema and their health and health related quality of life and their experiences of health care.


Neher, M., Nygårdh, A., Broström, A., Lundgren, J., Johansson, P. (2022). Perspectives of Policy Makers and Service Users Concerning the Implementation of eHealth in Sweden: Interview Study Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(1). More information
Petersson, C., Nygårdh, A., Hedberg, B. (2022). To support self-management for people with long-term conditions: The effect on shared decision-making, empowerment and coping after participating in group-learning sessions Nursing Open, 9(5), 2444-2453. More information
Falck, J., Rolander, B., Nygårdh, A., Jonasson, 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(1). More information
Lin, C., Imani, V., Griffiths, M., Broström, A., Nygårdh, A., Demetrovics, Z., Pakpour, A. (2021). Temporal associations between morningness/eveningness, problematic social media use, psychological distress and daytime sleepiness: Mediated roles of sleep quality and insomnia among young adults Journal of Sleep Research, 30(1). More information
Abelsson, A., Falk, P., Sundberg, B., Nygårdh, A. (2021). Empowerment in the perioperative dialog Nursing Open, 8(1), 96-103. More information
Abelsson, A., Odestrand, P., Nygårdh, A. (2020). To strengthen self-confidence as a step in improving prehospital youth laymen basic life support BMC Emergency Medicine, 20(1). More information
Abelsson, A., Nygårdh, A. (2020). The nurse anesthetist perioperative dialog BMC Nursing, 19(1). More information
Ahorsu, D. Lin, C. Imani, V. Carlbring, P. Nygårdh, A. Broström, A. , ... Pakpour A. (2020). Testing an app-based intervention to improve insomnia in patients with epilepsy: A randomized controlled trial Epilepsy & Behavior, 112. More information
Lindblad, A., Hedberg, B., Nygårdh, A., Petersson, C. (2020). "An expanded window of understanding a changed everyday life"—Experiences from patients with long-term conditions after attending group learning sessions Journal of Patient Experience, 7(6), 1022-1028. More information
Neher, M., Nygårdh, A., Nilsen, P., Broström, A., Johansson, P. (2019). Implementing internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease and psychological distress: a scoping review. More information
Abelsson, A., Nygårdh, A. (2019). To enhance the quality of CPR performed by youth layman International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12(1). More information
Wang, L., Mårtensson, J., Zhao, Y., Nygårdh, A. (2018). Experiences of a health coaching self-management program in patients with COPD: a qualitative content analysis. The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 13, 1527-1536. More information
Nygårdh, A., Neher, M., Broström, A., Nilsen, P., Johansson, P. (2017). Towards internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease and comorbid depression and insomnia? , 16(7), 565-566. More information
Neher, M., Johansson, P., Nilsen, P., Broström, A., Nygårdh, A. (2017). Exploring implementation issues when introducing a novel internet-based intervention to treat cardiovascular disease-associated mental health issues- the Implement-IT project. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 16(Suppl. 1), S52-S53. More information
Nygårdh, A., Sherwood, G., Sandberg, T., Rehn, J., Knutsson, S. (2017). The visibility of QSEN competencies in clinical assessment tools in Swedish nurse education Nurse Education Today, 59, 110-117. More information
Nygårdh, A., Ahlström, G., Wann-Hansson, C. (2016). Handling a challenging context: experiences of facilitating evidence-based elderly care Journal of Nursing Management, 24(2), 201-210. More information
Malm, D., Rolander, B., Ebefors, E., Conlon, L., Nygårdh, A. (2016). Reducing the prevalence of catheter-related infections by quality improvement: Six-year follow-up study Open Journal of Nursing, 6(2), 79-87. More information
Wang, L., Nygårdh, A., Zhao, Y., Mårtensson, J. (2016). Self-management among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in China and its association with sociodemographic and clinical variables Applied Nursing Research, 32, 61-66. More information
Ulin, K., Malm, D., Nygårdh, A. (2015). What is known about the benefits of patient-centered care in patients with heart failure. More information
Aidemark, J., Askenäs, L., Nygårdh, A., Strömberg, A. (2015). User involvement in the co-design of self-care support systems for heart failure patients Procedia Computer Science, 64, 118-124. More information
Nygårdh, A. Mårtensson, J. Allemann, H. Strömberg, A. Aidemark, J. Fruberg, C. , ... Askenäs L. (2015). An experience-based co-design to accomplish person-centered self-care support for elderly persons with heart failure European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 14, 51-52. More information
Nygårdh, A., Malm, D., Wikby, K., Ahlström, G. (2014). The complexity in the implementation process of empowerment-based chronic kidney care: a case study BMC Nursing, 13(22), 1-10. More information
Nygårdh, A., Malm, D., Wikby, K., Ahlström, G. (2012). Empowerment Intervention in Outpatient Care of Persons with Chronic Kidney Disease Pre-Dialysis Nephrology Nursing Journal : Journal of The American Nephrology Nurses Association, 39(4), 285-294. More information
Nygårdh, A., Malm, D., Wikby, K., Ahlström, G. (2012). The experience of empowerment in the patient-staff encounter: the patient's perspective Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(5/6), 897-904. More information
Nygårdh, A., Wikby, K., Malm, D., Ahlstrom, G. (2011). Empowerment in outpatient care for patients with chronic kidney disease - from the family member's perspective BMC Nursing, 10(21), 2-8. More information


Nygårdh, A. (2013). A quality improvement project on empowerment in chronic kidney care: an interactive research approach (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: School of Health Sciences). More information


Hedberg, B., Nygårdh, A. (2018). Patientdelaktighet och medverkan hos vuxna med fysisk ohälsa. In: Ann Catrine Eldh (Ed.), Delaktighet och patientmedverkan (pp. 107 -138). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB More information
Nygårdh, A. (2017). Kvalitetsutveckling inom äldres vård och omsorg. In: K. Blomqvist, A.-K. Edberg, M. Ernsth-Bravell & H. Wijk (Ed.), Omvårdnad och äldre (pp. 599 -618). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB More information
Nygårdh, A. (2009). Interaktiv forskning. In: Mattias Elg, Boel Andersson Gäre (Ed.), Vägval och dilemman i interaktiv forskning: Kurspaper från Bridging the Gaps doktorandkurs Interaktiv forskning 2008 (pp. 19 -28). Linköpings: Linköpings universitet More information


Ahonen, H. Kvarnvik, C. Broström, A. Fransson, E. Nygårdh, A. Stensson, M. , ... Lindmark U. (2019). “No one seems to know”: Studieprotokoll för utvärdering av ett teoretiskt ramverk för oral hälsa avseende reliabilitet och validitet i en obstruktiv sömnapné population. SFSS Årskongress, 16-18 oktober 2019, Uppsala. More information
Ahonen, H., Kvarnvik, C., Broström, A., Fransson, E., Nygårdh, A., Stensson, M., Lindmark, U. (2019). Oral hälsa och obstruktiv sömnapné- protokoll för en longitudinell studie. Tandhygienistdagarna, 7-9 april, Arlanda Airport. More information


Wang, L., Mårtensson, J., Nygårdh, A., Zhao, Y. . A health coaching self-management programme to improve physical activity, lung function and quality of life in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: a randomized controlled trial. More information
Wang, L., Nygårdh, A., Zhao, Y., Mårtensson, J. . Effects of a health coaching self-management programme in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on self-management skills and psychological status: a randomized controlled trial. More information
Nygårdh, A., Malm, D., Wikby, K., Ahlström, G. . Facilitators and barriers in the implementation process of an improvement intervention in chronic kidney care: a case study. More information