Ann-Cathrin Jönsson

Ann-Cathrin Jönsson

Affiliated with the university, Associate Professor

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With an increasing number of elderly in the population, the prevalence of stroke is expected to increase. To develop my competence regarding the consequences of stroke, I participated in the start of the Lund Stroke Register in 2001 and registered all patients with stroke during a one-year period. Follow-up at four and sixteen months after stroke of the survivors among the 416 persons registered the first year was the primary focus of my PhD thesis entitled Life after stroke – outcome and views of patients and carers.

There are few scientific studies of recovery after stroke in a long-term perspective. Therefore, I followed up the 145 survivors from the first year (2001) population in Lund Stroke Register ten years after stroke. The aim was to examine the persons’ life situation, physical and psychosocial status, secondary prevention – i.e. measures to prevent recurrent stroke and promote health - and participation in different activities in the society by the participants’ self-reports.
The following article was the first publication from the ten-year follow up and was presented as the Article of the month at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, in June 2014. 

In my research, I have also examined a cohort of stroke patients at Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, where I also focused on secondary prevention after stroke and gender differences. A qualitative study with participants from the cohort in Malmö described how the elderly a couple of years after stroke experienced the life situation with their companion animals after stroke.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Neurology

Free keywords

  • Stroke
  • Recovery
  • Long-term perspective


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