Sophie Jörgensen

Sophie Jörgensen

MD, Postdoctoral fellow

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I graduated from medical school in January 2010 and in October 2012 I received my license to practise as a physician. I am now pursuing both clinical and research-oriented work as a resident at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Skåne University Hospital, and a researcher affiliated with the Rehabilitation Medicine Research Group.  

The overall aim of my research is to generate new knowledge of living with long-term spinal cord injury into later life, with a specific focus on aspects of disability, health, life satisfaction, depressive symptoms and physical activity. The results will provide a foundation for the development of rehabilitation medicine follow-up programs and interventions specific to this population.

I received my doctoral degree in September 2017. My thesis is part of a large, longitudinal study, the Swedish Aging with Spinal Cord Injury Study (SASCIS), that we initiated in 2010. The SASCIS includes 123 individuals 50 years and older living with a spinal cord injury for at least ten years, and it is the first comprehensive study on aging with long-term SCI in a northern European perspective.

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
  • Other Health Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Other Clinical Medicine
  • Neurology

Free keywords

  • Rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Aging

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