Pia Hyllander Klernäs

affiliated with the university, PhD student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Physiotherapy



I am a physiotherapist and a PhD student at LU. My research area are patients with lymphedema and how they experience their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In my first paper I continued to, develop, shorten and improve a lymphedema specific HRQoL-questionnaire, from Australia, and tested it for reliability and validity in 200 patients with lymphedema. My second is a cross-sectional study, in which I evaluated how 129 patients rated their HRQoL. In my third paper I tested the responsiveness and sensitivity of the questionnaire during two interventions. My last paper is longitudinal were I follow the patients HRQoL before and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after two interventions.

Recent research outputs

Pia Klernäs, Johnsson, A., Boyages, J., Håkan Brorson, Munnoch, A. & Karin Johansson, 2018 Jun 1, In : Lymphatic Research and Biology. 16, 3, p. 300-308 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pia Klernäs, Johnsson, A., Horstmann, V. & Karin Johansson, 2018 Jun, In : Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 32, 2, p. 634-644

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pia Klernäs, 2017, Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Medicine. 101 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

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