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Agneta Schröder

Title: Affiliated Researcher School/office: School of Health Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303000

Room: P2237

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About Agneta Schröder

Agneta Schröder is an associate professor, and licensed psychiatric nurse. She also has a nursing teacher's degree and a Master of Philosophy in nursing pedagogy. Agneta is employed as a research leader at the University Healthcare Research Center, Region Örebro County and professor at Department of Health Sciences (NTNU) in Gjøvik, Norway. She received her doctoral degree in 2006 and has since then actively participated in the work with research and doctoral supervision. Since 2016, she has been an unpaid associate professor at the School of Health Sciences, Örebro University.


Agneta's main research area is quality of care in psychiatric care. She is the project leader for three research groups, Quality in Psychiatric Care in Sweden, Quality in Psychiatric Care in Norway and the international research project Quality in Psychiatric Care. The research within the area of care quality in psychiatric care mainly aims to develop and evaluate instruments to measure the quality of care in psychiatric round-the-clock care, outpatient care, forensic psychiatric round-the-clock care, substance abuse care and social psychiatry's residential support and daily activities. Several of the Quality in Psychiatric Care (QPC) instruments are also adapted for staff and relatives, which means that it is possible to compare the quality of care from the different perspectives. In addition, the instruments can be used for national and international comparisons. By using the instruments, areas for improvement but also the effects of measures can be identified.

Currently, Agneta's research is mainly conducted in three overlapping areas: quality of care in psychiatric care; the patient's health-related quality of life, symptom burden and recovery in psychiatric care; and the staff's work environment in psychiatric round-the-clock care. Through doctoral projects, she is involved in several research areas such as students' mental health, coercion in psychiatric care, oncology and people with disabilities.


Agneta supervises doctoral students.


Within the research area of care quality, collaboration takes place with both national and international researchers in Norway, Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Spain, Brazil, Indonesia and Taiwan, among others. The purpose of the international collaborations is to adapt and test the reliability and validity of the QPC instrument in different contexts within different countries to finally compare the quality of care between different countries.

Selection of ongoing research

  • International research project Quality in Psychiatric Care.
  • The relationship between the quality of psychiatric care and patient recovery and health-related quality of life - a multicentre study.
  • Relationship between health personnel's assessment of the quality of the service provided and work-related conditions.
  • Comparative studies of patients' and staff's estimates of the quality of care in psychiatric outpatient care and round-the-clock care.


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