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Alexandra Eilegård Wallin

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 301065

Room: P2245

Alexandra Eilegård Wallin

About Alexandra Eilegård Wallin

Nurse. Senior lecturer Caring Science. Researcher Caring Science.

Course coordinator OM307G, Nursing Science, Evidence-Based Care and Scientific Methods, 7,5 Credits

Examiner OM301G, Nursing Science, Knowledge of Improvement and Scientific Methods, 7,5 Credits

Supervisor for bachelor's thesis in Nursing Science 15 credits, OM313G Nursing Science, Degree Project, 15 Credits

Thesis: "The loss of a child to cancer - focusing on siblings" 2012, The departments of Oncolocy and Pathology and Women's and Children's Health, Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Childhood Cancer Research Unit, Karolinska Institutet and Sophiahemmet University College

Research focus: My research includes the child/ teenager and the family in cancer care and skin and wounds. 

Ongoing research projects

"Stem cell transplanted teenagers and their way to adulthood"

Researchers: Alexandra Eilegård Wallin RN, Ph.D & Anncarin Svanberg RN, Ph.D

Uppsala University Hospital, Hematology Oncology and Endocrine Tumors. Akademiska sjukhuset, Sektionen för Hematologi, Hematologiavd 101 A, 75185 Uppsala. Institutionen för medicin och pharmaci. Uppsala Universitet

Aim: To gain knowledge about young adults' memories regarding the factor's nutrition, activity and sexuality when cared for at the hospital during their cancer treatment (chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation) as teenagers. Further, to examine coherence between the young adults’ memories (remembrance) and the healthcare professionals documentation regarding nutrition, activity and sexuality.

Methods: A study specific nation-wide questionnaire 

Ongoing research projects: Development and clinical validation of a risk prediction model for incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) in a group of hospitalised adult patients.

People living with incontinence are at risk of developing irritant contact dermatitis, also known as incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). IAD is a major health problem worldwide and a recognized risk factor for the development of devastating wounds, such as pressure ulcers. IAD affects over 50% of patients with incontinence. Risk assessment of IAD aims to evaluate risk based on factors that increase (risk factor) or decrease (protective factor) a person's susceptibility to developing IAD. Risk assessment is important for disease prediction, prioritizing resource use, and informing clinical interventions. An essential component of IAD risk assessment is an IAD risk prediction model. The goals of this project are:

To develop the first predictive IAD model in a combined effort that includes a systematic review and a global Delphi consensus study,
to clinically test the new model in a cohort study in 6 Swedish hospitals, and
evaluate the applicability of the new predictive model in clinical practice in a qualitative study.
The risk prediction model will be innovative and inventive, translating knowledge about IAD risk factors and expert opinion into a usable tool for clinical practice. It will help accurately identify patients in need of preventive treatment. It will support clinical decision making and have a positive impact on the quality of patient care. The tool will also help decision makers in resource allocation and researchers in clinical trial design. This project is funded by the Swedish Research Council – Vetenskapsrådet.

Researchers: Professor Dimitri Beeckman, Professor Jan Kottner Institute of Clinical Nursing Science Charité Center 1 for Health and Human Sciences Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin Charitéplatz 1 10117 Berlin Germany, Senior lecturer in caring science Alexandra Eilegård Wallin, PhD student Julie Deprez 

 

Ongoing projects: The TAPE study. Pain associated with the use of medical adhesives

A medical adhesive is a product used to attach an external component (e.g., tape, plaster, dressing, catheter, electrode, ostomy bag, patch, etc.) to the skin. Medical adhesives in "stick-to-skin applications" are used millions of times daily in all patient populations. Clinical experience has shown that removal of these adhesives can damage the superficial layers of skin when removed along with the adhesive product. Not only does this compromise the integrity of the skin, but it can also cause pain and risk of infection, enlarge the wound, and delay healing, all of which affect the patient's quality of life. Children, older persons and other vulnerable groups are particularly sensitive to this, but it is often neglected by the health service and little studied. The TAPE study will examine the nature and extent of pain associated with medical adhesives in four sub-studies: 1) an integrative literature review, 2) a survey of healthcare facilities on knowledge and awareness, 3) an observational study of healthcare routines, and 4) an interview study with children and parents. The TAPE study will identify knowledge gaps and serve as a basis for improving routines and adhesive materials.

Researchers: Professor Mats Eriksson, Professor Dimitri Beeckman, Aenior lecuturer in caring science Alexandra Eilegård Wallin

 

 

Publications

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Articles in journals

Chapters in books

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries