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Annika Imhagen

Position: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Annika Imhagen
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About Annika Imhagen

Doctoral student (50 %) and primary health care nurse at Brickebackens vårdcentral (50 %). In my research project I will study different treatments for obesity and participants experiences before and after interventions.

In the primary care in Region Örebro län a group treatment, “Step by step”, has been in use since 2010. It comprises of six group sessions over 6-8 moths with different themes such as diet, physical exercise and stress. Between the group sessions there are home assignments, for example writing a diet or exercise diary. The treatment has been further developed to an internet-based treatment in 12 modules over 6 months. From January 2022, participants are recruited in a study comparing enhanced support with usual care.

Research projects:

  • Observational study of Step by step that was cancelled due to the Corona-pandemic.
  • Interview study with persons participating in “Step by step”, studying experiences of living with obesity. Published in Journal of Clinical Nursing in June 2022.
  • Longitudinal observational study measuring physical activity before and after bariatric surgery.
  • Internet-based treatment of obesity - RCT
  • Internet-based treatment of obesity - Interview study