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Annika Imhagen

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

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About Annika Imhagen

Doctoral student (50 %) and primary care nurse at Brickebackens vårdcentral (50 %). In my research project I will study a primary care based group treatment of overweight and obesity.

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.

My research will study “Step by step” in two different studies:

  • Observational study where we will assess the effect of the group treatment on participants weight, dietary habits, physical activity, quality of life, eating habits and metabolic health.
  • Interview study with persons participating in “Step by step”. We are interested to know how it is to live with overweight/obesity, motives to lose weight and experiences of the group treatment.