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SWEpap - Parents, a pain-relieving resource in neonatal care

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress


Alexandra Ullsten

Research subject

SWEpap logotypeNewborn infants that are subjected to repeated and untreated pain are at the risk of developing chronic pain and other problems later in life. There are a number of methods that parents can use to alleviate the pain of their infant. The first part of this project is a Participatory Action Research study together with parents and health care personell that will search the best available method, which will be tested in the second part, compared to standard treatment.

Study protocol

Research groups

Research funding bodies

  • H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Lovisas förening för barnsjukvård
  • Region Värmland
  • Regional Research Council Mid Sweden
  • The Samariten foundation for paediatric research