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Research projects

Understanding long-term opioid treatment to patients with chronic non-cancer pain in order to develop a method that promotes proper treatment.

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 2021 - 2023


Katja Boersma

Research subject

Research environments

This research project is part of Elsa Ekelin's doctoral studies. The first subproject examined general practitioners' experience of prescribing weak opioids without seeing the patient through focus group interviews.

The second subproject explores communication between general practitioners and patients with chronic non-cancer pain and opioid treatment. Doctor visits are videotaped. Afterwards the patient is interviewed over the phone and the doctor is interviewed with stimulated recall.


Ekelin, E., & Hansson, A. (2018). The dilemma of repeat weak opioid prescriptions–experiences from Swedish GPs. Scandinavian journal of primary health care36(2), 180-188.

Research funding bodies

  • The Research Committee in Region Örebro Council