Research areas and projects

Symptomer , lægesøgning og diagnostik

Symptoms, healthcare-seeking and diagnosis 

Symptom experiences among people in the general population are common, but the interpretation of symptom experiences differs and only few symptoms are presented to the healthcare system.This research area focuses on the description and analysis of symptom experience among people in the general population and the individuals’ interpretation of symptoms and subsequent healthcare-seeking behaviour.
 Kroniske sygdomme  

Chronic diseases

This research field spans identification and validation of biomarkers in chronic disease, development of treatment strategies and improvement of quality in general practice. Validation and use of measures of multimorbidity are also part of this research field. Several of the projects are carried out in collaboration with the Danish Quality Unit of General Practice, using the Danish General Practice Research Database.

Organisation of general practice  

 General practice is currently facing a number of challenges regarding the overall organisation and regulation of the sector. The contribution of this research group is to describe and analyse some of these challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration between general practitioners, economists and other professionals.
 Rehabilitering i primærsektoren  

Cancer rehabilitation

Our primary field of research is cancer rehabilitation. Our focus is on continuity and coordination of care between hospitals, general practice and municipalities, identification and analyses of needs of rehabilitation and supportive care, development and evaluation of new models improving rehabilitation in general practice

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Existential and spiritual care

The purpose of the group is to investigate the existential and spiritual needs of individuals who are ill, and investigate how these needs can best be meet by the healthcare system through strategic and professional health care practices, which prioritises is focus holistically on the individual's many needs - physical, mental, social and spiritual.


 Risiko-forståelse og kommunikation  

Medical risk analysis and medical risk communication

  • How various measures of risk and benefit are understood and best 
  • How the communication is perceived among doctors and lay people
  • The impact of risk communication on doctors’ diagnosis and treatment strategy and patients’ acceptance of and persistence to an agreed treatment plan.
  • The applied methods vary from register-based cohort studies, internet-based surveys to clinical intervention studies.


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    Relationships in general practice

    The purpose of the group” Relationships in general practice” is to generate research-based knowledge of the significance relationships have on health, illness and healing, which will benefit citizens, health professional and society.



    Health Promotion and Prevention of Lifestyle-Related Diseases

    Lifestyle-related diseases, such as type-2-diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular diseases pose a major and global public health problem. Worldwide, 422 million people are currently diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of mortality, accounting for 29.6% of all deaths (15.6 million deaths) worldwide.

    This research group seeks to contribute to a reduction in lifestyle-related diseases by conducting explorative studies and intervention studies in a variety of distinct, yet related areas. 


    The Research Initiative of Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy (FiA)

    The Research initiative of Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy embrace Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.  The research field focuses on understanding human activity and enabling people to perform and engage in needed and desired daily activities.

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