Dr. Gunilla Borglin, Reader (Docent)
Sustainable Active Ageing / Caring Science
RN, MSc, PhD, Reader (Associate Professor)
Blekinge Institute of Technology
School of Health Science, Campus Gräsvik
SE-371 79 Karlskrona
Phone: +46 455 38 54 76
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Year of dissertation:
Quality of life among older people, their experience, need of help, health, social support, activities and sense of coherence. Doctoral Dissertation from Centre of Caring Science. Lund University, Sweden. ISBN 918543913
Senior Lecturer/Researcher 80% & 20% Karlstad University
Clinical specialisation: Older People
Current Research Field:
Overall and health related quality of life among Older People (75+), as well as their physical (i.e. health complaints) and mental health (i.e. depression and anxiety). I am also interested in approaches such as Stepped Care, Case Management, Research Design and Methods and Instrument Psychometric Properties.
At the moment my research efforts are focused on working on a structured research programme which will be based on the Medical Research Council's recommendation for complex interventions. The heart of the programme will target older people, their quality of life in relation to their physical and mental health and the final part of the program aims to develop suitable and feasible interventions for older peoples mental and physical health problems.
Title project/research area
Main Supervisor for:
Anna Willman: Older People, Health Complaints, Quality of Life. Karlstad University
Carmen Sanmartin Torralba: Older People, Quality of Care in relation to Nursing Sensitive Quality Indicators and patient outcome such as Quality of Life. Blekinge Institute of Technology/Lund University
Ewa, K., Andersson: Midlife adults, Myocardial Infarction and the experience of life for next of kins and patients. Blekinge Instutute of Technology/Lund University
Boel Sandström: National Guidelines attituds, knowledge, implementation among Politicians, Top-level Mental Health Care Managers, Nurses and Enrolled Nurses. Blekinge Institute of Technology/Lund University
Collaboration, Co-workers, Post-doc level and above
I am collaborating on both a national and international level on several publications as well as research projects within areas such as older peoples, their physical and mental health problems. I am addtionally engaged in EANS as a Fellow of European Academy of Nursing Science http://www.european-academy-of-nursing-science.com/ as well as in REFLECTION http://www.reflection-network.eu/index.php an European project supported by EFS.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Gustafsson, M., Bohman, DM., Borglin G. (2013) Challenges of conducting experimental studies within a clinical nursing context. Applied Nursing Research. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.11.013
Andersson, E.K., Borglin, G., Sjöström, A & Willman A., (2013) Standing alone when life takes a unexpected turn: Being a midlife next of kin to a relative having undergone a myocardial infarction. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 27, 864-871.
Sandström B., Svensson B., Willman A & Borglin G., (2013) How do we know if this is the best?: Mental health care professionals views regarding the national guidelines for psychosocial interventions. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, doi: 10.1111/inm.12049
Gustafsson, M., & Borglin, G. (2013) Can a theory-based intervention change and sustain nurses´knowledge and attitudes concerning cancer pain mangagement? A quasi-experimental study. BMC Health Services Research 13:328.
Bohman, D., Eriksson, T., Borglin G., (2013) Swedish Nurses Perception of Nursing Research and its Implementation in Clinical Practice: A focus group study Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science, 27, 525 533.
Andersson, E., Borglin, G., Willman A., (2013) The Experiences of Younger Adults Following Myocardial Infarction. Qualitative Health Research, 23, (6), p 762-772.
Sandström, B., Willman, A., Svensson, B., Borglin, G. (2013) Mapping attitudes and awareness with regard to national guidelines: an e-mail survey among decision makers. Journal of Nursing Management, DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12061
Borglin, G., Fagerström, C., (2012) Nursing students understanding of critical thinking and appraisal and academic writing: A descriptive qualitative study. Nurse Education In Practice. 12, 356-360.
Borglin, G., (2012) Promoting critical thinking and academic writing skills in nurse education. Nurse Education Today. 32, 5, 611-613.
Gustafsson A-S., Eriksson, T., Andersson., S & Borglin, G., (2012) The occurence of problems in connections with the saphenous vein harvest surgical site? A telephone interview project three months after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research and Clinical Studies. 1, (103), 41-43.
Sandström, B., Borglin G., Nilsson, R., Willman, A. (2011) Promoting the implementation of evidence-based practice: A literature review focusing on the role of nursing leadership. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 8, 4, 212-223.
Borglin, G., Gustafsson, M., & Krona, H. (2011). A theory-based educational intervention targeting nurses' attitudes and knowledge concerning cancer-related pain management: A study protocol of a quasi-experimental design. BMC Health Service Research, 11:233. Highly Accessed
Richards, D.A., Borglin, G., (2011). Implementation of pychological therapies for anxiety and depression in routine practice: Two year prospective cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 133, 51-60
Richards, D.A., Borglin G., (2011). Complex Interventions and Nursing: looking through a new lens at nursing research. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 48, 5, 531-533
Fagerström, C., Borglin, G., (2010). Mobility, functional ability and Health Related Quality of Life among people 60 years and older. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 5, 22, 1-8.
Holst G, Willman A, Borg C, Fagerström C, Hellström Y, Borglin G. (2010). Quality of Care: Prevention of Pressure Ulcers - Nursing Students as facilitators of evidence based practice. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research and Clinical Studies, 30, 1, 40-42.
Fiddler, M. Borglin, G., Galloway, A. Jackson, C. McGowan, L. Lovell, K. (2010). The traditional once a week ward round or the daily in-patient meeting? A multidisciplinary mental health team's experience of new ways of working. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19, 2, 119-127.
Borglin, G., Richards, D.A., (2010). Randomisation eliminates bias in experimental nursing science: myth, association or causality? A discussion on the current position of evidence based nursing. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47, 1, 123-128. Referenced at: http://www.consort-statement.org/database/ (Top 5% ISI - 2010 at BTH)
Spilsbury, K., Stuttard, L., Adamson, J., Borglin, G., Atkin, K., Carr-Hill, R., McCaughan, D., McKenna, H., Wakefield, A,. (2009). Mapping the introduction of Assistant Practitioner role in Acute NHS (Hospital Trusts in England. Journal of Nursing Management, 17, 615-626.
Wakefield, A., Spilsbury, K., Atkin, K., Borglin, G., Stuttard, L., McKenna, H,. (2009). Assistant or Substitute: Exploring the fit between national policy vision and local practice realities of assistant practitioner job descriptions. Health Policy, 90, 2-3, 286-295.
Keeley, P., Creed, F., Tomenson, B., Todd, C., Borglin, G., Dickens, C., (2008). Psychosocial predictors of health-related quality of life and health service utilisation in people with chronic low back pain. Pain, 135, 142-150.
Fiddler, M., Borglin, G., Galloway, A., Jackson, C., Lovell, K.. (2007). Developing joint working arrangements for admission between community and inpatient services: A development project within a mental health setting. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing 14, 705-712.
Borglin, G., Hellström, Y., Edberg, A-K., Hagberg, B., Westergren, A., Hallberg, IR., (2006). Psychometric testing of a quality of life scale among Swedish people 75 years and above in need of help with activities of daily living or not. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, Vol 9S1 pp e25-e43. doi:10.1016/j.cein.2006.11.001.
Borglin, G., Jakobsson, U., Edberg, A-K., Hallberg, IR., (2006). Older people in Sweden with various degrees of present quality of life: their health, social support, everyday activities and sense of coherence. Health and Social Care in the Community, 14, (2), 136-146.
Borglin, G., Jakobsson, U., Edberg, A-K., Hallberg, IR., (2005). Self-reported health complaints and their prediction of overall and health-related quality of life among elderly people. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 42, (2), p 147-158.
Borglin, G., Edberg, A-K., Hallberg, IR., (2005).The experience of quality of life among older people. Journal of Aging Studies, 19, (2) p 201-220.
Publications in Press
Bohman, M.D., & Borglin G. (2013) Exchange studies for nurse students does it raise cultural awarness? A descriptive qualitative study. Nurse Education in Practice
Publications under Peer-review
Dupin C, Borglin G, Debout C & Rothan-Tondeur M. (201x) An ethnographic study of nurses experience with nursing research and its integration into practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Submitted June 2013 resubmitted November 2013
Olsson, C., Rignér A., Borglin G., (201x) Will conducting systematic literature reviews as part of a PhD end up in better-equipped researchers? Nurse Education in Practice June 2013
Edited works, contributions
Borglin, G., (2014). Chapter 3. Pragmatism and mixed methods, pp xx-xx. In Richards, D., & Hallberg I.L., Ed. Complex Interventions in Health Care: A Research Handbook. London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. [In English]. In manuscript
Borglin, G., (2013). Chapter 3. Preserverving Health, Older Peoples Quality of Life, pp xx- xx. In: Jansson W., & Rydholm Hedman, A-M., Ed. Gerontological Nursing Care. Stockholm: Pearson Education Publication. [In Swedish]. In Print.
Borglin, G., (2012). Chapter 15. Mixed Methods an Introduction, pp 269- 287. In: Henricsson, M., Ed. Scientific Theory & Method. From idea to examination within Nursing Science. Lund: Student Litteratur. [In Swedish]. Awarded Studentliteratures Honaray Book Price at the Library and Book Fair, September 2012, Gothenburg.
Spilsbury, K., Adamson, J., Atkin, K., Bartlett, C., Bloor, K., Borglin, G., Carr-Hill, R., McCaughan, D., McKenna, H., Stuttard, L., & Wakefield, A. (2011) Evaluation of the development and impact of assistant practitioners supporting the work of the ward-based registered nurses in acute NHS (hospital) Trusts in England. SDO project 08/1619/159.
Publications in Professional Journals
Gustafsson, M., & Borglin, G., (2012). Can an educational intervention targeting registered nurses attityd and knowledge concerning cancer-related pain change practice? BestPractice Pain, 1, 36-39. [In Swedish]
Borglin, G., (2005). Health, not the only factor having an impact on older peoples quality of life. Omvårdnadsmagasinet 2, 28-31. [In Swedish]
Borglin, G., (1997). How to survive the writing of a BSc Nursing dissertation. Omvårdaren, 4, 20-22. [In Swedish]
Abstracts and Conference Presentations,
Borglin G. Invited Speaker (all expences paid) by the Departmen of Health Sciences, Malmö University to give a lecture A Crash Course in Mixed Methods 17th October.
Borglin G. Invited (all expences paid) by the Swedish Society of Nursing to give workshop in Scientific Writing at the Swedish Medical Associations Medical Meeting 28th 30th November, 2012, Stockholm Sweden [in Swedish].
Sadikovic C, Berglund J & Borglin G. Is there a relationship between dependency, older people´s need for care and nursing staff level. Geriatric, Oral presentation 29th November at the Swedish Medical Associations Medical Meeting 28th 30th November, 2012, Stockholm Sweden.
Gustafson M & Borglin G. Can a theroybased intervention change and preserve registered nurses attitude and knowledge about cancer-related pain? A Quasi-experimental Study. Poster presentation at the Swedish Medical Associations Medical Meeting 28th 30th November, 2012, Stockholm Sweden.
Sandström B., Willman, A., Svensson, B., Borglin G. Top-level mental health managers and politicians how do they view national guidelines targeting mental health care? Poster presentation at the Swedish Medical Associations Medical Meeting 28th 30th November, 2012, Stockholm Sweden.
Andersson A., Borglin G., Sjöström-Strand, A., Willman, A. Being a midlife next of kin of a relative who has suffered a myocardial infarction: A phenomenological hermeneutic study. Poster presentation at the Swedish Medical Associations Medical Meeting 28th 30th November, 2012, Stockholm Sweden.
Sandström B, Willman A, Svensson B & Borglin G. Top-level mental health managers and politicians views on national guidelines targeting mental health care. Oral presentation at Horatio: European Festival for Psychiatric Nursing, 20th 23rd September 2012, Stockholm Sweden.
Andersson E, Borglin G, Willman A. The Experience of Life among Younger Adults (< 55) Following an Myocardial Infarction: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic Interview Study. Poster presentation at European Academy of Nursing Science Summer Conferens, 11th 12th July 2012, Leuven Belgium. Rewarded with "Best Poster Price"
Borglin G. Nursing Science in Europe Onwards and Upwards? Top 5% articles. Invited speaker for oral presentation at BTH research café, 14th February 2012, Karlskrona, Sweden
Andersson E.K., Borglin G, Willman A. Younger people´s experience of life after having survided an acute myocardial infarction: An interview study. Oral presentation at Conference on Advances in Health Care Science Research, 18 19 October 2011, Stockholm, Sweden
Richards D.A., Borglin G, Dieppe P. Implementing the MRCs complex interventions research framework for allied health professionals. Abstract accepted and presented as poster at the Evidence 2010 Transforming HealthCare. 1st & 2nd November 2010. BMA House, London, United Kingdom
Borglin G & Fagerström C. Nursing students understanding of critical thinking and academic writing. Abstract accepted and presented at Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 18th August 2010. Karlskrona, Sweden
Fagerström C & Borglin G. Mobility, functional ability and Health Related Quality of Life among people of 60 years or older. Abstract accepted at the 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 5th - 9th July 2009. Paris, France.
Spilsbury K, Adamson J, Atkin K, Borglin G, Carr-Hill R, McCaughan D, McKenna H, Stuttard L, Wakefield A and West M. Understanding the impact of ward-based Assistant Practitioner roles on service delivery & the workforce in acute NHS (hospital) Trusts. Poster accepted at the Health Services Research Network and National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation 2009 annual conference, 3 & 4 June Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Spilsbury K, Stuttard L, Adamson J, Borglin G, Atkin K, Roy Carr-Hill R, Dorothy McCaughan D, McKenna H, Wakefield A & West M. "Mapping the introduction of Assistant Practitioner roles supporting the work of ward-based registered nurses in Acute NHS (Hospital) Trusts in England" Abstract accepted for The Royal College of Nursing, The 2008 International Nursing Research Conference April 2008, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Borglin G, Bee, P Keeley P, Lovell K. (2006) "Cognitive Behavioural therapy for people with physical Illness: A systematic review". 26th European Conference on Psychosomatic Research [ECPR], Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Borglin G, Edberg A-K, Hallberg IR. (2005) European Perspective on Nursing Research. Scholars of the European Academy of Nursing Science. Seminar presenter: Quality of life among older (75+) independent community dwelling people, Manchester, England.
Funding and Grants
Sandström, B., Borglin, G., & Willman, A., Implementation of national guidelines for people suffering from schitzophrenia - attituteds and perceptions among politicians and first line leaders. Blekinge Research Council: 800 000SEK, commencing 2011- Dec 2012
Andersson, E.K., Borglin, G., & Willman, A., The RNs social support to younger people having survived a myocardial infaction. Blekinge Research Council: 100 000SEK commencing 2011 - Dec 2012.
Andersson, E.K., Willman, A., & Borglin, G. Relatives, to younger peoples having survived a myocardial infarction and their experiences and need of support. Blekinge Research Council: 270 000SEK, commencing 2011
Eriksson, T., Bohman, D.M., & Borglin, G. Nurses implementation of nursing science in clinical practice. Blekinge Research Council: 70 000SEK, commencing 2011
Gustafsson, M., Krona, H., & Borglin, G. Pain intervention targeting surgical patients. Blekinge Research Council: 80 000SEK, commencing 2011
European Science Foundation 09-RNP-049. ESF Research Networking Programme Call 2009. REFLECTION Researching Complex Interventions in Nursing. 600.000, Co-applicant. Commencing 2011
Andersson, E.K., Borglin, G., Willman, A., Younger peoples experience after having had a myocardial infarction and their experience of social support. Blekinge Research Council, 100 000SEK, Co-applicant. Commencing september 2010 - Closed.
BTHs Strategic Mentoring Scheme for Associate Professors, funding for 15% addtional research time.
Borglin, G. Strategically Founding for Collaboration with the Mood Disorder Centre, University of Exeter. Blekinge Institute of Technology 50.000 SEK. Principal grant holder.Commencing November 2009 - Closed.
Fagerström, C., Borglin, G., Persson, H. The development of an electronic education tool for staff working in special accommodation - a pilot study. Blekinge Research Council. 100.000 SEK. Co-applicant. Commencing September 2009 - Closed.