Markus Gustafsson, Doctoral student

Sustainable Active Ageing / Caring Science

Markus Gustafsson


RN, MSc, Doctoral student


Blekinge Institute of Technology 
School of Health Science 
SE-371 79 Karlskrona 
Phone e-mail

Title of Thesis work

Case Manager for the elderly with multimorbidity - Importance for continuity of care

Overall aim of the thesis

The overall purpose of the study is to explore the Case Manager function from multiple perspectives, with a particular focus on the Case Manager’s experience, the elderly with multimorbidity and their informal caregivers’ experiences of the function and its importance for the continuity of care.

Dissertation plan and preliminary time schedule

Preliminary dissertation in autumn 2017

Main supervisor

Name: Göran Holst
Titles: Associate Professor
 School of Health Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology


Name: Doris Bohman
Titles: Senior Lecturer
 School of Health Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Name: Jimmie Kristensson
Title: Senior Lecturer
Affiliation: Division of Nursing, Lund University

Name: Ania Willman
Title: Professor
Affiliation:  School of Health Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Accepted publications

Gustafsson, Markus, Kristensson, J., Holst, G., Willman, A., & Bohman, D. (2013). Case managers for older persons with multi-morbidity and their everyday work -- a focused ethnography. BMC Health Services Research, 13(1), 496. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-496

Gustafsson, M., Bohman, D. M., & Borglin, G. (2013). Challenges of conducting experimental studies within a clinical nursing context. Applied Nursing Research. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2013.11.013

Gustafsson M, Borglin G, (2013) Can a theory-based educational intervention change nurses' knowledge and attitudes concerning cancer pain management? a quasi-experimental design. BMC Health Services Research 13:328. [Highly accessed]

Gustafsson, M., & Borglin, G., (2012) Can an educational intervention targeting registered nurses attitude and knowledge concerning cancer-related pain change practice? BestPractice Pain, 1, 36-39, March 2012 [In Swedish]

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]

Submitted Publications

Papers in Manuscript

Abstracts & Conference Presentations

Gustafsson, M., Holst, G., Kristensson, J., Willman, A., & Bohman, D. (2013). Case managers’ experiences of their everyday practice. European Geriatric Medicine, 4, Supplement 1, S48.doi:10.1016/j.eurger.2013.07.156. Poster presentation at the EUGMS Meeting 2th – 4th Octiber, 2013, Venice Italy.

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.


Svensk sjuksköterskeförening,

Riksförening för sjuksköterskan inom äldrevård,

Professional background/interests


Funding and grants

Gustafsson, M., Krona, H., & Borglin, G. Pain intervention targeting surgical patients. Blekinge Research Council: 80 000SEK, commencing 2011- ongoing

Stiftelsen KPs jubileumsfond. 15 000SEK

Foundation of Carl Axel Bergstrand. 5000SEK

Wahren Scholarship, in memory of Professor Lis Karin Wahren. 30 000SEK








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