Last Name: von Essen
Position Title: Professor
Job Responsibilities: Research
About Me/My interests: The overarching goal of our group’s research is to promote psychosocial health among patients struck by somatic disease and their significant others, hopefully at a lower cost to the benefit of individuals and society. The main aims of our current research are: to, among different groups of patients with somatic diseases and their close ones, investigate psychological responses to trauma, including posttraumatic and to, among different groups of patients with somatic diseases and their close ones, investigate the clinical efficacy and cost-effectivness of online self-help programmes of psychosocial care and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Training Opportunities: Yes, in Research
My Contact Information:
Address: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Psychosocial Oncology and Supportive Care, Uppsala University
Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Cancer, Adolescents, Parents, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, internet
Publications that may be of interest to others:
Mattsson, E., Ringnér, A., Ljungman, G. & von Essen, L. (2007). Positive and negative consequences with regard to cancer during adolescence. Experiences two years after diagnosis. Psycho-Oncology, 16, 1003-1009.
Jörngården, A., Mattsson, E. & von Essen, L. (2007). Health-related quality of life, anxiety, and depression among Swedish adolescents and young adults with cancer. European Journal of Cancer, 43, 1952-1958.
Pöder, U., Ljungman, G. & von Essen, L. (2008). Posttraumatic stress disorder among parents of children on cancer treatment: a longitudinal study. Psycho-Oncology, 17, 430-437.
Pöder, U. & von Essen, L. (2009). Perceptions of support among Swedish parents of children on cancer treatment: a prospective, longitudinal study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 18, 350-357.
Larsson, G., Mattsson, E. & von Essen, L. (2010). Aspects of quality of life, anxiety, and depression among persons diagnosed with cancer during adolescence: a long-term follow-up study. European Journal of Cancer, 46, 1062-1068.