The overall objective of the ADULT research group is to create a meeting place for the sharing of knowledge between professions in order to create an opportunity to conduct individual-oriented research from a multidisciplinary perspective. Research aims to achieve greater participation and less alienation for various groups in society by means of both promotive and preventive implementation initiatives.




Eleonor Fransson

Susanne Johannesson

The acronym ADULT stands for Alienation, Disability, Unify, Life style and Treatment.

Alienation – means that an individual is excluded and/or feels that he/she has no group affinity. Research is being carried out in field of alienation in the form of projects relating to working life and learning as well as opportunities for both an ill person and his/her friends and relatives to influence his/her life situation.

Disability – deals with the restriction that a functional impairment causes for an individual in relation to his/her surroundings. Research in ADULT relates to disability and its relationship to personal and environmental factors for individuals with chronic diseases and for care staff with a view to preventing disability.

Unify – this term symbolises the research environment’s aim through multidisciplinary research to enable the development of knowledge within ADULT's research area.

Life style – means specific behavioural patterns in everyday activities that the individual himself/herself can influence. Ongoing projects involve studies into increased motivation, self-care and health-related behaviour from both a promotive and a preventive perspective with a view to improving the individual’s well-being.

Treatment – treatment and handling involve the development of individual-oriented assessment instruments, dealing with the individual in contact with care and nursing, as well as interventions with a view to improving health and well-being.

National and international collaborations

Research in ADULT has strong associations with the local community, including patient associations, authorities, county councils, municipalities and other bodies. There is collaboration in the research area with other seats of learning, both nationally and internationally, on individual projects.


Content updated 2017-09-18

Content updated 2015-06-10

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