Annette Nygårdh

Acting Head of Department
Associate Professor
Department of Nursing , School of Health and Welfare

Within the project “Bridging the gap" which aims to identify and analyze the gaps between science and clinical practice, applying an interactive scientific approach, Annette Nygårdh has evaluated and developed the improvement work which has been done by Jönköping County Council over the last ten years. Often the planning of nursing care has been done without an awareness of the patient´s needs and expectations. Annette Nygårdh´s focus will be on improvement work from the patient and next-of-kin´s perspective.


Abelsson, A., Falk, P., Sundberg, B., Nygårdh, A. (2021). Empowerment in the perioperative dialog Nursing Open, 8(1), 96-103.
Lin, C., Imani, V., Griffiths, M., Broström, A., Nygårdh, A., Demetrovics, Z., Pakpour, A. (2020). Temporal associations between morningness/eveningness, problematic social media use, psychological distress and daytime sleepiness: Mediated roles of sleep quality and insomnia among young adults Journal of Sleep Research.
Abelsson, A., Odestrand, P., Nygårdh, A. (2020). To strengthen self-confidence as a step in improving prehospital youth laymen basic life support BMC Emergency Medicine, 20(1).
Abelsson, A., Nygårdh, A. (2020). The nurse anesthetist perioperative dialog BMC Nursing, 19(1).
Ahorsu, D. Lin, C. Imani, V. Carlbring, P. Nygårdh, A. Broström, A. , ... Pakpour A. (2020). Testing an app-based intervention to improve insomnia in patients with epilepsy: A randomized controlled trial Epilepsy & Behavior, 112.
Lindblad, A., Hedberg, B., Nygårdh, A., Petersson, C. (2020). "An expanded window of understanding a changed everyday life"—Experiences from patients with long-term conditions after attending group learning sessions Journal of Patient Experience, 7(6), 1022-1028.
Abelsson, A., Nygårdh, A. (2019). To enhance the quality of CPR performed by youth layman International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12(1).
Wang, L., Mårtensson, J., Zhao, Y., Nygårdh, A. (2018). Experiences of a health coaching self-management program in patients with COPD: a qualitative content analysis. The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 13, 1527-1536.
Nygårdh, A., Neher, M., Broström, A., Nilsen, P., Johansson, P. (2017). Towards internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease and comorbid depression and insomnia? , 16(7), 565-566.
Neher, M., Johansson, P., Nilsen, P., Broström, A., Nygårdh, A. (2017). Exploring implementation issues when introducing a novel internet-based intervention to treat cardiovascular disease-associated mental health issues- the Implement-IT project. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 16(Suppl. 1), S52-S53.
Nygårdh, A., Sherwood, G., Sandberg, T., Rehn, J., Knutsson, S. (2017). The visibility of QSEN competencies in clinical assessment tools in Swedish nurse education Nurse Education Today, 59, 110-117.
Nygårdh, A., Ahlström, G., Wann-Hansson, C. (2016). Handling a challenging context: experiences of facilitating evidence-based elderly care Journal of Nursing Management, 24(2), 201-210.
Malm, D., Rolander, B., Ebefors, E., Conlon, L., Nygårdh, A. (2016). Reducing the prevalence of catheter-related infections by quality improvement: Six-year follow-up study Open Journal of Nursing, 6(2), 79-87.
Aidemark, J., Askenäs, L., Nygårdh, A., Strömberg, A. (2015). User involvement in the co-design of self-care support systems for heart failure patients Procedia Computer Science, 64, 118-124.
Nygårdh, A. Mårtensson, J. Allemann, H. Strömberg, A. Aidemark, J. Fruberg, C. , ... Askenäs L. (2015). An experience-based co-design to accomplish person-centered self-care support for elderly persons with heart failure European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 14, 51-52.
Nygårdh, A., Malm, D., Wikby, K., Ahlström, G. (2014). The complexity in the implementation process of empowerment-based chronic kidney care: a case study BMC Nursing, 13(22), 1-10.
Nygårdh, A., Malm, D., Wikby, K., Ahlström, G. (2012). Empowerment Intervention in Outpatient Care of Persons with Chronic Kidney Disease Pre-Dialysis Nephrology Nursing Journal : Journal of The American Nephrology Nurses Association, 39(4), 285-294.
Nygårdh, A., Malm, D., Wikby, K., Ahlström, G. (2012). The experience of empowerment in the patient-staff encounter: the patient's perspective Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(5/6), 897-904.
Nygårdh, A., Wikby, K., Malm, D., Ahlstrom, G. (2011). Empowerment in outpatient care for patients with chronic kidney disease - from the family member's perspective BMC Nursing, 10(21), 2-8.

Article, review/survey

Book chapter

Hedberg, B., Nygårdh, A. (2018). Patientdelaktighet och medverkan hos vuxna med fysisk ohälsa. In: Ann Catrine Eldh (Ed.), Delaktighet och patientmedverkan (pp. 107 -138). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Nygårdh, A. (2009). Interaktiv forskning. In: Mattias Elg, Boel Andersson Gäre (Ed.), Vägval och dilemman i interaktiv forskning: Kurspaper från Bridging the Gaps doktorandkurs Interaktiv forskning 2008 (pp. 19 -28). Linköpings: Linköpings universitet

Conference paper

Ahonen, H. Kvarnvik, C. Broström, A. Fransson, E. Nygårdh, A. Stensson, M. , ... Lindmark U. (2019). “No one seems to know”: Studieprotokoll för utvärdering av ett teoretiskt ramverk för oral hälsa avseende reliabilitet och validitet i en obstruktiv sömnapné population. SFSS Årskongress, 16-18 oktober 2019, Uppsala.
Ahonen, H., Kvarnvik, C., Broström, A., Fransson, E., Nygårdh, A., Stensson, M., Lindmark, U. (2019). Oral hälsa och obstruktiv sömnapné- protokoll för en longitudinell studie. Tandhygienistdagarna, 7-9 april, Arlanda Airport.

Doctoral thesis

Nygårdh, A. (2013). A quality improvement project on empowerment in chronic kidney care: an interactive research approach (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: School of Health Sciences).

Other publications