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Frida Andréasson

My research is about informal care and the impact on family life, identity, couplehood and health. Other research interests are technology-based support and participatory research.

Informal care, family life, Heart disease and online support for carers

Informal carers are many times made invisible within health care but they have an important role on a societal level and in relation to the person they are providing help, care and support to.

Among other things, my research group study how families with youths living at home are affected when an adult suffers from heart disease. We also study the effects of an online support programme developed for and together with carers of people with heart failure. Our primary hypothesis is that the online support programme increases informal carers preparedness to care for a person with heart failure.

About me


  • I am a sociologist and a social worker. I have a PhD in Health Science and is currently working as a post doc at the Medical Faculty. Among other things, I have been working as a social worker in the municipality and for several years with Research and Development, and now I am eager to further develop my skills as a researcher during my time as a post doc.


  • I am a member of the Cesar network, which is a network of researchers for collaboration in the area of research in cardiac care in Sweden
  • I am also part of CircM, which is a strategic research network at Linköping University and Region Östergötland
  • I am also part of Ethnographic forum at Linnaeus university in which we as members share an interest for ethnographic research   


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Francesco Barbabella, Arianna Poli, Frida Andréasson, Benjamin Salzmann, Roberta Papa, Elizabeth Hanson, Areti Efthymiou, Hanneli Doehner, Cristina Lancioni, Patrizia Civerchia, Giovanni Lamura (2016)

JMIR Research Protocols , Vol.5 Continue to DOI


Sara Gostoli, Francesco Bernardini, Regina Subach, Petra Engelmann, Tiny Jaarsma, Frida Andréasson, Sanne Rasmussen, Trine Thilsing, Natasja Eilerskov, Barbara Bordoni, Diego Della Riva, Stefano Urbinati, Sebastian Kohlmann, Chiara Rafanelli (2024) Healthcare needs in elderly patients with chronic heart failure in view of a personalized blended collaborative care intervention: a cross sectional study Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 11, Article 1332356 Continue to DOI


Marcus Herz, Jesper Andreasson, Frida Andréasson (2023) The precariousness of asylum-seekers care and support: informal care within and because of the immigration process International Journal of Care and Caring, Vol. 7, p. 50-66 Continue to DOI
Petra Engelmann, Natasja Eilerskov, Trine Thilsing, Francesco Bernardini, Sanne Rasmussen, Bernd Loewe, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Sara Gostoli, Frida Andréasson, Chiara Rafanelli, Susanne S. Pedersen, Tiny Jaarsma, Sebastian Kohlmann (2023) Needs of multimorbid heart failure patients and their carers: a qualitative interview study and the creation of personas as a basis for a blended collaborative care intervention Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol. 10, Article 1186390 Continue to DOI


Frida Andréasson, Tina Mattsson, Elizabeth Hanson (2021) 'The balance in our relationship has changed': everyday family living, couplehood and digital spaces in informal spousal care Journal of Family Studies, p. 1-19 Continue to DOI
Frida Andréasson (2021) Doing informal care: Identity, couplehood, social health and information and communication technologies in older people's everyday lives