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Hugo Hesser

Visiting Professor

My primary research interests focus on the evaluation of psychological treatments in the area of behavioural medicine and psychiatry and on the application of advanced statistical models to outcome and process research in treatment studies. 

Research on psychological interventions for somatic and psychiatric conditions

Hugo Hesser, PhD, is an associate professor of clinical psychology. His research focuses on the evaluation of psychological treatments of somatic and psychiatric conditions, such as tinnitus, IBS, chronic pain, interpersonal violence, pathological gambling and depression and anxiety disorders. A particular interest is the application of advanced statistical models to test causal effects and mechanisms of change in treatment studies. Dr Hesser is an associate editorial board member of the leading CBT journal Behaviour Research and Therapy. He teaches courses in introductory and advanced quantitative methodology and he serves as a statistical advisor for the scientific journal Internet Interventions. He is also works part time as a clinical psychologist at Link√∂ping University hospital.    

Ongoing research and research interests

  • Tinnitus
  • Psychological treatments of chronic pain
  • Psychological treatments of IBS
  • Prevention of interpersonal violence
  • Internet-delivered psychological treatments of psychiatric and somatic conditions
  • Prevention of pathological gambling
  • Psychological treatments of insomnia

Publications

2023

Matilda A. Frick, Hugo Hesser, Edmund Sonuga-Barke (2023) Pervasive versus situational childhood ADHD: latent classes and their clinical characteristics, based on parent and teacher ratings in a large longitudinal population sample European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Continue to DOI
Daniel Wallsten, Annika Norell, Malin Anniko, Oskar Eriksson, Varja Lamourin, Ida Halldin, Tina Kindbom, Hugo Hesser, Edward Watkins, Maria Tillfors (2023) Treatment of worry and comorbid symptoms within depression, anxiety, and insomnia with a group-based rumination-focused cognitive-behaviour therapy in a primary health care setting: a randomised controlled trial Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 14, Article 1196945 Continue to DOI
Erland Axelsson, Dorian Kern, Erik Hedman-Lagerlof, Perjohan Lindfors, Josefin Palmgren, Hugo Hesser, Erik Andersson, Robert Johansson, Ola Olen, Marianne Bonnert, Maria Lalouni, Brjann Ljotsson (2023) Psychological treatments for irritable bowel syndrome: a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Continue to DOI
Maria Fors, Birgitta Öberg, Paul Enthoven, Karin Schröder, Hugo Hesser, Henrik Hedevik, Allan Abbott (2023) Are illness perceptions and patient self-care enablement mediators of treatment effect in best practice physiotherapy low back pain care? Secondary mediation analyses in the BetterBack trial Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Article 2210676 Continue to DOI
Rickard Östergren, Ulf Träff, Jessica Elofsson, Hugo Hesser, Joakim Samuelsson (2023) Memorization versus conceptual practice with number combinations: their effects on second graders with different types of mathematical learning difficulties Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research Continue to DOI

Examples of recent publications

2023

Matilda A. Frick, Hugo Hesser, Edmund Sonuga-Barke (2023) Pervasive versus situational childhood ADHD: latent classes and their clinical characteristics, based on parent and teacher ratings in a large longitudinal population sample European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Continue to DOI
Daniel Wallsten, Annika Norell, Malin Anniko, Oskar Eriksson, Varja Lamourin, Ida Halldin, Tina Kindbom, Hugo Hesser, Edward Watkins, Maria Tillfors (2023) Treatment of worry and comorbid symptoms within depression, anxiety, and insomnia with a group-based rumination-focused cognitive-behaviour therapy in a primary health care setting: a randomised controlled trial Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 14, Article 1196945 Continue to DOI
Erland Axelsson, Dorian Kern, Erik Hedman-Lagerlof, Perjohan Lindfors, Josefin Palmgren, Hugo Hesser, Erik Andersson, Robert Johansson, Ola Olen, Marianne Bonnert, Maria Lalouni, Brjann Ljotsson (2023) Psychological treatments for irritable bowel syndrome: a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Continue to DOI
Maria Fors, Birgitta Öberg, Paul Enthoven, Karin Schröder, Hugo Hesser, Henrik Hedevik, Allan Abbott (2023) Are illness perceptions and patient self-care enablement mediators of treatment effect in best practice physiotherapy low back pain care? Secondary mediation analyses in the BetterBack trial Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Article 2210676 Continue to DOI
Rickard Östergren, Ulf Träff, Jessica Elofsson, Hugo Hesser, Joakim Samuelsson (2023) Memorization versus conceptual practice with number combinations: their effects on second graders with different types of mathematical learning difficulties Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research Continue to DOI
Xiang Zhao, Katja Boersma, Björn Gerdle, Peter Molander, Hugo Hesser (2023) Fear network and pain extent: Interplays among psychological constructs related to the fear-avoidance model Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Vol. 167, Article 111176 Continue to DOI
Johannes Larsson, Johan Bjureberg, Hugo Hesser (2023) Anger profiles among individuals seeking treatment for maladaptive anger: Associations with emotion regulation Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Continue to DOI
Johan Bjureberg, Olivia Ojala, Anton Berg, Elin Edvardsson, Örn Kolbeinsson, Olof Molander, Evelina Morin, Line Nordgren, Kristin Palme, Josefin Sarnholm, Leif Wedin, Christian Ruck, James J. J. Gross, Hugo Hesser (2023) Targeting Maladaptive Anger With Brief Therapist-Supported Internet-Delivered Emotion Regulation Treatments: A Randomized Controlled Trial Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 91, p. 254-266 Continue to DOI

2022

M. Nordh, E. Serlachius, Hugo Hesser, D. Mataix-Cols, J. Högström (2022) Clinical, demographic and theory-derived maintaining factors as moderators of treatment outcome in internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for children and adolescents with social anxiety disorder Behaviour Research and Therapy, Vol. 159, Article 104230 Continue to DOI
Peter Molander, Gerhard Andersson, Hugo Hesser (2022) Psychological Acceptance in Adults With Hearing Loss-Psychometric Evaluation and Validation of the Hearing Acceptance Questionnaire Ear and Hearing, Vol. 43, p. 1752-1760 Continue to DOI