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Jenny Alwin

Head of Administration, Head of Division, Head of Unit

I am Head of Administration at Department of Health, Medicin and Caring Sciences.

Head of Administration

My division and co-workers

My research focus

My primary research focus is on assessment of interventions for the elderly and people with disability.

Society is facing challenges in order to, in the best way possible, meet the care needs of the population in relation to limited resources. Health technology assessment, and more specifically, health economic evaluations are important from this perspective.

Research projects

The Ambulatory Geriatric Assessment – A Frailty Intervention Trial (the Age-FIT trial)

The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to compare costs and effects of care based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) with usual care for older persons in an outpatient care setting. CGA is a team-based, multidisciplinary approach to care of older persons. The primary investigator is Anne Ekdahl, MD and Ph.D. Research questions include costs, effects and cost-effectiveness.

Is the Treatment of Frail Elderly Patients Effective in an Elderly Care Unit (the TREEE trial)

The TREEE-trial is a prospective, randomized, controlled trial with the aim to study if care of frail elderly patients is better at a specialized elderly care unit compared to usual care in a hospital setting. Primary investigator is Niklas Ekerstad, MD and Ph.D. The research questions include health outcomes, costs and cost-effectiveness.

The “Information and Communications Technology for self-care” program

This is a large research program that includes four randomized, controlled trials of four different information- and communication technologies (ICT:s). Health technology assessment (HTA) is included in the program and the experimental studies. Primary investigator is Professor Anna Strömberg. The program includes researchers from Linköping University, Jönköping University and Linnaeus University.

National research group working with assessment of assistive technology for spasticity

The research group includes researchers from Linköping university, Region Östergötland, University of Borås, VG-Region/Sahlgrenska Academy. We are currently working on a randomized controlled trial of an assistive technology for persons with spasticity.

Assessment study of assistance dogs

Assistance dogs/service dogs assist persons with disabilities. In this project, we are studying the value of these dogs from different perspectives. The study was originally a project assignment from the National Board of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. A first report on the topic was written in 2014 which generated several new questions. One Ph.D.-student is today working with this project, Martina Lundqvist, and I am her supervisor.

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Centre for Medical Technology Assessment

We conduct method development, disseminate research findings and assess methods and procedures within healthcare with respect to medical, social, economical and ethical consequences.

Publications

2023

Leonie Verheijden Klompstra, Ghassan Mourad, Tiny Jaarsma, Anna Strömberg, Jenny Alwin (2023) Costs of an Off-the-Shelve Exergame Intervention in Patients with Heart Failure Games for Health Journal, Vol. 12, p. 242-248 Continue to DOI

2022

Magnus Nord, Johan Lyth, Jan Marcusson, Jenny Alwin (2022) Cost-Effectiveness of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Adapted to Primary Care Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Vol. 23, p. 2003-2009 Continue to DOI

2021

Magnus Nord, Johan Lyth, Jenny Alwin, Jan Marcusson (2021) Costs and effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment in primary care for older adults with high risk for hospitalisation BMC Geriatrics, Vol. 21, Article 263 Continue to DOI

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