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Johan Lundgren

Associate professor

Most people take it for granted that physical and mental wellbeing affect each other. But the current healthcare system is not always very good at addressing the psychological problems of people who also have one or more physical conditions.

Heart failure and depression

My research concerns psychological problems among people with chronic heart disease. 

As part of the HeaDING-CBT project, we have designed and customised a guided self-help programme of online cognitive behavioural therapy for individuals with heart failure and depressive disorders.

My previous studies concluded that the programme is feasible. The present focus is on the effectiveness of treatment and perceptions of online care among the participants.

Teaching in the Nursing Programme

Most of my teaching is in the area of pharmaceutical calculation. I am also involved in examining third-semester students, supervising first-cycle degree projects and offering CPR training. 

Specialist Nursing Programme, Psychiatric Care

I lecture on affective disorders for the Specialist Nursing Programme and participate in instruction by means of assessment and feedback on written assignments.

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Research projects

Principal Supervisor: 
Peter Johansson, Department of Medical and Health Sciences (IMH) 
Assistant Supervisor: 
Gerhard Andersson, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL)
Tiny Jaarsma and Anita Kärner Köhler, Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV)
The project also involves collaboration with Örjan Dahlström, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL).


The CESAR Network consists of researchers who collaborate in the area of cardiovascular care. The primary goal of the network is to improve collaboration on cardiovascular care among researchers in Jönköping, Kalmar, Linköping and Norrköping. Find out more about ongoing projects at the network website.



Higher education degrees

  • Registered Nurse/Bachelor of Nursing, 2002
  • Specialist Nursing Degree, Psychiatric Care/Master of Nursing, 2006
  • Admitted to third-cycle programme, 2014

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Johan Lundgren, Gerhard Andersson, Örjan Dahlström, Tiny Jaarsma, Anita Kärner Köhler, Peter Johansson (2015)

Patient Education and Counseling , Vol.98 , s.935-942 Continue to DOI

Johan Lundgren, Gerhard Andersson, Peter Johansson (2015)

Current Heart Failure Reports , Vol.12 , s.166-72 Continue to DOI

Peter Johansson, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Johan Lundgren, Hans L Hillege, Arno Hoes, Robbert Sanderman, Tiny Jaarsma (2013)

Journal of Psychosomatic Research , Vol.74 , s.238-243 Continue to DOI

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