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Silje Gustafsson
Silje Gustafsson

Silje Gustafsson

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Nursing and Medical Technology
Department of Health, Education and Technology
+46 (0)920 492313
S318 Luleå

Introducing myself

Born in Tromsö, northern Norway. I received my B.Sc in Nursing 2007 and my M.Sc. in District Nursing in 2009. In 2016 I received my PhD degree in Nursing Sciences here at Luleå University of Technology, with a thesis on the topic self-care for minor illness. My research interests include primary care, telephone nursing, self-care, minor illness and children's health.


I am a course supervisor in several courses at the undergraduate and advanced level, and is an examiner for a course on care for the elderly. Other educational activities consist of teaching in the subjects quantitative research methodology, child medicine, wound treatment, statistics, eHealth, self-care, telephone nursing and theory of science. I am the course coordinator for the master thesis at advanced level of ambulance, anesthesia and intensive care. I am currently leading an educational development project aimed at creating an institutional internet-based education in statistics for health sciences.


My scientific work is aimed at self-care and nurse's advice. I am particularly interested in the public health perspective, distance learning in healthcare and self-care practices in the society. My research has a mostly quantitative focus, and I have also used critical incident techniques and psychometric evaluations of research instruments. I participate in several research projects, including psychiatric care in an emergency setting, recovery-oriented psychiatric care, self-care practitices in the North, and a children's health project aimed at improving advice and support for families with small children.

My research


Article, review/survey

Quality indicators in telephone nursing – An integrative review (2021)

Rysst Gustafsson. S, Eriksson. I
Part of: Nursing Open
Article in journal

Factors Influencing Early Postoperative Recovery After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (2020)

Gustafsson. S, Strömqvist. M, Ekelund. J, Engström. Å
Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, Vol. 35, nr. 1, s. 80-84
Article in journal

Patient Satisfaction With Telephone Nursing (2020)

A Call for Calm, Clarity, and Competence
Gustafsson. S, Wälivaara. B, Gabrielsson. S
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Vol. 35, nr. 1, s. E6-E11
Article in journal

Patients' Experiences of Pain and Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in the Early Postoperative Period After an Elective Knee Arthroplasty (2020)

Eklund. I, Larsson. A, Gustafsson. S, Forsberg. A
Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, Vol. 35, nr. 4, s. 382-388