Louise Norman Jespersen

​Postdoc, PhD, Cand.scient.san.publ.
Diabetes Management Research
Team: Children, adolescents, families and diabetes

Research area

Everyday life and pediatric outpatient clinical consultations.

What might make sense from a clinical perspective, might not make sense in the everyday life -and vice versa. I focus on the intersection between everyday life and regular pediatric outpatient consultations.

Questionnaire development and -validation.

I am particularly occupied by how to measure quality of life in populations with chronic illness and how good quality of life can be obtained and perceived differently.

Current research

Pediatric outpatient diabetes consultations. Experiences, needs and preferences of children with diabetes and their parents.

Aim: The aim of this study is to further extend the current knowledge of how children with diabetes and their parents experience outpatient visits in the pediatric diabetes clinics. Of particular interest is to explore which aspects they perceive important to consider when establishing a new pediatric diabetes clinic.

A Systematic Review on Quality of Life Measures used for Children with Diabetes

Aim: Quality of life is often used as an outcome in studies on children with diabetes. However, multiple instruments are used to measure their quality of life which complicates comparison across studies. The aim of this study is to identify and characterize the instruments used for measuring quality of life in children (2-18 years old) with diabetes.

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