Anna Bratt

Anna Bratt

Associate professor
Department of Psychology Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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I am a seniour lecturer and associate professor at the Department of Psychology. In my research I focus on health and well-being, specifically in the areas of mental health and aging. Specifically, I have an interest in experiences of older lgbtq+ individuals in relation to healthcare and home-care services. My studies include a study on internet-based stress management courses for healthcare professionals, and a non-randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of group-based compassion-focused therapy for adolescents and their parents. In my research I utilizes various methods, including diaries, interviews, and questionnaires, and seeks to understand protective factors and effective interventions for improving health outcomes in different populations.

Research

Research project FLORIS: Enhancing the Quality of Care for Older LGBTQ+ Individuals: A Research Study in Växjö Municipality, Sweden

There is limited research on the experiences of older LGBTQ+ individuals, both nationally and internationally. A RFLS Survey found that older LGBTQ- individuals who are not open about their sexual orientation or gender identity experience higher levels of loneliness and isolation. Contrasted with those who can openly discuss their life experiences. The aim of our research project is to develop methods to facilitate communication about individual health care needs. We are exploring:

What are the needs, thoughts, and experiences of older LGBTQ+ individuals in Växjö Municipality (Region Kronoberg, if necessary) regarding current or future care needs?

What level of LGBTQ+ competency exists among healthcare and caregiving professionals in Växjö Municipality?

Publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Article in journal (Other academic)

Book (Other academic)

Chapter in book (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)