Research Groups at Section of General Practice

  1. Child Health in General Practice - The general purpose of our research is to facilitate early detection and intervention against factors, that may have negative effects on the well-being of children. The research group has a general practice perspective on child health and we have a special focus on prophylactic consultations.
  2. Healthy "Patients" in General Practice - In this group we work with the screening of healthy individuals seen in a general medical perspective. We are particularly interested in the consequences screening has on citizens’ perception of their own health, as well as the consequences of false positives in screening results. The themes we are interested in range from screening of the unborn child to screenings for infectious diseases and cancers such as breast, colon and rectal cancer.
  3. Infectious diseases and use of antibiotics in primary care - The group aims to deliver high quality research that contributes to improve knowledge of infectious disease management, decrease inappropriate use of antibiotics, and control the development of antimicrobial resistance.
  4. Chronic Diseases - Chronic diseases are a growing problem and more than half of the population above the age of 65 years suffers from two or more chronic diseases (multimorbidity). Multimorbidity has been cited as one the main challenges in health care, because health care is mainly organized after the idea that patients only have one disease - such as seen in the design of management programs for chronic diseases. The research group works with the investigation and treatment of patients with chronic diseases in general practice, since there is a lack of knowledge of how the treatment of patients with more than one chronic disease most effectively can be organized both in general practice and shared between the primary and secondary health sector.
  5. Drug Prescription in General Practice - The drug prescription study group wants to address the problems related to extensive use of preventive drugs and antidepressants in general practice.
  6. SOFIA - An intervention study in general practiceThe aim of the SOFIA study is to improve quality of life, and bring about longer lives, for people with severe mental illness through general practice. People with severe mental illness often also experience additional complex problems and physical illnesses (multimorbidity) that lead to reduced quality of life and earlier death compared to the general population. Research has suggested that a stronger relationship between the patient and practitioner, as well as an increased focus on the treatment of somatic disease adapted to the individual's needs, can increase both the quality of life and lifespan of this patient group. The SOFIA study will therefore test whether a 5-year multi-part intervention in general practice can bring about this effect.
    Project Manager Susanne Reventlow