SOFIA - an intervention study in general practice

Severe mental illness and physical health in general practice

The aim of the SOFIA study is to improve the quality of life and extend the life of those with severe mental illness through general practice.

We are currently testing the SOFIA model in general practice to see if it can lead to extended life and improved quality of life for people with severe mental illness. The SOFIA study will test an intervention that consists of:

  1. Training and education of general practitioners and practice staff.
  2. Systematic detection of somatic disease in seriously mentally ill people.

A prolonged overview consultation up to 45 minutes with time for preparation in duration that provides the opportunity to take the patient's needs, values and wishes into focus, and involves a systematic diagnostic interview. This consultation is designed to both strengthen the doctor-patient relationship and produce an individually tailored care plan














Project leader

Susanne Reventlow

Telephone: +45 35 32 71 56

Internal researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Bakkedal, Catrine PhD Fellow +45 353-36965 E-mail
Bissenbakker, Kristine Henderson PhD student   E-mail
Brodersen, John Professor +45 353-27592 E-mail
Davidsen, Annette Sofie Emerita +45 353-37524 E-mail
Due, Tina Drud Postdoc +45 353-27167 E-mail
Hjelde, Stine Academic assistant   E-mail
Jønsson, Alexandra Brandt Ryborg Postdoc  
Køster-Rasmussen, Rasmus Postdoc, ph.d.   E-mail
Martiny, Frederik Handberg Juul Research assistant   E-mail
Reventlow, Susanne Head of section, professor +45 353-27156 E-mail
Rozing, Maarten Pieter Associate professor +45 353-35438 E-mail
Siersma, Volkert Dirk Statistician +45 353-26381 E-mail