Anna Leiler


  • Professional title: Lecturer
  • Academic title: Lecturer
  • Department: Department of Psychology and Social Work (PSO)
  • Telephone: +46 (0)10-1428578
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  • Room number: P1119
  • Location: Östersund
  • Employee in the subject: Psychology


Articles in journals

Rondung, E. , Leiler, A. , Sarkadi, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Lampa, E. , Löfving, S. G. , Calam, R. , Oppedal, B. & et al. (2022). Feasibility of a randomised trial of Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT) with refugee youth : results from a pilot of the Swedish UnaccomPanied yOuth Refugee Trial (SUPpORT). Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 8: 1  

Rondung, E. , Leiler, A. , Meurling, J. & Bjärtå, A. (2021). Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sweden. Frontiers In Public Health, vol. 9    

Leiler, A. , Wasteson, E. , Zakrisson, I. & Bjärtå, A. (2021). Waiting for Life to Begin, Wishing it Would End : Suicidal Ideation among Newly Arrived Refugees. Intervention, vol. 19: 2, pp. 215-223.  

Leiler, A. , Wasteson, E. , Holmberg, J. & Bjärtå, A. (2020). A Pilot Study of a Psychoeducational Group Intervention Delivered at Asylum Accommodation Centers-A Mixed Methods Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17: 23    

Warner, G. , Durbeej, N. , Salari, R. , Fängström, K. , Lampa, E. , Baghdasaryan, Z. , Osman, F. , Gupta Löfving, S. & et al. (2020). Evaluation of the teaching recovery techniques community-based intervention for accompanied refugee children experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms (Accompanied refugeeS In Sweden Trial; ASsIST) : study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, vol. 10: 7    

Sarkadi, A. , Warner, G. , Salari, R. , Fängström, K. , Durbeej, N. , Lampa, E. , Baghdasaryan, Z. , Osman, F. & et al. (2020). Evaluation of the Teaching Recovery Techniques community-based intervention for unaccompanied refugee youth experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms (Swedish UnaccomPanied yOuth Refugee Trial; SUPpORT) : study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, vol. 21: 1    

Sarkadi, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Leiler, A. & Salari, R. (2019). Is the refugee health screener a useful tool when screening 14-18 year old refugee adolescents for emotional distress?. The Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 32: Special_Issue_1, pp. i141-i150.  

Leiler, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Ekdahl, J. & Wasteson, E. (2019). Mental Health and Quality of Life among Asylum Seekers and Refugees Living in Refugee Housing Facilities in Sweden. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 54: 5, pp. 543-551.    

Leiler, A. , Hollifield, M. , Wasteson, E. & Bjärtå, A. (2019). Suicidal ideation and severity of distress among refugees residing in asylum accommodations in Sweden. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16: 15    

Bjärtå, A. , Leiler, A. , Ekdahl, J. & Wasteson, E. (2018). Assessing Severity of Psychological Distress Among Refugees With the Refugee Health Screener, 13-Item Version. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 206: 11, pp. 834-839.    

Conference papers

Leiler, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Ekdahl, J. & Wasteson, E. (2018). High levels of psychological distress among asylum seekers and refugees in Sweden. Paper presented at the association of psychological Science, APS

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Leiler, A. (2021). Mental Health and Quality of Life Among Individuals in Asylum Accommodations : Screening and Intervention. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Östersund : Mittuniversitetet, 2021 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 344)  

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