Elisabet Wasteson


  • Professional title: Universitetslektor
  • Department: Department of Psychology and Social Work (PSO)
  • Telephone: 010-142 85 70
  • Email: elisabet.wasteson@miun.se
  • Room number: P1112

Research projects




The COVID-19 pandemic and mental health



Articles in journals

Vikstrom, N. H. , Wasteson, E. , Lindam, A. & Samuelsson, E. (2020). Anxiety and depression in women with urinary incontinence using E-health. International Urogynecology Journal,    

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    

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.    

Bring, A. , Bring, J. , Söderlund, A. , Wasteson, E. & Åsenlöf, P. (2013). Coping Patterns and Their Relation to Daily Activity, Worries, Depressed Mood, and Pain Intensity in Acute Whiplash-Associated Disorders. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 20: 2, pp. 293-303.  

Bring, A. , Söderlund, A. , Wasteson, E. & Asenlof, P. (2012). Daily stressors in patients with acute whiplash associated disorders. Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 34: 21, pp. 1783-1789.  

Knudsen, A. K. , Aass, N. , Heitzer, E. , Klepstad, P. , Hjermstad, M. J. , Schippinger, W. , Brenne, E. , Kaasa, S. & et al. (2012). Interviews with patients with advanced cancer-another step towards an international cancer pain classification system. Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 20: 10, pp. 2491-2500.  

Wasteson, E. , Sandelin, K. , Brandberg, Y. , Wickman, M. & Arver, B. (2011). High satisfaction rate ten years after bilateral prophylactic mastectomy - a longitudinal study. European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 20: 4, pp. 508-513.  

Wasteson, E. (2011). Mood disorders in patients with cancer : Editorial. The Lancet Oncology, vol. 12: 2, pp. 114-115.  

Articles, reviews/surveys

Brenne, E. , Loge, J. H. , Kaasa, S. , Heitzer, E. , Knudsen, A. K. & Wasteson, E. (2013). Depressed patients with incurable cancer : which depressive symptoms do they experience?. Palliative & Supportive Care, vol. 11: 6, pp. 491-501.  

Wasteson, E. , Brenne, E. , Higginson, I. J. , Hotopf, M. , Lloyd-Williams, M. , Kaasa, S. & Håvard Loge, J. (2009). Depression assessment and classification in palliative cancer patients : a systematic literature review. Palliative Medicine, vol. 23: 8, pp. 739-753.  

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

Aamodt, A. , Gundersen, O. E. , Loge, J. H. , Wasteson, E. & Szczepanski, T. (2010). Case-based reasoning for assessment and diagnosis of depression in palliative care. In Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems.. pp. 480--485.