People living with multimorbidity


The workshop "People living with multimorbidity: what are their needs and how can we improve their healthcare?" will take place at NOVA Medical School on April 14, 2023



The workshop is open to all NMS members and is especially tailored to researchers and healthcare professionals with a special interest in multimorbidity.

Under the leadership of intrenational experts Alexandra Jønsson, professor at Roskilde University (Denmark) and John Brodersen, professor at Copenhagen University (Denmark), this workshop will take place in face-to-face format at the MMM auditorium and all its sessions will be presented in English.


Premilinary agenda:

  • 9:00 - 9:30 | Introduction to the workshop (Icebreaker)
  • 9:30 - 12:30 | Research on Multimorbidity at the University of Copenhagen
    • 9:30 – Patient experiences with multimorbidity
    • 10:15-10:45  Coffee break
    • 10:45 –  How can the quality of life of people with multimorbidity be measured? The MultiMorbidity Questionnaire
    • 11:30 –  The SOFIA trial: coordinated, co-produced care to reduce mortality and improve quality of life in people with severe mental illness
  • 12:30 - 13:30 |  Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 | Research on Multimorbidity at the CHRC
    • 13:30 –  Multimorbidity, Functioning and Cognition in older adults: a cross-sectional study (Margarida Goes, UÉvora)
    • 14:00 – Using digital system to support goal-oriented care for people living with multimorbidity
    • 14:30 – Family physician's decision-making with multimorbidity patients - systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research (David Rodrigues, NMS)
  • 15:00 - 15:30  |  Closing session



Bios of workshop leaders:

DUA_ALEXANDRA_64_SEPT_2022_600x900 - CópiaAlexandra Jønsson is an associate professor at Roskilde University, Denmark. She is a social anthropologist working within the fields of medicine, public health and social sciences. Core methodological competences lies within ethnographic research, co-design and user involvement, and merging the fields of art and science. Her research is focused on aging, health inequity, severe mental illness and illness perceptions (including overdiagnosis) in the welfare state. I do research on the patient experiences  and am currently head of the work package co-designing the intervention in SOFIA study.


John-B-Brodersen_J4A5909-16x9-1-1280x720 - CópiaJohn Brodersen is a full professor at Copenhagen University, Denmark. He is general practitioner with over ten years experience in clinical practice and has a PhD in public health and psychometrics. His research is focused on the field of development and validation of questionnaires to measure psychosocial consequences of false-positive screening results. He has employed qualitative and quantitative methods e.g. developed patient reported outcomes measures qualitatively and validated those using Rasch models to objectify subjective areas like psychosocial consequences. In relation to the area of self testing and screening Dr. Brodersen expertise lies in areas of sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, overdiagnosis, informed consent and what the psychosocial consequences are for healthy people when they are tested.



Registrations must be made online through this link, until March 31.

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