Josefin Sveen

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Research into the neural underpinnings of memory formation has focused on the encoding of familiar verbal information. Here, we address how the brain supports the encoding of novel information that does not have meaning. Electrical brain activity was recorded from the scalps of healthy young adults while they performed an incidental encoding task (syllable(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine factors predicting psychiatric morbidity, taking into account the full range of psychiatric disorders before and after burn injury. METHODS A cohort of 107 patients consecutively admitted to a Swedish national burn center was examined for lifetime psychiatric morbidity, as well as 94 patients at 1 year postinjury. Sixty-seven(More)
Trauma-related attentional bias is suggested to play a role in maintaining posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although being burn injured is a traumatic event for many patients, there are no prospective studies investigating attentional bias. The aims were to assess burn-specific attentional bias 1 year after burn, and its associations with risk factors(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of unresolved grief in bereaved young adult siblings and examine possible contributing factors. METHODS The study was a Swedish population-based study of young adults who had lost a brother or sister to cancer, 2-9 years earlier. Of 240 eligible siblings, 174 (73%) completed a study-specific(More)
BACKGROUND To date there is a lack of studies assessing the psychometric properties of the recently revised PTSD Checklist (PCL), the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5). The aim of this pilot study was to examine the psychometric properties of the PCL-5 in parents of children with burns. METHODS The participating parents (N=62, mean age=38) completed(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about posttraumatic stress (PTS) reactions in bereaved individuals following loss in disaster who were not directly exposed to disaster. The aim of the present study was to examine the course of PTS up to three years after losing relatives in the MS Estonia ferry disaster, one of the worst maritime disasters in modern times. (More)
OBJECTIVE Children sustaining burns that require treatment in a burn center have a need for multiprofessional aftercare services over a prolonged time. So far, there is little research into satisfaction with care and support after pediatric burns. The aim was to investigate parents' perception of support after pediatric burn and associations with parent,(More)
E arly interventions for psychological consequences of traumatic events should be based on the best available evidence while they are delivered in a great variety of contexts (Litz, 2015). Additionally, these interventions are to be delivered in collaboration with local organizations and a wide range of other first responders, including other emergency(More)
BACKGROUND The number of patients with alcohol-related burns admitted to burn units has increased. It has been reported previously that alcohol-related burns are an indicator of alcohol dependence, but there are few studies addressing alcohol use several years after burn injury. OBJECTIVE To investigate alcohol consumption 2-7 years after burn injury and(More)
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