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Karen la Cour, Professor

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Research unit for User Perspectives & Community-based Interventions, 

Department of Public Health, 

University of Southern Denmark, SDU

E-mail:  Klacour@sdu.dk

 

Academic degrees   

2008                       Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.d. Med. dr. Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sverige

1991                       Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Tufts University, Boston, USA  

 

Formal research management courses

2018                    Presentation for professors, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark

2018                    Research management CBS, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen

2012 - 2013        Project management for researchers’ module 1 - 3 by Just Justesen, University of

Southern Denmark, SDU

 Positions

         2020 -               Professor, Head of research group, Unit for User Perspectives & Community-based

Interventions, Department of Public, Health, SDU

2018 -  2020     Affiliated professor at Suunaas Hospital the ‘Regionale Kompetensetjeneste for kræft

Rehabilitering’ in Oslo, Norway

2018 –  2020     Professor wso, in Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Head of Rehabilitation Research

at REHPA

2015  – 2018      Research group leader for ‘Activity studies and Occupational Therapy, the Research

Unit of General Practice, Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

2014 – 2016    Educational director for the Advanced Master program in Occupational Therapy, 

Health Sciences, SDU  

2011 – 2018    Associate Professor, Research unit; Health, Man & Society, Institute of Public Health,

SDU

2010 – 2018    Head of the Research Initiative of Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy, SDU    

2008 – 2011    Postdoc, Research unit, Health, Man & Society, Institute of Public Health, SDU

Honors

2019               Receiver of the Jeppe Juhl Jensen og hustru Ovita Juhl Jensen’s endowment grant

2016               Poster Prize, European Cancer Rehabilitation Symposium 

2015               Academic Honour, Ropox prize  

1989               Fullbright Scholarship 

                         

Project management 

2020 -              Coordinating Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, The CRP project, Head of

WorkPackage3, Co-investigator

2019 -              P-ALS, Palliative Rehabilitation online support for relatives of People with ALS, Co-

investigator

2018  -             COMPAS, REHPA Social Reach in cancer rehabilitation and palliative care, Head of

WorkPackage5, Co-investigator

2018  -             YATAC, Young Adult cancer survivors Taking Action project, Principal Investigator

2017 – 2019     Existential Cancer Rehabilitation,Co-investigator

2016 – 2019     Virdex Project, Virtual-based Rehabilitation for people with Dementia, Co-

Investigator

2012 -- 2017  Activity, Cancer and Quality of life at home, ACQ-Project, Principal Investigator  

2010 – 2012   Cancer Rehabilitation with Inclusion of Patients and Relatives, KRIPP project. Co-

investigator

2009 – 2010   Community Based Cancer Rehabilitation, Head of Evaluation

2007 – 2008   Everyday life with cancer, Principal Investigator

2002 – 2008  Activities as Resources when Living with Advanced Cancer, Principal Investigator

 

 

Ph.d. supervision

I have functioned as supervisor for both master and Ph.D. students. Seven Ph.D.’s have graduated and four are currently enrolled. 

 

Publication overview

Total number of peer-reviewed papers: 44; H-index (Google Scholar): 13 (since 2015), Citations 565

 

 

Forskningsområde

Koordination af Rehabilitering og Palliation, KRP Balance i Hverdagslivet

P-ALS, Palliative online støtte til pårørende til patienter døde af ALS

YATAC, Unge Voksne med Kræft 

COMPAS, Social ulighed i rehabilitering og palliation

Aktivitet, Kræft og Livskvalitet i eget hjem

Kræftforløb med inddragelse af patienter og pårørende, KRIPP

Aktivitets og hverdagslivsforskning

Palliativ indsats og dagligliv med fremskreden kræftsygdom

Kommunal Kræftrehabilitering

Forskningsinformation

Udvalgte Publikationer:

Maerks J., Cutchin, M. & la Cour, K. (2020). Managing daily life in response to uncertainty among people with advanced cancer living at home Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 

Pilegaard, MS., Rossau HK., Lejsgaard, E., Moeller, JJK., Jarlbaek L., Dalton, S. & la Cour, K. (2020). Rehabilitation and palliative care for socioeconomically disadvantaged patients with advanced cancer: A scoping review Acta Oncologica  

Ding, JP., Larsen, EL., la Cour, K., von Bülow, C., Skouboe, M., Christensen, JR., Waldorff, FB. Feasibility and efficacy of motion-based technology for people with dementia training at home: A pilot study JMIR Mental Health (accepted/In press July 2020)

la Cour, K., Oestergaard, GL., Brandt, Å., Offersen, SMH., Lindahl-Jakobsen, L., Cutchin, M. & Pilegaard, SM. (2020). Process evaluation of the Cancer Home-Life Intervention: what can we learn from it for future intervention studies? Palliative Medicin (2. July) https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216320939227

Wæhrens, E.E, Brandt, Å, Peoples, H. & la Cour, K. (2020). Everyday activities when living with advanced cancer: a cross sectional study. European Journal of Cancer Care doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13258

Assing Hvidt E., Hvidt, N. C.Graven, V.la Cour, K.Rottmann, N.Thomsen, K. F., Linqvist, O., Rasmussen, A., Skaarup, H. & Roessler, K. K. (2020). An existential support program for people with cancer: Development and qualitative evaluation. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 46, 101768.

Roessler, K.K., Graven, V., la Cour, K., Hvidt, N. C.Rottmann, N. & Assing Hvidt, E. (2020). ”The quietness of the place calmed my troubled mind”: The restorative potential of environments in an existential rehabilitation programme for patients with cancer. Expository times https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0014524620923852

Lindahl-Jacobsen, L. E., la Cour, K., Gregersen Oestergaard, L., Sampedro Pilegaard, M., Peoples, H. & Brandt, Å. (2020). The development of the 'cancer Home-Life intervention': An occupational therapy-based intervention programme for people with advanced cancer living at home. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. p. 1-11, 11 s.

Pilegaard, M. S., Cour, K. l., Brandt, Å., Lozano-Lozano, M. & Oestergaard, L. G. (2019).  Impact of pain, fatigue and dyspnoea on occupational performance in people with advanced cancer: A longitudinal study Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

Brekke MF, la Cour K, Brandt Å, Peoples H, & Wæhrens EE. (2019). The association between ADL ability and quality of life among people with advanced cancer, Occupational Therapy International 10 s., 2629673.

Overgaard, A. F., Benigna Kruse, N., Peoples, H., Wæhrens, E. E. E. & la Cour, K. (2019). Fremskreden kræft-hjælpemidler, ADL-evne og livskvalitet BestPractice Onkologi published online: https://bestprac.dk/wp content/uploads/2019/06/fremskreden-kraeft-hjaelpemidler-adl-evne-og-livskvalitet.pdf

Overgaard, A. F., Benigna Kruse, N., la Cour, K., Peoples, H., Wæhrens, E. E. E. & Brandt, Å. (2019), The association between having assistive devices and activities of daily living ability and health‐related quality of life European Journal of Cancer Care. 28, 3, 8 s., e13002.

la Cour, K. & Cutchin, M. (2013) Developing Community Based Rehabilitation for Cancer     
        Survivors: Coordination and coherence. BMC Health Service Research 

Ilott, I., Kottorp, A., la Cour, K., van Ness, F., Jonsson, H. & Sadlo, G. (2013) Sustanining International Partnerships: The European Master of Science Programme in Occupational Thearpy, a Case Study. Occupational Therapy International, published online 5April 

Matovu SN, La cour K, Hemmingsson H: Narratives of Ugandan women adhering to HIV/AIDS medication. Occupational therapy international 2012, 19(4):176-184. 

la Cour, K. & Hansen, HP. Aesthetic engagements: (2012) ‘Being’ in everyday life with 
 incurable cancer. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicin  29(2):126-133

Gantschnig, B. Hemmingsson, H. & la Cour, K. (2011). Feeling and being involved? 
Participation experienced by children with disabilities at mainstream schools. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention 4:260-275 

Pereira, E., la Cour, K., Jonsson, H., & Hemmingsson, H., 12-2010. The participation 
 experience of children with disabilities in Portuguese mainstream schools. British 
 Journal of Occupational Therapy. 73/12, s 1- 9. 

la Cour, K., Johannessen, H. & Josephsson, S. (2009). Activity and meaning-making in 
  everyday life of people with advanced cancer. Palliative & Supportive Care 7 (4): 469- 479. 

la Cour, K., Nordell, K. & Josephsson, S. (2009). Everyday life of people with advanced cancer: 
  Activity, time, location & experience Occupational Therapy Journal of Research 29 (4): 154-162.  

la Cour, K., Josephsson S., Tishelman C. & Nygård L. (2007). Experiences of engaging in 
   creative activity at a palliative care facility. Palliative & Supportive Care 5, 241-50. 

la Cour, K., Josephsson S. & Luborsky M. (2005). Creating Connections to Life during 
   Life-Threatening llness: Creative Activity Experienced by Elderly People 
               and Occupational Therapists. Scand J Occup Ther 12 (3):98-109.

Bøger/kapitler: 

la Cour, K & Johannessen, H. (2010). Kommunal Kræftrehabilitering - Erfaringsopsamling fra 11 kommuner, Syddansk Universitet, Institut for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, Odense: Grafisk Produktion Odense

la Cour, K. (2008). Activities as resources when living with advanced cancer, PhD Afhandling, Department of  Neurobiology, Careing Sciences and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm: Reproprint AB. 

Josephsson, S., la Cour, K. & Jonsson H. (2007). Possibility spaces in everyday life: On creative
potentials in interventions for persons with life-threatening incurable illness. In: Positive
Approaches to Health C.Dumont, G. Kielhofner Eds pp 37-46. New York: Nova Science
Publishers.

Øvrige aktiviteter:

Reviewer for Journal of Rehabilitation Medicin

Editorial Board of Occupational Therapy Journal of Research

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