Helle Wijk

Gästforskare at Building Design

Helle Wijk is a Professor in Nursing with a research focus on The Physical Care Environment. Her teaching is focused on the importance of the care environment for the health of patients / residents and the environment as obstacles and support for the implementation of care. She is principal investigator for the department's research group in Healthcare Environmental Research and is a visiting professor at the Center for Health Care Architecture (CVA) at Chalmers University of Technology. Helle is a board member of Forum Vårdbyggnad, and for the national quality registers Senior Alert and SveDem. Research Group: Healthcare Environmental Research.
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2021

The five aspect meal model as a conceptual framework for children with a gastrostomy tube in paediatric care

Ulrika Martensson, Margaretha Jenholt Nolbris, Karin Mellgren et al
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. Vol. In Press
Journal article
2021

What constitutes feeling safe at home? A qualitative interview study with frail older people receiving home care

Anastasia Silverglow, Eva Liden, Helene Berglund et al
NURSING OPEN. Vol. 8 (1), p. 191-199
Journal article
2021

The impact of the physical environment for caregiving in ordinary housing: Experiences of staff in home- and health-care services

Cecilia Pettersson, Martin Nilsson, C A Morgan Andersson et al
Applied Ergonomics. Vol. 92
Journal article
2020

Interventions and mixed methods research design for a person-centered and safe environment in old age

Helle Wijk
Architecture for Residential Care and Ageing Communities: Spaces for Dwelling and Healthcare, p. 241-251
Book chapter
2020

Environments for care provision in ordinary housing- A transdisciplinary exploration of pros and cons

Cecilia Pettersson, Helle Wijk
Architecture for residential care and ageing communities: Spaces for dwelling and healthcare, p. 121-130
Book chapter
2020

“We Are Here for You All the Way”—Patients’ and Relatives’ Experiences of Receiving Advanced Home Care

Ingela Wennman, Anna Ringheim, Helle Wijk
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Vol. 37 (9), p. 669-674
Journal article
2020

Effects of Birthing Room Design on Maternal and Neonate Outcomes: A Systematic Review

Christina Nilsson, Helle Wijk, Lina Hoglund et al
HERD. Vol. 13 (3), p. 198-214
Review article
2020

A systematic review on implementation of person-centered care interventions for older people in out-of-hospital settings

Zahra Ebrahimi, Harshida Patel, Helle Wijk et al
Geriatric Nursing. Vol. In Press
Journal article
2020

"If you don't behave, you're in real shit, you don't get outside the doors"-a phenomenological hermeneutic study of adolescents' lived experiences of the socio-spatial environment of involuntary institutional care

Kajsa Nolbeck, Helle Wijk, Göran Lindahl et al
International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being. Vol. 15 (1), p. 1726559-
Journal article
2019

Written reports of adverse events in acute care—A discourse analysis

Anna Gyberg, Ingela Henoch, Margret Lepp et al
Nursing Inquiry. Vol. 26 (4)
Journal article
2017

Space for housing and care: a study protocol

Cecilia Pettersson, Inga Malmqvist, Helle Wijk
SB Lab 2017 International Conference on Advances on Sustainable Cities and Buildings Development. Porto 15-17 November 2017
Paper in proceeding
2017

Exploring Environmental Variation in Residential Care Facilities for Older People

Susanna Nordin, Kevin KcKee, Helle Wijk et al
HERD. Vol. 10 (2), p. 49-65
Journal article
2016

The impact of facility relocation on patients' perceptions of ward atmosphere and quality of received forensic psychiatric care

Eirini Alexiou, Alessio Degl'Innocenti, Anders Kullgren et al
Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Vol. 42, p. 1-7
Journal article
2016

Art therapy for patients with depression: expert opinions on its main aspects for clinical practice

Christina Blomdahl, A Birgitta Gunnarsson, S. Guregård et al
Journal of Mental Health. Vol. Epub ahead of print, p. 1-9
Journal article
2016

Residential architecture and atmosphere: what is the impact on wellbeing and health?

Hanna Morichetto, Helle Wijk, Ola Nylander
Book of Abstracts [Paper Presentation]', Sustainable Housing; Green Lines Institute, Porto
Paper in proceeding
2016

Atmosphere, wellbeing and health in residential architecture: linkages to neuroscience?

Hanna Morichetto, Helle Wijk, Ola Nylander
Abstract Booklet: Connections: Bridgesynapses, ANFA Bridgesynapses, La Jolla, USA, september 2016, p. 112-
Conference poster
2015

Shared decision making in designing new healthcare environments-time to begin improving quality

M. Elf, Peter Fröst, Göran Lindahl et al
BMC Health Services Research. Vol. 15, p. Article no. 114-
Journal article
2014

Challenging conversations with terminally ill patients and their loved ones: Strategies to improve giving information in palliative care

Inger Benkel, Helle Wijk, Ulla Molander
SAGE Open Medicine. Vol. 2 (2050312114532456)
Journal article
2014

Ljus och färg som stöd eller hinder

Helle Wijk, Cecilia Häggström
Färg och ljus för människan - i rummet (red. Karin Fridell Anter och Ulf Klarén), p. 187-200
Book chapter
2014

Integrative Ways of Residing Health and Quality of Residence. A Concerted Trans-Disciplinary Research Effort - AIDAH ‘14-‘18. Architectural Inventions for Dwelling, Ageing and Healthcare

Sten Gromark, Inga Malmqvist, Peter Fröst et al
International Conference ARCH 14 on Research on Health Care Architecture, Helsinki Aalto University 19-21 Nov 2014
Paper in proceeding
2014

Vårdmiljöns betydelse

Helle Wijk
Edited book
2014

How to Estimate Understanding: Professionals' Assessment of Loved Ones' Insight into a Patient's Fatal Disease

I. Benkel, Helle Wijk, Ulla Molander
Journal of Palliative Medicine. Vol. 17 (4), p. 448-452
Journal article
2013

Den fysiska och psykosociala miljöns betydelse för omvårdnad och vårdens genomförande

Helle Wijk
Boken om demenssjukdomar. Basun, Hans; Skog, Margareta; Wahlund, Lars-Olof; Wijk, Helle (Eds.), p. 77-152
Book chapter
2013

Att möta patienter med demens och/eller konfusion

Helle Wijk
Ortopedisk vård och rehabilitering
Book chapter
2013

An Improvement Engine for empowered change in healthcare

Kristian Siverbo, Henrik Eriksson, Helle Wijk
International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. Vol. 62 (2), p. 156-167
Journal article
2013

Evidence-based health care design - how can it be measured? Aspects of colour and light

Helle Wijk
Nordic light and colour 2012. Ed. by Barbara Szybinska Matusiak and Karin Fridell Anter, p. 67-72
Book chapter
2013

Anticipatory grief among close relatives of persons with dementia in comparison with close relatives of patients with cancer

Åsa K Johansson, Valter Sundh, Helle Wijk et al
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Vol. 30 (1), p. 29-34
Journal article
2013

Boken om demenssjukdomar

Hans Basun, Margareta Skog, Lars-Olof Wahlund et al
Edited book
2013

Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå. Kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden

Anna-Karin Edberg, Anna Ehrenberg, Febe Friberg et al
Edited book
2013

Teamarbete och Förbättringskunskap. Två kärnkompetenser för god och säker vård

Edblom Michael, Härenstam Kiku, Susanne Kvarnström et al
Edited book
2013

Patients' experience of important factors in the healthcare environment in oncology care

M. Browall, Ingalill Koinberg, Hanna Falk et al
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. Vol. 8
Journal article
2013

Kvalitetsutveckling inom vård och omsorg vid demens

Helle Wijk
Boken om demenssjukdomar. Basun, Hans; Skog, Margareta; Wahlund, Lars-Olof; Wijk, Helle (Eds.), p. 347-362
Book chapter
2012

Att flytta till eller flytta från

Helle Wijk
Äldres boende - forskningsperspektiv i Norden
Book chapter
2012

Bekräftande och stärkande möten för äldre.

Helle Wijk, Monica Berglund
Hälsofrämjande möten : från barnhälsovård till palliativ vård / Anna Hertting, Margareta Kristenson (red.)
Book chapter
2012

SYN-TES INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON COLOUR AND LIGHT

Karin Fridell Anter, Harald Arnkil, Leif Berggren et al
Proceedings for Interim Meeting of the International Colour Association (AIC); AIC 2012 “In Color We Live: Color and Environment”, 22 – 25 September 2012, Taipei, Taiwan, p. 80 - 83
Paper in proceeding
2012

Assessment of briefs for healthcare environment – a survey in Sweden

Lena Marie Elf, Marie Svedbo Engström, Helle Wijk
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 30 (10), p. 835-844
Journal article
2012

Begreppen hälsa och hälsofrämjande

Margareta Kristensson, Helle Wijk, U Missener et al
Hälsofrämjande möten : från barnhälsovård till palliativ vård / Anna Hertting, Margareta Kristenson (red.)
Book chapter
2012

Development of the Content and Quality in Briefs Instrument (CQB-I)

Lena Marie Elf, Marie Svedbo Engström, Helle Wijk
HERD. Vol. 5 (3), p. 74-88
Journal article
2012

Students' learning as the focus for shared involvement between universities and clinical practice: a didactic model for postgraduate degree projects.

Joakim Öhlén, Linda Berg, Elisabeth Björk Brämberg et al
Advances in Health Sciences Education. Vol. 17 (4), p. 471-487
Journal article
2012

Hälsofrämjande miljöer.

Helle Wijk, Monica Berglund
Hälsofrämjande möten : från barnhälsovård till palliativ vård / Anna Hertting, Margareta Kristenson (red.)
Book chapter
2012

A sense of home in residential care

Hanna Falk, Helle Wijk, Lars-Olof Persson et al
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. Vol. 27 (4), p. 999-1009
Journal article
2012

Demens-Design för välbefinnande

Helle Wijk
Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin (4), p. 36-39
Journal article
2011

Outcomes of an educational intervention for the family of a person with bipolar disorder: a 2-year follow-up study

Patrik Dahlqvist Jönsson, Helle Wijk, Ella Danielson et al
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Vol. 18 (4), p. 333-341
Journal article
2011

Vårdmiljöns betydelse för välbefinnande och vårdens utförande

Helle Wijk
Att möta personer med demens
Book chapter
2011

High frequency of cognitive dysfunction before stroke in the elderly

Cristina Gutiérrez Pérez, Marianne Sävborg, Ulrika Påhlman et al
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Vol. 26 (6), p. 622-629
Journal article
2011

Experience of living with a family member with bipolar disorder.

Patrik Dahlqvist Jönsson, Ingela Skärsäter, Helle Wijk et al
International journal of mental health nursing. Vol. 20 (1), p. 29-37
Journal article
2011

The development and evaluation of an Innovation Engine for empowerment and change in healthcare

Kristian Siverbo, Henrik Eriksson, Helle Wijk
In proceedings of the 18th Int. EurOMA Conference, Cambridge.
Paper in proceeding
2011

Designing for person-centred care in older people’s residential facilities

Lena Marie Elf, Kevin McKee, Susanna Mordin et al
Aging. Vol. 23 (Suppl. 1), p. 270-
Journal article
2011

Frail Older Persons' Experiences of Interinstitutional Relocation

Hanna Falk, Helle Wijk, Lars-Olof Persson
Geriatric Nursing. Vol. 32 (4), p. 245-256
Journal article
2011

Privacy, meetings and rejections – a qualitative study of significant places, social relationships and activities in everyday life among young persons with psychiatric disabilities

Elisabeth Olin, Monica Nordström, Helle Wijk
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. Vol. 13 (2), p. 135-150
Journal article
2010

Minnessvårigheter och förvirringstillstånd

Helle Wijk
Omvårdnad vid psykisk ohälsa – på grundläggande nivå
Book chapter
2010

Personcentrerad miljö

Helle Wijk
Personcentrerad Omvårdnad – teori och
Book chapter
2010

Omvårdnadens grunder – en specialutgåva för sjuksköterskor

Anna-Karin Edberg, Anna Ehrenberg, Febe Friberg et al
Edited book
2010

Using coping strategies are not denial: helping the loved ones to adjust living with a patient with a palliative diagnose.

Inger Benkel, Helle Wijk, Ulla Molander
Journal of Palliative Medicine. Vol. 13 (9), p. 1119-1123
Journal article
2009

Omvårdnsdens grunder

Anna-Karin Edberg, Helle Wijk
Edited book
2009

Family and friends provide most social support for the bereaved

Inger Benkel, Helle Wijk, Ulla Molander
Palliative Medicine. Vol. 23 (2), p. 141-149
Journal article
2009

The effects of refurbishment on residents’ quality of life and wellbeing in two Swedish nursing homes

Hanna Falk, Helle Wijk, Lars-Olof Persson
Health and Place. Vol. 15 (3), p. 717-724
Journal article
2009

The life circumstances of persons with a psychiatric disability. A survey in a region in southern Sweden.

Ingela Skärsäter, Helle Wijk
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (16), p. 738-748
Journal article
2009

Omgivningens betydelse för hälsa och vård

David Edvardsson, Helle Wijk
Omvårdnadens grunder: hälsa och ohälsa, Edberg, A-K & Wijk, H (red.), p. 163-196
Book chapter
2009

The life circumstances of the mentally disabled: A survey of Sjuhärad.

Monica Nordström, Ingela Skärsäter, Tommy Björkman et al
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Vol. 16 (8), p. 738-748
Journal article
2009

En hypotesgenererande studie av nattfastans längd undernäring och hälsorelaterad livskvalitet hos äldre

Sahara Ebrahimi, Helle Wijk
Vård i Norden. Vol. 91 (29)
Magazine article
2009

Experinces of physical strain during person transfer situations in dementia care

C Wångblad, M Ekblad, Helle Wijk et al
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. Vol. 23 (4), p. 644-650
Journal article
2009

Places, social relations and activities in every day lives of older adults with psychiatric disabilities: an interview study.

Monica Nordström, Anna Dunér, Elisabeth Olin et al
International psychogeriatrics. Vol. 21 (2), p. 401-412
Journal article
2009

Äldre med psykiska funktionshinder.

Monica Nordström, Anna Dunér, Elisabeth Olin et al
Nordisk Geriatrik. Vol. 12 (1)
Magazine article
2009

Fysisk och psykosocial miljö

David Edvardsson, Helle Wijk
Socialstyrelsens Nationella riktlinjer för vård och omsorg om personer med demenssjukdom. Preliiminär version
Review article
2009

Places, social relations, and activities in the arenas of everyday life among older adults with psychiatric disability – an interview study

Monica Nordström, Anna Dunér, Elisabeth Olin et al
International Psychogeriatrics. Vol. 21 (2), p. 401-412
Journal article
2009

Managing Grief and Relationship Roles Influence Which Forms of Social Support the Bereaved Needs

Inger Benkel, Helle Wijk, Ulla Molander
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Vol. 26 (4), p. 241-245
Journal article
2009

Verksamhetsförlagd utbildning på avancerad nivå – ny utmaning för specialistutbildningar för sjuksköterskor

Helle Wijk, Joakim Öhlén, Eva Lidén et al
Vård i Norden. Vol. 29 (94), p. 41-43
Journal article
2008

Natural activity – An intervention study of the interplay between cage-birds and elderly patients in a Swedish hospital setting

Hanna Falk, Helle Wijk
International journal of older people nursing. Vol. 3 (1), p. 22-28
Journal article
2008

Needs of elderly patients in palliative care

Helle Wijk, Agneta Grimby
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Vol. 25 (2), p. 106-111
Journal article
2008

Färgers betydelse för en stödjande miljö

Helle Wijk
Trivsel i plejeboligen, p. 202-
Book chapter
2008

Persons Living With Bipolar Disorder: Their View Of The Illness And The Future

Patrik Dahlqvist Jönsson, Helle Wijk, Ingela Skärsäter et al
Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Vol. 29 (11), p. 1217-1236
Journal article
2008

Putting evidence into practice.

Helle Wijk
International forum on quality improvement Paris
Paper in proceeding
2008

Nonpharmacological interventions for BPSD

Anna-Karin Edberg, Helle Wijk
19th Nordiska kongressen i gerontologi Oslo
Paper in proceeding
2008

Putting evidence into practise. A model supporting the health care

Helle Wijk
Quality and safety in health care. Vol. 17 (4), p. 24-25
Journal article
2008

Nordström, M. Skärsäter, I. Björkman T. Wijk H. The life circumstances of the mentally disabled: A survey in Sweden.

Monica Nordström, Tommy Björkman, Ingela Skärsäter et al
Horatio: European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing. The Age of Dialogue. November 5th -9th, St George´s Bay, Malta, p.17.
Paper in proceeding
2007

Evaluating long stay care settings: The environment

Helle Wijk
Evaulation in dementia care, p. 270-
Book chapter
2007

Investigating poor insight in Alzheimer’s disease. A survey of research approaches.

Barbro Robertsson, Monica Nordström, Helle Wijk
. International psychogeriatric association IPA Osaka Silver congress, Osaka 2007
Paper in proceeding
2007

A psychometric evaluation of a Swedish version of the Quality of Life in Late-Stage Dementia (QUALID) scale.

Hanna Falk, Lars-Olof Persson, Helle Wijk
International Psychogeriatrics. Vol. 19 (6), p. 1040-50
Journal article
2007

Kvalitetsutveckling av omvårdnad.

Ingela Skärsäter, Torie Palm Ernsäter, Joakim Edvinsson et al
Omvårdnadsmagasinet. Vol. 7, p. 14-19
Magazine article
2007

Patient experiences of pain and pain management at the end of life: A pilot study

Annika Larsson, Helle Wijk
Pain Management Nursing. Vol. 8 (1), p. 12-16
Journal article
2007

Investigating Poor Insightin Alzheimers Disease. A survey of research approaches

Barbro Robertsson, Monica Nordström, Helle Wijk
Dementia. Vol. 6 (1), p. 45-61
Journal article
2006

Kvalitetsutveckling inom hälso- och sjukvård

Carina Göransson, Ingela Skärsäter, Helle Wijk
Grundläggande omvårdnad, p. 261-
Book chapter
2006

Färg som stöd och stimulans i vårdmiljön

Helle Wijk
Forskare och praktiker om färg, ljus, rum, p. 317-
Book chapter
2006

Tools to assess the nutritional status of acutely ill older adults.

Mathilda Svahn Holmén, Barbro Robertsson, Helle Wijk
Nursing older people. Vol. 18 (5), p. 31-35
Journal article
2006

The use of national registries data in three european countries in order to improve patient quality

Paulo Bazeley Sousa, Sören Johansson, Helle Wijk
International journal of health care quality assurance. Vol. 19 (7), p. 551-560
Journal article
2004

Colour perception in old age

Helle Wijk
Design and Health. Vol. III, p. 325-
Paper in proceeding
2004

Goda miljöer och aktiviteter för äldre

Helle Wijk
Edited book
2004

Färg i vårdmiljön

Helle Wijk
Goda miljöer och aktiviteter för äldre
Book chapter
2003

Colour perception in old age. Clinical implementations

Helle Wijk
Preceedings of the 3rd World conference of design and health WCDH2003, Montreal Canada. Vol. 1, p. 167-175
Paper in proceeding
2003

Kommentarer ur ett omvårdnadsperspektiv

Helle Wijk
Evidensbaserad äldrevård, p. 333-
Book chapter
2002

Colour perception among the very elderly related to visual and cognitive function.

Helle Wijk, S Berg, B Bergman et al
Scand J Caring Sci.. Vol. 16 (1), p. 91-102
Journal article
2001

Color and form as support for picture recognition in old age

Helle Wijk, Lars Sivik, Bertil Steen et al
Aging. Vol. 13 (4), p. 298-308
Journal article
2001

Colour perception in Alzheimer´s disease with implications in the environment

Helle Wijk
Research and practice in Alzheimer´s disease, p. 265-
Book chapter
2001

Colour perception in old age

Helle Wijk
Doctoral thesis
1999

Colour discrimination, colour naming and colour preferences among individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

Helle Wijk, S Berg, L Sivik et al
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. Vol. 14 (12), p. 1000-5
Journal article
1999

Color discrimination, color naming and color preferences in 80-year olds.

Helle Wijk, S Berg, L Sivik et al
Aging. Vol. 11 (3), p. 176-8
Journal article
1999

Riktlinjer för omvårdnad av patienter med cancerrelaterad smärta

Helle Wijk
Komplementära metoder, p. 45-
Book chapter
1998

Colour perception in old age

Helle Wijk
Licentiate thesis
1997

Aspects of colour perception in an elderly swedish population

Helle Wijk
AIC Colour 97 Proceedings of the 8th congress of the International colour association. Vol. 1, p. 191-195
Paper in proceeding
1995

Some aspects of colour perception among patients with Alzheimer´s disease

Helle Wijk, L Sivik
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences (1), p. 3-9
Journal article

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