On the 22nd of November 2019 I was a member of the examination committee for Marie-Therése Crafoord at her half-time seminar. Marie-Therése Crafoord does her PhD education at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Nursing
Marie-Therése Crafoord presented very interesting work with the title:
Patient and health care values – A RCT study in patients with cancer evaluating an interactive ICT-platform for reporting symptom distress during treatment
The PhD thesis will be based on three different studies on a eHealth application for cancer patients. She uses the concept of engagement to look into the user experience and use of the app, and has one submitted paper in that area at the time of the half-way seminar. There are also two other studies planned that will go into her PhD thesis.
The process at a half-time seminar at Karolinska Institutet includes going through and discussing all parts of a PhD, and as a member of the committee I took part of transcripts of records and a description of the PhD education.
Marie-Therése Crafoord has done a very thorough work, and I very much look forward to following her studies in the future. In the discussions it became clear that she is very knowledgeable in her area, and her reflexive way of talking about her work was indeed impressive and will take her a long way!