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Axel Wolf

Axel Wolf


Professor, Senior consultant Anesthesia/Intensive care (CRNA) and Affiliated researcher at the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC). My research taps on different aspects of person-centred care, such as exploring the organizational aspects of implementing PCC, innovations of PCC products/services as well as evaluation of complex interventions. A recent research area is sharing economies, value-based healthcare and strategic change management. My clinical research in Anesthesia is found within pain management and opioid-free anaesthesia. I am A affiliated researcher at the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC). I lead the Gothenburg Care Lab ( together with Associate professor/MD Paulin Andrell. I am the chair of the European committee in charge of developing a standard of patient involvement in healthcare.

I have been the operative project leader for several national projects for the development of several strategic platforms for implementation and research regarding PCC within the healthcare sector.

Scientific publications

Olausson, Alexander; Angelini, Eva; Heckemann, Birgit; Andréll, Paulin; Jildenstål, Pether; Thörn, Sven-Egron; Wolf, Axel (2024). Patients’ perioperative experiences of an opioid-free versus opioid-based care pathway for laparoscopic bariatric surgery: A qualitative study. International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances (IJNS Advances). Vol. 6.

Ferrari, Alize J; Santomauro, Damian Francesco; Aali, Amirali ; Abate, Yohannes Habtegiorgis; Abbafati, Cristiana; Abbastabar, Hedayat; ElHafeez, Samar Abd; Abdelmasseh, Michael ; Abd-Elsalam, Sherief ; Abdollahi, Arash; Abdullahi, Auwal; Kedir Hussein, Abegaz; Abeldaño Zuñiga, Roberto Ariel; Aboagye, Richard Gyan; Hassan, Abolhassani; Abreu, Lucas Guimarães; Abualruz, Hasan; Abu-Gharbieh, Eman; Abu-Rmeileh, Niveen ME; Ackerman, Ilana N; Addo, Isaac Yeboah; Addolorato, Giovanni; Adebiyi, Akindele Olupelumi; Adepoju, Abiola Victor; Omoponle Adewuyi, Habeeb; Afyouni, Shadi; Afzal, Saira ; Afzal, Sina; Agodi, Antonella ; Ahmad, Aqeel; Ahmad, Danish; Bjørge, Tone; Sagoe, Dominic; Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Steiner, Timothy J.; Kisa, Adnan; Kisa, Sezer ; Wolf, Axel ; Knudsen, Ann Kristin Skrindo; Vollset, Stein Emil; Zhou, Juexiao; Zhu, Zhaohua; Ziafati, Makan; Zielińska, Magdalena; Zimsen, Stephanie R M; Zoladl, Mohammad; Zumla, Alimuddin; Zyoud, Samer H.; Theo, Vos; Murray, Christopher JL (2024). Global incidence, prevalence, years lived with disability (YLDs), disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 371 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories and 811 subnational locations, 1990-2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021. The Lancet.

Naghavi, Mohsen; Ong, Kanyin Liane; Aali, Amirali; S Ababneh, Hazim S Ababneh; Abate, Yohannes Habtegiorgis; Abbafati, Cristiana ; Abbasgholizadeh, Rouzbeh; Abbasian, Mohammadreza; Abbasi-Kangevari, Mohsen; Hedayat, Abbastabar; Abd ElHafeez, Samar; Abdelmasseh, Michael; Abd-Elsalam, Sherief; Abdelwahab, Ahmed Abdelwahab; Mohammad, Abdollahi; Abdollahifar, Mohammad-Amin; Abdoun, Meriem; Abdulah, Deldar Morad ; Abdullahi, Auwal; Abebe, Mesfin; Shawel Abebe, Samrawit; Aidin, Abedi; Kedir Hussein, Abegaz; Abhilash, E S ; Abidi, Hassan ; Abiodun, Olumide; Aboagye, Richard Gyan; Hassan, Abolhassani; Abolmaali, Meysam; Abouzid, Mohamed; Bjørge, Tone; Hailu, Alemayehu; Sagoe, Dominic; Wojewodzic, Marcin Wlodzimierz; Nauman, Javaid; Knudsen, Ann Kristin Skrindo; Madsen, Christian; Forthun, Ingeborg; Kisa, Adnan; Kisa, Sezer ; Wolf, Axel ; Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Vollset, Stein Emil; Zou, Zhiyong; Zuhlke, Liesl Joanna; Zumla, Alimuddin; Zweck, Elric; Zyoud, Samer H.; Wool, Eve E; Murray, Christopher J.L. (2024). Global burden of 288 causes of death and life expectancy decomposition in 204 countries and territories and 811 subnational locations, 1990–2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021. The Lancet.

Angelini, Eva; Wolf, Axel ; Wijk, Helle; Brisby, Helena; Baranto, Adad (2024). Evaluating a targeted person-centred pain management intervention programme in lumbar spine surgery - a controlled segment-specific before-and-after interventional design. BMC Health Services Research. Vol. 24.

Leonardsen, Ann-Chatrin Linqvist; Wolf, Axel ; Nilsson, Ulrica G* (2024). Patient-Centerdness in the Perioperative Period—A Rapid Review of Current Research. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing.

Piasecki, Adam; Ögren, Cecilia; Thörn, Sven-Egron; Olausson, Alexander; Svensson, Carl Johan; Platon, Birgitta; Wolf, Axel ; Andréll, Paulin (2023). High-frequency, high-intensity transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation compared with opioids for pain relief after gynecological surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. Vol. 24.

HamdanAlshehri, Hanan; Sawatzky, Richard; Öhlén, Joakim; Wolf, Axel ; Olausson, Sepideh (2023). Attitudes towards death and dying among intensive care professionals: A cross-sectional design evaluating culture-related differential item functioning of the frommelt attitudes toward care of the dying instrument. Heliyon. Vol. 9.

Jungestrand, Linda; Holm, Emma; Rose, Louise; Wolf, Axel ; Ringdal, Mona (2022). Family member perspectives on intensive care unit in-person visiting restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing.

Siira, Elin; Wolf, Axel (2022). Are digital citizen panels an innovative, deliberative approach to cardiovascular research?. 4 p. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Vol. 21.

Lydahl, Doris; Britten, Nicky; Wolf, Axel ; Naldemirci, Öncel; Lloyd, Helen; Heckemann, Birgit (2022). Exploring documentation in Person-centred care: A content analysis of care plans. International Journal of Older People Nursing.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete