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Kristin Häikiö

Kristin Häikiö


Kristins specialties include supervising students at the bachelor, master, and PhD levels. She is also responsible for the courses PMED3900 Bachelor thesis and PMED1050 Public health and health management.

In addition to the subjects mentioned above, Kristin teaches about violence and neglect against older people, the perspectives of family caregivers to older persons living with dementia, academic writing, and research methods.

In terms of research, Kristin has experience with in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, participant observations, and questionnaires. She is familiar with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. Her research fields encompass family caregiving, health services research, healthcare quality, health literacy, dementia, violence against ambulance workers, coercion, and self-determination in prehospital contexts.

Kristin is the leader of the research group Acute/critically ill and injured.


Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Other health sciences   Health service and health administration research

Subject areas

Emergency Medicine   Paramedic   Ambulance services   Acute and critically ill   Dementia care   Paramedic



Administrative field of work

Research collaboration   Research infrastructure   Research strategy

Research projects

Scientific publications

Häikiö, Kristin; Harring, Astrid Karina V.; Kveen, Rune; Rand, Kim; Jørgensen, Trine Møgster (2023). Reduced quality of life, more technical challenges, and less study motivation among paramedic students after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic - a survey study. BMC Medical Education. Vol. 23.

Häikiö, Kristin; Bergem, Anne Kristine; Holst, Øyvind; Thorvaldsen, Nina Øye (2023). Ambulance personnel use of coercion and use of safety belts in Norway. BMC Health Services Research.

Häikiö, Kristin; Rugkåsa, Jorun (2023). Seeking a care–life balance: family carers’ perspectives on how quality of life can improve when caring for an older person living with dementia. International Journal of Care and Caring.

Thorvaldsen, Nina Øye; Bergem, Anne Kristine; Holst, Øyvind; Häikiö, Kristin (2022). Bruk av tvang under ambulansetransport. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. Vol. 142.

Häikiö, Kristin; Andersen, Jeanette Viggen; Bakkerud, Morten; Christiansen, Carl; Rand, Kim; Staff, Trine (2021). A retrospective survey study of paramedic students’ exposure to SARS‑CoV‑2, participation in the COVID‑19 pandemic response, and health‑related quality of life. 13 p. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. Vol. 29.

Häikiö, Kristin; Sagbakken, Mette; Rugkåsa, Jorun (2020). Family carers’ involvement strategies in response to sub-optimal health services to older adults living with dementia – a qualitative study. BMC Geriatrics. Vol. 20:290.

Häikiö, Kristin; Cloutier, Denise; Rugkåsa, Jorun (2020). Is health literacy of family carers associated with carer burden, quality of life, and time spent on informal care for older persons living with dementia?. PLOS ONE.

Häikiö, Kristin; Sagbakken, Mette; Rugkåsa, Jorun (2019). Dementia and patient safety in the community: a qualitative study of family carers’ protective practices and implications for services. BMC Health Services Research. Vol. 19:635.

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