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Projects




The research projects carried out at the Competence Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry (CTP) are organised by these research focus areas:

  1. Psychophysiology and pathology of PTSD
  2. Treatment of trauma-affected refugees
    2a. Randomized controlled trials
    2b. Observational and register-based studies
  3. Community integration & cultural understanding
If you have any questions about these focus areas or the specific projects, please email transkulturel.psyk@regionh.dk.


 1. Psychophysiology and pathology of PTSD

​Period

​Title

​Investigator(s)

​Materials

​2018-19

​Examination of self-disorders in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with secondary psychotic symptoms (working title)


​Troels Schmidt, MD

Sigurd Wiingaard Uldall, MD, PhD

Maria Nilsson, MD, PhD student

Jessica Carlsson, MD, PhD

Project description

​2018-19

​Sleep Structure in Refugees Diagnosed With PTSD


​​Mia Beicher Ansbjerg, Pre-graduate Researcher and Medical Student


Project description

​2016-17

​​Event-related Potential in Trauma-Affected Refugee

Hanieh Meteran, medical and research year student

Scientific article 2018

Project description

2015-18

​​A Neuroimaging Investigation of Severely Traumatised Refugees

​Sigurd Uldall, MD, PhD 

Scientific articles: 2021 | 2020-May | 2020-Mar

Videointerview - Sigurd Uldall

Project description

 2. Treatment of trauma-affected refugees

 2a. Randomized controlled trials

Period

​Title

​Investigator(s)

​Materials

​2019-22
​​​The effect of integrating cross-sectoral collaboration in psychosocial treatment of trauma-affected refugees; a randomised controlled trial (PTF6*)

​​​Maja Bruhn, MD



Project description

​​2020-21

​Does sleep mediate the association between PTSD symptoms and pain in trauma-affected refugees?

​​Joakim Friis, Pre-graduate Researcher and Medical Student

Project description

​2020

​​Predictors of psychotherapy outcome in trauma-affected refugees: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial

​Berglind Bernardsdóttir, MSc Psychology Student and Research Intern at CTP 

Project description



​2016-18

​​Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Trauma-affected Refugees – A Randomised Controlled Trial (PTF5*)

​​​Hinuga Sandahl, MD, PhD

Scientific articles: 2021-May | 2021-Feb | 2017-Dec | 2017-Nov

Project description​​

​2013-15

​Treatment of traumatised ref​ugees: the effect of Basic Body Awareness Therapy versus mixed physical activity as add-on treatment – A Randomised Controlled Trial (PTF4*)

​​Maja Sticker Nordbrandt, MD, PhD

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Scientific articles: 2022-Apr | 2020-Sep | 2020-Mar | 2015

Project description

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​2011-15

​The treatment of traumatised refugees with Sertraline versus Venlafaxine in combination with psychotherapy – a randomised clinical study (PTF3*)


​Charlotte Sonne, MD, Postdoc

Jessica Carlsson Lohmann, MD, PhD

Scientific articles: 2020 | 2016-Dec | 2016-Nov |  |​ 2016-May| | 2013

Project description

​Letter informing project participants of research results: ArabicDanishEnglishFarsi

​2011-12

​Stress Management versus Cognitive Restructuring: a randomised clinical study on traumatised refugees (PTF2*)

Jessica Carlsson Lohmann, MD, PhD

​Scientific articles: 2021 |  2020​ | 2018 | 2014

Letter informing project participants of research results: Arabic | Danish | Farsi

Project description

​2010-11

​​Traumatised refugees in treatment – description of psychiatric diagnoses and full symptom picture using systematic SCAN interviews


​Trine Marie Nørgaard, MD and Cæcilie Buhmann, MD, PhD


Project description


​2009-11

​​​The effect of the treatment of traumatised refugees with trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TFCBT) and medical treatment including antidepressants – a randomised controlled clinical study (PTF1*)


​​Cæcilie Buhmann, MD, PhD


Scientific articles: 2018-Jul | 2018-Apr | 2015

Project description

Letter informing project participants of research results:  Arabic |​  Danish | English  | Farsi​

  2b. Observational and register-based studies

​Period
​Title
​Investigator(s)
​Materials

​2020-21

​A psychometric comparison of DSM-IV and DSM-5 adapted scales for measuring PTSD in trauma-affected refugees (PTF6*)

​​Erik Vindbjerg, MSc Psychology, PhD


Project description


​2018-25

​​​Imagery Rehearsal Therapy Groups


​Ida Poschmann, MSc Psychology 

Jessica Carlsson, MD, PhD

S​cientific article 2021

Project descr​iption

​2018-19

​Neurofeedback as a treatment for trauma-affected refugees - A pilot study

Erik Vindbjerg, MSc Psychology, PhD

Sigrid Zeuthen Hannemose, medical student

Project description


​2016

​​The relationship between traumatic experiences and PTSD with psychotic symptoms in trauma-affected refugees

Hannah Rathke, MSc Psychology student

Project description


​2012-13

​Somatic comorbidity in traumatised refugees with post-traumatic stress disorder

​Mette Lolk, MD


Project description


​2012

​​Basic Body Awareness Therapy – changes in physical and mental health of traumatised refugees – a pilot study

​Kajsa Stade Aarønæs, MD


​Project description


​2011-14

​​Attachment, Complex Trauma and Psychotherapy: A Clinical Study of the Significance of Attachment in Adult Arabic-speaking Refugees with PTSD

​​Karin Riber, MSc Psychology, PhD


Scientific article 2017

Project description


​2008-09

​Longitudinal study of the treatment of traumatised refugees at CTP

Cæcilie Buhmann, MD, PhD

Scientific articles: 2015-Nov |2015-Nov |​ 2014

Project description


 3. Community integration & cultural understanding

​Period
​Title
​Investigator(s)
​Materials
​2021-22
Suicidal behavior among psychiatric patients in Rwanda​
​Maja Grønlund Bendtsen, MSc Medicine, University of Copenhagen​
Project description​​

​2019-22

Cross-sectoral collaborations to improve refugee mental health in Denmark – Exploring the patients' perspectives​ (PTF6*)

Henriette Laugesen Attardo, MSc Public Health, PhD studento MSc Public Health, PhD student

​Project description

​2019-22

​Psychoeducation for patients with Bipolar Disorder in Rwanda


Caroline J. Arnbjerg, MD

Emmanuel Musoni Rwililza, MD

​Project description
​2019
​The interpreter-mediated consultation – development of a e-learning module for Danish medical students
​Rikke Sander Jensen, MD
Scientific articles: 2018 | 2017
Project description
​2016-20
​Developing a new refugee assessment tool: The Screening of Refugees Self-Report (ScoRe-SR)
​Charlotte Sonne, MD, Postdoc
​Project description
​2016-18
​The MindSpring project: Prevention of chronic PTSD and social dysfunction among refugees

​Charlotte Sonne, MD, Postdoc

Scientific article 2020
Project description
​2015-18
​The encounter between clinicians and migrant patients in the outpatient mental health services in Denmark - A mixed methods study on cultural competences, treatment satisfaction and the Cultural Formulation Interview​
​​Laura Glahder Lindberg, MSc, PhD
Scientific articles: 2022​ | 2020 | 2019
​Project description
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​2015-18
​Transcultural psychiatry: Exploring the assessment and diagnoses of migrants in Denmark
​Signe Skammeritz, MD, PhD
Scientific articles: 2020 | 2019
​Project description
​2014-17
​Cross-cultural symptom patterns in PTSD, depression and anxiety
​​Erik Vindbjerg, MSc Psychology, PhD
Scientific articles: 2021 | 2020 | 2018 | 2016
Project description


*PTF=Psychiatric Trauma Research / Psykiatrisk Traume Forskning. Randomised clinical trials at CTP generating data for the Danish database on Refugees with Trauma (DART)


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