Forskning och publikationer

Senast ändrad: 21 mars 2017
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There is a large and growing need in the world today of finding new forms of treatment and rehabilitation of large groups of individuals suffering from long-term illnesses, based on the individual's health-resources (i.e. salutogenic approaches).

The largest group of people suffering from long-term illness in most of the world are those with stress related mental diseases. Other important groups are stroke survivors and people in post-cancer care, or suffering from dementia or post-traumatic stress disorder (e.g. refugees from war). Usual medical treatment and care could either be inappropriate, or need to be complemented by salutogenic approaches. From more and more research areas in healthcare, nature-based care is hypothesized to be an effective alternative, seen from a patient perspective (faster recovery, fewer side effects) as well as cost-effective, seen from a social perspective. In addition, nature-based interventions seem to have the ability to help the participants to obtain salutogenic strategies for future life.

The Rehabilitation Garden is a living lab, where researchers, users and partners are operating together in this specific territorial context, developing and integrating concurrent research and innovation processes regarding nature-based care and rehabilitation within partnerships. In this living lab, there are opportunities to integrate research and innovation processes through exploration, experimentation and evaluation of researchers' ideas, concepts and related technological artefacts in real life. This provides great opportunities to shorten the time from a hypothesis, through experiments and RCTs, till the method can be used in everyday practice.

Läs mer (om Research and development)

Since the garden was inaugurated in 2002, the infrastructure has been used by many partners beside SLU. Important partners are stakeholders from the public sector such as Region Skåne (the regional board and county council in the province of Skåne in southern Sweden), the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, and the Swedish Public Employment Service. Important partners from the research community are Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, Gothenburg University and Chalmers. Among other important partners and stakeholders, we want to emphasize financiers such as the Swedish Research Council Formas, the European Social Foundation, the Crafoord Foundation and the strategic partner LRF; the Federation of Swedish Farmers.

The garden is a Living Lab, especially designed to be an advanced rehabilitation garden, where knowledge from different disciplines such as landscape architecture, environmental psychology, horticulture, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and medicine has been integrated. This is all in line with evidence based design and design processes. Evidence from different research disciplines were all integrated in the original design of the garden. However, the garden constantly evolves and new evidence emerges. Thus the design and content of the garden continuously need to be developed in evidence based design processes that involve many different stakeholders and many different perspectives, originating from different user groups and different researchers. Alnarp rehabilitation garden thus provide an exceptional case for studying implementation of evidence based design as well as evidence based design processes as such. This area of research is a profile area at SLU Alnarp.

The Rehabilitation Garden has been used in several research studies, regarding the development of novel treatment and / or rehabilitation forms.

  • The intervention group in Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden has been followed in longitudinal controlled studies regarding stress-related mental disorders, such as exhaustion disorder and depression. (Währborg et al 2014. Pálsdóttir et al 2014.)
  • Some randomized controlled trials have been conducted, such as for individuals recovering from stroke (Pálsdóttir et al 2015), and more severe psychiatric diseases such as bipolar disorders (Bay-Richter et al 2012).
  • Experimental trials of patients with Parkinson's disease (Ottosson et al 2015) and ongoing exploratory studies of refugees from Syria with war neuroses.
  • We are planning new studies from next year on the development of new forms of rehabilitation of post-cancer patients and the care of dementia patients.

The significant reduction in healthcare consumption and increase in return to work rate after nature-based rehabilitation of patients suffering from stress-related mental diseases resulted in that the method has already been established in the regular health care in Skåne (Pálsdóttir et al., 2015; Kyrö Wissler et al. 2014).

Senaste vetenskapliga publikationer

  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., Kyrö Wissler, S., Nilsson, K., Petersson, I.F. & Grahn, P. 2015. Nature-based rehabilitation in peri-urban areas for people with stress-related illnesses – a controlled prospective study. Acta Horticulturae 1093, 08/2015: pp 31-35 DOI:10.17660
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., ·Andersson, G., Grahn, P., Norrving, B., Kyrö-Wissler, S., Stigmar, K., Petersson, I.F. & Pessah-Rasmussen, H. 2015. A randomized controlled trial of nature-based post-stroke fatigue rehabilitation ("the nature stroke study" (NASTRU)): study design and progress report. International Journal of Stroke 10(S2):430
  • Nordström, E-M., Dolling, A., Skärbäck, E., Stoltz, J., Grahn, P. & Lundell, Y. 2015. Forests for wood production and stress recovery: trade-offs in long-term forest management planning. European Journal of Forest Research. 134:1-13.
  • Ottosson, J., Lavesson, L., Pinzke, S. & Grahn, P. 2015. The Significance of Experiences of Nature for People with Parkinson’s Disease, with Special Focus on Freezing of Gait—The Necessity for a Biophilic Environment. A Multi-Method Single Subject Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12:7274-7299.
  • Sahlin, E., Ahlborg Jr, G., Tenenbaum, A. & Grahn, P. 2015. Using Nature-Based Rehabilitation to restart a stalled process of rehabilitation in individuals with stress-related mental illness. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12: 1928-1951
  • Sahlin, E., Lindegård, A., Hadzibajramovic, E., Grahn, P., Matuszczyk, J. V. & Ahlborg Jr., G. 2014. The Influence of the Environment on Directed Attention, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate—An Experimental Study Using a Relaxation Intervention. Landscape Research 12/2014; On line Publication(http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01426397.2014.982079).
  • Pálsdóttir, A. M., Persson, D., Persson, B. & Grahn, P. 2014. The Journey of Recovery and Empowerment Embraced by Nature — Clients’ Perspectives on Nature-Based Rehabilitation in Relation to the Role of the Natural Environment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11(7):7094-7115.
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., Persson, D., Thorpert, P. & Grahn, P. 2014. Clients’ perspective on supportive locations at the Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden. A longitudinal single-case study on nature-based rehabilitation. Published in The role of nature in rehabilitation for individuals with stress-related mental disorders. The Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden as supportive environment. Doctoral Thesis No. 45. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp
  • Sahlin, E., Ahlborg Jr, G., Matuszczyk, J. V. & Grahn, P. 2014. Nature-Based Stress Management Course for Individuals at Risk of Adverse Health Effects from Work-Related Stress - Effects on Stress Related Symptoms, Workability and Sick Leave. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11(6):6586-6611.
  • Bengtsson, A. & Grahn, P. 2014. Outdoor Environments in Healthcare settings: A quality evaluation tool for use in designing healthcare gardens. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 13 (4): 878-891
  • Pálsdóttir, A. M. 2014. The role of nature in rehabilitation for individuals with stress-related mental disorders. The Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden as supportive environment. Doctoral Thesis No. 45. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp. http://pub.epsilon.slu.se/11218/
  • Währborg, P., Petersson, I. F. & Grahn, P. 2014. Nature-assisted rehabilitation for reactions to severe stress and/or depression in a rehabilitation garden: Long-term follow-up including comparisons with a matched population-based reference cohort. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 46(3):271-276
  • Pálsdóttir, A. M., Grahn, P. & Persson, D. 2014. Changes in experienced value of everyday occupations after nature-based vocational rehabilitation. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 21: 58-68
  • Grahn, P. & van den Bosch, M. 2014. The impact of sound in health promoting environments. In: Mossberg F. (Ed.) Care for Sound. Sound Environment, pp.43-59. Lund University.

Publikationer i urval

Peer-reviewed articles, books etc. with international coverage.

  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., Kyrö Wissler, S., Nilsson, K., Petersson, I.F. & Grahn, P. 2015. Nature-based rehabilitation in peri-urban areas for people with stress-related illnesses – a controlled prospective study. Acta Horticulturae 1093, 08/2015: pp 31-35 DOI:10.17660
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., Andersson, G., Grahn, P., Norrving, B., Kyrö-Wissler, S., Stigmar, K., Petersson, I.F. & Pessah-Rasmussen, H. 2015. A randomized controlled trial of nature-based post-stroke fatigue rehabilitation ("the nature stroke study" (NASTRU)): study design and progress report. International Journal of Stroke 10(S2):430
  • Nordström, E-M., Dolling, A., Skärbäck, E., Stoltz, J., Grahn, P. & Lundell, Y. 2015. Forests for wood production and stress recovery: trade-offs in long-term forest management planning. European Journal of Forest Research. 134:1-13.
  • Ottosson, J., Lavesson, L., Pinzke, S. & Grahn, P. 2015. The Significance of Experiences of Nature for People with Parkinson’s Disease, with Special Focus on Freezing of Gait—The Necessity for a Biophilic Environment. A Multi-Method Single Subject Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12:7274-7299.
  • Sahlin, E., Ahlborg Jr, G., Tenenbaum, A. & Grahn, P. 2015. Using Nature-Based Rehabilitation to restart a stalled process of rehabilitation in individuals with stress-related mental illness. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12: 1928-1951
  • Sahlin, E., Lindegård, A., Hadzibajramovic, E., Grahn, P., Matuszczyk, J.V. & Ahlborg Jr., G. 2014. The Influence of the Environment on Directed Attention, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate—An Experimental Study Using a Relaxation Intervention. Landscape Research 12/2014; On line Publication (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01426397.2014.982079).
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., Persson, D., Persson & B., Grahn, P. 2014. The Journey of Recovery and Empowerment Embraced by Nature — Clients’ Perspectives on Nature-Based Rehabilitation in Relation to the Role of the Natural Environment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11(7):7094-7115.
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., Persson, D., Thorpert, P. & Grahn, P. (2104). Clients’ perspective on supportive locations at the Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden. A longitudinal single-case study on nature-based rehabilitation. Published in The role of nature in rehabilitation for individuals with stress-related mental disorders. The Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden as supportive environment. Doctoral Thesis No. 45. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp
  • Sahlin, E., Ahlborg Jr, G., Matuszczyk, J. V., Grahn, P. 2014. Nature-Based Stress Management Course for Individuals at Risk of Adverse Health Effects from Work-Related Stress - Effects on Stress Related Symptoms, Workability and Sick Leave. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  11(6):6586-6611.
  • Bengtsson, A. & Grahn, P. 2014. Outdoor Environments in Healthcare settings: A quality evaluation tool for use in designing healthcare gardens. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 13 (4): 878-891
  • Pálsdóttir, A. M. 2014. The role of nature in rehabilitation for individuals with stress-related mental disorders. The Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden as supportive environment. Doctoral Thesis No. 45. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp. http://pub.epsilon.slu.se/11218/
  • Währborg P., Petersson I.F. & Grahn P. 2014. Nature-assisted rehabilitation for reactions to severe stress and/or depression in a rehabilitation garden: Long-term follow-up including comparisons with a matched population-based reference cohort. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 46(3):271-276
  • Grahn, P. & van den Bosch, M. 2014. The impact of sound in health promoting environments. In: Mossberg F.  (Ed.) Care for Sound. Sound Environment, pp.43-59. Lund University.
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., Grahn, P. & Persson, D. 2014. Changes in experienced value of everyday occupations after nature-based vocational rehabilitation. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 21: 58-68
  • Annerstedt, M., Jönsson, P., Wallergård, M., Johansson, G., Karlson, B., Grahn, P., Hansen Ase, M. & Währborg, P., 2013. Inducing physiological stress recovery with sounds of nature in a virtual reality forest - results from a pilot study. Physiology & Behavior, 118: 240–250
  • Angelstam, P., Andersson, K., Annerstedt, M., Axelsson, R., Elbakidze, M., Garrido, P., Grahn, P., Jönsson, K. I., Pedersen, S., Schlyter, P., Skärbäck, E., Smith, M. & Stjernquist, I. 2013. Solving Problems in Social–Ecological Systems: Definition, Practice and Barriers of Transdisciplinary Research. AMBIO, 42:254–265
  • Lavesson, L. 2013. A pilot study of Rosen practitioners’ experiences receiving a modified form of Rosen method bodywork in a garden setting. Rosen Method International Journal, 6 (1): 5-16.
  • Adevi, A.A. & Mårtensson, F. 2013. Stress rehabilitation through garden therapy: The garden as a place in the recovery from stress. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 12: 230–237
  • Bay-Richter, C., Träskman-Bendz, L., Grahn, P. & Brundin, L. 2012. Garden rehabilitation stabilises INF-gamma and IL-2 levels but does not relieve depressive-symptoms. Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research, 18 (2): 37
  • Tenngart Ivarsson, C., Grahn, P. 2012. Differently designed parts of a garden support different types of recreational walks Landscape Research 37:519-537
  • Skärbäck E., Wadbro J., Björk J., de Jong K., Albin M., Ardö J., Grahn P. 2012. The Agricultural Landscape for Recreation, In: Aflakbui G. (Ed.) Agricultural Science. INTECH.
  • Grahn, P. 2012. Natur och hälsa i en alltmer urban livsmiljö. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 89 (3): 207-216
  • Sahlin, E., Vega Matuszczyk, J., Ahlborg, G. Jr. & Grahn, P. 2012. How do Participants in Nature-Based Therapy Experience and Evaluate Their Rehabilitation? Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture. 23: 9-22
  • Adevi, A.A. & Lieberg, M. 2012. Stress rehabilitation through garden therapy: A caregiver perspective on factors considered most essential to the recovery process. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening,  11: 51–58
  • Adevi, A.A. 2012. Supportive nature - and stress. Wellbeing in connection to our inner and outer landscape. Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae. 2012:11. SLU, Alnarp
  • Adevi, A. & Grahn, P. 2012. Preferences for landscapes: A matter of cultural determinants or innate reflexes that point to our evolutionary background? Landscape Research 37: 27-49
  • Stigsdotter U., Grahn P. 2011. Stressed individuals' preferences for activities and environmental characteristics in green spaces. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 10: 295-304
  • Adevi A., Grahn P. 2011. Attachment to certain natural environments. A basis for choice of recreational settings, activities and restoration from stress? Environment and Natural Resources Research, pp 36-52
  • Bay-Richter, C., Träskman-Bendz, L., Grahn, P. & Brundin, L. 2011. Garden rehabilitation stabilises INF-gamma and IL-2 levels but does not relieve depressive-symptoms. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 25, (s) 217
  • Tenngart Ivarsson, C. 2011. On the use and experience of a health garden - exploring the design of the Alnarp rehabilitation garden. Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae. 2011:89. SLU Alnarp
  • Stigsdotter, U.K., Palsdottir, A-M., Burls, A., Chermaz, A., Ferrini, F. & Grahn, P. 2011. Nature-based therapeutic interventions, In: Nilsson, K., Sangster, M., Gallis, C., Hartig, T., de Vries, S., Seeland, K. & Schipperijn, J. (Eds.) Forests, Trees and Human Health. pp 309-342. Springer: New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg and London
  • Grahn, P., Tenngart Ivarsson, C., Stigsdotter, U.K. & Bengtsson, I-L 2010. Using affordances as a health-promoting tool in a therapeutic setting. In Thompson, C., Bell, S & Aspinall, P (Eds.) Innovative Approaches to Researching Landscape and Health. pp 116-154, Routledge: Taylor & Francis, London.
  • Grahn, P. & Stigsdotter, U.K. 2010. The relation between perceived sensory dimensions of urban green space and stress restoration. Landscape & Urban Planning 94: 264-275
  • Annerstedt, M., Norman, J., Boman, M., Mattsson, L., Grahn, P. & Währborg, P. 2010. Finding stress relief in a forest. Ecological Bulletins 53: 33-42
  • Tenngart Ivarsson, C. & Grahn, P. 2010. Patients’ experiences and use of a therapeutic garden: from a designer’s perspective. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 161: 104-113
  • Skärbäck, E., Wadbro, J. & Grahn, P. 2009. GIS-analys på regional nivå av rekreationsresurser. Svensk Geografisk Årsbok, 85: 67-96
  • Nordh, H., Grahn, P., & Währborg, P. 2009. Meaningful activities in the forest, a way back from exhaustion and long-term sick leave. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 8: 207-219
  • Tenngart Ivarsson, C. & Hagerhall, C. 2008. The perceived restorativeness of gardens – Assessing the restorativeness of a mixed built and natural scene type. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 7(2), 107-118.
  • Ottosson, J. & Grahn, P. 2008 The role of natural settings in crisis rehabilitation, Landscape Research 33: 51-70
  • Ottosson, J. 2007. The importance of nature in coping. Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae, 2007:115 SLU Alnarp
  • Ottosson, J. & Grahn, P. 2006. Measures of Restoration in Geriatric Care Residents. The influence of nature on elderly people’s power of concentration, blood pressure and pulse rate. The Journal of Housing for the Elderly 19: 229 – 258
  • Abramsson, K., Tenngart, C. 2006. “Nature and Health” in Sweden. In J. Hassink & M. van Dijk (Eds.) Farming for Health, Green-Care Farming across Europe and the United States of America. Dordrecht, NL, Springer. pp 127-134.
  • Ottosson, J. & Grahn, P. 2005. A Comparison of Leisure Time Spent In a Garden with Leisure Time Spent Indoors on Measures of Restoration in Residents in Geriatric Care. Landscape Research. 30:23-55
  • Stigsdotter, U. 2005. Landscape architecture and health - evidence-based health-promoting design and planning. Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae,  2005:55 SLU Alnarp
  • Stigsdotter, U. & Grahn, P. 2003. Experiencing a Garden: A Healing Garden for People Suffering from Burnout Diseases Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture. 14: 38-48.
  • Grahn, P. & Stigsdotter, U. 2002. Landscape architecture and stress: How a green city could affect people’s stress related depressions and burnout syndromes. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 1 (suppl): 30.
  • Stigsdotter, U. & Grahn, P. 2002. Design hypotheses. A healing garden at Alnarp Campus. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 1 (s): 67-68.
  • Stigsdotter, U. & Grahn, P. 2002. What Makes a Garden a Healing Garden? Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, 13: 60-69.

Peer-reviewed articles, textbooks, books etc with regional or national coverage.

  • Grahn P. 2011. Om stödjande miljöer och rofyllda ljud. In: Ljudmiljö, hälsa och stadsbyggnad. 9: 42-55. Lund: Ljudmiljöcentrum, Lunds universitet.
  • Grahn, P & Ottosson, Å. 2010. Trädgårdsterapi. Att ta hjälp av naturen vid stress och utmattning. Alnarpsmetoden. Textbook. Bonnier Existens.
  • Grahn, P. 2009. Trädgårdsterapi. pp. 15-30. In Nilsson, G. (red.). Trädgårdsterapi. Textbook, Studentlitteratur, Lund.
  • Grahn,P  2008. Terapiträdgården på Alnarp.  Lund: Vårdalinstitutets Tematiska Rum, e-publikation.  http://www.vardalinstitutet.net/documentarchive/1168/1575/3439/4256/4282/7473.pdf?objectId=11530
  • Grahn, P. 2005 Att bota människor i en trädgård. I: Schmidtbauer, P & Grahn, P. & Lieberg, M. (Red) Tänkvärda Trädgårdar: när utemiljön blir en del av vården. Stockholm: Forskningsrådet Formas förlag
  • Grahn, P. 2005. Om trädgårdsterapi och terapeutiska trädgårdar. In Svensk Miljöpsykologi. Johansson, M. & Küller, M. (Eds.) Textbook, reviewed by referees. Studentlitteratur, Lund.
  • Grahn, P. 2001. Naturens och trädgårdens betydelse för personer med utmattningsdepression. Svensk Rehabilitering. 2001/3 sid 18-21.
  • Grahn, P. 1999. Om helande trädgårdar. Svensk Rehabilitering 3/99, sid 26-28.

Proceedings, presentations at conferences, in languages of common international currency.

  • Zachrison, M. Pálsdóttir, A.M. & Kyrö-Wissler, S. 2015. Economic and social benefits of multifunctional agriculture in Sweden. Agriculture in an urbanizing society. September 14-17, Rome, Italy.
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., Kyrö-Wissler, S. & Zachrison, M. 2015. Quality assurance of agricultural businesses running nature-based rehabilitation. Agriculture in an urbanizing society. September 14-17, Rome, Italy.
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M. 2014. The role of nature in nature-based rehabilitation. University of Wisconsin-Madison & School of Human Ecology, Wisconsin. October 15th. Winsconsin, USA:
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M. 2014. Supportive Environment in nature-based rehabilitation. AHTA- Annual conference. Growing our Future: Practice and Research, October 11-12, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Kyrö Wissler, S.,  Stigmar, K.,  Pálsdóttir, A.M., Grahn, B., Hallgårde, U, & Grahn, P. &  Petersson, P.I. 2014.Nature-based rehabilitation in primary health care in patients with stress related mental illness. Scientific knowledge and good Practice in Insurance Medicine and Social Security. 20:th EUMASS Congress Abstract Book. Pp 163-164
  • Kyrö Wissler, S., Pálsdóttir, A.M., Hallgårde U., Stigmar, K., Petersson, P.I., & Grahn, P. 2014. Nature -Based rehabilitation in primary Health care - theoretical and practical model, descriptions and considerations. Scientific knowledge and good Practice in Insurance Medicine and Social Security. 20:th EUMASS Congress Abstract Book. Pp 163-164
  • Pálsdóttir A.M., Kyrö Wissler S, Petersson I, Grahn P. 2012. Nature Based therapy in peri-urban areas for persons with stress related illnesses - a controlled prospective study. .Proceedings of Nordic research workshop on Green Care. Tronheim. , pp.46 - 46.
  • Pálsdóttir A, Siggeirsdóttir K, Gudnasson V, Grahn, P. 2012. Green care - Iceland, Naturunderstödd rehabilitering - Janus Hälsoträdgård i Heidmörk, Island - prospektiv kontrollerad studie. Proceedings of Nordic research workshop on Green Care. Trondheim. pp.16-17.
  • Berget B, Lidfors L, Palsdottir A, Soini K, Thodberg K. 2012. Green care in the Nordic countries – a research field in progress. Proceedings of Nordic research workshop on Green Care in Trondheim, June 2012. Trondheim, Norway.
  • Pálsdóttir, AM, Stigsdotter, U.K. & Grahn, P. 2012. Preferred Qualities in Natural Environments for Stress Restoration for Persons with Stress-related Illnesses. 11th International People Plant Symposium – Diversity: Toward a New Vision of Nature, September 6-7-8, 2012  at Kasteel ‘de Berckt’ in Baarlo, near the Floriade (Venlo), the Netherlands.
  • Pálsdóttir A.M., Stigsdotter U.K., Grahn P. 2011. Preferred qualities in a therapy garden that promote stress restoration. Open Space People Space - Research into inclusive outdoor environments for all, Edinburgh, 27-29 June 2011.81
  • Annerstedt M., Jönsson.P, Wallergård M., Johansson G., Grahn P. & Währborg P. 2011. Virtual stress provocation and stress relief in virtual nature, with and without nature sound. 9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 26-28 september, 2011.In: Proceedings of Environment 2.0: The 9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology.
  • Annerstedt M., Östergren P-O., Björk J., Skärbäck E., Grahn P. & Währborg P. 2011. Serene nature contributes to positive development of mental health. 14th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) Conference, Glasgow, UK, 1-4 juni, 2011.In: Urban forestry: making the connections through green networks, Abstracts.
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M. Stigsdotter, U., Alsanius, B. & Grahn, P. 2009. Heidmörk – the firsta urban recreational forest in Iceland. Forestry serving urban societies in the North Atlantic region. International Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. September 16-20. The Nordic Council.
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M. 2009. Health design at the healing garden in Alnarp. AHTA –  37th Annual International conference Sustaining health & wellness through horticultural therapy, October 1-3, Pasadena, CA, USA.
  • Sveinsdottir, A., Palsdottir, A.M. & Stebb, N. 2008. The effect of afforestation  on landscape. In: Halldórsson,G., Oddsdóttir, E.S. & Sigurðsson, B.S. (eds). 2008. AFFORNORD: Effects of afforestation on ecosystems, landscape and rural development. TemaNord 2008:562, Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen. Report from the Nordic research workshop on Green Care in Trondheim, June 2012 , Ås, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M. 2008. Græðandi garðar og heilnæmt umhverfi. Proceedings of Fræðaþing landbúnaðarins 2008 - The annual Agricultural Educational/research conference. Reykjavik, Island. pp.82-83. (in Icelandic).
  • Baardsen, S., Balant, L., Bani, A., Bauer, N., Berget, N., Braastad, B. et al. 2007. Health and the strategic outdoors. Strategic plans, summary of conferences concerning interventions in nature and health. COST office, Brussels.
  • Grahn, P., Bengtsson, I-L., Welén-Andersson, L., Lavesson, L., Lindfors, L., Tauchnitz, F. & Tenngart, C. 2007. Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden: possible health effects from the design, from the activities and from the therapeutic team. Oral, key-note. In: Innovative Approaches to Research Excellence in Landscape and Health, Edinburgh, ISBN: 978-1-904443-18-6. OPENspace Research Centre, Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt University pp 24-28
  • Skärbäck, E., Wadbro, J., Björk, J., Albin, M., Ardö, J. & Grahn, P. 2007. Assessment of healthy landscapes using GIS. Conference paper for NAEPs (National Association of Environmental Professionals) annual conference 2007, 22-25 April, Orlando. USA.
  • Grahn, P., Welén-Andersson, L., Bengtsson, I-L., Lavesson, L. & Tauchnitz, F. 2006. Treatment of depression and burnout syndrome using nature, pet and hotrticultural therapy. An evaluation of three and a half years of work. Urban Forestry for Human Health and Wellbeing, Copenhagen, ISBN:978-87-7903-289-7, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL): abstract book, pp 53
  • Grahn, P. & Lavesson, L. 2006. Treatment of severe aches/pain and poor body perception in connection with depression and burnout syndrome using nature, pet and horticultural therapy: An evaluation of two years of treatment. Urban Forestry for Human Health and Wellbeing, Copenhagen, 2006-06-28 - 2006-07-01 ISBN:978-87-7903-289-7, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL): abstract book, pp 52-53
  • Grahn, P, Tenngart, C., Bengtsson, I-L. & Welén-Andersson, L. 2006. Treatment of burnout syndrome and depression using nature- and horticultural therapy: Development of a method at SLU Alnarp. Oral presentation at: Urban Forestry for Human Health and Wellbeing, Copenhagen, 2006-06-28 - 2006-07-01 ISBN:978-87-7903-289-7, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL): abstract book, pp 25-26.
  • Carina Tenngart & Caroline Hägerhäll. 2004. Are Gardens Restorative Environments? - Assessing the Perceived Restorativeness of Two Healing Gardens. Open Space: People Space - an international conference on inclusive environments Edinburgh (27-29 October 2004)
  • Tenngart, C. 2004. How do people use and experience healing gardens? Martens, B.; Keul, A.G. (eds.), Evaluation in Progress - Strategies for Environmental Research and Implementation (IAPS 18 Conference Proceedings on CD-Rom - ISBN 3-85437-263-9), 7-9 July 2004
  • Grahn, P. 2003. The importance of nature and gardens for people undergoing personal crises. Oral, key-note presentation. In: International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration. IFPRA VIII European Congress June 16-19, 2003, Stavanger, Norway. 5 pages.
  • Grahn, P. & Stigsdotter, U. 2003. Natur og Sundhed. Christensen, C.J. (red). Skov & Landskabskonferencen 2003. Center for Skov, Landskab og Planlaegning. sid 100 – 105. Köpenhamn.
  • Stigsdotter, U. & Grahn, P. 2003. The healing garden at Alnarp campus – Description and interpretation. Design and Health, 3rd World Congress and Exhibition, Montreal 25-29 June 2003. Design & Health, Book of Abstracts, p. 43.
  • Stigsdotter, U. & Grahn, P. 2003. Health Promotion through Accessibility to Gardens. Design and Health, 3rd World Congress and Exhibition, Montreal 25-29 June 2003. Design & Health, Book of Abstracts, p. 18.

Books, reports, articles etc solely in Swedish (or Icelandic)

  • Grahn, P, Pálsdóttir, A.M. Kyrö Wissler, S. & Nilsson, K. (2015). Förstudie om grön rehabilitering på landsbygden. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4935.3445
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., Andersson, G., Grahn, P., Norrving, B., Kyrö-Wissler, S., Hallgårde, U., Petersson, I.F. & Pessah-Rasmussen, H. 2015. Naturunderstödd rehabiliering vid Stroke (NURS). – randomiserad kontrollerad och kvalitative studie. 11e Stroke Kongressen, Stadionmässan i Malmö, 8-9 oktober, Malmö.
  • Johnson, L. & Ottosson, J. 2014. Naturupplevelseplan – att upptäcka och uppskatta ”naturen” nära mig. I: Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelser för oss alla – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp. p 88-97.
  • Ottosson, J. 2014. Naturupplevelsens betydelse. I: Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelser för oss alla – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp. p 9-21
  • Johnson, S. Lundqvist, J. Ottosson (Red). 2014. Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelser för oss alla – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp.
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M. 2012. Náttúrutengd atvinnuendurhæfing i heilsugardinum í Alnarp (Nature-based occupational therapy in Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden). Ed. Ögmundardóttir, H. Àrsrit Garðyrkjufélags Ìslands (The Icelandic Horticulture Association – Annual book).
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M. 2012. Stadsodling som terapeutiskt verktyg. Landskap, trädgård, jordbruk : rapportserie / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Fakulteten för landskapsplanering, trädgårds- och jordbruksvetenskap, pp.23-24.
  • Lavesson, L., Nilsson, K. 2011. Naturens betydelse för hälsa och livsstil. I: L. Johnson, S. Lundqvist, J. Ottosson (Red). Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelse och hälsa – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp. p.90-107
  • Tenngart Ivarsson, C. 2011. Förstå och utveckla platser för goda upplevelser. I: L. Johnson, S. Lundqvist, J. Ottosson (Red). Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelse och hälsa – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp. p.77-89
  • Johnson, S. Lundqvist, J. Ottosson (Red). 2011. Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelse och hälsa – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp.
  • Grahn, P. 2008. Trädgården som rehabiliteringskälla. In Ramberg, G. (red.) SLU – Tre decennier mitt i samhällsutvecklingen. Sid 216-225.
  • Abramsson, K., Tenngart, C. 2003. Grön Rehabilitering. Behov, förutsättningar och möjligheter för en grön rehabiliteringsmodell. LRF, Växjö
  • Söderström, E., Eriksson, M., Grahn, P., Lewan, L. & Pershagen, G. 1999. Miljöfaktorer. Rapport från arbetsgruppen Miljöfaktorer till Nationella folkhälsokommittén. Nationella Folkhälsokommittén, underlagsrapport nr 5. Regeringskansliet. Stockholm.

Popular science articles/presentations

  • Pálsdóttir, AM. 2015. Biologisk mångfald som hälsofrämjande resurs. BioDiverse från Centrum för Biologisk Mångfald (CBM), Årg 20, nr 1, p 9
  • Pálsdóttir , AM. 2014. Nature-based rehabilitation at the Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden. Newsletter, May 5th. People, Plant council, To promote research and communication of the influence of plants on people. USA.
  • Ottosson, J., Lavesson, L. & Pinzke, S. 2012. Frysningar vanligast inomhus. Parkinson Journalen, 3, pp 24-25. http://www.exakta.se/x-online/parkinsonjournalen/parkinson_journalen_nr_3_2012/#/24/
  • Sahlin, E., Pálsdóttir A. M. 2011. Nature Basded Therapy. CAPO newsletter - Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors, Edition 5, pp.2.
  • Grahn, P. 2002. Natur och trädgård motverkar stress. Miljö & Hälsa nr 10, sid 12-15.

Läroboksmaterial och populärvetenskapliga presentationer på svenska

  • Grahn, P, Pálsdóttir, A.M. Kyrö Wissler, S. & Nilsson, K. (2015). Förstudie om grön rehabilitering på landsbygden. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4935.3445
  • Pálsdóttir, A.M., ·Andersson, G., Grahn, P., Norrving, B., Kyrö-Wissler, S., Hallgårde, U., Petersson, I.F. & Pessah-Rasmussen, H. 2015. Naturunderstödd rehabiliering vid Stroke (NURS). – randomiserad kontrollerad och kvalitative studie. 11e Stroke Kongressen, Stadionmässan i Malmö, 8-9 oktober, Malmö.
  • Lena Johnson, Johan Ottosson. 2014. Naturupplevelseplan – att upptäcka och uppskatta ”naturen” nära mig. I: Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelser för oss alla – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp. p 88-97.
  • Johan Ottosson. 2014. Naturupplevelsens betydelse. I: Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelser för oss alla – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp. p 9-21
  • Johnson, S. Lundqvist, J. Ottosson (Red). 2014. Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelser för oss alla – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp.
  • Palsdottir, A.M. 2012. Stadsodling som terapeutiskt verktyg. Landskap, trädgård, jordbruk : rapportserie / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Fakulteten för landskapsplanering, trädgårds- och jordbruksvetenskap, pp.23-24. 
  • Lavesson, L., Nilsson, K. 2011. Naturens betydelse för hälsa och livsstil. I: L. Johnson, S. Lundqvist, J. Ottosson (Red). Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelse och hälsa – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp. p.90-107
  • Tenngart Ivarsson, C. 2011. Förstå och utveckla platser för goda upplevelser. I: L. Johnson, S. Lundqvist, J. Ottosson (Red). Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelse och hälsa – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp. p.77-89
  • Johnson, S. Lundqvist, J. Ottosson (Red). 2011. Grön Entreprenör. Naturupplevelse och hälsa – forskningen visar vägen. SLU Alnarp.
  • Grahn P. 2011. Om stödjande miljöer och rofyllda ljud. In: Ljudmiljö, hälsa och stadsbyggnad. 9: 42-55. Lund: Ljudmiljöcentrum, Lunds universitet.
  • Grahn, P & Ottosson, Å. 2010. Trädgårdsterapi. Att ta hjälp av naturen vid stress och utmattning. Alnarpsmetoden. Textbook. Bonnier Existens.
  • Grahn, P. 2009. Trädgårdsterapi. pp. 15-30. In Nilsson, G. (red.). Trädgårdsterapi. Textbook, Studentlitteratur, Lund.
  • Grahn, P. 2008. Trädgården som rehabiliteringskälla. In Ramberg, G. (red.) SLU – Tre decennier mitt i samhällsutvecklingen. Sid 216-225.
  • Grahn,P  2008. Terapiträdgården på Alnarp.  Lund: Vårdalinstitutets Tematiska Rum, e-publikation.  http://www.vardalinstitutet.net/documentarchive/1168/1575/3439/4256/4282/7473.pdf?objectId=11530
  • Grahn, P. 2005 Att bota människor i en trädgård. I: Schmidtbauer, P & Grahn, P. & Lieberg, M. (Red) Tänkvärda Trädgårdar: när utemiljön blir en del av vården. Stockholm: Forskningsrådet Formas förlag
  • Grahn, P. 2005. Om trädgårdsterapi och terapeutiska trädgårdar. In Svensk Miljöpsykologi. Johansson, M. & Küller, M. (Eds.) Textbook, reviewed by referees. Studentlitteratur, Lund.
  • Abramsson, K., Tenngart, C. 2003. Grön Rehabilitering. Behov, förutsättningar och möjligheter för en grön rehabiliteringsmodell. LRF, Växjö
  • Grahn, P. 2001. Naturens och trädgårdens betydelse för personer med utmattningsdepression. Svensk Rehabilitering. 2001/3 sid 18-21.
  • Grahn, P. 1999. Om helande trädgårdar. Svensk Rehabilitering 3/99, sid 26-28.
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