Merete Gregersen

Clinical Specialist, MHSc, PhD, Associate Professor

Profile photoMerete Gregersen
Department of Clinical Medicine - Geriatrisk afdeling G
Postal address:
P.P.Ørums Gade 11
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark
Email: merete.gregersen@clin.au.dk

Employment

Associate Professor

Department of Clinical Medicine - Ældresygdomme

Aarhus University

Aarhus N, Denmark

15 Apr 2020 → present

Research output

Jørgensen BKB, Gregersen M, Pallesen SH, Damsgaard EMS. Tele-Rehabilitation in Community-Dwelling Older People with Reduced Functional Capacity: A 4-Patient Case Report. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 2022 Jun;8. https://doi.org/10.1177/23337214221109820
Kongensgaard R, Hansen TK, Krogseth M, Gregersen M. Impact of involvement of relatives in early home visits by a hospital-led geriatric team. Geriatric Nursing. 2022 May 1;45:64-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2022.02.027
Jørgensen BB, Damsgaard EM, Gregersen M. Prevalence of Computer Use among Geriatric In- and Outpatients. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 2022 Apr;8. https://doi.org/10.1177/23337214221100642
Jørgensen BKB, Damsgaard EM, Simonsen MM, Gregersen M. Prevalence of Computer Use among Geriatric In- and Outpatients. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 2022 Mar;8:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/23337214221100642
Ågård AS, Mainz H, Vedelø TW, Rasmusssen GS, Gregersen M. Managing Hospital Visitor Restrictions during the COVID-19 Pandemic, from the National Authority Level to Frontline Nursing Practices: A Multi-methods Study. x. 2022.
Verholt AB, Gregersen M, Gonzalez-Bofill N, Hansen TK, Ebdrup L, Foss A-CH et al. Clinical presentation and outcomes of COVID-19 in older hospitalised patients assessed by the record-based multidimensional prognostic index, a cross-sectional study. European Geriatric Medicine. 2021 Dec;12(6):1147-1157. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-021-00522-3
Hansen TK, Pedersen LH, Shahla S, Damsgaard EM, Bruun JM, Gregersen M. Effects of a new early municipality-based versus a geriatric team-based transitional care intervention on readmission and mortality among frail older patients – a randomised controlled trial. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2021 Nov;97. 104511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2021.104511
Gregersen M, Mellemkjær A, Foss A-CH, Blandfort S. Use of single-bed rooms may decrease the incidence of hospital-acquired infections in geriatric patients: A retrospective cohort study in Central Denmark region. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 2021 Oct;26(4):282-288. https://doi.org/10.1177/1355819621994866
Jørgensen BB, Gregersen M, Pallesen SH, Damsgaard EM. A group-based real-time videoconferencing telerehabilitation programme in recently discharged geriatric patients: a feasibility study. European Geriatric Medicine. 2021 Aug;12(4):801-808. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-020-00444-6
Hansen TK, Jensen AL, Damsgaard EM, Rubak TMM, Jensen MEJ, Gregersen M. Involving frail older patients in identifying outcome measures for transitional care-a feasibility study. Research Involvement and Engagement. 2021 Jun;7(1). 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-021-00288-9
Hansen TK, Shahla S, Damsgaard EM, Bossen SRL, Bruun JM, Gregersen M. Mortality and readmission risk can be predicted by the record-based Multidimensional Prognostic Index: a cohort study of medical inpatients older than 75 years. European Geriatric Medicine. 2021 Apr;12(2). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-021-00453-z
Rasmussen LF, Grode LB, Lange J, Barat I, Gregersen M. Impact of transitional care interventions on hospital readmissions in older medical patients: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2021 Jan;11(1). e040057. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040057
Ørum M, Eriksen SV, Gregersen M, Jensen AR, Jensen K, Meldgaard P et al. The impact of a tailored follow-up intervention on comprehensive geriatric assessment in older patients with cancer - a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 2021 Jan;12(1):41-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2020.07.011
Hansen TK, Damsgaard EM, Shahla S, Bruun JM, Gregersen M. A reliable and record-based frailty assessment method for older medical inpatients. European Geriatric Medicine. 2020 Oct;11(5):803-812. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-020-00345-8
Gregersen M, Hansen TK, Jørgensen BB, Damsgaard EM. Frailty is associated with hospital readmission in geriatric patients: a prognostic study. European Geriatric Medicine. 2020 Oct;11(5):783–792. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-020-00335-w
Blandfort S, Gregersen M, Rahbek K, Juul S, Damsgaard EM. Analgesic and psychoactive medications and the risk of falls in relation to delirium in single-bed rooms compared to multiple-bed rooms in geriatric inpatients. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2020 Aug;32(8):1493-1499. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-019-01335-y
Hoerlyck C, Ong T, Gregersen M, Damsgaard EM, Borris L, Chia JK et al. Do anticoagulants affect outcomes of hip fracture surgery? A cross-sectional analysis. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 2020 Feb;140(2):171-176. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00402-019-03240-5
Blandfort S, Gregersen M, Rahbek K, Juul S, Damsgaard EM. Single-bed rooms in a geriatric ward prevent delirium in older patients. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2020 Jan;32(1):141-147. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-019-01173-y
Blandfort S, Gregersen M, Rahbek K, Juul S, Damsgaard EM. The short IQCODE as a predictor for delirium in hospitalized geriatric patients. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2020;32(10):1969-1976. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-019-01412-2
Ørum M, Jensen K, Gregersen M, Meldgaard P, Damsgaard EMS. Impact of comprehensive geriatric assessment on short-term mortality in older patients with cancer: a follow-up study. European Journal of Cancer. 2019 Jul;116:27-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2019.05.003
Pedersen LH, Brynningsen P, Foss CH, Gregersen M, Barat I, Damsgaard EM. Avoidable readmissions seem to be reduced by early follow-up visits for geriatric patients discharged from hospital. European Geriatric Medicine. 2018 Oct 1;9(5):613-621. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-018-0078-7
Zintchouk D, Gregersen M, Lauritzen T, Damsgaard EM. Impact of Geriatrician-Performed Comprehensive Geriatric Care on Medication Use and Cognitive Function in Older Adults Referred to a Non-Hospital-Based Rehabilitation Unit. American Journal of Medicine. 2018 Oct;132(1):93-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.09.030
Zintchouk D, Gregersen M, Lauritzen T, Damsgaard EM. Geriatrician-performed comprehensive geriatric care in older adults referred to an outpatient community rehabilitation unit: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Internal Medicine. 2018 May;51:18-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2018.01.022
Jensen MEJ, Pedersen J, Gregersen M. A Dietician’s Bedside Supervision in a Geriatric Ward Is Effective. Health. 2018;10:1221-32. https://doi.org/10.4236/health.2018.109094
Pedersen LH, Gregersen M, Barat I, Damsgaard EMS. Early geriatric follow-up visits to nursing home residents reduce the number of readmissions: a quasi-randomised controlled trial. European Geriatric Medicine. 2018;9(3):329-337. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-018-0045-3
Ørum M, Gregersen M, Jensen K, Meldgaard P, Damsgaard EMS. Frailty status but not age predicts complications in elderly cancer patients: A follow-up-study. Acta Oncologica. 2018;57(11). https://doi.org/10.1080/0284186X.2018.1489144
Pedersen LH, Gregersen M, Barat I, Damsgaard EMS. Early geriatric follow-up after discharge reduces mortality among patients living in their own home. A randomised controlled trial. European Geriatric Medicine. 2017 Jun 21;8(4):330-336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurger.2017.05.006
Blandfort SS, Gregersen M, Borris LC, Damsgaard EMS. Blood transfusion strategy and risk of postoperative delirium in nursing homes residents with hip fracture: A post hoc analysis based on the TRIFE randomized controlled trial. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2017;29(3):459-466. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-016-0587-5
Gregersen M, Damsgaard EMS. Comparison of liberal and restrictive blood tranfusion: current insights into clinical outcomes. International Journal of Clinical Transfusion Medicine. 2016 Oct 11;4:99-108. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJCTM.S101400
Gregersen M, Melin AS, Nygaard IS, Nielsen CH, Beedholm-Ebsen M. Reliability of the Danish Abbey Pain Scale in severely demented and non-communicative older patients. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 2016 Oct;22(10):176-82.
Gregersen M, Haahr A, Pedersen LH, Damsgaard EMS. Patient satisfaction and early geriatric follow-up after discharge in older acute medical patients. Clinical Nursing Studies. 2016 Jun 30;4(3).
Gregersen M. Postoperative red blood cell transfusion strategy in frail anemic elderly with hip fracture: A randomized controlled trial. Danish Medical Journal. 2016 Mar 31;63(4).
Pedersen L, Gregersen M, Barat I, Damsgaard EMS. Early geriatric follow-up after discharge reduces readmissions: - A quasi-randomised controlled trial. European Geriatric Medicine. 2016;7(5):443-448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurger.2016.03.009
Docherty AB, O'Donnell R, Brunskill S, Trivella M, Doree C, Holst LB et al. Effect of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies on outcomes in patient with cardiovascular disease in non-cardiac surgery setting: systemativ review and meta-analysis. The BMJ. 2016;352(i1351).
Gregersen M, Brink O, Krogshede A, Damsgaard EMS. Prediction of Reoperation of Femoral Neck Fractures Treated With Cannulated Screws in Elderly Patients. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. 2015 Dec;6(4):322-327. https://doi.org/10.1177/2151458515614369
Gregersen M, Borris LC, Damsgaard EMS. Blood transfusion and Overall Quality of Life after hip fracture in frail elderly: the TRIFE randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2015;16(9):762-6.
Gregersen M, Borris LC, Damsgaard EMS. Blood transfusion and risk of infection in frail elderly after hip fracture surgery: the TRIFE randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. 2015;25:1031-35.
Gregersen M, Jordansen MM, Gerritsen DL. Overall Quality of Life questionnaire in frail elderly: a study of reproducibility and responsiveness of The Depression List. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2015;60(1):22-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2014.10.012
Gregersen M, Borris LC, Damsgaard EMS. Postoperative blood transfusion strategy in frail, anemic elderly patients with hip fracture: The TRIFE randomized controlled trial. Acta Orthopaedica (Print Edition). 2015;86(3):363-72.
Gregersen M, Borris LC, Damsgaard EM. Red blood cell transfusion strategies and health care-associated infection. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2014 Nov 19;312(19):2041. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2014.12316
Pedersen MA, Gregersen M, Langdahl BL, Damsgaard EMS. Frail Elderly Hip Fracture Patients and Vitamin D. Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research. 2014;3(5).
Gregersen M, Damsgaard EMS, Hougaard K. Geriatric Intervention in Elderly Patients with Hip Fracture in an Orthopaedic Ward. Journal of Injury and Violence Research. 2012 Jul;4(2)(45-51).
Gregersen M, Pedersen ABL, Damsgaard EMS. Comprehensive geriatric assessment increases 30-day survival in the aged acute medical inpatients. Danish medical bulletin. 2012 Jun;59(6)(A4442).
Gregersen M, Zintchouk D, Borris LC, Damsgaard EMS. A Geriatric Multidisciplinary and Tailor-made Hospital-at-home Method in Nursing Home Residents with Hip Fracture. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. 2011 Jul;2(4)(148-154).
Gregersen M, Damsgaard EMS, Hougaard K. Tværfaglig geriatrisk postoperativ intervention hos ældre i plejebolig med hoftenær fraktur reducerer mortalitet. Ugeskrift for Laeger. 2010 Jun 21;172(25)(1902-07).
Gregersen M, Mørch MM, Jensen NC, Damsgaard EMS. Effekten af geriatrisk intervention på rehabilitering af ældre patienter med hoftefraktur. Ugeskrift for Laeger. 2009;171(46)(3336-40).
Schleisner P, Jørgensen AV, Gregersen M, Forchammer B, Damsgaard EMS, Husted S. Følge-Hjem – en ny samarbejdsform mellem primær- og sekundærsektoren for geriatriske patienter. Maanedsskrift for Praktisk Laegegerning. 2005 Aug;83.