Ásgeir Helgason

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is referred to by the given name Asgeir.

Ásgeir R. Helgason (born 1957) is an Icelandic scientist working at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Since 2002 he has been an associate professor in psychology at the Departments of Oncology-Pathology and Public Health at the Karolinska Institutet and Reykjavik University, Iceland.

He is best known for his population based research on sexual function[1] and emotional isolation[2] in elderly men and prostate cancer patients, patient trade-off[3] and his work on smoking cessation and quitlines.[4] Helgason was a prime mover in the establishment of the Swedish and Icelandic national quitlines for smoking cessation (1998) and responsible for their development. He was also engaged in the development of a similar telephone based proactive treatment for people who seek help for controlling their alcohol consumption (alcohol quitline).[5] Other work includes research on motivational interviewing and palliative care[6] of cancer patients and its effect on long term well-being in surviving spouses.

Ásgeir has two sons Hugi and Muni after Odin's ravens Hugin and Munin. His brother-in-law is writer and humorist Tim Moore, his father is scientist Helgi Valdimarsson and he is a brother of scientist Agnar Helgason.

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ 31st NACS conference, September 4–7, 2008 13:10-14.00 Ásgeir Helgason, Iceland/Sweden: Opening lecture. "Waning orgasm pleasure after radical treatment for localized prostate cancer and impacts on .
  2. ^ Emotional isolation in elderly men: [1].
  3. ^ PhD thesis (1997): Prostate Cancer Treatment and Quality of Life – a Three Level Epidemiological Approach.
  4. ^ Smoking cessation - quitlines:[2].
  5. ^ Ahacic, Kozma; Nederfeldt, Lena; Helgason, Ásgeir R. (1 January 2014). "The national alcohol helpline in Sweden: an evaluation of its first year". Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 9: 28. doi:10.1186/1747-597X-9-28. PMC 4100057Freely accessible. PMID 25015403. Retrieved 3 September 2016 – via BioMed Central. 
  6. ^ Death talk