La recherche au service de la performance en Santé
U.INSERM 1290 - Research​ on Healthcare Performance
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
U.INSERM 1290 - Research​ on Healthcare Performance

Research Team

DIMA  Alexandra

DIMA Alexandra

RESHAPE - Researcher in Health Psychology - Coordinator of Axis 2 - Referent in mixt methods - Responsible for scientifc animation and valorisation of the lab
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Health Services and Performance Research (HESPER EA 7425), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1



Research axis

Self-management, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, adherence to medication, treatment beliefs, health literacy.

Collaborative care, chronic care.

Pain, asthma, HIV, stroke, cancer



Alexandra Dima is a postdoctoral researcher in Health Sciences with expertise in Health Psychology and Health Communication and a focus on improving management of chronic conditions via collaborative care and patient empowerment. Her research focuses on understanding how people adjust psychologically to chronic conditions (e.g., chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, low back pain, asthma), how they manage their condition for example by taking medication or using healthcare services, how their health care providers support them in managing their health, and ultimately how self-management support services can be improved to produce sustainable changes in patients’ health and quality of life. She has performed research on diverse topics such as medication adherence, health care delivery, treatment beliefs, emotion regulation, health status disclosure, health literacy, and has a special interest in open science and methodology (e.g. psychometrics, use of electronic healthcare data in behavioral research, hierarchical longitudinal modeling).



Project CoSMaS website here