Kawther Alayasa

Kawther Alayasa is Assistant Professor at Nursing department/ Faculty of Health Profession/ Al-Quds University. She received her PhD in Health and Care Sciences from Gothenburg University in 2019. She has been working in the university since 15 years. She had intensive training in qualitative and quantitative research from Gothenburg University in 2014 and 2015. She had also Intensive training in Measuring Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) – functioning, health status and well-being from Gothenburg University in 2016.

Her research interests are focused in Childhood chronic diseases, Type 1 diabetes and congenital heart disease. She has an interest in qualitative research such as content analysis.  She has also been committed to using several different research methods in her work such as experimental studies and cross sectional studies. She also supervised many master theses in different specialties.


  • PhD in Health care sciences; Gothenburg University 2019, institute of Health and Care Sciences
  • M.Sc. in Pediatric Nursing, 2003, Al-Quds University, Palestine
  • B.Sc. in Nursing, 1993; Bethlehem University, Palestine

Positions Held:

  • Coordination of care of the sick and healthy child course / 2019- present
  • Coordinator of exchange program/ Nursing department / 2019 – present
  • Faculty Member: Department of Nursing / 2007 – present


  1. Elissa, K., Sparud-Lundin, C., Axelsson, Å. B., Khatib, S., & Bratt, E.-L. Living with a Congenital Heart Disease under Challenging Sociocultural and Political Conditions in the West Bank, Palestine – Self-Perceived Health Status and Sense of Coherence. Submitted
  2. Elissa, K., Bratt, E.-L., Axelsson, Å. B., Khatib, S., & Sparud-Lundin, C. Self-perceived health status and sense of coherence in children with type 1 diabetes in the West Bank, Palestine. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 1043659619854509.
  3. Elissa, K., Sparud-Lundin, C., Axelsson, Å. B., Khatib, S., & Bratt, E.-L. (2018). Struggling and Overcoming Daily Life Barriers among Children with Congenital Heart Disease and Their Parents in the West Bank, Palestine. Journal of Family Nursing, 24, 585-611.https://doi: org.ezproxy.ub.gu.se/1074840718809710
  4. Elissa, K., Bratt, E. L., Axelsson, Å. B., Khatib, S., & Sparud-Lundin, C. (2017). Societal Norms and Conditions and Their Influence on Daily Life in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in the West Bank in Palestine. Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, 33, 16-22.
  5. Khdour, M. R., Alayasa, K. S., AlShahed, Q. N., & Hawwa, A. F. (2013). Physicians’ perceptions, attitudes and expectations regarding the role of hospital‐based pharmacists in the west bank, palestine. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 21(3), 178-184. doi:10.1111/j.2042-7174.2012.00246.x
  6. Khdour, M. R., Hallak, H. O., Alayasa, K. S. A., AlShahed, Q. N., Hawwa, A. F., & McElnay, J. C. (2011). Extent and nature of unlicensed and off-label medicine use in hospitalized children in Palestine. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 33(4), 650-655. doi:10.1007/s11096-011-9520-3

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