Mine Symptomer


The eASY research programme is an umbrella over several eHealth and primary care assisted programmes for persistent physical symptoms (PPS). The first programme developed was My Symptoms. The subsequent programmes and assistance have been developed based on this programme. Please see the separate webpages for a detailed description of these programmes.

The development and evaluation of My Symptoms has followed the guidelines from the UK Medical Research Council (MRC):

  1. Our first aim was to develop an intervention targeting PPS in primary care based on involvement of GPs and patients, scientific evidence, and clinical excellence (2018-2020).
  2. The second aim was to optimise the treatment programme using iterative circles of testing and user feedback on content, navigation, and usability (2020-2021).
  3. The third aim was to test the feasibility of the programme in a small number of general practices (2022).
  4. Our final aim, now ongoing, is to implement My Symptoms version 1.0 and evaluate GP and patient outcomes in a before-and-after study alongside this implementation (2023-2024).

Parallel to aims 2-4, a second eHealth programme targeting PPS in young people was developed using a redesign process.

At present, we are exploring whether My Symptoms may be redesigned to address symptoms related to stress-induced sick leave in the workplace.

We expect the interventions to:


So far, the eASY research programme has resulted in the following products:

My Symptoms has been subject to quality assurance testing and several rounds of usability tests. My Symptoms and the training courses have all undergone feasibility tests and are currently ready for the first round of implementation in routine practice.

The knowledge gained from the eASY research programme has been disseminated in scientific and professional settings in order to make a profound contribution to both the research community and daily clinical practice. Additionally, a broad dissemination strategy targeting general practice and decision makers has been initiated in order to familiarise stakeholders with the treatment programmes and to ensure endorsement to its national implementation. See publications.


The eASY research programme was originally funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and TrygFonden. My Symptoms also received support from the North Denmark Region, the Quality Improvement Committee for General Practice in the Region of Southern Denmark and the Central Denmark Region, the National Foundation for General Practice, and Helsefonden. My Symptoms has received a total of DKK 15 million/EUR 2 million, and the eASY research programme continues to receive funding for subsidiary and associated projects.


The eASY research programme is headed by a steering committee. The development and research team is an interdisciplinary team including doctors, psychologists, anthropologists, healthcare economists, health service researchers, scientific experts on eHealth and participatory design, and statisticians, all at the level of senior scientists. The team is supervised by the steering committee and also has an advisory board consisting of GPs, highly specialised researchers, and patient representatives. Furthermore, the team collaborates with representatives from organisations linked to general practice, the Danish Regions, and regional quality improvement organisations in the Region of Southern Denmark, the Central Denmark Region, and the North Denmark Region.

Denmark holds a leading position within interventions for PPS, and we build on years of experience with collaborative research between the Danish Research Units for General Practice, the Research Clinic for Functional Disorders, Aarhus University Hospital, and the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders launched its first large trial in primary care in Europe in 2000 including GP training and interventions on symptoms. Since then, the research clinic has gained experience within a variety of treatment methods including internet-based treatment for functional disorders and health anxiety.

Development and research team

Marianne Rosendal

Project lead, senior researcher, general practitioner, PhD

Aarhus University Hospital & Research Unit for General Practice, Aarhus

Email: marose@rm.dk

Lisbeth Frostholm

Project lead, professor of health psychology, PhD

Aarhus University Hospital & Aarhus University

Email: lisbeth.frostholm@aarhus.rm.dk

Mette Trøllund Rask

Senior researcher, MHSc, PhD

Aarhus University Hospital

Email: merask@rm.dk

Charlotte Ulrikka Rask

Professor, child & adolescent psychiatrist, PhD

Aarhus University Hospital, Psychiatry & Aarhus University

Email: charrask@rm.dk

Eva Ørnbøl

Statistician, MSc

Aarhus University Hospital

Email: eva.oernboel@aarhus.rm.dk

Michal Frumer

Postdoc, MSc, PhD

Aarhus University Hospital & Research Unit for General Practice, Aarhus

Email: micfru@rm.dk

Oliver Rønn Christensen

Research assistant, MSc

Aarhus University Hospital

Email: olivcr@rm.dk

Line Lynge Johannesen

Research assistant, MSc

Aarhus University Hospital

Email: liljoh@rm.dk

Mette Bech Risør

Professor, anthropology, PhD

University of Copenhagen & Arctic University of Norway

Email: mette.risoer@sund.ku.dk

Dorte Jarbøl

Professor, GP, PhD


Email: djarbol@health.sdu.dk

Lars Ehlers

Professor, health economics, NIHE

Email: lars@nih-economics.dk

General practitioners and patients from the Region of Southern Denmark and the Central Denmark Region.

Former contributors

Steering committee

Frede Olsen

Professor, general practitioner

Research Unit for General Practice, Aarhus

Dorte Jarbøl

Professor, general practitioner

Research Unit for General Practice, Odense, University of Southern Denmark


Hospital director

Aarhus University Hospital

Britta Ravn

Head of Centre for Telemedicine and TeleHealthcare

Central Denmark Region

Niels Bech Lukassen

Investment Officer

Innovation Fund Denmark

Advisory board

Per Fink

Professor, head of Research Clinic for Functional Disorders

Aarhus University Hospital & Aarhus University

Flemming Bro

Professor, general practitioner

Research Unit for General Practice, Aarhus

Jette Elbrønd

General practitioner

PLO Continuing Medical Education

Karsten Rejkjær Svendsen

General practitioner

Central Denmark Region

Gitte Sand Rasmussen

Head of Nord-KAP

North Denmark Region

Anne Fisker

Patient relative representative

Judith Rosmalen


University of Groningen, NL

Tim Olde Hartman

Associate professor, general practitioner

Radboud University Medical Centre, NL