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Tarvis, M., Ziegert, K., Forsberg, E., Andersson, J. & Gillsjö, C. (2022). From chaos to a new normal—the COVID-19 pandemic as experienced by municipal health and social care providers in Sweden: A qualitative study. Nordic journal of nursing research
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2022 (English)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread around the world, Swedish municipalities were unprepared. Different guidelines on how to act in relation to the disease varied and protective equipment was lacking. This study aims to describe the experiences of health and social care providers of working at municipality level during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 12 assistant nurses, 13 registered nurses, and three physicians were interviewed, individually or in groups, between fall 2020 and spring 2021. The interviews were semi-structured and were analyzed using thematic analysis, utilizing a design following the COREQ-checklist. Three main themes were identified as follows: ‘Initial chaotic situation and uncertainty regarding how to deal with the pandemic’; ‘Continuous changes in organization and work routines’, and ‘Management of the pandemic has become the new normal’. Though health and social care workers eventually managed to embed dealing with COVID-19 as a routine feature of their daily work, municipalities must prepare for future crises. © The Author(s) 2022

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
COVID-19, home care, nursing homes, thematic analysis
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-48172 (URN)10.1177/20571585221124379 (DOI)2-s2.0-85139035227 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-09-29 Created: 2022-09-29 Last updated: 2022-11-30Bibliographically approved
Linnér, L., Stambulova, N. & Ziegert, K. (2021). Maintaining dual career balance: A scenario perspective on Swedish university student-athletes’ experiences and coping. Scandinavian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 3, 47-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maintaining dual career balance: A scenario perspective on Swedish university student-athletes’ experiences and coping
2021 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, E-ISSN 2596-741X, Vol. 3, p. 47-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A Dual Career (DC) scenario perspective was introduced in the European project “Gold in Education and Elite Sport” (GEES) and is characterized by integration of student-athletes’ athletic and non-athletic demands into difficult situations or periods (i.e., scenarios) requiring coping efforts. In this study we consider balance as the primary challenge for student-athletes and set out to identify DC scenarios that influenced university student-athletes’ optimal DC balance, and the factors involved in coping with such scenarios. We implemented a post-positivist qualitative design through semi-structured interviews with six university student-athletes. Our thematic analysis generated seven DC scenarios, for example, A sport event coincides with exams, and Finalize degree project and continue to train and compete. The scenarios, their characteristics and student-athletes’ corresponding coping are described. Based on the findings, we suggest an updated definition of DC scenarios and present their taxonomy, with four types of DC scenarios in which student-athletes’ circumstances challenge them to (a) maintain sport and study, (b) maintain study, (c) maintain sport, and (d) maintain personal life. We discuss how these developments can be useful for DC research and practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aalborg: Dansk Idrætspsykologisk Forum, 2021
Keywords
Balance, coping, dual career scenarios, taxonomy, university
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-45704 (URN)10.7146/sjsep.v3i.125734 (DOI)
Available from: 2021-10-05 Created: 2021-10-05 Last updated: 2022-03-16Bibliographically approved
Göransson, C., Wengström, Y., Hälleberg-Nyman, M., Langius-Eklöf, A., Ziegert, K. & Blomberg, K. (2020). An app for supporting older people receiving home care – usage, aspects of health and health literacy: a quasi-experimental study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 20, Article ID 226.
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2020 (English)In: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, E-ISSN 1472-6947, Vol. 20, article id 226Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: During the last decade, there has been an increase in studies describing use of mHealth, usingsmartphones with apps, in the healthcare system by a variety of populations. Despite this, few interventions including apps are targeting older people receiving home care. Developing mobile technology to its full potential of being interactive in real time remains a challenge. The current study is part of a larger project for identifying and managing health concerns via an app by using real-time data. The aim of the study was to describe older people’s usage of an app and to evaluate the impact of usage on aspects of health and health literacy over time.Methods: A quasi-experimental design was employed. Seventeen older people self-reported health concerns via Interaktor twice a week for 3-months and answered questionnaires at baseline, the end of the intervention and at a 6–month follow-up. Logged data on app usage and data on Sense of Coherence, Health Index, Nutrition Form for the Elderly, Geriatric Depression Scale-20, Swedish Communicative and Critical Health Literacy and Swedish Functional Health Literacy were collected and analysed using descriptive and non-parametric inferential statistics.Results: The median usage of the app as intended was 96%. Pain was one of the most reported health concerns and was also the health concern that triggered an alert (n = 33). The older people’s communicative and critical health literacy improved significantly over time. Regarding the scores of Sense of Coherence, Health Index, Nutritional Form for the Elderly, Geriatric Depression Scale-20 and Swedish Functional Health Literacy scale, there were no significant differences over time.Conclusions: The high app usage showed that an app may be a suitable tool for some older people living alone and receiving home care. The results indicate that the usage of Interaktor can support older people by significantly improving their communicative and critical health literacy. Aspects of health were not shown to be affected by the usage of the app. Further research with larger sample is needed for evaluation the effect on health literacy, andwhich aspects of health of importance to support by an app. © 2020 The Author(s).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: BioMed Central, 2020
Keywords
Alert, App, Health, Health concerns, Home care, mHealth, Older people, Self-report, Usage
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-43680 (URN)10.1186/s12911-020-01246-3 (DOI)000573284700002 ()32933500 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85091051965 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Funding: The first author received internal funding from the School of Health and Welfare, Halmstad University, and the School of Health Sciences, Örebro University during data collection and analysis and preparation of the manuscript. The work was supported by a grant from the Swedish Research Council during data analysis and preparation of the manuscript. The founders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, or preparation of the manuscript. We would like to thank Karolinska Institutet and the Swedish Research Council for supporting this study.

Open access funding provided by Halmstad University.

Available from: 2020-12-08 Created: 2020-12-08 Last updated: 2022-05-10Bibliographically approved
Pham, L., Arnby, M., Benkel, I., Dahlqvist Jönsson, P., Källstrand Eriksson, J., Molander, U. & Ziegert, K. (2020). Early integration of palliative care: translation, cross-cultural adaptation and content validity of the Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool in a Swedish healthcare context. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 34(3), 762-771
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Early integration of palliative care: translation, cross-cultural adaptation and content validity of the Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool in a Swedish healthcare context
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2020 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 762-771Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Timely identification of patients with palliative care needs is a prerequisite for being able to carry out effective and equal palliative care. The Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT) identifies patients likely to benefit from a palliative approach.

Aim: The main objective was to describe the translation, cross-cultural adaptation and content validation process of the SPICT-SE. In this process, the prefinal SPICT-SE was tested in focus group interviews to explore how the tool was perceived and interpreted by healthcare professionals in a Swedish healthcare context.

Methods: In this qualitative descriptive study, the translation, cross-cultural adaptation and content validation process of the SPICT-SE was based on a recommended method for cross-cultural adaptation of self-report measures. The process included two independent forward translations, a synthesis, and one independent back-translation. An expert committee consolidated all the versions and developed the prefinal version of the SPICT-SE. The prefinal version of the SPICT-SE was tested in four focus group interviews with physicians and nurses engaged in inpatient or outpatient care in south-west Sweden. A thematic analysis of the transcribed interviews was performed. The SPICT-SE was then revised to the final version.

Results: In the thematic analysis, four themes were constructed that together described how the SPICT-SE was perceived and interpreted by healthcare professionals: The mindset is familiar and relevant; the tool needs to be adjusted in order to be clearer; the purpose and consequences of the tool are ambiguous; and the tool supports a palliative approach.

Conclusion: The SPICT-SE has now been successfully translated, culturally adapted and content validated in a Swedish healthcare context. © 2019 Nordic College of Caring Science

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2020
Keywords
Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool, cross-cultural translation, early palliative care, identification tool, palliative care
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40892 (URN)10.1111/scs.12781 (DOI)000493275500001 ()31667879 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85074630155 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funder: Region Halland

Available from: 2019-11-12 Created: 2019-11-12 Last updated: 2021-05-19Bibliographically approved
Göransson, C., Wengström, Y., Ziegert, K., Lagnius-Eklöf, A. & Blomberg, K. (2020). Self-care ability and sense of security among older persons when using an app as a tool for support. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 34(3), 772-781
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2020 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 772-781Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study's rationale: The need for home care among older persons is increasing, and mHealth is evolving to help meet the challenge. When developing an app to help maintain their health, it is essential to incorporate older persons' preferences.

Aims and objectives: To describe and evaluate the experiences of self-care support and sense of security among older persons using an interactive app to report health concerns.

Methodological design and justification: The study had a descriptive and evaluative design. Qualitative and quantitative methods were applied to achieve a broader understanding.

Ethical issues and approval: Ethical approval was obtained from the Regional Ethical Review Board. The older persons received verbal and oral information about the study and gave written informed consent.

Research methods: Questionnaires (n = 17 older persons) answered at baseline, end of the intervention and at a 6-month follow-up were analysed with statistical analysis. Interviews (n = 17 older persons) conducted at the end of the intervention were analysed using a qualitative directed approach.

Measurements and intervention: The questionnaire included the Appraisal of Self-care Agency Scale and a question concerning sense of security. For 3 months, the older persons used an app for regular reporting of health concerns. The app included self-care advice, graphs and a risk assessment model that generated alerts directly to the nurses.

Results: The older persons described how self-care and sense of security increased at the end of intervention, but statistically, it was shown to decrease afterwards.

Study limitations: The small sample size for statistical analysis.

Conclusions: This study shows that an app can be a complementary tool to conventional home care that can increase older persons' sense of security and self-care ability. The results mirror the older persons' awareness that the support they received with the app was only temporary. Larger studies are needed for generalisation. 

© 2019 Nordic College of Caring Science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2020
Keywords
app, health concerns home care, mHealth, older persons, self-care, sense of security
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41005 (URN)10.1111/scs.12782 (DOI)000498478400001 ()31769888 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85075803164 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 521-2014-2723
Note

Funing: This study received funding from the School of Health and Welfare, Halmstad University, and from The Swedish Research Council (reg. no 521‐2014‐2723).

Available from: 2019-11-21 Created: 2019-11-21 Last updated: 2021-05-19Bibliographically approved
Ziegert, K., Karlsson, S., Kristén, L. & Ivarsson, A. (2019). Dancing Together for Social Sustainability from a Life Course Perspective - Integrating Children and Senior Citizens in Action Research Project. In: : . Paper presented at IAGG-ER 2019, International Association of Gerontology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 23rd - 25th May, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dancing Together for Social Sustainability from a Life Course Perspective - Integrating Children and Senior Citizens in Action Research Project
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This project has its starting-point in dance project with children and senior citizens. Children and senior citizen have their own health challenges. The Swedish culture does not encourage intergenerational activities in organizations and communities. Intergenerational contacts are in many terms referred to within families, except certain environments such as the educational institutions. Especially, the intergenerational contacts between children and senior citizens are neglected as an important factor in promoting knowledge and health in society. It does not need to be questioned, that both knowledge and health contributes to the sustainability in society. If individuals from different generations have the opportunity to exercise physical activities together, it is likely that it generates positive values for social sustainability. Social constructivism combined with a life course perspective is the fundamental theoretical standpoint for this project.  We will explain the complex matter of how theses processes of “constructed realities” are accomplish before approaching the central ideas of social constructivism in relation to our project.

The overall aim was to understand the knowledge of the social value of intergenerational physical activities, and how different age groups communicate their experiences in a life course perspective. There were many things we could learn in a life course perspective through activities among children and senior citizens, and how we could make use of this knowledge for implementations for social sustainability in general. This study included a three-stage process qualitative data from 48 stakeholders describing in individuals diaries about daily exercise, collected during one and a half year, with focus groups interviews with 24 children and 24 senior citizens. The third stage dancing activities was conducted, and follow up interviews with both participants. The thematic analysis was used emerge the results. We found a common joy for both children and senior citizens when performing the physical activities. Women believed physical activities improved their inclusion and social networks. The men found that the physical activities improved their wellbeing and health.

National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39502 (URN)
Conference
IAGG-ER 2019, International Association of Gerontology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 23rd - 25th May, 2019
Available from: 2019-05-28 Created: 2019-05-28 Last updated: 2020-01-09Bibliographically approved
Ziegert, K., Forsberg, E., Kristén, L. & Klingvall-Arvidsson, B. (2019). Dansen gör skillnad – ”Jag kan trots sjukdomen Parkinson”. M&STE : elektronisk tidskrift för konferensen Musik & samhälle (6), 27-35
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2019 (Swedish)In: M&STE : elektronisk tidskrift för konferensen Musik & samhälle, E-ISSN 2002–4622, no 6, p. 27-35Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lunds universitet, 2019
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41030 (URN)
Available from: 2019-11-25 Created: 2019-11-25 Last updated: 2022-06-07Bibliographically approved
Lydell, M., Hildingh, C., Söderbom, A. & Ziegert, K. (2019). How to Promote Workplace Health in order to Work into Old Age: Experiences from Employees in an Industrial Setting. Scientifica, 2019, Article ID 3942569.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How to Promote Workplace Health in order to Work into Old Age: Experiences from Employees in an Industrial Setting
2019 (English)In: Scientifica, ISSN 2090-908X, E-ISSN 2090-908X, Vol. 2019, article id 3942569Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Health is important in workplaces. A good organisational climate in a workplace plays a major role in the employees’ well-being at work and is also associated with increased productivity. Today, employees are expected to work into older age and it is a challenge for companies to promote health and well-being for this growing group. Purpose. The purpose of this study was to explore how to promote workplace health at present time and for the end of working life in the perspective of employees. Design/Methodology/Approach. The study had an explorative design, and a thematic analysis was chosen. The inclusion criteria were persons 50 years and older, working in the company and planning to continue working into old age. A total of 21 coworkers (14 men) participated in the study. Three focus group interviews were conducted. Findings. The results from the focus group interviews are presented in four themes: handle change in a changeable workplace, take responsibility for health concerns, get confirmation for feeling needed, and support and tolerance adapted for each employee. Practical Implications. Promoting health should be an urgent mission for employees themselves as well as for managers in order to support employees in working into old age. The health promotion must be suitable for each employee and should be designed in such a way as to avoid inequality in workplace health. Originality/Value. There is a need for more health-promoting behaviours, support, and activities for employees in order to work into old age.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2019
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39472 (URN)10.1155/2019/3942569 (DOI)000464811400001 ()2-s2.0-85065777787 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2019-05-24 Created: 2019-05-24 Last updated: 2021-05-19Bibliographically approved
Ziegert, K. & Forsberg, E. (2019). “The happiness with dancing give power to life”: Qualitative analysis of Dance for Parkinson with a salutogenic perspective. In: The international fields of arts, health and wellbeing: . Paper presented at Nordic Arts and Health Conference, Malmö, Sweden, 21st May, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“The happiness with dancing give power to life”: Qualitative analysis of Dance for Parkinson with a salutogenic perspective
2019 (English)In: The international fields of arts, health and wellbeing, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39503 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Arts and Health Conference, Malmö, Sweden, 21st May, 2019
Available from: 2019-05-28 Created: 2019-05-28 Last updated: 2022-06-07Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, S., Ziegert, K. & Kristén, L. (2018). Perspectives on equal health and well-being. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 13(1), Article ID 1679589.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perspectives on equal health and well-being
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 13, no 1, article id 1679589Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2018
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41029 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2019.1679589 (DOI)31713470 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85074849084 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-11-25 Created: 2019-11-25 Last updated: 2021-05-19Bibliographically approved
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