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  • 201.
    Axelsson, Åsa B.
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Zettergren, Margaretha
    Institute of Nursing, Faculty of Health Caring Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Axelsson, Christer
    Institute of Nursing, Faculty of Health Caring Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Good and bad experiences of family presence during acute care and resuscitation. What makes the difference?2005In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 161-169Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Family presence (FP) in the resuscitation room is still controversial, and its appropriateness for patient and family has been discussed. We examined both positive and negative experiences in order to establish the reasons for the difference.

    Aim:

    The aim of the present literature review was to describe patients', relatives' and staff's opinions and experiences of FP during invasive procedures and resuscitation.

    Method:

    12 original papers, published between January 1995 and February 2003, were reviewed. Most patients and relatives agreed that they had positive experiences of FP. They described how FP enhanced the feeling of support and connectedness within the family. Family members believed that FP helped them in their grieving process. Most staff members without FP experience felt that FP would increase the risk of psychological distress for the family. Those who had participated in an FP programme believed that FP was not only beneficial for the family but also for staff.

    Conclusion:

    Family presence during resuscitation and acute care has the potential to enhance the care of the patient and to benefit everyone involved. However, implementation of FP during resuscitation must take account of potential problems.

  • 202.
    Axesol, Anita
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Rudin, Sofie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Synfältsinskränkningar och bilkörning2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 203.
    Axesol Greis, Anita
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Rudin, Sofie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Personers erfarenhet av besök vid sjuksköterskeledd ögonmottagning2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: People struck by glaucoma or diabetes shall be offered examination on a regular basis. Nurseled clinic is a measure to cope with the demand. The purpose of the study was to analyze people’s experience of a nurse-led clinic within ophthalmology. Method: Cross sectional study with quantified approach and consecutive selection. During one month, 187 participants who visited the clinic for control of diabetic and glaucoma responded to a survey. Six questions modified from the Swedish National Patient Survey were used. The data was collected in a digital format directly after the visit. Questionnaire responses were on a non parametric ordinal scale with responses between 1, no, not at all to 5 yes, I agree. Result: Median and mode showed 5 and the total mean value showed 4,96. There was no difference in the experience related to age, diagnosis, type of visit and vision impairment. Conclusion: Visitors to a nurseled ophthalmology clinic experienced the clinic to be carried out personcentered. The questionnaire was inquired targeted in personcentered care and was agreed by the majority.

  • 204.
    Back, Jenny
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Mechanisms of Exercise Dependence – A person centred approach to study the predictiveability of anxiety, obsessive passion and appearance orientation on exercise dependence2017In: Sport Psychology: Linking theory to practice / [ed] Gangyan, S., Cruz, J., & Jaenes, J.C., 2017, p. 537-538Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Exercise dependence is a maladaptive pattern of exercise with a craving for physical activity that results in extreme exercise that may generate mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Previous research suggests that individuals with certain personality traits are more prone to develop exercise dependence. However, research on personality traits and exercise dependence is still limited. In the current study, predictive abilities of anxiety, obsessive passion and appearance orientation on exercise dependence were investigated. A longitudinal design was adopted to investigate if personality related factors could predict exercise dependence. The sample consisted of 206 regular exercisers (100 males and 106 females) from various exercise groups, sport clubs and sport science classes in Sweden (Mage = 28,5 years; SD = 9,97). The LPA (Latent Profile Analysis) showed that a model with two profiles provided best fit to the data, and that profile belonging at T1 could predict measures of exercise dependence at T2. Profile 1: “high risk exercisers” reported significantly higher levels of exercise dependence, anxiety, obsessive passion and appearance orientation compared to Profile 2: “low risk exercisers”. This study highlights factors that may characterize people who develop exercise dependence. High-risk exercisers are obsessively passionate about their training and exercise may function as a tool to cope with anxiety. If the individual for some reason is prevented from training, feelings of anxiety and guilt are often experienced. Furthermore, these individuals tend to be self-conscious about how they look and appear to other people. To them, exercise may also work as a way to achieve body ideals. The results of the current study suggest plausible mechanisms of why exercise behaviours become unhealthy and uncontrollable for some exercisers whereas others manage to remain healthy.

  • 205.
    Back, Jenny
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and sports.
    Profiles of Exercise Dependence – A person centred approach to study potential mechanisms2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 206.
    Back, Jenny
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    TRÄNINGSBEROENDE - EN SAMBANDSSTUDIEAV POTENTIELLA MEKAN ISMER2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studiens syfte var att studera träningsberoende i relation till ångest, depression, självkritik, passion, kroppstillfredsställelse och idrottsidentitet samt skillnader avseende dessa faktorer mellan individer med och utan träningsberoende. Vidare undersöktes om dessa faktorer kunde predicera träningsberoende. Datainsamling skedde via webbenkät. I studien deltog 124 individer, 62 män och 62 kvinnor. Enligt resultat på EDS-R kategoriserades 15 som träningsberoende, 100 som symptomatiska och 9 som icke träningsberoende. Resultatet visade signifikanta samband mellan träningsberoende, grad av träning, ångest, jämförande och internaliserad självkritik, harmonisk och tvångsmässig passion, AO samt idrottsidentitet. Vidare fanns skillnader mellan träningsberoende och icke träningsberoende gällande GLTEQ, regelbundenhet av fysisk aktivitet, genomsnittlig längd på träningspass, idrottslig ambitionsnivå, ångest, jämförande och internaliserad självkritik, tvångsmässig passion samt idrottsidentitet. Regressionsanalys visade att träningsmängd mätt i GLTEQ, genomsnittlig längd på träningspass, ångest, internaliserad självkritik, harmonisk och tvångsmässig passion förklarade 42 % av variansen hos variabeln träningsberoende. Sammantaget indikerade studiens resultat att träningsmängd, ångest, självkritik och passion kan vara mekanismer som är särskilt viktiga att beakta för att upptäcka, förebygga och behandla träningsberoende. Resultatet kan anses användbart exempelvis för idrottsföreningar, hälso- och träningsinstitutioner som sannolikt kommer i kontakt med träningsberoende individer. För dem kan studiens resultat ge kunskap som kan bidra till förståelse för vad träningsberoende är, hur individer i riskzonen kan upptäckas samt möjliga vägar till förebyggande och behandling. 

  • 207.
    Back, Jenny
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Who becomes exercise dependent? Exploring psychological risk factors for exercise dependence through a person centred approach2017In: Proceedings of the Nordic Sport Science Conference – ‘The Double-Edged Sword of Sport: Health Promotion Versus Unhealthy Environments’ / [ed] Hertting, K. & Johnson, U., Halmstad: Halmstad University Press, 2017, p. 65-66Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 208.
    Backe, Marita
    et al.
    Department of Medicine, Halmstad County Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Larsson, Kerstin
    Department of Medicine, Halmstad County Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI). Department of Primary Health Care, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Patients’ conceptions of their life situation within the first week after a stroke event: A qualitative analysis1996In: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, ISSN 0964-3397, E-ISSN 1532-4036, Vol. 12, no 5, p. 285-294Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to find out how stroke patients conceived their life situation within the first week of the acute care phase as seen from the nurses’ viewpoint. Six patients were interviewed within 3 weeks from their first stroke, using questions based on a holistic philosophy and analysed with the phenomonographic approach. Two main categories emerged from the results: the feeling of unreality and the awareness of a changed role in life, together with six subcategories; feeling of a changed perception of the body; feeling of being confused; loss of capability; awareness of confined life space; the importance of support and encouragement; and the will to look for new opportunities. The study concludes that the body change resulting from a stroke leads to both physical and psychological trauma, in which the psychological crisis can be very deep and best described as a personal catastrophe. The patient’s capability to receive and understand information becomes blocked, which influences both the nurse and the patient’s next of kin with regard to their care of the patient. Conversations with the patient must be frequent so that the acute care can be evaluated and agreement reached between the patient’s wishes and the nurses’ objectives. The results indicate the significance of intervention programmes based on crisis theory within the first week of a stroke event.

  • 209.
    Backlund, Åsa
    et al.
    Institutionen för socialt arbete, Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Högdin, Sara
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Skolan som arena för integration?: Begrepp, perspektiv och dilemman2017In: Skolsocialt arbete: Skolan som plats för och del i det sociala arbetet / [ed] Åsa Backlund, Sara Högdin & Ylva Spånberger Weitz, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017, p. 125-135Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 210.
    Backlund, Åsa
    et al.
    Institutionen för socialt arbete, Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Högdin, Sara
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Spånberger Weitz, Ylva
    FoU-Nordväst & Institutionen för socialt arbete, Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Skolsocialt arbete – en introduktion2017In: Skolsocialt arbete: Skolan som plats för och del i det sociala arbetet / [ed] Åsa Backlund, Sara Högdin & Ylva Spånberger Weitz, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017, p. 15-20Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 211.
    Backlund, Åsa
    et al.
    Institutionen för socialt arbete, Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Högdin, Sara
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Spånberger Weitz, Ylva
    FoU-Nordväst & Institutionen för socialt arbete, Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Socialt arbete i skolan – uppgifter, perspektiv och dilemman2017In: Skolsocialt arbete: Skolan som plats för och del i det sociala arbetet / [ed] Åsa Backlund, Sara Högdin & Ylva Spånberger Weitz, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017, p. 221-230Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 212.
    Backman, Ellen
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Ätutveckling hos barn – en gemensam utmaning för barn och dess vårdnadshavare2016In: Små & stora nyheter, ISSN 1400-4186, no maj, p. 10-11Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 213.
    Backman, Ellen
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI). Regional Habilitation Centre, Region Halland, Kungsbacka, Sweden.
    Granlund, Mats
    CHILD Research group, SIDR, School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Ann-Kristin
    Department of Research and Development, Region Halland, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Documentation of everyday life and health carefollowing gastrostomy tube placement in children: a content analysis of medical records.2019In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Everyday routines play a vital role in child functioning and development. This study explored health professionals’ documentation of everyday life and health care during the first year following gastrostomy tube placement in children and the content of intervention goals. Methods: The medical records of 39 children (median age 38 months, min–max: 15–192) in one region of Sweden were analysed. A content analysis approach was used with an inductive qualitative analysis supplemented by a deductive, quantitative analysis of documented intervention goals following the ICF-CY. Results: One overall theme, “Seeking a balance”, captured the view of life with a gastrostomy and the health care provided. Two categories, “Striving for physical health” and “Depicting everyday life” with seven sub-categories, captured the key aspects of the documentation. Twenty-one children (54%) had intervention goals related to the gastrostomy, and these goals primarily focused on the ICF-CY component “Body functions”. Conclusions: To some extent the medical records reflected different dimensions of everyday life, but the intervention goals clearly focused on bodily aspects. Understanding how health care for children using a gastrostomy is documented and planned by applying an ecocultural framework adds a valuable perspective and can contribute to family-centred interventions for children using a gastrostomy.Implications for Rehabilitation There is a need for increased awareness in healthcare professionals for a more consistent and holistic healthcare approach in the management of children with gastrostomy tube feeding. This study suggests that an expanded focus on children’s participation in everyday mealtimes and in the healthcare follow-up of gastrostomy tube feeding is important in enhancing the intervention outcome. Multidisciplinary teams with a shared bio-psycho-social understanding of health would contribute to a situation in which the everyday lives of households adapt to living with gastrostomy. Routine care for children with gastrostomy should follow a checklist combining crucial physiological aspects of gastrostomy tube feeding with seemingly mundane family functions in order to achieve a successful gastrostomy tube feeding intervention.  © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

  • 214.
    Backman, Ellen
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI). Regional Habilitation Center, Region Halland, Kungsbacka, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Ann-Kristin
    Department of Research and Development, Region Halland, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Sjögreen, Lotta
    Mun-H-Center Orofacial Resource Center for Rare Diseases, Public Dental Service, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Gastrostomy tube feeding in children with developmental or acquired disorders: A longitudinal comparison on health care provision, and eating outcomes four years after gastrostomy2018In: Nutrition in clinical practice, ISSN 0884-5336, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 576-583Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Studies on long‐term feeding and eating outcomes in children requiring gastrostomy tube feeding (GT) are scarce. The aim of this study was to describe children with developmental or acquired disorders receiving GT and to compare longitudinal eating and feeding outcomes. A secondary aim was to explore healthcare provision related to eating and feeding.

    Methods: This retrospective cohort study reviewed medical records of children in 1 administrative region of Sweden with GT placement between 2005 and 2012. Patient demographics, primary diagnoses, age at GT placement, and professional healthcare contacts prior to and after GT placement were recorded and compared. Feeding and eating outcomes were assessed 4 years after GT placement.

    Results: The medical records of 51 children, 28 boys and 23 girls, were analyzed and grouped according to “acquired” (n = 13) or “developmental” (n = 38) primary diagnoses. At 4 years after GT placement, 67% were still using GT. Only 6 of 37 (16%) children with developmental disorders transferred to eating all orally, as opposed to 10 of 11 (91%) children with acquired disorders. Children with developmental disorders were younger at the time of GT placement and displayed a longer duration of GT activity when compared with children with acquired disorders.

    Conclusions: This study demonstrates a clear difference between children with developmental or acquired disorders in duration of GT activity and age at GT placement. The study further shows that healthcare provided to children with GT is in some cases multidisciplinary, but primarily focuses on feeding rather than eating.

  • 215.
    Backman, Ellen
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI). Region Halland, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Ann-Kristin
    Department of Research and Development, Region Halland, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Sjögreen, Lotta
    Mun-H-Center Orofacial Resource Center for Rare diseases, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    The use of gastrostomy in Swedish children – indications, and trends between 2005 and 20152017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Children with complex medical needs requiring nutritional support are growing in number. This presentation will add new knowledge regarding gastrostomy in children by reporting primary diagnosis, and indications for the use of gastrostomy. Furthermore, the presentation will discuss and analyse data evolution trends from 2005 to 2015 in Sweden.

    Methods: The first part of the study used national statistics to provide a broad picture of gastrostomy use in Swedish children. The second part applied a retrospective observational study design, reviewing medical charts in order to obtain an in-depth picture of the children in need for gastrostomy, and its use in a five-year perspective.

    Results: The number of gastrostomy cases recorded in the national database was 3 946, 53% male, and 47% female. The distribution of age groups was: 0-4 years: 61% , 5-9 years: 17%, 10-14 years: 12%, and 15-19: years 10%.  When observing trends on a national level, the number of children receiving gastrostomy increased in average by 13% per year. Changes in the separate age groups were analysed. An increase was noted for children aged 0-4 years and for children aged 5-9 years. In the age groups 10-14 years and 15-19 years, there was no progressive increase. The results from the national statistics database will be discussed in relation to the medical chart-analyses of 75 children receiving gastrostomy in one Swedish administrative region between 2005 and 2015. 

    Conclusions: As in many parts of Europe, the number of children in need for gastrostomy is also growing in Sweden, with the youngest children seeming to be the group increasing most.

    Clinical implications: Nutritional support in Sweden is publicly financed, therefore these findings may be useful when planning both monetary and human resources in meeting the future challenges of paediatric health care.

  • 216.
    Backman, Linn
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Kleveland, Therese
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Wetterlöv, Malin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Jag älskar mitt jobb men...: Aspekter i sjuksköterskors arbetsmiljö som påverkar omvårdnadskvalitén2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    By findingoutwhich aspectsofnurseworkenvironmentthatmayaffect the qualityofcarenursescanhavegreateropportunity to design their ideal work situation and ultimatelyprovide the best possiblecare. The aimofthisstudywas to investigateaspectsofnurses' workenvironmentthataffectcarequality. The result is based on 20 scientificarticles: bothqualitative and quantitative design. The results show thatifnursesexperience a goodworkingenvironmentthisimprovesnurses' and patients' assessmentofcarequality. Workload has a criticalimpact on the qualityofcare. Nursesareforced to set prioritiesdue to timeconstraints and a heavyworkload, thisnegativelyaffects patients and results in increasedcosts ofcare. Being part of a well-functioning team withgoodcommunicationimprovesnurses' jobsatisfaction. A leadershouldtakenurses' opinions seriously and ensureenoughqualifiedstaff. Salary, careeropportunities, skillsdevelopment, and nurse representation at decision-makinglevelsareseen as importantaspects to raise the profession's status and jobsatisfaction. Implication for further research on the subjectcould be interventional studies thatattempt to improve the revealedaspectsof the workenvironment. Decision-makers, patients and their relatives understandingof the qualityofcarerelated to nurses' workenvironmentare alsoneeded to clearlydescribe the subject.

  • 217.
    Baigi, Amir
    et al.
    FoU-enheten, Primärvården Halland.
    Bergh, Håkan
    FoU-enheten, Primärvården Halland.
    Haraldsson, Katarina
    FoU-enheten, Primärvården Halland.
    Lindgren, Eva-Carin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Lydell, Marie
    FoU-enheten, Primärvården Halland.
    Månsson, Jörgen
    FoU-enheten, Primärvården Halland.
    Wendt, Eva
    FoU-enheten, Primärvården Halland.
    Hälsa på lika villkor? Hallands resultat från en nationell folkhälsoenkät2005Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    N/A

  • 218.
    Baigi, Amir
    et al.
    R and D Unit, Primary Health Care, Halland County Council, Falkenberg, Sweden.
    Bering, Charlotte
    Department of Medicine, Visby Hospital, Visby, Sweden.
    Hildingh, Cathrine
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Almerud, Sofia
    School of Health Sciences and Social Work, Växjö University, Växjö, Sweden.
    Non-attendees' attitudes to the design of a cardiac rehabilitation programme focused on information of risk factors and professional involvement2009In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 62-66Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Enhancing the accuracy of the content of cardiac rehabilitation programmes (CRPs) and providing the mediators preferred by patients can increase attendance rates in line with secondary prevention goals. The aim of this study was therefore to explore non-attendees' attitudes to the design of a CRP focused on information of risk factors and professional involvement. Method: Consecutive patients with coronary heart disease (n = 100) who declined to participate in a CRP answered a questionnaire focusing on patients' attitudes to risk factors and cardiac rehabilitation. Results: Non-attendees considered that information of hypertension and information of sedentary lifestyle constituted the most important content of a CRP. Physicians, nurses and social workers were considered the most suitable professional categories. Females preferred nurses when discussing smoking issues while males preferred physicians. More males compared to females preferred occupational therapists for dealing with stress, physicians for depression and social workers for social isolation. Conclusions: Non-attendees' attitudes are similar to those of attendees and quite traditional in that they favour physician or nurse-led activities. There is a difference in attitude between male and female.

  • 219.
    Baigi, Amir
    et al.
    Department of Primary Health Care, Göteborg University, Göteborg.
    Hildingh, Cathrine
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Virdhall, Helen
    Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Sense of coherence as well as social support and network as perceived by patients with a suspected or manifest myocardial infarction: a short-term follow-up study2008In: Clinical Rehabilitation, ISSN 0269-2155, E-ISSN 1477-0873, Vol. 22, no 7, p. 646-652Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective:

    To compare sense of coherence as well as social support and network as perceived by ischaemic heart disease patients at baseline and two weeks post-discharge in terms of age, sex, educational and marital status.

    Design:

    Multicentre study with a prospective short-term follow-up design.

    Setting:

    A university hospital, a central hospital and a district hospital in southern Sweden.

    Subjects:

    Consecutive sample of 246 patients with a suspect or manifest myocardial infarction.

    Main measures:

    The Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS-R), the Medical Outcome Study (MOS) Social Support Survey and the Sense of Coherence Scale were included in a self-administered questionnaire and answered twice, together with sociodemographic variables.

    Results:

    Bivariate analyses indicated changes in social support (practical support increased in men and decreased in women; both P= 0.003) and social network (family network increased among >65 year olds; P= 0.001, men; P= 0.013, and women; P= 0.033, those with a low; P=0.017, and intermediate; P= 0.033, educational level, as well as those cohabiting; P= 0.0001), but did not reveal any difference in sense of coherence.

    Conclusions:

    Sociodemographic variables have no influence on sense of coherence but do affect social support (i.e. practical support and social network, family). Ischaemic heart disease patients' short stay in hospital implies that the network outside the hospital has to assume responsibility, but at the same time it is important for health care professionals to have sufficient knowledge to be able to support the specific needs of patients and their family members.

  • 220.
    Baigi, Amir
    et al.
    Primary Health Care Research and Development Unit, Halland County Council, Falkenberg, Sweden.
    Marklund, Bertil
    Department of Primary Health Care, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    The association between socio-economic status and chest pain, focusing on self-rated health in a primary health care area of Sweden2001In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 420-424Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Study objective: The study objective was to determine, first, the association between men's and women's chest pain and their socio-economic status (occupation, smoking) and, secondly, the association between their socio-economic status and self-rated health, in a primary health care area. Design and setting: A population-based cross-sectional survey was made in a primary health care area of Sweden. Primarily based on occupation according to Swedish standards, 4,238 men and women were divided into two socio-economic groups; blue-collar and white-collar workers. Methods: Odds ratios with 95% Cl were calculated by multivariate logistic regression, controlling for the variable age as confounding factor. Student's t-test was used to compare self-rated health, and the chi (2)-test to determine any difference in smoking habits between the two groups. Main results: Both male and female blue-collar workers showed significantly more chest pain when excited than white-collar workers. In six of eight health indices, they also reported significantly worse self-rated health than the white-collar workers. Conclusions: These findings show that there are socio-economic inequalities in self-reported chest pain. Furthermore, socio-economic status has a major influence on self-rated health, acting across the working life of both sexes.

  • 221.
    Baldauf, Sara
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Onken, Jennifer
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Sjuksköterskans stöd till anhöriga: En studie om anhörigas upplevelser av stöd inom intensivvård2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The attention and support given to family members at the Intensive Care Unit can sometimes be limited due to that the nurses often focus on the patient's needs and forget about family members needs. Since nurses meet family members on a daily basis it is important for them to know what family members find supportive. The condition of patients at the intensive care unit is often critical and family members need support to cope, understand and adapt to the situation. The aim of the study was to highlight family members´ experiences of support from nurses at the intensive care unit. A structured literature review was conducted in which 10 articles with both qualitative and quantitative design underwent thematic analysis. The analysis gave four categories: Trust and reliance, Presence and participation, Comfort and empathy and Availability and continuity. To sum up; family members at the Intensive Care Unit have a great need of support. Family members are in general satisfied with the support, but there is need for more research in what kind of support they require and how family members experience the support.

  • 222.
    Bamba, Djeneba
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Persson, Josefine
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Bariatrisk kirurgi - Livet efter operationen2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Obesity is today a chronic disease that represents a major health challenge both internationally and nationally. The obesity occurrence has globally almost tripled since 1975. For patients with severe obesity, lifestyle changes, diets and physical activity are not effective methods, nor do they provide sustainable results. Today, bariatric surgery has become a well-established method and is now considered a standard treatment. Purpose: To describe patients' experiences after bariatric surgery. Method: A general literature study has been conducted. Eleven scientific articles were analyzed for searches in three nursing databases. Result: Four categories emerged; Experiences of a changed relationship to food, experiences of a changed body and identity, experiences of a changed social interaction and the significance of support and experiences of health and illness. Conclusions: The experiences after bariatric surgery varied between patients and affected both physical and mental aspects of life. Even though the new body gave opportunities for increased physical ability, patients still experienced difficulties in embracing the new identity. The support was found to be essential to maintain the achieved weight loss. It is vital that the nurse is familiar with the patients’ situation in order to provide adequate support and make the patient feel familiar and confirmed. 

  • 223.
    Barnes, Colin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Barker, Clare
    University of Birmingham, UK.
    Book reviews: Arguing about disability: philosophical perspectives2010In: Disability & Society, ISSN 0968-7599, E-ISSN 1360-0508, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 123-127Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 224.
    Barnes, Colin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Sheldon, Alison
    Centre for Disability Studies, School of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
    Disability, Politics and Poverty in a Majority World Context2010In: Disability & Society, ISSN 0968-7599, E-ISSN 1360-0508, Vol. 25, no 7, p. 771-782Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper argues that the spread of free market economics throughout the world has generated unprecedented inequalities within and between nation states. This has led to the systematic exclusion of people with perceived impairments from the mainstream of economic and community life in almost all societies, the generation of an international disabled people’s movement, and their demand for legal frameworks with which to address the multiple deprivations encountered by people viewed as ‘disabled’. It is argued that the poverty and exclusion encountered by disabled people and other oppressed groups in all societies will not be eliminated without fundamental structural change at the international level

  • 225.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Die Entwicklung einer inklusiven Schule – das Beispiel Essunga, Schweden2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [de]

    Informelles und formelles Lernen betrifft nicht nur die Schülerinnen und Schüler im Unterricht, sondern auch die Schule als lernendes System. In dem Symposiums-Beitrag wird die Schulentwicklungsarbeit in der schwedischen Gemeinde Essunga dargestellt und analysiert. In den dortigen Schulen konnten unterdurchschnittliche Leistungen in nationalen Rankings innerhalb weniger Jahre in Toppositionen gewandelt werden. Die Ausführungen basieren auf einer schwedischen Studie (Persson/Persson 2012), in der pädagogisches und administratives Personal, Schülerinnen und Schüler sowie Eltern zu den Wandlungen in Essunga interviewt wurden; zudem wurden teilnehmende Beobachtungen durchgeführt. Die Untersuchung ist an Ludwik Flecks wissenschaftstheoretische Überlegungen zur Ergänzung, Erweiterung und Umwandlung von Denkstilen angelehnt (Fleck 2012). Kennzeichnend für die Veränderungsprozesse in Essunga waren insbesondere die Auflösung gesonderter Fördergruppen, eine autoritative pädagogische Leitung und auf wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen aufbauende Lehrerfortbildungen. In der Fallstudie wird unterstrichen, dass Inklusion und hohe Leistungsfähigkeit keinen Widerspruch darstellen, sondern sich ergänzen.

  • 226.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Inklusive Bildung im schwedischen Bildungssystem auf der kommunalen Ebene: Chancen, Spannungen, Hindernisse2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 227.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Inklusive Bildung in Kenia zwischen politischer Rhetorik und pädagogischer Realität2013In: Sonderpädagogische Förderung heute, ISSN 1866-9344, Vol. 58, no 3, p. 262-273Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper presents and discusses the discrepancies between the declared education policy and everyday implementation of inclusive education in Kenya. On the policy level orientation towards the aim of inclusion can be observed. However, this concept of inclusion is fragmented and rooted in a deficit-oriented model of disability. On the level of educational practice major problems in realisation of inclusion exist. These can be explained by lack of acceptance and prejudices, unadjusted didactics, and practical difficulties such as lack of resources and over-crowded classrooms. Considering this situation, the improvement of education opportunities and life chances of persons with disability in Kenya forms an enormous challenge.

  • 228.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Lernen im Schatten der Gymnasialreform in Schweden2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [de]

    In den letzten Jahren hat sich das schwedische Bildungswesen grundlegend gewandelt. So wurde 2011 eine Gymnasialreform durchgeführt, die unter anderem striktere Aufnahmekriterien vorsieht. Zugleich wurden fünf Einführungsprogramme implementiert, die Schülern den Übergang in ein Nationales Programm oder in den Arbeitsmarkt ermöglichen sollen. Im Beitrag wird deutlich, dass die Schülerzahl in speziellen Programmen zunimmt, ohne dass bislang eine verbesserte Eingliederung in den Arbeitsmarkt zu erkennen ist.

  • 229.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Mångfald, differentiering, inkludering – en introduktion2013In: Mångfald och differentiering: Inkludering i praktisk tillämpning / [ed] Thomas Barow, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 17-27Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 230.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Mångfald och differentiering : Inkludering i praktisk tillämpning2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 231.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Mångfaldens didaktik2013In: Mångfald och differentiering: Inkludering i praktisk tillämpning / [ed] Thomas Barow, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 107-125Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 232.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Stationslärande, verkstäder och expertsystemet2013In: Mångfald och differentiering: Inkludering i praktisk tillämpning / [ed] Thomas Barow, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 253-266Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 233.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Vår rädsla för "de andra"2013In: Intra, ISSN 1102-4143, no 4, p. 12-13Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 234.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Övergång från skola till arbete i ett historiskt perspektiv: den svenska ”sinnesslövården” under 1900-talets första hälft2015In: Vägval i skolans historia, ISSN 2002-0147, no 1Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 235.
    Barow, Thomas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Bernhard, Dörte
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Lernen im Schatten der Gymnasialreform in Schweden2015In: Die UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention und ihre Umsetzung: Beiträge zur Interkulturellen und International vergleichenden Heil- und Sonderpädagogik / [ed] Annette Leonhardt, Katharina Müller & Tilly Truckenbrodt, Bad Heilbrunn: Verlag Julius Klinkhardt, 2015, p. 266-272Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [de]

    In den letzten Jahren hat sich das schwedische Bildungswesen grundlegend gewandelt. So wurde 2011 eine Gymnasialreform durchgeführt, die u.a. striktere Aufnahmekriterien vorsieht. Zugleich wurden fünf Einführungsprogramme implementiert, die Schülern den Übergang in ein Nationales Programm oder in den Arbeitsmarkt ermöglichen sollen. Im Beitrag wird deutlich, dass die Schülerzahl in speziellen Programmen zunimmt, ohne dass bislang eine verbesserte Eingliederung in den Arbeitsmarkt zu erkennen ist.

  • 236.
    Bartuma, Ilona
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Gill, Gagan
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Unga män med utländsk härkomst och gängkriminalitet2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den organiserade brottsligheten i dagens Sverige bedrivs ofta av gäng. Studier visar att dessa gäng till största delen utgörs av yngre män och där utrikesfödda personer är överrepresenterade. Vi har båda vuxit upp och levt i delar av Göteborg där en majoritet av människorna har utländsk härkomst, där det förekommer organiserad brottslighet och kriminella gäng av yngre utrikesfödda män. Vi vill undersöka orsakerna till detta fenomen och vill förklara varför unga män med utländsk bakgrund söker sig till gäng. Studien har genomförts genom kvalitativa intervjuer med ungdomar på en gymnasieskola i Göteborg, genom intervjuer med två tidigare medlemmar inom den brottsförebyggande verksamheten Lugna Gatan, en livsberättelse samt intervjuer med två före detta gängmedlemmar. Resultatet av intervjuerna har därefter satts i kontext till de valda teoretiska utgångspunkterna om sociala band, självuppfyllande profetia och strainteorin. Resultatet av intervjuerna visar att en stor förklaring är ekonomiska och sociala vinster, snabba pengar och en tydlig gruppidentitet. Samtidigt uppgav flera av de tillfrågade att de ville skydda sig och familjen från andra kriminella gäng. Resultaten visar också att det finns en frustration som har analyserats med strainteorin och visar att det är dels på grund av avsaknaden av sociala band som man väljer att ingå och förbli gängmedlem. ”Lojalitet” och ”brödraskap” är begrepp som flera personer anger som viktiga faktorer till varför man stannar i gänget. Nyckelord: organiserad brottslighet, gäng, gängkriminalitet, ungdomar, ungdomsbrottslighet

  • 237.
    Battochio, Randy C.
    et al.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Schinke, Robert J.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Career barriers in the National Hockey League: An inductive thematic analysis of first-hand data from Canadian professional ice hockey players2016In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251XArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objectives of the study were: (a) to examine the Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) players’ internal and external barriers associated with the demands at each NHL career stage and status together with across-career barriers, and (b) to feature the Canadian NHL players’ barriers in the empirical career model. Five rookies, five veterans, and 13 retirees agreed to participate in conversational interviews before their transcripts underwent an interpretive thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2012). Prospects face draft year pressure and team camp anxiety. Rookies and sophomores deal with insecurity with teammates and roster spot uncertainty. Prime veterans have to manage ruminating over missed chances while seasoned veterans struggled with social connections. Across career stages and statuses, NHL players deal with career threatening injuries and conflicts with head coach. After discussing how these results contribute to the empirical career model of Canadian NHL players and also extend the career transition and maladaptation literatures, delimitations and future directions are proposed for sport psychology researchers.

  • 238.
    Battochio, Randy C.
    et al.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Schinke, Robert J.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Coping strategies and resources in the National Hockey League: An inductive thematic analysis with Canadian professional ice-hockey players2017In: Conference Abstracts: 32nd Annual Conference AASP2017, Orlando, FL, October 18-21, Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology , 2017, p. 17-18Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Canadian ice-hockey players must overcome numerous stressors throughout their National Hockey  League (NHL) careers. Though sport psychology researchers have conducted preliminary studies, theoretical restrictions, small participant numbers, and the use of a structured interview guide have limited breadth of knowledge. Our authors constructed a comprehensive empirical career model by eliciting 23 Canadian NHL players. The intent in the presentation is to feature the stressors, barriers, coping strategies and resources utilised at each status and career stage. Five rookies, five veterans, and 13 retirees agreed to participate in conversational interviews before their transcripts underwent an interpretive thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2012). Prospects seeking to gain entry into the NHL needed (a) realistic expectations of draft pressures, (b) training camp expectations, (c) identify the team’s needs, and (d) if demoted, readjust their expectations. Rookies developing  as NHL p layers needed a high compete level when called-up while sophomores developed by (a) knowing their opponents, (b) generating role player production, and (c) made friendships. Veterans seeking to be All-Stars coped by (a) practicing scoring and creating scoring chances, and (b) showing Stanley Cup determination. Seasoned veterans extended their careers by preserving their physique. The authors will discuss the practical applications for sport psychology consultants tasked with ensuring that professional ice-hockey players move effectively through career transitions including entering the NHL, developing as an NHL players, reaching the NHL elite, and maintaining NHL play involvement. The authors will also speak about teammates, coaches, and support staff hoping to be effective resources to their players’ career progression. © 2017 by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology 

  • 239.
    Battochio, Randy C.
    et al.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.
    Schinke, Robert J.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Stages and demands in the careers of Canadian National Hockey League players2015In: Journal of Sports Sciences, ISSN 0264-0414, E-ISSN 1466-447X, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 278-288Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Researchers have identified some demands of Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) players, yet there is little direction for players hoping to reach the lucrative league. The objectives of this study were to identify the stages, statuses and demands in Canadian NHL players’ careers and propose an empirical career model of Canadian NHL players. In total, 5 rookies, 5 veterans and 13 retirees had their interviews undergo an interpretive thematic analysis. Prospects face the NHL combine, training camp and minor league assignment. While developing into NHL players, rookies deal with NHL call-ups, team competition and formative production while sophomores seemed preoccupied by the opposition. Prime veterans become All-Stars by garnering point production and challenging for the Stanley Cup while seasoned veterans remain relevant through training camps. A discussion about the model’s viability is followed by applications for sport psychology researchers and practitioners. © 2015 Taylor & Francis

  • 240.
    Bauhn Eriksson, Janet
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Ivansson, Helen
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Varför avböjer föräldrar att vaccinera sina barn: En integrativ litteraturstudie2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:Vaccination density has decreased in society. The primary concerns are the combination vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). To decline vaccination leads to measles being re-established in the society. Measles is one of the most contagious infection diseases that exists, the risk of secondary diseases is substantial which affects 20% of the population. If the vaccination density goes below 95% measles is in the risk of being reaffirm in society. Method:A integrative literature study with article searches conducted in the database Academic Search Elite, Cinahl, PubMed and Social Service Abstract and resulted in 13 relevant articles.  Results:The study shows that most parents experienced that they did not get enough information from the health care sector. They searched for information on websites or through other parents. Therefore, credible information is necessary when visiting the children's health care and to distribute information sheets on different languages to reach those with different cultures. Conclusion and implication:The study shows how important it is with credible information about the vaccines for parents being able to take a stand. Knowledge makes it easier for healthcare personals to set up strategies to teach and inform doubtful parents. Increased knowledge gained from ongoing research in the subject, which increases the opportunities for WHO to reach the goal of eliminating measles. 

  • 241.
    Bean, Corliss
    et al.
    School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada.
    Solstad, Bård Erlend
    Department of Coaching and Psychology, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway.
    Ivarsson, Andreas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Forneris, Tanya
    School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada.
    Longitudinal associations between perceived programme quality, basic needs support and basic needs satisfaction within youth sport: A person-centred approach2018In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251XArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Acknowledging the importance of longitudinal data to test process-based psychological theories of motivation is critical. The purpose of this study was to use a person-centred approach to identify unique subgroups (i.e. profiles) of youth athletes based on their level of self-reported programme quality (PQ) and basic needs support mid-way through their sport season and investigate potential differences between the subgroups on their self-reported basic needs satisfaction at the end of the sport season. The current study involved 541 Canadian youth athletes (males n = 289; females n = 250; gender-fluid n = 2) within 52 sport programmes over the course of 18 months. Youthathletes ranged in age from 8 through 19 (M = 13.76, SD = 2.61). A latent profile analysis (LPA) in Mplus 8.0 was used to carry out the analyses. The LPA revealed three distinct profiles based on youth athletes’ levels of self-reported PQ and basic needs support. Specifically, athletes who perceived their sport experience to be of higher quality and supported their basic psychological needs midway through the sport season also reported higher levels of basic needs satisfaction at season end. Results from this study contribute to the field of sport psychology through understanding how basic needs theory contributes to the dimensions of programme quality and by informing recommendations for future coach education on how to satisfy youth athletes’ basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness through programmedelivery. © 2018 International Society of Sport Psychology

  • 242.
    Becker-Larsen, Astrid
    et al.
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    Henriksen, Kristoffer
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport. University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    “Organizing for Excellence”: Stress-Recovery States in the Danish National Orienteering Team during a Training Camp and the 2015 World Championship2017In: Scandinavian Sports Studies Forum, ISSN 2000-088X, Vol. 8, p. 87-111Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Elite athletes push themselves physically and psychologically to their limits in order to develop as athletes and to deliver top performances. To succeed, the athletes must manage their energy. This is particularly important in the periods of high demand on the athletes’ resources (Kellmann, Altenburg, Lormes, & Steinacker, 2001). These include training camps and competitions, because such events are generally intense and likely to induce increased stress, and their schedules often do not allow sufficient time for recovery (Elbe & Kellmann, 2007; Foster, Snyder, & Welsh, 1999). In 2015, the Danish national orienteering coach decided, as a new initiative, to include a three-week training camp in their preparation for the World Championship. The coach was aware that such a long period of intense focus on orienteering would require efficient energy management in the athletes. Therefore, the coach supported the research team in this study aimed at monitoring the athletes’ stress-recovery states during the preparatory camp and the World Championship, with further exploration of the athletes’ perceived sources of stress and recovery during the same period. From a research perspective, the present study is exclusive because of monitoring world-class athlete-participants during their preparation and participation in their most important event. From an applied perspective, searching for efficient processes for energy management during long-term training camps and competitions might become a frontier for improvement of athletes’ preparation and performance.

  • 243.
    Becker-Larsen, Astrid
    et al.
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Henriksen, Kristoffer
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    "Organizing for excellence": stress-recovery states in the Danish national orienteering team during a training camp and the 2015 World Championship2017In: Sport psychology: Linking theory to practice: Proceedings of the 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology / [ed] G. Si, J. Cruz and J.C. Jaenes, 2017, p. 639-640Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Elite level athletes are under considerable pressure to perform, why energy management is a natural part of the life of elite athletes. Energy management is particularly important during periods of high demand on their resources, such as during training camps and competitions, which are often intense and do not allow sufficient time for recovery. Research on recovery has mainly focused on individual physical and physiological strategies. In the 2015 World Championship, the Danish national orienteering team was the best nation, winning four gold medals. In the present study we examined: (a) the stress-recovery states of the Danish orienteers during a three-week preparatory training camp and the following 2015 World Championship, and (b) their perceived sources of stress and recovery during the two events. The study was designed as mixed-method with the RESTQ-sport questionnaire, semi-structured interviews, and a coach’s journal as the data sources used longitudinally during the camp and the championship. Results revealed: (a) well-balanced stress-recovery states among all athletes during the entire period; and (b) perceived sources of stress and recovery classified into organizational, social, personal, and athletic. The athletes themselves stated that their well-balanced stress-recovery states positively affected their learning, well-being, and performance. The organizational strategies played a key role in reducing athletes’ unnecessary stress and in facilitating individual recovery. We suggest that “organizing for excellence”, keeping in mind athletes' energy management, is a special task for coaches and managers when preparing for camps and competitions. 

  • 244.
    Belandria, My
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Schagerström, Jonna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Adolescenters upplevelser av sjuksköterskans omvårdnadsåtgärder och behandlingar vid depression2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Mental illness among adolescents aged 10-19 years increases and there are several reasons why they suffer from it. Causes such as the desire of body change, increased accessibility and internet usage, pressure to fit in and exploration of sexual identity can affect the mental health. Depression is one of the leading causes of mental illness progression among adolescents. The purpose was to investigate how adolescents with depression experience nursing interventions and treatments. To answer the purpose, a literature study was conducted with article searches in three different databases. The result led to three main categories in this study: The nursing intervention physical activity as exercise was perceived to improve self-esteem, The nursing intervention participation was perceived to create a sense of security and the third category Treatments with focus on changes in thoughts and emotions was perceived to give insight. It is important to understand the adolescents’ experience of nursing interventions and treatment for depression because it gives an awareness into how they receive it. 

  • 245.
    Bengtsson, Andreas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Ottemark, Tilly
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Närståendes upplevelse vid oväntade dödsfall: En litteraturstudie2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Ibland sker döden oväntat och det finns ofta närstående som skall bemötas. För att kunna bemöta dem på ett adekvat sätt är det viktigt att belysa deras upplevelser i samband med dödsfallet. Syfte var att belysa upplevelser hos personer vars närstående dött en oväntad död. Metoden var en allmän litteraturstudie med 11 artiklar (tio kvalitativa och en kvantitativ) som svarade till syftet och analyserades med hjälp av färgkodning av meningsbärande enheter. Resultatet var att de närstående ville ha rak och tydlig information. De uppskattade små gester som till exempel att bli erbjuden mat eller dryck. Dödsorsaken var viktig att fastställa och att få se den döda kroppen samt att ta avsked upplevdes som betydelsefullt. Att få vara delaktig både i direkt anslutning till döden och i form av uppföljning var en del av resultatet. Relevant att beakta var den subjektiva upplevelsen då alla människor är unika. Ytterligare forskning rekommenderas för att belysa hur vårdpersonal kan påverka närståendes upplevelser i samband med oväntad död.

  • 246.
    Bengtsson, Dennis
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Fransson, Oskar
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Motiverad till att rehabilitera: En undersökning av relationen mellan behovsfrustration, behovstillfredsställelse och följsamhet till rehabilitering bland skadade idrottare2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studiens syfte var att undersöka om behovsfrustration och behovstillfredsställelse hade en indirekt effekt på följsamhet till rehabilitering genom graden av självbestämmande motivation under en 10 dagarsperiod bland skadade tävlingsidrottare som befann sig i början eller i mitten av sin rehabilitering. Totalt deltog 66 tävlingsidrottare som drabbats av en akut och allvarlig idrottsskada, där urvalet innehöll 19 kvinnor och 47 män (M= 21.1 SD= 5.7). Fyra mätinstrument besvarades vid två tillfällen med 10 dagars mellanrum. Resultatet redovisade att behovsfrustration hade en statistiskt signifikant negativ indirekt effekt på följsamhet till rehabilitering över tid genom kontrollerad motivation. Vidare visade resultatet även att behovstillfredsställelse inte har en statistiskt signifikant positiv indirekt effekt på följsamhet till rehabilitering över tid genom autonom motivation. Sammantaget påvisar studiens resultat att akut skadade idrottare som upplever sig behovsfrustrerade kommer också uppleva sig mer kontrollerat motiverade och ha en sämre följsamhet till rehabiliteringsprocessen över tid. Studiens resultat framhäver vikten av att skadade idrottare som genomför en rehabilitering som motverkar behovsfrustration och främjar behovstillfredsställelse, ökar möjligheten för ett följsamt beteende och slutligen ett mer lyckat rehabiliteringsutfall.

  • 247.
    Bengtsson, Emma
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Gavette, Pierre
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Stress, trots allt: Om till synes god psykosocial arbetsmiljö och tidigare kända salutogena faktorer och dess effekter på medarbetarens upplevelse av arbetsrelaterad stress2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study addresses whether some office working graduates experienced stress as a result of a seemingly favorable work environment with a high degree of demands, control and support. The issue concerns which work environment factors that were perceived to cause high stress, whether any of these factors were previously known as salutogenic and whether these factors could be behind any differences in perceived stress between departments. Collection of empirical data was done using interviews with ten respondents, nine women and one man, from two different departments within the same organization. Questions were asked regarding the respondents' experience of demands, control, support, commitment and work related stress. The results showed that the degree of stress varied between departments, mainly due to an imbalance between demand and control and deficient instrumental social support within one department. Furthermore, the authors found that previously known salutogenic factors, such as control and social contacts were shown to have had negative consequences for the respondents' mental health. In addition, the authors found unclear job descriptions to be a contributing factor to the work-related stress in both departments.

  • 248.
    Bengtsson, Eva Lena
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Biondic Rosander, Karolina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Storn, Bibbi
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Faktorer av betydelse för att sjuksköterskans överrapportering på en akutmottagning ska ske patientsäkert.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The work environment of the emergency department is stressful and dynamic. It had a constant high flow of patient, who need an urgent multiple care and nurse care. The most common transition of information between nurse´s is the patient handover, where the information is used for the care and the nursing care. Patient safety is jeopardized in case of lack of communication, where essential information is unfulfilled in the case of handover, both within and between different professions in health care. Lack of communication causes frequently health injuries and the emergency department is the section at the hospital where handover is most common. The purpose was to investigate which factors are important for the nurse's handover at the emergency department to occur safe for the patient. A literature study was conducted which was based on 10 articles of quantitative and qualitative methods. The results revealed two main categories with five associated subcategories: Handover within the emergency department; The importance of a structure, The work environment´s importance and The teamwork´s importance. Handover to and from the emergency department; The importance of creating an overall picture and The importance of cooperation between units within health organizations. Factors which affected the handover and accordingly the patient safety was unstructured clinical handover model, shift changes, interruptions, the environment for handoffs, interruptions, clarity, collaboration in team and between organizations, working experience, working relationships, health cultures, and ethical issues. Further research needs to highlight the factors of importance in the handover for the nurse on emergency departments.

  • 249.
    Bengtsson, Filippa
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Fagerström, Angelica
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lundahl, Sandra
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Förutsättningar för kompetensutveckling ur ett medarbetarperspektiv: En kvalitativ studie på en kommunal kostenhet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study is based on a health promotion perspective and involves studying workplace learning on a communal dietary unit in Sweden. The Aim: The aim of this study was from a health promotion perspective examine employees experiences of workplace learning at individual- and group level. Method: The study has been made on a qualitative approach and results have been collected through three focus group interviews. In total, nine people participated from the communal dietary unit. The study's results have been analyzed abductive through a health promotion perspective. Theoretical Framework: The theoretical framework of this essay had its foundation in educational and health promotion areas with focus on workplace learning and wellness factors. The educational approach is based on experiential learning. The study relates to health factors as concepts and approaches, for example through social relationships and participation. Conclusion: The study shows the importance of social interactions and to share each other's experience for workplace learning. The groups indicate that workplace learning is experienced in daily work situations at a group level, but no major effort and investment is experienced in this regard. Creating conditions for this would promote development at both group- and individual level. From a health promotion perspective, all learning factors mentioned above can benefit the well-being and continuous development of employees.

  • 250.
    Bengtsson, Hans
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Centre for Studies of Political Science, Communication and Media (CPKM).
    Arvidsson, Jessica
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Dagens och morgondagens LSS-boende: Rapport från en FoU-cirkel i Skåne2008Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport behandlar frågor som rör dagens och morgondagens boende för målgrupper inom LSS. Handläggare och chefer från åtta kommuner i Skåne som arbetar med dagens boende eller ansvarar för planering och utveckling av boendeformer har i en FoU-cirkel diskuterat problem och möjligheter inför framtiden. Deltagarna har identifierat och lyft viktiga frågeställningar att arbeta vidare med ute i kommunerna för att möta brukarnas behov och önskemål

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