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  • 301.
    Bexell, Tove
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Johansson, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sarman, Stefan
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Specialistutbildade sjuksköterskans uppfattning av att kunna identifiera patienter med misstänkt stroke inom den prehospitala vården2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I Region Skåne finns tydliga behandlingsriktlinjer gällande prehospitalt omhändertagande av patienter med misstänkt stroke i vårdprogrammet "Rädda hjärnan". Det saknas ett enhetligt bedömningsinstrument som specialistutbildade sjuksköterskor inom ambulans kan använda för att känna sig säkrare och tryggare i sin identifiering av patienter med misstänkt stroke. Syftet med studien var att undersöka specialistutbildade sjuksköterskors uppfattning av att kunna identifiera patienter med misstänkt stroke inom den prehospitala vården. Studien genomfördes med en kvantitativ ansats i form av enkätundersökning som delades ut till 35 specialistutbildade sjuksköterskor. Resultatet av studien visade att en majoritet av respondenterna upplevde att det hade underlättat med ett enhetligt bedömningsinstrument i deras bedömning av patienter med misstänkt stroke. Det framkom även att respondenterna upplevde en större säkerhet med att fastställa debuttiden med hjälp av anhöriga eller vittnen, jämfört med om bedömningen gjordes enbart med hjälp av patienten. Det framkom även att respondenterna kände sig relativt säkra på när vårdprogrammet skulle aktiveras, trots att över hälften upplevde att det inte fanns klara direktiv om hur en neurologisk undersökning skall utföras. Vår rekommendation för vidare utbildning är en gemensam stroke dag för alla medarbetare i vårdkedjan. Om fler patienter kommer under behandling snabbare kan det vara en samhällsekonomisk besparing på grund av mindre restsymtom och kortare vårdtider.

  • 302.
    Billsten, Johan
    et al.
    Department of Psychology, Linnaeus University, Sweden.
    Fridell, Mats
    Department of Psychology, Lund University, Sweden.
    Holmberg, Robert
    Department of Psychology, Lund University, Sweden.
    Ivarsson, Andreas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Organizational Readiness for Change (ORC) test used in the implementation of assessment instruments and treatment methods in a Swedish National study2018In: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, ISSN 0740-5472, E-ISSN 1873-6483, Vol. 84, p. 9-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Organizational climate and related factors are associated with outcome and are as such of vital interest for healthcare organizations. Organizational Readiness for Change (ORC) is the questionnaire used in the present study to assess the influence of organizational factors on implementation success. The respondents were employed in one of 203 Swedish municipalities within social work and psychiatric substance/abuse treatment services. They took part in a nationwide implementation project organized by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), commissioned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. Aim The aims were: (a) to identify classes (clusters) of employees with different ORC profiles on the basis of data collected in 2011 and (b) to investigate ORC profiles which predicted the use of assessment instruments, therapy methods and collaborative activities in 2011 and 2013. Design and recruitment The evaluation study applied a naturalistic design with registration of outcome at consecutive assessments. The participants were contacted via official e-mail addresses in their respective healthcare units and were encouraged by their officials to participate on a voluntary basis. Statistics Descriptive statistics were obtained using SPSS version 23. A latent profile analysis (LPA) using Mplus 7.3 was performed with a robust maximum likelihood estimator (MLR) to identify subgroups (clusters) based on the 18 ORC indexes. Results A total of 2402 employees responded to the survey, of whom 1794 (74.7%) completed the ORC scores. Descriptive analysis indicated that the respondents were a homogenous group of employees, where women (72.0%) formed the majority. Cronbach's alpha for the 18 ORC indexes ranged from α = 0.67 to α = 0.78. A principal component analysis yielded a four-factor solution explaining 62% of the variance in total ORC scores. The factors were: motivational readiness (α = 0.64), institutional resources (α = 0.52), staff attributes (α = 0.76), and organizational climate (α = 0.74). An LPA analysis of the four factors with their three distinct profiles provided the best data fit: Profile 3 (n = 614), Profile 2 (n = 934), and Profile 1 (n = 246). Respondents with the most favorable ORC scores (Profile 3) used significantly more instruments and more treatment methods and had a better collaborating network in 2011 as well as in 2013 compared to members in Profile 1, the least successful profile. Conclusion In a large sample of social work and healthcare professionals, ORC scores reflecting higher institutional resources, staff attributes and organizational climate and lower motivational readiness for change were associated with a successful implementation of good practice guidelines for the care and treatment of substance users in Sweden. Low motivational readiness as a construct may indicate satisfaction with the present situation. As ORC proved to be an indicator of successful dissemination of evidence-based guidelines into routine and specialist healthcare, it can be used to tailor interventions to individual employees or services and to improve the dissemination of and compliance with guidelines for the treatment of substance users. © 2017

  • 303.
    Bjurling-Sjöberg, Petronella
    et al.
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Publ Hlth & Caring Sci, Sect Caring Sci, Uppsala, Sweden.;Uppsala Univ, Ctr Clin Res Sormland, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Jansson, Inger
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Wadensten, Barbro
    Uppsala Univ, Sect Caring Sci, Dept Publ Hlth & Caring Sci, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Engström, Gabriella
    Florida Atlantic Univ, Christine E Lynn Coll Nursing, Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA..
    Pöder, Ulrika
    Uppsala Univ, Sect Caring Sci, Dept Publ Hlth & Caring Sci, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Prevalence and quality of clinical pathways in Swedish intensive care units: a national survey2014In: Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, ISSN 1356-1294, E-ISSN 1365-2753, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 48-57Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Rationale, aims and objectivesTo identify the prevalence of clinical pathways (CPs) in Swedish intensive care units (ICUs) and to explore the quality, content and evidence base of the documents. MethodsA descriptive and explorative survey of all Swedish ICUs (N84) and a review of submitted examples of CPs (n12) were conducted. ResultsCPs were in use at 20% of the Swedish ICUs. There was a significant geographic variation but no relationship between the use of CPs and category of hospital, type of ICU, size of ICU or type of health record applied. In total, 56 CPs were reported within a range of scopes and extensions. The content of the ICUs' CPs, as well as the degree to which they were interprofessional, evidence based, and renewed varied. ConclusionsProgress has been made in relation to CPs in recent years, but there is potential for further improvements. None of the ICUs had CPs that contained all key characteristics of a high-quality, interprofessional and evidence-based CP identified in the literature. Greater knowledge sharing and cooperation within the field would be beneficial, and further research is needed.

  • 304.
    Bjärbo, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Barn som anhöriga i ett västsvenskt ambulansområde: En pilotkartläggning2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Children as next of kin to patients who are treated by an ambulance nurse in Swedish ambulance service in unknown. Children under 18 years of age may sometimes be present when their parent or other next of kin, has to call the ambulance service due to illness or accident. How many children who experience their next of kin transported to hospital within a Western Swedish ambulance service district is unknown. The purpose of this survey is to identify how many children actually are present when their next of kin may need care and treatment from an ambulance service.

    Purpose: Survey how many children are present when an ambulance nurse cares and treats a next of kin due to illness or an accident, prioritized as priority 1 or 2.

    Method: a survey conducted by ambulance nurses in a western Swedish ambulance service. The survey has a quantitative design.

    Children as next of kin are present within a Swedish ambulance service district, in this survey 155 children was identified in a total of 95 ambulance missions. Children as next of kin are seen as adults, in most cases, a parent as well as children usually a sibling. Many children are present when their relative shows sign and symptoms of severe illness.

  • 305.
    Bjärne, Jenny
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Thulin, Linn
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Patienters upplevelse av hopp i palliativ vård: En allmän litteratudstudie2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to highlight how hope is experienced by patients in a palliative care context. The background notes that about 90 000 palliative patients die in Sweden each year. The patients in palliative care experience several dimensions of pain, both physical and psychological. Hope is described as something that can lead patients towards more positive goals and actions and is therefore of great importance for their wellbeing. The method of this study is a general literature study based on qualitative research. The analysis is performed with an inductive approach. Following similarities identified 17 subcategories, six categories and two overall themes that where established. The result illustrates how hope is expressed in palliative care patients. Unchanged hope, transformational hope, strategic hope, overcoming hope and everyday hope were categories that emerged as hopeful. In contrast to the hope there were also a hopelessness. The hopelessness was identified as an obstacle to hope which increased passivity and the feeling of helplessness. The conclusion of this study is that the experience of hope is expressed in different ways through the care process. There are several categories that are recurring in earlier research. Most discoveries are identified as hopeful and proved to increase the quality of life for patients in the palliative care context. However, there is no research about how patients would like to be treated regarding their hope.

  • 306.
    Björk, Anders
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Haag, Jonathan
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Psykologin bakom skadeprevention inom tyngdlyftning, styrkelyft, Crossfit och kroppsbyggning.: En Kvalitativ studie ur coachers perspektiv2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Huvudsyftet med föreliggande studie var att undersöka på vilket sätt coacher inom tyngdlyftning, styrkelyft, Crossfit och kroppsbyggning implementerar preventiva strategier designade för att förebygga skador genom inverkan på psykologiska riskfaktorer. Vidare var det av intresse att undersöka vilka personlighetsdrag hos en idrottare som coacher upplevde ökade risken för skador. Ett ytterligare syfte var att studera coachernas erfarenheter av relationen mellan idrottares stressnivå och skaderisk. Totalt genomfördes nio semistrukturerade intervjuer med coacher på distrikt till internationell nivå lokaliserade i Sverige. Samtliga coacher hade tidigare erfarenhet med skadade idrottare. Resultatet sammanställdes genom en deduktiv innehållsanalys. Under intervjuerna identifierades flera interventionsstrategier som kunde relateras till Williams och Andersens (1998) stress­skademodell. Det framgick att coacherna i studien fokuserar mycket på fysiologiska och stressrelaterade aspekter och inte personlighetsdrag när de implementerar interventioner för att förebygga skador. Implikationer för skadeförebyggande träning samt förslag på framtida forskning ges.

  • 307.
    Björk, Hanna
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Fred, Lisa
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Whistleblowing- "En livlina att grabba tag i": En studie om rapportörers möjligheter att rapportera2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Whistleblowing är en möjlighet för en person att anonymt rapportera om en oegentlighet som förekommer inom organisationen. Studien har undersökt organisatoriska faktorer som påverkar denna möjlighet för den anställda, där fokus legat på vilka effekter rapporteringsstrukturen och organisationskulturen har för möjligheterna att rapportera. Undersökningen har utgått från en kvalitativ metod där intervjuer med fackliga företrädare har genomförts. Undersökning visade att det viktiga för att en whistleblowing-funktion ska ha en fungerande rapporteringsstruktur var kunskap om att funktionen finns, annars är det svårt att förvänta sig att få in rapporter. Vidare är det viktigt med tydliga rapporteringskanaler och riktlinjer där det framgår vad som är angeläget att rapportera om. Gällande organisationskulturen så var vikten av ett bra ledarskap det som framträdde tydligast. Har man ett ledarskap som tillåter en öppen kultur med högt i tak så skulle man inte vara i behov av funktionen i samma grad som om det vore lågt i tak. Är situationen sådan att man har anställda som använder sig av funktionen är det viktigt att man skapar en kultur där man som chef ser rapportörens handling som en förbättringsmöjlighet och därmed inte tilltar repressalier eller efterforska rapportören. Överlag var inställningen till funktionen att det vara bra att den fanns som ett alternativ, men att det primära borde vara att sträva mot en kultur där man kan ha dialoger på arbetsplatsen.

  • 308.
    Björk, Jessica
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lindholm, Alina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att respektera varandras kompetenser: Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att arbeta i interprofessionella team2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the healthcare sector, interprofessional collaboration has proven to enhance patient safety. Nurses are often a part of interprofessional teams and collaboration is one of the core competencies of nurses. Knowledge about what affects collaboration is  needed to fulfill this core competence. The purpose was therefore to illustrate nurses experiences of interprofessional collaboration. The study was conducted as a literature review of nursing research. The literature review was based on 13 scientific articles whos results were analyzed with guidance from a qualitative content analysis and four categories of nurses experiences arose from the analysis. These categories were to respect each others competences, to have a clear job allocation, to work with different personalities and to work towards a common goal. According to nurses experiences, clinical competence, social competence, respect, communication, trust, education, understanding of roles and common goals were essential for succesfull collaboration. To prepare nursing students for interprofessional collaboration, theoretical and practical education with other healthcare students are suggested. Education for staff already working in the healthcare sector is also believed to be valuable. To enhace nurses competence in collaboration, further research of nurses experiences of interprofessional collaboration is necessary.

  • 309.
    Björk, Josefine
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Skär, Sanna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Wahlberg, Cia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att leva med fekal inkontinens: Ett begränsat liv2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to illustrate experiences of living with fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence, also known as FI, is a symptom that up to 15% of the population suffers from. The symptom is physical, but can also have a negative impact on quality of life, both on an emotional and social level. The stigmatization of FI makes many individuals suffer in silence. The results from the literature study is based on eleven scientific articles, and resulted into seven categories: Loss of control, Social isolation, Body image and self-esteem, Desire for affirmation, Life limitations, Inadequate treatment of health care, Feelings of shame, humiliation and To keep fecal incontinence a secret. The results showed that the taboo surrounding FI led to feelings of shame of those who lives with the symptom. The results also showed that individuals with FI usually limited their social life, resulting in a reduced quality of life and self-esteem. The shameful experience of FI correlates with lack of knowledge about the symptom. More knowledge generally leads to reduced feelings of shame. The health care may provide the individual with information and insight about their symptoms. It is important for the health professionals to have adequate education about the appearance of negative feelings, in order to help individuals with FI managing their feelings of shame. In this way, the health professionals can treat and support individuals on an individualized level. Hence the need for further research conducted on the subject. 

  • 310.
    Björklund, M.
    et al.
    Centre for Health Promotion Research, Halmstad University, Halmstad and the Ear Clinic, Nordvastra Skanes Sjukvardsdistrikt, Sweden.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Cancer patients' experiences of nurses' behaviour and health promotion activities: a critical incident analysis1999In: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354, Vol. 8, no 4, p. 204-212Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Patients with head and neck cancer report several disease- and health-related problems before, during and a long time after completed treatment. Nurses have an important role in educating/supporting these patients about/through the disease and treatment so that they can attain well-being. This study describes the cancer patients' experiences of nurses' behaviour in terms of critical incidents after nurses had given them care to promote health. The study had a qualitative, descriptive design and the method used was the critical incident technique. Twenty-one informants from the Nordic countries diagnosed with head and neck cancer were strategically selected. It was explained to the informants what a critical incident implies before the interviews took place; this was defined as a major event of great importance, an incident, which the informants still remember, due to its great importance for the outcome of their health and well-being. The nurses' behaviour was examined, and critical incidents were involved in 208 cases-150 positive and 58 negative ones-the number of incidents varying between three and 20 per informant. The nurses' health promotion activities or lack of such activities based on the patients' disease, treatment and symptoms, consisted of informing and instructing the patients as well as enabling their participation. Personal consideration and the nurses' cognisance, knowledge, competence, solicitude, demeanour and statements of understanding were found to be important. Continuous health promotion nursing interventions were of considerable value for the majority of this group of cancer patients. Oncology nurses could reconfirm and update the care of head and neck cancer patients by including health promotion activities in individual care plans. By more frequent use of health promotion models, such as the empowerment model, the nurses could identify and focus on those individuals who needed to alter their Life-style as well as tailor their approach towards these patient by setting goals for well-being and a healthy life-style.

  • 311.
    Björkqvist, Kornelia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Svantesson, Eva
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Omvårdnad av patienter med smärta i palliativ vård.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The definition of palliative care is to provide a diligent care to all patients no matter what disease they suffer from in the end of life. To manage pain with nursing care in palliative care is important and the nurse has a significant role. Pain in palliative care is a symptom that often occurs and can be manage through nurse interventions. The aim is to describe nursing care of patients with pain in palliative care. A content analysis was made where nine scientific articles were audited. The nine scientific articles that were audited resulted in three categories; Pain assessment, Complementary treatment methods, Psychosocial support. The results of this study indicated that nurse interventions can relieve pain; heat and cold, distraction, change of position, relaxation and touch. Psychosocial support is given to both patients and relatives through information and communication. Teamwork in the palliative team is important to assess and manage pain in palliative care. Pain assessment can be hard because some patients cannot verbally tell that they suffer from pain. When family members were mistrustful of the care it was hard for the nurse to assess and manage pain. In order to relieve pain with the help of nursing documents, knowledge, experience and good communication skills are required. Within the subject there is a need for further studies such as; how the use of pain assessment instruments and documentation can be expanded in palliative care.

  • 312.
    Björn, Wihlborg
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Malin, Yderhag
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Ledarskap: en viktig nyckel till hälsa i arbetslivet: En litteraturstudie om transformativt ledarskap2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Psykosocial hälsa har en stor roll i bestämmandet av hälsa på arbetsplatser, svag psykosocial hälsa kan kopplas till försämrad allmän hälsa samt förhöjd sjukfrånvaro. Samtidigt visar forskning på hur transformativt ledarskap kan påverka arbetsmiljön och anställda vilket resulterade studiens syfte.

    Syfte: Syftet var att undersöka transformativt ledarskaps påverkan på anställdas psykosociala hälsa och arbetsmiljö.Metod: Studiedesign som antogs var en systematisk litteraturstudie där sju databaser genomsöktes och totalt 19 vetenskapliga artiklar som svarade på syftet användes. Alla artiklar genomgick granskning av vetenskaplig kvalité och en kvalitativ innehållsanalys som resulterade i tre kategorier.

    Resultat: Tre kategorier hittades och de benämns som medför positiva effekter på psykosocial hälsa, betydelse för den psykosociala arbetsmiljön samt hälsovinster i ett större perspektiv. Resultatet indikerar att transformativt ledarskap kan användas som ett kraftfullt salutogent verktyg för hälsopromotion på arbetsplatsen och att ledarskapet kan skapa bättre förutsättningar för förbättrad psykosocial hälsa.

    Implikation: Ytterligare forskning krävs för att kartlägga transformativt ledarskap i skilda kulturella, geografiska och praktiska kontexter samt att kvalitativa studier kan ge en mer nyanserad bild av effekterna och på så vis kan ge en tydligare indikation på hur integreringen av transformativt ledarskap kan ske i organisationer och verksamheter.

  • 313.
    Björnerhag, Linette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Kärrbrand, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av faktorer som påverkar bemötandet av närstående i sorg2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Grief may occur in many stages in life and nurses are meeting grieving people throughout their work. Nurses responsibility is to prevent illness in both families and patients and with the complexity in the grieving process nurses can find it difficult to meet grieving people adequately.

    The aim of this study was to describe nurses’ experiences of factors influencing the meeting with families in grief.

    Method: The study was conducted as a structured literature review with an inductive approach.

    The result was constructed by nine scientific articles compiled in four categories: Stressful work environment, Coping with own uncertainty, Motivation and Nursing relationship.

    Conclusion: Several different factors contributed to the nurses experiencing a stressful work environment, affecting their meeting with families in grief negatively. Nurses experienced uncertainty in their meeting with families in grief, which they linked to a lack of experience and education. Even though it was difficult, the nurses felt motivated to meet families in grief and a deep relationship could be formed between them which affected the grieving process positively. Further research is needed to enable an improvement of nurses meeting families in grief.

  • 314.
    Björnström, Klara
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Fredman, Lina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Rollen i beredskap: En kvalitativ studie om mellanchefers upplevelse av sin yrkesroll och skiftet mellan yrkesroll och privatliv2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In today's society there is no distinct limit between work and private life. The development of technology has led to the fact that individuals can be available at any time. The working life is therefore limitless. With this as a background, the purpose of this study is to explore the experience of the profession of middle managers in the public sector. The study also explores the shift between their profession and their private life. To understand this from a macro perspective the study is based on the theory Gränslöst arbete (Allvin, Aronsson, Hagström, Johansson och Lundberg, 2006) and also the inner-directed and other-directed characters (Riesman, 1999). To understand the issue from a micro perspective Goffmans (2004) theory on roles is used. The study is qualitative and based on a hermeneutics method. To understand the experience of middle managers professions and the shift from their profession to their private life, nine middle managers have been interviewed. The study shows that middle managers enter a role at work and that this affects them beyond their work. They therefore have a problem to set boundaries between their profession and their private life. The study also reveals that the middle managers try to form different strategies to set boundaries between work and their private life.

  • 315.
    Björsing, Malin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Casparson, Ida
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Olofsson, Louise
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Skolsköterskans upplevelse av arbetet med att främja högstadieelevers psykiska hälsa2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Research shows that the mental health of Swedish students is increasing and that the school nurse has an important health-promoting role. The mental health among students can lead to a weaker performance capacity or that the students don´t manage to finish their studies. The aim of the study was to describe the school nurse´s experience of the mental health promoted work among high school students. Six school nurses from two municipalities in Skåne were interviewed from a strategic selection on the basis of demographic data. The interviews were processed using a qualitative content analysis. The result of the study is presented in a general theme; collaboration and good organization, with a student centered approach to prevent mental health which are prerequisites in order to pursue the health promoting work successfully. Three categories emerged from the theme that describes the school nurses´ experience of the health promoted work; cooperation is needed in the health promoted work, the school nurse is an active operator in the health promoted work and it requires that the school nurses work from a student perspective. The subcategories describe further aspects that are meaningful in the health promoted work such as parental cooperation, the school nurse´s commitment, availability, capacity to form relations and empowerment. The results of this study are important in the school nurse´s health promoted work in order to strengthen the students mental health. Further research within the health promoted work from the student´s perspective is needed in order to obtain both aspects of health promotion and to get the knowledge what the pupils want and need.

  • 316.
    Blakaj, Drilon
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Rrmoku, Liridon
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Empowerment i multisystemisk terapi- en kvalitativ studie av MST teamet i Halmstad2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study was performed based on a qualitative method using a hermeneutical approach used to interpret the semi-structured interviews. The study aimed to investigate the Multisystemic therapy (MST) team in Halmstad municipality perceptions on the treatment method multisystemic therapy for youths from the ages of 12-18 years old.The questions were: Does the MST therapists experience that the MST is a method that leads to an improved situation for young people who receive the method? What do the MST therapists describe as opportunities and obstacles in the work with the method?

    The study builds on previous research on MST and empowerment based on MST. The study shows three therapists and an MST leader's experiences of the treatment and how it is aimed at influencing the parents and the youth for a change. From therapists statements it highlights how the MST method is designed for the young people’s motivation to change by means of the internal and external networks. The result shows that previous research shows a lot of criticism on the treatment in Sweden. It turns out that other interventions from the social services give the same results or even better. All therapists reported that they have seen changes in the families and that most families have been guided to a new way of thinking but that collaboration with other parties concerned should be better. It has been positive and negative sides to treatment from psychiatrist’s perspective and that it constantly going research on the method for behavior problems will be prevented effectively. When the youth was involved the treatment was more effective.

    The benefit of MST is that the treatment occurs multi systemically with the whole youths network but the risk of the treatment is that the youths network could disappear and that would lead to discontinuing treatment that may not help it to achieve empowerment. There are advantages and disadvantages to treatment, and it comes to that MST therapist to interpret the MST's principles as well as possible for parents and youth to strengthen and not being dependent on other treatment interventions. There has been an improvement on the MST treatment when MST Sweden was formed and got swedish consultants. The study's conclusions is that it is important to create opportunities for youth to participate in the treatment and obtain the youths opinions on why it does not work and how the networks will work with the youth to get it to evolve. To gain achievement, the MST team has to ignore the youths, age treat individuals according to their maturity, integrating family members as much as possible and get a good interaction between the therapists and families.

  • 317.
    Blank, J.
    et al.
    Department of Public Health and Community Health, Göteborg University, Sweden;.
    Nordin, P.
    Skaraborg Institute, Skövde, Sweden.
    Toivonen, Henri
    Children Health Care, Skaraborg, Sweden.
    Lindblad, Ulf
    Department of Public Health and Community Health, Göteborg University, Sweden.
    Nyholm, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Prevalence of overweight and obesity among preschool children between 2004 and 2008, in a rural area of Sweden: The Skaraborg Evaluation Child Obesity Prevention Project (SECOPP)2010In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the 11th International Congress on Obesity, 11-15 July 2010, Stockholm, Sweden, Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, p. 73-74Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Childhood obesity is considered a serious public health problem and it has increased over the last two decades. The aim of this paper was to report 5-year change in prevalence of overweight and obesity among preschool children in a rural area of Sweden. Material and Method: Body height and weight were obtained in 2004, 2006 and 2008. A total of 1914 children (1014 boys and 900 girls), aged 4 years ± 4 months and were examined at Child Welfare Clinics in two municipalities in the Skaraborg area in Region of Västra Götaland, Sweden were included in the study. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated and categorized according to the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) and WHO cut-off as reference methods in defining overweight and obesity, and GLM methods were used to estimate the change with age as a covariate. Result: Between 2004 and 2008, overweight increased in boys according to IOTF 2.0% (P = 0.048), whereas no such trend was seen when using WHO cut-offs. In girls, overweight increased significant according to the both definitions IOTF 9.1% (P < 0.001) and WHO 2.8% (P = 0.010). Obesity has decreased in both boys and girls, however not significant. According to IOTF obesity decreased with 1.1% in boys and 1.9% in girls, and WHO with 2.1% in boys and 1.5% in girls. Conclusion: This study shows that overweight has increased in both sexes and obesity rates remained rather steady. However, public health strategies targeting the whole population is still needed.

  • 318.
    Blidell, Ylwa
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Kaire, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Upplevelser av att leva med astma: När livet begränsas2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden there are approximately 800 000 people living with asthma, which classifies it as a public disease. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease with varying degrees of difficulty that have consequences in everyday life. Aim: To illustrate adult asthmatic persons experiences of the disease. Method: The study was conducted as a general literature study with inductive approach. All articles have been searched in Cinahl, pubmed and PsycInfo. Result: The result was based on ten qualitative scientific articles. After coding the material three main categories emerged: Limitations in everyday life, Relating to the disease, The need for knowledge and support. Under Limitations in everyday life the associated subcategories are: Physical limitations, Social limitation and Emotional limitation. Under Relating to the disease are the associated subcategories: Not being able to accept the disease and Learning to live with the disease. Under Need for knowledge and support are the associated subcategories: Information and support from healthcare professionals and Social support. Conclusion: Breathing difficulties causes feelings such as anxiety, fear, depression and frustration. That everyday life is adversely affected in the form of avoiding social situations leads to a large impact emotionally. Several people with asthma experienced a lack of information and lack of knowledge of the disease. There are difficulties in accepting there asthma, which leads to the persons denying that they were sick and they felt ashamed when the symptoms appeared an predictable. In order to gain control of their disease and learn to live with asthma required acceptant and to get to know their symptoms and limitations.

  • 319.
    Blizniuk, Viktoryia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Health literacy among young people in Sweden: Qualitative study of the school-based health education2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The basic components of the health literacy are ability to get access to the health-related informationand understand it. For the young people the most appropriate source of information, including abouthealth, is school. Studies on health education showed that there are some problematic issues in thehealth education in the schools in Sweden which result in non-application of the knowledge by thestudents.Thus, the aim of this study was to explore and analyze school-based health education in Sweden fromthe youth perspective. The purpose of the study was to indicate the best practices of health educationwithin schools in Sweden and reveal the most problematic fields and gaps in it from the point of viewof the youth.Qualitative research was conducted for exploring the research problem. Therefor semi-structuredinterviews were held with young people aged 18-25 having studied in the schools in Sweden. The datawas analyzed within social learning theory with application of thematic analysis methodology. Besides,literature and previous researches review has been conducted as a background study.In the result of this research it was revealed that although young people are satisfied with the resultsof the health classes and show trust to the school as a source of information, some information lacksin the health education, e.g. mental health education. Besides, some issues have been noticed as to theschool environment around health education which can impede application of the health knowledge.

  • 320.
    Blom, Cecilia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Fossheimer Stillfors, Evelina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Self-management i relation till äldre personer som lever med kronisk sjukdom - en begreppsanalys2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research indicates that elderly people want to be independent and have the opportunity to stay in their own homes for as long as possible despite chronic disease. The district nurse can, by promoting the persons ability to self-management, create conditions for the elderly to be able to live at home. In this study, a conceptual analysis of self-management was done. Self-management is a term that has no clear definition and is under development. There is no matching swedish word. The purpose was to illustrate how self-management is used in relation to elderly people living with chronic disease. The study has an inductive approach. The method is based on Rodgers' evolutionary concept analysis, a valid method for developing knowledge in nursing science. The result shows that self-management in relation to elderly people with chronic disease can imply both benefits and risks. The benefits can be increased confidence in their own ability as well as increased knowledge about the disease. The risks may be loneliness and anxiety. In summary, the study shows that research should focus on how the district nurse can contribute knowledge in order for older people to adopt self-management, but also the importance of including the negative aspects that self-management can cause.

  • 321.
    Blom, Hanna
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Koobs Hultberg, Alice
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sjuksköterskors upplevelser av att ge palliativ vård till patienter i särskilt boende och hospice: En litteraturstudie2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The palliative care is an overall care. The nurses’ must have an approach based on personal centred care. The care today is based in greater occurrence outside hospital services. It’s more common to die outside hospital services. The purpose was to illustrate nurses’ experiences of palliative care in nursing home and hospice. The study was conducted as a literature study based on eight qualitative scientific articles. The result showed three main categories: emotional experiences which included nurses’ emotional affects in caring of dying patients. The second main category relationships, intended the interplay between patients, relatives and nurses. The third main category different challenges of the work with associated subcategories: nurses’ competence in palliative care, experience of lack of time intended the valuable of time in caring of patients in the end of life. Communication between professions which included communication between nurses and physicians and teamwork between nurses, physicians, nurse assistants and other health care professionals. To care for patients in final stage of life in nursing home or hospice was emotional challenging. Nurses who constantly worked under time pressure experienced inadequacy which affected the palliative care negative. Corporation and communication between nurses, patients, relatives and other health care professionals were important parts for good nursing care. Nurses’ workload, work under constant time pressure and team work between healthcare professionals in nursing home and hospice should be illustrate through further research to develop national and local guidelines for palliative care in the end of life.

  • 322.
    Blom, Ida
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Amin, Raime
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Vi säger samma sak, men vi menar olika saker: Sex förskolepedagogers upplevelser av kommunikation med föräldrar med ett annat modersmål än svenska2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Arbete tar upp relationen mellan förskolepedagoger och föräldrar med ett annat modersmål än svenska och undersöker pedagogernas upplevelser av denna typ av kommunikation.

    Frågeställningarna i denna undersökning är ” I vilka situationer upplever pedagogerna kommunikationen brister? ” och ”Vilka åtgärder finns i situationer där kommunikationen brister? ” samt ” Hur upplever pedagogerna den egna kompetensen i kommunikationen med föräldrar med ett annat modersmål än svenska?

    Resultaten visar att den egna kompetensen brister när pedagogerna möter dessa föräldrar och flertalet pedagoger saknar detta i sin utbildning. Empirin är baserat på semi-strukturerade intervjuer med sex förskolepedagoger på kommunala förskolor i Storstockholm. Materialet är analyserat genom en kvalitativ tematisk analys där olika teman togs fram och som presenteras i resultatkapitlet. Arbetets teoretiska utgångspunkter som resultatet analyseras utifrån är det sociokulturella perspektivet och symbolisk interaktionism. Den vetenskapsteoretiska utgångspunkten är ett socialkonstruktivistiskt perspektiv.

    Eftersom resultaten visar att förskolepedagogerna anser att deras egen kompetens inte är tillräcklig och skulle önska mer fokus på kommunikation med föräldrar under utbildningen, är ett förslag till praktiska insatser att utveckla utbildningen till att möta detta.

  • 323.
    Blomqvist, Marjut
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare. Psykiatrin Halland, Falkenberg, Sverige.
    LIV-P Levnadsvaneinterventioner för personer med psykossjukdom2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 324.
    Blomqvist, Marjut
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Carlsson, Ing-Marie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Jormfeldt, Henrika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Experiences of data collection issues in qualitative studies involving people diagnosed with schizophrenia2016In: Abstracts: Narrative Nursing: Nordic Conference Of Mental Health Nursing: 14-16 September 2016, 2016, p. 41-41Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The viewpoint and special needs of individuals with severe mental illness are crucial for the development of mental health nursing. In-depth knowledge of the perspectives of people with schizophrenia is primarily established in dialogue with individuals with experience of the phenomenon investigated. Attaining trustworthiness in the findings in qualitative studies is of great importance and the interview approach used should assure trustworthiness in the data collection at different levels with regard to the perspectives of the individual, which is essential for developing nursing research and practice.

    Aim: The aim of the paper was to describe and discuss the issues related to data collection in qualitative studies involving people diagnosed with schizophrenia.

    Method: Six qualitative interview studies regarding experiences of different aspects of life among people diagnosed with schizophrenia were reflected on and discussed in terms of issues related to data collection involving people with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia (N=75).

    Results: The discussions that generated the results revealed three topics in qualitative studies involving individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia: 1) Selection of research context with respect to participants’ different aspects of life, 2) Sampling issues with regard to judgements of participants’ ability to contribute with information and 3) Choice of data collection methods to meet the aim of the enquiry.

    Conclusion: Three crucial areas in data collection in qualitative studies with individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia were revealed. Further studies regarding sampling procedures and analysis of collected data are needed to ensure trustworthiness of findings regarding interviews involving people with severe mental illness.

  • 325.
    Blomqvist, Marjut
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Carlsson, Ing-Marie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Sandgren, Anna
    Linneaus University, Växjö, Sweden.
    Jormfeldt, Henrika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    How to facilitate healthy living described by persons with persistent psychiatric disorders in psychiatric out-patient settings – challenging health care professionals2016In: Abstracts: Narrative Nursing: Nordic Conference Of Mental Health Nursing: 14-16 September 2016, 2016, p. 13-13Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Over the previous decades, scientific research has demonstrated that people with persistent mental illness like schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders have a reduced life expectancy and have a higher risk of being affected of preventable physical illnesses such as developing metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Additionally it have made evident for lower quality of life as well. These risk factors make health promoting essential in the care providing and therefore it ́s important for the health professionals to have a deeper knowledge about the facilitating factors to healthy living described by persons themselves.

    Aim: The aim of this qualitative study was to describe the experiences of persons affected by persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders what facilitates healthy living in their everyday life. The presentation has the focus on the facilitative factors applying health professionals when providing care for persons in psychiatric out-patient settings.

    Method: The study was carried out in three different psychiatric out-patient settings in the southern Sweden. The data was collected through qualitative interviews (N= 16) and analyses by qualitative, inductive approach abased on Granheim and Lundmans ́ conceptualization of content analysis.

    Results: First, it is essential for persons with persistent and severe mental illness that they get support to bring out their needs to healthier living by having a dialogue about the issues of healthy living in their everyday life. In this dialog they may also need support to reflect and find out their own motivating factors to healthier living. Additionally, in this dialogue it is important to be aware of that they will be regarded as a whole person and include many areas of life like daily structure and social life. The professionals should show a truly involvement and active interest to persons when increasing healthy living.

    Conclusion: Many persons with persistent mental illness need practical support in their everyday life to maintaining healthier living. This requires the close cooperation between psychiatric out-patient settings, the housing support professionals from municipalities and the social services.

  • 326.
    Blomqvist, Marjut
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Ivarsson, Andreas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Carlsson, Ing-Marie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Sandgren, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Center for Collaborative Palliative Care , Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Växjö, Sweden.
    Jormfeldt, Henrika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Health Risks among People with Severe Mental Illness in Psychiatric Outpatient Settings2018In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 39, no 7, p. 585-591Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Life expectancy is greatly reduced in patients with schizophrenia, and cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of mortality. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the prevalence of overweight, obesity, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and to investigate the relationships between self-rated health, sense of coherence, CVD risk, and body mass index (BMI) among people with severe mental illness (SMI) in psychiatric outpatient settings. Nearly 50% of the participants were exposed to moderate/high risk of CVD and over 50% were obese. The results showed no statistically relationships between the subjective and objective measures (Bayes factor <1) of health. The integration of physical health into clinical psychiatric nursing practice is vital. © 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

  • 327.
    Blomqvist, Marjut
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Jormfeldt, Henrika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Experiences of methodological issues in qualitative studies involving people with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia2016In: Programme: Second Nordic Conference in Nursing Research, 2016, p. 60-60Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The viewpoint and special needs of individuals with severe mental illness is crucial in development of mental health nursing. In-depth knowledge of the perspectives of people with severe mental illness is primarily established in dialog with individuals experienced in the phenomenon investigated. To reach trustworthiness of findings in qualitative studies is central and the interview approach used should assure trustworthiness in data collection regarding perspectives of the individual essential in developing nursing research and practice.

    Aim: The aim of the paper was to describe and discuss methodological issues related to research interviews involving people with severe and persistent mental illness.

    Method: Five qualitative interview studies regarding experiences of different aspects of life among people with severe mental illness were reflected and discussed regarding methodological issues related to the interview situation involving people with severe and persistent mental illness (N=51).

    Results: The discussions forming the results revealed three crucial topics in qualitative interview studies with individuals with severe mental illness. Use previous experiences of interactions with persons with mental disabilities with an open mind without prejudices. Balance the interviewee’s need of support and encouragement during the interview without manipulating contents of statements. Comprehend the essential meaning in the interviewee’s statements even when statements are short and narrow.

    Discussion: Three crucial topics in qualitative interview studies with individuals with severe mental illness were revealed. Further studies regarding sampling procedures and analysis of collected data are needed to ensure trustworthiness of findings regarding interviews involving people with severe mental illness.

  • 328.
    Blomqvist, Marjut
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Sandgren, Anna
    Linneaus University, Växjö, Sweden.
    Carlsson, Ing-Marie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Jormfeldt, Henrika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Enabling healthy living: Experiences of people with severe mental illness in psychiatric outpatient services2018In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1445-8330, E-ISSN 1447-0349, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 236-246Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is well known that people with severe mental illness have a reduced life expectancy and a greater risk of being affected by preventable physical illnesses such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. There are still, however, only a few published studies focusing on what enables healthy living for this group. This study thus aimed to describe what enables healthy living among people with severe mental illness in psychiatric outpatient services. The data were collected in qualitative interviews (n = 16) and content analysis was used to analyze the data. The interviews resulted in an overall theme "Being regarded as a whole human being by self and others", which showed the multidimensional nature of health and the issues that enable healthy living among people with severe mental illness. Three categories emerged: (i) everyday structure (ii), motivating life events and (iii) support from significant others. The results indicate that a person with severe mental illness needs to be encountered as a whole person if healthy living is to be enabled. Attaining healthy living requires collaboration between the providers of care, help and support. Health care organizations need to work together to develop and provide interventions to enable healthy living and to reduce poor physical health among people with severe mental illness. © 2017 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

  • 329.
    Blomqvist, Marjut
    et al.
    Department of Psychiatry, Central County Hospital Halmstad, Sweden.
    Ziegert, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    "Family in the waiting room": A Swedish study of nurses' conceptions of family participation in acute psychiatric in-patient setting2011In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1445-8330, E-ISSN 1447-0349, Vol. 20, p. 185-194Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Family plays an important role in the care provided for patients in all areas of nursing. However, relatively few studies deal with the focus of the present study: the ways that nurses experience family participation in acute psychiatric inpatient settings. Data were collected by interviewing 18 nurses who had experience working in such settings. A phenomenographical approach was used to analyse the interviews. Three descriptive categories were found: family participation as a part of the caring process, barriers to family participation, and nurses' resources in family participation. The findings show that the nurses' conceptions of family participation varied, and that the family was not always a priority in this caring context. The implementation of family participation was often only based on the nurses' own interests and insights. This could mean that family participation differed substantially, depending on which nurse a family encountered, and which unit the patient was admitted at. Finally, nurses had little professional autonomy, and organizational support and education were also lacking.

  • 330.
    Boberg, Andreas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.
    Persson, Jonathan
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.
    Andersson, Mattias
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.
    Klubba och Boll är allt som behövs för att ha skoj: En studie om kommunikationens och kommunikationskulturensbetydelse i ett elitsatsande ungdomsinnebandylag2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract: When playing in teams, communication is important, not just communication with words but also non-verbal communication such as gestures and body languish. The purpose with this study is to see how there is a co-op among communicating players , between leaders and players and to examine what meaning communication and culture got  in a youth team. The ambition with this study was to increase our knowledge about communication and communicationculture in the youth floorball team. This study is qualitative and was inspired by an ethnographical method so we got the information from observations of a youth floorball team, totally we made four observations. The result were analyzed and categorized from our observation papers. The results where categorized into four headlines, One and two-way communication, Artifacts, The communicationculture of the youth team and actions. The leader got a very important role as communicator and pedagogical leader for the communicationculture that the individual of the group wants to be used in order to promote the development in the team. In the future, more teams needs to be studied to get a more reliable source of information that can be used on a greater populace.

  • 331.
    Bogren, Emma
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Westberg, Johanna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att leva ett förändrat liv: Mäns upplevelse av att leva med prostatacancer2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer that afflicts men in Sweden. The affliction creates different struggles that affect the men’s daily lives. During the progress of the disease the men experience a loss of their dignity. As a nurse it is important to care for the patient as a whole and provide a personal care, related to the nursing diagnosis of the patient. Aim: To shed light on the experiences of the men who are currently living with prostate cancer. Method: A study of literature focusing on qualitative data. Data was gathered from 12 scientific articles. Result: The study led to five categories that the men experienced: The lack of information, loss of dignity, anxiety surrounding own mortality, experience of different support forms and adjustment of the everyday life. Conclusion: The men’s daily lives are affected extensively by the disease prostate cancer and they need different forms of support. The nurse should level with the men in order to provide an individual care.

  • 332.
    Boholm, Sara
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Dadmehr, Mona
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Jagets plats i barnavårdsutredningar: En kvalitativ vinjettstudie kring socialarbetarens tillämpning av subjektiv kunskap2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The social work taking place in child protection is quite complex. The research that exists in today's scholarly literature mainly describes the most comprehensive efforts; taking children into custody and child placement. We have discovered a lack of research about the factors that have an affect on assessments and decision-making. The purpose of this study is therefore to study the meaning of use of self in social work, also to increase the understanding about how subjective knowledge acts in the assessment and decision-making processes. With that information place the subjective knowledge within a professional setting. To fulfill this purpose the authors used a qualitative vignette complemented with semi- structured interviews, and from those findings analysed the stories of the seven interviewees whilst relating them to Weber´s theory about ideal bureaucracy, Hasenfeld´s human service organizational theory, Lipsky´s theory on street-level bureaucracy and Lundquist´s theory about autonomy. The result show that social workers have great room for discretion in their work with child protection, also that they to a large extent utilise their intuition and past experiences. How a social worker is as a person has a big impact on how they choose to use their room for discretion. The result also show that social workers with more experience are more likely to lean on their subjective knowledge at work than a social worker with less experience. Our comprehension is that the self is an important tool when working with child protection, and that it corresponds to the built-in complexity present in the work. However, the importance of reflecting this knowledge should be emphasized.

  • 333.
    Bohäll, Amanda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Malmström, Emma
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Personliga assistenters psykosociala arbetsmiljö: En kvalitativ studie inom offentlig och privat sektor2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Personal assistance is a unique profession to the extent that the assistant comes the client close to life through participation in order to improve the individual's life and living conditions. The work is also unique as it uses the client’s home environment. The purpose of the following essay is to explore personal assistants’ experiences of a psychosocial work environment in order to increase knowledge about risk and health factors in work with people with disabilities. The collection of the empirical material has been done through a qualitative design to capture the respondents' experiences about the psychosocial work environment. The qualitative method which has been used is semi structured interviews with the aim of giving respondents a possibility to express themselves freely about their psychosocial work environment. In total seven interviews have been conducted through a selection from four respondents as in turn entered new people. The interviews have been transcribed to enable an analysis of the collected empiricism. The empiricism shows that personal assistants feel motivation in work when they witness the clients’ development. The empiricism also shows that demands and control especially come from the client’s family and affect the psychosocial work environment a lot. The empiricism at last shows that social support from both colleagues and managers represent a great value for the psychosocial work environment for personal assistants.

    The conclusion of the psychosocial work environment based on the results is a work situation based on high demands, low control and low social support. Although the psychosocial work environment is perceived to be difficult by the assistants they appreciate the possibility to enable a more worthwhile life for the clients. The conclusion is as well that each employer has an important work to do with the psychosocial work environment in order to make the personal assistants work environment better in the future. 

  • 334.
    Bojanic, Helena
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    En jämförande studie om identitetsskapandet, sociala band och självkänsla hos brottsoffer och f.d. kriminella2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study intends to compare victims' and the former criminal’s experiences of how the individual's identity has been shaped. The study is based on qualitative interviews with ten informants and intends to answer the question of how individuals perceive that their social ties and self-esteem has changed from being a criminal and victim. These questions are answered with the selected theoretical starting points that focus on Jenkins social identity theory. Further, Scheff's theory of social ties that are associated with feelings of shame and pride, even Johnson's theory of self-esteem is used that regulate the individual's well-being. The results show obvious differences between the victims' and former criminals experiences of crime. The social environment is considered to have a significant role in their different experiences and has particularly an impact on the individuals' identity. It may even be noted that the social ties are an important factor in an individual's well-being and has an impact on the individual's self-esteem.

  • 335.
    Bokström, Malin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Svensson, Ingrid
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Tröst till personen med cancer som vårdas av sjuksköterska i livets slut: En begreppsanalys2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Comfort plays a central part in nursing care. The concept of comfort has been questioned whether it is relevant to the nursing care. Comfort associated with suffering and the importance of the concept of comfort are individually, physically, mentally and spiritually. The aim of the study was to investigate the concept from a nursing perspective at the end of life stage. Conceptual analysis follows Rodgers Evolutionary Concept Analysis. Article searches were conducted in 4 databases. 14 articles became the final selection. Where surrogate/related terms, antecedenter, features, examples and implications of consolation was identified. . The result shows that there are some common factors that promote comfort. Factors that emerged was the relationship with the nurse, family relationships and religious or spiritual beliefs. It is important that the nurse adapts the consolation to the individual when comfort is experienced individually. The results were discussed from the perspective of Ruland and Moore's nursing theory Peaceful End-Of-Life Theory and further analysis phase. More research is needed to further develop the concept of comfort in life´s final stage.

  • 336.
    Bolanca, Anna
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Kjellström, Johanna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Patienters upplevelser av omvårdnaden på akutmottagningen efter ett trauma2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Trauma is something that appears unexpectedly and can lead to extensive consequences. Since the patients themselves cannot fully influence the situation itself, it is important that the nurse has the skills to offer the best possible care. Aim: The aim was to highlight patients' experiences of nursing care in the emergency department after experiencing a trauma. Method: A literature review was conducted with critical review and compilation of scientific articles within the chosen topic. A total of nine result articles were used. Results: Patients experiences could be divided into three themes: participation, security and hope. The result showed that patients' experiences of care in emergency rooms after a trauma alternated between positive and negative experiences. Participation was something that varied and affected patients' experience of nursing care. Being assigned information and relevant facts posed concerns and brought a sense of security. Hope was created by good quality care while lack of hope led to a reduced willingness to fight. Conclusions: Increased knowledge already in nursing education about trauma care in the emergency department can provide greater awareness about patients' experiences of care, which in turn can lead to better care. Research to raise awareness about patients' experiences of care after a trauma should be carried out.

  • 337.
    Bolland, Mick
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Framing Terrorism in Nordic News Media: A study regarding acts of terror, involved actors, and political messages during 2014-20182019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The overall aim of this study was to investigate what common trends are within the communication of acts of terror towards the public within the Nordic countries. This was done by positioning the portrayal of terrorism within the theory of framing by Entman (1993) and the model of framing terrorism by Norris, Kern and Just (2003), which provided the following sub-topics to analyze during the research in regards to terrorism: (1) problem definitions, (2) diagnoses, (3) moral evaluations, (4) treatment recommendations, and (5) political messages.

    The method was based on quantitative content analysis, which made use of physical, categorical, and thematic distinctions surrounding the framing of terrorism. The sample size consisted out of 138 articles which were analyzed based on these distinctions. The included articles originated from the following online editorials of publisher The Local: The Local Denmark, The Local Sweden, and The Local Norway.

    Results indicated an overall more objective approach from the tabloid in regards to terrorism, meaning that mostly only facts were provided but no political messages. Biases within the articles were not directly found, though a focus on male and Muslim perpetrators in regards to acts of terror was apparent.

    Conclusions surrounding the analysis include that the editorials generally appear to be protecting the public by not mentioning too many details surrounding acts of terror. The editorials also seemingly contribute to the avoidance of radicalizing potential actors in regards to acts of terror by leaving out details such as diagnoses and moral evaluations. The editorials were furthermore found to hold an objective tone and did not subject to sensationalism.

  • 338.
    Bolse, Kärstin
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Caring for Patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Experiences of Patients and Healthcare Professionals2009Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: An Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) is a technical device used in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. After the implantation of an ICD the entire life situation can be affected with psychological and social consequences for the patient and his/her next of kin. The healthcare professionals play a vital role in providing educational information, support, and technical follow-up of the device. During recent years more and more hospitals have introduced a more team based organisation where the physicians collaborate with specialised ICD nurses.

    Aim: The overall aim of the thesis was to explore how patients with an ICD experienced their life situation and howhealthcare professionals described their experiences of delivering care to ICD patients.

    Methods: The design was descriptive, combining both quantitative and qualitative approaches, and the data was collected from Sweden and the USA. The Uncertainty of Illness Scale (MUIS-C) and Quality of life Index (QLI) instruments were used to determine the level of uncertainty and satisfaction with life (I), in-depth interviews with a phenomenographic approach was used to describe how Swedish and US patients living with an ICD conceived their life situation (II, III) and how healthcare professionals’ experienced delivering care to patients with an ICD, (IV). Finally, to explore clinical aspects of ICD care in Sweden, the Delivery of ICD Questionnaire (DOIQ) was used to describe the healthcare professionals’ experiences and a content analysis was used to describe the written educational information material provided to patients (V).

    Results: There were no differences in uncertainty between pre and post ICD implantation either in Swedish or the US patients. Satisfaction with life was significantly higher among US patients compared to Swedish patients both before and after ICD implantation within the health-functioning, socio-economic and psychological-spiritual domains. The Swedish ICD patients experienced a significantly higher satisfaction with life within the socioeconomic domain after 3 months. (I). The patients felt safe in having an ICD implanted, but the conceptions varied from seeing the device as a life saver to being worried about what could happen. Gratitude at having an ICD varied from happiness at being alive to something that was alien and disturbed the patient. Being more or less dependent included how patient experienced feelings from well-being to grief. Having a network varied from having sufficient support to loneliness. Having a belief in the future ranged from having confidence to look forward to resignation. Gaining awareness described patients’ adaptation to living with an ICD and limitations due to the ICD (II). The patients also underwent a transition from becoming aware of the restriction in the life situation through a process of adaption and having trust in the ICD. This phase was followed by a reorientation phase where they adapted to their life situation and the patient and his/her family regained of their lives (III). The healthcare professionals strove to provide competent and individualised care and infuse confirmation to the patients in form of information, education and support. They gave the patients tools to handle their life situation, through existential support and mediating security (IV). Half of the hospitals had nurse-based clinic and others planned to introduce them. Three hospitals performed follow-up in the form of remote home monitoring. The nurse had specific ICD education from ICD companies and/or various university courses. In the educational information material the biophysical dimensions dominated while the emotional dimension was scarcely described, and the spiritual-existential was not referred to at all (V).

    Conclusions: This thesis offers a further contribution to the scholarly discussion about the relationship between technology and human existence and how to cope with this transition. Our studies revealed that the embodiment of the ICD reflects a merger of experiences about its presence and potential from both patients’ and healthcare professionals’ perspective. This research hopefully encourages healthcare professionals to carefully reflect on what it is like to live with an ICD and to consider practice improvement for the patients’ and the next of kin.

  • 339.
    Bolse, Kärstin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI). Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, Sweden.
    Living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: Swedish and US patients' experiences of their life situation2004Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 340.
    Bolse, Kärstin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Flemme, Inger
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Ivarsson, Anita
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Jinhage, Britt-Marie
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Carroll, Diane
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
    Edvardsson, Nils
    Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg.
    Hamilton, Glenys A.
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Life situation related to the ICD implantation: self-reported uncertainty and satisfaction in Swedish and US samples2002In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 243-251Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to describe changes in the life situation related to the ICD implantation of Swedish and US samples with regard to uncertainty and satisfaction. The life situation was measured by reference to the uncertainty caused by the condition and satisfaction with the life situation. Inferential statistics were used to analyse changes within and between the Swedish and US samples. Uncertainty showed a statistically significant difference between the Swedish and US samples before as well as after the ICD implantation. A higher level of uncertainty was indicated for the US sample prior to the ICD implantation and for the Swedish sample following the implantation. In the Swedish sample, satisfaction with life showed a statistically significant difference within the socio-economic domain, indicating a higher degree of satisfaction 3 months after implantation. Satisfaction within the domains of health and functioning, socio-economics and psychological-spiritual showed a statistically significant difference between the Swedish and US samples both before and after ICD implantation, indicating a higher degree of satisfaction in the US sample. The previous study shows that the ICD-patient's life situation is changed after the implantation and that it is necessary to provide the patient with information and education based on their own preconditions. The fact that US sample was investigated at a later stage after ICD implantation than the Swedish sample may have influenced the results of the study.

  • 341.
    Bolse, Kärstin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Group for Research on health promotion and disease prevention.
    Hamilton, Glenys
    University of Oslo, Center for Shared Decision Making and Nursing Research, Norway.
    Flanagan, Jane
    University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA.
    Caroll, Diane L.
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Ways of experiencing the life situation among United States patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: a qualitative study2005In: Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 0889-7204, E-ISSN 1751-7117, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 4-10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to describe how a selected group of United States patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator perceived their life situation. A qualitative design based on the phenomenographic approach was chosen to describe the patients' conceptions of their life situation. Fourteen patients-eight men and six women, aged 21-84-were strategically selected to obtain as broad a variation as possible. The descriptive categories to emerge from the analysis of the interviews were trust, adaptability, and empowerment. The category labeled trust describes how patients trusted in the organization around them. The category labeled adaptability describes how patients adapted to living with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator device. The category entitled empowerment describes how patients considered that they received support from family and friends as well as from health care professionals. This study suggests the need for a holistic intervention program comprising family, work, and leisure, focusing on patients' future life situation.

  • 342.
    Bolse, Kärstin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Johansson, I.
    Linköping University Hospital.
    Strömberg, Anna
    Linkoping University Hospital.
    Organisation of care for Swedish patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, a national survey2010In: European Heart Journal, Supplement, ISSN 1520-765X, E-ISSN 1554-2815, Vol. 31, no Supplement 1, p. 236-236Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    ICD implantations have developed rapidly in recent years and is now an established arrhythmia treatment. The expanding indication for ICD implantation demands new competencies and resources in the ICD team members.

    Objectives:

    To describe the clinical aspects of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) care in Sweden with focus on organisation, the role and education of nurses, patient information and education, and areas in need of improvement.

    Methods:

    Participants were recruited among physicians and nurses in all of the hospitals implanting ICDs (N=16). Data was collected by a questionnaire. The questionnaire was constructed based on a systematic literature review and then guided by an expert group with clinical and research expertise within the ICD area. The format was inspired by existing questionnaires on heart failure care. The questionnaire comprised of 23 questions, including both multiple choice questions and open questions. Additionally, all written educational materials provided to patients pre- and post-ICD implant were collected from all 16 hospitals. Deductive content analysis using Sarvimäki and Stenbock-Hult's five holistic dimensions was employed to ascertain how information was provided in brochures and information materials.

    Results:

    This study revealed variations in the organisation and follow-up of ICD patients between the different centres in Sweden. Half of the hospitals (n=8) had nurse-based outpatient clinics and several others planned to introduce them. Three hospitals carried out distance follow-ups by means of tele-monitoring. The nurses had received specific ICD education from ICD companies and/or various university courses. In all hospitals, ICD patients received verbal and written information both before and after implantation. The biophysical dimension dominated in the information material while the emotional, intellectual, and socio-cultural dimensions were scarcely described, and the spiritual- existential was not referred to at all. The majority of the ICD teams were in favour of the development of research and quality assurance by means of check lists, guidelines and the ICD-registry.

    Conclusion:

    Holistic care of ICD patients can be achieved by means of a multi-disciplinary ICD team and more patient-centred educational strategies. In Sweden, the organisation of ICD care and follow-up is developing towards more nurse-based clinics. The content of the written educational materials need to be more holistic, rather than mainly focusing on the biophysical and technical aspects of living with an ICD.

  • 343.
    Bolse, Kärstin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Johansson, Ingela
    Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science, Linköping University.
    Strömberg, Anna
    Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science, Linköping University.
    Experiences of delivering care to patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator from the perspective of health care professionals2009Manuscript (preprint) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To describe healthcare professionals’ experiences of delivering care to patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD).

    Methods: A qualitative, descriptive design based on a phenomenographic approach. Data was collected between October and December 2007 through interviews with 24 healthcare professionals representing all 16 implanting ICD centres in Sweden.

    Results: Two descriptive categories comprising seven subcategories emerged. Striving to provide competent care comprised: providing access to care, improving one’s quantifications, individualising care and Striving to infuse confirmation involved: promoting independence providing existential support, mediating security and comprising needs of next of kin.

    Conclusion: The healthcare professional striving to provide competent and confirming care based on a holistic perspective. The results describe a variation of how healthcare professionals’ strive to be professional in clinical care in order to give the patient tools to handle their life situation.

    Practice Implications: The findings from healthcare professionals’ experiences can complement studies from the patients’ perspective and are important when improving care or ICD patients. This study can serve as a base for developing and redefining holistic follow-up programmes for ICD patients.

  • 344.
    Bolse, Kärstin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Johansson, Ingela
    Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science, Linköping University.
    Strömberg, Anna
    Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science, Linköping University.
    Organisation of care for Swedish patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, a national survey2011In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 20, no 17-18, p. 2600-2608Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim.

    To describe the clinical aspects of implantable cardioverter defibrillators care in Sweden with focus on organisation, the role and education of nurses, patient information and education and areas in need of improvement.

    Background.

    Implantable cardioverter defibrillators implantations have developed rapidly in recent years and are now an established arrhythmia treatment. The expanding indication for implantable cardioverter defibrillators implantation demands new competencies and resources in the implantable cardioverter defibrillators team members.

    Methods.

    Participants were recruited among physicians and nurses in all of the hospitals implanting implantable cardioverter defibrillators (n = 16). Data were collected by a questionnaire. Additionally, all written educational materials provided to patients pre- and postimplant were collected from all 16 hospitals. Deductive content analysis using Sarvimäki and Stenbock-Hult's five holistic dimensions was employed to ascertain how information was provided in brochures and information materials.

    Results.

    Half of the hospitals (n = 8) had nurse-based outpatient clinics and several others planned to introduce them. Three hospitals carried out distance follow-ups by means of tele-monitoring. The nurses had received specific implantable cardioverter defibrillators education from implantable cardioverter defibrillators companies and/or various university courses. The biophysical dimension dominated in the information material, while the emotional, intellectual and socio-cultural dimensions were scarcely described, and the spiritual-existential was not referred to at all.

    Conclusion.

    Holistic care of implantable cardioverter defibrillators patients can be achieved by means of a multidisciplinary implantable cardioverter defibrillators team and more patient-centred educational strategies. In Sweden, the organisation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators care and follow-up is developing towards more nurse-based clinics.

    Relevance to clinical practice.

    Development and implementation of structured care programmes with a more holistic approach can improve future implantable cardioverter defibrillators care. The content of the written educational materials need to be more holistic, rather than mainly focusing on the biophysical and technical aspects of living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

  • 345.
    Bolse, Kärstin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Thylen, Ingela
    Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping Sweden.
    Strömberg, Anna
    Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Healthcare professionals' experiences of delivering care to patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator2012In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 346-352Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a technical device used in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. After an ICD implantation, the entire life situation of the patient their next of kin can be affected psychologically and socially. Healthcare professionals play a vital role in providing educational counselling, support and technical follow-up of the device, but little is known about their experiences.

    AIM: This paper describes the experiences of Swedish healthcare professionals in delivering care to patients with an ICD.

    METHODS: A qualitative, descriptive design based on a phenomenographic approach was used. Data were collected through interviews with 12 specialist ICD nurses and 12 physicians, representing 16 ICD implantation centres in Sweden.

    FINDINGS: Two descriptive categories comprising seven subcategories emerged. Striving to provide competent care comprised the subcategories: providing access to care, improving one's qualifications and individualising care. Striving to infuse confirmation incorporated the subcategories: promoting independence, providing existential support, mediating security and comprising needs of next of kin.

    CONCLUSIONS: The healthcare professionals described how they wished to develop the care further. Both nurses and physicians were consistent in wanting to provide competent and confirming care based on a holistic perspective with high accessibility to the ICD team. The findings describe how healthcare professionals strive to provide professional clinical care in order to give the patients tools to handle their life situation. They suggested that more structured education and counselling according to guidelines should be provided. They also highlighted the need to increase their own competence by improving their knowledge and skills.

  • 346.
    Boman, Ida
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Tryggvesson, Emmy
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sjuksköterskans oberoende omvårdnadsåtgärder för barn med funktionell obstipation: En allmän litteraturstudie2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Functional constipation is a common problem in children around the world. Functional constipation is defined as hard stools, feeling of incomplete defecation and difficulty in emptying the intestine. Experienced pain associated with intestinal emptying is the most common cause of children suffering from functional constipation, for this reason the child avoids defecation. Although laxantia can lead to a majority of side effects, it is often the first treatment for constipation. For this reason, the aim of this study was to investigate what independent nursing measures the nurse may use in the treatment of functional constipation of children in the ages 1-18 years. The nurse has a significant role in the care of functional constipation, therefore knowledge about the problem is required. The study is conducted as a general literature study and is based on ten scientific articles. The result has been processed and is being presented in three themes. It appears that teaching, encouragement and follow-up are parts that are of major importance in the treatment of functional constipation in children. The nurse should establish a supportive and encouraging relationship with the children and parents in order to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes. More research in the field is necessary to develop nurse's knowledge of independent nursing interventions in functional constipation.

  • 347.
    Bonafé, Fatima
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Donovan, Annie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Omvårdnad av patienter med smärta ur ett genusperspektiv: En litteraturstudie2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I samhället råder ett genussystem som särhåller män och kvinnor och detta skapar genusskillnader där mannen är normen och kvinnan den avvikande. Genus är det människan formas till genom kultur och tänkande. Smärta är ett problem för patienter och omvårdnad av patienter med smärta är en viktig del av sjuksköterskeprofessionen. Omvårdnad av patienter med smärta baserat på inbillningar om genus kan skapa felaktig bedömning och behandling och kan leda till fara för patienten. Syftet med studien var att undersöka omvårdnad av patienter med smärta ur ett genusperspektiv. En litteraturstudie med systematisk sökning genomfördes. Artiklarna genomgick kvalitetsgranskning och etikgranskning. En kvalitativ innehållsanalys med en deduktiv ansats genomfördes utifrån sjuksköterskans omvårdnad av patienter med smärta. Resultatet är baserat på 13 vetenskapliga artiklar och presenteras i två kategorier; bedömning av patienter med smärta och behandling av patienter med smärta. Sjuksköterskor bedömer manliga patienters smärta som mer intensiv och trovärdig än kvinnliga patienters smärta som också rekommenderas mer psykologisk hjälp än manliga patienter. Resultatet visar också att sjuksköterskor kan låta egna fördomar påverka smärtbedömningen. Litteraturstudien både bekräftar och dementerar att det finns genusskillnader mellan manliga och kvinnliga patienter i farmakologisk smärtbehandling. Genuspåverkan kan ses genomgående från utbildningen som student till arbetsplatsen som sjuksköterska. För att skapa en mer personcentrerad omvårdnad av patienter med smärta är kunskap om genus något som behövs prioriteras, förslagsvis genom reflektion och utbildning, både i sjuksköterskeutbildningen och på arbetsplatsen. Ytterligare forskning om genusskillnader i andra delar av vården är önskvärt.

  • 348.
    Bond, Hermine
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    "Tillsammans ska vi ta hand om Sverige": En kvalitativ innehållsanalys av hur den sociala tilliten uttrycks i svenska medier under terrordådet i Stockholm 7 april 20172018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Studiens syfte är att studera hur svenska medier uttrycker social tillit och gemenskap under en krissituation som terrordådet i Stockholm 2017 Övergripande frågeställning: Hur framställs den sociala tilliten i svenska tidningar vid en krissituation?

    Underfrågor: a) Hur skildras gemenskap under och efter terrordådet i tidningsmaterial? b) Vilka handlingar och uttryck presenteras i tidningsmaterial som visar på den sociala tilliten? c) Vilka handlingar och uttryck presenteras i tidningsmaterial som visar på den institutionella tilliten?

    Metod och material: Innehållsanalys av svenska tidningsartiklar från Aftonbladet, Dagens Nyheter, Expressen och Svenska Dagbladet med grundad teori som metod

    Resultat: En övergripande gemenskap mellan individer och institutioner uppmuntras till i medierapporteringen och baseras till stor del på hur den sociala tilliten framställs. Medierna har möjlighet att påverka detta genom att anpassa innehållet efter situationer och normer som råder. Globaliseringens mångskiftande sidor utmanar den sociala tilliten, där främst risker och hot som exempelvis splittring i samhället försvårar mediernas roll i välfärden.

  • 349.
    Bonhomme, Justin
    et al.
    School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Seanor, Michelle
    Human Studies Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Schinke, Robert J.
    School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    The career trajectories of two world champion boxers: interpretive thematic analysis of media stories2018In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Athlete development can be described through transitions that mark turning phases throughout athletes’ careers. Our authors explored media data to unpack the career developments of two prominent world champion boxers from their early lives to world championship status. Employing thematic analysis, five themes were identified: (1) weathering hardships of early life (subthemes: the rough life of an innercity kid; abject poverty in war-torn Philippines), (2) entry into sport (subthemes: groomed to fight; boxing to escape poverty), (3) amateur experience (subthemes: Olympic medallist en route to the pros; struggling amateur with dreams of greatness), (4) launching a professional career (impressive American prospect; a charismatic unpolished slugger) and (5) capturing a world title (subthemes: the much-anticipated world champion; the unexpected world champion). This exploration augments our understanding of how two worldrenowned boxers’ career developments were represented through sport media and interpreted by the researchers, suggesting parallel pathways for future career boxers and those who work with them. © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

  • 350.
    Book, Robert T.
    et al.
    Southern Denmark University, 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.
    Towards investigating athletic talent developmentenvironments in underserved communities in the United States2018In: The Science and Practice of Racket Sport for Improved Performance and Health: Special Focus on Table Tennis: Book of Abstracts / [ed] Urban Johnson, Lars Kristén, Miran Kondrič, Halmstad: Halmstad University , 2018, p. 69-70Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: This presentation will focus on the content of PhD project of the first author who has had extensive experiences of working in American schools within underserved (i.e., poor) communities. In spite of lacking resources, some of these schools are able to contribute into developing high performance athletes in various sports (including racket sports) and empowering them to achieve the success against the odds. These real life examples served as an inspiration to investigate such athletes’ career pathways and environments in which they had grown up.

    Aim and theoretical framework: The aim of this project is to acquire knowledge regarding the challenges and barriers faced by athletic talent development environments in underserved communities (UATDEs) and how successful UATDEs manage to help athletes achieve athletic and personal success against the odds. The study is based on the holistic ecological approach (Henriksen, 2010; Henriksen & Stambulova, 2017), and particularly on the athletic talent development environment (ATDE) model. The model was previously applied to study ATDEs in Scandinavia with its high social and economic equality. Conversely, in the United States, with its large income gap, many underserved communities struggle to produce elite athletes, and little investigation has been conducted surrounding such environments.

    Project design and method: The project will consist of three studies. Study 1will focus on exploring career pathways to athletic success and related environmental and personal factors in American athletes with low SES background through a series of interviews. Another series of interviews will be used in Study 2 to examine key stakeholders' perspectives on challenges faced and strategies implemented in UATDEs. In Study 3, the case study approach will be used to investigate two successful UATDEs within American communities and identify shared features responsible for their talent development success.

    Expected results: It is expected that Study 1 will reveal that athletes at the UATDEs were forced to deal with hardship and overcome a number of challenges that made them more resilient compared to those from affluent circumstances. From Study 2 it is expected to identify a spectrum of complicated issues (e.g., lack of funding, less access to practice time, lower moral, high stress and low levels of communication and support) that the UATDEs deal with. The anticipated results from Study 3 are that successful UATDEs have unique but also shared features that may form the basis for developing UATDE frameworks as an expansion of the holistic ecological approach.

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