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  • 301.
    Bergman, Bodil
    et al.
    Department of Psychology, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Hallberg, Lillemor R.-M.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Moving away from facades: in-depth interviews with subjectively healthy women diagnosed with distress2005In: Qualitative Research in Psychology, ISSN 1478-0887, E-ISSN 1478-0895, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 169-183Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives:

    To gain a deeper understanding of why women, diagnosed with mental distress, reported good physical and mental health. What could the reason be and how did they feel four to five years later?

    Method:

    In-depth interviews were conducted with seven women; age 33 to 52, who worked in a Swedish male-dominated industry. The methodological approach relied on grounded theory.

    Results:

    A conceptual model was generated in the analysis, describing a temporal process of change in the women's self-image. Three core concepts illuminated this process:(1) maintaining an ideal self-image, (2) waking up/reappraising health and (3) struggling for a realistic self. The women were moving away from facades of meeting social expectations and pleasing others toward trusting and setting boundaries for themselves. Moving away from symptoms such asasthma, migraine and infections, as well as family problems, they felt and hoped that they had more control over their lives.

    Conclusions:

    A conceptual model was proposed to illustrate a temporal change in women's self-image related to their changing perception of health. Women's newway of life challenges the support system within organizations and society.

  • 302.
    Bergman, Emelie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Emmelie, Johansson
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Intensivvårdssjuksköterskans smärtbedömning av en medvetslös patient2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Patienter som vårdats på en intensivvårdsavdelning beskriver ofta att de under vistelsen upplevt smärta, vilket kan ge traumatiska minnen lång tid efter. Patienten är i regel ventilatorbehandlad och har en fluktuerande medvetandegrad eller är medvetslösa. Vid medvetslöshet har patienten inte förmåga att uttrycka sig verbalt utan andra sätt att tolka och bedöma smärta ska då användas. Syftet med denna studie var att belysa hur intensivvårdssjuksköterskan evidensbaserat bedömer smärta hos en medvetslös intensivvårdspatient. En deskriptiv kvalitativ studie genomfördes. Fokusgruppsintervju med tre intensivvårdssjuksköterskor utfördes på en intensivvårdsavdelning i Västra Sverige och analyserades med kvalitativ innehållsanalys. Intensivvårdssjuksköterskorna observerade och bedömde patientens ansikts-, kroppsliga- och fysiologiska uttryck. Teamet runt patienten och information av närstående ansågs viktiga vid smärtbedömning. Smärtanamnes och dokumentation var andra faktorer som gav förutsättning för bedömning. Avsaknad av bedömningsinstrument, tidspress och personalbrist utgjorde hinder för smärtbedömning. Bedömningen ansågs vara individuell beroende på erfarenhet, intuition, personlig tolkning och utvärdering efter smärtlindring. Implementering av smärtbedömningsinstrument kan leda till kontinuerlig och strukturerad bedömning.

  • 303.
    Bergman, Erika
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Blomstrand, Stina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Din dator sponsrar krig: En kritisk diskursanalys av Apples och Hewlett Packards hållbarhetsrapporter2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur Apple och HP, genom att kommunicera sina SR-initiativ i sina hållbarhetsrapporter, legitimerar sin verksamhet för sina intressenter. Metod och material: Kritisk diskursanalys av Apples och HPs hållbarhetsrapporter. Huvudresultat: Apple och HP legitimerar sin verksamhet i sina hållbarhetsrapporter, genom att anpassa det språk och ordval som används. De ordval som görs ger direkta konsekvenser för hur företagen framställs i sammanhanget och påverkar hur de fråntar sig ansvaret av sin verksamhet.

  • 304.
    Bergman, Magnus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Veragua Velásquez, Dante
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att vara anhörig till en patient med traumatisk hjärnskada.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Individuals with traumatic brain injury can sustain chronical lasting sequalae’s. Relatives are often involved in their care and present during the whole process. Relatives also have an important role and responsibility in the everyday life. Aim: The aim was to describe relatives’ experiences of living with a next of kin with traumatic brain injury. Method: A general literary study was performed, where eleven articles were analyzed, with content analytic approach. Result: Four categories emerged from the result articles: to take responsibility and adopt different roles, to live in an uncertain and unpredictable situation, to receive support and to find own inner strength. It was a big strain for relatives to take on the caring role of supporting the traumatic brain injured. The uncertainty of the prognose, along with the lack of information and knowledge, putted the relatives in distress. The need of support was multidimensional where the initial support came from healthcare personnel and then from family and community. Relatives had to use own resources and inner strength to manage their situation. Conclusion: To ease life for relatives and traumatic brain injured, health care needs to have better strategies and the community better knowledge and understanding for the disease.

  • 305.
    Bergman, Malin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Flodin, Emma
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Dagens Polis- Ros eller Ris?: En kvalitativ studie om polisers upplevelser av myndighetens omorganisation2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Unsuccessful organizational changes can imply risks that include anxiety, stress and conflicts within the agency. While the management expects the agency to function as it always has, it is not uncommon for the implementation work to be imposed on the employees. Therefore, there is a risk that organizational changes can have consequences that results in people resigning. This bachelor's thesis aims to examine how the reorganization of the Swedish police which implemented on January 1, 2015 is experienced by cops in Intervention activities. Furthermore, we also intended to create an understanding for how police work has been affected by this particular organizational change. What makes our study unique is that it in a nuanced way highlights new aspects of the reorganization from a sociological approach directed on the police officers own emotions and experiences related to the organizational change. The theories we have chosen to start from deal with organizational change from a structural perspective, but also at the individual level. The organizational models Lean Production, The Bureaucratic organizational form and The organizational change theory we have chosen to apply to create an understanding of how the police experience the reorganization's business idea in practice. We have also used the theories Alienation and The struggle to Recognition to gain a deeper understanding of how the police experience that the reorganization has affected their work and working conditions. Our sociological analysis will be based on all theories, scientific articles and the empirical compilation through a detailed discussion in relation to each other. Our study had been based on a qualitative approach through which we collected the empirical data by semi-structured interviews. The collected empirics, associated with our theoretical basis, formed the foundation for our analysis as well as our concluding reflections and conclusions. The most comprehensive conclusion we can compose from the police officers personal experiences of the reorganization, is that there was a deficient communication and information related to the reform that constituted resistance and frictions within the agency.

  • 306.
    Bergseth Bogsti, Wenche
    et al.
    Högskolan i Gjövik.
    Solvik, Elisabeth
    Högskolan i Gjövik.
    Engelien, Ragna Ingeborg
    Högskolan i Gjövik.
    Larsen Moen, Øyfrid
    Högskolan i Gjövik.
    Sønsteby Nordhagen, Siv
    Högskolan i Gjövik.
    Struksnes, Solveig
    Högskolan i Gjövik.
    Arvidsson, Barbro
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Styrket veiledning i sykepleierutdanningens praksisperioder2013In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, E-ISSN 1890-4238, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 56-60Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: A more complex and knowledge-based society has resulted in increasing specialization and greater demands on employees in the fields of practice. At Gjøvik University College, a new supervision model was tested for nursing students in practice. The main elements were: daily supervisors were given increased responsibility for assessing the students, while at the same time participating in three group counseling meetings. A portfolio contained the student’s work requirements. A weekly reflection hour was formalized. Purpose: The purpose was to elucidate how the supervision model influenced the student’s learning situation. Method: The SVIP model was evaluated by the use of focus group interviews. The data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Findings: Three categories: structure, inclusion and self-confidence describe the students’ need for clear guidelines and objectives, as well as their need to be included and to be seen. Conclusion: Various aspects of clinical practice, including daily supervision are important for student learning. Counseling meetings where the supervisor role is recognized and developed through the tutor, and daily supervisor sharing of experiences and knowledge, should permeate the cooperation.

  • 307.
    Bergsröm, Patrik
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Idoffsson, Agnes
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Intern employer branding: Ett verktyg för att vara en attraktiv arbetsgivare2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of our survey is to investigate how internal employer branding is used and how it can be useful to attract and satisfy existing staff. In order to respond to our purpose, we have used three questions: What factors contributing to the employer being perceived as attractive by existing staff? In what way does the organization work internally with employer branding to be an attractive employer?, and how is the work with the employer branding internally communicated within the organization?

    In order to answer our questions and achieve the purpose, we have used a method combination. Quantitative surveys with the staff, too investigate which factors that are considered most important for the employer to be attractive and a qualitative interview with an employer representative, to find out how the employer works with the internal employer branding and how the communication looks like.

    The results show that the social part of the work, with community and support of colleagues proves to be most important for the employer to be considered attractive. Interesting and meaningful work is also considered to be very important by the staff. To investigate the needs of the staff and their expectations can be a good idea. To work internally to be an attractive employer can provide an advantage for employers in an increasingly competitive labor market. Communication in an organization is also extremely important and central to how employees perceive their employers. 

  • 308.
    Bergsten, Ulrika
    et al.
    Jonkoping Univ, Sch Hlth Sci, Jonkoping.
    Bergman, Stefan
    Spenshult Hosp, Ctr Res & Dev, Oskarstrom.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    Jonkoping Univ, Sch Hlth Sci, Jonkoping.
    Alfredsson, Lars
    Karolinska Inst, Inst Environm Med, S-10401 Stockholm.
    Berglund, Anita
    Karolinska Inst, Inst Environm Med, S-10401 Stockholm.
    Arvidsson, Barbro
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Petersson, Ingemar
    Univ Lund Hosp, Dept Rheumatol, S-22185 Lund.
    Patterns of background factors related to early RA patients conceptions of the cause of their disease2011In: Clinical Rheumatology, ISSN 0770-3198, E-ISSN 1434-9949, Vol. 30, no 3, p. 347-352Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the present study was to identify patterns of background factors related to the early RA patients' conceptions of the cause of the disease. Conceptions from a qualitative study formed the basis for the stratification of 785 patients from the Swedish EIRA study answering a question about their own thoughts about the cause to RA. Logistic regression analyses were used to explore the associations between patients' conceptions and relevant background factors: sex, age, civil status, educational level, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (anti-CCP) and smoking habits. The results were presented as odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI). A conception of family-related strain was strongly associated with being young (OR 0.50; 95% CI 0.33-0.78 for age 58-70 vs. 17-46), female (OR 0.38; 95% CI 0.25-0.60 for male vs. female) and having a high level of education (OR 2.15; 95% CI 1.54-3.01 for university degree vs. no degree). A conception of being exposed to climate changes was associated with being male (OR 1.99; 95% CI 1.24-3.22 for male vs. female), having a low level of education (OR 0.33; 95% CI 0.18-0.58 for university degree vs. no degree) and positive Anti-CCP (OR 1.72; 95% CI 1.03-2.87 for positive vs. negative Anti-CCP). Linking patients' conceptions of the cause of their RA to background factors potentially could create new opportunities for understanding the complexity of the aetiology in RA. Furthermore, this information is important and relevant in the care of patients with early RA.

  • 309.
    Bergsten, Ulrika
    et al.
    Research and Development Centre at Spenshult Hospital, Oskarström, Swede.
    Bergman, Stefan
    Research and Development Centre at Spenshult Hospital, Oskarström, Swede.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Alfredsson, Lars
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Berglund, Anita
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Petersson, Ingemar F.
    Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
    Arvidsson, Barbro
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Patients’ conceptions of the cause of their Rheumatoid Arthritis: A qualitative study2009In: Musculoskeletal Care, ISSN 1478-2189, E-ISSN 1557-0681, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 243-255Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 310.
    Bergsten, Ulrika
    et al.
    School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Bergman, Stefan
    Spenshult Hosp, Ctr Res & Dev, Oskarstrom, Sweden .
    Fridlund, Bengt
    School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Arvidsson, Barbro
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    “Delivering knowledge and advice”: Healthcare providers’ experiences of their interaction with patients’ management of rheumatoid arthritis2011In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 6, no 4, article id 8473Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Rheumatic diseases are often chronic and involve a lifetime of suffering. The focus of rheumatology care is to support patients to manage their lives and master their disease. Healthcare providers and patients have different views on the consequences of living with rheumatic diseases and patients are reporting unmet healthcare needs. There is a need to integrate providers’ perspective to develop the quality of rheumatology care. The aim was to explore healthcare providers’ experiences of their interaction with patients in their management of RA. Interviews with 18 providers from different clinical settings were analysed in accordance with the grounded theory method. A core category; Delivering knowledge and advice was found to be the most important task and involved providing the patient with information about the disease and appropriate forms of treatment. Healthcare providers’ attitudes and patients’ responses influenced the outcome of the delivery of knowledge and advice and three dimensions emerged; completed delivery, adjusted delivery and failed delivery. There were differences in the providers’ experiences in their interaction with patients as well as in reflections on their role as the delivering part. There could be difficulties in the interaction when patients’ expectations and preferences were not taken into account when giving advice. These findings highlight the importance of developing rheumatology care, as no provider or patient benefits if the delivery of knowledge and advice becomes a failed delivery. The healthcare organization must acknowledge the difficulties involved in the interaction with patients in their management of RA and find methods to develop a more person-centred approach to care.

  • 311.
    Bergsten, Ulrika
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Bergman, Stefan
    Spenshult Hospital, Oskarström, Sweden.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Arvidsson, Barbro
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    "Striving for a good life" - the management of reumatoid arthritis as experienced by patients2011In: Open Nursing Journal, ISSN 1874-4346, E-ISSN 1874-4346, Vol. 5, p. 95-101Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim:

    To generate a theoretical model how patients experience their management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in everyday life.

    Method:

    An explorative design with the grounded theory approach was used by interviewing 16 informants with RA.

    Results:

    The generated theoretical model emerged in a core category-Striving for a good life with two categories; making use of personal resources and grasping for support from others, which formed the base of managing RA. When relating these categories together, four dimensions emerged which characterised patients' different ways of managing RA: mastering, relying, struggling and being resigned.

    Discussion:

    The management of RA incorporated the use of personal resources and the grasping for support from others. Both self-management strategies and patients' need of support were highlighted as aspects that were of importance when managing RA. Patients' experiences of their need of support to manage RA give extended knowledge that is of importance for nurses and other healthcare providers. The relationship between patients and healthcare providers is always the key to a good encounter. Interventions to increase self-management in RA have to incorporate this knowledge when trying to increase patients' self-efficacy and with their experience of support.

  • 312.
    Bergsten, Ulrika
    et al.
    Spenshult Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Petersson, Ingemar F.
    Spenshult Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Arvidsson, Barbro
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Perception of tactile massage as a complement to other forms of pain relief in rheumatic disease2005In: Musculoskeletal Care, ISSN 1478-2189, E-ISSN 1557-0681, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 157-167Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To investigate how patients with rheumatic disease perceive tactile massage as a complement to other pain alleviation methods.

    Methods: A phenomenographic approach with semi-structured interviews was employed on a strategic sample of 14 patients with various rheumatic diseases, both inflammatory and non-inflammatory, who had been admitted to Spenshult Rheumatic Hospital.

    Results: Three descriptive categories with a total of nine conceptions emerged. The descriptive categories were: experiencing alleviation, experiencing trust, and gaining insight. Experiencing alleviation described how patients experience relaxation, pleasure and respite. Experiencing trust described how patients experience a sense of security, confirmation and inner peace. Gaining insight described how patients get to know themselves, see possibilities, and experience wholeness.

    Conclusions: When caring for patients who have a chronic illness involving considerable changes to their lives, it is important for health professionals not only to be aware of their physical needs but also to take account of the whole person. This study demonstrates the importance of offering patients a complement to conventional treatment. Tactile massage is a method that promotes a holistic view of patients with chronic pain as well as allowing them to find a new focus in terms of the disease and how they cope with it in their daily lives.

  • 313.
    Bergström, Josefin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Theandersson, Tina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    "En väg in": En socialpsykologisk studie om de anställdas upplevelser kring organisationsförändringen "En väg in"2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is that from a social psychological - and relational perspective, create a deeper understanding and explanation of how the employees of customer service "En väg in" in Varberg municipality experienced this organizational change. The sample consisted of six employees and two individuals from the management team. Qualitative approaches with semi structured interviews were used, as well as a hermeneutical approach. In order to analyze and interpret the empirical material previous research and scientific articles were selected and the theories Jacobsen (2013), change management and resistance, Maslow's hierarchy of needs (Aronsson et al 2012), Herzberg two-factor theory (Aronsson et al 2012, Herzberg [1968] / 2003) and McClelland's motivation theory of human needs (Aronsson et al 2012), supplemented by, Scheff (1994) social bonds and differentiation. The most central that emerged in the results is the importance of lack of communication, participation and control. And that the employees had different settings to the change and that the department has not had the time to create a mutual organizational culture. Professional roles inhibit employees to create strong social bonds with each other.

  • 314.
    Bergström, Josefine
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Johansson, Jennie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lärare eller medarbetare?: En kvalitativ studie om professionstillhörighetens kraft i en stor organisation2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study concerns teacher´s professional identity from three perspectives. Teacher students, professional teachers and HR at two school administrations in Western Sweden. The study deals with how the professional identity of the student and teachers look today, what it is built up of and how HR relates to the teacher’s professional identity. What is the benefit of studying professional identity for the organization and the individuals.  The study is of a qualitative nature and data has been collected through 6 semi-structured interviews. The result shows that the teacher students have a strong professional identity linked to the teacher role, which is created a lot in relation to VFU during the education and  in the expectations of the future professional role. The teacher´s professional identity tends to grow stronger over time and the results for both students and teachers show that the identity is linked to certain parts of the teaching role, parts that the individual himself has the strongest interest for. The result around HR shows that both administrations work with the teacher´s professional identity. Management 1 wishes to eliminate a strong professional identity among the teachers to create a greater tendency for change and focus on the collective efforts and division of labor. Management 2 works to increase the teacher’s specialization and the core assignment that the teachers have. Common to the administrations is their desire for teachers to feel a greater identity also to the organization. From HR it appears that the administrations face a great challenge in the need to reorganize the teacher´s work as a result of the teachers to find a loyalty to the employer. The employer way of retaining and attracting staff is based on understanding the needs of the staff. Understanding the professional identity of their employees can therefor help the organization to form a HR strategy where the teachers perform most effectively in their role.

  • 315.
    Bergström-Wuolo, Maya
    et al.
    Public Health Center, Norrbotten County Council, Luleå, Sweden.
    Dahlström, Josefin
    Health Counselor in Luleå, Luleå, Sweden.
    Hertting, Krister
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Kostenius, Catrine
    Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.
    My heart has no hurt: The health of young immigrants2018In: International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, ISSN 1747-9894, E-ISSN 2042-8650, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 290-304Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore health from the perspective of young immigrants in Sweden.

    Design/methodology/approach: A total of 25 newly arrived young immigrants attending Swedish language classes in northern Sweden participated by drawing and writing open letters. They continued the open-ended sentence “Now I’ll draw and describe a day when I was feeling good, that was […].”

    Findings: The phenomenological analysis resulted in three themes: longing to be in control for a better life, searching for power in the good and the bad, and striving for a sense of belonging in the new society. The findings illuminate young immigrants’ perspectives of a health-promoting everyday life consisting of agency, reflection and a sense of community. The findings also highlight the young immigrants’ experiences when health-promoting aspects are lacking, characterized by disillusionment, anxiety and loneliness. The findings are discussed with health promotion, health literacy and young immigrants in mind.

    Practical implications: According to young immigrants, meeting basic needs such as food, sleep and housing is health promoting but easily taken for granted. Being able to have a say in matters concerning everyday life, social inclusion and finding power in memories – positive and negative – can promote health in young immigrants.

    Originality/value: The young immigrants were able to communicate via drawings and words to overcome language barriers. © 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited.

  • 316.
    Bergvall, Emil
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Karlsson, Kristofer
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sverigedemokraterna och medias objektivitet: En kvalitativ innehållsanalys av två dagstidningar kring valet 20142015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Objektivitet i journalistiken är viktigt för demokratin, men i rapporteringen om Sverigedemokraterna finns det mycket osäkerhet. Detta påverkar bilden väljarna får av SD. Syftet med denna studie är att granska objektiviteten i Dagens Nyheter och Hallandspostens konstruktion av Sverigedemokraterna kring valet 2014. Här används Westerståhls definition av objektivitetsbegreppet för att svara på om rapporteringen var sann, relevant, balanserad och neutral. Det diskuteras även om nyhetsrapportering kan sägas vara objektiv utan att uppfylla alla fyra kategorier. Kvalitativ innehållsanalys används på tidningsartiklar i Dagens Nyheter och Hallandsposten under en tvåveckorsperiod kring valet. Det framkommer att 30 % av DN-artiklarna och 21 % av HP-artiklarna var helt objektiva enligt Westerståhls definition, att Dagens Nyheter bättre uppfyllde tre av fyra kategorier, och att relevans och neutralitet är avgörande för nyhetsartikelns totala objektivitet.

  • 317.
    Bergén, Sara
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Björk, Marina
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Upplevelsen av att vara syskon till ett långvarigt sjukt barn: En litteraturstudie2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The healthy child is affected by living with a sibling that has a chronic disease the same way as it affects the whole family. It is important that the nurse includes the healthy siblings in the care, sees them as a part of the family and helps them to a sense of coherence. The aim in this literature study was to describe the sibling´s experience of having a brother or sister with a chronic disease. The result includes ten articles and from them three themes with subthemes emerged. The first theme is changes for the sibling with subthemes as challenges for the family and challenges in everyday life. The second theme that emerged was the sibling’s needs with four subthemes: need of the family, need in everyday life, need of knowledge and need of support. The last theme was the sibling´s feelings with the following subthemes: feelings about the family, feelings about themselves and feelings about the environment. The siblings want to be seen as a part of the family and they feel that the sibling relationship deepens. They want to be involved in the care of the sick child and they have a need of information about what they can do, but also the need for increased knowledge about diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. 

  • 318.
    Berisha, Lendita
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lindhe Escobar, Jessika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    "Det är väldigt många bollar i luften": - Kvalitativ studie med fokus på hur socialsekreterare resonera kring arbetsbelastningen på deras arbetsplats.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate which aspects of social secretaries profession in theorganization that they feel contributes to high workloads, how they describe their handling of itand how they possibly improve their work situation and what work factors they perceive asmeaningful and that makes them still work in social services. To answer the purpose of the studywe used a qualitative approach in the form of semi-structured interviews. These interviews havesince been interpreted to find similarities and differences which then has been analyzed usingsociological theories about the organization's role, requirements and control and sense ofcoherence. The study results show that social workers in periods experienced heavy workload.The result also discusses the various strategies that the social workers made use of to be able tohandle this. The results also showed that social workers felt that there are a lot of rewards andthat they still see their work as meaningful. Our conclusion was that the workload does not needto be seen as a problem as long as the cooperation between management and employees worked.

  • 319.
    Berndtsson, Karin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lekman, Petra
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Jag är unik men ändå som alla andra: En litteraturstudie om att vara ung och leva med en kronisk sjukdom2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    To live with a chronic disease as an adolescent or a young adult is combined with a lifelong reliance on, and frequent contact with the healthcare system. Young people have both life dreams and thoughts of the future that may have to be revalued due to their chronic disease. The study was made as inductive literature review. The aim was to illuminate the experience of adolescence and young adult living with a chronic disease. Four themes emerged: experience of wanting to feel normal, perception of health and quality of life, experiences in relation to the future and experience of independence. The young people with a chronic disease had a desire to be accepted and treated as anyone else. Mental strength and adaption to life were seen as important factors of health. The conclusion was that young people experienced a varying need of support why it is needed knowledge among health care professionals to adapt this. Further research about this specific age group is needed and increased knowledge about this phenomenon is vital for nurses meeting adolescence and young adults with chronic disease.

  • 320.
    Bernhard, Dörte
    et al.
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Die Reform der "Gymnasiesärskola" in Schweden2015In: Die UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention und ihre Umsetzung: Beiträge zur Interkulturellen und International vergleichenden Heil- und Sonderpädagogik / [ed] Annette Leonhardt, Katharina Müller & Tilly Truckenbrodt, Bad Heilbrunn: Verlag Julius Klinkhardt, 2015, p. 258-265Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [de]

    Im Zuge der schwedischen Gymnasialreform wird derzeit auch die so genannte „Gymnasiesärskola“, die gymnasiale Sonderschule für Jugendliche mit geistiger Behinderung umgestaltet. Diese Schulform soll stärker mit der allgemeinen gymnasialen Stufe zusammenarbeiten. Auch sollen mehr Berührungs­punkte zwischen Schule und Arbeitsleben geschaffen werden, um den Übergang der Jugendlichen in die Berufswelt zu erleichtern. Im Beitrag wird die Schulreform diskutiert, wobei eine stärkere Betonung der Qualifizierungsfunktion von Bildung deutlich wird.

  • 321.
    Bernhard, Dörte
    et al.
    Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Stand und Perspektiven des Krankenhausunterrichts in Schweden2013In: Sonderpädagogische Förderung heute, ISSN 1866-9344, Vol. 58, no 3, p. 323-326Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 322.
    Bernhardsdottir, Johanna
    et al.
    Department of Nursing University of Iceland Reykjavik Iceland & Landspitali-The National University Hospital of Iceland Reykjavik Iceland .
    Dimmit Champion, Jane
    School of Nursing The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX USA .
    Skärsäter, Ingela
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI). The Institute of Health and Care Science Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg Gothenburg Sweden.
    The experience of participation in a brief cognitive behavioural group therapy for psychologically distressed female university students2014In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1351-0126, E-ISSN 1365-2850, Vol. 21, no 8, p. 679-686Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to elucidate the experience of participation in four sessions of cognitive behavioural group therapy for psychological distress for female university students' (n = 19), aged 22–45 years. Data were gathered with semi-structured interviews during March and April 2008 and analysed according to thematic content analysis. The results identified four themes: ‘Gaining knowledge and understanding’, ‘Becoming more balanced and positive in thinking’, ‘Feeling more self-confident and in control’ and ‘Opportunities for practice and in-depth reflections’. Future recommendations include an increase in sessions from four to five, with one booster session to follow-up on newly acquired skills. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  • 323.
    Bernson, Jenny M.
    et al.
    Department of Behavioral and Community Dentistry, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Hallberg, Lillemor R.-M.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Elfstrom, Magnus L.
    Department of Psychology, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Hakeberg, Magnus
    Department of Behavioral and Community Dentistry, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    'Making dental care possible - a mutual affair'. A grounded theory relating to adult patients with dental fear and regular dental treatment2011In: European Journal of Oral Sciences, ISSN 0909-8836, E-ISSN 1600-0722, Vol. 119, no 5, p. 373-380Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dental fear is a common and widespread problem, which can cause severe stress. Even so, most patients with dental fear undergo regular dental treatment in spite of their fear and many enjoy good oral health. The aim of this study was to obtain a deeper understanding of how patients with dental fear manage to undergo dental treatment. Fourteen patients with dental fear, who undergo regular dental care, were interviewed. Qualitative analysis of the transcribed interviews was performed according to the principles of grounded theory. A conceptual framework was generated, and the main concern was identified as 'making dental care possible - a mutual affair'. Four additional categories explained how patients handled their dental fear and how dental care became possible. The strategies were labelled 'taking part in a mental wrestling match', 'trust-filled interaction with dental staff', 'striving for control' and 'seeking and/or receiving social support'. The results showed that making dental care possible for patients with dental fear is a mutual challenge that requires interplay between dental staff and patients, involving verbal and non-verbal communication reflecting respect, attention, and empathy. Moreover, a balance between nearness and distance and between professional and personal treatment is required.

  • 324.
    Berntsen, Hedda
    et al.
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway.
    Ivarsson, Andreas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Kristiansen, Elsa
    School of Business, University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen, Norway.
    Need-supportiveness and athlete well-being: Coaches’ competence-support at risk in the elite sport context throughout the season2019In: Current Issues in Sport Science, E-ISSN 2414-6641, Vol. 4, article id 010Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to explore how perceptions of coaches’ behaviour affected athletes’ wellbeing, by examining: (a) the potential change in perceptions of need-support from the coach (over an academic year), and (b) the within-person relationship between the three aspects of need-supportiveness and subjective vitality at the end of the winter sport season. Elite student athletes (N = 102, M age = 17.04) completed a questionnaire three times. Bayesian growth curve analyses showed that perceptions of relatedness and autonomy support were stable and high throughout the year. In contrast, perceptions of competence support decreased during the season. In addition, the results showed a credible positive within-person relationship between changes in all three facets of needsupportiveness from the coach and vitality measured at the end of the season, which supports SDT tenets. These findings reveal the importance of need-support for athletes’ well-being, and show that competence support needs extra attention in the elite sport context where competence satisfaction is constantly challenged.

  • 325.
    Berntsson, Linda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Kvick, Angelica
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Se mig, inte min cancer!: Upplevelsen av livskvalitet hos kvinnor med bröstcancer.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, it is therefore important forthe healthcare services to know how it affects the women’s experience of quality oflife. The aim of this study was to examine the experience of quality of life in womenwith breast cancer. From a systematic review of the literature, three themes emerged:physical changes, emotional reactions and meaning of support. The womenexperienced physical reactions such as fatigue, sleeping difficulties and pain whichnegatively affected their quality of life. The quality of life was also affected by thechange of body image which could arise at treatment. The women experienced thatthey didn’t receive enough information from the health care personnel, this also hadan impact on their quality of life. They emphasized the importance of meaningfulrelationships and that social support could increase their quality of life. It is importantthat the health care personnel become aware of the fact that the quality of life isaffected by several aspects in the women’s life to help her maintain her quality of life.It is clear the further qualitative research should be carried out in order to achieve abetter understanding of how to help women achieve a better quality of life whenconfronted with this disease.

  • 326.
    Berntsson, Maria
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Johansson, Ulrika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Warensce, Eva
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Vård i hemmet - kroniskt sjuka äldre personers upplevelser2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The amount of elderly receiving care in their homes is increasing, where informal care account for a large part. The purpose of this study is to highlight the experiences of receiving care at home for elderly, chronically ill. The study was conducted as an integrative literature review, which contributes to a deeper understanding and an overall view of a certain phenomenon. Elderly felt alienated as a result of being treated as objects. Sense of affinity in mutual relationships with family and caregivers inflicted a positive experience of receiving care at home. Elderly, which completely or partly received informal care, felt that they were cared for by someone who knows their routines and needs. Informal care felt natural, but it also gave the care receiver a sense of anxiety and fear of being a burden. The home is an important place for the elderly chronically ill, since the home represents identity, integrity and history and gives a feeling of inner peace. The study showed that more time, personnel and knowledge is required in home care in order to consider the needs of the elderly and to reduce their sense of alienation. More qualitative studies are necessary to highlight their experience and to extend the knowledge of how the caregivers can respond to the elderly chronically ill in their homes.

  • 327.
    Berntsson, Tommy
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Den prehospitala vårdrelationen ur ambulanssjuksköterskors perspektiv2010In: Forskningsseminarium 11 november 2010 Kunskapscentrum Prehospen, Högskolan i Borås.: Vårdande möten-möjligheter och hinder, 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 328.
    Berntsson, Tommy
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Den prehospitala vårdrelationens sakaspekt -skapar förutsättningar för att förstå och tillgodose personens behov2013In: PreHospen 2013: Prehospital vård för att värna om patientens hälsa, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: To be able to further develop the pre-hospital emergency care from a nursing perspective, both in the clinical setting and in the educational setting, it is important to get a better understanding and clarification of the pre-hospital nurse-patient relationship. Therefore, a study was conducted (Berntsson and Hildingh, 2012) to explore how the phases of the pre-hospital nurse–patient relationship described by Suserud (Dahlberg et al., 2003), emerge in 17 specialist ambulance nursing students (SANs) descriptions of ambulance missions. 

    Methods: The study has a descriptive design and uses a qualitative research method. An analysis method, qualitative content analysis with a directed approach, was used. A directed approach means that the analysis is based on existing theory or prior research (Hsieh and Shannon, 2005). In this study we decided to use Suserud’s description (Dahlberg et al., 2003) of the phases of the prehospital nurse–patient relationship to govern the analysis and the identification of categories. 

    Results: In the orientation phase of the pre-hospital nurse–patient relationship, there was an ongoing analysis process in which the SANSs were seeking to obtain an initial picture of the situation, this was made by: understand the situation with support from the EMD team, from a collegial discussion, from one’s own first assessment, from the patients and relatives or witnesses description, from the colleague’s actions, from some other health-care professional’s assessments and actions. 

    In the identification phase of the nurse–patient relationship, the SANSs made an extended assessment of the situation to understand the patient’s current needs, this was made by; assess the airway, the breathing, the circulation, the consciousness, the level and experience of pain, perform a head to toe assessment, collecting the patients’ health history and note aggravating environmental factors for care and transfer. 

    In the exploitation phase of the pre-hospital nurse–patient relationships, the SANSs focus was on the hands-on care of the patient, this was made by; provide care by managing ABC problems, assessing the cause for the disability problem, managing head-to toe problem, performing actions to prevent hypothermia, creating an intravenous access, managing pain problems, transferring the patient to the stretcher and the ambulance, assessing the patient’s vital signs and by selecting appropriate driving speed.

    In the resolution phase the SANSs targeted their attention towards the receiving care unit and the forthcoming care, this was made by; pre-warn or speak with the receiving unit, inform the patient about the continuing care in the receiving care unit, transfer the patient from the ambulance stretcher on the receiving unit, report to the receiving care unit, finish the nurse–patient relationship and follow up the patient’s condition.

    Conclusion: The results of the study show that the phases in the nurse–patient relationship, as described by Suserud (Dahlberg et al., 2003), appeared in the SANSs descriptions of ambulance missions. Furthermore, the study reveals that each phase of pre-hospital nurse–patient relationship includes several parts; these findings extend Suserud’s (Dahlberg et al., 2003) description.

  • 329.
    Berntsson, Tommy
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Hildingh, Cathrine
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    The nurse-patient relationship in pre-hospital emergency care: form the perspective of Swedish specialist ambulance nursing students2013In: International Emergency Nursing, ISSN 1755-599X, E-ISSN 1878-013X, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 257-263Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The development of the Swedish ambulance service has resulted in three different competence levels in Swedish ambulance teams: specialist ambulance nurses, registered nurses and emergency medical technicians. A nursing scientific model developed by Peplau (Peplau, H., 1991. Interpersonal Relations in Nursing. Springer Publishing Company, New York.) breaks down the nurse-patient relationship into a number of phases: an orientation, an identification, an exploitation and a resolution phase. This model has then been adapted to the pre-hospital emergency care by Suserud (Dahlberg, K., Segesten, K., Nyström, M., Suserud, B.-O., Fagerberg, I., 2003. Att förstå vårdvetenskap [To Understand Caring Science]. Studentlitteratur, Lund.). The purpose of this study was to explore, by direct content analysis, how the phases of the pre-hospital nurse-patient relationship described by Suserud (Dahlberg et al., 2003), emerge in 17 specialist ambulance nursing students descriptions of ambulance missions. The results show that the four phases of the pre-hospital nurse-patient relationship could be identified and each phase includes several different parts. Furthermore, the results show that the parts of each phase can vary depending on the patient's condition and the environmental circumstances of the ambulance mission. This improved understanding of the four phases of the pre-hospital nurse-patient relationship, and their parts, could be used by ambulance team members as a support during the pre-hospital caring process in ambulance missions. This new knowledge could also be used in education. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

  • 330.
    Berntsson, Tommy
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Wallinvirta, Eivor
    Arcada högskola Helsingfors, Helsingfors, Finland.
    Nyström, Patrik
    Arcada högskola Helsingfors, Helsingfors, Finland.
    Patientsäkerhet och vårdandets etik2013In: PreHospen 2013: Prehospital vård för att värna om patientens hälsa, 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: An international collaborative project has been ongoing since 2009 between the Ambulance training program in Nursing at the University of Halmstad and the program in Emergency Care at Arcada University of Applied Sciences. The purpose is to jointly develop knowledge about patient safety and caring ethics, through participation in experiential skills development in innovative environments. The focus areas of collaboration are: 1) To learn safety by preventing and creating resistance to human errors and malpractices in health care 2) To become aware of the outer and inner ethics, as a basis of use of the self 3) To create conditions for inner leadership and personal responsibility in health care. The course content planning is guided by an integrative pedagogy, which contains an active simulation exercise.

    Methods: Simulation exercises are given to interdisciplinary student teams at a one week exchange program in Helsinki in spring and in Halmstad in autumn. The assessment is a written work, and the student deepens understanding in evidence-based research.

    Results: Simulation has given students opportunities for an active and motivational approach to learning, where a high degree of knowledge, creativity and reflection co-exist. Students have expressed that they have learned to think and act in terms of patient safety and ethics. The concepts have been concrete and visibly demonstrated by simulating everyday prehospital emergency situations: e.g. a situation in which the patient refuses to be transported. The simulation exercises have explained theory and built bridges to practice.

    Conclusions: The discussions of reflection in interdisciplinary groups and after the simulations have been fruitful, due to students´ different experiences, but also because of awareness of cultural similarities and differences. Students have adopted permanent values of concrete models for how to act safely and ethically at the individual, community and organizational level.

  • 331.
    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.

  • 332.
    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

  • 333.
    Bittlingmayer, Uwe H.
    et al.
    Freiburg University of Education, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
    Harsch, Stephanie
    Freiburg University of Education, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
    Hertting, Krister
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Kostenius, Catrine
    Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.
    Lindgren, Eva-Carin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Lydell, Marie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Pelters, Pelle
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Health Promotion of Refugees – Empirical Evidence from Approaches in two European Countries2019In: 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference: June 12 - 14 2019 at Roskilde University. Book of abstracts, 2019, p. 39-40Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The migration of many people to European countries in the last years created various challenges and evoked diverse responses. But rarely, lessons learned and good practice for health promotion interventions are exchanged between countries nor common solutions sought. In this workshop, we will shed light on the health situations of refugees in Sweden and Germany, and present four research projects regarding the health of refugees.

    Initially, we will outline the situation for refugees in the two countries generally, provide ample evidence on the health needs and particular burden of refugees, and discuss the increasing influence of racism. Finally, we will discuss the issue health promotion of refugees, needs, approaches, limitations.

  • 334.
    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.

  • 335.
    Bjurwill, Christer
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Read and react: The football formula1993In: Perceptual and Motor Skills, ISSN 0031-5125, E-ISSN 1558-688X, Vol. 76, no 3_suppl, p. 1383-1386Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is focused on the problem of vision and intelligence in football (soccer). One-touch play is the type of football that we are to see more often in the future. To prepare the players for such play, both managers and coaches must notice the importance of technical speed and tactical creativity. © Perceptual and Motor Skills 1993 

  • 336.
    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.

  • 337.
    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.

  • 338.
    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.

  • 339.
    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.

  • 340.
    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.

  • 341.
    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. 

  • 342.
    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.

  • 343.
    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.

  • 344.
    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.

  • 345.
    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.

  • 346.
    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.

  • 347.
    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.

  • 348.
    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.

  • 349.
    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.

  • 350.
    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.

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