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Randell, E., Olsson, M., von Ahlefeld Nisser, D. & Ericson, J. (2023). A Qualitative Study of Professionals’ Experiences and Challenges in the Early Identification of Psychosocial Concerns in Children. Health & Social Care in the Community, 2023, Article ID 9645306.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Qualitative Study of Professionals’ Experiences and Challenges in the Early Identification of Psychosocial Concerns in Children
2023 (English)In: Health & Social Care in the Community, ISSN 0966-0410, E-ISSN 1365-2524, Vol. 2023, article id 9645306Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim. Early intervention and detecting early signs are often cited as a goal by professionals working with children, butdetecting and describing early signs is not well explored. Thus, the study’s aim was to explore professionals’ experiences and challenges in the early identifcation of psychosocial concerns in children aged 0–16. Materials and Methods. Data were collected from semistructured interviews with 26 professionals (e.g., nurses, psychologists, social workers, teachers, principals, and managers) working with children. The participants engaged in a pilot cooperation model between preschools, schools, social services, and healthcare to reach out early to children in need of support. The interviews were analyzed using thematic network analysis. Results. Four organizing themes were created as follows: “The idea of promoting and preventing is the key to success,” “Identifying the children who need support and intervention,” “Identifying observable early signs,” and “Occupied with children needing immediate support.” The organizing themes were interpreted into one global theme as follows: “All want an early intervention but putting it into practice is challenging.” Conclusion. The study shows that it is difcult to identify children in need of psychosocial support at an early stage because the early signs are difficult to detect. Thus, our results suggest that both preventive interventions targeting all children and specifc interventions for those in need of support are needed to promote health and wellbeing.

National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45882 (URN)10.1155/2023/9645306 (DOI)
Funder
Dalarna University, 9.1-2018/1409
Available from: 2023-04-23 Created: 2023-04-23 Last updated: 2023-04-25Bibliographically approved
Olsson, M., Ericson, J., Randell, E. & von Ahlefeld Nisser, D. (2023). Between an educational task and an idea for treatment: multiprofessional collaboration for supporting children “at risk” – a coordinator role in pedagogical practice. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between an educational task and an idea for treatment: multiprofessional collaboration for supporting children “at risk” – a coordinator role in pedagogical practice
2023 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-44395 (URN)10.1080/00313831.2023.2185809 (DOI)000951550100001 ()2-s2.0-85150639187 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-12-19 Created: 2022-12-19 Last updated: 2023-04-24Bibliographically approved
Ericson, J., Ahlsson, F., Wackernagel, D. & Wilson, E. (2023). Equally Good Neurological, Growth, and Health Outcomes up to 6 Years of Age in Moderately Preterm Infants Who Received Exclusive vs. Fortified Breast Milk-A Longitudinal Cohort Study. Nutrients, 15(10), Article ID 2318.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Equally Good Neurological, Growth, and Health Outcomes up to 6 Years of Age in Moderately Preterm Infants Who Received Exclusive vs. Fortified Breast Milk-A Longitudinal Cohort Study
2023 (English)In: Nutrients, E-ISSN 2072-6643, Vol. 15, no 10, article id 2318Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Moderately preterm infants (32-36 weeks of gestational age) have an increased risk of worse health and developmental outcomes compared to infants born at term. Optimal nutrition may alter this risk. The aim of this study was to investigate the neurological, growth, and health outcomes up to six years of age in children born moderately preterm who receive either exclusive or fortified breast milk and/or formula in the neonatal unit. In this longitudinal cohort study, data were collected for 142 children. Data were collected up to six years of age via several questionnaires containing questions about demographics, growth, child health status, health care visits, and the Five to Fifteen Questionnaire. Data on the intake of breast milk, human milk fortification, formula, and growth during hospitalization were collected from the children's medical records. No statistically significant differences in neurological outcomes, growth, or health at six years of age were found between the two groups (exclusive breast milk, n = 43 vs. fortified breast milk and/or formula, n = 99). There is a need for research in larger populations to further assess potential effects on health and developmental outcomes when comparing the use of exclusive versus fortified breast milk for moderately preterm infants during neonatal hospitalization.

Keywords
development, exclusive breast milk, growth, health, human milk fortification, moderately preterm infant
National Category
Pediatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-46102 (URN)10.3390/nu15102318 (DOI)000998141700001 ()37242201 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85160352171 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-05-30 Created: 2023-05-30 Last updated: 2023-08-28Bibliographically approved
Persson, C., Ericson, J., Salari, R., Eriksson, M. H. & Flacking, R. (2023). NICU parents' mental health: A comparative study with parents of term and healthy infants. Acta Paediatrica, 112(5), 954-966
Open this publication in new window or tab >>NICU parents' mental health: A comparative study with parents of term and healthy infants
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2023 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 112, no 5, p. 954-966Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: To compare mental health in parents of preterm/ill infants and parents of term and healthy infants before birth and 1 month after hospital discharge.

METHODS: A comparative cohort design was used. In total 439 parents from six neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and 484 parents from four maternity units (MUs) in Sweden answered a survey 1 month after discharge.

RESULTS: Parents in neonatal units experienced significantly more psychologically traumatic births and rated their health and the health of their infants less favourably the first week after delivery than parents in MUs. In the neonatal units, both parents had better possibilities to stay together with the infant during hospital stay. There was no difference between the NICU and MU groups in postpartum depressive symptoms 1 month after discharge. Experiencing a traumatic birth was not related to an increased risk of perinatal depressive symptoms (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale ≥13) for mothers in NICUs. In contrast, the risk of depression increased for mothers in MUs.

CONCLUSION: Family togetherness, parent-infant closeness and emotional support at NICUs may contribute to the positive outcome. Further studies are needed to assess the long-term effects of how family togetherness and closeness influence families long-term.

Keywords
NICU, mental health, neonatal care, parents, preterm infants
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45612 (URN)10.1111/apa.16735 (DOI)000952489900001 ()36853186 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85150763413 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-03-09 Created: 2023-03-09 Last updated: 2023-04-24Bibliographically approved
Pellas, U., Borgström, M., Svedbo Engström, M. & Ericson, J. (2023). Omvårdnadsrådets utlåtande gällande kuratorverktyg vid inkontinens hos barn.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Omvårdnadsrådets utlåtande gällande kuratorverktyg vid inkontinens hos barn
2023 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45670 (URN)
Note

Rapport baserad på uttömmande litteratursökning. Underlag för beslut i Region Dalarnas Kunskapsstyrningsgrupp-beredningsgrupp.

Available from: 2023-03-20 Created: 2023-03-20 Last updated: 2023-03-21Bibliographically approved
Saade, S., Flacking, R. & Ericson, J. (2022). Parental experiences and breastfeeding outcomes of early support to new parents from family health care centres: a mixed method study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 22(1), Article ID 150.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parental experiences and breastfeeding outcomes of early support to new parents from family health care centres: a mixed method study
2022 (English)In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, ISSN 1471-2393, E-ISSN 1471-2393, Vol. 22, no 1, article id 150Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Early parenthood is a sensitive period for parents. Parents may feel uncertain about their new roles and unsure about where to find trusted information and support. The aim of this study was to explore the association between breastfeeding and early home visits and a proactive telephone support intervention and to describe parental experiences.

METHOD: This study was conducted as a mixed method study with a convergent design using qualitative data from the written comments of parents, and the quantitative data consisted of demographics, breastfeeding, and Likert questions about parents' satisfaction with the early home visit and telephone support. Historic control (2017-2018) and intervention (2019-2020) data were collected from one family health care centre, and control (2019-2020) data were collected from another family health care centre.

RESULTS: In total, 838 infants, 42 mothers and 38 fathers contributed to the data in the study. The intervention group had a statistically significantly earlier home visit than the control groups. Early home visits and proactive telephone support to parents with newborn infants were not associated with breastfeeding outcomes up to six months after birth, but we could not exclude the possibility that this was a consequence of our observational study design. However, the early home visit was appreciated by the parents where they received both practical and emotional support.

CONCLUSIONS: Although the intervention was not associated with breastfeeding, the parents appreciated the service. This shows the importance of continuing to investigate how and which support parents of newborn infants need and the effects of such support, including interventions to provide optimal support to facilitate continued breastfeeding.

National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-39725 (URN)10.1186/s12884-022-04469-6 (DOI)000760206600001 ()35197015 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85125154337 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-03-01 Created: 2022-03-01 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Jess, K., von Ahlefeld Nisser, D., Ericson, J., Olsson, M. & Randell, E. (2022). Tillsammans för varje barn i Falu kommun: Ett pilotprojekt 2018-2021. Falun: Högskolan Dalarna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tillsammans för varje barn i Falu kommun: Ett pilotprojekt 2018-2021
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2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2022. p. 57
Series
Arbetsrapport / Högskolan Dalarna, ISSN 1653-9362 ; 2022:03
Keywords
Implementering, Förändringsarbete, Tidiga insatser
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-41667 (URN)978-91-85941-75-9 (ISBN)
Funder
Dalarna University
Available from: 2022-06-20 Created: 2022-06-20 Last updated: 2023-03-17Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, A., Jakobsson, M. & Ericson, J. (2021). A qualitative study of recorded telephone support calls with mothers of preterm infants: Expressing both positive and negative feelings.. Nursing Open, 8(6), 3065-3072
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A qualitative study of recorded telephone support calls with mothers of preterm infants: Expressing both positive and negative feelings.
2021 (English)In: Nursing Open, E-ISSN 2054-1058, Vol. 8, no 6, p. 3065-3072Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: To describe the structure and content of telephone support calls between mothers of preterm infants and support team members after hospital discharge.

DESIGN: This is a qualitative study.

METHODS: Data consisted of 19 recordings of telephone calls that occurred between March 2013 and December 2015. The calls were made by support team members to mothers within two weeks of discharge from the neonatal unit. Analyses were performed using content analysis.

RESULTS: One category referred to what the support team members said that facilitated or did not facilitate the conversation. It was found that the support team members managed to have conversations that were tailored to the mother's current needs and conversations where the focus was on what the support team members thought was important. A second category referred to the topics the mothers talked about and that the mothers expressed both negative and positive feelings.

Keywords
nursing, paediatric care, parenting, person-centred care, preterm infants, telephone support calls
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-37878 (URN)10.1002/nop2.1019 (DOI)000706422600017 ()34337890 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85111821014 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-08-13 Created: 2021-08-13 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Ericson, J., Lampa, E. & Flacking, R. (2021). Breastfeeding satisfaction post hospital discharge and associated factors - a longitudinal cohort study of mothers of preterm infants. International Breastfeeding Journal, 16(1), Article ID 28.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Breastfeeding satisfaction post hospital discharge and associated factors - a longitudinal cohort study of mothers of preterm infants
2021 (English)In: International Breastfeeding Journal, ISSN 1746-4358, E-ISSN 1746-4358, Vol. 16, no 1, article id 28Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-36781 (URN)10.1186/s13006-021-00374-4 (DOI)000632909200001 ()33766069 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85103506133 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-05-05 Created: 2021-05-05 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Schmöker, A., Ericson, J., Flacking, R. & Udo, C. (2021). Needs and Perceptions Relative to Emotional Support in Parents With Preterm Infants.. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Needs and Perceptions Relative to Emotional Support in Parents With Preterm Infants.
2021 (English)In: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, ISSN 0893-2190, E-ISSN 1550-5073Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Objectives of this study were to explore parents' needs for emotional support and how such support could be best delivered during admittance to a neonatal unit. This study took place at 6 neonatal units in Sweden. Forty-two semistructured interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis: 26 individual telephone interviews with mothers of preterm infants 6 to 10 months after discharge and 16 face-to-face interviews with parents of preterm infants admitted to neonatal units. The main category to emerge was needs and preferences for emotional support, which consisted of 2 generic categories: emotional needs and preferences for potential support interventions. Emotional needs define the importance of comprehending the new situation, finding meaning, and managing the situation through resources. Preferences for potential support interventions identify possible ways to deliver emotional support in the form of parental PhD group, diary writing, professional counseling, and Internet support. The results highlight the importance of supporting parents' sense of coherence in their situation and parenthood by offering different interventions according to parent preferences. Parental groups could serve as a keystone for emotional support with the possibility to combine with other support mechanisms.

National Category
Pediatrics Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-38624 (URN)10.1097/JPN.0000000000000604 (DOI)34643604 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2021-10-21 Created: 2021-10-21 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Projects
Amningsstudien - Identifiering av riskfaktorer för oönskat amningsavslut - ett mixat metod projektLångtidsuppföljning efter måttlig för tidigt födselSNQ 2
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