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Åberg, Anna CristinaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8196-0553
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Carstensen, G., Rosberg, B., McKee, K. & Åberg, A. C. (2019). Before evening falls: Perspectives of a good old age and healthy ageing among oldest-old Swedish men. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), 82(May-June), 35-44
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Before evening falls: Perspectives of a good old age and healthy ageing among oldest-old Swedish men
2019 (English)In: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), ISSN 0167-4943, E-ISSN 1872-6976, Vol. 82, no May-June, p. 35-44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The late life experiences of men in the oldest-old age group have been under-researched, and their perspectives on ageing successfully neglected. This study explored the perspectives of oldest-old Swedish men on what a ‘good old age’ and ageing successfully meant to them. A purposive sample of 17 men, aged 85-90 years, was drawn from the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men. An interview guide explored participants’ perspectives on their ageing experiences and how they viewed ageing successfully. Participants were interviewed twice, with 1–2 weeks between interviews, and both interviews were recorded and transcribed. Content analysis identified four themes: i) Adaptation, concerning the ability to adapt to growing old with increasing limitations; ii) Sustaining Independence, related to financial resources and good health as the foundation for independence; iii) Belongingness, representing close relationships, established friendships, and the significance of the spouse; and iv) Perspectives of Time, also a common thread in all themes, in which past life experiences create an existential link between the past, the present and the future, establishing continuity of the self and enhancing life satisfaction. The participants presented themselves as active agents involved in maintaining meaning and achieving life satisfaction; a process related to the ability to manage changes in life. Our findings have resonance with models of healthy or successful ageing, but also diverge in important ways, since such models do not consider the significance of an individual’s life history for their present well-being, and primarily conceptualise health as an outcome, rather than as a resource.

Keywords
Life satisfactionhealthy agingOlder audultsMenContinuityAdaptationIndependenceBelongingnessTime
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Welfare; Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-29320 (URN)10.1016/j.archger.2019.01.002 (DOI)30711841 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85060768267 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-22 Created: 2019-01-22 Last updated: 2019-02-11Bibliographically approved
Bozkurt Ahman, H., Giedraitis, V., Cedervall, Y., Berglund, L., McKee, K., Rosendahl, E., . . . Åberg, A. C. (2018). Correlations Between Dual-Task Performance and Alzheimer’s Disease Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers. In: : . Paper presented at The 14th International Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society, 2018 October 10-12, Berlin, Germany.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Correlations Between Dual-Task Performance and Alzheimer’s Disease Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers
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2018 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
National Category
Clinical Medicine Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27800 (URN)
Conference
The 14th International Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society, 2018 October 10-12, Berlin, Germany
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
From, I. & Åberg, A. C. (2018). Reflective Participation and Co-Learning to Achieve a Partnership with Potential Users of Fall-Prevention Exergames in the e-Balance Project. In: : . Paper presented at The Action Learning, Action Research Association World Congress June 17-20 2018, Vermont, USA.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflective Participation and Co-Learning to Achieve a Partnership with Potential Users of Fall-Prevention Exergames in the e-Balance Project
2018 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
National Category
Clinical Medicine Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27801 (URN)
Conference
The Action Learning, Action Research Association World Congress June 17-20 2018, Vermont, USA
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Åberg, A. C., Elf, M., Nordmark, S., Lyhagen, J., Lindberg, I. & Finch, T. (2018). The Swedish version of the normalisation process theory measurement s-nomad: Translation, adaptation and pilot testing. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, 23(Suppl 1), A33-A33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish version of the normalisation process theory measurement s-nomad: Translation, adaptation and pilot testing
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2018 (English)In: BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, ISSN 2515-446X, Vol. 23, no Suppl 1, p. A33-A33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Clinical Medicine Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27807 (URN)10.1136/bmjebm-2018-111024.66 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved
Åberg, A. C., Elf, M., Nordmark, S., Lyhagen, J., Lindberg, I. & Finch, T. (2018). The Swedish version of the Normalization Process Theory Measure S-NoMAD: Translation, adaptation and pilot testing. In: : . Paper presented at Evidence Live: Dissemination, Translation and Innovation. Evidence Live 2018, 18-20 June 18-20, Oxford, UK.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish version of the Normalization Process Theory Measure S-NoMAD: Translation, adaptation and pilot testing
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2018 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
National Category
Clinical Medicine Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27806 (URN)
Conference
Evidence Live: Dissemination, Translation and Innovation. Evidence Live 2018, 18-20 June 18-20, Oxford, UK
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Elf, M., Nordmark, S., Lyhagen, J., Lindberg, I., Finch, T. & Åberg, A. C. (2018). The Swedish version of the Normalization Process Theory Measure S-NoMAD: translation, adaptation, and pilot testing. Implementation Science, 13(1), Article ID 146.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish version of the Normalization Process Theory Measure S-NoMAD: translation, adaptation, and pilot testing
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2018 (English)In: Implementation Science, ISSN 1748-5908, E-ISSN 1748-5908, Vol. 13, no 1, article id 146Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: The original British instrument the Normalization Process Theory Measure (NoMAD) is based on the four core constructs of the Normalization Process Theory: Coherence, Cognitive Participation, Collective Action, and Reflexive Monitoring. They represent ways of thinking about implementation and are focused on how interventions can become part of everyday practice.

AIM: To translate and adapt the original NoMAD into the Swedish version S-NoMAD and to evaluate its psychometric properties based on a pilot test in a health care context including in-hospital, primary, and community care contexts.

METHODS: A systematic approach with a four-step process was utilized, including forward and backward translation and expert reviews for the test and improvement of content validity of the S-NoMAD in different stages of development. The final S-NoMAD version was then used for process evaluation in a pilot study aimed at the implementation of a new working method for individualized care planning. The pilot was executed in two hospitals, four health care centres, and two municipalities in a region in northern Sweden. The S-NoMAD pilot results were analysed for validity using confirmatory factor analysis, i.e. a one-factor model fitted for each of the four constructs of the S-NoMAD. Cronbach's alpha was used to ascertain the internal consistency reliability.

RESULTS: In the pilot, S-NoMAD data were collected from 144 individuals who were different health care professionals or managers. The initial factor analysis model showed good fit for two of the constructs (Coherence and Cognitive Participation) and unsatisfactory fit for the remaining two (Collective Action and Reflexive Monitoring) based on three items. Deleting those items from the model yielded a good fit and good internal consistency (alphas between 0.78 and 0.83). However, the estimation of correlations between the factors showed that the factor Reflexive Monitoring was highly correlated (around 0.9) with the factors Coherence and Collective Action.

CONCLUSIONS: The results show initial satisfactory psychometric properties for the translation and first validation of the S-NoMAD. However, development of a highly valid and reliable instrument is an iterative process, requiring more extensive validation in various settings and populations. Thus, in order to establish the validity and reliability of the S-NoMAD, additional psychometric testing is needed.

Keywords
Content validity index, Implementation, Instrument development, NPT, Normalization process theory, Pilot study, Psychometric properties, Questionnaire, Validation
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-29032 (URN)10.1186/s13012-018-0835-5 (DOI)000452047200001 ()30509289 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85057810011 (Scopus ID)
Note

Open Access APC beslut 3/2019

Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2019-01-10Bibliographically approved
Cedervall, Y., Giedraitis, V., Berglund, L., McKee, K., Kilander, L., Rosendahl, E., . . . Åberg, A. C. (2018). Timed Up-and-Go dual-task performance – a marker for dementia?. In: : . Paper presented at World conference on Movement and Cognition, 2018, 27-29 July 2018, Boston, USA.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Timed Up-and-Go dual-task performance – a marker for dementia?
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2018 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
National Category
Clinical Medicine Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27803 (URN)
Conference
World conference on Movement and Cognition, 2018, 27-29 July 2018, Boston, USA
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Åberg, A. C., Cedervall, Y., Lundberg, C., Giedraitis, V., Berglund, L., Kilander, L., . . . McKee, K. (2018). Timed Up-and-Go dual-task performance in people with cognitive impairment. In: : . Paper presented at The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 2-4 May 2018 Oslo, Norge.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Timed Up-and-Go dual-task performance in people with cognitive impairment
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2018 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
National Category
Clinical Medicine Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27804 (URN)
Conference
The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 2-4 May 2018 Oslo, Norge
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved
Åberg, A. C., Halvorsen, K., From, I., Bruhn Bergman, Å., Oestreicher, L. & Melander-Wikman, A. (2017). A study protocol for applying user participation and co-learning: lessons learned from the eBalance project. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(5), Article ID 512.
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2017 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 14, no 5, article id 512Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The eBalance project is based on the idea that serious exergames—i.e., computer gaming systems with an interface that requires physical exertion to play—that are well adapted to users, can become a substantial part of a solution to recognized problems of insufficient engagement in fall-prevention exercise and the high levels of fall-related injuries among older people. This project is carried out as a collaboration between eight older people who have an interest in balance training and met the inclusion criteria of independence in personal activities of daily living, access to and basic knowledge of a computer, four staff working with the rehabilitation of older adults, and an interdisciplinary group of six research coordinators covering the areas of geriatric care and rehabilitation, as well as information technology and computer science. This paper describes the study protocol of the project’s initial phase which aims to develop a working partnership with potential users of fall-prevention exergames, including its conceptual underpinnings. The qualitative methodology was inspired by an ethnographical approach implying combining methods that allowed the design to evolve through the study based on the participants’ reflections. A participatory and appreciative action and reflection (PAAR) approach, accompanied by inquiries inspired by the Normalization Process Theory (NPT) was used in interactive workshops, including exergame testing, and between workshop activities. Data were collected through audio recordings, photos, and different types of written documentation. The findings provide a description of the methodology thus developed and applied. They display a methodology that can be useful for the design and development of care service and innovations for older persons where user participation is in focus.

Keywords
user participation; reflective practise; action research; co-learning; implementation
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-24927 (URN)10.3390/ijerph14050512 (DOI)000404106400060 ()28489067 (PubMedID)
Note

Open Access APC beslut 11/2017

Available from: 2017-05-12 Created: 2017-05-12 Last updated: 2018-03-27Bibliographically approved
Åberg, A. C., Cedervall, Y., Giedraitis, V., Berglund, L., Lennhed, B., Rosendahl, E., . . . Kilander, L. (2017). Can Timed Up-and-GO (TUG) Dual Task Performance Aid Diagnosis of Dementia?. In: : . Paper presented at The World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, 2017, 2-4 July 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Can Timed Up-and-GO (TUG) Dual Task Performance Aid Diagnosis of Dementia?
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-25244 (URN)
Conference
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, 2017, 2-4 July 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-06-20 Last updated: 2017-06-20Bibliographically approved
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