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  • 201. Bergström, Eva-Britt
    et al.
    Wallin, Lars
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Thomson, Gill
    Flacking, Renée
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Postpartum depression in mothers of infants cared for in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Incidence and associated factors2012In: Journal of Neonatal Nursing, ISSN 1355-1841, E-ISSN 1878-089X, Vol. 18, no 4, p. 143-51Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This longitudinal cohort study investigated the incidence of postpartum depression (PPD) among mothers of infants cared for in two Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and factors related to PPD onset. 123 mothers were posted the Edinburgh Post-Natal Depression Scale (EPDS) and a questionnaire to record infant and maternal data at 1 month, and a repeat EPDS scale at 4 months post-discharge. PPD incidence was 15% at 1 month, 14% at 4 months, and varied by NICU (23% vs. 8%). Pre-pregnancy and/or antenatal depression was significantly associated with the incidence of PPD. Mothers who experienced PPD at 1 month had an almost eight fold risk of experiencing PPD at 4 months. Women who were not offered counselling during their infant’s stay on the NICU had a 60% increased risk for PPD onset. The findings highlight the need for routine pre-natal screening and targeted support for mothers with infants admitted to NICU.

  • 202.
    Bergström, Julia
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Särnö, Felicia
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Inkludering av nya motionärer på motionsanläggningar: Motionärers föreställningar om människor som inte motionerar2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The main purpose of this study was to research the practitioners of physical exercise (PPE)

    opinions about non-practitioners of physical exercise (NPPE), regarding their health, lifestyle

    and characteristics.

    Method

    To enable inclusion of NPPE to training facilities where PPE attend, knowledge of the PPEs’

    opinions about NPPE are needed. NPPE often mention that the opinions of PPE discourage

    them from start to perform physical exercise at training facilities. Therefore, it was necessary

    to research if these opinions make an actual barrier for the start of exercise in NPPEs. To

    contribute this knowledge of opinions this study was a qualitative interview study with semi

    structured interviews.

    Result

    The respondents described health as a state of experienced balance between physical and

    physiological health. Unhealthiness was described by the opposite; imbalance. The

    consequences of this described imbalance are mentioned as fatigue, lack in concentration,

    overweight, high risk in diseases and decreased quality of life. What the respondents

    mentioned about a NPPE as an individual, were that they only did what's necessary, are

    unhealthy, lead an unbalanced lifestyle and suffer a higher risk of afflict the consequences

    mentioned above.

    Conclusion

    This study shows that the PPE do have opinions about NPPE. What is shown most clearly is

    that the respondents are more confident describing unhealthiness or the lifestyle choices

    associated with an unhealthy lifestyle, rather than describing the characteristics of unhealthy

    individuals. The study examines that the PPEs’ opinions about NPPE could be an actual

    barrier for NPPE to start performing physical exercise at training facilities where PPE

    perform their physical exercise. If these opinions are reflected in the environment of the

    training facilities, is not defined through this study and would require further research.

  • 203.
    Bergström, Lena
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Sambandet mellan viktförlust och hälsorelaterad livskvalitet efter intensivvård - en retrospektiv tvärsnittsstudie2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Patients who survived critical illness or injury often experience physical and mental health problems during the recovery period. Weight/muscle loss and pain are common problems. The purpose of this study was to describe how weight loss affects health-related quality of life and to investigate the diagnostic groups that had the greatest weight loss and experienced reduced mental health and pain at the time of the follow-up visit to intensive care clinic.

    Method: A retrospective cross-sectional study in which 185 patients undergoing critical illness were followed up after hospitalization. Weight before ICU and at the time of follow-up was recorded. Health-related quality of life was assessed by health-survey SF-36. Data were presented by descriptive- and analytical statistics.

    Results: Men estimated significantly improved physical function compared to women while women estimated significantly better mental health than men. Patients with gastrointestinal disorders and trauma had a significantly greater weight loss compared to patients with lung-related conditions. Only patients aged 73 years or older had a significantly impaired physical function. Factors that affect physical function was pain and mental well-being. Patients with aortic aneurysms had significantly poorer mental health and more pain compared with patients suffering from gastrointestinal problems. Patients with aortic aneurysm and intracerebral- and lung-related disorders had significantly more pain than gastrointestinal- and trauma patients.

    Conclusion: By identifying the diagnostic- and age groups suffering most from weight loss, physical and psychological problems after intensive care measures can be initiated early and possibly physical and mental suffering reduced.

  • 204.
    Bergström, Max
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Glader, David
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Betydelsefulla faktorer för framgångsrika idrottskarriärer inom längdskidåkning och skidskytte2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Cross country skiing is one of the most demanding endurance sports where the duration of physical effort during a competitive event usually lasts from three minutes up to four hours, or sometimes even longer. To reach national or international elite level, an athlete generally needs to invest 20 to 30 hours of training a week over many years. In biathlon, an athlete not only has to be a good skier, but also be able to carry a rifle and shoot on targets during high intense work load. The aim of this study was to identify athletes' own experiences of the crucial factors that allow for long and successful sport careers in cross country skiing. The study was qualitatively orientated, where semi-structured interviews were used to collect the athlete's perceptions. In total, nine individuals with at least 10 years of competitive cross country skiing or biathlon experience as adults at national or internationallevel participated. The interviews revealed several factors that athletes believe are crucial for achieving long and successful careers. These factors were: 1. Training and organization, 2. Socioeconomic factors, 3. Talent and genetic potential and 4. Recovery. To maintain long and successful careers in cross country skiing, athletes perceive that in addition to factors associated with the training process, support from family, their team and sponsors play important roles.

  • 205.
    Bergsvind, Ulrica
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Söderqvist, Beatrice
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Kvinnors upplevelse av att drabbas av hjärtinfarkt: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    : When it comes to heart disease, women are degraded. Women get worse treatment, more often wrong or no diagnosis and research is less in women. As the man is the norm and reference the women also get treated after the same criteria. Women’s symptoms are different compered to men.

    Aim

    : The aim of this study was to explore women’s experiences of suffering from a myocardial infarction.

    Methods

    : The design is a literature review. Data collection occurred in the databases Cinahl and PubMed which resulted in eleven qualitative articles.

    Result

    s: Women experienced symptoms from different parts of the body, which may be from the gastrointestinal area, extremities and breast region. They deny the symptoms and try to find reasons why they occur. Care provides give lack of information and does not take them seriously, which causes women to feel insecure. Women still feel bad several months after the infarction and have difficulty coping with everyday life. They need support from the family that can give them support and help, although they do not always tell family how they feel.

    Conclusion

    : Women experience a variety of symptoms when they suffer from myocardial infarction, and symptoms may start from different parts of the body, not just in the breast region. They also experience that the caregiver provides inadequate information and do not take them seriously when they seek medical care. Many women have remaining symptoms several months after the infarction.

  • 206.
    Berneström, Anette
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Senior Alert och urininkontinens – en beskrivande registerstudie2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The

    purpose of the study is to identify urinary incontinence work with quality registry Senior Alerts urinary incontinence module in two municipalities over a fixed period January to June 2014 and from January to June 2015. The method was to use the registry data that is later held by the Depositary of the Senior Alert. The result showed that more than half of the individuals in risk assessments were conducted on municipal G had any form of urinary incontinence in both periods. The municipality M proportion was even higher, about 80%. Underlying causes of urinary incontinence was found to be the aspects mentioned in the Senior Alerts module except constipation problems and loss of sensation in the genital area that is not revealed as clearly as the other aspects. Using Senior Alert, a pattern emerged, and it is possible to provide individually tailored measures for people with incontinence problems. With simple measures, can patients with feces regime, toilet assistance, testing of incontinence aids can the scale of Senior Alert be helpful. The scale demonstrates what assistance may be needed for patients, health professionals then perform the action.

  • 207.
    Berntoft, Nina
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Johanna, Kallberg
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Faktorer som påverkar informationsutbytet mellan sjuksköterskor hos olika vårdgivare vid in- och utskrivning av äldre patienter2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Att belysa vilka faktorer som hindrade och möjliggjorde ett patientsäkert informationsutbyte mellan sjuksköterskor hos olika vårdgivare, vid in- eller utskrivning av äldre patienter.

    Metod: Uppsatsen utformades som en litteraturöversikt. Artiklar söktes i databaserna Cinahl, Pubmed och Web of science. Av de 14 artiklarna som användes var 8 kvalitativa, 3 kvantitativa och 3 artiklar hade en mixad kvalitativ/kvantitativ ansats.

    Resultat: Faktorer som hindrade ett patientsäkert informationsutbyte var: hög arbetsbelastning, bristfälliga rutiner, brist på kunskap, negativa attityder bland vårdpersonalen, brist på kontaktinformation samt information som var bristfälligt anpassad till mottagaren. Faktorer som möjliggjorde ett patientsäkert informationsutbyte identifierades som: Förbättrade rutiner, ökad samverkan mellan vårdgivare, att införa samordnare, bättre framförhållning, anpassad information till mottagaren samt att införa standardformulär.

    Slutsats: Ett patientsäkert informationsutbyte mellan hälso- och sjukvårdspersonal vid in- och utskrivning av äldre patienter, kräver ett omfattande samarbete mellan vårdgivare och ställer höga krav på sjuksköterskans kunskaper i kommunikation.

  • 208.
    Berterud Andersson, Catarina
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Medical Science.
    Dennis, Katarina
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Medical Science.
    Lumbal spinal stenos och fotbäddar: Kan av formgjutna fotbäddar minska kvarstående ländrygg- och bensmärta hos patienter som opererats för lumbal spinal stenos? En kvasi-experimentell jämförande studie.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common pathological condition in the lower back. The aim of most interventions when treating LSS is to reduce pain in the lower back and leg. The current knowledge regarding orthotics and low back pain is insufficient. Objectives: The aim with this study was to investigate weather custom-made orthotics would reduce self-reported pain in the lower back and leg, in patients who had had surgery for LSS. A second aim was to compare the self-reported pain in the lower back and leg, as well as low back function of the intervention group, with the one/year follow-up of a control group, who had undergone the same surgery two years earlier. Method: Eleven persons who had undergone surgery for LSS at the Spine surgery clinic of Strängnäs got to use custom-made orthotics for six weeks. Primary outcome measure was pain intensity in the lower back and leg, evaluated with the Numeric Rating Scale (NRS). To describe the baseline characteristics of the participants, low back function was measured with the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index (ODI). To detect a change of the median value for pain intensity of the participants, before compared to after the intervention, Wilcoxon signed rank sum test was conducted (CI 95%). The post-intervention measurement was compared to a control condition; i.e. data was collected from the quality register from Swespine. Results: There was no difference in self-reported pain intensity in the lower back, compared to before the intervention (p=0,76). There was no difference in self-reported pain intensity in the leg, compared to before the intervention (p=0,40). There was no difference between the self-reported pain intensity for lower back (p=0,078) or leg (p=0,85) between the follow-up of the intervention group and the result from the one-year follow-up of the control group. Conclusion: This study could not detect any differences in pain in either the lower back or the leg after six weeks of using custom-made orthotics, compared with before the intervention. No difference could be found in self-reported pain intensity between the intervention group and the control for lower back or leg.

  • 209.
    Bihl, Sofi
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Lausch Granlund, Elin
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Omvårdnadsåtgärder vid förstoppning hos vuxna: En litteraturöversikt2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Att beskriva omvårdnadsåtgärder vid förstoppning hos vuxna.

    Design: En litteraturöversikt

    Metod: Artiklar till arbetet har sökts i databaserna PubMed och Cinahl. Resultatet

    har granskat, jämfört och sammanställt av författarna.

    Resultat: Författarna har funnit flera omvårdnadsåtgärder som visat signifikant

    förbättring av symtom vid förstoppning. De omvårdnadsåtgärder som undersökts i

    studierna är fibrer, rörelseträning vid toalettbesök, massage, probiotika, vätska och

    införande av protokoll där flera åtgärder visat signifikant förbättring vid

    förstoppning.

    Slutsats: Olika åtgärder har gjorts på flera olika patientkategorier där resultatet

    har varierat från objektiva fynd som exempelvis förbättrade tarmrörelser till

    subjektiva fynd så som ökad livskvalitet.

  • 210. Bishop, David J.
    et al.
    Thomas, Claire
    Moore-Morris, Tom
    Tonkonogi, Michail
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Sahlin, Kent
    Mercier, Jacques
    Sodium bicarbonate ingestion prior to training improves mitochondrial adaptations in rats2010In: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism, ISSN 0193-1849, E-ISSN 1522-1555, Vol. 299, no 2, p. E225-E233Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We tested the hypothesis that reducing hydrogen ion accumulation during training would result in greater improvements in muscle oxidative capacity and time to exhaustion (TTE). Male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to one of three groups (CON, PLA, and BIC). CON served as a sedentary control, whereas PLA ingested water and BIC ingested sodium bicarbonate 30 min prior to every training session. Training consisted of seven to twelve 2-min intervals performed five times/wk for 5 wk. Following training, TTE was significantly greater in BIC (81.2 +/- 24.7 min) compared with PLA (53.5 +/- 30.4 min), and TTE for both groups was greater than CON (6.5 +/- 2.5 min). Fiber respiration was determined in the soleus (SOL) and extensor digitorum longus (EDL), with either pyruvate (Pyr) or palmitoyl carnitine (PC) as substrates. Compared with CON (14.3 +/- 2.6 nmol O(2).min(-1).mg dry wt(-1)), there was a significantly greater SOL-Pyr state 3 respiration in both PLA (19.6 +/- 3.0 nmol O(2).min(-1).mg dry wt(-1)) and BIC (24.4 +/- 2.8 nmol O(2).min(-1).mg dry wt(-1)), with a significantly greater value in BIC. However, state 3 respiration was significantly lower in the EDL from both trained groups compared with CON. These differences remained significant in the SOL, but not the EDL, when respiration was corrected for citrate synthase activity (an indicator of mitochondrial mass). These novel findings suggest that reducing muscle hydrogen ion accumulation during running training is associated with greater improvements in both mitochondrial mass and mitochondrial respiration in the soleus.

  • 211.
    Bivesjö, Jonna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Strid, Emelie
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Patienters upplevelse av delaktighet i sin vård i livets slutskede: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    80% of the people that die every year in Sweden are believed to have benefited from palliative care. In order for patients to be involved in their care, they must be well informed about their condition. Reports show that not all palliative patients get a breakpoint conversation, which increases the risk that patients don’t feel involved in their care.

    Aim:

    To investigate patients’ experiences of participation in their end-of-life care

    Methods:

    The design is a literature review. Data collection has been done through searches in the databases PubMed and CINAHL.

    Results:

    The result was based on 15 scientific articles and were divided into four categories: patients’ need for information, shared decision-making, patients’ preferences, and experience of a good death. Most patients wanted information about their condition, but not everyone felt that they received it. It varied in how much patients wanted to be involved in the decision-making. Patients who wanted shared decision-making felt less that their wishes were met.

    Conclusions:

    To ensure that patients feel involved in their care, it is important to investigate the individual's needs and to adjust the care accordingly, as well as being aware that this may change over time.

  • 212.
    Bjerkefors, Anna
    et al.
    Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, Laboratoriet för biomekanik och motorisk kontroll (BMC).
    Tinmark, Fredrik
    Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, Laboratoriet för biomekanik och motorisk kontroll (BMC).
    Nilsson, Johnny
    Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, Laboratoriet för tillämpad idrottsvetenskap (LTIV).
    Arndt, Anton
    Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, Laboratoriet för biomekanik och motorisk kontroll (BMC).
    Seated Double-Poling Ergometer Performance of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury - A New Ergometer Concept for Standardized Upper Body Exercise2013In: International Journal of Sports Medicine, ISSN 0172-4622, E-ISSN 1439-3964, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 176-182Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aimed to evaluate biomechanics during seated double-poling exercises in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to compare these with those of able-bodied persons (AB). 26 participants volunteered for the study; 13 with SCI (injury levels C7-T12), and 13 AB. A seated double-poling ergometer (SDPE) was developed. 3-dimensional kinematics was measured and piezoelectric force sensors were used to register force in both poles for calculation of power during incremental intensities. Significantly lower power outputs, (143.2 ± 51.1 vs. 198.3 ± 74.9 W) and pole forces (137.1 ± 43.1 vs. 238.2 ± 81.2 N) were observed during maximal effort in SCI compared to AB. Sagittal upper trunk range of motion increased with intensity and ranged from 6.1–34.8 ° for SCI, and 6.9–31.3 ° for AB, with larger peak amplitudes in flexion for AB (31.4 ± 12.9 °) compared to SCI (10.0 ± 8.0 °). All subjects with SCI were able to exercise on the SDPE. Upper body kinematics, power and force outputs increased with intensity in both groups, but were in general, lower in SCI. In conclusion, the SDPE could be successfully used at low to high work intensities enabling both endurance and strength training for individuals with SCI.

  • 213.
    Bjerre, Bo
    et al.
    Trafikverket.
    Kostela, Johan
    Dalarnas forskningsråd.
    Selén, Jan
    Statistiska Centralbyrån.
    Positive health-care effects of an alcohol ignition interlock programme among driving while impaired (DWI) offenders2007In: Addiction, ISSN 0965-2140, E-ISSN 1360-0443, Vol. 102, no 11, p. 1771-1781Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims: To compare the costs of hospital care and sick leave/disability pensions between two groups of driving while impaired (DWI) offenders: participants in an alcohol ignition interlock programme (AIIP) and controls with revoked licences, but with no comparable opportunity to participate in an AIIP. Setting: As an alternative to licence revocation DWI offenders can participate in a voluntary 2-year AIIP permitting the offender to drive under strict regulations entailing regular medical check-ups. The participants are forced to alter their alcohol habits and those who cannot demonstrate sobriety are dismissed from the programme. Participants: are liable for all costs themselves. Design: Quasi-experimental, with a non-equivalent control group used for comparison; intent-to-treat design. Based on the number of occasions/days in hospital and on sick leave/disability pension, the health-care costs for public insurance have been calculated. Finding: Average total health-care costs were 25% lower among AIIP participants (1156 individuals) than among controls (815 individuals) during the 2-year treatment period. This corresponds to over €1000 (SEK9610) less annual costs per average participant. For those who complete the 2-year programme the cost reduction was more pronounced; 37% during the treatment and 20% during the post-treatment period. Conclusions: The positive health-care effects were due apparently to reduced alcohol consumption. The social benefit of being allowed to drive while in the AIIP may also have contributed. The reduction in health-care costs was significant only during the 2-year treatment period, but among those who completed the entire AIIP sustained effects were also observed in the post-treatment period. The effects were comparable to those of regular alcoholism treatment programmes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)

  • 214.
    Bjuhr, Madelen
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Nordlander, Linda
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Nyutexaminerade sjuksköterskors upplevelser under det första yrkesverksamma året - en litteraturöversikt2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The aim was to explore the experiences of recently graduated nurses during their first year of practice.

    Method: A literature review based on fifteen scientific articles that were sought out in the databases PubMed and CINAHL.

    Results: Six categories were identified: not feeling prepared for the profession, lack of support, how relationships with colleagues and physicians were experienced, bullying from peers, the feeling of not being able to live up to the ideals and transition. Most participants felt that the demands put on them when they entered the work force were high and they felt ill-prepared to meet them, and also that they received little support and wanted more support than they were getting. Slightly more than half of the studies described predominantly positive relationships with colleagues. One or more study participants was exposed to bullying in almost half of the articles. Almost all newly qualified nurses felt that it was difficult, stressful and frustrating to start working, but after about six months, they felt competent to handle routine tasks, more comfortable in the professional role, more independent and confident.

    Conclusion: The first few months were perceived as difficult and overwhelming, but after six months, most began to feel comfortable in the professional role.

  • 215. Bjurbo, Camilla
    et al.
    Eriksson, Ulrika
    Källberg, Ann-Sofie
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Ehrenberg, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Muntlin Athlin, Åsa
    Early identification of frail older patients by using the FRESH-instrument in the emergency department: a pilot study2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 216.
    Björ, Louise
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Svanberg, Sofia
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Den äldre patientens upplevelse av vård utifrån ett personcentrerat perspektiv: En litteraturstudie2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    The elderly is a group that will be a major part of the population in the future. With increasing age, the risk of suffering from one or more diseases increases, which will place higher demands on healthcare. Swedish law states that healthcare has an obligation to promote patient integrity, participation and self-determination, but this is invalid in the care of the elderly. Many complex illnesses in an elderly person necessitate nursing based on the patient's individual needs. Person-centered nursing is about a partnership between the individual and healthcare staff, where the individual is at the center of care.

    Aim:

    To highlight the elderly patient's experience of care based on a person-centered perspective.

    Method:

    A literature review was conducted and the data was found in the databases CINAHL and PubMed, 13 articles with qualitative method were selected.

    Result:

    The results showed that there were similarities and differences in how the elderly patient experiences their care. These experiences can be divided into three main categories: self-determination, participation and integrity. The elderly patient had a longing for independence and self-determination, however, this was reversed due to a lack of time and competence shortage. The elderly had a desire to be involved in their care, where the relationship and communication were an important basis for creating participation. Many of the elderly did not feel confirmed as a unique individual of nursing staff.

    Conclusion:

    In order to promote the role of the elderly in their care, must a holistic perspective and a person-centered approach be applied, where the elderly is respected as a unique individual. With the older individual at the heart of his care, his right to self-determination, participation and integrity is strengthened, which in turn can lead to an increased quality of life.

  • 217.
    Björk, Helena
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Sjuksköterskans upplevelse och beskrivning av kommunikation med vuxna patienter med ADHD inom öppenvårdspsykiatrin: En kvalitativ intervjustudie2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Studies show patients' experience of communication with nurses, nurses need to have knowledge of communication and knowledge of disability patients with ADHD may have. Previous studies also illustrate various communication theories that are useful in healthcare relationships, but not so much regarding nurses’ experiences.

    Aim: To describe how nurses at outpatient psychiatric experience describe communication with adult patients with ADHD.

    Methods: The study had a qualitative design where data was collected through semi-structured interviews. Qualitative content analysis was used as analytical method.

    Results: The analyses resulted in one theme, four categories and eleven subcategories. Nurses at outpatient clinics experienced communication with patients with ADHD nourishing and debilitating at the same time. Various communication techniques were used in combination with the knowledge of disabilities to create the best conditions for communication with patients. Good attitude and a good approach were reported to be important.

    Conclusion: Nurses in outpatient psychiatry experienced communication with patients with ADHD as both nourishing and debilitating. The nurses adapt their communication to the patient’s needs and abilities, and they treat all needs of the patients' different with respect. Nurses felt that a good attitude and a good treatment was important for communication with patients with ADHD.

  • 218. Björk, Mathilda
    et al.
    Thyberg, Ingrid
    Nordenskiöld, Ulla
    Lindstrand, Jane
    Brodin, Nina
    Rosengren, Jenny
    Brorsson, Sofia
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Development of measuring devices for evaluating hand force in rheumatoid arthritis2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 219. Björkelund, Cecilia
    et al.
    Svenningsson, Irene
    Hange, Dominique
    Udo, Camilla
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social Work.
    Petersson, Eva-Lisa
    Ariai, Nashmil
    Nejati, Shabnam
    Wessman, Catrin
    Wallin, Lars
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing. Göteborgs universitet; Karolinska institutet.
    Westman, Jeanette
    Clinical effectiveness of care managers in collaborative care for patients with depression in Swedish primary health care: a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial.2018In: BMC Family Practice, ISSN 1471-2296, E-ISSN 1471-2296, Vol. 19, no 1, article id 28Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the leading causes of disability and affects 10-15% of the population. The majority of people with depressive symptoms seek care and are treated in primary care. Evidence internationally for high quality care supports collaborative care with a care manager. Our aim was to study clinical effectiveness of a care manager intervention in management of primary care patients with depression in Sweden.

    METHODS: In a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial 23 primary care centers (PCCs), urban and rural, included patients aged ≥ 18 years with a new (< 1 month) depression diagnosis. Intervention consisted of Care management including continuous contact between care manager and patient, a structured management plan, and behavioral activation, altogether around 6-7 contacts over 12 weeks. Control condition was care as usual (CAU).

    OUTCOME MEASURES: Depression symptoms (measured by Mongomery-Asberg depression score-self (MADRS-S) and BDI-II), quality of life (QoL) (EQ-5D), return to work and sick leave, service satisfaction, and antidepressant medication. Data were analyzed with the intention-to-treat principle.

    RESULTS: One hundred ninety two patients with depression at PCCs with care managers were allocated to the intervention group, and 184 patients at control PCCs were allocated to the control group. Mean depression score measured by MADRS-S was 2.17 lower in the intervention vs. the control group (95% CI [0.56; 3.79], p = 0.009) at 3 months and 2.27 lower (95% CI [0.59; 3.95], p = 0.008) at 6 months; corresponding BDI-II scores were 1.96 lower (95% CI [- 0.19; 4.11], p = 0.07) in the intervention vs. control group at 6 months. Remission was significantly higher in the intervention group at 6 months (61% vs. 47%, p = 0.006). QoL showed a steeper increase in the intervention group at 3 months (p = 0.01). During the first 3 months, return to work was significantly higher in the intervention vs. the control group. Patients in the intervention group were more consistently on antidepressant medication than patients in the control group.

    CONCLUSIONS: Care managers for depression treatment have positive effects on depression course, return to work, remission frequency, antidepressant frequency, and quality of life compared to usual care and is valued by the patients.

    TRIAL REGISTRATION: Identifier: NCT02378272 . February 2, 2015. Retrospectively registered.

  • 220.
    Björkholm, Nicole
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Finn, Camilla
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Fem veckors träningsintervention utankostreglering påverkar intekroppssammansättningen hos överviktiga vuxna2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    PurposeThe purpose of the present study was to investigate whether relatively cheap and simpletraining intervention without food adjustments in a realistic environment can positively affectbody composition in only five weeks. The training methods the present study intended toexamine were high intensity interval exercise (HIIT) and low intensity walks.Methods14 adults with a body mass index between 25-35 kg/m2 completed a five-week trainingintervention without food adjustments. Relative and absolute fat mass and lean mass wasmeasured before and after the intervention with dual-energy X-ray absorbation (DXA). Thestudy subjects were divided into two groups where one group was instructed to complete HIITfor 30 minutes three times/week and the other group was instructed to complete three 60minutes low intensity walks three times/week at an intensity of 65% of their maximal heartrate.ResultsThe results did not show any significant differences in relative fat mass, absolute fat mass orlean mass in HIIT or low intensity walks after five weeks of training. p>0,05 for each value.ConclusionThe results of the present study show that a five week training intervention consisting of HIIT30 minutes three times/week or low intensity walks 60 minutes/week without foodadjustments does not affect the body composition in overweight adults.

  • 221.
    Björlin, Hanna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Eriksson, Anette
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Omvårdnad av personer med missbruk och/eller beroende av alkohol eller droger i somatisk vård: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    People with abuse and/or addiction are present in society and are an increasing group. Diseases due to abuse and/or addiction to alcohol or drugs leads to the need for care in different care units. Aim: The aim is to put together knowledge about the nurse experience of patients with abuse and/or addiction to alcohol or drugs in somatic care. Method: This literature review summarizes results based on 11 academic articles. Canada, USA, Taiwan, England, Australia, Chile and Israel are the countries represented in the results. The articles are published between 2008-2018. Results: Based on the reviewed articles, 4 categories emerged. The categories are nurses experience of care, attitude, lack of knowledge and support at the workplace. The result shows that education and workplace support is lacking. Education and workplace support is required to achieve a better attitude from the nurse. Conclusion: The conclusion of this literature review is that the nurse needs support and education in order to work with a good attitude towards patients with addiction and/or addiction to alcohol or drugs.

  • 222.
    Björneke, Sara
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sexual Reproductive Perinatal Health.
    Etnell, Ulrika
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sexual Reproductive Perinatal Health.
    Barnmorskors upplevelser av att arbeta med yoga för gravida - en kvalitativ intervjustudie2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Yoga during pregnancy has become increasingly popular in Sweden and the western world in recent years. Earlier studies suggest that yoga for pregnant women may increase well-being during pregnancy, reduce fear for giving birth and increase prenatal attachment. Today, yoga for pregnant women is available at private yoga and fitness centres and at certain maternity clinics. However, there seems to be a gap of knowledge about midwifes experiences of working with yoga for pregnant women. Aim: Describe midwives experiences of working with prenatal yoga. Method: Eight semistructured interviews were conducted with midwives who have experience instructing yoga classes during pregnancy. Qualitative content analysis was used for analysis of the material. Result: Four main categories were identified. The categories were Birth Preparation, Well-being during Pregnancy, Prenatal attachment, and Contraindication or Adjustment. Furthermore, there were 11 subcategories and an overall theme: Sense of security and Trust. Conclusion: The midwives experience that yoga during pregnancy can contribute to increased well-being, both mentally and physically, establish prenatal attachment and prepare the pregnant women for childbirth. The midwives emphasize that their professional experiences in midwifery contributes to a deeper dimension in the yoga classes, enabling a safe practise during pregnancy. Clinical application: The study can inspire midwives to work with, or recommend prenatal yoga and inspire to further studies.

  • 223.
    Björnemalm, Victoria
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Grip, Elin
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Kvinnor med bröstcancer och deras erfarenheter av omvårdnad efter genomförd mastektomi: En litteraturöversikt2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Breast cancer is the most common cause of death in middle-aged women in Sweden after lung cancer. Treatment of breast cancer usually consists of surgery, where the affected breast is removed, mastectomy. Diagnosis with breast cancer and walking through mastectomy can lead to complex changes in the woman's identity, as well as suffering, anxiety and altered self-esteem. The purpose of the nursing care must be that the woman being cared for should be independent, and experience health. The nurse must have communicative skills to maintain person-centered care.

    Purpose:

    To compile knowledge of what experiences women with breast cancer have of nursing after completed mastectomy.

    Method:

    A literature review. The result is based on 14 scientific articles.

    Results:

    In summary, healthcare staff had difficulty meeting the needs of women after completion of mastectomy. The results show that the women had experience of inadequate information from healthcare professionals about rehabilitation and complications after mastectomy. Nursing staff lacked knowledge of complications that may arise after mastectomy to meet the needs of women. The results of the studies indicated that women lacked follow-up after mastectomy. The women were pleased with the emotional support of healthcare professionals and that the healthcare staff were supportive, provided information and that they were available for questions. The women wished the care staff to provide a person-centered approach.

    Conclusion:

    Both positive and negative experiences were found in the results of the literature review regarding women's experiences of nursing after mastectomy. Most women in the chosen studies felt that healthcare staff could not meet their needs.

  • 224.
    Björner, Elin
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Stjernqvist, Hanna
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Musik – en outnyttjad resurs inom hälsofrämjande arbete: Musikens potential att understödja arbetsmetoden FaR®2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The inactivity in society contributes to increased illness and so-called lifestyle- and welfare diseases which can lead to overweight, obesity and premature death. Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate whether music can act as a motivator and work as an effective support to the physical activity referral (PaR®) Method: Literature study with systematic analysis. Results: PaR® is a work method within the health care system which aims to promote physical activity. The method has potential for development and there is adequate evidence that music can be an effective support to PaR®. We have identified limitations and therefore developed the method by adding music as a motivating component. Conclusion: Music has shown positive qualities in terms of increased motivation and adherence to physical activity. Music has therefore the potential to act as a motivating component in the working method PaR®. Increased adherence to the prescriptions is essential to improve the health for insufficiently active patients. In the long term benefit the public health.

  • 225.
    Björnhager, Erika
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science.
    Heij Rose´n, Märet
    Närståendes upplevelser och behov av sjuksköterskans stöd och bemötande vid anhörigs psykossjukdom: En kvalitativ intervjustudie med närstående2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The aim was to illustrate relatives experiences and needs of support and professional approach from nurses associated with family members psychotic disorder.

    Method: This study was conducted as an empirical study with qualitative approach, based on semi-structured interviews. Relatives were asked to describe their previous experiences of support and professional approach from the nurse, when a family member suffers from a psychotic disorder. They also described which needs of support and professional approach they claimed to have.

    Results: The results showed that relatives of people with psychosis have no support from nurses and other health professionals. Experience of the nurse´s approach revealed deficiencies. The relatives felt extradited, rejected and without influence.

    . Relatives described their needs for support from the nurse to be relieved, valued and freed from guilt. They described a desire to be treated with care. It also emerged need to be more involved in the care of the family member, and to get advice and support. Mainly in the form of a contact person to turn to.

    Conclusion: Existing health care programs and guidelines need to be followed so relatives could receive the support they are entitled to. If the nurse involved relatives in health care, should relatives conditions for good health improve. It also contributes to relatives possibilities to support their sick family member to a better life.

  • 226. Blennborn, Maria
    et al.
    Nilsson, S.
    Hillervik, Charlotte
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Hellberg, D.
    The couple's decision-making in IVF: one or two embryos at transfer?2005In: Human Reproduction, ISSN 0268-1161, E-ISSN 1460-2350, Vol. 20, no 5, p. 1292-1297Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the decision-making process and factors that contribute to the decision of IVF participants to choose one or two embryos at transfer.

    Methods: Two hundred and seventy-four IVF patients equally distributed in males and females were personally interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire which included 82 items.

    Results: In the whole study population, previous childbirth [odds ratio (OR) 2.1; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.9–3.6], and spare embryos to freeze (OR 23.6; 95% CI 11.2–54.5) emerged as the most important variables in patients who had one embryo transferred, while previous IVF treatments (OR 0.3; 95% CI 0.1–0.6) and the assumed increased pregnancy chance (OR 0.1; 95% CI 0.05–0.3) were the most important decision-making factors among those who had two embryos. The women were more satisfied with the information (83 versus 71%; P=0.02), and more aware of the risks with twin pregnancies (77 versus 66%; P=0.03) than the males. The women were also more concerned about their age. Knowledge about risks of multiple pregnancies was higher in females (77%) than in males (66%, P=0.03).

    Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that despite good information about the risks for complications with multiple pregnancies, many patients wish to have two embryos transferred. Spare embryos to freeze, improvement of pregnancy rate in single embryo transfer and young age of the woman are predictive of choosing single embryo transfer. However, the final decision must always be made in agreement with the physician.

  • 227.
    Blessborn, Daniel
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Chemical Engineering.
    Römsing, Susanne
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Chemistry.
    Bergqvist, Yngve
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Medical Science.
    Lindegardh, Niklas
    Assay for screening for six antimalarial drugs and one metabolite using dried blood spot sampling, sequential extraction and ion-trap detection2010In: Bioanalysis, ISSN 1757-6180, E-ISSN 1757-6199, Vol. 2, no 11, p. 1839-1847Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: More parasites are becoming resistant to antimalarial drugs, and in many areas a change in first-line drug treatment is necessary. The aim of the developed assay is to help determine drug use in these areas and also to be a complement to interviewing patients, which will increase reliability of surveys.

    Results: This assay detects quinine, mefloquine, sulfadoxine, pyrimethamine, lumefantrine, chloroquine and its metabolite desethylchloroquine in a 100-mu l dried blood spot. Most of the drugs also have long half-lives that make them detectable at least 7 days after administration. The drugs are extracted from the dried blood spot with sequential extraction (due to the big differences in physicochemical properties), solid-phase extraction is used as sample clean-up and separation is performed with gradient-LC with MS ion-trap detection.

    Conclusion: Detection limits (S/N > 5:1) at 50 ng/ml or better were achieved for all drugs except lumefantrine (200 ng/ml), and thus can be used to determine patient compliance. A major advantage of using the ion-trap MS it that it will be possible to go back into the data and look for other drugs as needed.

  • 228.
    Blixt, Annelie
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Jansson, Sandra
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Faktorer som påverkar livskvaliteten hos patienter med svårläkta bensår: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Chronic leg ulcers are defined as wounds below the knee joint that has not healed within six weeks. The nurse has an important role in the care of patients with chronic leg ulcers, although the characteristics of the chronic leg ulcers can complicate the nurse’s work.

    Aim:

    The aim of this literature review was to describe which factors affect the quality of life in patients with chronic leg ulcers.

    Method:

    To fulfill the aim, a literature review was conducted based on 16 articles of both qualitative and quantitative approach, as well as the approach "mixed-method".

    Results:

    Chronic leg ulcers affected the patients’ quality of life from the physical, social and emotional perspective. Odour, pain, social and physical limitations and lack of coping ability have a negative impact on the quality of life. The nurse’s technical skills and ability to satisfy the patient’s need for trust and support influenced the quality of life of this patient group.

    Conclusion:

    Chronic leg ulcers often mean a deteriorated quality of life. The characteristics of the chronic leg ulcers often include odour and pain, which limits the patients’ daily life both socially and physically. These patients often experience feelings of anxiety, fear and impaired self-esteem related to how they and their leg ulcer are perceived by others, which also adversely affects their quality of life. The quality of life in patients with chronic leg ulcers is also affected by the nurse’s technical skills and ability to satisfy the patients’ need for support and a trustworthy relationship.

  • 229.
    Blixt, Sonia
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Lilja Fryxell, Emma
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    ARBETSRELATERADE STRESSFAKTORER FÖR SJUKSKÖTERSKOR INOM AKUTSJUKVÅRDEN Litteraturöversikt2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT:

    Background: Work related stress among nurses contributes to a high percentage

    of sick leave. The work pace is often higher in the emergency care than in other

    work areas and the amount of people passing thru is high. Nurses working in

    emergency care are more exposed to stress. Coping strategies can be used to

    handle stress. Purpose: The purpose is to find out which stressors that has an

    impact on nurses health in the emergency care and which coping strategies that can

    be helpful to handle the stress. Method: Literature review of twelve qualitative

    and quantitative scientific articles regarding the nurse in emergency care, workrelated

    stressors and coping strategies. Results: Work-related stressors contributes

    to illness and suffering for the nurse in emergency care. Coping strategies like

    support from colleagues, debriefing, review of the workplace, and mindfulness

    contributes to that work-related stress is manageable and that health is achieved.

    Conclusion: Stressors such as lack of nurses, death or sexual abuse of children,

    violence and threats from patients and families, as well as deficiencies in the work

    environment contributes to work-related stress. Coping strategies may help to

    prevent work-related stress. But for coping strategies to work it is important to use

    the existing strategies and that time and opportunity are available at work to

    perform these.

  • 230.
    Blom, Daniel
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Musikens inverkan på prestationen hos Trumslagare2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose:

    the purpose of this study was to see if the performance in the form of number of arrests of drummers were influenced with the help of music. Since the year 2000 so is it a sport that goes under the epithet" Extreme sport drumming" World’s Fastest Drummer (WFD) where it is at in 1 minute to make as many raids as possible on a snare drum. During these competitions used music as a tool without the participants perform the operation only to the sound that d that they do by the gambling. Method: The Method used in this study is of kvasiexperiment design in which the dependent /independent variable measured. In the study, eight adult professionals entered their experience ranges between 15 and more than 40 years’ total in the exercise of drumming. All participants used the same music where the song was" the Living dead" with Entombed and from the album Clandestine that gave out in 1991. Initially, participants were to perform step 1 without music to in subsections 2 to repeat the procedure again with the music. After completed the test answered the participants on how they experienced the music: Motivating, Annoying, or indifferent. Results: During this study was no significant difference detected between the conditions, some of the participants performed better without music than with. Conclusion: in Order to achieve an adequate effect of the music, so it seems that it has the best effect during the working hours where it then goes to draw the focus towards the music, and thus perform better.

  • 231. Blom, Elin S
    et al.
    Wang, Yijing
    Skoglund, Lena
    Uppsala universitet.
    Hansson, Anita C
    Ubaldi, Massimo
    Lourdusamy, Anbarasu
    Sommer, Wolfgang H
    Mielke, Matthew
    Hyman, Bradley T
    Heilig, Markus
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Nilsson, Lars N G
    Ingelsson, Martin
    Increased mRNA Levels of TCF7L2 and MYC of the Wnt Pathway in Tg-ArcSwe Mice and Alzheimer's Disease Brain.2010In: International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, ISSN 2090-8024, E-ISSN 2090-0252, Vol. 2011Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Several components in the Wnt pathway, including β-catenin and glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta, have been implied in AD pathogenesis. Here, mRNA brain levels from five-month-old tg-ArcSwe and nontransgenic mice were compared using Affymetrix microarray analysis. With surprisingly small overall changes, Wnt signaling was the most affected pathway with altered expression of nine genes in tg-ArcSwe mice. When analyzing mRNA levels of these genes in human brain, transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) and v-myc myelocytomatosis viral oncogene homolog (MYC), were increased in Alzheimer's disease (AD) (P < .05). Furthermore, no clear differences in TCF7L2 and MYC mRNA were found in brains with frontotemporal lobar degeneration, suggesting that altered regulation of these Wnt-related genes could be specific to AD. Finally, mRNA levels of three neurogenesis markers were analyzed. Increased mRNA levels of dihydropyrimidinase-like 3 were observed in AD brain, suggesting that altered Wnt pathway regulation may signify synaptic rearrangement or neurogenesis.

  • 232.
    Blom, Åsa
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Hertzberg, Maria
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Närståendes upplevelse av stöd, när anhörig drabbas av allvarlig sjukdom.: En litteraturöversikt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Already in the 1970’s were significant others situation in the

    healthcare highlighted, and although there has been an increase on family-related

    research over the past 20 years, there are still gaps in family-related care.

    Aim: The aim was to describe significant others experience of needs from the

    nurse, when a patient suffer from a serious illness or injury.

    Method: The study was conducted as a literature review, which included 10

    articles of which 8 were qualitative and 2 were quantitative. Searches were made

    in Cinahl, PubMed and DiVA. The content was analyzed and themes were

    identified.

    Result: Two main themes and three subthemes were identified. The first main

    theme was the significant other’s needs, with the first subtheme being the meaning

    of communication in healthcare with the significant other and the second subtheme

    being recovery. The second main theme was available support, with the subtheme

    being significant others participation in care.

    Conclusion: The study implies that significant others felt a need to be involved in

    health care around the patient, especially by getting information. To involve the

    significant other can reduce the stress experience, which in turn can raise the trust

    in health care.

  • 233.
    Blomberg, Helena
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola, Hälsa och välfärd.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalens högskola, Hälsa och välfärd.
    Havererade vårdkontakter: De professionellas vittnesmål om vanskliga vårdrelationer; hur de kan förstås, hanteras och förebyggas2014Report (Other academic)
  • 234. Blomberg, Jonas
    et al.
    Blomberg, Fredrik
    Sjösten, Anna
    Sheikholvaezin, Ali
    Bolin-Wiener, Agnes
    Elfaitouri, Amal
    Hessel, Sanna
    Gottfries, Carl-Gerhard
    Zachrisson, Olof
    Ohrmalm, Christina
    Jobs, Magnus
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Medical Science.
    Pipkorn, Ruediger
    No evidence for xenotropic murine leukemia-related virus infection in Sweden using internally controlled multiepitope suspension array serology2012In: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, ISSN 1556-6811, E-ISSN 1556-679X, Vol. 19, no 9, p. 1399-1410Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many syndromes have a large number of differential diagnoses, a situation which calls for multiplex diagnostic systems. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also named chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a common disease of unknown etiology. A mouse retrovirus, xenotropic murine leukemia-related virus (XMRV), was found in ME/CFS patients and blood donors, but this was not corroborated. However, the paucity of serological investigations on XMRV in humans prompted us to develop a serological assay which cover many aspects of XMRV antigenicity. It is a novel suspension array method, using a multiplex IgG assay with nine recombinant proteins from the env and gag genes of XMRV and 38 peptides based on known epitopes of vertebrate gamma-retroviruses. IgG antibodies were sought in 520 blood donors and 85 ME/CFS patients and in positive-and negative-control sera from animals. We found no differences in seroreactivity between blood donors and ME/CFS patients for any of the antigens. This did not support an association between ME/CFS and XMRV infection. The multiplex serological system had several advantages: (i) biotinylated protein G allowed us to run both human and animal sera, which is essential because of a lack of XMRV-positive humans; (ii) a novel quality control was a pan-peptide positive-control rabbit serum; and (iii) synthetic XMRV Gag peptides with degenerate positions covering most of the variation of murine leukemia-like viruses did not give higher background than nondegenerate analogs. The principle may be used for creation of variant tolerant peptide serologies. Thus, our system allows rational large-scale serological assays with built-in quality control.

  • 235.
    Blomgren, Johanna
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Kvinnors upplevelser av kontinuerligbarnmorskeledd vård. Från tidig graviditet tillnybliven förälder - en Litteraturstudie2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Continuous midwifery-led care is a concept based on the assumption that

    women who receive care the same midwife during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care

    will take an active part in their own care and feel a strong sense of satisfaction and personal

    control.

    Aim:

    To describe the knowledge of women's experiences of continuous midwifery-led care,

    from early pregnancy to being a new parent.

    Method:

    A literature review was conducted with 12 articles searched through Cinahl och

    Pubmed.

    Results:

    Continuous midwife-led care contributed to women taking active decisions

    regarding their care, feeling a greater sense of self-esteem and experiences an increased

    confidence before childbirth. The study highlighted the importance of a good relationship,

    clear information and that they had time to describe their wishes before delivery. The women

    felt that the continuous midwifery-led care was respectful and accessible and gave them

    emotional support and where conducted in a safe and competent way.

    Conclusion:

    Continuous midwifery-led care during maternity care, childbirth and postpartum

    periods can strengthen women's sense of participation in care, positively affect the

    relationship between the woman and midwife, and strengthen the woman's self-esteem before

    birth.

  • 236.
    Blomqvist, Julia
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Gustafson, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av och strategier vid svåra samtal med patienter i livets slut – en litteraturöversikt2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The aim of this study was to describe nurses' experiences and strategies in situations of difficult conversations with patients at the end stage of life.

    Method: The study was conducted as a literature survey. The result is based on 14 articles of quantitative and qualitative approach, which were collected from CINAHL and PubMed.

    Results: Nurses experienced conversations with patients at the end stage of life as a difficult task to deal with. The lack of knowledge were the main factors that affected the implementation of difficult conversations. The nurses used different strategies in order to help the patient in the best way possible. The nurses had strategies that were about to try to build a relationship with the patient. They prepared themselves before they would meet with the patient to have such a great picture of the patient's situation as possible. The attitude towards the patient could adapt depending on the patient they met. Some nurses had as a strategy to avoid the difficult conversations with patients at end of life. It is because of a lack of knowledge about the management of difficult conversations.

    Conclusion: The lack of knowledge influenced the nurses handling of difficult conversations, thus it is highly relevant that the opportunity of additional theory is available. Practical knowledge can be obtained by colleagues and other workers within the profession, which can give nurses the opportunity to further develop strategies to improve the handling of difficult conversations.

  • 237.
    Boberg, Emma
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Grannas, Maria
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Sjuksköterskans omvårdnad av patienter med kognitiv svårighet som ADHD: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an increasingly common diagnosis among adults. Nurses need to have the ability to be able to meet this patient groups needs.

    Aim: The purpose is to describe nurses’ experience in care of patients with cognitive difficulties with focus on ADHD.

    Method: The design is a literature review of 9 qualitative and quantitative articles. The collection of data has been done via the databases Cinahl, Psycinfo and PubMed.

    Result: The review of the articles resulted in two main themes: Conditions and limitations in nursing care in patients with cognitive difficulties as ADHD with three subtopics Time, Treatment and Attitudes and Communication between nurse and patient and care units with two subtopics; Communication between nurse and patient and Communication between care units. The results show that conditions and limitations for example time, attitudes and relationships affected nursing in care of patients with cognitive difficulties as ADHD. There could be negative attitudes among healthcare professionals. However, a therapeutic relationship and communication between a nurse and a patient was found to benefit nursing patients with cognitive difficulties such as ADHD.

    Conclusion: Communication was an important factor in the care of patient with ADHD and the nurse had an important role in this. Time and the patient’s conditions could affect the nurses’ potential of communication.

  • 238.
    Boberg, Kajsa
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sexual Reproductive Perinatal Health.
    Ismail, Mahabat
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sexual Reproductive Perinatal Health.
    En jämförelse mellan den självskattadeförlossningsupplevelsen hos kvinnor med normalgraviditet och kvinnor med graviditetsdiabetes: En retrospektiv tvärsnittsstudie2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: How the midwife treats the women impacts her experience of childbirth. Women with GDM experience the diagnosis as stressful and worrisome, time-consuming and they wish for a pregnancy without GDM. The number of studies about their childbirth experience is low. Aim: A comparison of the self-assessed childbirth experience between women with a normal pregnancy and women with a GDM-diagnosis. To identify factors that can impact on the childbirth experience. Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Data was collected thru a survey, using the VAS-scale, and registerdata from MFR. A total of 391 participated, 326 with a normal pregnancy and 65 with GDM. The material was analyzed using parametric and non-parametric statistics. Result: A total of 36,1% had a negative childbirth experience. It was more common within the GDM-group (55,4%) to have a negative experience than for women with a normal pregnancy (32,2%). Factors correlating with a negative experience was, a high BMI, born outside of Sweden, primiparous and if the women were unsatisfied with the provided pain-relief. Conclusion: Women with a GDM-diagnosis has a significantly more negative childbirth experience, factors related to pregnancy and childbirth showed a correlation with a negative childbirth experience. Clinical application: The results can be used to improve healthcare for women with GDM to contribute to a more positive childbirth experience.

  • 239.
    Boccaccio, Jamila
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Schytz Lindqvist, Jeanette
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    En meningsfull tillvaro för den äldre människan: En litteraturöversikt2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte; Syftet med denna litteraturöversikt var att beskriva upplevelsen av vad som skapar en meningsfull tillvaro samt hur sjuksköterskan kan stödja och främja en meningsfull tillvaro för de äldre vid särskilda boenden. Metod; Studien genomfördes som en litteraturöversikt. Artiklar publicerade mellan åren 2000-2012 söktes i databaserna CHINAL, ELITE, PubMed, SweMed samt i tidskriften Vård i Norden. Resultat; Resultatet visade på att upprätthållandet av kroppens fysiska och mentala förmågor hade stor inverkan för den upplevda hälsan. Social gemenskap, goda vårdrelationer och ett aktivt delagande i den egna vardagen ansågs även placera den äldre i ett sammanhang, vilket också grundade för meningsfullhet och välbefinnande. Konklusion; För att uppnå en god omvårdnad av de äldre krävdes sjuksköterskor med ett stort kunnande och engagemang där goda omvårdnadsrelationer skapades utifrån den enskildes livsberättelse, behov och önskningar.

  • 240. Bogren Jungmarker, Emily
    et al.
    Lindgren, Helena
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Hildingsson, Ingegerd
    Playing the second fiddle is okay: Swedish fathers' experiences of prenatal care2010In: Journal of midwifery & women's health, ISSN 1526-9523, E-ISSN 1542-2011, Vol. 55, no 5, p. 421-429Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden, prospective fathers are encouraged and welcome to attend prenatal visits, and pregnant women assess their partners’ involvement in prenatal care as very important. The aim of this study was to describe expectant fathers’ experiences of and involvement in prenatal care in Sweden. Data were drawn from a 1-year cohort study of 827 Swedish-speaking fathers recruited during their partners’ mid-pregnancy and followed up two months after childbirth. The participants reported that the most important issues in prenatal care were the woman’s physical and emotional wellbeing and the support she received from her midwife. However, care was identified as deficient in nearly all aspects of information, medical care, and fathers’ involvement. “Excessive” care was also reported and related to how the father was treated by the midwife, mainly in terms of attention to his emotional wellbeing. Although fathers prioritize the needs of their pregnant partners, it is important for caregivers to assess fathers’ needs and incorporate a family-oriented approach to prenatal care.

  • 241.
    Bogren, M.
    et al.
    PhD Student, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg.
    Bajracharya, U.
    Maharajgunj Nursing Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepa.
    Berg, M.
    Professor, Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg.
    Erlandsson, Kerstin
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing. Mälardalens högskola.
    Ireland, J.
    Midwife, RCM Union Learning Rep & Supervisor of Midwives, St Mary's Maternity Unit, Poole Hospital, United Kingdom.
    Simkhada, P.
    Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) University of Sheffield and MMIHS, United Kingdom.
    Van Teijlingen, Edwin
    Professor, Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health, Bornemouth University & Visiting Professor, MMIHS, Tribhuvan University, United Kingdom.
    Nepal needs midwifery2013In: Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, ISSN 2091-1041, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 41-44Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 242.
    Bogren, Malin
    et al.
    UNPF, Bangladesh.
    Begum, Farida
    UNPF, Bangladesh.
    Erlandsson, Kerstin
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    The historical development of the midwifery profession in Bangladesh2017In: Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM), ISSN 2409-2290, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 65-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sexual and reproductive health and rights have been identified as the core areas of practice, theory and research for the midwifery profession. The midwifery profession, as defined by the International Confederation of Midwives Global Standards, is new in Bangladesh. This paper aims to give an overview of the historical process that has taken place in the past decades to develop the midwifery profession in Bangladesh. The professional development of midwives is the result of many years of collaboration and relationship building among stakeholders such as the government, non-government organizations, academia, professional associations, United Nations agencies, and donors. All are working toward achieving the common goal of preventing/ reducing maternal and child mortality through education, the development of supportive laws, policies and guidelines, and the deployment of midwives. Lessons learnt from the Bangladesh experience can provide useful guidance for other countries in Asia that are currently establishing midwifery as a profession that aims to provide safe and high quality sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn care.

  • 243.
    Bogren, Malin
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Erlandsson, Kerstin
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Opportunities, challenges and strategies when building a midwifery profession. Findings from a qualitative study in Bangladesh and Nepal2018In: Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, ISSN 1877-5756, E-ISSN 1877-5764, Vol. 16, p. 45-49Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective

    The aim of this paper was to identify opportunities and challenges when building a midwifery profession in Bangladesh and Nepal.

    Methods

    Data were collected through 33 semi-structured interviews with government officials, policy-makers, donors, and individuals from academia and non-government organizations with an influence in building a midwifery profession in their respective countries. Data were analyzed using content analysis.

    Findings

    The opportunities and challenges found in Bangladesh and Nepal when building a midwifery profession emerged the theme “A comprehensive collaborative approach, with a political desire, can build a midwifery profession while competing views, interest, priorities and unawareness hamper the process”. Several factors were found to facilitate the establishment of a midwifery profession in both countries. For example, global and national standards brought together midwifery professionals and stakeholders, and helped in the establishment of midwifery associations. The challenges for both countries were national commitments without a full set of supporting policy documents, lack of professional recognition, and competing views, interests and priorities.

    Conclusion and clinical application

    This study demonstrated that building a midwifery profession requires a political comprehensive collaborative approach supported by a political commitment. Through bringing professionals together in a professional association will bring a professional status. Global standards and guidelines need to be contextualized into national policies and plans where midwives are included as part of the national health workforce. This is a key for creating recognized midwives with a protected title to autonomously practice midwifery, to upholding the sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls.

  • 244.
    Bogren, Malin
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Erlandsson, Kerstin
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Byrskog, Ulrika
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    What prevents midwifery quality care in Bangladesh? A focus group enquiry with midwifery students2018In: BMC Health Services Research, ISSN 1472-6963, E-ISSN 1472-6963, Vol. 18, no 1, article id 639Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: With professional midwives being introduced in Bangladesh in 2013, the aim of this study was to describe midwifery students perceptions on midwives' realities in Bangladesh, based on their own experiences.

    METHOD: Data were collected through 14 focus group discussions that included a total of 67 third-year diploma midwifery students at public nursing institutes/colleges in different parts of Bangladesh. Data were analyzed deductively using an analytical framework identifying social, professional and economical barriers to the provision of quality care by midwifery personnel.

    RESULTS: The social barriers preventing midwifery quality care falls outside the parameters of Bangladeshi cultural norms that have been shaped by beliefs associated with religion, society, and gender norms. This puts midwives in a vulnerable position due to cultural prejudice. Professional barriers include heavy workloads with a shortage of staff who were not utilized to their full capacity within the health system. The reason for this was a lack of recognition in the medical hierarchy, leaving midwives with low levels of autonomy. Economical barriers were reflected by lack of supplies and hospital beds, midwives earning only low and/or irregular salaries, a lack of opportunities for recreation, and personal insecurity related to lack of housing and transportation.

    CONCLUSION: Without adequate support for midwives, to strengthen their self-confidence through education and through continuous professional and economic development, little can be achieved in terms of improving quality care of women during the period around early and late pregnancy including childbirth.The findings can be used for discussions aimed to mobilize a midwifery workforce across the continuum of care to deliver quality reproductive health care services. No matter how much adequate support is provided to midwives, to strengthen their self-confidence through education, continuous professional and economic development, addressing the social barriers is a prerequisite for provision of quality care.

  • 245. Bogren, Malin
    et al.
    Rosengren, Josefin
    Erlandsson, Kerstin
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Berg, Marie
    Build professional competence and equip with strategies to empower midwifery students - An interview study evaluating a simulation-based learning course for midwifery educators in Bangladesh.2019In: Nurse Education in Practice, ISSN 1471-5953, E-ISSN 1873-5223, Vol. 35, p. 27-31Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Use of simulation-based learning in midwifery education programmes is crucial. Due to midwifery educators in Bangladesh were lacking competence in using such pedagogical methods in their teaching, they were invited to participate in a simulation-based learning course. In this paper, we present a study on the perceived usefulness of this course. Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with 17 of the 28 midwifery educators participating on the course and data were analysed using inductive content analysis. Findings showed that the simulation-based learning course for midwifery educators in Bangladesh was useful. It "builds the professional competence of midwifery educators" and "equips them with strategies to empower midwifery students". The findings show that a simulation-based learning course is of major importance in pre-service education in settings where the capacity of midwifery educators needs to be strengthened. However, without continuous in-service training, the midwives' competence will deteriorate and this in turn will threaten the quality of midwifery education and the midwifery profession. Thus, contextualized pre- and in-service simulation-based education to secure midwifery core competencies is necessary. Simultaneously implementing and evaluating pre- and in-service education programmes is the next step in the struggle to increase the quality of maternity care services.

  • 246. Bogren, Malin
    et al.
    Sathyanarayanan, Doraiswamy
    Erlandsson, Kerstin
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Akhter, Halima
    Akter, Dalia
    Begum, Momtaz
    Chowdhury, Merry
    Das, Lucky
    Akter, Rehana
    Khatun, Yamin Ara
    Development of a context specific accreditation assessment tool for affirming quality midwifery education in Bangladesh2018In: Midwifery, ISSN 0266-6138, E-ISSN 1532-3099, Vol. 61, p. 74-80Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: using the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Global Standards for Midwifery Education as a conceptual framework, the aim of this study was to explore and describe important 'must haves' for inclusion in a context-specific accreditation assessment tool in Bangladesh.

    DESIGN: A questionnaire study was conducted using a Likert rating scale and 111 closed-response single items on adherence to accreditation-related statements, ending with an open-ended question. The ICM Global Standards guided data collection, deductive content analysis and description of the quantitative results.

    SETTING: twenty-five public institutes/colleges (out of 38 in Bangladesh), covering seven out of eight geographical divisions in the country.

    PARTICIPANTS: one hundred and twenty-three nursing educators teaching the 3-year diploma midwifery education programme.

    FINDINGS: this study provides insight into the development of a context-specific accreditation assessment tool for Bangladesh. Important components to be included in this accreditation tool are presented under the following categories and domains: 'organization and administration', 'midwifery faculty', 'student body', 'curriculum content', 'resources, facilities and services' and 'assessment strategies'. The identified components were a prerequisite to ensure that midwifery students achieve the intended learning outcomes of the midwifery curriculum, and hence contribute to a strong midwifery workforce. The components further ensure well-prepared teachers and a standardized curriculum supported at policy level to enable effective deployment of professional midwives in the existing health system.

    KEY CONCLUSIONS: as part of developing an accreditation assessment tool, it is imperative to build ownership and capacity when translating the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education into the national context.

    IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: this initiative can be used as lessons learned from Bangladesh to develop a context-specific accreditation assessment tool in line with national priorities, supporting the development of national policies.

  • 247.
    Bohlin, Maria
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Johansson, Eleonore
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Personcentrerad vård i praktiken: Identifiering avbarriärer ur ett sjuksköterskeperspektiv2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Research suggests that care based on a person-centered basis

    contributes to a higher quality of care, and has a positive impact on the patients and

    the healthcare profession. At the same time, studies point out that health care is facing

    a variety of challenges in order to introduce a person-centered approach into daily

    care.

    Aim:

    To describe which barriers prevent the nurse to work person-centered in the

    healthcare meeting with the patient.

    Methods:

    The study was conducted as a literature review, the result is based on 16

    scientific articles.

    Results:

    Several factors that may constitute difficulties for the nurse to work personcentered

    in the healthcare meeting with the patient were identified and generated four

    categories:

    Collaboration and Teamwork, Attitude and Culture, Time and Resources,

    and

    Communication and The patient Narrative. The result indicates cooperation

    difficulties between different health care professions, contradictory attitudes and

    routines that not lie on a scientific basis. Lack of educational opportunities and

    knowledge about what person centered care means and how a person-centered

    approach should be applied in clinical practice. High workload and lack of time

    affected the nurse's ability to establish a relationship with the patient, and contributed

    to stress and feelings of inadequacy.

    Conclusion:

    Summary the literature study indicates that there are several barriers that

    make it difficult for the nurse to work person-centered in the meeting with the patient.

    In order for a person-centered approach to be practiced, active work is required

    individually and collectively at different levels within an organization to become part

    of the daily practice.

  • 248. Bohm, Cornelia
    et al.
    Sundberg, Jenny
    Föräldrars upplevelse av stöd från hälso- och sjukvårdspersonalen, när deras barn diagnosticerats med cancer: En litteraturstudie2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet: Syftet med denna litteraturöversikt var att beskriva föräldrars upplevelse av stöd från hälso- och sjukvårdspersonalen då deras barn diagnosticerats med cancer. Metod: Examensarbetet genomfördes som en litteraturöversikt. Vetenskapliga artiklar söktes i Högskolan Dalarnas biblioteks prenumererade databaser CINAHL och SAGE Journal Online. Av de 12 vetenskapliga artiklarna som användes var fem av kvalitativ ansats, tre var av kvantitativ ansats och fyra var av mixad metod. Resultat: Resultatet visade att föräldrar till cancerdiagnosticerade barn behövde olika typer av stöd, så som känslomässigt, psykologiskt, socialt samt avlastning. Samtalsgrupper behövdes för att föräldrarna skulle få träffa andra i liknande situationer och utbyta erfarenheter. Slutsats: Hälso- och sjukvårdspersonalen bör tänka på hur kommunikation används och information ges. Varje förälder ses som unik och bör därför bemötas individuellt. Föräldrarna behövde stöd i olika former för att kunna bearbeta sitt barns cancerdiagnos. Hälso- och sjukvårdspersonalen bör sträva efter en fungerande relation till barnet och föräldrarna för att skapa förtroende och en förutsättning för bästa möjliga vård.

  • 249.
    Boland, Sofia
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Bång, Christina
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    När barn misstänks fara illabarnhälsovårdssjuksköterskorserfarenheter avanmälningsplikten: En kvalitativ intervjustudie2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The child health nurse has an important role to act early when suspecting child maltreatment. They also have a legal obligation to report such case to the social services. This is similar to other professionals who meet children in their duties. Nevertheless, previous research shows a varying compliance to this obligation.Aim: The aim of this study was to describe child health nurses’ experiences to identify signs and report to child health services when suspecting child maltreatment.Method: Qualitative content analysis based on five semi structured interviews with nurses working with child health.Results: To identify and report when suspecting child maltreatment where found to involve worrying about a child, working together whit colleagues and other professions and to have a good relationship with the family. It also involved focusing on the children’s best interests, to be affected on a personal level and having to alert the social services and cooperating with them. Cooperating with colleagues within the child health care was highlighted as very important. The most prominent in the contact with social services was difficulties and frustration over the lack of feedback and the desideratum of an improved cooperation.Conclusion: Previous research shows a varying compliance to the legal obligation to report when child maltreatment is suspected. It has been found that there are barriers that complicates the child health nurses’ work. This study found that a deficient cooperation between the social services and the child health nurses could form such barrier. It was also found that support from colleagues and a close collaboration with other professions within child health services was of great importance in efforts to identify and report when suspecting child maltreatment.

  • 250.
    Boltenstern, Rebecca
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science.
    Granath, Ingrid
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science.
    Mammors upplevelser i samband med beskedet att det väntade barnet dött i livmodern2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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