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Rutberg, S., Henriksson, M., Andersson, M., Palstam, A. & Lindqvist, A.-K. (2024). My Way to School Through a Camera Lens: Involving Children to Inform a Policy Recommendation on Active School Travel. Health Promotion Practice
Open this publication in new window or tab >>My Way to School Through a Camera Lens: Involving Children to Inform a Policy Recommendation on Active School Travel
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2024 (English)In: Health Promotion Practice, ISSN 1524-8399, E-ISSN 1552-6372Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Active school travel (AST) is an effective approach for increasing children's physical activity and independent mobility, but policy supporting AST is lacking. This study aims to explore children's experiences of AST to inform a policy recommendation. Photovoice methodology with a qualitative approach was applied, with children taking pictures on their way to school. This was followed by focus groups where the children explored their experiences of AST based on their photos. The data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The results show that the children valued independent mobility and wanted to be involved in decisions about their travels; they also expressed feelings of increased responsibility and personal growth as a consequence. Although the children recognized areas of improvement regarding infrastructure, especially regarding heavy traffic that jeopardized travel safety, they continued using AST. Finally, the children talked about the value of the health and environmental benefits of AST. Opportunities for friendship, play, and making decisions about their own time were highlighted as important incentives. The benefits from AST are many for children, as well as for society. The result has informed policy recommendations for AST, and the children's input will be used to communicate the recommendations. Listening to the voices of children could be a steppingstone toward forming future healthy mobility initiatives. In that process, it is key to include children's perspectives when formulating the AST policy for successful adoption and implementation.

Keywords
active commuting, active school travel, active transport, child/adolescent health, health promotion, photovoice, physical activity/exercise, public health laws/policies
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-48719 (URN)10.1177/15248399241255376 (DOI)001242003900001 ()38845227 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2024-06-11 Created: 2024-06-11 Last updated: 2024-06-20Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2022). Kvinnor med fibromyalgi föredrar tungt belastande träning. Best Practice Nordic
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnor med fibromyalgi föredrar tungt belastande träning
2022 (Swedish)In: Best Practice NordicArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-39295 (URN)
Available from: 2022-01-10 Created: 2022-01-10 Last updated: 2022-05-10Bibliographically approved
Palstam, A., Sehdev, S., Barna, S., Andersson, M. & Liebenberg, N. (2022). Sustainability in physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Orthopaedics and Trauma, 36(5), 279-283
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2022 (English)In: Orthopaedics and Trauma, ISSN 1877-1327, Vol. 36, no 5, p. 279-283Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-42764 (URN)10.1016/j.mporth.2022.07.005 (DOI)2-s2.0-85138014106 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-09-26 Created: 2022-09-26 Last updated: 2023-03-17Bibliographically approved
Palstam, A., Andersson, M., Lange, E. & Grenholm, A. (2021). A Call to Include a Perspective of Sustainable Development in Physical Therapy Research. Physical Therapy, 101(3), Article ID pzaa228.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Call to Include a Perspective of Sustainable Development in Physical Therapy Research
2021 (English)In: Physical Therapy, ISSN 0031-9023, E-ISSN 1538-6724, Vol. 101, no 3, article id pzaa228Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Environmental Health, Physical Therapists, Professional Issues, Quality of Health Care
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-35782 (URN)10.1093/ptj/pzaa228 (DOI)000642328600009 ()33382399 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85103226765 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-01-07 Created: 2021-01-07 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Palstam, A., Grenholm, A., Andersson, M. & Lange, E. (2021). Fysioterapi och hållbar utveckling: Hänger det ihop – och varför behöver vi engagera oss?. Fysioterapi (4), 38-44
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fysioterapi och hållbar utveckling: Hänger det ihop – och varför behöver vi engagera oss?
2021 (Swedish)In: Fysioterapi, ISSN 1653-5804, no 4, p. 38-44Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Klimatförändringarna utgör det största hotet mot folkhälsan under detta århundrade, något som förväntasbåde öka och förändra den framtida belastningen på hälso- och sjukvården. Samtidigt bidrar hälso- ochsjukvården genom sin egen verksamhet till en betydande del av samhällets miljöbelastning. Ytterligare enkoppling mellan miljö och hälsa är att många förändringar som syftar till att minska miljöbelastningen samtidigtmedför vinster för folkhälsan. Sammantaget medför dessa samband att hälso- och sjukvården har en mycketcentral roll i omställningen mot hållbar utveckling. I detta sammanhang har fysioterapin unika och specifikamöjligheter att bidra, något som bör medvetandegöras, utvärderas och kommuniceras. Denna artikel tar uppbegreppet hållbar utveckling i relation till fysioterapi och föreslår samtidigt en riktning för fortsatt reflektion därfysioterapin har möjligheten att stärkas som en ledande aktör i omställningen mot framtidens hälso- ochsjukvård.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2021
National Category
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-38069 (URN)
Available from: 2021-09-10 Created: 2021-09-10 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M., Åberg, A. C., von Koch, L. & Palstam, A. (2021). Women with fibromyalgia prefer resistance exercise with heavy loads: A randomized crossover pilot study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, Article ID 6276.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women with fibromyalgia prefer resistance exercise with heavy loads: A randomized crossover pilot study
2021 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 18, article id 6276Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Physiotherapy Rheumatology and Autoimmunity
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-37320 (URN)10.3390/ijerph18126276 (DOI)000666157100001 ()34200618 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85107476657 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-06-07 Created: 2021-06-07 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Palstam, A., Andersson, M. & Grenholm, A. (2020). Sustainable development in the physiotherapy masters program at Dalarna University in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at The 5th European Congress on Physiotherapy Education.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable development in the physiotherapy masters program at Dalarna University in Sweden
2020 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background: The transition towards a sustainable society is urgently needed, and needs to be implemented in all sectors of society. The Swedish Higher Education Act states that sustainable development (SD) should be promoted in the activities of the Swedish universities. However, a national investigation has found that the majority of institutions for higher education in Sweden have difficulties to fulfil the criteria for SD. We here describe our ongoing work to integrate SD in the curriculum of the physiotherapy masters program at Dalarna University.

Methods: The physiotherapy masters program has made efforts to include all three dimensions of SD in the curriculum. We have analyzed the connections between SD and physiotherapy and, based on this analysis, attempted to approach issues of conventional physiotherapy from the perspective of SD.

Results: SD is now included in the curriculum of three courses in the program. The first course provides an introduction to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, this by having students choose two goals and relate those to their chosen subject in an essay assignment with focus on clinical pain. The second course concerns physical activity and exercise, also including a wider societal perspective. Through lectures, literature and a seminar, issues relating to lifestyle changes, public health promotion, and the role of physiotherapy for SD within these areas are discussed. The third course contains an assignment in project planning, were students are asked to argue for the relations between the research project and SD. Results from student evaluations are yet to be analysed.

Discussion: Great effort has been put in to the implementation of SD in the curriculum resulting in specific learning objectives and assignments. After three years, SD is included in in three out of four courses. We have yet to evaluate in which ways SD is best implemented in the curricular activities.

Conclusion: It is possible to include social-, economic, and ecological sustainability in physiotherapy education. In which ways SD is best implemented in the curricular activities is yet to be evaluated.

National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-34936 (URN)
Conference
The 5th European Congress on Physiotherapy Education
Available from: 2020-09-03 Created: 2020-09-03 Last updated: 2022-05-10Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4409-9690

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