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Ahmadi, F. & Mohamed Hussin, N. A. (2020). Cancer patients' meaning making regarding their dreams: A study among cancer patients in Malaysia. Dreaming (New York, N.Y.)
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Cancer patients' meaning making regarding their dreams: A study among cancer patients in Malaysia
2020 (engelsk)Inngår i: Dreaming (New York, N.Y.), ISSN 1053-0797, E-ISSN 1573-3351Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Dreaming has been associated with human activity, including the activity of individuals with chronic illness. To date, there is a body of literature that has associated dreaming with certain chronic illnesses such as breast cancer, asthma, hypertension, and colitis. However, little research has been done on dreaming activity among cancer patients and their beliefs. This study aims to investigate dreaming activity among cancer patients and explore their meaning making in relation to their dreams. This qualitative study involved 35 cancer patients. A thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. The themes that emerged were dreams as an alarm, sadness and anxiety, denial, hope and motivation, nightmares are the work of evil, and searching for confirmation. It is hoped that this study will promote our understanding of cancer patients’ journey.

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American Psychological Association (APA), 2020
Emneord
dream, cancer patient, meaning making
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31428 (URN)10.1037/drm0000122 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2020-01-15 Laget: 2020-01-15 Sist oppdatert: 2020-01-15bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahmadi, F., Ristiniemi, J., Linblad, I. & Schiller, L. (2019). Perceptions of death among children in Sweden. International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 24(4), 415-433
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Perceptions of death among children in Sweden
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Journal of Children's Spirituality, ISSN 1364-436X, E-ISSN 1469-8455, Vol. 24, nr 4, s. 415-433Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

The article discusses children’s thoughts about death. Research was carried out in two elementary schools in Sweden among 40 children between 6 and 9 years of age, data were collected through text reading, movie viewing and dialogues with children. The main results reveal child-specific thoughts about the end of life, i.e., ideas children construe on their own. The findings also show society- and time-specific thoughts that children take from their societal and cultural context. The article proposes an integrative approach between these two: it is only when the categories of child-specific and society- and time-specific thoughts are combined that we get a fair picture of children’s perceptions of death. The main finding is that children form ideas of their own; they are not completely under the influence of their societal and cultural context. Children take over ideas from their surrounding society but they also express ideas produced by themselves.

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Taylor & Francis, 2019
Emneord
Children's perception of death, child-specific thoughts, society- and time-specific thoughts, integrative approach
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30793 (URN)10.1080/1364436X.2019.1672627 (DOI)000489852000001 ()2-s2.0-85073936693 (Scopus ID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-10-14 Laget: 2019-10-14 Sist oppdatert: 2020-01-07bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahmadi, F., Mohamed Hussin, N. A. & Mohammad, M. T. (2019). Religion, Culture and Meaning-Making Coping: A Study Among Cancer Patients in Malaysia. Journal of religion and health, 58(6), 1909-1924
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Religion, Culture and Meaning-Making Coping: A Study Among Cancer Patients in Malaysia
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of religion and health, ISSN 0022-4197, E-ISSN 1573-6571, Vol. 58, nr 6, s. 1909-1924Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study aimed to explore the use of meaning-making coping mechanisms (existential, spiritual and religious coping) among ethnic Malay cancer patients in Malaysia and to investigate the impact of culture on their choice of coping methods. Twenty-nine participants with various kinds of cancer were interviewed. Four kinds of coping resources emerged from analyses of the interview transcripts: (1) relying on transcendent power, (2) supernatural or mystical beliefs, (3) finding oneself in relationships with others and (4) nature. In this article, the two first resources are in focus. The present findings suggest that Malay culture, which is imbued with Islamic belief, strongly influences cancer patients’ coping methods and ways of looking at their experience of being cancer patients. 

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Springer, 2019
Emneord
Culture and coping, Existential coping methods, Malay cancer patients, Meaning-making coping, RCOPE (religious coping methods), Spiritual-oriented coping, adult, article, cancer patient, clinical article, female, genetic transcription, human, interview, Malaysia, male, religion
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27364 (URN)10.1007/s10943-018-0636-9 (DOI)000495395100001 ()29948793 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85048507484 (Scopus ID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-06-25 Laget: 2018-06-25 Sist oppdatert: 2019-11-29bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahmadi, F., Erbil, P., Ahmadi, N. & Cetrez, Ö. A. (2019). Religion, Culture and Meaning-Making Coping: A Study Among Cancer Patients in Turkey. Journal of religion and health, 58(4), 1115-1124
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Religion, Culture and Meaning-Making Coping: A Study Among Cancer Patients in Turkey
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of religion and health, ISSN 0022-4197, E-ISSN 1573-6571, Vol. 58, nr 4, s. 1115-1124Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the present project has been to carry out international studies on meaning-making coping among people who have been affected by cancer in a number of societies and, thereby, to try to understand the influence of culture on use of these coping methods. Five countries—Sweden, South Korea, China, Japan, and Turkey—are included in the project. Qualitative semistructured interviews have been conducted with persons with a cancer diagnosis. The research group in each country has used, as a foundation, the interview questions developed for the Swedish study. These questions were, however, modified to better suite the sociocultural context of each participating country. The results presented here concern only Turkey and are restricted to religious coping methods. The study consists of 25 cancer patients (18 females and 7 males) between 20 and 71 years of age. The results of the study in Turkey indicated that the RCOPE (Religious Coping) methods are highly relevant for the interviewees. A sociological analysis of the study made from a cultural perspective showed clearly the importance of the idea of being tolerant (Sabr) for patients when coping with the psychological problems brought about by cancer. The study made it clear that culture plays an essential role in the choice of coping methods.

Emneord
Turkey, cancer, religious coping, culture, meaning-making
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26941 (URN)10.1007/s10943-018-0646-7 (DOI)000474476400008 ()29872943 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85048056965 (Scopus ID)
Forskningsfinansiär
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-06-12 Laget: 2018-06-12 Sist oppdatert: 2019-09-30bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahmadi, F. & Rabbani, M. (2019). Religious Coping Methods among Cancer Patients in Three Islamic Countries: A Comparative Perspective. International Journal of Social Science Studies, 7(5), 72-82
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Religious Coping Methods among Cancer Patients in Three Islamic Countries: A Comparative Perspective
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Journal of Social Science Studies, ISSN 2324-8033, E-ISSN 2324-8041, Vol. 7, nr 5, s. 72-82Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article aimed to compare the use of religious coping methods among cancer patients in three Islamic countries from a sociocultural perspective.  The article is based on an international study on meaning-making coping in ten countries, among others Malaysia, Iran and Turkey. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted among cancer patients in Malaysia (29), Iran (27) and Turkey (25). The results of the comparison show certain differences in use of religious coping methods between informants in these three countries despite Islam being the dominant religion in all contexts.  The findings of this comparative study show the important role culture plays in coping.

Emneord
Meaning-making coping, Cancer, Spirituality, Religion, Sociocultural perspective, Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, comparative study
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30602 (URN)10.11114/ijsss.v7i5.4417 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-08-28 Laget: 2019-08-28 Sist oppdatert: 2019-10-04bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahmadi, N., Ahmadi, F., Erbil, P. & Cetrez, Ö. A. (2019). Religious meaning-making coping in Turkey: a study among cancer patients. Illness, crisis and loss, 27(3), 190-208
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Religious meaning-making coping in Turkey: a study among cancer patients
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Illness, crisis and loss, ISSN 1054-1373, E-ISSN 1552-6968, Vol. 27, nr 3, s. 190-208Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the present project has been to carry out international studies on meaning-making coping among people who have been affected by cancer in a number of societies and, thereby, to try to understand the influence of culture on use of these coping methods. Five countries—Sweden, South Korea, China, Japan, and Turkey—are included in the project. Qualitative semistructured interviews have been conducted with persons with a cancer diagnosis. The research group in each country has used, as a foundation, the interview questions developed for the Swedish study. These questions were, however, modified to better suite the sociocultural context of each participating country. The results presented here concern only Turkey and are restricted to religious coping methods. The study consists of 25 cancer patients (18 females and 7 males) between 20 and 71 years of age. The results of the study in Turkey indicated that the RCOPE (Religious Coping) methods are highly relevant for the interviewees. A sociological analysis of the study made from a cultural perspective showed clearly the importance of the idea of being tolerant (Sabr) for patients when coping with the psychological problems brought about by cancer. The study made it clear that culture plays an essential role in the choice of coping methods.

Emneord
Turkey, cancer, religious coping, culture, meaning-making
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24088 (URN)10.1177/1054137316672042 (DOI)2-s2.0-85070264864 (Scopus ID)
Prosjekter
Meaning-making coping
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-06-08 Laget: 2017-06-08 Sist oppdatert: 2019-08-23bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahmadi, F., Tavares, R., Matos, P. M., Tomás, C. & Ahmadi, N. (2019). Secular Existential Meaning-Making Coping Among Cancer Patients in Portugal: A Qualitative Study. Illness, crisis and loss
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Secular Existential Meaning-Making Coping Among Cancer Patients in Portugal: A Qualitative Study
Vise andre…
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Illness, crisis and loss, ISSN 1054-1373, E-ISSN 1552-6968Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

For understanding the role of culture in coping in different cultural settings, we have conducted studies among cancer patients in 10 countries, within the framework of an international study on meaning-making coping. This article reports on part of the results we obtained from a study in Portugal; specifically, the reported findings are restricted to nonreligious/spiritual coping methods, methods we call secular existential meaning-making coping. The main aim is to identify the diversity of coping methods using a cultural lens. Thirty-one participants with various kinds of cancer were interviewed. Six different kinds of coping methods related to secular existential coping emerged from thematic analyses of the interviews: discourse of the self, positive solitude, nature, positive transformational orientation, body–mind relationship, and working. Findings revealed that these six methods facilitated patients’ psychological adaptation to the oncological disease. The findings suggest the importance of considering cultural and social context when exploring coping strategies among cancer patients. 

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Sage Publications, 2019
Emneord
cancer patients, culture, meaning-making coping, secular existential coping
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30578 (URN)10.1177/1054137319864854 (DOI)2-s2.0-85070295982 (Scopus ID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-08-29 Laget: 2019-08-29 Sist oppdatert: 2019-11-29bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahmadi, F., Rabbani, M., Yi, X., Hiroko, K. & Ahmadi, N. (2019). Spiritual and Secular Existential Meaning-Making Coping Methods among Japanese Cancer Patients. International Journal of Social Science Studies, 7(6)
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Spiritual and Secular Existential Meaning-Making Coping Methods among Japanese Cancer Patients
Vise andre…
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Journal of Social Science Studies, ISSN 2324-8033, E-ISSN 2324-8041, Vol. 7, nr 6Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article is written on the basis of a sociological international project on meaning-making coping. The aim of the project has been to understand the role of culture in meaning-making coping. The project embarrasses studies among cancer patients in 10 countries. The present article is confined to the results obtained in the study in japan. The main aim was to investigate the impact of culture from a sociological perspective on the choice of coping methods. Twelve participants with various kinds of cancer were interviewed. Several meaning-making coping methods are found in the present study. This study underlines the importance of investigating cultural and social context when investigating into the use of the meaning-making coping methods in different countries.

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RedFame, 2019
Emneord
Meaning-making coping, cancer, Japan, meaning-making coping methods
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30835 (URN)10.11114/ijsss.v7i6.4527 (DOI)
Prosjekter
Meaning-making coping
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-10-26 Laget: 2019-10-26 Sist oppdatert: 2019-11-20bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahmadi, F., Darvishpour, M., Ahmadi, N. & Palm, I. (2018). Diversity barometer: attitude changes in Sweden. Nordic Social Work Research
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Diversity barometer: attitude changes in Sweden
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to elucidate and discuss the results of the 2016 Diversity Barometer (Mångfaldsbarometern) and compare these results with those obtained from ten years of the longitudinal Diversity Barometers for 2005?2014. An additional aim is to demonstrate whether and how Swedish people?s experiences of and attitudes toward people with a foreign background and ethnic diversity have changed.A random sample of the Swedish population took part in the annual study, which was carried out in the form of a nationwide postal survey. The results show that negative attitudes toward ethnic and cultural diversity in general, and migrant population in particular, have increased to some extent and with respect to certain issues. Views on diversity in relation to culture and religion ? especially Islam ? were more negative than views on diversity in relation to work. Those who have larger experience of contact with foreigners show a more positive attitude toward diversity compared with those with limited experience and contact. Individuals who have higher education, those who identify themselves as female, younger persons and those living in large cities are more positive than other groups. In our analysis of the empirical data, we proceeded from a social work perspective and applied contact theory and group conflict theories relating attitudes to group position.

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Routledge, 2018
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28323 (URN)10.1080/2156857X.2018.1527242 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-10-15 Laget: 2018-10-15 Sist oppdatert: 2019-12-12bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahmadi, F. & Ahmadi, N. (2018). Meaning-Making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness. New York: Routledge
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Meaning-Making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness
2018 (engelsk)Bok (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

This book provides an alternative, complementary approach to the existing conventional approaches to religious and spiritually oriented coping. By focusing on the role of culture, the authors take into account the methods employed by a vast number of people who do not directly identify themselves as religious. The empirical data used in this book derive from studies conducted in several countries; Sweden, China, South Korea, Turkey and Malaysia, across which religion plays a different role in the social and cultural life of individuals. This approach and these empirical data are unique and allow comparisons to be made between different cultural settings.

By introducing the concept of meaning-making coping, the authors explore the influence of culture on choice of coping methods, be they purely religious, spiritual or existential. The term "existential meaning-making coping" is used to describe coping methods that are related to existential questions; these methods include religious, spiritual and existential coping methods.

Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness contributes to new approaches and theoretical models of coping. As such it is an invaluable resource for health care, medical, public health and sociology students and researchers. It will also be of interest to educators and policy-makers working in the area of health.

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New York: Routledge, 2018. s. 148
Emneord
mening making coping, cancer, serious illness, cultural dimension in health
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27796 (URN)978-1-138-29936-8 (ISBN)9781315098036 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-08-27 Laget: 2018-08-27 Sist oppdatert: 2019-12-18bibliografisk kontrollert
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