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Kristiansen, Lisbeth PorskrogORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7959-606x
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Valan, L., Kristiansen, L. P., Sundin, K. & Jong, M. (2018). Health-Related Internet Information Both Strengthens and Weakens Parents’ Potential for Self-Care: A Mixed-Methods Study on Parents’ Search Patterns. Open Journal of Nursing, 8(10), 731-745, Article ID 88148.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health-Related Internet Information Both Strengthens and Weakens Parents’ Potential for Self-Care: A Mixed-Methods Study on Parents’ Search Patterns
2018 (English)In: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 8, no 10, p. 731-745, article id 88148Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Today’s parents belong to the digital generation and regularly use the Internet as a source of information. Parents’ quests for health-related online information comprise an effort to manage symptoms of illness or address questions about child development which may be an expression of self-management or self-care. Purpose: This study aims to describe health and child development related Internet search patterns used by parents of children ages zero to six, and further, how the obtained information was used in contacts with Child Health Care. Design and Methods: A two-step mixed- method approach is used in this study, comprising both a quantitative and a qualitative approach. First, a questionnaire was distributed to parents (n = 800) at 13 health centers in a medium sized county in Sweden. Second, one narrative interview with two parents total was conducted. Descriptive and non-parametric statistics were calculated, and qualitative manifest content analyses were performed. Results: A total of 687 completed the questionnaire, which corresponds to a response rate of 86%. The results show that 97% used the Internet for health-related and developmental child issues. The results show that parents often look at basic tips and the Internet is seen as a fast and accessible forum to obtain information. Parents often initiated their Internet searches using Google search for the specific subject, but the most common and most used website (used by 95% of parents), was the Swedish health site 1177.se. 98.4% of parents evaluated the general information searches they made on the Internet as reliable despite only 31% of the parents checking to see if the websites they used were scientifically based. Parents (81.7%) stated that they wanted their Child Health Nurses (CHN) to give them recommendations for valid websites. Conclusions: The results in this study show that, on the one hand, the Internet could strengthen parental knowledge (support self-care capacity), but, on the other hand, the found information could worry them and increase their anxiety—negatively affected self-care capacity. The parents suggested that the information should be double-checked to establish trust and develop self-care knowledge. Having a good resource to rely on, such as personal contact with a CHN, or using reliable websites seems to strengthen and reassure parents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scientific Research Publishing, 2018
Keywords
Health Literacy, Internet Advice, Mixed-Method, Parenting, Self-Care
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28932 (URN)10.4236/ojn.2018.810055 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved
Valan, L., Karin, S., Kristiansen, L. P. & Jong, M. (2017). Child health nurses’ experiences and opinions of parent Internet use. Early Child Development and Care
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2017 (English)In: Early Child Development and Care, ISSN 0300-4430, E-ISSN 1476-8275Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background: On the basis of parents’ growing use of the Internet as a resource for health-related information, and the total lack of scientific literature about how nurses in child healthcare experience how their work is affected, further information is needed.

Purpose: This study describes child health nurses’ (CHN) experiences and opinions of parent Internet use.

Design and methods: Using a qualitative descriptive approach, CHNs (n = 20) working at Health Centres in northern Sweden were interviewed.

Results: An overarching theme named ‘Parents’ use of Internet has influenced Nurses’ work’ was identified. The theme comprises three categories; ‘Internet facilitating care, access, and provision’; ‘The Internet complicating the professional role and performance’; and ‘Sensing an imperative for a new role as a CHN.

Conclusions: These findings add a fresh perspective to understanding the new and transformed professional role of CHNs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Keywords
Child healthcare; counselling; content analysis; e-health; information; internet advice; nurses; parenting; qualitative research
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27167 (URN)10.1080/03004430.2017.1278697 (DOI)2-s2.0-85009829462 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Kristiansen, L. P., Lif, U. & Asklund, H. (2017). Experiences on Participation in Literary Activities : Intellectual Stimuli Empower People with Mental Health Problems. Open Journal of Nursing, 7(11), 1307-1323, Article ID 80506.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences on Participation in Literary Activities : Intellectual Stimuli Empower People with Mental Health Problems
2017 (English)In: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 7, no 11, p. 1307-1323, article id 80506Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Some research acknowledges engagement in creative and literary activities as constructively impacting rehabilitation and recovery. Nevertheless, there is a deficit of literature describing experiences of participation in literary activities. This study examined how members of a non-profit association for mental health, with experiences of mental problems or illnesses, experienced group-based literary activities facilitated of a bi-disciplinary research team during one semester. This study held a constructive/naturalistic design and used a qualitative methodology with a latent analysis to describe how participants experienced literary activities (creative writing, reading and conversations about published and own written poetry and prose texts). Both individual and focus-group interviews were performed early 2014. Despite previous negative experiences, the findings showed that the participants perceived the literary activities empowering. Four categories were created: Presumptions of personal literacy, leadership role, participants’ role, and literacy development. These were abstracted and interpreted into three themes: Identifying a reading and writing self-image, challenging and redefining one’s reading and writing identity, and strengthening one’s intellectual and humanistic capacity. Literary activities seemed to positively change the participants’ attitudes towards writing and reading, and also enhanced their literacy skills. We argue that literacy skills are interconnected with health literacy. Involvement of literary activities into rehabilitation in mental health practice may be beneficial for some groups, and merits further studies.

Keywords
Alternative Interventions, Literary Activities, Mental Health Promotion, Multidisciplinary Care, Qualitative Methodology, User Involvement
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27173 (URN)10.4236/ojn.2017.711094 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Lundberg, K., Jong, M. C., Kristiansen, L. P. & Jong, M. (2017). Health Promotion in Practice - District Nurses Experiences of Working with Health Promotion and Lifestyle Interventions among Patients at Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 13(2), 108-115
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health Promotion in Practice - District Nurses Experiences of Working with Health Promotion and Lifestyle Interventions among Patients at Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease
2017 (English)In: Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, ISSN 1550-8307, E-ISSN 1878-7541, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 108-115Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective

Health Promotion Practice (HPP) has the objective to promote a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risk of disease. The aim of this study was to examine district nurses׳ experiences of working with health preventive actions among patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), and to identify facilitators and obstacles in HPP.

Design/Setting

The study was carried out with a qualitative approach where individual semistructured interviews were performed with a total of 12 district nurses in primary care. Data transcripts were analyzed with a manifest content analysis.

Findings

Five categories were identified. Firstly, informants regarded HPP as the core essence of their work. Secondly, counseling and coaching were reported as crucial elements in working with HPP. Thirdly, informants identified tools such as motivational interviewing (MI) to facilitate HPP. In the fourth category facilitators and barriers of HPP appeared, consisting of both positive and negative attitudes and presence as well as lack of organizational culture and structure. Finally, some informants were dissatisfied with HPP and viewed it as compulsory or as a burden, while others were satisfied and experienced it as a stimulating challenge.

Conclusion

This study identified that HPP is the core of the district nurses׳ work to promote a healthier lifestyle in individuals with CVD. Organizational structures and culture need to be improved in order to support district nurses to successfully work with HPP. To optimize health promotion and strengthen patients׳ self-care, it is recommended that HPP include holistic elements of care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: , 2017
Keywords
cardiovascular disease, counseling, health behavior, primary care, risk reduction behavior
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27166 (URN)10.1016/j.explore.2016.12.001 (DOI)000402588400011 ()28094228 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85009788198 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Kleebthong, D., Chareonsuk, S. & Kristiansen, L. P. (2017). Older Thai peoples’ experiences of major depression. Global Journal of Health Science, 9(9), 26-35
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2017 (English)In: Global Journal of Health Science, ISSN 1916-9736, E-ISSN 1916-9744, Vol. 9, no 9, p. 26-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Depressive disorders are common mental health problems and may be disabling among the general older population. Although older people have significant symptoms of depression, the symptoms are likely to be underreported. The condition often co-exist along with somatic ill and has often been unrecognized. The aim of the study was to explore and understand the perceptions and experiences of older Thai people diagnosed with major depressive disorder.

Methods: A qualitative inductive research design was used and latent content analysis was utilized. The data were collected through face-to-face, in-depth interviews.Fourteen older people diagnosed with major depressive disorder were selected for participant using purposive sampling.

Findings: Older Thai peoples’ perceptions and experiences of depression were abstracted into two themes. First theme was leading a lifein detachment, which included three subthemes: living with meaninglessness, holding distress with one’s self, and feeling judged by surrounded people. The second theme was inconvenience of approaching mental health treatment, which included two subthemes: sensing an unapproachable health care service, and lacking knowledge about clinical depression.

Conclusion: Older Thai peoples’ perceptions and experiences of major depression were affected with high level suspected existential loneliness that might even be worse in a collect oriented society as in the Thai context. Further, it seem hard to approach the mental health care. The central reason for this is interpreted as lack of mental health literacy, and in this case, specifically, knowledge on depression. Future studies should focus on relatives’ experiences of living with an older family member that suffered from major depression, and on the state of mental health literacy in the rural Thai population.

Keywords
major depression, qualitative latent content analysis, rural, Thai
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27169 (URN)10.5539/gjhs.v9n9p26 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Häggström, M., Bäckström, B., Vestling, I., Hallin, K., Segevall, C. & Kristiansen, L. P. (2017). Overcoming Reluctance towards High Fidelity Simulation - A Mutual Challenge for Nursing Students’ and Faculty Teachers. Global Journal of Health Science, 9(7), 127-137
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2017 (English)In: Global Journal of Health Science, ISSN 1916-9736, E-ISSN 1916-9744, Vol. 9, no 7, p. 127-137Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: One strategy to develop nursing students’ clinical judgment are the use of high-fidelity patient simulation (HFS). The aim of the study was twofold. Firstly, the aim of this study was to describe the nursing students’ experiences while participating in HFS, and secondly to describe faculty teachers’ reflections about nursing students’ need in HFS and the related teaching challenges.

Method: Data was collected in focus group discussions and individual interviews, analyzed using thematic qualitative content analysis.

Findings: The nursing students’ experienced HFS as being thrown into an uncertain, exposure situation. This were for some, reason for reluctance. The teachers challenge was motivating and coaching the students throughout a demanding teaching situation.

Discussion: Students’ ability to perform in HFS is influenced by self-perceived efficacy, own attitudes and responsibility for one’s learning, which are a challenge for the teachers.

Conclusion: HFS methodology can be useful to identify gaps and strengths in students’ professional transition towards becoming registered nurses. Overcoming reluctance towards HFS is a mutual challenge for faculty teachers and nursing students. By entering the scenario with a positive mindset, nursing students can improve their ability to perform clinical judgments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Canada: , 2017
Keywords
clinical judgement, experiential learning, high fidelity simulation, nursing education, teaching perspective
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27168 (URN)10.5539/gjhs.v9n7p127 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Rönngren, Y., Björk, A., Haage, D., Audulv, Å. & Kristiansen, L. P. (2017). Perspectives of a tailored lifestyle program for people with severe mental illness receiving housing support. Perspectives in psychiatric care, 54(2), 309-316
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2017 (English)In: Perspectives in psychiatric care, ISSN 0031-5990, E-ISSN 1744-6163, Vol. 54, no 2, p. 309-316Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to describe the acceptability of the lifestyle program PHYS/CAT and to get information about the tools used for assessment of functional exercise capacity, cognitive performance, and self-health-related quality of life.

Design and Methods: The findings are based on focus groups and the researchers’ experiences of conducting the program as well as using the assessment tools.

Findings: The acceptability of the program and the assessment tools was mainly satisfactory.

Practice Implications: The program with relational, educational, and supportive dimensions may be a promising tool to be integrated into daily nursing care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2017
Keywords
cognitive support, interpersonal relationship, nurse-led lifestyle intervention, physical activity, severe mental illness
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27171 (URN)10.1111/ppc.12239 (DOI)28901554 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85029367484 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Olsson, H. & Kristiansen, L. P. (2017). Violence risk assessment in clinical practice: How forensic nurses experience violence risk assessment in daily work -A qualitative interview study. Global Journal of Health Science, 9(12), 56-63
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Violence risk assessment in clinical practice: How forensic nurses experience violence risk assessment in daily work -A qualitative interview study
2017 (English)In: Global Journal of Health Science, ISSN 1916-9736, E-ISSN 1916-9744, Vol. 9, no 12, p. 56-63Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The legislation of Swedish forensic psychiatric care states that the risk of further violence must be assessed before a patient is granted release from a forensic psychiatric hospital. The aim of the study was to describe the experiences of forensic nurses with in-patient risk assessment processes, and their implication for daily clinical forensic praxis.

Method: Semi-structured interviews with staff who were involved in the patients risk assessment process. The interview texts were analyzed using qualitative latent content analysis.

Discussion: The forensic nursing staff has to deal with many contradictory realities. The description was about being able to balance between supporting their work with an EBP approach of risk assessment while trying to establish interpersonal relationships and to allow for positive meetings with the patient. The study indicated that staff used a multiple sources of knowledge in order to make credible and accurate risk assessments.

Conclusions: If the risk assessment process are to be used in a legally secure manner, the staff must receive regular support from team leadership that can provide both guidance and training. Based on a holistic approach, the link between the instinct of staff and their work with structured risk assessment must be founded on routines and solid platforms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Canada: , 2017
Keywords
forensic clinical practice, nurses’ experiences, violence risk assessment
National Category
Other Medical Sciences Forensic Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27172 (URN)10.5539/gjhs.v9n12p56 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
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