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  • 51.
    Andersson, Ellinor
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
    Har ett idrottsmedlemskap som barn någon betydelse för den fysiska aktiviteten som vuxen?2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine whether students' memberships in sports clubs has affected their attitudes towards physical activity and physical activity level. It was a qualitative descriptive survey based on individual interviews. Results showed that there was a pattern between the former sports membership and current patterns of physical activity.  For instance, those who liked playing football at a young age, continue to adopt the same type of exercise today. This pattern applies to other types of physical activity, with or without club membership. In addition, many respondents thought that a club membership at a young age could have an impact on their physical activity as adults. This was mainly due to the positive feeling that sportsmen perception, that physical activity was something good and fun. Social cohesion in sport was the one thing that many of those interviewed believed was a major reason why sports, was perceived as positive.

  • 52.
    Andersson, Fredrik
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Christina, Lindberg
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskans vårdande på akutmottagningen – ur ett patientperspektiv: En deskriptiv litteraturstudie2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The emergency department has a high patient inflow and this results in increased waiting times for patients with low priority injuries and diseases/conditions. The confidentiality in health care prevents the nurse from giving information on why other patients are prioritized over them. Nurses can with the knowledge of patients' experiences of care in the emergency department, get a better understanding and through this provide more individualized care and increased satisfaction of patients.

    Aim: To describe patients' experiences of care from nurses in the emergency department. Furthermore, the aim of this study was to examine the data collection method of the included articles.

    Methods: A literature study with descriptive design. The twelve included scientific articles were sought out in the databases CINAHL and PubMed. The approaches of these are quantitative, qualitative or mixed.

    Results: Many patients felt that the treatment they received by the nurse in the emergency department was good. The good hospitality, ability to listen and the high competence of the nurse brought a mutual respect between nurse and patient. During the waiting time, however, the patients sometimes felt as a burden on nurses and in some cases even felt ignored. The lack of contact with the nurses during the waiting time meant that the patients did not receive the information they deemed necessary. Patients described that the nurse communication was adequate and that they used an easy to understand language.

    Conclusion: Most patients were satisfied with the care they received by the nurse in the emergency department. They felt that the nurse had a high level of competence and communication was adequate. However, there were patients who felt that the information was inadequate.

  • 53.
    Andersson, Helena
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
    Äldre motionärers upplevelser av motionsträning: en beskrivande intervjuundersökning2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: Older people's experiences of exercise training: a survey based on a descriptive design.

    Course: Public Health: Theory and method of application and degree, 30 credits. University of Gävle, health education program.

    Author: Helena Andersson

    Purpose: According to earlier research the western population is aging. This may affect, the older peoples`s physical disability in one form or another. The consequences may be that the need off care can increase. However elderly can prevent a variety of age-related diseases by being physically active. The study will examine how older people view physical activity and participation of other social activities. This is to improve understanding of older people's health and what can be done in the future.

    Method: The study was conducted using a qualitative approach, in which four semi-structured interviews were conducted with older adults who exercise regularly. The interviews were based on a thematic interview guide with specific themes that gave informants space to talk freely about the issues raised. The sample consisted of three women and one man where the youngest was 63 and the oldest 74 years old.

    Results: Exercise was the highest priority of this group of people. It was in the connection with social interaction that the exercise became complete according to the informants. The place for exercise was found to be important; to train with others, seemed to generate joy, power, energy and motivation. This meant that all informants were rarely sick, which also was something that was pointed out. They exercise to obtain more healthy years.

  • 54.
    Andersson, Izabelle
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
    Är Instagram en pådrivande faktor till utvecklande av Ortorexi?: En kvalitativ innehållsanalys om hur flödet av bilder på Instagram påverkar unga kvinnors kroppsuppfattning, fysiska aktivitet och matvanor i relation till fenomenet ortorexi.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to explore if young women aged 18-20 years experienced that Instagram affected their body image, their physical activity and their eating habits in relation to the phenomenon orthorexia. The method for the study was a qualitative content analysis based on semi-structured interviews with four young women with the age of 18-20 years old. The results showed that Instagram affected young women's body image, their physical activity and their eating habits. Primarily body image and physical activity were most affected, eating habits were less affected. The results showed that there were both a positive and a negative impact, but by far a negative impact. Respondents experienced feelings like anxiety and guilt when, for example, a training session did not go as planned or after they had eaten an unhealthy meal. Their mindset and emotions that came forward in the results were partly linked to the phenomenon of orthorexia. The young women were adversely affected by the pictures and videos on Instagram and also by other social media. They exposed themselves to develop mental and physical ill health. Society should consider prioritizing the young women to prevent them from falling into the mindset that is similar to the phenomenon of orthorexia. 

  • 55.
    Andersson, Johanna
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
    Att arbeta som jourtjej: krav och rekrytering2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 56.
    Andersson, Kajsa
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Jansson, Linnea
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Nyutexaminerade sjuksköterskors upplevelser av arbetsrelaterad stress samt stressens konsekvenser: En kvalitativ intervjustudie2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to describe newly graduated nurses' experiences of work-related stress and to describe their experiences of what consequences stress can lead to. A descriptive interview study with qualitative approach was used. Data collection was performed by eight semi-structured interviews. The collected data was analyzed using qualitative manifest content analysis. The main result demonstrates that newly graduated nurses experienced stress in the beginning of their profession, partly because it is a time of uncertainty. Newly graduated nurses have described a decreased experience of stress with increased knowledge and experience, and reduced demands on herself in the professional role. Nursing is described to be stressful due to a variety of causes but there are measures that can be used to reduce stress. Stress has been described to cause consequences both for the nurse as an individual and for the care of patients, which has been described to result in feelings such as frustration and inadequacy. In line with Benner's theory it can be stated that newly graduated nurses undergo a professional development which lead to a experience of decreased stress. Stress in the nursing profession is a complex problem that must be dealt with on several fronts. For the newly graduated nurse it is very important that she is gentle with herself in the professional role by not having too high demands on herself to be able to practice her profession, that is carry out optimal patient-focused nursing.

  • 57.
    Andersson, Karin
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
    Arbetsrelaterad stress och dess inverkan på möjligheten till att vara fysiskt aktiv, hos ett urval av grundskolelärare: Intervjuundersökning2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 58.
    Andersson, Karin
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
    Hedlund, Petra
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
    Sjuksköterskans kunskaper om kvinnovåld: en litteraturstudie2010Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    År 2007 anmäldes 19600 fall av våld mor kvinnor där förövaren var en manlig bekant till kvinnan. Mörkertalet är stort och våldet är ofta väl dolt bakom hemmets väggar. Syftet med denna litteraturstudie var att belysa vilka kunskaper sjuksköterskan behövde för att kunna identifiera/urskilja kvinnor utsatta för våld i nära relation samt ge en god omvårdnad till dessa när de sökte till hälso- och sjukvården. Ur de granskade artiklarna utläste författarna fem teman "Urskilja kvinnor utsatta för våld i nära relation", "Att möta våldsutsatta kvinnor", "Våldsutsatta kvinnors erfarenheter av vården", "Sjuksköterskans behov av riktlinjer och utbildning" och " Sjuksköterskans inställning till att ställa frågan". Det framkom att sjuksköterskor behövde riktlinjer och utbildning/erfarenhet för att kunna identifiera och ge en god omvårdnad till kvinnor utsatta för våld i nära relation. En god omvårdnad för dessa kvinnor innebar att sjuksköterskan vågade fråga om deras situation, vågade ta emot svaret och förmedla vidare kontakt.

    En slutsats författarna drar efter denna litteraturstudies genomförande är att forskning om sjuksköterskors kunskaper inom detta område bör undersökas ytterligare. Vidare bör det även forskas om vilken kunskap om detta ämne sjuksköterskestudenter erhåller i sin utbildning till sjuksköterska.

  • 59.
    Andersson Kraft, Emelie
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Distriktsköterskans arbete med och reflektioner kring behandlingen av vuxna patienter med övervikt och fetma: En kvalitativ intervjustudie med distriktssköterskor på landstingsdrivna vårdcentraler i Uppsala län2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Övervikt och fetma är ett växande problem i Sverige och delar av världen. Det är en riskfaktor för andra somatiska sjukdomar och har en negativ inverkan på livskvalitén. Syftet med denna studie var att beskriva distriktsköterskors arbete med och reflektioner kring behandlingen av vuxna patienter med övervikt och fetma. Studien var av kvalitativ ansats med deskriptiv design och genomfördes genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med åtta distriktssköterskor på landstingsdrivna vårdcentraler i Uppsala län. Resultatet av studien visade att mätvärden och samtal var viktiga verktyg för att distriktssköterskorna ska kunna identifiera patientens övervikt eller fetma. I behandlingen av övervikt och fetma var motiverande samtal, tvärprofessionellt arbete, fysisk aktivitet på recept och kostråd centrala delar. Liksom de stöd som distriktssköterskan utgjorde för patienten i beteendeförändringen. Patientens brist på motivation eller vilja kunde försvåra samarbetet mellan patient och distriktssköterska. Slutsatsen av studien visade att distriktssköterskorna hade en betydande roll i patientens beteendeförändring mot en hälsosammare livsstil och viktminskning. Distriktssköterskorna hade kunskap och kompetens att hjälpa patienten i arbetet med beteendeförändringen men mer kunskap behövdes för att kunna utveckla vården. Riktlinjer för hur övervikt och fetma ska tas om hand och behandlas inom vården var viktiga och hjälpte distriktssköterskorna att motivera sitt arbete hos verksamhetschefer. Distriktssköterskorna följde delvis vårdprogrammet för fetma hos vuxna i Uppsala län.

  • 60.
    Andersson, Kristoffer
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskans arbetsmiljö och patientsäkerhet: En litteraturstudie2012Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med litteraturstudien var att beskriva hur sjuksköterskans arbetsmiljö påverkar patientsäkerheten. Metoden som användes var en litteraturstudie som baserade sig på tretton artiklar. Resultatet pekade på att kvalitén på vården som sjuksköterskorna gav var signifikant associerad med sjukhusets arbetsmiljö och antalet anställda. Det fanns ett starkt samband mellan antalet patienter per sjuksköterska och patientsäkerheten. Det visade sig även att om en arbetsplats har en dåligt organiserad arbetsmiljö så kan det motverka fördelarna med att ha mycket personal. Sjuksköterskor måste vara flexibla då patienternas behov och vårdkedjor var mycket komplexa och ständigt varierande. Det kan finnas starka kopplingar mellan patienternas säkerhet i vården och sjuksköterskornas arbetsmiljö samt flera faktorer som påverkar denna arbetsmiljö: bemanning, organisation, arbetsansvar, höga krav, arbetsledning, patienternas tillstånd, arbetsrelationer, lagarbete, arbetsvillkor, sjuksköterskans professionella inställning, kommunikation, resurser, stress, utmattningssyndrom, stora mängder administration, telefonarbete, hanterande av svåra situationer och övriga icke sjuksköterskeuppgifter. Sjuksköterskeyrket beskrivs som mycket komplext, att det förväntas mycket och att det ställs stora krav på våra sjuksköterskor. Hög arbetsbelastning, konflikter mellan kollegor, dålig ledning och emotionell börda kopplades till utmattningssyndrom bland sjuksköterskor. Slutsatsen blev att låg bemanning och dålig arbetsmiljö kan påverka vårdkvalitén och patientsäkerheten.

  • 61.
    Andersson, Lina
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
    Lärares tankar och idéer kring musik i idrottsundervisningen2014Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka hur och varför lärare i ämnet idrott och hälsa på gymnasiet använder sig utav musik som ett pedagogiskt verktyg samt varför de inte använder musik. Syftet är även att undersöka om gymnasielärarna i ämnet idrott och hälsa blir påverkade av några yttre faktorer som kan resultera i att de använder musiken i sin undervisning. Studien är baserad på kvalitativa intervjuer med åtta lärare i ämnet idrott och hälsa på gymnasiet. Resultatet visar att lärarnas tankar och idéer kring användandet av musik samt hur de upplever att eleverna agerar till musik stämmer bra överens med tidigare forskning som visar många fördelar med att arbeta till musik. Resultatet visar även att de yttre faktorer som påverkar lärarna mest, när det gäller hur det använder sig utav musik i deras undervisning, är eleverna och deras musikintresse. Slutsatsen av studien är att lärarna upplever att musik motiverar och inspirerar elever till rörelseglädje samt en högre prestationsnivå. Hur de använder musiken är antingen som bakgrundmusik eller som ett hjälpmedel.

  • 62.
    Andersson, Linus
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Occupational health science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research. Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Claeson, Anna-Sara
    Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Not getting used to the smell – Chemical intolerance as lack of habituation2017In: Biological Psychology, ISSN 0301-0511, E-ISSN 1873-6246, Vol. 129, no Suppl. C, p. 377-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Chemical intolerance is a prevalent, medically unexplained symptom characterized by diverse symptoms following weak chemical exposure. The symptom-eliciting exposures are often odorous, and include perfume, fabric softeners and fragrant flowers. Several explanatory mechanisms have been proposed, but empirical data is scarce. By reanalyzing data from previous studies, we aimed to find a criterion for chemical intolerance based on reactions to actual chemical exposure.

    Method:

    We grouped participants from six previous studies based on their pattern of habituation to weak olfactory (amylacetate and n-butanol) and trigeminal (CO2 and acrolein) compounds. In two studies utilizing event-related potentials, and one functional magnetic resonance imaging study, stimuli were presented intranasally using a dynamic olfactometer. An exposure chamber that allowed full body exposure was used in the remaining three studies.

    Results:

    Individuals who did not habituate to weak chemical exposure, compared with those who did, reported (1) increasing symptoms during the course of the exposure, (2) greater problems with odors in everyday life, and (3) greater levels of everyday distress. They (4) performed worse on cognitively demanding tasks during exposure, and differed in measures of (5) the autonomic nervoussystem(respiratoryrateandpulseratevariability),(6)low-level inflammation and oxidative stress, and (7) the so called pain matrix of the brain.

    Discussion:

    Lack of habituation to weak chemical exposure may be a fruitful method of defining a sub-group of chemical intolerance.

  • 63.
    Andersson, Linus
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Occupational health science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.
    Claeson, Anna-Sara
    Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Dantoft, Thomas Meinertz
    Danish Research Centre for Chemical Sensitivities, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Gentofte, Denmark; Department of Systems Biology, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.
    Skovbjerg, Sine
    Danish Research Centre for Chemical Sensitivities, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Gentofte, Denmark.
    Lind, Nina
    Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Nordin, Steven
    Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Chemosensory perception, symptoms and autonomic responses during chemical exposure in multiple chemical sensitivity2016In: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, ISSN 0340-0131, E-ISSN 1432-1246, Vol. 89, no 1, p. 79-88Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a prevalent medically unexplained symptom characterized by symptom reactions to everyday chemical exposure below hygienic thresholds. The aim of this study was to investigate the expressions of hyper-reactivity in MCS during whole-body exposure to low concentrations of the odorant n-butanol.

    METHODS: We exposed 18 participants with MCS and 18 non-ill controls to a low concentration of the odorant n-butanol using an exposure chamber. The first 10 min constituted blank exposure, after which the n-butanol concentration increased and reached a plateau at 11.5 mg/m(3).

    RESULTS: MCS participants, compared with controls, reported greater perceived odor intensities, more unpleasantness to the exposure and increasing symptoms over time. MCS participants also expressed higher pulse rate and lower pulse rate variability than controls did. No group differences were found for breathing rate or tonic electrodermal activity responses.

    CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that MCS sufferers differ from healthy controls in terms of autonomic responses, symptoms and chemosensory perception during chemical exposure.

  • 64.
    Andersson, Linus
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Occupational health science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.
    Claeson, Anna-Sara
    Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Sweden.
    Sandberg, Petra
    Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Sweden.
    Highlighting the large variation in perceived properties of odors over time2017In: Chemical Senses, ISSN 0379-864X, E-ISSN 1464-3553, Vol. 42, no 2, p. E26-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Individuals differ considerably when rating the perceived properties of odors, especially over time. A second glance at previously published data-sets from our laboratory revealed that the same invariant exposure often produced both floor and roof effects. An odor that at the end of the exposure ses-sion was regarded as non-existent by one participant, could border the “absoulte maximum” rating category in another. We provide re-analyses from four exposure studies where we illustrate the perceptual variability over time, and outcomes associated with such ratings. We note that high, compared with low ratings of odor intensity over time is associated with ratings of unpleasantness and symptoms, but also with everyday distress, cognitive performance, autonomous nerv-ous system activity and deviating responses in the so-called pain or saliency matrix of the brain. We bring an open ques-tion to ECRO regarding how this considerable variability should be interpreted, and what the consequenced are for research and for setting exposure limits.

  • 65.
    Andersson, Linus
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Occupational health science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research. Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Sandberg, Petra
    Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Olofsson, Jonas K.
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nordin, Steven
    Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Effects of Task Demands on Olfactory, Auditory, and Visual Event-Related Potentials Suggest Similar Top-Down Modulation Across Senses2018In: Chemical Senses, ISSN 0379-864X, E-ISSN 1464-3553, Vol. 43, no 2, p. 129-134, article id bjx082Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A widely held view is that top-down modulation of sensory information relies on an amodal control network that acts through the thalamus to regulate incoming signals. Olfaction lacks a direct thalamic projection, which suggests that it may differ from other modalities in this regard. We investigated the late positive complex (LPC) amplitudes of event-related potentials (ERP) from 28 participants, elicited by intensity-matched olfactory, auditory and visual stimuli, during a condition of focused attention, a neutral condition, and a condition in which stimuli were to be actively ignored. Amplitudes were largest during the attend condition, lowest during the ignore condition, with the neutral condition in between. A Bayesian analysis resulted in strong evidence for similar effects of task across sensory modalities. We conclude that olfaction, despite its unique neural projections, does not differ from audition and vision in terms of task-dependent neural modulation of the LPC.

  • 66.
    Andersson, Lisa
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Caring science.
    Hammarqvist, Johanna
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Caring science.
    Sjuksköterskors upplevelser och erfarenheter av att arbeta med psykiatrisk tvångsvård2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Health care in Sweden shall be conducted with the patients’ autonomy in center. However, in some cases in the psychiatric care, patients can be treated against their will. A nurse shall work towards increasing patient autonomy and participation. The use of involuntary treatment can due to this cause ethical dilemmas. To describe how nurses cope with using involuntary treatment is important since it can increase the understanding of a complicated situation, and in the long run increase the quality of the health care services.

    Aim: To describe the experiences of a nurse working with involuntary treatment and to describe how the chosen articles presents their selection groups.

    Method: The study was conducted as a descriptive literature review. Articles was searched in the databases Medline and Cinahl with a ten-year age limit. A total of fourteen articles was selected and processed into four subcategories and a methodological aspect to answer to the study’s aim.

    Results: The results show that nurses experience mostly negative feelings like anxiety, fear and vulnerability while working with involuntary treatment. The use of involuntary treatment was justified by the thought that the practice was a part of the nurses’ job and duty. The use of involuntary treatment was describes as damaging on the nurse-patient relationship and caused ethical conflicts. The result was described in four subcategories Feelings about the use of involuntary treatment, Justifying involuntary treatment, Involuntary treatment and the effects on the nurse-patient relationship and Ethical conflicts due to involuntary treatment. The articles varied in their descriptions of their selection groups. Most described the participants gender, age and work experience. Most of the articles had 11-50 participants.   

    Conclusions: This study has found that nurses experience involuntary treatment as having mostly negative effects. It has been shown that the nurses’ level of education has an effect on both the execution and the handling of involuntary treatment. The writers of this study have come to the conclusion that nurses wish to decrease the use of involuntary treatment, and that research should be focused on finding alternative methods of treatment.    

  • 67.
    Andersson, Magdalena
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
    Förskolan som hälsofrämjande arena: En studie om pedagogens betydelse för goda kostvanor hos barn på förskola2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Övervikt och fetma beror främst på dåliga kost- och motionsvanor, vanor som grundläggs i tidig ålder. Eftersom cirka 80 procent av svenska barn går i förskolan och spenderar mycket av sin tid där, äter de även många av dagens måltider i förskolan. Detta innebär att förskolan har en betydelsefull roll när det gäller att skapa goda matvanor hos barnen.

    Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka på vilket sätt ett antal förskolor i en kommun i mellersta Sverige ar-betade för just detta. Syftet var även att se hur pedagogerna såg på sin egen roll för att främja goda kostvanor hos barnen. Den metod som användes var kvantitativ genom enkäter som delades ut till trettiofyra pedagoger på fyra olika förskolor i kommunens innerstad. Enkäten var strukturerad och innehöll både öppna och slutna frågor. Det resultat som framkom var att de flesta pedagoger ansåg att de hade en betydelsefull roll när det gällde barns lärande om mat och matvanor, och de ansåg att maten är en viktig del i förskolan. Trots detta behöver en del arbete göras för att förskolan ska vara en främjande arena för att skapa goda matvanor hos barnen, framförallt då barnens matvanor skilde sig mycket åt förskolorna emellan. Slutsatsen blir då att trots att pedagogerna själva anser sig ha stor betydelse för att ge barnen ett positivt förhållningssätt till mat, skulle kommunens förskolor kunna arbete för att förbättra måltiderna och måltidssituationen i förskolan.

  • 68.
    Andersson, Malin
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Intensivvårdssjuksköterskors upplevelser av psykiskt påfrestande situationer, hantering och stöd samt förslag på förbättring av stöd från arbetsplatsen: en intervjustudie2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Intensive care nurses are exposed daily to psychologically demanding situations that can be difficult to process without adequate support from the workplace. Previous research indicates that intensive care nurses lack support in these mentally challenging situations. However, there is also a lack in current research on how support can be improved.

    Purpose: The purposewas to describe the intensive care nurse's experiences of distressingsituations, how they handle these situations,how they experience the support and suggestions for improvements in the workplace.

    Method: This study has used a descriptive design along with a qualitative approach. Semi-structured interviews were held with 8 intensive care nurses and a content analysis was made.

    Result: The intensive care nurses experiences of mentally demanding situations were subjective. There could be difficult situations with patients, but also difficulties regarding personnel-related circumstances. The majority of intensive care nurses used problem-focused coping, were they actively sought out support from people they trusted. There were shared opinions regarding the support from colleagues, management and the workplace. Additionally, the intensive care nurses gave suggestions on how this support could be improved. The suggestions included that both the colleagues and the management could be more attentive and responsive to each others needs.

    Conclusion: Situations that are experienced as mentally demanding showed to vary from each individual. The support at the workplace and the support from management are experienced both as well and less well. The support can be improved by being responsive towards colleagues needs. The collegiate support was experienced as well. However, the support can be improved further by showing more compassion for one and another.

  • 69.
    Andersson, Malin
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
    Matvanor och sömn hos vårdpersonal vid nattarbete2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 70.
    Andersson, Marcus
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Gulbrandsen, Cathrine
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Personer med endometrios erfarenheter i mötet med sjukvårdspersonal2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Endometrios är en östrogenberoende sjukdom som främst drabbar kvinnor i fertil ålder och tar ofta lång tid innan den diagnostiseras. Besvären från endometrios kan leda till ett långvarigt lidande med grav smärta, påverka den drabbades arbetsförmåga, sociala tillvaro och möjligheten att bli gravid. Syfte: Syftet med denna studie var att beskriva personer med endometrios erfarenheter i mötet med sjukvårdspersonal, samt att beskriva de inkluderade artiklarnas datainsamlingsmetoder. Metod: Beskrivande litteraturstudie. Resultat: Denna litteraturstudie visade att personer med endometrios erfarenheter av mötet med sjukvårdspersonal ofta präglas av att de endometriosdrabbade kände sig nonchalerade, inte blev tagna på allvar och att de, efter fastställd endometriosdiagnos, upplevde att sjukvårdspersonalen ställde orimliga krav på dem. Att mötas av empatisk och kunnig sjukvårdspersonal sågs som positivt. Slutsats: Kunskapen om sjukdomen endometrios behöver utökas både hos sjukvårdspersonalen och allmänheten för att garantera tidigare diagnos. Då sjuksköterskan är en av de professioner som de vårdsökande oftast kommer i kontakt med är god kunskap hos sjuksköterskan en förutsättning för god omvårdnad och ett led i att förbättra bemötandet gentemot de endometriosdrabbade.

  • 71.
    Andersson, Matilda
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational sciences.
    Upplevelser av Sverigestafetten – ett hälsofrämjande projekt för att öka fysisk aktivitet: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om motivation och hälsopromotion på arbetsplatsen2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Stillasittande arbeten med inaktiva medarbetare är ett stort problem i dagens samhälle. Låg grad av fysisk inaktivitet kan orsaka många av de allvarliga sjukdomar som också kallas vällevnadssjukdomar, vilka leder till sämre livskvalitet och i många fall förtidig död. Då arbetsplatsen är en arena som bidrar till mycket stillasittande, är det samtidigt en viktig arena för att främja den fysiska aktiviteten. Syftet med studien är att undersöka medarbetarnas upplevelser av Sverigestafetten och belysa dess motivationsfaktorer till fysisk aktivitet, samt att problematisera medarbetarnas generella upplevelser av hälsopromotion på Atea. Tre informanter som arbetar på Atea har intervjuats genom kvalitativa, semi-strukturerade intervjuer, där resultatet visar att alla informanter har blivit mer fysiskt aktiva och påverkats av både lika och olika motivationsfaktorer. Slutsatsen är att den inre motivationen är den mest väsentliga för att åstadkomma ökad fysisk aktivitet, likaså visade studien att delaktighet och möjlighet till självförverkligande i hälsopromotionsarbete är av stor vikt för motivationen

  • 72.
    Andersson, Matilda
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
    Saunamäki, Nina
    University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
    2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 73.
    Andersson, Nelly
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    From, Siri
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Tonåringars upplevelser av att leva med diabetes typ 1: En deskriptiv litteraturstudie2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Diabetes typ 1 är en autoimmun sjukdom som främst drabbar barn och ungdomar. Sjukdomen innebär total insulinbrist och behandling sker främst genom egenvård i form av blodsockerkontroller och administrering av insulin. Sjuksköterskan spelar en stor roll i diabetesvården och genom motivation, kost- och motionsrådgivning samt undervisning ges bättre förutsättningar för egenvården. 

    Syfte: Syftet med denna litteraturstudie var att beskriva tonåringars upplevelser av att leva med diabetes typ 1 samt att beskriva hur vald litteratur presenterar undersökningsgrupperna i studierna.

    Metod:En deskriptiv litteraturstudie. Tolv artiklar med både kvalitativ och kvantitativ ansats har analyserats och delats upp i teman och subteman.  

    Huvudresultat: Många tonåringar beskrev en svårighet i att acceptera sin diabetes. De upplevde en känsla av att vara annorlunda som innebar att de undvek att sköta sin diabetes offentligt. Känslan att vara annorlunda försvann när tonåringarna umgicks med personer som också hade diabetes. Många tonåringar upplevde även en känsla av oro, främst för hypoglykemi. Gällande egenvården upplevde många tonåringar en önskan om självständighet som togs över av osäkerhet och okunskap i egenvård. Tonåringarna hade också en önskan om en personlig kontakt med sitt diabetesteam inom vuxenvården. 

    Slutsats: Tonåringar uttrycker ett behov av en personlig relation i vården samt en förståelse för sjukdomen i vardagen. Genom en ökad förståelse kan sjuksköterskan möta tonåringarnas behov och genom detta få en bättre vårdrelation. En god vårdrelation kan innebära att tonåringar med trygghet kan uttrycka sina behov på ett bättre sätt. Tryggheten kan också innebära att tonåringen har en större acceptans för sjukdomen samt vågar vara mer öppen med sin sjukdom. 

  • 74.
    Andersson, Sandra
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
    Fysisk aktivitets betydelse för hälsan: Hur arbetar pedagoger inom årskurs 1-3 med detta?2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Examensarbetet fokuserar på fysisk aktivitet och hälsa inom årskurs 1–3. Syftet är att belysa på vilka sätt pedagoger arbetar för att öka elevers förståelse kring fysisk aktivitets betydelse för hälsan och vilken påverkan detta har på eleverna. Urvalsgruppen är verksamma pedagoger. Undersökningen är en kvalitativ forskningsansats med semistrukturerade intervjuer som har kompletterats med ”critical incidents” observationer. Resultatet visar att pedagogerna ofta upprepar fysisk aktivitets betydelse för hälsan för att öka elevernas förståelse kring detta, genom samtal och fysiska aktivitets upplevelser. Kunskap om människokroppen anses även behövas. Slutsatser är att kroppsuppfattning - kunskap om människokroppen, förmåga att använda sin kropp och fysiska aktiviteter - är viktigt för barns förståelse om dess betydelse för hälsan. Studiens resultat ger idéer till pedagoger inom skolan om olika arbetssätt kring fysisk aktivitet för att skapa förståelse, främja hälsosamma vanor och bättre förutsättningar för lärande. Resultatet antyder att elevers totala skolprestationer förbättras av fysisk aktivitet.

  • 75.
    Andersson, Sandra
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Rönnkvist, Linnea
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Kvinnors erfarenheter av att leva med endometrios: en litteraturstudie2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease which ten percent of all women suffer from. The symptoms are individual but the most common are pelvic pain, pain during menstruation and intercourse pain. Because of insufficient competence in health care system women are treated with disbelief and normalization of symptoms. The nurse attitude towards these patients ought to include sensitivity, sympathy and empathy and also have a good communication and be able to find meaning in each meeting with patients.

     

    Aim: The aim with this literature review was to describe womens experience in daily life of living with endometriosis. The aim was furthermore to describe the included articles data collections method.

     

    Method: A literature review with descriptive design. Data were collected through databases PubMed and CINAHL where ten articles with a qualitative approach was found which laies to basis for the result.

     

    Main results: The way to diagnosis was a long process that was related to disbelief and endometriosis diffuse symptoms. Endometriosis limited womens physical, psychological and social abilities that significantly reduced quality of life. Pain was the most substantial symptom and to be able to handle with the pain, they constantly search for strategies. The strategies varied slightly among the women but the most useful approach was a major dietary change. The ten articles that was included in this literature review  used interviews to collect data and supplemented with diarys and journal entries to describe womens experiences of living with endometriosis.

     

    Conclusion: Endometriosis affects a womans daily life adversely and also her relationships with other people. Deficiencies in health care was significantly when non adequate information was given and a marked disbelief related to the womens symptom that can be one reason for a delayed diagnosis. To be able to handle everyday life women had found different strategies to reduce pain. 

  • 76.
    Andersson, Sara
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
    Öga-nacke/skuldra problem hos en grupp synskadade män och kvinnor i åldrarna 17-92 år: En kvantitativ tvärsnittsstudie2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of self-reported visual and neck/shoulder complaints among individuals with a low vision diagnosis. The study also aimed to examine whether there was an association between the degree of self-rated visual and the neck/shoulder complaints. There was a questionnaire survey that was conducted on patients that visits an eye center in a county in central Sweden. There were a total of 18 people participated in the survey, between 17-92 years old. The questionnaire contained 22 questions and was analyzed with SPSS. The results showed how the distributions of answers were to the questions about the respondents’ vision respectively of respondents’ musculoskeletal problems. Results also showed that there was an association between the degree of self- rated visual difficulties and the degree of self- rated neck/shoulder disorder. The results in this study support the hypothesis that a relationship exists between visual and musculoskeletal problems.

  • 77.
    Andersson, Sara
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
    Pahlbäck, Ann - Charlotte
    University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
    Vilka kunskaper om smärta beskriver litteraturen att sjuksköterskor har: En litteraturstudie2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to describe nurses’ knowledge of pain. The method used was a systematic literature study. Information was gathered from the databases Blackwell Synergy, Academic Search Elite and Medline, and the keywords used in the search were: pain, knowledge, nurses and nurses.

    The result was divided into three subgroups; Insignificant documentation and evaluation. More education is necessary. Knowledge and attitudes.

    Nurses need to improve their documentation and do it more continuously, not only at the end of their workday, but also make documentation about changes in the patient’s condition. The result showed lack in nurse’s basic traing regarding pain and pain management. Nurses that had gone to further education regarding pain and pain management had more knowledge in the subject. Concerning how knowledge and attitudes played a role in the interpretation of pain in patients from other cultures , the result showed how important it is that the nurses are culturally congruent, meaning that they must support, promote and amplify actions and decisions that goes along the lines of other cultures values and life styles.

    The educating of pain advisers seems very worth wile since workplaces with pain-advisers have improved their pain management considerable.

  • 78.
    Andersson, Susann
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
    Patienters upplevelse av informationen i samband med hjärtinfarkt2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 79.
    Andersson, Therese
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Linder, Isabelle
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskans attityder och betydelsefulla faktorer i mötet med patineter med självskadebeteende: En litteraturstudie2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: People who self-harm is nothing new, this behavior has a lot of different terms and definitions. Self-destructive feelings can be rooted in assaults and violations. A self-harming behavior is sometimes used to regain control or to be used as self-punishment. Today there is a greater attention towards research in the subject of self-harm which brings new knowledge. Aim: The aim is to illuminate nurses’ attitudes an factors that is important in the encounter of patients who suffers from self-injurious behavior and to exanimate the samples selection in the articles of this study. Method: A descriptive literature study was conducted and fifteen articles from PsycINFO and PubMed between years 2005-2015. The chosen articles have qualitative and/or quantitative approach. Results: Nurses attitudes towards people who self-harm are predominantly positive. Negative attitudes are also presented in the encounter in form of antipathy, frustration, powerlessness and anxiety. Nurses are experiencing a lack of knowledge and resources. Conclusion: For nurses to feel confident in their work and give the best possible care to people who self-harm there is a need of education and organizational improvements such as more time and support from colleagues. Clinical significance: Our expectation with this study is to bring attention and understanding in the subject of self-harm.

  • 80.
    Andersson, Therese
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Törnhult, Jennifer
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    På blodigt allvar: En intervjustudie om amenorré bland lagidrottande kvinnor på elitnivå.2018Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Amenorré (menstruationsrubbningar och menstruationsbortfall) är ett allvarligt tillstånd som kan drabba kvinnor i fertil ålder. Amenorré är en av tre komponenter i den kvinnliga idrottstriaden, som länge ansågs som den största medicinska problematiken inom kvinnlig idrott. Konsekvenserna av amenorré kan vara infertilitet, benskörhet, fysisk- och psykisk ohälsa. Inom idrotten har namnet idrottsamenorré uppkommit. Detta på grund av ökad rapportering om amenorré drabbade kvinnor inom idrotten. Syftet med studien var att belysa kvinnliga elitidrottares tankar om amenorré. Studien baseras på sju kvalitativa intervjuer med elitidrottande kvinnor som är aktiva inom lagidrott. Intervjuerna grundades på en intervjuguide och inför intervjuerna genomfördes två pilotintervjuer. Studien visar att av de sju elitidrottande kvinnorna som deltog så har tre kvinnor personliga upplevelser av amenorré. Många av de resterande respondenterna hade upplevt amenorré hos någon närstående. De respondenter som själva varit drabbade hade under den aktuella sjukdomsperioden inte sökt hjälp. Vidare visar resultatet att informationen som kvinnliga elitidrottare får idag är otillräcklig eller i många fall obefintlig. Detta gäller som idrottskvinna men även som kvinna i samhället. Få respondenter upplevde att de fått information om amenorré utanför idrotten. Även informationen kring menstruation saknades inom idrotten och kunde också beskrivas som bristfällig i samhället. Respondenterna som deltog i studien hade många bra idéer och tankar om hur utveckling av informationsarbetet kunde se ut, både inom elitidrotten, ungdomsidrotten och i skolan.  Slutsatser som kan dras av studien är att relativt få av kvinnorna hade upplevelser av amenorré. Kvinnorna upplevde ett positivt samtalsklimat kring menstruation inom sina lag, vilket kan vara av stor vikt om man själv blir drabbad av amenorré. Informationen om amenorré inom elitidrotten ansågs bristfällig, vilket tidigare forskning bekräftar. Vidare belyser resultatet i studien hur arbetet kring informationsspridning skulle kunna se ut och hur respondenterna helst skulle motta informationen.

  • 81.
    Andersson, Therés
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Kjellberg, Emilia
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Licensierade vårdhundar som komplement till omvårdnaden av barn med Autismspektrumtillstånd2014Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med föreliggande litteraturstudie var att beskriva på vilket sätt licensierade vårdhundar kan fungera som ett komplement i omvårdnaden av barn med autismspektrumtillstånd. Syftet var också att beskriva kvaliteten av artiklarna utifrån den metodologiska aspekten urval. En litteraturstudie med deskriptiv ansats genomfördes utifrån två artiklar med kvalitativ ansats, två artiklar med kvantitativ ansats, fyra artiklar med kvalitativ ansats och kvantitativa mätningar, samt två artiklar med kvantitativ ansats och kvalitativa inslag i form av observationer. De inkluderade artiklarna hade publicerats mellan åren 1989 och 2013. De databaser som användes för artikelsökningen var Academic Search Elite, Cinahl och PubMed med sökorden: Dogs, Child, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Animal-assisted, Service dogs, Autism samt Therapy Dogs. Huvudresultatet visade att de problem som barn med AST har med att passa in i samhället på grund av sina negativa, asociala beteenden till viss del kan avhjälpas i interaktion med licensierade vårdhundar. Vårdhunden hade förmågan att hjälpa barnen med AST att utveckla och förbättra sin fysiska aktivitet samt sina psykosociala beteenden. Det visade sig också att den familjära sammanhållningen ökade i närvaro av en licensierad vårdhund. För få studier har genomförts inom området barn med AST i interaktion med licensierad vårdhund, och därför är vidare forskning inom området nödvändigt för ytterligare evidens. För att en god omvårdnad ska kunna bedrivas krävs det mer utbildning och forskning inom detta område.

  • 82.
    Andersson, Victoria
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Karlsson, Jenny
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Att leva med Polycystiskt ovariesyndrom: en litteraturstudie2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Syftet med denna litteraturstudie var att beskriva hur det är att leva med Polycystiskt ovariesyndrom (PCOS). Metod: Deskriptiv litteraturstudie. Data inhämtades från databaserna Pubmed och Cinahl. Resultatet baserades på 14 evidensbaserade artiklar. Resultat: Kvinnor med Polycystiskt ovariesyndrom hade större risk att utveckla ångest och depression jämfört med normalpopulationen, orsaken till detta är inte klarlagd forskarnas åsikter går isär. Majoriteten av artiklarna i denna litteraturstudie hävdade att att ett högt Body Mass Index (BMI) var den största bidragande faktorn som orsakade psykisk ohälsa och reducerad livskvalité hos denna patientgrupp. Kvinnor med ett högt BMI hade större risk att utveckla psykisk ohälsa. Sjukvården negligerade ofta de psykologiska aspekterna som syndromet medförde. Vilket kunde leda till onödigt lidande för dessa kvinnor. Slutsats: Kvinnor med PCOS upplevde mer psykisk ohälsa och reducerad livskvalité i jämförelse med normalpopulationen. Personal inom hälso- och sjukvård behövde mer kunskap om syndromet för att kunna hjälpa denna patientgrupp på bästa sätt.

  • 83.
    Anderzén, Ingrid
    et al.
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University.
    Karlsson, Thomas
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Occupational health science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.
    Strömberg, Annika
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work.
    Gustafsson, Susanne
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Public health science.
    Lindberg, Per
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Occupational health science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.
    Predictors of Well-being at work2016In: Scientific Programme: Wellbeing at Work 2016, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of healthy workplace has been defined as an organization that maximizes the integration of worker goals for wellbeing and company objectives for profitability and productivity. Conditions in today’s working life make new approaches necessary in order to limit negative health effects of work and to enhance wellbeing and health at work. About 24 % of the working population in Sweden report to have had work-related disorders during the last twelve months. In order to achieve a sustainable working life it is likely that strategies and actions from different and new angles are needed.ObjectivesThe present study is a part of a larger study (the GodA –study; a Swedish acronym for good work environments and healthy workplaces) and aims to investigate how work environment factors, work ability, work motivation, work and life balance predict well-being at work.

    Methods

    The GodA study is a 2-year follow up study in Sweden with a survey feedback design in three companies with both blue- and white collar workers. One of the companies serves as “intervention-company”, the other two as controls. A baseline questionnaire was sent out 2013 and the results from the survey were reported back to the companies, which have been processing their results. In spring 2015 a follow up survey has been administered. Data have been analysed with univariate and multivariate linear regression analyses.

    Results

    A baseline multivariate linear regression model, which included background factors, perceived psychosocial work climate and work environmental factors (motivation, leadership, employee responsibilities, efficacy, work ability and management committed to employee health) and work life balance, showed that psychosocial work climate (B= .48, 95% CI=.27 – .69) leadership, (B= .27, 95% CI=.05– .49), work ability (B= -.12, 95% CI= .03 – .21), motivation (B= -33, 95% CI= .14 – .51) and work life balance (B= -.34, 95% CI=-.57– -.12), were signifi-cantly associated with well-being at work and explained 40% of the variance (Adjusted R2=.40, p<.001).

    Conclusions

    Results showed that not only work environment factors are important predictors. To maintain a healthy work place a promotion of balance between work and private life is needed.

  • 84.
    Anderzén, Ingrid
    et al.
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University.
    Lindberg, Per
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Occupational health science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.
    Karlsson, Thomas
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Occupational health science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.
    Strömberg, Annika
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work.
    Gustafsson, Susanne
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Public health science.
    Predictors of well-being at work2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    The concept of healthy workplace has been defined as an organization that maximizes the integration of worker goals for wellbeing and company objectives for profitability and productivity. Conditions in today’s working life make new approaches necessary in order to limit negative health effects of work and to enhance wellbeing and health at work. About 24 % of the working population in Sweden report to have had work-related disorders during the last twelve months. In order to achieve a sustainable working life it is likely that strategies and actions from different and new angles are needed.

    The present study is a part of a larger study (the GodA –study; a Swedish acronym for good work environments and healthy workplaces) and aims to investigate how work environment factors, work ability, work motivation, work and life balance predict well-being at work.

    Methods

    The GodA study is a 2-year follow up study in Sweden with a survey feedback design in three companies with both blue- and white collar workers. One of the companies serves as “intervention-company”, the other two as controls. A baseline questionnaire was sent out 2013 and the results from the survey were reported back to the companies, which have been processing their results. In spring 2015 a follow up survey has been administered. Data from the baseline measurements have been analysed with univariate and multivariate linear regression analyses.

    Results

    A baseline multivariate linear regression model, which included background factors, perceived psychosocial work climate and work environmental factors (motivation, leadership, employee responsibilities, efficacy, work ability and management committed to employee health) and work life balance, showed that psychosocial work climate (B= .48, 95% CI=.27 – .69) leadership, (B= .27, 95% CI=.05– .49), work ability  (B= -.12, 95% CI= .03 – .21), motivation (B= -33, 95% CI= .14 – .51) and work life balance (B= -.34, 95% CI=-.57– -.12), were significantly associated with well-being at work and explained 40% of the variance  (Adjusted R2=.40, p<.001). Results from the two-year follow up will be presented at the conference.

    Conclusions

    Results showed that not only work environment factors are important predictors. To maintain ahealthy work place apromotion ofbalancebetween workand private life is needed.

  • 85.
    Andrae, Fredrik
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Eriksson, Eleonore
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskestudenters kunskap om HIV och inställningen till behovet av HIV-testning2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: HIV-infection is a chronic and progressive disease that, left untreated, leads to a deterioration of the immune system and the development of AIDS. 

    Aim: To examine nursing students´, at two universities, knowledge about HIV and their attitude towards assessing the need for a HIV-test.

    Method: An empirical cross-sectional study using descriptive and comparative design with a quantitative approach. Data was collected by a questionnaire among third year nursing students at the University of Gavle and Uppsala University (N=95).

    Result: A majority (88,4 %) answered correctly that intercourse with more than one partner increases the risk for contracting HIV. Three students (3,2 %) answered incorrectly that there is a vaccine for HIV. Nearly half of the students did not know that lubricant, combined with a condom, does not reduce the risk for contracting HIV. A majority (78,9 %) recommended a HIV-test to a woman who have had unprotected sex with a man. In analyzing the students´ explanatory statements for the need for a HIV-test, four categories emerged; “risk”, “sexual behavior”, “patients´ concern” and “not knowing”.  

    Conclusion: The nursing students had relatively good knowledge about HIV. However, there was a significant lack of knowledge in some questions. The nursing students´ attitudes towards HIV-testing conforms relatively well with current guidelines. However, there is a need to change an outdated way of assessing the risk for HIV-infection to be able to provide counseling to patients based on current knowledge.

  • 86.
    Andreassen Devik, S.
    et al.
    Centre of Care Research, Department of Health Sciences, Nord University, Steinkjer, Norway; Department of Health Sciences, Nord University, Namsos, Norway.
    Hellzén, Ove
    Department of Nursing Sciences, Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
    Enmarker, Ingela
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Caring science. Centre of Care Research, Department of Health Sciences, Nord University, Steinkjer, Norway; Department of Nursing Sciences, Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
    Bereaved family members' perspectives on suffering among older rural cancer patients in palliative home nursing care: a qualitative study2017In: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354, Vol. 26, no 6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Little is known about experiences with receiving home nursing care when old, living in a rural area, and suffering from end-stage cancer. The aim of this study was thus to investigate bereaved family members' perceptions of suffering by their older relatives when receiving palliative home nursing care. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 family members, in Norway during autumn 2015, and directed content analysis guided by Katie Eriksson's theoretical framework on human suffering was performed upon the data. The two main categories identified reflected expressions of both suffering and well-being. Expressions of suffering were related to illness, to care and to life and supported the theory. Expressions of well-being were related to other people (e.g. familiar people and nurses), to home and to activity. The results indicate a need to review and possibly expand the perspective of what should motivate care. Nursing and palliative care that become purely disease and symptom-focused may end up with giving up and divert the attention to social and cultural factors that may contribute to well-being when cure is not the goal.

  • 87.
    Andreassen Devik, Siri
    et al.
    Fakultet for sykepleie og helsevitenskap, Nord universitet, Bodö, Norge.
    Enmarker, Ingela
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Caring science. Fakultet for sykepleie og helsevitenskap, Nord universitet, Bodö, Norge.
    Quality collaboratives used to improve drug safety for older patients in primary care in Norway2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 88.
    Andreassen Devik, Siri
    et al.
    Centre for Care Research Mid-Norway, Steinkjer, Norway; Department of Health Sciences, Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
    Enmarker, Ingela
    Centre for Care Research Mid-Norway, Steinkjer, Norway; Nord Trøndelag University College, Namsos, Norway.
    Bitnes Wiik, Guri
    Nord Trøndelag University College, Namsos, Norway.
    Hellzén, Ove
    Centre for Care Research Mid-Norway, Steinkjer, Norway; Department of Health Sciences, Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden; Nord Trøndelag University College, Namsos, Norway.
    Meanings of being old, living on one's own and suffering from incurable cancer in rural Norway2013In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 17, no 6, p. 781-787Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The aim of this study was to explore and understand the lived experience of older people living alone and suffering from incurable cancer in rural Norway.

    Methods and sample

    Narrative interviews were conducted with five older people with incurable cancer (three women and two men, aged 71–79), receiving outpatient and life-prolonging chemotherapy and living alone in their homes in rural areas. A phenomenological hermeneutical approach was used to interpret the meaning of the lived experience.

    Key results

    Four main themes were found: enduring by keeping hope alive, becoming aware that you are on your own, living up to expectations of being a good patient and being at risk of losing one's identity and value. Enduring this situation means struggling with terminal illness and facing death in a brave manner, and replacing former ways of living. The process of providing treatment may threaten dignity and cause additional distress.

    Conclusions

    These results show a complex and comprehensive situation where physical symptoms and emotions are interwoven. Further the results describe how the ways of suffering caused by the manner in which care is delivered, suffering related to the cancer disease and existential suffering, may increase each other's impact. The social and rural context calls for special attention as the patients may lack recourses to gain sufficient care. Their comfort depends to a large extent on the health professionals' sensitivity.

  • 89.
    Andreassen Devik, Siri
    et al.
    Fakultet for sykepleie og helsevitenskap - Nord universitet.
    Enmarker, Ingela
    Fakultet for sykepleie og helsevitenskap - Nord universitet.
    Haugum, Margrete Hembre
    Trøndelag Forskning og Utvikling.
    Evaluering av Mestring i lag – sammen om rehabilitering. Prosjekt ved Namdal rehabilitering2012Report (Other academic)
  • 90.
    Andreassen Devik, Siri
    et al.
    Centre of Care Research, Mid-Norway, Steinkjer, Norway; Department of Nursing, Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
    Enmarker, Ingela
    Centre of Care Research, Steinkjer, Mid-Norway; Department of Health Sciences, Nord-Trøndelag University College, Namsos, Norway.
    Hellzén, Per Ove
    Centre of Care Research, Steinkjer, Mid-Norway; Department of Nursing, Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden; Department of Health Sciences, Nord-Trøndelag University College, Namsos, Norway.
    When expressions make impressions-Nurses' narratives about meeting severely ill patients in home nursing care: A phenomenological-hermeneutic approach to understanding2013In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 8, no 1, article id 21880Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Registered nurses (RNs) working in homecare encounter severely ill and palliative patients whose expressions may cause ethical challenges and influence their daily work. The aim of this qualitative study was to illuminate and interpret the meaning of nurses’ lived experiences when meeting these patients. Narrative interviews were conducted with 10 RNs working in home nursing care. These interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim to a text and interpreted by a phenomenological-hermeneutic method inspired by Ricoeur. The meaning of the RNs’ lived experience of patients’ expressions was formulated into four themes. The first theme, Being open for the presence of the Other, includes two subthemes: “Sensing vulnerability” and “Empathizing with.” The second theme, Being satisfied, entails the subthemes, “Feeling exceptional” and “Being trusted.” The third theme, Being frustrated, contains the subthemes, “Being disappointed” and “Being angry.” The fourth and final theme, Being ambivalent, includes one subtheme: “Being generous or reserved.” Patients’ expressions that make impressions on nurses create emotional waves. Expressions leave impressions that call upon the nurse, and confront her with taking the risk of letting intuition and pre-reflexive feelings gain entry to her care. Allowing for the Other's presence is seen as a precondition, which means facing humanity and sensing a vulnerability in herself as well as in the Other. Understanding and balancing this emotional dimension in care seems to cause confusion and distress within the nurses. Realizing how their feelings may lead to either generosity or aloofness towards the patient is upsetting. Our interpretation suggests that these impressions echo confusion according to the role of being a professional nurse. There is a need to pay more attention to how the emotional dimension in care is understood and impacts the way nurses perform their professional role.

  • 91.
    Andreassen Devik, Siri
    et al.
    Centre of Care Research, Mid-Norway, Steinkjer, Norway; Department of Nursing, Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
    Hellzén, Ove
    Department of Nursing, Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
    Enmarker, Ingela
    Centre of Care Research, Mid-Norway, Steinkjer, Norway; Department of Nursing, Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden; Department of Health Sciences, Nord-Trøndelag University College, Stjørdal, Norway.
    "Picking up the pieces" - Meanings of receiving home nursing care when being old and living with advanced cancer in a rural area2015In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 10, no 1, article id 28382Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Rural home nursing care is a neglected area in the research of palliative care offered to older cancer patients. Because access to specialized services is hampered by long distances and fragmented infrastructure, palliative care is often provided through standard home nursing services and delivered by general district nurses. This study aimed to illuminate the lived experience and to interpret the meaning of receiving home nursing care when being old and living with advanced cancer in a rural area in Norway. Narrative interviews were conducted with nine older persons, and a phenomenological hermeneutic approach was used to interpret the meaning of the lived experience. The analysis revealed three themes, each with subthemes: being content with what one gets, falling into place, and losing one's place. The phrase picking up the pieces was found useful to sum up the meaning of this lived experience. The three respective themes refer to how the pieces symbolize the remaining parts of life or available services in their environment, and how the older persons may see themselves as pieces or bricks in a puzzle. A strong place attachment (physical insideness, social insideness, and autobiographical insideness) is demonstrated by the informants in this study and suggests that the rural context may provide an advantageous healthcare environment. Its potential to be a source of comfort, security, and identity concurs with cancer patients’ strong desire for being seen as unique persons. The study shows that district nurses play an essential role in the provision of palliative care for older rural patients. However, the therapeutic value of being in one's familiar landscape seems to depend on how homecare nurses manage to locate it and use it in a more or less person-centred manner. Communication skills and attentiveness to psychosocial aspects of patient care stand out as important attributes for nursing in this context.

  • 92.
    Andreou, Anette
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    JANOLS RENGEBORG, JOHANNA
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Stressfaktorer som påverkar de nyutexaminerade sjuksköterskornas under sitt första år som verksamma2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Syftet med denna litteraturstudie var att identifiera och lyfta fram stressfaktorer som nyutexaminerade sjuksköterskor möter under sitt första år som yrkesverksam sjuksköterska.

    Metod: Beskrivande litteraturstudie, 11 artiklar som sökts i Pubmed ingick i litteraturstudien. En analys av innehållet har gjordes av den utvalda litteraturen utifrån syfte och frågeställning. Artiklarna har lästs igenom vid flertalet tillfällen av bägge författarna. Artiklarna har systematiskt granskats och klassificerats för att innehållet skulle kunna identifieras, analyseras och sammanställdes. Resultat: Den största oron hos den nyutexaminerade sjuksköterskan var bl.a. att bli sedd som inkompetent, att skada patienter eller att inte kunna ge en god vård, och att inte kunna leva upp till det ansvarskrav som lades på dem. Detta medförde att den första perioden i den nya yrkesrollen gav både fysisk och psykisk utmattning. De nya sjuksköterskorna skall inte enbart socialiseras in i kliniskt arbete utan även finna sin plats i arbetsgruppen. Formella såväl som informella regler och föreskrifter råder, vilket formar deras beteende och genom detta utsätts de för många olika stressfaktorer som påverkar deras upplevelser under deras två första år som verksam sjuksköterska.

  • 93.
    Anthony, Caroline
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
    Kiya, Fariba
    University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
    Klimakteriet Kvinnans upplevelse: Litteraturstudie2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    The purpose of this descriptive literature study was to describe the climacteric experiences and expectations of women and the support provided by the public health sector especially from nursing staff. Knowledge gained from this study is aimed to be used in providing more comprehensive nursing care for women. The search for literature was done by using databases. English-language articles that presented relevant data were identified from 1995 to 2007. A total of twenty- two scientific articles were included in the study.

    The analysis resulted in two major categories of experiences: Confusion as well as insecurity and dissatisfaction with health service providers. Confusion and insecurity is rooted in the physical, psychological and social aspects of life. Women’s experiences and expectations differ from each other. Both positive and negative aspects are described. Society in general has a significant influence on how women experience climacteric. General dissatisfaction with health care providers was prominent and this applied across the board from nurses to doctors. Women experienced that health care providers lacked understanding to their needs and communication between them was far from satisfactory. The authors conclude that it is essential for nursing staff to understand the effects of climacteric in order to meet the needs of women.

  • 94.
    Antonsson, Camilla
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
    Kavallin, Kjerstin
    University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
    Livskvalitet hos ungdomar En beskrivande och jämförande studie2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to describe how adolescents in the age of 16-19 experience

    their quality of life and to explore if there are any differences between the sexes.

    The study was carried out at a high school in Sweden during January 2008 and is an

    empirical, quantitative cross sectional study with a descriptive and comparative design. The

    final sum of participants were 90, 47 girls and 43 boys. The authors used the Life Satisfaction

    Questionnaire. The results of the study showed that the highest scores were found in physical

    symptoms. The teenagers scored lowest in the everyday life’s fun and meaningful activities.

    The result showed differences between the sexes, boys rated significantly higher quality of

    life than girls in physical symptoms, whereas girls rated their quality of life significantly

    higher in relations to family members and friends. The teenagers estimated their study result

    and their ability to manage their studies as rather good, in these subjects, the girls rated

    significantly higher scores than the boys. The majority of the students did not feel harassed. A

    third of the adolescents stated that they had felt depressed in some degree or higher. In this

    question, the boys rated significantly higher scores than the girls.

    Keywords: Quality

  • 95.
    Aptowitzer, Camilla
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Berglund, Therese
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Föräldrars upplevelser av missfall2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Missfall innebär att en graviditet avslutas ofrivilligt. Vilket förekommer i mer än hälften av alla kända graviditeter. Missfall har ofta en negativ påverkan på hälsa. Även om missfallet fysiskt drabbar kvinnan är det viktigt att den tillhörande partnern ej glöms bort. Kvinnor som genomgått missfall och inte bearbetat förlusten löper stor risk att drabbas av psykisk ohälsa. Därav är det som sjuksköterska viktigt att bemöta dessa patienter med en professionell och empatisk omvårdnad.

     

    Syfte: Litteraturstudiens syfte var att beskriva föräldrars upplevelser av missfall samt vilka undersökningsgrupper som beskrivs i studierna.

     

    Metod: En deskriptiv design av tio artiklar med kvalitativ ansats har använts i litteraturstudien.  

     

    Huvudresultat: Ett missfall kan medföra stor sorg med emotionell och fysisk påverkan hos föräldrarna. I denna utmanade sorgeprocess finns ofta behov av vägledning och stöd som innebär att sjuksköterskans omvårdnadsroll blir ovärderlig genom att erbjuda stöd och bekräftelse till dessa patienter. Den metodologiska aspekten i studierna var undersökningsgrupper där majoriteten av deltagarna var kvinnor. Åldersspannet på deltagarna var 22–47 år och samtliga missfall inträffade före graviditetsvecka 20.

     

    Slutsatser: Missfall upplevdes vanligtvis som en svår händelse, emotionellt påfrestande för föräldrarna där sorg ofta infann sig. Därav sågs ett stort behov av emotionellt stöd hos de drabbade. Föräldrar som i sorgeprocessen blev bekräftade och fick stöd upplevde att de hade en förmåga att kontrollera sin sorg på ett bättre sätt än de som inte blev bekräftade eller där stöd uteblev. Sjuksköterskor bör således besitta god kunskap i att bemöta dessa patienter med empati, bekräftelse och vägledning.

  • 96.
    Arenhall, Eva
    et al.
    Örebro universitet.
    Kristofferzon, Marja-Leena
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing science.
    Sexualitet och parrelation vid hjärtsjukdom2012In: Kardiologisk omvårdnad / [ed] Bengt Fridlund, Dan Malm, Jan Mårtensson, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012, 2, p. 403-416Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 97.
    Arenhall, Eva
    et al.
    Örebro University Hospital, Department of Cardiology.
    Kristofferzon, Marja-Leena
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing science. Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Section of Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University; Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
    Malm, Dan
    School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University; County Hospital Ryhov, Jönkoping, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Ulrica
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Örebro University.
    The male partners' experiences of the intimate relationships after a first myocardial infarction2011In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 108-114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Stress in the intimate relationship is found to worsen the prognosis in women suffering from myocardial infarction (MI). Little is known about how male spouses experience the intimate relationship.

    Aim: This study aimed to explore and describe the experience of men’s intimate relationships in connection to and after their female partner’s first MI.

    Methods: An explorative and qualitative design was used. Interviews were conducted with 16 men having a partner who the year before had suffered a first MI. The data were analysed with qualitative content analysis.

    Results: Three themes emerged: masculine image challenged; life takes another direction; and life remains unchanged. The men were forced to deal with an altered image of themselves as men, and as sexual beings. They were hesitant to approach their spouse in the same way as before the MI because they viewed her to be more fragile. The event also caused them to consider their own lifestyle, changing towards healthier dietary and exercise habits.

    Conclusions: After their spouse’s MI, men experienced a challenge to their masculine image. They viewed their spouse as being more fragile, which led the men to be gentler in sexual intimacy and more hesitant to invite sexual activity. This knowledge about how male spouses experience the intimate relationship could be helpful for health personnel in hospitals and primary care when they interact with couples where the woman suffers from cardiac disease or other chronic disorders.

  • 98.
    Arenhall, Eva
    et al.
    Örebro universitet.
    Kristofferzon, Marja-Leena
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing science. Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Section of Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala.
    Fridlund, Bengt
    Hälsohögskolan Jönköping.
    Nilsson, Ulrica
    Örebro universitet.
    The female partners' experiences of intimate relationship after a first myocardial infarction2011In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 20, no 11-12, p. 1677-1684Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim.

    This study aimed to explore and describe women’s experience of intimate relationships in connection to and after their partner’s first myocardial infarction.

     

    Background.

    Support from partners is important for recovery, but little is known about partners’ experience of intimate relationships after myocardial infarction.

     

    Design.

    The study used an explorative, qualitative design.

     

    Methods.

    The first author interviewed 20 women having a partner who had suffered a first myocardial infarction during the preceding year. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the data.

     

    Findings.

    Three themes emerged: ‘limited life space’, ‘sense of life lost’ and ‘another dimension of life’. The women described how their self-assumed responsibility led to a more stifling and limited life. Their sense of life lost was described in terms of deficits and feeling the loss. The women also described experiencing another dimension of life characterised by three subthemes: ‘uncertainty of life’, ‘certain of relationship’ and ‘share life more’.

     

    Conclusions.

    The partners’ myocardial infarction had an impact on the interviewees’ intimate relationships; they suffered a major loss and missed their ‘former’ partner, both emotionally and sexually. They struggled with the new asymmetry in their intimate relationship and felt compelled to adapt to their partners’ lack of sexual desire or function. Also, their partner controlled them, which lead towards a stifling, more limited life space.

     

    Relevance to clinical practice.

    Caregivers in hospital and primary care settings could apply the findings in their efforts to help couples recover or maintain intimate relationships following myocardial infarction.

  • 99.
    Areteg, Marcus
    University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology, Ämnesavdelningen för vårdvetenskap.
    Utvärdering av postoperativ noninvasiv ventilationmed Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure av obesapatienter som genomgår elektiv gastric bypasskirurgi2009Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Obese patients have a higher risk for respiratory complications after general anesthesia related toreduced vital capacity (VC), functional residual capacity (FRC) and total lung capacity (TLC).Earlier studies have shown that postoperative treatment with Bi-level Positive Airway Pressureimproved forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1.0) andsaturation (SpO2) after elective gastric bypass surgery. Present study evaluates whether or not thesame postoperative treatment also shows differences in arterial blood gases, if compared with usualpostoperative treatment with nasal administered oxygen. A second aim was to describe how patientsexperienced the BIPAP treatment. Arterial blood gases from 18 patients were analyzed withanalytical statistics. The study showed that postoperative treatment whit BIPAP during 3 hoursresults in higher SpO2 and lower paCO2 than traditional postoperative treatment after electivegastric bypass surgery. Both treatments results in lower paO2 and unchanged pH. Several patientsexperienced discomfort during the BIPAP treatment.

  • 100. Arlinger, Stig
    et al.
    Kjellberg, Anders
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för inomhusmiljö.
    Landström, Ulf
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för inomhusmiljö.
    Kähäri, Kim
    Hagerman, Björn
    Poulsen, Torben
    Bengtsson, Johanna
    Musik, musiker och hörsel: en kunskapssammanställning om höga ljudnivåer och hörselskaderisker i musik- och underhållningssektorn2007Report (Other academic)
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