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Granrud, M. D., Bisholt, B., Anderzen-Carlsson, A. & Steffenak, A. K. (2020). Overcoming barriers to reach for a helping hand: adolescent boys' experience of visiting the public health nurse for mental health problems. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 25(1), 649-660
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Overcoming barriers to reach for a helping hand: adolescent boys' experience of visiting the public health nurse for mental health problems
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, ISSN 0267-3843, E-ISSN 2164-4527, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 649-660Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mental health problems among adolescents have become a public health issue in Norway. However, few adolescent boys seek help for their mental health problems. This study focus on adolescent boys' experiences related to visiting the public health nurse for mental health problems. Twelve adolescent boys were interviewed and qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the data. The theme identified from the data was: overcoming barriers to reach for a helping hand. The theme consisted of four categories: the public health nurse must be accessible; breaking the norm is a prerequisite for the adolescent boys to talk about mental health problems; ensuring that confidentiality is respected; and the public health nurse is a trustworthy person who can open up for new perspectives. The adolescent boys experienced barriers to visiting the public health nurse. When they had crossed these barriers, the visit was experienced as positive.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2020
Keywords
Adolescent, boy, content analysis, mental health problems, public health nurse, school health service
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-80363 (URN)10.1080/02673843.2020.1711529 (DOI)000514447300001 ()2-s2.0-85079500618 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-03-04 Created: 2020-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-04Bibliographically approved
Piippo-Huotari, O., Funk, E., Geijer, H. & Anderzen-Carlsson, A. (2020). Patients' and radiographers' experiences of dose reducing abdominal compression in radiographic examinations: A qualitative study. Nursing Open
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patients' and radiographers' experiences of dose reducing abdominal compression in radiographic examinations: A qualitative study
2020 (English)In: Nursing Open, E-ISSN 2054-1058Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Aim: To describe patients' and radiographers' experiences of abdominal compression using conventional and patient-controlled compression methods.

Design: Qualitative descriptive design.

Methods: Forty-five patients who had used both a conventional and a patient-controlled compression device answered questionnaires. Five radiographers were interviewed. The data-collection took place between September 2015 and February 2017. Data were analysed by qualitative content analysis.

Results: Patient-controlled compression was preferred by slightly more patients because of fear of pain due to excessively hard pressure, maintaining control over the pressure and shorter duration. It was more comfortable, and patients felt they could participate in the examinations. Conventional compression was preferred by some because of more stable pressure and uncertainty of own capacity to provide the optimal compression. Discomfort was more often mentioned concerning the conventional compression method. The radiographers experienced the patient-controlled method as less time-consuming and more comfortable, but uncertainty about correct compression technique and its effect on radiation dose and image quality was reported.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2020
Keywords
compression device, patient experience, radiographer, radiological examination
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-79247 (URN)10.1002/nop2.439 (DOI)000505920500001 ()
Note

Funding Agency:

Örebro County Region

Available from: 2020-01-20 Created: 2020-01-20 Last updated: 2020-01-20Bibliographically approved
Loefgren Vretare, L. & Anderzen-Carlsson, A. (2020). The critical care nurse's perception of handover: A phenomenographic study. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, Article ID 102807.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The critical care nurse's perception of handover: A phenomenographic study
2020 (English)In: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, ISSN 0964-3397, E-ISSN 1532-4036, article id 102807Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To describe variations in critical care nurses' perceptions of handover.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Phenomenographic design using individual interviews for data-collection.

SETTING: The critical care nurses participating in the study were recruited from critical care units in three hospitals in Sweden.

FINDINGS: Five descriptive categories were identified: Communication between staff, Opportunity for learning, Patient-centred information gathering as a basis for continuous care, Responsibility for transfers, and Patient safety and quality of care.

CONCLUSION: Nursing handover is a complex phenomenon, which is understood in various ways. Handover is mediated through communication and marks a shift in responsibility. Handover seems to be related to patient safety and quality of care. There is potential for improvement in the quality of nursing handover in clinical praxis, but further research is needed to determine ways of improving quality of handover.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Communication, Critical care, Critical care nursing, Nursing care, Nursing handover, Patient handoff, Phenomenography
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-79926 (URN)10.1016/j.iccn.2020.102807 (DOI)32044120 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson Lindvall, M., Anderzen-Carlsson, A., Appelros, P. & Forsberg, A. (2020). Validity and test-retest reliability of the six-spot step test in persons after stroke. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 36(1), 211-218
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Validity and test-retest reliability of the six-spot step test in persons after stroke
2020 (English)In: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, ISSN 0959-3985, E-ISSN 1532-5040, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 211-218Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: After stroke, asymmetric weight distribution is common with decreased balance control in standing and walking. The six-spot step test (SSST) includes a 5-m walk during which one leg shoves wooden blocks out of circles marked on the floor, thus assessing the ability to take load on each leg. The aim of the present study was to investigate the convergent and discriminant validity and test-retest reliability of the SSST in persons with stroke.

METHODS: Eighty-one participants were included. A cross-sectional study was performed, in which the SSST was conducted twice, 3-7 days apart. Validity was investigated using measures of dynamic balance and walking. Reliability was assessed using intraclass correlation coefficient, standard error of the measurement (SEM), and smallest real difference (SRD).

RESULTS: The convergent validity was strong to moderate, and the test-retest reliability was good. The SEM% was 14.7%, and the SRD% was 40.8% based on the mean of four walks shoving twice with the paretic and twice with the non-paretic leg.

CONCLUSION: Values on random measurement error were high affecting the use of the SSST for follow-up evaluations but the SSST can be a complementary measure of gait and balance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
Balance, reliability, stroke, validity
National Category
Physiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67220 (URN)10.1080/09593985.2018.1482511 (DOI)000509034600019 ()29873590 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85048142150 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding Agencies:

Swedish Stroke Association  

Norrbacka-Eugenia Foundation  804-14

Research Committee, Örebro County Council  OLL-457471

Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2020-03-17Bibliographically approved
Granrud, M. D., Theander, K., Anderzen-Carlsson, A. & Steffenak, A. K. (2019). Experiences of interprofessional collaboration in a special school programme for adolescents who struggle with school life: an explorative study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 33(6), 706-713
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences of interprofessional collaboration in a special school programme for adolescents who struggle with school life: an explorative study
2019 (English)In: Journal of Interprofessional Care, ISSN 1356-1820, E-ISSN 1469-9567, Vol. 33, no 6, p. 706-713Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A growing proportion of adolescents struggle with school life and could benefit from special school programmes. School could be an arena for supporting such adolescents and, to meet these challenges, interprofessional collaboration (IPC) has been recommended for better health. The aim of the present study was to explore the experience of IPC in a special school programme offered to adolescents who struggle with school life - from the perspective of the professionals involved. Focus group interviews were carried out with four groups and fourteen participants, and the focus groups included two to five participants each. The focus group interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis. The analyses from this study resulted in a main theme: IPC in the special school programme is unpredictable. Five categories emerged from the data, including: variations in initiative, significance of individual characteristics, informal and formal contact, lack of criteria and goals, and different obligations. The participants described IPC as differing from case to case, with a lack of criteria and goals for adolescents in the special school programme. They experienced the random nature of whoever took the initiative to collaborate, and that confidentiality and the different documentation requirements could affect IPC.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Adolescent, interprofessional collaboration, qualitative content analysis, school absence, school programme, secondary school
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-71654 (URN)10.1080/13561820.2019.1565755 (DOI)000493764900013 ()30653381 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85060213212 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-22 Created: 2019-01-22 Last updated: 2019-11-22Bibliographically approved
Leibring, I. & Anderzen-Carlsson, A. (2019). Fear and coping in children 5-9 years old treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A longitudinal interview study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, 46, E29-E36
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fear and coping in children 5-9 years old treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A longitudinal interview study
2019 (English)In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, ISSN 0882-5963, E-ISSN 1532-8449, Vol. 46, p. E29-E36Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the fears of 5- to 9-year-old children related to having acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and their strategies for coping with those fears.

DESIGN AND METHODS: The study had a qualitative descriptive longitudinal design and included a total of 35 interviews with 13 children at three different times during their treatment period. Data were analyzed using a matrix-based method inspired by the work of Miles et al.

RESULTS: Initially, most children reported a fear of needles, but during the treatment period, fewer children reported this fear. Children's coping strategies also changed over time, as they wanted more involvement and control during needle-related procedures. Other fears were having adhesive tapes removed, having a nasogastric tube, and taking tablets. During the treatment period, existential fears related to the seriousness of ALL and its consequences, such as having impaired physical fitness and being different from before and different from others, became more prominent and caused feelings of loneliness and alienation.

CONCLUSIONS: The children described various fears through their treatment period, which they coped with using cognitive, emotional, and functional strategies. Over the 2.5-year period, their strategies changed.

PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: Because fears changed over time and varied among these different children, each child must be approached individually and attentively in every encounter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Coping strategies, Fear, Qualitative method, Young children
National Category
Cancer and Oncology Pediatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72782 (URN)10.1016/j.pedn.2019.02.007 (DOI)000467390600006 ()30786968 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85061674121 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation, PR2009-0016
Available from: 2019-02-27 Created: 2019-02-27 Last updated: 2019-06-19Bibliographically approved
Ehn, M., Anderzen-Carlsson, A., Möller, C. & Wahlqvist, M. (2019). Life strategies of people with deafblindness due to Usher syndrome type 2a-a qualitative study. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 14(1), Article ID 1656790.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Life strategies of people with deafblindness due to Usher syndrome type 2a-a qualitative study
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 14, no 1, article id 1656790Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To explore life strategies in people with Usher syndrome type 2a.

Background: There are no studies on life strategies in people with Usher syndrome. People with deafblindness are often described in terms of poor health and low quality of life, or as being vulnerable. From a clinical point of view, it is of importance to balance this picture, with an increased knowledge of life strategies.

Methods: The study had a qualitative explorative design. Fourteen people aged 20-64 years (4 women, 10 men) with USH2a in Sweden participated in focus group interviews, which were transcribed and analysed by qualitative content analysis.

Results: The content analysis resulted in seven categories; remaining active, using devices, using support, sharing knowledge, appreciating the present, maintaining a positive image and alleviating emotional pain. Two sub-themes: resolve or prevent challenges and comforting oneself was abstracted forming a theme "being at the helm".

Conclusion: The findings show that people with USH2a have a variety of life strategies that can be interpreted as highlighting different aspects of psychological flexibility in a life adjustment process. The study demonstrates that people with USH2a manage in many ways, and metaphorically, by "taking the helm", they strive to actively navigate towards their own chosen values.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Deafblindness, focus groups, life strategies, psychological flexibility, qualitative content analysis, Usher syndrome type 2
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76565 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2019.1656790 (DOI)000483845400001 ()31470768 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85071653423 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Funding Agency:

Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Örebro University

Available from: 2019-09-20 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2020-03-11Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A., Anderzen-Carlsson, A. & Ewertzon, M. (2019). Parents of adult children with long-term mental disorder: Their experiences of the mental health professionals' approach and feelings of alienation - A cross sectional study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 33(6), 129-137
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parents of adult children with long-term mental disorder: Their experiences of the mental health professionals' approach and feelings of alienation - A cross sectional study
2019 (English)In: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, ISSN 0883-9417, E-ISSN 1532-8228, Vol. 33, no 6, p. 129-137Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to describe how parents of adult children suffering from long-term mental disorder experience the mental health professionals' approach and any feelings of alienation regarding the provision of care. A further aim was to investigate any differences according to the parents' gender or the child's age. 93 mothers and 37 fathers participated. A majority experienced the mental health professionals' approach toward them as being negative and they felt alienated from the professional care. Regardless of the age of the children, parents have a considerable need for a positive approach from the professionals that can enable them to choose how they should act and what they should do, in order to help and support their adult child.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Adult children, Alienation, Experience of approach, Long-term mental disorder, Parents
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-78559 (URN)10.1016/j.apnu.2019.10.002 (DOI)000503326000005 ()31753218 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85074999982 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding Agencies:

Research and Development Centre at Skaraborg Hospital  

Ersta Sköndal Bräcke university college 

Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2020-01-14Bibliographically approved
Hylén, U., Engström, I., Engström, K., Pelto-Piri, V. & Anderzen-Carlsson, A. (2019). Providing Good Care in the Shadow of Violence: An Interview Study with Nursing Staff and Ward Managers in Psychiatric Inpatient Care in Sweden. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(2), 148-157
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Providing Good Care in the Shadow of Violence: An Interview Study with Nursing Staff and Ward Managers in Psychiatric Inpatient Care in Sweden
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2019 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 40, no 2, p. 148-157Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to describe the nursing staff and ward managers' experiences of safety and violence in everyday meetings with the patients. The qualitative content analyses resulted in four themes: the relationship with the patient is the basis of care; the organizational culture affects the care given; knowledge and competence are important for safe care; and the importance of balancing influence and coercion in care. The staff had a varied ability to meet patients in a respectful way. One way of creating a common approach could be to discuss and reflect upon different options in the meeting with the patient.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
National Category
Nursing Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-69999 (URN)10.1080/01612840.2018.1496207 (DOI)000463571900009 ()30376382 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85055739883 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2013-0389
Available from: 2018-11-07 Created: 2018-11-07 Last updated: 2019-06-19Bibliographically approved
Granrud, M., Anderzen-Carlsson, A., Bisholt, B. & Steffenak, A. K. (2019). Public Health Nurse and interprofessional collaboration related to adolescent mental health problems. European Journal of Public Health, 29(Suppl. 4), 516-516
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Public Health Nurse and interprofessional collaboration related to adolescent mental health problems
2019 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 29, no Suppl. 4, p. 516-516Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Mental health problems among adolescents account for a large portion of the global burden of disease and affect 10 - 20 % of children and adolescent worldwide. The public health nurse in the school health services is in the forefront for adolescents and play an important role in providing mental health. In order to identitfy and help the adolescents in secondary school with mental health problems the public health nurses are dependent on collaboration with other professionals. The aim of this study was to describe the variation in public health nurses perceptions of interprofessional collaboration related to mental health problems among adolescents in secondary school.

Methods: This study has a qualitative design and individual interviews were analyzed with a phenomenographic approach. Eighteen public health nurses working in school health services, strategically selected from different counties, both urban and rural areas, were included to ensure variation in the phenomena.

Findings: The analysis resulted in three descriptive categories: ’The formal structure has an impact on the interprofessional collaboration’, ’The public health nurse is an important but not always self-evident partner in interprofessional collaboration’ and ’The primary players are the teachers in collaboration ́.

Conclusions: The findings demonstrated that public health nurses are important but not always included in interprofessional collaboration and they were dependent especially of teachers to achieve good collaboration. There were variations in how public health nurses perceived interprofessional collaboration from school to school, which may give the adolescents with mental health different services. The knowledge from this study may be essential to strengthen public health nurses positions and presence in the school health service, which will benefit the adolescents with mental health problems.

Key messages:

  • The public health nurse need to work actively to be included in interprofessional collaboration.
  • The public health nurse are dependent on teachers and principals to achieve good collaboration.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2019
National Category
Nursing Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-79381 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/ckz186.358 (DOI)000506895304183 ()
Available from: 2020-01-27 Created: 2020-01-27 Last updated: 2020-01-27Bibliographically approved
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