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Fredriksson, I., Geidne, S. & Eriksson, C. (2016). Fritiden som arena för hälsofrämjande arbete: exempel från två ungdomsverksamheter. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 93(2), 138-153
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2016 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 93, no 2, p. 138-153Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Fritiden är en betydande del av ungdomars liv och en viktig arena för ungdomars utveckling av en god hälsa. Syftet med studien är att öka medvetenheten om betydelsen av ungdomars fritidsaktiviteter i ett hälsofrämjande perspektiv. Datainsamling har skett genom enkäter (n=207) och intervjuer (n=16) inom två fritidsverksamheter. Studien visar att fritidsverksamheter har goda förutsättningar att vara hälsofrämjande arenor om några viktiga faktorer inkluderas i verksamhetens strategier både i teorin och i det dagliga arbetet: 1) Aktiv och genomtänkt rekrytering, 2) Naturlig övergång från barnaktiviteter till ungdomsaktiviteter, 3) Verksamhet i närområdet, 4) Lokal kännedom om bakgrund, behov, intressen och motiv för deltagande, 5) Öppna och inkluderande mot målgruppen, 6) Främja stödjande relationer, 7) Betona ungdomars empowerment och 8) Integrera familj, skola och samhälle.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, Sweden: Stiftelsen Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 2016
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-51048 (URN)
Funder
Public Health Agency of Sweden
Available from: 2016-06-27 Created: 2016-06-27 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Fredriksson, I. (2016). Leisure-time youth-center as health-promotion settings. (Licentiate dissertation). Örebro: Örebro University
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2016 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Leisure time is an important part of young people’s lives. Despite this, leisure-time settings have hitherto had only a minor role in setting-based health-promotion initiatives. Improving adolescents’ quality of leisuretime activities can reduce social differences in health, thus youth-centers can be appropriate settings for promoting health. However, young people with immigrant backgrounds participate less in organized leisure-time activities.

The overall aim of this study is to explore young people’s leisure time as their health-promotion setting in two NGO-run youth-centers in multicultural, socially deprived suburbs in Sweden.

This study took a practice-based approach using a mixture of methods in close collaboration with the youth-centers. Data collection was done through surveys with young people (n = 207) and interviews with young people and leaders (n = 16). Study I, about who participates in youthcenter activities, used an explanatory mixed method. Study II, about the youth-centers’ strategies, used an explorative qualitative method with an inductive content analysis.

This study shows that youth-centers have great potential to be a healthpromotion setting if their strategies include some important factors, both in theory and in daily practice. To be a health-promotion setting, a youthcenter needs to be open and inclusive for its target group, foster supportive relationships, emphasize youth empowerment, and integrate family, school, and community in its strategies.

Local knowledge about young people's backgrounds, needs, interests, and motivations to attend youth-center activities – as well as good contact with young people's families – is important because it can increase participation in leisure-time activities for young people in multicultural and socio- economically disadvantaged neighborhoods and can thus help to reduce social inequalities in health.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro University, 2016. p. 74
Series
Örebro Studies in Care Sciences, ISSN 1652-1153 ; 66
Keywords
Youth-center, Leisure-time, Health-promotion, Settings, NGO, Strategies, Participation, Multicultural Suburbs, Policy
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-51612 (URN)
Presentation
2016-06-15, Prismahuset, P236, Örebro universitet, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2016-08-09 Created: 2016-08-09 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Geidne, S., Fredriksson, I. & Eriksson, C. (2016). What motives are important for participation in leisure-time activities at Swedish youth centres?. Health Education Journal, 75(8), 972-985
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What motives are important for participation in leisure-time activities at Swedish youth centres?
2016 (English)In: Health Education Journal, ISSN 0017-8969, E-ISSN 1748-8176, Vol. 75, no 8, p. 972-985Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: This study aimed to explore the motives of young people in multicultural suburbs for participating in youth-centre activities.

Design and setting: The study employed practice-based research with a focus on collaboration and methodological diversity. Data on motives for participation were collected in spring 2013 at two nongovernmental organisation (NGO)-run youth centres located in the suburbs of two cities in Sweden using surveys and focus-group interviews.

Method: The study used mixed methods, with qualitative data being used to help explain initial quantitative findings. Statistical analysis was conducted using measures of competence and social motives. Qualitative analysis used both deductive and inductive content analysis.

Results: Study findings suggest that motives concerning competence development and socialising are insufficient to account for why young people in multicultural, socially disadvantaged suburbs participate in youth-centre activities. The study highlights the importance of additional motives influencing participation in leisure-time activities. The additional motives of ‘fun/undemanding’ and ‘support’ were found to be important to most young people in this study.

Conclusion: Study findings suggest that motives for participation in youth-centre activities have to do with characteristics of the participants, of the neighbourhood in which the centre is located and the specific type of unstructured leisure-time activity. Future motive measurement scales should include items concerning socioeconomic status, activities provided and young people’s degree of influence over the activities in which they participate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications, 2016
Keywords
Leisure-time activities, measurement, motivation, participation, Sweden, youth centres
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-50116 (URN)10.1177/0017896916644001 (DOI)2-s2.0-85000786100 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Public Health Agency of Sweden
Available from: 2016-05-03 Created: 2016-05-03 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Fredriksson, I., Eriksson, C., Geidne, S., Green, S., Larsson, M. & Pettersson, C. (2015). Alcohol, drug, tobacco and doping prevention by non-governmental organizations in Sweden 2003–2012. Paper presented at 8th European Public Health Conference Health in Europe – from global to local policies, methods and practices, Milan, Italy, October 14-17, 2015. European Journal of Public Health, 25(Suppl. 3)
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2015 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 25, no Suppl. 3Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background:  In Sweden, there is a strong political belief that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are important in health promotion and prevention, particularly in the areas of alcohol, drugs, doping and tobacco (ANDT). The Government therefore annually allocates about 2 million euros for this work. This study highlights the involved NGOs, added values and obstacles within NGOs ANDT prevention and conditions required for a successful preventive work.

Method:  The study is based on 375 project grants including 190 unique projects implemented by 60 NGOs between the years 2003–2012 (Figure 1). In surveys every two years, a total of 168 questionnaires were answered by 112 different project leaders. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used for analysis.

Results:  There is a wide range and variety of different NGOs working with ANDT prevention. Added value of NGOs prevention work is that they counterbalance the public sector, have a familiarity and cultural competence that are important for the target groups and they possess a unique force in its voluntariness. Perceived barriers are shortterm project funds, time constraints, limited target group, lack of knowledge and trust from the surrounding society. Successful ANDT prevention requires a well-functioning organization with clear structures and support functions, a goal-oriented and knowledge-based work, support from the public sector and R & D as well as collaboration between different actors.

Conclusion:  With good organisational conditions and proper support NGOs can be an important complement to public ANDT prevention. They have an ability to reach and attract vulnerable target groups not reached by public interventions. There is a unique power and determination in NGOs.

Main messages:  NGOs play an important role and are an important complement within ANDT prevention. NGOs uniqueness creates an important added value in ANDT prevention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2015
Keywords
NGO, ANDT prevention
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-45918 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/ckv176.061 (DOI)
Conference
8th European Public Health Conference Health in Europe – from global to local policies, methods and practices, Milan, Italy, October 14-17, 2015
Projects
Kraft och vilja
Funder
Swedish National Institute of Public Health
Available from: 2015-09-24 Created: 2015-09-24 Last updated: 2018-10-19Bibliographically approved
Fredriksson, I., Geidne, S. & Eriksson, C. (2015). Important Strategies for Youth Centers to be Health-Promoting Settings. Health Science Journal, 10(1), Article ID 13.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Important Strategies for Youth Centers to be Health-Promoting Settings
2015 (English)In: Health Science Journal, ISSN 1791-809X, Vol. 10, no 1, article id 13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Adolescence is a time that offers many opportunities for good health. It is also when the foundations for future patterns of adult health are established. Leisure time is a significant part of young people’s lives, and is often spent together with peers, it could therefore be a crucial arena for helping adolescents develop their full potential and attain the best possible health in the transition to adulthood. Since many young people spend their leisure time at youth centers they can play an active role in health promotion and be a health-promoting setting.

This study aims to explore different strategies at two NGO-driven youth centers in multicultural, socially deprived suburbs in Sweden, and to determine what factors are important for making the youth centers health-promoting settings.

Method and findings: The study includes data from seven individual interviews with staff and six group interviews with youth at two youth centers. The groups consisted of three to five members with different ages (13–17 years), ethnicities, experiences and number of years at the center, totally 26 young people. An inductive qualitative content analysis was performed to analyze the interviews. The two youth centers studied are located in suburbs of two top-ten (by population) cities in Sweden. Both suburbs are characterized by apartment blocks and a high proportion of people with immigrant backgrounds and lower socio- economic status. The results show that youth centers can be health-promoting settings when their strategies include some important factors, both in theory and in daily practice.

Conclusion: To be a health-promoting setting a youth center needs to be open and inclusive towards its target groups, foster supportive relationships, emphasize youth empowerment, and integrate family, school and community into its strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Athens, Greece: Technological Educational Institute of Athens, 2015
Keywords
Youth center, leisure time, health promotion, settings, NGO, strategies
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-48465 (URN)
Funder
Public Health Agency of Sweden
Available from: 2016-02-22 Created: 2016-02-22 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Larsson, S., Fredriksson, I. & Eriksson, C. (2015). Kraft och vilja att nå fram: Etniska grupper som mål och medel i ANDT-förebyggande arbete 2003-2014. Örebro: Örebro universitet
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2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2015. p. 50
Series
Arbetsrapport inom folkhälsovetenskap ; 2015:2
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-47075 (URN)
Funder
Public Health Agency of Sweden
Available from: 2015-12-14 Created: 2015-12-14 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Geidne, S., Fredriksson, I. & Eriksson, C. (2015). Leisure-time as a health-promoting setting: experiences from youth-centers in Sweden. Paper presented at 8th European Public Health Conference. Health in Europe – from global to local policies, methods and practices. Milan, Italy. 14 - 17 October, 2015. European Journal of Public Health, 25(Suppl. 3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leisure-time as a health-promoting setting: experiences from youth-centers in Sweden
2015 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 25, no Suppl. 3Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Leisure-time is an important part of young people’s lives. Despite this, leisure-time settings have hitherto had a minor role in setting-based health-promotion initiatives. Improving adolescents’ quality of leisure-time activities can reduce social differences in health. Youth centers can therefore be good settings for promoting health. However, young people with immigrant backgrounds participate less in organized leisure-time activities. The aim of the study is to increase awareness of the importance of young people's leisure-time activities in a health promotion perspective. Further questions like who participate and why, what they gain, and what particular strategies the different youth-centers use in their everyday work will be presented.                                                                           

Methods: In this practice-based longitudinal study data were collected 2012-2014 at two youth-centers in multicultural, socially deprived suburbs using surveys with 12-16 year old adolescents (n=207). Individual interviews with staff (n=7) and focus-groups interviews with adolescents (6 groups, 50 % girls). Moreover individual interviews (n=3) were made with cooperation partners in the neighborhoods. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods were used for analysis.                                                                                           

Results: Most of the participants are second generation immigrants. They feel healthy, enjoy school, and feel quite safe in their neighborhoods. They participate in youth-centers to do fun and interesting activities, to see friends as well as to have leaders that care about them. If factors like support from youth-center leaders, influence, gender equality or alcohol and drug rules are important for making adolescents use less alcohol or feel better will also be revealed. Strategies for recruiting youth to youth-centers are central to succeeding.    

Conclusions: Youth centers can be health-promoting settings when their strategies include some important factors, both in theory and in daily practice.                                           Main messages: Leisure-time activities are underestimated health promoting settings. Youth-centers can be a health-promoting setting.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2015
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-45916 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/ckv171.048 (DOI)
Conference
8th European Public Health Conference. Health in Europe – from global to local policies, methods and practices. Milan, Italy. 14 - 17 October, 2015
Funder
Swedish National Institute of Public Health
Available from: 2015-09-24 Created: 2015-09-24 Last updated: 2018-04-07Bibliographically approved
Geidne, S., Fredriksson, I., Dalal, K. & Eriksson, C. (2015). Two NGO-run youth-centers in multicultural, socially deprived suburbs in Sweden: Who are the participants?. Health, 7(9), 1158-1174
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2015 (English)In: Health, ISSN 1949-4998, Vol. 7, no 9, p. 1158-1174Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Leisure-time is an important part of young people’s lives. One way to reduce social differences in health is to improve adolescents’ living conditions, for example by enhancing the quality of after-school activities. Multicultural, socially deprived suburbs have less youth participation in organized leisure-time activities. This study explores who the participants are at two NGO-run youth-centers in multicultural, socially deprived suburbs in Sweden and whether socio-demographic, health-related, and leisure-time factors affect the targeted participation. Methods: The study can be seen as an explanatory mixed-methods study where qualitative data help explain initial quantitative results. The included data are a survey with youth (n = 207), seven individual interviews with staff, and six focus-groups interviews with young people at two youth-centers in two different cities. Results and Conclusions: The participants in the youth-centers are Swedish born youths having foreign-born parents who live with both parents, often in crowded apartments with many siblings. Moreover they feel healthy, enjoy school and have good contact with their parents. It seems that strategies for recruiting youths to youth-centers have a large impact on who participates. One way to succeed in having a more equal gender and ethnicity distribution is to offer youth activities that are a natural step forward from children’s activities. The youth-centers’ proximity is also of importance for participation, in these types of neighborhoods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scientific Research Publishing, 2015
Keywords
Youth-Center, Leisure-Time, Participation, Suburbs, NGO
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-45914 (URN)10.4236/health.2015.79131 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish National Institute of Public Health
Available from: 2015-09-24 Created: 2015-09-24 Last updated: 2018-04-04Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, C.-G. C., Fredriksson, I., Fröding, K., Geidne, S. & Pettersson, C. (2014). Academic practice-policy partnerships for health promotion research: experiences from three research programs. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 42(15 Suppl), 88-95
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2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 42, no 15 Suppl, p. 88-95Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: The development of knowledge for health promotion requires an effective mechanism for collaboration between academics, practitioners, and policymakers. The challenge is better to understand the dynamic and ever-changing context of the researcher-practitioner-policymaker-community relationship.

AIMS: The aims were to explore the factors that foster Academic Practice Policy (APP) partnerships, and to systematically and transparently to review three cases.

METHODS: Three partnerships were included: Power and Commitment-Alcohol and Drug Prevention by Non-Governmental Organizations in Sweden; Healthy City-Social Inclusion, Urban Governance, and Sustainable Welfare Development; and Empowering Families with Teenagers-Ideals and Reality in Karlskoga and Degerfors. The analysis includes searching for evidence for three hypotheses concerning contextual factors in multi-stakeholder collaboration, and the cumulative effects of partnership synergy.

RESULTS: APP partnerships emerge during different phases of research and development. Contextual factors are important; researchers need to be trusted by practitioners and politicians. During planning, it is important to involve the relevant partners. During the implementation phase, time is important. During data collection and capacity building, it is important to have shared objectives for and dialogues about research. Finally, dissemination needs to be integrated into any partnership. The links between process and outcomes in participatory research (PR) can be described by the theory of partnership synergy, which includes consideration of how PR can ensure culturally and logistically appropriate research, enhance recruitment capacity, and generate professional capacity and competence in stakeholder groups. Moreover, there are PR synergies over time.

CONCLUSIONS: The fundamentals of a genuine partnership are communication, collaboration, shared visions, and willingness of all stakeholders to learn from one another

Keywords
Health promotion, research strategy, practice-based research, participatory research, review
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-40262 (URN)10.1177/1403494814556926 (DOI)000345467900013 ()25416579 (PubMedID)
Note

Funding Agencies:

National Board of Health and Welfare

Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning

National Institute of Public Health

Swedish Public Health Agency

Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2015-01-07 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Fredriksson, I., Geidne, S., Green, S., Pettersson, C., Larsson, M. & Eriksson, C. (2014). Jordmån för ett framgångsrikt ANDT-förebyggande arbete inom den idéburna sektorn. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 91(1), 30-44
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2014 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 91, no 1, p. 30-44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Regeringsföreträdare och representanter för civila sektorn förutspår fortsatt växande idéburet engagemang, allt fler idéburna aktörer samt ökad professionalisering inom sektorn. Detta innebär att olika kunskaper och kompetenser blir allt viktigare för de idéburna organisationerna. Syftet med artikeln är att belysa jordmån för att kunna bedriva ett framgångsrikt ANDT-förebyggande arbete (Alkohol, Narkotika, Dopning, Tobak) inom en idéburen organisation. I resultatet framhålls vikten av att samhällets förebyggande aktörer accepterar varandras styrkor samt kompletterar varandra utifrån dessa. För att nå framgång i det förebyggande arbetet lyfts vikten av ett strukturerat, målinriktat, forsknings- och kunskapsbaserat arbete. Att vissa ekonomiska och politiska förutsättningar är uppfyllda framhålls också som viktigt för att nå framgång. Likaså en närmre kontakt och ett utökat samarbete mellan myndigheter, idéburna och forskare.

Abstract [en]

Government representatives and representatives of the civil sector predicts continued growth in civil society commitment, more and more actors in NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and increased professionalization of the sector. This means that different knowledge and skills are increasingly important for the NGOs. The aim of this article is to describe preconditions for conducting a successful ANDT prevention (Alcohol, Drugs, Doping, Tobacco) within a NGO. This result emphasizes the importance of community prevention stakeholders accepting each other’s strengths and complementarities. The importance of a structured, goal-oriented, research and knowledge-based work for success in prevention work is emphasized. Important for success is that certain economic and political conditions are fulfilled. Similarly, a closer contact and cooperation between government agencies, non-profit and researchers is also needed.

Keywords
Projektledare, idéburen sektor, civila samhället, ANDT-förebyggande arbete
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-35024 (URN)
Available from: 2014-05-13 Created: 2014-05-13 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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