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  • 1.
    Mantell, Andy
    et al.
    University of Chichester, West Sussex, UK.
    Simpson, Grahame
    University of Sidney, Sidney, Australia.
    Jones, Kate
    Liverpool Hospital, Sidney, Australia.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Simonson, Pattie
    Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London, UK.
    Vungkhanching, Martha
    California State University, Fresno, USA.
    Social Work Practice with Traumatic Brain Injury: The Results of a Structured Review2012In: Brain Injury, ISSN 0269-9052, E-ISSN 1362-301X, Vol. 26, no 4-5, p. 459-460, article id 0313Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Mantell, Andy
    et al.
    School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, London, UK.
    Simpson, Grahame Kenneth
    Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Group, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, Sydney, Australia; Liverpool Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
    Vungkhanching, Martha
    Department of Social Work Education, California State University, Fresno CA, USA.
    Jones, Kate Fiona
    Royal Rehab, Sydney NSW, Australia.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Simonson, Patti
    Licensed Social Worker in Private Practice, London, UK.
    Social work-generated evidence in traumatic brain injury from 1975 to 2014: A systematic scoping review2018In: Health & Social Care in the Community, ISSN 0966-0410, E-ISSN 1365-2524, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 433-448Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The International Network for Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury (INSWABI) com-missioned a systematic scoping review to ascertain the social work-generated evidence base on people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) of working age. The review aimed to identify the output, impact and quality of publications authored by social workers on this topic. Study quality was evaluated through assessment frameworks drawn from the United Kingdom National Service Framework for Long- Term Conditions. In the 40- year period from 1975 to 2014, 115 items were published that met the search criteria (inter-vention studies, n = 10; observational studies, n = 52; literature reviews, n = 6; expert opinion or policy analysis, n = 39; and others, n = 8). The publications could be grouped into five major fields of practice: families, social inclusion, military, inequalities and psy-chological adjustment. There was a significant increase in the number of publications over each decade. Impact was demonstrated in that the great majority of publications had been cited at least once (80.6%, 103/115). Articles published in rehabilitation jour-nals were cited significantly more often than articles published in social work journals. A significant improvement in publication quality was observed across the four decades, with the majority of studies in the last decade rated as high quality.

  • 3.
    Matérne, Marie
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. University Health Care Research Center, Region Örebro County, Örebro, Sweden; Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR), Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Lundqvist, Lars-Olov
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. University Health Care Research Center, Region Örebro County, Örebro, Sweden; Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR), Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR), Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Successful return to work after acquired brain injury: opportunities and barriers from a patient perspective2016In: Brain Injury, ISSN 0269-9052, E-ISSN 1362-301X, Vol. 30, no 5-6, p. 516-516Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Acquired brain injury (ABI) is often a lifelong disability that entails a marked change in a person’s life. It involves biopsychosocial levels and return to work (RTW) is one of the main goals for the person. Several of those suffering an ABI are of working age. The society and the individuals are both winners if the person could get back to work and sustain working.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to increase knowledge about the opportunities and barriers for successful RTW among individuals with ABI.

    Methods: Adults who have ABI and had participated in work rehabilitation were interviewed in regard to their experiences of the process. The informants (five females, five males) had participated in work rehabilitation, had successfully RTW and had worked at least 50% in at least a year after the injury. The interviews were transcribed, structured and analysed by latent content analysis with a hermeneutic approach.

    Results: Three main themes that influenced RTW after ABI were identified: (i) individually adapted rehabilitation process, (ii) motivation for RTW and (iii) cognitive abilities and inabilities. The results indicate that an individually adapted vocational rehabilitation (VR) process was an important issue. The individuals with ABI actively involved in their own rehabilitation process also required continuous support from the society, the specialists, their employers and colleagues; this support has to be designed for each individual. A moderate level of motivation for RTW was necessary for the best result to RTW, in other words it was important to achieve a balance between too high and too low motivation. Finally, a comprehensive knowledge about the cognitive abilities and inabilities of the individual after ABI helped the individuals and their employers to find compensatory strategies to handle their work tasks. One implication of the findings was the necessity of a good support system and a good VR that functions well and lasts for a longer period. When there are obstacles in the VR process, it is important to have strategies and awareness of how to proceed further.

    Conclusions: Consequently, the support built for a person individually, with a balanced motivation, knowledge about the cognitive abilities and awareness of how to proceed further in the process will help to build a successful and sustainable RTW.

  • 4.
    Matérne, Marie
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. Region Örebro County.
    Lundqvist, Lars-Olov
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. Region Örebro County.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Successful return to work after acquired brain injury: support person’s perception of supporting2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction and aim:

    Return to work (RTW) after acquired brain injury (ABI) is a demanding process for the client and need support. This study’s aim was to understand the support person’s perception of supporting clients with ABI to a successful RTW.

    Method:

    Nine persons who acted as support persons in the vocational rehabilitation (VR) process were chosen by clients with ABI participating in a previous study. Three of the support persons had a formal mandate to support the client by the employer and six of them were characterized as providing informal support. All the support persons had different kind of work. Semi structured interviews were conducted and analyzed by latent content analysis.

    Findings:

    The analysis elicited three themes describing the support person’s perception in the assistance for the client to successfully RTW: (i) Commitment, (ii) Adaptation and (iii) Cooperation. Within each of the theme multiple mechanisms were identified, reflecting the complexity that the VR process had for the client. The mechanisms were about strategic issues, reflection and decision making. The support persons experienced that their role was extra valuable for the client in contexts where adaptation and cooperation was required. Commitment built on social relations is linked to sustainability of the support.

    Conclusion:

    Support persons play a multi-dimensional role which is important for client with ABI to successfully RTW.

  • 5.
    Matérne, Marie
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. University Health Care Research Center (UFC), Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden; The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Lundqvist, Lars-Olov
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. University Health Care Research Center (UFC), Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden; The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. University Health Care Research Center (UFC), Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden; The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Successful return to work after acquired brain injury: support persons’ perception of supporting2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Matérne, Marie
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. The Swedish Institute for Disability Research.
    Lundqvist, Lars-Olov
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. The Swedish Institute for Disability Research.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. The Swedish Institute for Disability Research.
    Support Persons' Perceptions of Giving Vocational Rehabilitation Support to Clients With Acquired Brain Injury in Sweden2016In: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, ISSN 1536-710X, E-ISSN 1536-7118, Vol. 15, no 3-4, p. 351-369Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim is to explore the perception of being a support person for clients with acquired brain injury undergoing vocational rehabilitation. Nine support persons, identified by clients with brain injury, were interviewed. Interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis, resulting in three themes for assisting the client: (i) commitment; (ii) adaptation; and (iii) cooperation. Within each theme, multiple dimensions were identified, reflecting the complexity of vocational rehabilitation following acquired brain injury. Commitment built on social relations is linked to sustainability of support. The included support persons' role was especially valuable in contexts where adaptation and cooperation were required.

  • 7.
    Matérne, Marie
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
    Lundqvist, Lars-Olov
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Support Persons’ Perceptions of Giving Vocational Rehabilitation Support to Clients With Acquired Brain Injury in Sweden: 2018In: Contemporary Perspectives on Social Work in Acquired Brain Injury / [ed] Grahame K. Simpson, Francis K. Yuen, Routledge , 2018, 1, p. 183-201Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Matérne, Marie
    et al.
    Örebro university Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Möjligheter och hinder för återkomst i arbetslivet efter förvärvad hjärnskada2015In: Hjärnkraft, ISSN 1651-5714, no 2, p. 10-11Article, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 9.
    Matérne, Marie
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. Örebro University Hospital, Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Örebro, Sweden; The Swedish Institute for Disability Research.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. Örebro University Hospital, Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Örebro, Sweden; The Swedish Institute for Disability Research.
    Lundqvist, Lars-Olov
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. The Swedish Institute for Disability Research.
    Opportunities and barriers for successful return to work after acquired brain injury: A client perspective2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Research aim

    The aim of this study was to increase our knowledge about the opportunities and barriers for successfully return to work (RTW) among individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI).

    Methodology

    Adults who have ABI were interviewed in regard to their experiences of the work rehabilitation process. The informants (5 females, 5 males) had participated in a work rehabilitation, had successfully RTW and had worked at least 50 % in at least a year after the injury. The interviews were transcribed, structured and analyzed by latent content analysis with a hermeneutic approach.

    Findings and conclusions

    Three main themes that influenced RTW after ABI were identified: (i) individually adapted rehabilitation process, (ii) motivation for RTW and (iii) cognitive abilities and inabilities.

    The findings indicated that an individually adapted vocational rehabilitation (VR) process was important because the individuals with ABI involved actively in their own rehabilitation process and they required continuous support from the society, the specialists, their employers and colleagues. A moderate level of motivation for RTW was necessary to achieve the best result for RTW and it was important to achieve a balance between too high and too low motivation. Finally, a comprehensive knowledge about the cognitive abilities and inabilities of the individual after ABI helped the individuals and their employers to find compensatory strategies to handle their work tasks.

    One implication of the findings was the necessity of a good support system and a good VR that functions well and lasts for a longer period. When there are obstacles in the VR process, it is important to have strategies and awareness of how to proceed further.

    Consequently the support built for a person individually, with a balanced motivation, a high knowledge about the cognitive abilities and awareness of how to proceed further in the process will help to build a successful and sustainable RTW.

     

  • 10.
    Matérne, Marie
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. University Health Care Research Center, Örebro University Hospita, Örebro, Sweden; The Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR), Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. The Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR).
    Lundqvist, Lars-Olov
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. University Health Care Research Center, Örebro University Hospita, Örebro, Sweden; The Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR), Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Patients experiences of opportunities and barriers for successful return to work after acquired brain injury2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Adults with acquired traumatic brain injury: a theoretical analysis from a social recognition perspective2009In: Social work in health care, ISSN 0098-1389, E-ISSN 1541-034X, Vol. 48, no 2, p. 169-191Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to illuminate the changeover process experienced by people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and increases the understanding of social recognition occurring after injury. Fifteen persons, ageds 28-56, with TBI have been in-depth interviewed. Data were first analysed by latent-content analysis using a hermeneutic approach, and later re-contextualised within a matrix constructed from theories of social recognition. Results were initially structured into six themes and then re-described in terms of recognition, i.e. the individual dimension, the legal dimension and the value dimension. The conclusions suggest that people with TBI experience both recognition and non-recognition during the recovery process and later in life, living in society with the sequel of TBI. Such experiences are described on all dimensions.

  • 12.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences. Mälardalens högskola. Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande..
    Adults with acquired traumatic brain injury: a theoretical analysis from a social recognition perspective2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to illuminate the changeover process experienced by people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to increase the understanding of the process of social recognition aroused after injury.

    Persons who have acquired TBI have been interviewed (in-depth) using an interview-guide. Informants were in total 15, aged 28-56. Data were first structured and analysed by latent-content analysis with a hermeneutic approach, and later re-contextualised within a matrix construct from theories of social recognition.

    The results were in the first step structured into six themes: meaning of care, meaning of action, autonomy, social interaction, theme of changes, emotions, and in the next step re-described in terms of social recognition, i.e. the individual dimension, the legal dimension and the value dimension.

    Conclusions: Significant others have had an important function as a driving force for life-situation after injury. Informants were initially satisfied with support from society. The recovery was a prolonged process, probably never ending. The individual dimension is principally connected to the individuals’ experiences of their primary-relations, e.g. next of kin. The legal dimension is closely associated to rules and regulations in society, e.g. disability rights. The value dimension is related to standards and value-system in society, e.g. solidarity.

  • 13.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Adults with acquired traumatic brain injury: experience of a changeover process and consequences in every day life2005Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: The overall purpose of this study is to illuminate the changeover process experienced by people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in every day life and to increase our understanding of this process. Three main questions are in focus: (i) the process in time, (ii) social support and (iii) long-term consequences.

    Methods: Persons who as adults acquire a TBI have been interviewed using an interview guide comprising six themes: (i) consequences of TBI, (ii) family and social network, (iii) working life and occupation, (iv) life-changes, (v) support from society and (vi) every day life. The interviews are qualitative deep interviews, lasting 1-2 hours. The informants were in total 15, aged 19-53 when injured and 28-56 when interviewed.

    Results: Reported consequences were positive as well as negative, some were of physical, cognitive or psychosocial sort, e.g. 11 had problems with movements and coordination, 11 had memory disorder and 10 reported depression. The positive consequences were, e.g. better self-knowledge, deeper family ties and new life values. A majority of the informants had difficulties in returning to the work force. Almost all had in hospital rehabilitation in connection to the initial hospital care.

    Conclusion: A preliminarily conclusion shows that significant others, e.g. next of kin, have had an important function as a driving force for training and for the life-situation after injury. Moreover, a majority of those interviewed were satisfied with support from society, e.g. hospital-care, rehabilitation and community support. Such support, initially, flew without problems but demanded more of the TBI-personals’ initiatives to work out in the extension. A long-term support which deals with physical, cognitive as well as psychosocial consequences is important for the outcomes in everyday life.

  • 14.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Adults with acquired traumatic brain injury: experiences of a changeover process and consequences in every day life2006Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: The overall purpose of this study is to illuminate the changeover process experienced by people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in every day life and to increase our understanding of this process. Three main questions are in focus: the process, social support and long-term consequences.

     

    Methods: Persons who as adults acquire a TBI have been interviewed using an interview guide comprising six areas: consequences of TBI, family and social network, working life and occupation, life-changes, support from society and every day life. The interviews are qualitative in-depth interviews. Informants were in total 15, aged 19-53 when injured. Data were structured and analysed by latent content analysis with a hermeneutic approach, and later within a theory of social recognition.

     

    Results: The findings were presented in six themes: the meaning of care, a question of formal versus informal support, the theme of changes, a question of process versus stagnation, the meaning of action, a question of activity versus inactivity, social interaction, a question of encounter and treatment, empowerment, a question of dependence versus independence, emotions, a oscillation between hope and hopelessness.

     

    Conclusions: A preliminarily conclusion shows that significant others, e.g. next of kin, have had an important function as a driving force for training and for life-situation after injury. A majority of the interviewed were satisfied with support from society, e.g. hospital-care, rehabilitation and community support. Such support, initially, flew without problems but demanded more of the TBI-personals’ initiatives to work out in the extension. A long-term support which deals with physical, cognitive as well as psychosocial consequences is important for outcomes in everyday life. Reported consequences were negative as well as positive.

  • 15.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Adults with acquired traumatic brain injury: experiences of a changeover process and consequences in everyday life2009In: Social work in health care, ISSN 0098-1389, E-ISSN 1541-034X, Vol. 48, no 3, p. 276-297Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to illuminate the changeover process, support and consequences experienced by adults who acquired traumatic brain injury (TBI). Fifteen persons were in-depth interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide. Data were analysed by latent-content analysis and structured into six themes.

    Consequences were negative as well as positive. Significant others were important as a driving force for training and life-situation. The informants were initially satisfied with social supports but in the longer term became more critical regarding accessibility to such supports. The majority had difficulties in returning to working-life after injury. The outcomes seemed to be a prolonged process, probably never-ending, which gradually became integrated as a part of life.

  • 16.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Avslutning: Begrepp, teorier och perspektiv inom social omsorg2011In: Förhållningssätt och möten: Arbetsmetoder i social omsorg / [ed] Thomas Strandberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB , 2011, p. 297-308Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Case management – relationsarbete inom rehabilitering av personer med förvärvad hjärnskada2018In: Relationer i socialt arbete: i gränslandet mellan profession och person / [ed] Anders Bruhn & Åsa Källström, Stockholm: Liber , 2018, 1, p. 233-247Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Att förvärva en hjärnskada i vuxen ålder innebär en livsomställning som för de allra flesta medför behov av stöd i form av rehabiliteringsinsatser för att kunna återgå till ett fungerande vardagsliv. Rehabiliteringen kan utformas på många olika sätt och det finns ingen naturlig samordning av rehabiliteringsinsatser. På senare år har vi dock kunnat se att samhället rest krav på att rehabiliteringsaktörer måste samordna sina insatser. Det har bland annat uttryckts i Samordnad individuell plan (SIP) och i Individuell plan (IP) och är lagstadgat, samt i författningen om Samordning av insatser för habilitering och rehabilitering (SOSFS 2007:10). Inom rehabiliteringen för personer med förvärvad hjärnskada har även behovet av en samordnad vårdkedja artikulerats inom det akuta, det subakuta såväl som det sena skedet. Enligt Socialstyrelsen (2012) finns särskilda samordningsresurser endast i ett fåtal landsting/regioner. Detta kapitel kommer att fokusera på en stöd- och samordningsfunktion, case management, för personer som i vuxen ålder förvärvat en hjärnskada.

    Inom hjärnskaderehabiliteringen har det under den senaste tiden införts case managers, eller i Sverige så kallade hjärnskadekoordinatorer, i syfte att vara en oberoende stöd- och resursperson för den som förvärvat en hjärnskada och dennes anhöriga. En övergripande målsättning med denna stödform är att tillsammans med den skadade och dennes anhöriga samordna och koordinera samhällets olika vård- och omsorgsinsatser. Syftet med kapitlet är att beskriva denna stödform med särskilt fokus på relationsarbetet mellan case managern och klienten med förvärvad hjärnskada eller dennes anhöriga.

  • 18.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Children in residentia lcare: a social study of orphanages in Latvia2003Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Förhållningssätt och möten: arbetsmetoder i social omsorg2011Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 20.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Föräldralösa barns uppväxtmiljö i Lettland2003In: Nordisk Østforum, ISSN 0801-7220, E-ISSN 1891-1773, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 393-406Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Inledning: Att arbeta inom social omsorg samt äldre och handikappomsorg2011In: Förhållningssätt och möten: Arbetsmetoder i social omsorg / [ed] Thomas Strandberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB , 2011, p. 19-40Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Living with traumatic brain injury: a theoretical analysis from a social recognition perspective2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to illuminate the changeover process experienced by people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to increase the understanding of the process of social recognition aroused after injury. 

    Persons who have acquired TBI have been interviewed (in-depth) using an interview-guide. Informants were in total 15, aged 28-56. Data were first structured and analysed by latent-content analysis with a hermeneutic approach, and later re-contextualised within a matrix construct from theories of social recognition.

    The results were in the first step structured into six themes: meaning of care, meaning of action, autonomy, social interaction, theme of changes, emotions, and in the next step re-described in terms of social recognition, i.e. the individual dimension, the legal dimension and the value dimension.

    Conclusions: Significant others have had an important function as a driving force for life-situation after injury. Informants were initially satisfied with support from society. The recovery was a prolonged process, probably never ending. According to the theories of social recognition:

    (I) The individual dimension is principally connected to the individuals’ experiences of their primary-relations, e.g. next of kin.

    (II) The legal dimension is closely associated to rules and regulations in society, e.g. disability rights.

    (III) The value dimension is related to standards and value-system in society, e.g. solidarity.

  • 23.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Medvetenhet och bemötande. En studie om sjuksköterskans funktion och kompetens i närståendeundervisningen2002In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 272-276Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Orphans in Russia: policies for family-like alternatives2005In: Nordisk Østforum, ISSN 0801-7220, E-ISSN 1891-1773, no 1, p. 135-137Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Return to work after acquired brain injury: support person’s experience of supporting2017In: Disability Matters Conference, Making the Convention Real: Conference Programme, abstract book, 2017, p. 52-53Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Returning to working life after acquired brain injury2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall purpose of this study is to investigate the rehabilitation process facilitating return to working life after acquired brain injury (ABI) according to: (I) experiences of the rehabilitation process – possibilities and challenges, and (II) long-term perspective – factors that facilitate a sustainable working life. The study was undertaken within a disability research paradigm. Specifically, this study was derived from a social perspective in studying outcomes in vocational rehabilitation.

    Persons who acquired a brain injury as adults were interviewed using an interview guide focusing the experiences of the rehabilitation process. The informants (5 females, 5 males) had participated in a work rehabilitation program and successfully returned to work, at least 50 % for a minimum period of one year. The interviews were qualitative. Data were structured and analysed by latent content analysis with a hermeneutic approach, and analysed within a social science theory.

    The findings are preliminary. Many of those who as adults acquired a brain injury are already established at the labour market. Accordingly return to work could be seen as easier for the ABI group than for other unemployed groups of disabled. Despite this, many of those with ABI have difficulties in return to work after injury due to different circumstances. Therefore it is important to identify such circumstances. An important aim for the rehabilitation process is a long-term perspective in maintaining a job. Some factors of importance for the rehabilitation outcomes can be summarised as: assistive devices, support at the working place, social insurance and individual motivation. Such knowledge is important for the rehabilitation practitioner when meeting clients’ in the stage of work rehabilitation. The implications of this study can be useful in both rehabilitation medicines as well as for social workers in supporting people with ABI.

  • 27.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Returning to working life after acquired brain injury (ABI): possibilities and challenges2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    The overall purpose of this study is to investigate the rehabilitation process facilitating return to working life after ABI. Two main themes are in focus: (I) experiences of the rehabilitation process – possibilities and challenges, and (II) long-term perspective – factors that facilitate a sustainable working life. The study was undertaken within a disability research paradigm, which is an interdisciplinary approach that includes medical, technical, behavioural and socio-cultural perspectives. Specifically, this study was derived from a social perspective in studying outcomes in working life after ABI.

     Methodology

    Persons who acquired a brain injury as adults were interviewed using an interview guide focusing the experiences of the rehabilitation process. The informants (6 females and 6 males) had participated in a work rehabilitation program and successfully returned to work. Importantly, at least 50 % maintained employment for a minimum period of one year. In some cases, a person (e.g. family member, service provider, and employer) who had been of great importance for the rehabilitation process was also interviewed. The interviews were qualitative, in-depth, and are being conducted longitudinally at the autumn 2010. Data will be structured and analysed by latent content analysis with a hermeneutic approach, and analysed within a social science theory.

    Results

    The findings are preliminary and can only be presented as hypotheses. Many of those who as adults acquired a brain injury are already established in the labour market. Accordingly return to work could be seen as easier for the ABI group than for other unemployed groups of disabled. Despite this, many of the cases with ABI have difficulties in returning to work after injury concerning different circumstances. Relating to that it is important to identify such circumstances, especially possibilities. An important aim for the rehabilitation process is a long-term perspective in maintaining a job after injury. Some factors of importance for the rehabilitation outcomes can be summarised as: assistive devices, support at the working place, social insurance and individual motivation.

    Conclusions

    Such knowledge is of great importance for the rehabilitation practitioner when meeting clients’ in the stage of work rehabilitation. The implications of this study can be useful in both rehabilitation medicine as well as for social workers in supporting people with ABI who have vocational goals. The common aim is to develop a program for work rehabilitation for people with ABI.

  • 28.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Traumatisk hjärnskada hos kvinnor: perspektiv på kön, sexualitet och funktionshinder: en litteraturstudie med feministisk ansats2004In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, E-ISSN 1890-4238, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 47-50Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The article is built upon tree topics: feminism, sexuality and disability. The purpose is to illuminate traumatic brain injury (TBI) among women in perspectives of gender, role and sexuality. On the basis of literature studies the article summarize (i) gender specific onsequences for women (ii) sexual consequences for women (iii) women role changes.

    The article brings up sexual consequences with TBI as increased and decreased sexual lust and problem with orgasms. Role changes are illuminated as working role, hobbyist and role as a family member. Even gender specific differences between cognition and emotion are mentioned.

    The article set focus on TBI as a hidden less recognised consequence for battered women. Gender perspectives are problemized and discussed in connection to TBI. Thinking in processes is described in purpose to give a more holistic perspective on mankind and its sexuality. Violence against women having TBI and frequents of injuries seen in a gender perspective is mentioned.

  • 29.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Utformandet av en webbaserad kurs i case management för rehabiliteringsaktörer2008In: Vårdpedagogikens mångsidighet: forskning, utbildning och yrkespraktik / [ed] Margareta Asp, 2008, p. 104-111Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Vertical and horizontal knowledge integration in disability research2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Disability research as an academic field was established in1960s and 1970s in the Nordic countries as in the Anglo-Saxon world. Disability research was studied within the medical model, e.g. in medical and rehabilitation studies, while disability studies became a part of the social model, e.g. in social and psychological studies. According to a Nordic context disability was mainly studied within medicine, social science and special education (Roulstone, 2013).

    It has been a lack of theoretical perspective in disability research and according to that a discussion of theoretical approaches in disability studies has been raised during the recent years (see e.g. Gustavsson, 2004; Bhaskar & Danermark, 2006; Söder, 2013).

    The aim of this paper is conceptually to describe and illustrate how vertical and horizontal knowledge integration appears in disability research, with an example from a study within brain injury.

    Vertical integration is an understanding between different levels on a biological, psychological and social level. Horizontal integration is an understanding across varying disabilities. Beside those concepts a bio-psycho-social perspective is mentioned and two theoretical approaches within disability research are described: human functioning sciences and interdisciplinary research. 

    The study indicates that vertical and horizontal knowledge-integration in disability research are useful for a broader and deeper understanding of the phenomena. It also indicates that different theoretical perspectives has been more common in disability research during last years and fill an important need in the development of disability research as an academic field.

  • 31.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Vertical and horizontal knowledge integration in disability research2016In: Lancaster Disability Studies Conference: Book of Abstracts, 2016, p. 180-180Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Disability research as an academic field was established in 1960s and 1970s in the Nordic countries as in the Anglo-Saxon world. Disability research was studied within the medical model, e.g. in medical and rehabilitation studies, while disability studies became a part of the social model, e.g. in social and psychological studies. According to a Nordic context disability was mainly studied within medicine, social science and special education (Roulstone, 2013).

    It has been a lack of theoretical perspective in disability research and according to that a discussion of theoretical approaches in disability studies has been raised during the recent years (see e.g. Gustavsson, 2004; Bhaskar & Danermark, 2006; Söder, 2013).

    Aim: The aim of this paper is conceptually to describe and illustrate how vertical and horizontal knowledge integration appears in disability research, with an example from a study within brain injury.

    Results: Vertical integration is an understanding between different levels on a biological, psychological and social level. Horizontal integration is an understanding across varying disabilities. The study indicates that vertical and horizontal integration in disability research are useful for a broader and deeper understanding of the phenomena. It also indicates that different theoretical perspectives has been more common in disability research during last years and fill an important need in the development of disability research as an academic field.

  • 32.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Vertical and horizontal knowledge integration in disability studies: A case illustrated from acquired brain injury2016In: Brain Injury, ISSN 0269-9052, E-ISSN 1362-301X, Vol. 30, no 5-6, p. 567-568Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: Disability research as an academic field was established in the 1960s and 1970s in the Nordic countries and in the Anglo-Saxon world. Disability research was studied within the medical model, e.g. in medical and rehabilitation studies, while disability studies became a part of the social model, e.g. in social and psychological studies. It has been a lack of theoretical perspective in disability research and according to that a discussion of theoretical approaches in disability studies that has been raised during recent years. The aim of the study is to describe and illustrate conceptually how vertical and horizontal knowledge integration appear in disability research, exemplified within a case from a person with acquired brain injury.

    Methods: The study adopted a qualitative approach to answer the research aim, undertaking a literature review to accompany an analysis of the concepts, vertical and horizontal. The concepts were thereafter analysed within theories from disability research and exemplified with a case from brain injury rehabilitation.

    Results: Tentatively the conceptions, vertical and horizontal, are described and, in addition, a bio-psycho-social perspective is mentioned andtwo theoretical approaches within disability research are described: human functioning sciences and interdisciplinary research. Vertical knowledge integration can be seen as a stratification between differentlevels on a biological, psychological and social level. Horizontal knowledge integration can be understood across varying disabilities. The study indicates that vertical and horizontal knowledge integration in disability research are useful for a broader and deeper understanding of disability and functional impairment where, over the last few years, different theoretical perspectives have become increasingly common. Furthermore, the study shows that acquired brain injury, in a scientific context, has been studied within different levels of society. For example:

    ●On a biological level, e.g. within biochemical bloodanalysis;

    ●On a psychological level, e.g. within neuropsychologicaldiagnostics; and

    ●On a social level, e.g. as a changeover process duringrecovery.

    Conclusions: The study indicates that a variety of scientific contributions are needful in our understanding of the phenomenon of living withacquired brain injuryin the contemporary society.

  • 33.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Vertikal och horisontell kunskapsintegrering inom handikappforskningen2015In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 92, no 2, p. 216-224Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is conceptually to describe and illustrate how vertical and horizontal integration appear in disability research. Beside those concepts a bio-psycho-social perspective is mentioned and two theoretical approaches within disability research are described: human functioning sciences and interdisciplinary research. Vertical integration is an understanding between different levels on a biological, psychological and social level. Horizontal integration is an understanding across varying disabilities. The study indicates that vertical and horizontal integration in disability research are useful for a broader and deeper understanding. Different theoretical perspective has been more common in disability research during last years.

  • 34.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Vuxna med förvärvad traumatisk hjärnskada - omställningsprocesser och konsekvenser i vardagslivet: en studie av femton personers upplevelser och erfarenheter av att leva med förvärvad traumatisk hjärnskada2006Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall purpose of this study is to illuminate the changeover process experienced by individuals who as adults acquired a traumatic brain injury (TBI), to increase the knowledge and the understanding of this process, and describe the meaning of support in every day life.

    Persons who acquired a TBI as adults were administered a semi-structured interview covering six areas: consequences of TBI, family and social networks, working life and occupation, life-changes, support from society and everyday life. The interviews were qualitative and in-depth. A total of 15 informants participated, aged between 19-53 years when injured. Data were structured and underwent two phases of analysis. In the first phase, data underwent latent content analysis, underpinned by a hermeneutic approach, and in the subsequent phase, reanalysed within a framework derived from the theory of social recognition.

    Findings from the first phase of inductive analysis elicited key themes: (i) the meaning of care, a question of formal and/or informal support; (ii) the meaning of action, a question of activity versus inactivity; (iii) autonomy, a question of dependence versus independence; (iv) social interaction, a question of encounter and/or treatment; (v) the theme of changes, a question of process versus stagnation; and (vi) emotions, an oscillation between hope versus hopelessness. After the construction of the six themes each of them were, through a discursive analysis, connected with theories, earlier studies in the field of brain injuries and important interview quotations from the empirical material. During this phase, an interest developed to study the material from a new theoretical point of view. The second phase of analysis therefore involved the development of a framework derived from Honneth’s (1995) theory of social recognition. The central construct of ‘recognition’ was analysed from three different dimensions proposed by Honneth: the individual dimension, the legal dimension, the value dimension. Using this framework, the data were reanalysed. The scientific term for this process of re-contextualisation and re-description of data is abduction inference.

    Reported consequences were negative as well as positive. Significant others (e.g. next of kin) had an important function as a driving force for training and preparation for life-situation after injury. A majority of the informants were satisfied with support from society, such as hospital-care, rehabilitation and community support. Such support, initially, proceeded without problems but as time passed, the responsibility shifted to the person with TBI to take the initiative in arranging longer-term services. Long-term support which addresses physical, cognitive as well as psychosocial consequences of the TBI is important for outcomes. The majority of the informants had difficulties in returning to working life after the injury. The outcomes and recovery seemed to be a prolonged process, probably never ending, but which gradually over time becomes integrated as a part of life. The informants gave varying accounts of the extent to which they experienced social recognition.

  • 35.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Health Sciences.
    Vuxna med förvärvad traumatisk hjärnskada: omställningsprocesser och konsekvenser i vardagslivet2006Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    BAKGRUND

    Flertalet av dem som förvärvar en traumatisk hjärnskada får vanligtvis funktionsnedsättningar av varierande slag som kan påverka vardagslivet med ibland livslånga konsekvenser som följd. Sådana förändringar kan grovt indelat vara av fysisk, perceptuell, minnesmässig och/eller kognitiv art, samt av beteende, personlighet och/eller social och relationsmässig karaktär. Tidigare studier som fokuserar de hjärnskadades egna erfarenheter av att leva med sådana funktionsnedsättningar är begränsade särskilt inom det socialvetenskapliga området. Att belysa och öka förståelsen för de hjärnskadades livssituation, omställningsprocess och återanpassning till vardagslivet är därför av betydelse och legitimerar behovet av dylika studier. Samhällsnyttan av sådana studier kan i förlängningen innebära att vård och rehabilitering, samt stöd och omsorgsformer utvecklas så att personer med förvärvad hjärnskada kan ta del av ett ännu bättre och för dem anpassat samhällsstöd.

     

    SYFTE

    Syftet med studien är att öka kunskapen för, samt att belysa omställningsprocesser och konsekvenser som vuxna personer med traumatisk hjärnskada erfar och upplever i vardagslivet och i samhällsstödet efter en förvärvad traumatisk hjärnskada.

     

    METOD

    Studien antar en intensiv (kvalitativ) ansats. Genom semistrukturerade djupintervjuer har 15 personer berättat om sina erfarenheter av att leva med traumatisk hjärnskada. Intervjuguiden består av sex frågeområden: konsekvenser till följd av skadan, familjeliv och socialt nätverk, arbetsliv och sysselsättning, livsförändring, samhällsstöd samt vardagsliv. Informanterna var vid intervjutillfället i åldrarna 28-56 år. Datamaterialet har strukturerats och analyserats induktivt, utifrån en tolkande innehållsanalys och kommer senare att analyseras abduktivt, utifrån Axel Honneths teori om socialt erkännande.

     

    RESULTAT

    Det preliminära resultatet från innehållsanalysen redovisas i sex övergripande teman som konstituerar de intervjuades erfarenheter av att leva ett vardagsliv med traumatisk hjärnskada. Dessa teman redovisas i form av dikotomier och kopplas till tidigare studier och teoretiska antaganden: Omsorgens betydelse, en fråga om informellt vs formellt stöd. Handlingens betydelse, en fråga om aktivitet vs inaktivitet. Empowerment, en fråga om självständighet vs osjälvständighet. Social interaktion, en fråga om möte och bemötande. Förändringens tema, en fråga om process vs stagnation. Emotioner, en pendling mellan hopp och hopplöshet.

     

    SLUTSATS

    Studien är i process och konklusionen är därför preliminär. Den påvisar bl.a. att betydelsefulla andra, t.ex. anhöriga har en viktig funktion att fylla som motivation och drivkraft för träning, återkomst och för livssituationen efter skadan. De intervjuade var initialt nöjda med samhällets stöd, t.ex. med avseende på rehabilitering, ett stöd som till en början fungerat väl men som senare under processen krävt allt mer av egen aktivitet för att fungera. Rapporterade konsekvenser är såväl negativa som positiva.

  • 36.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Vårdkommunikation i teori och praktik: recension av en kursbok2009In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, no 2, p. 222-224Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Eklund, Jakob
    School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Manthorpe, Jill
    Social Care Workforce Unit, King's College London, London, UK.
    Promoting empathy in social care for older people2012In: Working with Older People, ISSN 1366-3666, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 101-110Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify connections between empathy and social care and to describe aspects of empathy in social care work, by bringing together research from different fields.

    Design/methodology/approach: Five doctoral theses which discussed empathy among care workers of older people in Sweden were analysed as a group. The theses had been published over the period 1996 to 2007. Methodologically, the examination underpinned an interpretive content analysis.

    Findings: The meta-analysis revealed conflicting feelings among care workers. Most experienced frustration when they were not able to express empathy in their working practices. Empathy was typically hindered by lack of time, care workers' own needs, and inflexible home care systems. However, a key element of the job-satisfaction reported by care workers appeared to be its empathic nature. Most care workers perceive encounters with older people as opportunities to respond empathically rather than indifferently. The implications of these findings are discussed.

    Originality/value: The study is an overview that attempts to build a bridge across the two concepts, social care and empathy. The main strength of this analysis is its originality of approach undertaking a specific literature review and reflecting on a subject that has not previously been explored in the Swedish context.

  • 38.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Matérne, Marie
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Rehabil Res Ctr, Swedish Inst Disabil Res, Örebro Univ Hosp, Örebro, Sweden.
    Returning to working life after acquired brain injury: The rehabilitation-process, possibilities and hindrance for participation2014In: Brain Injury, ISSN 0269-9052, E-ISSN 1362-301X, Vol. 28, no 5-6, p. 754-754Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Möller, Kerstin
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
    Widén, Stephen
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
    Doctoral theses within the Swedish Institute for Disability Research 2000-2012: A review of content and interdisciplinarity2017In: International Journal of Health Sciences, ISSN 2372-5060, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR) was founded in 2000. The SIDR graduate programmedis a leading research programmedin disability science. The scientific method at SIDR is based on an interdisciplinary approach.The aim of this study is to describe content of doctoral theses presented within SIDR, and to analyzethe occurrence of interdisciplinarywithin the theses published between 2000 and 2012. Forty-one theses were included in the study. First, the manifest data was categorized in a matrix, and second, the latent content was analyzedwithin a scheme. The scheme included seven criteria within interdisciplinary theory, namely: Is the phenomenon multi-dimensional? Does the aim reflect an interdisciplinary approach? Are the studies non-reductionist? Have multiple methods been used? Is the knowledge integrated? Are the results discussed as a whole?Do they explicitly show an interdisciplinaryknowledge?Findings show a variety of disability groups studied within SIDR, but the main disabilities are hearing impairment or deafness, and cognitive and communication difficulties. Different theoretical perspectives are used within the theses. To different extents, an interdisciplinary approach is used as an overall meta-theory.

  • 40.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Möller, Kerstin
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Widén, Stephen
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Doctoral theses within the Swedish Institute for Disability Research, 2000-2012: a survey study2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Tideman, Magnus
    et al.
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Strandberg, Thomas
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Litteraturöversikt: Funktionsnedsättning och funktionshinder i välfärdssamhället2018In: Socionomen, ISSN 0283-1929, no 4, p. 1-8Article, review/survey (Other academic)
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