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  • 1.
    Elander, Ingemar
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Fröding, Karin
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Lokalt partnerskap för folkhälsa: innovation med djupa rötter i det svenska samhället2009In: Governance på svenska / [ed] Gun Hedlund, Stig Montin, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden , 2009, 1, p. 179-200Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Eriksson, Charli C-G
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Fredriksson, Ingela
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Fröding, Karin
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Geidne, Susanna
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Pettersson, Camilla
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Academic practice-policy partnerships for health promotion research: experiences from three research programs2014In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 42, no 15 Suppl, p. 88-95Article in journal (Refereed)
    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

  • 3.
    Eriksson, Charli
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Fröding, Karin
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Hulldin, Johanna
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Jensen, Jennie
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Larsson, Madelene
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Pettersson, Camilla
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Tinnfält, Agneta
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Kompetenta familjer med ungdomar: Ideal och realitet i familjestödet i Karlskoga och Degerfors kommuner2014Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4.
    Fröding, Karin
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Public health, neighbourhood development and participation: research and practice in four Swedish partnership cities2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Efforts to combat the widespread health disparities are an important challenge in public health and health promotion. A partnership between four Swedish cities was constituted to face this challenge. Within the context of that partnership, the overall aim of this thesis is to study public health strategies and local development work in municipalities and neighbourhoods, with a special emphasis on residents’ participation.

    Study I analyses strategic public health work, neighbourhood development, and the early implementation phase of the partnership. Interviews, participant observation, and documents were used as data sources. The study shows that a partnership for local public health work can serve as a connecting link for development and learning among stakeholders involved. Formal structures and national support are crucial preconditions for success in neighbourhood development. Study II analyses what characterizes people who participate in neighbourhood development. A cross-sectional study with a random sample of 1,160 participants from three of the partnership cities was analysed. Citizens who had previous experience of trying to influence policy in the municipality in some way were more likely to be active in neighbourhood development than those who had no such prior experience.

    Study III analyses a community-academic partnership and a communitybased participatory research process through participant observation. It shows that a community-academic partnership requires an open, equal dialogue, an accepting attitude toward different levels of participation, and a lengthy period of time.

    Study IV uses a case-study database to analyse the development processes for achieving sustainable structures in neighbourhood development in the four partnership cities. A partnership has the potential to allocate resources on a area-based level, but in this case few resources remained when the partnership ended.

    List of papers
    1. Partnership for healthy neighbourhoods: city networking in multilevel context
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Partnership for healthy neighbourhoods: city networking in multilevel context
    2008 (English)In: European Urban and Regional Studies, ISSN 0969-7764, E-ISSN 1461-7145, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 317-331Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Social polarization in the urban landscape means that there are a lot of neighbourhoods with a concentration of residents suffering from high crime rates, a loss of feeling of safety, ethnic conflicts and general decay. Local and national governments respond to these challenges by adopting urban development programmes with a pronounced area-based orientation. Inspired by the global Healthy Cities Programme, some of these initiatives have an explicit health-related focus. This article analyses the possibilities and obstacles for an initiatrive of this kind undertaken by four Swedish cities under the label Partnership for Sustainable Welfare Development. Sustainable development, healthy cities, neighbourhood and parnership are concepts rhetorically underpinning the policy intervention under study. After a brief, critical survey of these concepts the article presents the empirical study undertaken on the basis of interviews, documents and participatory observation. Finally the results of this study are summarized and related to some of the literature in this field. It is found that the role of the partnership as a node for mutual learning and understanding is held in high esteem by the partnership participants. Other qualities given high priority by them are the need for comprehensive, long-term planning and residents´ participation and influence. However, from a more distanced point of view it is also obvious that the approach has its limitations due to the fact that even successful interventions cannot affect the fundamental causes of urban social polarization as these causes relate to general economic cleavages in society.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Los Angeles: SAGE, 2008
    Keywords
    community development, healthy city, neighbourhood, partnership, sustainability
    National Category
    Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
    Research subject
    Health and Medical Care Research; Nursing Science
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-5462 (URN)10.1177/0969776408095108 (DOI)
    Projects
    Helathy Citiies
    Available from: 2009-02-10 Created: 2009-02-10 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
    2. Neighbourhood development and public health initiatives: who participates?
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neighbourhood development and public health initiatives: who participates?
    2012 (English)In: Health Promotion International, ISSN 0957-4824, E-ISSN 1460-2245, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 102-116Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Citizen participation in neighbourhood development is one way to promote public health and contribute to the well-being of individuals. However, some people participate while others do not. This study examines the individual characteristics of people who during the past 2 years have participated in a neighbourhood development process compared with potential and non-participants. Socio-demographic factors, perceptions and behaviour were analysed in a cross-sectional study. A questionnaire was answered by 1160 randomly chosen citizens over the age of 18 who lived in three Swedish cities. The most important single factor related to participation in neighbourhood development was prior experience of participation, such as attempting to influence city policies by contacting politicians, submitting a citizen proposal, etc. Furthermore, having frequent political discussions with neighbours was another behavioural factor that was found associated to people's participation in neighbourhood development. Among socio-demographic factors, only ethnicity was found significant after controlling for other factors; i.e. people born outside the Nordic countries were less likely to participate.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2012
    Keywords
    Community participation, community development, health, Sweden
    National Category
    Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Medical and Health Sciences Political Science
    Research subject
    Political Science; Public health
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-15380 (URN)10.1093/heapro/dar024 (DOI)000300239400012 ()21515627 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84856829056 (Scopus ID)
    Available from: 2011-04-26 Created: 2011-04-26 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
    3. Community-academic partnership: a community-based participatory research process as knowledge production and action for a healthy and sustainable neighbourhood
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Community-academic partnership: a community-based participatory research process as knowledge production and action for a healthy and sustainable neighbourhood
    2010 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
    Research subject
    Health and Medical Care Research; Public health
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-15382 (URN)
    Available from: 2011-04-26 Created: 2011-04-26 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
    4. Towards sustainable structures for neighbourhood development?: Healthy city research in four Swedish municipalities 2003 – 2009
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards sustainable structures for neighbourhood development?: Healthy city research in four Swedish municipalities 2003 – 2009
    2010 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
    Research subject
    Health and Medical Care Research; Nursing Science
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-15383 (URN)
    Available from: 2011-04-26 Created: 2011-04-26 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
  • 5.
    Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    A community-based participatory research process in a poor Swedish neighbourhood2015In: Systemic Practice and Action Research, ISSN 1094-429X, E-ISSN 1573-9295, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 19-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Health is not equally distributed and various neighbourhoods differ from each other in terms of people’s health and other social and economic variables. Numerous efforts are undertaken to develop healthier and more sustainable neighbourhoods, and a key concern in the process is citizen participation. Due to the challenge of conducting research in poor neighbourhood’s complementary research approaches with a more practice-based and democratic knowledge development are needed. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a partnership pproach that aims to conduct collaborative knowledge production and to use the research indings for public health interventions. This paper sets out to describe and analyse a community-academic partnership and a CBPR process within a poor neighbourhood in Sweden. Two years of fieldwork were conducted at 26 meetings comprising 84 h in a CBPR group including a researcher, and lay and professional stakeholders. Participatory observation and detailed meeting process-notes were used when doing a qualitative thematic analysis. Eight different developmental phases was identified in the implementation of a CBPR process and four key lessons were found to be important. These were that a community-academic partnership should (1) accept different levels of participation in different phases; (2) openly discuss mutual expectations and individual prerequisites; (3) unmask power and authority; and (4) allow the work to take the time it needs. The design, process, and result of the CBPR project are relevant for local community-academic partnerships using a CBPR approach with the goal of increasing participation as a means of improving people’s health and well-being in poor neighbourhoods.

  • 6.
    Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Community-academic partnership: a community-based participatory research process as knowledge production and action for a healthy and sustainable neighbourhood2010Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Community-academic partnership through a community-based participatory research process as knowledge production and action for a healthy and sustainable neighborhood2011In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 21, no suppl 1, p. 59-59Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Neighbourhood development and public health initiatives: who participates?2012In: Health Promotion International, ISSN 0957-4824, E-ISSN 1460-2245, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 102-116Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Citizen participation in neighbourhood development is one way to promote public health and contribute to the well-being of individuals. However, some people participate while others do not. This study examines the individual characteristics of people who during the past 2 years have participated in a neighbourhood development process compared with potential and non-participants. Socio-demographic factors, perceptions and behaviour were analysed in a cross-sectional study. A questionnaire was answered by 1160 randomly chosen citizens over the age of 18 who lived in three Swedish cities. The most important single factor related to participation in neighbourhood development was prior experience of participation, such as attempting to influence city policies by contacting politicians, submitting a citizen proposal, etc. Furthermore, having frequent political discussions with neighbours was another behavioural factor that was found associated to people's participation in neighbourhood development. Among socio-demographic factors, only ethnicity was found significant after controlling for other factors; i.e. people born outside the Nordic countries were less likely to participate.

  • 9. Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Delaktighet för utvecklingen av en hälsosam stadsdel: metodutveckling och forskning2012In: Folkhälsostämman 2012: folkhälsa för en hållbar framtid, Östersund: Statens folkhälsoinstitut , 2012, p. 80-80Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Partnership for healthy neighbourhoods: city networking in multilevel context2008In: European Urban and Regional Studies, ISSN 0969-7764, E-ISSN 1461-7145, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 317-331Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social polarization in the urban landscape means that there are a lot of neighbourhoods with a concentration of residents suffering from high crime rates, a loss of feeling of safety, ethnic conflicts and general decay. Local and national governments respond to these challenges by adopting urban development programmes with a pronounced area-based orientation. Inspired by the global Healthy Cities Programme, some of these initiatives have an explicit health-related focus. This article analyses the possibilities and obstacles for an initiatrive of this kind undertaken by four Swedish cities under the label Partnership for Sustainable Welfare Development. Sustainable development, healthy cities, neighbourhood and parnership are concepts rhetorically underpinning the policy intervention under study. After a brief, critical survey of these concepts the article presents the empirical study undertaken on the basis of interviews, documents and participatory observation. Finally the results of this study are summarized and related to some of the literature in this field. It is found that the role of the partnership as a node for mutual learning and understanding is held in high esteem by the partnership participants. Other qualities given high priority by them are the need for comprehensive, long-term planning and residents´ participation and influence. However, from a more distanced point of view it is also obvious that the approach has its limitations due to the fact that even successful interventions cannot affect the fundamental causes of urban social polarization as these causes relate to general economic cleavages in society.

  • 11.
    Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Geidne, J.
    School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro university, Örebro, Sweden.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Partnership for sustainable welfare development in four Swedish cities 2003-20092011In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 21, no suppl 1, p. 17-18Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Geidne, Jonny
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Towards Sustainable Structures for Neighbourhood Development?: Healthy City Research in four Swedish Cities 2003 – 2009.2013In: Journal of Health Organisation & Management, ISSN 1477-7266, E-ISSN 1758-7247, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 225-245Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Geidne, Jonny
    School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Towards sustainable structures for neighbourhood development?: Healthy city research in four Swedish municipalities 2003‐20092013In: Journal of Health Organisation & Management, ISSN 1477-7266, E-ISSN 1758-7247, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 225-245Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: A vehicle to reduce health inequalities and improve public health has been provided by programmes at a neighbourhood level. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the development processes in four municipalities for achieving sustainable structures in area-based development programmes during and after a formal partnership period.

    DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: A case-study database was compiled based on the strategic and local work of four municipalities and four municipal housing companies who cooperated in the Partnership for Sustainable Welfare Development 2003-2009. The case-study database includes nine in-depth studies with interviews (n = 68), participant observations (n = 125), a survey (n = 1,160), and documents. The data are analysed using three theoretical concepts: political support, alliances, and citizen participation.

    FINDINGS: Political support, alliances, and citizen participation are important building blocks in neighbourhood development work. However, when the partnership ended there was little left that could function as a sustainable structure. Political support seems to be a means to reach the target, including ensuring a consistent approach and allocation of resources. However, the support must continue also after the intervention period, when the formal partnership collaboration ends, otherwise the established structure will soon decompose. Citizen participation is another precondition for a sustainable structure able to continue despite reduced municipal support. Alliances have the best chance of forming sustainable structures when they involve both the strategic and the operational level.

    ORIGINALITY/VALUE: Even though many evaluations have been conducted to capture the process of interventions, little attention has been given to the challenges facing the outcomes of the intervention when it comes to making permanent the activities for reducing health inequalities. This paper is an attempt to deal with these challenges.

  • 14.
    Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Geidne, Jonny
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
    Towards sustainable structures for neighbourhood development?: Healthy city research in four Swedish municipalities 2003 – 20092010Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Fröding, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Geidne, Susanna
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Larsson, Madelene
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Problematic gambling in deaf and hearing-impaired young people in Sweden2015In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 25, no Suppl. 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

     Background: Problematic gambling is a public health problem. Deaf and hearing-impaired young people are a high-risk group regarding health and lifestyles. There are indications that young people with disabilities gamble to a greater extent than adolescents without disabilities. Whether this applies specifically to the group deaf and hearing-impaired adolescents is a knowledge gap. This pilot study aims to investigate the prevalence and type of gambling problems in deaf students (16-19 years old) and to identify the group's risk and protective factors for problematic gambling.

    Methods: Data from the study Life & Health -Young People conducted in Örebro County, Sweden 2014 was used. This is a total, cross-sectional survey of young people's living conditions, lifestyles and health.  Students in grade 2 (17-18 years old) in upper secondary school were included in this study (n=2468, 75% response rate). A systematic search has also been conducted.

    Results: A systematic search of the literature of problem gambling in the hard-of-hearing group reveals that this is an un-researched area. This could be one of the first studies researching gambling problems in this particular target group. Around 17 % of the total sample has gambled for money several times a month. Almost 8 % of this sample has some type of hard-of-hearing. The first results indicate that the hard-of-hearing group is gambling for money to a higher extent than normal hearing students.

    Conclusions: There is a need to increase knowledge about gambling and problematic gambling in deaf and hearing-impaired adolescents. Knowledge about gambling in this target group will lay the foundation for the development of methods to counteract gambling problems which could improve the health within this high-risk group.

    Main messages: There is a lack of research on problem gambling in the hard-of-hearing group.

    There are indications that the hard-of-hearing group gambles for money to a higher extent than others young people.

  • 16.
    Geidne, Jonny
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Fröding, Karin
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Montin, Stig
    School of Public Administration, Universtiy of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Eriksson, Charli
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Implementation structure and participation at neighbourhood level: a multiple case study of neighbourhood development in Sweden2012In: Systemic Practice and Action Research, ISSN 1094-429X, E-ISSN 1573-9295, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 305-322Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The last decades have seen the emergence of the settings approach in Health Promotion one example is the Healthy City initiative which was launched by European division of WHO in 1990. In 2003, four Swedish municipalities accordingly signed a contract on a Partnership for Sustainable Welfare Development. One of the objectives was to promote participation, influence, and health at a neighbourhood level by focusing on one housing area in each municipality. These housing areas constitute the setting of this study. The purpose is to examine the implementation structures in the municipalities, and how variations in the implementation structure affect differences in integration of community participation. A triangulation of methods was used in building up a case study database: semi-structured key informant interviews with 29 stakeholders in the municipalities; examination of solicited and unsolicited documents; and participatory observations which included repeated visits to the neighbourhoods. The results show that the greater the visibility of community participation policy is in the implementation structure the greater is the integration of community participation in the neighbourhood renewal work. Two explanatory factors have been identified. The first is that making the community participation policy visible in the implementation structure results in more appropriate strategies for mobilizing the community in the neighbourhood renewal work. The second is that the municipal governing of the neighbourhood renewal allows more space for community participation when the policy is visible in the implementation structure.

  • 17.
    Geidne, Susanna
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
    Fröding, Karin
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
    Larsson, Madelene
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
    Gambling among adolescents with and without hearing loss2016In: Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, ISSN 2195-3007, Vol. 6, article id 8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: This exploratory study investigates the prevalence of gambling, preferred types of gambling, and problem gambling in Swedish young people aged 15–18 years with and without hearing loss.

    Methods: A cross-sectional health survey was conducted in Örebro County, Sweden in 2014. A standardized questionnaire was distributed to 4888 students, and 4329 filled it. There were 318 (8 %) students with hearing loss. The response rate was 82 %. The 2-item Lie/Bet questionnaire (Johnson et al. in Psychol Rep 80:83–88, 1997) was used for measuring problem gambling.

    Results: More students with hearing loss had gambled during their lifetime (35 %) and in the past year (25 %) than their hearing counterparts (lifetime: 24 %; past-year: 19 %). More students with hearing loss compared to normal hearing students were identified as problem gamblers (7.7 % compared to 4.3 %).

    Conclusion: More research is needed on gambling among people with hearing loss as well as other disabilities.

  • 18. Tinnfält, Agneta
    et al.
    Fröding, Karin
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
    Larsson, Madelene
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
    Dalal, Koustuv
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
    "I Feel It In My Heart When My Parents Fight": Experiences of 7-9-Year-Old Children of Alcoholics2018In: Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, ISSN 0738-0151, E-ISSN 1573-2797, Vol. 35, no 5, p. 531-540Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Children are vulnerable when exposed to parental alcohol abuse. Although much is known about children of alcoholics (COA), research examining the experiences of younger COA is scarce. To gain knowledge of the consequences for these children, it is important to ask the children themselves. This study explored the consequences for a child of having an alcoholic parent, from the point of view of 7-9-year-old COA. Eighteen children were interviewed, whose alcoholic parent was undergoing treatment, using a vignette. In the analysis, using qualitative content analysis, the findings show that the children of this young age had much experiences and took a great responsibility for their alcoholic parent, and the family. The most significant feeling of the children was a feeling of sadness. They tried to control the situation in different ways. They wished for a change in the future, but despite problems in the family they described things they did together with a loving parent. Implications include the importance of listening to and supporting all COA, also children as young as 7-9 years old. Further studies should address the support that can and should be offered to COA.

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