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Dahlheim-Englund, A.-C., Carlsson, G., Nyström, M., Gillsjö, C., Eriksson, I. & Palmér, L. (2019). Life without professional work: perceptions about one’s self, interpersonal relations and social life after retirement. Healthy Aging Research, 8(1), 1-7
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2019 (English)In: Healthy Aging Research, ISSN 2261-7434, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 1-7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to understand how healthy, older adults in Sweden perceive their life situation after retirement. The study is based on a lifeworld approach, and a phenomenographic method was used. Eighteen participants were interviewed, and data were analysed according to the phenomenographic principle of qualitatively different categories. Two categories were developed. The first category, “perceptions that draw attention inward, towards one’s self”, was further described in three subcategories: Sense of decreased status in society, the desire to keep aging at a distance, and contemplation of one’s own existence. The second category, “perceptions that draw attention outward, away from one’s self” was further described in the following four subcategories: caretaking of family members, involvement in social relationships, finding of deep meaning in animals and nature and engagement with society. In the discussion, the findings are further illuminated through comparisons with concepts such as maturity, wisdom and gerotranscendence, and reflections on the findings ‘relevance to a caring context follow. The conclusion suggests this study can provide knowledge that will allow healthcare providers to bridge the gap between generations in order to provide high-quality care. However, for a more profound caring dialogue, for example, about the end of life, a deeper analysis is required.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Nursing Social Work
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16895 (URN)10.12715/har.2019.8.2 (DOI)000467323300001 ()
Available from: 2019-05-16 Created: 2019-05-16 Last updated: 2019-06-27
Eriksson, I., Ek, K., Jansson, S., Sjöström, U. & Larsson, M. (2019). To feel emotional concern: A qualitative interview study to explore telephone nurses’ experiences of difficult calls. Nursing Open, 6(3), 842-848
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2019 (English)In: Nursing Open, E-ISSN 2054-1058, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 842-848Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: To describe telenurses’ experiences of difficult calls.

Design: A qualitative approach with a descriptive design was used to gain a deeper understanding of the telenurses’ experiences.

Methods: The data were collected in spring 2017 through semi-structured interviews with 19 telenurses at call centres and primary healthcare centres and were analysed with qualitative content analysis.

Results: Becoming emotionally concerned is central to the telenurse’s experiences of difficult calls. Difficult calls are accompanied by feelings such as inadequacy, uncertainty and anxiety, which can be described as emotional tension. Emotional tension refers to situations when the caller’s expressed emotions were conveyed to the telenurses and altered their state of mind. The telenurses stated that difficult calls that cause them to become anxious remain in their thoughts and go through their minds repeatedly, making a deep impression.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2019
Keywords
call centre, communication, content analysis, primary health care, qualitative method, telephone advice, telephone nursing
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Woman, Child and Family (WomFam); Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17507 (URN)10.1002/nop2.264 (DOI)000476917700021 ()31367407 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85069794188 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-09 Created: 2019-08-09 Last updated: 2019-08-15Bibliographically approved
Ek, K., Browall, M., Eriksson, M. & Eriksson, I. (2018). Healthcare providers’ experiences of assessing and performing oral care in older adults. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 13(2), Article ID e12189.
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743, Vol. 13, no 2, article id e12189Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
ethics, experiences, focus-group interviews, healthcare providers, older adults, oral health
National Category
Clinical Medicine Dentistry Geriatrics Health Sciences Nursing
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15030 (URN)10.1111/opn.12189 (DOI)000434118100011 ()29512291 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85043302693 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-04-11 Created: 2018-04-11 Last updated: 2018-08-30Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, I., Lindblad, M., Möller, U. & Gillsjö, C. (2018). Holistic health care: Patients' experiences of health care provided by an Advanced Practice Nurse. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 24(1), Article ID e12603.
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 24, no 1, article id e12603Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

INTRODUCTION: Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is a fairly new role in the Swedish health care system.

AIM: To describe patients' experiences of health care provided by an APN in primary health care.

METHODS: An inductive, descriptive qualitative approach with qualitative open-ended interviews was chosen to obtain descriptions from 10 participants regarding their experiences of health care provided by an APN. The data were collected during the spring 2012, and a qualitative approach was used for analyze.

RESULTS: The APNs had knowledge and skills to provide safe and secure individual and holistic health care with high quality, and a respectful and flexible approach. The APNs conveyed trust and safety and provided health care that satisfied the patients' needs of accessibility and appropriateness in level of care.

CONCLUSION: The APNs way of providing health care and promoting health seems beneficial in many ways for the patients. The individual and holistic approach that characterizes the health care provided by the APNs is a key aspect in the prevailing change of health care practice. The transfer of care and the increasing number of older adults, often with a variety of complex health problems, call for development of the new role in this context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2018
Keywords
Advanced Practice Nurse, experience, holistic, patient satisfaction, primary health care, qualitative
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-14285 (URN)10.1111/ijn.12603 (DOI)000424142400003 ()29071766 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85032172592 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-11-01 Created: 2017-11-01 Last updated: 2018-02-22Bibliographically approved
Browall, M., Brandberg, Y., Nasic, S., Rydberg, P., Bergh, J., Rydén, A., . . . Wengström, Y. (2017). A prospective exploration of symptom burden clusters in women with breast cancer during chemotherapy treatment. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25(5), 1423-1429
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2017 (English)In: Supportive Care in Cancer, ISSN 0941-4355, E-ISSN 1433-7339, Vol. 25, no 5, p. 1423-1429Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The aim was to prospectively map symptom clusters in patients with stage I–IIIa breast cancer during standard chemotherapy treatment in a randomised study.

Methods

Participants completed the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS) at baseline, day 12 after the first and third cycle of FEC 75 or FEC 100, and day 12 after the last cycle of Taxotere. Cut-off values for symptom scores, a mean value based on each individual reporting a symptom including occurrence, frequency, severity and distress for inclusion in analysis, were determined.

Results

The symptom burden cluster analysis was conducted in two steps and included symptoms with high frequency and high levels of distress. The factor analysis revealed three symptom clusters; physical, gastro (phys/gastro) and emotional, with core symptoms that remained stable over time. The most prevalent symptoms for the total sample during all cycles were as follows: lack of energy (range between 48 and 90%), feeling sad (48–79%), difficulty sleeping (54–78%), difficulty concentrating (53–74%), worrying (54–74%) and pain (29–67%).

Conclusion

In summary, we have prospectively established that symptom clusters remain stable over time with a basis of core symptoms. This knowledge will aid in the development of effective core symptom-focused interventions to minimise symptom burden for patients treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Keywords
Breast cancer, Chemotherapy, Patient reported outcome measures, Symptom, Symptom cluster
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13243 (URN)10.1007/s00520-016-3527-1 (DOI)000399153200009 ()27981366 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85006138053 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Göransson, C., Wengström, Y., Ziegert, K., Langius-Eklöf, A., Eriksson, I., Kihlgren, A. & Blomberg, K. (2017). Perspectives of health and self-care among older persons-To be implemented in an interactive information and communication technology-platform. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(23-24), 4745-4755
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 26, no 23-24, p. 4745-4755Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To acquire knowledge regarding the contents to be implemented in an interactive information and communication technology-platform perceived to be relevant to health and self-care among older persons based on the literature, healthcare professionals and the older persons themselves.

BACKGROUND: The growing ageing population places demands on the healthcare system to promote healthy ageing and to strengthen the older person's self-care ability. This requires innovative approaches to facilitate communication between the older person and healthcare professionals, and to increase the older person's participation in their care. An information and communication technology-platform could be used for this purpose, but the content needs to be relevant to both the older persons and the healthcare professionals.

DESIGN: Descriptive qualitative design.

METHODS: This study was based on three samplings: a scoping review of the literature (n = 20 articles), interviews with healthcare professionals (n = 5) and a secondary analysis of interviews with older persons (n = 8) and nursing assistants (n = 7). The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

RESULTS: Four areas were identified to be of relevance to older persons' perceived health: frame of mind, having relationships and social activities, physical ability and concerns, and maintaining self-care. Self-care was described in the literature and by the healthcare professionals more than by the older persons.

CONCLUSIONS: The results show a concordance in the data samplings that give a clear indication of the areas relevant to older persons' health and self-care that can be integrated in an interactive information and communication technology-platform for use in regular daily care assessments. Descriptions of self-care were limited indicating a possible gap in knowledge that requires further research.

RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Areas relevant to older persons' health and self-care could be used for regular assessment to support and promote healthy ageing.

Keywords
health status, information-communication technology, nursing care, older persons, qualitative content analysis, self-care
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences Nursing
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-14260 (URN)10.1111/jocn.13827 (DOI)000416319600087 ()28334519 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85019650723 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-10-25 Created: 2017-10-25 Last updated: 2018-02-16Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, I., Olofsson, B., Gustafson, Y. & Fagerström, L. (2014). Older women's experiences of suffering from urinary tract infections. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(9-10), 1385-1394
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2014 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 23, no 9-10, p. 1385-1394Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims and objectives: To describe and explore older women's experiences of having had repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs). Background: UTIs are one of the most common bacterial infections among older women. Approximately one-third of very old women suffer from at least one UTI each year. Despite the high incidence of UTI, little is known about the impact of UTI on health and daily life in older women. Design: A qualitative descriptive design. Methods: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews was conducted with 20 Swedish women aged 67-96 years who suffered from repeated UTIs the preceding year. The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results: Two main themes were identified: being in a state of manageable suffering and depending on alleviation. Being in a state of manageable suffering was described in terms of experiencing physical and psychological health problems, struggling to deal with the illness and being restricted in daily life. Depending on alleviation was illustrated in terms of having access to relief but also receiving inadequate care. Conclusions: This study demonstrated that UTIs are a serious health problem among older women that not only affects both physical and mental health but also has serious social consequences. The women in this study described the physical and psychological health problems, struggling to deal with the illness, being restricted in daily life, depending on access to relief and receiving inadequate care. Relevance to clinical practice: It is important to improve the knowledge about how UTI affects the health of older women. This knowledge may help nurses develop strategies to support these women. One important part in the supportive strategies is that nurses can educate these women in self-care. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2014
Keywords
Experience, Nursing, Older women, Urinary tract infection
National Category
Geriatrics Nursing
Research subject
Medical sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8744 (URN)10.1111/jocn.12422 (DOI)000334178300024 ()24372625 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84898467551 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Bergman, K., Perhed, U., Eriksson, I., Lindblad, U. & Fagerström, L. (2013). Patients' satisfaction with the care offered by advanced practice nurses: A new role in Swedish primary care. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19(3), 326-333
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2013 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 326-333Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to describe patients' satisfaction with the new role of advanced practice nurses (APNs) in Swedish primary care. A questionnaire pertaining to patient satisfaction with the care offered by APNs was sent to respondents. Descriptive statistics, a chi-squared test and manifest qualitative content analysis were used during analysis. Although the results show an overall high level of patient satisfaction as regards APN-led care, those patients informed of the APN role prior to a consultation were significantly more satisfied. Respondents' comments indicate that professional treatment and competence are characteristic of the care offered by APNs and also relate the concepts of increased availability of and continuity in health care to the APN role. In order to guarantee the positive development of the APN role in Sweden, continued research is needed from patient, organizational and interprofessional perspectives, including intervention studies of cost effectiveness and the quality of care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd, 2013
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Medical sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8418 (URN)10.1111/ijn.12072 (DOI)000319884200012 ()23730865 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84878693109 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-08-16 Created: 2013-08-16 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Andersson, L., Eriksson, I. & Nordgren, L. (2012). Living with heart failure without realising: A qualitative patient study. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17(12), 630-637
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2012 (English)In: British Journal of Community Nursing, ISSN 1462-4753, E-ISSN 2052-2215, Vol. 17, no 12, p. 630-637Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Heart failure is an important problem in Swedish primary healthcare as in the UK. In spite of that little is known about how people with heart failure experience support from primary healthcare. This paper investigates how people with heart failure experience support in primary healthcare. Semi structured interviews were conducted with five men and five women, born 1922-1951. The interviews were analyzed with qualitative content analysis in accordance with Graneheim and Lundman (2004). The participants experienced they had not received information about their diagnosis or about the cause of their condition. They had not been informed they had heart failure. Instead the participants believed their symptoms were caused by age, thus being part of normal ageing. They did not experience they needed care or support to cope with illness or disease. Instead their main needs for support in daily life concerned help with practical matters.There is a risk primary healthcare abandons people with heart failure meaning the patients are forced to develop strategies on their own in order to manage symptoms. When inadequately informed there is also a risk they make up their own explanations signifying possible difficulties to handle their health situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MA Healthcare Ltd., 2012
Keywords
Heart failure, Patient information, Primary healthcare, Support, aged, article, attitude to health, female, health care delivery, health care quality, human, male, middle aged, primary health care, qualitative research, social support, Sweden, very elderly, Aged, 80 and over, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Quality of Health Care
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Medical sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8404 (URN)10.12968/bjcn.2012.17.12.630 (DOI)23550442 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84874676399 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-08-14 Created: 2013-08-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, I. & Olofsson, B. (2012). Urinvägsinfektion - ett allvarligt hälsoproblem hos gamla kvinnor. In: Susanne Jungerstam, Mikael Nygård, Birgitta Olofsson, Tony Pellfolk & Maria Sund (Ed.), Äldres värdighet, delaktighet och hälsa: Resultat från GERDA Botnia-projektet (pp. 177-186). Vasa: Yrkeshögskolan Novia
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2012 (Swedish)In: Äldres värdighet, delaktighet och hälsa: Resultat från GERDA Botnia-projektet / [ed] Susanne Jungerstam, Mikael Nygård, Birgitta Olofsson, Tony Pellfolk & Maria Sund, Vasa: Yrkeshögskolan Novia , 2012, p. 177-186Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vasa: Yrkeshögskolan Novia, 2012
Series
Novia publikation och produktion, serie R: Rapporter, ISSN 1799-4179 ; 4/2012
Keywords
Urinvägsinfektion, Äldre, Kvinnor
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Medical sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6486 (URN)978-952-5839-40-1 (ISBN)978-952-5839-41-8 (ISBN)
Note

Detta kapitel tar upp problematiken med urinvägsinfektion (UVI) bland äldre kvinnor som det är studerat inom ramen för GERDA (insamlat material från hembesöken 2005-2007). UVI visar sig vara mycket vanligt bland äldre kvinnor och verkar ha ett samband med bland annat kotkompression, urininkontinens, reumatisk sjukdom, demens orsakad av blodpropp samt förvirringstillstånd. Detta gör att man kan misstänka att UVI kan ha allvarliga medicinska hälsoeffekter på dessa kvinnor. Infektionen verkar också påverka välbefinnandet hos gamla kvinnor. I intervjuer med gamla kvinnor med upprepade UVI:er framkom att de som hade upplevt upprepade urinvägsinfektioner påverkades både fysiskt och psykiskt men även att deras sociala liv var begränsat.

Available from: 2012-10-09 Created: 2012-10-09 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
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