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Goodyear, A.-C., Arola, A. & Rosendahl, S. (2023). ‘I wish I had asked for support earlier’: Immigrant family caregivers' experiences of living with a person with dementia. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 37(3), 710-719
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘I wish I had asked for support earlier’: Immigrant family caregivers' experiences of living with a person with dementia
2023 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 710-719Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Immigrant family caregivers are increasing worldwide, likewise the number of older people with dementia. Caring for a person with dementia is demanding, with the carer's own life put on hold. Immigrant family caregivers have been less studied. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore immigrant family caregivers' experiences of living with an older person with dementia.

Method: A qualitative approach was chosen, consisting of open-ended interviews analysed using qualitative content analysis. The ethical principles of the Helsinki Declaration were applied in the study, which was duly approved by a regional ethics review board.

Results: The content analysis resulted in three main categories: (i) the diverse roles of a family caregiver; (ii) the impact of language and culture on daily life and (iii) wish for support from society.

Conclusions: Living with a person with dementia is demanding and burdensome and the consequences of working without any rest may increase social isolation and impair quality of life. Immigrants and country-born family caregivers living with a person with dementia seem to have similar care experiences, but immigrant family caregivers seem to receive help rather late due to a lack of information about the services available, language barriers and to financial reasons. A wish for support earlier on in the caring process was expressed, likewise for care services in the participants' native language. The various Finnish associations and peer support were important sources of information about support services. Together with culturally adjusted care services, these could contribute to better access to care, to quality and to equal care. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2023
Keywords
dementia, ethnicity, family caregiver, immigrant, qualitative, service needs, support
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Family-Centred Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-22307 (URN)10.1111/scs.13155 (DOI)000937693400001 ()36808759 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85148521429 (Scopus ID)
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© 2023 Nordic College of Caring Science.

Correspondence Ann-Christine Goodyear, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Jan- Magnus Janssonin aukio 1, Helsinki 00560, Finland. Email: anki@bengoodyear.com

This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Available from: 2023-03-02 Created: 2023-03-02 Last updated: 2023-09-22Bibliographically approved
Wongsala, M., Anbäcken, E.-M., Manasatchakun, P., Rungkawatt, V. & Rosendahl, S. (2023). Lifestyle Changes Using the Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle among Older Thai Adults – A Focus Group Study. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 47(4), 566-587
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2023 (English)In: Activities, Adaptation & Aging, ISSN 0192-4788, E-ISSN 1544-4368, Vol. 47, no 4, p. 566-587Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore experiences of applying the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle among older Thai adults. A qualitative research approach was used based on focus group interviews with eight male and five female participants aged 62–78 years old. Data was analyzed using qualitative thematic analysis. The findings presented how older adults set, carried out, and adjusted their own lifestyle change plans to enhance active aging. Although participants experienced difficulties at first, learning during the group process following the PDSA steps became easier. Support from the moderator during meetings, as well as family during the execution of their plans at home ensured successful application of the PDSA cycle. The PDSA cycle encouraged participants to be concerned about their health, something they themselves found beneficial. This tool will be useful to apply in health practice and policy when performing group activities to enhance active aging.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, United States: Taylor & Francis Group, 2023
Keywords
active aging, empowerment, health, lifestyle change, Thailand
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Family-Centred Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-22256 (URN)10.1080/01924788.2023.2172881 (DOI)000919440500001 ()2-s2.0-85147448800 (Scopus ID)
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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published online: 30 Jan 2023

CONTACT Manothai Wongsala manothai.wongsala@mdu.se School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, Hamngatan 15, Box 325, 631 05 Eskilstuna, Sweden / Lecturer in Nursing Boromarajonani College of Nursing Nakhonratchasima, Faculty of Nursing, Praboromarajchanok Institute, 177 Changpuak Rd, Amphur Muang, Nakhonratchasima, Thailand

This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Available from: 2023-02-11 Created: 2023-02-11 Last updated: 2023-11-02Bibliographically approved
Wongsala, M., Rosendahl, S., Manasatchakun, P. & Anbäcken, E.-M. (2022). Applying the PDSA cycle to a group activity promoting lifestyle change for the active ageing of older Thai adults – a focused ethnography. BMC Geriatrics, 22, 1-10, Article ID 117.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Applying the PDSA cycle to a group activity promoting lifestyle change for the active ageing of older Thai adults – a focused ethnography
2022 (English)In: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 22, p. 1-10, article id 117Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

The proportion of the older Thai population is increasing rapidly. Lifestyle may impact active ageing in later life. Interventions that empower older Thai adults to initiate and carry out lifestyle changes are needed. This study applied the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, a tool for improving lifestyle changes, with the aim of exploring interactions among older Thai adults when participating in group activities.

Method

Focused ethnography was used based on participant observations, field notes and video recordings of 15 older Thai adults aged 62–78 years.

Results

Older Thai adults faced difficulties at the beginning since they were unfamiliar with initiating and carrying out lifestyle changes according to the PDSA concept. This provided a learning opportunity enabling older Thai adults to reach their individual goals of lifestyle change.

Conclusions

The PDSA cycle has the potential to empower older adults in group contexts to promote lifestyle changes related to active ageing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2022
Keywords
active ageing, Behaviour lifestyle change, Lifestyle choice, Older adults, PDSA cycle, Thailand
National Category
Social Sciences Other Medical Sciences Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-20917 (URN)10.1186/s12877-022-02775-4 (DOI)000754202900002 ()35148688 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85124578238 (Scopus ID)
Note

CC BY 4.0

CC0 1.0

Correspondence: manothai.wongsala@mdh.se School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, Hamngatan 15, Box 325, 631 05 Eskilstuna, Sweden

This research received no specific grant funding from the public or commercial sectors. Open access funding provided by Mälardalen University.

Available from: 2022-02-13 Created: 2022-02-13 Last updated: 2023-02-13Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. & Rosendahl, S. (2022). Teaching Gerontology in Transcultural Academics: A Phenomenographic Study of Thai and Swedish Nurse Educators' Conceptions of Gerontological Nursing. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 33(3), 446-455, Article ID 10436596211068432.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teaching Gerontology in Transcultural Academics: A Phenomenographic Study of Thai and Swedish Nurse Educators' Conceptions of Gerontological Nursing
2022 (English)In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, ISSN 1043-6596, E-ISSN 1552-7832, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 446-455, article id 10436596211068432Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

INTRODUCTION: There is an urgent need for registered nurses with gerontological competence within long-term care (LTC) of older adults. Despite increases of life expectancy, LTC for older adults is not emphasized in nursing curricula in neither Sweden nor Thailand. Thus, the aim was to explore conceptions on gerontological nursing (GN) among Swedish and Thai nurse educators.

METHOD: A qualitative phenomenographic method, based on open-ended interviews with five Thai and nine Swedish nurse educators was conducted.

RESULTS: The results indicate a paradox between the educators' knowledge about the implications of global aging, their hope of own aging, and LTC. The ethical responsibility of being credible and a source of inspiration in teaching about aging are focused, while GN seem to be less important.

DISCUSSION: To increase students' interest in GN, measures need to be taken within the educational arenas, where the educators' own conceptions toward GN, cultural aspects of aging, and LTC are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
aging, cultural competence, gerontological nursing, long-term care, nurse educators, qualitative, transcultural
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-20865 (URN)10.1177/10436596211068432 (DOI)000740761400001 ()35000509 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85122735379 (Scopus ID)
Note

CC BY 4.0

Article first published online: January 8, 2022

Corresponding Author: Karin Mattsson, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Alfred Nobels Allé 23, C2, S-141 52 Huddinge, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden. Email: karin.mattsson@ki.se

The author(s) received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

Available from: 2022-01-20 Created: 2022-01-20 Last updated: 2022-05-16Bibliographically approved
Wongsala, M., Anbäcken, E.-M. & Rosendahl, S. (2021). Active ageing – perspectives on health, participation, and security among older adults in northeastern Thailand: A qualitative study. BMC Geriatrics, 21(1), Article ID 41.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Active ageing – perspectives on health, participation, and security among older adults in northeastern Thailand: A qualitative study
2021 (English)In: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 21, no 1, article id 41Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Health, participation, and security are the basic pillars of active ageing suggested by the WHO. The concept is used by professionals but requires exploration from the perspectives of older people themselves. This study aims to explore how older adults experience and describe health, participation, and security. Methods: A qualitative research approach was used based on open-ended interviews with 20 older Thai adults aged 60–92 years. The interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results: The results showed perspectives related to experiences of daily life and local culture. Health while ageing, was described as the absence of barriers to continued daily living, combined with a peaceful and adaptive mindset. Participation was described as maintaining social networks and being a formal volunteer, with an emphasis on the “making of merits”, of meaningful activities and being respected. Security was described as manageable living conditions and managing to finalize life well by balancing dependency and independency in relation to children to sustain the traditional value of gratitude between generations. Conclusions: These understandings will support healthy policy planning by providing resources and activities that relate to older Thai adults’ perspectives of health, participation and security and ultimately contribute to a better quality of life. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central, 2021
Keywords
Active ageing, Health, Participation, Qualitative content analysis, Security, Thailand, adult, aged, article, child, clinical article, content analysis, female, healthy aging, human, human experiment, interview, male, middle aged, qualitative research, quality of life, social network, Thai (people)
National Category
Nursing Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-19409 (URN)10.1186/s12877-020-01981-2 (DOI)000609519800003 ()33430777 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85099224313 (Scopus ID)
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CC BY 4.0

The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to thedata made available in this article, unless otherwise stated in a credit line to the data. CC0 1.0

Correspondence Address: Wongsala, M.; School of Health, Hamngatan 15, Box 325, Sweden; email: manothai.wongsala@mdh.se

Available from: 2021-01-21 Created: 2021-01-21 Last updated: 2021-04-27Bibliographically approved
Rosendahl, D. & Rosendahl, S. (2020). Role-stress: Experiences of Non-Lutheran Clergy. European Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 108-118
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2020 (English)In: European Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 2601-8632, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 108-118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: About fifty percent of Swedish Non-Lutheran Clergy leave the vocation before retirement resulting in huge personal, financial, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social costs. The factors behind this substantial flood out has scarcely been researched. From the multifaceted problematic aspects of pastoral work, the aim of this study was to explore the clergy’s experiences of work stressors with the focus on Role-stress. Method: A qualitative approach with 19 open ended interviews was used and the interview material underwent qualitative content analysis. Results: Multiple external role-senders together with the individual pastor’s experienced, internal expectations and demands, generated different types of Clergy role-categories that surfaced during the analysis. These roles were accompanied by several role-stressors as apparent with the roles Servants of men and Servants of God and the presence of Vision Conflict. Further the pastor as the Church’s ultimately responsible person is plagued by Role-ambiguity and Role-confusion, and as the Proven trustworthy administrator struggling with Role-conflict. Family-work and Work-family conflicts, especially for female pastors, contributed to Work overload, this consequence also effecting the male colleagues during the generic attempts to meet as many of the Church members’ expectations as possible. The accumulated Work overload, together with a lowered level of Work Satisfaction, boosted the Turnover intentions. Conclusions: Mutual succinct information between employer and employee, active continuous communication and refined and updated organizational structure need to be coordinated in order to lower the level of experienced role stress and thus reduce the present substantial number of Clergy leaving the vocation prematurely.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Center for Science Education and Research, 2020
Keywords
clergy, exit from ministry, pastor, qualitative, role stressors, turnover intentions
National Category
Social Sciences Social Work
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-18218 (URN)10.26417/ejss.v3i1.p108-118 (DOI)
Note

CC BY-NC 4.0

Available from: 2020-02-24 Created: 2020-02-24 Last updated: 2023-09-26Bibliographically approved
Rosendahl, S., Mattsson, K. & Yuwanich, N. (2019). Cross-cultural perspectives on gerontology in nursing education: a qualitative study of nurse educators’ experiences. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 41(1), 109-120
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cross-cultural perspectives on gerontology in nursing education: a qualitative study of nurse educators’ experiences
2019 (English)In: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, ISSN 0270-1960, E-ISSN 1545-3847, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 109-120Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Cross-cultural, Curriculum, Faculty, Gerontology, Nursing
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17541 (URN)10.1080/02701960.2019.1645014 (DOI)000519545400009 ()31319778 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85080845943 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-16 Created: 2019-08-16 Last updated: 2020-05-28Bibliographically approved
Wongsala, M., Anbäcken, E.-M., Rosendahl, S., Manasatchakun, P. & Rungkawatt, V. (2019). "Lomwong Saansook": A Group Meeting Using PDSA Wheel to Improve Health, Participation and Security among Thai Older Adults. In: iHSEP2019 Conference Abstract Book: International Conference on Advancement in Health Sciences Education and Professions (iHSEP2019): Synergy and Reform for Better Health. Paper presented at The International Conference on Advancement in Health Sciences Education and Professions 2019: Synergy and Reform for Better Health (iHSEP2019). Bangkok, Thailand, November 11-13, 2019. Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
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2019 (English)In: iHSEP2019 Conference Abstract Book: International Conference on Advancement in Health Sciences Education and Professions (iHSEP2019): Synergy and Reform for Better Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand , 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background In general, activities to promote well being among the elderly in Thailand are not selfinitiated Therefore, older people need to be encouraged to find out how to manage their daily life and activities This study applied the concept of the PDSA wheel Plan Do Study Act in order to enhance their wellbeingThe activity called Lomwong SaansookThai wordsLSmeetings implemented among older adults aged 60 and above The PDSA concepts are used to encourage participants to plan a goal, do it by themselves, and use the group dynamic with other participants in studying evaluating to improve the activities Topics of meetings included health issues, participation, and security related to the active aging concepts Objective To describe older adults¶ perceptions of changes and improvement in their daily lives after participating in LSmeetings Methodology This qualitative study employed the phenomenography method using focus group interviews which were conducted two weeks after four LSmeetings with 15 participants They were divided into two focus groups contained seven and eight participants including males and females Data were collected by field notetaking and video recordingData were analyzed by the multistage coding process to identify themes of description Results The participants described their perceptions of changes and improvements by five themes, including not familiar but possible with supporting, behaviors improving, meaningful knowledge needs, learn with each other, and success factors DiscussionConclusion Thai older people in this area had difficulties to make goals of lifestyle changes by themselves, but it was possible with the support of the moderator As a result, their healthrelated behaviors had improved The examples of a lifestyle change were improvements in fooddrink intake, exercise, and saving money; however, the causes of changing behaviors were not confirmed clearly The important factors of changing behaviors were meaningful new knowledge, group process, support from the moderator, and good relationships with health personnelAccording to the results of this study, it can be concluded that the meeting using the PDSA wheel may be able to use as a guideline providing sustainable activities for Thai older people to encourage improving individual implementation of lifestyle changes, in order to enhance their wellbeing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, 2019
Keywords
active aging, meeting, older adults, PDSA, Thailand
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-18036 (URN)978-616-11-4150-9 (ISBN)
Conference
The International Conference on Advancement in Health Sciences Education and Professions 2019: Synergy and Reform for Better Health (iHSEP2019). Bangkok, Thailand, November 11-13, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-28 Created: 2019-12-28 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Wongsala, M., Anbäcken, E.-M. & Rosendahl, S. (2019). Lomwong Saansook: Improving Health, Participation and Security among Thai Older Adults Using PDSA Wheel. In: : . Paper presented at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, IAGG-ER 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 23-25, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lomwong Saansook: Improving Health, Participation and Security among Thai Older Adults Using PDSA Wheel
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-18040 (URN)
Conference
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, IAGG-ER 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 23-25, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-28 Created: 2019-12-28 Last updated: 2020-02-14Bibliographically approved
Rosendahl, D. & Rosendahl, S. (2019). Role stress: Experiences of Swedish Non-Lutheran Clergy. In: Proceedings Book: ICSS XX, 20th International Conference on Social Sciences, 6-7 September 2019, Zurich. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS XX). Zürich, Switzerland, September 6-7, 2019 (pp. 218-218). EUSER - European Center for Science Education and Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Role stress: Experiences of Swedish Non-Lutheran Clergy
2019 (English)In: Proceedings Book: ICSS XX, 20th International Conference on Social Sciences, 6-7 September 2019, Zurich, EUSER - European Center for Science Education and Research , 2019, p. 218-218Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EUSER - European Center for Science Education and Research, 2019
Keywords
Clergy, exit from ministry, pastor, qualitative, role stressors, turnover intentions
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Wellbeing in long-term health problems (WeLHP)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-18038 (URN)9781646694112 (ISBN)
Conference
20th International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS XX). Zürich, Switzerland, September 6-7, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-28 Created: 2019-12-28 Last updated: 2020-03-02Bibliographically approved
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