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  • 101.
    Annerfalk, Alice
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. a.annerfalk@gmail.com.
    Svensson, Ida
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Sociala mediers effekt på ungdomar och unga vuxnas psykiska hälsa: En litteraturstudie2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: In recent years, the use of social media has increased significantly in young people. 92 percent of all 13 to 16-year-olds today use social media where the most common media are Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Something else that increases at the same rate as social media is mental illness in young people. Aim: The purpose of this literature study is to investigate whether adolescents and young adults (age 13-24) use of social media has any effects on their mental health and well-being. Method: The method is a literature study in which 21 peer reviewed articles have been analyzed to answer the questions. Result: Social media proved to have both a negative and a positive effect on young people. Psychological consequences could be demonstrated and explained by how social media are used, how often they are used and different mediating variables. The strongest mediation was shown to be FoMO, the fear of missing something out if not constantly checking through their social media. Social media was also shown to be a health-promoting tool if used in moderation, as the individual then develops his or her communication skills and strengthens the social interaction and support. Conclusion: Social media have both positive and negative effects on mental health. However, the conclusion in this literature study is that the negative effects outdo the positive effects, and social media should therefore be used with more caution and reflection.

     

  • 102.
    Annica, Hammarlund
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Stress, ångest & depression - faktorer hos kvinnor med bröstcancerdiagnos: Systematisk litteraturstudie om ångest, depression och stress hos kvinnor med en bröstcancer2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Over time, disease patterns affecting the population have changes. Today, many people are diagnosed with diseases that were not common decades ago, which have now become a global public health problem. One of these diseases is cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer form for women, and stressful in part because of the association of breasts with femininity.  

    Purpose: The purpose of this literature study is to describe the mental health of the woman after a breast cancer diagnosis focusing on anxiety, depression and stress.

    Method: The chosen method is a systematic literature review. Articles have been systematically searched in the PubMed database. During the search process, 15 scientific articles were selected with relevant information to respond to the purpose of the study. Three themes emerged during the analysis of the articles: Fear of breast cancer recurrence, femininity, and psychological health effects.

    Result: The results show that women feel less feminine and attractive when a breast has been removed. Women with breast cancer history are afraid of recurrence which affects their lives through anxiety, anxiety and stress. Younger women are more afraid of death than older women, which may be because younger women have young children and are fearful of not seeing them grow up.

    Discussion: A breast cancer diagnosis can strongly affect a woman. After a woman's diagnosis, she needs to change her planning for the future. This can create anxiety and anxiety about recovery and how she will feel and lead to worry about the outcome of the disease. There is a need for more training for doctors and nurses to better help breast cancer patients who experience stress, anxiety and depression.

  • 103.
    Aoso, Zozan
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Ebrahimi Ganjgah, Hossein
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med bröstcancer: En litteraturöversikt2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Bröstcancer är den vanligaste cancerformen som drabbar kvinnor runt om i världen. Sjukdomen är vanligast hos medelålders och äldre kvinnor. Att få en diagnos med bröstcancer är en traumatisk upplevelse som kan leda till en känsla av hopplöshet, lidande, smärta, ångest och depression. Syfte: Att beskriva kvinnors upplevelse av att leva med bröstcancer och dess behandlingar. Metod: En litteraturöversikt är baserad på både kvalitativa och kvantitativa artiklar. Datainsamling skedde via CINAHL och MEDLINE. Analysen utfördes utifrån Fribergs (2017a) fyrastegsmodell. Resultat: Tre huvudkategorier identifierades i resultatet. I resultaten beskrivs kvinnors upplevelse av att få ett bröstcancerbesked och deras upplevelse av biverkningar vid olika typer av bröstcancerbehandlingar samt upplevelse av brist på information. Kvinnorna upplevde en övergång från hälsa till sjukdom med chock i samband med ett bröstcancerbesked. De vanligaste biverkningarna som upplevdes var illamående, oro, rädsla och förlust av sexualiteten. Otillräcklig information upplevde vissa av kvinnorna gällande behandlingar och dess biverkningar. Konklusion: Vid bröstcancer upplever kvinnor både fysiska och psykiska besvär. Upplevelsen av olika känslor såsom chock, rädsla och oro uppträder hos kvinnor i sambandet med beskedet. Stöd och vägledning från sjuksköterska är betydelsefullt så att kvinnor kan hantera sin sjukdom.   

  • 104.
    Arnoldussen, Ilse A. C.
    et al.
    Department of Anatomy, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands / Radboud Alzheimer Center, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
    Gustafson, Deborah R.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. Department of Neurology, The State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, USA.
    Leijsen, Esther M. C.
    Department of Neurology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    de Leeuw, Frank-Erik
    Department of Neurology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    Kiliaan, Amanda J.
    Department of Anatomy, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands / Radboud Alzheimer Center, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
    Adiposity is related to cerebrovascular and brain volumetry outcomes in the RUN DMC study2019In: Neurology, ISSN 0028-3878, E-ISSN 1526-632X, Vol. 93, no 9, p. e864-e878Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: Adiposity predictors, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and blood leptin and total adiponectin levels were associated with components of cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) and brain volumetry in 503 adults with CSVD who were ≥50 years of age and enrolled in the Radboud University Nijmegen Diffusion Tensor and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Cohort (RUN DMC).

    METHODS: RUN DMC participants were followed up for 9 years (2006-2015). BMI, WC, brain imaging, and dementia diagnoses were evaluated at baseline and follow-up. Adipokines were measured at baseline. Brain imaging outcomes included CSVD components, white matter hyperintensities, lacunes, microbleeds, gray and white matter, hippocampal, total brain, and intracranial volumes.

    RESULTS: Cross-sectionally among men at baseline, higher BMI, WC, and leptin were associated with lower gray matter and total brain volumes, and higher BMI and WC were associated with lower hippocampal volume. At follow-up 9 years later, higher BMI was cross-sectionally associated with lower gray matter volume, and an obese WC (>102 cm) was protective for ≥1 lacune or ≥1 microbleed in men. In women, increasing BMI and overweight or obesity (BMI ≥25 kg/m2 or WC >88 cm) were associated with ≥1 lacune. Longitudinally, over 9 years, a baseline obese WC was associated with decreasing hippocampal volume, particularly in men, and increasing white matter hyperintensity volume in women and men.

    CONCLUSIONS: Anthropometric and metabolic adiposity predictors were differentially associated with CSVD components and brain volumetry outcomes by sex. Higher adiposity is associated with a vascular-neurodegenerative spectrum among adults at risk for vascular forms of cognitive impairment and dementias.

  • 105.
    Arnoldussen, Ilse A. C.
    et al.
    Department of Anatomy, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    Sundh, Valter
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Bäckman, Kristoffer
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Kern, Silke
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Östling, Svante
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Blennow, Kaj
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Zetterberg, Henrik
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Skoog, Ingmar
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Kiliaan, Amanda J.
    Department of Anatomy, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    Gustafson, Deborah R.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. Department of Neurology, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA / Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    A 10-Year Follow-Up of Adiposity and Dementia in Swedish Adults Aged 70 Years and Older2018In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, ISSN 1387-2877, E-ISSN 1875-8908, Vol. 63, no 4, p. 1325-1335Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Adiposity measured in mid-or late-life and estimated using anthropometric measures such as body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), or metabolic markers such as blood leptin and adiponectin levels, is associated with late-onset dementia risk. However, during later life, this association may reverse and aging- and dementia-related processes may differentially affect adiposity measures.

    Objective: We explored associations of concurrent BMI, WHR, and blood leptin and high molecular weight adiponectin levels with dementia occurrence.

    Methods: 924 Swedish community-dwelling elderly without dementia, aged 70 years and older, systematically-sampled by birth day and birth year population-based in the Gothenburg city region of Sweden. The Gothenburg Birth Cohort Studies are designed for evaluating risk and protective factors for dementia. All dementias diagnosed after age 70 for 10 years were identified. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to predict dementia occurrence between 2000-2005, 2005-2010, and 2000-2010 after excluding prevalent baseline (year 2000) dementias. Baseline levels of BMI, WHR, leptin, and adiponectin were used.

    Results: Within 5 years of baseline, low BMI (<20 kg/m(2)) was associated with higher odds of dementia compared to those in the healthy BMI category (>= 20-24.9 kg/m(2)). Compared to the lowest quartile, leptin levels in the second quartile were associated with lower odds of dementia in women (p < 0.05).

    Conclusion: In late-life, anthropometric and metabolic adiposity measures appear to be differentially associated with dementia risk. While BMI and leptin levels are highly positively correlated, our results show that their association with dementia at age >= 70 years, is asynchronous. These data suggest that with aging, the complexity of the adiposity exposure may increase and suggests metabolic dysregulation. Additional studies are needed to better understand this complexity.

  • 106.
    Arvidsson, Andrea
    University of Skövde, School of Bioscience.
    Meditation, attention and the brain: function, structure and attentional performance2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Meditation has been practiced around the world for thousands of years and has during the past decade become increasingly popular in the Western world. Meditation can be seen as a form of mental exercise and refers to a family of complex emotional and attentional regulatory practices that involves different attentional, cognitive monitoring and awareness processes. Clinical research on meditation has demonstrated that meditation seem to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Recent interest in how meditation affect the human brain and body have lead to an increase in research regarding the neural correlates of meditation, structural changes induced by meditation, and the potential attentional and emotional benefits mediated by meditation. This thesis investigates expert related changes in neural activity, brain structure, and attentional performance induced by focused attention meditation (FAM) and open monitoring meditation (OMM). The research on meditation and the brain is still in its infancy but despite this, there seem to be some converging evidence of meditation’s impact on the human brain and mind. The results from the included studies in this thesis indicates that expert meditators show greater activation in some meditation related brain areas, as well as less activation in other areas when compared to novice meditators. The results also suggest that long-term meditation practice induce some structural changes in the brain and that meditation seem to enhance the practitioners’ attentional control. 

  • 107.
    Arvidsson, Elisabeth
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Fallgren, Charlotta
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Hur familjen till en patient med diagnosen schizofreni kan uppleva sjukdomen och dess inverkan på vardagen2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The diagnosis of schizophrenia has a direct effect on the family of the individual diagnosed. It’s a complex disease with several symptoms which generally debut in the ages between 15-35. The responsibilities of the nurses involve both support and information to both patient and close relatives. In order to fulfil these requirements the nurse must have an understanding of the affect the disease has, not only on the patient but also his or hers close family members. The aim of the study is, by using presently available research, to describe how the family of a patient with the diagnosis schizophrenia could experience the illness and its influence on their everyday-life. The result of a study of 12 scientific articles shows that the relatives experience great worry, stress and burden. They also experience feelings like sorrow and guilt, but still they feel hope. The study shows that there generally is a large waiting time for psychiatric care and that relatives desire for more direct information and support from health care professionals. The result can contribute to a nurses greater understanding of the relatives experiences, feelings and needs.

  • 108.
    Arvidsson, L.
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Bogl, L. H.
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
    Eiben, Gabriele
    Univ Gothenburg, Sect Epidemiol & Social Med EPSO, Dept Publ Hlth & Community Med, Inst Med,Sahlgrenska Acad, S-40530 Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Hebestreit, A.
    Leibniz Inst Prevent Res & Epidemiol BIPS, Bremen, Germany.
    Nagy, P.
    Univ Pecs, Dept Pediat, Pecs, Hungary.
    Tornaritis, M.
    Res & Educ Inst Child Hlth, Strovolos, Cyprus.
    Moreno, L. A.
    Univ Zaragoza, GENUD Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev Res Grp, Zaragoza, Spain.
    Siani, A.
    CNR, Inst Food Sci, Epidemiol & Populat Genet, Avellino, Italy.
    Veidebaum, T.
    Natl Inst Hlth Dev, Res Ctr, Tallinn, Estonia.
    De Henauw, S.
    Univ Ghent, Dept Publ Hlth, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.
    Lissner, L.
    Univ Gothenburg, Sect Epidemiol & Social Med EPSO, Dept Publ Hlth & Community Med, Inst Med,Sahlgrenska Acad, S-40530 Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Fat, sugar and water intakes among families from the IDEFICS intervention and control groups: first observations from I.Family2015In: Obesity Reviews, ISSN 1467-7881, E-ISSN 1467-789X, Vol. 16, p. 127-137Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BackgroundThe objective of this paper is to investigate differences in diets of families in intervention versus control communities 5years after the Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-Induced Health Effects in Children and Infants intervention ended. MethodsAltogether, 4,691 families from the I.Family study with at least one participating parent and one child are included in this analysis. Diet quality indicators, defined as propensities to consume fat, sugar, water and fruit and vegetables, are calculated from a 59-item food frequency questionnaire. Multilevel linear models with random intercepts for study centre are used to determine whether mean diet indicators, calculated at the family level, differed as a function of previous exposure to the intervention. ResultsFamilies in the intervention communities reported a significantly lower sugar propensity (19.8% vs. 20.7% of total food items, p<0.01) and a higher water propensity (47.3% vs. 46.0% of total beverages, p<0.05) compared with families in the control communities, while fat and fruit and vegetables propensities were similar. No significant diet differences between intervention and control children were present at the Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-Induced Health Effects in Children and Infants baseline. DiscussionThis result indicates better diet quality in intervention families, which was not present in children when their diets were assessed before the intervention, and gives some cause for optimism regarding the sustainability of some aspects of the diet intervention.

  • 109.
    Arvidsson, Louise
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Birkhed, Dowen
    Univ Gothenburg, Inst Odontol, Dept Cariol, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Hunsberger, Monica
    Univ Gothenburg, Sect Epidemiol & Social Med, S-40530 Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Lanfer, Anne
    Leibniz Inst Prevent Res & Epidemiol BIPS GmbH, Bremen, Germany.
    Lissner, Lauren
    Univ Gothenburg, Sect Epidemiol & Social Med, S-40530 Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Mehlig, Kirsten
    Marild, Staffan
    Univ Gothenburg, Queen Silvia Childrens Hosp, Dept Paediat, Gothenburg, Sweden..
    Eiben, Gabriele
    Univ Gothenburg, Sect Epidemiol & Social Med, S-40530 Gothenburg, Sweden.
    BMI, eating habits and sleep in relation to salivary counts of mutans streptococci in children - the IDEFICS Sweden study2016In: Public Health Nutrition, ISSN 1368-9800, E-ISSN 1475-2727, Vol. 19, no 6, p. 1088-1092Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: The objective of the present study was to investigate the association between salivary counts of mutans streptococci (MS) and children's weight status, while considering associated covariates. MS ferments carbohydrates from the diet and contributes to caries by lowering the pH in dental plaque. In adults, high counts of MS in saliva have been associated with overweight, but this has not been shown in children. Design: Cross-sectional study investigating salivary counts of MS, BMI Z-score, waist circumference, meal frequency, sugar propensity and sleep duration, in children. Setting: West Sweden. Subjects: Children (n 271) aged 4-11 years. Results: Medium-high counts of MS were positively associated with higher BMI Z-score (OR=1.6; 95 % CI 1.1, 2.3). Positive associations were also found between medium-high counts of MS and more frequent meals per day (OR=1.5; 95 % CI 1.1, 2.2), greater percentage of sugar-rich foods consumed (OR=1.1; 95 % CI 1.0, 1.3) and female sex (OR=2.4; 95 % CI 1.1, 5.4). A negative association was found between medium-high counts of MS and longer sleep duration (OR=0.5; 95 % CI 0.3, 1.0). Conclusions: BMI Z-score was associated with counts of MS. Promoting adequate sleep duration and limiting the intake frequency of sugar-rich foods and beverages could provide multiple benefits in public health interventions aimed at reducing dental caries and childhood overweight.

  • 110.
    Arvidsson, Louise
    et al.
    Section for Epidemiology and Social Medicine (EPSO), The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Eiben, Gabriele
    Section for Epidemiology and Social Medicine (EPSO), The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Hunsberger, Monica
    Section for Epidemiology and Social Medicine (EPSO), The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse
    Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
    Molnar, Denes
    Department of Paediatrics, Clinical Center, University of Pécs, Pecs, Hungary.
    Jilani, Hannah
    Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology-BIPS, Achterstrasse 30, Bremen, 283 59, Germany.
    Thumann, Barbara
    Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology-BIPS, Achterstrasse 30, Bremen, 283 59, Germany.
    Veidebaum, Toomas
    National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Russo, Paola
    Institute of Food Sciences, CNR Via Roma, Avellino, 64-83100, Italy.
    Tornatitis, Michael
    Research and Education Institute of Child Health REF, Strovolos, Cyprus.
    Santaliestra-Pasías, Alba M
    GENUD (Growth Exercise, Nutrition, and Development) Research Group, University of Zaragoza; Instituto Agroalimentario de Aragón (IA2), Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón (IIS Aragón), Zaragoza, Spain.
    Pala, Valeria
    Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, Department of Preventive Medicine, Fondazione IRCSS Istituto Nazionale Dei Tumori, Milan, Italy.
    Lissner, Lauren
    Section for Epidemiology and Social Medicine (EPSO), Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 453, Gothenburg, 405 30, Sweden.
    Bidirectional associations between psychosocial well-being and adherence to healthy dietary guidelines in European children: prospective findings from the IDEFICS study2017In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 17, no 1, article id 926Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: In children the relationship between a healthy diet and psychosocial well-being has not been fully explored and the existing evidence is inconsistent. This study investigates the chronology of the association between children's adherence to healthy dietary guidelines and their well-being, with special attention to the influence of weight status on the association.

    METHODS: Seven thousand six hundred seventy five children 2 to 9 years old from the eight-country cohort study IDEFICS were investigated. They were first examined between September 2007 and June 2008 and re-examined again 2 years later. Psychosocial well-being was measured using self-esteem and parent relations questions from the KINDL® and emotional and peer problems from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. A Healthy Dietary Adherence Score (HDAS) was calculated from a 43-item food frequency questionnaire as a measure of the degree to which children's dietary intake follows nutrition guidelines. The analysis employed multilevel logistic regression (country as random effect) with bidirectional modeling of dichotomous dietary and well-being variables as both exposures and outcomes while controlling for respective baseline values.

    RESULTS: A higher HDAS at baseline was associated with better self-esteem (OR 1.2, 95% CI 1.0;1.4) and fewer emotional and peer problems (OR 1.2, 95% CI 1.1;1.3 and OR 1.3, 95% CI 1.2;1.4) 2 years later. For the reversed direction, better self-esteem was associated with higher HDAS 2 years later (OR 1.1 95% CI 1.0;1.29). The analysis stratified by weight status revealed that the associations between higher HDAS at baseline and better well-being at follow-up were similar in both normal weight and overweight children.

    CONCLUSION: Present findings suggest a bidirectional relation between diet quality and self-esteem. Additionally, higher adherence to healthy dietary guidelines at baseline was associated with fewer emotional and peer problems at follow-up, independent of children's weight status.

  • 111.
    Arvidsson, Sara
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Gustafsson, Therese
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Kvinnors upplevelser i samband med hjärtinfarkt2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Myocardial infarction has earlier been regarded as a disease that has struck mainly men. Research has in the recent years indicated that also women suffer from myocardial infarction, although they often show different symptoms compared to men. This

    has caused incorrect diagnosis and treatment of women who suffer from myocardial infarction. Aim: The aim was to describe women’s experiences in relation to their myocardial infarction.

    Method: A literature review was carried out with the intention to describe women’s experiences of myocardial infarction. Scientific articles were sought and four main themes and seven subthemes were identified. Result: The identified themes helped create an image of the women’s needs of support and information following myocardial infarction. It also emerged that the women experienced difficulties managing psychological issues and also that these women experience a suffering. Some affected women tended to hide or minimize their

    symptoms. The lack of adequate information was prominent and was mainly caused by false conceptions that only men suffer from myocardial infarction. Conclusion: The result indicates that the affected women are in great need of support and information in order to cope with their lived situation.

  • 112.
    Aryal, Umesh R.
    et al.
    Department of Community Medicine, Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal / Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Petzold, Max
    Akademistatistik - Centre for Applied Biostatistics, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Bondjers, Göran
    Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Krettek, Alexandra
    Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden / Nordic School of Public Health NHV, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Correlates of smoking susceptibility among adolescents in a peri-urban area of Nepal: a population-based cross-sectional study in the Jhaukhel-Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site2014In: Global Health Action, ISSN 1654-9716, E-ISSN 1654-9880, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 1-14, article id 24488Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Susceptibility to smoking is defined as an absence of firm commitment not to smoke in the future or when offered a cigarette by best friends. Susceptibility begins in adolescence and is the first step in the transition to becoming an established smoker. Many scholars have hypothesized and studied whether psychosocial risk factors play a crucial role in preventing adolescent susceptibility to smoking or discourage susceptible adolescents from becoming established smokers. Our study examined sociodemographic and family and childhood environmental factors associated with smoking susceptibility among adolescents in a peri-urban area of Nepal.

    DESIGN: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study during October-November 2011 in the Jhaukhel-Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site (JD-HDSS) located in a peri-urban area near Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, where tobacco products are easily available. Trained local enumerators conducted face-to-face interviews with 352 respondents aged 14-16. We used stepwise logistic regression to assess sociodemographic and family and childhood environmental factors associated with smoking susceptibility.

    RESULTS: The percentage of smoking susceptibility among respondents was 49.70% (95% CI: 44.49; 54.93). Multivariable analysis demonstrated that smoking susceptibility was associated with smoking by exposure of adolescents to pro-tobacco advertisements (AOR [adjusted odds ratio] =2.49; 95% CI: 1.46-4.24), the teacher (2.45; 1.28-4.68), adolescents attending concerts/picnics (2.14; 1.13-4.04), and smoking by other family members/relatives (1.76; 1.05-2.95).

    CONCLUSIONS: Smoking susceptible adolescents are prevalent in the JD-HDSS, a peri-urban community of Nepal. Several family and childhood environmental factors increased susceptibility to smoking among Nepalese non-smoking adolescents. Therefore, intervention efforts need to be focused on family and childhood environmental factors with emphasis on impact of role models smoking, refusal skills in social gatherings, and discussing harmful effects of smoking with family members and during gatherings with friends.

  • 113.
    Aryal, Umesh Raj
    et al.
    Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal / Nordic School of Public Health NHV, Gothenburg.
    Petzold, Max
    Nordic School of Public Health NHV, Gothenburg, Sweden / Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg.
    Krettek, Alexandra
    Nordic School of Public Health NHV, Gothenburg / Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg.
    Perceived risks and benefits of cigarette smoking among Nepalese adolescents: a population-based cross-sectional study2013In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 13, article id 187Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The perceived risks and benefits of smoking may play an important role in determining adolescents' susceptibility to initiating smoking. Our study examined the perceived risks and benefits of smoking among adolescents who demonstrated susceptibility or non susceptibility to smoking initiation.

    METHODS: In October-November 2011, we conducted a population-based cross-sectional study in Jhaukhel and Duwakot Villages in Nepal. Located in the mid-hills of Bhaktapur District, 13 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Jhaukhel and Duwakot represent the prototypical urbanizing villages that surround Nepal's major urban centers, where young people have easy access to tobacco products and are influenced by advertising. Jhaukhel and Duwakot had a total population of 13,669, of which 15% were smokers. Trained enumerators used a semi-structured questionnaire to interview 352 randomly selected 14- to 16-year-old adolescents. The enumerators asked the adolescents to estimate their likelihood (0%-100%) of experiencing various smoking-related risks and benefits in a hypothetical scenario.

    RESULTS: Principal component analysis extracted four perceived risk and benefit components, excluding addiction risk: (i) physical risk I (lung cancer, heart disease, wrinkles, bad colds); (ii) physical risk II (bad cough, bad breath, trouble breathing); (iii) social risk (getting into trouble, smelling like an ashtray); and (iv) social benefit (looking cool, feeling relaxed, becoming popular, and feeling grown-up). The adjusted odds ratio of susceptibility increased 1.20-fold with each increased quartile in perception of physical Risk I. Susceptibility to smoking was 0.27- and 0.90-fold less among adolescents who provided the highest estimates of physical Risk II and social risk, respectively. Similarly, susceptibility was 2.16-fold greater among adolescents who provided the highest estimates of addiction risk. Physical risk I, addiction risk, and social benefits of cigarette smoking related positively, and physical risk II and social risk related negatively, with susceptibility to smoking.

    CONCLUSION: To discourage or prevent adolescents from initiating smoking, future intervention programs should focus on communicating not only the health risks but also the social and addiction risks as well as counteract the social benefits of smoking.

  • 114.
    Aryal, Umesh Raj
    et al.
    Kathmandu Medical College Nepal / Nordic School of Public Health NHV.
    Vaidya, Abhinav
    Kathmandu Medical College Nepal / Nordic School of Public Health NHV.
    Shakya-Vaidya, Suraj
    Nordic School of Public Health NHV / Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu Nepal.
    Petzold, Max
    Nordic School of Public Health NHV / Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg.
    Krettek, Alexandra
    Nordic School of Public Health NHV / Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg.
    Establishing a health demographic surveillance site in Bhaktapur district, Nepal: initial experiences and findings2012In: BMC Research Notes, ISSN 1756-0500, E-ISSN 1756-0500, Vol. 5, article id 489Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: A health demographic surveillance system (HDSS) provides longitudinal data regarding health and demography in countries with coverage error and poor quality data on vital registration systems due to lack of public awareness, inadequate legal basis and limited use of data in health planning. The health system in Nepal, a low-income country, does not focus primarily on health registration, and does not conduct regular health data collection. This study aimed to initiate and establish the first HDSS in Nepal.

    RESULTS: We conducted a baseline survey in Jhaukhel and Duwakot, two villages in Bhaktapur district. The study surveyed 2,712 households comprising a total population of 13,669. The sex ratio in the study area was 101 males per 100 females and the average household size was 5. The crude birth and death rates were 9.7 and 3.9/1,000 population/year, respectively. About 11% of births occurred at home, and we found no mortality in infants and children less than 5 years of age. Various health problems were found commonly and some of them include respiratory problems (41.9%); headache, vertigo and dizziness (16.7%); bone and joint pain (14.4%); gastrointestinal problems (13.9%); heart disease, including hypertension (8.8%); accidents and injuries (2.9%); and diabetes mellitus (2.6%). The prevalence of non-communicable disease (NCD) was 4.3% (95% CI: 3.83; 4.86) among individuals older than 30 years. Age-adjusted odds ratios showed that risk factors, such as sex, ethnic group, occupation and education, associated with NCD.

    CONCLUSION: Our baseline survey demonstrated that it is possible to collect accurate and reliable data in a village setting in Nepal, and this study successfully established an HDSS site. We determined that both maternal and child health are better in the surveillance site compared to the entire country. Risk factors associated with NCDs dominated morbidity and mortality patterns.

  • 115.
    Audhav, EvA
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Norenius, Csilla
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    SVENSKA TJÄNSTEMÄNS UPPFATTNING OM ORGANISATORISKA STRESSFÖREBYGGANDE STRATEGIER: EN KVALITATIV STUDIE2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Psychosocial health is one of the biggest causes of absenteeism among employees. Few studies are designed to investigate prevention activities for stress at the organizational level. EU-OSHA offers recommendation to companies about stress prevention. The purpose of this study was to describe how officials experience EU-OSHA´s recommendation on organizational stress prevention. The study aimed to clarify whether the recommendations may be considered feasible, if there are any obstacles making implementation difficult and what conditions are required to fulfill implementation. The method used had an inductive qualitative approach, in which 16 interviews were conducted at six large Swedish companies. The result showed that the recommendations were considered feasible but they were at times experienced too general and vague. The various conditions and constrains described formed the following theses: Company Culture, Requirements, Control & Support and Knowledge & Skills. Discussion: The recommendations may seem simple but it was found that they do not give practical support to companies. All respondents found them good but sometimes ambiguous and consequently interpreted differently. Moreover, the recommendations are given no particular order of priority. The respondents listed different barriers that made implementation difficult. The conditions needed for a successful implementation seem to depend on good company culture, the possibility to influence and manage your own working environment as well as the chance to turn personal knowledge into practical skills.

  • 116.
    Austvik, Alicia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Blomé, Karin
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Sjuksköterskors och barnmorskors upplevelser av vårdmöten med endometriosdrabbade kvinnor: En enkätstudie2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Endometriosis is a disease in which the uterine mucosa grows elsewhere than in the uterus. Endometriosis can cause severe pain and great suffering for the affected woman. Research shows that endometriosis-afflicted women experience inadequate care and a lack of knowledge from the health care system. Purpose: The purpose was to investigate nurses’ and midwives’ experiences of the healthcare encounters with endometriosis-affected women. Method: Quantitative method with a qualitative elements and a descriptive approach via an empirical study. Results: Most study participants experience shortcomings in their knowledge of endometriosis and want more knowledge to be able to respond to and help endometriosis-affected women. Some of the study participants do not experience deficiencies to the same extent, but still want more knowledge about the gynecological disease endometriosis. There are factors that affect communication in healthcare encounters. Endometriosis-affected women are perceived to be difficult to respond to and help. Conclusion: The knowledge and awareness of endometriosis needs to be deepened in all the nurses in the study. In-depth knowledge can mean that nurses feel more secure in healthcare encounters, which can result in better nursing care for endometriosis-affected women.

  • 117.
    Axelsson, Amanda
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Karlberg, Emma
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    En litteraturöversikt: Kvinnors upplevelser av hur deras sexuella hälsa har påverkats av behandling mot bröstcancer2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The sexual health might be negatively affected by breast cancer treatments and cause suffering for women. Medical treatments for breast cancer cause menopausal symptoms, fatigue and hair loss, while surgical treatments might affect women’s body image. Aim: To highlight women's experiences of how their sexual health has been affected by breast cancer treatments. Method: A literature review based on qualitative and quantitative research. Results: Three categories were identified in the result; reduced sexual activity, altered body image and the influence of relationships on the sexual health. The most common side effects that were experienced were reduced sexual desire and pain during sexual intercourse due to vaginal dryness. Loss of femininity as a result of mastectomy was a common experience among these women. It was found that a supportive and understanding partner is important to promote their sexual health. Conclusion: Women's sexual health is affected both mentally and physically by the breast cancer treatments, which should be observed by nurses in all health facilities. It is important that nurses are working from a patient centered approach and adjust information and support to individual requirements and needs to prevent sexual illness.

  • 118.
    Axelsson, Annie
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Lennér, Sara
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Sjuksköterskors akuta bedömningar av sköra äldre: En intervjustudie med sjuksköterskor i kommunal hemsjukvård2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The number of frail elderly people is increasing in society which places great demands on the health system. In municipal homecare nurses often work alone which can lead to uncertainty in emergency assessments. To make informed decisions about continuing care of the frail elderly is vital. From an economic aspect is the correct care at the right level also significant.

    Aim: The aim of this study is to highlight nurses' experiences of acute assessment of frail elderly persons with deteriorating health in municipal home care.

    Method: The method used was qualitative with an inductive approach where data was analyzed with a qualitative content analysis. There were 11 registered nurses/district nurses working in municipal home care interviewed.

    Results: From the analysis of the data emerged three categories; to make informed, long-term planning, collaboration on patient involves with seven subcategories.

    Conclusion: For nurses to experience good support in the acute assessment requires effective cooperation especially with doctors. The result shows that insecurity in the assessment often leads patients to be sent to the hospital. The medical care plans have proven to be a great help in the assessments and needs to be implemented on many frail elderly persons in municipal homecare.

  • 119.
    Axelsson Brakstad, Sandra
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Pettersson, Linda
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    KRÄVS DET EN SNARA RUNT HALSEN FÖR ATT BLI TAGEN PÅ ALLVAR?: Kvinnors upplevelse av vården vid själskadebeteende. En självbiografistudie.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Women with self-harm don’t cut themselves because they want to die, they do it to ease the psychic pain, and they get control over their angst. It is important that the nurses see the big picture in the person behind the self-harming behavior. Women with this behavior wants to be seen and treated like the other patients.

    Aim: Women’s experiences of health care in regards to self-harm.

    Methods: The study, was made with a qualitative meaning analysis. Five self-biographies where analyzed and became the results.

    Results: The four themes in the results; to experience the significance of the meeting between staff and women, to experience treatment as caring or damaged, to experience the importance of getting confirmation by caring and to experience the role of emotions in caring. These themes shows that the women wants to be seen and feel trust to the nurses and other professionals. Time and places for conversations are the women`s needs for having good treatment and care.

    Conclusion: Women’s experiences is positive and negative. Participation and explanation about their disease and treatment experience the woman as an important part of being able to feel good and to health care should be a good experience. 

  • 120.
    Axelsson, Gustav
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Johansson, Linda
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    En dag lämnar jag honom: Kvinnors erfarenheter av att leva med våld i nära relation2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Every third woman around the world has been subjected to physical or mental violence and the majority lives in a partnership with her perpetrator. The consequences of living with violence in a close relationship creates ill health and suffering. The nurses has an essential role in detecting violence in a close relationship and thus being able to provide trusting support and adequate help. Aim: To describe women's experiences of living as a victim of violence in a close relationship. Method: A narrative method by Dahlborg-Lyckhage. Findings: Three main categories emerged from the analysis; Gradually degraded self-esteem, Abused and dependant to the spouse and Way out with five subcategories. Conclusion: The study has contributed to increased understanding of women's experiences of living with violence in a close relationship so that the nurses can create security in the caring meeting.

  • 121.
    Axelsson, Hanna
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Styrud, Sara
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskors upplevelse av teamarbete i hemvård2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Nurses today have a supervising role primarily in the community health services. Aim: To illuminate nurse’s experience of team work around the patient in home care. Background: Since Ädelreformen 1992, nurses have become a more prominent employee in the community health care. Working within the community homecare is a challenge because it requires a wide knowledgebase for nurses. Nurses are regulated by laws and constitutions that stresses her role as supervisor and her work for the team interaction. Previous research suggests that teamwork promotes both work colleagues' comfort with each other and the quality of care. Method: Qualitative approach. 10 stories from nurses working in homecare were analyzed with inspiration from Dahlberg`s three analysis phases Results: Six categories emerged in the analysis: Cooperation, Communication, Relation, Responsibility, Shortage of time, Patient. Communication appears to play an important role both as obstacles and as possibilities for teamwork. To see each other's competence and to trust it is important. Lack of cooperation could lead to patients not receiving the care he/she should get emerged in the study. The study suggests that it may be important in the future to highlight teamwork in homecare because there seems to be lack of co-operation between nurses and assistant nurses, which may affect the nursing care.

  • 122.
    Axelsson, Louise
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Stadin, Anne
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Att leva i väntan på döden: En litteraturöversikt om patientens upplevda hälsa vid livets slutskede2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: To receive a cancer diagnosis and going through the transition from curative to palliative care is a life changing experience that affects the patients’ day to day life. The patient finds himself in a situation where he is forced to surrender himself to others. Health and suffering attains another meaning when life is coming to an end and a good death is seen as vital. Everyone around the patient can affect how he perceives his health. Aim: The aim was to describe different factors that influence the patients experience of health in a palliative care context while suffering from cancer. Method: A literature review based on 12 scientific articles. Results: The result is presented in three main categories and seven subcategories that discusses different factors that influences the patients experience of health. Conclusion: When a patient finds himself in a palliative stage of a cancer illness his experience of health can fluctuate depending on weather he receives relevant information, experiences a good support from the nurse and his family and gets the opportunity to be a participant in life to the extent that is possible in relation to his illness.

  • 123.
    Axelsson, Mikaela
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Vildhede, Emilia
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    "Ni ska inte tro att jag vet": Tvåföderskors förväntningar inför kommande förlossning2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: There is a connection between the pregnant woman's expectations of childbirth and the actual childbirth experience. Aim: To illustrate multiparous women’s expectations of their forthcoming childbirth. Method: This study used a qualitative method with hermeneutic text analysis inspired by Gadamer. Nine multiparous women aged 26-33 years were interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide. Results: Analysis of the interviews revealed four main themes: Mixed emotions – expectations are formed by the first childbirth experience, The partner – for some, an important source of support, The midwife as a guide through childbirth and “Go with the flow” - expectations of control during childbirth. Results showed that the women held the opinion that the first childbirth experience has a major impact on their expectations for future childbirth, both good and bad. There was a concern amongst the women that because of their previous childbirth experience, they would be expected to "know what to do". Conclusion: Women generally have positive expectations of childbirth. Given the concern of these multiparous women that they may be considered as experienced in childbirth, it is clear that the midwife should be prepared to offer professional support to multiparous women based on their individual needs.

  • 124.
    Axelsson, Veronica
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Svensson, Karin
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    När du fick alzheimers förändrades allt: Hur närståendes livskvalité påverkas av att någon de älskar drabbas av Alzheimers sjukdom2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Alzheimer´s disease is often called the relative's illness on the grounds that the disease also affects the relatives. It is therefore important that the nurse working with a holistic approach and obtain an understanding of the impact of Alzheimer´s disease on family and relatives. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the experience of how quality of life is affected by being related to a person with Alzheimer's disease. Method: This is an qualitative content analysis, where autobiographical works have been analyzed. Results: The results are presented in three categories: "A new day", "Living with suffering" and "A heavy responsibility." Each category has two subcategories. The life that was previously known to the relatives became a memory. New challenges in everyday life and a heavy responsibility that resulted in that the quality of life was affected. Mental and physical health became a fact. Conclusion: There were several factors that led to impaired quality of life. One factor was that the relatives had to take full responsibility for everyday life and played an important role for the person with Alzheimer´s disease. For this reason, the nurse must be able to support the relatives so that they can cope with their caring role and minimize the risk of mental illness.

  • 125.
    Axéll, Catharina
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Ericsson, Frida
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Skolsköterskans hälsofrämjande omvårdnadsarbete med psykisk hälsa hos barn2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 126.
    Ayukekbong, James A.
    et al.
    Department of Infectious Diseases/Section of Clinical Virology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Andersson, M. E.
    Department of Infectious Diseases/Section of Clinical Virology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Vansarla, Goutham
    University of Skövde, School of Bioscience. University of Skövde, The Systems Biology Research Centre.
    Tah, F.
    Camyaids Institute of Laboratory Diagnosis and Clinical Research, Douala, Cameroon.
    Nkuo-Akenji, T.
    Faculty of Science Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.
    Lindh, M.
    Department of Infectious Diseases/Section of Clinical Virology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Bergström, T.
    Department of Infectious Diseases/Section of Clinical Virology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Monitoring of seasonality of norovirus and other enteric viruses in Cameroon by real-time PCR: an exploratory study2014In: Epidemiology and Infection, ISSN 0950-2688, E-ISSN 1469-4409, Vol. 142, no 7, p. 1393-1402Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We studied the seasonal fluctuation of norovirus and other enteric viruses in Cameroon. Two hundred participants aged between 1 and 69 years were prospectively followed up. Each participant provided monthly faecal samples over a 12-month period. A total of 2484 samples were tested using multiplex real-time PCR assay for the detection of norovirus, rotavirus and enterovirus. The effect of weather variables and risk factors were analysed by Pearson correlation and bivariate analysis. Overall, enterovirus was the most commonly detected virus (216% of specimens), followed by norovirus (39%) and rotavirus (04%). Norovirus and enterovirus were detected throughout the year with a peak of norovirus detection at the beginning of the rainy season and a significant alternation of circulation of norovirus genogroups from one month to the next. Age <5 years and consumption of tap water were risk factors for norovirus infection. Better understanding of factors influencing transmission and seasonality may provide insights into the relationship between physical environment and risk of infection for these viruses.

  • 127.
    Babovic, Elvir
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    ADHD och risken för kriminellt beteende senare i livet: en litteraturöversikt2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction

    ADHD is a neuropsychiatric disorder belonging to the spectrum of neuro-cognitive functional that increases the risk of getting into crime later in life. Individuals with the disorder may be incapable of controlling their impulses, which means that the individuals with the problem is not capable of evaluating consequences of his/her behavior. ADHD is also something that increases the risk of becoming a victim of abuse and destructive behavior

    Method

    A literature review with 10 knowledge-based articles was used in the study for the basis of the result. The articles were reviewed and processed to obtain as strong a reliability as possible. The database launched was Pubmed which gave many hits according to the keywords but the included studies were carefully selected based on the delimitation by the aim of the study and the relevance of the chosen area.

    Purpose

    The aim of the work was to explore the connection between the diagnosis of ADHD and subsequent risk of criminal behavior.

    Results

    Adolescents diagnosed with ADHD showed a clear increased risk of developing addiction problems. The ADHD symptoms had often become more difficult during childhood or adolescence and persons with ADHD were also more probably imprisoned as adults. The most common drugs that were used by the individuals with ADHD and had developed addiction were stimulants such as alcohol and benzodiazepines. The adolescents with ADHD and developed addiction had performed significantly poorer in tests and in school and showed poorer results than those who had not diagnosed ADHD

    Discussion Clear results were common to many of the selected articles as there was a clear correlation between ADHD and risk of becoming a victim of abuse and subsequent criminal behavior. Several of the articles mention that young people with the diagnosis of ADHD have obvious problems in gaining education and that this in turn leads to exclusion and poor social adaptation

  • 128.
    Backman, Malin
    et al.
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Browall, Maria
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Sundberg, Carl Johan
    Department of Physiology & Pharmacology and Unit for Bioentrepreneurship, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden / Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
    Wengström, Yvonne
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Experiencing health - Physical activity during adjuvant chemotherapy treatment for women with breast cancer2016In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 21, p. 160-167Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore how women with breast cancer experience physical activity (PA) during adjuvant chemotherapy treatment.

    METHODS: This study included sixteen women diagnosed with breast cancer who had participated in a supervised 16-week PA intervention during adjuvant chemotherapy treatment. The qualitative approach included semi-structured individual and focus group interviews. Data were analyzed inductively with content analysis.

    RESULT: The content analysis resulted in a description of experiencing health during chemotherapy treatment covered by five categories: Solidarity with others and being good to oneself; Experiencing functional improvement and social support; Empowerment and motivation to focus on health; Barriers to adherence to PA during illness and treatment; and Enabling health and independence. A core category was identified; PA a tool for maintenance and recovery of physical, mental and social health. The women reported that PA had a positive impact on both physical function and mental wellbeing. Participating in the PA intervention also increased their feeling of social support, which was reported to be important to motivate adherence to PA when the side effects became more severe. Symptom burden, time and lack of motivation were reported as barriers to continue PA during treatment.

    CONCLUSION: The women in this study reported that PA had a positive impact on their perceived health and that it was possible to exercise despite increasing symptom burden from treatment. PA was perceived as a tool that supported health processes and gave the women a feeling of getting respite from the illness.

  • 129.
    Backström, Linus
    University of Skövde, School of Bioscience.
    Establishing a biopsychosocial model for conspiracy theory ideation2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to provide the grounds for a biopsychosocial understanding of the underpinnings of conspiracy theorist ideation by studying research articles from different scientific disciplines. Cross-disciplinary concurring results are presented and discussed, as well as some examples of how conspiracy theories have been used during the 20th century. Also discussed is how this is used in political discourse in the populist climate of today, with the rise of radical right-wing movements, the justification of “alternative facts” from higher governmental ranks, and religious fundamentalism, making it a societal issue of possible big magnitude. Neurological similarities was found between religiousness and proneness to conspiracy theory ideation, and the articles concerning neural correlates therefore stem from research on religious individuals due to the lack of neuro-biopsychological research on actual conspiracy theorists. Since conspiracy theory ideation has shown the ability to cause negative consequences it is also advised that governmental agencies and society as a whole revise its stance on populism and the spread of flawed information, in order to maintain an open society. Also presented are a few ideas on how to begin countering the rise of populism.

  • 130.
    Baldursdottir, Birna
    et al.
    Department of Psychology, School of Business, Reykjavik University, Iceland / Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Taehtinen, Richard E.
    Department of Psychology, School of Business, Reykjavik University, Iceland / ICSRA (Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis), Reykjavik University, Iceland.
    Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora
    Department of Psychology, School of Business, Reykjavik University, Iceland / ICSRA (Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis), Reykjavik University, Iceland / Department of Health & Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
    Krettek, Alexandra
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden / Department of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.
    Valdimarsdottir, Heiddis B.
    Department of Psychology, School of Business, Reykjavik University, Iceland / Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
    Impact of a physical activity intervention on adolescents' subjective sleep quality: a pilot study2017In: Global Health Promotion, ISSN 1757-9759, E-ISSN 1757-9767, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 14-22Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The aim of this pilot study was to examine the impact of a brief physical activity intervention on adolescents' subjective sleep quality. Cross-sectional studies indicate that physically active adolescents have better subjective sleep quality than those with more sedentary habits. However, less is known about the effectiveness of physical activity interventions in improving adolescents' subjective sleep quality.

    METHODS: In a three-week physical activity intervention, four Icelandic upper secondary schools were randomized to either an intervention group with pedometers and step diaries or a control group without pedometers and diaries. Out of 84, a total of 53 students, aged 15-16 years, provided complete data or a minimum of two days step data (out of three possible) as well as sleep quality measures at baseline and follow-up. Subjective sleep quality, the primary outcome in this study, was assessed with four individual items: sleep onset latency, nightly awakenings, general sleep quality, and sleep sufficiency. Daily steps were assessed with Yamax CW-701 pedometers.

    RESULTS: The intervention group (n = 26) had significantly higher average step-count (p = 0.03, partial η(2) = 0.093) compared to the control group (n = 27) at follow-up. Subjective sleep quality improved (p = 0.02, partial η(2) = 0.203) over time in the intervention group but not in the control group.

    CONCLUSIONS: Brief physical activity interventions based on pedometers and step diaries may be effective in improving adolescents' subjective sleep quality. This has important public health relevance as the intervention can easily be disseminated and incorporated into school curricula.

  • 131.
    Baldursdottir, Birna
    et al.
    Department of Psychology, School of Business, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland / Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Valdimarsdottir, Heiddis B.
    Department of Psychology, School of Business, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland / Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA.
    Krettek, Alexandra
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden / Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.
    Gylfason, Haukur Freyr
    School of Business, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland.
    Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora
    Department of Psychology, School of Business, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland / ICSRA (Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis), Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland / Department of Health & Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA .
    Age-related differences in physical activity and depressive symptoms among 10-19-year-old adolescents: A population based study2017In: Psychology of Sport And Exercise, ISSN 1469-0292, E-ISSN 1878-5476, Vol. 28, p. 91-99Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine age- and gender-related patterns of PA and depressive symptoms among students through their adolescent years. Design: Data from three population-based surveys were analysed to determine levels of moderate- to vigorous-intensity PA (MVPA), participation in organized sports and depressive symptoms among 10-19-year-old adolescents. Method: Questionnaires assessing PA and depressive symptoms were administered to 32 860 students in compulsory and upper-secondary schools in Iceland. Results: As age increased, depressive symptoms increased and PA decreased with over half of the adolescents in upper-secondary schools not achieving recommended daily PA. There were gender differences in PA and depressive symptoms with girls being less active and reporting higher levels of depressive symptoms than boys. MVPA was associated with lower levels of depressive symptoms among both genders while organized sports had more impact on depressive symptoms among girls. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this study is the first to simultaneously examine patterns of PA and depressive symptoms among students through their adolescent years. Our findings show that the decrease in PA and increase in depressive symptoms is most pronounced around the transition from compulsory to upper-secondary school, or around the age of 15-16. Thus the findings provide important information about when to tailor public health efforts to reduce the burden of depressive symptoms among adolescents, for example by employing PA interventions. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 132.
    Bammann, K.
    et al.
    Univ Bremen, Fac Human & Hlth Sci, Inst Publ Hlth & Nursing Res, D-28359 Bremen, Germany.;BIPS Inst Epidemiol & Prevent Res, Bremen, Germany.
    Gwozdz, W.
    Copenhagen Business Sch, Dept Intercultural Commun & Management, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
    Lanfer, A.
    BIPS Inst Epidemiol & Prevent Res, Bremen, Germany.
    Barba, G.
    CNR, Inst Food Sci, Avellino, Italy.
    De Henauw, S.
    Univ Ghent, Dept Publ Hlth, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.
    Eiben, Gabriele
    Univ Gothenburg, Dept Publ Hlth & Community Med, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Fernandez-Alvira, J. M.
    Univ Zaragoza, Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev GENUD Res Grp, Zaragoza, Spain.
    Kovacs, E.
    Univ Pecs, Dept Pediat, Pecs, Hungary.
    Lissner, L.
    Univ Gothenburg, Dept Publ Hlth & Community Med, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Moreno, L. A.
    Univ Zaragoza, Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev GENUD Res Grp, Zaragoza, Spain.
    Tornaritis, M.
    Res & Educ Inst Child Hlth, Strovolos, Cyprus.
    Veidebaum, T.
    Natl Inst Hlth Dev, Dept Chron Dis, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Pigeot, I.
    BIPS Inst Epidemiol & Prevent Res, Bremen, Germany.
    Socioeconomic factors and childhood overweight in Europe: results from the multi-centre IDEFICS study2013In: Pediatric Obesity, ISSN 2047-6302, E-ISSN 2047-6310, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    What is already known about this subject Overweight and obesity can be linked to different parental socioeconomic factors already in very young children. In Western developed countries, the association of childhood overweight and obesity and parental socioeconomic status shows a negative gradient. Ambiguous results have been obtained regarding the association between socioeconomic factors and childhood overweight and obesity in different countries and over time. What this study adds European regions show heterogeneous associations between socioeconomic factors and overweight and obesity in a multi-centre study with highly standardized study protoco. The strength of association between SES and overweight and obesity varies across European regions. In our study, the SES gradient is correlated with the regional mean income and the country-specific Human development index indicating a strong influence not only of the family but also of region and country on the overweight and obesity prevalence. Objective To assess the association between different macro- and micro-level socioeconomic factors and childhood overweight. Methods Data from the IDEFICS baseline survey is used to investigate the cross-sectional association between socioeconomic factors, like socioeconomic status (SES), and the prevalence of childhood overweight. Differences and similarities regarding this relationship in eight European regions (located in Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden) are explored. 11?994 children (50.9% boys, 49.1% girls) and their parents were included in the analyses. Results In five of the eight investigated regions (in Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Spain and Sweden), the prevalence of childhood overweight followed an inverse SES gradient. In the other three regions (in Cyprus, Hungary and Italy), no association between SES and childhood overweight was found. The SES-overweight association in a region was best explained by the country-specific human development index and the centre-specific mean income. For the investigated association between other socioeconomic factors and overweight, no clear pattern could be found in the different regions. Conclusion The association between socioeconomic factors and childhood overweight was shown to be heterogeneous across different European regions. Further research on nationwide European data is needed to confirm the results and to identify target groups for prevention.

  • 133.
    Bammann, K.
    et al.
    Univ Bremen, Inst Publ Hlth & Nursing Res ipp, Fac Human & Hlth Sci, FB 11,Grazer Str 2a, D-28359 Bremen, Germany.;Leibniz Inst Prevent Res & Epidemiol BIPS, Bremen, Germany.
    Gwozdz, W.
    Copenhagen Business Sch, Dept Intercultural Commun & Management, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
    Pischke, C.
    Leibniz Inst Prevent Res & Epidemiol BIPS, Bremen, Germany.
    Eiben, Gabriele
    Univ Gothenburg, Dept Publ Hlth & Community Med, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Fernandez-Alvira, J. M.
    Univ Zaragoza, Dept Phys Med & Nursing, Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev GENUD Res Grp, Zaragoza, Spain.
    De Henauw, S.
    Univ Ghent, Dept Publ Hlth, Ghent, Belgium.
    Lissner, L.
    Univ Gothenburg, Dept Publ Hlth & Community Med, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Moreno, L. A.
    Univ Zaragoza, Dept Phys Med & Nursing, Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev GENUD Res Grp, Zaragoza, Spain.
    Pitsiladis, Y.
    Univ Brighton, Ctr Sport & Exercise Sci & Med SESAME, Eastbourne, England.
    Reisch, L.
    Copenhagen Business Sch, Dept Intercultural Commun & Management, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
    Veidebaum, T.
    Natl Inst Hlth Dev, Dept Chron Dis, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Pigeot, I.
    Leibniz Inst Prevent Res & Epidemiol BIPS, Bremen, Germany.;Univ Bremen, Fac Math & Comp Sci, Inst Stat, Bremen, Germany.
    The impact of familial, behavioural and psychosocial factors on the SES gradient for childhood overweight in Europe. A longitudinal study2017In: International Journal of Obesity, ISSN 0307-0565, E-ISSN 1476-5497, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 54-60Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: In highly developed countries, childhood overweight and many overweight-related risk factors are negatively associated with socioeconomic status (SES). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the longitudinal association between parental SES and childhood overweight, and to clarify whether familial, psychosocial or behavioural factors can explain any SES gradient. METHODS: The baseline and follow-up surveys of the identification and prevention of dietary and lifestyle induced health effects in children and infants (IDEFICS) study are used to investigate the longitudinal association between SES, familial, psychosocial and behavioural factors, and the prevalence of childhood overweight. A total of 5819 children (50.5% boys and 49.5% girls) were included. RESULTS: The risk for being overweight after 2 years at follow-up in children who were non-overweight at baseline increases with a lower SES. For children who were initially overweight, a lower parental SES carries a lower probability for a non-overweight weight status at follow-up. The effect of parental SES is only moderately attenuated by single familial, psychosocial or behavioural factors; however, it can be fully explained by their combined effect. Most influential of the investigated risk factors were feeding/eating practices, parental body mass index, physical activity behaviour and proportion of sedentary activity. CONCLUSION: Prevention strategies for childhood overweight should focus on actual behaviours, whereas acknowledging that these behaviours are more prevalent in lower SES families.

  • 134.
    Barker, Dean
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Nielsen, Jacob
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Wahlström, Martin
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Barker-Ruchti, Natalie
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Carlén, Urban
    University of West, Sweden.
    Maivorsdotter, Ninitha
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Jacob and Martin: Developing digital technology competence in physical education teacher education2017In: Digital technologies and learning in physical education: Pedagogical cases / [ed] Ashley Casey, Victoria A. Goodyear, Kathleen M. Armour, London: Routledge, 2017, p. 231-246Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 135.
    Barrsten, Petra
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Malmborg, Johanna
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Palliativ vård i hemmet: Närståendes erfarenheter - En litteraturbaserad studie2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Palliativ vård bygger på ett förhållningsätt som innebär att öka livskvalitén för både patienten och dess närstående. Palliativ vård handlar om god symtom kontroll och lindring. Den palliativa vården i hemmet lägger stort ansvar på de närstående, inte bara när det kommer till kontrollera symtomen men att organisera vården för patienten 24 timmar/dygnet. Sjuksköterskan måste se patienten och närståendes livssituation för att ge bra stöd i hemmet. Syfte: Syftet med denna studie var att belysa närståendes erfarenheter av att vårda den sjuke palliativt i hemmet. Metod: Som metod valdes en litteraturbaserad studie. Datamaterialet bestod av nio kvalitativa vetenskapliga artiklar. Resultat: Tre kategorier identifierades såsom: Ny roll, behov av hjälp från kunniga och behålla det egna livet med sex underkategorier. Närståendes erfarenheter, att ha ett stort ansvar är svårt och krävande men även meningsfullt. Brist på stöd från sjukvården påverkar närståendes förmåga att vårda den sjuke. Slutsats: När närstående vårdar den sjuke i hemmet är tiden både tung och meningsfull. Det beror på vilket stöd och information de får från sjuksköterskorna samt om de själva får möjligheten att distansera sig till vårdandet för att behålla det egna livet.

  • 136.
    Basic, Anesa
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Johnsson, Sofia
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    BVC-SJUKSKÖTERSKORS ERFARENHETER AV ATT GE STÖD TILL NYBLIVNA FÖRÄLDRAR FÖR ATT FRÄMJA AMNINGEN2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 137.
    Behnsen, Pia
    et al.
    Department of Clinical, Neuro- and Developmental Psychology, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Buil, Joanne M.
    Department of Clinical, Neuro- and Developmental Psychology, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Koot, Susanne
    Department of Clinical, Neuro- and Developmental Psychology, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Huizink, Anja
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. Department of Clinical, Neuro- and Developmental Psychology, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Van Lier, Poul
    Department of Clinical, Neuro- and Developmental Psychology, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Heart rate (variability) and the association between relational peer victimization and internalizing symptoms in elementary school children2019In: Development and psychopathology (Print), ISSN 0954-5794, E-ISSN 1469-2198, p. 1-9, article id 29 aprilArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Relational victimization typically emerges first during the elementary school period, and has been associated with increased levels of internalizing symptoms in children. Individual differences in autonomic nervous system functioning have been suggested as a potential factor linking social stressors and internalizing symptoms. The aim of this study was therefore to examine whether heart rate and heart rate variability mediated the association between relational victimization and internalizing symptoms in 373 mainstream elementary school children. Children were assessed in 2015 (T 0 ; Grades 3-5, M age = 9.78 years, 51% boys) and reassessed in 2016 (T 1 ). Heart rate and heart rate variability were assessed during a regular school day at T 1 . A multi-informant (teacher and peer report) cross-time measure of relational victimization, and a multi-informant (self- and teacher report) measure of internalizing problems at T 1 was used. Results showed that heart rate variability, but not heart rate, mediated the association between relational victimization and internalizing symptoms. This study provides tentative support that in children from a general population sample, a psychobiological factor may mediate the association of relational victimization with internalizing symptoms.

  • 138.
    Bel-Serrat, Silvia
    et al.
    Univ Zaragoza, Fac Hlth Sci, Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev GENUD Res Grp, E-50009 Zaragoza, Spain.
    Mouratidou, Theodora
    Univ Zaragoza, Fac Hlth Sci, Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev GENUD Res Grp, E-50009 Zaragoza, Spain.
    Pala, Valeria
    Fondaz IRCSS Ist Nazl Tumori, Nutrit Epidemiol Unit, Dept Prevent & Predict Med, Milan, Italy.
    Huybrechts, Inge
    Univ Ghent, Dept Publ Hlth, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.
    Boernhorst, Claudia
    Univ Bremen, Inst Epidemiol & Prevent Res, BIPS, D-28359 Bremen, Germany.
    Fernandez-Alvira, Juan Miguel
    Univ Zaragoza, Fac Hlth Sci, Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev GENUD Res Grp, E-50009 Zaragoza, Spain.
    Hadjigeorgiou, Charalampos
    Res & Educ Inst Child Hlth, Strovolos, Cyprus.
    Eiben, Gabriele
    Univ Gothenburg, Dept Publ Hlth & Community Med, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Hebestreit, Antje
    Univ Bremen, Inst Epidemiol & Prevent Res, BIPS, D-28359 Bremen, Germany.
    Lissner, Lauren
    Univ Gothenburg, Dept Publ Hlth & Community Med, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Molnar, Denes
    Univ Pecs, Fac Med, Dept Pediat, Pecs, Hungary.
    Siani, Alfonso
    Inst Food Sci, Unit Epidemiol & Populat Genet, CNR, Avellino, Italy.
    Veidebaum, Toomas
    Natl Inst Hlth Dev, Ctr Hlth & Behav Sci, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Krogh, Vittorio
    Fondaz IRCSS Ist Nazl Tumori, Nutrit Epidemiol Unit, Dept Prevent & Predict Med, Milan, Italy.
    Moreno, Luis A.
    Univ Zaragoza, Fac Hlth Sci, Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev GENUD Res Grp, E-50009 Zaragoza, Spain.
    Relative validity of the Children's Eating Habits Questionnaire- food frequency section among young European children: the IDEFICS Study2014In: Public Health Nutrition, ISSN 1368-9800, E-ISSN 1475-2727, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 266-276Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To compare, specifically by age group, proxy-reported food group estimates obtained from the food frequency section of the Children's Eating Habits questionnaire (CEHQ-FFQ) against the estimates of two non-consecutive 24h dietary recalls (24-HDR). Design: Estimates of food group intakes assessed via the forty-three-food-group CEHQ-FFQ were compared with those obtained by a computerized 24-HDR. Agreement on frequencies of intakes (equal to the number of portions per recall period) between the two instruments was examined using crude and de-attenuated Pearson's correlation coefficients, cross-classification analyses, weighted kappa statistics (kappa(w)) and Bland-Altman analysis. Setting: Kindergartens/schools from eight European countries participating in the IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of Dietary- and lifestyle-induced health EFfects In Children and infantS) Study cross-sectional survey (2007-2008). Subjects: Children aged 2-9 years (n 2508, 50.4% boys). Results: The CEHQ-FFQ provided higher intake estimates for most of the food groups than the 24-HDR. De-attenuated Pearson correlation coefficients ranged from 0.01 (sweetened fruit) to 0.48 (sweetened milk) in children aged 2-<6 years (mean = 0.25) and from 0.01 (milled cereal) to 0.44 (water) in children aged 6-9 years (mean = 0.23). An average of 32 % and 31 % of food group intakes were assigned to the same quartile in younger and older children, respectively, and classification into extreme opposite quartiles was <= 12 % for all food groups in both age groups. Mean kappa(w) was 0.20 for 2-<6-year-olds and 0.17 for 6-9-year-olds. Conclusions: The strength of association estimates assessed by the CEHQ-FFQ and the 24-HDR varied by food group and by age group. Observed level of agreement and CEHQ-FFQ ability to rank children according to intakes of food groups were considered to be low.

  • 139.
    Bengtsson, Emily
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Larsson, Lisa
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Patienters upplevelse av hälsa och välbefinnande under långvarig behandling av hemodialys: En litteraturöversikt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Många patienter lever med kronisk njursjukdom som påverkar det dagliga livet. En försämring av njurfunktionen innebär att en kronisk njursvikt uppstår som kan leda till att behovet av dialys uppstår. En behandlingsform av dialys är hemodialys vilket innebär att blodet renas utanför kroppen. En förståelse för hur patienter upplever hälsa och välbefinnande är av vikt för att sjuksköterskorna ska kunna arbeta främjande för patienterna. Syfte: Beskriva patienters upplevelser av hälsa och välbefinnande under långvarig behandling av hemodialys. Metod: En litteraturöversikt som byggde på 10 kvalitativa artiklar. Resultat: Patienterna upplevde att hemodialysbehandlingarna medförde flera begränsningar i livet som påverkade deras hälsa och välbefinnande. Det skapade känslor av förlust och att vara beroende av andra människor. När patienterna upplevde ett stöd från andra människor gav det kraft och energi. Upplevelsen av att vara begränsad i tid och rum skapade existentiella frågor. Hoppet om en ny njure blev avgörande för patienternas hälsa och välbefinnande. Konklusion: För att skapa hälsa och välbefinnande för patienterna är det av stor vikt att sjuksköterskorna visar ett intresse och en ödmjukhet för patienternas existentiella tankar. Sjuksköterskorna behöver uppmuntra till känslor av hopp hos patienterna för att upplevelsen av hälsa och välbefinnande ska kunna uppstå.

  • 140.
    Bengtsson, Felicia
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    SJUKSKÖTERSKORS NEGATIVA ATTITYDER GENTEMOT PATIENTER MED PSYKISK OHÄLSA - En litteraturstudie2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The purpose of this study was to describe nurses’ negative attitudes towards patients with mental illness. Method: A literature review made on eleven studies of which seven were qualitative and four quantitative. Articles were selected based on inclusion criteria which were that the articles would be relevant on the basis of the study's purpose, that they were published between the years 2004-2014, that they were out of good quality and that they were peer-rewieved. Quality inspection and analysis was done using qualitative method. Key results: Three categories emerged: attitudes based on lack of knowledge, attitudes based on fear and attitudes based on uncertainty. The result shows that the main attitudes are negative and depends primarily on lack of knowledge, fears and uncertainty. Lack of knowledge contributed to fears and uncertainty and considered the cornerstone of attitudes. Conclusions: Nurses need more education and knowledge, and it can contribute to the fears and uncertainty also decreases.

  • 141.
    Bengtsson, Katarina
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Broxe, Camilla
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Upplevelsen att vårda sin make/maka som genomgått en stroke2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Stroke is one of the most common diseases in Sweden and every year 30 000 individuals are affected. Today it is possible for these persons to continue to live in their homes. Informal caregivers are often the ones who take over the caring responsibility. The aim of this literature study was to describe the spouse´s experience of being an informal carer to a person affected by stroke. The method used was a descriptive synthesis. The material consists of nine scientific research articles. In this study four themes emerged: The experience of change; The experience of loss of freedom and leisure time; The experience of gratefulness, hope and support; The experience of the future, anxiety and guilt and finally The experience of responsibility and control. The result of this study contributes to the nursing practice by highlighting the importance of awareness of these people’s experiences. Prevention is included in the nursing profession and as a nurse it is most important to prevent informal cares from being patients.

  • 142.
    Bengtsson, Katarina
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Qorri, Mirjeta
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Min välsignelse och min börda: att vara närstående till en person med demenssjukdom2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Dementia is a widespread disease, of which relatives are affected and experience suffering.People with dementia live longer at home with support from relatives. By providingrelatives with support, unhealthiness can be prevented, and the health of the person withdementia can be promoted. The aim was to describe relatives experiences of living with aperson affected by dementia. The method consisted of a literature review with 11qualitative articles. The results were presented in four main themes, “Fighting against thewind”, “Changed relationships”, “The constant presence of feelings” and “The need ofsupport”. Relatives described changes, struggles and grief over the life-partner or parentthey once had, which no longer was present. Relatives experienced poor treatment fromhealth care and a need of support which wasn’t met. Nurses can prevent the sufferingexperienced by relatives with the right resources and knowledge. Nurses should also leadand instruct fellow employees to better be equipped to meet relatives and their needs.Nurses can also provide relatives with information regarding different facilities of support.

  • 143.
    Bengtsson, Margareta
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Gosende, Martina
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Anhörigas upplevelser av att vårda en familjemedlem som insjuknat i demens: en analys av självbiografier2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Being the relative of a person with dementia is a life changing experience. The relatives often find themselves in a complex situation, which requires that the nurse, can identify needs among the relatives. It‘s also important that the nurse has a broad knowledge about the role of the relative as a caregiver, to be able to give support to them in this situation. The purpose of this study was to describe the relative’s experiences of taking care of a familymember with dementia in the home. Six autobiographies were studied to emerge in the experiences of the family caregivers. Burnards (1991) content analysis and Graneheims & Lundmans (2004) qualitative content analysis was used to analyze the data and the result reveals 3 main categories and 10 categories. The main categories were: Suffering, desperation and isolation. The situation of the caregiving relatives involves experiences of mental distress as well as having to cope with several difficulties. Their new role as a family caregiver is characterized by feelings of isolation which increases as the sickness proceeds.

  • 144.
    Bennedsen, Svetlana
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Nilsson, Annlouise
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Att vara föräldrar till barn med Duchennes muskeldystrofi: Litteratutöversikt2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Every year approximately ten boys in Sweden get a disease called Duchenne muscular ystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetically determined, progressive and incurable neuromuscular disease that generally causes that a child will be physical disability and death in early adulthood. To have a disabled child that suffers for an incurable disease is big responsibility and a major change. The aim of this study is to illustrate parents´ experiences of living with a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy Literature review. Eight qualitative and four quantitative articles were included in this and the articles were examined and analyzed. The result was combined into three themes. Which are Emotional kaos, Need for support and knowledge and Acceptable and planning for the future. The whole amily experienced feelings of grief, needs of family support and emotional chaos. Nursing staff should know how important it is with adequate information about Duchenne muscular dystrophy. By understanding a situation in the family nursing staff can meet the parent’s needs and requirements.

  • 145.
    Bennet, Sean M. P.
    et al.
    Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden / Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Böhn, Lena
    Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden / Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC), Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Störsrud, Stine
    Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden / Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC), Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Liljebo, Therese
    Department of Nutrition, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Collin, Lena
    Department of Gastroenterology, Sabbatsbergs Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lindfors, Perjohan
    Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden / Department of Gastroenterology, Sabbatsbergs Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden / Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Törnblom, Hans
    Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden / Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC), Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Öhman, Lena
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden / Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Simrén, Magnus
    Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden / Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC), Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Multivariate modelling of faecal bacterial profiles of patients with IBS predicts responsiveness to a diet low in FODMAPs2018In: Gut, ISSN 0017-5749, E-ISSN 1468-3288, Vol. 67, no 5, p. 872-881Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective The effects of dietary interventions on gut bacteria are ambiguous. Following a previous intervention study, we aimed to determine how differing diets impact gut bacteria and if bacterial profiles predict intervention response. Design Sixty-seven patients with IBS were randomised to traditional IBS (n=34) or low fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) (n=33) diets for 4 weeks. Food intake was recorded for 4 days during screening and intervention. Faecal samples and IBS Symptom Severity Score (IBS-SSS) reports were collected before (baseline) and after intervention. A faecal microbiota dysbiosis test (GA-map Dysbiosis Test) evaluated bacterial composition. Per protocol analysis was performed on 61 patients from whom microbiome data were available. Results Responders (reduced IBS-SSS by >= 50) to low FODMAP, but not traditional, dietary intervention were discriminated from non-responders before and after intervention based on faecal bacterial profiles. Bacterial abundance tended to be higher in non-responders to a low FODMAP diet compared with responders before and after intervention. A low FODMAP intervention was associated with an increase in Dysbiosis Index (DI) scores in 42% of patients; while decreased DI scores were recorded in 33% of patients following a traditional IBS diet. Non-responders to a low FODMAP diet, but not a traditional IBS diet had higher DI scores than responders at baseline. Finally, while a traditional IBS diet was not associated with significant reduction of investigated bacteria, a low FODMAP diet was associated with reduced Bifidobacterium and Actinobacteria in patients, correlating with lactose consumption. Conclusions A low FODMAP, but not a traditional IBS diet may have significant impact on faecal bacteria. Responsiveness to a low FODMAP diet intervention may be predicted by faecal bacterial profiles.

  • 146.
    Berg, Helena
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Hjortman, Ingela
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Omvårdnad vid bensår: En litteraturöversikt2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    BAKGRUND: Patienter med bensår återfinns inom hela sjukvården. Detta innebär att många sjuksköterskor kommer att möta dessa patienter i sitt arbete oberoende av var de arbetar. Distriktssköterskor kan ägna upp till hälften av sin arbetstid till bensårsbehandling. Patienter med bensår lider ofta av smärtor. Såren påverkar deras livskvalité och begränsar deras liv. SYFTE: Denna studies syfte var att belysa omvårdnaden vid smärtsamma bensår, ur såväl ett sjuksköterske- som patientperspektiv. METOD: En litteraturöversikt baserad på vetenskapliga artiklar. Resultatet grundas på 14 artiklar, med både kvalitativ och kvantitativ metod. RESULTAT: Fyra huvudtema framkom; Smärtkontroll, Interaktion mellan sjuksköterska och patient, Social gemenskap och Kunskapsutveckling. Många patienter med bensår hade smärtor som inte uppmärksammades av sjuksköterskan, då patienterna inte alltid påtalade detta. Sjuksköterskor har ett viktigt arbete i att kontinuerligt smärtskatta och följa upp smärtlindringen. Optimal sårbehandling förutsätter ett gott samarbete mellan patient och sjuksköterska. Den sociala gemenskapen är en viktig del i patientens välbefinnande och främjar sårläkning och minskar smärta. Både patienter och sjuksköterskor saknar tillräckliga kunskaper om bensår.

  • 147.
    Berg, Helena
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Kjellberg, Kristina
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Inget går upp mot distriktssköterskor: Distriktssköterskans roll inom projektet Samverkande sjukvård2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The number of elderly in Sweden is increasing. They are often fragile and sickly, needing more care and support. To meet an increased need of healthcare, a collaboration project, Collaborative Healthcare, was established to ensure that patients are treated at the right place. Research shows that the elderly often fall ill from hospital admission, and after visits to the emergency department, they are more often admitted because of their complex medical history. Aim: To investigate whether the district nurse's profession within the project Collaborative Healthcare leads to a reduction in the use of other healthcare resources. Method: This study is retrospective with a quantitative approach. Data collected by others within the project were used. The analysis was performed with descriptive and correlation analysis. The results are presented in tables, figures and text. Results: The district nurse's efforts often lead to nursing in the home, preventing visits to health centers and emergency rooms as well as hospital admissions. Conclusion: Cooperation between different healthcare authorities leads to benefits for both patients and staff.

  • 148.
    Berg Marklund, Erik
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Rönnberg, Karolina
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskors upplevelse av hur arbetsmiljön påverkar omvårdnadsarbetet: En intervjustudie2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Studies have shown that nurses work environment can affect them in their nursing care. This study aimed to interview nurses about their perception of how their work environment affects nursing care. Interviews were conducted with seven registered nurses at a hospital in western Sweden. The interviews were analyzed and manifest content linked to the aim of the study was identified and then condensed. The results showed that there are many different aspects in nurses work environment that they feel affect them in their nursing care. Nurses experienced that a good social climate could help them in their nursing care. At the same time work related stress and lack of time for patients, mostly due to time consuming administrative work, had a negative impact on nursing care. The conclusion of this study is that nurses experience that their work environment can have both a positive and a negative effect on nursing care. Future research on nurses work environment is needed to better serve the needs of nursing care.

  • 149.
    Bergelind, Sandra
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Mohamad, Rondik
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Patienters upplevelser av sjuksköterskors bemötande: En litteraturöversikt2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Being a nurse requires medical knowledge as well as knowledge about nursing science. Nursing is among other things about how to respond to patients in a proper manner to avoid unnecessary suffering in the care. For nurses to be able to respond to patients in a way that the patients experience as good the nurses have to know how the patients experience the approach.

    AIM: To illustrate how the patients who are receiving hospital treatment experience the care of nurses.

    METHOD: Literature overview as described by Friberg (2006), where 14 articles were analyzed.

    RESULT: The result is divided into five themes: The importance of the encounter for patients, The significance of humor, Patients´ need for communication and information, The need for acknowledgement/confirmation, and Factors that affect patients trust in nurses.

    CONCLUSION: The result shows how patients experience the nursing situation and what their notion of a good approach is. The result can be used as evidence of the importance of the quality of the nursing and is urgent knowledge to nurses who daily meet patients at work. The knowledge that the study has contributed with can be used to improve the care relationship between patients and nurses in practice.

  • 150.
    Berggren, Emma
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Lundin, Sabina
    University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
    Barn och ungas psykosomatiska besvär: Hur tar de sig uttryck och vilka är de bakomliggande orsakerna? - en litteraturstudie2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine psychosomaticsymptomsissuesamongst children and adolescents between the ages of 0-18 years and to clarify the underlying factors.Method: Literature study based on 10 scientific articles.Results: Psychosomatic issues amongst children and adolescents, due to stress, were common in Europe and Scandinavia. The symptoms varied between gender and age. The underlying factors were mainly school environmental issues, home conditions, socio-economic situations and disputes with teachers and peers. The symptoms varied from headache, gastro intestinal problems and insomnia to eating disorders, depression and pounding heart.               Conclusion: The future of children’s psychosomatic health depends on interventions on all levels of society since they are affected by everything from school environment and home conditions to unemployment and recession.

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