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Persson, S. S., Lindström, P. N., Pettersson, P., Andersson, I. & Blomqvist, K. (2018). Relationships between healthcare employees and managers as a resource for well-being at work. Society, health and vulnerability, 9, 1-9
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2018 (English)In: Society, health and vulnerability, E-ISSN 2002-1518, Vol. 9, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Relationships at work are important to the psychosocial work environment and may be resources for the employees' well-being. There is a need for a better understanding of what generate positive relationships at work. The aim of the study was to gain a better understanding of the relationship between employees and managers in municipal healthcare. A qualitative study with twenty-seven individual interviews was conducted with healthcare employees and managers in municipal healthcare. The relationship between manager and employees and its possible contribution to well-being was a key focus. A comparison and tentative analysis, inspired by hermeneutics, was used in order to analyse similarities and differences in employee and manager experiences. The findings revealed similarities as well as considerable differences between employees and managers in their experiences. Two themes emerged from the interpretation of the text: (i) Health-promoting relationships are characterized by asymmetry and by a manager that stands outside the group; and (ii) Health-promoting relationships are characterized by mutuality and symmetry and by a manager that is part of the group. The relationship between the employees and the managers are both a resource for doing a good job and a means for achieving belongingness at work. To highlight well-working aspects of relationships at work, may contribute to a better psychosocial work environment and, ultimately, the well-being among healthcare recipients.

Keywords
Health promotion, interpersonal communication, occupational health, organisational development, relationship, well-being
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18909 (URN)10.1080/20021518.2018.1547035 (DOI)000452020300001 ()
Available from: 2018-12-21 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M., Andersson, I. & Blomqvist, K. (2017). Coexisting needs: paradoxes in collegial reflection—the development of a pragmatic method for reflection. Education Research International, 2017, Article ID 4851067.
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2017 (English)In: Education Research International, ISSN 2090-4002, E-ISSN 2090-4010, Vol. 2017, article id 4851067Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper addresses a feasibility study of a method for recurrent collegial reflection. A qualitative approach, using a participatory research design, was adopted. The collegial reflection was implemented in a school, in a middle-sized municipality in southern Sweden, with 21 teachers participating in the intervention. Data collection included digital recordings of collegial reflection, open questions by mail, and individual interviews. Findings indicated one major theme, paradoxes in the design of the collegial reflection, and three categories: wanting to decide and wanting to be guided; meeting each other as teachers and/or as persons; and looking for the safe and/or looking for the new. Before implementing the method in another context, management needs to appreciate these contradictory experiences, allow for voluntary participation, address participants’ expectations, and allocate time and tasks. This study implicates that collegial reflection may contribute to teachers’ professional development, and it is thereby relevant to teachers’ classroom practice and pupils’ learning. We conclude that, by creating a structure which supports teachers’ collegial reflection, the school may function as a supportive environment, which may contribute to teacher retention.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-17339 (URN)10.1155/2017/4851067 (DOI)000412358200001 ()
Available from: 2017-10-03 Created: 2017-10-03 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M., Blomqvist, K. & Andersson, I. (2017). Salutogenic resources in relation to teachers' work-life balance. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, 54(4), 591-602
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2017 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 591-602Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Experiencing work-life balance is considered a health promoting resource. To counter-balance the negative development of teachers' work situation, salutogenic resources need to be examined among teachers.

OBJECTIVE: To examine resources related to teachers' experience of their work-life balance.

METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, a questionnaire was distributed to 455 teachers in compulsory schools in a Swedish community. A total of 338 teachers participated (74%). A multiple linear regression method was used for the analysis.

RESULTS: Four variables in the regression model significantly explained work-life balance and were thereby possible resources: time experience at work; satisfaction with everyday life; self-rated health; and recovery. The strongest association with work-life balance was time experience at work. Except time experience at work, all were individual-related.

CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the importance of school management's support in reducing teachers' time pressure. It also emphasizes the need to address teachers' individual resources in relation to work-life balance. In order to support teachers' work-life balance, promote their well-being, and preventing teachers' attrition, we suggest that the school management would benefit from creating a work environment with strengthened resources.

Keywords
Recovery, survey, teachers’ work environment, workplace health promotion
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16674 (URN)10.3233/WOR-172528 (DOI)000400594700011 ()28409767 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-04-24 Created: 2017-04-24 Last updated: 2017-06-01Bibliographically approved
Andersson, I. (2016). Epidemiologi för hälsovetare: en introduktion (2ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Epidemiologi för hälsovetare: en introduktion
2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Den andra upplagan av Epidemiologi för hälsovetare har aktualiserats och uppdaterats i alla delar. Flera nya delar som relaterar till utvecklingen inom epidemiologin har också tillkommit.

Boken ger en grundläggande beskrivning av arbetssätt, teorier och metoder inom epidemiologin. Med utgångspunkt i rubrikerna Beskriva, Analysera och Åtgärda förklaras begrepp och analysmetoder, olika typer av studier samt hur epidemiologin kan användas i hälsofrämjande syfte. Statistiska metoder, felkällor samt etiska frågeställningar relaterade till området behandlas och exempel ges på praktiska tillämpningar inom flera områden. Nytt i den här upplagan är bl.a. avsnitt om kvalitetsregister, epigenetik, livsförloppsepidemiologi samt evidensbaserad medicin liksom ett kapitel om socialepidemiologi. Författaren introducerar läsaren i ämnet epidemiologi på ett enkelt och tydligt sätt, bland annat med hjälp av konkreta exempel på arbetssätt och analysmöjligheter. Bokkapitlen avslutas i den nya upplagan med ett ökat antal studieuppgifter med tillhörande facit.

Epidemiologi för hälsovetare vänder sig i första hand till universitets- och högskolestuderande inom vård- och folkhälsoområdet, det vill säga till blivande folkhälsovetare, sjuksköterskor, sjukgymnaster, farmaceuter, socialarbetare och arbetsterapeuter, men även som introduktion under läkarutbildningen och till yrkesverksamma inom dessa områden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016. p. 272 Edition: 2
Keywords
Epidemiologi, folkhälsa, prevention, biostatistik
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15226 (URN)9789144105109 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-24 Created: 2016-01-24 Last updated: 2016-01-25Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M., Ejlertsson, G., Andersson, I. & Blomqvist, K. (2015). Caring as a salutogenic aspect in teachers' lives. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 46, 51-61
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2015 (English)In: Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, ISSN 0742-051X, E-ISSN 1879-2480, Vol. 46, p. 51-61Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This inquiry explored how a group of teachers experienced resources for their well-being, both at work and in their private lives. The findings indicate that caring, for others and for oneself, is central for teachers' well-being. Caring is manifested in being present in the moment, and in actions which promote the well-being of oneself and others. Implications from the findings suggest that both school administration and teacher education should pay special attention to the caring aspects of teaching, as they influence teachers' well-being and retention, as well as the pupils' learning. Health promotion interventions could benefit from these findings.

Keywords
Caring, Teachers, Well-being, Hermeneutics
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13200 (URN)10.1016/j.tate.2014.10.009 (DOI)000349193200006 ()
Available from: 2014-11-13 Created: 2014-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Andruškienė, J., Kuzmienė, A., Martinkėnas, A., Jurgutis, A., Ejlertsson, G. & Andersson, I. (2015). Psychosocial work experiences related to health: a study of Lithuanian hospital employees. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, 53(3), 669-677
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2015 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 53, no 3, p. 669-677Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Research in the area of workplace health promotion from a salutogenic perspective is lacking in Eastern Europe.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between psychosocial work environment and health from a salutogenic perspective among Lithuanian hospital workers.

METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design a questionnaire was distributed to staff in a large hospital in Lithuania. Out of 811 employees, 714 completed the survey: 151 physicians, 449 nurses and 114 other staff members (e.g., psychologists, technicians, therapists). A response rate of 88.0% was achieved. The Work Experience Measurement Scale (WEMS) and the Salutogenic Health Indicator Scale (SHIS) were linguistically adapted and used for the first time in a Lithuanian context. Logistic and multiple linear regression models were used for the analyses.

RESULTS: Supportive working conditions, positive internal work experiences and time experience contributed the most to good health, defined as a high SHIS index. Having an executive post was significantly related to good work experiences, i.e. a high WEMS score, while being at the age of 40-54 years was associated with a low WEMS score. Physicians had the highest score on supportive working conditions; while nurses had the lowest scores on autonomy.

CONCLUSIONS: A salutogenic approach enables an organisation to identify how to improve working conditions for the employees by focusing on possibilities and resources. Individual activities for workplace health promotion among different work groups seem necessary.

Keywords
Salutogenic, workplace health promotion, evaluation, Eastern Europe, organisation
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15417 (URN)10.3233/WOR-152171 (DOI)000373209500021 ()26519009 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-04-25 Created: 2016-04-25 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Törnquist Agosti, M., Andersson, I., Ejlertsson, G. & Janlöv, A.-C. (2015). Shift work to balance everyday life: a salutogenic nursing perspective in home help service in Sweden. BMC Nursing, 14(1), 2
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shift work to balance everyday life: a salutogenic nursing perspective in home help service in Sweden
2015 (English)In: BMC Nursing, ISSN 1472-6955, E-ISSN 1472-6955, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 2-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Nurses in Sweden have a high absence due to illness and many retire before the age of sixty. Factors at work as well as in private life may contribute to health problems. To maintain a healthy work–force there is a need for actions on work-life balance in a salutogenic perspective. The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of resources in everyday life to balance work and private life among nurses in home help service.

Methods: Thirteen semi-structured individual interviews and two focus group interviews were conducted with home help service nurses in Sweden. A qualitative content analysis was used for the analyses.

Result: In the analyses, six themes of perceptions of recourses in everyday life emerged; (i) Reflecting on life. (ii) Being healthy and taking care of yourself. (iii) Having a meaningful job and a supportive work climate. (iv) Working shifts and part time. (v) Having a family and a supporting network. (vi) Making your home your castle.

Conclusions: The result points out the complexity of work-life balance and support that the need for nurses to balance everyday life differs during different phases and transitions in life. In this salutogenic study, the result differs from studies with a pathogenic approach. Shift work and part time work were seen as two resources that contributed to flexibility and a prerequisite to work-life balance. To have time and energy for both private life and work was seen as essential. To reflect on and discuss life gave inner strength to set boundaries and to prioritize both in private life and in work life. Managers in nursing contexts have a great challenge to maintain and strengthen resources which enhance the work-life balance and health of nurses. Salutogenic research is needed to gain an understanding of resources that enhance work-life balance and health in nursing contexts.

Keywords
Salutogenesis, Nursing, Home help service, Health promotion, Work-life balance
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13416 (URN)10.1186/s12912-014-0054-6 (DOI)25620885 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2015-01-19 Created: 2015-01-19 Last updated: 2019-05-08Bibliographically approved
Andersson, I. & Leden, I. (2014). Vården av skönlitteratur hälsosamt för medicinare. Läkartidningen (48), 2172-2173
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vården av skönlitteratur hälsosamt för medicinare
2014 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, no 48, p. 2172-2173Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Specific Literatures
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-14052 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-17 Created: 2015-06-17 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Andersson, I. (2013). Epidemiologi för vård- och hälsovetenskaperna: en fördjupning. Lund: Studentlitteratur
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2013 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Epidemiologi för vård- och hälsovetenskaperna är avsedd som en fördjupning i epidemiologi för dem som tillägnat sig grunderna. Den vänder sig främst till universitets- och högskolestuderande inom vård- och hälsoområdet, d.v.s. till blivande folkhälsovetare, sjuksköterskor, läkare, apotekare, sjukgymnaster, socialarbetare och arbetsterapeuter. Den är också användbar för yrkesverksamma inom samma områden samt i forskningsmetodiska utbildningar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013. p. 199
Keywords
epidemiologi, statistik, hälsa, infektion
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-10743 (URN)9789144054971 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-07-01 Created: 2013-07-01 Last updated: 2016-01-25Bibliographically approved
Agosti, M., Andersson, I., Ejlertsson, G. & Erlandsson, L.-K. (2013). Främjar metoden "Livspussla - hälsa i vardagen" personalens upplevelse av hälsa och balans i vardagen?. In: : . Paper presented at Salus 2013 - En nationell samling kring forskning i hälsofrämjande salutogenes utifrån ett livscykelsperspektiv. 15-16/10 Högskolan Väst.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Främjar metoden "Livspussla - hälsa i vardagen" personalens upplevelse av hälsa och balans i vardagen?
2013 (Swedish)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-11805 (URN)
Conference
Salus 2013 - En nationell samling kring forskning i hälsofrämjande salutogenes utifrån ett livscykelsperspektiv. 15-16/10 Högskolan Väst
Available from: 2014-02-26 Created: 2014-02-26 Last updated: 2014-03-05Bibliographically approved
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