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  • 301.
    Orban, Kristina
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Edberg, Anna-Karin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Thorngren-Jerneck, Kristina
    Lund University.
    Önnerfält, Jenny
    Lund University.
    Erlandsson, Lena-Karin
    Lund University.
    Changes in parents’ time use and its relationship to child obesity2014Inngår i: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, ISSN 0194-2638, E-ISSN 1541-3144, Vol. 34, nr 1, s. 44-61Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective:The aim was to explore any change in parents' time use together with theirchildren, changes in their perceived occupational value, and its relationshipto children's body mass index (BMI) over the course of a one-yearoccupation-focused family intervention. Method: The study sample consisted ofparticipants in one arm of a randomized controlled trial, involving mothers andfathers (n = 30) of 17 children aged 4–6 years who were considered obese. Datawere collected by time-geographical diaries during the intervention and bymeasuring the parents’ occupational value and the children's BMI before andafter the intervention. Results: At the end of the intervention, an increasewas shown in the amount of time parents spent together with their childrenduring weekdays (p = .042) and the parents perceived occupational value (p =.013). Children's BMI z-score changed with −0.11 units. Conclusion:Collaboration with parents may be useful in interventions aiming atfacilitating a normal weight development among children.

  • 302.
    Orban, Kristina
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Erlandsson, Lena-Karin
    Lund University.
    Edberg, Anna-Karin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Önnerfält, Jenny
    Lund University.
    Thorngren-Jerneck, Kristina
    Lund University.
    Effect of an occupation-focused family intervention on change in parents’ time use and children’s body mass index2014Inngår i: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN ISSN 0272-9490, EISSN 1538-7488, Vol. 68, nr 6, s. e217-e226Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE. This study explored factors related to changes in the time parents spent with their children with obesity and associated decreases in children’s body mass index (BMI) z-scores after an occupation-focused intervention.

    METHOD. Parents participated in a 1-yr occupation-focused intervention to promote healthy family lifestyles. Data on 40 parents of 22 children with obesity ages 4–6 yr were collected before and after intervention and analyzed using linear and multiple regression methods.

    RESULTS. Parents increased time spent with their children by an average of 91 min/day. Parents’ finances, perceived satisfaction in daily occupations, low BMI, and mastery at inclusion were associated with increased time spent with their children. Mothers’ subjective health and high mastery and fathers’ perceived occupational value and education explained 67% of the variance in children’s BMI z-scores.

    CONCLUSION. The results indicate important factors to consider in developing interventions that facilitate occupational engagement and health among children with obesity and their families.

  • 303.
    Orrung Wallin, Anneli
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Edberg, Anna-Karin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Beck, Ingela
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Lund University.
    Psychometric properties concerning four instruments measuring job satisfaction, strain, and stress of conscience in a residential care context2013Inngår i: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), ISSN 0167-4943, E-ISSN 1872-6976, Vol. 57, nr 2, s. 162-171Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    There are many instruments assessing the wellbeing of staff, but far from all have been psychometrically investigated. When evaluating supportive interventions directed toward nurse assistants in residential care, valid and reliable instruments are needed in order to detect possible changes. The aim of the study was to investigate validity in terms of data quality, construct validity, convergent and divergent validity and reliability in terms of the internal consistency and stability of the Job Satisfaction Questionnaire, the Psychosocial Aspects of Job Satisfaction, the Strain in Dementia Care Scale (SDCS), and the Stress of Conscience Questionnaire (SCQ) in a residential care context. The psychometric properties of the instruments were investigated in terms of data quality, construct validity, convergent and divergent validity and reliability, including test-retest reliability, in a residential care context with a sample consisting of nurse assistants (n=114). The four instruments responded with different psychometric-related problems such as internal missing data, floor and ceiling effects, problems with construct validity and low test-retest reliability, especially when assessed on the item level. These problems were however reduced or disappeared completely when assessed for total and factor scores. From a psychometric perspective, the SDCS seemed to stand out as the best instrument. However, it should be modified in order to reduce floor effects on item level and thereby gain sensitivity. The Job Satisfaction Questionnaire seemed to have problems both with the construct validity and test-retest reliability. The final choice of instrument must, however, be made dependent on what one intends to measure.

  • 304. Orrung Wallin, Anneli
    et al.
    Edfors, Ellinor
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II.
    Edberg, Anna-Karin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II.
    Job satisfaction among nurse assistants working in residential care for older people2014Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 305.
    Orrung Wallin, Anneli
    et al.
    Department of Health Sciences, Lund University.
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Lund University.
    Edberg, Anna-Karin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Job satisfaction and associated variables among nurse assistants working in residential care2012Inngår i: International psychogeriatrics, ISSN 1041-6102, E-ISSN 1741-203X, Vol. 24, nr 12, s. 1904-1918Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:While the work situation for nurse assistants in residential care is strenuous, they themselves often state that they are satisfied with their job. More knowledge is clearly needed of the interrelationship of variables associated with job satisfaction. This study aims to investigate job satisfaction and explore associated variables among nurse assistants working in residential care.

    Methods: A total of 225 respondents completed a questionnaire measuring general job satisfaction, satisfaction with nursing-care provision and measures concerning person-centered care, work climate, leadership, and health complaints. Job satisfaction was the outcome measure and comparisons were made among those reporting low, moderate, and high levels of job satisfaction; multiple regression analyses were used to explore associated variables.

    Results: The caring climate and personalized care provision were associated with general job satisfaction. High levels of satisfaction with nursing-care provision were also associated with the general work climate, organizational and environmental support, and leadership. Low job satisfaction was mainly associated with health complaints.

    Conclusions: Nurse assistants working in a positive work climate, caring climate, with a positive attitude to their leaders, who receive organizational and environmental support, provide person-centered care and experience a higher degree of job satisfaction. It seems essential, however, to include both general and context-specific measures when investigating job satisfaction in this field as they reveal different aspects of the nurse assistant's work situation.

  • 306.
    Orrung Wallin, Anneli
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Lund University.
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Lund University.
    Edberg, Anna-Karin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna.
    Job strain and stress of conscience among nurse assistants working in residential care2015Inngår i: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 23, nr 3, s. 368-379Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim The aim was to investigate job strain and stress of conscience among nurse assistants working in residential care and to explore associations with personal and work-related aspects and health complaints. Background It is important to investigate job strain and stress of conscience, both for the well-being of the nurse assistants themselves and for the impact on the quality of care they provide. Method Questionnaires measuring job strain, stress of conscience, personal and work-related aspects and health complaints were completed by NAs (n = 225). Comparisons of high and low levels of job strain and stress of conscience and multiple linear regression analyses were performed. Result Organisational and environmental support and low education levels were associated with low levels of job strain and stress of conscience. Personalised care provision and leadership were related to stress of conscience and the caring climate was related to job strain. Conclusion There is a need for support from the managers and a supportive organisation for reducing nurse assistants work-related stress, which in turn can create a positive caring climate where the nurse assistants are able to provide high quality care. Implications for nursing management The managers' role is essential when designing supportive measures and implementing a value-system that can facilitate personalised care provision.

  • 307.
    Ottosson, Lena
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Janlöv, Ann-Christin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Vägen till ett aktivt och hälsosamt liv: upplevelser och erfarenheter av vad som ger ett aktivt och hälsosamt åldrande bland personer i gruppen 60-74 år2015Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Den äldre befolkningen ökar i Sverige och i nästan alla delar av världen, därförär det viktigt med kunskap om hur vi kan skapa goda förutsättningar för att bevara hälsanför människor, även i hög ålder. Investeringar i hälsosamt åldrande ökar livskvalitet för denenskilde, skapar ett hållbart samhälle och bidrar till minskade samhällskostnader.Syfte: Syftet var att undersöka upplevelser och erfarenheter av vad som ger ett aktivt ochhälsosamt åldrande för personer i åldrarna 60 -74 år i Kristianstad kommun.Metod: En empirisk intervjustudie med datainsamling i två fokusgrupper, med sammanlagt15 deltagare och kvalitativ innehållsanalys.Resultat: Genomgående tema i resultatet var tillgänglighet till närsamhället. För bevaradhälsa var självständighet centralt och påverkades av var man bor, tillgänglig service, möjlighetatt ta sig fram samt goda möten med tid för samtal. För ett aktivt liv var känslan avdelaktighet, känna sig behövd och föreningsaktivitet av stor vikt. En trygg ekonomi, åtkomliginformation, mötas av respekt och att våga gå ut var förutsättningar för att vara aktivoch delta i samhället.Slutsats: För att möta den åldrande befolkningens behov behöver samhället arbeta preventivtför att ge seniorer en bra miljö att leva i. Det finns idag mycket forskning om hur viska leva hälsosamt och förebygga sjukdom. Den stora utmaningen är att forma ett samhällesom är hållbart för framtiden, där vi alla kan leva ett långt och hälsosamt liv, ävensom senior.

  • 308.
    Pajalic, Zada
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Food preparation at home: an example of new practical strategies in the Swedish municipal food service - a qualitative study2013Inngår i: Journal of Food Research, ISSN 1927-0887, E-ISSN 1927-0895, Vol. 2, nr 6, s. 72-79Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the present study was to describe how one of 290 Swedish municipalities improved its FS service by terminating their earlier service of food distribution (FD) which was the delivery of ready cooked meals produced at a central kitchen in the community and introducing food preparation at the client’s home. The revised system is referred to as the new FS. This study was performed using an action research approach. The data was collected by individual- and group interviews and through participatory observations. The transcribed interview material was analysed using qualitative content analysis. The (n=30) subjects were recruited The findings of this study revealed that the new FS was experienced as being a good service, that the new municipal FS met individual needs in a better way and that the elderly recipients could participate more actively in planning and preparing their meals. In conclusion, it was found that having their food prepared at home was considered by many of the recipients to be synonymous with individually adjusted help. The results of the study could have implications for nursing, public administration and gerontology.

  • 309.
    Pajalic, Zada
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Matdistribution till hemmaboende äldre personer ur flera perspektiv2013Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall aim of this study was to gain insight into municipal food distribution from several perspectives: that of the clients, mainly elderly people, and also from the perspectives of different professionals and decision makers. An action research approach was chosen, as the characteristics of this method were deemed to be correct in relation to the basic aim of the study. This thesis is based on four empirical studies. Study I aimed to explore various professionals’ experiences of involvement in food distribution (FD) in order to get a comprehensive understanding of the organization, responsibilities and roles. The results showed that FD is a fragmentary intervention where a comprehensive perspective and clear roles of responsibility are lacking. Study II aimed to gain insight and to describe the experiences of home-living elderly people who receive hot meals distributed by their municipality. The results showed that there were feelings of dependency, and loneliness among the elderly participants, however they also expressed gratitude for the opportunity to have their meals delivered to their home.  Study III aimed to describe how the professionals can identify needs for improvement and improve the municipal FD service to home living elderly people. The need to update and increase the FD recipient’s knowledge in nutrition by sending information letters was found to be an important area to focus on. Evaluation of letters resulted in the decision to continue preparing and distributing information letters to all FD recipients twice a year and to make the information letters assessable on the websites of the six municipalities and county councils involved. Study IV aimed to describe the decision maker’s views on FD and to report their suggestions for which areas reported from studies I-III should be taken into consideration as starting points to improve the municipal FD. The findings resulted in the decisions to monitor the elderly’s health and wellbeing while providing FD and to increase the professionals’ competence and to create a forum for inter-professional communication. In conclusion, this thesis illustrates that there is a necessity to identify the needs for general improvement of FD by involving the participants and to start out from their personal experiences and in their own context.

  • 310.
    Pajalic, Zada
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Matdistribution till hemmaboende äldre personer ur olika perspektiv. Presentation vid DiGiS, Malmö Skånes universitetssjukhus Geriatriska kliniken2013Annet (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 311.
    Pajalic, Zada
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    The Swedish municipal food distribution service to the elderly living at home as experienced by the recipient’s relatives2013Inngår i: Global Journal of Health Science, ISSN 1916-9736, E-ISSN 1916-9744, Vol. 5, nr 6, s. 12-18Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The municipal Food distribution service (FD) to the elderly living at home is a part of the public social and care service in Sweden, The objective of this service is to ensure proper food intake for persons who are unable to do their own shopping, and prepare their own meals. The foremost reasons for the need of the FD service are in situations where there are illness related physical or psychological limitations.This means that the Swedish welfare system takes on the responsibility for its citizens when they have a legal social related need of care. Further, according to the Swedish social legislation, children or other relatives have no legal obligations to take care of their parents or elderly disabled relatives. This also means that the children or relatives of elderly people requiring social support have no legal right to be involved in the evaluation procedure of need assessment or the outcome of any social and care services granted by the Swedish social welfare system.

    The aim of the present study was to gain insight into how the relatives of elderly people living at home in Sweden experience the municipal service of ready-made meals distributed daily.

    The data was collected using in-depth interviews with relatives of elderly persons who use the municipal food distribution (FD) service (n=8). The transcribed interview material was analysed using the grounded theory method.

    The findings of this study revealed that the relatives of the municipal FD service recipients advocate for a food preparation service in the home of the recipient rather than the distribution of ready-made meals from a central kitchen. The results also revealed that the participating relatives felt frustrated by the legal limitations that make it impossible for them to influence the municipal FD service. The findings in this study also indicate that relatives should be considered as a resource in this matter and could actively participate, and have a positive influence on the quality of the municipal FD service for the elderly. The results of the study could have implications for nursing, public administration and gerontology.

  • 312.
    Pajalic, Zada
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Utvärdering av den nya servicen matlagning i hemmet2013Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Den nya matservicen, matlagning i hemmet, är en insats som riktar sig till en heterogen grupp äldre och som involverar ett stort antal personalgrupper. Vård- och omsorgsförvaltningen i Lunds kommun genomförde under år 2012 en förändring när det gäller matservice. Förändringen inriktades på att upphöra med matdistribution den 31 mars 2012 och införa insatsen matlagning i hemmet den 1 april 2012. Matlagning i hemmet definierades som en enklare form av matlagning med beräknad schablontid på ca 30 minuter. Intentionen med att införa matlagning i hemmet var att skapa en fungerande helhetslösning för brukare med stora vård- och omsorgsbehov, att öka valfriheten, öka kvaliteten på äldres måltider och att använda ekonomiska resurser på ett bättre sätt.

    Denna utvärdering är ett sätt att blicka tillbaka och kritiskt granska hur den nya matservicen har fallit ut och mvilka förbättringsmöjligheter som finns, i syfte att erbjuda matservice av hög kvalitet till kommunens invånare.

  • 313.
    Pajalic, Zada
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Zada Pajalic presenterar sin forskning2013Annet (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 314.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Berggren, Vanja
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Keys for change: stakeholders' perceptions and experiences of promotion of breastfeeding: a joint project between Sweden and Norway2012Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Findings from international research as well as fromSwedenshow that breastfeeding is important for infant health. Further there are still needs to continuously invest on the society level to promote the breastfeeding. Working together in international research collaborations can empower all partners involved.

     

    The project have  two aims: both to describe the successful factors of  Swedish and Norwegian breastfeeding interventions programs on national level, and to elucidate the present situation and background of the present low rates of  breastfeeding.

     

    Data will be collected by individual interviews with obstetricians, midwifes, district nurses, paediatricians and voluntary breastfeeding advisers in both countries.

     

    The findings will be used to promote breastfeeding and inspire other countries spatially high-income countries to focus on the benefits and importance of the breastfeeding to infant’s health.

  • 315.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Norberg, Erika
    Region Skåne CSK Kristianstad.
    Skog, Therese
    Region Skåne Hässleholm.
    Andersson, Kristina
    Kristianstads Kommun.
    Palmquist, Eva-Lott
    Kristianstads Kommun.
    Informationsbrev till matdistributionsmottagare2011Annet (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 316.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.
    Persson, Lena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Gillberg, Claudia
    Jönköping University.
    Implementing the Action Research approach in the context of Swedish municipal care: a facilitator’s reflections2014Inngår i: Action Learning Action Research Journal, ISSN 1326-964X, Vol. 20, nr 2, s. 114-129Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to describe the implementation of action research (AR) in the context of Swedish municipal care from a facilitator’s’ perspective. Four empirical studies using the AR approach were performed during 2007–2012 in six municipalities. Establishing support for AR was time-consuming when it concerns starting up processes that were created and were changeable over time. Further, the processes were focused on the sustainable development of practice, based on practitioners’ and care consumers’ knowledge, that is a precondition of organizational change. An important precondition was that the participants were motivated and participated actively in all phases of the AR cycle. Another important precondition was that the participants got along with each other and trusted each other. The participants’ engagement and the collaboration that was established between the participants and the facilitator were likely a result of this. Moreover, even positive interaction with participants representing a “top–down” perspective was important for the implementation of proposed changes to the practice. In conclusion, AR enhanced sustainable action based on participant’s everyday knowledge relating to areas they want to change and improve in the context of municipal care practice.

  • 317.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Persson, Lena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Skovdahl, Kirsti
    The School of Medical and Health Sciences, Örebro University.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Facilitating change, the decision-maker’s views of municipality organized food distribution to elderly people living at home and suggestions for development: a participatory action research study2012Inngår i: Public Administration Research, ISSN 1927-517X, Vol. 1, nr 1, s. 14-23Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This study is the final part of a larger project with an action research approach focusing on food distribution (FD) within municipal service and care for elderly persons, living at home (≥65 years), from various perspectives. The aim was to describe the decision-makers’ the politicians and top level administrative manager’s views on the FD service, and to give feedback from the results of earlier studies based on information given by FD receivers, the perspectives of involved professionals, and the results of an intervention study and further to report the decision-makers suggestions for which areas should be taken into consideration as starting points to improve the FD process and practice. Data was gathered in two steps: step 1, through individual interviews (n=12) with the decision-makers during the spring of 2009, step 2a through feedback from previous studies, received during the autumn of 2011 and step 2b from discussions based on the feedback. The interview data was analysed using qualitative content analysis. The findings indicated a discrepancy between the reality and the political visions. It was shown that decision-maker’s needed to make decisions despite their uncertain knowledge of the complexity of the FD programmeThey considered what has been, what is, and will be, when setting goals. Their goal was that elderly person’s rights and needs should be fulfilled. This included freedom of choice and individual consideration. In addition, it meant, meeting elderly people’s medical and social needs. Three areas were found to require facilitation for change related to FD: 1) the monitoring of the elderly’s health and wellbeing while providing FD, 2) the increasing of professional competence, and 3) the creation of a forum for inter-professional communication. The findings in this study have implications for nursing, gerontology and public administration.

  • 318.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Persson, Lena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Berggren, Vanja
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Skovdahl, Kirsti
    School of Medical and Health Sciences, Örebro University.
    The experiences of elderly people living at home related to their receiving meals distributed by a municipality in Sweden2012Inngår i: Journal of Food Research, ISSN 1927-0887, Vol. 1, nr 1, s. 68-78Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study was to describe the experiences of elderly people, living at home who receive hot meals that are distributed by their municipality. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the (n=13) interviews. The results showed that feelings of dependency, loneliness and gratitude were expressed by the participants in the study related to their meals being delivered home. Dependency was expressed as not having influence over the food products the meals were made from. Loneliness was expressed as being isolated and being confined at home alone due to difficulties getting out of the house, which was associated with the costs of taxis transportation. Gratitude was expressed by the sincere thanks for the possibility of receiving traditional meals delivered daily.

    The major conclusion of the study was the indication that greater attention should be paid to meet both the practical and psychological needs of elderly people.

  • 319.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Persson, Lena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Skovdahl, Kirsti
    Hälsoakademin Örebro Universitet.
    Evaluation for change, the decision maker’s involvement in the development of food distribution to home living elderly people2012Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Findings from international research as well as from Sweden show that food distribution as a single inter­vention involves various professional groups on the various levels in organisation.

     

    The present research is one of several Action Research projects initiated as a result of a resolution on the highest political level aiming at achieving improvements within the care and service through collaboration between different levels in the organisations.

     

    The overall aim of this specific study is to describe the “top-down” perspective i.e. decision-makers involvement in identifying areas for the development of the food distribution chain.

     

    Data was collected in two steps, firstly by individual interviews with decision makers (politicians n=21, one administrative manager and one medical responsible nurse) and secondly by evaluation dialogue in group (n=23) discussion. The group discussions were based on findings from individual interviews and results from two previous studies focused on interviews with various professionals and food distribution recipients.

     

    The findings were that food distribution was seen as a multifaceted system that included three interrelated issues: the administration of work, the professional’s competence in nutrition and the relationship between various professional groups. To achieve a change, the central component of complexity needs to be clarified. When the issues are multifaceted the solutions need to regard the whole picture rather than its parts.

  • 320.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Persson, Lena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Skovdahl, Kirsti
    Hälsoakademin Örebro Universitet.
    Evaluation for change, the decision maker’s involvement in the development of food distribution to home living elderly people2012Inngår i: International Conference Interprofessional Partnership: Improvement for Global Health Outcomes Thailand, 2012Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Findings from international research as well as fromSwedenshow that food distribution as a single inter­vention involves various professional groups on the various levels in organisation.

     

    The present research is one of several Action Research projects initiated as a result of a resolution on the highest political level aiming at achieving improvements within the care and service through collaboration between different levels in the organisations.

     

    The overall aim of this specific study is to describe the “top-down” perspective i.e. decision-makers involvement in identifying areas for the development of the food distribution chain.

     

    Data was collected in two steps, firstly by individual interviews with decision makers and secondly by group discussions. The group discussions were based on findings from individual interviews and results from two previous studies focused on interviews with various professionals and food distribution recipients.

     

    The findings were that food distribution was seen as a multifaceted system that included three interrelated issues: the administration of work, the professional’s competence in nutrition and the relationship between various professional groups. To achieve a change, the central component of complexity needs to be clarified. When the issues are multifaceted the solutions need to regard the whole picture rather than its parts.

     

    Keywords: action research, decision-makers, food distribution in Swedish context, “top-down” perspective

     

    The short paper and presentation would fit in the key theme Health Care Management of the congress.

     

  • 321.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Persson, Lena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Skovdahl, Kirsti
    School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University.
    Food distribution within a municipality from different perspectives – older people, decision makers and professionals: an action research study2011Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The present research project is one of Action Research (AR) projects in a region in southern part of Sweden, Scania. All the AR projects originate as result of a decision on the highest political level. The decision was to do changes within the care service where collaboration between different care organisations should be advocated in aim to support and help care consumers. The care should be provided in more care consumer centred ways in which care consumers should be in the centre. These changes should emphasise public and care users’ involvement and participation in decisions around the treatment, service development and evaluation. The participatory service should be performed through a constructive dialogue between care users, health care professionals as a catalyst to common practice change.  The overall aim of the project was to explore FD to older people living alone in their own  homes from different perspectives: elderly as consumers, decision-makers and various professionals.  The specific aims were: 1)to explore various professionals’ experiences in relation to their involvement in food distribution in order to get a comprehensive understanding of the organisation, responsibilities and roles in the specific context (“bottom-up” perspective);

    2) to explore older people’s experiences of food distribution and their suggestions what they whish to change (“bottom-up” perspective); 3) to identify, suggest, implement and evaluate chosen actions issues together with various professionals and elderly people (“bottom-up” perspective); 4) the results from the studies 1-3 will be given as feedback to the decision-makers level and it will be start point for reflective reasoning by using Story Dialogue Method in aim to identify conditions for development of food distribution chain (“top-down” perspective).

     

    The short paper and presentation, on how to identify the practical issues involved and what can be done to create a receptive context for change, would fit in the fourth key theme of the congress.

  • 322.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Persson, Lena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Skovdahl, Kirsti
    School of Medical and Health Sciences, Örebro University.
    Public home care professionals’ experiences of being involved in food distribution to home-living elderly people in Sweden: a qualitative study with an action research approach2012Inngår i: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, ISSN 1925-4040, E-ISSN 1925-4059, Vol. 2, nr 2, s. 41-51Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Research focusing on Food Distribution (FD) from various professionals’ and organisational perspectivesare lacking. The aim of this study was therefore to explore various professionals’ experiences of involvement in FD inorder to get comprehensive understanding of the organisation, responsibilities and roles.

    Methods: This qualitative study is a part of a larger project with an action research approach focusing on FD in themunicipal home service and care for home-living elderly persons in a municipality in southern Sweden. The data wascollected through participatory observations (n=90 occasions and in total 480 hours), repeated focus group interviews (n =4) with different professionals (n =10) involved in the FD process and one individual interview. The material was analysedby qualitative manifest and latent content analysis.

    Results: The study indicates that Food Distribution is a fragmentary intervention where a comprehensive perspective andclear roles of responsibility are lacking. The FD organisation seemed to be strictly divided and limited by constraintsregarding time and money. The fragmented organisation led partly to staff only taking responsibility for their part of thechain and no one having the full picture of and responsibility for the FD process, but also to some professionals takingmore responsibility than they were supposed to.

    Conclusions: The aim of the study was met by using an action research approach. The study was however limited by thatno home help officers were represented. The FD appeared as an extremely complex chain of different but connectedactivities. It is not merely the distribution of a product, i.e. the meal box. The fragmentation of FD means that staff onlytakes responsibility for their part of the chain, and that no one has the full picture of or responsibility for the FD process.Consequently, there is a need for an outline of responsibilities. The findings have implications for nursing, gerontology,and in the care for the elderly.

  • 323.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Skog, Therese
    Kostenheten Kristianstads kommun.
    Palmquist, Eva-Lott
    Kristianstads Kommun.
    Arvidsson, Andreas
    Osby kommun.
    Andersson, Pia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Oral Hälsa - Allmänhälsa - Livskvalitet.
    ”Munhälsa”: till dig som har matdistribution2013Annet (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 324.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Skovdahl, Kirsti
    Hälsoakademin Örebro Universitet.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Persson, Lena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    How the professionals can identify needs for improvement and improve food distribution service for the home-living elderly people in Sweden - an action research project2013Inngår i: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, ISSN 1925-4040, E-ISSN 1925-4059, Vol. 3, nr 8, s. 29-40Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Making changes to municipal social care and service has been found to be challenging to realise and highly multifaceted. The aim of this study was to describe how the professionals can identify needs for improvement and improve Food Distribution (FD) service for the home-living elderly people in Sweden.

    Methods: This study is part of a larger project with an action research approach focusing on to municipal FD to older people living in their own home in Sweden. The professionals involved in FD invited the first author to assist them in this process. The study participants were comprised of the following groups: “The Identification focus group” that identified need for improvement of FD (n= 5); “The Action focus group” that planned and choose suitable ‘action’ for improvement (n=5); “The First Evaluation group” (n=4) that evaluated the content of planned improvement and finally “The Second Evaluation group” (n=29) that evaluated the changes following improvement. The data was gathered and analysed by Story Dialogue Method.

    Results: The need to update and increase the FD recipient’s knowledge in nutrition by sending them informative letters was found to be an important area to focus on. The information letters (n=1700) were distributed to the all FD recipients in six municipalities in southern Sweden during April 2011. The results were evaluated during May 2011. The overall general estimation was that the content of the letters indicated that this was a suitable method for gaining information to make a nutrition competence update. Following this, “The Action focus group” decided: firstly, to continue preparing and distributing information letters to all FD recipients to be sent out twice a year, and secondly: to make the information letters accessible on the websites of the six municipalities and county councils involved.

    Conclusions: This study showed that systematic work inspired by an action research approach with motivated and involved participants can be beneficial and a starting point for the process of change in municipal service and care practice. The major conclusion of the study was that systematic reflection over everyday practice can be the vehicle for the future change of practice. The research process and the findings have implications for nursing, care of the elderly and gerontology.

  • 325.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Aktionsforskningens grunder2013Inngår i: Aktionsforskning i vård och omsorg: tillämpning och teori / [ed] Liselotte Jakobsson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013, s. 85-94Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 326.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Matdistribution till äldre2013Inngår i: Aktionsforskning i vård och omsorg: tillämpning och teori / [ed] Liselotte Jakobsson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB , 2013, s. 13-32Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 327.
    Pajalic, Zada
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Linnaeus University Sweden and Oslo and Akershus University Norway.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE.
    Persson, Lena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Skovdahl, Kirsti
    Hälsoakademin Örebro Universitet.
    Matdistribution från olika perspektiv - professioner, beslutsfattare och från äldre personer - en aktionsforskningsstudie2011Konferansepaper (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 328.
    Palmquist, Eva-Lott
    et al.
    Kristianstads Kommun.
    Skog, Therese
    Region Skåne Hässleholm.
    Pajalic, Zada
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Till dig som har matdistribution: ”Bra mat vid förstoppning eller trög mage”2013Annet (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 329.
    Papastavrou, Evridiki
    et al.
    Cyprus University of Technology.
    Acaroglu, Rengin
    Istanbul University.
    Sendir, Merdiye
    Istanbul University.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Efstathiou, Georgios
    Ministry of Health, Cyprus.
    Idvall, Ewa
    Malmö University.
    Kalafati, Maria
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    University of Turku.
    Leino-Kilpi, Helena
    University of Turku.
    Lemonidou, Chryssoula
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    da Luz, Maria Deolinda Antunes
    Unidade de Investigaca˜o e Desenvolvimento em Enfermagem (UI&DE), Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    University of Turku.
    The relationship between individualized care and the practice environment: an international study2015Inngår i: International Journal of Nursing Studies, ISSN 0020-7489, E-ISSN 1873-491X, Vol. 52, nr 1, s. 121-133Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Previous research studies have found that the better the quality of practice environments in hospitals, the better the outcomes for nurses and patients. Practice environment may influence nurses' ability to individualize care but the detailed relationship between individualized care and the professional practice environment has not been investigated widely. Some evidence exists about the association of practice environments with the level of individualization of nursing care, but this evidence is based on single national studies.

    OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether nurses' views of their professional practice environment associate with their views of the level of care individualization in seven countries.

    DESIGN: This study had an international, multisite, prospective, cross-sectional, exploratory survey design.

    SETTINGS: The study involved acute orthopedic and trauma surgical inpatient wards (n=91) in acute care hospitals (n=34) in seven countries, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, the State of Kansas, USA, Portugal, Sweden, and Turkey.

    PARTICIPANTS: Nurses (n=1163), registered or licensed practical, working in direct patient care, in orthopedic and trauma inpatient units in acute care hospitals in seven countries participated in the study.

    METHODS: Self-administered questionnaires, including two instruments, the Revised Professional Practice Environment and the Individualized Care Scale-Nurse (Individualized Care Scale-Nurse A and B) were used for data collection. Data were analyzed statistically using descriptive statistics, simultaneous multiple regression analysis, and generalized linear model.

    RESULTS: Two regression models were applied to assess the predictive validity of the Revised Professional Practice Environment on the Individualized Care Scale-Nurse-A and B. The results showed that elements of the professional practice environment were associated with care individualization. Internal work motivation, cultural sensitivity, control over practice, teamwork, and staff relationship with physicians were predictors of support (Individualized Care Scale-A) for and the delivery (Individualized Care Scale-B) of individualized care.

    CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study provide evidence that environment aspect could explain variations in care individualization. These findings support the assertion that individualized care needs to be understood in a broader context than the immediate nurse-patient relationship and that careful development of the care environment may be an effective way to improve care quality and outcomes.

  • 330.
    Papastavrou, Evridiki
    et al.
    Lecturer, Department of Nursing, School of Health Studies, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol.
    Efstathiou, Georgios
    Lecturer, Department of Nursing, School of Health Studies, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol.
    Acaroglu, Rengin
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul University.
    Antunes da Luz, Maria Deolinda
    Nursing research and development Unity ui&de), Lisbon.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Idvall, Ewa
    Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University.
    Kalafati, Maria
    Faculty of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    Kanan, Nevin
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul University.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    Department of Statistics, University of Turku.
    Leino-Kilpi, Helena
    Department of Nursing Science/Hospital District of Southwest Finland, University of Turku.
    Lemonidou, Chryssoula
    Faculty of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    Sendir, Merdiye
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul University.
    Sousa, Valmi D.
    School of Nursing, The University of Kansas, Kansas City.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku.
    A seven country comparison of nurses’ perceptions of their professional practise environment2012Inngår i: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 20, nr 2, s. 236-248Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims  To describe and compare nurses’ perceptions of their professional practice environment in seven countries.

    Background  There is evidence of variation in the nursing professional practice environments internationally. These different work environments affect nurses’ ability to perform and are linked to differing nurse and patient outcomes.

    Methods  A descriptive, comparative survey was used to collect data from orthopaedic and trauma nurses (n = 1156) in Finland, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey and Kansas, USA using the 39-item Revised Professional Practice Environment instrument.

    Results  Differences were found between participants from the northern countries of Europe, Kansas, USA, and the Mediterranean countries regarding perceptions about control over practice. No between-country differences were reported in the internal work motivation among the nurses from any of the participating countries.

    Conclusions  Although between-country differences in nurses’ professional practice environment were found, difficulties related to demographic, cultural and health system differences and the way in which nursing is defined in each country need to be considered in the interpretation of the results.

    Implications for Nursing Management  The results support investment to improve nurse’s work environment, which is important for improving the quality of patient care, optimizing patient outcomes and developing the nursing workforce.

  • 331.
    Persson, Carina U
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg.
    Linder, Annika
    Physiotherapy Department NU-Hospital Group, Trollhättan/Uddevalla.
    Hagell, Peter
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE, Patient Reported Outcomes - Clinical Assessment Research and Education. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Measurement properties of the Swedish modified version of the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (SwePASS) using Rasch analysis2017Inngår i: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1973-9087, E-ISSN 1973-9095, Vol. 53, nr 6, s. 848-855Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: A previous small-sample (n=150) Rasch analysis of the Swedish modified version of the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (SwePASS) suggested problems regarding response categories and redundant items that need confirmation in larger samples with more severe strokes.

    AIM: To evaluate the measurement properties of the SwePASS in patients with acute stroke.

    DESIGN: A multicentre, cross-sectional study.

    SETTING: Two stroke units in Western Sweden.

    POPULATION: The study cohort included 250 consecutive inpatients undergoing rehabilitation after acute stroke.

    METHODS: The SwePASS assessments were performed once within the first four days after admission to the stroke units. The data were analysed according to the Rasch measurement model regarding targeting, model fit, reliability, response category function, local dependence and differential item functioning.

    RESULTS: Postural control of 250 patients (median age, 76.5 years) was assessed with the SwePASS within median of two days after admission to the stroke units. The SwePASS covered a continuum of different levels of postural control, but had suboptimal targeting with insufficient representation of lower and higher levels of postural control. The reliability was high, the item fit statistics were generally acceptable and there was no differential item functioning by sex, age and stroke localization. However, response categories did not function as expected for four of the 12 SwePASS items and five items exhibited local dependency.

    CONCLUSIONS: The SwePASS exhibited several promising measurement properties. To improve the scale, poor targeting, illogical response categories and local dependency should be addressed.

    CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The SwePASS provides valuable clinical information regarding postural control in the acute phase after stroke.

  • 332.
    Persson, Henrik
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle.
    Gustavsson, Jacob
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle.
    Olson, Anders
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle.
    Andersson, Anders-Petter
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Design och datavetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    B.E.A.C.O.N. - Beacon Emits Audio from Color, Or Not2013Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    People who suffer from dementia are often isolated due to lack of ways of communication. In many cases verbal communication can be difficult to perform at all. We created Beacon with the goal to let people with dementia interact with a very simple and intuitive control interface to give them a means of non-verbal communication, and let them take control over the soundscapes that Beacon is capable of producing. In this paper we describe our concept Beacon, its physical form and how the design makes it possible for a person with dementia to control the software by moving around items of different colors and sizes on its surface to create synthesized and sampled sounds. We hope that Beacon will produce positive results among people with dementia, and that the interaction will be rewarding.

  • 333.
    Persson, Lena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Providing integrated health and social care for older persons: facing the challenges in Europe2004Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 334.
    Persson, Lena
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Furenbäck, Ingela
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Samhällsvetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Jakobsson, Liselotte
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap I. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    A new model for dealing with patients who frequently arrive spontaneously at hospital emergency departments requiring health care: a pilot study2014Inngår i: International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, Vol. 1, s. 103-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Patients who repeatedly seek care directly at hospital based somatic emergency

    departments take up a large proportion of health care resources, at the same time they appear to experience low satisfaction with the care they receive. The purposes of this pilot study were to describe: I) the development of a team model for taking care of frequent visitors to a somatic hospital based ED; II) Eventual changes, over six months, in costs and patients’ health care utilization related to pilot testing the model and III), the team’s experiences of implementing the model.

    Methods: A mixed method convergent parallel design was used.

    Results: The development of the model began as a top-down process and later on into a bottom-up approach once the inter-professional team became involved. The new model functioned as a support for all 12 patients included in the study and collectively their visits decreased by a total of 73 visits (55%).

    Conclusion: The inference quality description is that a management induced project may be accepted and actively applied when those involved experience freedom to structure the project. Increased communication between different professionals within the hospital and between different caregivers such as ED, primary health care and community social- and health-care, increases the possibility for the patients to be cared for in a sustainable and non-fragmented way.

  • 335.
    Persson, Lena
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Jakobsson, Liselotte
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap I. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    A new model for dealing with patients who frequently arrive spontaneously at hospital emergency departments requiring health care: a pilot study2014Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Patients who repeatedly seek care directly at hospital based somatic emergency departments take up a large proportion of health care resources, at the same time they appear to experience low satisfaction with the care they receive  The purposes of this pilot study were to describe: I) the development of a team model for taking care of frequent visitors to  a somatic hospital based  ED; II) Eventual changes, over six months, in costs and patients’ health care utilization related to pilot testing the model and III), the team’s experiences of  implementing the model. A mixed method convergent parallel design was used. The development of the model began as a top-down process and later on in the process into a bottom-up approach once the inter-professional team became involved. The new model functioned as a support for all 12 patients included in the study and collectively their visits decreased by a total of 55%. The inference quality description is that such a management induced project may be accepted and actively applied when those involved experience freedom to structure the project. The freedom of being able to structure the model led to steps being taken that were beyond the project’s original limitations.

  • 336.
    Persson, Lena
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Jakobsson, Liselotte
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap I. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Ekman, Ingrid
    Centralsjukhuset Kristianstad.
    Utvärdering av ett förändrat arbetssätt för omhändertagande av personer som upprepade gånger söker vård via akutmottagningen: rapport av en pilotstudie2014Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 337.
    Persson, Lena
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Kvist, Ulf
    Centralsjukhuset i Kristianstad.
    Edberg, Anna-Karin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Jakobsson, Liselotte
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Framväxt av en forskningsplattform2013Inngår i: Aktionsforskning i vård och omsorg: tillämpning och teori / [ed] Liselotte Jakobsson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB , 2013, s. 173-180Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 338.
    Persson, Lena
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Langius-Eklöf, Ann
    Research priorities for cancer care in a Swedish sample of health care professionals: Posterpresentation2007Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: In 2006 a Swedish network was established for PhDs with backgrounds in nursing and other health care sciences active in cancer care research. One of the main aims of the multiprofessional network is to initiate multicentre studies in this field. The issue of where the front line in cancer caring sciences is has been raised within the network as well as from funding agencies. One step towards identifying the front line is to seek opinions about research priorities among health care professionals. Since 1981 the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) in USA, has conducted surveys about research priorities among cancer nurses. These studies have been of guidance for allocating resources to areas in need of more research. The aim of this study was to investigate research priorities for cancer caring sciences from Swedish health care professionals’ point of view.

    Materials and method: A convenience sample of 19 PhD-prepared professionals in cancer caring sciences and 40 nurses working in cancer care participated. A questionnaire consisting of 115 potential research topics from the ONS study was translated into Swedish. The Swedish version is composed of a verbal category scale with four response alternatives to grade the importance of each topic. The topics can be divided into seven areas; cancer symptom management, behavioural/psychosocial aspects, health services, cancer continuum of care, health promotion/prevention, special populations and communication/decision making.

    Results: The top 10 topics as rated by the respondents were evidence-based practice, palliative care, curative treatment/care, caregiver role, children/adolescents, quality of life, prevention of cancer, fatigue and patient outcome of cancer care. The two most important areas were cancer continuum of care and communication/decision making whereas the least important area was special cancer populations. The PhD-group rated significantly nursing workforce issues (p<0.01) less important and functional status changes (p<0.05) and rehabilitation (p<0.05) more important than did the nurses. The top 20 research priorities in the Swedish sample included 13 of the top 20 topics in the ONS study.

    Conclusion: This study is a first step towards exploring the front line in oncology caring sciences by establishing research priorities as viewed by researchers and cancer nurses. The next challenge will be to ask patients and their families about their opinions of research priorities in cancer care.

  • 339.
    Petersson, Pia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Att göra abstrakta begrepp och komplexa situationer konkreta: en avhandling om deltagarbaserad aktionsforskning i svensk vård och omsorg2009Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation covers the subject of how abstract concepts and complex situations can be concretized through research together with practitioners. The dissertation is based on four empirical studies. The researcher role, the practitioner participation and the methods for data collection and analysis have varied. In study I the concept ‘Närsjukvård’ was explored to understand how practitioners, managers and politicians in hospitals, primary health care and municipalities interpreted the concept. The researcher acted as consultant who collected data by interviews and questionnaires. Practitioners’ participation was limited. ‘Närsjukvård’ was interpreted as accessibility to hospital beds, accessibility to primary health care, collaboration between care providers and continuity and developed home care. Study II aimed to explore how people experienced leg ulcer care. The researcher acted as a consultant who performed the interviews and analysed the data. Although the informants experienced their encounters with the nurses as satisfying, the study illuminated low participation in the care and low practitioner involvement in issues about daily living with the leg ulcer. The findings were brought back to the informants and the practitioners. The project did not proceed towards development and change. In study III the aim was to explore the Swedish concept ‘trygghet’ by using stories from daily life. Four older women were interviewed and the Story Dialogue method was used together with assistant nurses and registered nurses who participated in data collection and analysis. Two themes emerged: Sense of Security and factors strengthening the Sense of Security. Together with the assistant nurses, areas for improvements were identified. Study IV aimed to explore the discharge planning situation in order to generate ideas for development. Members from a discharge planning network participated in the whole research process. Conditions for a successful coordinated discharge planning situation were a system including: the participation of the patient, the competence of the staff and the support from the organisation. The group arranged a workshop about communication and interdisciplinary collaboration. The findings resulted in a form with self-evaluation questions. In conclusion, this thesis illustrates that it is possible to clarify abstract concepts and complex situations together with practitioners. To do this successfully, sense making activities and to start from practitioners’ experiences and their own context are key factors. The studies illuminate that building trust, relationship and sense of participation are essential in health and social care in general and specifically in the participatory action research process.

  • 340.
    Petersson, Pia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Samordnad vårdplanering2013Inngår i: Aktionsforskning i vård och omsorg: tillämpning och teori / [ed] Liselotte Jakobsson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB , 2013, s. 45-57Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 341.
    Petersson, Pia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Samverkansprocesser kring närsjukvård: dilemman och möjligheter2007Konferansepaper (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 342.
    Petersson, Pia
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Augustinsson, Sören
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Samhällsvetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Arbete i skolan (AiS).
    Coordinated care planning in public health care in Sweden2012Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this paper is to describe, increase the understanding of, and contribute to a theoretical development of how to look at care planning in public health care in Sweden. By transferring some of the medical care from hospitals to a patient's actual home in the 1990s, valuable beds at hospitals were made available to other patients. Patients who have been properly medically treated at hospitals should be discharged from the hospital as soon as possible. This enables a transferral of aftercare to the patient's home or to a municipally organised living accommodation for e.g. the elderly. In order to make sure that patients receive continued care after their discharge from the hospital, Sweden introduced a law concerning co-ordinated care planning (SOSFS 2005:27). This law prescribed that professionals at hospitals should work together with the patient, close kin and caretaker representatives (primarily in the patient's municipal) in order to agree on the need for continued care. In practice this means that an assistance administrator (the person who makes decisions concerning municipal care efforts) a nurse from the municipal home health care system, a nurse from the hospital department at which the patient was admitted, alongside with the patient and his or her close kin should form a care planning team who meet in order to plan the continued need for care. Ultimately the doctors have formal responsibility. In addition to this law, there are agreements between the county council responsible for the medical care and municipals responsible for home health care, well prepared routines for practical approaches, as well as IT support making sure that information is properly transferred to safeguard the safety of the patient and smooth processes (Region Skåne 2011). Despite legislations, governing and control, there are a number of problems when it comes to actual co-ordinated care planning, why is that so? (Augustinsson 2010; Judge 2003; Czarniawska and Lindberg 2006; Lidén 2009; Lindström 2011). This was the basis of the research assignment, i.e. studying actual events behind co-ordinated care planning and developing theoretical models that may be of use to the care planning team. Rather than focusing on the research objective, we asked "What happens in the process of co-ordinated care planning?" This question formed the basis of ten semi-structured interviews with nurses working with co-ordinated care planning at a hospital. We focused on events, interpretations, experiences and emotions in order to follow up with questions that could offer more details on descriptions and analyses. At the introductory phase of the analysis of the transcribed interviews, we asked the following questions "What is going on here?" and "What do the natives [professionals] think they are up to?" From these analyses of the empirical material (interviews as well as documents) and previous theoretical viewpoints of researchers and their knowledge of the field, one overall question emerged: "What happens in the gap between formal structure such as legislations, routines and standardised procedures, and the informal meaning actual co-ordinated planning processes?" The empirical material also included observations of mutual meetings at the hospital between nurses working with co-ordinated planning. The empirical material, based on the answers to the questions above, have later been addressed from various theoretical aspects in order to open up and create new perspectives on events and new theoretical models. This approach means that neither empirical material nor theories are taken for granted. The conclusion of the study, albeit preliminary, is that too many routines and regulations in a co-operation will make professionals unable to see solutions found outside of the predetermined boundaries. The detail level of regulations may be such a problem. This has been frequently discussed and is a known phenomenon among researchers studying knowledge development, safety and quality in organisational work (Dreyfus and Dreyfus 2003; Weick 2009).

  • 343.
    Petersson, Pia
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Blomqvist, Kerstin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Sense of security: searching for its meaning by using stories: a participatory action research study in health and social care in Sweden2011Inngår i: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743, Vol. 6, nr 1, s. 25-32Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background. In Sweden, attempts to implement core values to ensure high quality health and social care for older people are given high priority and concepts such as security and dignity are often used. As concepts are abstract they are difficult to transform into practical work. 

    Aim: The aim of this study was to make sense of the Swedish concept ‘trygghet’ by using stories from daily life in a participatory action research project. Design: One group of six assistant nurses and one group of five registered nurses working in municipality participated in Story Dialogue Method and four older women were interviewed. Result: ‘Trygghet’ was found to be an internal sense – an intrinsic state based on faith and trust in oneself and others called security were situations Sense of security. External factors that strengthened Sense ofto be part of a community, to recognise and be familiar with things andand to use various kinds of aids. Conlusion and Relevance to Clinical Practice: A prerequisite for the professionals being able to support the care receivers adequately is that they have a sense of security themselves, and that they are allowed to operate in a system that facilitates for the care receivers to maintain trustworthy and reliable relations over time.

  • 344.
    Petersson, Pia
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap I. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Blomqvist, Kerstin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap I. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Rämgård, Margareta
    Malmö Högskola.
    Using participatory action research in the development of a model for health and social care planning in collaboration2014Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 345.
    Petersson, Pia
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Johansson, Yvonne
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle.
    Kälström Olsson, Ingela
    Lindskov, Cecilia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Samhällsvetenskap.
    Pajalic, Zada
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Linnaeus University Sweden and Oslo and Akershus University Norway.
    Romance versus reality: five doctoral students' experiences of Action Reserach in the health care system in Sweden2007Inngår i: Action reserach beyond borders and divides, 2007Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 346.
    Petersson, Pia
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Lindskov, Cecilia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Samhällsvetenskap.
    Aktionsforskning2012Inngår i: Vetenskaplig teori och metod: från idé till examination inom omvårdnad / [ed] Maria Henricson, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012, s. 289-1§302Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 347.
    Rahm, Henrik
    et al.
    Lunds universitet.
    Andersson, Magdalena
    Malmö Högskola.
    Edberg, Anna-Karin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    The collective voice: legitimation strategies in focus group discussion with nurses in municipal palliative care for older people in Sweden2014Inngår i: Communication & Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society, ISSN 1612-1783, E-ISSN 1613-3625, Vol. 11, nr 2, s. 167-177Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores focus group discussions of registered nurses in municipal palliative care for older people, using data collected by researchers with an interest in health sciences. The linguistically based discourse analyis builds on a combination of Bakhtinian notions of dialogicity, the Other and addressivity, the use of quotations, and also van Leeuwen’s framework for legitimation in discourse. The aim is to investigate strategies of addressing and legitimizing palliative care. Three types of narrative are discerned: the cautionary tale, fictionalization of professional experiences and the enactment of a fictive dialogue. The other professions involved (physicians, assistant nurses) are positioned as the Other as a means of legitimizing the perspectives of the registered nurses. As the patients and their next of kin are the objects of professional activities, the notion of the Third (connecting to the Other) is proposed. The objectification is a manifestation of commitment with routinized and professional distance to the patients.

  • 348.
    Rantzow, Veronica
    et al.
    Vocational Education Helsingborg.
    Andersson, Pia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Oral hälsa och folkhälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för hälsovetenskap, Forskningsmiljön Oral Hälsa - Allmänhälsa - Livskvalitet (OHAL). Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Lindmark, Ulrika
    Jönköping University.
    Occurrence of oral health problems and planned measures in dependent older people in nursing care2018Inngår i: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to describe oral health problems and planned measures in older people receiving nursing care.

    BACKGROUND: Poor oral health conditions have a negative impact on the quality of life of older people. Therefore, oral care is an important task in daily nursing activities.

    METHODS: Data were obtained from the web-based Swedish national quality register Senior Alert. Data regarding oral health status and planned measures in individuals ≥65 years from one county in Sweden between July 2014 and June 2015 were included. The Revised Oral Assessment Guide - the Jönköping (ROAG-J), was used routinely by nursing staff in nursing care facilities to measure oral health status.

    RESULTS: Oral assessments were made on 2567 individuals (65.7% women). The most common oral health problem was related to "Teeth" (43.0%), which indicates deficient oral hygiene and/or broken teeth. At least one measure was planned in all the participants. The most common planned measures were "Moistening of the mouth" (16.6%), followed by "Brushing - assistance or complete help" (13.5%).

    CONCLUSION: Oral health problems were common, and planned measures did not seem to be sufficient to address the identified problems. The results indicate that greater priority should be given to the oral health care of older people in nursing care.

    RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: The study highlights the importance of not only identifying oral health problems but also having knowledge and strategies for oral health care. Collaboration is needed to support nurses in caring for the oral health care of older people in nursing homes. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  • 349.
    Rolandsson, Sara
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Andersson Sjöland, Annika
    Lund University.
    Brune, Jan C.
    Lund University.
    Li, Hongzhe
    Lund University.
    Kassem, Moustapha
    University of Southern Denmark.
    Mertens, Fredrik
    Lund University.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap I. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Eriksson, Leif
    Lund University.
    Hansson, Lennart
    Lund University.
    Skog, Ingrid
    Lund University.
    Bjermer, Leif
    Lund University.
    Scheding, Stefan
    Lund University.
    Westergren-Thorsson, Gunilla
    Lund University.
    Primary mesenchymal stem cells in human transplanted lungs are CD90/CD105 perivascularly located tissue-resident cells2014Inngår i: BMJ Open Respiratory Research, ISSN 2052-4439, Vol. 1, nr 1, s. e000027-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have not only been implicated in the development of lung diseases, but they have also been proposed as a future cell-based therapy for lung diseases. However, the cellular identity of the primary MSC in human lung tissues has not yet been reported. This study therefore aimed to identify and characterise the ‘bona fide’ MSC in human lungs and to investigate if the MSC numbers correlate with the development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in lung-transplanted patients. METHODS: Primary lung MSC were directly isolated or culture-derived from central and peripheral transbronchial biopsies of lung-transplanted patients and evaluated using a comprehensive panel of in vitro and in vivo assays. RESULTS: Primary MSC were enriched in the CD90/CD105 mononuclear cell fraction with mesenchymal progenitor frequencies of up to four colony-forming units, fibroblast/100 cells. In situ staining of lung tissues revealed that CD90/CD105 MSCs were located perivascularly. MSC were tissue-resident and exclusively donor lung-derived even in biopsies obtained from patients as long as 16 years after transplantation. Culture-derived mesenchymal stromal cells showed typical in vitro MSC properties; however, xenotransplantation into non-obese diabetic/severe combined immunodeficient (NOD/SCID) mice showed that lung MSC readily differentiated into adipocytes and stromal tissues, but lacked significant in vivo bone formation. CONCLUSIONS: These data clearly demonstrate that primary MSC in human lung tissues are not only tissue resident but also tissue-specific. The identification and phenotypic characterisation of primary lung MSC is an important first step in identifying the role of MSC in normal lung physiology and pulmonary diseases.

  • 350.
    Rosqvist, Kristina
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Horne, Malcolm
    Australien.
    Hagell, Peter
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE, Patient Reported Outcomes - Clinical Assessment Research and Education. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för sjuksköterskeutbildningarna och integrerad hälsovetenskap.
    Iwarsson, Susanne
    Lund University.
    Nilsson, Maria H
    Lund University.
    Odin, Per
    Lund University.
    Levodopa effect and motor function in late stage Parkinson's disease2018Inngår i: Journal of Parkinson's Disease, ISSN 1877-7171, E-ISSN 1877-718X, Vol. 8, nr 1, s. 59-70Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: It is unclear to which degree Levodopa (L-dopa) remains effective also in the late stage of Parkinson's disease (PD) and to which degree motor fluctuations and dyskinesias remain a problem.

    OBJECTIVE: To assess responsiveness of motor symptomatology to L-dopa in a group of patients with late stage PD. Moreover, to investigate the extent to which motor fluctuations and dyskinesias occur.

    METHODS: Thirty PD patients in Hoehn and Yahr (HY) stages IV and V in "on" were included. L-dopa responsiveness was assessed with a standardized L-dopa test in the defined "off" and defined "on" states. Motor function was assessed by the Unified PD Rating Scale (UPDRS) III and timed tests. Motor fluctuations and dyskinesias were assessed by the UPDRS IV. The participants were further monitored for 10 days with a mobile movement-analyses-system, the Parkinson's Kinetigraph (PKG). The median (q1-q3) L-dopa equivalent daily dose (LEDD) was 799 (536-973) mg.

    RESULTS: The UPDRS III score improved with ≥15% in 15 (50%) and with ≥30% in six (20%) participants during the L-dopa test. The median (q1-q3) UPDRS III score in "off" was 46 (37-53) and in "on" 36 (28-46). Twenty-one (70%) of the participants reported either predictable or unpredictable "off" fluctuations (items 36-37). The prevalence of dyskinesias (item 32, duration of dyskinesias ≥1) was 47%. The PKG indicated that dyskinesias primarily were mild and that a majority had a pronounced "off" symptomatology, spending a large proportion of the day either asleep or very inactive.

    CONCLUSIONS: Half of a group of patients with late stage PD had an L-dopa response of ≥15% on the UPDRS III. According to the UPDRS IV, a majority of the patients had motor fluctuations and about half had dyskinesias, although the PKG results suggested that these were not very severe.

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