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Eriksson, Ulrika
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Melin-Johansson, C., Eriksson, U., Segerbäck, I. & Boström, S. (2014). Reflections of older people living in nursing homes. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 26(1), 33-39
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflections of older people living in nursing homes
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 33-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim

To explore experiences of ageing in older people living in nursing homes, based on the gerotranscendence theory.

Method

Interviews were held with 14 people aged between 80 and 96 years. The results were analysed using content analysis.

Findings

The findings were divided into three categories: the self, the cosmic dimension, and social and personal relationships. These three categories were underpinned by eight subcategories. Most participants described improved knowledge about themselves, decreased concern about body and appearance, acceptance and appreciation of life, and less regard for social norms. A fewer participants described a greater affinity with past generations, or thought that the borders between past and present had become blurred.

Conclusion

This study provides a better understanding of how people experience old age. It also indicates how healthcare professionals could apply the gerotranscendence theory of ageing as a conversation model to enable care to be adjusted according to older people's wishes.

Keywords
Ageing, Care homes, Community settings, Gerotranscendence, Nursing homes, Qualitative methods
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22922 (URN)10.7748/nop2014.02.26.1.33.e524 (DOI)2-s2.0-84893954641 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-09-11 Created: 2014-09-11 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Carlsund, Å., Asplund, K., Sellström, E. & Eriksson, U. (2014). Swedish Parent’s Experiences of Joint Physical Custody. Open Family Studies Journal, 6, 1-7
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish Parent’s Experiences of Joint Physical Custody
2014 (English)In: Open Family Studies Journal, ISSN 1874-9224, Vol. 6, p. 1-7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract: Aim: This study’s aim was to learn more about parent experiences, when living in joint physical custody with their children. Methods: The study design was descriptive, using a qualitative approach. Interviews were conducted with 28 parents who lived in joint physical custody with their children. Content was analysed using inductive content analysis. Results: Participants with joint custody reported many positive experiences, and a similar process of adapting to the new living- arrangement. Results indicate that shortly after the separation parents were mainly occupied with emotional reactions to the new family situation. After two to three years, or in some cases longer, things seemed to settle down and the participants became more accustomed to the arrangements. Conclusion: This qualitative study provides insights into parents’ experiences of living in joint physical custody with their children. Many positive experiences and a similar process of adapting to the new arrangement were revealed. In the initial period, the parents seemed mainly to have been occupied with emotional reactions to the new family situation.

Keywords
Content analysis, experiences, family, joint physical custody, parents, qualitative, well-being
National Category
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35083 (URN)10.2174/1874922401406010001 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-12-06 Created: 2018-12-06 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
Carlsund, Å., Eriksson, U., Löfstedt, P. & Sellström, E. (2013). Risk behaviour in Swedish adolescents: is shared physical custody after divorce a risk or a protective factor?. European Journal of Public Health, 23(1), 3-8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Risk behaviour in Swedish adolescents: is shared physical custody after divorce a risk or a protective factor?
2013 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 3-8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: The increase in shared physical custody in Sweden has been dramatic; 20 years ago only a small percentage of adolescents lived in shared physical custody, but currently ∼30% of the adolescents whose parents have separated or divorced divide their residence between parents. We hypothesized that living in shared physical custody or in a single-parent family is associated with a higher prevalence of adolescent risk behaviour than living in a two-parent family. METHODS: Data on 15-year-old adolescents from the 2005/2006 to 2009/2010 Swedish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey were analysed using logistic regression. RESULTS: Adolescents living in shared physical custody had slightly higher rates of risk behaviour compared with adolescents from two-parent families, but significantly lower rates than their counterparts from single-parent families. Their odds of being a smoker or having been drunk were 60 and 50% higher, respectively, than those of their counterparts in two-parent families. CONCLUSION: Shared physical custody after marriage break-up seems to constitute a health protective factor for adolescents' health and problem behaviour. In order to deepen our understanding of the positive and negative aspects of shared physical custody, our study should be followed by qualitative analyses and longitudinal studies of adolescents' experiences.

Keywords
Family-structure; Children; Arrangements; Immigrants; Adjustment; Outcomes; Alcohol; Sweden; Parent; Adults
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17604 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/cks011 (DOI)000314126700003 ()22383476 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84876552314 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-12-06 Created: 2012-12-06 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Carlsund, Å., Eriksson, U. & Sellström, E. (2013). Shared physical custody after family split-up: implications for health and well-being in Swedish schoolchildren.. Acta Paediatrica, 102(3), 318-323
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shared physical custody after family split-up: implications for health and well-being in Swedish schoolchildren.
2013 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 102, no 3, p. 318-323Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: In Sweden, shared physical custody following a parental separation has emerged as means for children to keep close relationships with both parents. Previous studies show that children benefit from regular contact with both parents, who share responsibility for their social, emotional, and economic welfare. In this study we investigate any associations between family arrangements, i.e. two parent, single and shared physical custody families and child health outcomes and whether this association was modified by parent-child communication Methods Data on 11-15-year-old children from the 2005/2006 and 2009/2010 Swedish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey were analysed using multivariate logistic regression RESULTS: Children in shared physical custody were more likely than children in two-parent families to report multiple health complaints (OR 1.26) and low well-being (OR 1.71). When variables of parent-child communication were entered in the model, the initial differences remained between children living in shared physical custody and those living in two-parent families. Conclusion Children in shared physical custody and single parent families are more at risk of negative outcomes compared to children in two parent families. This association was not modified by parent-child communication in children in shared custody families, indicating that the communication equals that in two-parent family children.

Keywords
HBSC; Health complaints; Parent-child relations; Public health; School-aged children
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17605 (URN)10.1111/apa.12110 (DOI)000314656600031 ()23190407 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84873404762 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-12-06 Created: 2012-12-06 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, U. (2012). Barns självrapporterade hälsa: Betydelsen av socialt kapital i skolan och närområdet. (Doctoral dissertation). Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barns självrapporterade hälsa: Betydelsen av socialt kapital i skolan och närområdet
2012 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mittuniversitetet, 2012. p. 46
Series
Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, ISSN 1652-893X ; 121
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15887 (URN)978-91-87103-04-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2012-03-16, F234, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, 10:30 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-02-17 Created: 2012-02-16 Last updated: 2012-07-30Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, U., Carlsund, Å., Hochwälder, J. & Sellström, E. (2012). Health outcomes among Swedish children: the role of social capital in the family, school, and neighbourhood. Acta Paediatrica, 101(5), 513-517
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health outcomes among Swedish children: the role of social capital in the family, school, and neighbourhood
2012 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 101, no 5, p. 513-517Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of the study was to explore the extent to which Swedish children's perceptions of social capital in the family, school and neighbourhood predicted health complaints and well-being. Methods: The study used data from the Swedish Health Behaviour in School-agedChildren survey. The sample consisted of 3926 children aged 11-15 years. Correlations and hierarchical multiple linear regression were performed. Results: Higher degrees of family, school and neighbourhood social capital corresponded to lower levels of health complaints and higher levels of well-being. Social capital in these three spheres had a cumulative effect on children's health and well-being. Conclusions: Social capital in the family, school and neighbourhood matters for children's health and well-being and the contributions from each context seem to be additive. Besides the family context, investments for improving child health should primarily be in the school, focusing on social relations and on creating safe and cohesive school environments. Neighbourhood social capital is also of importance and so must be taken into consideration when planning childhealth promotion interventions. © 2011 The Author(s)/Acta Pædiatrica.

Keywords
Adolescence; Health Behaviour in School-aged Children; Health complaints; Health promotion; Well-being
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-14903 (URN)10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02579.x (DOI)000302349200031 ()2-s2.0-84859594158 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-11-24 Created: 2011-11-24 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, U., Hochwälder, J. & Sellström, E. (2011). Perceptions of community trust and safety: Consequences for children’s well-being in rural and urban contexts. Acta Paediatrica, 100(10), 1373-1378
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perceptions of community trust and safety: Consequences for children’s well-being in rural and urban contexts
2011 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 100, no 10, p. 1373-1378Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim:  To explore the associations between subjective well-being and perceptions of community trust and safety amongst children in rural and urban areas.

Methods:  The study used self-reported data from the 2001/2002 Swedish cross-national WHO study Health Behaviour in School-aged Children. The sample consisted of 3852 children aged 11–15 years, living in different residential areas. Bivariate analyses and multivariate logistic regression were performed.

Results:  The results indicated that a greater proportion of children in urban areas perceived low community trust and safety, compared with children in rural areas. Further, the multivariate analysis revealed that perceived community trust and safety significantly impacts upon children’s subjective well-being in both rural and urban contexts.

Conclusion:  Children’s perceptions of trust and safety have different magnitudes in urban and rural areas. The associations of perceptions of community trust and safety for children’s subjective well-being are relevant in both urban and rural areas. As perceptions of low trust and safety in the community seem to be related to low subjective well-being, efforts to encourage community trust and safety should be included amongst the key priorities in community health promotion.

Keywords
Adolescent; HBSC; Health promotion; Social capital
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-13933 (URN)10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02346.x (DOI)000294900300031 ()21554386 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-80052822711 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-06-08 Created: 2011-06-08 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, U., Asplund, K. & Sellström, E. (2010). Growing up in rural community - children's experiences of social capital from perspectives of wellbeing. Rural and remote health, 10(3), 1322
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Growing up in rural community - children's experiences of social capital from perspectives of wellbeing
2010 (English)In: Rural and remote health, ISSN 1445-6354, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 1322-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: People are influenced by the neighborhood in which they live. The neighborhood may be particularly important for children’s wellbeing because of the constraints it imposes on their patterns of daily activities. Furthermore, the neighborhood is a central context for social development, being a place where children form networks and learn social skills and values. The aim of this study was to describe how social capital in the neighborhood is perceived by children living in rural areas, and to reveal what this adds to their sense of wellbeing. Methods: The study had a descriptive research design with a qualitative approach. Seven single-sex focus group interviews were conducted with children the in 6th grade (aged 11–12 years). Data were analyzed using deductive content analysis. Results: The children perceived a lack of social capital due to environmental and social constraints in their everyday lives. However, their wellbeing was enhanced by strong cohesion in the neighborhood. In addition, settings such as the school, the natural environment, and sporting associations were highly valued and emerged as crucial factors for enhancing the children’s wellbeing. The spatial isolation that characterizes rural areas created a special context of social network structures, cohesion and trust, but was also a breeding ground for exclusion and social control. The stories revealed paradoxical feelings of living in a good and safe area that simultaneously felt isolated and restricted. Conclusions: From a rural perspective, this study reveals the complexity of the children’s perceptions of their social environment, and the ways in which these perceptions have both positive and negative effects on wellbeing. The results highlight how important it is for health professionals in rural areas to consider the complex influence of bonding social capital on children’s wellbeing, and to be aware that it can promote exclusion as well as cohesion.

Keywords
health determinant, health promotion, social capital
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-11930 (URN)000286342600005 ()20701413 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-79952012810 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-08-24 Created: 2010-08-24 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, U. & Sellström, E. (2010). School demands and subjective health complaints among Swedish schoolchildren: A multilevel study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 38(4), 344-350
Open this publication in new window or tab >>School demands and subjective health complaints among Swedish schoolchildren: A multilevel study
2010 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 38, no 4, p. 344-350Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: As children spend a great deal of their time in school, the climate in the classroom can constitute a resource, but also a risk factor in the development of the pupils' health. The aim of the present study was to determine the extent to which demands in the classroom are associated with subjective health complaints in Swedish schoolchildren. Methods: Data from the 2001/2002 and 2005/2006 Swedish cross-national Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey were analysed using a multilevel logistic regression technique. Results: The study demonstrated a substantial variation between school classes in pupils' subjective health complaints. In school classes with high demands, the odds of having subjective health complaints was about 50% higher than in school classes with low demands. Further, the results indicated that these effects were mediated by sex so as to girls being more affected by high levels of demands in the school class. Conclusions: The findings are important since they point at the crucial role that teachers play in creating a favourable school climate. Therefore interventions aiming at supporting teachers to set realistic demands and expectations are one way to improve the school climate. Such interventions should also make clear the need to take into consideration the fact that the school class effect was mediated by sex, i.e. girls being more vulnerable to high level of school class demands.

Keywords
Child; context; HBSC; health promotion; multilevel logistic regression; schools
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-11645 (URN)10.1177/1403494810364683 (DOI)000278152300002 ()20360148 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-77953415684 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-06-11 Created: 2010-06-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, U. & Svedlund, M. (2007). Struggling for confirmation - patients' experiences of dissatisfaction with hospital care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16(3), 438-446
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Struggling for confirmation - patients' experiences of dissatisfaction with hospital care
2007 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 438-446Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: The aim of the study was to illuminate patients' experiences of dissatisfaction with hospital care. BACKGROUND: During the last decade, interest in measuring patient satisfaction has become an important indicator of the quality of care. Researchers have, however, criticized the concept theoretically and methodologically. Subsequently, researchers have increasingly argued that the focus of attention should shift to explore patient dissatisfaction. DESIGN: A qualitative approach. METHODS: Narrative interviews were conducted with six people who had experienced dissatisfaction during a hospital care episode. The interview text was analysed using qualitative content analysis. RESULTS: The results show the patients' struggle for confirmation, the feeling of distrust in health care and what they have been forced to sacrifice because of lack of treatment. A feeling of being a troublesome patient is also apparent. At the same time a positive encounter is described, as well as situations of confirmation from caregivers. The results also show hope and a will to get on with life. CONCLUSIONS: Dissatisfaction relating to aspects of encounter is a common problem in health care and conceivable causes and possible solutions are discussed from different perspectives. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL: PRACTICE: Caregivers as well as patients are in need of confirmation. If management were to take notice of and confirm caregivers this could consequently help them to gain the strength and energy necessary to provide care permeated with confirmation. A veritable, trustworthy care can be established through personal presence. To take notice of, confirm and listen to patients, creates opportunities for providing them with a positive experience of human encounter, which in the long run is rewarding from all perspectives.

Keywords
Nursing, patient dissatisfaction, Content analysis, Hospital care, Patient satisfaction, Professional-patient relations, Qualitative research
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-3423 (URN)10.1111/j.1365-2702.2005.01544.x (DOI)000244544100003 ()17335519 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-33847390445 (Scopus ID)3409 (Local ID)3409 (Archive number)3409 (OAI)
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
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