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  • 1.
    Alricsson, Marie
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. Linnaeus University.
    Björklund, Glenn
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. Swedish Sports Confederat.
    Ekström, A.
    Linnaeus University.
    Ostenberg, A. Hafsteinsson
    Linnaeus University.
    Introducing Tabata intervals and stability exercises in school children by a school-based study2016In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 26, no Issue suppl_1, p. 417-417Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Carlerby, Heidi
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Svanholm, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Viitasara, Eija
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Authority officials' views on health promotion and power relations among new arrivals in northern Sweden2018In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 28, p. 115-115Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Carlerby, Heidi
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Svanholm, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Viitasara, Eija
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    How population density and type of the municipality in Sweden influences health promotion activities for newly arrivals2018In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 28, p. 146-146Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Carlson, Per
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Vågerö, Denny
    Stockholms universitet.
    The social pattern of heavy drinking in Russia during transition: Evidence from Taganrog 19931998In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 8, no 4, p. 280-285Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: we examined the pattern of Russian alcohol consumption, in particular its link with the social and economic situation in Russia after the first year of ‘shock therapy’ and super-inflation in a middle-sized Russian city, Taganrog. Methods: face-to-face Interviews were conducted, with a sampling frame consisting of dwellings selected from an official register and stratified by type and size. Results: In 1993–1994 heavy alcohol drinking (>0.5 I of 40% alcohol/week) was very common among men in Taganrog (34%), while it was uncommon among women (3%). Male heavy drinking was closely related to social, economic and family characteristics. The lowest educational groups and those In manual occupations reported heavy drinking more frequently than others, independently of household income. Among men, quarrels and conflicts in the family were associated with a sixfold higher frequency of heavy drinking compared to families reporting good relations. The social transformation taking place at present is being accompanied by increased social and economic pressures on families. Conclusions: we suggest that heavy alcohol consumption Is particularly common among men who are likely to have lost out during this transition. Russia's mortality crisis seems to be closely linked to its social transformation, but in different ways for men and women.

  • 5.
    Carlsund, Åsa
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Eriksson, Ulrika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    Löfstedt, Petra
    Swedish Natl Inst Publ Hlth, Dept Children & Older Peoples Hlth, Östersund, Sweden.
    Sellström, Eva
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    Risk behaviour in Swedish adolescents: is shared physical custody after divorce a risk or a protective factor?2013In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 3-8Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 6.
    Costa, Diogo
    et al.
    Univ Porto, Sch Med, Dept Clin Epidemiol Predict Med & Publ Hlth, P-4100 Oporto, Portugal .
    Matanov, A.
    Queen Mary Univ London, Unit Social & Community Psychiat, London, England .
    Canavan, R.
    Natl Univ Ireland, Hlth Promot Res Ctr, Galway, Ireland .
    Gabor, E.
    Natl Inst Hlth Dev, Budapest, Hungary .
    Greacen, T.
    Etab Publ Sante Maison Blanche, Lab Rech, Paris, France .
    Vondrackova, P.
    Charles Univ Prague, Fac Med 1, Dept Addictol, Prague, Czech Republic .
    Kluge, U.
    Univ Med Berlin, Charite, Clin Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Berlin, Germany .
    Nicaise, P.
    Catholic Univ Louvain, Inst Hlth & Soc IRSS, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium .
    Moskalewicz, J.
    Inst Psychiat & Neurol, Warsaw, Poland .
    Diaz-Olalla, J. M.
    Madrid Salud, Madrid, Spain .
    Strassmayr, C.
    Ludwig Boltzmann Inst Social Psychiat, Vienna, Austria .
    Kikkert, M.
    Univ Amsterdam, Acad Med Ctr, NL-1012 WX Amsterdam, Netherlands .
    Soares, Joaquim
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Gaddini, A.
    Laziosanita ASP Publ Hlth Agcy, Rome, Lazio Region, Italy.
    Barros, H.
    Univ Porto, Sch Med, Dept Clin Epidemiol Predict Med & Publ Hlth, P-4100 Oporto, Portugal .
    Priebe, S.
    Queen Mary Univ London, Unit Social & Community Psychiat, London, England .
    Factors associated with quality of services for marginalized groups with mental health problems in 14 European countries2012In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 22, no Suppl 2, p. 70-71Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Eslami, Bahareh
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Di Rosa, Mirko
    INRCA Ancona, Italian Natl Inst Hlth & Sci Aging, Italy.
    Barros, Henrique
    Univ Porto, Oporto, Portugal.
    Stankunas, Mindaugas
    Lithuanian Univ Hlth Sci, Kaunas, Lithuania; Griffith Univ, Australia.
    Torres-Gonzalez, Francisco
    Univ Granada, Granada, Spain.
    Ioannidi-Kapolou, Elisabeth
    Natl Sch Publ Hlth, Athens, Greece.
    Lindert, Jutta
    Univ Emden, Germany; Brandeis Univ, USA.
    Melchiorre, Maria Gabriella
    INRCA Ancona, Italian Natl Inst Hlth & Sci Aging, Italy.
    Lifetime abuse and perceived social support among the elderly: a study from seven European countries2017In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 686-692Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Being a victim of abuse during one's life course may affect social relations in later life. The aims of this study were to: (i) examine the association between lifetime abuse and perceived social support and (ii) identify correlates of perceived social support among older persons living in seven European countries. Methods: A sample of 4467 women and men aged 60-84 years living in Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain and Sweden was collected through a cross-sectional population-based study. Abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial and injury) was assessed through interviews or interviews/self-response questionnaire based on the Conflict Tactics Scale-2 and the UK study on elder abuse. Perceived social support was assessed by the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. Results: Victims of lifetime abuse perceived poorer social support in later life. Multivariate analyses showed that high levels of perceived social support were associated with being from Greece and Lithuania (compared to Germany), being female, not living alone, consuming alcohol and physical activity. Poorer perceived social support was associated with being from Portugal, being old, having social benefits as the main source of income, experiencing financial strain and being exposed to lifetime psychological abuse and injuries. Conclusions: Our findings showed that exposure to psychological abuse and injuries across the lifespan were associated with low levels of perceived social support, emphasizing the importance of detection and appropriate treatment of victims of abuse during their life course. Future research should focus on coping strategies buffering the negative effects of abuse on social relationships.

  • 8.
    Gillander Gådin, Katja
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Hammarström, Anne
    A possible contributor to the higher degree of girls reporting psychological symptoms compared with boys in grade nine?2005In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 380-385Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: It is a recurrent finding that adolescent girls report psychological symptoms in a higher degree compared with boys. The explanations for this difference vary, but the psychosocial school environment has never been a focus in these explanations. The aim of this study was to analyse whether psychosocial factors at school were associated with a high degree of psychological symptoms among boys and girls in grade nine, with a special focus on sexual harassment. Methods: The study was based on a cross-sectional study including 336 pupils (175 girls and 161 boys) in grade nine (about 15 years old), who answered an extensive questionnaire. The non-response rate was negligible (<1%). Logistic regression analysis was used to analyse whether school-related factors (teacher support, classmate support, sexual harassment), body image, and parental support were associated with a high degree of psychological symptoms. Results: Sexual harassment at school was associated with a high degree of psychological symptoms among girls. Conclusions: Sexual harassment must be acknowledged as a negative psychosocial school environmental factor of importance for the high degree of psychological ill-health symptoms among girls compared with boys.

  • 9.
    Guldbrandsson, K
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Publ Hlth Sci, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nordvik, MK
    Swedish Natl Inst Publ Hlth, Ostersund, Sweden.
    Bremberg, S
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Opinion leaders in child health promotion identified by network analysis, Sweden 20082010In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 20, no Supp 1, p. 246-246Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Hiswåls, Anne-Sofie
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. Department of Occupational and Public Health Science, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden.
    Ghilagaber, Gebrenegus
    Avdelningenför statistik, Stockholms universitet, Department of statistics, Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Wijk, Katarina
    Samhällsmedicin, Landstinget Gävleborg, Community Medicine,Gävleborg County Council, Sweden.
    Öberg, Peter
    Avdelningen för socialt arbete och psykologi, Högskolan i Gävle, Department of Social work and Psychology, University of Gävle, Sweden.
    Soares, Joaquim
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Macassa, Gloria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. Department of Occupational and Public Health Science, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden.
    Inequalities and Suicide Ideation during Recession Times2014In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 24, no S2, p. 361-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Lindert, Jutta
    et al.
    Protestant Univ Ludwigsburg, Dept Publ Hlth Sci, Ludwigsburg, Germany .
    Barros, H.
    Univ Porto, Sch Med, Dept Clin Epidemiol Predict Med & Publ Hlth, P-4100 Oporto, Portugal .
    Stankunas, M.
    Kaunas Univ Med, Dept Hlth Management, Kaunas, Lithuania .
    Torres-Gonzales, F.
    Univ Granada, Dept Sect Psychiat & Psychol Med, E-18071 Granada, Spain .
    Ioannidi, E.
    Natl Inst Hlth & Sci Aging INRCA, Socio Econ Res Ctr, Ancona, Italy .
    Melchiore, G.
    Natl Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Sociol, Athens, Greece .
    Soares, Joaquim
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Domestic violence in late life and health and social care needs2012In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 22, no Suppl 2, p. 70-70Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Lindert, Jutta
    et al.
    Department of Public Health, Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Paulusweg 6, 71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany.
    Luna, Juan
    School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.
    Torres-Gonzalez, Francisco
    Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red en Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), University of Granada, Granada, Spain.
    Barros, Henrique
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Porto, Medical School, Porto, Portugal.
    Ioannidi-Kapolou, Elisabeth
    Department of Sociology, National School of Public Health Athens, Athens, Greece.
    Quattrini, Sabrina
    Socioeconomic Centre of the Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Aging (INCRA), Ancona, Italy.
    Stankunas, Mindaugas
    Department of Health Magament, Faculty of Public Health, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania.
    Soares, Joaquim J. F.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Study design, sampling and assessment methods of the European study “Abuse of the Elderly in the European Region”2012In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 22, no 5, p. 662-666Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Violence against and abuse of older persons (VAO) aged >60 years has become a prominent public health issue. From January 2009-July 2009, we conducted the cross-sectional European study 'Abuse of the elderly in the European region' (ABUEL) among community-dwelling elderly populations aged 60-84 years in Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. We describe the cooperation, completion and response rates; the modes of recruitment and administration; and analyse differences in response rates between countries. Methods: We calculated the population fraction (respondents in each age/sex group divided by the population in the same age/sex group) and the population fraction ratio (PFR) to describe and analyse heterogeneity between countries. To analyse associations between methods and response rates we conducted cross tabulations and logistic regression analyses. Results: The response rates ranged from 18.9 in Germany to 87.4 in Portugal. Men were underrepresented in all countries (PFR<1). Cluster- and cohort-based sampling produced the highest overall response rates. Conclusion: More European and international studies investigating response behaviour in VAO research systematically are needed to gain further knowledge about the internal and external validity of research on VAO. © 2011 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved.

  • 13.
    Macassa, Gloria
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. Gävle university.
    Ahmadi, N
    Hiswåls, Anne-Sofie
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Alfredsson, J
    Soares, Joaquim
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Stankunas, M
    Differences in health care-seeking behavior during economic recession2014In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 24, no supl 2Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Priebe, Stefan
    et al.
    Queen Mary Univ London, Unit Social & Community Psychiat, London, England.
    Matanov, Aleksandra
    Queen Mary Univ London, Unit Social & Community Psychiat, London, England.
    Barros, Henrique
    Univ Porto, Dept Hyg & Epidemiol, Sch Med, P-4100 Oporto, Portugal.
    Canavan, Reamonn
    Natl Univ Ireland, Hlth Promot Res Ctr, Galway, Ireland.
    Gabor, Edina
    Natl Inst Hlth Dev, Budapest, Hungary.
    Greacen, Tim
    Etab Publ Sante Maison Blanche, Lab Rech, Paris, France. .
    Holcnerova, Petra
    Charles Univ Prague, Dept Psychiat, Fac Med 1, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Kluge, Ulrike
    CCM, Univ Med Berlin, Charite, Clin Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Berlin, Germany.
    Nicaise, Pablo
    Catholic Univ Louvain, Inst Hlth & Soc IRSS, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium.
    Moskalewicz, Jacek
    Inst Psychiat & Neurol, Warsaw, Poland.
    Dıaz-Olalla, Jose´ Manuel
    Madrid Salud, Madrid, Spain.
    Straßmayr, Christa
    Ludwig Boltzmann Inst Social Psychiat, Vienna, Austria.
    Schene, Aart H.
    Univ Amsterdam, Acad Med Ctr, NL-1105 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Soares, Joaquim J.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Tulloch, Simon
    Queen Mary Univ London, Unit Social & Community Psychiat, London, England.
    Gaddini, Andrea
    Laziosanita ASP Publ Hlth Agcy, Rome, Italy.
    Mental health-care provision for marginalized groups across Europe: findings from the PROMO study2013In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 97-103Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Providing mental health care to socially marginalized groups is a challenge. There is limited evidence on what form of mental health-care generic (i.e. not targeting a specific social group) and group-specific services provide to socially marginalized groups in Europe. Aim: To describe the characteristics of services providing mental health care for people with mental disorders from socially marginalized groups in European capitals. Methods: In two highly deprived areas in different European capital cities, services providing some form of mental health care for six marginalized groups, i.e. homeless, street sex workers, asylum seekers/refugees, irregular migrants, travelling communities and long-term unemployed, were identified and contacted. Data were obtained on service characteristics, staff and programmes. Results: In 8 capital cities, 516 out of 575 identified services were assessed (90%); 297 services were generic (18–79 per city) and 219 group-specific (13–50). All cities had group-specific services for the homeless, street sex workers and asylum seekers/refugees. Generic services provided more health-care programmes. Group-specific services provided more outreach programmes and social care. There was a substantial overlap in the programmes provided by the two types of services. Conclusions: In deprived areas of European capitals, a considerable number of services provide mental health care to socially marginalized groups. Access to these services often remains difficult. Group-specific services have been widely established, but their role overlaps with that of generic services. More research and conceptual clarity on the function of group-specific services are required.

  • 15.
    Sellström, Eva
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Bremberg, Sven
    National Institute of Public Health, Östersund, Sweden.
    O'Campo, Patricia
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
    Yearly incidence of mental disorders in economically inactive young adults2011In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 21, no 6, p. 812-814Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Increasing rates of mental health problems in youth and an extended period of school-to-work transition is a major concern in Sweden and many other European countries. In this study, being out of the workforce and not in education was associated with severe mental disorders. The risk of being admitted in hospital due to depression was more than doubled in economically inactive young adults. Similarly, the risk of being admitted to hospital due to self-harm and alcohol-related disorder was tripled. Drug abuse was seven times more prevalent among inactive young adults. Processes leading to economic inactivity and to deteriorating mental health are inextricably intertwined. Even if it is not possible to clarify if the association is caused by selection or if it is being outside of labour force that causes mental disorders, it is still urgent to prevent young persons from ending up in long-term economic inactivity.

  • 16.
    Stankunas, M.
    et al.
    Lithuanian Univ Hlth Sci, Lithuania.
    Czabanowska, K.
    Maastricht Univ, Netherlands.
    Smith, T.
    Sheffield Hallam Univ, England.
    Avery, M.
    Griffith Univ, Australia.
    Macassa, Gloria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Tamulionyte, K.
    Lithuanian Univ Hlth Sci, Lithuania.
    The need for leadership skills development among health sector executives in Lithuania2016In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 26Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Svanholm, Sara
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Carlerby, Heidi
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Viitasara, Eija
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Authority officials' views on organisation and collaboration in health promotion for new arrivals in Sweden2018In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 28, p. 129-129Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Zetterström Dahlqvist, Heléne
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Gillander Gådin, Katja
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Online Sexual Victimisation in Youth: Predictors and Cross-Sectional Associations with Depressive Symptoms2018In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, article id cky102Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim

    The aim was to analyze (i) the prevalence of online unwanted sexual solicitation (USS) victimization, (ii) predictors of online USS and (iii) the associations between online USS and depressive symptoms in Swedish pupils in grades 7–9.

    Methods

    An electronic questionnaire was disseminated in 2011 in schools in a municipality in the northern part of Sweden. Total n = 1193 (boys n = 566; girls n= 627). Logistic regression models were fitted to test the cross-sectional associations between predictors of online USS and depressive symptoms, respectively.

    Results

    One third of girls and every fifth boy reported online USS victimization. In boys, predictors associated with online USS were offline bullying and sexual harassment victimization. Only offline sexual harassment victimization was associated with online USS in girls. Girls victimized by online USS had about twice the likelihood to report depressive symptoms compared to non-victimized girls. There were no associations between online USS and depressive symptoms in boys. While offline bullying was associated with depressive symptoms in both genders, offline sexual harassment victimization increased the likelihood to report depressive symptoms in girls only.

    Conclusions

    Online USS was common among Swedish youth, particularly among girls. Schools, parents and internet safety educators should look at co-occurrence of different forms of victimization as offline victimization was a predictor of online USS. Online USS was associated with depressive symptoms in girls and may hence be a factor driving gender inequity in mental health in youth.

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