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Danielsson, L., Lundstrom, M.-L., Holmström, I. K. & Kerstis, B. (2018). Anaesthetizing children-From a nurse anaesthetist's perspective-A qualitative study. Nursing Open, 5(3), 393-399
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Anaesthetizing children-From a nurse anaesthetist's perspective-A qualitative study
2018 (English)In: Nursing Open, E-ISSN 2054-1058, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 393-399Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe nurse anaesthetists' experiences of encountering and caring for children in connection to anaesthesia. Design: Qualitative design. Methods: Sixteen written narratives based on eight nurse anaesthetists' experiences of meeting children was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results: The overarching theme was: "anaesthetizing children is a complex caring situation, including interactions with the child and parents as well as ensuring patient safety, affected by the perioperative team and organizational prerequisites". The nurses stated that in their interaction with the family, their goal was to ensure that children and parents felt secure and calm. "Striving to work in confidence" underlined the team and organizational influences. Encountering children involves more than knowledge about technical equipment, procedures and drugs. Knowledge about children's development and fears and parents' needs are essential for an optimal caring situation. Organizations need to realize that extra time, skills and resources are needed to safely anaesthetize children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY, 2018
Keywords
anaesthetics, children, nurses, nursing, parents
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40379 (URN)10.1002/nop2.147 (DOI)000439858900020 ()30062034 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-08-17 Created: 2018-08-17 Last updated: 2018-08-17Bibliographically approved
Kerstis, B., Aslund, C. & Sonnby, K. (2018). More secure attachment to the father and the mother is associated with fewer depressive symptoms in adolescents. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 123(1), 62-67
Open this publication in new window or tab >>More secure attachment to the father and the mother is associated with fewer depressive symptoms in adolescents
2018 (English)In: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, ISSN 0300-9734, E-ISSN 2000-1967, Vol. 123, no 1, p. 62-67Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: To investigate whether more secure attachment to the father and the mother is associated with less depressive symptoms among adolescents, and to explore possible sex differences. Method: A population-based sample of adolescents completed a school-based survey assessing demographic data, attachment to father and mother, as well as depressive symptoms. Participation rate was 80% of the eligible population, and 3,988 adolescents (1,937 boys and 2,051 girls) had complete data for the analyses. Results: Paired samples t tests showed that participants rated their attachment to mothers as slightly more secure than their attachment to fathers (t = 15.94, P < 0.001; boys: t = 5.23, P < 0.001; girls: t = 16.16, P < 0.001). In linear regression analyses there was an association between the outcome, number of depressive symptoms, and more secure attachment to the mother for boys (B=-0.532; 95% confidence interval [CI] -0.656, -0.407, P < 0.001) and for girls (B = -0.623; 95% CI -0.730, -0.516, P < 0.001). Analogous results were found for more secure attachment to the father for boys (B = -0.499; 95% CI -0.608, -0.391, P < 0.001) and for girls (B = -0.494; 95% CI -0.586, -0.401, P < 0.001). Conclusions: Understanding the relationship between attachment to both father and mother and depressive symptoms in adolescent boys and girls is essential for further development of strategies for prevention and treatment of depression.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2018
Keywords
Adolescents, attachment, depression, parents
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38988 (URN)10.1080/03009734.2018.1439552 (DOI)000428060300008 ()29495912 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85042906381 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-04-12 Created: 2018-04-12 Last updated: 2018-11-05Bibliographically approved
Begum, S., Kerstis, B., Barua, S., Westerlund, H. & Hjortsberg, C. (2017). Food4You: A Personalized System for Adaptive Mealtime Situations for Elderly. In: Medicinteknikdagarna 2017 MTD 2017: . Paper presented at Medicinteknikdagarna 2017 MTD 2017, 09 Oct 2017, Västerås, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Food4You: A Personalized System for Adaptive Mealtime Situations for Elderly
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2017 (English)In: Medicinteknikdagarna 2017 MTD 2017, 2017Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Keywords
Elderly, Mealtime situation, Data Mining, Knowledge base
National Category
Medical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37030 (URN)
Conference
Medicinteknikdagarna 2017 MTD 2017, 09 Oct 2017, Västerås, Sweden
Projects
Food4Health: A Personalized System for Adaptive Mealtime Situations for Elderly
Available from: 2017-11-20 Created: 2017-11-20 Last updated: 2017-11-20Bibliographically approved
Kerstis, B. (2016). Association between parental depressive symptoms and impaired bonding with the infant.. Archives of Women's Mental Health
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Association between parental depressive symptoms and impaired bonding with the infant.
2016 (English)In: Archives of Women's Mental Health, ISSN 1434-1816, E-ISSN 1435-1102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41415 (URN)10.1007/s00737-015-0522-3 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2018-12-14
Ahmed, M. U., Begum, S., Kerstis, B., Petrovic, N. & Sandborgh, M. (2016). Third Eye: An Intelligent Assisting Aid for Visual Impairment Elderly. In: Medicinteknikdagarna 2016 MTF: . Paper presented at Medicinteknikdagarna 2016 MTF, 5-6 Oct 2016, Örebro, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Third Eye: An Intelligent Assisting Aid for Visual Impairment Elderly
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2016 (English)In: Medicinteknikdagarna 2016 MTF, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background Visually impaired older persons need support in daily activities, e.g. moving around inside the house; making and eating food and taking medicine independently. A system that simulates the environment based on both dynamic and static objects, identify obstacles, navigates and translates sensory information in voice would be valuable to support their daily activities. Today several sensors and camera-based systems are popular as ambient-assisted living tools for older adults. However, intelligent assisting aid (IAA) to support older individuals with a recently acquired visual impairment is limited. The proposed system ‘Third Eye’ focuses on the advanced research and development of an IAA to support older individuals with a recently acquired visual impairment. The main goal in this system is to provide a usable, feasible and cost-effective solution for older persons to support their daily activities using intelligent sensor based system. Method The system consists of the following five phases to meet several central challenges in developing IAA in such domain. • User-perspective, focuses on user-driven technical development, investigating needs of potential users. The study will have a participatory design with focus group interviews of lead users. • Sensor-based system, focuses on the identification obstacles based on ultrasounds and/or radio frequencies embedded in white-cane or weaker. • Camera-based system, focuses on image based information translation into voice embedded in white-cane or weaker or glasses. • System of systems, focuses on integration of above systems where knowledge is engineered and suitable representations are learned and reasoning for decisions are made [9]. • Experimental, focuses on usability and feasibility of the IAA, with idiographic and group studies Results The initial results have shown the necessity of the proposed AAI systems for older individuals with a recently acquired visual impairment. However, more extension work e.g., process and analyze the information and synthesize it with existing literature for developing the system is ongoing.

National Category
Medical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-32879 (URN)
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Conference
Medicinteknikdagarna 2016 MTF, 5-6 Oct 2016, Örebro, Sweden
Available from: 2016-08-29 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2016-11-22Bibliographically approved
Kerstis, B. (2014). Depressive symptoms postpartum among parents are associated with marital separation: a Swedish cohort study.. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Depressive symptoms postpartum among parents are associated with marital separation: a Swedish cohort study.
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41416 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2019-01-10
Widarsson, M., Kerstis, B., Sundquist, K., Engström, G. & Sarkadi, A. (2012). Support Needs of Expectant Mothers and Fathers: A Qualitative Study. The Journal of Perinatal Education,, 21(1), 36-44
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Support Needs of Expectant Mothers and Fathers: A Qualitative Study
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2012 (English)In: The Journal of Perinatal Education,, ISSN 1058-1243, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 36-44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe expectant mothers' and fathers' perceived needs of support during pregnancy. Twenty-two women and 10 men were interviewed in four focus groups and 13 individual interviews. Systematic text condensation was performed to analyze the data. Parents described not only a broad spectrum of social support needs but also needs of psychological and physical support. They also requested to share their experiences with others. The foci of care and parents' needs of support are more harmonized with medical support than with psychological and emotional support. Mothers' needs were predominately addressed in the health services, but fathers often felt “invisible.“ Antenatal services may need to offer more customized individual support and emphasize peer support in groups; the challenge is to involve both parents through communication and encouragement so they can support each other. 

Keywords
expectant fathers; expectant mothers; midwifery; parental support needs; childbirth education
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-14553 (URN)10.1891/1058-1243.21.1.36 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-05-02 Created: 2012-05-02 Last updated: 2018-11-14Bibliographically approved
Widarsson, M., Nohlert, E., Öhrvik, J. & Kerstis, B. Parental stress and depressive symptoms increase the risk of separation among parents with children less than 11 years of age in Sweden.. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parental stress and depressive symptoms increase the risk of separation among parents with children less than 11 years of age in Sweden.
(English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Aims: Parental separations have become more frequent in recent decades. In Western countries, about 25% of children experience parental separation. There is a need to explore the risk factors for separation to give children an optimal childhood. The objective of the present study was to examine parental stress and depressive symptoms during early parenthood and their association with parental separation. Methods: Four hundred and seven couples completed questionnaires on depressive symptoms for 3 months and parental stress for 18 months after childbirth. Total parental stress and five sub-areas were investigated. To study the separation rate, parents’ addresses were recorded 9 to 11 years after childbirth. Results: Twenty-nine percent of the parents were separated 9 to 11 years after childbirth. Separation was associated with depressive symptoms at 3 months (mothers p =.002, fathers p =.025) and total parental stress at 18 months after childbirth (mothers p =.010, fathers p =.005). The sub-areas of parental stress, Spouse relationship problems (mothers p = <.001, fathers p =.001) and fathers’ Social isolation (p =.005), were associated with separation. In multivariable regression analyses of the parents’ separation rate 9 to 11 years after childbirth, the only significant predictor was mothers’ Spouse relationship problems (p <.001). Conclusions: The knowledge that parental stress and depressive symptoms are risk factors for separation may simplify professional support for parents in early parenting. Courses for new and expectant parents can use this knowledge to increase parents’ awareness

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås:
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41327 (URN)10.1177/1403494817724312 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042135218 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-13 Created: 2018-11-13 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
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