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Söderlund, A. (2019). Artificial intelligence and physiotherapy - editorial. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 21(1), 1-1
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2019 (English)In: European Journal of Physiotherapy, ISSN 2167-9169, E-ISSN 2167-9177, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 1-1Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2019
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-44331 (URN)10.1080/21679169.2019.1569850 (DOI)000470063000001 ()2-s2.0-85061242540 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-11-11
Fritz, J., Söderlund, A., Wallin, L., Almqvist, L. & Sandborgh, M. (2019). EXPERIENCES OF USING THE MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL GUIDANCE FOR PROCESS EVALUATION. In: Advances in Health Care Sciences Conferences, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, 13-14 November, 2019.: . Paper presented at Advances in Health Care Sciences Conferences, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, 13-14 November, 2019..
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2019 (English)In: Advances in Health Care Sciences Conferences, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, 13-14 November, 2019., 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46056 (URN)
Conference
Advances in Health Care Sciences Conferences, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, 13-14 November, 2019.
Available from: 2019-11-15 Created: 2019-11-15 Last updated: 2019-11-15
Arkkukangas, M., Söderlund, A., Eriksson, S. & Johansson, A.-C. (2019). Fall Preventive Exercise with or without behavior change support for community-dwelling older adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial With Short-Term Follow-up.. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 42(1), 9-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fall Preventive Exercise with or without behavior change support for community-dwelling older adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial With Short-Term Follow-up.
2019 (English)In: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, ISSN 1539-8412, E-ISSN 2152-0895, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 9-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34994 (URN)10.1519/JPT.0000000000000129 (DOI)000457564600002 ()28244890 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85051527684 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-03-03 Created: 2017-03-03 Last updated: 2019-03-29Bibliographically approved
Dean, E., Skinner, M., Myezwa, H., Mkumbuzi, V., Mostert, K., Parra, D. C., . . . Group, G. H. (2019). Health Competency Standards in Physical Therapist Practice. Physical Therapy, 99(9), 1242-1254
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2019 (English)In: Physical Therapy, ISSN 0031-9023, E-ISSN 1538-6724, Vol. 99, no 9, p. 1242-1254Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the physical therapist profession is the leading established, largely nonpharmacological health profession in the world and is committed to health promotion and noncommunicable disease (NCD) prevention, these have yet to be designated as core physical therapist competencies. Based on findings of 3 Physical Therapy Summits on Global Health, addressing NCDs (heart disease, cancer, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and chronic lung disease) has been declared an urgent professional priority. The Third Summit established the status of health competencies in physical therapist practice across the 5 World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) regions with a view to establish health competency standards, this article's focus. Three general principles related to health-focused practice emerged, along with 3 recommendations for its inclusion. Participants acknowledged that specific competencies are needed to ensure that health promotion and NCD prevention are practiced consistently by physical therapists within and across WCPT regions (ie, effective counseling for smoking cessation, basic nutrition, weight control, and reduced sitting and increased activity/exercise in patients and clients, irrespective of their presenting complaints/diagnoses). Minimum accreditable health competency standards within the profession, including use of the WCPT-supported Health Improvement Card, were recommended for inclusion into practice, entry-to-practice education, and research. Such standards are highly consistent with the mission of the WCPT and the World Health Organization. The physical therapist profession needs to assume a leadership role vis-à-vis eliminating the gap between what we know unequivocally about the causes of and contributors to NCDs and the long-term benefits of effective, sustained, nonpharmacological lifestyle behavior change, which no drug nor many surgical procedures have been reported to match.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NLM (Medline), 2019
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45258 (URN)10.1093/ptj/pzz087 (DOI)000493049100014 ()2-s2.0-85071856171 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-09-19 Created: 2019-09-19 Last updated: 2019-11-14Bibliographically approved
Söderlund, A. (2019). Health promotion for older persons by decreasing sedentary behaviour–Editorial. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 21(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health promotion for older persons by decreasing sedentary behaviour–Editorial
2019 (English)In: European Journal of Physiotherapy, ISSN 2167-9169, E-ISSN 2167-9177, Vol. 21, no 3Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis Ltd, 2019
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45019 (URN)10.1080/21679169.2019.1640346 (DOI)000482502500001 ()2-s2.0-85070333836 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-15 Created: 2019-08-15 Last updated: 2019-11-11
Fritz, J., Wallin, L., Söderlund, A., Almqvist, L. & Sandborgh, M. (2019). Implementation of a behavioral medicine approach in physiotherapy: A process evaluation of facilitation methods. Implementation Science, 14(1), Article ID 94.
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2019 (English)In: Implementation Science, ISSN 1748-5908, E-ISSN 1748-5908, Vol. 14, no 1, article id 94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: In a quasi-experimental study, facilitation was used to support implementation of the behavioral medicine approach in physiotherapy. The facilitation consisted of an individually tailored multifaceted intervention including outreach visits, peer coaching, educational materials, individual goal-setting, video feedback, self-monitoring in a diary, manager support, and information leaflets to patients. A behavioral medicine approach implies a focus on health related behavior change. Clinical behavioral change was initiated but not maintained among the participating physiotherapists. To explain these findings, a deeper understanding of the implementation process is necessary. The aim was therefore to explore the impact mechanisms in the implementation of a behavioral medicine approach in physiotherapy by examining dose, reach, and participant experiences. Methods: An explorative mixed-methods design was used as a part of a quasi-experimental trial. Twenty four physiotherapists working in primary health care were included in the quasi-experimental trial, and all physiotherapists in the experimental group (n = 15) were included in the current study. A facilitation intervention based mainly on social cognitive theory was tested during a 6-month period. Data were collected during and after the implementation period by self-reports of time allocation regarding participation in different implementation methods, documentation of individual goals, ranking of the most important implementation methods, and semi-structured interviews. Descriptive statistical methods and inductive content analysis were used. Results: The physiotherapists participated most frequently in the following implementation methods: outreach visits, peer coaching, educational materials, and individual goal-setting. They also considered these methods to be the most important for implementation, contributing to support for learning, practice, memory, emotions, self-management, and time management. However, time management support from the manager was lacking. Conclusions: The findings indicate that different mechanisms govern the initiation and maintenance of clinical behavior change. The impact mechanisms for initiation of clinical behavior change refers to the use of externally initiated multiple methods, such as feedback on practice, time management, and extrinsic motivation. The lack of self-regulation capability, intrinsic motivation, and continued support after the implementation intervention period were interpreted as possible mechanisms for the failure of maintaining the behavioral change over time. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central Ltd., 2019
National Category
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46027 (URN)10.1186/s13012-019-0942-y (DOI)000494477200001 ()31684977 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85074548087 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-11-14 Created: 2019-11-14 Last updated: 2019-11-21
Kyhlbäck, M., Söderlund, A., Thierfelder, T., Frykberg, G. & Elmgren, G. (2019). Physiotherapy treatment of the diabetic shoulder: health-related quality of life and measures of shoulder function regarding patients with type 1 diabetes. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(12), 1435-1442
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Physiotherapy treatment of the diabetic shoulder: health-related quality of life and measures of shoulder function regarding patients with type 1 diabetes
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2019 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 41, no 12, p. 1435-1442Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate how health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and functional shoulder range of motion are affected among patients with diabetes with shoulder problems, treated with a specific physiotherapy programme. A further aim was to investigate how health-related quality of life, functional shoulder range of motion, pain intensity, and shoulder function correlate within the group of patients after the treatment period. Method: A pre-post treatment design was applied for a study group of ten patients with type 1 diabetes and shoulder problems. The physiotherapy treatment consisted of exercises promoting enhanced micro-circulation in the shoulder tissues, optimal shoulder co-ordination, and muscle relaxation. The Short Form-36 (SF-36), shoulder range of motion measures, the Shoulder Rating Scale - Swedish version, and pain intensity measures were used. The results regarding SF-36 were compared with the results of a control group of patients having either type 1 or type 2 diabetes and shoulder problems that did not receive any specific physiotherapy treatment. Results: As a potential result of physiotherapy training, a significant change towards higher scores was observed in the physical component summary (PCS) measure of SF-36. There was a significant improvement regarding PCS in the study group as compared with the control group. There were negative correlations between the four aspects of pain intensity and PCS and Shoulder Rating Scale - Swedish version, respectively, but a positive correlation between PCS and Shoulder Rating Scale - Swedish version. "Hand-raising" and "hand-behind-back" were significantly improved, and proved to be positively correlated with Shoulder Rating Scale - Swedish version. Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that patients with type 1 diabetes and shoulder problems, treated with a specific physiotherapy programme, may improve with respect to physical aspects of health-related quality of life, and partially regain their range of motion in the shoulder joint. Based on these results, the associated treatment protocol may be recommended for physiotherapy treatment in such patients.

National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41325 (URN)10.1080/09638288.2018.1430177 (DOI)000465205000008 ()29363341 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85040990882 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-13 Created: 2018-11-13 Last updated: 2019-11-11
Elvén, M., Hochwälder, J., Dean, E. & Söderlund, A. (2019). Predictors of Clinical Reasoning Using the Reasoning 4 Change Instrument With Physical Therapist Students. Physical Therapy, 99(8), 964-976
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Predictors of Clinical Reasoning Using the Reasoning 4 Change Instrument With Physical Therapist Students
2019 (English)In: Physical Therapy, ISSN 0031-9023, E-ISSN 1538-6724, Vol. 99, no 8, p. 964-976Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although physical therapist students must be well prepared to integrate biopsychosocial and behavioral perspectives into their clinical reasoning, there is a lack of knowledge regarding factors that influence such competence. This study explored the associations among the independent variables-knowledge, cognition, metacognition, psychological factors, contextual factors, and curriculum orientation vis-a-vis behavioral medicine competencies-and the dependent variables-outcomes of input from client (IC), functional behavioral analysis (FBA), and strategies for behavior change (SBC) as levels in physical therapist students' clinical reasoning processes. This study used an exploratory cross-sectional design. The Reasoning 4 Change instrument was completed by 151 final-semester physical therapist students. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses for IC, FBA, and SBC were conducted. In the first step, curriculum orientation was inserted into the model; in the second step, self-rated knowledge, cognition, and metacognition; and in the third step, psychological factors. All independent variables except contextual factors explained 37% of the variance in the outcome of IC. Curriculum orientation explained 3%, cognitive and metacognitive factors an additional 22%, and attitudes another 15%. Variance in the outcomes of FBA and SBC were explained by curriculum orientation only (FBA change in R-2=0.04; SBC change in R-2=0.05). Higher scores of the dependent variables were associated with a curriculum having behavioral medicine competencies. The limitations of this study are that it was cross-sectional. Cognitive and metacognitive capabilities and skills and positive attitudes are important predictors of physical therapist students' clinical reasoning focused on behavior change at the IC level. Curricula with behavioral medicine competencies are associated with positive outcomes at all clinical reasoning levels.

National Category
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42932 (URN)10.1093/ptj/pzz044 (DOI)000482424200003 ()30869789 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85070756500 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-03-18 Created: 2019-03-18 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Eklund, C., Elfström, M., Eriksson, Y. & Söderlund, A. (2019). User experiences from a web-based, self-management programme: struggling with what I need when stress management is about me. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 39-48
Open this publication in new window or tab >>User experiences from a web-based, self-management programme: struggling with what I need when stress management is about me
2019 (English)In: European Journal of Physiotherapy, ISSN 2167-9169, E-ISSN 2167-9177, p. 39-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To explore users’ experiences of a tailored, interactive web application that supports behaviour change in stress management and to identify if and in that case what in the web-based programme that needed further development or adjustment to be feasible in a randomised controlled trial.

Method: The design of this study was explorative with a qualitative approach. Nine individuals were recruited among the staff at a university. Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted and analysed using qualitative content analysis, after the participants had completed the web-based stress management programme.

Results: One theme was identified, Struggling with what I need when stress management is about me, describing the paradox in having a programme that is perceived as supporting stress management while also being perceived as extensive and time consuming. The theme was divided in two categories: Defining the needs, where the users expressed what they needed from the programme and their everyday environment, to be able to use the programme, and It is about me, where the programme was described as helping the users understand their own stress.

Conclusion: The participants expressed acceptance of using a web-based programme for stress related problems. The perceived extensiveness of the programme must be considered in further development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
Keywords
stress management, behaviour change, behaviour medicine, content analysis, e-health
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Other Medical Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40273 (URN)10.1080/21679169.2018.1468814 (DOI)000470063000008 ()2-s2.0-85046429289 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-07-20 Created: 2018-07-20 Last updated: 2019-11-11
Gustavsson, C., Nordlander, J. & Söderlund, A. (2018). Activity and life-role targeting rehabilitation for persistent pain: feasibility of an intervention in primary healthcare.. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 20(3), 141-151
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Activity and life-role targeting rehabilitation for persistent pain: feasibility of an intervention in primary healthcare.
2018 (English)In: European Journal of Physiotherapy, ISSN 2167-9169, E-ISSN 2167-9177, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 141-151Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41324 (URN)10.1080/21679169.2018.1426784 (DOI)000444273400004 ()2-s2.0-85041005065 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-13 Created: 2018-11-13 Last updated: 2019-11-11
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