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Finnman, J., Söderbäck, M., Sjöman, M., Welander, J. & Almqvist, L. (2023). Challenges to Relational Commitments of Preschool Staff in Supporting Children in Contexts with a High Proportion of Early Second Language Learners in Sweden. Early Education and Development, 1-19
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2023 (English)In: Early Education and Development, ISSN 1040-9289, E-ISSN 1556-6935, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PurposeUsing COR theory to study developments of health and other key resources in self-employed workers in Sweden over 6 years, this study: (1) explored whether the heterogenous group of self-employed workers contained subgroups with different health trajectories, (2) investigated whether these were more typical for certain individuals (with respect to age, gender, sector, education, employment status), and (3) compared the different health trajectories regarding resource development in mental well-being, business resources, employment status, work ability.

MethodThe study used data from the Swedish longitudinal occupational survey of health (SLOSH) and included participants working as self-employed or combiner (N = 2642).

ResultFive trajectories were identified with latent class growth curve model analysis (LCGM). Two health trajectories with (1) very good, respective (2) good stable health (together comprising 78.5% of the participants), (3) one with moderate stable health (14.8%), (4) one with a U-shaped form (1.9%), and (5) one with low, slightly increasing health (4.7%). The first two trajectories flourish: they maintained or increased in all key resources and were more likely to remain self-employed. Trajectories three and five consist of those who fight to maintain or increase their resources. Workers in the U-shaped health trajectory show signs of fight and flight after loss in health and other key resources.

ConclusionsStudying subgroups with different resource developments over time was suitable to understand heterogeneity in self-employed workers. It also helped to identify vulnerable groups that may benefit from interventions to preserve their resources.

National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Working Life Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-65668 (URN)10.1080/10409289.2023.2188866 (DOI)000950141300001 ()2-s2.0-85150756924 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-2020
Available from: 2024-01-23 Created: 2024-01-23 Last updated: 2024-01-25Bibliographically approved
Isaksson, K., Söderbäck, M. & Tillgren, P. (2021). Att granska ett forskarutbildningsområde: Exemplet hälsa och välfärd, Mälardalens högskola. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 98(3), 467-478
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att granska ett forskarutbildningsområde: Exemplet hälsa och välfärd, Mälardalens högskola
2021 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 98, no 3, p. 467-478Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

I ett drygt decennium har det varit möjligt för statliga och enskilda högskolor i Sverige att ansöka om att få inrätta forskarutbildning inom ett specifikt område. Fram till 2020 har 38 tillstånd beviljats och åtta av dessa har koppling till området hälsa och/eller välfärd. Sedan läsåret 2012/13 finns vid Mälardalens högskola (MDH) forskarutbildning inom detta område. Syftet med denna artikel är att beskriva och diskutera en granskning av hur området hälsa och välfärd återspeglas i de första 15 avhandlingarna. En kvalitativ deduktiv innehållsanalys genomfördes samt en bibliometrisk undersökning av innehållet i avhandlingarnas introduktion och diskussion. Utifrån granskningen diskuteras resultatet men också hur den metodik som tillämpats kan vara relevant för granskning av avhandlingar även vid andra högskolor med ett specifikt forskarutbildningsområde.   

Keywords
doktorsavhandling; hälsa och välfärd; granskning; forskarutbildningsområde
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-55468 (URN)
Available from: 2021-07-14 Created: 2021-07-14 Last updated: 2024-02-07Bibliographically approved
Fritz, J., Söderbäck, M., Söderlund, A., Sandborgh, M. & Almqvist, L. (2021). Development of a theory-guided intervention to support implementation of a behavioural medicine approach in physiotherapy. In: : . Paper presented at The 16th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, 7-11 June 2021.
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2021 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-60528 (URN)
Conference
The 16th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, 7-11 June 2021
Available from: 2022-10-31 Created: 2022-10-31 Last updated: 2023-03-08Bibliographically approved
Fritz, J., Söderbäck, M., Söderlund, A., Almqvist, L. & Sandborgh, M. (2021). Development of a theory-guided intervention to support implementation of a behavioural medicine approach in physiotherapy. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 28(SUPPL 1), S164-S164
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2021 (English)In: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, ISSN 1070-5503, E-ISSN 1532-7558, Vol. 28, no SUPPL 1, p. S164-S164Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-55360 (URN)000660029800488 ()
Available from: 2021-07-01 Created: 2021-07-01 Last updated: 2023-03-08Bibliographically approved
Afua Quaye, A., Castor, C., Coyne, I., Söderbäck, M. & Kristensson Hallström, I. (2021). How are children’s best interests expressed during their hospital visit?: An observational study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30(23-24), 3644-3656
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2021 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 30, no 23-24, p. 3644-3656Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims and objectives: To describe ways in which children's best interests were observed to be expressed in paediatric settings during their hospital visit. Background: The best interests of the child are embodied in national and international legal systems, although the definition remains problematic. The child's limited autonomy mandates duty bearers to have both a child perspective and the child's perspective when considering what the best interest of the child entails in care situations. Design: A qualitative descriptive study with overt, non-participant observations fulfilling the COREQ criteria. Methods: Thirty-two observations of interactions between children aged 2 to 17 years with both acute and chronic conditions, their parents and healthcare professionals were conducted at three paediatric hospitals in Sweden. Inductive and abductive reasoning were used in the content analysis of data, which followed the identification, coding, categorising and abstraction of observed patterns of the best interest of the child. Results: Findings reveal facilitating and obstructing factors for the child's best interests to be safeguarded in healthcare situations. Children were guided in or hindered from exercising their competence. The observations showed a variation in actions taken by both parents and healthcare professionals to safeguard the best interests of the child. Conclusions: Determining the best interest of the child requires a case-by-case basis, as it is context-dependent, situational, flexible and dependent on all actors involved and actual decisions made. Relevance to clinical practice: Healthcare professionals’ actions can facilitate or obstruct observed expressions of the child's best interest. It is essential to enhance healthcare professionals’ communication skills, knowledge awareness and continuing education about the rights of children receiving healthcare services. Reflections and discussions on how to protect the best interests of children may help healthcare professionals to uphold children's best interest in daily clinical practice.

Keywords
best interest, child rights, child-centred care, child´s perspective, hospitalisation, mutual negotiation, observation
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-54473 (URN)10.1111/jocn.15886 (DOI)000657155100001 ()2-s2.0-85107026921 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-06-04 Created: 2021-06-04 Last updated: 2021-12-16Bibliographically approved
Östlund, G., Söderbäck, M. & Tillgren, P. (2020). Co-produced research in health and welfare with a focus on cooperation between Thailand and Sweden – a review. International Journal of Public Health and Health Sciences, 2(2)
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2020 (English)In: International Journal of Public Health and Health Sciences, ISSN 2673-0200, Vol. 2, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Public Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-53276 (URN)
Available from: 2021-01-31 Created: 2021-01-31 Last updated: 2021-03-16Bibliographically approved
Quaye Msc, A. A., Coyne, I., Söderbäck, M. & Kristensson Hallström, I. (2019). Children's active participation in decision‐making processesduring hospitalisation: An observational study. Journal of cilinical Nursing, 28(23¨24), 4525-4537
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2019 (English)In: Journal of cilinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, Vol. 28, no 23¨24, p. 4525-4537Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims and objectives: The aim was to explore and describe the child's active participationin daily healthcare practice at children's hospital units in Sweden.Objectives: (a) Identify everyday situations in medical and nursing care that illustratechildren's active participation in decision‐making, (b) identify various ways of activeparticipation, actual and optimal in situations involving decision‐making and (c) explorefactors in nursing and medical care that influence children's active participation indecision‐making.Background: Despite active participation being a fundamental right for children, theyare not always involved in decision‐making processes during their health care. Therestill remains uncertainty on how to support children to actively participate in decisionsconcerning their health care.Design: A qualitative study with overt, nonparticipant observations fulfilling theCOREQ checklist criteria.Methods: Observations of interactions between children aged 2 and 17 years withboth acute and chronic conditions, their parents, and healthcare professionals wereconducted at three paediatric hospitals in Sweden. The Scale of Degrees of SelfDetermination was used to grade identified situations. The scale describes five levelsof active participation, with level one being the least and level five being the mostactive level of participation. Normative judgements were also made.Results: Children's active participation was assessed as being generally at levels fourand five. Children demonstrated both verbal and nonverbal ways of communicationduring decision‐making. Findings indicated that children's, parents' and healthcareprofessional's actions influenced children's active participation in decision‐makingprocesses involving healthcare.Conclusions: Healthcare professionals specialised in paediatrics need to embrace botha child perspective and a child's perspective, plan care incorporating key elements of achild‐centred care approach, to ensure children's active participation at a level of theirchoosing.

Keywords
child perspective; child-centred care; children; child's perspective; decision-making; healthcare situations; medical care; nonparticipant observations; nursing care; participation
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45838 (URN)10.1111/jocn.15042 (DOI)000486746100001 ()31430412 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85074673633 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-10-24 Created: 2019-10-24 Last updated: 2020-11-13Bibliographically approved
Harder, M. & Söderbäck, M. (2019). ENCOUNTERING PARENTS ​IN THE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTRE​ a balancing act between different perspectives and expectations. In: : . Paper presented at RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2019..
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2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background: Primary Healthcare Centers (PHC) are the first instance to seek care for patients who are not acutely ill. Children between 0-18 years account for 23 % of all doctor visits at PHC. These children rarely arrive by themselves; they are accompanied by parents or guardians. Thereby the health care professionals (HCP) need to relate to two individuals in the care situation. Parents are a resource for their child, and they should be given the opportunity to participate with the child in caring situations. The care relation influences the outcome of the encounter between parent, child and HCP. Aim: To describe HCP' reflections about the encounters with parents seeking care for their children at the PHC. Method: A qualitative content analysis with inductive approach was used. The analyzed material consists of HCP's reflections derived from a prior research project regarding children's involvement. Results: Encountering parents who seek care for their children at PHC means that HCP's in these care situations balance between different perspectives and expectations. This balance includes reflections that are described as: To have beliefs about parent's perceptions and expectations; To encounter parents and children as a unit and unique individuals and To guide parents. Conclusion: The prerequisite for district nurses to create a caring relationship with parents and children in a care situation involves understanding and encountering parents’ and children’s perspectives. A caring relationship benefits the care situation, the child's health and parent's trust in the HCP's. 

Keywords Care relation, Health Care Professionals, Parents, Primary Healthcare Center, Qualitative content analysis, Reflections

National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46053 (URN)
Conference
RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2019.
Available from: 2019-11-15 Created: 2019-11-15 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically approved
Isaksson, K., Söderbäck, M. & Tillgren, P. (2019). Forskarutbildningsområdet hälsa och välfärd: Granskning av avhandlingar från HVV:s utbildning på forskarnivå. Västerås
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2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: , 2019. p. 102
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-52852 (URN)
Available from: 2020-12-17 Created: 2020-12-17 Last updated: 2021-01-14Bibliographically approved
Östlund, G., Söderbäck, M. & Tillgren, P. (2019). Review of coproduced research within health and welfare, focusing the cooperation in between Thailand and Sweden.. In: Global health: . Paper presented at International Conference on Advancement in Health Sciences Education and Professions: Synergy and Reform for Better Health (iHSEP2019). Bangkok, 11-13 nov.
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2019 (English)In: Global health, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46043 (URN)
Conference
International Conference on Advancement in Health Sciences Education and Professions: Synergy and Reform for Better Health (iHSEP2019). Bangkok, 11-13 nov
Available from: 2019-11-14 Created: 2019-11-14 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically approved
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