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Widarsson, M., Asp, M., Letterstål, A. & Källestedt Södersved, M. L. (2020). Newly graduated swedish nurses’ inadequacy in developing professional competence. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing: Continuing Competence for the Future, 51(2), 65-74
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Newly graduated swedish nurses’ inadequacy in developing professional competence
2020 (English)In: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing: Continuing Competence for the Future, ISSN 0022-0124, E-ISSN 1938-2472, Vol. 51, no 2, p. 65-74Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The learning process for student and recently graduated nurses during their transition to professional nursing is stressful and challenging. The aim of this study was to describe recent graduates’ experiences of developing professional competence in their basic nursing program and during their first year. Method: A qualitative descriptive design with an inductive approach based on interviews with 11 nurses, with a qualitative content analysis. Results: Recently graduated nurses experience shortages and struggle to develop their professional competence. They find that reflection is a fundamental tool in the process of professional competence development. The competence gap is not between theoretical and practical knowledge, but rather between the university and health care organizations. Conclusion: Focusing on the intertwining of theoretical and practical knowledge can bridge the gap between these two organizations and create a foundation for lifelong learning of professional competence. Creating opportunities for reflection is central to the learning process. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Slack Incorporated, 2020
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-47025 (URN)10.3928/00220124-20200115-05 (DOI)000509472600005 ()31978244 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85078252301 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-02-13 Created: 2020-02-13 Last updated: 2020-02-13Bibliographically approved
Norfjord van Zyl, M., Akhavan, S., Tillgren, P. & Asp, M. (2020). Non-participation in mammographic screening – experiences of women from a region in Sweden. BMC Public Health, 20(1), Article ID 219.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Non-participation in mammographic screening – experiences of women from a region in Sweden
2020 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 20, no 1, article id 219Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Understanding women’s life conditions regarding their non-participation in different health-promoting and disease-preventing activities is important as it may draw attention to potential areas for improvement in the healthcare sector. Mammographic screening, a disease-preventing service, facilitates early detection of any potential malignancies and consequently prompts initiation of treatment. The reasons for non-participation in mammographic screening can be understood from different perspectives, such as socioeconomic and lifestyle-related determinants of health. This study aims to gain a deeper understanding of women’s experiences and perceptions about non-participation in mammographic screening in a Swedish region with a single mammographic facility.

Methods

Data from individual semi-structured interviews, conducted in 2018 with eleven women between the ages of 48 and 73, were analysed by a qualitative content analysis.

Results

The findings reveal three main categories: 1) doubts regarding mammographic screening and its organisation, 2) sense and sensibility in the decision to refrain from mammographic screening, and 3) dependency and options. These three categories indicate aspects, such as the individual’s life situation, accessibility to the offered service, and the flexibility of the healthcare system, that need to be considered to improve the organisation of mammographic screening.

Conclusion

Listening to the women’s voices regarding their experiences and perceptions about mammographic screening is important as individual characteristics and social circumstances interact with healthcare and affect the degree of participation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: BMC, 2020
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-47047 (URN)10.1186/s12889-020-8306-8 (DOI)000514661700005 ()32050943 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85079334677 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-02-17 Created: 2020-02-17 Last updated: 2020-03-12Bibliographically approved
Nordgren, L. & Asp, M. (2019). Photo-elicided conversation in dementia care: A case study.. In: : . Paper presented at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Gothenburg, Sweden, 2019-05-23--2019-05-24.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Photo-elicided conversation in dementia care: A case study.
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46018 (URN)
Conference
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Gothenburg, Sweden, 2019-05-23--2019-05-24
Available from: 2019-11-13 Created: 2019-11-13 Last updated: 2019-12-17Bibliographically approved
Asp, M. & Ekstedt, M. (2019). Trötthet, vila, sömn (3ed.). In: Edberg A-K & Wijk H (Ed.), Omvårdnadens grunder: Hälsa och ohälsa (pp. 377-420). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trötthet, vila, sömn
2019 (Swedish)In: Omvårdnadens grunder: Hälsa och ohälsa / [ed] Edberg A-K & Wijk H, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2019, 3, p. 377-420Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2019 Edition: 3
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45990 (URN)978-91-44-12316-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-13 Created: 2019-11-13 Last updated: 2019-12-20Bibliographically approved
Manasatchakun, P., Roxberg, Å. & Asp, M. (2018). Conceptions of healthy ageing held by relatives of older people in Isan-Thai culture: A phenomenographic study. Journal of Aging Research, Article ID 3734645.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptions of healthy ageing held by relatives of older people in Isan-Thai culture: A phenomenographic study
2018 (English)In: Journal of Aging Research, ISSN 2090-2204, E-ISSN 2090-2212, article id 3734645Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Healthy ageing has been studied in various contexts. However, no studies have focused on healthy ageing from the perspective of children or grandchildren, who are the main informal caregivers for older people in northeast Thailand, also referred to as the Isan region. Therefore, this study aimed to describe the conceptions of healthy ageing harboured by children and grandchildren caring for older people in northeast Thailand. A qualitative descriptive design was performed using a phenomenographic approach with an epistemological basis in the lifeworld theory to understand the varying conceptions of healthy ageing based on participants’ lived experience. We conducted in-depth interviews comprising open-ended questions to gain an understanding of the conceptions of healthy ageing held by 14 children and grandchildren of older persons in northeast Thailand. The data collected during these interviews were analysed using the phenomenographic analysis method. The results of our analysis indicated that the conceptions of healthy ageing can be categorized into the following four descriptive categories: being independent, not being afflicted by diseases or illnesses, being a giver and a receiver, and being wise. These findings highlight that healthy ageing entails autonomy, interdependence and wisdom and emphasize the importance of holistic view on the meaning of healthy ageing. Healthcare providers should understand the different meanings of healthy ageing from the perspectives of children and grandchildren of older people and integrate their perspectives when collaborating with them to promote healthy ageing. The findings of this study may facilitate further research and ensure the provision of support to the relatives of older people to promote healthy ageing in northeast Thailand. 

Keywords
healthy ageing, health promotion, older people, qualitative research, relatives
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34557 (URN)10.1155/2018/3734645 (DOI)29593905 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85045911896 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-12-28 Created: 2016-12-28 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
Norfjord van Zyl, M., Akhavan, S., Tillgren, P. & Asp, M. (2018). Experiences and perceptions about undergoing mammographic screening: a qualitative study involving women from a county in Sweden. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 13(1), Article ID 1521256.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences and perceptions about undergoing mammographic screening: a qualitative study involving women from a county in Sweden
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 13, no 1, article id 1521256Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose:An organized population-based mammographic screening programme aims for an early detection of potential breast abnormalities so that treatment can commence. Continuous participation and a high attendance rate are vital for an effective programme. It is important to understand the underlying reasons for participation in mammographic screening, should there be factors that are amendable within reason and could be adjusted. Therefore, the invited women are valuable sources of information. This study aimed at describing the experiences and perceptions about mammographic screening of women from three municipalities in a Swedish county.Method:Six semi-structured focus-group discussions, each with four to five participants, were held. Content analysis was then conducted.Results:The screening procedure, such as staff professionalism, was covered. Other people's opinions and the woman's own understanding affected the women's decisions on whether or not to undergo the procedure. Structural conditions, such as travel time and financial issues, were sources of concern. However, the offer to perform mammographic screening was perceived with gratitude.Conclusions:Structural conditions, risk and time perceptions, the screening procedure, attitudes towards undergoing it and appreciation of its benefit may influence the women's continuous willingness to be screened, which in turn may affect public and individual health.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2018
Keywords
Experiences, focus groups, mammographic screening, participation, perceptions, public health, qualitative study
National Category
Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41008 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2018.1521256 (DOI)000444566400001 ()30215571 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85053259288 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2020-03-19Bibliographically approved
Asp, M. (2017). Begreppet Vila (2ed.). In: Wiklund, L & Bergbohm, I (Ed.), Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik: (pp. 437-447). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Begreppet Vila
2017 (Swedish)In: Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik / [ed] Wiklund, L & Bergbohm, I, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, 2, p. 437-447Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017 Edition: 2
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45991 (URN)978-91-44-11243-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-13 Created: 2019-11-13 Last updated: 2019-12-30Bibliographically approved
Asp, M. (2017). Begreppsutveckling på livsvärldsfenomenologisk grund (2ed.). In: Wiklund Gustin L & Bergbom I (Ed.), Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik: (pp. 49-77). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Begreppsutveckling på livsvärldsfenomenologisk grund
2017 (Swedish)In: Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik / [ed] Wiklund Gustin L & Bergbom I, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, 2, p. 49-77Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017 Edition: 2
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45992 (URN)978-91-44-11243-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-13 Created: 2019-11-13 Last updated: 2019-12-30Bibliographically approved
Asp, M. (2017). Editorial, SJCS September 2017 issue: NCCS in the past and for the future. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 31(3), 425-426
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial, SJCS September 2017 issue: NCCS in the past and for the future
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 425-426Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2017
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38241 (URN)10.1111/scs.12530 (DOI)000412401200001 ()2-s2.0-85030642042 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-24 Created: 2018-01-24 Last updated: 2018-07-25Bibliographically approved
Asp, M., Simonsson, B., Peter, L. & Molarius, A. (2017). Physical mobility, physical activity, and obesity among elderly: findings from a large population-based Swedish survey. Public Health, 147, 84-91
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Physical mobility, physical activity, and obesity among elderly: findings from a large population-based Swedish survey
2017 (English)In: Public Health, ISSN 0033-3506, E-ISSN 1476-5616, Vol. 147, p. 84-91Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To examine how physical activity and physical mobility are related to obesity in the elderly. Study design: A cross-sectional study of 2558 men and women aged 65 years and older who participated in a population survey in 2012 was conducted in mid-Sweden with an overall response rate of 67%. Methods: Obesity (body mass index >= 30 kg/m(2)) was based on self-reported weight and height, and physical activity and physical mobility on questionnaire data. Chi-squared test and multiple logistic regressions were used as statistical analyses. Results: The overall prevalence of obesity was 19% in women and 15% in men and decreased after the age of 75 years. A strong association between both physical activity and obesity, and physical mobility and obesity was found. The odds for obesity were higher for impaired physical mobility (odds ratio [OR] 2.83, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.14-3.75) than for physical inactivity (OR 1.63, 95% CI 1.28-2.08) when adjusted for gender, age, socio-economic status and fruit and vegetable intake. However, physical activity was associated with obesity only among elderly with physical mobility but not among those with impaired physical mobility. Conclusion: It is important to focus on making it easier for elderly with physical mobility to become or stay physically active, whereas elderly with impaired physical mobility have a higher prevalence of obesity irrespective of physical activity.

National Category
Geriatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36248 (URN)10.1016/j.puhe.2017.01.032 (DOI)000405833500015 ()28404503 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85015448492 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-17 Created: 2017-08-17 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved
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