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Sriyasak, A., Almqvist, A.-L., Sridawruang, C. & Häggström-Nordin, E. (2019). Healthcare providers' caring for Thai teenage parents: A focus group study. Midwifery, 69, 172-178
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Healthcare providers' caring for Thai teenage parents: A focus group study
2019 (English)In: Midwifery, ISSN 0266-6138, E-ISSN 1532-3099, Vol. 69, p. 172-178Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2019
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42302 (URN)10.1016/j.midw.2018.09.010 (DOI)000454129800023 ()30279021 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85054059229 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-10 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-11-10
Appelgren Engstrom, H., Häggström-Nordin, E., Borneskog, C. & Almqvist, A.-L. (2019). Mothers in same‐sex relationships—Striving for equal parenthood:: A grounded theory study. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 28(19-20), 3700-3709
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mothers in same‐sex relationships—Striving for equal parenthood:: A grounded theory study
2019 (English)In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, ISSN 0962-1067, Vol. 28, no 19-20, p. 3700-3709Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To get a deeper understanding of how mothers in same-sex relationships think and reason about their parenthood in terms of gender equality, and how they experience early parental support from child healthcare professionals. Background: There is an increasing amount of research on how women in same-sex relationships experience healthcare services when forming a family. Yet there is limited knowledge of what kind of early parental support these women may request. Design: Grounded theory. Follows guidelines for qualitative research (COREQ). Method: Twenty women ranging from 25 to 42 years of age participated in semi-structured interviews. Data collection and analysis took place in parallel, as recommended in grounded theory methodology. Results: The results are described by the core category Same-sex mothers request professional support to achieve equal parenthood, which includes five categories: (a) equality in everyday life, (b) diversity in mother and child attachment, (c) justification of the family structure, (d) ambivalent thoughts about their child's future and (e) a special need for networking and request for professional support. These findings provide a deeper understanding of how same-sex mothers experience their parenthood and the parental support that is offered. Conclusion: Child healthcare professionals need to be sensitive and recognise both mothers as equal parents and offer early parenting groups where two-mother families feel included and supported. Relevance to clinical practice: Healthcare professionals need to be aware of diverse family formations and meet each parent as a unique individual without heteronormative assumptions. Same-sex mothers must be treated as equal parents and acknowledged as mothers. Healthcare professionals should offer inclusive and supportive parental groups to same-sex families. They should also inform and support nonbirth mothers about the possibility to breastfeed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley Online library, 2019
Keywords
Caring, encounters, parental support, parenthood, qualitative study, Sweden, two‐mother families
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences; Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-44983 (URN)10.1111/jocn.14971 (DOI)000477438700001 ()31240794 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85068736793 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Doktorandprojekt: Families with two mothers
Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2020-05-27Bibliographically approved
Appelgren Engstrom, H., Häggström-Nordin, E., Borneskog-Sinclair, C. & Almqvist, A.-L. (2018). Mothers in Same-Sex Relationships Describe the Process of Forming a Family as a Stressful Journey in a Heteronormative World: A Swedish Grounded Theory Study. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 22(10), 1444-1450
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mothers in Same-Sex Relationships Describe the Process of Forming a Family as a Stressful Journey in a Heteronormative World: A Swedish Grounded Theory Study
2018 (English)In: Maternal and Child Health Journal, ISSN 1092-7875, E-ISSN 1573-6628, Vol. 22, no 10, p. 1444-1450Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives The aim of this study was to gain insight into how women in same-sex relationships experience the process of forming a family through the use of assisted reproduction technique (ART), from planning the pregnancy to parenthood, and their experience of parental support from healthcare professionals. Methods The participants were 20 women in a same-sex relationship who had conceived through ART at a Swedish clinic. Semi-structured interviews including open questions about pregnancy, parenthood and support from healthcare professionals were conducted. The interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. The data were analysed according to grounded theory. Results The core category, A stressful journey through a heteronormative world, emerged from the analysis, as did three subcategories: A journey fraught with difficulties and decisions; The nuclear family as the norm; and A need for psychological support. Same-sex parents expressed a need for more information about how to access ART in Sweden. Both the healthcare organization and treatment were perceived as heteronormative. In particular, these women lacked psychological support during the demanding process of utilizing a sperm donor to conceive. Conclusions for Practice Professionals in antenatal care should undergo mandatory cultural competency training to ensure cultural sensitivity and the provision of updated information, tailored brochures and early parental support for families with same-sex parents. All parents need guidance and support from competent, caring personnel throughout the entire process of forming a family.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Antenatal care; Assisted reproduction technique; Parental support; Women in same-sex relationships
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41143 (URN)10.1007/s10995-018-2525-y (DOI)000445198600010 ()29740747 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85046650947 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Doktorandprojekt: Families with two mothers-experiences and support from health care providers
Available from: 2018-10-08 Created: 2018-10-08 Last updated: 2020-05-27Bibliographically approved
Sreyasak, A., Almqvist, A.-L., Sridawruang, C. & Häggström-Nordin, E. (2018). Parents’ experiences of their teenage children’s parenthood: An interview study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 20(1), 39-45
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parents’ experiences of their teenage children’s parenthood: An interview study
2018 (English)In: Nursing and Health Sciences, ISSN 1441-0745, E-ISSN 1442-2018, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 39-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, we described and analyzed parents’ experiences of teenage parenthood and the provision of support to their teenage children who had recently have become parents. A quali- tative method was used. In-depth interviews with 24 participants were conducted, all parents of teenage parents. Data were analyzed using content analysis; four themes and 11 subthemes were identified. The results show that parents’ norms and values were strongly influenced by their religious beliefs. The participants had mixed emotions and reactions to their teenage chil- dren’s parenthood. Also participants were sources of support to the teenage parents and assisted them in their transition to parenthood. However, the participants also expressed the importance that their teenage children continue their education and avoid repeated pregnan- cies. This study highlights how emotional, instrumental, and informational support provided by parents to their teenagers can assist the latter in their transition to parenthood. In their work with teenage parents, healthcare providers can benefit from teenage parent's own parents involvement and experiences. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
experience, in-depth interview, parent, support, teenage parenthood, Thailand
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38353 (URN)10.1111/nhs.12378 (DOI)000426650900006 ()29094449 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85042934709 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Becoming a Thai teenage parent
Available from: 2018-01-25 Created: 2018-01-25 Last updated: 2019-11-10
Häggström-Nordin, E. & Velandia, M. (2018). Personal and Professional Developement (PPD) at the Midwifery Education, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden. In: Personal and Professional Developement (PPD) at the Midwifery Education: . Paper presented at Reproduktiv hälsa, Swedish association of Midwives, Stockholm, May 16, 2018..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Personal and Professional Developement (PPD) at the Midwifery Education, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
2018 (English)In: Personal and Professional Developement (PPD) at the Midwifery Education, 2018Conference 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-45930 (URN)
Conference
Reproduktiv hälsa, Swedish association of Midwives, Stockholm, May 16, 2018.
Available from: 2019-11-11 Created: 2019-11-11 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved
Sriyasak, A., Almqvist, A.-L., Sridawruang, C., Neamsakul, W. & Häggström-Nordin, E. (2018). The New Generation of Thai Fathers: Breadwinners involved in Parenting. American Journal of Men's Health (5), 1368-1378
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2018 (English)In: American Journal of Men's Health, ISSN 1557-9883, E-ISSN 1557-9891, no 5, p. 1368-1378Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Becoming a father for the first time might cause great changes in a man’s identity and lifestyle. Teenage fathers must strive to balance two competing roles: the teenage role and the father role. The current study design followed grounded theory methodology to gain a deeper understanding of how Thai teenage fathers reason about becoming and being a father from a gender equality perspective. Participants were selected from a heterogeneous group of fathers until saturation was reached (n = 25). Most of the fathers were cohabiting with their partner in an extended family. An interview guide was developed, a pilot study was undertaken, and interviews were performed on two different occasions: once during the second trimester of pregnancy and again when the baby was 5 to 6 months old. The core category, “Male breadwinners involved in parenting,” encompassed persons making the transition from being solely a teenager to being a teenage father. Most of the fathers accepted the unintended pregnancy and took on the expected breadwinning responsibility of a father. They prepared for fatherhood and changed their lifestyle. Their families provided support. Nevertheless, the fathers sought to avoid further unplanned parenthood by learning about family planning. The teenage fathers emphasized breadwinning first, then involved himself in the child and the housework. These findings provide an increased understanding of Thai teenage fathers.

Keywords
fatherhood; grounded theory; teenage fathers; Thailand
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-31707 (URN)10.1177/1557988316651062 (DOI)000441714200017 ()27215945 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85047889874 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-06-03 Created: 2016-06-03 Last updated: 2019-11-14Bibliographically approved
Udmuangpia, T., Häggström-Nordin, E., Worawong, C., Tanglakmankhonge, K. & Bloom, T. (2017). A Qualitative study: Perceptions Regarding Adolescent Pregnancy Among A Group of Thai Adolescents in Sweden. PACIFIC RIM INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH, 21(1), 75-87
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Qualitative study: Perceptions Regarding Adolescent Pregnancy Among A Group of Thai Adolescents in Sweden
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2017 (English)In: PACIFIC RIM INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH, ISSN 1906-8107, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 75-87Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden has relatively high rates of adolescent pregnancy despite comprehensive sexual education for adolescents, and Thai adolescent immigrants are particularly at risk. The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of adolescent pregnancy among Thai adolescents living in Sweden. A qualitative descriptive study was conducted in 2011, using a purposive sampling strategy to recruit male and female Thai adolescents (age 15-19). Eligibility criteria included: Thai-speaking; single; residing in Sweden >= 6 months but <5 years. Four focus groups were undertaken (N = 18). Each group was transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using a manifest content analysis approach. Five different categories emerged in analysis: risk factors, preventative factors, negative consequences, factors for considering and ending pregnancy, and strategies for prevention. Participants perceived adolescent pregnancy as having negative consequences, including social perceptions within Thai immigrant communities of pregnant adolescents as "a bad person." Participants identified family readiness, economic factors, maturity, and cultural influences, in particular related to Buddhist beliefs, as key factors in Thai adolescents' decision-making about abortion when facing an unintended pregnancy. Although Thai adolescents residing in Sweden live in a sexually open society with comprehensive sexual education and youth services, they endorsed contraceptive myths and perceived adolescent sexual activity and pregnancy as stigmatized among their family and peers. Attention to family, peers, and contraceptive knowledge variables may be particularly important in sexual health interventions for this population group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
THAILAND NURSING & MIDWIFERY COUNCIL, 2017
Keywords
Adolescents, Qualitative Descriptive, Pregnancy, Sex Education, Sweden, Thai Immigrants
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40307 (URN)000395637300007 ()
Available from: 2018-08-22 Created: 2018-08-22 Last updated: 2018-08-22Bibliographically approved
Häggström-Nordin, E. & Velandia, M. (2017). The Implementation of Personal and Professional Developement (PPD) in the Midwifery Education at Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden. In: Abstract accepted for presentation in the International Congress of Midwives conference Toronto, Canada, 18-22/6-2017, at the sub-theme area, Midwives: Making a difference through professionalism.: . Paper presented at the International Congress of Midwives conference Toronto, Canada, 18-22/6-2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Implementation of Personal and Professional Developement (PPD) in the Midwifery Education at Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
2017 (English)In: Abstract accepted for presentation in the International Congress of Midwives conference Toronto, Canada, 18-22/6-2017, at the sub-theme area, Midwives: Making a difference through professionalism., 2017Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Reflection as a learning activity facilitates professional learning, but has not been implemented in the midwifery curricula in a structured way. Background: The Swedish midwife work within three essential areas: Sexual and reproductive health, research, development and training as well as management and organization. One partial competence area is Personal and Professional Development (PPD), as the midwife should have the ability to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of their professional skills and to continuously develop skills in sexual and reproductive health. National educational goals for midwifery students in Sweden are to; demonstrate self-awareness and empathy, demonstrate the ability of the whole person and make assessments based on relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, take particular account to human rights, demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to women and their families and to identify one’s own need of further knowledge and continuously develop professional skills. Aim: To implement reflective tasks in the midwifery program to improve the students Personal and Professional Development (PPD) in becoming a professional midwife adopting the national educational goals for midwives in Sweden. Method: To improve the midwifery student’s professionalism, we have introduced reflection tasks in the curricula in order to develop the student's Personal and Professional Development (PPD). Result: The reflection tasks were divided in three areas to facilitate a clear professional progression during the midwifery program: 1) students own personal and professional development 2) students relating to and interacting with patients and 3) students collaboration with other health professionals. In interaction between student, lecturer and clinical supervisor the student expressed orally and in written text their PPD. Conclusion: The lecturer’s and supervisor’s pedagogical task may be to initiate and carry out skills from training to reflection, to train students to verbalize their own experience, to express values, help to reflect on student’s own thoughts and feelings in specific situations which may extend action preparedness. To discuss difficult situations and to reflect on different scenarios and how they can be managed is one way of training PPD. Significance of the project and Making a difference through professionalismBy introducing the PPU can midwifery students be better prepared for their future profession, have a greater awareness of themselves, of the patients / clients that they are expected to interact with and about other health professions that they will work with. By example, reflection and analysis, and appropriate tools for this, students can gain a greater self-knowledge, which in turn may also contribute to an increased understanding of the various processes such as communication, teamwork and leadership. One way to spot professional development is to reflect on their own way to act in different learning situations during training. The purpose of the PPU is: to improve and deepen students' knowledge of themselves and their future profession, to train and develop a professional attitude, to contribute to a professional interaction with patients / clients, developing their ability to work with other health professionals and collaborate in teamwork and be able to take the leadership and decision making , especially in emergency situations.

Keywords
personal professionalism midwifery education
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45928 (URN)
Conference
the International Congress of Midwives conference Toronto, Canada, 18-22/6-2017
Available from: 2019-11-11 Created: 2019-11-11 Last updated: 2019-12-30Bibliographically approved
Sriyasak, A., Almqvist, A.-L., Sridawruang, C. & Häggström-Nordin, E. (2016). Healthcare providers’ reflections on caring for teenage parents in Thailand.. In: Healthcare providers’ reflections on caring for teenage parents in Thailand.: . Paper presented at The 3rd International Congress On Women’s Health and Unsafe Abortion, IWAC. Bangkok, Thailand. January 26-29, 2016..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Healthcare providers’ reflections on caring for teenage parents in Thailand.
2016 (English)In: Healthcare providers’ reflections on caring for teenage parents in Thailand., 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Keywords
focus-group discussions, health-care providers, teenagers
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45948 (URN)
Conference
The 3rd International Congress On Women’s Health and Unsafe Abortion, IWAC. Bangkok, Thailand. January 26-29, 2016.
Projects
Doktorandprojekt: Becoming a Thai teenage parent
Available from: 2019-11-11 Created: 2019-11-11 Last updated: 2020-03-10Bibliographically approved
Mattebo, M., Tydén, T., Häggström-Nordin, E., Nilsson, K. & Larsson, M. (2016). Pornography consumpton among adolescent girls in Sweden. The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care, 21(4), 295-302
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2016 (English)In: The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care, ISSN 1362-5187, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 295-302Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: The aims of this study were to describe patterns of pornography consumption, investigatedifferences between consumers and non-consumers of pornography regarding sexual experiences,health and lifestyle and determine associations between pornography consumption and sexualexperiences, health and lifestyle among adolescent girls. The hypotheses were that adolescent girlscategorised as pornography consumers would report sexual experiences to a greater extent, and ariskier lifestyle and poorer health, compared with non-consumers.Methods: A classroom survey was conducted among 16-year-old girls (N¼393).Results: One-third (30%) consumed pornography. In this group, almost half (43%) had fantasiesabout trying to copy sexual acts seen in pornography and 39% had tried to copy sexual activitiesseen in pornography. A higher proportion of pornography-consuming girls reported sexual experiencescompared with peers. A third (30%) reported experience of anal sex compared with 15%among non-consuming peers (p¼0.001). Furthermore, peer-relationship problems (17% vs 9%;p¼0.015), use of alcohol (85% vs 69%; p¼0.001) and daily smoking (27% vs 14%; p¼0.002) werereported to a greater extent than in non-consuming peers. Pornography consumption, use of alcoholand daily smoking were associated with experience of casual sex.Conclusions: Pornography-consuming girls reported sexual experiences and a risky lifestyle to agreater extent compared with non-consuming girls. This indicates that pornography consumptionmay influence sexualisation and lifestyle. This is important to acknowledge when designing andimplementing sexual health programmes for adolescents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
Adolescent girls; health; lifestyle; pornography sexuality
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-31706 (URN)10.1080/13625187.2016.1186268 (DOI)000381361100006 ()27218610 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84969849392 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-06-03 Created: 2016-06-03 Last updated: 2018-12-05Bibliographically approved
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