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Gustafsson, C., Svanberg, C. & Müllersdorf, M. (2016). A robotic cat in dementia care - a pilot study. In: Johanna EMH van Bronswijk (Ed.), Gerontechnology The one-page paper collection of the 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology.: . Paper presented at ISG 2016. World Conference of Gerontechnology (pp. 151-151). , 15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A robotic cat in dementia care - a pilot study
2016 (English)In: Gerontechnology The one-page paper collection of the 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology. / [ed] Johanna EMH van Bronswijk, 2016, Vol. 15, p. 151-151Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the pilot study was to explore the re­actions of individuals with dementia to an interactive robotic cat and their relatives’ and professional caregivers’ experiences regarding its usability, function, and effects. Method The pilot study had an inter­vention, mixed-methods designand was conduct­ed in two stages. A quantitative single-case study2 including individuals with demen­tia, and a qualitative interview study3, including rela­tives and professional caregivers, were conducted. JustoCat® is an inter­active robotic pet developed using reminiscence therapy as a frame­work4. The development of JustoCat is based on promising work with the robotic seal, PARO5,6. However, the inventors of JustoCat assumed that a seal would not appeal in reminiscence therapy, a robotic cat was supposed appeal to individuals’ memories of cats. There was also the idea of downscaled, advanced tech­nology based on the hypothesis of a robotic cat’s functional reliability and lower cost. The construction of JustoCat (e.g., easy-to-change fur facilitating personalized use, wash­able fur) was developed following Swedish hygiene routines required in nursing homes and hospital set­tings. Results & Discussion In the Western world, the majority of individuals with dementia spend the last part of their lives in nursing homes or dementia care homes. Some individuals with dementia could increase their well-being with different thera­pies, for example massage, singing, music or by the company of pets. The current pilot study of four individuals with dementia and their relatives and professional caregivers showed interesting results. First, living with severe dementia is a situa­tion with ups and downs concerning quality of life and agitated behavior, as presented in the single-case study design. Second, the analysis of the interviews shows the positive effects of the robotic cat providing stimu­lation, comfort, and peace to indi­viduals living with dementia. Third, professional caregivers and relatives found the robotic cat to be a useful, reliable, and multifunctional tool in their relationships with the partici­pants6.

Keywords
welfare technology, social robots, dementia care
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34786 (URN)
Conference
ISG 2016. World Conference of Gerontechnology
Available from: 2017-02-05 Created: 2017-02-05 Last updated: 2018-01-26Bibliographically approved
Darbyshire, P., Gustafsson, C. & Müllersdorf, M. (2016). External scrutiny, faculty research culture and the changing university. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(11), 2571-2575
Open this publication in new window or tab >>External scrutiny, faculty research culture and the changing university
2016 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 72, no 11, p. 2571-2575Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-29948 (URN)10.1111/jan.12827 (DOI)000386079500001 ()27714948 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85028256606 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Zander, V., Eriksson, H., Christensson, K. & Müllersdorf, M. (2015). Development of an Interview Guide Identifying the Rehabilitation Needs of Women from the Middle East Living with Chronic Pain. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(10), 12043-12056
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development of an Interview Guide Identifying the Rehabilitation Needs of Women from the Middle East Living with Chronic Pain
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 12, no 10, p. 12043-12056Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to develop an interview guide for use by primaryhealthcare professionals to support them in identifying the rehabilitation needs of forcedresettled women from the Middle East living with chronic pain. Previous findings togetherwith the existing literature were used as the basis for developing the interview guide in threesteps: item generation, cognitive interviews, and a pilot study. The study resulted in a16-item interview guide focusing on patients’ concerns and expectations, with considerationof pre-migration, migration, and post-migration factors that might affect their health. Withthe help of the guide, patients were also invited to identify difficulties in their daily activitiesand to take part in setting goals and planning their rehabilitation. The current interview guideprovides professional guidance to caretakers, taking a person-centered participative point ofdeparture when meeting and planning care, for and together, with representatives from dispersed ethnic populations in Sweden. It can be used together with the patient by all staffmembers working in primary healthcare, with the aim of contributing to continuity of careand multi-professional collaboration.

National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42750 (URN)10.3390/ijerph121012043 (DOI)000365472500005 ()26404332 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84942740688 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-02-21 Created: 2019-02-21 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
Mullersdorf, M. (2015). Participants in occupational therapy interventions: Needs assessments-a necessary phase in rehabilitation. In: International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions, Second Edition: (pp. 95-105). Springer International Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Participants in occupational therapy interventions: Needs assessments-a necessary phase in rehabilitation
2015 (English)In: International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions, Second Edition, Springer International Publishing , 2015, p. 95-105Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Occupational therapy interventions should always be preceded by a needs assessment on which a basis for an intervention and a follow-up evaluation can be formed. The assessment should also be performed systematically using instruments designed for the specific purpose. In occupational therapy, all assessments shall aim for occupation and occupational performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing, 2015
Keywords
Needs Assessment Content Process, Needs Assessment Instruments, Occupational Therapy Needs Assessment, Referral To Occupational Therapy
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-29436 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-08141-0_7 (DOI)2-s2.0-84944727634 (Scopus ID)9783319081410 (ISBN); 9783319081403 (ISBN) (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-11-06 Created: 2015-11-06 Last updated: 2015-11-06Bibliographically approved
Zander, V., Eriksson, H., Christensson, K. & Müllersdorf, M. (2015). Rehabilitation of women from the Middle East living with chronic pain - perceptions from health care professionals. Health Care for Women International, 36(11)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rehabilitation of women from the Middle East living with chronic pain - perceptions from health care professionals
2015 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 36, no 11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Meeting patients from other countries constitutes a challenge for health care. The purpose of this study was to increase knowledge about tacit understandings of treatment in practice by determining the perceptions of chronic pain and rehabilitation directed to resettled women from the Middle East, from a variety of health care professionals within primary care. Based on the results, we find a need to support and increase knowledge among health care professionals to involve the patient and consider her beliefs, expectations, background, current life situation, and spirituality, and to involve family in rehabilitation.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-29945 (URN)10.1080/07399332.2014.989439 (DOI)25513750 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84947030084 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, C., Svanberg, C. & Müllersdorf, M. (2015). Using a Robotic Cat in Dementia Care: A Pilot Study. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 41(10), 46-56
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Using a Robotic Cat in Dementia Care: A Pilot Study
2015 (English)In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing, ISSN 0098-9134, E-ISSN 1938-243X, Vol. 41, no 10, p. 46-56Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The current study aimed to explore (a) reactions of individuals with dementia to an interactive robotic cat and their relatives’ and professional caregivers’ experiences, and (b) to measure usability in developing the care/treatment of individuals with dementia using interactive robotic pets. An intervention design in a pilot study using mixed methods was conducted in two stages: a quantitative single-case study (n = 4) and a qualitative interview study (n = 14). Results indicated less agitated behavior and better quality of life for individuals with dementia. Interviews showed positive effects by providing increased interaction, communication, stimulation, relaxation, peace, and comfort to individuals with dementia. The tested interactive robotic cat was also considered easy to use. There is an increased need for alternative/complementary forms of care to meet an increasing number of individuals with dementia. For some individuals with dementia, an interactive robot, such as a robotic cat, can increase well-being and quality of life.

Keywords
Dementia care Robotics Single case Health technology
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-29302 (URN)10.3928/00989134-20150806-44 (DOI)000367691000007 ()2-s2.0-84946914602 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-10-06 Created: 2015-10-06 Last updated: 2017-10-31Bibliographically approved
Müllersdorf, M., Kulprateepunya, K., Kijsomporn, J. & Eriksson, H. (2014). Comparing nursing competencies between community health care settings and hospital settings using stakeholders satisfaction as outcome. Quality of Life and Law Journal, 10(1), 173-190
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparing nursing competencies between community health care settings and hospital settings using stakeholders satisfaction as outcome
2014 (English)In: Quality of Life and Law Journal, ISSN 1686-9443, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 173-190Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Evaluation, nursing competencies, stakeholders satisfaction
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26721 (URN)
Available from: 2014-11-28 Created: 2014-11-28 Last updated: 2016-05-16Bibliographically approved
Zander, V., Eriksson, H., Christensson, K. & Müllersdorf, M. (2014). Rehabilitation of Women From the Middle East Living With ChronicPain: Perceptions From Health Care Professionals. Health Care for Women International, 1194-1207
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rehabilitation of Women From the Middle East Living With ChronicPain: Perceptions From Health Care Professionals
2014 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, p. 1194-1207Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Meeting patients from other countries constitutes a challenge forhealth care. The purpose of this study was to increase knowledgeabout tacit understandings of treatment in practice by determiningthe perceptions of chronic pain and rehabilitation directed toresettled women from the Middle East, from a variety of health careprofessionals within primary care. Based on the results, we find aneed to support and increase knowledge among health care professionalsto involve the patient and consider her beliefs, expectations,background, current life situation, and spirituality, and to involvefamily in rehabilitation.

National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42749 (URN)10.1080/07399332.2014.989439 (DOI)25513750 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-02-21 Created: 2019-02-21 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
Flygare Wallén, E., Müllersdorf, M., Christensson, K. & Marcus, C. (2013). A school-based intervention associated with improvements in cardiometabolic risk profiles in young people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 17(1), 38-50
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A school-based intervention associated with improvements in cardiometabolic risk profiles in young people with intellectual disabilities
2013 (English)In: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, ISSN 1744-6295, E-ISSN 1744-6309, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 38-50Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study evaluates a multifactorial school-based intervention with the aim of decreasing cardiometabolic risk factors by means of a healthy lifestyle, primarily with daily physical activity and healthy food during school hours, at an upper secondary school for students with intellectual disabilities. The outcome is measured in terms of cardiometabolic risk factors and cardiovascular fitness, both known to increase the risk of future cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Two years of intervention resulted in a positive trend in several measured cardiometabolic risk factors, with no increase in fat mass. Cardiovascular fitness levels were unchanged. We conclude that a healthy school environment can contribute to a deceleration of both fat mass gain and loss of cardiovascular fitness.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-18738 (URN)10.1177/1744629512472116 (DOI)23322342 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84875511105 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-04-15 Created: 2013-04-15 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved
Wallén, E. F., Müllersdorf, M., Christensson, K. & Marcus, C. (2013). Eating patterns among students with intellectual disabilities after a multifactorial school intervention using the plate model. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 10(1), 45-53
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eating patterns among students with intellectual disabilities after a multifactorial school intervention using the plate model
2013 (English)In: Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, ISSN 1741-1122, E-ISSN 1741-1130, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 45-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Adolescents with intellectual disabilities (ID) have an increased prevalence of being overweight and having cardiometabolic diseases as adults, in part due to poor eating habits with an inadequate intake of vegetables. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a multifactorial school intervention using the "Plate Model" results in improved healthy food choices with recommended ≥37.5% of vegetables. Participants with mild/moderate intellectual disabilities from an intervention school (n=27) were compared with controls (n=62) from two other upper secondary schools for students with ID. All were offered a test buffet lunch with meatballs, potatoes, sauce, and eight different vegetables presented in identical bowls. Their servings and food intake were evaluated from digital images and video films. The majority (88%) of the total group filled their plate with ≥37.5% of vegetables. The mean energy intake did not differ between the groups (576kcal (min 196-max 1444)). The intervention participants had a lower intake of fat (21% (SD 6) vs. 24% (SD 7), p=031), a higher intake of carbohydrates (57% (SD 7) vs. 53% (SD 8), p=035), less plate waste (5 (SD 10) grams vs. 25 (SD 43) grams, p=021), and more participants took only one portion (56% vs. 32%, p=039) compared with the control group. The participants from the intervention school made healthier food choices. In this setting, most adolescents with ID ate a sufficient amount of vegetables.

Keywords
Food habits, Intellectual disabilities, Observation, School intervention, Vegetables
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-18733 (URN)10.1111/jppi.12020 (DOI)000316968100004 ()2-s2.0-84875551932 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-04-12 Created: 2013-04-12 Last updated: 2018-02-26Bibliographically approved
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