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Zander, Viktoria
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Zander, V., Johansson-Pajala, R.-M. & Gustafsson, C. (2019). Methods to evaluate perspectives of safety, independence, activity, and participation in older persons using welfare technology. A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Methods to evaluate perspectives of safety, independence, activity, and participation in older persons using welfare technology. A systematic review
2019 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, E-ISSN 1748-3115Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To conduct a systematic review of existing methods to evaluate the individual aspects of welfare technology from the perspectives of independence, safety, activity, and participation. Furthermore, the study aimed to describe outcomes that have been the focus of previous research to evaluate individual aspects of welfare technology in older persons living in ordinary housing. Materials and methods: A systematic literature review in PubMed, CINAHL Plus, PsycINFO, Scopus, and Web of Science. Studies selected were those that explored the use of assistive and welfare technology devices from older persons’ perspectives, and which considered the concepts of independence, safety, activity and participation, and quality of life. Results: A broad spectrum of instruments was applied in the studies. For independence, three questionnaires were used in the identified studies. For safety, one instrument was used in two versions. To study activity and participation as well as quality of life, several scales were used. Additionally, several studies included qualitative approaches for evaluation, such as interviews, or posed one or more questions regarding the effects of welfare technology. Conclusions: The integration of digital assistive and welfare technology should be based on the needs of older persons, and those needs must be assessed using reliable and relevant instruments. The heterogeneity of the target group, i.e., older persons, together with the fact that assessments must give consideration to identifying goals, obstacles, and risks as well as users’ preferences, implies a person-centred approach.

National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42746 (URN)10.1080/17483107.2019.1574919 (DOI)30786779 (PubMedID)
Projects
Hjälpmedel och välfärdsteknik i tre dimensioner - HV3D
Available from: 2019-02-21 Created: 2019-02-21 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
Östlund, G., Zander, V., Elfström, M. L., Gustafsson, L.-K. & Anbäcken, E.-M. (2018). ´Nothing to do about it, simply hang on´ - Older women´s experiences of social and existential health after a reablement intervention. In: : . Paper presented at European Conference for Social Work Research 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>´Nothing to do about it, simply hang on´ - Older women´s experiences of social and existential health after a reablement intervention
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41519 (URN)
Conference
European Conference for Social Work Research 2018
Available from: 2018-12-09 Created: 2018-12-09 Last updated: 2018-12-10Bibliographically approved
Östlund, G., Zander, V., Elfström, M., Gustafsson, L.-K. & Anbäcken, E.-M. (2017). “It gets easier when the sun is shining”: a follow-up study after a reablement intervention. In: : . Paper presented at Nationell forskarkonferens i socialt arbete, Umeå, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“It gets easier when the sun is shining”: a follow-up study after a reablement intervention
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36091 (URN)
Conference
Nationell forskarkonferens i socialt arbete, Umeå, 2017
Available from: 2017-07-10 Created: 2017-07-10 Last updated: 2017-10-16Bibliographically approved
Anbäcken, E.-M., Gustafsson, L.-K., Elfström, M., Zander, V. & Östlund, G. (2016). A holistic way ofworking interprofessionally in home care with and for older people. In: : . Paper presented at Joint Conference of Home Care & Gerontology, Tokyo, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A holistic way ofworking interprofessionally in home care with and for older people
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36092 (URN)
Conference
Joint Conference of Home Care & Gerontology, Tokyo, 2016
Projects
Intensiv hemrehabilitering
Available from: 2017-07-10 Created: 2017-07-10 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically 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
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
Zander, V., Müllersdorf, M., Christensson, K. & Eriksson, H. (2013). Struggling for sense of control - everyday life with chronic pain for women of the Iraqi diaspora in Sweden.. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 41, 799-807
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Struggling for sense of control - everyday life with chronic pain for women of the Iraqi diaspora in Sweden.
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 41, p. 799-807Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: As dispersed ethnic populations in Swedish society expand, the healthcare system need to adapt rehabilitationservices according to their needs. The experiences of trauma and forced resettlement have a continuing impact on healthand musculoskeletal pain, as well as the intersecting structures that prerequisite the possibilities in the new country. Tounderstand the specific needs of women from the Iraqi diaspora in Sweden, there is a need to elucidate the effects of painon their everyday life. Aims: To elucidate everyday life with chronic pain from the perspective of women from the Iraqidiaspora in Sweden. Methods: Qualitative interview study according to Glaser’s grounded theory. Results: The results from11 interviews suggest that pain was associated with dependency on society as well as on family. It resulted in a strugglefor sense of control, framed by faith in God, influenced by the healthcare system, and with support from family. Thewomen’s testimony of lack of continuity of care, resulting in recollection of lived traumas in every visit, is a vital sign of theunconscious power relations within health care and how representatives from health care, instead of being the ones whohelp the women forward, become the ones who hold them back.Conclusions: The results show the importance ofchallenging the normative assumptions embedded in health care and treatment for patients with chronic painand of including the voice of “others”.

Keywords
immigrants, ethnic populations, health care, chronic pain
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42747 (URN)10.1177/1403494813492033 (DOI)000330514500005 ()2-s2.0-84888196157 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-02-21 Created: 2019-02-21 Last updated: 2019-06-19Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L.-K., Östlund, G., Zander, V., Elfström, M. & Anbäcken, E.-M. ‘Best fit’ caring skills of an interprofessional team inshort-term goal-directed reablement: older adults’perceptions. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Best fit’ caring skills of an interprofessional team inshort-term goal-directed reablement: older adults’perceptions
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(English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42493 (URN)10.1111/scs.12650 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-01-29 Created: 2019-01-29 Last updated: 2019-06-11Bibliographically approved
Östlund, G., Zander, V., Elfström, M., Gustafsson, L.-K. & Anbäcken, E.-M. Older adults’ experiences of a reablement process.: "To be treated like an adult, and ask for what I want and how I want it". Educational gerontology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Older adults’ experiences of a reablement process.: "To be treated like an adult, and ask for what I want and how I want it"
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(English)In: Educational gerontology, ISSN 0360-1277, E-ISSN 1521-0472Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

This is a follow-up study of intensive home-based rehabilitation from older people’s perspectives. The aim was to explore older adults’ descriptions of interactional needs related to autonomy in life. The purpose was also to explore the importance of significant others in the reablement process.

Method: The sample consisted of 23 women aged 72–92 who were included consecutively in the first project year. Data were collected through face-to-face semi-structured interviews that were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using qualitative latent content analysis.

Results: Regaining autonomy through reablement was achieved by the interviewees although not always to the same extent as before. Three themes related to interactional needs were identified: (1) Transitional relations, referring to encounters with staff in time-limited relations. (2) More stable relations with significant others without limitation of time. (3) The acceptance of growing older and of death as a “natural departure”. Transitional relations with professionals, and more stable relations with significant others, are important parts of the reablement process according to older adults.

In conclusion: Professionals within gerontology need to recognize the social and historical context including the symbolic meanings each older person gives to life’s necessaries. Older adults appreciate reablement which includes rehabilitation goals related to the person’s stable relationships and larger life context.

National Category
Social Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41258 (URN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2017-00126
Available from: 2018-10-31 Created: 2018-10-31 Last updated: 2018-12-05Bibliographically approved
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