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Baskici, C., Aytar, A., Ersoy, H., Wikström-Grotell, C., Arell-Sundberg, M., Neves, H., . . . Kav, S. (2024). “Being in the digital box”. Academic staff experiences in online practical teaching: A qualitative study from six universities and countries. Heliyon, 10(2), Article ID e24275.
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2024 (English)In: Heliyon, E-ISSN 2405-8440, Vol. 10, no 2, article id e24275Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused radical changes in education, as in everything else, bringing many challenges. Despite all the difficulties, the COVID-19 pandemic has enormous opportunities for online teaching and the use of digital technologies. A comprehensive understanding of this period is needed to investigate these opportunities. Thus, this study aims to explore the academic staff's experiences of online teaching and the use of digital technologies in practical skills-based courses in health care education. This study was conducted at six universities from six countries (Türkiye, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania). Data were collected between June 17, 2021 and November 30, 2021 via a focus group with an in-depth interview technique. 22 focus group interviews were conducted with a total of 117 participants. Colaizzi's method was used to evaluate the data to discover, comprehend, and define the experiences of academic staff. The analysis of the interview data resulted in 6 themes, 25 subthemes and 56 categories that captured participants' experiences regarding online teaching of practical skills and using digital technologies in health care education. The findings of the study provide crucial information that will help online teaching and digital technology for practical skills be successfully integrated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2024
Keywords
Experience, Health care education, Online teaching, Practical skills, Qualitative study
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-65794 (URN)10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e24275 (DOI)001164602000001 ()2-s2.0-85182676186 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2024-01-31 Created: 2024-01-31 Last updated: 2024-03-06Bibliographically approved
Fritz, J., von Heideken Wågert, P., Gusdal, A. K., Johansson-Pajala, R.-M. & Eklund, C. (2024). Determinants of Implementing an Information and Communication Technology Tool for Social Interaction Among Older People: Qualitative Content Analysis of Social Services Personnel Perspectives. JMIR Aging, 7(1), Article ID e43999.
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2024 (English)In: JMIR Aging, E-ISSN 2561-7605, Vol. 7, no 1, article id e43999Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Older people are particularly vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness, which can lead to ill-health, both mentally and physically. Information and communication technology (ICT) can supplement health and social care and improve health among the vulnerable, older adult population. When ICT is used specifically for communication with others, it is associated with reduced loneliness in older populations. Research is sparse on how the implementation of ICT, used specifically for communication among older people in social services, can be performed. It is recommended to consider the determinants of implementation, that is, barriers to and facilitators of implementation. Determinants related to older people using ICT tools are reported in several studies. To the best of our knowledge, studies investigating the determinants related to the social services perspective are lacking. Objective: This study aims to explore the determinants of implementing the Fik@ room, a new, co-designed, and research-based ICT tool for social interaction among older people, from a social services personnel perspective. Methods: This study used an exploratory, qualitative design. An ICT tool called the Fik@ room was tested in an intervention study conducted in 2021 in 2 medium-sized municipalities in Sweden. Informants in this study were municipal social services personnel with experience of implementing this specific ICT tool in social services. We conducted a participatory workshop consisting of 2 parts, with 9 informants divided into 2 groups. We analyzed the data using qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach. Results: The results included 7 categories of determinants for implementing the ICT tool. Being able to introduce the ICT tool in an appropriate manner concerns the personnel’s options for introducing and supporting the ICT tool, including their competencies in using digital equipment. Organizational structure concerns a structure for communication within the organization. Leadership concerns engagement and enthusiasm as driving forces for implementation. The digital maturity of the social services personnel concerns the personnel’s skills and attitudes toward using digital equipment. Resources concern time and money. IT support concerns accessibility, and legal liability concerns possibilities to fulfill legal responsibilities. Conclusions: The results show that implementation involves an entire organization at varying degrees. Regardless of how much each level within the organization comes into direct contact with the ICT tool, all levels need to be involved to create the necessary conditions for successful implementation. The prerequisites for the implementation of an ICT tool will probably change depending on the digital maturity of future generations. As this study only included 9 informants, the results should be handled with care. The study was performed during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has probably affected the results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
JMIR Publications Inc., 2024
Keywords
barriers, determinants, digitalization, facilitators, implementation, information and communication technology, loneliness, older people, organization, social isolation
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-66245 (URN)10.2196/43999 (DOI)001183166400001 ()38407955 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85186600830 (Scopus ID)
Note

Article; Export Date: 13 March 2024; Cited By: 0; Correspondence Address: J. Fritz; School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Box 883 Västerås, 721 23, Sweden; email: johanna.fritz@mdu.se

Available from: 2024-03-13 Created: 2024-03-13 Last updated: 2024-03-27Bibliographically approved
Fritz, J., von Heideken Wågert, P. & Söderlund, A. (2023). CHRONIC PAIN AND SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR - WHAT TO DO?. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 30, S147-S148
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2023 (English)In: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, ISSN 1070-5503, E-ISSN 1532-7558, Vol. 30, p. S147-S148Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2023
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64542 (URN)001058769400400 ()
Available from: 2023-10-24 Created: 2023-10-24 Last updated: 2023-10-24Bibliographically approved
Fritz, J. & Overmeer, T. (2023). Do Physical Therapists Practice a Behavioral Medicine Approach?: A Comparison of Perceived and Observed Practice Behaviors. Physical Therapy, 103(5)
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2023 (English)In: Physical Therapy, ISSN 0031-9023, E-ISSN 1538-6724, Vol. 103, no 5Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: A behavioral medicine approach, incorporating a biopsychosocial view and behavior change techniques, is recommended in physical therapy for the management of musculoskeletal pain. However, little is known about physical therapists' actual practice behavior regarding the behavioral medicine approach. The aim of this study was to examine how physical therapists in primary health care judge their own practice behavior of a behavioral medicine approach in the assessment and treatment of patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain versus how they practice a behavioral medicine approach as observed by independent experts in video recordings of patient consultations. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted. Video recordings of 23 physical therapists' clinical behavior in 139 patient consultations were observed by independent experts and compared with the physical therapists' self-reported practice behavior, using a protocol including 24 clinical behaviors. The difference between observed and self-reported clinical behaviors was analyzed with a Chi-square test and a Fisher exact test. RESULTS: The behavioral medicine approach was, in general, practiced to a small extent and half of the self-reported clinical behaviors were overestimated when compared with the observed behaviors. According to the observations, the physical perspective dominated in assessment and treatment, the functional behavioral analysis was never performed, and the mean number of behavior change techniques used was 0.7. CONCLUSION: There was a discrepancy between how physical therapists perceived the extent to which they practiced a behavioral medicine approach in their clinical behavior compared with what the independent researchers observed in the video recordings. IMPACT: This study demonstrates the importance of using observations instead of using self-reports when evaluating professionals' clinical behavior. The results also suggest that-to ensure that physical therapy integrates the biopsychosocial model of health-physical therapists need to increase their focus on psychosocial factors in clinical practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NLM (Medline), 2023
Keywords
Behavior, Biopsychosocial, Clinical Practice, Observation, Physical Therapy, Self-Report, Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, Humans, Musculoskeletal Pain, Physical Therapists, Prospective Studies, human, physiotherapist, prospective study
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63202 (URN)10.1093/ptj/pzad025 (DOI)001152504300004 ()37249532 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85160876687 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-06-14 Created: 2023-06-14 Last updated: 2024-04-10Bibliographically approved
Gothilander, J., Eriksson, C., Almqvist, L. & Fritz, J. (2023). O.4.2-2 Exercise and screentime; clusters in cohorts of Swedish adolescents with and without disabilities. European Journal of Public Health, 33, I71-I72
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2023 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, ISSN 1101-1262, Vol. 33, p. I71-I72Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2023
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-66312 (URN)001184351100179 ()
Available from: 2024-04-10 Created: 2024-04-10 Last updated: 2024-04-10Bibliographically approved
Gusdal, A. K., Florin, U., Johansson-Pajala, R.-M., Eklund, C., Fritz, J. & von Heideken Wågert, P. (2023). Older Adults’ Use of a Research-Based Web Platform for Social Interaction. Healthcare, 11(3), Article ID 408.
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2023 (English)In: Healthcare, E-ISSN 2227-9032, Vol. 11, no 3, article id 408Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Loneliness and social isolation are triggers for unfavorable changes in older adults’ health and well-being. Information and communication technology (ICT) can be used by older adults to mitigate the negative effects of loneliness and social isolation. However, ICT needs to be customized to the specific needs and conditions of older adults. The aim of this study was to explore older adults’ use of a new, co-designed and research-based web platform for social interaction from the perspectives of older adults, researchers, and social services personnel. The study is an intervention study with a multimethod approach in which 20 older adults used the web platform for social interaction “the Fik@ room” for eight weeks. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected pretest, during the test, and posttest. The Fik@ room met the expectations of those older adults who completed the study. It enabled them to expand their social network and develop new friendships, but their experiences of loneliness were not reduced. The involvement of social services personnel in recruitment and support was important in facilitating older adults’ use of the Fik@ room. Our study contributes knowledge about a new, co-designed and research-based web platform, customized specifically for older adults, which is valuable in guiding the design and delivery of future web platforms for social interaction among older adults.

Keywords
information and communication technology, loneliness, social isolation, social network, web platform
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-61708 (URN)10.3390/healthcare11030408 (DOI)000930407300001 ()2-s2.0-85147808732 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-01-31 Created: 2023-01-31 Last updated: 2023-03-15Bibliographically approved
Fritz, J. (2021). Behavioural change and pain management: Strategies for physiotherapists' behavior change when implementing evidence in practice. In: : . Paper presented at Virtual Pain Education Summit 2021, Online, 6-8 November, 2021.
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2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-60532 (URN)
Conference
Virtual Pain Education Summit 2021, Online, 6-8 November, 2021
Available from: 2022-10-31 Created: 2022-10-31 Last updated: 2022-11-03Bibliographically approved
Fritz, J., Sandborgh, M., Söderlund, A. & Almqvist, L. (2021). Crossing the border between efforts to change professionals’ clinical behaviour and patients’ benefits. In: : . Paper presented at European Implementation Event 2021, 27-28 May 2021, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
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2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-60527 (URN)
Conference
European Implementation Event 2021, 27-28 May 2021, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Funder
AFA Insurance, 12169
Available from: 2022-10-31 Created: 2022-10-31 Last updated: 2023-03-08Bibliographically 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
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