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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: 2019-01-24Bibliographically 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: 2019-06-18Bibliographically 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: 2018-10-16Bibliographically 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
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The New Generation of Thai Fathers: Breadwinners involved in Parenting
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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: 2019-06-18Bibliographically 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
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
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pornography consumpton among adolescent girls in Sweden
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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
Sriyasak, A., Almqvist, A.-L., Sridawruang, C., Neumsakul, W. & Häggström-Nordin, E. (2016). Struggling with motherhood and coping with fatherhood: A grounded theory study among Thai teenagers. Midwifery, 42, 1-9
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2016 (English)In: Midwifery, ISSN 0266-6138, E-ISSN 1532-3099, ISSN 0266-6138, Vol. 42, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective to gain a deeper understanding of Thai teenage parents’ perspectives, experiences and reasoning about becoming and being a teenage parent from a gender perspective. Design an exploratory design using grounded theory methodology. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. 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 infant was 5–6 months old. Setting a province in the western part of Thailand. Participants the selection of a heterogeneous group of teenage parents-to-be continued until saturation was reached, as describe by Glaser and Strauss (1967), in all n=50. Inclusion criteria for participants were that they were heterosexual couples, under 20 years of age, cohabiting, and expecting their first child. Findings the core category ‘struggling with motherhood and coping with fatherhood’ comprises descriptions of the process from when the teenagers first learned about the pregnancy until the child was six months old. The teenagers had failed to use contraceptives which led to an unintended parenthood. Their parenthood became a turning point as the teenagers started to change their behaviours and lifestyle during pregnancy, and adapted their relationships to partner and family. Family commitments was a facilitator, through support given by their families. Finally, becoming a parent describes ways of dealing with the parental role, by engaging in parental activities and reestablishing goals in life. Most of the teenage parents reproduced traditional gender roles by being a caring mother or a breadwinning father respectively. Key conclusions ‘struggling with motherhood and coping with fatherhood’ referred to the parents’ stories about how they struggled and coped with life changes and their parental role when they became unintentionally pregnant, accepted their parenting, and finally became parents. After becoming parents, the main concerns of most of the teenage parents were being a caring mother and a breadwinning father. Implications for practice this study contributes a deeper understanding of Thai teenage parents’ experiences of becoming and being a parent and might improve health care professionals’ adaptation of care for teentranatanage parents and inspire them to tailor their care specifically to teenager's needs from early pregnancy to parenthood.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
Keywords
Coping with fatherhood, grounded theory, struggling with motherhood, teen parent, thai teenagers
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-33326 (URN)10.1016/j.midw.2016.09.005 (DOI)000390548000001 ()27662224 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84988354946 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Becoming a Thai teenage parent
Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved
Sriyasak, A., Almqvist, A. L., Sridawruang, C. & Häggström-Nordin, E. (2015). Father role: A comparison between teenage and adult first-time fathers in Thailand. Nursing and Health Sciences, 17(3), 377-386
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Father role: A comparison between teenage and adult first-time fathers in Thailand
2015 (English)In: Nursing and Health Sciences, ISSN 1441-0745, E-ISSN 1442-2018, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 377-386Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, we compared perceived father roles among teenage and adult first-time fathers in Thailand. The design was cross-sectional and comparative, and the sample involved 70 teenage and 70 adult fathers, whose children were 2-6 months old. The fathers were recruited from 32 primary healthcare centers in the western region of Thailand. Three validated, self-reported questionnaires with multiple-choice questions were used for data collection. Differences between the two groups were analyzed using χ2-test and the Mann-Whitney U-test. The results revealed differences between teenage and adult fathers concerning income, educational level, and intention to have a baby. The teenage father group had a lower sense of competence, and scored lower on childrearing behavior and father-child relationship than the adult father group. These findings provide healthcare professionals with increased knowledge and understanding of teenage fathers' needs in preparing for parenthood. Given that we now know the importance of positive father roles in children's lives, health authorities should be expected to provide resources to help support these fathers. © 2015 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

Keywords
Child, Childrearing, Competence, Father, Relationship, Teenage pregnancy
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-27744 (URN)10.1111/nhs.12200 (DOI)000363323900015 ()25783996 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84938206887 (Scopus ID)
Note

Correspondence Address: Sriyasak, A.

Available from: 2015-03-26 Created: 2015-03-26 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved
Skagerström, J., Häggström-Nordin, E. & Alehagen, S. (2015). The voice of non-pregnant women on alcohol consumption during pregnancy: A focus group study among women in Sweden. BMC Public Health, 15(1), Article ID 1193.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The voice of non-pregnant women on alcohol consumption during pregnancy: A focus group study among women in Sweden
2015 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 15, no 1, article id 1193Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Consensus is that fetal exposure to alcohol is harmful. Abstinence while trying to conceive and throughout pregnancy is recommended. Despite this, there are many women who consume alcohol around conception and until pregnancy recognition. The aim of this study was to explore the voice of non-pregnant women concerning alcohol consumption and its relation to pregnancy.

Methods: Data were collected through seven focus groups interviews with 34 women of fertile age, who were neither pregnant nor mothers. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken, recorded and transcribed verbatim and then analysed using thematic analysis.

Results: Three main themes were identified in the analysis: an issue that cannot be ignored; awareness and uncertainty concerning alcohol and pregnancy; and transition to parenthood. Alcohol was an integral part of the women’s lives. A societal expectation to drink alcohol was prevalent and the women used different strategies to handle this expectation. Most women agreed not to drink alcohol during pregnancy although their knowledge on the specific consequences was scanty and they expressed a need for more information. Most of the participants found drinking alcohol during pregnancy to be irresponsible and saw pregnancy as a start of a new way of life.

Conclusions: Social expectations concerning women’s alcohol use change with pregnancy when women are suddenly expected to abstain. Although most study participants shared an opinion for zero tolerance during pregnancy, their knowledge regarding consequences of drinking during pregnancy were sparse. In order for prospective mothers to make informed choices, there is a need for public health initiatives providing information on the relationship between alcohol consumption and reproduction.

National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-29857 (URN)10.1186/s12889-015-2519-2 (DOI)000365477300002 ()26621365 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84959372799 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy prevalence predictors prevention
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2019-01-28 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
Häggström-Nordin, E. & Mattebo, M. (2014). Kommunikation inom ungdomsmottagning. In: Maja Söderbäck (Ed.), Kommunikation med barn och unga i vården: (pp. 87-100). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kommunikation inom ungdomsmottagning
2014 (Swedish)In: Kommunikation med barn och unga i vården / [ed] Maja Söderbäck, Stockholm: Liber , 2014, p. 87-100Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2014
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26463 (URN)978-91-47-11406-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-11-05 Created: 2014-11-05 Last updated: 2015-02-06Bibliographically approved
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