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  • 1.
    Alayed, Abdulrahman S.
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola, Sweden.
    Lööf, Helena
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Sophiahemmet Högskola, Sweden.
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola, Sweden.
    Saudi Arabian ICU safety and nurses' attitudes2014In: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, ISSN 0952-6862, E-ISSN 1758-6542, Vol. 27, no 7, p. 581-593Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Lööf, Helena
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Demmelmaier, I
    Welin Henriksson, E
    Lindblad, S
    Nordgren, B
    Opava, C H
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Fear-avoidance beliefs of physical activity in adults with rheumatoid arthritis2014In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, ISSN 0003-4967, E-ISSN 1468-2060, Vol. 73, no Suppl 2, p. 92-93Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Lööf, Helena
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola, Sweden.
    Demmelmaier, I
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Welin Henriksson, E
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lindblad, S
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nordgren, B
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Opava, Ch
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola, Sweden.
    Fear-avoidance beliefs about physical activity in adults with rheumatoid arthritis2015In: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, ISSN 0300-9742, E-ISSN 1502-7732, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 93-99Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe fear-avoidance beliefs about physical activity and explore how these beliefs correlate with sociodemographic, disease-specific, and psychosocial factors in adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Method: This cross-sectional study is part of the Physical Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis (PARA) 2010 study. The study participants (n = 2351) were identified through the Swedish Rheumatology Quality (SRQ) registries from six rheumatology clinics in Sweden. Univariate and backwards stepwise logistic regressions were performed. Results: Stepwise logistic regressions showed that male gender [odds ratio (OR) 1.55, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.26-1.91] and having a below average income (OR 1.35, 95% CI 1.12-1.63) were associated with an increased risk of high scores on the modified Fear Avoidance-Belief Questionnaire (mFABQ). The two disease-specific factors most indicative of high mFABQ scores were high level of pain (OR 1.99, 95% CI 1.40-2.84) and poor health (OR 1.59, 95% CI 1.10-2.29). With regard to psychosocial factors, low health-related quality of life (HRQoL; OR 0.44, 95% CI 0.35-0.55) and a low score on the Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (ESES; OR 0.66, 95% CI 0.52-0.82) were significantly associated with a high mFABQ score. The model fit was 0.27 (Nagelkerke's R(2)). Conclusions: High fear-avoidance beliefs about physical activity in patients with RA were found to be associated with being male and having a below average income, a high level of pain, poor health, a low HRQoL, and low ESES score. Additional research is warranted for adults with RA to capture the multiple potential correlates to fear-avoidance beliefs about physical activity.

  • 4.
    Lööf, Helena
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Kroppsmedvetande hos personer med reumatoid artrit2014In: Best Practice, ISSN 1329-1874, Vol. 6, no 21, p. 22-23Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Lööf, Helena
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Welin Henriksson, Elisabet
    Lindblad, Staffan
    Bullington, Jennifer
    Body awareness in persons diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis2015In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, ISSN 0003-4967, E-ISSN 1468-2060, Vol. 74, no Suppl 2, p. 1327-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Lööf, Helena
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola, Sweden.
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola, Sweden.
    Welin Henriksson, Elisabet
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lindblad, Staffan
    Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Bullington, Jennifer
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Body awareness in persons diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis2014In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 9, article id A63Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) poses physiological and psychological demands on a person. RA is a autoimmune disease that can cause pain, disability, and suffering. The ability to notice bodily inner sensations and stimuli (body awareness, BA) is described in the literature in ways that could have either a positive or a negative impact on a person's health. The concept of BA is complex and a thorough understanding is needed about what BA means from the patient's perspective. This study was therefore conducted to acquire greater insight into this phenomenon. The study is grounded in a phenomenological life-world perspective. Eighteen narrative interviews were conducted in patients (age range 23–78 years) with RA. The interviews were analyzed using the Empirical Phenomenological Psychological method. General characteristics were found running through all 18 interviews, indicating that the disease resulted in a higher degree of negatively toned BA. BA was either a reactive process of searching or controlling after disease-related symptoms or a reactive process triggered by emotions. BA was an active process of taking an inventory of abilities. All participants had the ability to shift focus from BA to the outside world. Four typologies were identified: “A reactive process on symptoms,” “A reactive process on emotional triggers,” “An active process of taking an inventory of abilities,” and “A shifting from BA to the outside world.” In conclusion, because BA can be both positively and negatively toned, health care professionals must have a good understanding of when BA is positive and when it is negative in relation to the patient. RA had caused a higher degree of negatively toned BA. Thus, the ability to shift attention from BA to activity in the outside world could sometimes be beneficial for the patient's general health.

  • 7.
    Lööf, Helena
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Welin Henriksson, Elisabet
    Lindblad, Staffan
    Saboonchi, Fredrik
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Development and psychometric testing of the Swedish version of the Body Awareness Questionnaire2013In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 69, no 7, p. 1643-1651Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim

    This paper is a report of the development and psychometric testing of the Swedish version of the Body Awareness Questionnaire to measure bodily focus of attention.

    Background

    The Body Awareness Questionnaire has been identified as an instrument with excellent psychometric properties within the concept of body awareness. It has been used in both research and clinical settings in different contexts. However, a validated Swedish version is not available.

    Method

    A cross-sectional design was applied for adaptation of the Body Awareness Questionnaire and psychometric validation. Data were collected between autumn 2009 and spring 2011 from 120 patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and from 120 students. The ‘concurrent think aloud’ method was used in a pre-test to determine the usability of the questionnaire. Cronbach's alpha was used to test the internal consistency, and confirmatory factor analysis was performed to test the construct validity.

    Results

    According to the confirmatory factor analysis, neither the one-factor model nor the four-factor model tested in this study fulfilled the pre-specified criteria in accordance with the Comparative Fit Index, Standardized Root Mean Squared Residual and the Root Mean Square Error of Approximation. The value of Cronbach's alpha for the Swedish version of the Body Awareness Questionnaire was satisfactory.

    Conclusion

    Our results indicate that the two models tested in this study do not provide a good fit to the observed data. Further refinement and testing of the Swedish version of the Body Awareness Questionnaire is therefore required. The concept of body awareness may

  • 8.
    Lööf, Helena
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Welin Henriksson, Elisabet
    Lindblad, Staffan
    Saboonchi, Fredrik
    Pain and fatigue in adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis: association with body awareness, demographic, disease-related, emotional and psychosocial factors2013In: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 293-300Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Patients and clinicians report pain and fatigue as key outcome measures in rheumatoid arthritis. Fatigue and pain are a major concern to patients. Aim: The objective of this study was to examine fatigue and pain in adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to investigate the association between pain and fatigue with body awareness, demographic, disease-related, emotional and psychosocial factors. Method: Data were collected from a sample of patients with RA (n = 120) recruited from a Rheumatology clinic in a large university hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Eligible for inclusion were patients between 20 - 80 years of age and with a confirmed diagnosis of RA. Fatigue was measured using the Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue (MAF) scale, while the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was used to assess components of pain. A multiple stepwise regression analysis was performed to evaluate factors related to fatigue and pain. In the first step a univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used for all relevant independent factors. In the next step backwards stepwise regression was applied. Result: Fatigue was significantly associated with the Disease Activity Score 28-joints (DAS 28) (p = 0.049), the Body Awareness Questionnaire (BAQ) (p = 0.006), the Positive Affect (PA) scale (p = 0.008) and no smoking (p = 0.021). Pain was significantly associated with the EuroQol EQ-5D (p = 0.008) and the DAS 28 (p = 0.001). The adjusted R-square was 28.6% for fatigue and 50.0% for pain. Conclusion: This study clearly demonstrates that fatigue and pain in patients with RA appear to be associated with disease-related factors. Furthermore, fatigue was related to body awareness and emotional factors, and pain was related to health related quality of life.

  • 9.
    Lööf, Helena
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Saboonchi, Fredrik
    Welin Henriksson, Elisabet
    Lindblad, Staffan
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    "Pain and fatigue in adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis: association with demographic factors, disease related factors, body awareness, emotional and psychosocial factors"2012In: Arthritis and Rheumatism, ISSN 0004-3591, E-ISSN 1529-0131, Vol. 64, no 10 (suppl), p. 671-672Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Lööf, Helena
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Saboonchi, Fredrik
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Welin Henriksson, Elisabet
    Lindblad, Staffan
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Psychometric testing of the body awareness questionnaire in an Swedish sample of patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis2012In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, ISSN 0003-4967, E-ISSN 1468-2060, Vol. 71, no Suppl 3, p. 734-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Rossen, Jenny
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Lööf, Helena
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Hagströmer, Maria
    Yngve, Agneta
    Exploration of study participants experiences following Sophia Step Study: A two-year physical activity intervention2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Rossen, Jenny
    et al.
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Lööf, Helena
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Yngve, Agneta
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Hagströmer, Maria
    Brismar, Kerstin
    Johansson, Unn-Britt
    Sophiahemmet Högskola.
    Using pedometers for self-management of physical activity: Participants' experiences from Sophia Step Study: A physical activity promotion intervention in pre- and type 2 diabetes2017Conference paper (Other academic)
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