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  • 1.
    Ardalan, A.
    et al.
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Vanrooyen, M.
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States.
    Mowafi, H.
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States; Boston University, Cambridge, MA, United States.
    Nedjat, S.
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Naieni, K.H.
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Russel, M.
    University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Post-disaster quality of life among older survivors five years after the Bam earthquake: implications for recovery policy2011In: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 179-196Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Older people are among the most vulnerable in major disasters. In their aftermath, it is crucial to institute efforts that will maintain a high level of elders' quality of life (QoL). This paper presents QoL assessments of elderly survivors five years after the Bam earthquake in Iran, and evaluates the determinants. A cross-sectional analysis of 210 randomly-selected survivors was carried out in 2008 using the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire. A comparison of the results with data on the general population showed that experiencing the earthquake may adversely affect psychological dimensions of QoL even five years after, but paradoxically the earthquake resulted in better social relationships in affected communities than in the general population. Lower QoL associated with female gender, higher age, living alone, severe earthquake-related injury, poor quality of living conditions, increased dependency in the activities of daily living, living in an urban area, and being temporarily housed. Recovery experts and donors should carry out long-term monitoring of health status and QoL in disaster-affected communities, with a focus on psychological wellbeing. Intervention programmes that emphasise post-disasterquality of care and satisfactory housing may lead to better QoL of the victims and may shorten the recovery phase.

  • 2.
    Ardalan, Ali
    et al.
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
    VanRooyen, Michael
    Harvard University, Boston, USA.
    Teimoori, Fariba
    University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Abbasi, Reza
    Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
    Impact of the Bam Earthquake, 26 December 2003, on Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living of Older People2011In: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, ISSN 1049-023X, E-ISSN 1945-1938, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 99-108Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    ARDALAN, ALI
    et al.
    School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden..
    KOUROSH, HOLAKOUIE NAIENI
    School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran..
    REZAIE, MOHSEN
    School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran..
    TEIMOORI, FARIBA
    Iranian Research Centre on Ageing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    POURMALEK, FARSHAD
    Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran..
    Older people´s needs following major disasters: a qualitative study of Iranian elders´ experiences of the Bam earthquake2010In: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779, Vol. 30, p. 11-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Elders have long been recognised as among the most vulnerable people in disaster events. This paper reports a qualitative study of the self-perceived needs of older people in the aftermath of the Bam earthquake in Iran in 2003. A total of 56 people aged from 65 to 88 years were recruited to the study using purposive sampling, including 29 men and 27 women. Six focus group discussions and ten semi-structured individual interviews were conducted. Each focus group involved six to ten people from the cities of Bam and Baravat and their rural suburbs. Content analysis was used to analyse the transcribed data. The analysis identified four major themes among the informants' concerns: inappropriate service delivery, affronts to dignity, feeling insecure and emotional distress. A disaster-prone country like Iran needs to be appropriately prepared with culturally sensitive plans to meet the needs of those who suffer from their effects, not least older people. Emergency relief managers should note that for many older people in a disaster zone, customary forms of relief are neither required nor appropriate, and that their distinctive immediate and long-term needs should be assessed and met. Relief agencies need to be trained to be age-sensitive and should mainstream older people's rights in the planning and implementation of both the response and recovery phases of assistance.

  • 4.
    Chatchumni, Manaporn
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Namvongprom, Amaporn
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    The Red Cross University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Engagement and availability shapes agency-based maneuvering in nurse’s pain management: A critical incident study2018In: Electronic Physician, ISSN 2008-5842, Vol. 10, no 8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Studies reporting inadequate nursing care for patients indicate that nurses are negatively affected in such situations, and research is needed to study nursing care in postoperative situations. 

    Objective: To describe situations of postoperative pain management in a surgical ward in Thailand.

    Methods: A qualitative approach using the Critical Incident Technique was chosen to investigate situations of postoperative pain management from the perspective of surgical nurses in Thailand. Data were collected through multiple semi-structured interviews with nine nurses over a five-week period.

    Results: The situations of surgical nurses described three elements that heavily influenced the quality of postoperative pain management: engagement in a trustful nurse-patient relationship, availability of pain medication and nursing care when needed, and imbalance between meeting the patient’s needs and completing routine nursing duties. 

    Conclusion: The results help to expand our understanding of how Thai nurses manage pain in postoperative situations and indicate areas that could be improved in terms of how nurses respond to patients’ pain. Nurses challenge existing guidelines and facilitate development of new nursing guidelines and/or policies in pain management.

  • 5.
    Chatchumni, Manaporn
    et al.
    School of Nursing, Rangsit University, Pathum Thani, Thailand.
    Namvongprom, Amaporn
    School of Nursing, Rangsit University, Pathum Thani, Thailand.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    The Red Cross University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Swedish Red Cross University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Treating without seeing: Pain management practice in a Thai context2016In: Pain Research & Management, ISSN 1203-6765, E-ISSN 1918-1523, article id 9580626Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Pain management is a core nursing function, and it plays a key role in postoperative care. It is important to understand the cultural context of nursing practices and how this affects effective pain management. The aim of this study was to describe the professional and cultural framework within which painmanagement is practiced on a Thai surgical ward. Spradley's ethnographic methodology was used. Data were collected through 98.5 hours of field observations and interviews at a surgical ward in Thailand. Three themes were constructed that describe the way Thai nurses practiced pain management: (i) complex communications system to address pain and to respond to it, (ii) the essence of Thai-ness, and (iii) a passive approach to pain management. The results indicate that, in the response to discomfort and pain, better pain management will result if there is a shift from functional to patient-centered care. The nursing culture needs to be further researched and discussed, in order to set priorities in line with the goals of national and international organizations for improving postoperative care and promoting patient comfort.

  • 6.
    Chatchumni, Manaporn
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Namvongprom, Ampaporn
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Rangsit University, Pathum Thani, Thailand.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    The Red Cross University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. The Red Cross University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Thai Nurses' experiences of post-operative pain assessment and its' influence on pain management decisions2016In: BMC Nursing, ISSN 1472-6955, E-ISSN 1472-6955, Vol. 15, no 1, article id 12Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: While many studies have addressed various issues with regards to pain management, there is limited knowledge about how nurses assess pain in surgical wards. This study aimed to describe Thai nurses' experiences of pain assessment in a surgical ward.

    METHODS: A cross-sectional explorative study was conducted. Participants were selected through theoretical sampling. Data was collected through interviews with twelve registered nurses working in surgical wards. Qualitative content analysis guided the analysis of the data.

    RESULTS: Nurses use a double/triple check system, communicated to the healthcare team via records and protocols, and they used their skills and experiences in pain assessment. The results showed that nurses missed the opportunity to include the patients' self-reported pain in their accounts. Though much evidence of pain was collected, this did not seem to benefit the patients. Furthermore, the nurses were not using instruments to measure pain, which illustrates the potential unreliability of professionals who have differing opinions concerning the patients' pain.

    CONCLUSIONS: Thai nurses worked based on a 'patient-evidence' paradigm when assessing patients in pain; this should be shifted to an evidence-based paradigm. Furthermore, by including the patients' self-reported pain in their assessment, nurses would both improve the quality of the pain assessment and empower patients in their pain management. Pain management practices in Thailand should be improved through education, training, supportive innovation, and collegial competence development in order to improve the quality of care in the post-operative field.

  • 7.
    Chatchumni, Manaporn
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Namvongprom, Ampaporn
    Rangsit Univ, Sch Nursing, Rangsit, Thailand.
    Sandborgh, Maria
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    The Red Cross University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nurses’ perceptions of patients in pain and pain management: a focus group study in Thailand2015In: Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research, ISSN 1906-8107, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 164-177Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Thailand, nurses have a key role in the assessment of symptoms and advising on pain management in patients with post-operative in a surgical ward. This study provides insight into nurses’ perceptions of patients in pain and subsequent pain management. A focus group discussion method was used with 18 registered nurses working in surgical wards. The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis. The participants’ descriptions of their perceptions of patients in pain and pain management were condensed into four themes. Two themes revolved around their perceptions of patient pain, uncomfortable patient, and restricted mobility and changed mood. The two remaining themes comprised intolerable pain would be managed, and managing pain through our own experience seems to be of importance in their professional assumption that evidence-based practice is inadequate for patients’ postoperative care. It is suggested that nurses work to a organized pain assessment guideline and pain management models according to cultural contexts. This should be developed within an understanding of the nurse-patient relationship, and specifically holistic nursing models of care can play an important role in bridging the connection between training and practice, not only between personal and professional perceptions of pain and selected strategies, but also between professional knowledge and nurses’ perceptions of patients in pain.The findings may have relevance for other similar contexts and settings.

  • 8.
    Ehrlich, Kethy
    et al.
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden; Department of Geriatric Medicine, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden .
    Boström, Anne-Marie
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden; Department of Geriatric Medicine, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Heikkilä, Kristiina
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Emami, Azita
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
    Family caregivers’ assessments of caring for a relative with dementia: A comparison of urban and rural areas2015In: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 27-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: This study aimed to describe and compare urban and rural family caregivers' reactions to caring for a relative with dementia and to examine the associations between caregiving and socio-demographic factors. Background: Most studies on family caregivers' experiences caring for older people with dementia have been conducted in urban areas, and little is known about the experiences of family caregivers living in rural areas. Design: A cross-sectional study design was used. Methods: A total of 102 caregivers (response rate 85%) from urban (n = 57) and rural (n = 46) areas completed the Caregiver Reaction Assessment (CRA) Scale and demographic information. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics and linear regression models. Results: Overall, family caregivers reported high satisfaction even if they also reported high impact on finances and daily living. Rural caregivers experienced a higher negative impact on finances but reported more support from family members than urban caregivers. Age, gender and relationship were significantly associated with four of the five CRA subscales. Educational level and geographical setting were not associated with any of the CRA subscales. Conclusions: The results of the study raise questions about the financial situation of older female caregivers and on the expectations of built-in family structures in urban and rural areas. Further studies focusing on the meaning and constitution of a family would help us to understand how these factors influence family caregiving both in rural and urban areas. Implications for practice: To provide person-centred care and to avoid stereotyped caregiving, a better picture of traditions in family caregiving can improve a more differentiated and appropriate professional caregiving pliable with the cultural context in which it is carried out.

  • 9.
    Emami, Azita
    et al.
    Department of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden .
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Department of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden .
    Difficulties in recruiting participants for a research study on immigrant dementia caregivers: Challenges in conducting research with a culturally diverse population.2007In: Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Vol. 5, no 4, p. 103-108Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Fallahi Khoshknab, M.
    et al.
    University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Tamizi, Z.
    Razi Educational Center, Tehran, Iran.
    Khankh, H.R.
    University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Babaei, R.m.
    University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Ghazanfari, N.
    University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Khoshknab, P.F
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    The effect of weight monitoring and recording on control of obesity and overweight2011In: Eating and Weight Disorders, ISSN 1124-4909, E-ISSN 1590-1262, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 137-141Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Obesity is one of the dilemmas of the recent century and imposes huge costs related to its complications and diseases on people and societies. This study aims to investigate whether recording and monitoring weight and its changes can modify eating habits and therefore weight control. METHODS: This is a quasi-experimental interventional study. Seventy nine of the staff of the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation (USWR) were randomly placed in two intervention (N=40) and control (39) groups. A standard weight scale and height meter was used to measure weight, height and body mass index (BMI). For the intervention group, weight was measured, recorded and announced to the participants twice a week for 3 months. For the control group, weight measurement and recording was done once in the beginning of the study and once at the end of the study. Data were analyzed using SPSS ver.11.5 and compared between groups. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in the average age between the groups. Mean pre-intervention weight was 87.08±10.9 Kg and 85.83±16.44 Kg in the intervention and control groups, respectively and was not significantly different. Mean post-intervention weight was 83.5 Kg in the intervention group, which was significantly different from pre-intervention weight. Mean post-intervention weight was 86.31 Kg in the control group that was not significantly different from pre-intervention weight. CONCLUSION: Recording and monitoring weight and its changes in overweight people can affect weight control since knowledge and insight about weight may motivate people to modify their eating habits. We therefore recommend this strategy as an adjuvant to weight control programs.

  • 11.
    Fallahi Khoshknab, Masoud
    et al.
    Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran .
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Univ Tehran Med Sci, Fac Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran, Iran.
    Maddah, Sadat Seyed Bagher
    Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Mehdi Rahgozar, Iran .
    Rahgozar, Mehdi
    Department of Statistics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran .
    Validation and reliability test of Persian version of The Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale (SSCRS)2010In: Journal of clinical nursing, ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 19, p. 2939-2941Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Pain management as ambition and practice can the gap be closed?2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Perception of conscience among enrolled nurses with an Iranian background working in residential care for Persian-speaking people with dementia disease2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Post-earthquake health needs: Experiences of Iranian older people2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    The status of social and leisure time activities among elderly residing in Iran and Sweden2009In: Iranian Journal of Ageing, Vol. 3, no 8, p. 597-606Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: Among social determinants of health, culture and ethnicity play a key role in defining the needs of different population groups. The aim of this study was to consider and compare the social and leisure time activities of the three .elderly groups: Iranian residing in Iran, Iranian residing in Sweden and Swedish residing in Sweden Methods and Materials: Via the cross-sectional design, 825 Iranian elderly who were living in Tehran compared with 305 Swedish elderly and 101 Iranian elderly living in Stockholm on social relations, group activities and leisure time activities. Only, elderly who could communicate properly entered the study. A structured questionnaire designed by the Iranian and Swedish Research Group on the” Assessment of Social Health Status and Needs” implemented for .the subjects. Estimation method and logistic regression used to analyze the gathered data Results: Subjects of all 3 groups were in the age range of 60-77 years old and mostly were married. Results showed despite very common characteristics, there are, also, many differences which can be explained by cultural and environmental factors. Rapid urbanization, limited resources and unawareness of or disregard for healthy life style resulted in lower levels of satisfaction with social and leisure life in the Iranian elderly. On the other hand, level of activities related to the spiritual dimension of health were more in Iranians than Swedish and the difference was significant (p=0.000), whereas the reverse was true for the group activities (p=0.000). Poor attitude toward physicalactivity and exercise in Iranian elderly, especially women, with consequent hazards for health, needs special consid.eration on behalf of the health planners and providers Conclusions: Needs assessment with trance- cultural approach, especially on social determinants of the health of elderly is a necessity. Using valid and reliable instruments, designed to overcome the cultural barriers would help.planners to apply the experience of the aged societies more reasonably, properly and creatively.

  • 16.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    To become old and develop dementia in a foreign country2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Ardalan, A.
    Univ Tehran Med Sci, Tehran, Iran.
    Older people in disasters2016In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods, ISSN 1609-4069, E-ISSN 1609-4069, Vol. 15, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
    Ericson-Lidman, Eva
    Umeå University, Sweden.
    Zargham-Boroujeni, Ali
    Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
    Öhlén, Joakim
    Ersta Sköndal University College, Sweden.
    Norberg, Astrid
    Umeå University, Sweden.
    Clear conscience grounded in relations: Expressions of Persian-speaking nurses in Sweden2017In: Nursing ethics, ISSN 0969-7330, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 349-361Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Conscience is an important concept in ethics, having various meanings in different cultures. Because a growing number of healthcare professionals are of immigrant background, particularly within the care of older people, demanding multiple ethical positions, it is important to explore the meaning of conscience among care providers within different cultural contexts.

    Research objective: The study aimed to illuminate the meaning of conscience by enrolled nurses with an Iranian background working in residential care for Persian-speaking people with dementia.

    Research design: A phenomenological hermeneutical method guided the study.

    Participants and research context: A total of 10 enrolled nurses with Iranian background, aged 33–46 years, participated in the study. All worked full time in residential care settings for Persian-speaking people with dementia in a large city, in Sweden.

    Ethical considerations: The study was approved by the Regional Ethical Review Board for ethical vetting of research involving humans. Participants were given verbal and written study information and assured that their participation was voluntary and confidential.

    Findings: Three themes were constructed including perception of conscience, clear conscience grounded in relations and striving to keep a clear conscience. The conscience was perceived as an inner guide grounded in feelings, which is dynamic and subject to changes throughout life. Having a clear conscience meant being able to form a bond with others, to respect them and to get their confirmation that one does well. To have a clear conscience demanded listening to the voice of the conscience. The enrolled nurses strived to keep their conscience clear by being generous in helping others, accomplishing daily tasks well and behaving nicely in the hope of being treated the same way one day.

    Conclusion: Cultural frameworks and the context of practice needed to be considered in interpreting the meaning of conscience and clear conscience.

  • 19.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Eriksson, Lars E.
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; City University London, London, United Kingdom.
    Nasrabadi, Alireza Nikbakht
    Univ Tehran, Iran.
    Sunvisson, Helena
    Univ Örebro, Sweden.
    Heikkilä, Kristiina
    Karolinska Inst, Stockholm, Sweden; Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
    Experiences of dementia in a foreign country: qualitative content analysis of interviews with people with dementia2014In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 14, no 4, article id 794Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Dementia is a worldwide health concern of epidemic proportions. Research in the field of subjective experience of dementia suffers from a lack of diversity of their participants including immigrants. Different portraits of life with dementia could help us understand how people with dementia conceptualise their experiences of dementia and how they live. Our study aimed to explore the subjective experiences of living with dementia among Iranian immigrants in Sweden. Methods: Qualitative content analysis of interviews with fifteen people with dementia from Iranian immigrant backgrounds were conducted (8 females and 7 males). Results: Three themes and seven associated sub-themes were revealed. The themes included: Being a person with dementia means living with forgetfulness (personal sphere), living with forgetfulness in the private sphere means feeling incompetent but still loved, living with forgetfulness in the public sphere means feeling confident and secure but also isolated. Conclusions: Living with dementia for the participants meant living with forgetfulness. They experienced feeling incompetent but still loved within their families and feeling confident and secure but also isolated in the society. Educating people with dementia and their families about the course and process of dementia may help them understand the changes better and adjust their expectations. Our study can provide a basis for healthcare workers to understand the experiences of living with dementia from this specific perspective.

  • 20.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    et al.
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Eriksson, L.E.
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Heikkilä, K.
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nasrabadi, A.N.
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Ekman, S.L.
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Sunvisson, H.
    Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Experiences of living with dementia in Iran: qualitative content analysis of semi-structured interviews2013In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 22, no 21-22, p. 3032-3041Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims and objectives: To describe people's experiences of living with dementia in Iran. Background: A knowledge gap exists regarding the experiences of living with dementia in nonWestern contexts. This gap may be especially apparent within the Iranian context, where dementia research is relatively new. Deeper understanding about context-related experiences of dementia is a prerequisite for nurses' ability to provide adequate and meaningful care. Design: Qualitative, cross-sectional design. Methods: Qualitative content analysis of semi-structured interviews with people living with dementia inurban Iran (six women and nine men; 60-87 years old). Results: The participants experienced their condition as a state of forgetfulness that was accompanied by losses and dependency on others. They wanted to feel good about themselves and feel important, but they continually struggled with matters such as a loss of accountability, feelings of futility and the frustration of others. Economic dependency and a lack of economic resources were sources of feelings of futility. Conclusion: Experiences of living with dementia in Iran included a substantial struggle to stay connected to the social world and to deal with dramatic life changes, aspects of living with dementia that seem to be universal. However, the feelings of financial burden and the experience of being nagged for their shortfalls by family members have seldom been described in other studies and seem to represent a cultural aspect of their experience. Relevance to clinical practice: The results of the study call for further nursing efforts insupporting people living with dementia in their struggle with their altered lives and in retaining their connections to everyday life. Furthermore, their family members might benefit from specific nursing interventions including information about dementia and advice on how to help the family members with dementia to interact with others while exercising their individual strengths.

  • 21. Mazaheri, Monir
    et al.
    Fallahi Khoshknab, Masoud
    Sayyed Bagher, Sadat
    Rahgozar, Mahdi
    Nurses´ perception of Spirituality and Spiritual Care2009In: Health Monitor (Payesh), ISSN 1680-7626, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 31-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective(s): To assess nurses' attitude toward spirituality and spiritual care in the care of psychiatric patients/clients.Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted to assess the attitude of nurses of Razi psychiatric center on spirituality and spiritual care and providing an educational plan. Samples consist of 107 nurses of Razi psychiatric center. Data were collected using the Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale (SSCRS). Data were analyzed with statistical software (SPSS) with using descriptive methods and statistical tests.Results: Results showed mean score of attitude on spirituality and spiritual care was 63.40 (SD±4.57). Majority of participants scored between 33-92 which was highest scores for the questionnaire. It shows that attitudes of nurses of Razi psychiatric center to spirituality and spiritual care were positively high. Conclusion: Nurses’ attitude for spirituality and spiritual care is positive and they believe that nurses must give spiritual care for their patients.

  • 22.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Sunvisson, Helena
    Nikbakht, Alireza Nasrabadi
    Maddah, Monir Sadat
    Emami, Azita
    Bearing witness to life narratives: Iranian immigrant experiences of having a family member with dementia2011In: Journal of Diversity in Health and Care, ISSN 2049-5471, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 19-28Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Nazari, S.
    et al.
    Univ Tehran Med Sci, Tehran, Iran.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. Shahid Lavasani Hosp, Tehran, Iran.
    Larijani, T.T.
    Univ Tehran Med Sci, Tehran, Iran.
    Mazaheri, M.
    Univ Tehran Med Sci, Tehran, Iran; Karolinska Inst, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Copying with the stressors: Iranian parents with epileptic children’s perspective2008In: Epilepsia, ISSN 0013-9580, E-ISSN 1528-1167, Vol. 49, p. 229-229Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Pietilä Rosendahl, Sirpa
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Söderman, Mirkka
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Mazaheri, Monir
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Immigrants with dementia in Swedish residential care: An exploratory study of the experiences of their family members and nursing staff2016In: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 16, no 18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Worldwide, there is a growing population of older people who develop dementia in a country other than that of their origin. When their dementia has reached an advanced stage, residential care is most often needed. People with dementia in Sweden are often cared for in group homes. For immigrants, this may mean a linguistically challenging care environment for both healthcare staff and the patients’ family members.

    The aim of this study was to explore and describe the experiences of family members and professional caregivers regarding the care provided to immigrants with dementia in group homes in Sweden.

    Methods

    An exploratory, descriptive study with a qualitative approach was chosen. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine professional caregivers and five family members of people with dementia with Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian and Ingrian backgrounds; all were chosen purposefully. All people with dementia had lost their Swedish language skills as their second language. The data was analysed using qualitative content analysis.

    Results

    Three main categories and seven subcategories were identified. The first main category: A new living situation comprised the subcategories: adjusting to new living arrangements and expectations regarding activities and traditional food at the group home, the second main category: Challenges in communication with the subcategories: limited communication between the immigrant with dementia and the Swedish-speaking nursing staff and the consequences of linguistic misunderstandings and nuanced communication in a common language and the third main category: The role of the family member at the group home with the subcategories: a link to the healthy life story of the family member with dementia andan expert and interpreter for the nursing staff.

    Conclusions

    The family member played a crucial role in the lives of immigrants with dementia living in a group home by facilitating communication between the nursing staff and the PWD and also by making it possible for PWD to access the cultural activities they wanted and which professional caregivers were either not able to recognise as needed or could not deliver.

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