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Svensson, A., Almerud Österberg, S., Fridlund, B., Stening, K. & Elmqvist, C. (2018). Firefighters as First Incident Persons: breaking the chain of events and becoming a new link in the chain of survival. International Journal of Emergency Services
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Emergency Services, ISSN 2047-0894, E-ISSN 2047-0908Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69815 (URN)10.1108/IJES-10-2017-0051 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-01-12 Created: 2018-01-12 Last updated: 2018-01-29
Agerström, J., Gunnarsson, H. E. M. & Stening, K. (2017). Does physical pain impair abstract thinking?. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 29(6), 748-754
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Cognitive Psychology, ISSN 2044-5911, E-ISSN 2044-592X, Vol. 29, no 6, p. 748-754Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The ability to think abstractly constitutes a fundamental dimension of human cognition. Although abstraction has been extensively studied, its emotional and affective antecedents have been largely overlooked. One experiment was conducted to examine whether physical pain affects abstraction. Drawing on Construal Level Theory [Trope, Y., & Liberman, N. (2010). Construal-level theory of psychological distance. Psychological Review117, 440–463] and Loewenstein’s [(1996). Out of control: Visceral influences on behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes65, 272–292] visceral factors theory, we hypothesised that pain impairs abstraction because pain constricts people’s mental horizons and lead to a concrete, inward-focus toward oneself in the here and now. Physical pain was manipulated between subjects (N = 150). The participants either kept their left hand immersed in cold (painful) water or neutral (painless) water while we measured abstract versus concrete behaviour identification, categorisation, and perceptual processing. Bayesian statistical analyses indicate substantial evidence against the hypothesis that pain impairs abstraction. In contrast to many other previously studied cognitive outcomes (e.g. attention), abstraction appears to be largely immune to acute, experimentally induced pain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Abstraction, Physical pain, Construal level
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61089 (URN)10.1080/20445911.2017.1304941 (DOI)000417441000008 ()
Available from: 2017-03-06 Created: 2017-03-06 Last updated: 2018-12-14Bibliographically approved
Stening, K. & Rahmqvist Linnarsson, J. (2016). Att möta hot och våld: forensisk omvårdnad (2ed.). In: Björn-Ove Suserud & Lars Lundberg (Ed.), Prehospital akutsjukvård: (pp. 101-110). Liber
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2016 (Swedish)In: Prehospital akutsjukvård / [ed] Björn-Ove Suserud & Lars Lundberg, Liber, 2016, 2, p. 101-110Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Liber, 2016 Edition: 2
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-57353 (URN)9789147114740 (ISBN)
Note

Ingår i kapitel 8. Att möta hot och våld

Available from: 2016-10-11 Created: 2016-10-11 Last updated: 2016-11-15Bibliographically approved
Säll-Hansson, K., Elmqvist, C., Lindqvist, G. & Stening, K. (2016). Meanings of chronic pain in patient interactions with health services (1ed.). In: Simon van Rysewyk (Ed.), Meanings of pain: (pp. 295-307). Springer
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2016 (English)In: Meanings of pain / [ed] Simon van Rysewyk, Springer, 2016, 1, , p. 295-307p. 295-307Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Chronic pain causes suffering for patients and managing chronic pain is one of the most common assignments in the health service. Health care professionals can profoundly influence the meaning patients and their families attribute to pain experience. Patients with chronic pain may feel discredited and called into question by skeptical medical professionals. Patients may have to fight to receive entitled care and to suggest suitable treatments. To contribute to medical decision-making and improved patient outcomes, health care professionals should integrate phenomenological narratives and stories about pain into health care in parallel with consulting the medical evidence. Professional care structures should not make health care professionals feel torn between meeting patient needs for existential support and the demand of meeting high clinical work-loads. Narratives and stories can provide shared structures that allow patients and medical professionals to make decisions that feel meaningful, accurate, and clear. Many patients use psychological strategies in their everyday lives in order to live meaningfully with persistent pain; but, this is not enough. Healthcare professionals need “dare to open up and accept personal and deep conversations with patients” about their pain experiences and the lived consequences of persistent pain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016. p. 295-307 Edition: 1
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60906 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-49022-9_18 (DOI)9783319490212 (ISBN)9783319490229 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-02-23 Created: 2017-02-23 Last updated: 2017-02-27Bibliographically approved
Stening, K. (2016). Prehospital smärtlindring: vårdvetenskaplig analys (2ed.). In: Björn-Ove Suserud & Lars Lundberg (Ed.), Prehospital akutsjukvård: (pp. 485-488). Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prehospital smärtlindring: vårdvetenskaplig analys
2016 (Swedish)In: Prehospital akutsjukvård / [ed] Björn-Ove Suserud & Lars Lundberg, Liber, 2016, 2, p. 485-488Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Liber, 2016 Edition: 2
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-57352 (URN)9789147114740 (ISBN)
Note

Ingår i kapitel 28. Prehospital smärtlindring

Available from: 2016-10-11 Created: 2016-10-11 Last updated: 2016-11-15Bibliographically approved
Stening, K. & Olsson, J. (2012). Forensisk omvårdnad - ökad rättssäkerhet: Debattartikel , Västerbottens-kuriren 120725. Umeå
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2012 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Umeå: , 2012
National Category
Forensic Science Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21151 (URN)
Available from: 2012-08-13 Created: 2012-08-13 Last updated: 2016-11-24Bibliographically approved
Stening, K., Berg, G., Hammar, M., Voster, H., Eriksson, O., Amandusson, A. & Blomqvist, A. (2012). Influence of estrogen levels on thermal perception, pain thresholds, and pain tolerance: studies on women undergoing in vitro fertilization.. Journal of Pain, 13(5), 459-466
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Pain, ISSN 1526-5900, E-ISSN 1528-8447, Vol. 13, no 5, p. 459-466Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We examined the relationship between estrogen and pain in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Quantitative sensory tests (QST) were performed twice during the IVF-regimen: once during hormonal down-regulation and once during hormonal up-regulation. A group of healthy men and a group of women using monophasic contraceptives were also examined, to control for session-to-session effects. Among the women undergoing IVF, serum 17β-estradiol levels differed strongly between treatments as expected, and increased from 65.7 (SD = 26) pmol/L during the down-regulation phase, to 5,188 (SD = 2,524) pmol/L during the up-regulation phase. Significant outcomes in the QST were only seen for temperature perception thresholds (1.7 °C versus 2.2 °C; P = .003) and cold pain threshold (11.5 °C versus 14.5 °C; P = .04). A similar change in cold pain threshold was also seen in the 2 control groups, however, and statistical analysis suggested that this change was due to a session-to-session effect rather than being the result of hormonal modulation. Heat pain thresholds, heat tolerance, pressure pain thresholds, and the cold pressor test showed no significant differences between sessions. These data demonstrate that pain perception and pain thresholds in healthy women show little, if any, changes even with major variations in serum estradiol levels. PERSPECTIVE: This study shows that pain perception and tolerance in women undergoing in vitro fertilization do not vary, despite the dramatic changes in 17β-estradiol levels induced by the treatment regimen. The result thus suggests that in humans, contrary to experimental animals, changes in estrogen levels have little influence on pain sensitivity.

National Category
Cell and Molecular Biology
Research subject
Natural Science, Biomedical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20136 (URN)10.1016/j.jpain.2012.01.446 (DOI)22480441 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84860699239 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-06-19 Created: 2012-06-19 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Stening, K. (2012). Smärtproblem hos kvinnor. SMÄRTA, 2(3), 22-23
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2012 (Swedish)In: SMÄRTA, ISSN 1402-1048, Vol. 2, no 3, p. 22-23Article, review/survey (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Landskrona: VIA MEDIA, 2012
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21150 (URN)
Available from: 2012-08-13 Created: 2012-08-13 Last updated: 2012-09-20Bibliographically approved
Stening, K., Eriksson, O., Henriksson, K., Brynhildsen, J., Lindh-Åstrand, L., Berg, G., . . . Blomqvist, A. (2011). Hormonal replacement therapy does not affect self-estimated pain or experimental pain responses in post-menopausal women suffering from fibromyalgia: a double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial. Rheumatology, 50(3), 544-551
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2011 (English)In: Rheumatology, ISSN 1462-0324, E-ISSN 1462-0332, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 544-551Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives. FM is a condition that preferentially affects women. Sex hormones, and in particular oestrogens, have been shown to affect pain processing and pain sensitivity, and oestrogen deficit has been considered a potentially promoting factor for FM. However, the effects of oestrogen treatment in patients suffering from FM have not been studied. Here, we examined the effect of transdermal oestrogen substitution treatment on experimental as well as self-estimated pain in women suffering from FM.

Methods. Twenty-nine post-menopausal women were randomized to either 8 weeks of treatment with transdermal 17β-oestradiol (50 µg/day) or placebo according to a double-blind protocol. A self-estimation of pain, a set of quantitative sensory tests measuring thresholds to temperature, thermal pain, cold pain and pressure pain, and a cold pressor test were performed on three occasions: before treatment, after 8 weeks of treatment and 20 weeks after cessation of treatment.

Results. Hormonal replacement treatment significantly increased serum oestradiol levels as expected (P < 0.01). However, no differences in self-estimated pain were seen between treatment and placebo groups, nor were there any differences between the two groups regarding the results of the quantitative sensory tests or the cold pressor test at any of the examined time points.

Conclusion. Eight weeks of transdermal oestradiol treatment does not influence perceived pain, pain thresholds or pain tolerance as compared with placebo treatment in post-menopausal women suffering from FM.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Oxford univesity press, 2011
National Category
Rheumatology and Autoimmunity
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences; Natural Science, Biomedical Sciences; Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-9425 (URN)10.1093/rheumatology/keq348 (DOI)2-s2.0-79952030751 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-11-22 Created: 2010-11-22 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Stening, K., Berg, G., Hammar, M., Eriksson, O., Amandusson, Å. & Blomqvist, A. (2011). Influence of high and low estrogen levels on pain thresholdsand pain tolerance: Studies on women undergoing in vitro fertilization. In: European journal of pain, supplements. Paper presented at 7th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC), Hamburg, Tyskland, 21-24/9 2011 (pp. 23). Elsevier
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2011 (English)In: European journal of pain, supplements, Elsevier, 2011, p. 23-Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier: , 2011
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Biomedical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21153 (URN)
Conference
7th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC), Hamburg, Tyskland, 21-24/9 2011
Available from: 2012-08-13 Created: 2012-08-13 Last updated: 2012-08-27Bibliographically approved
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