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Lindqvist, G. & Hanson, E. (2018). Informal caregivers who are interested and do make use of information and communication technologies. Clinical Nursing Studies, 6(4), 12-22
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2018 (English)In: Clinical Nursing Studies, ISSN 2324-7940, E-ISSN 2324-7959, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 12-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: The aim of the study was to highlight informal caregivers’ interest in using the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based ACTION service (Assisting Carers using Telematics Interventions to meet Older People’s Needs) and their ideas for how to further develop and extend the service. The use of ICT is constantly increasing worldwide. Europe has the highest old age dependency ratio, but other parts of the world are also experiencing a dramatic ageing of their population. The demands for care are increasing, and resources are shrinking. One way to support informal caregivers is through ICT.

Methods: The study employed a qualitative design. Focus group interviews were carried out with informal caregivers in Sweden. The interviews were analysed using a latent content analysis method.

Results: The analysis yielded a major theme, striving to feel confident, with four categories: informal caregivers’ reflections and ideas about ICT; promoting their own health process; increasing their knowledge bank and informal caregivers’ rights; and striving for inclusiveness.

Conclusions: The present study highlights the challenges that informal caregivers face in their daily life as well as their resources to devise possible solutions that could improve their situation. To preserve their health, a carer support plan including regular health checks could be helpful. ICT-based support (such as the ACTION service) could act as a way forward for supporting informal caregivers in their striving to feel confident. The study highlighted that ICT-based support has the potential to act as a direct benefit for informal caregivers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sciedu Press, 2018
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73730 (URN)10.5430/cns.v6n4p12 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-04-27 Created: 2018-04-27 Last updated: 2018-05-02Bibliographically approved
Rask, M., Albinsson, G., Safipour, J., Wenneberg, S., Andersson, L., Carlsson Blomster, M., . . . Lindqvist, G. (2018). Validation of the verbal and social interaction questionnaire for nursing students: the focus of nursing students in their relationship with patients. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(4), 81-88
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, ISSN 1925-4040, E-ISSN 1925-4059, Vol. 8, no 4, p. 81-88Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Verbal and Social Interaction Nursing Students questionnaire (VSI-NS) has been created to measure the development of verbal, social and interactional skills of nursing students with patients, from their perspective in nursing care. The aim of the present study was to determine the construct validity and internal consistency reliability of the questionnaire. The study had a methodological and developmental design and was carried out in four steps: adjustment of the items, face validity, data collection and data analysis. The number of items was reduced from 48 to 31. The factor analysis of the final 31 items resulted in four quite distinct factors: “Inviting to talk about feelings and thoughts”, “Building a caring relationship”, “Encouraging social and practical aspects in daily life” and “Caring towards health and wellbeing”. The results showed satisfactory psychometric properties in terms of content validity, construct validity and the internal consistency reliability of the questionnaire.  It could be concluded that the original conceptual model could serve as a theoretical foundation to explain and understand nurses’ caring interactions with their patients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sciedu Press, 2018
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69195 (URN)10.5430/jnep.v8n4p81 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-12-12 Created: 2017-12-12 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved
Grimheden, S., Lindqvist, G., Bylund Grenklo, T. & Sandgren, A. (2017). An obligation to care for seriously ill children in their homes: a qualitative study of community nurses' perceptions. Nordic journal of nursing research, 37(4), 201-208
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2017 (English)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593, Vol. 37, no 4, p. 201-208Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When children are seriously ill, being able to be cared for at home with the family is valuable, but community nurses are often not trained to care for children. The aim of this study was therefore to describe community nurses´perceptions of caring for serioulsy ill children at home. A content analysis was conducted of 11 semi-structed interviews with nurses. One theme, obligation to care, was found, followed by three categories: making an impact, feeling confident, and emotional processing. In conclusion, we found collaboration with paediatric staff in the hospital is important for community nurses in order to gain confidence, which would optimise care at home for seriously ill children and their families.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
Community nursing, Home care, Obligation to care, Qualitative content analysis, Seriously ill children
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62591 (URN)10.1177/2057158517701664 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-04-25 Created: 2017-04-25 Last updated: 2019-01-17Bibliographically approved
Lindqvist, G. (2016). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a study of the relationship between patients’ feeling of guilt due to their belief of the disease being self inflicted. In: 3rd International Conference on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 11-12, 2016, Brisbane, Australia: scientific tracks & abstracts (day 2). Paper presented at COPD 2016: 3rd International Conference on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Brisbane, Australia, July 11-12, 2016 (pp. 43-43). OMICS International, 6, Article ID 3.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a study of the relationship between patients’ feeling of guilt due to their belief of the disease being self inflicted
2016 (English)In: 3rd International Conference on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 11-12, 2016, Brisbane, Australia: scientific tracks & abstracts (day 2), OMICS International , 2016, Vol. 6, p. 43-43, article id 3Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an increasing health problem that affects about 600 million people globally, and it is expected to be the third most common cause of death worldwide by 2020. COPD is a chronic long-term condition that is irrevocable. Cigarette smoking is the most commonly encountered risk factor for COPD, and it has also been shown that passive smoking impairs lung function. When the disease progresses, not only is the lung fiction impaired, but there are also other consequences as physical, psychological and social.

Aim

The aim of the study was to generate a theory, grounded in empirical data, to reveal the main concerns of people who suffer from COPD and how they handle everyday life.

Method

The constant comparative method of grounded theory, developed by Glaser and Strauss (1967), was used. Data was collected by interviewing 23 people with COPD all having different grades of the disease, from mild to severe. 

Findings

A substantive theory was generated showing that the main concern for people suffering from COPD was feelings of guilt due to self-inflicted disease associated with smoking habits. This includes feelings of living in the shadow of death. This core category was linked to five categories termed making sense of existence, adjusting to bodily restrictions, surrendering to faith, making excuses for the smoking related cause, and creating compliance with daily medication. These categories form a pattern of behavior that explains how feelings of guilt were handled by people living with COPD.    

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
OMICS International, 2016
Series
Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, ISSN 2161-105X
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55371 (URN)10.4172/2161-105X.C1.010 (DOI)
Conference
COPD 2016: 3rd International Conference on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Brisbane, Australia, July 11-12, 2016
Available from: 2016-08-10 Created: 2016-08-10 Last updated: 2016-08-16Bibliographically approved
Lindqvist, G. & Hanson, E. (2016). Conceptions of everyday life among people living alone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Clinical Nursing Studies, 4(2), 8-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptions of everyday life among people living alone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
2016 (English)In: Clinical Nursing Studies, ISSN 2324-7940, E-ISSN 2324-7959, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 8-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: The aim of the study was to describe conceptions of everyday life among people living alone with chronic obstructivepulmonary disease (COPD).

Background: COPD is a long-standing, chronic condition. As COPD progresses, it commonly affects all aspects of life. The disease creates a complex life situation for the person living alone, as they experience a wide range of difficulties and must adapt to the demands of their brittle body. They report more psychiatric distress than do those with other chronic diseases and appear to have an increased risk of depression. No previous studies have been conducted focusing on people’s conceptions of everyday life when living alone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Methods: A phenomenographic study was conducted in the south of Sweden with 15 women and 9 men who were living alone and suffering from different grades of COPD, ranging from mild to very severe. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews.

Results: An overall descriptive category was found, when life changes direction, with three subcategories: COPD creates obstacles in daily life, when the body refuses and loneliness. The disease changed their lives dramatically and both physical and psychological strains appeared.

Conclusions: The present study highlights the particular challenges facing people living alone with COPD. To live alone and manage a chronic disease such as COPD is more problematic, than living with a spouse, as they have the option to ask for help when needed and someone to talk to. New technology can reduce social isolation among older people and may act as a potential solution for people living alone with COPD. Through e-health, these people may have the opportunity to be more involved in their own care. To ensure greater security, information, participation, self-care and independence, person-centred care must be systematically implemented within health and social care systems in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sciedu Press, 2016
Keywords
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Everyday life, Conceptions, Phenomenography, Interviews
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49744 (URN)10.5430/cns.v4n2p8 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-02-12 Created: 2016-02-12 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically 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
Lindqvist, G. (2015). Female informal caregivers' daily life with a spouse having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In: 6th International Carers Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden from 3-6 september 2015: . Paper presented at 6th International Carers Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden from 3-6 september 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Female informal caregivers' daily life with a spouse having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
2015 (English)In: 6th International Carers Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden from 3-6 september 2015, 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46137 (URN)
Conference
6th International Carers Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden from 3-6 september 2015
Available from: 2015-09-07 Created: 2015-09-07 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved
Lindqvist, G., Magnusson, L., Andréasson, F., Broling, L. & Hanson, E. (2015). Slutrapport SAFE, Steg 1. Utmaningsdriven innovation: Hälso- och sjukvård: Ökad delaktighet och inflytande, trygghet och säkerhet för äldre och deras anhöriga med hälsostödjande e-tjänster.. VINNOVA
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2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
VINNOVA, 2015. p. 14
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49732 (URN)
Projects
VINNOVA, SAFE projektet
Note

Ej belagd 20160223

Available from: 2016-02-12 Created: 2016-02-12 Last updated: 2019-04-04Bibliographically approved
Lindqvist, G., Heikkilä, K., Albin, B. & Hjelm, K. (2013). Conceptions of daily life in men living with a woman suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 14(02), 140-150
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2013 (English)In: Primary Health Care Research and Development, ISSN 1463-4236, E-ISSN 1477-1128, Vol. 14, no 02, p. 140-150Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim To describe conceptions of daily life in men living with a woman suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in different stages of the disease. BACKGROUND: A chronic disease like COPD affects not only the person living with the illness, but also the spouse. Significant tasks and demands are placed on husbands. COPD has for a long time been considered more a man's disease than a woman's disease, but according to new evidence COPD is a vast problem in women, which requires support from their spouses. The literature review did not reveal any previous studies concerning conceptions of daily life in men living with women suffering from COPD in different stages. METHODS: A phenomenographic study was conducted. Data were collected from October 2008 to October 2009 through semi-structured interviews with 19 men living with a woman suffering from COPD. Findings Two main descriptive categories were found: (1) unchanged life situation where no support was needed; (2) changed life situation related to severity of COPD, where support was needed. The categories were described from the perspective 'ME and my spouse'. Even in their caregiving situation, the men continued with their own life and activities and did not put themselves in second place. No support was needed from healthcare or municipality when the women had mild COPD, but this changed when the COPD progressed. The men felt that daily life was burdened, restricted and the partner relationship was affected, even if the disease had not reached the final stage. The COPD forced them gradually into a caregiving role, and their daily life changed. They become more of a caregiver than a spouse. The men experienced lack of knowledge and support, and they felt that health professionals and municipality did not care about them.

Keywords
COPD, everyday life, male spouses, nursing, phenomenography
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23123 (URN)10.1017/S1463423612000394 (DOI)000209618900005 ()23026500 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84883161471 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved
Lindqvist, G., Albin, B., Heikkilä, K. & Hjelm, K. (2013). Conceptions of daily life in women living with a man suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 14(01), 40-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptions of daily life in women living with a man suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
2013 (English)In: Primary Health Care Research and Development, ISSN 1463-4236, E-ISSN 1477-1128, Vol. 14, no 01, p. 40-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim To describe conceptions of daily life in women living with a man suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in different stages.

Background The spouse is often the primary caregiver to someone with COPD, and thus also affected by the consequences of the disease. No previous studies have been found focusing on conceptions of daily life in women living with a man suffering from COPD in different stages.

Methods A phenomenographic study was conducted. Data were collected in 2008–2009 through semi-structured interviews with 21 women living with men suffering from COPD in different stages.

Findings Four main descriptive categories were found: unchanged life situation where no support was needed; socially restricted life and changed roles; changes in health; and changes in the couple's relationship where support was needed. The categories are described in relation to the woman herself, in relation to the man, and in relation to others. No support was needed from society or health care when the men had mild COPD and the women experienced no change in their daily life. As the disease progressed, the women's responsibilities increased and their role changed from being a spouse to being an informal carer. Social contacts became limited, and they began to feel isolated. The women prioritized their spouse's health and well-being and compromised their own health. They experienced lack of support from health professionals and from the municipality.

Keywords
COPD, everday life, female spouses, nursing, phenomenography
National Category
Nursing Sociology
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23122 (URN)10.1017/S146342361200031X (DOI)000209618700005 ()22785223 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84879778419 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-01-07 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved
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