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Gabrielsson, H., Hjorth, E., Wallin, V. & Pohlkamp, L. (2023). Övergången från att vara patient med cancer till person med erfarenhet av cancer: Civilsamhällets roll i rehabilitering. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 100(1), 165-178
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Övergången från att vara patient med cancer till person med erfarenhet av cancer: Civilsamhällets roll i rehabilitering
2023 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 100, no 1, p. 165-178Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

En avslutad cancerbehandling innebär inte automatiskt ett avslut på de utmaningar som följer med cancer. Behovet av cancerrehabilitering ökar i takt med fler som överlever cancer. Det råder viss otydlighet kring vilka rehabiliteringsinsatser som efterfrågas och vilka aktörer som erbjuder dessa. Denna studie har genom en litteraturöversikt satt ljuset på deltagares erfarenheter av cancerrehabilitering samt civilsamhällets roll i rehabilitering efter genomgången cancer i de nordiska länderna. Resultatet av litteraturöversikten visar att få studier finns publicerade om civilsamhällets roll i cancerrehabilitering. Personer som har genomgått en cancersjukdom har ofta behov av stöd under sin rehabilitering, där stöd från personer i liknande situation uppskattas av många. Resultatet visar även att organisationer i civilsamhället spelar en betydande roll. Studien har genomförts vid Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning, Marie Cederschiöld Högskola.

Abstract [en]

A completed cancer treatment does not automatically mean an end to the challenges often following cancer. The need for cancer rehabilitation grow as the number of people that survives cancer increases. It is not entirely clear which rehabilitation services are in demand or which actors should offer these. Through a literature review, this study has shed light on the role of civil society in the Nordic countries in rehabilitation after cancer, as well as study participants’ experiences of cancer rehabilitation. The results of the literature review show that few studies have been published addressing the role of civil society in cancer rehabilitation. People who have undergone a cancer disease often need support, and support from people in a similar situation was appreciated by many. The results state that civil society plays a significant role in the organization of cancer rehabilitation. 

Keywords
Civilsamhälle, Cancerrehabilitering, Cancer, Rehabilitering
National Category
Cancer and Oncology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-10386 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-24 Created: 2023-08-24 Last updated: 2023-11-21Bibliographically approved
Gabrielsson, H., Riedel, D. & Bendt, M. (2022). Living with Spina Bifida myelomeningocele as adults.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Living with Spina Bifida myelomeningocele as adults
2022 (English)Other (Other academic)
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-9561 (URN)
Note

Workshop abstract, ingår i konferensmeddelande från NoSCoS, The Nordic Spinal Cord Society, Stockholm, 5-7 maj 2022

Available from: 2022-05-31 Created: 2022-05-31 Last updated: 2023-01-26Bibliographically approved
Gabrielsson, H., Cronqvist, A. & Asaba, E. (2022). Photovoice revisited: Dialogue and Action as Pivotal. Qualitative Health Research, 32(5), 814-822, Article ID 10497323221077300.
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2022 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, E-ISSN 1552-7557, Vol. 32, no 5, p. 814-822, article id 10497323221077300Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Photovoice has gained acceptance as a viable visual method to engage community members as partners in research. However, as methods associated with photovoice have developed and evolved over time, concerns have also been raised with regard to how this impacts the methodological underpinnings on which photovoice rests. The aim of this article is to explore the meaning of dialogue and action as methodologically pivotal for the relevance of photovoice as community-based participatory research; further, using an empirical case and narrative theory, we attempt to contribute to an understanding of the processes that facilitate the viability and relevance of photovoice. By unpacking the contributions of dialogue and action towards a participatory methodology, in this case photovoice, the authors illustrate and argue for aspects critical in photovoice. Drawing on these aspects provides an arena for storytelling and story making, which have not previously had an explicit part in photovoice.

Keywords
Developmental disability, Disability, Narrative theory, Photovoice methodology
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-8636 (URN)10.1177/10497323221077300 (DOI)000765330400001 ()35245157 (PubMedID)
Note

Title in dissertation: Photovoice revisited: an analysis of the process and methodology

Publication status in dissertation: Manuscript (preprint)

Available from: 2020-11-23 Created: 2021-02-22 Last updated: 2022-06-10Bibliographically approved
Asaba, E., Aldrich, R. M., Gabrielsson, H., Ekstam, L. & Farias, L. (2021). Challenging conceptualisations of work: Revisiting contemporary experiences of return to work and unemployment. Journal of Occupational Science, 28(1), 81-94
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2021 (English)In: Journal of Occupational Science, ISSN 1442-7591, E-ISSN 2158-1576, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 81-94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article draws on empirically derived illustrations of return to work and unemployment to critically explore how a narrow understanding of work pervades contemporary social policies and programmes. This is particularly relevant in economic and labour market transitions aligned with neoliberalism that individualise the social problem of unemployment and thus restrict occupational possibilities related to work. An overview of how work and related concepts have been conceptualised in occupational science scholarship is presented. After describing the theoretical orientation of the paper, three illustrations derived from a secondary analysis of data from projects conducted in Sweden and the United States are presented. The three empirically grounded illustrations are integrated with theory to highlight tensions between the politically informed structures that shape social policies and programmes and the individual experiences of work, unemployment, and return to work that users and providers of these programmes communicate. By asserting that success in work-related placement programmes is not synonymous with meaningful employment, we attempt to heighten awareness of the potential risks associated with a reliance on measuring work by merely being in paid formal employment.

Keywords
Critical occupational science, Labour market, Return to work, Unemployment
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-8454 (URN)10.1080/14427591.2020.1820896 (DOI)000639878200008 ()
Funder
Region Skåne
Note

Forskningsfinansiärer:

- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Grant number: 435-2014-0847

- Arbetsförmedlingen, Skåne

- SLU - Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Alnarp

Available from: 2020-11-09 Created: 2020-11-09 Last updated: 2022-01-05Bibliographically approved
Hjorth, E., Gabrielsson, H., Pohlkamp, L. & Wallin, V. (2021). Patientorganisationer som företräder riskgrupper under covid-19-pandemin: förändringar i organisation och relation till andra aktörer. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 98(1), 38-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patientorganisationer som företräder riskgrupper under covid-19-pandemin: förändringar i organisation och relation till andra aktörer
2021 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 98, no 1, p. 38-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Under covid-19-pandemin, skedde stora förändringar i svenska samhället, förändringar som även påverkade de patientorganisationer som företräder personer med extra utsatt risk vid smitta. Patientorganisationer har en roll i utformningen av svensk sjukvårdspolitik, utöver att även fungera som en servicefunktion för sina medlemmar. Det har dock diskuterats vilken förmåga patientorganisationerna har att anpassa sig efter förändringar i samhället. Den akuta inledande fasen av covid-19-pandemin har studerats i denna studie och hur pandemin påverkat patientorganisationers relation till medlemmar, andra aktörer och stat. Ledande representanter för fem patientorganisationer som företräder personer i riskgrupp för covid-19 intervjuades. Studien visar att patientorganisationer var snabba med att göra omstruktureringar i organisationen för att möta nya akuta behov. Bland annat skapades nya aktiviteter för medlemmar, stadgar ändrades och samarbetskanaler med andra organisationer intensifierades för politisk påverkan.

Abstract [en]

During the COVID-19 pandemic major changes took place in Swedish society, changes that also affected patient organizations representing people with increased risk of severe illness of COVID-19. This study focuses on the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and how patient organizations’ relationships with their members and other actors were affected. The study shows that patient organizations were fast to make the necessary organisational reforms and thus able to meet new urgent needs.

Keywords
Civilsamhälle, Corona, Covid-19, Patientorganisationer, Organisation, Pandemi
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-8638 (URN)
Available from: 2021-02-24 Created: 2021-02-24 Last updated: 2023-02-16Bibliographically approved
Gabrielsson, H. (2021). Photovoice: Action & dialogue in the center of participation & co-creation of narratives. In: : . Paper presented at IPONS, International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Göteborg, 16-18 juni 2021.
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2021 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-9562 (URN)
Conference
IPONS, International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Göteborg, 16-18 juni 2021
Available from: 2022-05-31 Created: 2022-05-31 Last updated: 2022-05-31Bibliographically approved
Pohlkamp, L., Wallin, V., Hjorth, E. & Gabrielsson, H. (2021). Ömsesidiga hjälporganisationer i Sverige uppvisar resiliens under covid-19-pandemin. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 98(1), 48-58
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ömsesidiga hjälporganisationer i Sverige uppvisar resiliens under covid-19-pandemin
2021 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 98, no 1, p. 48-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Ömsesidiga hjälporganisationer i det svenska civilsamhället står för ett omfattande socialt stöd samt påverkansarbete till förmån för sina medlemmar. Som en följd av Folkhälsomyndighetens rekommendationer i samband med covid-19 pandemin, om social distansering för att förebygga smittspridning och att skydda personer i riskgrupper, har dessa organisationer behövt ändra sitt arbetssätt drastiskt. Syftet med denna studie var att studera hur ömsesidiga hjälporganisationer fungerade under covid-19 pandemin och spegla resultatet utifrån begreppet resiliens. Digitala intervjuer med nio representanter för ömsesidiga hjälporganisationer utfördes. Resultatet visar att det trots ändrade förutsättningar, fanns ett fortsatt stort engagemang och en vilja att fortsätta hjälpa och stödja sina medlemmar. Organisationerna visade kreativ problemlösningsförmåga och lyckades inom kort tid anpassa sina kontakter med medlemmarna till digitala alternativ eller andra innovativa lösningar. Resultatet diskuteras utifrån begreppet resiliens, och dess betydelse på både individ- och samhällsnivå.

Abstract [en]

Mutual aid organizations in Sweden provide extensive social support and advocacy work. Restrictions and guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 have forced to these organizations adapting their ways of working significantly. We conducted remote interviews with representatives of nine such organizations. The results indicate that they largely have been able to continue to support their members, despite the changed conditions, creatively adjusting their activities using new solutions. In this paper, the results are discussed using resilience as a key concept, including its significance at both an individual and a societal level.

Keywords
Civilsamhälle, Corona, Covid-19, Patientorganisationer, Resiliens, Pandemi, Ömsesidiga hjälporganisationer
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-8639 (URN)
Available from: 2021-02-24 Created: 2021-02-24 Last updated: 2023-02-17Bibliographically approved
Bendt, M., Gabrielsson, H., Riedel, D., Hagman, G., Hultling, C., Franzén, E., . . . Seiger, Å. (2020). Adults with spina bifida: A cross-sectional study of health issues and living conditions.. Brain and Behavior, 10(8), 1-12, Article ID brb3.1736.
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2020 (English)In: Brain and Behavior, ISSN 2162-3279, E-ISSN 2162-3279, Vol. 10, no 8, p. 1-12, article id brb3.1736Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To describe health issues and living conditions in a cohort of adults living with Spina bifida.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted by a multidisciplinary team. Adults with spina bifida (n = 219) were invited to participate. One-hundred-and-ninety-six persons (104 women and 92 men; 18-73 years, median age 33 years) were included. Structured interviews, questionnaires, and clinical assessments for medical, social, physical, and cognitive functions were used.

RESULTS: There was large variation among participants as regards the consequences of their spina bifida. Individuals < 46 years seemed to have more secondary conditions such as hydrocephalus, Chiari II malformation, tethered cord symptoms, and latex allergy. A higher proportion of the individuals >46 years and older was able to walk, and they had performed better in primary school and on tests of psychomotor speed and executive function.

CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that adults with spina bifida have a complex set of physical, cognitive, and social needs that need to be addressed in order to improve their health issues and living conditions. The high prevalence of urinary and fecal incontinence, pain, and overweight underline that these issues need much attention during follow-up. The future generations of older adults may need more attention in many ways, since they at a younger age do have more complex medical conditions, lower physical and cognitive functions, and lower prerequisites for independent living and participation in society than those > 46 years today. This elucidates that adults with spina bifida need systematic follow-up services and social support throughout life.

Keywords
Adult, Health issues, Living conditions, Myelomeningocele, Spina bifida
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-8308 (URN)10.1002/brb3.1736 (DOI)32633090 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2020-08-20 Created: 2020-08-20 Last updated: 2023-02-07Bibliographically approved
Gabrielsson, H. (2020). Adults with Spina bifida: voices from everyday life and exploration of living conditions. (Doctoral dissertation). Örebro: Örebro University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adults with Spina bifida: voices from everyday life and exploration of living conditions
2020 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The overall aim of this thesis was to generate knowledge about living with Spina bifida, by mapping the condition and together with the adults with Spina bifida explore their living conditions and experiences in everyday life. Methods Study I was a quantitative study with a cross-sectional design. In Study II, individual experiences of daily life were explored by deep interviews using a reflective lifeworld approach. Study III had a participatory approach including five members of a photovoice group who met for eight sessions. Photographs taken by the members served as a starting point for the dialogue about what was of interest in their daily life. A narrative analysis was conducted by the researchers, incorporating the analysis the group did together. Study IV focused on alignment with the methodology in which photovoice is grounded. By returning to the ideological cornerstones of photovoice, the empirical experiences from Study III and examples from the literature were elaborated through processes within photovoice. The findings show that those adults with Spina bifida who were >46 years old had less complex medical conditions and better physical and cognitive functions, and had attained a higher level of education. The main theme in Study II was presented as “The contradictory path towards wellbeing in daily life.” In Study III, the members’ experiences in everyday life showed that many solutions offered by society were “An adaptation for us, but it works for no one.” The findings are further presented under three themes: “Accessibility – a never-ending project,” “Tensions of a normative view” and “Power to influence.” By focusing on action and narrative in Study IV, it is shown that dialogue, action, and interaction are important aspects of using photovoice. In conclusion, not all adult persons receive the support they need in everyday life, something future generations of adult persons with Spina bifida may have a higher need for. The stories and experiences of adults with Spina bifida in this thesis paint a history of not being asked, concerning their own situation. This shows that there is insufficient integration of the persons’ experiences in society’s efforts to plan for, and support, these individuals. The photovoice method was feasible for this group, providing opportunity for being part of dialogue, action, and interaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro University, 2020. p. 83
Series
Örebro studies in medicine, ISSN 1652-4063 ; 225
Keywords
Spina bifida, Adults, Living conditions, Health, Photovoice, Experiences, Ryggmärgsbråck, Vuxna, Levnadsförhållanden, Hälsa, Erfarenheter
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-8635 (URN)978-91-7529-361-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2020-12-17, Örebro universitet, Forumhuset, Hörsal F, 10:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2021-02-22 Created: 2021-02-22 Last updated: 2021-03-02Bibliographically approved
Ehrén, I., Hagman, G., Lindbo, L., Gabrielsson, H., Bendt, M. & Seiger, Å. (2020). Cognitive challenges in persons with spina bifida: Bearing on urological dysfunctions?. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 39(8), 2139-2145
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2020 (English)In: Neurourology and Urodynamics, ISSN 0733-2467, E-ISSN 1520-6777, Vol. 39, no 8, p. 2139-2145Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: To evaluate if adult persons with spina bifida (SB) who have urinary tract complications have cognitive difficulties that can be identified by neuropsychological tests.

METHODS: All individuals with SB ≥ 18 years of age registered at a regional outpatient clinic (n = 219) were invited, of which, 154 persons were included. Neuropsychological assessment of their cognitive status was performed with Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale®-Fourth Edition: Coding, Block design, Arithmetic's, FAS (word generation), Rey Auditory Verbal Test for learning, and delayed recall 30 min. Bladder and bowel function were assessed with questions used by the Nordic Spinal Cord Injury Registry (NSCIR) in structured interviews, by questionnaires, and by chart reviews.

RESULTS: Average neuropsychological test results for this SB population was shown to be approximately 1 SD under the median for the general population. The Coding test showed significantly lower test results as compared with the whole SB group in persons with urinary tract complications, especially urinary tract infections, reduced kidney function, dependent emptying of the bladder, and the bowel and accidental bowel leakage. The Arithmetic's test showed a significant difference between subgroups in all parameters except reduced kidney function whereas the other neuropsychological tests were significantly correlated with some but not all urological parameters.

CONCLUSION: We propose neuropsychological testing with primarily two tests to find those persons with SB who, due to cognitive challenges, might need extra support to minimize urological complications.

Keywords
Cognitive impairment, Neuropsychological tests, Spina bifida, Urological dysfunction
National Category
Urology and Nephrology Neurology Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-8362 (URN)10.1002/nau.24515 (DOI)32959949 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2020-11-10 Created: 2020-11-10 Last updated: 2023-02-17Bibliographically approved
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Identifiers
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