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Bergh, A.-L., Johansson, I., Persson, E., Karlsson, J. & Friberg, F. (2015). Nurses’ Patient Education Questionnaire: development and validation process. Journal of Research in Nursing, 20(3), 181-200
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Research in Nursing, ISSN 1744-9871, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 181-200Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract Conditions for nurses’ daily patient education work are unclear and require clarification. The aim was to develop and validate the Nurses’ Patient Education Questionnaire, a questionnaire that assesses nurses’ perceptions of appropriate conditions for patient education work: what nurses say they actually do and what they think about what they do. The questionnaire was developed from a literature review, resulting in the development of five domains. This was followed by ‘cognitive interviewing’ with 14 nurses and dialogue with 5 pedagogical experts. The five domains were identified as significant for assessing nurses’ beliefs and knowledge; education environment; health care organisation; interdisciplinary cooperation and collegial teamwork; and patient education activities. A content validity index was used for agreement of relevance and consensus of items by nurses (n¼10). The total number of items in the final questionnaire is 60, consisting of demographic items, what nurses report they do and perceptions about patient education in daily work. The questionnaire can be used by managers and nurses to identify possibilities and barriers to patient education in different care contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications Ltd., 2015
Keywords
cognitive interviewing, content validity, information, nurse, patient education, questionnaire, teaching, instrument, Sjuksköterskans patientundervisande arbete, frågeformulärutveckling
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Integrated Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1863 (URN)10.1177/1744987114531583 (DOI)000355839500004 ()2-s2.0-84930463217 (Scopus ID)2320/13715 (Local ID)2320/13715 (Archive number)2320/13715 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Bergh, A.-L., Persson, E., Karlsson, J. & Friberg, F. (2014). Registered nurses’ perceptions of conditions for patient education: focusing on aspects of competence.. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 28(3), 523-536
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Registered nurses’ perceptions of conditions for patient education: focusing on aspects of competence.
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 523-536Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: It is important to clarify nurses' perceptions of conditions for patient education in daily work as research findings are ambiguous. There is a gap between societal regulations on nurses' competence in accomplishment/achievement of patient education and research findings. AIM: The aim was to describe nurses' perceptions of conditions for patient education, focusing on aspects of competence. The aim was also to describe differences in conditions for nurses working in primary, municipal and hospital care. METHODS: The study is a cross-sectional survey and is part of a project about nurses' patient-education. A randomized selection of nurses (842) received a questionnaire comprising 47 items concerning factual experience and attitudes to patient education and 13 background items. Questionnaires were returned by 83% of participants. Descriptive statistics, non-parametric tests and content analysis for open-ended items were used. RESULTS: Nurses' perceptions of conditions for patient education differ between health-care settings. Primary care nurses are at an advantage in following research in patient education, perception of their own competence (prioritizing and knowing their mandate in patient teaching), pedagogical education and post graduate specializations. CONCLUSIONS: Nurses' patient education must be more visualized and appropriate conditions created at each workplace. In this change process, managers' support is considered vital.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2014
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Integrated Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1980 (URN)10.1111/scs.12077 (DOI)23992371 (PubMedID)2320/14498 (Local ID)2320/14498 (Archive number)2320/14498 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Persson, E., Lindholm, E., Berndtsson, I., Lundstam, U., Hultén, L. & Carlsson, E. (2012). Experiences of living with increased risk of developing colorectal and gynaecological cancer in individuals with no identified gene mutation. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 26(1), 20-27
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2012 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 20-27Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background:  In most families with familial cancers, mutations have not been demonstrated; thus, healthy individuals cannot be tested for mutation status. As a consequence, many persons at risk of familial cancer live with an unknown, but presumably high, risk of developing cancer. Aim:  The aim of this study was to describe individuals’ perceptions of living with an increased risk of colorectal and gynaecologic cancer where the gene mutation is unknown. Methods:  Interviews were conducted with 30 individuals with familial colorectal cancer. These persons have no known mutation and therefore should be considered presumptive carriers. In connection with the interviews, all participants were offered to take part in a surveillance programme consisting of a colonoscopy and gynaecological examinations. The interview transcriptions were analysed by the use of qualitative content analysis. Results:  Two themes emerged from the analyses: first, living under a threat with two subthemes, threat awareness and distancing oneself from the threat. The second theme, living with uncertainty, was divided into four subthemes: influencing one’s family, being on the safe side, facing emotions evoked by examinations and trust and disappointment to the medical services. Conclusion:  These persons live with a lifelong uncertainty with a varying intensity depending on what happens throughout the life trajectory. They have no diagnosis or patient group to relate to; therefore, the entire situation is often perceived as abstract. Thus, providing information and counselling needs to be more deeply elucidated, and we need to address both situational and existential ways of uncertainty. This will, however, require professionals of all disciplines to understand the meaning of uncertainty and help ensure that its adverse effects are decreased with adequate nursing interventions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2012
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1188 (URN)10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00898.x (DOI)000300567200004 ()21595729 (PubMedID)2320/10025 (Local ID)2320/10025 (Archive number)2320/10025 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, E. & Persson, E. (2012). Omvårdnad av patienter med kolorektala sjukdomar. In: Omvårdnad vid kirurgiska sjukdomar: (pp. 75-92). Lund: Studentlitteratur
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2012 (Swedish)In: Omvårdnad vid kirurgiska sjukdomar, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2012, p. 75-92Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012
Keywords
kolorektal cancer, stomi, tarmfistel, kroppen, sexualitet, inflammatorisk tarmsjukdom
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Integrated Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5127 (URN)2320/11948 (Local ID)978-91-44-06060-6 (ISBN)2320/11948 (Archive number)2320/11948 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2018-03-06Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, E., Persson, E. & Bondas, T. (2012). 'The responsibility of someone else': a focus group study of collaboration between a university and a hospital regarding the integration of caring science in practice.. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 26(3), 579-86
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'The responsibility of someone else': a focus group study of collaboration between a university and a hospital regarding the integration of caring science in practice.
2012 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 579-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: The aim of the study was to develop insights into how nurses, senior preceptors and head nurses experience the integration of caring science in practice and how they value the contributions of nursing students to the integration of caring science in practice. BACKGROUND: Research still reveals differences between theory and practice by nursing students. In Sweden, clinical education units have become one way of creating consistency between university and health care practices on values of caring. METHOD: The study is hermeneutic in design comprising data from three focus group interviews. The participants include registered nurses, senior preceptors and head nurses. RESULT: The study shows that roles and mandates are not clearly defined between the different actors. The university and hospital collaboration in caring science integration was regarded as 'someone else's responsibility'. Research and development seemed excluded from the everyday life of the hospital units. The students seemed to fall somewhere between the hospital 'practice and concrete world of production' and the university 'theory world of education and research'. Three themes emerge: 'integration--someone else's responsibility', 'the hospital--a culture of production' and 'the hospital and the university--different realities'. DISCUSSION: The results suggest the need for professionals within health care and university to reflect on their responsibilities in terms of research and development. The ethos of caring science implies the alleviation of suffering and caring for vulnerable patients including research and development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2012
Keywords
Vårdvetenskap
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Integrated Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1348 (URN)10.1111/j.1471-6712.2012.00968.x (DOI)000307103600020 ()22272695 (PubMedID)2320/11581 (Local ID)2320/11581 (Archive number)2320/11581 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Persson, E. & Määttä, S. (2012). To provide care and be cared for in a multiple-bed hospital room. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 26(4), 663-670
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To provide care and be cared for in a multiple-bed hospital room
2012 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 663-670Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims:  To illuminate patients’ experiences of being cared for and nurses’ experiences of caring for patients in a multiple-bed hospital room. Background:  Many patients and healthcare personnel seem to prefer single-bed hospital rooms. However, certain advantages of multiple-bed hospital rooms (MBRs) have also been described. Method:  Eight men and eight women being cared for in a multiple-bedroom were interviewed, and two focus-group interviews (FGI) with 12 nurses were performed. A qualitative content analysis was used. Results:  One theme –Creating a sphere of privacy– and three categories were identified based on the patient interviews. The categories were: Being considerate, Having company and The patients’ area. In the FGI, one theme – Integrating individual care with care for all – and two categories emerged: Experiencing a friendly atmosphere and Providing exigent care. Both patients and nurses described the advantages and disadvantages of multiple-bed rooms. The patient culture of taking care of one another and enjoying the company of room-mates were considered positive and gave a sense of security of both patients and nurses. The advantages were slight and could easily become disadvantages if, for example, room-mates were very ill or confused. The patients tried to maintain their privacy and dignity and claimed that there were small problems with room-mates listening to conversations. In contrast, the nurses stressed patient integrity as a main disadvantage and worked to protect the integrity of individual patients. Providing care for all patients simultaneously had the advantage of saving time. Conclusions:  The insights gained in the present study could assist nurses in reducing the disadvantages and taking advantage of the positive elements of providing care in MBRs. Health professionals need to be aware of how attitudes towards male and female patients, respectively, could affect care provision.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2012
Keywords
multiple-bed rooms, hospital environment, gender perspective
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Integrated Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1440 (URN)10.1111/j.1471-6712.2012.00976.x (DOI)000310791200006 ()22390650 (PubMedID)2320/11795 (Local ID)2320/11795 (Archive number)2320/11795 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Berndtsson, I., Carlsson, E., Persson, E. & Lindholm, E. (2011). Long-term adjustment to living with an ilial pouch-anal anastomosis. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 54(2), 193-199
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Long-term adjustment to living with an ilial pouch-anal anastomosis
2011 (English)In: Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, ISSN 0012-3706, E-ISSN 1530-0358, Vol. 54, no 2, p. 193-199Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe long-term adjustment to life with an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis after surgery for ulcerative colitis, to investigate the relationship of pouch function to adjustment, and to explore factors affecting quality of life. METHODS: A total of 369 patients treated between 1982 and 1993 were included in the study. Questionnaires designed to assess bowel (pouch) function (Öresland score) and disease-specific adjustment (Swedish version of the Ostomy Adjustment Scale), plus open-ended questions regarding quality of life, were sent by mail. Open-ended questions were analyzed with qualitative content analysis. RESULTS: A total of 252 patients (84%) returned the disease-specific adjustment questionnaire (141 males/111 females); median age, 51 (range, 26-77) years; median follow-up, 15 (range, 10-21) years after construction of the ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. High adjustment ratings were found for all statements, with the maximum median score of 6 on 28 of the 36 items. Items with the lowest ratings (median score, 5) pertained to things one would do if not for the IPAA, feeling free to travel, ability to enjoy sexual activities, comfort with body image, ability to laugh about awkward situations, confidence in the appliance, and whether the surgery helped with decisions on what things are most important in life. Participants with the lowest adjustment scores had low bowel function scores (P < .0001). Open-ended quality of life questions were answered by 150 patients (59.5%). The most important areas for quality of life were health, family, restroom access, and friends. Five categories emerged from the qualitative content analysis: living a "normal" life, food restrictions, physical limitations, influence of restroom access on social life, and being dependent on medical care. CONCLUSIONS: Most participants had adjusted well to life with an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis and considered life to be normal. Good public restrooms were important for quality of life. Improving pouch function may help patients adjust to the postoperative state, but deeper understanding of reasons for poor adjustment despite good pouch function is needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Research subject
Integrated Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3079 (URN)2320/7999 (Local ID)2320/7999 (Archive number)2320/7999 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Persson, E. (2010). Att vårda och bli vårdad i flerbäddsrum och respektive enkelrum. In: : . Paper presented at Presenterad på vårdvetenskapliga programmet på 15:e Kirurgveckan i Göteborg, Sverige.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att vårda och bli vårdad i flerbäddsrum och respektive enkelrum
2010 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Under 2010 är en ny vårdbyggnad med bara enkelrum inflyttningsklar på Södra Älvsborgs Sjukhus. Två studier har genomförts med syfte att jämföra patientens upplevelser av att vårdas och vårdpersonalens upplevelser av att vårda på en traditionell avdelning med flerbäddsrum respektive vårdavdelningar med bara enkelrum. I första studien gjordes intervjuer med patienter och fokusgruppintervjuer med sjuksköterskor på två traditionella vårdavdelningar. Andra studien pågår i den nya sjukhusbyggnaden med enbart enkelrum. Resultatet visade att både patienterna och sjuksköterskorna uppskattade den goda atmosfären som ofta upplevdes på flerbäddsrummen. Det var en trygghet att patienterna vid behov kunde kalla på hjälp för varandra och de hjälpte varandra så gott de kunde. Sjuksköterskorna beskrev det som positivt att de fick en överblick över alla fyra patienterna när de kom in på rummet, man sparade tid. Ett problem som kunde uppstå var om någon patient var oklar eller orolig, speciellt nattetid då det påverkade sömnen för medpatienterna negativt.

Keywords
Vårdandets rum
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6443 (URN)2320/7164 (Local ID)2320/7164 (Archive number)2320/7164 (OAI)
Conference
Presenterad på vårdvetenskapliga programmet på 15:e Kirurgveckan i Göteborg, Sverige
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-10-16Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, E., Berndtsson, I., Hallén, A., Lindholm, E. & Persson, E. (2010). Concerns and Quality of Life Before Surgery and During the Recovery Period in Patients With Rectal Cancer and an Ostomy. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (WOCN), 37(6), 654-661
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2010 (English)In: Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (WOCN), ISSN 1071-5754, E-ISSN 1528-3976, Vol. 37, no 6, p. 654-661Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: Rectal cancer is the most common reason for a person to undergo ostomy surgery. The aim of this study was to assess concerns and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) before surgery and during the first 6 months following ostomy surgery in the presence of rectal cancer. SUBJECTS AND SETTINGS: The sample comprised 57 patients at a university hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. Their median age was 66 years (range, 30–87); 35 men and 22 women participated in the study. METHODS: Participants prospectively answered questionnaires preoperatively, and at 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively. Concerns were assessed using the rating form of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Concerns, and HRQOL was evaluated using the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey. Results were compared with population norms. RESULTS: Participants expressed concerns associated with developing cancer, being a burden on others, and related to the uncertain nature of disease. Health-related quality of life scores dropped significantly in 6 of 8 domains when preoperative scores were compared to those obtained 1 month postoperatively, but scores improved at 6 months. There were significant differences between preoperative study group scores and population norms on physical and emotional role function, social function, and for mental health domains. Significant differences persisted when population norms were compared to study group scores 6 months following surgery on all these domains except mental health. Participants identified good relations with significant others, social and leisure activities, psychological issues, and health as important for maintaining QOL. Obstacles to maintaining QOL included fatigue, pain, illness-induced limitations in life, and worries over what their new life would entail. CONCLUSION: Surgical management of rectal cancer raises concerns and profoundly impairs QOL during the first several postoperative months.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2010
Keywords
ostomy, quality of life, rectal cancer
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3084 (URN)10.1097/WON.0b013e3181f90f0c (DOI)2320/8008 (Local ID)2320/8008 (Archive number)2320/8008 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, E., Berndtsson, I., Fingren, J., Hallén, A.-M., Lindholm, E. & Persson, E. (2010). Concerns and quality of life before surgery and during the recovery period in patients with rectal cancer and ostomy. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (WOCN), 37(6), 654-61
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Concerns and quality of life before surgery and during the recovery period in patients with rectal cancer and ostomy
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2010 (English)In: Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (WOCN), ISSN 1071-5754, E-ISSN 1528-3976, Vol. 37, no 6, p. 654-61Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: Rectal cancer is the most common reason for a person to undergo ostomy surgery. The aim of this study was to assess concerns and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) before surgery and during the first 6 months following ostomy surgery in the presence of rectal cancer. SUBJECTS AND SETTINGS: The sample comprised 57 patients at a university hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. Their median age was 66 years (range, 30-87); 35 men and 22 women participated in the study. METHODS: Participants prospectively answered questionnaires preoperatively, and at 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively. Concerns were assessed using the rating form of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient Concerns, and HRQOL was evaluated using the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey. Results were compared with population norms. RESULTS: Participants expressed concerns associated with developing cancer, being a burden on others, and related to the uncertain nature of disease. Health-related quality of life scores dropped significantly in 6 of 8 domains when preoperative scores were compared to those obtained 1 month postoperatively, but scores improved at 6 months. There were significant differences between preoperative study group scores and population norms on physical and emotional role function, social function, and for mental health domains. Significant differences persisted when population norms were compared to study group scores 6 months following surgery on all these domains except mental health. Participants identified good relations with significant others, social and leisure activities, psychological issues, and health as important for maintaining QOL. Obstacles to maintaining QOL included fatigue, pain, illness-induced limitations in life, and worries over what their new life would entail. CONCLUSION: Surgical management of rectal cancer raises concerns and profoundly impairs QOL during the first several postoperative months.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010
Keywords
Cancer and ostomy
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2894 (URN)2320/7167 (Local ID)2320/7167 (Archive number)2320/7167 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-09Bibliographically approved
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