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Wagman, P., Johansson, A. & Fristedt, S. (2019). Begging abroad in Sweden: An interview study. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
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2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background: The occurrence of begging by poor people from other countries in the European Union (EU) is now common in Scandinavia. They have a challenging life, but there is little knowledge about their own perceptions of their stay abroad.

Aim: To explore the experiences of EU citizens begging in Sweden.

Material: A descriptive design was used. Data were gathered through individual interviews conducted in Romanian and translated into Swedish. These were analysed using conventional content analysis. Participants were 20 EU citizens aged 19?64 years with experience of begging in Sweden.

Results: The identified main category, "A hard time abroad to improve one's life", contained four categories - "Endurance is required to make a living"; "Exposed to others' attitudes and kindness"; "Handling being away"; and "A better life is the driving force".

Conclusions and significance: EU citizens who beg face occupational injustice, spending many hours in non-preferred activity of begging and with few leisure activities, although no generalizations can be drawn based on this study. The importance of a friendly attitude and environmental support when abroad was also shown. Since occupational justice is within the scope of occupational therapy, occupational therapists have the skills to contribute in collaboration with others.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Conventional content analysis, occupational justice, vulnerable populations
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42686 (URN)10.1080/11038128.2018.1547790 (DOI)30663470 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85060342214 (Scopus ID)HOA HHJ 2019 (Local ID)HOA HHJ 2019 (Archive number)HOA HHJ 2019 (OAI)
Available from: 2019-01-21 Created: 2019-01-21 Last updated: 2019-02-15
Johansson, A., Ericsson, I., Boström, M., Björklund Carlstedt, A. & Fristedt, S. (2018). A participatory evaluation of the health promotion programme “more healthy years of life” programme among senior citizens in Sweden. Cogent Medicine, 5(1), Article ID 1521085.
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2018 (English)In: Cogent Medicine, Vol. 5, no 1, article id 1521085Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Older adults have, in general, been sparsely involved in development and evaluation of programmes intended to promote their health.

Aim: To describe older adults’ reflections on and involvement in the development and evaluation of a health promotion programme.

Material and Method: Ten older persons participated in a health promotion programme (HPP) focusing on activity during four sessions. After each HPP session, focus group discussions were held, analysed through qualitative content analysis.

Results: The main theme; “Being involved adds value and new experiences to life“, were built from sub-themes; “From sceptical individual to engaged group member”, “From beholder to active co-creator”, and “From individual knowledge recipient to collective knowledge sharer”.

Conclusions: Having a leader with a gerontological competence was mentioned as important, as well as to integrate existential topics into the HPP. Social inclusion together with the possibility to influence the HPP had a positive effect on the participants and provided a sense of belonging.

Significance: Several contributions to the development of the HPP were given, that would not have been captured without the reflections and involvement of the participants. However, more and larger studies are needed to develop strategies that enable older adult’s involvement in the development of HHP.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cogent OA, 2018
Keywords
belonging, education, health promotion, older adults
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41630 (URN)10.1080/2331205X.2018.1521085 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2019-01-23Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. (2018). Health inequalities in poor EU-citizens with experience of begging in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at The 2018 ENOTHE Annual meeting, Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão, Estoril, Portugal, 4-6 October 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health inequalities in poor EU-citizens with experience of begging in Sweden
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41833 (URN)
Conference
The 2018 ENOTHE Annual meeting, Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão, Estoril, Portugal, 4-6 October 2018
Available from: 2018-10-15 Created: 2018-10-15 Last updated: 2018-10-15Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A., Fristedt, S., Boström, M., Björklund, A. & Wagman, P. (2018). Occupational adaptation in vulnerable EU citizens when begging in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at WFOT Congress 2018, 21st – 25th May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41865 (URN)
Conference
WFOT Congress 2018, 21st – 25th May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
Available from: 2018-10-18 Created: 2018-10-18 Last updated: 2018-10-18Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A., Fristedt, S., Boström, M., Björklund Carlstedt, A. & Wagman, P. (2018). Occupational challenges and adaptations of vulnerable EU citizens from Romania begging in Sweden. Journal of Occupational Science
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Occupational Science, ISSN 1442-7591, E-ISSN 2158-1576Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Introduction: People from European Union (EU) countries such as Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria who beg on the streets have become a common part of the townscape in Sweden. While demanding situations in their home countries drive them abroad to earn their living, those who turn to begging still face challenges in their everyday lives. Additional knowledge is needed, from their perspective, about the occupational challenges of begging, as well as how they adapt to those challenges.

Aim: To describe the occupational challenges and related adaptations of vulnerable EU citizens begging in Sweden.

Methods: We used a descriptive qualitative design. Individual interviews with 20 Romanian participants were conducted and analysed using qualitative content analysis with a deductive and inductive approach.

Results: Six categories of occupational adaptation responses were identified: Keeping the family tier intact despite distance; Dealing with shame and stress; Managing body and mind when begging despite the monotony; Living as cheaply as possible; Trying to get a night's sleep without drawing attention to oneself; and Seeking alternatives for earning their living.

Conclusion: Everyday life, when begging abroad, is filled with occupational challenges requiring occupational adaptations, for better or for worse, to sustain basic human needs. To further understand the needs of this vulnerable and marginalised group in society, human rights discourses that go beyond the individual level are needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Occupational science, Occupational adaptation, Occupational justice, Vulnerability, Migration
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42365 (URN)10.1080/14427591.2018.1557071 (DOI)2-s2.0-85058708395 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2019-01-02
Johansson, A. & Fristedt, S. (2018). Older women who have migrated from Western Balkan and inborn Swedish older women´s everyday occupations. In: : . Paper presented at WFOT Congress 2018, 21st – 25th May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Older women who have migrated from Western Balkan and inborn Swedish older women´s everyday occupations
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41867 (URN)
Conference
WFOT Congress 2018, 21st – 25th May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
Available from: 2018-10-18 Created: 2018-10-18 Last updated: 2018-10-18Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. & Edström, E. (2018). Success factors and difficulties in implementation of Internationalization of Curriculum-experiences from Jönköping University, Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at The 2018 ENOTHE Annual meeting, Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão, Estoril, Portugal, 4-6 October 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Success factors and difficulties in implementation of Internationalization of Curriculum-experiences from Jönköping University, Sweden
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41834 (URN)
Conference
The 2018 ENOTHE Annual meeting, Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão, Estoril, Portugal, 4-6 October 2018
Available from: 2018-10-15 Created: 2018-10-15 Last updated: 2018-10-15Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A., Fristedt, S., Boström, M. & Björklund, A. (2018). The use of occupational adaptation in research articles: a scoping review. Occupational Therapy in Health Care
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2018 (English)In: Occupational Therapy in Health Care, ISSN 0738-0577, E-ISSN 1541-3098Article, review/survey (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The aim of this scoping review was to identify and describe how occupational adaptation has been used in different research studies published from 1992 to 2015 and to identify possible gaps in study design. Four categories of studies were identified: those focused on understanding how occupational adaptation occurs in different life situations and different health conditions, those focused on the use of occupational adaptation as a guide or model in organizing the occupational therapy process, and those using occupational adaptation as a part of instrument development. Several gaps in research are evident including updating the theory development on occupational adaptation, types of maladaptation, studies conducted in less affluent countries, quantitative studies with robust designs, inclusion of men and younger persons as subjects, vulnerable groups, health promotion, and community settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Literature review, occupational therapy model, occupational therapy theory
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35515 (URN)10.1080/07380577.2018.1526433 (DOI)30465609 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85057247529 (Scopus ID)
Note

Included in thesis in manuscript form.

Available from: 2017-05-15 Created: 2017-05-15 Last updated: 2019-03-25
Wagman, P., Björklund, A., Johansson, A. & Fristedt, S. (2017). Descriptions of health by EU citizens begging abroad. Society, health and vulnerability, 8(1), Article ID 1389586.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Descriptions of health by EU citizens begging abroad
2017 (English)In: Society, health and vulnerability, E-ISSN 2002-1518, Vol. 8, no 1, article id 1389586Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Poor citizens from European Union (EU) member countries begging to support themselves are now common in affluent EU countries. Their lack of basic amenities, such as access to a shelter and sanitation is not in line with human rights and also implies a risk for health issues. Despite this, we know little about how these vulnerable EU citizens, themselves, perceive their health situation. The aim of this study was to explore vulnerable EU citizens’ descriptions of their health. Eight females and 12 males from Romania, 19–64 years of age, participated in individual interviews that included health issues. Qualitative content analysis was used, identifying the main category “Begging abroad and health - for better and for worse” together with two categories and five subcategories. It is concluded that EU citizens begging abroad risk poorer health as a consequence of their attempts to improve their situation, both their own health and that of their relatives. Therefore, they need access to affordable health care as this may decrease the need for unwanted travelling abroad to beg.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Health promotion, human rights, social inequality, vulnerable populations, well-being
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37778 (URN)10.1080/20021518.2017.1389586 (DOI)000417166600001 ()
Available from: 2017-10-25 Created: 2017-10-25 Last updated: 2018-01-19Bibliographically approved
Wagman, P., Johansson, A., Björklund Carlstedt, A. & Fristedt, S. (2017). Occupation and health abroad as described by EU citizens begging in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at The 4th Conference of Occupational Science Europe, Hildesheim, Germany, 8-9 September 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Occupation and health abroad as described by EU citizens begging in Sweden
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41835 (URN)
Conference
The 4th Conference of Occupational Science Europe, Hildesheim, Germany, 8-9 September 2017
Available from: 2018-10-15 Created: 2018-10-15 Last updated: 2018-10-15Bibliographically approved
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