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Hirvonen, H. & Johansson, A. (2023). Lifestyle Redesign® with independent living older adults in countries other than the USA. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 30(1), 109-124
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lifestyle Redesign® with independent living older adults in countries other than the USA
2023 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 109-124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Health promotion services need to be developed to respond to the needs of an ageing population. Lifestyle Redesign(R) (LR(R)) is an occupational therapy intervention that has been addressed as cost-effective in the USA.

Aims/objectives

This scoping review aimed to identify how the LR(R) has been implemented and what the results have been with older adults living independently in countries other than the USA.

Material and methods

Sixteen studies were included. Quantitative results were interpreted through the numeric data and qualitative results through inductive thematic analysis.

Results

The delivery of the LR(R) shared both similarities and differences with the original LR(R), and the variations concerned interventions length, facilitators, and the outcome measures used. In the quantitative results, there was often a positive trend in intervention groups' health-related quality of life, mental health, and occupational performance; in qualitative results, there was improvement in self-esteem and possibilities in building new communities.

Conclusions and significance

The original LR(R) was often transferrable into cultural settings other than the USA and many positive outcomes in the health and well-being of older adults were addressed. However, to understand the feasibility and effectiveness of the LR(R), scientific research and publications need to be enhanced.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Ageing population, community dwellings, health promotion, intervention, occupational therapy
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56131 (URN)10.1080/11038128.2022.2046848 (DOI)000770238200001 ()35298311 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85126713995 (Scopus ID)HOA;intsam;804137 (Local ID)HOA;intsam;804137 (Archive number)HOA;intsam;804137 (OAI)
Available from: 2022-03-31 Created: 2022-03-31 Last updated: 2023-01-04Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. & Weissova, L. (2022). Exploring the state of Internationalisation of the curriculum at a Swedish university: lessons learned [blog post].
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the state of Internationalisation of the curriculum at a Swedish university: lessons learned [blog post]
2022 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Introductory paragraph: Globalisation and technological development are steadily reshaping the landscape of higher education (HE) and making new demands on higher education institutions (HEIs) to prepare their graduates for the challenge of living and working in a globally connected world. According to the OECD (2018), global awareness and social and cross-cultural skills are highlighted as 21st-century skills that students need to succeed in their future careers.

Series
Vertikals
Keywords
blockers-and-enablers, higher-education, internationalisation, intercultural-competencies
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-57965 (URN)
Note

Published 23 June 2022 on the blog Vertikals.se

Available from: 2022-07-18 Created: 2022-07-18 Last updated: 2022-07-18Bibliographically approved
Takahashi, K., Schwab, P., Lee, C. & Johansson, A. (2022). From day one! An intercultural and international experience for undergraduate students. In: : . Paper presented at 18th WFOT Congress, 28-31 August 2022, Paris, France.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From day one! An intercultural and international experience for undergraduate students
2022 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This virtual exchange program, consisted of 2 Asian and 2 European universities, and let students meet via zoom from the first semester of education. Despite language and different communication-styles, students could build their own professional network on an international level and start to build on their international understanding and intercultural competence.

National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58615 (URN)
Conference
18th WFOT Congress, 28-31 August 2022, Paris, France
Available from: 2022-10-10 Created: 2022-10-10 Last updated: 2022-10-10Bibliographically approved
Weissova, L. & Johansson, A. (2022). Making the invisible visible: Current practices and perceptions of internationalization of the curriculum. Journal of Student Affairs, XVIII Edition, 23-34
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making the invisible visible: Current practices and perceptions of internationalization of the curriculum
2022 (English)In: Journal of Student Affairs, Vol. XVIII Edition, p. 23-34Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Globalization and technological development are steadily reshaping the landscape of higher education (HE) and making new demands on higher education institutions (HEIs) to prepare their graduates for the challenge of living and working in a globally connected world. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), social challenges including globalization, migration, and increased social and cultural diversity, will affect the future of education. Global awareness and social and cross-cultural skills were highlighted as 21st-century skills that students need to succeed in their future careers (OECD, 2018). Universities can address these challenges and foster active, responsible, and engaged global citizens by incorporating deliberate interventions within their formal curriculum. Accordingto Leask (2015), an internationalized curriculum has the power to acknowledge the importance of intercultural and international skills and knowledge, as well as cultural awareness and the ability to think in a local, national, and global context. Data from the Global Survey Report of the International Association of Universities (IAU) indicated that 88% of HEIs globally considered Internationalization of the Curriculum (IoC) as important (Marinoni, 2019). Yet, most HEIs find it challenging to pursue an inclusive and systematic approach toward the IoC (Killick & Foster, 2021).

This article explores current Internationalization of the Curriculum practices and perceptions among teaching staff at a middle-sized Swedish University. Further, this article elaborates on enablers and blockers that local teaching staff face in their efforts to internationalize the curriculum. This work will serve as a foundation for stimulating the reflection and discussion amongst teams of teaching staff about the IoC in their disciplines and how to navigate future opportunities to further internationalize curricula.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York University, 2022
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56477 (URN)
Available from: 2022-05-16 Created: 2022-05-16 Last updated: 2022-06-10Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A., Bergman, P. & Timén, E. (2022). Möten med minnen: Ett samverkansprojekt mellan Jönköpings läns Hembygdsförbund, Region Jönköpings län och Hälsohögskolan, Jönköping University. Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Möten med minnen: Ett samverkansprojekt mellan Jönköpings läns Hembygdsförbund, Region Jönköpings län och Hälsohögskolan, Jönköping University
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I dag lever över 130 000 personer med en demenssjukdom i Sverige och antalet ökar. Att delta i mentalt stimulerande aktiviteter kan vara ett sätt att hantera dagliga utmaningar och anpassa sig till minnesproblematik. Demens berör inte bara de som insjuknar utan också deras anhöriga och det finns ett behov av att erbjuda aktiviteter där även anhöriga inkluderas. Ett exempel på en mentalt stimulerande aktivitet för personer med demens och deras anhöriga är den anpassade konstvisningen Möten med minnen som bedrivs på flera museer i Sverige. Visningarna sker i grupp och innebär att titta på och utbyta tankar om konst eller föremål, och associera till egna upplevelser, utifrån olika teman. Förutom konstrelaterade ämnen kan visningarna också utgå från till exempel bygdehistora och bruksföremål. Syftet med föreliggande studie var att utvärdera om en visningsaktivitet i grupp inom hembygdsföreningar kan påverka sinnesstämning hos personer med mild eller medelsvår demens. Vidare var syftet att utvärdera anhörigas upplevelser av gruppaktiviteten. Rekrytering av deltagare skedde genom personal från demensteam i kommunal verksamhet och regionsjukvård. Totalt bestod studien av nio personer med demenssjukdom och nio anhöriga, som också var partners, till dessa personer. Första visningsaktiviteten startade september 2019 på Norrahammars industri-och bygdemuseum och fortsatte januari 2020 samt oktober 2021 i Aneby Hembygdsförening. Grupperna träffades en gång i veckan under tre veckor och varje träff varade två timmar. Föremål och tavlor som gestaltade vardagen förr i tiden presenterades för deltagarna och gruppledarna uppmuntrade deltagarna att associera till föremålen och minnas hur de hade använts. För att ta reda på om visningsaktiviteten hade någon inverkan på sinnesstämningen observerades personerna med demens samt att de själva fick skatta sitt stämningsläge före och efter aktiviteten. Förutom att de anhöriga också skattade sitt stämningsläge, deltog de också i en intervju. Resultatet visade att både personer med demens och deras anhöriga var gladare efter visningsaktiviteten än före. Personerna med demens visade också aktivt intresse och positiva känsloyttringar under de två timmarna som visningsaktiviteten pågick. De anhöriga uppskattade att göra en aktivitet utanför hemmet och att få göra något tillsammans med sin partner. På grund av kognitiv svikt var behållningen för personerna med demens oftast bunden till stunden, men projektet visade ändå på ett givande sätt att öka både sinnesstämningen och relationen mellan partnerna.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, 2022. p. 30
Series
Arbetsrapporter från Hälsohögskolan ; 02
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58414 (URN)
Available from: 2022-09-05 Created: 2022-09-05 Last updated: 2023-02-16Bibliographically approved
Weissova, L. & Johansson, A. (2021). Appreciative Inquiry: An Inclusive Method for Inclusive Internationalization. AI Practitioner, 23(4), 41-45
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Appreciative Inquiry: An Inclusive Method for Inclusive Internationalization
2021 (English)In: AI Practitioner, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 41-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Higher education institutions’ work with internationalisation is often managed by a small group of people who decide about the strategic direction and priorities. But what happens if we open the door for discussion to all staff? This article describes how a virtual Appreciative Inquiry summit can support the implementation of the ‘Internationalisation at Home’ strategy at the institution-wide level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AI Practitioner, 2021
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55039 (URN)
Available from: 2021-11-08 Created: 2021-11-08 Last updated: 2021-11-10Bibliographically approved
Fristedt, S., Johansson, A., Jansson, I., Lygnegård, F., Edström, E., Björklund Carlstedt, A., . . . Wagman, P. (2021). Att synliggöra utbildning och forskning relaterat till hållbarhet i arbetsterapi – en fallbeskrivning. In: : . Paper presented at Arbetsterapiforum, den 16–17 mars 2021.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att synliggöra utbildning och forskning relaterat till hållbarhet i arbetsterapi – en fallbeskrivning
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2021 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-52089 (URN)
Conference
Arbetsterapiforum, den 16–17 mars 2021
Note

Konferensen hölls digitalt.

Available from: 2021-03-24 Created: 2021-03-24 Last updated: 2021-03-24Bibliographically approved
Ramstrand, N., Johansson, A., Weissova, L. & Nylander, E. (2021). Evaluation of intercultural competence (ICC) in students studying at higher education institutions – a systematic review [protocol]. Center for Open Science
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of intercultural competence (ICC) in students studying at higher education institutions – a systematic review [protocol]
2021 (English)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Center for Open Science, 2021. p. 7
Keywords
intercultural competence, evaluation, higher education
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55013 (URN)
Funder
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), SG2020-8596
Available from: 2021-11-03 Created: 2021-11-03 Last updated: 2022-09-23Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. (2021). Möjligheter för hälsofrämjande livsstil och aktivitetsanpassning. Äldre i centrum (4), 74-77
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Möjligheter för hälsofrämjande livsstil och aktivitetsanpassning
2021 (Swedish)In: Äldre i centrum, ISSN 1653-3585, no 4, p. 74-77Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55162 (URN)
Note

Temanummer om livslångt lärande.

Available from: 2021-11-29 Created: 2021-11-29 Last updated: 2021-11-29Bibliographically approved
Wagman, P., Johansson, A. & Fristedt, S. (2020). Begging abroad in Sweden: An interview study. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 27(6), 408-417
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Begging abroad in Sweden: An interview study
2020 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 27, no 6, p. 408-417Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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, 2020
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)000555097700002 ()30663470 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85060342214 (Scopus ID)HOA HHJ 2020 (Local ID)HOA HHJ 2020 (Archive number)HOA HHJ 2020 (OAI)
Available from: 2019-01-21 Created: 2019-01-21 Last updated: 2021-01-27Bibliographically approved
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