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Wagman, P., Lindmark, U., Rolander, B., Wåhlin, C. & Håkansson, C. (2017). Occupational balance in health professionals in Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 24(1), 18-23
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2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 18-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Health care employees are often women, a group that has high degrees of sick leave and perhaps problems attaining occupational balance. However, people think differently about their everyday activities and it is therefore important to take their perceptions into account but occupational balance has not yet been measured in health professionals. The aim was to describe occupational balance in three different samples of health professionals in Sweden. A further aim was to investigate whether occupational therapists (OTs) rate their occupational balance differently from other health professionals.

Material and method: Four hundred and eighty-two health professionals, employees in public dentistry, mental health care and OTs, aged 21–70 years participated. The participants’ occupational balance was measured using the occupational balance questionnaire (OBQ).Results: The ratings of occupational balance were similar to earlier studies and did not differ significantly between the samples. The OTs’ occupational balance was also similar to that of the other health professionals.

Conclusion: The similarities in occupational balance indicate the same difficulties in attaining it.

Significance: The result highlights the possibility that working people face similar difficulties in achieving occupational balance. Further research is warranted about how to attain it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Everyday life, health and well-being, occupational balance questionnaire (OBQ)
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31150 (URN)10.1080/11038128.2016.1203459 (DOI)000392839900003 ()27385582 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84978972762 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Areskoug-Josefsson, K., Larsson, A., Gard, G., Rolander, B. & Juuso, P. (2016). Health care students' attitudes towards working with sexual health in their professional roles: Survey of students at nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy programmes. Sexuality and disability, 34(3), 289-302
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2016 (English)In: Sexuality and disability, ISSN 0146-1044, E-ISSN 1573-6717, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 289-302Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore differences and similarities in health care students’ attitudes towards working with and communicating with patients about sexual health issues in their future professions. The aim was also to explore whether the students’ gender, age and future professions were influencing factors and whether there was a change in attitude depending on educational levels, gender, age and future professions. The study also aimed to explore the potential development of those differences and similarities in attitudes between health care students having achieved different levels of education and training in their future professions. A cross-sectional quantitative study was performed with an online survey distributed to nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy students. The students believed that they needed increased sexual health education and increased communication skills about sexual health. Gender and future profession are factors that significantly affect the attitudes of the students towards working with sexual health. Nursing and occupational therapy students have a more positive attitude towards addressing sexual health in their future professions than do physiotherapy students. Further research is needed in this field to improve competence in sexual health for all student groups, particularly physiotherapy students. Further research is also needed to explore the significance of gender regarding education in sexual health and attitudes towards working with sexual health.

Keywords
Sexual health; Education; Rehabilitation; Sexual well-being; Sexuality Care; Sweden
National Category
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29943 (URN)10.1007/s11195-016-9442-z (DOI)000381995100005 ()2-s2.0-84966708041 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-05-18 Created: 2016-05-18 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved
Rolander, B., Wåhlin, C., Wagman, P. & Lindmark, U. Task reorganization within the public dental professions impacts on the health and workability of employees. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
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(English)In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850Article in journal (Refereed) In press
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31145 (URN)
Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2017-11-28
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7314-2622

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