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Ericsson, Iréne
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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.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A participatory evaluation of the health promotion programme “more healthy years of life” programme among senior citizens in Sweden
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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, Y. A., Ericsson, I., Bergh, I. & Kenne Sarenmalm, E. (2018). Delirium in older hospitalized patients—signs and actions: a retrospective patient record review. BMC Geriatrics, 18, 1-11, Article ID 43.
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2018 (English)In: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 18, p. 1-11, article id 43Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Delirium is common in older hospitalized patients, and is associated with negative consequences for the patients, next of kin, healthcare professionals and healthcare costs. It is important to understand its clinical features, as almost 40% of all cases in hospitals may be preventable. Yet, delirium in hospitalized patients is often unrecognized and untreated. Few studies describe thoroughly how delirium manifests itself in older hospitalized patients and what actions healthcare professionals take in relation to these signs. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe signs of delirium in older hospitalized patients and action taken by healthcare professionals, as reported in patient records.

Methods: Patient records from patients aged ≥65 (n = 286) were retrospectively reviewed for signs of delirium, which was found in 78 patient records (27%). Additionally, these records were reviewed for action taken by healthcare professionals in relation to the patients' signs of delirium. The identified text was analyzed with qualitative content analysis in two steps.

Results: Healthcare professionals responded only in part to older hospitalized patients’ needs of care in relation to their signs of delirium. The patients displayed various signs of delirium that led to a reduced ability to participate in their own care and to keep themselves free from harm. Healthcare professionals met these signs with a variation of actions and the care was adapted, deficient and beyond the usual care. A systematic and holistic perspective in the care of older hospitalized patients with signs of delirium was missing.

Conclusion: Improved knowledge about delirium in hospitals is needed in order to reduce human suffering, healthcare utilization and costs. It is important to enable older hospitalized patients with signs of delirium to participate in their own care and to protect them from harm. Delirium has to be seen as a preventable adverse event in all hospitals units. To improve the prevention and management of older hospitalized patients with signs of delirium, person-centered care and patient safety may be important issues.

Keywords: Signs of delirium, Neurocognitive disorders, Older hospitalized patients, Person-centered care, Patient safety, Patient participation, Action by healthcare professionals, Qualitative content analysis.

Keywords
Action by healthcare professionals; Neurocognitive disorders; Older hospitalized patients; Patient participation; Patient safety; Person-centered care; Qualitative content analysis; Signs of delirium
National Category
Geriatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38795 (URN)10.1186/s12877-018-0731-5 (DOI)000424758800002 ()29409468 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85041523709 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-02-10 Created: 2018-02-10 Last updated: 2019-03-22Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, I., Persson, M. & Hanson, E. (2016). Anhöriga till äldre personer med psykisk ohälsa: Kunskapsöversikt. Kalmar: Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga
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2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Efter slutfört arbete med denna kunskapsöversikt kan vi som så många före oss konstatera att området psykisk ohälsa hos äldre fortfarande är ett eftersatt område inom vård och omsorg och också vad gäller forskning. I kunskapsöversikten var syftet att fokusera på situationen att vara anhörig till en äldre person med psykisk ohälsa. Psykisk ohälsa hos äldre skiljer sig från psykisk ohälsa hos yngre vuxna. Därför kan det finnas anledning att tro att behovet av stöd hos anhöriga till äldre personer med psykisk ohälsa kan se annorlunda ut än stöd till anhöriga till personer med psykisk ohälsa i andra åldersgrupper. I studier som gjorts med fokus på anhöriga till personer med psykisk ohälsa, både nationellt och internationellt, utgör anhöriga till äldre personer med psykisk ohälsa oftast bara en liten del av materialet. Resultatet visar att olika typer av stöd till anhöriga från den formella vårdens sida behövs vid olika skeden av psykisk ohälsa och att de anhöriga ibland kan ha ett livslångt ansvar. Rollen som anhörig påverkas också av att personen med psykisk ohälsa åldras, och att psykisk och fysiska hälsa samt funktionsförmåga i vardagen förändras i och med åldrandet. Detta understryker vikten av ett personcentrerat synsätt för denna grupp äldre och deras anhöriga. För att kunna stödja anhöriga till äldre personer med psykiska hälsa krävs enligt kunskapsöversiktens resultat mer utbildning, information och utveckling av andra stödåtgärder för alla inblandade parter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga, 2016. p. 70
Series
Nka Rapport ; 2016:1
National Category
Geriatrics Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31595 (URN)978-91-87731-39-6 (ISBN)
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Available from: 2016-08-31 Created: 2016-08-31 Last updated: 2016-08-31Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A., Boström, M., Ericsson, I., Björklund, A. & Fristedt, S. (2015). Fler hälsosamma år till livet genom lärande och engagemang i ett hälsofrämjande program: En utvärdering av programmet ur ett deltagarperspektiv. Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fler hälsosamma år till livet genom lärande och engagemang i ett hälsofrämjande program: En utvärdering av programmet ur ett deltagarperspektiv
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2015 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, 2015. p. 30
Series
Arbetsrapporter från Hälsohögskolan ; 3
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28208 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-22 Created: 2015-10-22 Last updated: 2018-08-21Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, I., Kjellström, S. & Hellström, I. (2013). Creating relationships with persons with moderate to severe dementia. Dementia, 12(1), 63-79
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2013 (English)In: Dementia, ISSN 1471-3012, E-ISSN 1741-2684, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 63-79Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study describes how relationships are created with persons with moderate to severe dementia. The material comprises 24 video sequences of Relational Time (RT) sessions, 24 interviews with persons with dementia and eight interviews with professional caregivers. The study method was Constructivist Grounded Theory. The categories of 'Assigning time', 'Establishing security and trust' and 'Communicating equality' were strategies for arriving at the core category, 'Opening up', which was the process that led to creating relationships. Both parties had to contribute to create a relationship; the professional caregiver controlled the process, but the person with dementia permitted the caregiver’s overtures and opened up, thus making the relationship possible. Interpersonal relationships are significant to enhancing the well-being of persons with dementia. Small measures like RT that do not require major resources can open paths to creating relationships.

Keywords
dementia, relationship, relational time, well-being
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-16762 (URN)10.1177/1471301211418161 (DOI)000343754900006 ()24336663 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2018-04-12Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, I. (2012). Välbefinnande hos personer med måttlig till svår demenssjukdom. Vårdalinstitutet/Leva med demens
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Välbefinnande hos personer med måttlig till svår demenssjukdom
2012 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Vårdalinstitutet/Leva med demens, 2012
National Category
Clinical Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-19424 (URN)
Available from: 2012-09-14 Created: 2012-09-14 Last updated: 2012-09-19
Ericsson, I. (2012). Välbefinnande vid demens är beroende av omgivningen. Neurologi i Sverige (2), 12-16
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2012 (Swedish)In: Neurologi i Sverige, ISSN 2000-8538, no 2, p. 12-16Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-18267 (URN)
Available from: 2012-06-04 Created: 2012-06-04 Last updated: 2018-10-22Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, I. (2011). Förhållningssätt i vården och omsorgen av äldre.. In: Marie Ernsth Bravell (Ed.), Äldre och åldrande.: Grundbok i gerontologi. (pp. 308-321). Stockholm: Gothia Förlag AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förhållningssätt i vården och omsorgen av äldre.
2011 (Swedish)In: Äldre och åldrande.: Grundbok i gerontologi. / [ed] Marie Ernsth Bravell, Stockholm: Gothia Förlag AB , 2011, p. 308-321Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Gothia Förlag AB, 2011
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-15632 (URN)978-91-72057548 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-07-01 Created: 2011-07-01Bibliographically approved
Ernsth Bravell, M. & Ericsson, I. (2011). Geriatrik och psykogeriatrik.. In: Marie Ernsth Bravell (Ed.), Äldre och åldrande.: Grundbok i gerontologi. (pp. 261-307). Stockholm: Gothia Förlag AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geriatrik och psykogeriatrik.
2011 (Swedish)In: Äldre och åldrande.: Grundbok i gerontologi. / [ed] Marie Ernsth Bravell, Stockholm: Gothia Förlag AB , 2011, p. 261-307Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Gothia Förlag AB, 2011
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-15631 (URN)978-91-7205-7548 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-07-01 Created: 2011-07-01 Last updated: 2016-09-07Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, I., Malmberg, B., Langworth, S., Haglund, A. & Almborg, A.-H. (2011). KUD- a scale for clinical evaluation of moderate-to-severe dementia. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(11-12), 1542-1552
Open this publication in new window or tab >>KUD- a scale for clinical evaluation of moderate-to-severe dementia
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2011 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 20, no 11-12, p. 1542-1552Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim.  To develop a test of cognitive performance in persons with moderate-to-severe dementia.

Background.  Various instruments are used to assess the course of dementia and to evaluate treatments in persons with dementia. Most neuropsychological assessments are inappropriate for measuring cognitive abilities in persons with severe dementia, because these persons perform at floor level in such measurements.

Design.  A cross-sectional research design.

Methods.  The test (Clinical Evaluation of Moderate-to-Severe Dementia; Swedish acronym: KUD) was developed from a pool of 25 test items with the final KUD consisting of 15 items. Reliability and validity were established using 220 subjects (with various dementia diagnoses) with scores of Mini-Mental State Examination between 0–20. Approximately two weeks after the first test, 116 of the original 220 subjects were retested.

Results.  A factor analysis with the 15-item scale revealed an interaction factor comprising three items and a cognitive performance factor with 12 items. The internal consistence reliability was 0·93 for the KUD (Cronbach’s alpha). Test–retest reliability was also high (0·92) and correlation between the KUD and the MMSE (≤20) was high (r = 0·80).

Conclusion.  The KUD seems to be a valid, reliable performance-based assessment scale for measuring cognitive performance in persons with MMSE score below 12 or 15 points.

Relevance to clinical practice.  It is of outmost interest that cognitive performance can be easily followed for persons with moderate-to-severe dementia in, for example, drug therapies and other therapies, but also in terms of treatment of and support to the person based on his or her abilities.

Keywords
cognition, dementia, functional ability, KUD, measurement, performance-based assessment
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-15536 (URN)10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03619.x (DOI)
Available from: 2011-06-22 Created: 2011-06-22 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
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