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Wagman, P., Johansson, A. & Fristedt, S. (2019). Begging abroad in Sweden: An interview study. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Begging abroad in Sweden: An interview study
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. & Fristedt, S. (2019). Dagliga aktiviteter hos äldre kvinnor som invandrat från västra Balkan - att hantera ett förändrat aktivitetsmönster. In: : . Paper presented at Arbetsterapiforum, Stockholm, 2–3 april, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dagliga aktiviteter hos äldre kvinnor som invandrat från västra Balkan - att hantera ett förändrat aktivitetsmönster
2019 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Utrikesfödda äldre personer, anpassningsstrategier, kvalitativ studie
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43556 (URN)
Conference
Arbetsterapiforum, Stockholm, 2–3 april, 2019
Available from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30 Last updated: 2019-04-30Bibliographically approved
Fristedt, S. (2019). Digital tools to support social engagement and thereby health and quality of life in older adults at risk for mental health decline - An evidence map. In: : . Paper presented at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital tools to support social engagement and thereby health and quality of life in older adults at risk for mental health decline - An evidence map
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43741 (URN)
Conference
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2019-05-22 Created: 2019-05-22 Last updated: 2019-05-22Bibliographically approved
Fristedt, S. (2019). Mobila geriatriska team – en treårsuppföljning med fokus på hälsoeffekter. In: : . Paper presented at Arbetsterapiforum, Stockholm, 2–3 april, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mobila geriatriska team – en treårsuppföljning med fokus på hälsoeffekter
2019 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Sköra äldre, Teamarbete, Hälsa
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43558 (URN)
Conference
Arbetsterapiforum, Stockholm, 2–3 april, 2019
Available from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30 Last updated: 2019-04-30Bibliographically approved
Widmark, E. & Fristedt, S. (2019). Occupation according to adolescents: Daily occupations categorized based on adolescents’ experiences. Journal of Occupational Science, 26(4), 470-483
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Occupation according to adolescents: Daily occupations categorized based on adolescents’ experiences
2019 (English)In: Journal of Occupational Science, ISSN 1442-7591, E-ISSN 2158-1576, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 470-483Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The categorizations of occupation commonly used in occupational science and therapy today lack empirical foundations for children and adolescents. Without common definition or conceptualization, the ability to understand and evaluate the impact of occupation on people’s lives is limited. Research in these areas has predominantly been conducted with adults and research about children and adolescents has mainly focused on specific occupations and/or diagnoses. The study aimed to identify experience-based categories of occupation from the perspective of adolescents. Through qualitative interviews with 10 participants aged 12-15, data were collected and analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Eight experience-based categories were identified: experiencing change of time perception, experiencing enjoyment and satisfaction, experiencing challenge and competence, experiencing boredom and tediousness, experiencing deeper engagement, experiencing relaxation and recovery, experiencing need, necessity or neutrality, and experiencing self-identification. The categories cover a variety of experiences, and show connections to earlier research. The findings show a possible way of understanding adolescents’ experience of occupation, and contribute to earlier research with an adolescent perspective. Further research is needed to confirm their relevance within other groups and contexts and can be used in further exploration of conceptualization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Occupational science, Adolescent, Categorization, Experience, Occupation, Qualitative content analysis
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42121 (URN)10.1080/14427591.2018.1546609 (DOI)000481541000003 ()2-s2.0-85057334569 (Scopus ID)HOA HHJ 2019 (Local ID)HOA HHJ 2019 (Archive number)HOA HHJ 2019 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-11-26 Created: 2018-11-26 Last updated: 2019-09-02Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A., Fristedt, S., Boström, M., Björklund Carlstedt, A. & Wagman, P. (2019). Occupational challenges and adaptations of vulnerable EU citizens from Romania begging in Sweden. Journal of Occupational Science, 26(2), 200-210
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Occupational challenges and adaptations of vulnerable EU citizens from Romania begging in Sweden
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Occupational Science, ISSN 1442-7591, E-ISSN 2158-1576, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 200-210Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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, 2019
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)HOA HHJ 2019 (Local ID)HOA HHJ 2019 (Archive number)HOA HHJ 2019 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2019-06-07Bibliographically approved
Areskoug Josefsson, K. & Fristedt, S. (2019). Occupational therapy students’ views on addressing sexual health. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 26(4), 306-314
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Occupational therapy students’ views on addressing sexual health
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 306-314Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Sexual health is an important issue in daily life, but little is known about occupational therapy (OT) students’ views on these matters.

Aim: To explore occupational therapy students’ views on addressing sexual health in their future professional role.

Material and methods: A descriptive qualitative study involving 37 OT students in 5 focus groups was performed and analyzed using content analysis.

Results: Three categories: ‘Sexual health is part of occupational therapy and but not of the OT educational program’; ‘Need for knowledge to identify and intervene related to sexual health problems’; and finally, ‘Communication about sexual health—unknown, untried, but necessary’, formed the theme, ‘Willing to try, wanting to know more, and recognizing not only the difficulties and challenges but also the importance of sexual health in OT practice’.

Conclusions: OT-students consider sexual health as part of OT-practice, but experience lack of knowledge of sexual health related to disease/disability, cultural diversity, and age and sexual orientation. Educational programs need to cover these matters, including how to address sexual health in OT-practice, to enhance OT’s future competence related to promotion of sexual health for clients.

Significance: Knowledge on students’ views are vital to guide education on this important, rather neglected, area. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Communication, educational program, rehabilitation, sexual well-being, sexuality
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38330 (URN)10.1080/11038128.2017.1418021 (DOI)000466155000007 ()29272981 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85038862568 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-02 Created: 2018-01-02 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Fristedt, S. & Johansson, A. (2019). Vardagsaktiviteter i Sverige – bland personer födda i Sverige respektive personer födda på västra Balkan. In: : . Paper presented at Arbetsterapiforum, Stockholm, 2–3 april, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vardagsaktiviteter i Sverige – bland personer födda i Sverige respektive personer födda på västra Balkan
2019 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Hälsa, Utrikesfödda, Vardagsaktivitet, Äldre kvinnor
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43557 (URN)
Conference
Arbetsterapiforum, Stockholm, 2–3 april, 2019
Available from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30 Last updated: 2019-04-30Bibliographically approved
Sim, A., Fristedt, S., Cordier, R., Vaz, S., Kuzminski, R. & Falkmer, T. (2019). Viewpoints on what is important to maintain relationship satisfaction in couples raising a child with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 65, 1-13
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Viewpoints on what is important to maintain relationship satisfaction in couples raising a child with autism spectrum disorder
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2019 (English)In: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ISSN 1750-9467, E-ISSN 1878-0237, Vol. 65, p. 1-13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background Despite the challenges associated with raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many couples maintain satisfying relationships. However, it is not clear which factors couples prioritise as most important to this positive adaptation. Methods This study used Q-methodology to explore the viewpoints on factors most important to maintaining relationship satisfaction from the perspective of those experiencing it. Data from 43 caregivers raising a child with ASD were analysed using by-person varimax rotation factor analysis. Results Two key viewpoints were identified: 1) Building effective communication through openness, honesty and conflict resolution, and 2) Building a strong partnership by sharing parenting responsibilities. Conclusion Couples should be supported to strengthen communication processes and work in partnership to raise their child with ASD through family-centred interventions aimed at promoting relationship satisfaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Conflict resolution, Communication, Dyadic coping, Marriage, Partnership, Strengths, Teamwork
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43735 (URN)10.1016/j.rasd.2019.04.008 (DOI)000474504900001 ()2-s2.0-85065769691 (Scopus ID);HHJARNIS;HHJCHILDIS;HHJIMPROVE (Local ID);HHJARNIS;HHJCHILDIS;HHJIMPROVE (Archive number);HHJARNIS;HHJCHILDIS;HHJIMPROVE (OAI)
Available from: 2019-05-22 Created: 2019-05-22 Last updated: 2019-09-02Bibliographically approved
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
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