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Elgmark Andersson, ElisabethORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2049-4170
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Larsen, L. B., Elgmark Andersson, E., Tranberg, R. & Ramstrand, N. (2018). Multi-site musculoskeletal pain in Swedish police: associations with discomfort from wearing mandatory equipment and prolonged sitting. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multi-site musculoskeletal pain in Swedish police: associations with discomfort from wearing mandatory equipment and prolonged sitting
2018 (English)In: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, ISSN 0340-0131, E-ISSN 1432-1246, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Musculoskeletal disorders are considered as a major issue affecting the health and well-being of active duty police. Discomfort from wearing mandatory equipment and sitting for long periods of time in fleet vehicles are workload factors linked to musculoskeletal disorders in police. This study aims to determine the prevalence of multi-site musculoskeletal pain among Swedish police and to explore the possible association to discomfort experience when wearing mandatory equipment and sitting for long periods in fleet vehicles.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study responses from 4185 police were collected through a self-administered online survey including questions about physical work environment, mandatory equipment and musculoskeletal pain. Multi-site pain was determined through summing pain sites from four body regions. Binomial logistic regression was performed to explore the association between multi-site musculoskeletal pain: (1) discomfort from wearing mandatory equipment and (2) sitting for long periods in fleet vehicles.

Results: The prevalence of multi-site musculoskeletal pain at least 1 day per week within the previous 3 months was 41.3%. A statistically significant association between discomfort from wearing mandatory equipment and multi-site musculoskeletal pain was found; duty belt [OR 5.42 (95% CI 4.56–6.43)] as well as body armour [OR 2.69 (95% CI 2.11–3.42)]. Sitting for long periods in fleet vehicles was not significantly associated to multi-site musculoskeletal pain.

Conclusion: Multi-site musculoskeletal pain is a considerable problem among Swedish police and modifying mandatory equipment to decrease discomfort is suggested as a potential means of decreasing the musculoskeletal pain experienced by many police officers. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Body armour, Cross-sectional study, Duty belt, Law enforcement, Multi-site musculoskeletal pain
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38891 (URN)10.1007/s00420-018-1292-9 (DOI)29411113 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85041609300 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-02-21 Created: 2018-02-21 Last updated: 2018-03-27
Elgmark Andersson, E., Larsen, L. B. & Ramstrand, N. (2017). A modified Job Demand, Control, Support model for active duty police. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, 58(3), 361-370
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A modified Job Demand, Control, Support model for active duty police
2017 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 58, no 3, p. 361-370Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: The Job Demand Control Support model (JDCS) is one of the most widely used theoretical models relating job characteristics to health and wellbeing.

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the predictive power of the JDCS model for determining job satisfaction and fatigue in uniformed Swedish police. An additional aim was to determine if predictive power of the model would be improved with the addition of two occupation specific items.

METHODS: Questionnaire data, based upon the Swedish Work Environment Survey were collected from Swedish police (n = 4244). A hierarchical multiple regression analysis was run to explore the predictive value of the model and to determine if the additional variables improved predictive power with respect to job satisfaction and fatigue.

RESULTS: Regression analysis demonstrated that the JDSC model had high predictive power in relation to job satisfaction and fatigue. Job demands was the strongest predictor of fatigue (14%), while support was the strongest predictor of job satisfaction (12%). The addition of exposure to threats significantly improved predictive power for both job satisfaction and fatigue, while addition of shift work did not significantly affect predictive power of the model.

CONCLUSIONS: Workplace interventions to address issues related to job satisfaction and fatigue in police should focus on maintaining a bearable level of job demands and provision of adequate support.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2017
Keywords
Fatigue, health, occupation, psychosocial, work
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38245 (URN)10.3233/WOR-172621 (DOI)000415102200012 ()29036868 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85034449316 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2018-02-19Bibliographically approved
Olsson, L., Elgmark Andersson, E., Granlund, M. & Huus, K. (2017). Habilitation service utilization patterns among children with mild intellectual disability. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 14(3), 233-239
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Habilitation service utilization patterns among children with mild intellectual disability
2017 (English)In: Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, ISSN 1741-1122, E-ISSN 1741-1130, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 233-239Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

There is a need for more knowledge about the utilization of habilitation services outside school among children with mild intellectual disability (ID). Specific aims. The aim of this study was to describe the patterns of habilitation service utilization among children with mild ID living in Sweden.

Method

A quantitative cross-sectional total population study was performed using data from service providers’ existing records.

Findings

The most common types of services utilized were those by physicians, counselors, and psychologists. Compared with children with mild ID who were in special classes, children with mild ID who were integrated into mainstream classes utilized significantly fewer types of services. Increasing age of the child was associated with a lower number of service types utilized. Children integrated into mainstream classes were significantly less likely to utilize habilitation services than children attending special classes. The likelihood of utilizing habilitation services decreased with age. Approximately two-thirds of the children utilized habilitation services.

Discussion

It is urgent that integration/inclusion in one organizational system, that is, school, does not result in exclusion in another system, such as pediatric habilitation services, which also aim to promote active participation in society. Pediatric habilitation professionals, teachers, and health units at schools need to interact in a manner so that children with mild ID, independent of type of school setting, have access to disability-related services outside school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
Keywords
children; habilitation; mild intellectual disability; service utilization
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28789 (URN)10.1111/jppi.12174 (DOI)000411722300007 ()2-s2.0-85029948793 (Scopus ID)
Note

Included in thesis in its submitted manuscript form with the title "Habilitation service utilization patterns among children with mild intellectual disability: The differences between children who are integrated into mainstream classes and children in self-contained classes".

Available from: 2015-12-28 Created: 2015-12-28 Last updated: 2018-03-06Bibliographically approved
Huus, K., Olsson, L. M., Elgmark Andersson, E., Granlund, M. & Augustine, L. (2017). Perceived needs among parents of children with a mild intellectual disability in Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 19(4), 307-317
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perceived needs among parents of children with a mild intellectual disability in Sweden
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2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 307-317Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Parents of children with a mild intellectual disability experience more distress and require more support than other parents. The aim was to investigate the perceived family needs of parents of children with an MID and to investigate the relationship between parents’ perceived self-efficacy in their parental role and in collaborating with professionals as well as with their perceived needs for support. Interviews were based on questionnaires to the parents of 38 children. The results revealed that parents perceived need for information, respite, and venues in which to meet other parents in similar situations. The informational needs were related to parental self-efficacy and obtaining support. A lower need for information was related to higher perceived control over services. In conclusion, it appears that professionals need to work to strengthen parents’ ability to ask for support and to express the needs. Well-informed parents will develop stronger parental self-efficacy and perceived control over services.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Child, intellectual disability, need assessment, self-efficacy
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28791 (URN)10.1080/15017419.2016.1167773 (DOI)000419256200003 ()2-s2.0-84964078822 (Scopus ID)
Note

Included in doctoral thesis in its submitted manuscript form (2015).

Available from: 2015-12-28 Created: 2015-12-28 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved
Olsson, L. M., Elgmark, E., Granlund, M. & Huus, K. (2015). Social service utilisation patterns among children with mild intellectual disability – differences between children integrated into mainstream classes and children in self-contained classes. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 30(2), 220-236
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social service utilisation patterns among children with mild intellectual disability – differences between children integrated into mainstream classes and children in self-contained classes
2015 (English)In: European Journal of Special Needs Education, ISSN 0885-6257, E-ISSN 1469-591X, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 220-236Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Children with a mild intellectual disability (ID) and their families often require social services; however, because of the characteristics of the formal service system, these families may be at risk of not receiving necessary services. The aim of this study was to obtain knowledge regarding the types and number of services that families receive from social services because of the child’s disability and because of social problems. Another aim was to acquire knowledge regarding the percentage of families receiving services and to evaluate the received services in relation to the child’s gender, school setting and age. Method. Utilisation of social services among 84 children with a mild ID and their families in two municipalities in Sweden was examined using existing social services records. Results. Approximately one-third of the families received services because of the child’s disability and one-fourth because of social problems. Children integrated into mainstream classes were significantly less likely to receive services from social services because of their disability than children in self-contained classes. The most commonly utilised services because of the child’s disability were companion service, short period of supervision for schoolchildren and special transportation services. The services most utilised because of social problems were help from a personal contact, a contact family for the child’s siblings and financial assistance for the child’s parents. Conclusions. Social services must engage in outreach activities, especially in schools, so that families having a child with mild ID are recognised and receive necessary services.

Keywords
children with mild intellectual disability, family needs, social service utilisation, education policy and practice
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25525 (URN)10.1080/08856257.2014.986920 (DOI)000352608500006 ()2-s2.0-84926408900 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2015-01-07 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Baek Larsen, L., Elgmark Andersson, E., Tranberg, R. & Ramstrand, N. (2014). Jämförande studie av Svensk polis rörelseförmåga vid användandet av bål och/eller bäcken fixerad utrustning. Jönköping: Hälsohögskolan, Högskolan i Jönköping
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jämförande studie av Svensk polis rörelseförmåga vid användandet av bål och/eller bäcken fixerad utrustning
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Under det senaste decenniet har det blivit allt vanligare med arbetsrelaterade besvär hos uniformerad polis i yttre tjänst, främst är det besvär från nedre delen av ryggen som uppgetts. Hälsohögskolan i Jönköping har fått i uppdrag av Rikspolisstyrelsen att belysa och utreda den uppkomna problematiken. Två tidigare rapporter, Polisens fysiska arbetsmiljö och Polisens psykosociala miljö, har presenterats. I rapporten om polisens fysiska arbetsmiljö framkom en hög förekomst av besvär från muskler och leder, främst nedre delen av ryggen under förhållande med bärande av utrustningsbältet i kombination med mycket stillasittande i tjänstebilar. I den andra rapporten framkom att en stor del av poliserna arbetar treskift och i många fall långa arbetspass, vilket yttrar sig i att de har svårt att psykiskt återhämta sig, inte har tid för familj och vänner samt att de ofta upplever sig trötta. I den tredje och sammanfattande rapporten presenteras vilka bakomliggande variabler som påverkar den fysiska och psykosociala arbetsmiljön.

Syftet med studien var att analysera vilka variabler och vilka kombinationer av variabler som påverkar den fysiska och psykosociala arbetsmiljön för uniformerad polis i yttre tjänst i Sverige. Rapporten baseras på 4244 enkätsvar från poliser i yttre uniformerad tjänst.

Resultatet från föreliggande studie har visat att det finns skillnaden i besvärsfrekvens mellan myndigheterna när det gäller otillräcklig fysisk och psykisk återhämtning samt besvär ifrån nedre delen av ryggen. Orsakerna till skillnaden mellan myndigheterna är inte utredda. Studien har visat att besvärsfrekvensen ökar då det föreligger krav att arbeta på ett rullande treskiftsschema. Utifrån detta föreslår vi att man:

• utför benchmarking av polismyndigheter för att öka förståelsen för de stora skillnader som förekommer

• utvärderar olika modeller av schemaläggning avseende treskift

• fortsätter arbetet med att utreda hur polisens uniform och kroppsburna utrustning, i kombination med bilsätets utformning, påverkar besvär från nedre delen av ryggen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Hälsohögskolan, Högskolan i Jönköping, 2014. p. 20
Series
Polisens arbetsmiljö 2013 ; 3
Keywords
Police, load bearing vest, kinematics, back pain, work environment
National Category
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-24834 (URN)
Available from: 2014-10-07 Created: 2014-10-07 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved
Elgmark Andersson, E. (2014). Mapping of CHILD Research – Meta Theory. Participation of Children with and without Mild Intellectual Dysfunction. In: : . Paper presented at CHILD seminair in Banyuls, France.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mapping of CHILD Research – Meta Theory. Participation of Children with and without Mild Intellectual Dysfunction
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28785 (URN)
Conference
CHILD seminair in Banyuls, France
Available from: 2015-12-28 Created: 2015-12-28 Last updated: 2015-12-28
Elgmark Andersson, E. (2014). Mild traumatic brain injuries: The impact of early intervention on late sequelae. A randomised controlled trial. Traumatic Brain Injury. In: : . Paper presented at BIT’s 5th Annual Congress of NeuroTalk (NeuroTalk-2014). Nanjing, China.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mild traumatic brain injuries: The impact of early intervention on late sequelae. A randomised controlled trial. Traumatic Brain Injury
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28784 (URN)
Conference
BIT’s 5th Annual Congress of NeuroTalk (NeuroTalk-2014). Nanjing, China
Available from: 2015-12-28 Created: 2015-12-28 Last updated: 2015-12-28
Elgmark Andersson, E. & Jonsson, C. (2014). Mild traumatic brain injury: A description of how children and youth between 16 and 18years of age perform leisure activities after 1 year.. In: : . Paper presented at the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, to be held March 19-22, 2014, San Francisco, California..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mild traumatic brain injury: A description of how children and youth between 16 and 18years of age perform leisure activities after 1 year.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28779 (URN)
Conference
the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, to be held March 19-22, 2014, San Francisco, California.
Available from: 2015-12-28 Created: 2015-12-28 Last updated: 2015-12-28
Elgmark Andersson, E. (2014). Psychosocial working conditions of Swedish police. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Police Research Seminar, Växjö, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychosocial working conditions of Swedish police
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28783 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Police Research Seminar, Växjö, Sweden
Available from: 2015-12-28 Created: 2015-12-28 Last updated: 2015-12-28
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