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Chapman, D., Nilsson, K., Larsson, A. & Rizzo, A. (2017). Climatic barriers to soft-mobility in winter: Lulea, Sweden as case study. Sustainable cities and society, 35, 574-580
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Climatic barriers to soft-mobility in winter: Lulea, Sweden as case study
2017 (English)In: Sustainable cities and society, ISSN 2210-6707, Vol. 35, p. 574-580Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Urban form can moderate the effects of weather on human movement. As such, the interrelationship between built environment, weather and human movement is a critical component of urban design. This paper explores the impacts of weather on non-motorised human movement (soft-mobility). Throughout we look at soft-mobility from the citizen’s perspective and highlight the barriers to soft-mobility in winter.

The aim of this study was to test the traditional pallet of winter city urban design considerations. Those of solar-access, wind and snow management and explore other weather and terrain conditions that act as barriers to soft-mobility in winter. This study is based on survey responses from 344 citizens in the sub-arctic area of Sweden. Outcomes from the research highlight that rain, icy surfaces and darkness are today’s most significant barriers to soft-mobility in winter.

Results from this study link changing barriers to soft-mobility in winter with climate change. The paper concludes that future urban design and planning for winter cities needs to consider a wider pallet of weather conditions, especially rain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keyword
Winter Cities, Resilience, Outdoor Activity, Walkability, Urban Microclimate
National Category
Social Sciences Architectural Engineering Physiotherapy
Research subject
Architecture; Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65555 (URN)10.1016/j.scs.2017.09.003 (DOI)000415898200049 ()2-s2.0-85029311543 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-09-14 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-09-10 Created: 2017-09-10 Last updated: 2017-12-29Bibliographically approved
Gard, G. & Larsson, A. (2017). Working conditions and workplace health and safety promotion in home care: a mixed method study from Swedish managers´ perspectives (ed.). Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 72(6), 359-365
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Working conditions and workplace health and safety promotion in home care: a mixed method study from Swedish managers´ perspectives
2017 (English)In: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, ISSN 1933-8244, E-ISSN 2154-4700, Vol. 72, no 6, p. 359-365Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Today, we can see a trend towards increased psychosocial strain at work among home care managers and staff. The aim of this study is to describe home care managers' views on their own psychosocial working conditions and on how to promote workplace health and safety in a municipality in northern Sweden. A mixed methods design was used, including questionnaire and qualitative focus group data. The qualitative data were analysed by manifest content analysis. The results indicate that most managers perceived increased variety in work and opportunities for development at work, but at the same time increased demands. The managers suggested that workplace health and safety could be improved by risk assessment and improved communication, a clear communication chain by a real as well as a virtual platform for communication. In summary, workplace health and safety could be improved by risk assessments and by a physical as well as a virtual platform for communication.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5171 (URN)10.1080/19338244.2017.1279998 (DOI)000413906600008 ()28095115 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85011665767 (Scopus ID)33414209-6129-44bb-a489-040b17e9694b (Local ID)33414209-6129-44bb-a489-040b17e9694b (Archive number)33414209-6129-44bb-a489-040b17e9694b (OAI)
Note

Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-10-03 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Larsson, A. (2016). Aktivitet: Barn och unga får problem av datorer och surfplattor: Intervju med Agneta Larsson och Katarina Mikaelsson, lektorer vid Inst för hälsovetenskap (ed.). Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aktivitet: Barn och unga får problem av datorer och surfplattor: Intervju med Agneta Larsson och Katarina Mikaelsson, lektorer vid Inst för hälsovetenskap
2016 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Vi blir allt mer stillasittande och arbetar mer och mer med datorer och smartphones och nu visar det sig att barn och unga drabbas. Forskning visar att barn och ungdomar visar på besvär efter att ha suttit vid datorer, surfplattor och telefoner säger Agneta Larsson och Katarina Mikaelsson, doktorer i Fysioterapi vid Luleå tekniska universitet. − Mycket tid framför skärmen innebär ensidig belastning på leder och muskler vilket gör att det blir värk. Det blir också en ansträngning på ögonen, säger Agneta Larsson. Problemen gör att det nu börjat forskas på området. − Vi är i startgroparna på att gå igång med forskningen då det har blivit ett tydligt problem och att komma ut med information är viktigt, säger Katarina Mikaelsson. Den information som de menar gör skillnad för att de unga ska slippa problemen är variation och att ta pauser.

National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36546 (URN)6afc7364-6e2d-4187-8230-56df9f81c78d (Local ID)6afc7364-6e2d-4187-8230-56df9f81c78d (Archive number)6afc7364-6e2d-4187-8230-56df9f81c78d (OAI)
Note
Mediets namn: Sveriges Radio; Producentens namn: P4 Norrbotten ; Startdatum: 28/02/2016; Slutdatum: 28/02/2016; Roll: Deltagare; Typ: Framträdande i massmedia - Deltagande i radioprogramAvailable from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Areskoug Josefsson, K., Juuso, P., Gard, G., Rolander, B. & Larsson, A. (2016). Health Care Students' Attitudes Toward Addressing Sexual Health in Their Future Profession: Validity and reliability of a questionnaire (ed.). International Journal of Sexual Health, 28(3), 243-250
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health Care Students' Attitudes Toward Addressing Sexual Health in Their Future Profession: Validity and reliability of a questionnaire
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2016 (English)In: International Journal of Sexual Health, ISSN 1931-7611, E-ISSN 1931-762X, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 243-250Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To test the reliability and validity of the Students' Attitudes Towards Addressing Sexual Health questionnaire (SA-SH), measuring students' attitudes towards addressing sexual health in their future professions.

Method: A cross-sectional online survey (22 items) were distributed to 186 nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy students in Sweden, April 2015. Validity and reliability were tested.

Results: The construct validity analysis led to three major factors: present feelings of comfortableness, future working environment and fear of negative influence on future patient relations. The construct validity, internal consistency reliability and intrarater reliability showed good results.Conclusion: The SA-SH is valid and reliable.

National Category
Nursing Physiotherapy
Research subject
Nursing; Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-9091 (URN)10.1080/19317611.2016.1199453 (DOI)000384031300006 ()7a720a3a-8069-4a0c-b4cb-c075a25b93cc (Local ID)7a720a3a-8069-4a0c-b4cb-c075a25b93cc (Archive number)7a720a3a-8069-4a0c-b4cb-c075a25b93cc (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 2016-11-15 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-02-12Bibliographically 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. In: Conference abstracts: Pre-conference abstracts. Paper presented at 38th Annual Conference of the Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology, "Love, trust, sexuality", September 22-25 2016, Tartu, Estonia.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health care students' attitudes towards working with sexual health in their professional roles - survey of students at nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy programmes
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2016 (English)In: Conference abstracts: Pre-conference abstracts, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Physiotherapy Nursing
Research subject
Physiotherapy; Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-59584 (URN)
Conference
38th Annual Conference of the Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology, "Love, trust, sexuality", September 22-25 2016, Tartu, Estonia
Available from: 2016-09-26 Created: 2016-10-07 Last updated: 2018-02-12Bibliographically 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 (ed.). Sexuality and disability, 34(3), 289-302
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health Care Students’ Attitudes Towards Working with Sexual Health in Their Professional Roles: Survey of Students at Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Programmes
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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.

National Category
Physiotherapy Nursing
Research subject
Physiotherapy; Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6252 (URN)10.1007/s11195-016-9442-z (DOI)000381995100005 ()474a90a2-2dfe-4778-b3df-6304705b9cee (Local ID)474a90a2-2dfe-4778-b3df-6304705b9cee (Archive number)474a90a2-2dfe-4778-b3df-6304705b9cee (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 20160516 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-02-12Bibliographically approved
Shoebridge, A., Larsson, A., Norton, N., Francis, J. & Matei, R. (2016). Health promotion among musicians: Opportunities for health psychology : ROUNDTABLE (ed.). In: (Ed.), Behaviour change: making an impact on health and health services : conference abstracts. Paper presented at Conference of the EHPS/DHP "Behaviour Change" : Making an impact on health and health services 23/08/2016 - 27/08/2016 (pp. 891).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health promotion among musicians: Opportunities for health psychology : ROUNDTABLE
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2016 (English)In: Behaviour change: making an impact on health and health services : conference abstracts, 2016, p. 891-Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Roundtable overview abstract Title: Health promotion among musicians: Opportunities for health psychologyPurpose: To explore future directions for research, and application of health psychology to promotion of musicians’ health and well-being Objectives: 1. To propose that musicians’ health is an under-explored area from the perspective of health psychology and that musical performance provides an exciting context for creative and novel research collaborations 2. To summarize and critically assess existing health promotion interventions among musicians from interdisciplinary (health psychology, physiotherapy and education) and cross-cultural (UK, Sweden and Australia) perspectivesRationale: The physical and psychological demands of training and practice required for musicians to perform to a high standard can have deleterious effects on health and well-being, arising mostly from musculoskeletal and performance anxiety issues. This has been demonstrated across a range of musical instruments and cultures. Musicians’ health remains an under-researched topic. In addition, only a few health promotion courses in music colleges have been evaluated to date. Given the development of relevant models and techniques in health psychology, there is scope for pioneering and interdisciplinary research with respect to health promotion among musicians. Musical Impact, an AHRC-funded research project involving all nine UK conservatoires (2013-2017), seeks to enhance the health and well-being of musicians in Britain. It is currently the largest project of its kind worldwide, representing an ambitious attempt to bring health psychology and behaviour change to the realm of the performing arts. Summary: Ann Shoebridge. Rationale for identifying target behaviours: From school age, musicians start experiencing pain or injury from playing their instruments. Risk factors and barriers to healthy playing will be explored via findings from interviews with physiotherapists and music teachers.Naomi Norton. Training the ‘practitioners’ (i.e. music educators) in health promotion: Music students tend to approach their music teachers for health-related advice; a survey among 500 respondents and interviews reflect teachers’ need for health training. Jill Francis. Theoretical and etiological models of performance anxiety: The complex relationship between musculoskeletal issues and stress management, as well as the need for multilevel implementation research will be investigated.Agneta Larsson. A multiple behaviour change intervention for music students: A study protocol and rationale for a web-based intervention will be described.Raluca Matei. Intervention proposals: applying behaviour change techniques to both health- and music practice-related behaviours within the first health course of its kind at the Royal Northern College of Music, investigating the effects of reframing anxiety on performance quality and exploring sitting and standing during practice.

National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-41770 (URN)cfcb3b63-d680-44be-9ab3-a5b499f55945 (Local ID)cfcb3b63-d680-44be-9ab3-a5b499f55945 (Archive number)cfcb3b63-d680-44be-9ab3-a5b499f55945 (OAI)
Conference
Conference of the EHPS/DHP "Behaviour Change" : Making an impact on health and health services 23/08/2016 - 27/08/2016
Note

Startdatum: 23/09/2016; Slutdatum: 28/09/2016; Roll: Föreläsare; Typ: Föreläsning / muntligt bidrag

Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Johansson Strandkvist, V., Nyberg, L., Larsson, A., Röijezon, U., Stridsman, C. & Lindberg, A. (2016). Project: Physical function and postural control among subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – epidemiological and laboratory studies. Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Project: Physical function and postural control among subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – epidemiological and laboratory studies
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2016 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36074 (URN)5a5a2cc5-876c-40d5-b493-d23e1c49d521 (Local ID)5a5a2cc5-876c-40d5-b493-d23e1c49d521 (Archive number)5a5a2cc5-876c-40d5-b493-d23e1c49d521 (OAI)
Note

Status: Pågående; Period: 01/11/2015 → …

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-04-24Bibliographically approved
Larsson, A., Gard, G., Berggård, G. & Rosander, P. (2016). The impact of users gait patterns and perceptions in the development of quality criterias for anti-slip devices and winter shoes (ed.). Paper presented at International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare : 12/04/2016 - 15/04/2016. Paper presented at International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare : 12/04/2016 - 15/04/2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The impact of users gait patterns and perceptions in the development of quality criterias for anti-slip devices and winter shoes
2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Physiotherapy Transport Systems and Logistics Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Physiotherapy; Traffic Engineering; Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40653 (URN)fda3a7fd-a367-4d7f-88a8-9cb53fe810f1 (Local ID)fda3a7fd-a367-4d7f-88a8-9cb53fe810f1 (Archive number)fda3a7fd-a367-4d7f-88a8-9cb53fe810f1 (OAI)
Conference
International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare : 12/04/2016 - 15/04/2016
Note
Godkänd; 2016; 20151217 (agnlar)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Larsson, A., Röijezon, U., Olsson, I.-M., Engquist, K. & Gard, G. (2015). A web-based health promotion intervention for music students in Sweden (ed.). In: (Ed.), (Ed.), Musician's Health and Performance. 2nd Conference (MHPC2015): Book of abstracts. Paper presented at Musicians' Health & Performance : 10/06/2015 - 12/06/2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A web-based health promotion intervention for music students in Sweden
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2015 (English)In: Musician's Health and Performance. 2nd Conference (MHPC2015): Book of abstracts, 2015Conference paper, Meeting abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Aim: In this presentation a study protocol for a web-based health promotion intervention for music students, and the rationale behind it, will be described. The aim is to develop a new dynamic web-portal with an interactive multimodal health intervention program for musicians and music students, and perform a controlled feasibility and effect study among music students.Methods: A web-based competence development and coaching program for music students in Sweden will be developed and performed according to a cognitive approach with focus on the students own goals. The program will include knowledge concerning how to promote cognitive and emotional coping in performance situations; ergonomically sound playing postures; as well as how to prevent bodily symptoms, mental distress and hearing disorders. Participants will be music students from two regions in Sweden, Skåne and Norrbotten. The intervention group will have access to the web-based program together with web-based group coaching, while the control group will receive general web-based information. The intervention will continue for 6 month and outcome measures will be collected before, after intervention and after 12 months to evaluate the feasibility and health effects of the intervention. Expected outcomes: It is reasonable to believe that an increased awareness of healthy and balanced positions while playing, systematic use of pauses and variation during rehearsal, stress management skills and a sound attitude towards control of e.g. playing related fatigue and pain can improve the music students’ prerequisites for a healthy and sustainable working life. Discussion/Conclusion: This project will contribute with knowledge about feasibility and effects of e-health solutions specifically designed for music students and musicians. Feasible and efficient e-health solutions for musicians and other performing artists can have major impact for these professions in Sweden due to the large distances and the scarceness of specialized occupational health care providers within performing arts medicine.Acknowledgement: This research is supported by the Areas of excellence in research and innovation at Luleå university of technology - Innovative art and science, who have granted funding for project initiation.

National Category
Physiotherapy
Research subject
Physiotherapy; Innovative art and science (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-29971 (URN)39bf19b6-6ce1-45ec-9592-d65abbb76ab3 (Local ID)39bf19b6-6ce1-45ec-9592-d65abbb76ab3 (Archive number)39bf19b6-6ce1-45ec-9592-d65abbb76ab3 (OAI)
Conference
Musicians' Health & Performance : 10/06/2015 - 12/06/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20150425 (agnlar)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
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