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Karlsson, Eva
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Karlsson, E., Axelsson, K., Zingmark, K., Fahlander, K. & Sävenstedt, S. (2014). "Carpe Diem": Supporting conversations between individuals with dementia and their family members (ed.). Paper presented at . Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(2), 38-46
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2014 (English)In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing, ISSN 0098-9134, E-ISSN 1938-243X, Vol. 40, no 2, p. 38-46Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Remembrance of recent events is a major problem for individuals with dementia. Consequently, this article explores the process of acceptance and integration of a digital photograph diary (DPD) as a tool for remembrance of and conversations about daily life events. A design for multiple case studies was used. Seven couples, in which one individual in the couple had Alzheimer's disease, tested the DPD for 6 months. Data were collected in three sequences with interviews, observations, and screening instruments. In the analysis, all data were integrated to find common patterns of content. Some couples became regular users, while others used the DPD more sporadically. Factors contributing to regular use were how the DPD matched expectations, actual use, support, experienced usefulness, and reactions from family and friends. For those couples who became regular users, the DPD facilitated their conversation about recent daily activities

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-3668 (URN)17b8c763-7e58-448c-87e6-dc8687a7dec3 (Local ID)17b8c763-7e58-448c-87e6-dc8687a7dec3 (Archive number)17b8c763-7e58-448c-87e6-dc8687a7dec3 (OAI)
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Validerad; 2014; 20140304 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-02-07Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, E., Sävenstedt, S., Axelsson, K. & Zingmark, K. (2014). Stories about life narrated by people with Alzheimer's disease (ed.). Paper presented at . Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(12), 2791-2799
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stories about life narrated by people with Alzheimer's disease
2014 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 70, no 12, p. 2791-2799Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AimTo explore how people with Alzheimer's disease present their life story.BackgroundLife story work is a key concept in a person-centred care. An important aspect in understanding the subjective experience and supporting the identity of people with dementia is to listen to their life stories.DesignA narrative design with interviews was used.MethodNine participants with Alzheimer's disease were encouraged to tell about their lives from childhood, adult life, to present life and about their thoughts on the future. The interviews were conducted between September 2010–March 2011 in the participants' homes, with their spouses present and were analysed with a method for analysis of narratives.FindingsContentment, Connectedness, Self-reliance and Personal growth were identified as core dimensions in the participants' life stories and shown like threads throughout life, from childhood, adult life to present life. All participants expressed an overall contentment with life, and connectedness was related to their relation with significant persons and to be included in the local community. Self-reliance was expressed as a strong confidence in the own ability and an overall curiosity throughout life as a sustained quest for personal growth.ConclusionsIt is important for healthcare professionals, who work with people with dementia, to understand that people with Alzheimer's disease can maintain an overall trusting and hopeful approach to life. It is also important to use life story work to enhance feelings of being connected to the world and thereby support their identity and sense of self.

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8084 (URN)10.1111/jan.12429 (DOI)000344851300010 ()24766325 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84909644410 (Scopus ID)6862ae57-3691-4a4c-ad83-fed3cd4366c7 (Local ID)6862ae57-3691-4a4c-ad83-fed3cd4366c7 (Archive number)6862ae57-3691-4a4c-ad83-fed3cd4366c7 (OAI)
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Validerad; 2014; 20140502 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, E. (2012). Activity: Daily Life solutions for Patients with Dementia and their relatives (ed.). Paper presented at Alec 2012 : Artic Light e-Health Conference 19/06/2012 - 20/06/2012. Paper presented at Alec 2012 : Artic Light e-Health Conference 19/06/2012 - 20/06/2012.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Activity: Daily Life solutions for Patients with Dementia and their relatives
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

There is an increasing development of technical solutions with the aim to support persons with dementialiving in their own homes. In the COKGNOW project a technical device with the aim to support daily activitiesand independence was developed and evaluated among 42 persons with mild dementia and their carers inthree European countries 2006-2009. A digital photo diary to support reminiscence and the talk about dailyevents between persons with dementia and their next of kins was tested and evaluated among 10 couplesin the MemoryLane project 2010-2011. In both projects a user-driven process was applied with the participantsactively involved in the development was applied.

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-41353 (URN)13b1ee85-5758-44e3-b5bf-f65ccb215afb (Local ID)13b1ee85-5758-44e3-b5bf-f65ccb215afb (Archive number)13b1ee85-5758-44e3-b5bf-f65ccb215afb (OAI)
Conference
Alec 2012 : Artic Light e-Health Conference 19/06/2012 - 20/06/2012
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Startdatum: 20/06/2012; Slutdatum: 20/06/2012; Roll: Föreläsare; Typ: Föreläsning / muntligt bidragAvailable from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, E. (2012). Aktivitet: Fånga dagen: en fallstudie om att stödja minnet av dagliga händelser hos personer med Alzheimers sjukdom med hjälp av en digital fotodagbok (ed.). Paper presented at Norrsken : regional forskningskonferens 16/10/2012 - 17/10/2012. Paper presented at Norrsken : regional forskningskonferens 16/10/2012 - 17/10/2012.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aktivitet: Fånga dagen: en fallstudie om att stödja minnet av dagliga händelser hos personer med Alzheimers sjukdom med hjälp av en digital fotodagbok
2012 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Nursing
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urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-41695 (URN)b02c9bda-87f8-431c-9629-38d2e749f2d2 (Local ID)b02c9bda-87f8-431c-9629-38d2e749f2d2 (Archive number)b02c9bda-87f8-431c-9629-38d2e749f2d2 (OAI)
Conference
Norrsken : regional forskningskonferens 16/10/2012 - 17/10/2012
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Startdatum: 16/10/2012; Slutdatum: 16/10/2012; Roll: Föreläsare; Typ: Föreläsning / muntligt bidragAvailable from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Sävenstedt, S. & Karlsson, E. (2011). Aging in place of persons with dementia with support of e-health services (ed.). In: (Ed.), Fintan Sheerin (Ed.), e-health and nursing: How Can E-Health Promote Patient Safety? : ACENDIO 2011, 8th European Conference of ACENDIO. Paper presented at European Conference of ACENDIO : 25/03/2011 - 26/03/2011 (pp. 175-182). Dublin: Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aging in place of persons with dementia with support of e-health services
2011 (English)In: e-health and nursing: How Can E-Health Promote Patient Safety? : ACENDIO 2011, 8th European Conference of ACENDIO / [ed] Fintan Sheerin, Dublin: Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes , 2011, p. 175-182Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dublin: Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes, 2011
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30749 (URN)4ab05264-c9ee-4a98-9f8f-73ba09e0e2a4 (Local ID)978-1460943489 (ISBN)4ab05264-c9ee-4a98-9f8f-73ba09e0e2a4 (Archive number)4ab05264-c9ee-4a98-9f8f-73ba09e0e2a4 (OAI)
Conference
European Conference of ACENDIO : 25/03/2011 - 26/03/2011
Note
Godkänd; 2011; 20120419 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, E., Axelsson, K., Zingmark, K. & Sävenstedt, S. (2011). The challenge in meeting needs of persons with dementia with assistive technology (ed.). In: (Ed.), Fintan Sheerin (Ed.), e-health and nursing: How Can E-Health Promote Patient Safety? : ACENDIO 2011, 8th European Conference of ACENDIO. Paper presented at European Conference of ACENDIO : 25/03/2011 - 26/03/2011 (pp. 325-334). Dublin: Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The challenge in meeting needs of persons with dementia with assistive technology
2011 (English)In: e-health and nursing: How Can E-Health Promote Patient Safety? : ACENDIO 2011, 8th European Conference of ACENDIO / [ed] Fintan Sheerin, Dublin: Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes , 2011, p. 325-334Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dublin: Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes, 2011
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30677 (URN)48d98420-ec64-4d67-8cc0-c42ce8c23e4f (Local ID)978-1460943489 (ISBN)48d98420-ec64-4d67-8cc0-c42ce8c23e4f (Archive number)48d98420-ec64-4d67-8cc0-c42ce8c23e4f (OAI)
Conference
European Conference of ACENDIO : 25/03/2011 - 26/03/2011
Note
Godkänd; 2011; 20120419 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-02-07Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, E., Axelsson, K., Zingmark, K. & Sävenstedt, S. (2011). The challenge of coming to terms with the use of a new digital assistive device: a case Study of two persons with mild dementia (ed.). Paper presented at . Open Nursing Journal, 5, 102-110
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The challenge of coming to terms with the use of a new digital assistive device: a case Study of two persons with mild dementia
2011 (English)In: Open Nursing Journal, ISSN 1874-4346, E-ISSN 1874-4346, Vol. 5, p. 102-110Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is an increased interest in supporting persons with dementia with technical services in daily life. The aim of this case study was to explore the complex issues involved in the process from a user driven development to the acceptance and usage of a new digital assistive device for persons with mild dementia. Even though it was developed in a user driven process and personalized to meet their individual needs they rarely used it. To deepening the understanding of this disparity between actual usage and perceived usefulness, the participants were studied whilst performing daily life activities through participant observations and interviews. Their partners were interviewed two years after the first observations to clarify the change in needs over time. The results show that the participant needs encompassed occupation, safety, social interaction, and memory support together with the receipt of general support. The overriding requirement for both participants was a need to maintain their self-image. When the digital assistive device did not correspond with the participants’ expectations or view of themselves, their interest in using it faded, since the digital assistive device failed to support their self-image. The acceptance of a digital assistive device by a person with dementia is a process that begins with identifying and personalizing the functions of the device according to individual needs, and then supporting the usage and the gradual integration of the device into daily life. During this process, the person’s selfimage must be taken into consideration and supported

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-12707 (URN)10.2174/18744346011050100102 (DOI)22135718 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-82755190645 (Scopus ID)bdf9f41a-ce64-4c71-8c85-a18e8223a58f (Local ID)bdf9f41a-ce64-4c71-8c85-a18e8223a58f (Archive number)bdf9f41a-ce64-4c71-8c85-a18e8223a58f (OAI)
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Validerad; 2011; 20111123 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Sävenstedt, S. & Karlsson, E. (2010). Assessing needs among people with mild dementia in user-driven development of assistive technology (ed.). Paper presented at European Nursing Congress : Older Persons: the Future of Care 04/10/2010 - 07/10/2010. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(Suppl. 1), 90
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessing needs among people with mild dementia in user-driven development of assistive technology
2010 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 19, no Suppl. 1, p. 90-Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: A major challenge in involving people with dementia is to determine what methodology can be used in order to optimally understand, measure, and interpret their needs and wants. The aim of this presentation was to reflect on experiences of assessing needs and wants among people with mild dementia in two user-driven development projects of assistive technology services, the Memory-Lane and COGKNOW projects. Methods and Materials: The user-driven design process in the ongoing MemoryLane project and the finished COGKNOW project followed a sequence of three steps. The first step was to acquire concrete user needs as a base for development, the second step was the development process of prototypes, and the final step the testing and evaluation of final prototypes. In both projects dyads of people with dementia and their informal carers were involved in the assessments. The assessment of concrete needs and wants was based on rigorously developed research questions. In the analysis the different type of data were first analyzed separately for both perspectives, and thereafter integrated to a comprehensive understanding. Results: General abstract questions seemed more difficult to answer for persons with dementia than more detailed and concrete questions. Despite these problems, their answers on general open questions provided valuable additional information to the structured questions. Carers could provide more elaborative information. However, there were more similarities than differences between the answers of the people with dementia and their carers, and few contradictive answers were given. Conclusions: Persons with dementia provide special challenges in user-driven development processes of assistive technology services due to their cognitive impairments. The use of a combination of data collections methods, combining open and structured questions in interviewing persons with dementia and their carers with observations by researchers can provide a comprehensive understanding that addresses some of these challenges.

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-27594 (URN)11661e60-f3cb-11df-8b36-000ea68e967b (Local ID)11661e60-f3cb-11df-8b36-000ea68e967b (Archive number)11661e60-f3cb-11df-8b36-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
European Nursing Congress : Older Persons: the Future of Care 04/10/2010 - 07/10/2010
Note
Godkänd; 2010; 20101119 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
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