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  • 1.
    Gustafsson, Silje
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Vikman, Irene
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Axelsson, Karin
    Sävenstedt, Stefan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Self-care for minor illness2015In: Primary Health Care Research and Development, ISSN 1463-4236, E-ISSN 1477-1128, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 71-78Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: To describe experiences with and knowledge of minor illness, self-care interventions used in minor illness and channels of information used when providing self-care for minor illness.Background: Although minor illness is self-limiting, symptoms can be substantial and have a great impact on the affected person’s wellbeing. Possibilities to seek and find information about health and self-care have significantly increased through internet-based communities, forums, and websites. Still, a considerable number of consultations with general practitioners are for conditions that are potentially self-treatable. Seeking advanced care for minor illnesses is costly for society and can create discomfort for patients as they are down-prioritized at emergency departments.Methods: Study participants were recruited randomly from the Swedish Adress Register. A questionnaire was sent out, and the final sample included 317 randomly selected persons aged 18–80 and living in Sweden.Findings: Having experienced a specific illness correlated with self-reported knowledge. Preferred self-care interventions differed between different conditions, but resting and self-medicating were commonly used, along with consulting health care facilities. Compliance to advice was the highest for official information channels, and family members were a popular source of advice.

  • 2.
    Johansson, Annette
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Lindberg, Inger
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Söderberg, Siv
    Department of Nursing Sciences,Mid Sweden University,Campus Östersund.
    Healthcare personnel's experiences using video consultation in primary healthcare in rural areas2017In: Primary Health Care Research and Development, ISSN 1463-4236, E-ISSN 1477-1128, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 73-83Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Patients living in rural areas often need to travel long distances for access to specialist care. To increase access to specialist care, video consultation between patients in primary healthcare and specialist care has been used. In order for this new method to be developed and used to the fullest, it is important to understand healthcare personnel’s experiences with this intervention.

    Objective:

    The aim of this study was to describe healthcare personnel’s experiences using video consultation in their work in primary healthcare.

    Method:

    A mixed methods design was used, and the data were analysed using qualitative and quantitative analysis methods. Interviews were conducted with eight general practitioners and one district nurse, all of whom had conducted a video consultation with a patient and a specialist physician or a cardiac specialist nurse. After each video consultation, the participants completed a consultation report/questionnaire.

    Results:

    Healthcare personnel considered video consultation to provide quicker access to specialist care for the patient, and greater security when the video consultation encounter was conducted at their own primary healthcare centre. They considered video consultation an opportunity to provide education and for the patients to ask questions.

    Concliusion:

    Video consultation is a satisfactory tool for healthcare personnel, and the technology is a new, useful method, especially for the district nurses. Further, video consultation is an opportunity for healthcare personnel to learn. However, for it to work as an accepted method, the technology must function well and be user friendly. It must also be clear that it is beneficial for the patients and the healthcare personnel.

  • 3.
    Johansson, Annette M.
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Lindberg, Inger
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Söderberg, Siv
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    The views of health care personnel about video consultation prior to implementation in primary health care in rural areas2014In: Primary Health Care Research and Development, ISSN 1463-4236, E-ISSN 1477-1128, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 170-179Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim The aim of this study was to describe the views of health-care personnel about video consultation (VC) prior to implementation in primary health care in rural areas. BACKGROUND: For people living in rural areas, it is often a long distance to specialist care, and VC could be an opportunity for increased access to care. Therefore, this study was to investigate what views primary health-care personnel had on VC as a working method in the distance between primary and specialist care. The development of technology in society and the introduction of technology in health care mean that the working methods must be adapted to a new approach. It is therefore important that in the initial phase of the introduction of new working methods to capture the personnel views regarding this. METHODS: Focus group (FG) discussions with health-care personnel from five primary health-care centres in northern Sweden. The transcribed FG discussions were analysed with qualitative content analysis. Findings The analysis revealed four main categories: a patient-centred VC; the importance of evaluating costs and resources; new technology in daily work; technology gives new possibilities in future health care.

  • 4.
    Stridsman, Caroline
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Medical Science.
    Zingmark, Karin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Lindberg, Anne
    NLL.
    Skär, Lisa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Creating a balance between breathing and viability: Experiences of well-being when living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease2015In: Primary Health Care Research and Development, ISSN 1463-4236, E-ISSN 1477-1128, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 42-52Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim To describe experiences of well-being among people with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). BACKGROUND: Living with COPD is related to a complex life situation, and quality of life (QOL) is shown to decrease because of respiratory symptoms and fatigue. However, studies describing well-being in COPD as a subjective description of QOL are rare. METHODS: Ten participants with moderate to very severe COPD from the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden (OLIN) COPD study were interviewed about their experiences of well-being. A latent qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the data. Findings To achieve well-being despite breathlessness, the participants had to adapt to their limitations and live towards the future. They created a balance between breathing and viability by adjusting to a lifelong limitation, handling variations in illness, relying on self-capacity and accessibility to a trustful care. The participants adjusted to lifelong limitations through acceptance and replacement of former activities. They handled variations in illness by taking advantage of the good days and using emotional adaptation strategies. The participants relied on their own self-capacity, feeling that smoking cessation, physical activity and breathing fresh air increased their well-being. They requested accessibility to a trustful care and highlighted the need for continuous care relationships and access to medications. These findings can enhance health-care professionals' understanding of the possibilities for increased well-being for people living with COPD.

  • 5.
    Zotterman, Anna Nygren
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
    Skär, Lisa
    Department of Health, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona.
    Söderberg, Siv
    Department of Nursing Sciences, Mid Sweden University,Östersund.
    Meanings of encounters for close relatives of people with a long-term illness within a primary healthcare setting2018In: Primary Health Care Research and Development, ISSN 1463-4236, E-ISSN 1477-1128, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 392-397Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Encounters play an important role in the relationship between healthcare personnel and the close relatives of people with a long-term illness.

    Aim

    The aim of this study was to elucidate the meanings of encounters for close relatives of people with a long-term illness within a primary healthcare setting.

    Methods

    Interviews using a narrative approach were conducted with seven women and three men, and the phenomenological hermeneutic method was used to interpret the interview texts.

    Results

    The structural analysis revealed three major themes: being confirmed as a family, being informed of the care, and being respected as a valuable person. Close relatives stated that they wanted to be confirmed as a family and have a familiar and trusting relationship with healthcare personnel. They valued being informed concerning the care of the ill person so that they could give support at home. It was also important to be compassionately viewed as an important person in a welcoming atmosphere based on respect and dignity.

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