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  • 1.
    Aamodt, Ina Thon
    et al.
    Oslo Univ Hosp Ulleval, Norway; Univ Oslo, Norway.
    Lycholip, Edita
    Vilnius Univ, Lithuania.
    Celutkiene, Jelena
    Vilnius Univ, Lithuania.
    Strömberg, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för omvårdnad. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Kardiologiska kliniken US.
    Atar, Dan
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway; Univ Oslo, Norway.
    Falk, Ragnhild Sorum
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway.
    von Lueder, Thomas
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway.
    Helleso, Ragnhild
    Univ Oslo, Norway.
    Jaarsma, Tiny
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier, Avdelningen för omvårdnad. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Lie, Irene
    Oslo Univ Hosp Ulleval, Norway.
    Health Care Professionals Perceptions of Home Telemonitoring in Heart Failure Care: Cross-Sectional Survey2019Ingår i: Journal of Medical Internet Research, E-ISSN 1438-8871, Vol. 21, nr 2, artikel-id e10362Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Noninvasive telemonitoring (TM) can be used in heart failure (HF) patients to perform early detection of decompensation at home, prevent unnecessary health care utilization, and decrease health care costs. However, the evidence is not sufficient to be part of HF guidelines for follow-up care, and we have no knowledge of how TM is used in the Nordic Baltic region. Objective: The aim of this study was to describe health care professionals (HCPs) perception of and presumed experience with noninvasive TM in daily HF patient care, perspectives of the relevance of and reasons for applying noninvasive TM, and barriers to the use of noninvasive TM. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was performed between September and December 2016 in Norway and Lithuania with physicians and nurses treating HF patients at either a hospital ward or an outpatient clinic. A total of 784 questionnaires were sent nationwide by postal mail to 107 hospitals. The questionnaire consisted of 43 items with close- and open-ended questions. In Norway, the response rate was 68.7% (226/329), with 57 of 60 hospitals participating, whereas the response rate was 68.1% (310/455) in Lithuania, with 41 of 47 hospitals participating. Responses to the closed questions were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and the open-ended questions were analyzed using summative content analysis. Results: This study showed that noninvasive TM is not part of the current daily clinical practice in Norway or Lithuania. A minority of HCPs responded to be familiar with noninvasive TM in HF care in Norway (48/226, 21.2%) and Lithuania (64/310, 20.6%). Approximately half of the HCPs in both countries perceived noninvasive TM to be relevant in follow-up of HF patients in Norway (131/226, 58.0%) and Lithuania (172/310, 55.5%). For physicians in both countries and nurses in Norway, the 3 most mentioned reasons for introducing noninvasive TM were to improve self-care, to reduce hospitalizations, and to provide high-quality care, whereas the Lithuanian nurses described ability to treat more patients and to reduce their workload as reasons for introducing noninvasive TM. The main barriers to implement noninvasive TM were lack of funding from health care authorities or the Territorial Patient Fund. Moreover, HCPs perceive that HF patients themselves could represent barriers because of their physical or mental condition in addition to a lack of internet access. Conclusions: HCPs in Norway and Lithuania are currently nonusers of TM in daily HF care. However, they perceive a future with TM to improve the quality of care for HF patients. Financial barriers and HF patients condition may have an impact on the use of TM, whereas sufficient funding from health care authorities and improved knowledge may encourage the more widespread use of TM in the Nordic Baltic region and beyond.

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  • 2.
    Abbott, Allan
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för fysioterapi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Schröder, Karin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för fysioterapi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Enthoven, Paul
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för fysioterapi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Nilsen, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Öberg, Birgitta
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för fysioterapi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Effectiveness of implementing a best practice primary healthcare model for low back pain (BetterBack) compared with current routine care in the Swedish context: an internal pilot study informed protocol for an effectiveness-implementation hybrid type 2 trial2018Ingår i: BMJ Open, E-ISSN 2044-6055, Vol. 8, nr 4, artikel-id e019906Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction Low back pain (LBP) is a major health problem commonly requiring healthcare. In Sweden, there is a call from healthcare practitioners (HCPs) for the development, implementation and evaluation of a best practice primary healthcare model for LBP.

    Aims (1) To improve and understand the mechanisms underlying changes in HCP confidence, attitudes and beliefs for providing best practice coherent primary healthcare for patients with LBP; (2) to improve and understand the mechanisms underlying illness beliefs, self-care enablement, pain, disability and quality of life in patients with LBP; and (3) to evaluate a multifaceted and sustained implementation strategy and the cost-effectiveness of the BetterBack☺ model of care (MOC) for LBP from the perspective of the Swedish primary healthcare context.

    Methods This study is an effectiveness-implementation hybrid type 2 trial testing the hypothesised superiority of the BetterBack☺ MOC compared with current routine care. The trial involves simultaneous testing of MOC effects at the HCP, patient and implementation process levels. This involves a prospective cohort study investigating implementation at the HCP level and a patient-blinded, pragmatic, cluster, randomised controlled trial with longitudinal follow-up at 3, 6 and 12 months post baseline for effectiveness at the patient level. A parallel process and economic analysis from a healthcare sector perspective will also be performed. Patients will be allocated to routine care (control group) or the BetterBack☺ MOC (intervention group) according to a stepped cluster dogleg structure with two assessments in routine care. Experimental conditions will be compared and causal mediation analysis investigated. Qualitative HCP and patient experiences of the BetterBack☺ MOC will also be investigated.

    Dissemination The findings will be published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. Further national dissemination and implementation in Sweden and associated national quality register data collection are potential future developments of the project.

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  • 3.
    Abdelrahman, Islam
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Fredrikson, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för neuro- och inflammationsvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Validation of the burn intervention score in a National Burn Centre2018Ingår i: Burns, ISSN 0305-4179, E-ISSN 1879-1409, nr 5, s. 1159-1166Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Linköping burn score has been used for two decades to calculate the cost to the hospital of each burned patient. Our aim was to validate the Burn Score in a dedicated Burn Centre by analysing the associations with burn-specific factors: percentage of total body surface area burned (TBSA%), cause of injury, patients referred from other (non-specialist) centres, and survival, to find out which of these factors resulted in higher scores. Our second aim was to analyse the variation in scores of each category of care (surveillance, respiration, circulation, wound care, mobilisation, laboratory tests, infusions, and operation).

    We made a retrospective analysis of all burned patients admitted during the period 2000–15. Multivariable regression models were used to analyse predictive factors for an increased daily burn score, the cumulative burn score (the sum of the daily burn scores for each patient) and the total burn score (total sum of burn scores for the whole group throughout the study period) in addition to sub-analysis of the different categories of care that make up the burn score.

    We retrieved 22 301 daily recordings for inpatients. Mobilisation and care of the wound accounted for more than half of the total burn score during the study. Increased TBSA% and age over 45 years were associated with increased cumulative (model R2 0.43, p < 0.001) and daily (model R2 0.61, p < 0.001) burn scores. Patients who died had higher daily burn scores, while the cumulative burn score decreased with shorter duration of hospital stay (p < 0.001).

    To our knowledge this is the first long term analysis and validation of a system for scoring burn interventions in patients with burns that explores its association with the factors important for outcome. Calculations of costs are based on the score, and it provides an indicator of the nurses’ workload. It also gives important information about the different dimensions of the care provided from thorough investigation of the scores for each category.

  • 4.
    af Ugglas, Bjorn
    et al.
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden; Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Skyttberg, Niclas
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden; Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Wladis, Andreas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Regionledningskontoret, Katastrofmedicinskt centrum.
    Djarv, Therese
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden; Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Holzmann, Martin J.
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden; Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Emergency department crowding and hospital transformation during COVID-19, a retrospective, descriptive study of a university hospital in Stockholm, Sweden2020Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, E-ISSN 1757-7241, Vol. 28, nr 1, artikel-id 107Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives COVID-19 presents challenges to the emergency care system that could lead to emergency department (ED) crowding. The Huddinge site at the Karolinska university hospital (KH) responded through a rapid transformation of inpatient care capacity together with changing working methods in the ED. The aim is to describe the KH response to the COVID-19 crisis, and how ED crowding, and important input, throughput and output factors for ED crowding developed at KH during a 30-day baseline period followed by the first 60 days of the COVID-19 outbreak in Stockholm Region. Methods Different phases in the development of the crisis were described and identified retrospectively based on major events that changed the conditions for the ED. Results were presented for each phase separately. The outcome ED length of stay (ED LOS) was calculated with mean and 95% confidence intervals. Input, throughput, output and demographic factors were described using distributions, proportions and means. Pearson correlation between ED LOS and emergency ward occupancy by phase was estimated with 95% confidence interval. Results As new working methods were introduced between phase 2 and 3, ED LOS declined from mean (95% CI) 386 (373-399) minutes to 307 (297-317). Imaging proportion was reduced from 29 to 18% and admission rate increased from 34 to 43%. Correlation (95% CI) between emergency ward occupancy and ED LOS by phase was 0.94 (0.55-0.99). Conclusions It is possible to avoid ED crowding, even during extreme and quickly changing conditions by leveraging previously known input, throughput and output factors. One key factor was the change in working methods in the ED with higher competence, less diagnostics and increased focus on rapid clinical admission decisions. Another important factor was the reduction in bed occupancy in emergency wards that enabled a timely admission to inpatient care. A key limitation was the retrospective study design.

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  • 5.
    Ahl, Magnus
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Inst Postgrad Dent Educ, Sweden.
    Marcusson, Agneta
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Käkkliniken US.
    Ulander, Martin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för neurobiologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Neurofysiologiska kliniken US.
    Magnusson, Anders
    Inst Postgrad Dent Educ, Sweden; Jonkoping Univ, Sweden.
    Cardemil, Carina
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden; Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Larsson, Pernilla
    Malmo Univ, Sweden; Folktandvarden Ostergotland, Sweden.
    Translation and validation of the English-language instrument Orthognathic Quality of Life Questionair into Swedish2021Ingår i: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850, Vol. 79, nr 1, s. 19-24Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: In orthognathic surgery, understanding the patients motives for treatment is a key factor for postoperative patient satisfaction and treatment success. In countries/systems where orthognathic surgery is funded by public means, patients are referred mainly due to functional problems, although studies of quality of life related changes after treatment indicate that psychosocial and aesthetic reasons might be equal or more important for the patient. There is no available validated condition specific instruments in the Swedish language for quality of life evaluation of patients with dentofacial deformities. Aims/objectives: Cross cultural translation and adaptation of the English-language instrument Orthognathic Quality of Life Questionnaire (OQLQ) into Swedish. Methods: OQLQ was translated into Swedish. A total of 121 patients in four groups were recruited and the Swedish version of the OQLQ (OQLQ-S) was tested by psychometric methods. Reliability was assessed by internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Validity was evaluated by face, convergent and discriminant validity. Results/findings and conclusions: OQLQ-S is reliable and showed good construct validity and internal consistency and can be used in a Swedish speaking population as a complement to clinical variables to evaluate patients with dentofacial deformity.

  • 6.
    Ahlstrom, Gerd
    et al.
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Nilsen, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Benzein, Eva
    Linnaeus Univ, Sweden.
    Behm, Lina
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Wallerstedt, Birgitta
    Linnaeus Univ, Sweden.
    Persson, Magnus
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Sandgren, Anna
    Linnaeus Univ, Sweden.
    Implementation of knowledge-based palliative care in nursing homes and pre-post post evaluation by cross-over design: a study protocol2018Ingår i: BMC Palliative Care, E-ISSN 1472-684X, Vol. 17, artikel-id 52Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The demography of the world is changing as the population is ageing. Because of this change to a higher proportion of older people, the WHO has called for improved palliative care for older persons. A large number of all deaths in the industrialised world occur while older people are living in nursing homes and therefore a key question becomes how the principles of palliative care can be implemented in that context. The aims of this study are: a) to describe a model of an educational intervention with the goal of implementing knowledge-based palliative care in nursing homes, and b) to describe the design of the evaluation of the effectiveness regarding the implementation of knowledge-based palliative care. Methods/design: A complex intervention is evaluated by means of a cross-over design. An educational intervention concerning palliative care consisting of five seminars during 6 months for staff and managers has been developed and conducted in 20 nursing homes in two counties. Before the intervention started, the feasibility was tested in a pilot study conducted in nursing homes not included in the main study. The intervention is evaluated through a non-randomized experimental design with intervention and control groups and pre- and post-assessments. The evaluation includes older persons living in nursing homes, next-of-kin, staff and managers. Data collection consists of quantitative methods such as questionnaires and register data and qualitative methods in the form of individual interviews, focus-group interviews and participant observations. Discussion: The research will contribute to new knowledge about how to implement knowledge-based palliative care in a nursing home setting. A strength of this project is that the Medical Research Council framework of complex intervention is applied. The four recommended stages, Development, Feasibility and piloting, Evaluation and Implementation, are combined for the educational intervention, which functions as a strategy to achieve knowledge-based palliative care in the nursing homes. Implementation is always a question of change and a good theoretical understanding is needed for drawing valid conclusions about the causal mechanisms of change. The topic is highly relevant considering the worlds ageing population. The data collection is completed and the analysis is ongoing.

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  • 7.
    Ajiko, Mary Margaret
    et al.
    Soroti Reg Referral Hosp, Uganda; Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Kressner, Julia
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Matovu, Alphonsus
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Mubende Reg Referral Hosp, Uganda.
    Nordin, P.
    Umea Univ, Sweden; Ostersunds Sjukhus, Sweden.
    Wladis, Andreas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Regionledningskontoret, Katastrofmedicinskt centrum.
    Löfgren, Jenny
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Surgical procedures for children in the public healthcare sector: a nationwide, facility-based study in Uganda2021Ingår i: BMJ Open, E-ISSN 2044-6055, Vol. 11, nr 7, artikel-id e048540Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective This study investigated the surgical services for children at the highest levels of the public healthcare sector in Uganda. The aim was to determine volumes and types of procedure performed and the patients and the human resource involved. Design The study was a facility-based, record review. Setting The study was carried out at the National Referral Hospital, all 14 regional referral hospitals and 14 general hospitals in Uganda, representing the highest levels of hospital in the public healthcare sector. Participants The subjects were children Results The study hospitals contribute with an average annual rate of paediatric surgery at 22.0 per 100 000 paediatric population. This is a fraction of the estimated need. Most of the procedures were performed for congenital anomalies (n=3111, 39.4%), inflammation and infection (n=2264, 28.7%) and trauma (n=1210, 15.3%). Specialist surgeons performed 60.3% (n=4758) of the procedures, and anaesthesia was administered by specialist physician anaesthetists in 11.6% (n=917) of the cases. Conclusions A variety of paediatric surgical procedures are performed in a relatively decentralised system throughout Uganda. Task shifting and task sharing of surgery and anaesthesia are widespread: a large proportion of surgical procedures was carried out by non-specialist physicians, with anaesthesia mostly delivered by non-physician anaesthetists. Reinforcing the capacity and promoting the expansion of the health facilities studied, in particular the general hospitals and regional referral hospitals, could help reduce the immense unmet need for surgical services for children in Uganda.

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  • 8.
    Ajiko, Mary Margaret
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Soroti Reg Referral Hosp, Uganda.
    Weidman, Viking
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Nordin, Pär
    Department of Surgery and Perioperative Sciences, University of Umeå, Umeå, Sweden.
    Wladis, Andreas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Regionledningskontoret, Katastrofmedicinskt centrum.
    Löfgren, Jenny
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Prevalence of Paediatric Surgical Conditions in Eastern Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study2022Ingår i: World Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0364-2313, E-ISSN 1432-2323, Vol. 46, nr 3, s. 701-708Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background The role of surgery in global health has gained greater attention in recent years. Approximately 1.8 billion children below 15 years live in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Many surgical conditions affect children. Therefore, paediatric surgery requires specific emphasis. Left unattended, the consequences can be dire. Despite this, there is a paucity of data regarding prevalence of surgical conditions in children in LMIC. The present objective was to investigate the prevalence of paediatric surgical conditions in children in a defined geographical area in Eastern Uganda. Method A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site located in Eastern Uganda. Through a two-stage, cluster-based sampling process, 490 households from 49 villages were randomly selected, generating a study population of 1581 children. The childrens caregivers were interviewed, and the children were physically examined by two medical doctors to identify any surgical conditions. Results The interview was performed with 1581 children, and 1054 were physically examined. Among these, the overall prevalence of any surgical condition was 16.0 per cent (n = 169). Of these, 39 per cent had an unmet surgical need (66 of 169). This is equivalent to a 6.3 per cent prevalence of current unmet surgical need. The most common groups of surgical condition were congenital anomalies and trauma-related conditions. Conclusion Surgical conditions in children are common in eastern Uganda. The unmet need for surgery is high. With a growing population, the need for paediatric surgical capacity will increase even further. The health care system must be reinforced to provide services for children with surgical conditions if United Nations Sustainability Development Goal 3 is to be achieved by 2030.

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  • 9.
    Aktaa, Suleman
    et al.
    Univ Leeds, England; Univ Leeds, England; Leeds Teaching Hosp NHS Trust, England.
    Gencer, Baris
    Geneva Univ Hosp, Switzerland; Univ Bern, Switzerland.
    Arbelo, Elena
    Univ Barcelona, Spain; Inst Invest August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Spain; Ctr Invest Biomed Enfermedades Cardiovasc CIBERCV, Spain.
    Davos, Constantinos H.
    Acad Athens, Greece.
    Desormais, Ileana
    Dupuytren Univ Hosp, France.
    Hollander, Monika
    Univ Utrecht, Netherlands.
    Abreu, Ana
    Ctr Hosp Univ Lisboa Norte CHULN Lisboa, Portugal.
    Ambrosetti, Marco
    Rivolta Dadda Hosp, Italy.
    Bäck, Maria
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för prevention, rehabilitering och nära vård. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Univ Gothenburg, Sweden; Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Carballo, David
    Univ Hosp Geneva, Switzerland.
    Crawford, Carolyn
    ESC Patient Forum, France.
    Deaton, Christi
    Univ Cambridge, England.
    Dendale, Paul
    Hasselt Univ, Belgium; Hasselt Univ, Belgium.
    Eijsvogels, Thijs M. H.
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Galbraith, Mary
    ESC Patient Forum, France.
    Piepoli, Massimo Francesco
    Guglielmo da Saliceto Hosp, Italy; Univ Pof Parma, Italy.
    Salzwedel, Annett
    Univ Potsdam, Germany.
    Smulders, Yvo
    Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands.
    Wilhelm, Matthias
    Univ Bern, Switzerland.
    Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe
    Sapienza Univ Rome, Italy; Mediterranea Cardioctr, Italy.
    Mach, Francois
    Geneva Univ Hosp, Switzerland.
    Visseren, Frank L. J.
    Univ Utrecht, Netherlands.
    Gale, Chris P.
    Univ Leeds, England; Univ Leeds, England; Leeds Teaching Hosp NHS Trust, England.
    European Society of Cardiology Quality Indicators for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: developed by the Working Group for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Quality Indicators in collaboration with the European Association for Preventive Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology2022Ingår i: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, ISSN 2047-4873, E-ISSN 2047-4881, Vol. 23, nr 7, s. 1060-1071Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims To develop a set of quality indicators (QIs) for the evaluation of the care and outcomes for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) prevention. Methods and results The Quality Indicator Committee of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) formed the Working Group for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Quality Indicators in collaboration with Task Force members of the 2021 ESC Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice and the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC). We followed the ESC methodology for QI development, which involved (i) the identification of the key domains of care for ASCVD prevention by constructing a conceptual framework of care, (ii) the development of candidate QIs by conducting a systematic review of the literature, (iii) the selection of the final set of QIs using a modified Delphi method, and (iv) the evaluation of the feasibility of the developed QIs. In total, 17 main and 14 secondary QIs were selected across six domains of care for ASCVD prevention: (i) structural framework, (ii) risk assessment, (iii) care for people at risk for ASCVD, (iv) care for patients with established ASCVD, (v) patient education and experience, and (vi) outcomes. Conclusion We present the 2021 ESC QIs for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, which have been co-constructed with EAPC using the ESC methodology for QI development. These indicators are supported by evidence from the literature, underpinned by expert consensus and aligned with the 2021 ESC Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice to offer a mechanism for the evaluation of ASCVD prevention care and outcomes.

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    Alexandrou, Christina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    MINISTOP 2.0: a smartphone app integrated in primary child health care to promote healthy diet and physical activity behaviors and prevent obesity in preschool-aged children2023Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Childhood overweight and obesity is currently estimated to affect 39 million children under the age of five worldwide. After the COVID-19 pandemic, further increases have been observed in several countries including Sweden, where an increased incidence was observed in 3- and 4-year-old children, especially in disadvantaged areas. This development emphasizes the urgent need for population-based childhood obesity prevention interventions, and Swedish primary child health care provides an ideal setting for primary preventive efforts during the preschool years. However, thus far, previous child health care-based obesity prevention interventions have demonstrated limited effectiveness. As previous interventions also have been face-to-face delivered and thus resource-demanding; new, and scalable ways of delivering interventions also need to be evaluated. Mobile health or mHealth refers to the use of mobile devices for medical and public health practice and provides opportunity for development and dissemination of digital interventions for various purposes and populations at scale. This thesis reports the results of the MINISTOP 2.0 project, which covers the development and evaluation of the MINISTOP 2.0 digital intervention, from adaptation and translation of the intervention to Somali, Arabic and English (Paper I), to evaluation of real-world effectiveness within the Swedish primary child health care setting (Paper II) followed by exploration of user experiences and implementation aspects (Paper III) and a cost-consequence analysis of the intervention costs (Paper IV).  

    Aim

    The overall aim of this thesis was to evaluate whether a 6-month parent-oriented mHealth intervention (MINISTOP 2.0 app), embedded in the routine services of Swedish primary child health care, can be used to improve diet and physical activity behaviors, and decrease the prevalence of over-weight and obesity in 2.5-to-3-year-old children.   

    Methods

    The MINISTOP 2.0 project utilized a hybrid type 1 effectiveness-implementation study design to enable simultaneous evaluation and exploration of intervention effectiveness, user experiences and implementation aspects. Paper I: A qualitative exploration of user requirements in an app-based parental support intervention was conducted through three focus group interviews with Somali- (n = 5), Arabic- (n = 4), and Swedish-speaking parents (n = 6), and individual interviews with child health care nurses (n = 15). Data was analyzed using thematic analysis.  Paper II: A two-arm parallel randomized controlled trial was conducted at 19 child health care centers located in six Swedish regions. Participating parents (n = 552) were invited during their routine visit at 2.5/3-years at their primary child health care center. All baseline and follow-up procedures were conducted by the nurses. Parents that were randomized to the control group received standard care, while the intervention group received access to the MINISTOP 2.0 app for six months, alongside standard care. Prior to randomization, nurses measured the child’s height and weight for assessment of BMI, and parents answered a questionnaire about their child’s intake of fruit and vegetables, sweet and savory treats, and sweet drinks; time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and screen time; and parental self-efficacy (PSE) for promoting healthy diet, physical activity, and screen time behaviors. These baseline procedures were then repeated at a 6-month follow-up visit to the child health care center.   Paper III: A qualitative exploration of user experiences, acceptability, and feasibility of the MINISTOP 2.0 intervention was conducted through individual interviews with parents (n = 24) with diverse backgrounds, and with child health care nurses (n = 15). Data was analyzed using content analysis. Paper IV: Data on all costs related to the MINISTOP 2.0 intervention, including costs for app and interface upkeep as well as salary costs for introduction and dissemination of the app by nurses, was collected retrospectively. A cost-consequence analysis was then performed to estimate the costs of the intervention.  

    Results

    Paper I: Parents expressed several challenges related to promoting healthy eating behaviors, such as worrying about their child not eating enough, and difficulties balancing different food cultures. There were also requests for the app content to be accessible through alternative modes of delivery (e.g., audio/video) for parents with low literacy. Nurses underlined the importance of supporting parents early with health behavior interventions, and the value of a shared digital platform, available in several languages, to facilitate communication with parents.  Paper II: Seventy-nine percent of the participating parents (n = 552) were mothers and 62% had a university degree. Among the children, 24% had two foreign-born parents. Children in the intervention group had lower in-takes of sweet and savory treats (-6.97 g/day; p = 0.001), sweet drinks (-31.52 g/day; p < 0.001), and screen time (-7.00 min/day; p = 0.012) com-pared to the control group at follow-up. Parents in the intervention group also reported higher total PSE (0.91; p = 0.006), PSE for promoting healthy diet behaviors (0.34; p = 0.008) and PSE for promoting healthy physical activity behaviors (0.31; p = 0.009) compared to the control group. For children’s MVPA or BMI z-score, no statistically significant effect was observed between groups. Finally, parents also reported high satisfaction with the app, and 54% reported using the app once a week or more.  Paper III: Findings indicated that the app was well accepted and appreciated, as it increased knowledge and awareness around current health behaviors. Furthermore, evidence-based information available in one place and from a trusted source, was highly valued, especially when living in a country with a different culture than your own. The app was also acknowledged as a feasible support tool and a suitable complement to the standard care offered during visits. Finally, due to the accessibility in different languages and the possibility of disseminating the app at scale, both nurses and parents described the app as an appropriate tool for reaching larger populations of parents as well as parents in need of additional support. Paper IV: The total cost for the MINISTOP 2.0 intervention was 437 439 SEK based on the 277 families in the intervention group. The cost for child health care nurses introducing and registering families for the app represented only 9% of the total cost per family, which was considerably lower in comparison to other similar childhood obesity prevention interventions. Also, notably, for upscaling, sharing running costs for the user interface for larger populations of children, would result in much lower total costs per family.    

    Conclusions

    Overall, qualitative findings for adapting the intervention highlighted the need for early access to information, as well as the importance of adapting interventions to also be accessible for parents with migrant background and parents with lower literacy. When disseminated through primary child health care, the MINISTOP 2.0 intervention resulted in statistically significant reduced intakes of sweet and savory treats, sweet drinks, and screen time in children (primary outcomes) as well as increased PSE for promoting healthy diet and activity behaviors (secondary outcome). The app was well accepted and perceived as a feasible support tool for parents. Furthermore, accessibility in different languages was also appreciated. Finally, the relatively low salary costs in comparison to face-to-face interventions suggest that the MINISTOP 2.0 app and caregiver interface may be an affordable preventive effort for early promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors in children when scaled up on a population level. Altogether, the results from the papers in this thesis support the large-scale implementation of the MINISTOP 2.0 app within the Swedish primary child health care setting for promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours in 2.5-to-3-year-old children. 

    Delarbeten
    1. Adapting a Parental Support App to Promote Healthy Diet and Physical Activity Behaviors (MINISTOP) for a Multi-Ethnic Setting: A Qualitative Study on the Needs and Preferences of Parents and Nurses within Swedish Child Health Care
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Adapting a Parental Support App to Promote Healthy Diet and Physical Activity Behaviors (MINISTOP) for a Multi-Ethnic Setting: A Qualitative Study on the Needs and Preferences of Parents and Nurses within Swedish Child Health Care
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    2021 (Engelska)Ingår i: Nutrients, E-ISSN 2072-6643, Vol. 13, nr 7, artikel-id 2190Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Early efforts for prevention of childhood overweight and obesity are needed. In order to adapt an app promoting healthy diet and physical activity behaviors in children (MINISTOP 1.0) for multi-ethnic communities, we explored: (1) needs and concerns among Somali-, Arabic-, and Swedish-speaking parents in terms of supporting healthy diet and activity behaviors in their children; (2) nurses perceptions of parental needs and concerns in relation to diet and physical activity behaviors; and (3) how the features and content of the MINISTOP 1.0 app could be refined to better support health behaviors in children, among both parents and nurses. Focus groups with Somali-, Arabic-, and Swedish-speaking parents (n = 15), and individual interviews with nurses (n = 15) were conducted. Parents expressed several challenges in supporting childrens health behaviors, the need for a tailored app, and alternative ways of accessing the content (audio/video). Nurses emphasized the need of supporting parents early, and the value of a shared platform in different languages, to facilitate communication. This study contributes valuable insights about parental needs and relevant adaptations to a parental support app, such as addition of audio/video files for increased accessibility. This adapted app version-MINISTOP 2.0, can be useful for childhood obesity prevention in multi-ethnic communities.

    Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
    MDPI, 2021
    Nyckelord
    preschool; parental support; multi-ethnic; immigrant; health behaviors; child health care nurses; healthy diet; physical activity; qualitative methods; mHealth app
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Pediatrik
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-178529 (URN)10.3390/nu13072190 (DOI)000676708400001 ()34202326 (PubMedID)
    Anmärkning

    Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) [2018-01410]; Region Ostergotland [LIO-920441]; Lions Forskningsfond; Strategic Research Area Health Care Science (SFO-V), Karolinska Institutet; [LIO-893101]

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    2. Effectiveness of a Smartphone App (MINISTOP 2.0) integrated in primary child health care to promote healthy diet and physical activity behaviors and prevent obesity in preschool-aged children: randomized controlled trial
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Effectiveness of a Smartphone App (MINISTOP 2.0) integrated in primary child health care to promote healthy diet and physical activity behaviors and prevent obesity in preschool-aged children: randomized controlled trial
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    2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, E-ISSN 1479-5868, Vol. 20, nr 1, artikel-id 22Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Background:Childhood overweight and obesity is a public health priority. We have previously reported the efficacy of a parent-oriented mobile health (mHealth) app-based intervention (MINISTOP 1.0) which showed improvements in healthy lifestyle behaviors. However, the effectiveness of the MINISTOP app in real-world conditions needs to be established. Objective:To evaluate the real-world effectiveness of a 6-month mHealth intervention (MINISTOP 2.0 app) on childrens intake of fruits, vegetables, sweet and savory treats, sweet drinks, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, and screen time (primary outcomes), and on parental self-efficacy (PSE) for promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors, and childrens body mass index (BMI) (secondary outcomes). Methods:A hybrid type 1 effectiveness-implementation design was utilized. For the effectiveness outcomes, a two-arm, individually randomized controlled trial was conducted. Parents (n = 552) of 2.5-to-3-year-old children were recruited from 19 child health care centers across Sweden, and, randomized to either a control (standard care) or intervention group (MINISTOP 2.0 app). The 2.0 version was adapted and translated into English, Somali and Arabic to increase reach. All recruitment and data collection were conducted by the nurses. Outcomes were assessed at baseline and after six months, using standardized measures (BMI) and a questionnaire (health behaviors, PSE). Results:Among the participating parents (n = 552, age: 34.1 +/- 5.0 years), 79% were mothers and 62% had a university degree. Twenty-four percent (n = 132) of children had two foreign-born parents. At follow-up, parents in the intervention group reported lower intakes of sweet and savory treats (-6.97 g/day; p = 0.001), sweet drinks (-31.52 g/day; p &lt; 0.001), and screen time (-7.00 min/day; p = 0.012) in their children compared to the control group. The intervention group reported higher total PSE (0.91; p = 0.006), PSE for promoting healthy diet (0.34; p = 0.008) and PSE for promoting physical activity behaviors (0.31; p = 0.009) compared to controls. No statistically significant effect was observed for childrens BMI z-score. Overall, parents reported high satisfaction with the app, and 54% reported using the app at least once a week. Conclusion:Children in the intervention group had lower intakes of sweet and savory treats, sweet drinks, less screen time (primary outcomes) and their parents reported higher PSE for promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors. Our results from this real-world effectiveness trial support the implementation of the MINISTOP 2.0 app within Swedish child health care.

    Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
    BMC, 2023
    Nyckelord
    mHealth; Primary child health care; Early prevention; Preschool; Diet; Physical activity; Childhood overweight and obesity; Smartphone app; Randomized controlled trial
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-192487 (URN)10.1186/s12966-023-01405-5 (DOI)000937004800001 ()36810069 (PubMedID)
    Anmärkning

    Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) [2018-01410]; ALF Grants, Region OEstergoetland [ROE-893101, ROE-941191, ROE-960607]; Lions Forskningsfond; Strategic Research Area Health Care Science (SFO-V ); Karolinska Institutet; Linkoeping University; Region OEstergoetland [LIO-920441]

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  • 11.
    Alping, Peter
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Piehl, Fredrik
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Stockholm Hlth Serv, Sweden; Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Langer-Gould, Annette
    Kaiser Permanente, CA USA; Kaiser Permanente, CA USA.
    Frisell, Thomas
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Burman, Joachim
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Fink, Katharina
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Fogdell-Hahn, Anna
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Gunnarsson, Martin
    Orebro Univ, Sweden.
    Hillert, Jan
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Kockum, Ingrid
    Stockholm Hlth Serv, Sweden.
    Lycke, Jan
    Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Petra
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Olsson, Tomas
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Salzer, Jonatan
    Umea Univ, Sweden.
    Svenningsson, Anders
    Danderyd Hosp, Sweden.
    Virtanen, Suvi
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Vrethem, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för neuro- och inflammationsvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Närsjukvården i centrala Östergötland, Neurologiska kliniken.
    Validation of the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Register Further Improving a Resource for Pharmacoepidemiologic Evaluations2019Ingår i: Epidemiology, ISSN 1044-3983, E-ISSN 1531-5487, Vol. 30, nr 2, s. 230-233Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Register is a national register monitoring treatment and clinical course for all Swedish multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, with high coverage and close integration with the clinic. Despite its great value for epidemiologic research, it has not previously been validated. In this brief report, we summarize a large validation of amp;gt;3,000 patients in the register using clinical chart review in the context of the COMBAT-MS study. While further improving the data quality for a central cohort of patients available for future epidemiologic research, this study also allowed us to estimate the accuracy and completeness of the register data.

  • 12.
    Alwin, Jenny
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Karlson, Bjorn W.
    Univ Gothenburg, Sweden; NU NAL Uddevalla Hosp Grp, Sweden.
    Husberg, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Carlsson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Ekerstad, Niklas
    NU NAL Uddevalla Hosp Grp, Sweden.
    Societal costs of informal care of community-dwelling frail elderly people2021Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 49, nr 4, s. 433-440Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims: The aims of this study are to describe informal care activities and to estimate the societal cost of informal care of community-dwelling frail elderly people in Sweden. Methods: This study was performed within the frame of the TREEE project that included 408 frail elderly patients. At index hospitalisation (baseline), primary informal caregivers of the patients were provided with a questionnaire on informal care during a period of three months. Questions concerning other (secondary) informal caregivers were also included. A rough estimate of the total cost of informal care of frail elderly people in Sweden was obtained by combining data from this study with published data and official statistics. Results: In total, 176 informal caregivers responded, and 89% had provided informal care. The informal caregivers (primary and secondary) provided care for an average of 245 hours over three months. Taking care of the home was the dominating activity. In total, the mean cost of informal care was estimated to approximately 18,000 SEK (euro1878) over three months, corresponding to an annual cost of approximately 72,000 SEK (euro7477) per frail elderly person. The total annual societal costs of informal care of community dwelling frail elderly people aged 75 years and older in Sweden was estimated to be approximately 11,000 million SEK (euro1150 million). Conclusions: The care of frail elderly people provided by informal caregivers is extensive and represents a great economic value. Although our calculations are associated with uncertainty, the size indicates that supporting informal caregivers should be a priority for society.

  • 13.
    Alwin, Jenny
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Lundqvist, Martina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Lundqvist, Martina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Husberg, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Levin, Lars-Åke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Utvärdering av försöksverksamhet med service- och signalhundar2014Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport redovisar utvärderingen av en försöksverksamhet med ser-vice- och signalhundar som bedrevs mellan år 2009 och 2014. Utvärderingen inkluderar servicehundar, signalhundar samt alarmerande servicehundar (epilepsihundar och diabeteshundar). Totalt 56 ekipage (förare samt hund) ingick i utvärderingsstudien. Data i studien samlades in före samt efter genomgången service- och signalhundsutbildning. Syftet med utvärderingen är att studera hur certifierade service- och signalhundar påverkar förarnas behov av offentliga stödinsatser och de totala samhällskostnaderna. Dessutom studerades hur service- och signalhundar påverkar förarna med avseende på hälsorelaterad livskvalitet, välbefinnande, självförtroende och fysisk aktivitet samt om användningen av service- och signalhundar är kostnadseffektiv ur ett samhällsperspektiv.

      Resultat och slutsatser

    • Service- och signalhundar minskar i genomsnitt förarnas behov av offentliga stödinsatser med 197 000 kronor (6 procent) under en tioårsperiod.
    • Livskvaliteten för personer med behov av service- och signalhundar är låg jämfört med den allmänna populationen i Sverige. Studien visar på en förbättring i livskvaliteten och välbefinnandet för förare med en certifierad hund.
    • Förarnas grad av fysisk aktivitet ökade med en certifierad hund och majoriteten av dem angav att de ökat sin tid utanför hemmet samt att de även ökat sin tid för att delta i sociala aktiviteter tack vare hunden.
    • Förarnas negativa emotionella upplevelser minskar med en certifierad hund.
    • Förarna beskriver själva den certifierade hunden som ett viktigt verktyg för ökad självständighet och trygghet.
    • Den hälsoekonomiska modellen som analyserar kostnadseffektiviteten visar att ett innehav av en certifierad hund är ett dominant alternativ jämfört med att inte ha en certifierad hund. Detta innebär att kostnaderna ur ett samhällsperspektiv under en tioårsperiod är lägre (-103 000 kronor) samtidigt som effekterna i form av vunna QALY (kvalitetsjusterade levnadsår) är högre (+0,15).
    • Finansieringsanalysen visar att förare som har certifierade hundar sparar resurser åt alla aktörer (stat, kommun och landsting) men får själva ökade utgifter på grund av hunden.
    • Studien baseras på ett lågt antal observationer (56 ekipage). Det i kombination med att det är en stor spridning i resursförbrukningen mellan ekipagen medför att det finns en statistisk osäkerhet i resultaten. Slutsatserna bedöms dock som rimliga eftersom de är samstämmiga.
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  • 14.
    Amundstuen Reppe, Linda
    et al.
    Nordic University, Norway; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; St Olays Hospital, Norway.
    Lydersen, Stian
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
    Schjott, Jan
    Haukeland Hospital, Norway; University of Bergen, Norway; Haukeland Hospital, Norway.
    Damkier, Per
    Odense University Hospital, Denmark.
    Rolighed Christensen, Hanne
    Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University Hospital, Denmark.
    Peter Kampmann, Jens
    Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University Hospital, Denmark.
    Böttiger, Ylva
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Diagnostikcentrum, Klinisk farmakologi.
    Spigset, Olav
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; St Olays Hospital, Norway.
    Relationship Between Time Consumption and Quality of Responses to Drug-related Queries: A Study From Seven Drug Information Centers in Scandinavia2016Ingår i: Clinical Therapeutics, ISSN 0149-2918, E-ISSN 1879-114X, Vol. 38, nr 7, s. 1738-1749Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The aims of this study were to assess the quality of responses produced by drug information centers (DICs) in Scandinavia, and to study the association between time consumption processing queries and the quality of the responses. Methods: We posed six identical drug-related queries to seven DICs in Scandinavia, and the time consumption required for processing them was estimated. Clinical pharmacologists (internal experts) and general practitioners (external experts) reviewed responses individually. We used mixed model linear regression analyses to study the associations between time consumption on one hand and the summarized quality scores and the overall impression of the responses on the other hand. Findings: Both expert groups generally assessed the quality of the responses as "satisfactory" to "good." A few responses were criticized for being poorly synthesized and less relevant, of which none were quality-assured using co-signatures. For external experts, an increase in time consumption was statistically significantly associated with a decrease in common quality score (change in score, -0.20 per hour of work; 95% CI, -0.33 to -0.06; P = 0.004), and overall impression (change in score, -0.05 per hour of work; 95% CI, -0.08 to -0.01; P = 0.005). No such associations were found for the internal experts assessment. Implications: To our knowledge, this is the first study of the association between time consumption and quality of responses to drug-related queries in DICs. The quality of responses were in general good, but time consumption and quality were only weakly associated in this setting. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier HS Journals, Inc.

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  • 15.
    Anderson, Maria
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Publ Dent Hlth Serv, Sweden; Ctr Pediat Oral Hlth, Sweden.
    Davidson, Thomas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Dahllof, Goran
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Ctr Pediat Oral Hlth, Sweden.
    Grindefjord, Margaret
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Publ Dent Hlth Serv, Sweden; Ctr Pediat Oral Hlth, Sweden.
    Economic evaluation of an expanded caries-preventive program targeting toddlers in high-risk areas in Sweden2019Ingår i: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850, Vol. 77, nr 4, s. 303-309Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To economically evaluate a caries-preventive program "Stop Caries Stockholm" (SCS) where a standard program is supplemented with biannual applications of fluoride varnish in toddlers and compared it with the standard preventive program. Material and methods: Data from the cluster randomized controlled field trial SCS including 3403 children, conducted in multicultural areas with low socioeconomic status was used. The difference in mean caries increment between the examinations; when the toddlers were 1 and 3 years old, was outcome measure of the intervention. The program was evaluated from a societal as well as a dental health care perspective. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) was calculated as the incremental cost for each defs prevented. Results: Average dental health care costs per child at age 3 years were EUR 95.77 for the supplemental intervention and EUR 70.52 for the standard intervention. The ICER was EUR 280.56 from a dental health care perspective and EUR 468.67 and considered high. Conclusions: The supplemental caries intervention program was not found to be cost-effective. The program raised costs without significantly reducing caries development. A better alternative use of the resources is recommended. Trial registration: (ISRCTN35086887).

  • 16.
    Anderson, Peter
    et al.
    Newcastle Univ, England; Maastricht Univ, Netherlands.
    Kloda, Karolina
    Pomeranian Med Univ, Poland.
    Kaner, Eileen
    Newcastle Univ, England.
    Reynolds, Jillian
    Hosp Clin Barcelona, Spain.
    Bendtsen, Preben
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Närsjukvården i västra Östergötland, Medicinska specialistkliniken.
    Pelgrum-Keurhorst, Myrna N.
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Netherlands; Saxion Univ Appl Sci, Netherlands.
    Segura, Lidia
    Govt Catalonia, Spain.
    Wojnar, Marcin
    Med Univ Warsaw, Poland.
    Mierzecki, Artur
    Pomeranian Med Univ, Poland.
    Deluca, Paolo
    King’s College London, London, UK.
    Newbury-Birch, Dorothy
    Teesside Univ, England.
    Parkinson, Kathryn
    Newcastle Univ, England; State Agcy Prevent Alcohol Related Problems, Poland.
    Okulicz-Kozaryn, Katarzyna
    State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems, Warsaw, Poland.
    Drummond, Colin
    Kings Coll London, England; South London and Maudsley NHS Fdn Trust, England.
    Laurant, Miranda G. H.
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Netherlands; HAN Univ Appl Sci, Netherlands.
    Gual, Antoni
    Neurosciences Institute, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain.
    Impact of practice, provider and patient characteristics on delivering screening and brief advice for heavy drinking in primary healthcare: Secondary analyses of data from the ODHIN five-country cluster randomized factorial trial2017Ingår i: European Journal of General Practice, ISSN 1381-4788, E-ISSN 1751-1402, Vol. 23, nr 1, s. 241-245Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The implementation of primary healthcare-based screening and advice that is effective in reducing heavy drinking can be enhanced with training. Objectives: Undertaking secondary analysis of the five-country ODHIN study, we test: the extent to which practice, provider and patient characteristics affect the likelihood of patients being screened and advised; the extent to which such characteristics moderate the impact of training in increasing screening and advice; and the extent to which training mitigates any differences due to such characteristics found at baseline. Methods: A cluster randomized factorial trial involving 120 practices, 746 providers and 46 546 screened patients from Catalonia, England, the Netherlands, Poland, and Sweden. Practices were randomized to receive training or not to receive training. The primary outcome measures were the proportion of adult patients screened, and the proportion of screen-positive patients advised. Results: Nurses tended to screen more patients than doctors (OR = 3.1; 95% CI: 1.9, 4.9). Screenpositive patients were more likely to be advised by doctors than by nurses (OR = 2.3; 95% CI: 1.4, 4.1), and more liable to be advised the higher their risk status (OR = 1.9; 95% CI: 1.3, 2.7). Training increased screening and advice giving, with its impact largely unrelated to practice, provider or patient characteristics. Training diminished the differences between doctors and nurses and between patients with low or high-risk status. Conclusions: Training primary healthcare providers diminishes the negative impacts that some practice, provider and patient characteristics have on the likelihood of patients being screened and advised.

  • 17.
    Andersson, Agneta
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Health economic studies on advanced home care2002Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis was to examine the cost-effectiveness of specific advanced home care and home rehabilitation interventions and to improve economic evaluation methods when applied to advanced home care. This included a comparison of two alternative ways of administering oxygen at home to patients with chronic hypoxaemia, as well as a review of scientific evidence on costs and effects of home rehabilitation after stroke. Also included were studies on prominent methodological issues in advanced home care - the redistribution of care efforts among caregivers and costing of informal care efforts.

    For patients with chronic hypoxaemia, a randomised, controlled trial showed that mobile liquid oxygen was considerably more costly compared to concentrator treatment. However, the treatment effects showed that liquid oxygen had a better impact on patient quality of life. The literature review revealed that the outcomes and costs of home rehabilitation after stroke are equal to those of alternative treatment strategies. Similar results were obtained in a study comparing hospital-based and home-based stroke rehabilitation, which also showed that there is a considerable redistribution of costs between health care providers and social welfare providers. Studies of patients in advanced home care in the county of Östergötland, Sweden, showed that the cost of informal care constitutes a considerable part of the care effort in all costing approaches used. Also, informal care costs were higher among patients who were men, who were younger, who had their own housing and had a cancer diagnosis.

    This thesis reveals that advanced home care interventions can differ regarding costs as well as effects, and thus comparisons between alternative home care interventions must also be performed. Further, redistribution effects are important to consider in evaluations. The cost of informal care is substantial in advanced home care. These costs must be included in evaluations with a societal perspective or else the comparisons will be biased.

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    1. Domiciliary liquid oxygen versus concentrator treatment in chronic hypoxaemia: a cost-utility analysis
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    1998 (Engelska)Ingår i: European Respiratory Journal, ISSN 1399-3003, Vol. 12, nr 6, s. 1284-1289Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Whether long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) improves quality of life in chronic hypoxaemia has been questioned. LTOT with an oxygen concentrator (C/C) and gas cylinders for ambulation is considered cumbersome compared to mobile liquid oxygen equipment (L). The hypothesis for this study was that LTOT with liquid oxygen treatment (L) improves patients' health-related quality of life, but that it is also more expensive compared to concentrator (C/C) treatment. A prospective, randomized multicentre trial comparing C/C with L for LTOT was conducted during a six-month period. Fifty-one patients (29 on L and 22 on C/C) with chronic hypoxaemia, regularly active outside the home, participated in the study initially. Costs for oxygen were obtained from the pharmacies. Patient diaries and telephone contacts with members of the healthcare sector were used to estimate costs. Health-related quality of life was measured by the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) and the EuroQol, instruments at the start and after 6 months. The average total cost per patient for group C/C for the six-month period was US$1,310, and for group L it was US$4,950. Health-related quality of life measured by the SIP instrument showed significant differences in favour of group L in the categories/dimensions of physical function, body care, ambulation, social interaction and total SIP score. In conclusion, liquid-oxygen treatment was more expensive compared to concentrator treatment. However, treatment effects showed that liquid oxygen had a better impact on quality of life.

    Nationell ämneskategori
    Medicin och hälsovetenskap
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13751 (URN)
    Tillgänglig från: 2002-12-19 Skapad: 2002-12-19
    2. Home rehabilitation after stroke. Reviewing the scientific evidence on effects and costs
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Home rehabilitation after stroke. Reviewing the scientific evidence on effects and costs
    2000 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care,, ISSN 0266-4623, Vol. 19, nr 3, s. 842-848Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES: The question addressed here is whether home rehabilitation after stroke is better and/or less expensive than the more conventional alternatives, i.e., rehabilitation during inpatient care, day care, and outpatient visits--alone or in combinations appropriate to disease stage and patient needs. Home rehabilitation is managed by teams of professionals who train patients at home. METHODS: The scientific literature was systematically searched for controlled studies comparing outcomes and costs of home rehabilitation with the more conventional strategies. RESULTS: The abstracts of 204 papers were evaluated, from which 89 were selected for greater scrutiny. From the 89 studies, we found 7 controlled studies involving 1,487 patients (6 of the 7 were randomized, 4 of the 6 assessed costs). No statistically significant differences, or tendencies toward differences, were revealed as regards the outcome of home rehabilitation versus hospital-based alternatives. Thus, home rehabilitation was neither better nor worse at improving patients' ability to manage on their own or resume social activities. Depression and reduced quality of life were common in all groups of patients and caregivers, irrespective of the rehabilitation strategy. In the four randomized studies that reported on costs, home rehabilitation was found to be less expensive than regular day care, but not less expensive than conventional strategies even though hospital stay was reduced. CONCLUSION: The outcomes and costs of home rehabilitation after stroke seem to be comparable to alternative treatment strategies.

    Nationell ämneskategori
    Medicin och hälsovetenskap
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13752 (URN)
    Tillgänglig från: 2002-12-19 Skapad: 2002-12-19
    3. Health care and social welfare costs in home-based and hospital-based rehabilitation after stroke
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Health care and social welfare costs in home-based and hospital-based rehabilitation after stroke
    2002 (Engelska)Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 16, nr 4, s. 386-392Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    During the 1990s most western European and Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries experienced financial difficulties and were forced to cut back on or restrain health care expenditures. Home rehabilitation has received attention in recent years because of its potential for cost containment. Often forgotten, however, is the redistribution of costs from one caregiver to another. The aim of this study was to analyse whether a redistribution of costs occurs between health care providers (the County councils) and social welfare providers (the municipalities) in a comparison of home-based rehabilitation and hospital-based rehabilitation after stroke. The study population included 123 patients, 53 in the home-based rehabilitation group and 68 in the hospital-based rehabilitation group. The patients were followed up at 6 and 12 months after onset of stroke. Resource use over a 12-month period included acute hospital care, in-hospital rehabilitation, home rehabilitation and use of home-help service as well as nursing home living. The hospital-based rehabilitation group had significantly fewer hospitalization days after a decision was made about rehabilitation at the acute care ward and consequently the cost for the acute care period was significantly lower. The cost for the rehabilitation period was significantly lower in the home-based rehabilitation group. However, the cost for home help service was significantly higher in the home-based rehabilitation group. The total costs for the care episode did not differ between the two groups. The main finding of this study is that there seems to occur a redistribution of costs between health care providers and social welfare providers in home rehabilitation after stroke in a group of patients with mixed degree of impairment.

    Nyckelord
    home-based rehabilitation, hospital-based rehabilitation, redistribution of cost, stroke, cost
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Medicin och hälsovetenskap
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13753 (URN)10.1046/j.1471-6712.2002.00115.x (DOI)
    Tillgänglig från: 2002-12-19 Skapad: 2002-12-19 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-12-28
    4. The economic burden of informal care
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>The economic burden of informal care
    2002 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, ISSN 0266-4623, Vol. 18, nr 1, s. 46-54Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES: The great interest focused on home care technologies during the last decade resulted from its potential to cut costs. However, the reallocation of costs between healthcare providers and social welfare providers, and the indirect costs of informal care, are not as frequent topics of discussion. The aim of this paper is to discuss different models for estimating the costs of informal care in the home care setting in economic appraisals. METHODS: The outcome of using different models for estimating indirect costs was illustrated using empirical data regarding the time spent by informal caregivers in providing care in a group of home care patients (n = 59). The models used comprise different interpretations of the traditional human capital approach and the friction cost model. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Informal care is an important component in home care. The inclusion of indirect costs of informal care in economic appraisals will have implications for the cost-effectiveness of home care, since it will raise costs depending on the model used for estimating indirect costs. In this study we have shown that indirect costs estimated by the friction cost model only amount to 18% to 44% of the cost when the human capital approach is used. The results indicate that, regardless of the method used to estimate indirect costs, the cost of informal care in evaluations of home care programs is often underestimated due to the exclusion of indirect costs.

    Nationell ämneskategori
    Medicin och hälsovetenskap
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13754 (URN)
    Tillgänglig från: 2002-12-19 Skapad: 2002-12-19
    5. Costs of informal care for patients in advanced home care: a population based study
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Costs of informal care for patients in advanced home care: a population based study
    2003 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, ISSN 0266-4623, E-ISSN 1471-6348, Vol. 19, nr 4, s. 656-663Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: Several studies have sought to analyze the cost-effectiveness of advanced home care andhome rehabilitation. However, the costs of informal care are rarely included in economic appraisals ofhome care. This study estimates the cost of informal care for patients treated in advanced home careand analyses some patient characteristics that influence informal care costs.Methods: During one week in October 1995, data were collected on all 451 patients in advanced homecare in the Swedish county of O¨ stergo¨ tland. Costs were calculated by using two models: one includingleisure time, and one excluding leisure time. Multiple regression analysis was used to analyze factorsassociated with costs of informal care.Results: Seventy percent of the patients in the study had informal care around the clock during theweek investigated. The patients had, on average, five formal care visits per week, each of which lastedfor almost half an hour. Thus, the cost of informal care constituted a considerable part of the costof advanced home care. When the cost of leisure time was included, the cost of informal care wasestimated at SEK 5,880 per week per patient, or twice as high as total formal caregiver costs. Whenleisure time was excluded, the cost of informal care was estimated at SEK 3,410 per week per patient,which is still 1.2 times higher than formal caregiver costs (estimated at SEK 2,810 per week per patient).Informal care costs were higher among patients who were men, who were younger, who had their ownhousing, and who were diagnosed with cancer.Conclusions: Studies of advanced home care that exclude the cost of informal care substantiallyunderestimate the costs to society, regardless of whether or not the leisure time of the caregiver isincluded in the calculations.

    Nyckelord
    Informal care, Advanced home care, Home rehabilitation, Cost
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Studier av offentlig förvaltning Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13755 (URN)10.1017/S0266462303000618 (DOI)
    Tillgänglig från: 2002-12-19 Skapad: 2002-12-19 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-13Bibliografiskt granskad
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  • 18.
    Andersson, Agneta
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Carstensen, John
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Hälsa och samhälle. Linköpings universitet, Filosofiska fakulteten.
    Levin, Lars-Åke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Utvärdering och hälsoekonomi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Emtinger, Bengt Göran
    The National Board of Health and Welfare.
    Costs of informal care for patients in advanced home care: a population based study2003Ingår i: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, ISSN 0266-4623, E-ISSN 1471-6348, Vol. 19, nr 4, s. 656-663Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: Several studies have sought to analyze the cost-effectiveness of advanced home care andhome rehabilitation. However, the costs of informal care are rarely included in economic appraisals ofhome care. This study estimates the cost of informal care for patients treated in advanced home careand analyses some patient characteristics that influence informal care costs.Methods: During one week in October 1995, data were collected on all 451 patients in advanced homecare in the Swedish county of O¨ stergo¨ tland. Costs were calculated by using two models: one includingleisure time, and one excluding leisure time. Multiple regression analysis was used to analyze factorsassociated with costs of informal care.Results: Seventy percent of the patients in the study had informal care around the clock during theweek investigated. The patients had, on average, five formal care visits per week, each of which lastedfor almost half an hour. Thus, the cost of informal care constituted a considerable part of the costof advanced home care. When the cost of leisure time was included, the cost of informal care wasestimated at SEK 5,880 per week per patient, or twice as high as total formal caregiver costs. Whenleisure time was excluded, the cost of informal care was estimated at SEK 3,410 per week per patient,which is still 1.2 times higher than formal caregiver costs (estimated at SEK 2,810 per week per patient).Informal care costs were higher among patients who were men, who were younger, who had their ownhousing, and who were diagnosed with cancer.Conclusions: Studies of advanced home care that exclude the cost of informal care substantiallyunderestimate the costs to society, regardless of whether or not the leisure time of the caregiver isincluded in the calculations.

  • 19. Andersson, Anna
    et al.
    Garpenby, Peter
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa och samhälle, Centrum för utvärdering av medicinsk teknologi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Medical management in search for systematic and open priorities in Sweden2004Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 20.
    Andersson, David
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Allmänmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Magnusson, Henrik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Sjukgymnastik. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Carstensen, John
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Hälsa och samhälle. Linköpings universitet, Filosofiska fakulteten.
    Borgquist, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Allmänmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Närsjukvården i västra Östergötland, Forsknings- och utvecklingsenheten för Närsjukvården i Östergötland.
    Co-morbidity and health care utilisation five years prior to diagnosis for depression: A register-based study in a Swedish population2011Ingår i: BMC Public Health, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 11, s. 552-Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Depressive disorders have been associated with a number of co-morbidities, and we   hypothesized that patients with a depression diagnosis would be heavy users of health   care services, not only when first evaluated for depression, but also for preceding   years. The aim of this study was to investigate whether increased health care utilisation   and co-morbidity could be seen during five years prior to an initial diagnosis of   depression.

    Methods

    We used a longitudinal register-based study design. The setting comprised the general   population in the county of Östergötland, south-east Sweden. All 2470 patients who   were 20 years or older in 2006 and who received a new diagnosis of depression (F32   according to ICD-10) in 2006, were selected and followed back to the year 2001, five   years before their depression diagnosis. A control group was randomly selected among   those who were aged 20 years or over in 2006 and who had received no depression diagnosis   during the period 2001-2006.

    Results

    Predictors of a depression diagnosis were a high number of physician visits, female   gender, age below 60, age above 80 and a low socioeconomic status.

    Patients who received a diagnosis of depression used twice the amount of health care   (e.g. physician visits and hospital days) during the five year period prior to diagnosis   compared to the control group. A particularly strong increase in health care utilisation   was seen the last year before diagnosis. These findings were supported with a high   level of co-morbidity as for example musculoskeletal disorders during the whole five-year   period for patients with a depression diagnosis.

    Conclusions

    Predictors of a depression diagnosis were a high number of physician visits, female   gender, age below 60, age above 80 and a low socioeconomic status. To find early signs   of depression in the clinical setting and to use a preventive strategy to handle these   patients is important.

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  • 21.
    Andersson, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Ferring Pharmaceut AS, Denmark.
    Anderson, Peter
    Adelphi Real World, England.
    Holm-Larsen, Tove
    Pharma Evidence, Denmark.
    Piercy, James
    Adelphi Real World, England.
    Everaert, Karel
    Ghent University Hospital, Belgium.
    Holbrook, Tim
    Adelphi Real World, England.
    Assessing the impact of nocturia on health-related quality-of-life and utility: results of an observational survey in adults2016Ingår i: Journal of Medical Economics, ISSN 1369-6998, E-ISSN 1941-837X, Vol. 19, nr 12, s. 1200-1206Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background and aim: The impact of nocturia (getting up at night to void) on health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) is often under-estimated. This study investigated the relative burden in terms of HRQoL and utilities of nocturia in a real-world setting. Methods: Patient data were collected from two surveys: a nocturia-specific, cross-sectional survey of physicians and their patients (DSP), and a general UK population health survey (HSFE). Utilities (EQ-5D-5L), productivity (Work Productivity and Activity Index), and the impact of nocturia symptoms (Nocturia Impact Diary and Overactive Bladder Questionnaires) were assessed against the number of voids. A robust linear regression model with propensity score weights was used to control for confounding factors in estimating utilities. Results: Physician-recorded data were available from 8,738 patients across the US, Germany, Spain, France, and the UK; of these, 5,335 (61%) included patient-reported outcomes. In total, 6,302 controls were drawn from the two surveys and compared to 1,104 nocturia patients. Deterioration of HRQoL was associated with increasing number of night-time voids (pamp;lt;0.0001). In particular, significant differences were observed between 0-1 and 2 voids (pamp;lt;0.001). The regression model demonstrated that nocturia (amp;gt;= 2 per night) is associated with a modest but significant deterioration in utility of 0.0134 (pamp;lt;0.05). Limitations: The cause of nocturia is multifactorial and the mostly elderly patients may have several concomitant diseases. The authors tried to adjust for the most common ones, but there may be diseases or unknown relationships not included. Conclusions: Nocturia negatively affected HRQoL and patient utility. A clear effect is seen already at two voids per night. Every effort should, therefore, be made to reduce nocturia below the bother threshold of two voids per night.

  • 22. Beställ onlineKöp publikationen >>
    Andersson, Réka
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för tema, Tema teknik och social förändring. Linköpings universitet, Filosofiska fakulteten.
    Gränsdragningar i Vårdens Vardag: Hanteringen av arbetsrelaterad psykisk ohälsa i det svenska välfärdssystemet2017Doktorsavhandling, monografi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Psykisk ohälsa i arbetslivet är ett stort och växande problem i välfärdssamhället. Problemet har flera bottnar och väcker många frågor om vem som har ansvar, vad det egentligen är för ett slags fenomen och hur det bör hanteras. Den här studien undersöker hur arbetsrelaterad psykisk ohälsa hanteras av yrkesverksamma inom vården, med fokus på företagshälsovård och primärvård. Intresse riktas mot hur yrkesverksamma personerna resonerar kring arbetsrelaterad psykisk ohälsa, vilka dilemman de ställs inför och de strategier de har för att hantera dessa. Den söker också svar på ansvarsfrågan kring detta komplexa problem, inte minst i ljuset av privatiseringen av företagshälsovården.

    I studien används ett tvärvetenskapligt perspektiv, där begrepp från teknik- och vetenskapsstudier (STS), professionssociologi och organisationsteori kombineras för att analysera olika aspekter av vårdens hantering av arbetsrelaterad psykisk ohälsa. Det empiriska materialet bygger i huvudsak på intervjuer med läkare, psykoterapeuter, kuratorer, arbetsterapeuter, psykologer, rehabiliteringskoordinatorer och  beteendevetare, men inkluderar även observationer inom primärvård och företagshälsovård. Hanteringen av arbetsrelaterad psykisk ohälsa i vårdens vardag präglas av att orsaksbilden till problemet är komplext, ansvarsfördelningen otydlig och att psykosociala orsaker till sjukdom är kontroversiellt. I studien diskuteras utmaningarna och möjligheterna kring hanteringen av detta komplexa problem i bred bemärkelse. I analyserna uppmärksammas de yrkesverksammas gränsdragningar kring både ansvar och fenomenet arbetsrelaterad psykisk ohälsa. Begreppet kunskapsinfrastruktur används för att förklara och förstå den kunskapsmässiga och materiella struktur som de yrkesverksamma verkar inom. Analyserna visar att de yrkesverksamma har ett pragmatiskt förhållningssätt och använder olika strategier för att skapa sig handlingsutrymme i hur de hanterar arbetsrelaterad psykisk ohälsa.

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  • 23.
    Andersson, Ulrika
    et al.
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Bengtsson, Ulrika
    Univ Gothenburg, Sweden; Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Ranerup, Agneta
    Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Midlov, Patrik
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Kjellgren, Karin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för omvårdnad och reproduktiv hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Patients and Professionals as Partners in Hypertension Care: Qualitative Substudy of a Randomized Controlled Trial Using an Interactive Web-Based System Via Mobile Phone2021Ingår i: Journal of Medical Internet Research, E-ISSN 1438-8871, Vol. 23, nr 6, artikel-id e26143Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The use of technology has the potential to support the patients active participation regarding treatment of hypertension. This might lead to changes in the roles of the patient and health care professional and affect the partnership between them. Objective: The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the partnership between patients and health care professionals and the roles of patients and professionals in hypertension management when using an interactive web-based system for self-management of hypertension via the patients own mobile phone. Methods: Focus group interviews were conducted with 22 patients and 15 professionals participating in a randomized controlled trial in Sweden aimed at lowering blood pressure (BP) using an interactive web-based system via mobile phones. The interviews were audiorecorded and transcribed and analyzed using thematic analysis. Results: Three themes were identified: the technology, the patient, and the professional. The technology enabled documentation of BP treatment, mainly for sharing knowledge between the patient and the professional. The patients gained increased knowledge of BP values and their relation to daily activities and treatment. They were able to narrate about their BP treatment and take a greater responsibility, inspired by new insights and motivation for lifestyle changes. Based on the patients understanding of hypertension, professionals could use the system as an educational tool and some found new ways of communicating BP treatment with patients. Some reservations were raised about using the system, that it might be too time-consuming to function in clinical practice and that too much measuring could result in stress for the patient and an increased workload for the professionals. In addition, not all professionals and patients had adopted the instructions regarding the use of the system, resulting in less realization of its potential. Conclusions: The use of the system led to the patients taking on a more active role in their BP treatment, becoming more of an expert of their BP. When using the system as intended, the professionals experienced it as a useful resource for communication regarding BP and lifestyle. Patients and professionals described a consultation on more equal grounds. The use of technology in hypertension management can promote a constructive and person-centered partnership between patient and professional. However, implementation of a new way of working should bring benefits and not be considered a burden for the professionals. To establish a successful partnership, both the patient and the professional need to be motivated toward a new way of working.

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  • 24.
    Andersson, Åsa
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Centrum för kirurgi, ortopedi och cancervård, Kirurgiska kliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin.
    Vilhelmsson, Mattias
    Reg Hosp Vaxjo, Sweden.
    Fomichov Casaballe, Victoria
    Region Östergötland, Regionledningskontoret, Enheten för folkhälsa.
    Lindhoff Larsson, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Region Östergötland, Centrum för kirurgi, ortopedi och cancervård, Kirurgiska kliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Björnsson, Bergthor
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Centrum för kirurgi, ortopedi och cancervård, Kirurgiska kliniken US.
    Sandström, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Centrum för kirurgi, ortopedi och cancervård, Kirurgiska kliniken US.
    Drott, Jenny
    Region Östergötland, Centrum för kirurgi, ortopedi och cancervård, Kirurgiska kliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för omvårdnad och reproduktiv hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi.
    Patient involvement in surgical care-Healthcare personnel views and behaviour regarding patient involvement2021Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 35, nr 1, s. 96-103Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background All professions in surgical care have a responsibility to include patients in their health care. By Swedish law, all care should be done in dialogue with the patient. The essential part of health care is the meeting between patient and healthcare professional. In the interaction, a decision can be made, and needs can be identified to a safer care. Previous studies on patient participation have focussed on patients perspectives in surgical care, but there is a paucity of studies about the personnels perspective of estimated patient involvement in surgical care. Aim The aim of this study was to identify and describe healthcare personnels view and behaviour regarding patient involvement in surgical care. Method A quantitative study with various professions was conducted. A validated questionnaire was used, remaining questions grouped under following areas: patient involvement, acute phase, hospital time, discharge phase and questions on employment and workplace. Results A total of 140 questionnaires were sent out to a surgical clinic in Sweden, and 102 questionnaires were answered. All professionals stated that clear information is an important part of patient involvement in surgical care. Statistically significant differences existed between the professions in the subscale information. Physicians rated their information higher than the Registered Nurses (p = 0.005) and the practical nurses did (p = 0.001). Hindrances to involving patients were lack of time and other priority tasks. Conclusions Professionals in surgical care graded information to be the most important thing for patient involvement. Participation in important decisions, including the possibility to express personal views and ask questions, is important factors for patient involvement. Barriers against patient involvement are lack of time and prioritisation of other work activities.

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  • 25.
    Andrén, Eva
    et al.
    Landstinget Sörmland.
    Andrén, Mats
    Norrbottens läns landsting.
    Bragsjö, Stefan
    Landstinget i Kalmar län.
    Björkryd, Karin
    Landstinget Sörmland.
    Johansson, Åsa
    Norrbottens läns landsting.
    Nilsson, Anna-Karin
    Landstinget i Kalmar län.
    Tjernberg Nordlund, Annette
    Landstinget Gävleborg.
    Rosberg, Birgitta
    Uppsala läns landsting.
    Ahlström, Monica
    Landstinget i Kalmar län.
    Pettersson, Ulla
    Landstinget i Kalmar län.
    Broqvist, Mari
    Prioriteringscentrum.
    Carlsson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Utvärdering och hälsoekonomi. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Öppna prioriteringar inom nya områden: logopedi, nutritionsbedömning, habilitering och arbetsterapi2011Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det finns fortfarande ett behov av att öka kunskapen om och stödja den praktiska tillämpningen av riksdagens riktlinjer för öppna prioriteringar inom svensk hälso- och sjukvård. Flera förslag på hur ett sådant stöd kan se ut har tagits fram de senaste åren. Spridning av goda exempel är ett sådant förslag, metodstöd ett annat (PrioriteringsCentrum 2007). En mer påtaglig form av metodstöd är den nationella modell som vuxit fram för att konkretisera innebörden i riktlinjerna (Carlsson m fl 2007). Den får idag anses som välbeprövad inom ett flertal områden och har bidragit till att samsynen och kommunicerbarheten kring prioriteringar har ökat i landet. Erfarenheter visar dock att det behövs pedagogisk vägledning i hur modellen kan tillämpas. För att möta upp efterfrågan på sådant metodstöd erbjuder Prioriteringscentrum handledning i grupp. Den första handledningsgruppen är nu avslutad och det är deltagarnas prioriteringsarbeten som presenteras i denna rapport i syfte att sprida konkreta exempel på försök att tillämpa prioriteringsriktlinjerna.

    I rapporten presenteras fyra prioriteringsarbeten med fokus på:

    •    Regionsamverkan inom arbetsterapi
    •    Logopedi
    •    Yrkesspecifika prioriteringar på väg till teamet
    •    Från projekt till integrerat redskap

    Exemplet med prioriteringar i regionsamverkan utgörs av det prioriteringsarbete som genomförts i det s k femklövernätverket bestående av en samverkansgrupp för arbetsterapeuter i ledningsposition på sjukhusen i Uppland, Västmanland, Södermanland, Gävleborg och Dalarna. Arbetet var ett försök att skapa gemensamma prioriteringar i regionen för ett sjukdomsområde som kändes relevant. Valet kom att falla på arbetsterapi inom reumatologi. Arbetet har sedan huvudsakligen bedrivits i en projektgrupp, bestående av en representant från varje sjukhus där arbetet växlat mellan arbete på hemmaplan och avstämningsträffar i projektgruppen.

    Försöket har visat att det finns en samsyn inom regionen kring prioriteringar inom arbetsterapi och reumatologi. Säkerheten i prioriteringarna har ökat i och med att fem arbetsterapiorganisationer tillsammans bidragit med ett stort underlagsmaterial bl a genom att delge varandra sina kliniska erfarenheter. Förutsättningarna för en mer likartad vård i regionen har ökat. Arbetet har också gett upphov till frågor om i vilka situationer det är att föredra att prioriteringsarbete bedrivs lokalt, regionvis och/eller nationellt.

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  • 26.
    Anell, Anders
    Institutet för hälso- och sjukvårdsekonomi (IHE), Lund.
    Subventionering av läkemedel i andra länder: Beslutsprocesser och användning av hälsoekonomiska utvärderingar2002Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Beslut om subventionering påverkar spridningen av läkemedel och utgör därmed ett instrument för prioritering av hälso- och sjukvårdens resurser. Liksom vid andra former av prioriteringar i hälso- och sjukvården är det relevant att ställa krav på rättvisa och legitimitet. Grundläggande för att uppnå legitimitet är att det finns en insyn i beslutsprocessen och att de kriterier som utgör utgångspunkt för besluten är kända.

    I denna rapport redovisas utformning av procedurer för beslut om subventionering i åtta länder. En specifik fråga som studeras är vilka beslutskriterier som används och betydelsen av hälsoekonomiska utvärderingar och kriteriet om kostnadseffektivitet. De länder som behandlas är Australien, Belgien, England, Finland, Frankrike, Kanada (provinserna Ontario och British Columbia), Nederländerna och Norge. Av dessa behandlas Belgien, Nederländerna och Norge översiktligt. I England studeras erfarenheter av National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). NICE har som uppgift att rekommendera hur National Health Service (NHS) ska använda olika hälsoteknologier och är inte inblandad i beslut om subvention. Erfarenheterna från England kring uppbyggnaden av en transparent beslutsprocess och användningen av hälsoekonomiska utvärderingar har ändå bedömts som relevant för rapporten.

    Baserat på internationella erfarenheter kan konstateras att hälsoekonomiska utvärderingar kan ge stöd vid beslut om subvention och framför allt hur användningen av innovativa och dyra läkemedel kan avgränsas till patientgrupper som har störst nytta av en behandling. Samtidigt kan konstateras att kostnadseffektiva läkemedel inte alltid subventioneras och att läkemedel som har en låg kostnadseffektivitet ibland subventioneras ändå. Kostnadseffektivitet är alltså inte det enda och inte heller det viktigaste kriteriet som påverkar besluten. Andra viktiga kriterier är klinisk effektivitet, sjukdomens svårighetsgrad och behov av sjukvård, förekomst av alternativa terapier, budgetpåverkan och om en subvention är nödvändig med hänsyn till terapikostnaderna.

    Insynen i de kriterier som subventionskommittéer använder sig av vid bedömning av läkemedel varierar. Ingen av de studerade kommittéerna ger någon explicit information om den relativa betydelsen mellan olika kriterier eller i vilka beslutssituationer som information om kostnadseffektivitet spelar roll. En ökad tydlighet förefaller möjlig och skulle bidra till att förbättra insynen i de beslut och prioriteringar som görs. Samtidigt motverkas i så fall att hälsoekonomiska utvärderingar görs i onödan eller att de används som argument mot subventionering trots att andra kriterier är avgörande för besluten.

    Trots att uppdraget för NICE skiljer sig från subventionskommittéernas används hälsoekonomiska utvärderingar på likartat sätt i beslutsprocessen, i synnerhet vid bedömning av innovativa läkemedel. Det är svårt för subventionskommittéer att helt neka subvention av innovativa och dyra läkemedel, även i de fall kostnadseffektiviteten kan ifrågasättas. Beslutet har i många fall istället blivit att begränsa subventioneringen till de mest betydelsefulla indikationerna och/eller patientgrupperna. Det innebär också att subventionsbeslut inte kan isoleras från de rekommendationer som utformas av t.ex. läkemedelskommittéer. För svenskt vidkommande har läkemedelsreformens decentralisering av kostnadsansvar till sjukvårdshuvudmännen och det ökade ansvaret för läkemedelskommittéer en stor betydelse. Lokala läkemedelskommittéer som ansvariga för att främja en rationell läkemedelsanvändning ger bättre förutsättningar för att undvika detaljerade anvisningar om när läkemedel subventioneras från nationell nivå.

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  • 27. Beställ onlineKöp publikationen >>
    Anskär, Eva
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Primärvårdscentrum, Vårdcentralen Mantorp.
    Time flies in primary care: a study on time utilisation and perceived psychosocial work environment2019Licentiatavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Under de senaste decennierna har det i svensk primärvård varit omfattande omorganisationer, vilket har påverkat arbetstidens innehåll. Arbetssituationen är komplex och omfattningen av administration har ökat. Det övergripande syftet med föreliggande studie var att beskriva arbetstidens innehåll bland personal i svensk primärvård och att undersöka samband mellan upplevd psykosocial arbetsmiljö och arbetsuppgifternas legitimitet.

    Metod: Studien har genomförts som en deskriptiv multicenterstudie med tvärsnittsdesign och inkluderade sjuksköterskor, läkare, vårdadministratörer, undersköterskor och övriga professioner (fysioterapeuter, arbetsterapeuter, psykologer, kuratorer, dietister och fotvårdsspecialister) vid elva vårdcentraler i sydöstra Sverige. Studien inleddes med att deltagarna ombads att besvara ett frågeformulär vars första del bestod av en skattning av hur arbetsuppgifterna var fördelade. Frågeformuläret innehöll också frågor om illegitima arbetsuppgifter; Bern Illegitimate Tasks Scale (BITS) och psykosocial arbetsmiljö; Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ). Därefter gjordes en tidsstudie där deltagarna fick registrera tidsåtgången för olika arbetsuppgifter, varje dag under två separata veckor. Arbetsuppgifterna delades upp i tre huvudkategorier; direkt patientarbete, indirekt patientarbete och övrigt arbete. Varje huvudkategori hade flera underkategorier. Svarsfrekvensen var 75% för frågeformuläret och 79% för tidsstudien.

    Resultat: Resultatet från delarbete I visar att personal i primärvård ägnade 37% av arbetstiden direkt med patienter. Alla professioner skattade den direkta patienttiden till större andel än vad tidsstudien visade. Läkare upplevde sämst psykosocial arbetsmiljö avseende kvantitativa krav, stress och rollkonflikter. Det förelåg ett samband mellan andelen administrativa arbetsuppgifter och rollkonflikter, ju mer administration desto mer rollkonflikter. I delstudie II visade resultatet att mer än en fjärdedel av läkarna upplevde en hög nivå av illegitima arbetsuppgifter avseende onödiga arbetsuppgifter, vilket var signifikant mer jämfört med andra professioner. För personalgruppen som helhet framträdde ett samband mellan upplevelsen av att ha mycket illegitima arbetsuppgifter och upplevelse av negativ psykosocial arbetsmiljö samt med hög andel administrationsrelaterade arbetsuppgifter.

    Konklusion: Personal i primärvård ägnar en begränsad andel av arbetstiden åt direkt patientarbete och läkare upplever sämre psykosocial arbetsmiljö än övriga professioner. Arbetstidens fördelning mellan olika arbetsuppgifter påverkar den psykosociala arbetsmiljön. Upplevelsen av att utföra en stor andel illegitima arbetsuppgifter påverkar den psykosociala arbetsmiljön negativt, vilket kan ha inverkan på hur personalen uppfattar sin professionella roll. Upplevelsen av att ha mycket oskäliga arbetsuppgifter har samband med hög andel icke patientrelaterad administration.

    Avhandlingen belyser vikten av att beslutsfattare noga överväger fördelningen av icke patientrelaterade arbetsuppgifter bland personal i primärvård, för att möjliggöra effektiv användning av personalresurserna och för att främja goda arbetsförhållanden. Förhoppningen är också att studiens resultat ska bidra till fortsatt utveckling av primärvården så att den medicinska kompetensen kommer patienterna till nytta i så stor omfattning som möjligt.

    Delarbeten
    1. Time utilization and perceived psychosocial work environment among staff in Swedish primary care settings
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Time utilization and perceived psychosocial work environment among staff in Swedish primary care settings
    2018 (Engelska)Ingår i: BMC Health Services Research, E-ISSN 1472-6963, Vol. 18, artikel-id 166Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Over the past decades, reorganizations and structural changes in Swedish primary care have affected time utilization among health care professionals. Consequently, increases in administrative tasks have substantially reduced the time available for face-to-face consultations. This study examined how work-time was utilized and the association between work time utilization and the perceived psychosocial work environment in Swedish primary care settings. Methods: This descriptive, multicentre, cross-sectional study was performed in 2014-2015. Data collection began with questionnaire. In the first section, respondents were asked to estimate how their workload was distributed between patients (direct and indirect patient work) and other work tasks. The questionnaire also comprised the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire, which assessed the psychosocial work environment. Next a time study was conducted where the participants reported their work-time based on three main categories: direct patient-related work, indirect patient-related work, and other work tasks. Each main category had a number of subcategories. The participants recorded the time spent (minutes) on each work task per hour, every day, for two separate weeks. Eleven primary care centres located in southeast Sweden participated. All professionals were asked to participate (n = 441), including registered nurses, primary care physicians, care administrators, nurse assistants, and allied professionals. Response rates were 75% and 79% for the questionnaires and the time study, respectively. Results: All health professionals allocated between 30.9% - 37.2% of their work-time to each main category: direct patient work, indirect patient work, and other work. All professionals estimated a higher proportion of time spent in direct patient work than they reported in the time study. Physicians scored highest on the psychosocial scales of quantitative demands, stress, and role conflicts. Among allied professionals, the proportion of work-time spent on administrative tasks was associated with more role conflicts. Younger staff perceived more adverse working conditions than older staff. Conclusions: This study indicated that Swedish primary care staff spent a limited proportion of their work time directly with patients. PCPs seemed to perceive their work environment in negative terms to a greater extent than other staff members. This study showed that work task allocations influenced the perceived psychosocial work environment.

    Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
    BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 2018
    Nyckelord
    Work-time allocation; Primary care; Occupational health; Organization and administration; Stress
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-147117 (URN)10.1186/s12913-018-2948-6 (DOI)000426855700008 ()29514637 (PubMedID)
    Anmärkning

    Funding Agencies|Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden; Sodertorn University Sweden

    Tillgänglig från: 2018-04-20 Skapad: 2018-04-20 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-09-15
    2. Legitimacy of work tasks, psychosocial work environment, and time utilization among primary care staff in Sweden
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Legitimacy of work tasks, psychosocial work environment, and time utilization among primary care staff in Sweden
    2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 37, nr 4, s. 476-483Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: Primary care staff faces a complex work environment including a heavy administrative work load and perceive some work tasks as illegitimate. This study aimed to elucidate associations between the perceived legitimacy of work tasks, the psychosocial work environment, and the utilization of work time among Swedish primary care staff.

    Design and setting: The study was designed as a multicenter study involving all staff categories, i.e. registered nurses, primary care physicians, care administrators, nurse assistants and allied professionals, at eleven primary care centers in Sweden.

    Subjects: Participants completed the Bern Illegitimate Tasks Scale and the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire. They also recorded time spent on all work tasks, day by day during two separate weeks.

    Main outcome measures and results: More than a quarter (27%) of primary care physicians perceived a high proportion of unnecessary work tasks. After adjusting for profession, age and gender, the perception of having to perform unreasonable work tasks was positively associated with experiencing role conflicts and with the proportion of organization-related administration and service work tasks.

    Conclusion: Across all staff groups, the perception of unreasonable work tasks was more pronounced among staff with a high proportion of non-patient related administration. Also, the perception of having to perform a large amount of illegitimate work tasks affected the psychosocial work environment negatively, which might influence staffs perception of their professional roles. These results illuminate the importance of decision makers to thoroughly consider the distribution and allocation of non-patient related work tasks among staff in primary care.Key pointsWe observed an interaction between perception of having a large proportion of illegitimate work tasks and impaired psychosocial work environment. • More than a quarter of the primary care physicians perceived a high proportion of unnecessary work tasks.• Across all staff groups, performing unreasonable work tasks was associated with an experience of having role conflicts.• Across all staff groups, a perception of performing unreasonable work tasks was associated with the proportion of non-patient related administrative work tasks.

    Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
    Taylor & Francis, 2019
    Nyckelord
    Primary care, occupational health, organization and administration, professional roles
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi Tillämpad psykologi
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-161649 (URN)10.1080/02813432.2019.1684014 (DOI)000494011100001 ()31682152 (PubMedID)
    Anmärkning

    Funding agencies: Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden; Sodertorn University Sweden

    Tillgänglig från: 2019-11-05 Skapad: 2019-11-05 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-04-27Bibliografiskt granskad
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  • 28.
    Anskär, Eva
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Primärvårdscentrum, Vårdcentralen Mantorp. Region Östergötland, Regionstyrelsen, Enheten för forskningsstöd Ledningsstaben.
    Lindberg, Malou
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Närsjukvården i västra Östergötland.
    Falk, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Primärvårdscentrum, Vårdcentralen Kärna, Linköping.
    Andersson, Agneta
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Regionstyrelsen, Enheten för forskningsstöd Ledningsstaben.
    Time utilization and perceived psychosocial work environment among staff in Swedish primary care settings2018Ingår i: BMC Health Services Research, E-ISSN 1472-6963, Vol. 18, artikel-id 166Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Over the past decades, reorganizations and structural changes in Swedish primary care have affected time utilization among health care professionals. Consequently, increases in administrative tasks have substantially reduced the time available for face-to-face consultations. This study examined how work-time was utilized and the association between work time utilization and the perceived psychosocial work environment in Swedish primary care settings. Methods: This descriptive, multicentre, cross-sectional study was performed in 2014-2015. Data collection began with questionnaire. In the first section, respondents were asked to estimate how their workload was distributed between patients (direct and indirect patient work) and other work tasks. The questionnaire also comprised the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire, which assessed the psychosocial work environment. Next a time study was conducted where the participants reported their work-time based on three main categories: direct patient-related work, indirect patient-related work, and other work tasks. Each main category had a number of subcategories. The participants recorded the time spent (minutes) on each work task per hour, every day, for two separate weeks. Eleven primary care centres located in southeast Sweden participated. All professionals were asked to participate (n = 441), including registered nurses, primary care physicians, care administrators, nurse assistants, and allied professionals. Response rates were 75% and 79% for the questionnaires and the time study, respectively. Results: All health professionals allocated between 30.9% - 37.2% of their work-time to each main category: direct patient work, indirect patient work, and other work. All professionals estimated a higher proportion of time spent in direct patient work than they reported in the time study. Physicians scored highest on the psychosocial scales of quantitative demands, stress, and role conflicts. Among allied professionals, the proportion of work-time spent on administrative tasks was associated with more role conflicts. Younger staff perceived more adverse working conditions than older staff. Conclusions: This study indicated that Swedish primary care staff spent a limited proportion of their work time directly with patients. PCPs seemed to perceive their work environment in negative terms to a greater extent than other staff members. This study showed that work task allocations influenced the perceived psychosocial work environment.

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  • 29.
    Apostolidi, Dimitra Maria
    et al.
    Univ West Attica, Greece.
    Pantelaki, Nikoletta
    Univ West Attica, Greece.
    Sarantaki, Antigoni
    Univ West Attica, Greece.
    Dragioti, Elena
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för prevention, rehabilitering och nära vård. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Smärt och rehabiliteringscentrum. Univ Ioannina, Greece.
    Metallinou, Dimitra
    Univ West Attica, Greece.
    Neonatal Palliative Care as an Integral Component of the Greek National Healthcare System: Time to Act2023Ingår i: Cureus, E-ISSN 2168-8184, Vol. 15, nr 9, artikel-id e45498Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Neonatal palliative care aims to provide multidisciplinary support to families and neonates suffering from life-threatening or life-limiting diseases. Many countries worldwide have recognized the importance of enhancing the quality of life in critically ill neonates and thus have created and systematically implemented palliative care protocols in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Europe has a very low neonatal mortality rate, which has been steadily decreasing over the last 30 years. Greece in particular, a country located in Southeast Europe, reported a neonatal mortality rate of 2.29/1,000 live births in 2020. Nevertheless, neonatal palliative care facilities are scarce on a national level. In this paper, several reasons are presented to support the integration of neonatal palliative care in the Greek national healthcare system with the vision to ensure that all neonates and their families will receive in the near future the care, support, and dignity they deserve when facing life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.

  • 30.
    Appelgren Engstrom, Helene
    et al.
    Malardalens Univ, Sweden.
    Häggstrom-Nordin, Elisabet
    Malardalens Univ, Sweden.
    Borneskog-Sinclair, Catrin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för omvårdnad. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Almqvist, Anna-Lena
    Malardalens Univ, Sweden.
    Mothers in Same-Sex Relationships Describe the Process of Forming a Family as a Stressful Journey in a Heteronormative World: A Swedish Grounded Theory Study2018Ingår i: Maternal and Child Health Journal, ISSN 1092-7875, E-ISSN 1573-6628, Vol. 22, nr 10, s. 1444-1450Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives The aim of this study was to gain insight into how women in same-sex relationships experience the process of forming a family through the use of assisted reproduction technique (ART), from planning the pregnancy to parenthood, and their experience of parental support from healthcare professionals. Methods The participants were 20 women in a same-sex relationship who had conceived through ART at a Swedish clinic. Semi-structured interviews including open questions about pregnancy, parenthood and support from healthcare professionals were conducted. The interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. The data were analysed according to grounded theory. Results The core category, A stressful journey through a heteronormative world, emerged from the analysis, as did three subcategories: A journey fraught with difficulties and decisions; The nuclear family as the norm; and A need for psychological support. Same-sex parents expressed a need for more information about how to access ART in Sweden. Both the healthcare organization and treatment were perceived as heteronormative. In particular, these women lacked psychological support during the demanding process of utilizing a sperm donor to conceive. Conclusions for Practice Professionals in antenatal care should undergo mandatory cultural competency training to ensure cultural sensitivity and the provision of updated information, tailored brochures and early parental support for families with same-sex parents. All parents need guidance and support from competent, caring personnel throughout the entire process of forming a family.

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  • 31.
    Ardsby, Malin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Närsjukvården i centrala Östergötland, Akutkliniken i Linköping.
    Shayo, Frida
    Kilimanjaro Christian Med Ctr, Tanzania.
    Sakita, Francis M.
    Kilimanjaro Christian Med Ctr, Tanzania; Kilimanjaro Christian Med Univ Coll, Tanzania.
    Wilhelms, Daniel
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Närsjukvården i centrala Östergötland, Akutkliniken i Linköping.
    Moshi, Baraka
    Kilimanjaro Christian Med Univ Coll, Tanzania.
    Frankiewicz, Parker
    Duke Global Hlth Inst, NC 27710 USA.
    Silva, Lincoln Luis
    Duke Global Hlth Inst, NC 27710 USA.
    Staton, Catherine A.
    Duke Global Hlth Inst, NC 27710 USA; Duke Univ, NC 27708 USA.
    Mmbaga, Blandina
    Kilimanjaro Christian Med Ctr, Tanzania; Kilimanjaro Clin Res Inst, Tanzania.
    Joiner, Anjni
    Duke Global Hlth Inst, NC 27710 USA; Duke Univ, NC 27708 USA.
    Emergency unit capacity in Northern Tanzania: a cross-sectional survey2023Ingår i: BMJ Open, E-ISSN 2044-6055, Vol. 13, nr 2Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    IntroductionEmergency medicine (EM) is a growing field in Sub-Saharan Africa. Characterising the current capacity of hospitals to provide emergency care is important in identifying gaps and future directions of growth. This study aimed to characterise the ability of emergency units (EU) to provide emergency care in the Kilimanjaro region in Northern Tanzania.MethodsThis was a cross-sectional study conducted at 11 hospitals with emergency care capacity in three districts in the Kilimanjaro region of Northern Tanzania assessed in May 2021. An exhaustive sampling approach was used, whereby all hospitals within the three-district area were surveyed. Hospital representatives were surveyed by two EM physicians using the Hospital Emergency Assessment tool developed by the WHO; data were analysed in Excel and STATA.ResultsAll hospitals provided emergency services 24 hours a day. Nine had a designated area for emergency care, four had a core of fixed providers assigned to the EU, two lacked a protocol for systematic triage. For Airway and Breathing interventions, oxygen administration was adequate in 10 hospitals, yet manual airway manoeuvres were only adequate in six and needle decompression in two. For Circulation interventions, fluid administration was adequate in all facilities, yet intraosseous access and external defibrillation were each only available in two. Only one facility had an ECG readily available in the EU and none was able to administer thrombolytic therapy. For trauma interventions, all facilities could immobilise fractures, yet lacked interventions such as cervical spinal immobilisation and pelvic binding. These deficiencies were primarily due to lack of training and resources.ConclusionMost facilities perform systematic triage of emergency patients, though major gaps were found in the diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome and initial stabilisation manoeuvres of patients with trauma. Resource limitations were primarily due to equipment and training deficiencies. We recommend the development of future interventions in all levels of facilities to improve the level of training.

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  • 32.
    Armuand, Gabriela
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för barns och kvinnors hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Skoog Svanberg, Agneta
    Department of Womens and Childrens Health, Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Lampic, Claudia
    Department of Womens and Childrens Health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Elenis, Evangelia
    Department of Womens and Childrens Health, Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Sydsjö, Gunilla
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för barns och kvinnors hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Barn- och kvinnocentrum, Kvinnokliniken US.
    Attitudes among paediatric healthcare professionals in Sweden towards sperm donation to single women: a survey study2020Ingår i: Fertility research and practice, ISSN 2054-7099, Vol. 6Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The number of families conceived through sperm donation to single women is increasing. However, there is limited knowledge about health care professionals attitudes towards solo-mothers by choice, and there is some indication that professionals personal opinions influence their care of individuals who use alternate ways to build a family. The primary aim of the study was to investigate attitudes towards, and experiences of, families following sperm donation to single women among healthcare professionals working in primary child healthcare.

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  • 33.
    Arneson, Hanna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa och samhälle, Rikscentrum arbetslivsinriktad rehabilitering IHS. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Empowerment and health promotion in working life2006Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: In ‘workplace health promotion’, empowerment is assumed to promote health. Nevertheless, few studies have examined the relationship between empowerment in working life, and health.

    Aim: To study the impact of empowerment in working life on health, with special focus on gender differences.

    Material and methods: Paper I is a review of the scientific literature, examining instruments intended to measure empowerment in working life. The second study (paper II) was a cross-sectional survey, assessing the relationship between psychological empowerment, and self-rated health and burnout among employees. Papers III and IV encompass a two-year longitudinal survey study of the gender-specific relationships between baseline levels of psychological empowerment, and the combination of psychological support and social support, and self-rated health and burnout two years later among employees. Study five (paper V) is a qualitative study, using focus-group interviews and phenomenography to evaluate a theory-based intervention method, problem-based learning, for workplace health promotion with regard to possible facilitation of empowerment processes.

    Results: In paper I, nine questionnaires were found and analysed. Most of the questionnaires focused on intra-individual issues, while a smaller number dealt with the interaction between individual and organisation. Control and competence were frequently used dimensions. The Psychological Empowerment Instrument had undergone the most comprehensive investigation, showing satisfactory validity and reliability. In paper II, men reported a greater degree of psychological empowerment than women in terms of self-determination and impact. Associations were found between psychological empowerment, and self-rated health and burnout (p<0.05). Men and women with higher levels of empowerment reported significantly better health, compared with those who had lower levels of empowerment. Papers III and IV show that for women, increasing levels of psychological empowerment at work at baseline were associated with better self-rated health as measured by the SF-36 scales physical role function, bodily pain, and mental health at the 2-year follow-up (p<0.05). Also for women, a combination of high psychological empowerment and high social support at the workplace was associated (p<0.05) with better self-rated health (bodily pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, emotional role, mental health, EQ-5D VAS, and EQ-5D index) and lower levels of work-related burnout at the 2-year follow-up. For men, psychological empowerment at baseline, and a combination of psychological empowerment and social support at the workplace, were associated with self-rated health at follow-up as measured by the EQ-5D VAS (p<0.05). Combinations of psychological empowerment and social support were associated with work-related burnout at the two-year follow-up for women only (p=0.002). The differences between men and women were confirmed in the gender×empowerment and social support interaction analysis for the measures bodily pain, social function, and work-related burnout (p<0.05). The phenomenographic analysis in paper V resulted in six descriptive categories: reflection, awareness and insight, self-direction and self-management, group coherence, social support and action. The results correspond to established theories on components of empowerment processes. The method “problem-based learning” initiated processes of change at organisational, workplace and individual levels. Social support and group coherence were expressed as essential in order to transform challenging strategies into action and goal realisation.

    Conclusions: This thesis demonstrates that psychological empowerment is associated with self-rated health and burnout. Psychological empowerment also impacts mental and somatic health after two years. The impact on health becomes more extensive when psychological empowerment is combined with social support at the workplace. Empowerment and social support are crucial core characteristics in ‘workplace health promotion’, but effects may differ for men and women. Empowerment processes can be facilitated by implementation of the participative intervention method known as “problem-based learning”. Practitioners and researchers who are active in health enhancement in working life should gain from implementing these findings, whether the focus is on health promotion, disease prevention, or rehabilitation back to work.

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    1. Measuring empowerment in working life: a review
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Measuring empowerment in working life: a review
    2006 (Engelska)Ingår i: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 26, nr 1, s. 37-46Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This study identifies and describes questionnaires that measure empowerment in working life. Theoretical bases and empirical examination of the questionnaires are also reported. Nine questionnaires emerged from a database search including AMED, CINAHL, ERIC, MEDLINE and PSYCINFO. The main target groups were employees in general. Most authors share the same theoretical basis. Most of the questionnaires focus on intra- individual issues, while a smaller number deal with the interaction between individual and organization. Control and competence are frequently used dimensions. Cronbach's alpha for complete questionnaires ranged between 0.62 and 0.96. No comparisons with outcome of health were reported. Spreitzer's questionnaire [54] has undergone the most comprehensive investigation. Research is required to achieve better understanding of the interplay between conditions at work and empowerment and health.

    Nyckelord
    Empowerment; Health promotion; Measurement; Working life; Workplace health promotion
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Medicin och hälsovetenskap
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21811 (URN)16373978 (PubMedID)
    Tillgänglig från: 2009-10-05 Skapad: 2009-10-05 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-06-05Bibliografiskt granskad
    2. Psychological empowerment and self-rated health and burnout in a sample of Swedish employees
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Psychological empowerment and self-rated health and burnout in a sample of Swedish employees
    (Engelska)Manuskript (preprint) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: To explore the gender-specific association between psychological empowerment and self-rated health and burnout in a working population.

    MATERIAL AND METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was carried out among 1,243 employees (response rate 81% (n=1007), 65 % females). Psychological empowerment was measured by the Spreitzer questionnaire, developed for a working life context. The questionnaire includes the subscales: meaning, competence, self-determination and impact. Self-rated health was evaluated with EQ-5D and SF-36 and the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory was used to measure burnout.

    RESULTS: Men reported a greater degree of empowerment than women in terms of self-determination and impact. Significant associations (p<0.05) were found between psychological empowerment and self-rated health and burnout. Men and women with higher levels of empowerment reported significantly better health compared to those with lower levels of empowerment. In multivitriate analyses, all four subscales of empowerment were associated with burnout among both men and women. The most pronounced association with self-rated health was seen for the subscale impact. These associations were particularly strong among women.

    CONCLUSION: Psychological empowerment in working life is associated with self-rated health and burnout. Interventions aiming to promote health at work or aiming to prevent burnout may therefore benefit if they comprise empowerment in terms of impact, self-determination, meaning and competence. Also, workplace health promotion that includes empowerment processes should be gender conscious.

    Nationell ämneskategori
    Medicin och hälsovetenskap
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84813 (URN)
    Tillgänglig från: 2012-10-23 Skapad: 2012-10-23 Senast uppdaterad: 2013-09-03Bibliografiskt granskad
    3. Psychological empowerment, social support at the workplace and self-rated health and burnout: a 2-year longitudinal analysis in a sample of Swedish employees
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Psychological empowerment, social support at the workplace and self-rated health and burnout: a 2-year longitudinal analysis in a sample of Swedish employees
    (Engelska)Manuskript (preprint) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: To explore the gender-specific longitudinal association between a combination of psychological empowerment and social support at the workplace and self-rated health and burnout in a working population.

    MATERIAL AND METHOD: The participants were employees working in the public service sector in central Sweden. The baseline survey in two cohorts was carried out in 2001 and the follow-up in 2003. The questionnaire was answered by 715 respondents at both points in time (overall response rate 67%). Measures used were the Psychological Empowerment Instrument by Spreitzer, the social support dimension in the Demand-Control-Support Questionnaire, the SF-36, the EQ-5D, and the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory. Based on empirical medians, psychological empowerment and social support at baseline were combined into four categories. Mlltivariate comparisons adjusted for age, education, study cohort and SRH and burnout at baseline were performed using multiple linear regression analysis. The genderxempowerment and social support interaction effect was assessed in the multiple linear regression analysis. All analyses were performed for men and women separately.

    RESULTS: For women, a combination of high psychological empowerment and high social support at the workplace, in comparison with a combination of low psychological empowerment and low social support, is strongly associated with better SRH (bodily pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, emotional role, mental health, the EQ-5D VAS, and EQ-5D index) and lower levels of work-related burnout at the 2-year follow-up after adjusting for demographics and baseline SRH and burnout. For men, there are univariate associations with burnout and some associations with SRH. After adjustments for demographics and baseline SRH and burnout, psychological empowerment and social support is associated with SRH as measured by the EQ-5D VAS for men. The gender x empowerment and social support interaction analyses confirm gender differences regarding bodily pain, social function, and work-related burnout.

    CONCLUSION: A combination of psychological empowerment and social support in working life strongly affects SRH and work-related burnout two years later for women, but only in part for men.

    Nationell ämneskategori
    Medicin och hälsovetenskap
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84817 (URN)
    Tillgänglig från: 2012-10-23 Skapad: 2012-10-23 Senast uppdaterad: 2013-09-03Bibliografiskt granskad
    4. Psychiological empowerment at the workplace and self-rated health and burnout: a 2-yeah longitudinal analysis in a sample of Swedish employees
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Psychiological empowerment at the workplace and self-rated health and burnout: a 2-yeah longitudinal analysis in a sample of Swedish employees
    (Engelska)Manuskript (preprint) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: To explore the gender-specific longitudinal association between psychological empowerment at the workplace and self-rated health and burnout in a working population.

    MATERIAL AND METHOD: The participants were employees working in the public service sector in central Sweden. The baseline survey was carried out in 2001 and the follow-up in 2003. The questionnaire was answered by 715 respondents at both points in time (overall response rate 67%). Measures used were Psychological Empowerment Instrument by Spreitzer, the SF-36, the EQ-5D, and the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory. Gender specific differences in average score for self-rated health and burnout at follow-up were assessed using multiple linear regression adjusted for age, education, study cohort and self-rated health and burnout at baseline. An analysis on interactional effects due to gender was also performed.

    RESULTS: For women, increasing levels of psychological empowerment at work at baseline are associated with less bodily pain, better physical role function and mental health in the multivariate analysis at follow-up two years later. For men, increased psychological empowerment at baseline is significantly associated with better self-rated health as measured by the EQ-5D VAS at follow-up in the multivariatc analysis. Higher levels of psychological empowerment at baseline show a statistically significant association with a lower degree of burnout at follow-up in the univariate analysis for men and women. However, the associations diminished after adjustments in the multivariate analyses. No significant gender x empowerment interaction appeared.

    CONCLUSION: Psychological empowerment in working life was associated with somatic and mental aspects of SRH two years later for women. Men seem to be less affected by psychological empowerment, yet an association with the EQ-5D V AS appeared. Psychological empowerment did not predict burnout two years later for either men or women.

    Nationell ämneskategori
    Medicin och hälsovetenskap
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84815 (URN)
    Tillgänglig från: 2012-10-23 Skapad: 2012-10-23 Senast uppdaterad: 2013-09-03Bibliografiskt granskad
    5. Evaluation of empowerment processes in a workplace health promotion intervention based on learning in Sweden
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Evaluation of empowerment processes in a workplace health promotion intervention based on learning in Sweden
    2005 (Engelska)Ingår i: Health Promotion International, ISSN 0957-4824, E-ISSN 1460-2245, Vol. 20, nr 4, s. 351-359Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to evaluate a theory-based method for workplace health promotion (WHP) with regard to possible facilitation of empowerment processes. The intervention tool was the pedagogic method known as problem-based learning (PBL). The aim of the intervention was to promote empowerment and health among the employees. The intervention was implemented in three organizations within the public sector in Sweden, in a bottom-up approach. All employees, including management, in each organization, were offered the opportunity to participate (n = 113) and 87% (n = 97) participated. The intervention was implemented in 13 groups of six to eight participants who met once a week over a period of 4 months. The predetermined overall goal of the intervention was to promote employee health within the organizational setting. A facilitator in each group and a group-specific mutual agreement guided the intervention, as did the problem solving process. The participants set goals and developed strategies to reach their goals between the meetings. Thirty informants were interviewed in seven focus groups after the intervention about the intervention method and the process, following a semi-structured theme guide. The phenomenographic analysis resulted in six descriptive categories: reflection, awareness and insight, self-direction and self-management, group coherence, social support and actions. The results correspond to established theories of components of empowerment processes. The method initiated processes of change at organizational, workplace and individual levels as the participants examined their work situation, determined problems and initiated solutions. Social support and group coherence were expressed as essential in order to transform challenging strategies into action and goal realization. The findings indicate that systematic improvements of social support and group coherence among employees ought to be facilitated by the organization as a health-promoting arena. PBL appears to be a profitable and powerful instrument with the potential to enable empowerment.

    Nyckelord
    Empowerment, Problem-based learning, Workplace health promotion
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Medicin och hälsovetenskap
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50354 (URN)10.1093/heapro/dai023 (DOI)
    Tillgänglig från: 2009-10-11 Skapad: 2009-10-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-12Bibliografiskt granskad
  • 34.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Logistik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Hvitfeldt Forsberg, Helena
    Karolinskan Institutet, Stockholm.
    Lindblad, Staffan
    Karolinska institutet, Stockholm.
    Keller, Christina
    Högskolan i Jönköping.
    Managing health care decisions and improvement through simulation modeling2011Ingår i: Quality Management in Health Care, ISSN 1063-8628, E-ISSN 1550-5154, Vol. 20, nr 1, s. 15-29Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Simulation modeling is a way to test changes in a computerized environment to give ideas for improvements before implementation. This article reviews research literature on simulation modeling as support for health care decision making. The aim is to investigate the experience and potential value of such decision support and quality of articles retrieved. A literature search was conducted, and the selection criteria yielded 59 articles derived from diverse applications and methods. Most met the stated research-quality criteria. This review identified how simulation can facilitate decision making and that it may induce learning. Furthermore, simulation offers immediate feedback about proposed changes, allows analysis of scenarios, and promotes communication on building a shared system view and understanding of how a complex system works. However, only 14 of the 59 articles reported on implementation experiences, including how decision making was supported. On the basis of these articles, we proposed steps essential for the success of simulation projects, not just in the computer, but also in clinical reality. We also presented a novel concept combining simulation modeling with the established plan-do-study-act cycle for improvement. Future scientific inquiries concerning implementation, impact, and the value for health care management are needed to realize the full potential of simulation modeling.

  • 35. Beställ onlineKöp publikationen >>
    Aronsson, Mattias
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Health Economic Evaluations of Screening Programs - Applications and Method Improvements2017Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Screening to detect diseases early is attractive as it can improve the prognosis and decrease costs, but it is often a problematic concept and there are several pitfalls. Many healthy individuals have to be investigated to avoid a disease in a few, which results in a dilemma because to save a few, many are exposed to a procedure that could potentially harm them. Other examples of problems associated with screening are latent diseases and over-treating. The question of optimal design of a screening program is another source of uncertainty for decision-makers, as a screening program may potentially be implemented in very different ways. This highlights the need for structured analyses that weigh benefits against the harms and costs that occur as consequences of the screening.

    The aim of this thesis is, therefore, to explore, develop and implement methods for health economic evaluations of screening programs. This is done to identify problems and suggest solutions to improve future evaluations and in extension policy making.

    This aim was analysed using decision analytic cost-effectiveness analyses constructed as Markov models. These are well-suited for this task given the sequential management approach where all relevant data are unlikely to come from a single source of evidence. The input data were in this thesis obtained from the published literature and were complemented with data from Swedish registries and the included case studies. The case studies were two different types of screening programs; a program of screening for unknown atrial fibrillation and a program to detect colorectal cancer early. Further, the implementation of treatment with thrombectomy and novel oral anticoagulants were used to illustrate how factors outside the screening program itself have an impact on the evaluations.

    As shown by the result of the performed analyses, the major contribution of this thesis was that it provided a simple and systematic approach for the economic evaluation of multiple screening designs to identify an optimal design.

    In both the included case studies, the screening was considered costeffective in detecting the disease; unknown atrial fibrillation and colorectal cancer, respectively. Further, the optimal way to implement these screening programs is dependent on the threshold value for cost-effectiveness in the health care sector and the characteristics of the investigated cohort. This is because it is possible to gain increasingly more health benefits by changing the design of the screening program, but that the change in design also results in higher marginal costs. Additionally, changes in the screening setting were shown to be important as they affect the cost-effectiveness of the screening. This implies that flexible modelling with continuously updated models are necessary for an optimal resource allocation.

    Delarbeten
    1. Cost-effectiveness of high-sensitivity faecal immunochemical test and colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Cost-effectiveness of high-sensitivity faecal immunochemical test and colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer
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    2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 104, nr 8, s. 1078-1086Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Colorectal cancer screening can decrease morbidity and mortality. However, there are widespread differences in the implementation of programmes and choice of strategy. The primary objective of this study was to estimate lifelong costs and health outcomes of two of the currently most preferred methods of screening for colorectal cancer: colonoscopy and sensitive faecal immunochemical test (FIT). Methods: A cost-effectiveness analysis of colorectal cancer screening in a Swedish population was performed using a decision analysis model, based on the design of the Screening of Swedish Colons (SCREESCO) study, and data from the published literature and registries. Lifelong cost and effects of colonoscopy once, colonoscopy every 10 years, FIT twice, FIT biennially and no screening were estimated using simulations. Results: For 1000 individuals invited to screening, it was estimated that screening once with colonoscopy yielded 49 more quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and a cost saving of (sic)64 800 compared with no screening. Similarly, screening twice with FIT gave 26 more QALYs and a cost saving of (sic)17 600. When the colonoscopic screening was repeated every tenth year, 7 additional QALYs were gained at a cost of (sic)189 400 compared with a single colonoscopy. The additional gain with biennial FIT screening was 25 QALYs at a cost of (sic)154 300 compared with two FITs. Conclusion: All screening strategies were cost-effective compared with no screening. Repeated and single screening strategies with colonoscopy were more cost-effective than FIT when lifelong effects and costs were considered. However, other factors such as patient acceptability of the test and availability of human resources also have to be taken into account.

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    WILEY, 2017
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-139394 (URN)10.1002/bjs.10536 (DOI)000403158800015 ()28561259 (PubMedID)
    Anmärkning

    Funding Agencies|SCREESCO; Regionala Cancer-centrum i samverkan; Swedish Cancer Foundation; Karolinska Institute

    Tillgänglig från: 2017-08-24 Skapad: 2017-08-24 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-04-16
    2. Cost-effectiveness of mass screening for untreated atrial fibrillation using intermittent ECG recording
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Cost-effectiveness of mass screening for untreated atrial fibrillation using intermittent ECG recording
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    2015 (Engelska)Ingår i: Europace, ISSN 1099-5129, E-ISSN 1532-2092, Vol. 17, nr 7, s. 1023-1029Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Aims The aim of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of 2 weeks of intermittent screening for asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) in 75/76-year-old individuals. Methods and results The cost-effectiveness analysis of screening in 75-year-old individuals was based on a lifelong decision analytic Markov model. In this model, 1000 hypothetical individuals, who matched the population of the STROKESTOP study, were simulated. The population was analysed for different parameters such as prevalence, AF status, treatment with oral anticoagulation, stroke risk, utility, and costs. In the base-case scenario, screening of 1000 individuals resulted in 263 fewer patient-years with undetected AF. This implies eight fewer strokes, 11 more life-years, and 12 more quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) per 1000 screened individuals. The screening implies an incremental cost of (sic)50 012, resulting in a cost of (sic)4313 per gained QALY and (sic)6583 per avoided stroke. Conclusions With the use of a decision analytic simulation model, it has been shown that screening for asymptomatic AF in 75/76-year-old individuals is cost-effective.

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    Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy B - Oxford Open Option B - CC-BY, 2015
    Nyckelord
    Atrial fibrillation; Screening; Hand-held ECG; Quality-adjusted life year ( QALY); Cost-effectiveness
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Klinisk medicin
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120879 (URN)10.1093/europace/euv083 (DOI)000359153000006 ()25868469 (PubMedID)
    Anmärkning

    Funding Agencies|Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation; Board of Benevolence of the Swedish Order of Freemasons; Tornspiran

    Tillgänglig från: 2015-08-28 Skapad: 2015-08-28 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-04
    3. Cost-effectiveness of endovascular thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Cost-effectiveness of endovascular thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke
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    2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: Neurology, ISSN 0028-3878, E-ISSN 1526-632X, Vol. 86, nr 11, s. 1053-1059Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of adding endovascular thrombectomy to standard care in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

    METHODS: The cost-effectiveness analysis of endovascular thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke was based on a decision-analytic Markov model. Primary outcomes from ESCAPE, Extending the Time for Thrombolysis in Emergency Neurological Deficits-Intra-Arterial (EXTEND-IA), Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Netherlands (MR CLEAN), Endovascular Revascularization With Solitaire Device Versus Best Medical Therapy in Anterior Circulation Stroke Within 8 Hours (REVASCAT), and Solitaire with the Intention for Thrombectomy as Primary Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke (SWIFT PRIME) along with data from published studies and registries were used in this analysis. We used a health care payer perspective and a lifelong time horizon to estimate costs and effects.

    RESULTS: The model showed that adding thrombectomy with stent retrievers to guideline-based care (including IV thrombolysis) resulted in a gain of 0.40 life-years and 0.99 quality-adjusted life-years along with a cost savings of approximately $221 per patient. The sensitivity analysis showed that the results were not sensitive to changes in uncertain parameters or assumptions.

    CONCLUSIONS: Adding endovascular treatment to standard care resulted in substantial clinical benefits at low costs. The results were consistent throughout irrespective of whether data from ESCAPE, EXTEND-IA, MR CLEAN, REVASCAT, or SWIFT PRIME were used in this model.

    Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2016
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126429 (URN)10.1212/WNL.0000000000002439 (DOI)000371887200012 ()26873954 (PubMedID)
    Anmärkning

    Funding agencies: Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency

    Tillgänglig från: 2016-03-24 Skapad: 2016-03-24 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-11-30
    4. Designing an optimal screening program for unknown atrial fibrillation: a cost-effectiveness analysis.
    Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Designing an optimal screening program for unknown atrial fibrillation: a cost-effectiveness analysis.
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    2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: Europace, ISSN 1099-5129, E-ISSN 1532-2092, Vol. 19, nr 10, s. 1650-1656Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Aims: The primary objective of this study was to use computer simulations to suggest an optimal age for initiation of screening for unknown atrial fibrillation and to evaluate if repeated screening will add value.

    Methods and results: In the absence of relevant clinical studies, this analysis was based on a simulation model. More than two billion different designs of screening programs for unknown atrial fibrillation were simulated and analysed. Data from the published scientific literature and registries were used to construct the model and estimate lifelong effects and costs. Costs and effects generated by 2 147 483 648 different screening designs were calculated and compared. Program designs that implied worse clinical outcome and were less cost-effective compared to other programs were excluded from the analysis. Seven program designs were identified, and considered to be cost effective depending on what the health-care decision makers are ready to pay for gaining a quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). Screening at the age of 75 implied the lowest cost per gained QALY (€4 800/QALY).

    Conclusion: In conclusion, examining the results of more than two billion simulated screening program designs for unknown atrial fibrillation, seven designs were deemed cost-effective depending on how much we are prepared to pay for gaining QALYs. Our results showed that repeated screening for atrial fibrillation implied additional health benefits to a reasonable cost compared to one-off screening.

    Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017
    Nyckelord
    Atrial fibrillation, Cost-utility analysis, Optimization analysis, Screening
    Nationell ämneskategori
    Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
    Identifikatorer
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141557 (URN)10.1093/europace/eux002 (DOI)000412840300006 ()28340009 (PubMedID)
    Anmärkning

    Funding agencies: Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency

    Tillgänglig från: 2017-09-29 Skapad: 2017-09-29 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-10-31
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  • 36.
    Aronsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Carlsson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Levin, Lars-Åke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet.
    Hälsoekonomisk förstudie av digital patologi: Var finns de potentiella vinsterna?2015Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund

    Det pågår en utveckling inom patologiska laboratorier mot en ökad digital lagring och analyser av bilder från vävnadsprover via datorskärm istället för mikroskop. En digital lagring av informationen har en rad potentiella fördelar. Informationen kan läsas av flera personer samtidigt, även på distans, vilket underlättar utnyttjande av expertkunskap och ger möjligheter till ökat kapacitetsutnyttjande. Än så länge finns det endast begränsade tillämpningar i klinisk rutinanvändning. Sverige ligger dock i framkant när det gäller systemutveckling.

    På grund av att digitaliseringen förväntas leda till ökade kostnader i kombination med osäkerhet kring effekterna gör att hälsoekonomiska analyser är efterfrågade. Avsaknad av data kring effekterna av digitalisering har hittills inte tillåtit någon adekvat värdering av hälsoekonomiska aspekter. Trots bristen på effektdata är det hög tid att börja fundera på vad man vill ta reda på, hur det ska gå till, hur förutsättningarna ser ut för att kunna fylla de kunskapsluckor som behöver fyllas.

    Syfte

    Syftet med denna förstudie är att undersöka hur en hälsoekonomisk utvärdering av digital patologi skulle kunna läggas upp, förutsättningarna att göra en sådan utvärdering utifrån tillgängliga data och identifiera behov av kompletterande forskning.

    Metod

    Digitalisering av ett patologilaboratorium omfattar och påverkar stora delar av verksamheten på ett komplext sätt. Därför bör den totala ekonomiska effekten av tidsvinster, som kan bidra till lägre kostnader, liksom tillkommande kostnader på grund av nya arbetsmoment, lagring och ny utrustning studeras. I förstudien har vi undersökt möjligheterna att relatera totalkostnaderna och kostnaderna uppdelade på olika kostnadsslag till standardprodukter vid laboratoriet, i detta fall producerade remissvar respektive glas.

    Den största patientnyttan av en digitalisering förväntas uppstå tack vare kortare svarstider och ökad diagnostisk säkerhet. För att kunna besvara frågan om storleken på patientnyttan behöver specifika tillämpningar (cancertyper) identifieras där digital patologi förmodas göra skillnad jämfört med traditionellt använd teknik. För att i ett tidigt skede försöka identifiera kostnader och vinster med digital patologi användes tre  analysmodeller med olika perspektiv. De tre modellerna är Arbetsflöde och volymer, Nytta ur ett patientperspektiv och Nytta ur ett medicinskt perspektiv. Med hjälp av de tre analysmodellerna har kortsiktiga och långsiktiga potentiella effekter av ett fullskaligt införande analyserats.

    Resultat

    Viktiga uppgifter saknas både om förhållandena idag men framförallt vet vi mycket lite om effekterna av digitalisering. Detta innebär att det i nuläget inte är möjligt att göra exakta beräkningar eller dra välinformerade slutsatser rörande vilka hälsoekonomiska effekter en digitalisering innebär samt säkert bestämma alla typer av data som är relevanta att studera. Med hjälp av modellerna går det redan nu att dra vissa slutsatser. Vi har spekulerat om den potentiella nyttan med en fullskalig digitalisering i två av de tre modellerna. Modell 1 kan användas som utgångspunkt för att analysera en förbättrad arbetsprocess inom patologavdelningen, framförallt är det intressant att försöka mäta processtiden per glas för patologen. Modell 2 kan användas för att studera hur en minskning av väntetiderna för PAD-besked påverkar patienten i form av minskad oro och ångest. Utifrån Modell 3 drar vi slutsatsen att det är osannolikt att eventuellt förkortade väntetider till följd av en digitalisering innebär mätbar medicinsk nytta. Det är dock viktigt att påpeka att vi endast studerat ett exempel där en medicinsk nytta skulle kunna förväntas.

    Studier från USA där försök att skatta kostnadsförändringar pekar mot att huvuddelen av förväntade besparingar görs genom förbättrad produktivitet, men att hela 30 procent av besparingarna förväntas uppstå genom minskad onödig vård som uppstår på grund av felaktiga svar.

    Slutsatser

    • Vetenskapliga utvärderingar av effekter och kostnader av en digitalisering avpatologiska laboratorier, som avser svenska förhållanden, saknas.
    • I dagsläget är det inte möjligt att göra exakta beräkningar eller dra slutsatserrörande hälsoekonomiska effekter av en digitalisering för att basala effektdataoch tillförlitliga kostnadsdata saknas.
    • Med hjälp av tre framtagna modeller går det att dra vissa slutsatser om vilkatyper av data som är relevanta att studera. Modell 1 kan användas för attanalysera en förbättrad arbetsprocess inom patologavdelningen framföralltom det går att visa att tiden per glas för patologen kan minskas. Modell 2 kananvändas för att studera hur en minskning av väntetiderna för PAD-besked påverkar patienten i form av minskad oro och ångest. Modell 3 kan användassom utgångspunkt för att identifiera och analysera situationer i vården där enkortare svarstid kan påverka kliniska beslut.
    • Hur stor patienters livskvalitetsförlust är under väntan på provsvar är ettexempel på data som skulle behöva tas fram i avvaktan på effektdata fråndigitalisering av arbetsprocesserna inom patologin. Likaså behöver redovisningenav kostnader förbättras. Ett tredje område gäller kartläggning aveventuell onödig eller utebliven vård på grund av felaktiga provsvar.
    • Digitaliseringen av patologin behöver studeras hälsoekonomiskt. Om sådanastudier ska bli valida förutsätter det att verksamhetsföreträdare i patologiefterfrågar sådan kunskap, är med och formulerar frågeställningar ochmedverkar i analysarbetet.
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  • 37.
    Aronsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Carlsson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Levin, Lars-Åke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Hager, Jakob
    Region Östergötland, Centrum för kirurgi, ortopedi och cancervård, Kirurgiska kliniken ViN. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Hultcrantz, R.
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Cost-effectiveness of high-sensitivity faecal immunochemical test and colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer2017Ingår i: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 104, nr 8, s. 1078-1086Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Colorectal cancer screening can decrease morbidity and mortality. However, there are widespread differences in the implementation of programmes and choice of strategy. The primary objective of this study was to estimate lifelong costs and health outcomes of two of the currently most preferred methods of screening for colorectal cancer: colonoscopy and sensitive faecal immunochemical test (FIT). Methods: A cost-effectiveness analysis of colorectal cancer screening in a Swedish population was performed using a decision analysis model, based on the design of the Screening of Swedish Colons (SCREESCO) study, and data from the published literature and registries. Lifelong cost and effects of colonoscopy once, colonoscopy every 10 years, FIT twice, FIT biennially and no screening were estimated using simulations. Results: For 1000 individuals invited to screening, it was estimated that screening once with colonoscopy yielded 49 more quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and a cost saving of (sic)64 800 compared with no screening. Similarly, screening twice with FIT gave 26 more QALYs and a cost saving of (sic)17 600. When the colonoscopic screening was repeated every tenth year, 7 additional QALYs were gained at a cost of (sic)189 400 compared with a single colonoscopy. The additional gain with biennial FIT screening was 25 QALYs at a cost of (sic)154 300 compared with two FITs. Conclusion: All screening strategies were cost-effective compared with no screening. Repeated and single screening strategies with colonoscopy were more cost-effective than FIT when lifelong effects and costs were considered. However, other factors such as patient acceptability of the test and availability of human resources also have to be taken into account.

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  • 38.
    Aronsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Persson, Josefine
    Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.
    Blomstrand, Christian
    Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.
    Wester, Per
    University of Umeå, Sweden; Danderyd Hospital Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, Sweden.
    Levin, Lars-Åke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Cost-effectiveness of endovascular thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke2016Ingår i: Neurology, ISSN 0028-3878, E-ISSN 1526-632X, Vol. 86, nr 11, s. 1053-1059Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of adding endovascular thrombectomy to standard care in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

    METHODS: The cost-effectiveness analysis of endovascular thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke was based on a decision-analytic Markov model. Primary outcomes from ESCAPE, Extending the Time for Thrombolysis in Emergency Neurological Deficits-Intra-Arterial (EXTEND-IA), Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Netherlands (MR CLEAN), Endovascular Revascularization With Solitaire Device Versus Best Medical Therapy in Anterior Circulation Stroke Within 8 Hours (REVASCAT), and Solitaire with the Intention for Thrombectomy as Primary Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke (SWIFT PRIME) along with data from published studies and registries were used in this analysis. We used a health care payer perspective and a lifelong time horizon to estimate costs and effects.

    RESULTS: The model showed that adding thrombectomy with stent retrievers to guideline-based care (including IV thrombolysis) resulted in a gain of 0.40 life-years and 0.99 quality-adjusted life-years along with a cost savings of approximately $221 per patient. The sensitivity analysis showed that the results were not sensitive to changes in uncertain parameters or assumptions.

    CONCLUSIONS: Adding endovascular treatment to standard care resulted in substantial clinical benefits at low costs. The results were consistent throughout irrespective of whether data from ESCAPE, EXTEND-IA, MR CLEAN, REVASCAT, or SWIFT PRIME were used in this model.

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  • 39.
    Aronsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Svennberg, Emma
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science, Cardiology Unit, Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Rosenqvist, Mårten
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science, Cardiology Unit, Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Engdahl, Johan
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science, Cardiology Unit, Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Al-Khalili, Faris
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science, Cardiology Unit, Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Friberg, Leif
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science, Cardiology Unit, Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Frykman, Viveka
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science, Cardiology Unit, Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Levin, Lars-Åke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Designing an optimal screening program for unknown atrial fibrillation: a cost-effectiveness analysis.2017Ingår i: Europace, ISSN 1099-5129, E-ISSN 1532-2092, Vol. 19, nr 10, s. 1650-1656Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims: The primary objective of this study was to use computer simulations to suggest an optimal age for initiation of screening for unknown atrial fibrillation and to evaluate if repeated screening will add value.

    Methods and results: In the absence of relevant clinical studies, this analysis was based on a simulation model. More than two billion different designs of screening programs for unknown atrial fibrillation were simulated and analysed. Data from the published scientific literature and registries were used to construct the model and estimate lifelong effects and costs. Costs and effects generated by 2 147 483 648 different screening designs were calculated and compared. Program designs that implied worse clinical outcome and were less cost-effective compared to other programs were excluded from the analysis. Seven program designs were identified, and considered to be cost effective depending on what the health-care decision makers are ready to pay for gaining a quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). Screening at the age of 75 implied the lowest cost per gained QALY (€4 800/QALY).

    Conclusion: In conclusion, examining the results of more than two billion simulated screening program designs for unknown atrial fibrillation, seven designs were deemed cost-effective depending on how much we are prepared to pay for gaining QALYs. Our results showed that repeated screening for atrial fibrillation implied additional health benefits to a reasonable cost compared to one-off screening.

  • 40.
    Arvidsson, Eva
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Broqvist, Mari
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa.
    Bäckman, Karin
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa.
    Carlsson, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa.
    Garpenby, Peter
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa.
    Gustavsson, Erik
    Linköpings universitet, Filosofiska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för kultur och samhälle, Avdelningen för filosofi, historia, konst och religion.
    Lindholm, Lars
    Umeå universitet.
    Nedlund, Ann-Charlotte
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Sandman, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa.
    Tinghög, Gustav
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Nationalekonomi. Linköpings universitet, Filosofiska fakulteten.
    Waldau, Susanne
    Umeå universitet.
    Wiss, Johanna
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Vägen framåt2013Ingår i: Att välja rättvist: om prioriteringar i hälso- och sjukvården / [ed] Per Carlsson, Susanne Waldau, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2013, Vol. Sidorna 207-214, s. 207-214Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Som vi visat har utvecklingen av metoder och strukturer för öppna prioriteringar i Sverige kommit långt. Många frågor återstår likväl. Under vårt arbete med denna bok har vi identifierat ett antal förbättringsområden och utmaningar som vi avslutningsvis vill lyfta fram. Det rör sig om vilka som ska delta i prioriteringarna, tydliggörande av värdegrunden, behov av bättre kunskap, baserad på både vetenskaplig metod och erfarenhet, och fortsatt utveckling av prioriteringsprocesser på olika nivåer och i olika sammanhang. Även om vi i Sverige skulle nå en god enighet kring principer och kriterier för prioriteringar så kommer vi alltid finna många olika sätt att praktiskt lösa specifika prioriteringsproblem.

  • 41.
    Askling, Helena
    et al.
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Shedrawy, Jad
    Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Henriksson, Martin
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för hälso- och sjukvårdsanalys. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Allmän TBE-vaccination ger hälsovinst till rimlig kostnad [Subsidized TBE vaccination appears cost-effective in a life-time perspective]2019Ingår i: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 116Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [sv]

    Beräknat på ett livstidsperspektiv är kostnaden per kvalitetsjusterat levnadsår (QALY) för samhällsfinansierad TBE-vaccination i ett område med TBE-incidens och sjukvårdskostnader motsvarande Stockholms län 28 000–161 000 kronor, beroende på ålder vid vaccinationsstart.

    I hälsoekonomiska analyser bör det tydligt framgå vilket tidsperspektiv som använts när vaccination utvärderas, eftersom detta kan vara avgörande för slutsatserna.

  • 42.
    Atwine, Fortunate
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden; Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). Mbarara, Uganda.
    Hjelm, Katarina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier, Avdelningen för omvårdnad. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Healthcare-seeking behaviour and management of type 2 diabetes: from Ugandan traditional healers’ perspective2016Ingår i: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, E-ISSN 2214-1391, Vol. 5, s. 17-23Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    [Background] Healthcare-seeking behaviour has been investigated to a limited extent in persons with diabetes, and the way traditional healers manage diabetes still needs exploration. [Aim] To explore healthcare-seeking behaviour and management of type 2 diabetes from the perspective of traditional healers in the folk sector to understand how traditional medicine is integrated into the professional health sector. [Design] A qualitative descriptive study. [Method] A purposeful sample of 16 traditional healers known in the area. Data were collected by individual semi-structured interviews. [Findings] Healthcare was sought from the professional health sector, mainly from the public hospitals, before the patients switched to the traditional healers. Reasons for seeking help from traditional healers were mainly chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and the perceived failure of western medicine to manage diabetes. The cost at the healers’ facilities also influenced healthcare seeking because it was perceived to be affordable as it was negotiable and accessible because it was always available. Traditional medicine therapies of patients with diabetes were herbal medicine, nutritional products and counselling, but many patients whose conditions were difficult to manage were told to return to the public hospitals in the professional health sector. [Conclusion] Healthcare seeking was inconsistent in character, with a switch between different healthcare providers. Living conditions including treatment costs, healthcare organization, patients’ health beliefs and general condition seemed to influence healthcare seeking practice.

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  • 43.
    Atwine, Fortunate
    et al.
    School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden; Department of Nursing, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mbarara, Uganda.
    Hultsjö, Sally
    School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
    Albin, Björn
    School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
    Hjelm, Katarina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier, Hälsa, Aktivitet, Vård (HAV). Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Health-care seeking behaviour and the use of traditional medicine among persons with type 2 diabetes in south-western Uganda: a study of focus group interviews2015Ingår i: Pan African Medical Journal, E-ISSN 1937-8688, Vol. 20, nr 76Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: health-care seeking behaviour is important as it determines acceptance of health care and outcomes of chronic conditions but it has been investigated to a limited extent among persons with diabetes in developing countries. The purpose of the study was to describe health-care seeking behaviour and understand reasons for using therapies offered by traditional healers.

    Methods: descriptive study using focus-group interviews. Three purposive focus-groups were conducted in 2011 of 10 women and 7 men aged 39–72 years in Uganda. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and qualitatively analysed according to a method described for focus-groups.

    Results: reasons for seeking help from traditional healers were symptoms related to diabetes such as polydipsia, fatigue and decreased sensitivity in lower limbs. Failure of effect from western medicine was also reported. Treatment was described to be unknown extracts, of locally made products taken as herbs or food, and participants had sought help from different health facilities with the help of relatives and friends.

    Conclusion: the pattern of seeking care was inconsistent, with a switch between different health care providers under the influence of the popular and folk sectors. Despite beliefs in using different healthcare providers seeking complementary and alternative medicine, participants still experienced many physical health problems related to diabetes complications. Health professionals need to be aware of the risk of switches between different health care providers, and develop strategies to initiate health promotion interventions to include in the care actors of significance to the patient from the popular, folk and professional sectors, to maintain continuity of effective diabetes care.

  • 44.
    Augustsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Procome Research Group, Medical Management Centre, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden. hanna.augustsson@ki.se; Unit for Implementation and Evaluation, Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine (CES), Stockholm Region, SE 171 29, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Ingvarsson, Sara
    Procome Research Group, Medical Management Centre, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nilsen, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    von Thiele Schwarz, Ulrica
    Procome Research Group, Medical Management Centre, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden; School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    Muli, Irene
    Unit for Implementation and Evaluation, Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine (CES), Stockholm Region, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Dervish, Jessica
    Unit for Implementation and Evaluation, Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine (CES), Stockholm Region, Sweden.
    Hasson, Henna
    Procome Research Group, Medical Management Centre, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden; Unit for Implementation and Evaluation, Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine (CES), Stockholm Region, Sweden.
    Determinants for the use and de-implementation of low-value care in health care: a scoping review2021Ingår i: Implementation Science Communications, E-ISSN 2662-2211, Vol. 2, nr 1, artikel-id 13Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: A considerable proportion of interventions provided to patients lack evidence of their effectiveness. This implies that patients may receive ineffective, unnecessary or even harmful care. However, despite some empirical studies in the field, there has been no synthesis of determinants impacting the use of low-value care (LVC) and the process of de-implementing LVC.

    Aim: The aim was to identify determinants influencing the use of LVC, as well as determinants for de-implementation of LVC practices in health care.

    Methods: A scoping review was performed based on the framework by Arksey and O’Malley. We searched four scientific databases, conducted snowball searches of relevant articles and hand searched the journal Implementation Science for peer-reviewed journal articles in English. Articles were included if they were empirical studies reporting on determinants for the use of LVC or de-implementation of LVC. The abstract review and the full-text review were conducted in duplicate and conflicting decisions were discussed until consensus was reached. Data were charted using a piloted data charting form and the determinants were inductively coded and categorised in an iterative process conducted by the project group.

    Results: In total, 101 citations were included in the review. Of these, 92 reported on determinants for the use of LVC and nine on determinants for de-implementation. The studies were conducted in a range of health care settings and investigated a variety of LVC practices with LVC medication prescriptions, imaging and screening procedures being the most common. The identified determinants for the use of LVC as well as for de-implementation of LVC practices broadly concerned: patients, professionals, outer context, inner context, process and evidence and LVC practice. The results were discussed in relation to the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research.

    Conclusion: The identified determinants largely overlap with existing implementation frameworks, although patient expectations and professionals’ fear of malpractice appear to be more prominent determinants for the use and de-implementation of LVC. Thus, existing implementation determinant frameworks may require adaptation to be transferable to de-implementation. Strategies to reduce the use of LVC should specifically consider determinants for the use and de-implementation of LVC.

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  • 45.
    Augustsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Ctr Epidemiol & Community Med CES, Sweden.
    Morici, Belen Casales
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Hasson, Henna
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Ctr Epidemiol & Community Med CES, Sweden.
    Schwarz, Ulrica von Thiele
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Malardalen Univ, Sweden.
    Schalling, Sara Korlen
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Ingvarsson, Sara
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Wijk, Hanna
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Roczniewska, Marta
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Nilsen, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    National governance of de-implementation of low-value care: a qualitative study in Sweden2022Ingår i: Health Research Policy and Systems, ISSN 1478-4505, E-ISSN 1478-4505, Vol. 20, nr 1, artikel-id 92Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background The de-implementation of low-value care (LVC) is important to improving patient and population health, minimizing patient harm and reducing resource waste. However, there is limited knowledge about how the de-implementation of LVC is governed and what challenges might be involved. In this study, we aimed to (1) identify key stakeholders activities in relation to de-implementing LVC in Sweden at the national governance level and (2) identify challenges involved in the national governance of the de-implementation of LVC. Methods We used a purposeful sampling strategy to identify stakeholders in Sweden having a potential role in governing the de-implementation of LVC at a national level. Twelve informants from nine stakeholder agencies/organizations were recruited using snowball sampling. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, transcribed and analysed using inductive thematic analysis. Results Four potential activities for governing the de-implementation of LVC at a national level were identified: recommendations, health technology assessment, control over pharmaceutical products and a national system for knowledge management. Challenges involved included various vested interests that result in the maintenance of LVC and a low overall priority of working with the de-implementation of LVC compared with the implementation of new evidence. Ambiguous evidence made it difficult to clearly determine whether a practice was LVC. Unclear roles, where none of the stakeholders perceived that they had a formal mandate to govern the de-implementation of LVC, further contributed to the challenges involved in governing that de-implementation. Conclusions Various activities were performed to govern the de-implementation of LVC at a national level in Sweden; however, these were limited and had a lower priority relative to the implementation of new methods. Challenges involved relate to unfavourable change incentives, ambiguous evidence, and unclear roles to govern the de-implementation of LVC. Addressing these challenges could make the national-level governance of de-implementation more systematic and thereby help create favourable conditions for reducing LVC in healthcare.

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  • 46.
    Ax, Anna-Karin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för omvårdnad och reproduktiv hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Centrum för kirurgi, ortopedi och cancervård, Onkologiska kliniken US.
    Husberg, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Johansson, Birgitta
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden; Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Demmelmaier, Ingrid
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden; Univ Agder, Norway.
    Berntsen, Sveinung
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden; Univ Agder, Norway.
    Sjövall, Katarina
    Kristianstad Univ, Sweden.
    Börjeson, Sussanne
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för omvårdnad och reproduktiv hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Nordin, Karin
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Davidson, Thomas
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för samhälle och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Long-term resource utilisation and associated costs of exercise during (neo)adjuvant oncological treatment: the Phys-Can project2022Ingår i: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, E-ISSN 1651-226X, Vol. 61, nr 7, s. 888-896Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Exercise during oncological treatment is beneficial to patient health and can counteract the side effects of treatment. Knowledge of the societal costs associated with an exercise intervention, however, is limited. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the long-term resource utilisation and societal costs of an exercise intervention conducted during (neo)adjuvant oncological treatment in a randomised control trial (RCT) versus usual care (UC), and to compare high-intensity (HI) versus low-to-moderate intensity (LMI) exercise in the RCT. Methods We used data from the Physical Training and Cancer (Phys-Can) project. In the RCT, 577 participants were randomised to HI or to LMI of combined endurance and resistance training for 6 months, during oncological treatment. The project also included 89 participants with UC in a longitudinal observational study. We measured at baseline and after 18 months. Resource utilisation and costs of the exercise intervention, health care, and productivity loss were compared using analyses of covariance (RCT vs. UC) and t test (HI vs. LMI). Results Complete data were available for 619 participants (RCT HI: n = 269, LMI: n = 265, and UC: n = 85). We found no difference in total societal costs between the exercise intervention groups in the RCT and UC. However, participants in the RCT had lower rates of disability pension days (p < .001), corresponding costs (p = .001), and pharmacy costs (p = .018) than the UC group. Nor did we find differences in resource utilisation or costs between HI and LMI exercise int the RCT. Conclusion Our study showed no difference in total societal costs between the comprehensive exercise intervention and UC or between the exercise intensities. This suggests that exercise, with its well-documented health benefits during oncological treatment, produces neither additional costs nor savings.

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  • 47.
    Axelsson, Karin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Informatik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Melin, Ulf
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Informatik. Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan.
    Contextual Factors Influencing Health Information Systems Implementation in Public Sector: Investigating the Explanatory Power of Critical Success Factors2014Ingår i: Electronic Government: 13th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, EGOV 2014, Dublin, Ireland, September 1-3, 2014, Proceedings / [ed] Marijn Janssen, Hans Jochen Scholl, Maria A. Wimmer, Frank Bannister, Springer, 2014, s. 59-71Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, we approach the field of critical success factors (CSF) by analyzing a successful case of IT implementation within the public health sector. The purpose of the paper is to gain further understanding of if and how well CSFs can explain a successful case. The main conclusion drawn is that even though the studied organization shows signs of common CSFs, this alone cannot explain the success. An important contribution from this study is thus the focus on contextual factors when trying to understand what makes an implementation project successful.

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  • 48.
    Barbabella, Francesco
    et al.
    National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy.
    Efthymiou, Areti
    Eurocarers, Belgium.
    Poli, Arianna
    National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy.
    Lancioni, Cristina
    National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy.
    Andréasson, Frida
    Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (NKA), Sweden.
    Salzmann, Benjamin
    National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy.
    Hanson, Elizabeth
    Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (NKA).
    Döhner, Hanneli
    Eurocarers, Belgium.
    Goodwin, Frank
    Eurocarers, Belgium.
    Lamura, Giovanni
    National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy.
    A multilingual web platform supporting informal carers in 27 EU member states2015Ingår i: Broader, bigger, better: AAL solutions for Europe. Proceedings of the 6th AAL Forum 2014 / [ed] Adrian Curaj & Ioana Trif, Bucharest: UEFISCDI , 2015, s. 169-172Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Informal care is a hot topic in research and policy agendas at European and national level, since it greatly contributes to the sustainability and efficiency of national health care systems. A specific intervention – part of the wider INNOVAGE project funded by FP7 – was planned for developing and testing a new multilingual web platform for informal carers of dependent older people in the EU-27. Preliminary results of the pilot study, conducted in Italy, Germany and Sweden will be discussed. The final platform will be accessible in all official languages of the EU-27 and publicly available in spring 2015.

  • 49.
    Baunwall, Simon Mark Dahl
    et al.
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Terveer, Elisabeth M.
    Leiden Univ Med Ctr, Netherlands; Leiden Univ Med Ctr, Netherlands.
    Dahlerup, Jens Frederik
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Erikstrup, Christian
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Arkkila, Perttu
    Helsinki Univ Hosp, Finland; Univ Helsinki, Finland.
    Vehreschild, Maria J. G. T.
    Univ Hosp Frankfurt, Germany; ESCMID Study Grp Host & Microbiota Interact ESGHA, Switzerland; Univ Cologne, Germany; German Ctr Infect Res DZIF, Germany.
    Ianiro, Gianluca
    Fdn Policlin Univ Gemelli IRCCS, Italy.
    Gasbarrini, Antonio
    Fdn Policlin Univ Gemelli IRCCS, Italy.
    Sokol, Harry
    Sorbonne Univ, France; AgroParisTech, France; French Grp Faecal Microbiota Transplantat GFTF, France.
    Kump, Patrizia K.
    Med Univ Graz, Austria.
    Satokari, Reetta
    Univ Helsinki, Finland.
    De Looze, Danny
    Ghent Univ Hosp, Belgium.
    Vermeire, Severine
    Katholieke Univ Leuven, Belgium; Katholieke Univ Leuven, Belgium.
    Nakov, Radislav
    Tsaritsa Yoanna Univ Hosp, Bulgaria.
    Brezina, Jan
    Inst Clin & Expt Med, Czech Republic.
    Helms, Morten
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp Hvidovre, Denmark.
    Kjeldsen, Jens
    Odense Univ Hosp, Denmark; Univ Southern Denmark, Denmark.
    Rode, Anne A.
    Zealand Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Kousgaard, Sabrina Just
    Aalborg Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Alric, Laurent
    IRD Toulouse 3 Univ, France.
    Trang-Poisson, Caroline
    Hop Hotel Dieu, France.
    Scanzi, Julien
    French Grp Faecal Microbiota Transplantat GFTF, France; Ctr Hosp Thiers, France.
    Link, Alexander
    Otto von Guericke Univ, Germany.
    Stallmach, Andreas
    Jena Univ Hosp, Germany.
    Kupcinskas, Juozas
    Lithuanian Univ Hlth Sci, Lithuania; Lithuanian Univ Hlth Sci, Lithuania.
    Johnsen, Peter Holger
    Univ Hosp North Norway Harstad, Norway.
    Garborg, Kjetil
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway; Univ Oslo, Norway.
    Rodriguez, Eugenia Sanchez
    Hosp Univ Ramon y Cajal, Spain.
    Serrander, Lena
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för inflammation och infektion. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Diagnostikcentrum, Klinisk mikrobiologi.
    Brummer, Robert J.
    Orebro Univ, Sweden.
    Galperine, Katerina Tatiana
    French Grp Faecal Microbiota Transplantat GFTF, France; Univ Lausanne, Switzerland.
    Goldenberg, Simon D.
    Kings Coll London, England; Guys & St Thomas NHS Fdn Trust, England.
    Mullish, Benjamin H.
    Imperial Coll London, England.
    Williams, Horace Rt
    Imperial Coll London, England.
    Iqbal, Tariq H.
    Univ Birmingham, England.
    Ponsioen, Cyriel
    Amsterdam Univ Med Ctr, Netherlands.
    Kuijper, Ed J.
    Leiden Univ Med Ctr, Netherlands; ESCMID Study Grp Host & Microbiota Interact ESGHA, Switzerland; Leiden Univ Med Ctr, Netherlands; Leiden Univ Med Ctr, Netherlands; Natl Inst Publ Hlth & Environm, Netherlands.
    Cammarota, Giovanni
    Fdn Policlin Univ Gemelli IRCCS, Italy.
    Keller, Josbert J.
    Leiden Univ Med Ctr, Netherlands; Haaglanden Med Ctr, Netherlands; Leiden Univ Med Ctr, Netherlands.
    Hvas, Christian Lodberg
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    The use of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in Europe: A Europe-wide survey2021Ingår i: The Lancet Regional Health: Europe, E-ISSN 2666-7762, Vol. 9, artikel-id 100181Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an emerging treatment modality, but its current clinical use and organisation are unknown. We aimed to describe the clinical use, conduct, and potential for FMT in Europe. Methods: We invited all hospital-based FMT centres within the European Council member states to answer a web-based questionnaire covering their clinical activities, organisation, and regulation of FMT in 2019. Responders were identified from trials registered at clinicaltrials.gov and from the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) working group for stool banking and FMT. Findings: In 2019, 31 FMT centres from 17 countries reported a total of 1,874 (median 25, quartile 10.64) FMT procedures; 1,077 (57%) with Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) as indication, 791 (42%) with experimental indications, and 6 (0.3%) unaccounted for. Adjusted to population size, 0.257 per 100,000 population received FMT for CDI and 0-189 per 100,000 population for experimental indications. With estimated 12,400 (6,100-8,500) annual cases of multiple, recurrent CDI and indication for FMT in Europe, the current European FMT activity covers approximately 10% of the patients with indication. The participating centres demonstrated high safety standards and adherence to international consensus guidelines. Formal or informal regulation from health authorities was present at 21 (68%) centres. Interpretation: FMT is a widespread routine treatment for multiple, recurrent CDI and an experimental treatment. Embedded within hospital settings, FMT centres operate with high standards across Europe to provide safe FMT. A significant gap in FMT coverage suggests the need to raise clinical awareness and increase the FMT activity in Europe by at least 10-fold to meet the true, indicated need. (C) 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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  • 50.
    Bea, Sara
    Science Technology and Innovation Studies, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
    No Heroics, Please: Mapping Deceased Donation Practices in a Catalan Hospital2017Doktorsavhandling, monografi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis presents an in-depth ethnographic mapping of deceased donation in a Catalan hospital. A unique site in terms of leading edge technoscientific practices, high rates of donation and its consolidated specialised team of transplant coordinators (TCs). The thesis situates donation as an embedded medical practice and traces the practicalities and specificities of making donation a possibility at the hospital. The empirical accounts offer a distinctive contribution that complements and challenges existing social sciences literature about donation. The latter have predominantly focused on donation as a controversial practice through highlighting the emotional experiences of donors’ families and individual medical practitioners involved. This empirical investigation mobilises, and further develops, STS material semiotics tools to provide an account of donation enacted as both procurement and healthcare. Ethnographic insights illustrate the shifting processes of mutual inclusion and exclusion that underpin the trajectory of integrating donation as a routinized hospital practice, along the recurring set of enduring tensions. This is achieved by following the work of TCs along the stages of donor detection, evaluation, maintenance, consent request and organ extraction. Crucially, the analytical focus decenters the individual actors’ perspectives, broadening the scope of the inquiry and making visible the complex sociomaterial arrangements that take place, inside and outside the hospital, which are rendered as a gradual process of assembling donations. Families’ consent to donation is essential but it is decentered, it is neither that which starts a donation process nor the only factor that contributes to the assembling of a donation process. Unlike available anthropological and sociological studies of donation this work is not about documenting the reductionist transition from patient to donor, whole to parts, person to thing and denouncing the fall from subject to object reified in donation practices. The emphasis here is on tracing the overlap between donors as patients, thus the analysis shows the shifting enactments of the embedded donor/patient configuration, which includes the donor/body, donor/person and donor/corpse figures simultaneously along the donation process. The intervention of bodies as active entities is examined through a speculative and pragmatic elucidation on the situated and relational enactments of responsive bodies and organs. This thesis contributes to contemporary re/articulations of materiality and agency through the lens of distributed joint action and entangled actors from a nonanthropomorphic stance. The research also contributes to current policy debates in the UK, and in Scotland in particular, that propose to tackle the national problem of low donation rates with a legislative move to an opt-out system for donation. It offers robust empirical evidence to contest the dominant organ shortage problematisation that is reduced to the legal polarity of either opting in or out of donation. I suggest that questions about increasing donation rates cannot be restricted to the domain of individual choice as this excludes the situated medical practices that enable the choice of donation in the first place.

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