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Karlsson, Ingela
Publications (10 of 13) Show all publications
Ekberg Andersson, A., Karlsson, I. & Persenius Wentzel, M. (2016). Collaboration between researchers and librarians. In: : . Paper presented at EAHIL 2016 European Association of Health Libraries Association, Sevilla 6-11 juni 2016.
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-46655 (URN)
Conference
EAHIL 2016 European Association of Health Libraries Association, Sevilla 6-11 juni 2016
Available from: 2016-10-13 Created: 2016-10-13 Last updated: 2019-10-21Bibliographically approved
Persenius, M., Glawing, G., Hermansson, H.-B. & Karlsson, I. (2014). Elderly Persons Aged 80 Years and Older and Their Nutritional Status. Open Journal of Nursing, 4(5), 356-365
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2014 (English)In: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 4, no 5, p. 356-365Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34040 (URN)
Available from: 2014-10-06 Created: 2014-10-06 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Theander, K., Hasselgren, M., Luhr, K., Eckerblad, J., Unosson, M. & Karlsson, I. (2014). Symptoms and impact of symptoms on function and health in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart failure in primary health care. The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 9, 785-794
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2014 (English)In: The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ISSN 1176-9106, E-ISSN 1178-2005, Vol. 9, p. 785-794Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic heart failure (CHF) seem to have several symptoms in common that impact health. However, methodological differences make this difficult to compare.

AIM: Comparisons of symptoms, impact of symptoms on function and health between patients with COPD and CHF in primary health care (PHC).

METHOD: The study is cross sectional, including patients with COPD (n=437) and CHF (n=388), registered in the patient administrative systems of PHC. The patients received specific questionnaires--the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale, the Medical Research Council dyspnea scale, and the Fatigue Impact Scale--by mail and additional questions about psychological and physical health.

RESULTS: The mean age was 70 ± 10 years and 78 ± 10 years for patients with COPD and CHF respectively (P=0.001). Patients with COPD (n=273) experienced more symptoms (11 ± 7.5) than the CHF patients (n=211) (10 ± 7.6). The most prevalent symptoms for patients with COPD were dyspnea, cough, and lack of energy. For patients with CHF, the most prevalent symptoms were dyspnea, lack of energy, and difficulty sleeping. Experience of dyspnea, cough, dry mouth, feeling irritable, worrying, and problems with sexual interest or activity were more common in patients with COPD while the experience of swelling of arms or legs was more common among patients with CHF. When controlling for background characteristics, there were no differences regarding feeling irritable, worrying, and sexual problems. There were no differences in impact of symptoms or health.

CONCLUSION: Patients with COPD and CHF seem to experience similar symptoms. There were no differences in how the patients perceived their functioning according to their cardinal symptoms; dyspnea and fatigue, and health. An intervention for both groups of patients to optimize the management of symptoms and improve function is probably more relevant in PHC than focusing on separate diagnosis groups.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34020 (URN)10.2147/COPD.S62563 (DOI)000339847200001 ()25071370 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2014-10-05 Created: 2014-10-05 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Persenius, M., Ekberg Andersson, A. & Karlsson, I. (2014). The use of Grounded theory in Swedish doctoral theses: a literarure review. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic conference in nursing research, methods and network for the future, Odense Danmark 10-12 juni.
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32984 (URN)
Conference
Nordic conference in nursing research, methods and network for the future, Odense Danmark 10-12 juni
Available from: 2014-06-27 Created: 2014-06-27 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsen Grøndahl, V., Hall-Lord, M.-L., Karlsson, I., Appelgren, J. & Wilde Larsson, B. (2013). Exploring patient satisfaction predictors in relation to a theoretical model. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 26(1), 37-54
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2013 (English)In: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, ISSN 0952-6862, E-ISSN 1758-6542, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 37-54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013
Keywords
Patient satisfaction, Healthcare quality, Public health service, Norway, Service delivery
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-9160 (URN)10.1108/09526861311288631 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-01-11 Created: 2012-01-11 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsen Grøndahl, V., Wilde Larsson, B., Karlsson, I. & Hall-Lord, M.-L. (2013). Patients' experiences of care quality and satisfaction satisfaction during hospital stay: a qualitative study. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 1(1), 185-192
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2013 (English)In: European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, ISSN 2052-5656, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 185-192Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Rationale, aim and objectives: Patients experiencing high care quality and satisfied patients are more likely to follow treatments. Patient satisfaction is an important contributor to physical and mental health-related quality of life. Research emphasises the need to further study satisfaction from the patients’ perspective. The aim was to describe patients’ experiences of care quality and the relation to their satisfaction during hospital stay. 

Methods: A qualitative descriptive design was used. Interviews were conducted with 22 patients discharged from hospital. Data was analysed by conventional content analysis.

Results: Four categories and seven subcategories describing patients’ experiences of care quality and the relation to their satisfaction emerged. Desire to regain health comprised waiting for treatment, being cured, having hopes of being cured and described the treatment and health outcome of hospitalisation. Need to be met in a professional way as a unique person comprised receiving personalized knowledge, receiving healthcare by competent healthcare personnel and described the way patients need to be met by healthcare personnel. Need to be involved comprised taking responsibility for own health, leaving responsibility for own health and concerned the patients’ way of handling hospitalisation. Need to have balance between privacy and companionship concerned the relationship to fellow patients.

Conclusions: Health condition is of great importance to patients’ experiences of quality of care and their satisfaction in relation to hospital stay. The healthcare personnel need to be aware that seriously ill patients may never be completely satisfied. Furthermore, healthcare personnel must do their utmost to provide the patients with person-centered care.  Hospital managers must consider the design of wards with respect to such matters as multiple-bed versus single-bed rooms and heads of nursing must carefully plan each patient’s accommodation.

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-9307 (URN)10.5750/ejpch.v1i1.650 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-01-24 Created: 2012-01-24 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsen Grøndahl, V., Wilde Larsson, B., Hall-Lord, M.-L. & Karlsson, I. (2011). A pattern approach to analysing patients’ satisfaction and quality of care perceptions in hospital. The International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 1(4), 766-775
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2011 (English)In: The International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, ISSN 2043-7730, E-ISSN 2043-7749, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 766-775Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-9145 (URN)
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsen Grøndahl, V., Karlsson, I., Hall-Lord, M.-L., Appelgren, J. & Wilde-Larsson, B. (2011). Quality of care from patients' perspective: impact of the combination of person-related and external objective care conditions. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(17/18), 2540-2551
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2011 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 20, no 17/18, p. 2540-2551Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims and objectives. To describe patients' perceptions of quality of care and to explore combinations of person-related and external objective care conditions as potential predictors of these perceptions. Background. Several studies have examined various single factors of person-related and external objective care conditions in relation to quality of care. None of these has included the effect of over-occupancy on patients' perception of quality of care. Furthermore, little is known about how combinations of different factors are related to each other and to the perception of quality of care using multivariate analysis. Design. A cross-sectional design. Method. A total of 528 patients (83·7%) from 12 medical, surgical or medical-surgical wards in five hospitals in Norway participated. Perceptions of quality of care and person-related conditions were measured with the 'Quality from Patient's Perspective' instrument. Data on external objective care conditions was collected from ward statistics provided by head nurses. Multivariate general linear modelling was used ( p < 0·05). Results. The combination of person-related and external objective care conditions revealed five factors that predict patients' perception of quality of care. Three of these are person-related conditions: sex, age and self-reported psychological well-being and two of them are external objective care conditions: RNs (headcount) on the wards and frequency of over-occupancy. These five factors explained 55% of the model. Patients rated the quality of care high. Conclusions. Sex, age, psychological well-being, frequency of over-occupancy and the number of RNs are important factors that must be emphasised if patients are to perceive the quality of care as high. Relevance to clinical practice. Head nurses and healthcare authorities must continually prepare the wards for over-occupancy and they must consider the number of RNs working on the wards.

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-9305 (URN)10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03810.x (DOI)000293748900016 ()
Available from: 2012-01-24 Created: 2012-01-24 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsen Grøndahl, V., Hall-Lord, M.-L., Karlsson, I. & Wilde-Larsson, B. (2010). Predictors of patients' satisfaction - basis for quality improvement work in hospital. Paper presented at 11th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Sciences (EDCNS), Berlin, Germany, 17-18 september, 2010. Paper presented at 11th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Sciences (EDCNS), Berlin, Germany, 17-18 september, 2010.
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2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10322 (URN)
Conference
11th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Sciences (EDCNS), Berlin, Germany, 17-18 september, 2010
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Grøndahl Abrahamsen, V., Wilde-Larsson, B., Hall-Lord, M.-L. & Karlsson, I. (2010). Predictors of patients' satisfaction - basis for quality improvement work in hospitals. In: : . Paper presented at European doctoral conference in nursing science (EDCNS), Berlin, Tyskland, 17-18 september.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Predictors of patients' satisfaction - basis for quality improvement work in hospitals
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-12728 (URN)
Conference
European doctoral conference in nursing science (EDCNS), Berlin, Tyskland, 17-18 september
Available from: 2012-04-02 Created: 2012-04-02 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
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