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Larsson Lund, Maria
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Larsson, E., Larsson Lund, M. & Nilsson, I. (2017). Developing social contact and participation in social activities: Seniors experiences from a social Internet-based intervention process. Gerontechnology, 16(2), 101-108
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing social contact and participation in social activities: Seniors experiences from a social Internet-based intervention process
2017 (English)In: Gerontechnology, ISSN 1569-1101, E-ISSN 1569-111X, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 101-108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To explore seniors’ experiences of the intervention process after participating in a social internet-based occupational therapy intervention.

Method: A qualitative interview study was conducted. Twelve women and 3 men (66–87 years old), from the completed intervention study participated. The study was placed in northern Sweden. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. The interviews were analyzed using the constant comparative method, and two categories with subcategories were generated in the analysis.

Results: The seniors experienced a need to participate in social internet-based activities (SIBAs) due to their decline in social activities and the ever-increasing digitalization of society. In the intervention process, the seniors’ experiences reflected two divergent directions. The first consisted of seniors who had experiences of being hampered in participating in the SIBAs in the intervention process. They did not completely reach their intervention goals, but they did describe increased ability to use SIBAs and increased self-reliance. The other direction of the process reflected experiences of reaching their goals in the intervention, and they developed habitual participation in SIBAs as well as increased participation in social activities outside the Internet.

Conclusion: The social internet-based intervention can support seniors to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from participating in SIBAs. By participating in SIBAs, the seniors might enrich their social activities and social contacts both on the Internet and outside, if the intervention is individually targeted to meet their needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
the International Society for Gerontechnology, 2017
Keywords
Loneliness, occupational therapy, social media, social activities, internet-based intervention, seniors, social contacts
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Research subject
Occupational therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114432 (URN)10.4017/gt.2017.16.2.005.00 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-01-18 Created: 2016-01-18 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
Kassberg, A.-C., Malinowsky, C., Jacobsson, L. & Larsson Lund, M. (2013). Ability to manage everyday technology after acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 27(13-14), 1583-1588
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ability to manage everyday technology after acquired brain injury
2013 (English)In: Brain Injury, ISSN 0269-9052, E-ISSN 1362-301X, Vol. 27, no 13-14, p. 1583-1588Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To investigate and describe how persons with an acquired brain injury (ABI) manage everyday technology (ET) in their daily activities and to explore whether the ability to manage ET was related to the severity of the disability. Method: Eighty-one persons with ABI were observed while managing ET by using the Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META). The Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOSE) was used to assess the severity of disability after the ABI. A computer application of a Rasch measurement model was used to generate measures of the participants' ability to manage ET and the measures were compared groupwise with analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Results: The degree of severity of disability had a significant main effect on the ability to manage ET. The groups with severe and moderate disability exhibited a significantly lower ability to manage ET compared to the group with good recovery. Conclusion: The result indicates that the ability to manage ET in daily activities can be related to the global severity of disability after ABI. This demonstrates the importance of considering the ability to manage ET to support the performance of activities at home, at work and in society in persons with ABI.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
Assessment and outcome, brain injuries, technology
National Category
Neurology Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84508 (URN)10.3109/02699052.2013.837196 (DOI)000327503400012 ()
Available from: 2014-01-15 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Larsson, E., Larsson Lund, M. & Nilsson, I. (2013). Internet Based Activities (IBAs): Seniors' experiences of the conditions required for the performance of and the influence of these conditions on their own participation in society. Educational gerontology, 39(3), 155-167
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Internet Based Activities (IBAs): Seniors' experiences of the conditions required for the performance of and the influence of these conditions on their own participation in society
2013 (English)In: Educational gerontology, ISSN 0360-1277, E-ISSN 1521-0472, Vol. 39, no 3, p. 155-167Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The digital gap is a threat to the participation of senior citizens in society, as a large proportion of seniors are not involved in Internet based activities (IBAs). To be able to overcome this disadvantage for seniors, there is a need to both learn more about the conditions that make seniors start performing IBAs and to be able to provide them with the most beneficial professional interventions. The aim of this study was to explore and describe seniors' experiences with IBAs. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 10 seniors (aged: 66-82 years) with a variety of experiences with IBAs, and the interviews were analyzed with the constant comparative method. The results reveal three categories that describe the experiences of the established performers, the new performers of IBAs in the process of starting out, and the nonperformers. The variations in performance were influenced by the meaning that the performance of IBAs had for the seniors. In addition, the seniors were affected by several other conditionssuch as the support available in their environment, including access to knowledgeas this could encourage them to develop their performance. Basic aspects, such as having access to a computer and to the Internet had been arranged for the performers of IBAs. The different ways of performing IBAs, revealed in the three categories, influenced how the seniors viewed their opportunities to participate in society. The conclusion highlights the finding that professionals should consider a multitude of conditions when introducing seniors to the performance of meaningful IBAs.

National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-65275 (URN)10.1080/03601277.2012.699833 (DOI)000323500500002 ()
External cooperation:
Available from: 2013-02-06 Created: 2013-02-06 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Larsson, E., Nilsson, I. & Larsson Lund, M. (2013). Participation in social internet-based activities: five seniors' intervention processes. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 20(6), 471-480
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Participation in social internet-based activities: five seniors' intervention processes
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 20, no 6, p. 471-480Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To explore how client-centred occupational therapy intervention processes for participation in meaningful Social Internet-Based Activities (SIBAs) can be designed, and to explore the influences of participation in SIBAs on seniors' social activities and social contacts. Method: A qualitative, descriptive, multiple-case study was conducted, and an intervention was provided to the five participants, who were aged 65-85. Data were collected through assessment tools, field notes, and interviews. Results: The participants' needs and challenges related to SIBAs varied during the intervention processes. Individual-adapted support was provided for the seniors (by the occupational therapist) to managing the introduction to different SIBAs, their appearance on the internet, and the lack of privacy. The association between the seniors' participation in SIBAs and their satisfaction with these activities, as well as their social contacts, requires further exploration. Conclusions: Client-centred occupational therapy interventions can support seniors' participation in SIBAs and their self-reliance when performing these activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
multiple case study, individual-adapted support, client-centred
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85567 (URN)10.3109/11038128.2013.839001 (DOI)000328280300009 ()24074300 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84886795975 (Scopus ID)
Funder
EU, European Research CouncilSwedish Research Council, 2006-21576-36119-66
Available from: 2014-02-07 Created: 2014-02-06 Last updated: 2018-08-28Bibliographically approved
Kassberg, A.-C., Prellwitz, M. & Larsson Lund, M. (2013). The challenges of everyday technology in the workplace for persons with acquired brain injury. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 20(4), 272-281
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The challenges of everyday technology in the workplace for persons with acquired brain injury
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 272-281Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To explore and describe how persons with an acquired brain injury (ABI) managed the everyday technology (ET) that they needed to use in their workplace and how this use influences their opportunities to work. Methods: Nine persons with an ABI were interviewed and observed when managing ET in their workplace. The data were analysed qualitatively with a constant comparative method. Results: The main category, "The challenge of managing ET in the workplace", consisted of three categories, all of which reflected different kinds of discrepancies between the participants' ability to manage ET and the demands that ET imposes on them in work: "Struggling with ET to be able to continue to work; "Depending on strategies to cope with ET to continue in a particular profession", and "Managing ET at work but concerned about keeping up with the changes". Conclusions: The result revealed discrepancies between the abilities of the persons with ABI to manage ET in relation to the demands that technology imposed on them in their work setting. This indicated that professionals need to consider the role of ET when designing interventions supporting a person's return to work after an ABI.

Keywords
work, technology, outcome assessment, occupational therapy, brain injuries
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79048 (URN)10.3109/11038128.2012.734330 (DOI)000321010600005 ()
Available from: 2014-03-05 Created: 2013-08-06 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Larsson Lund, M., Lövgren Engström, A.-L. & Lexell, J. (2012). Response actions to difficulties in using everyday technology after acquired brain injury. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 19(2), 164-175
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Response actions to difficulties in using everyday technology after acquired brain injury
2012 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 164-175Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: People with acquired brain injury (ABI) have difficulties using everyday technology (ET) in daily tasks at home and in society. To support them in managing the demands imposed by using ET, knowledge is needed concerning their response actions to the difficulties. The aim of this study was to explore and describe what characterizes response actions to difficulties using ET, their conditions, and how they influence the experiences of tasks in daily life among people with ABI. Methods: Interviews and observations were undertaken with 13 persons with an ABI. Data were analysed qualitatively using the constant comparative method. Results: The participants' response actions were categorized as (i) deliberate and organized planning, (ii) random and inflexible repeating (iii), re-evaluating tasks, (iv) explaining difficulties related to others, and (iv) proving and protecting capability. Certain conditions were decisive for the different response actions to be applied and also for their effectiveness in enabling engagement in tasks in daily life. Each participant used several types of response actions and the same action could be applied in several situations. Conclusion: To support people with an ABI to manage the demands imposed by using ET, it is important to identify the uniqueness of each client and his or her response actions to difficulties using ET and thereafter adjust the interventions accordingly.

National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-53255 (URN)10.3109/11038128.2011.582651 (DOI)000300557000006 ()
Available from: 2012-03-23 Created: 2012-03-19 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Larsson Lund, M. & Lexell, J. (2011). Life Satisfaction in Persons with Late Effects of Polio. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 6(1), 71-80
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Life Satisfaction in Persons with Late Effects of Polio
2011 (English)In: Applied Research in Quality of Life, ISSN 1871-2584, E-ISSN 1871-2576, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 71-80Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To assess satisfaction with life as a whole and with ten domains of life satisfaction in Swedish persons with late effects of polio, to describe the relationship with sex, age, marital status, use of mobility aids and self-perceived needs of instrumental support, and to compare the level of life satisfaction with a Swedish reference sample. A cross-sectional study of 160 persons with verified late effects of polio answered a postal questionnaire including the Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (LiSat-11). A majority were to some degree satisfied with life as a whole and with all the ten domains of life satisfaction. Satisfaction with life as whole was not related to any of the sociodemographic or disability related factors and these factors had few relations to the ten domains of life satisfaction. The respondents were significantly less satisfied with life as a whole and with vocation, leisure, sexual life, activities of daily living, and somatic and psychological health compared to the Swedish reference sample, but were significantly more satisfied with economy and contacts with friends. Men and women with late effects of polio, regardless of age, marital status or disability, can experience a reduced life satisfaction. This emphasises the need to identify potential gaps between these persons' aspirations and achievements in life and carry out appropriate rehabilitation interventions to enhance their life satisfaction.

Keywords
Postpoliomyelitis syndrome, Quality of life, Rehabilitation, Disability evaluation
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-104476 (URN)10.1007/s11482-010-9116-4 (DOI)000293658500005 ()
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-11 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Månsson Lexell, E., Iwarsson, S. & Larsson Lund, M. (2011). Occupational Adaptation in People With Multiple Sclerosis. OTJR (Thorofare, N.J.), 31(3), 127-134
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Occupational Adaptation in People With Multiple Sclerosis
2011 (English)In: OTJR (Thorofare, N.J.), ISSN 1539-4492, E-ISSN 1938-2383, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 127-134Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to gain an enhanced understanding of how people with multiple sclerosis experience their occupational adaptation. Ten people with multiple sclerosis were interviewed and the constant comparative method was used to analyze the data. Their occupational adaptation was experienced as a constant struggle and non-linear, and served as the means of achieving either a desired self or a desired family life. Adaptations of occupations differed according to the evolving goals of the participants. The findings showed that the participants often selected occupational adaptations to meet their family needs over their own. These findings can help professionals to establish where their clients with multiple sclerosis are in the adaptation process and offer appropriate client-centered interventions.

Keywords
engagement, qualitative research, rehabilitation
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-104853 (URN)10.3928/15394492-20101025-01 (DOI)000292630500004 ()
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Larsson Lund, M. & Lexell, J. (2010). A positive turning point in life: How persons with late effects of polio experience the influence of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 42(6), 559-565
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A positive turning point in life: How persons with late effects of polio experience the influence of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme
2010 (English)In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1650-1977, E-ISSN 1651-2081, Vol. 42, no 6, p. 559-565Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To describe and enhance our understanding of how persons with late effects of polio experience the influence of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme. Participants: Twelve persons with clinically verified late effects of polio who had participated in an individualized, goal-oriented, comprehensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme. Methods: Qualitative research interviews analysed using the constant comparative method of grounded theory. Results: The rehabilitation programme was experienced as a turning point in the participants' lives. Before rehabilitation they felt they were on a downward slope without control. Rehabilitation was the start of a process of change whereby they acquired new skills, which, over time, contributed to a different but good life. After approximately a year, they had a sense of control and had accepted life with late effects of polio. They had also established new habits, taken on a changed valued self and could look to the future with confidence. Conclusion: This qualitative study has shown that persons with late effects of polio can benefit from an individualized, goal-oriented, comprehensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme and experience positive changes in their management of daily activities and in their view of their late effects of polio, their future and their self.

Keywords
activities of daily living, disease management, patient education, postpoliomyelitis syndrome, rehabilitation, treatment outcome
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-109706 (URN)10.2340/16501977-0559 (DOI)000279001000008 ()
Available from: 2015-10-05 Created: 2015-10-05 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Lövgreen Engström, A.-L., Lexell, J. & Larsson Lund, M. (2010). Difficulties in using everyday technology after acquired brain injury: a qualitative analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 17(3), 233-243
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Difficulties in using everyday technology after acquired brain injury: a qualitative analysis
2010 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 233-243Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to identify and describe the characteristics of the difficulties using everyday technology in persons with an aquired brain injury (ABI), and their experiences of how these difficulties influenced their life. Thirteen persons with an ABI were interviewed about their difficulties in using everyday technology and were observed in their use of technology. Data were analysed qualitatively with a constant comparative method. The results showed that the persons' experiences formed two categories: "A variety of combinations of difficulties in the use of everyday technology" and "Restrictions in life". The difficulties identified were related not only to everyday technology itself but also to the interaction between the technology, the task, the person, and the environment. These difficulties influenced their experiences of restrictions in occupational performance, personal identification, and participation in society. The results emphasize that occupational therapists who design interventions for people with an ABI need to accommodate both the technology and other interacting aspects in order to overcome difficulties in using everyday technology.

Keywords
Activities of daily living, brain injuries, cognition, occupational therapy, participation, rehabilitation, technology
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-109691 (URN)10.3109/11038120903191806 (DOI)000283566200007 ()19707949 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2015-10-05 Created: 2015-10-05 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
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