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Dufåker, Mona
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Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socionomstudenters föreställningar om funktionshinder
2015 (Swedish)In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: Gränslös kunskap, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2015, p. 21-21Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2015
National Category
Social Work Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110000 (URN)
Conference
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015
Available from: 2015-10-12 Created: 2015-10-12 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Saim, N. J., Dufåker, M. & Ghazinour, S. (2014). The Teenager’s Experiences of Pregnancy and Reactions from Parents and Partners: A Malaysian Perspective. Journal of family Violence, 29(4), 465-472
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Teenager’s Experiences of Pregnancy and Reactions from Parents and Partners: A Malaysian Perspective
2014 (English)In: Journal of family Violence, ISSN 0885-7482, E-ISSN 1573-2851, Vol. 29, no 4, p. 465-472Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This qualitative research focuses on the experiences of unwed teenage mothers in Malaysia in respect to the reactions of their parents and the fathers of their babies and how the reactions from significant others influence these unwed teenage mothers. The investigation was based on content analysis of interviews with seventeen unwed teenage mothers, aged 12 to 18 years, during their probation or placement in shelter houses. The results show that most unwed teenage mothers became pregnant as a result of rape or statutory rape, and thus were at risk of developing mental health problems. Three themes were developed to describe the reactions of their families and the fathers of their babies: secrecy, repression and rejection. Four additional themes – feeling detached, trapped, unworthy and ambiguous–were developed to describe the teenagers’ experiences of pregnancy.

Keywords
rape, teenage pregnancy, repression, rejection, Malaysia, social work practice.
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82713 (URN)10.1007/s10896-014-9595-4 (DOI)000335923900013 ()
Available from: 2013-11-06 Created: 2013-11-06 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Saim, N. J., Dufåker, M., Eriksson, M. & Ghazinour, M. (2013). Listen to the Voices of Unwed Teenage Mothers in Malaysian Shelter Homes: an Explorative Study. Global Journal of Health Science, 5(5), 20-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Listen to the Voices of Unwed Teenage Mothers in Malaysian Shelter Homes: an Explorative Study
2013 (English)In: Global Journal of Health Science, ISSN 1916-9736, E-ISSN 1916-9744, ISSN 1916-9736, Vol. 5, no 5, p. 20-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This qualitative research aims to explore the daily life experiences of Malaysian unwed teenage mothers inshelter homes. The research is based on the thematic analysis of interviews with seventeen respondents agedfrom 12 to 18 years. Eight sub-themes described the experience of the unwed teenage mothers in the shelterhome and led to three overall themes: rules and regulations, relationship with the staff and relationship with theother girls at the shelter home. The findings indicated that the shelter homes involved were not fulfilling thestandard of the Malaysian national laws and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We stronglysuggest that the authorities provide a clear guideline concerning the implementation of Malaysian national lawsand United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Canada: , 2013
Keywords
unwed teenage mothers, shelter home, residential care, social work, Malaysia
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Public health; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-72860 (URN)10.5539/gjhs.v5n5p20 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-06-13 Created: 2013-06-13 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Kalman, H., Ahnlund, P. & Dufåker, M. (2010). På träningsläger inför C-uppsatsen. In: Erik Lindenius (Ed.), Undervisning på tvären: Student- och lärarerfarenheter.. Paper presented at Undervisning på tvären. Den nionde universitetspedagogiska konferensen 25-26 februari 2009 (pp. 29-46). Umeå: Universitetspedagogiskt centrum, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>På träningsläger inför C-uppsatsen
2010 (Swedish)In: Undervisning på tvären: Student- och lärarerfarenheter. / [ed] Erik Lindenius, Umeå: Universitetspedagogiskt centrum, Umeå universitet , 2010, p. 29-46Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Universitetspedagogiskt centrum, Umeå universitet, 2010
Series
Skriftserie från universitetspedagogiskt centrum, ISSN 1651-5692 ; 2010:1
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-35645 (URN)978-91-7459-064-7 (ISBN)
Conference
Undervisning på tvären. Den nionde universitetspedagogiska konferensen 25-26 februari 2009
Available from: 2010-08-27 Created: 2010-08-27 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Uttjek, M., Dufåker, M., Stenberg, B. & Nygren, L. (2008). Priority dilemmas in psoriasis care and visions of a future care in a group of administrators, politicians and professionals in northern Sweden.. Health Policy, 87(2), 203-216
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Priority dilemmas in psoriasis care and visions of a future care in a group of administrators, politicians and professionals in northern Sweden.
2008 (English)In: Health Policy, ISSN 0168-8510, E-ISSN 1872-6054, Vol. 87, no 2, p. 203-216Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the 1990s priority discussions were actualized in Sweden due to increased demands on health care and limited resources. In the county of Västerbotten in northern Sweden, with large rural areas, the decision makers faced special challenges due to distances and cost. Despite discussions striving for fairness in priorities, decision makers are still dealing with limited resources and difficult priority decisions regarding different diseases and treatments.

In this study we aimed at describing views on priorities in public psoriasis care and visions of a future care among politicians, administrators and professionals in the county of Västerbottten in northern Sweden. Qualitative research interviews were performed with 23 key-persons. The findings revealed priority dilemmas about issues on organization, accessibility and ethics. Visions of a future care appeared as ambitions of a more effective care with good accessibility, continued research, information and a holistic approach in priorities.

We conclude that dilemmas revealed in this study were a reflection of a gap between intentions and practice. In efforts to reduce these dilemmas we suggest methods with fairness in economic planning and priority setting, with concrete, official statements about the dominating views on which the priorities are based, and public information about these statements.

Keywords
Accessibility, Admission note, Economy, Ethics, Fairness, Holistic view
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Social Work
Research subject
Caring Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-10193 (URN)10.1016/j.healthpol.2008.01.005 (DOI)18302973 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2008-11-14 Created: 2008-11-14 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Uttjek, M., Nygren, L., Stenberg, B. & Dufåker, M. (2007). Marked by visibility of psoriasis in everyday life.. Qualitative Health Research, 17(3), 364-372
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Marked by visibility of psoriasis in everyday life.
2007 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, E-ISSN 1552-7557, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 364-372Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, the authors aimed at a sociological approach to the individual’s everyday life with psoriasis and to this end conducted qualitative interviews with 18 persons from a county in northern Sweden. The most difficult aspects of living with psoriasis were being marked by the visibility of psoriasis, especially in the younger ages, and the visibility of joint changes. Therefore, those with both rashes and joint changes felt marked and discredited in a twofold way. Commonly used coping strategies were routinization of both the treatment and the adjustment to the marking process, and acceptance, and these strategies developed with age. Most participants experienced a good quality of life but still could find nothing positive about psoriasis. The authors suggest efforts toward increased awareness among health care professionals of the marking process and future qualitative studies about experiences of psoriasis during adolescence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Publications, 2007
Keywords
Adult, Aged, Arthritis; Psoriatic/psychology, Attitude of Health Personnel, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prejudice, Psoriasis/*psychology, Qualitative Research, Quality of Life, Sex Factors, Sweden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-14662 (URN)10.1177/1049732306297674 (DOI)17301344 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2008-11-14 Created: 2008-11-14 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Uttjek, M., Dufåker, M., Nygren, L. & Stenberg, B. (2005). Psoriasis care consumption and expectations from a gender perspective in a psoriasis population in northern Sweden. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 85(6), 503-508
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psoriasis care consumption and expectations from a gender perspective in a psoriasis population in northern Sweden
2005 (English)In: Acta Dermato-Venereologica, ISSN 0001-5555, E-ISSN 1651-2057, Vol. 85, no 6, p. 503-508Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to analyse use of psoriasis care and expectations from a gender perspective in a psoriasis population. The study is based on questionnaire data from 1060 subjects. The response rate was 74%. The relation between care consumption and studied variables was measured using regression and chi-square analysis. Care consumption was strongly influenced by age, quality of life, income and joint symptoms. Men visited a dermatologist more often, while women visited a general practitioner and treated themselves topically more frequently. Important expectations among both women and men concerned the receiving of professional care and amelioration, while more women wanted to be treated politely. Expectations were fulfilled, except those regarding amelioration, especially among men. Awareness of gender differences is important among professionals. In order to decrease such differences decision-makers should provide for a maintained specialized care as well as a local health care system of high standard.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Society for Publication of Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 2005
Keywords
expectations, gender, income, joint symptoms, psoriasis care consumption, quality of life
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12464 (URN)10.1080/00015550510036667 (DOI)
Available from: 2008-11-14 Created: 2008-11-14 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Uttjek, M., Dufåker, M., Nygren, L. & Stenberg, B. (2004). Determinants of quality of life in a psoriasis population in northern Sweden. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 84(1), 37-43
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Determinants of quality of life in a psoriasis population in northern Sweden
2004 (English)In: Acta Dermato-Venereologica, ISSN 0001-5555, E-ISSN 1651-2057, Vol. 84, no 1, p. 37-43Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to assess possible determinants of quality of life in psoriasis patients in northern Sweden, and to analyse the association between these determinants and quality of life. A questionnaire was mailed to 1,707 subjects, resulting in a response rate of 74%. The study is therefore based on 1,060 subjects, since 195 denied having psoriasis. Quality of life was measured using a version of the Dermatology Life Quality Index. The extent of the disease was estimated using the patients' sketches. The association between determinants and quality of life was calculated in a risk analysis using logistic regression. Large disease extent and joint symptoms were the strongest indicators for impaired quality of life. Other indicators were withdrawal from medical treatment due to distance to treatment facilities, which strongly influenced the quality of life and choice of treatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Society for Publication of Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 2004
Keywords
age, cost, distance, extension, gender, joint symptoms
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12465 (URN)10.1080/00015550310015833 (DOI)
Available from: 2008-11-14 Created: 2008-11-14 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Dufåker, M. (1993). Discharge procedures for mentally ill people: the perspective of former psychiatric patients on their social network, quality of life and future life expectations. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Discharge procedures for mentally ill people: the perspective of former psychiatric patients on their social network, quality of life and future life expectations
1993 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to find out: (a) the role played by various agencies in the discharge procedure and (b) former psychiatric patients" own perspective on their social network, quality of life and future life expectations.

The theoretical framework is based on Mead's symbolic interactionism, Asplund's interpretation of Tönnies' concepts Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft and Buber's dialogical philosophy.

Descriptive, quantitative and qualitative data were gathered on four occasions from May 1984 to December 1986. On three occasions professionals provided information by means of structured questionnaires. Information on the last occasion was provided by former patients through interviews by means of a semistructured questionnaire.

Seventy-three patients were discharged during the research period. I was able to follow 50 through all four stages. Fifty-three patients were interviewed.

Other agencies were hardly involved at all in the discharge procedure except for the provision of home support.

The duration of and stigma attached to mental illness, being without work and gender seemed to have the most influence on the primary network. The same issues (with the exception of gender), together with place of residence, financial difficulties and inability to exert influence over one's own situation influenced the former patients' quality of life and their expectations of the future. Special attention has been given to their occupational situation and to their relations to the professional network. Work opportunities were highly valued but most of the former patients were excluded from the labour market. The LFP groups satisfaction with the home care workers and dissatisfaction with the psychiatric professionals seemed to be due to the former's ability to undertake a ’caring’ relationship.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 1993. p. 67
Series
Studier i socialt arbete vid Umeå universitet : avhandlings- och skriftserie, ISSN 0283-300X ; 17
Keywords
Mental illness, social network, professional, quality of life, future life expectations, employment, labour market
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101302 (URN)91-7174-822-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
1993-10-22, Aulan, Administrationsbyggnaden, bv, Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Umeå, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 10:15
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S. 1-67: sammanfattning, s. 71-147, [3] s.: 5 uppsatser

Available from: 2015-03-30 Created: 2015-03-26 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
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