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Tonårsflickors hälsa: att stödja och stärka
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7368-953X
2014 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö, Kalmar: Linnaeus University Press, 2014. , 61 p.
Series
Linnaeus University dissertations, 177
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38328ISBN: 9789187427923 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-38328DiVA: diva2:765793
Public defence
2014-06-10, Wicksell, Hus K, Växjö, 10:30 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2014-11-25 Created: 2014-11-25 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Beyond Self-Rated Health: The Adolescent Girl's Lived Experience of Health in Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond Self-Rated Health: The Adolescent Girl's Lived Experience of Health in Sweden
2013 (English)In: Journal of School Nursing, ISSN 1059-8405, E-ISSN 1546-8364, Vol. 29, no 1, 71-79 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this phenomenological study was to describe the phenomenon of health as experienced by adolescent girls in Sweden. Fifteen adolescent girls were interviewed with a focus on what made them feel well in their everyday life. This study reveals that the adolescent girl's health is a complex phenomenon interwoven with their lives. Health arises in meaningful contexts, in an adolescent girl's relations to others as well as in her ability to manage her life. Health is shaped in their everyday life and can be understood as a mood of "being" well that involves actions and practices. The results show that it is important to meet these girls from an open approach in order to support and strengthen their health and well-being. The health of adolescent girls can be supported, and it is a challenge for professionals, particularly school nurses, who meet these girls in everyday life to improve their health.

Keyword
qualitative research, parent/family, high school, community, health/wellness, elementary
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24534 (URN)10.1177/1059840512446151 (DOI)000313823500008 ()2-s2.0-84872559360 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-02-25 Created: 2013-02-25 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
2. The influence of living conditions on adolescent girls' health
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The influence of living conditions on adolescent girls' health
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 7, 19059Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Adolescence is described by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare as the healthiest period in life. However, adolescent girls differ in that they self-report that their health decreases with age. The aim of this hermeneutical study was to describe the meaning of living conditions in relation to adolescent girls' health. Guided by principles of reflective lifeworld research, 15 interviews with adolescent girls were analysed. The result section consists of four narratives with their existential interpretations illustrating different ways of approaching living conditions and their meaning for health and wellbeing. The narratives are: Approaching everyday life in a balanced way-feeling harmonious; approaching everyday life with ambiguity-feeling confused; approaching everyday life as an intellectual project-striving for control; approaching everyday life as a struggle-feeling forlorn. In addition, a comprehensive understanding was developed by using the lifeworld dimensions: lived body, lived room, lived time, and lived relations. These dimensions may deepen the understanding of important parts of those living conditions which are meaningful for the girls' health and well-being. By using the dimensions, complex living conditions have been explored and the meaning of different parts clarified. The girls' thoughts and feelings are often ambiguous and sometimes contradictory, depending on the situation. The health of adolescent girls needs to be understood against the background of their experiences of living conditions. One way to support their health and well-being seems to be to supply them with forums where they can talk about their living conditions.

Keyword
Child, teenage, youth, female, women, personal circumstances, well-being, experiences, lifeworld dimensions, existential
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38040 (URN)10.3402/qhw.v7i0.19059 (DOI)000312063000001 ()2-s2.0-84875188633 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-11-06 Created: 2014-11-06 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
3. Altering the Parenting Role: Parents’ Experience of Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Their Adolescent Girls
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Altering the Parenting Role: Parents’ Experience of Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Their Adolescent Girls
2015 (English)In: Child and Youth Care Forum, ISSN 1053-1890, E-ISSN 1573-3319, Vol. 44, no 3, 419-432 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

In research the relationships between parents and their adolescent daughters have been viewed from problem oriented perspectives, usually exploring negative effects and health-related problems. Health and well-being are complex phenomena and knowledge is needed on how parents can support the health and well-being of their daughter.

Objectives

The aim of this study was to illuminate parents’ experiences of supporting the health and well-being of their adolescent girls.

Methods

A descriptive design with a phenomenological approach including interviews, individually or in group with ten mothers and five fathers was conducted.

Results

Supporting the health and well-being of adolescent girls was experienced as challenging. The parents needed to altering the parenting role: from being the one who had previously set the limits they needed to rethink and be available for support. In this process interplay, communication and trust were important to support the health and well-being of the girls in an efficient way. This meaning was further illuminated by four constituents: Balancing the need for control, maintaining a trusting relationship, interplay to facilitate their daughters’ transition to independence, and an ambiguous parenting role.

Conclusions

This study highlights the importance of parents being involved in the everyday life of their adolescent daughter to support her health and well-being. The parents’ ability to contribute to the health and well-being of their girl seemed in this study dependent on their ability to communicate and alter the parenting role with sensitivity to the lifeworld of the adolescent girl.

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38327 (URN)10.1007/s10566-014-9287-5 (DOI)000352791800006 ()2-s2.0-84939981631 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-11-25 Created: 2014-11-25 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
4. Striving to Make a Positive Difference: School Nurses' Experiences of Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Adolescent Girls
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Striving to Make a Positive Difference: School Nurses' Experiences of Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Adolescent Girls
2014 (English)In: Journal of School Nursing, ISSN 1059-8405, E-ISSN 1546-8364, Vol. 30, no 5, 358-365 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, school nurses are part of the School Health Service with the main objective of health promotion to support students' health and attainment of educational goals. The aim in this phenomenological study was to illuminate the experiences of school nurses in promoting the health and well-being of adolescent girls. Seventeen school nurses were interviewed, both in groups and individually, to facilitate personal disclosure and expressions from their lived experiences. To achieve their goal of improving the health of adolescent girls, school nurses require flexibility in their approach and in endeavoring to make a positive difference they experience many challenges. This study concluded that school nurses can tactfully provide adolescent girls with knowledge and health guidance adjusted to individual needs and empowering the individual girl to participate in her own health process.

Keyword
teenage, youth, child, female, women, well-being, nursing
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37910 (URN)10.1177/1059840513505223 (DOI)000342234900008 ()2-s2.0-84907140998 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-10-30 Created: 2014-10-30 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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