S ámi traditional medicine: practices, usage, benefit, accessibility and relation to conventional medicine, a scoping review study
This study covers peer-reviewed research published in the English language up to 8 April 2020. From 15 databases, 240 abstracts were identified, and 19 publications met the inclusion criteria for full review. Seventeen studies were conducted in Norway, one in Finland and one in Sweden, none in Russia. In northern Norway, Sámi TM is actively used by the local communities, and is claimed to be effective, but is not accessible within HCS. Holistic worldviews, including spirituality, prevail in Sámi TM from practitioners' selection criteria to health care practices to illness responsibilities. An integration of S...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jing Liu-Helmersson Anne Ouma Source Type: research

Health promotion interventions supporting Indigenous healthy ageing: a scoping review
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1950391. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1950391.ABSTRACTAging well is a priority in Canada and globally, particularly for older Indigenous adults experiencing an increased risk of chronic conditions. Little is known about health promotion interventions for older Indigenous adults and most literature is framed within Eurocentric paradigms that are not always relevant to Indigenous populations. This scoping review, guided by Arksey and O'Malley's framework and the PRISMA-ScR Checklist, explores the literature on Indigenous health promoting interventions across the lifespan, with specific ...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sarah Oosman Christine Nisbet Liris Smith Sylvia Abonyi Source Type: research

An in-depth implementation study of the Greenlandic parenting program MANU's initial stages of implementation
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1938443. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1938443.ABSTRACTIn Greenland, the universal parenting programme MANU was developed in 2016. After documenting the initial years of MANU's implementation, this study aimed to identify implementation determinants focusing on i) which context MANU was conceptualised in and how it was developed and ii) how MANU was implemented and initially received in the healthcare system. A qualitative in-depth implementation study was conducted: document analysis, 38 interviews, one focus group discussion, and observations at two trainings for professionals and fo...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Christine Ingemann Rikke Louise Kuhn Siv Kvernmo Tine Tj ørnhøj-Thomsen Christina Viskum Lytken Larsen Source Type: research

Anthropometric measures and blood pressure of Greenlandic preschool children
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1954382. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1954382.ABSTRACTThe study aims to describe anthropometric data of Greenlandic preschool children, blood pressure (BP) measures and effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy in a follow-up of the ACCEPT birth cohort. The study included 102 children (55 boys and 47 girls) aged 3.5-5.5 years. Anthropometric measures included weight, height, head circumference (HC), body mass index (BMI), waist and hip circumference, ratio for height/weight, waist/height, waist/hip and BP measurements. Overweight and obesity-prevalence was determined using the inte...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Magnus Kok Grouleff Maria Wiels øe Dina Berthelsen Gert Mulvad Silvia Isidor Manhai Long Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-J ørgensen Source Type: research

Discrepancy between electronic medicine list, pharmacy delivery and patient reported medicine intake in Greenland
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1955493. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1955493.ABSTRACTMedicine use is a cornerstone in the treatment of many conditions, but ill-use has the potential to harm the patient. Thus, accurate medication information is critical for patient care and safety. To investigate the association between participants' reporting of using medicine daily, medicine list on Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and number of medicines handed out. Thirty-seven elderly Greenlanders were included, representing three different locations in Greenland. They were interviewed on daily medicine intake. Medicine list and...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Inaluk Kleist Stig Andersen Source Type: research

Forensic psychiatry services in Nunavut
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1954362. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1954362.ABSTRACTThere is a paucity of research on forensic psychiatry patients from Nunavut, including no published data concerning the prevalence and characterisation of patients in this territory. The lack of basic information hinders the evaluation of services and establishing best practices. The current paper aims to characterise forensic psychiatry patients from Nunavut and further the understanding of the challenges in organising forensic psychiatry healthcare in Nunavut. A retrospective chart review design was used to examine individuals fr...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Casey Upfold Gary Chaimowitz Source Type: research

Cannabis use prior to legalisation among alcohol consumers in the Canadian Yukon and Northwest territories
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1948254. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1948254.ABSTRACTAlthough rates of substance use are higher in the Canadian territories than the provinces, there is little research on cannabis use. This exploratory study describes cannabis use and related risk behaviours among alcohol consumers in Whitehorse (Yukon) and Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), with comparisons to data from the provinces. Prior to non-medical cannabis legalisation, respondents (n = 387) aged ≥19 were recruited from a study on alcohol labelling to complete an online cannabis survey. Logistic regression was used to ...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Hammond Samantha Goodman Erin Hobin Source Type: research

Forensic psychiatry services in Nunavut
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1954362. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1954362.ABSTRACTThere is a paucity of research on forensic psychiatry patients from Nunavut, including no published data concerning the prevalence and characterisation of patients in this territory. The lack of basic information hinders the evaluation of services and establishing best practices. The current paper aims to characterise forensic psychiatry patients from Nunavut and further the understanding of the challenges in organising forensic psychiatry healthcare in Nunavut. A retrospective chart review design was used to examine individuals fr...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Casey Upfold Gary Chaimowitz Source Type: research

Cannabis use prior to legalisation among alcohol consumers in the Canadian Yukon and Northwest territories
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1948254. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1948254.ABSTRACTAlthough rates of substance use are higher in the Canadian territories than the provinces, there is little research on cannabis use. This exploratory study describes cannabis use and related risk behaviours among alcohol consumers in Whitehorse (Yukon) and Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), with comparisons to data from the provinces. Prior to non-medical cannabis legalisation, respondents (n = 387) aged ≥19 were recruited from a study on alcohol labelling to complete an online cannabis survey. Logistic regression was used to ...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Hammond Samantha Goodman Erin Hobin Source Type: research

Being connected to nature, reindeer, and family: < em > findings from a photovoice study on well-being among older South S ámi people < /em >
In conclusion, we argue that if healthcare professionals are to enhance the well-being of care receivers - in this case older people with South Sami background from reindeer-herding families - they must consider the care receiver's life story and what constitutes well-being for the individual person.PMID:34256684 | DOI:10.1080/22423982.2021.1936971 (Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health)
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tove Mentsen Ness Mai Camilla Munkejord Source Type: research

Religion and Health in Arctic Norway - the association of religious and spiritual factors with suicidal behaviour in a mixed S ámi and Norwegian adult population - The SAMINOR 2 Questionnaire Survey
This study used cross-sectional data from the population-based SAMINOR 2 questionnaire survey (2012; n = 11,222; 66% non-Sámi; 22% Laestadian-affiliated; 27% response rate) in mixed Sámi-Norwegian areas of Mid and North Norway. We analysed the associations between religious/spiritual factors and lifetime suicidal ideation and attempts, age at the first attempt, motives, and number of attempts. Multivariable-adjusted regression models considering sociodemographics, Sámi background and self-ascription, and health-related risk factors were applied. Sámi and Laestadian affiliations were significantl...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Henrik Ki ærbech Anne Silviken Geir Fagerjord Lorem Roald E Kristiansen Anna Rita Spein Source Type: research

"Engaging stakeholders in integrating social determinants of health into electronic health records: a scoping review"
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1943983. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1943983.ABSTRACTSocial, environmental, and behavioural factors impact human health. Integrating these social determinants of health (SDOH) into electronic health records (EHR) may improve individual and population health. But how these data are collectedand their use in clinical settings remain unclear. We reviewed efforts to integrate SDOH into EHR in the U.S. and Canada, especially how this implementation serves Indigenous peoples. We followed an established scoping review process, performing iterative keyword searches in subject-appropriate dat...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kyle Wark Karen Cheung Erika Wolter Jaedon P Avey Source Type: research

Religion and Health in Arctic Norway - the association of religious and spiritual factors with suicidal behaviour in a mixed S ámi and Norwegian adult population - The SAMINOR 2 Questionnaire Survey
This study used cross-sectional data from the population-based SAMINOR 2 questionnaire survey (2012; n = 11,222; 66% non-Sámi; 22% Laestadian-affiliated; 27% response rate) in mixed Sámi-Norwegian areas of Mid and North Norway. We analysed the associations between religious/spiritual factors and lifetime suicidal ideation and attempts, age at the first attempt, motives, and number of attempts. Multivariable-adjusted regression models considering sociodemographics, Sámi background and self-ascription, and health-related risk factors were applied. Sámi and Laestadian affiliations were significantl...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Henrik Ki ærbech Anne Silviken Geir Fagerjord Lorem Roald E Kristiansen Anna Rita Spein Source Type: research

"Engaging stakeholders in integrating social determinants of health into electronic health records: a scoping review"
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1943983. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1943983.ABSTRACTSocial, environmental, and behavioural factors impact human health. Integrating these social determinants of health (SDOH) into electronic health records (EHR) may improve individual and population health. But how these data are collectedand their use in clinical settings remain unclear. We reviewed efforts to integrate SDOH into EHR in the U.S. and Canada, especially how this implementation serves Indigenous peoples. We followed an established scoping review process, performing iterative keyword searches in subject-appropriate dat...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kyle Wark Karen Cheung Erika Wolter Jaedon P Avey Source Type: research

Vitamin C in East-Greenland traditional nutrition: a reanalysis of the H øygaard nutritional data (1936-1937)
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1951471. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1951471.ABSTRACTGreenlandic traditional nutrition was an almost exclusive meat dietary pattern. Høygaard et al. stayed in East-Greenland between August 1936 and August 1937. The four members of the expedition resided in Tasisaq and recorded nutritional intake by residing in families. However, data were analysed on a household level. The aim of the present study is to reanalyse the Høygaard et al. data according to modern scientific standards. In total 21 males and 14 females participated. Median (IQR) vitamin C intake was 79 (77) mg....
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patrick Mullie Tom Deliens Peter Clarys Source Type: research

Prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease: a cross-sectional study in the five regions of Greenland
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1948244. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1948244.ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to estimate the age- and gender-specific prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease in the five regions of Greenland. The study was designed as a cross-sectional study. Data on patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease was obtained from the electronically medical record used in Greenland. The prevalence was calculated using the population of Greenland as background population. The quality of care was determined using indicators propo...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mathilde Vesterager Lauridsen Marie Balslev Backe Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-J ørgensen Nils Skovgaard Michael Lynge Pedersen Source Type: research

Vitamin C in East-Greenland traditional nutrition: a reanalysis of the H øygaard nutritional data (1936-1937)
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1951471. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1951471.ABSTRACTGreenlandic traditional nutrition was an almost exclusive meat dietary pattern. Høygaard et al. stayed in East-Greenland between August 1936 and August 1937. The four members of the expedition resided in Tasisaq and recorded nutritional intake by residing in families. However, data were analysed on a household level. The aim of the present study is to reanalyse the Høygaard et al. data according to modern scientific standards. In total 21 males and 14 females participated. Median (IQR) vitamin C intake was 79 (77) mg....
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patrick Mullie Tom Deliens Peter Clarys Source Type: research

Prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease: a cross-sectional study in the five regions of Greenland
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1948244. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1948244.ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to estimate the age- and gender-specific prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease in the five regions of Greenland. The study was designed as a cross-sectional study. Data on patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease was obtained from the electronically medical record used in Greenland. The prevalence was calculated using the population of Greenland as background population. The quality of care was determined using indicators propo...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mathilde Vesterager Lauridsen Marie Balslev Backe Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-J ørgensen Nils Skovgaard Michael Lynge Pedersen Source Type: research

Vitamin C in East-Greenland traditional nutrition: a reanalysis of the H øygaard nutritional data (1936-1937)
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1951471. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1951471.ABSTRACTGreenlandic traditional nutrition was an almost exclusive meat dietary pattern. Høygaard et al. stayed in East-Greenland between August 1936 and August 1937. The four members of the expedition resided in Tasisaq and recorded nutritional intake by residing in families. However, data were analysed on a household level. The aim of the present study is to reanalyse the Høygaard et al. data according to modern scientific standards. In total 21 males and 14 females participated. Median (IQR) vitamin C intake was 79 (77) mg....
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patrick Mullie Tom Deliens Peter Clarys Source Type: research

Prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease: a cross-sectional study in the five regions of Greenland
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1948244. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1948244.ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to estimate the age- and gender-specific prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease in the five regions of Greenland. The study was designed as a cross-sectional study. Data on patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease was obtained from the electronically medical record used in Greenland. The prevalence was calculated using the population of Greenland as background population. The quality of care was determined using indicators propo...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mathilde Vesterager Lauridsen Marie Balslev Backe Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-J ørgensen Nils Skovgaard Michael Lynge Pedersen Source Type: research

Vitamin C in East-Greenland traditional nutrition: a reanalysis of the H øygaard nutritional data (1936-1937)
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1951471. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1951471.ABSTRACTGreenlandic traditional nutrition was an almost exclusive meat dietary pattern. Høygaard et al. stayed in East-Greenland between August 1936 and August 1937. The four members of the expedition resided in Tasisaq and recorded nutritional intake by residing in families. However, data were analysed on a household level. The aim of the present study is to reanalyse the Høygaard et al. data according to modern scientific standards. In total 21 males and 14 females participated. Median (IQR) vitamin C intake was 79 (77) mg....
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patrick Mullie Tom Deliens Peter Clarys Source Type: research

Prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease: a cross-sectional study in the five regions of Greenland
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1948244. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1948244.ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to estimate the age- and gender-specific prevalence and quality of care among patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease in the five regions of Greenland. The study was designed as a cross-sectional study. Data on patients using medication targeting obstructive lung disease was obtained from the electronically medical record used in Greenland. The prevalence was calculated using the population of Greenland as background population. The quality of care was determined using indicators propo...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mathilde Vesterager Lauridsen Marie Balslev Backe Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-J ørgensen Nils Skovgaard Michael Lynge Pedersen Source Type: research

Understanding culturally safe cancer survivorship care with inuit in an urban community
This study aimed to explore the meaning of culturally safe cancer survivorship care for Inuit, and barriers and facilitators to receiving it in an urban setting in Ontario Canada. As Inuit and Western researchers, we conducted a descriptive qualitative study. We held two focus groups (n = 27) with cancer survivors and family members, and semi-structured interviews (n = 7) with health providers. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis.Three broad themes emerged as central to culturally safe care: access to traditional ways of life, communication, and family involvement. Family support, patient navigators, and des...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sipporah Enuaraq Wendy Gifford Savanah Ashton Zeina Al Awar Catherine Larocque Danielle Rolfe Source Type: research

"If the reindeer die, everything dies": The mental health of a S ámi community exposed to a mining project in Swedish Sápmi
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1935132. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1935132.ABSTRACTIn 2006, a British mining company started the process of extracting ore from Gállok/Kallak, in Swedish Sápmi. These grounds are used all year round for reindeer herding by the Sámi community Jåhkågasska tjiellde. While environmental impact assessments should be conducted by law in any development project in Sweden, the health component included is usually vague. The aim of this study was to understand the experiences and perceptions of the Sámi community regarding the current and potential he...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanna Bl åhed Miguel San Sebasti án Source Type: research

Understanding culturally safe cancer survivorship care with inuit in an urban community
This study aimed to explore the meaning of culturally safe cancer survivorship care for Inuit, and barriers and facilitators to receiving it in an urban setting in Ontario Canada. As Inuit and Western researchers, we conducted a descriptive qualitative study. We held two focus groups (n = 27) with cancer survivors and family members, and semi-structured interviews (n = 7) with health providers. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis.Three broad themes emerged as central to culturally safe care: access to traditional ways of life, communication, and family involvement. Family support, patient navigators, and des...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sipporah Enuaraq Wendy Gifford Savanah Ashton Zeina Al Awar Catherine Larocque Danielle Rolfe Source Type: research

"If the reindeer die, everything dies": The mental health of a S ámi community exposed to a mining project in Swedish Sápmi
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1935132. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1935132.ABSTRACTIn 2006, a British mining company started the process of extracting ore from Gállok/Kallak, in Swedish Sápmi. These grounds are used all year round for reindeer herding by the Sámi community Jåhkågasska tjiellde. While environmental impact assessments should be conducted by law in any development project in Sweden, the health component included is usually vague. The aim of this study was to understand the experiences and perceptions of the Sámi community regarding the current and potential he...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanna Bl åhed Miguel San Sebasti án Source Type: research

Understanding culturally safe cancer survivorship care with inuit in an urban community
This study aimed to explore the meaning of culturally safe cancer survivorship care for Inuit, and barriers and facilitators to receiving it in an urban setting in Ontario Canada. As Inuit and Western researchers, we conducted a descriptive qualitative study. We held two focus groups (n = 27) with cancer survivors and family members, and semi-structured interviews (n = 7) with health providers. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis.Three broad themes emerged as central to culturally safe care: access to traditional ways of life, communication, and family involvement. Family support, patient navigators, and des...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sipporah Enuaraq Wendy Gifford Savanah Ashton Zeina Al Awar Catherine Larocque Danielle Rolfe Source Type: research

"If the reindeer die, everything dies": The mental health of a S ámi community exposed to a mining project in Swedish Sápmi
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1935132. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1935132.ABSTRACTIn 2006, a British mining company started the process of extracting ore from Gállok/Kallak, in Swedish Sápmi. These grounds are used all year round for reindeer herding by the Sámi community Jåhkågasska tjiellde. While environmental impact assessments should be conducted by law in any development project in Sweden, the health component included is usually vague. The aim of this study was to understand the experiences and perceptions of the Sámi community regarding the current and potential he...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanna Bl åhed Miguel San Sebasti án Source Type: research

S ámi and Norwegian nurses' perspectives on nursing care of Sámi patients: a focus group study on culturally safe nursing
This study investigates Sámi and Norwegian nurses' perspectives on culturally respectful and appropriate caring for Sámi patients in northern Norway. Six focus groups were conducted: three with Sámi-speaking nurses (n = 13) and three with Norwegian-speaking nurses (n = 10). Data were collected and analysed in line with Thorne's interpretive descriptive methodology. Three overarching themes emerged from the interviews: (i) the importance nurses gave to establishing a connection and building trust with Sámi patients; (ii) nurses' perceptions that in comparison to Norwegian patients Sámi pat...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Janne Isaksen Engnes Nina Sivertsen Berit Andersdatter Bongo Grete Mehus Source Type: research

Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C-OVID-19: adaptations for fly-in and fly-out mental health providers during COVID-19
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1935133. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1935133.ABSTRACTMental health providers have rapidly pivoted their in-person practices to teletherapy and telehealth interventions to address the increased demand for mental health services during the COVID-19 crisis. The change to service delivery has emphasised challenges for mental health service providers, particularly in regions that rely on fly-in and fly-out (FIFO) mental health service providers who are no longer able to travel to their places of work. In this qualitative study, we examined the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of mental ...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Candace Roberts Francine Darroch Audrey Giles Rianne van Bruggen Source Type: research

S ámi and Norwegian nurses' perspectives on nursing care of Sámi patients: a focus group study on culturally safe nursing
This study investigates Sámi and Norwegian nurses' perspectives on culturally respectful and appropriate caring for Sámi patients in northern Norway. Six focus groups were conducted: three with Sámi-speaking nurses (n = 13) and three with Norwegian-speaking nurses (n = 10). Data were collected and analysed in line with Thorne's interpretive descriptive methodology. Three overarching themes emerged from the interviews: (i) the importance nurses gave to establishing a connection and building trust with Sámi patients; (ii) nurses' perceptions that in comparison to Norwegian patients Sámi pat...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Janne Isaksen Engnes Nina Sivertsen Berit Andersdatter Bongo Grete Mehus Source Type: research

Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C-OVID-19: adaptations for fly-in and fly-out mental health providers during COVID-19
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1935133. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1935133.ABSTRACTMental health providers have rapidly pivoted their in-person practices to teletherapy and telehealth interventions to address the increased demand for mental health services during the COVID-19 crisis. The change to service delivery has emphasised challenges for mental health service providers, particularly in regions that rely on fly-in and fly-out (FIFO) mental health service providers who are no longer able to travel to their places of work. In this qualitative study, we examined the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of mental ...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Candace Roberts Francine Darroch Audrey Giles Rianne van Bruggen Source Type: research

S ámi and Norwegian nurses' perspectives on nursing care of Sámi patients: a focus group study on culturally safe nursing
This study investigates Sámi and Norwegian nurses' perspectives on culturally respectful and appropriate caring for Sámi patients in northern Norway. Six focus groups were conducted: three with Sámi-speaking nurses (n = 13) and three with Norwegian-speaking nurses (n = 10). Data were collected and analysed in line with Thorne's interpretive descriptive methodology. Three overarching themes emerged from the interviews: (i) the importance nurses gave to establishing a connection and building trust with Sámi patients; (ii) nurses' perceptions that in comparison to Norwegian patients Sámi pat...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Janne Isaksen Engnes Nina Sivertsen Berit Andersdatter Bongo Grete Mehus Source Type: research

Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C-OVID-19: adaptations for fly-in and fly-out mental health providers during COVID-19
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1935133. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1935133.ABSTRACTMental health providers have rapidly pivoted their in-person practices to teletherapy and telehealth interventions to address the increased demand for mental health services during the COVID-19 crisis. The change to service delivery has emphasised challenges for mental health service providers, particularly in regions that rely on fly-in and fly-out (FIFO) mental health service providers who are no longer able to travel to their places of work. In this qualitative study, we examined the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of mental ...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Candace Roberts Francine Darroch Audrey Giles Rianne van Bruggen Source Type: research

Diagnosing dementia in the Arctic: translating tools and developing and validating an algorithm for assessment of impaired cognitive function in Greenland Inuit
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1948247. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1948247.ABSTRACTBackground: The ageing Arctic populations raise the need for work-up of cognitive function that reflects language and cultural understandings.Aim: To translate and evaluate tools for work-up of cognitive impairment in Greenland.Methods: Step A: An expert panel was established to select tools suitable for the work-up of cognitive impairment at three different settings in Greenland. Step B: Tools were translated in a multiple-step process of independent translations with back-translation and adaptations by two independent translators...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - June 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Inaluk Kleist Paneeraq Noahsen Ole Gredal Johannes Riis Stig Andersen Source Type: research

Low prevalence of retinopathy among Greenland Inuit
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2021 Dec;80(1):1938420. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.1938420.ABSTRACTTo assess the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) among persons with diabetes and prediabetes participating in the 2018 Population Health Survey in Greenland (B2018), a follow-up survey of three previous health surveys. Participants were invited to a diabetes complication screening. We assessed the prevalence of DR using Optos Daytona Ultra-wide field fundus camera and assessed differences in prevalence according to demographic and clinical characteristics using chi square test and a t-test and assessed DR based on ethnicity. T...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trine Louise Jul Larsen Marit Eika J ørgensen Michael Lynge Pedersen Henrik Lund-Andersen Marianne Valerius Ellen Juul Stine Byberg Source Type: research