Children's agency in the family, in school and in society: implications for health and well-being.
Authors: Sorbring E, Kuczynski L PMID: 31608827 [PubMed] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

"I can't have it; I am a man. A young man!" - men, fibromyalgia and masculinity in a Nordic context.
Conclusions: Self-management and rehabilitation of fibromyalgia it is not only about learning to manage the symptoms but also about the struggle to find coherence in life through re-constructing gender identity that is acceptable both for the individual and for the community. PMID: 31607231 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators for adolescent girls to take on adult responsibility for dental care - a qualitative study.
Conclusions: The results of this study should increase the knowledge on how to meet and treat adolescent girls in dental care. Knowing what will happen during the dental visit was highlighted by the participants as decisive to whether or not they would attend their dental appointments. Therefore, we should as far as possible ensure that our patients feel safe at their dental visits and by trying to avoid painful treatments. PMID: 31608818 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

The scientific position of Qualitative studies-comprehensive understanding of health and well-being.
Authors: Jormfeldt H PMID: 31595841 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - October 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

An empowerment model of Iranian women for the management of menopause: a grounded theory study.
Conclusion: In our social context, the phenomenon of menopause is a coin with two sides and its experience leans more on the threat to feminine identity and less on latent opportunity. The model of postmenopausal women's empowerment for managing menopause might offer health policy-makers a realistic and divergent understanding of the challenges of empowering women by explaining key concepts. PMID: 31589094 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Correction.
Authors: PMID: 31573418 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - October 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Experiences of quality of life the first year after stroke in Denmark and Norway. A qualitative analysis.
Conclusions: The two countries differed in descriptions of continuity and support in the professional follow-up during the recovery process, influencing the degree of encouragement in reconstructing the embodied self. Reconstruction of the embodied self is a means of understanding stroke survivors' QOL during the first year of recovery, supporting an individualized and tailored rehabilitation practice. PMID: 31547779 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - September 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

"It should not have happened": metaphorical expressions, idioms, and narrative descriptions related to trauma in an indigenous community in India.
Conclusion: The main implication of the results found is to increase awareness of different expressions in clinical settings, pointing to potential approaches to the cultural adaptation of clinical interventions in general. PMID: 31526241 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - September 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Changes in sexual life experienced by women in Taiwan after receiving treatment for breast cancer.
In this study, we used qualitative methods to better understand the changes in sexual life and related care strategies for breast cancer survivors. Twenty interviews were conducted on clinical patients enrolled in hospitals that received breast cancer treatment. The data were analysed by performing a constant comparative analysis. Three themes emerged: the causes of changes in sexual life, internal response strategies and external response strategies. Ten subthemes were identified. Changes in sexual life in patients with breast cancer in this study included changes related to body image, influence of friends and family, ag...
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - September 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Brief admission (BA) for patients with emotional instability and self-harm: nurses' perspectives - person-centred care in clinical practice.
Conclusions: Previous studies on patients' perspective of BA describe positive experiences such as increased autonomy and participation in the healthcare process. This study supports those findings, albeit from the perspective of nurses. Our findings suggest that BA may reduce work-related stress experienced by nurses while caring for persons with emotional instability and self-harm. BA may also support nurses in their ability to provide more meaningful and constructive psychiatric inpatient care. PMID: 31526310 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - September 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Life strategies of people with deafblindness due to Usher syndrome type 2a - a qualitative study.
Conclusion: The findings show that people with USH2a have a variety of life strategies that can be interpreted as highlighting different aspects of psychological flexibility in a life adjustment process. The study demonstrates that people with USH2a manage in many ways, and metaphorically, by "taking the helm", they strive to actively navigate towards their own chosen values. PMID: 31470768 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - September 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Holding momentum: a grounded theory study of strategies for sustaining living at home in older persons.
Conclusion: These findings have implications for informing policy and service provision by identifying appropriate resources and services to promote successful ageing at home. PMID: 31451098 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Lost in an unknown terrain: a phenomenological contribution to the understanding of existential concerns as experienced by young women in Sweden.
Conclusions: Young women with existential concerns are vulnerable, as they are profoundly influenced by these concerns. They have to navigate through daily life while trying to fit in and to make their situation comprehensible. These young women have a longing to share their existential concerns with a trustworthy person, while at the same time they fear revealing their existential concerns and risking being rejected by others. A lifeworld-led, caring science approach, intertwined with the results of the present study, has the potential to direct caring practice. PMID: 31451104 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Internatio...
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Identifying leisure constraints associated with acculturation among older Korean immigrants.
Conclusion: The findings suggested that acculturation-related experiences contributed to leisure constraints. Practical suggestions and implications are discussed in this study. PMID: 31452458 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Diet and physical activity changes among low-income families: perspectives of mothers and their children.
Conclusion: Interventions should reinforce family collaborative approaches and teach skills for families to work together towards a healthier lifestyle. PMID: 31452465 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Breathing through a troubled life - a phenomenological-hermeneutic study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients' lived experiences during the course of pulmonary rehabilitation.
Conclusions: Comprehensive troubles in living with COPD paradoxically prevents patients' prospect of overcoming a perceived lack of trust in their body during standard pulmonary rehabilitation. Enhancing breath management has a significant impact on COPD patients' trust in own capabilities to improve well-being and health. Future rehabilitation must accommodate COPD patients' troubles by longer-lasting, well-coordinated, individually supportive and more easily accessible programmes. PMID: 31432771 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Factors related to suicide's unpredictability: a qualitative study of adults with lived experience of suicide attempts.
Conclusions: Findings underscore the complexity of predicting and preventing suicide; however, engaging individuals with lived experience in these efforts facilitates greater understanding toward outreach and intervention approaches. PMID: 31401937 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Living with obesity - existential experiences.
Conclusions: The burden of being obese can be experienced as being objectified and alienated as a human being. We need to turn towards a life-world perspective, seeing each human being as a living body to overcome objectification and alienation, and then move them towards becoming subjects in their own lives, through giving space for self-love. Health care workers need to assist persons living with obesity to reduce objectification and alienation. It is important to develop intervention that has an individual, holistic approach. PMID: 31411129 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies ...
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Developing Korean children's physical activity health literacy: Literate, Empowered, Active, Doer program (LEAD).
Authors: Baek S, Lee O Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe children's experiences of the impact of LEAD (Literate, Empowered, Active, Doer) health program on their physical activity health literacy and to describe the characteristics of the LEAD health program that influenced the children's health literacy enhancement. METHODS: Six fifth grade elementary school students (three boys, three girls) were selected as participants. The data were collected from open-ended questionnaires, in-depth interviews, observation, and student journal entries. The data analysis followed the procedure of q...
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Conditions for communication between health care professionals and parents on a neonatal ward in the presence of language barriers.
Conclusions: Health care professionals preferred to use an interpreter when communicating with parents, while parents wished to be independent and speak for themselves. If an interpreter was used, parents preferred this to be a friend or health care professionals; this option was less popular among health care professionals. PMID: 31397216 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Fear, fight, familiarize: the experiences of people living with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and taking oral medication.
Conclusions: Adherence serves a purpose in the lifeworlds of participants. Medication is the embodiment of this purpose. The pill has inherent meaning. PMID: 31390951 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Dietary strategies and food practices of pediatric patients, and their parents, living with inflammatory bowel disease: a qualitative interview study.
Conclusions: Our findings have important implications for the clinical care of pediatric IBD. Notably, IBD not only influenced the food practices of the pediatric patients, but also their parents and other family members. Healthcare professionals should consider the family unit when giving nutritional advice or developing nutritional guidelines. Personalized nutritional counselling and ongoing nutritional assessment are also warranted. PMID: 31382870 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

"I ´m the one who has written this": reciprocity in writing courses for older adults in Norway.
Conclusion: Even though these writing courses for older adults are not explicitly therapeutic, they can have therapeutic effects, given the reciprocity afforded in these cultural community interventions. A theoretical exploration upon reciprocity in eldercare is hereby provided. These findings could shape improvements in aging and health care policies that are person-centered and focus on reciprocity. PMID: 31389298 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Experiences of striving to maintain daily life among women with osteoporosis.
Authors: Nilsson C, Lindberg B, Juuso P, Olsson M Abstract In order to describe how women with osteoporosis strive to maintain daily life we interviewed 11 women using a reflective lifeworld approach based on phenomenological analysis. Osteoporosis is a major public health concern in the Western world, and is predominant among women. Our findings indicated that meanings of striving to maintain daily life imply a belief in oneself and one's own capabilities. The women expressly speak out for themselves as a way of finding reconciliation without giving in to the illness. Women with osteoporosis expect to gain support...
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - July 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Patient pathways as social drama: a qualitative study of cancer trajectories from the patient's perspective.
CONCLUSIONS: The model of social drama may contribute to a deeper understanding of the processes patients are going through in long-term illness trajectories, demonstrating that illness is not a static matter. PMID: 31296127 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - July 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Intraoperative prevention of Surgical Site Infections as experienced by operating room nurses.
Conclusions: By setting up mutual platforms and forums for quality development, increasing legitimacy for OR nurses and establishing fixed teams, prevention of SSIs will continue to improve, ensuring the patients' safety during intraoperative care. PMID: 31256748 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Giving advice to callers with mental illness: adaptation among telenurses at Swedish Healthcare Direct.
Conclusions: These new insights into SHD have important implications for organization developers and nursing management in terms of overcoming linear thinking. PMID: 31242817 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

'It is important for us to see the mentors as persons' - participant experiences of a rehabilitation group.
Conclusions: The study suggests that meeting young adults authentically and flexibly combining a certain element of self-disclosure with a manual-based group intervention such as RENEW can strengthen relatedness and convey hope, thereby supporting educational rehabilitation. PMID: 31238817 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - June 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

From being restrained to recapturing vitality: non-western immigrant women's experiences of undergoing vitamin D treatment after childbirth.
Conclusion: In this study, non-western immigrant women described benefits in everyday life, increased strength, relieved pain and improved sleep quality. The findings can provide valuable knowledge for healthcare providers meeting women with physical weakness, musculoskeletal pain and/or poor sleep quality after childbirth. Further studies using a longitudinal design and larger samples are warranted. PMID: 31232674 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Experiences of caregivers desiring to refuse life-prolonging treatment for their elderly parents at the end of life.
Conclusions: Participants in this study initially had a negative view of life-prolonging treatment. However, they agonized over the decision when they received conflicting advice from the physicians. The participants indicated that physicians' advice and attitudes complicated their decisions to reject life-prolonging treatment for their elderly parents. PMID: 31213147 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

"Sharing in hopes and worries"-a qualitative analysis of the delivery of compassionate care in palliative care and oncology at end of life.
Conclusions: Methods for delivering compassionate care at EOL are wide ranging, but barriers on a systemic and individual level should be addressed to make its practice more widespread. This can be accomplished, in part, by the standardization of EOL conversations, training physicians how to have meaningful EOL conversations, and integration of such conversations into electronic medical records. PMID: 31204909 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Exploring the socio-ecological factors behind the (in)active lifestyles of Spanish post-bariatric surgery patients.
Conclusions: Results highlight the important interplay between personal, social environmental, and physical environmental factors to explain (in)active behaviours of bariatric patients. The findings of this article could be useful for future research and interventions aimed at promoting PA in bariatric patients. PMID: 31187702 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

A qualitative descriptive study of the contextual factors influencing the practice of emergency nurses in managing emerging infectious diseases.
Conclusion: This study described the instabilities and vulnerabilities of the circumstances in which the emergency nurses were situated in during epidemic events. The findings shed light on the importance of hospitals and emergency departments in addressing both the technical problems and adaptive challenges that face emergency nurses during epidemic events. PMID: 31184291 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Support workers' experiences of work stress in long-term care settings: a qualitative study.
Conclusion: The findings extend current knowledge about support-workers' work stress by identifying the challenges relating to the lack of recognition of their role and expertize, the unintended consequences of person-centered care and the challenges faced by migrant support-workers. PMID: 31156047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Cancer, a relational disease exploring the needs of relatives to cancer patients.
Conclusions: By recognizing cancer as a disease striking both body and relationships, family members are given precedence over their own struggles, differentiated from the patient's experiences. We define differences in needs between cancer patients and family members. Family members to cancer patients may be supported in developing balancing strategies towards less stress, increased safety and moments of contentment. PMID: 31122166 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Interpretations of self-rated health in stroke survivors from a semi-rural community in South East Asia.
Conclusion: Stroke survivors reporting poorer SRH warrant further attention and intervention from health practitioners supporting the longer-term needs of stroke survivors in similar settings. PMID: 31120385 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - May 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Striving for a silent knee: a qualitative study of patients' experiences with knee replacement surgery and their perceptions of fulfilled expectations.
Conclusions: Surgeons often inform patients that the recovery time after a knee arthroplasty is one year, which in light of this study, might be too short. We suggest that a follow-up after one year might identify those who need enhanced physical and psychological support to get the best possible outcome, whether it is to help patients accepting persistent symptoms or to continue striving towards a silent knee. PMID: 31116100 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Practical nursing students' discursive practices on smoking in Finland.
CONCLUSION: Training should support the growth of professional identity and address the smoker's identity right from the start of education. Smokers need special attention in the formulation of professional identity, however, without being stigmatized any further. PMID: 31107188 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Exploring isolation, self-directed care and extensive follow-up: factors heightening the health and safety risks of bariatric surgery abroad among Canadian medical tourists.
CONCLUSIONS: While these challenges identified by participants may occur in other forms of medical tourism, it appears that these challenges are occurring simultaneously in cases of bariatric tourism by Canadians. These challenges appear to work in conjunction to heighten the health and safety risks potential Canadian bariatric tourists may be exposed to. Unless structural changes occur to increase domestic availability of bariatric surgery, Canadians are likely to continue seeking this care abroad. PMID: 31084487 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Correction.
Authors: PMID: 31092143 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

To be or not to be active - a matter of attitudes and social support? Women's perceptions of physical activity five years after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery.
CONCLUSION: The level of perceived post-surgery PA was related to the participants' attitudes towards PA and whether or not they had a supportive environment. These findings might explain why bariatric surgery patients often fail to be sufficiently active post-surgery, and highlight the need for prolonged support and motivational interventions to promote sustainable PA post-bariatric surgery. PMID: 31072238 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - May 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Older residents' perceptions of family involvement in residential care.
CONCLUSION: Findings provided insights for geriatric care providers to acknowledge the contributions that family members can make to be more involved in the residents' live, and to strengthen relationships. Family involvement can also help to facilitate sense of blessing and feelings of achievements for the residents. PMID: 31072244 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - May 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

To challenge oneself as a childbearing woman-the lived experience of vaginal birth after caesarean section in Sweden.
CONCLUSIONS: The experience of VBAC meant regained trust in the ability to give birth vaginally. The women lacked follow-up and support after the caesarean section (CS), during the subsequent pregnancy and the forthcoming VBAC. Enhanced support could be a key factor in helping women meeting the challenge and feel confident about giving birth vaginally despite their previous experiences of CS. ABBREVIATIONS: VBAC: vaginal birth after caesarean section; CS: caesarean section. PMID: 31046655 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - May 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

"To be healthy to me is to be free": how discourses of freedom are used to construct healthiness among young South African adults.
CONCLUSION: Health/freedom discourses can further reinforce the neoliberal value of individual responsibility by constructing self-improvement and self-work as the solution to ill-health, thereby contributing to victim-blaming and weakening support for public health interventions. PMID: 31033428 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - April 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Indigenous mothers' experiences of using primary care in Hamilton, Ontario, for their infants.
CONCLUSIONS: Primary care providers can develop contextual-awareness to better recognize and respond to the health and well-being of Indigenous families. Applying culturally safe, trauma and violence-informed and family-centred approaches to care can promote equitable access and positive health care interactions which may lead to improved health outcomes for Indigenous infants and their families. PMID: 31033431 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - April 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Towards the contributing factors for stress confronting Chinese PhD students.
CONCLUSION: Chinese PhD students experienced stress from a variety of sources, corroborating with and reinforcing previous research findings. By exposing the explanations of the factors for stress confronting Chinese PhD students, this study compels us rethink the relationship between the widely existing stress and relevant policy or regulations, and proposes suggestions for counselling and policy reform. PMID: 31021309 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Transforming in awareness of relationship problems due to excessive private education in Korea.
CONCLUSION: This study found that counselling helped alleviate the aforementioned problems, which suggests the need for preventive interventions on parent-child relationship in the context of the negative effects of excessive private education. PMID: 31002016 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Application of relational tool to support acute cardiac patients' emotional recovery: analysis of effects during acute and follow-up care.
Authors: Berardo D, Mussa MV Abstract After an acute cardiac event, many patients experience emotional disturbance. This is a normal response to the event and to hospitalization, but, if not treated with emotive and social support, the symptoms can evolve, resulting in emotional and behavioural disorders. The aim of the study was to evaluate the outcome of the use of a new nursing relational tool, designed to support patients' emotional recovery. The data are the result of semi-structured narrative interviews, conducted in the intensive cardio care unit of the Mauriziano hospital of Turin and by telephone, during M...
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

How indigenous mothers experience selecting and using early childhood development services to care for their infants.
CONCLUSIONS: Providers of Indigenous-led services are best suited to deliver culturally safe care for Indigenous mothers and infants. Providers of mainstream services, however, supported by government policies and funding, can better meet the needs of Indigenous mothers and infants by providing cultural safe and trauma and violence-informed care. PMID: 30982415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

The question of meaning-a momentous issue for qualitative research.
Authors: Dahlberg H, Dahlberg K Abstract In this article, we identify some worrying problems in the contemporary practice of qualitative research, such as the confusion regarding content and meaning in content analysis, the frequent use of standardized methods that avoids philosophy, as well as the description/interpretation dichotomy in empirical research. Since they all arise from a failure to understand the concept of meaning, we return to the question of meaning as the axis that qualitative research pivots around. We examine the meaning of meaning, and how meaning differs from content, and we then ask what cons...
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research