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Krantz, O., Melander, S. & Bahner, J. (2023). The Personal is Political – And Then What? Ideology, Representation, and Legitimacy in a Swedish Disability Organisation. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 25(1), 198-211
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Personal is Political – And Then What? Ideology, Representation, and Legitimacy in a Swedish Disability Organisation
2023 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 198-211Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Who can or cannot claim to represent other members within the disability rights movement has been discussed for decades, mainly concerning being disabled as an eligibility prerequisite.

Aim(s): The aim is to analyse arguments concerning representational claims within a Swedish disability rights organisation (DHR, Disability Human Rights).

Method: Every member of DHR was given the opportunity to answer three open-ended questions. Answers were subjected to a qualitative content analysis.

Results: Two main dimensions of arguments were found. The ideological dimension legitimises representation through lived experience or a human rights approach. The pragmatic dimension legitimises representation through relational claims or organisational necessities. Further analysis revealed a paradox: When a representative is required to have a body with certain characteristics, other knowledge-related aspects risk devaluation.

Conclusion(s): Paradoxically, the organisation has a goal of rendering impairment irrelevant in society, while rendering impairment a main issue when electing representatives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm University Press, 2023
Keywords
Disability rights organisation, elected representative, representation, Sweden
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64282 (URN)10.16993/sjdr.1001 (DOI)2-s2.0-85163645659 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-12-12 Created: 2023-12-12 Last updated: 2023-12-12Bibliographically approved
Nordgren, C., Egard, H., Germundsson, P., Runge, I., Hansson, K., Petersson, C. C., . . . Runesson, I. (2021). Efterfrågas rätt kunskap och kompetens. Socionomen (1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Efterfrågas rätt kunskap och kompetens
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2021 (Swedish)In: Socionomen, ISSN 0283-1929, no 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Akademikerförbundet SSR, 2021
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-40035 (URN)
Available from: 2021-01-26 Created: 2021-01-26 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
Krantz, O. & Egard, H. (2017). Use of active wheelchairs in everyday life: experiences among experienced users of active ultra lightweight rigid frame wheelchairs (ed.). Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 12(1), 65-72
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Use of active wheelchairs in everyday life: experiences among experienced users of active ultra lightweight rigid frame wheelchairs
2017 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, E-ISSN 1748-3115, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 65-72Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe the everyday life experience of being an experienced active wheelchair user in Sweden. Method: A qualitative approach, based on interviews, was chosen. Eleven active wheelchair users were interviewed; the results analysed by means of a thematic content analysis. Results: Two main categories, each with two sub-categories emerged: (1) Challenges and changes (life-course perspective); and (2) the ambassador of differentness (activities and situations). The first sub-categories: (1a) the changing self (attitudes and values); and (1b) getting older (the meaning of experiences for future expectations). The second sub-categories: (2a) the responsible representative (having to represent a general image of disability); and (2b) other's attitudes (interactants' expressions of attitudes). Conclusions: An active wheelchair user can be seen as an open person, a representative of other wheelchair users. Interactants can actively engage in solving non-existing problems, or over-estimate actual problems, i.e. over-attentiveness. The personal experience can change over time, e.g. to care less about over-attentiveness, or to engage less in situations where over-attentiveness is likely to occur, i.e. impression management. Also, regular interactants can learn to see the wheelchair as something normal, sometimes even forgetting it.Implications for Rehabilitation To use an active wheelchair affects interaction in everyday life, rendering the user an open person, possible to address at will as a representative of other users as well. The experienced user of an active wheelchair is the expert concerning her/his present capacity in activities in everyday life; possible obstacles remain inert until defined otherwise by the user.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Active wheelchair, everyday life, normate, open person, over-attentiveness
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-4506 (URN)10.3109/17483107.2015.1065514 (DOI)000396532100008 ()26165825 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85002388776 (Scopus ID)19302 (Local ID)19302 (Archive number)19302 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
Krantz, O. (2017). Utilisation of aesthetic hand prostheses in everyday life (ed.). Paper presented at NNDR (Nordic Network on Disability Research) 14th Research Conference, Örebro, Sweden (May 3-5, 2017). Paper presented at NNDR (Nordic Network on Disability Research) 14th Research Conference, Örebro, Sweden (May 3-5, 2017). : NNDR (Nordic Network on Disability Research)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utilisation of aesthetic hand prostheses in everyday life
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Background: The aim of this paper is to discuss matters pertaining to utilisation of aesthetic hand prostheses from a theoretical perspective of activities in everyday life. Method: Building on preliminary data from an ongoing research review focusing aesthetic hand prostheses, results are preliminary. Data has been gathered by means of searching research databases for publications relating to aesthetic/cosmetic hand prostheses. Results: Research makes a clear division between function (e.g. myoelectric prostheses) and appearance (e.g. aesthetic prostheses). The functioning hand prosthesis is defined as an active device providing a person (with one hand) means to perform activities in a two-handed manner. However, these devices are rather crude in comparison with a biological hand, providing limited function (e.g. the possibility to grip an object). The other type of hand prosthesis, the appearance-based aesthetic hand prosthesis, is a rigid device constructed to give the static impression that a person (with one hand) has two hands, i.e. a device without a functioning grip. The divide between active and passive prosthetic hands is built on the notion of ‘activity’ being defined by the ability to grip something. Conclusions: The aesthetic hand prosthesis is regarded as non-functioning based on the notion of ‘activity’ being the explicit application of a grip. This view on ‘activity’ ignores other types of function, for instance the personal and social function and meaning of the aesthetic prosthesis. From this follows that the matter of ‘function’ in relation to an aesthetic hand prosthesis pertains to a width of factors relating to the person, the device, and the environment in which the person exists. These factors are all but static due to the constant interaction between the person and the social and physical environment, where the prosthesis is ascribed different meaning in different situations/activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NNDR (Nordic Network on Disability Research), 2017
Keywords
aesthetic hand prosthesis, assistive technology, utilisation
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-10668 (URN)23706 (Local ID)23706 (Archive number)23706 (OAI)
Conference
NNDR (Nordic Network on Disability Research) 14th Research Conference, Örebro, Sweden (May 3-5, 2017)
Available from: 2020-02-29 Created: 2020-02-29 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
Dorthé, L., Olsson, A., Nilsson, M., Aspman, O., Dittmar, J., Krantz, G., . . . Egevad, P. (2016). Forskarnas galleri #1: Kvinnor, klass, kultur: arbetet i litteraturen, från Maria Sandel till Daria Bogdanska.
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2016 (Swedish)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Abstract [sv]

I utställningen "Kvinnor, Klass, Kultur" presenteras kvinnliga arbetarförfattare i Sverige, från Maria Sandel till Daria Bogdanska. Författarpresentationerna gestaltas genom en tidslinje, filmer och dioramor. I utställningen finns också författarnas verk och ett urval facklitteratur. En sammanställning av forskning och utbildning inom ämnesområdet på Malmö högskola ingår också.

Abstract [en]

In Sweden, the tradition of working-class literature is stronger than in many other countries. However, the history this literature has been very masculine. Maria Sandel is sometimes called our first female working-class author. And, for a long time, she was also considered to be our only female working-class writer. Even during the Golden Age of working-class literature in the 1930s, women were few. The most famous one from this period is Moa Martinsson. Today the situation is different. The latest breakthrough for working-class literature is led by women, who, in several ways, have renewed the tradition. Daria Bogdanska, for example, has contributed to the rise of working-class comics, which is often more humoristic and explicitly political than traditional forms of working-class literature. In the exhibition, female working-class writers in Sweden are presented in a timeline, movies and dioramas. The exhibition includes the authors' works and a selection of relevant literature on the topic. A summary of research and education in the subject area at Malmö University is also included.

Keywords
arbetarförfattare, kvinnor, tecknade serier, skönlitteratur, romaner
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8188 (URN)23478 (Local ID)23478 (Archive number)23478 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
Krantz, O. & Örmon, K. (2016). Municipal information on assistive devices in Sweden (ed.). Life Span and Disability (2), 131-151
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Municipal information on assistive devices in Sweden
2016 (English)In: Life Span and Disability, ISSN 2035-5963, no 2, p. 131-151Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: In Sweden, supply of assistive devices is a municipal/county council responsibility. Earlier research has mainly focused the matching of person and device. In contrast, this study concerns the process before the actual supply is initiated. Aim: Discuss the experience among persons who, for the first time, seek municipal information on assistive devices and the provision thereof through internet pages and contacts with prescribers. Methods: A combined analysis of data from two earlier studies was performed, focusing overall process perspectives: Study 1 described the experience of seeking information from municipal internet pages, and study 2 described the experience of personal contacts with municipal prescribers. Results: Internet pages and prescribers were, in general, perceived as lacking information on assistive devices, whereas information on provision was clearer. Internet sites were difficult to navigate, prescribers difficult to contact. Conclusions: The experience of seeking information on assistive devices through municipal internet pages and contacts with municipal prescribers was less empowering. From a process perspective, for a person to become an active partner in the actual provision of assistive devices, a person-centered process with improved accessibility to adequate information on assistive devices and provisioning may be a viable step.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oasi Maria SS, 2016
Keywords
Assistive device, Information, Person-centered care, Provision
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-5115 (URN)000407255800002 ()23237 (Local ID)23237 (Archive number)23237 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
Krantz, O. (2016). Provision of Active Wheelchairs in Relation to Person-Centered Care and Health Literacy (ed.). In: Kevin Russell Henderson (Ed.), Kevin Russell Henderson (Ed.), Wheelchairs: Perceptions, Technology Advances and Barriers. : Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Provision of Active Wheelchairs in Relation to Person-Centered Care and Health Literacy
2016 (English)In: Wheelchairs: Perceptions, Technology Advances and Barriers / [ed] Kevin Russell Henderson, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2016Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A person in need of an active wheelchair, whether an emerging need or as a replacement, stands before a number of decisions, not only concerning how to gain a wheelchair with adequate properties, but also con-cerning these properties per se. In order to make informed decisions, one prerequisite is knowledge on the matters being decided, and another is cooperation with health care professionals in the field of assistive devices provision. Earlier research on provision has revealed that user experiences of having sufficient in-formation is closely related to user satisfaction. Lack of user involvement may result in discontinuance, or the continued use of a sub-optimal wheelchair due to not having any other choice, resulting in reduced health. Therefore, involvement of users in this process is warranted. In this chapter, provision of active wheelchairs is discussed in relation to HL (Health literacy) and PCC (Person-centered care) as means of increasing the quality of the supply process from a user-centered perspective. Concluding, it is proposed that a SDS (Service Delivery System) incorporating elements of PCC and providing means of increased HL can lead to users experiencing increased wheelchair usability and useworthiness, providing means of em-powerment and increased quality of life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2016
Series
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Keywords
active wheelchair, health literacy, person-centered care, provision, service delivery system
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8821 (URN)23785 (Local ID)978-1-53610-390-8 (ISBN)23785 (Archive number)23785 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
Krantz, O. & Örmon, K. (2016). Provision of Assistive Technology in Relation to Person-Centered Care and Health Literacy (ed.). In: (Ed.), : . Paper presented at ICPHR (International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research) Annual Working Meeting, Malmö, Sweden (August 24-26, 2016).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Provision of Assistive Technology in Relation to Person-Centered Care and Health Literacy
2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Keywords
assistive technology, health literacy, person-centered care, provision
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-10593 (URN)23709 (Local ID)23709 (Archive number)23709 (OAI)
Conference
ICPHR (International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research) Annual Working Meeting, Malmö, Sweden (August 24-26, 2016)
Available from: 2020-02-29 Created: 2020-02-29 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
Krantz, O. (2015). Experiences of municipal information on assistive devices and provision (ed.). Paper presented at NNDR, Nordic Network on Disability Research, 15th Research Conference, Bergen, Norway (May 6-8, 2015). Paper presented at NNDR, Nordic Network on Disability Research, 15th Research Conference, Bergen, Norway (May 6-8, 2015). : NNDR, Nordic Network on Disability Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences of municipal information on assistive devices and provision
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Aims: Research concerning assistive devices supply in Sweden has focused the matching of person and device from the time of the first meeting between a client and a prescriber and onwards. Howev-er, research concerning the time period before the actual prescription process, seems scarce. The aim of this paper is to describe initial parts of an ongoing analysis concerning the experience among per-sons, who, for the first time, are seeking information on assistive devices and provision from munic-ipal web-pages and prescribers. Methods: Due to obvious methodological problems locating persons who have not yet began seeking information; an alternative approach had to be taken. The focus being how information is perceived, subjects were not limited by reasons for seeking this information, e.g. personal needs. Instead, 36 students contacted two municipalities each, and took notes on the experience thereof. These were analysed by means of a thematic content analysis. Results: Web-pages and prescribers were both perceived as focusing information of the process of assistive devices provision, rather than assistive devices per se. In occasions, a county council sub-page of a national web-page (“1177 Vårdguiden”) was recommended concerning information on specific devices. Furthermore, municipal web-pages varied in labelling information. Language and layout were perceived as less than accessible. Some pages lacked accessible information. Contacting municipal prescribers, short telephone hours caused problems. Conclusions: In sum, information was perceived as less than sufficient concerning assistive devices, despite: (1) The Swedish parliament have established information as a key factor in increasing socie-tal participation (explicitly concerning health care and assistive devices); and (2) a significant rela-tionship exists between access to sufficient information and satisfaction with an assistive device. A theoretical analysis concerning the perceived divergence between function and intention of the sys-tem can include the perspective of Max Weber and civil servant decision-making, and Michael Lipsky’s Street-level Bureaucrat. However, as this paper concerns an ongoing analysis, theoretical perspectives remains to be developed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NNDR, Nordic Network on Disability Research, 2015
Keywords
assistive technology, information, municipality, provision
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-10598 (URN)23707 (Local ID)23707 (Archive number)23707 (OAI)
Conference
NNDR, Nordic Network on Disability Research, 15th Research Conference, Bergen, Norway (May 6-8, 2015)
Available from: 2020-02-29 Created: 2020-02-29 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
Krantz, O. (2015). Information om tekniska hjälpmedel på skånska kommuners hemsidor (ed.). Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 92(5), 594-604
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information om tekniska hjälpmedel på skånska kommuners hemsidor
2015 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 92, no 5, p. 594-604Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: beskriva upplevelser hos personer som för första gången söker information om hjälpmedel och förskrivning via en kommuns hemsida. Metod: Trettiosex studenter besökte, var och en, två av de 33 skånska kommunernas hemsidor och rapporterade sina upplevelser. Dessa bearbetades och analyserades genom en tematisk innehållsanalys. Resultat: Hemsidor upplevdes vara strukturellt svårnavigerade. Språklig tillgänglighet varierade: terminologi och gratisverktyg för översättning skapade missförstånd. Hjälpmedelsfrågor kunde presenteras som hälso- och sjukvårdsfrågor, äldrefrågor, eller bostadsanpassningsfrågor, dock sällan som funktionshinderfrågor. Existerande information upplevdes fyllig angående förskrivningsprocessen, men bristande avseende specifika hjälpmedel och kontaktmöjligheter. Slutsatser: Kommuner skulle med små medel kunna förbättra hjälpmedelsinformation på sina hemsidor, och i förlängningen därav kunna öka individens möjligheter till ett aktivt och självständigt liv.

Abstract [en]

Aim: Describe the experience among first-time information-seekers concerning municipal internet information on assistive devices provision. Methods: Thirty-six students each visited two of the 33 municipal internet sites in the Skåne region, reporting experiences thereof. These were analysed utilising a thematic content analysis. Results: Internet sites were considered difficult to navigate. Language accessibility varied: terminology and translation tools caused misunderstandings. Matters pertaining to assistive devices were labelled as medical issues, accessible housing, or aging; all but related to disability. Available information was considered sufficient concerning prescription per se, but lacking information on specific assistive devices. Conclusions: Municipalities can, with minor efforts, improve web-based information on assistive devices. Better information may improve individual’s possibilities of leading an active life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 2015
Keywords
förskrivning, hemsida, hjälpmedel, information, kommun
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-4827 (URN)23790 (Local ID)23790 (Archive number)23790 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
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