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Dallora, A. L., Andersson, E. K., Gregory Palm, B., Bohman, D., Björling, G., Marcinowicz, L., . . . Anderberg, P. (2024). Nursing Students' Attitudes Toward Technology: Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study.. JMIR Medical Education, 10, e50297, Article ID e50297.
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2024 (English)In: JMIR Medical Education, E-ISSN 2369-3762, Vol. 10, p. e50297-, article id e50297Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: The growing presence of digital technologies in health care requires the health workforce to have proficiency in subjects such as informatics. This has implications in the education of nursing students, as their preparedness to use these technologies in clinical situations is something that course administrators need to consider. Thus, students' attitudes toward technology could be investigated to assess their needs regarding this proficiency.

OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate attitudes (enthusiasm and anxiety) toward technology among nursing students and to identify factors associated with those attitudes.

METHODS: Nursing students at 2 universities in Sweden and 1 university in Poland were invited to answer a questionnaire. Data about attitudes (anxiety and enthusiasm) toward technology, eHealth literacy, electronic device skills, and frequency of using electronic devices and sociodemographic data were collected. Descriptive statistics were used to characterize the data. The Spearman rank correlation coefficient and Mann-Whitney U test were used for statistical inferences.

RESULTS: In total, 646 students answered the questionnaire—342 (52.9%) from the Swedish sites and 304 (47.1%) from the Polish site. It was observed that the students’ technology enthusiasm (techEnthusiasm) was on the higher end of the Technophilia instrument (score range 1-5): 3.83 (SD 0.90), 3.62 (SD 0.94), and 4.04 (SD 0.78) for the whole sample, Swedish students, and Polish students, respectively. Technology anxiety (techAnxiety) was on the midrange of the Technophilia instrument: 2.48 (SD 0.96), 2.37 (SD 1), and 2.60 (SD 0.89) for the whole sample, Swedish students, and Polish students, respectively. Regarding techEnthusiasm among the nursing students, a negative correlation with age was found for the Swedish sample (P<.001; ρSwedish=−0.201) who were generally older than the Polish sample, and positive correlations with the eHealth Literacy Scale score (P<.001; ρall=0.265; ρSwedish=0.190; ρPolish=0.352) and with the perceived skill in using computer devices (P<.001; ρall=0.360; ρSwedish=0.341; ρPolish=0.309) were found for the Swedish, Polish, and total samples. Regarding techAnxiety among the nursing students, a positive correlation with age was found in the Swedish sample (P<.001; ρSwedish=0.184), and negative correlations with eHealth Literacy Scale score (P<.001; ρall=−0.196; ρSwedish=−0.262; ρPolish=−0.133) and with the perceived skill in using computer devices (P<.001; ρall=−0.209; ρSwedish=−0.347; ρPolish=−0.134) were found for the Swedish, Polish, and total samples and with the semester only for the Swedish sample (P<.001; ρSwedish=−0.124). Gender differences were found regarding techAnxiety in the Swedish sample, with women exhibiting a higher mean score than men (2.451, SD 1.014 and 1.987, SD 0.854, respectively).

CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights nursing students' techEnthusiasm and techAnxiety, emphasizing correlations with various factors. With health care's increasing reliance on technology, integrating health technology-related topics into education is crucial for future professionals to address health care challenges effectively.

INTERNATIONAL REGISTERED REPORT IDENTIFIER (IRRID): RR2-10.2196/14643.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
JMIR Publications, 2024
Keywords
eHealth, mobile phone, nursing education, technology anxiety, technology enthusiasm, technophilia
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-67348 (URN)10.2196/50297 (DOI)38683660 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2024-05-21 Created: 2024-05-21 Last updated: 2024-06-10Bibliographically approved
Andersson, E. K., Dallora, A. L., Marcinowicz, L., Stjernberg, L., Björling, G., Anderberg, P. & Bohman, D. (2023). Self-Reported eHealth literacy among nursing students in Sweden and Poland: The eNursEd cross-sectional multicentre study. Health Informatics Journal, 29(4)
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2023 (English)In: Health Informatics Journal, ISSN 1460-4582, E-ISSN 1741-2811, Vol. 29, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aimed to provide an understanding of nursing students’ self-reported eHealth literacy in Sweden and Poland. This cross-sectional multicentre study collected data via a questionnaire in three universities in Sweden and Poland. Descriptive statistics, the Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient, Mann–Whitney U, and Kruskal–Wallis tests were used to analyse different data types. Age (in the Polish sample), semester, perceived computer or laptop skills, and frequency of health-related Internet searches were associated with eHealth literacy. No gender differences were evidenced in regard to the eHealth literacy. Regarding attitudes about eHealth, students generally agreed on the importance of eHealth and technical aspects of their education. The importance of integrating eHealth literacy skills in the curricula and the need to encourage the improvement of these skills for both students and personnel are highlighted, as is the importance of identifying students with lacking computer skills.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63891 (URN)10.1177/14604582231214588 (DOI)001106545500001 ()37978849 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85177169125 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Linnaeus University
Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2023-12-05Bibliographically approved
Sjögren Forss, K. & Stjernberg, L. (2020). Physical activity among parents during pregnancy and 8 months postpartum compared to pre-pregnancy. European Journal of Public Health, 30(s5), V849-V849, Article ID ckaa166.858.
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2020 (English)In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 30, no s5, p. V849-V849, article id ckaa166.858Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

BackgroundAs there is incontrovertible evidence of the essential prerequisite of regular physical activity it is also important to understand how different life change events may impact individual's participation in physical activity. Pregnancy and the transition to parenthood have been found to be life change events associated with decreased physical activity among women however, the examination of changes of physical activity in the male parent during this major life change event has been largely neglected in scientific literature and a significant research gap can be found. In the light of this, this longitudinal study aimed to follow changing physical activity patterns among women and med during pregnancy and eight months postpartum compared to pre-pregnancy.

MethodsThe study involved 123 women and 112 men (partners of the women) from the municipality of Karlskrona, Sweden. We measured the self-reported amount of physical activity performed outdoors and indoors before pregnancy (calculated from one month before pregnancy), throughout the entire pregnancy, and eight months postpartum. 

ResultsWe found similar trends among both women and men in decreasing frequency of physical activity during pregnancy and eight months postpartum as compared to pre-pregnancy, however, overall physical activity levels did not change.

ConclusionsOur findings contribute new knowledge about changes in men's physical activity patterns from pre-pregnancy to pregnancy and postpartum and is an important contribution in research, as the area is very limited. As couples seem to change activity patterns similarly, it is important to promote family-based physical activity initiatives and encourage couples to be active together during pregnancy and postpartum. 

Key messages Couples seem to change physical activity patterns similarly during pregnancy and postpartum. as compared to pre-pregnancy.It is important to promote family-based physical activity initiatives and encourage couples to be active together during pregnancy and postpartum.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2020
Keywords
physical activity, pregnancy, life change events, parent, postpartum period, self-report
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-40104 (URN)10.1093/eurpub/ckaa166.858 (DOI)000605268703466 ()
Available from: 2021-01-28 Created: 2021-01-28 Last updated: 2022-10-28Bibliographically approved
Anderberg, P., Björling, G., Stjernberg, L. & Bohman, D. (2019). Analyzing nursing students’ relation to electronic health and technology as individuals and students and in their future career (the ENURSED study): Protocol for a longitudinal study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(10), Article ID e14643.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analyzing nursing students’ relation to electronic health and technology as individuals and students and in their future career (the ENURSED study): Protocol for a longitudinal study
2019 (English)In: Journal of Medical Internet Research, E-ISSN 1438-8871, Vol. 21, no 10, article id e14643Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The nursing profession has undergone several changes in the past decades, and new challenges are to come in the future; patients are now cared for in their home, hospitals are more specialized, and primary care will have a key role. Health informatics is essential in all core competencies in nursing. From an educational perspective, it is of great importance that students are prepared for the new demands and needs of the patients. From a societal point of view, the society, health care included, is facing several challenges related to technological developments and digitization. Preparation for the next decade of nursing education and practice must be done, without the advantage of certainty. A training for not-yet-existing technologies where educators should not be limited by present practice paradigms is desirable. This study presents the design, method, and protocol for a study that investigates undergraduate nursing students’ internet use, knowledge about electronic health (eHealth), and attitudes to technology and how experiences of eHealth are handled during the education in a multicenter study. Objective: The primary aim of this research project is to describe the design of a longitudinal study and a qualitative substudy consisting of the following aspects that explore students’ knowledge about and relation to technology and eHealth: (1) what pre-existing knowledge and interest of this area the nursing students have and (2) how (and if) is it present in their education, (3) how do the students perceive this knowledge in their future career role, and (4) to what extent is the education capable of managing this knowledge? Methods: The study consists of two parts: a longitudinal study and a qualitative substudy. Students from the BSc in Nursing program from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden, and from the Swedish Red Cross University College, Stockholm/Huddinge, Sweden, were included in this study. Results: The study is ongoing. Data analysis is currently underway, and the first results are expected to be published in 2019. Conclusions: This study presents the design of a longitudinal study and a qualitative substudy. The eHealth in Nursing Education eNursEd study will answer several important questions about nursing students’ attitudes toward and use of information and communications technology in their private life, their education, and their emerging profession. Knowledge from this study will be used to compare different nursing programs and students’ knowledge about and relation to technology and eHealth. Results will also be communicated back to nursing educators to improve the teaching of eHealth, health informatics, and technology. ©Peter Anderberg, Gunilla Björling, Louise Stjernberg, Doris Bohman.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2019
Keywords
Digitization, EHealth, Internet, Nursing, Nursing student, adult, article, career, controlled study, data analysis, female, human, human experiment, longitudinal study, male, medical informatics, multicenter study, nursing education, Red Cross, Sweden, teaching, telehealth
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63926 (URN)10.2196/14643 (DOI)000494002200021 ()2-s2.0-85073196380 (Scopus ID)
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open access

Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Sjögren Forss, K. & Stjernberg, L. (2019). Physical Activity Patterns Among Women and Men During Pregnancy and 8 Months Postpartum Compared to Pre-pregnancy: A Longitudinal Study (ed.). Frontiers In Public Health, 7, Article ID 294.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Physical Activity Patterns Among Women and Men During Pregnancy and 8 Months Postpartum Compared to Pre-pregnancy: A Longitudinal Study
2019 (English)In: Frontiers In Public Health, ISSN 2296-2565, Vol. 7, article id 294Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Realizing the essential prerequisite of regular physical activity (PA) it is essential to have knowledge about how different life change events may influence individual's participation. Many studies have documented that pregnancy and the transition to parenthood are life change events associated with decreased PA among women however, the examination of changes of PA in the male parent during this major life change event has been largely neglected in scientific literature and a significant research gap can be found. In the light of this, this longitudinal study aimed to follow changing PA patterns among women and men during pregnancy and 8 months postpartum compared to pre-pregnancy. Methods: In this study, 123 women and 112 men (partners of the women) that lived in the municipality of Karlskrona, Sweden, were included. Data were collected between 2008 and 2010. The self-reported amount of PA performed outdoors and indoors before pregnancy throughout the entire pregnancy, and 8 months postpartum, were measured. Results: We found similar changes in PA patterns among both women and men during pregnancy and 8 months postpartum when compared to pre-pregnancy. In almost all the activities studied except for walking/strolling, a significant decline was found. Conclusions: Our findings contribute new knowledge about changes in men's PA patterns from pre-pregnancy to pregnancy and postpartum. As couples seem to change activity patterns similarly, it is important to promote family-based PA initiatives and encourage couples to be active together during pregnancy and postpartum.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media S.A., 2019
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-4108 (URN)10.3389/fpubh.2019.00294 (DOI)000496846400001 ()31750283 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85074504731 (Scopus ID)30644 (Local ID)30644 (Archive number)30644 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-08-31Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, H., von Strauss, E., Saboonchi, F. & Stjernberg, L. (2017). From a nurse educator to a university specialized in health sciences: The emergence of public health science (2ed.). In: Anders Foldspang, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Vesna Bjegovic-Mikanovic & Robert Otok (Ed.), 50 Years of Professional Public Health Workforce Development: ASPHER’s 50th Anniversary Book (pp. 112-114). Etterbeek, Brussels: The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From a nurse educator to a university specialized in health sciences: The emergence of public health science
2017 (English)In: 50 Years of Professional Public Health Workforce Development: ASPHER’s 50th Anniversary Book / [ed] Anders Foldspang, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Vesna Bjegovic-Mikanovic & Robert Otok, Etterbeek, Brussels: The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) , 2017, 2, p. 112-114Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Etterbeek, Brussels: The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), 2017 Edition: 2
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63903 (URN)
Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2023-11-27Bibliographically approved
Sjögren Forss, K., Stjernberg, L. & Ekvall Hansson, E. (2017). Osteoarthritis and fear of physical activity—The effect of patient education (ed.). Cogent Medicine, 4(1328820), Article ID 1328820.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Osteoarthritis and fear of physical activity—The effect of patient education
2017 (English)In: Cogent Medicine, ISSN 2331-205X, Vol. 4, no 1328820, article id 1328820Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract: Purpose: The aim of the current study was twofold. The first aim was to investigate, from the aspects of gender, age and Body Mass Index, the prevalence of fear among individuals with osteoarthritis that their joints would be harmed if they performed physical activity. The second aim was to determine if a patient education programme might lessen this fear. Method: A total of 100 participants were enrolled in a randomised controlled study and completed measures on two occasions over the course of six months. The participants were randomised to either an intervention group or to a control group. Results: More than a quarter of the participants feared that their joints would be harmed if they performed physical activity. This was reported by significantly more men than women. Age and Body Mass Index did not seem to have any significant impact on the fear. The patient education programme for osteoarthritis reduced fear significantly (p = 0.010). Conclusions: A patient education programme appear to be one way of reducing the fear among individuals with osteoarthritis, that the joints would be harmed by physical activity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cogent OA, 2017
Keywords
fear, intervention, patient education programme, osteoarthritis, physical activity, physiotherapy, randomized controlled trial
National Category
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-14656 (URN)10.1080/2331205X.2017.1328820 (DOI)23698 (Local ID)23698 (Archive number)23698 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2023-11-27Bibliographically approved
Bjegovic-Mikanovic, V., Foldspang, A., Jakubowski, E., Müller-Nordhorn, J., Otok, R. & Stjernberg, L. (2015). Developing The Publichealth Workforce. Eurohealth, 21(1), 24-27
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2015 (English)In: Eurohealth, ISSN 1356-1030, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 24-27Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The development of the public health workforce is acornerstone in WHO's Action Plan for Strengthening Public HealthServices and Capacities. Public health education shall combineEssential Public Health Operations – surveillance; monitoring; healthprotection and promotion; disease prevention; service delivery;communication and research – with the competences needed within:public health methods; population health and its social, economicand environmental determinants; and man-made systems andinterventions to improve population health. An authorised publichealth profession founded on graduation from comprehensive publichealth education is needed. The capacity and standards of Schoolsof Public Health should accordingly be continuously developed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London School of Economics and Political Science, 2015
Keywords
Public Health Workforce, Essential Public Health Operations, Public Health Competences, Public Health Education, Public Health Training, Public Health Professionalisation
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63901 (URN)
Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2023-11-27Bibliographically approved
Thern, E., Sjögren Forss, K., Jogreus, C. & Stjernberg, L. (2015). Factors associated with active commuting among parents-to-be in Karlskrona, Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 43(1), 59-65
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Factors associated with active commuting among parents-to-be in Karlskrona, Sweden
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 43, no 1, p. 59-65Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The purpose of the present study is to examine the prevalence of active commuting and factors associated with participation in active commuting in the municipality of Karlskrona, Sweden. Active commuting is defined here as walking or cycling to and from school/work for at least 15 min one-way. Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out, which included baseline data from parents-to-be. Pregnant females and their partners were invited to participate in the study when they contacted either of the municipality’s two antenatal clinics. Data collection ran from March 2008 to February 2009. When completing the questionnaire, the participants were asked to reflect on their situation one month before the female became pregnant. The final sample consisted of 432 participants (response rate 51.9% for females and 85.0% for males). Results: The main mode of commuting was motor vehicle (63.0%), with active commuters forming a minority (8.3%). The main facilitating factor for active commuting was living in an urban as opposed to a rural area. Regular participation in outdoor recreational physical activity was significantly positively associated with active commuting. Being Swedish and being surrounded by a green space environment were significantly negatively associated with active commuting. Conclusions: This study found that the number of people who are active commuters is modest and other modes of transportation are preferred. Several facilitating and impeding factors associated with active commuting were also found, indicating the importance of applying a broad health-promoting approach to encouraging active commuting.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE, 2015
Keywords
Active commuting, ethnicity, outdoor recreational physical activity, residential area.
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63960 (URN)10.1177/1403494814559119 (DOI)000347444800009 ()25411312 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84921033565 (Scopus ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfoCB57088E67144A91C1257DA4002EB977 (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfoCB57088E67144A91C1257DA4002EB977 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoCB57088E67144A91C1257DA4002EB977 (OAI)
Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2023-11-29Bibliographically approved
Martin-Moreno, J., Ricciardi, W., Bjegovic-Mikanovic, V., Maguire, P., McKee, M. & Stjernberg, L. (2014). Ebola: an open letter to European governments. The Lancet, 384(9950)
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2014 (English)In: The Lancet, ISSN 0140-6736, E-ISSN 1474-547X, Vol. 384, no 9950Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

After months of inaction and neglect from the international community, the Ebola epidemic in west Africa has now spiralled utterly out of control. Today, the virus is a threat not only to the countries where the outbreak has overwhelmed the capacity of national health systems, but also to the entire world. We urge our governments to mobilise all possible resources to assist west Africa in controlling this horrific epidemic. Based on our expertise in public health and emergency response, this open letter describes believes and measures particularly effective to take into actions.

Keywords
ebola, actions, community, governments
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63937 (URN)10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61611-1 (DOI)000343003400019 ()25263575 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84908244005 (Scopus ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfo52F043AE71546BCDC1257DA40037F726 (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfo52F043AE71546BCDC1257DA40037F726 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo52F043AE71546BCDC1257DA40037F726 (OAI)
Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2023-11-29Bibliographically approved
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