Introduction: DTSQ-IP is a questionnaire designed to measure treatment satisfaction during hospitalization of patients with diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to translate, and culturally adapt the questionnaire into a Danish care context, to provide a validated tool for improvement of diabetes nursing research.
Method: The process included translation and adaption based on validated guidelines in a six-phase procedure; forward translation, reconciliation, back translation, psychologist review, cognitive debriefing and final approval.
Results: To achieve a Danish version of DTSQ-IP with a good functionality, and high reliability, adjustments had to be made concerning language, cultural matters and content within the areas: language, cultural adaption and after-cognitive review with patients.
Conclusion: The study provides a validated instrument to measure satisfaction during hospitalization of Danish patients with diabetes. Cultural adaptation had to be made to maintain a correct content. Confirmation is needed regarding psychometric properties in future studies.
Background: Moving one’s spouse with dementia to a nursing home is a complicated and stressful affair.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to get insights into relatives’ experiences of moving a spouse with dementia to a nursing home.
Method: Semi-structured interviews were held with five relatives in Denmark, all of whom had placed their spouses with dementia in a nursing home.
Results: Nursing home-placement was described in three different phases (1) Dealing with an untenable situation; (2) Meeting the changes of a new life situation, and (3) Getting on with a new life: a process containing nine main themes, which was characterized both by relief, but also symptoms of burden, grief and feelings of guilt, failure and loss.
Conclusion: Focus on the three phases and the related main themes of the ‘nursing home-placement-phenomenon’, can be useful and helpful for nurses, in their support and care for these relative
This study sets out to investigate the users’ perspective on participating in a Facebook group created for and run by a group of people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Data was collected using field observations from a Danish Facebook group for people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and analyzed using an inductive content analysis. The analysis resulted in three themes: (1) Handling sickness in an online community for diabetes, (2) Cultivation of a mutual online diabetes community, and (3) The silent norms for interaction in an online community of diabetes. The investigation points to the Facebook group being useful as a means to handle life with type 1 diabetes. It appears that the experience-based knowledge, which is shared in the group, is just as important as the health professional knowledge.
In a research project where ten persons with dementia and their close families participated, the researcher explored how older people suffering from dementia could live meaningful lives. The aim of this article is to discuss some ethical considerations when persons with dementia are included in research, and to emphasize how to ensure their integrity and dignity. The qualitative research project involved fieldwork and interviews. Martinsen’s ontological situational ethics gave the basis for the discussion of the results. Affected memory and language contributed to vulnerability. Relatives contributed to trust and made it possible for persons to convey narratives about what had been meaningful to them throughout their lives. Individual considerations promoted dignity and integrity. It was necessary to apply discretion and have knowledge about dementia and communication to make the best of the ethical challenges that continuously arose.
Background: Functional disorders in children and adolescents are frequent and, may prevent participation in school and social activities. A bio-psychosocial approach is used in interdisciplinary work-out and treatment to help return to a functional everyday life.
Purpose: To investigate quality of a biopsychosocial work-out and treatment in hospitalized children with functional disorders.
Method: A pre-and post-study was used. The indicators were three questionnaires which provide information of well-being.
Results: Between 64 and 77% of 39 included patients responded with the following symptoms: headache, dizziness, nausea and/or abdominal pain, and lack of energy. There was a significant improvement in patients’ experience of going to school (P<0.001) and being active (P = 0.043) during hospitalization.
Conclusion: Hospitalization at a specialized department with an interdisciplinary and bio-psychosocial approach seems to benefit children and adolescents with functional disorders in important ways. There is a need for development of indicators and standards to systematize the quality assessment of the treatment.
Research shows that transgender people are in poorer health and disadvantaged in the health care system compared to other patients in Denmark. In addition, some transgender people experience psychological challenges in their everyday lives as well as barriers in their meeting with nurses regarding treatment and the desire to have children, among other things. Transgender people themselves report that they are subjected to discrimination and disempowerment in the health care system and experience negative feelings in the meeting with nurses. Studies have shown that one of the main problems is that health professionals lack a basic knowledge about transgender people. In this article, we discuss how nurses can improve their approach to transgender people when they meet them in the Danish health care system.
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Annelise Norlyk, lektor, ph.d., cand.cur., Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Folkesundhed, Sektion for Sygepleje
Aarhus Universitet v/ Bente Martinsen Woythal
Institut for Folkesundhed, Sektion for Sygepleje, Campus Emdrup
Tuborgvej 164, bygning B
2400 København NV