Helvi Kyngäs

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BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that girls present welfare-related symptoms differently than boys and that the severity of their symptoms increases with age. Girls living in Northern Finland experience reduced well-being in some aspects of their lives. However, the opinions of girls on these matters have not previously been studied. OBJECTIVE The(More)
The aim is to describe the development of a middle-range theory by using an inductive-deductive approach. A theory of well-being supporting physical environment of home-dwelling elderly is used as an example. The inductive-deductive theory development process is described through four different phases: (1) the creations of concepts were described(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to describe adherence to health regimens and the factors associated with it among adult frequent attenders (FAs). DESIGN This was a cross-sectional study. The study sample consisted of 462 healthcare FAs in 7 municipal health centres in northern Finland. An FA is a person who has had 8 or more outpatient visits to a GP(More)
OBJECTIVES Telemedicine in intensive care (tele-ICU) involves the use of information technologies to deliver care instructions from a command center to remote hospitals. To ensure acceptance and usability, clinicians should participate early in the design. This study surveyed clinical professionals to identify and rank important functions for a tele-ICU(More)
There is little written about the quality of genetic counseling for men with the BRCA1/2 mutation. The purpose of this study was to describe the quality of genetic counseling and connected factors according to Finnish male BRCA1/2 mutation carriers’ (n = 35) perspectives and reasons for seeking genetic counseling. Data were collected from the Departments of(More)
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