Ingela Johansson

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OBJECTIVE The study's objective was to describe symptoms, symptom management, and patient delay times in patients seeking treatment for suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and to find explanatory factors influencing the decision time. METHOD This is a descriptive survey study including 403 Swedish patients with a median age of 64 years with(More)
We have previously shown that two injections of 20 μg GAD-alum to recent onset type 1 diabetic children induced GADA levels in parallel to preservation of insulin secretion. Here we investigated if boosted GADA induced changes in IgG1, 2, 3 and 4 subclass distributions or affected GAD(65) enzyme activity. We further studied the specific effect of GAD-alum(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of an organizational change programme in a surgical department in Sweden (the introduction of modular nursing) on the nursing staff's perception of job satisfaction and quality of care, and to identify factors which promote or hinder this organizational change. Planning and implementation of the change(More)
AIMS To describe coping strategies and coping effectiveness in recipients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator and to explore factors influencing coping. BACKGROUND Implantable cardioverter defibrillators are documented as saving lives and are used to treat ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. Despite the implantable(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to explore the main concern of individuals living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and how they handle this in daily life. For improved management and follow-up, it is important to understand how the ICD affects the recipient's daily life. METHODS A grounded theory method was used. Sixteen Swedish(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a lifesaving device for treating patients who have experienced (secondary prevention), or are likely to experience (primary prevention), sudden cardiac death due to ventricular arrhythmias. Individuals with an ICD are prohibited from driving for a restricted period after the(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying early warning signs of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may aid in the early diagnosis of coronary artery disease. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to assess early warning signs (prodromal symptoms) of AMI, with comparisons made by gender. Another aim was to determine whether these early warning signs had any influence on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the choice of transportation mode to hospital in patients experiencing acute myocardial infarction. METHOD A descriptive survey study at the Coronary Care Unit of one Swedish University Hospital. The study was carried out between July 2000 and March 2001. RESULTS The study population consisted of 114 consecutive patients with acute(More)
The aim was to study whether sense of coherence (SOC) had any predictive power in patients with hip fractures regarding length of stay in hospital, state of confusion and health, functional ability, quality of life, and municipal home-help service. A total of 73 patients admitted from their own homes participated (mean age 80.4 years). The patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Delay in seeking care remains a problem for many patients with myocardial infarction. There is a great deal of knowledge available about clinical factors contributing to this delay, while studies focusing on the patients' own experiences are few. AIM Describe variations in how individuals perceived suffering symptoms of an acute myocardial(More)