Joakim Ekberg

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Self-directed learning denotes that the individual is in command of what should be learned and why it is important. In this study, guidelines for the design of Web 2.0 systems for supporting diabetic adolescents’ every day learning needs are examined in light of theories about information behaviour and social learning. A Web 2.0 system was developed to(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence, type and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in youth and adult elite athletics athletes and to explore risk factors for sustaining injuries. DESIGN Prospective cohort study conducted during a 52-week period. SETTING Male and female youth and adult athletics athletes ranked in the top 10 in Sweden (n=292). RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic disease management is a global health concern. By the time they reach adolescence, 10-15% of all children live with a chronic disease. The role of educational interventions in facilitating adaptation to chronic disease is receiving growing recognition, and current care policies advocate greater involvement of patients in self-care. Web(More)
BACKGROUND Continued refinement of resources for patient information, education and support is needed. Considering the rapid development of new communication practices, the perspectives of young people themselves warrant more attention using a wide research focus. The purpose of this study was to understand information-seeking behaviours, Internet use and(More)
The aim of this study was to examine injury events and risk-factors among Swedish adult eventing athletes. A cross-sectional study design with retrospective recording of 1-year sports-specific exposure and injury data was used. The invited study population consisted of all members of the Swedish Equestrian Federation with eventing as their primary(More)
BACKGROUND An online health-promoting community (OHPC) has the potential to promote health and advance new means of dialogue between public health representatives and the general public. The aim of this study was to examine what aspects of an OHPC that are critical for satisfying the needs of the user community and public health goals and service(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess a 2-year family-based behavioural intervention programme against child obesity. DESIGN Single-group pre- and post-intervention feasibility study. SETTING Swedish paediatric outpatient care. PARTICIPANTS 26 obese children aged 8.3-12.0 years and their parents who had consented to actively participate in a 2-year intervention. (More)
High-fidelity simulations of pandemic outbreaks are resource consuming. Cluster-based solutions have been suggested for executing such complex computations. We present a cloud-based simulation architecture that utilizes computing resources both locally available and dynamically rented online. The approach uses the Condor framework for job distribution and(More)
AIM To examine the development of childhood obesity and to determine the earliest age when estimating body mass using only weight and height data is associated with a corresponding estimate at the age of 15. METHODS Subjects included are all children born in 1991 in Östergötland County, Sweden. Weight and height data collected during regular check-ups at(More)
Current sports injury reporting systems lack a common conceptual basis. We propose a conceptual foundation as a basis for the recording of health problems associated with participation in sports, based on the notion of impairment used by the World Health Organization. We provide definitions of sports impairment concepts to represent the perspectives of(More)