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Eva Brink

Professor, senior

Staff member at Section for nursing - graduate level.

Conducts research in medical and health sciences, health sciences, nursing sciences.


Read more about my research on our Swedish website.


Publications


A personality and gender perspective on adherence and health-related quality of life in people with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis.

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A personality and gender perspective on adherence and health-related quality of life in people with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis.

PURPOSE: Poor adherence to medication treatment for asthma and allergic rhinitis could challenge a positive health outcome. Health-related quality ...

A Theoretical Framework for Emancipatory Nursing With a Focus on Environment and Persons' Own and Shared Lifeworld

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A Theoretical Framework for Emancipatory Nursing With a Focus on Environment and Persons' Own and Shared Lifeworld

By giving a brief overview of the metaconcepts in nursing, with a focus on environment, we sketch a theoretical framework for an emancipatory...

Absence of response : a study of nurses' experience of stress in the workplace

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Absence of response : a study of nurses' experience of stress in the workplace

It has become clear that nursing is a high-risk occupation with regards to stress-related diseases. In this study, we were interested in nurses'...

Adaptation Positions and Behavior Among Post–Myocardial Infarction Patients

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Adaptation Positions and Behavior Among Post–Myocardial Infarction Patients

Associations between depression, fatigue, and life orientation in myocardial infarction patients

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Associations between depression, fatigue, and life orientation in myocardial infarction patients

Associations between fatigue, symptom experiences and sleep quality after myocardial infarction

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Associations between fatigue, symptom experiences and sleep quality after myocardial infarction

Caring about symptoms in person-centred care

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Caring about symptoms in person-centred care

In the present article, we emphasize the symptom experience perspective in person-centred care and discuss barriers to implementation of this...

Charmaz, Kathy (2006). Constructing grounded theory: a practical guide through qualitative analysis. London: SAGE

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Charmaz, Kathy (2006). Constructing grounded theory: a practical guide through qualitative analysis. London: SAGE

Committed to Life : Adolescents’ and Young Adults’ Experiences of Living with Fontan Circulation

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Committed to Life : Adolescents’ and Young Adults’ Experiences of Living with Fontan Circulation

Background Single ventricle defects are among the most complex congenital heart defects and the development of advanced surgical procedures in rece...

Considering both health-promoting and illness-related factors in assessment of health-related quality of life after myocardial infarction

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Considering both health-promoting and illness-related factors in assessment of health-related quality of life after myocardial infarction

The present study addresses factors that contributed to explaining the variance in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) one year after myocardial...

Coping with myocardial infarction : Evaluation of a coping questionnaire

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Coping with myocardial infarction : Evaluation of a coping questionnaire

Coping with myocardial infarction: evaluation of a coping questionnaire The negative effects of emotional distress on the recovery following...

Development of a Tool for Assessment of Post-Myocardial Infarction Fatigue

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Development of a Tool for Assessment of Post-Myocardial Infarction Fatigue

Introduction: After treatment for myocardial infarction (MI) quite a few persons will experience different symptoms, including fatigue, during the...

Dimensions of the Somatic Health Complaints Questionnaire (SHCQ) in a sample of myocardial infarction patients

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Dimensions of the Somatic Health Complaints Questionnaire (SHCQ) in a sample of myocardial infarction patients

Disturbed sleep, fatigue, anxiety and depression in myocardial infarction patients

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Disturbed sleep, fatigue, anxiety and depression in myocardial infarction patients

Background: Disturbed sleep has been linked to increased morbidity, mortality and depression and worsened health-related quality of life in patient...

Fatigue after myocardial infarction - a two-year follow-up study

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Fatigue after myocardial infarction - a two-year follow-up study

Aims and objectives: To investigate changes in self-reported fatigue and depression from four months to two years following a myocardial infarction...

Fatigue after myocardial infarction : Relationships with indices of emotional distress, and sociodemographic and clinical variables

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Fatigue after myocardial infarction : Relationships with indices of emotional distress, and sociodemographic and clinical variables

Fatigue and depressive symptoms are relatively common among patients recovering from myocardial infarction (MI). The symptoms of depression and...

Fatigue two months after MI and its relationships with other concurrent symptoms, sleep quality and coping strategies

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Fatigue two months after MI and its relationships with other concurrent symptoms, sleep quality and coping strategies

Fatigue two months after myocardial infarction and its relationships with other concurrent symptoms, sleep quality and coping strategies.

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Fatigue two months after myocardial infarction and its relationships with other concurrent symptoms, sleep quality and coping strategies.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore fatigue levels two months after myocardial infarction and examine the associations with other concurrent symptoms,...

General self-efficacy and health-related quality of life after myocardial infarction

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General self-efficacy and health-related quality of life after myocardial infarction

Fatigue after myocardial infarction (MI) has been found to be distressing. A person's self-efficacy will influence his/her health behavior and play...

Health-related quality of life in women and men one year after acute myocardial infarction

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Health-related quality of life in women and men one year after acute myocardial infarction

The purpose of the present study was, first, to detect possible changes in health-related quality of life (HRQL) over time and, second, to predict...

Illness consequences after myocardial infarction : Problems with physical functioning and return to work

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Illness consequences after myocardial infarction : Problems with physical functioning and return to work

Illness perception of nursing students regarding MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

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Illness perception of nursing students regarding MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Health Interventions aimed at secondary prevention of myocardial infarction (MI) are important. Patients' illness perceptions influence adherence...

Illness perceptions after myocardial infarction : relations to fatigue, emotional distress, and health-related quality of life

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Illness perceptions after myocardial infarction : relations to fatigue, emotional distress, and health-related quality of life

Background and RESEARCH Objective: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is impaired in patients after a myocardial infarction (MI), and fatigue a...

Illness perceptions in relation to experiences of contemporary cancer care settings among colorectal cancer survivors and their partners

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Illness perceptions in relation to experiences of contemporary cancer care settings among colorectal cancer survivors and their partners

Illness is constituted by subjective experiences of symptoms and their psychosocial consequences. Illness perceptions concern people’s lay beliefs...

I've lost the person I used to be-Experiences of the consequences of fatigue following myocardial infarction

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I've lost the person I used to be-Experiences of the consequences of fatigue following myocardial infarction

Fatigue has been found to be the most frequent and bothersome symptom after myocardial infarction (MI), influencing health-related quality of life...

Living with incomprehensible fatigue after recent myocardial infarction

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Living with incomprehensible fatigue after recent myocardial infarction

Motivational foci and asthma medication tactics directed towards a functional day

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Motivational foci and asthma medication tactics directed towards a functional day

Background: There appears to be an obvious gap between a medical and patient adherence perspective. Deviating from a medication prescription could ...

Patients´ adherence reasoning in relation to asthma medication

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Patients´ adherence reasoning in relation to asthma medication

Patients' illness perception four months after a myocardial infarction.

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Patients' illness perception four months after a myocardial infarction.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore patients' illness perception of myocardial infarction four months after a myocardial...

Personality, adherence, asthma control and health-related quality of life in young adult asthmatics

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Personality, adherence, asthma control and health-related quality of life in young adult asthmatics

Personality traits in relation to health-related quality of life in persons with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis

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Personality traits in relation to health-related quality of life in persons with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis

Physical activity six months after a myocardial infarction

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Physical activity six months after a myocardial infarction

In the present study, we wished to explore physical activity in middle-aged patients 6 months after a myocardial infarction and to compare the...

Psychometric analysis of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory in a sample of persons treated for myocardial infarction

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Psychometric analysis of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory in a sample of persons treated for myocardial infarction

Psykosociala konsekvenser av hjärtinfarkt.

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Psykosociala konsekvenser av hjärtinfarkt.

Readjustment 5 months after a first-time myocardial infarction : reorienting the active self.

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Readjustment 5 months after a first-time myocardial infarction : reorienting the active self.

AIM: This paper reports on an interview study exploring the self-regulation process in women and men, 5 months after a first-time myocardial...

Salutogen omvårdnad

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Salutogen omvårdnad

Self-efficacy and adherence as mediating factors between personality traits and health-related quality of life

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Self-efficacy and adherence as mediating factors between personality traits and health-related quality of life

Purpose Personality traits are rather stable dispositions inadulthood, while self-efficacy and adherence may bemodified through targeted...

Self-Reorientation Following Colorectal Cancer Treatment : A Grounded Theory Study

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Self-Reorientation Following Colorectal Cancer Treatment : A Grounded Theory Study

After colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment, people reorganize life in ways that are consistent with their understanding of the illness and their...

Symptoms, Illness Perceptions, Self-Efficacy and Health-Related Quality of Life Following Colorectal Cancer Treatment

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Symptoms, Illness Perceptions, Self-Efficacy and Health-Related Quality of Life Following Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Introduction: Lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is associated with fatigue, poor mental and poor gastrointestinal health during the firs...

The Cardiac Self-Efficacy scale, a useful tool to evaluate person-centred care.

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The Cardiac Self-Efficacy scale, a useful tool to evaluate person-centred care.

BACKGROUND:Cardiac self-efficacy is a person's belief in his/her ability to manage the challenges posed by a coronary disease, and its role has bee...

The function of fatigue and illness perceptions as mediators between self-efficacy and health-related quality of life during the first year after surgery in persons treated for colorectal cancer.

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The function of fatigue and illness perceptions as mediators between self-efficacy and health-related quality of life during the first year after surgery in persons treated for colorectal cancer.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was twofold: 1) to measure changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL), two dimensions of...

The Influence of personality traits and beliefs about medicines on adherence to asthma treatment

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The Influence of personality traits and beliefs about medicines on adherence to asthma treatment

Aim:To explore the influence of personality traits and beliefs about medicines on adherence to treatment with asthma medication. Methods:Respondent...

The influence of personality traits on reported adherence to medication in individuals with chronic disease : An Epidemiological study in West Sweden

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The influence of personality traits on reported adherence to medication in individuals with chronic disease : An Epidemiological study in West Sweden

Background: Limited research exists exploring the influence of personality on adherence behaviour. Since non-adherence is a major obstacle in...

The single-item measure of stress symptoms after myocardial infarction and its association with fatigue.

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The single-item measure of stress symptoms after myocardial infarction and its association with fatigue.

Surviving a myocardial infarction (MI) can be a stressful event entailing challenges in daily life during the recovery period. Experiencing fatigue...

Validation of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) in a sample of persons recovering from myocardial infarction – the Swedish version.

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Validation of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) in a sample of persons recovering from myocardial infarction – the Swedish version.

When people’s health is threatened, they generally develop illness perceptions to make sense of their illness. The Illness Perception Questionnaire...