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Söderqvist, Fredrik
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Melder, C. A. & Söderqvist, F. (2017). Modern Meaning-making: Adolescent understanding of existential aspects in Health-related quality of life [HRQL]. In: IAPR Conference in Hamar 2017: Culture, Context and Existential Challenges. Paper presented at The International Association for the Psychology of Religion, Conference 2017 (pp. 30-30).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modern Meaning-making: Adolescent understanding of existential aspects in Health-related quality of life [HRQL]
2017 (English)In: IAPR Conference in Hamar 2017: Culture, Context and Existential Challenges, 2017, p. 30-30Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Aims: Present results from focus interviews concerning existential aspects related to the adaptation of the WHOQOL-SRPB(BREF) for Swedish adolescents.

Background: Exploring existential aspects of HRQL are important when mental ill-health is increasing among adolescents in a secular context. WHO introduced WHOQOL-SRPB in 2002 for measuring HRQL, including Spiritual, Religious and Personal beliefs [SRPB]. It is validated for Swedish adults. Now it requires adaptation for youth, even internationally.

Methods: Pupils (age 15–19) in four groups were interviewed following WHO instructions for cognitive interviewing. Content analysis of the transcribed interviews was conducted.

Results: The pupils considered existential aspects important for HRQL. The items: Meaning, Awe, Wholeness, Peace and Hope were comprehensible for them. Faith and Personal beliefs were related to e.g. insecurity, individualism:”To believe in yourself” and traditional aspects:”I personally believe in Jesus but I do not believe in God”. Spiritual Strength and Spiritual Connection did not require transcendence and could relate to various ideas e.g. nature or popular culture:”The first thing that pops up is the Lion King that talks to Simba in the clouds. It is his inner spirituality”.

Conclusion: Results show the importance of adaptation of existential aspects in HRQL to the cultural (secularized) context.

Keywords
adolescents, existential, health related quality of life, WHOQOL-SRPB
National Category
Other Medical Sciences Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Psychology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-349 (URN)
Conference
The International Association for the Psychology of Religion, Conference 2017
Available from: 2019-09-20 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2019-10-09Bibliographically approved
Melder, C., Jyrell, I. P. & Söderqvist, F. (2016). Measuring adolescents health-related quality of life [HRQL] in a secular context-introducing a Swedish WHOQOL-SRPB-adolescent instrument. Quality of Life Research, 25, 88-88
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measuring adolescents health-related quality of life [HRQL] in a secular context-introducing a Swedish WHOQOL-SRPB-adolescent instrument
2016 (English)In: Quality of Life Research, ISSN 0962-9343, E-ISSN 1573-2649, Vol. 25, p. 88-88Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2016
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-350 (URN)000398451600210 ()
Available from: 2017-05-02 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2019-10-09Bibliographically approved
Söderqvist, F. & Melder, C. (2016). Psychometric testing of the WHOQOL-BREF scale in Swedish adolescents. Quality of Life Research, 25, 103-103
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychometric testing of the WHOQOL-BREF scale in Swedish adolescents
2016 (English)In: Quality of Life Research, ISSN 0962-9343, E-ISSN 1573-2649, Vol. 25, p. 103-103Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2016
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-348 (URN)000398451600248 ()
Available from: 2017-05-02 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2019-10-09Bibliographically approved
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