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Söderqvist, FredrikORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4115-8413
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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: 2024-03-11Bibliographically approved
Melder, C. A., 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: 2024-03-11Bibliographically approved
Söderqvist, F. & Melder, C. A. (2016). Psychometric testing of the WHOQOL-BREF scale in Swedish adolescents. Quality of Life Research, 25(Supplement 1), 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, no Supplement 1, p. 103-103Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2016
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Psychology
Research subject
Practical Theology including Religious Behavioural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-348 (URN)10.1007/s11136-016-1390-7 (DOI)000398451600248 ()
Available from: 2017-05-02 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2024-03-11Bibliographically approved
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