Hafrún Rafnar Finnbogadóttir

Hafrún Rafnar Finnbogadóttir
Linnaeus University | lnu · Department of Health and Caring Sciences

RN RM Msc Ph.D.

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Introduction
My main research has focus on domestic violence during perinatal period, pregnant woman and their children in a Swedish context.
Additional affiliations
April 2021 - present
Linnaeus University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
March 2015 - July 2020
Malmö University
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
September 2009 - present
Lund University
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
Description
  • Intermittent guest senior lecturer

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Publications (28)
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ABSTRACT Introduction: Worldwide every third women is exposed to physical and/or sexual violence and pregnancy is no safe period for the women. The aim was to elucidate midwives experience of violence-exposed pregnant women who had been referred to a prenatal ward and were hospitalized. Methods: An inductive qualitative method was used with four f...
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Background: Domestic violence (DV) is a global health problem as well as a violation against human rights. The aim of this study was to explore prevalence and incidence of domestic violence during pregnancy and 1 to 1.5 years postpartum as well as to explore the history of violence among new mothers in the southwestern region of Sweden. In addition...
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Background: Victimisation of women is encountered in all countries across the world, it damages the mental and physical health of women. During pregnancy and the postpartum period, women are at a greater risk of experiencing violence from an intimate partner. The aim of this study was to explore childbirth outcomes in a Swedish population of women...
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Background Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is a serious matter which threatens maternal and fetal health. The aim of this study was to develop a grounded theoretical model of women’s experience of IPV during pregnancy and how they handle their situation. Method Ten interviews with women who had experience of being exposed to IPV d...
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to explore midwives' awareness of and clinical experience regarding domestic violence among pregnant women in southern Sweden. an inductive qualitative design, using focus groups interviews. midwives with experience of working in antenatal care (ANC) units connected to two university hospitals in southern Sweden. Participants 16 midwives recruited...
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Introduction: Families may benefit from increased focus on partner emotional well-being during pregnancy and the perinatal period. Our aim was to explore the risk for depression and anxiety during pregnancy and one year postpartum in relation to partners' self-reported health, sense of coherence, social support, and lifestyle factors. Methods: T...
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Objective To investigate the meaning of the concept of ‘obstetric violence’ to women in Sweden, who reported a negative birth experience. Design An inductive qualitative approach with individual narratives. A thematic qualitative content analysis was used. Setting Three midwifery clinics in southwest Scania. Participants Twelve women who had giv...
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Objective: Globally, the role of nurse practitioner is evolving to meet increased healthcare demands. Nevertheless, there are factors hindering the development of this role, one of which involves differences in nurse practitioner education worldwide. Therefore, the objective of the present study is to identify what is known in the research field on...
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Objective Globally, the role of nurse practitioner is evolving to meet increased healthcare demands. Nevertheless, there are factors hindering the development of this role, one of which involves differences in nurse practitioner education worldwide. Therefore, the objective of the present study is to identify what is known in the research field on...
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Background: Victimisation of women is encountered in all countries across the world, it damages the mental and physical health of women. During pregnancy and the postpartum period, women are at a greater risk of experiencing violence from an intimate partner. The aim of this study was to explore childbirth outcomes in a Swedish population of women...
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Background: Victimisation of women is encountered in all countries across the world, it damages the mental and physical health of women. During pregnancy and the postpartum period, women are at a greater risk of experiencing violence from an intimate partner. The aim of this study was to explore childbirth outcomes in a Swedish population of women...
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Background: Victimisation of women is encountered in all countries across the world, it damages the mental and physical health of women. During pregnancy and the postpartum period, women are at a greater risk of experiencing violence from an intimate partner. The aim of this study was to explore childbirth outcomes in a Swedish population of women...
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Objective: To explore first-time mothers´ satisfaction with their birth experience using Visual Analog Scale and to identify possible risk factors for a negative birth experience. Design: A cross-sectional design using retrospective data collection from electronic medical files. Setting: A birthing center in southern Sweden, which has approxim...
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Background: This case control study aimed to investigate whether symptoms of sexual dysfunction are more common in males from infertile couples than in the general population and to explore whether symptoms of sexual dysfunction are associated to hypogonadism. Objectives: Participants were 165 subfertile men in infertile heterosexual relationshi...
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Introduction Globally, nurse practitioner (NP) has become an important nursing role in the pursuit of a more efficient healthcare, possessing the necessary expert skills to work as autonomous practitioners. Nevertheless, there are barriers in the implementation of this role. One barrier concerns the different levels of education required for NPs. P...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate whether women, who reported "symptoms of depression" during pregnancy and up to 1.5 years postpartum, who reported domestic violence or not, were treated with antidepressant medication. Patients and methods: A prospective longitudinal cohort study recruited primi- and multiparous women (n=1,939...
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Background Father's health is important for mothers and unborn/newborn children and knowledge about expectant fathers’ health in relation to lifestyle and psychosocial aspects is essential. Aims To determine sociodemographic and lifestyle factors, self‐reported health and sense of coherence among fathers and partners in relation to their risk for...
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Aim: To describe the detailed health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in survivors from the TTM-trial and to investigate potential differences related to sex and age. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study originating from a large prospective international, multicentre trial, including 442 respondents who answered the Short Form-36 item Questio...
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Aims: to determine the differences in breastfeeding among women who did and did not experience domestic violence during pregnancy and postpartum in a Swedish context. In addition, to identify possible differences regarding breastfeeding between groups with or without a history of violence. Further, determine the relationship between exclusive brea...
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Objectives To explore the degree of self-reported suffering following violent incidents and the prevalence of police reporting as well as other help-seeking behaviour among women in early pregnancy with history of violence. Study design A cross-sectional design. 1939 pregnant women ≥ 18 years were recruited prospectively between March 2012 and Sep...
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In the original publication of this article [1], the table headingin the fourth column of Table 1 should have been "Answereda Q-III n (%) 731 (37.7)", and not "Answereda QIII n (%) 731 (731.7)". Please see updated table below; this has also been updated in the original article accordingly.
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Background Domestic violence during pregnancy is not only a severe public health issue that jeopardizes maternal and foetal health but also violates human rights. The aim was to explore the prevalence and incidence of domestic violence among pregnant women, in the southwestern region of Scania in Sweden, and their experience of a history of violenc...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the strength of the pelvic floor muscles after delivery by performing pelvic floor muscle exercises using the biofeedback method, with and without supporting visits and to compare with a conventional method. Further, to explore the objective measurement by EMG (electromyography) of the contracting abi...
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Background Domestic violence during pregnancy is a serious public health issue which threatens maternal and foetal health outcomes. The aim of the study was to explore prevalence of domestic violence among pregnant women in southern Sweden (Scania) and to explore associations with background factors, as symptoms of depression and sense of coherence...
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Appendix. Questions concerning violence used in the current study.
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Although both labour dystocia and domestic violence during pregnancy are associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcome, evidence in support of a possible association between experiences of domestic violence and labour dystocia is sparse. The aim of this study was to investigate whether self-reported history of violence or experienced violence...
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to describe first-time-expectant fathers' experiences of pregnancy. an inductive method using narrative interview form and qualitative content text analysis. The text of the transcripts was coded and categorised. seven first-time-expectant fathers living in a multicultural industrial town in southern Sweden were interviewed individually when their...

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The aim is to describe / identify new and expectant fathers / partner's health before and after the birth of the child in relation to lifestyle, sense of coherence and security, and demographic and psychosocial background factors.
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The overall aim is to describe the prevalence and incidence of domestic violence perinatally up to one too one and a half year postpartum, as well as health outcomes of such violence for mother and child respectively.