Hanne Konradsen

Hanne Konradsen
Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital · Gastroenterology

Professor RN PhD

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January 2010 - August 2015
Region Hovedstaden
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  • Project Manager

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Publications (107)
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Background Constipation is a common problem among older people. This study aimed to explore how older patients experience constipation and which strategies they used in handling the condition before and during hospitalization. Methods A qualitative exploratory research design was used. Fourteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with patien...
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Objective: To evaluate the effects of structured nurse-managed telephone follow-up one year after discharge from hospital following total knee arthroplasty. Method: A randomized parallel group design was used. Primary outcome was physical function, measured by the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoartharitis (Womac) Index. Secondary ou...
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Background and Purpose Family functioning, family health, and social support have significant roles in the management of heart failure (HF). This study aimed to translate, adapt, and assess the validity and reliability of the Persian version of the Family Functioning, Family Health, and Social Support (FAFHES) questionnaire. Methods FAFHES questio...
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Background: A majority of persons with dementia in Sweden live in their own homes and are often cared for by family members. Caring for a family member may be a positive experience. It may, however, also be a negative experience as symptoms like disturbing behavior and delusions may be difficult to encounter. The burden of being a family caregiver...
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Background Many older patients experience constipation as a bothersome symptom with a negative impact on quality of life. During hospitalization, the focus is often on the reason for admission with the risk that other health problems are not prioritized. The aim of the study was to describe the prevalence of constipation and use of laxatives among...
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Background Involving families in care benefits both patients and their families. Sweden was one of the first countries to introduce family nursing, but its effect on nurses’ attitudes toward involving families in care was unknown. First, this study aimed to investigate registered nurses’ attitudes about the importance of involving families in nursi...
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Aim To evaluate the accuracy and precision for assessing fluid intake by examining the ability of nurses, patients and healthy people to visually estimate fluid volumes, thereby reflecting the fluid monitoring process in clinical practice. Design A cross-sectional study. Methods This study used the convenience sampling method and involved twenty-...
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Rationale & Objective Patients with kidney failure need kidney replacement therapy to maximize survival. Kidney transplant is a superior mode of kidney replacement therapy for most individuals with kidney failure. Patients with obesity often are not approved for kidney transplant until they lose sufficient weight, as obesity may complicate the surg...
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Background In Europe, cardiovascular disease is one of the predominant causes of mortality and morbidity among older people over 65 years. The occurrence of cardiovascular disease can have a negative impact on the quality of life of older patients and their families and family health overall. Assuming that illness is a family affair shaped by cultu...
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The aim of this study was to examine nurses’ attitudes about the importance of family in nursing care from an international perspective. We used a cross-sectional design. Data were collected online using the Families’ Importance in Nursing Care—Nurses’ Attitudes (FINC-NA) questionnaire from a convenience sample of 740 registered nurses across healt...
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Aims To describe and compare family functioning, family health, and perceived social support from nurses and to identify the variables that are associated with family functioning in patients with heart failure (HF) and their family members in Denmark, Iran, and Iceland. Design An international multi‐centre cross‐sectional study. Methods A sample...
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Introduction: Colonoscopy remains the reference standard for diagnosing and monitoring colorectal cancer and for diagnosis and surveillance of inflammatory bowel disease. However, there is a limited knowledge of the patients' needs when undergoing colonoscopy and the challenges within in order to reduce the number of cancelled colonoscopies. The p...
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There is limited knowledge about the psychosocial stress among the nursing staff working on the COVID-19 wards. This article reports on the experiences of frontline health care workers as it was described to supervisors counseling the nursing staff engaged in the response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Frontline health care workers, nurses, and nurse...
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Being a patient in need of specialized palliative during the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging. Governments around the world have reduced the available health care services as well as restricted in-person meetings between patients, health care professionals, and relatives. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of patients with special...
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Background: Patients with end-stage kidney disease need renal replacement therapy to ensure survival. Kidney transplant is superior to dialysis due to better survival. Patients with obesity cannot be approved for kidney transplant until they lose sufficient weight. Obesity may complicate the surgical procedure, and the risk of graft loss increases...
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Purpose: Constipation is a common and troublesome condition among older patients and can result in a variety of negative health consequences. It is often undiagnosed or undertreated. Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to understand and address patients' overall healthcare needs; so exploring their experiences is, therefore, highly rele...
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This brief report documents personal experience of a frontline worker in a care home in Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than imposing a lockdown, Sweden advised its citizens on precautionary measures, including forbidding visits to care homes. The country has reported a much higher death rate related to COVID-19 than its Nordic neighbou...
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Background: Globally, family members account for the main source of caregiving of persons with dementia living at home. Providing care to family members with dementia often has negative health consequences for caregivers such as stress, depression and low quality of life. Yet, formal support for family caregivers (FCs) is limited. Telehealth techn...
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Aim and objectives To explore the experiences of caregivers of persons with dementia and dementia coordinators regarding their collaboration in care for a person with dementia and the feasibility of using technology in this collaboration. Background Caregivers of persons with dementia have a significant risk of developing physical strain and psych...
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Background: Colonoscopy remains the reference standard for diagnosing and monitoring colorectal cancer and is also used for both diagnosis and surveillance of inflammatory bowel disease and it. Previous studies have shown that the preparation procedure was unpleasant for the patients, and they felt anxious about it alongside the anxiety related to...
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Background The family perspective on heart failure (HF) has an important role in patients’ self-care patterns, adjustment to the disease and quality of life. Little is known about families’ experiences of living with HF, particularly in ethnic minority families. This study describes the experiences of Iranian families living with HF as an ethnic mi...
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Prevalence and associated factors among patient characteristics and medication among patients with cardiac disease.
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Background Constipation is a common and troublesome condition among older patients and can result in a variety of negative health consequences. It is often undiagnosed or undertreated. Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to understand and address patients’ overall healthcare needs so exploring their experiences is, therefore, highly rele...
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Introduction In Europe, cancer is one of the predominant causes of mortality and morbidity among older people aged over 65. A diagnosis of cancer can imply a negative impact on the quality of life of the older patients and their families. Despite research examining the impact of cancer on the family, it is unclear what kind of information is availa...
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Aim: To describe the patient's experience of family function and its importance in diabetes-related self-management. Background: Many patients fail to reach the targeted glycemic level due to low self-management adherence. Knowledge is needed regarding the impact of family function on diabetes self-management. Design: A qualitative descriptive...
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Aims and objectives: This study investigates attitudes towards family involvement in care among a broad sample of Danish nurses from all sectors and healthcare settings. Background: Evidence suggests that nurses hold both supportive and less supportive attitudes about involvement of family members in the care of patients, and the existing findin...
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Background: In Europe, the incidence of cancer in the elderly is increasing and its impact in the family is substantial, indicating the importance of family-focused care throughout the cancer trajectory. However, it is unclear what kind of information is available in literature about the clinical practices for older cancer patients and their famili...
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Purpose: Vitamin D deficiency is a complex topic in human health and ill-health and has been studied in a variety of contexts and populations. Few studies examine Vitamin D deficiency among non-western immigrant women and even fewer examine women’s perspective on daily life while living with low vitamin D levels after childbirth and undergoing vita...
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Background: Social support, family functioning and family health are essential elements in the treatment of heart failure, yet most heart failure studies focus on the pharmacological interventions. This study aimed to examine whether perceived social support from nurses is associated with better family functioning of patients with heart failure an...
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Background: Endotracheal tube suctioning (ETS) is one of the most frequent procedures performed by nurses in intensive care units. Nevertheless, some suctioning practices are still being performed that do not provide any benefit for patients. Objectives: To investigate the effects of minimally invasive ETS (MIETS) versus routine ETS (RETS) on ph...
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Aim To evaluate whether management of people with Type 2 diabetes shared between a specialized outpatient clinic and primary health care has noninferior HbA1c outcomes compared with mono‐sectorial management in a specialized outpatient clinic. Methods A randomized controlled, noninferiority study. People with moderate hyperglycaemia, hypertension...
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Aims and objectives To investigate nurses’ experiences of caring for older (65+ years) patients afflicted by delirium in a neurological department. Background Delirium is a frequent, acute and potentially fatal condition. Patients experience delirium as painful and stressful. The literature shows that nursing care is crucial in the prevention and...
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Introduction: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic disease with high morbidity and mortality. A reliable and manageable questionnaire that assesses patients’ quality of life is needed to help to improve the content of clinical consultations. The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Assessment Test (CAT) is used in clinical pract...
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Rationale and objective: Family functioning plays a pivotal role in the adaptation to illness of both individuals and families, especially among elderly patients. The Brief Family Assessment Measure Third Edition (Brief FAM-III) is among the most frequently used self-report instruments that measures family functioning. However, no Danish translati...
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Objectives The family affects the perception of diabetes self-management in patients with diabetes. Family-related questionnaires have been used to assess the family function, but the Brief Family Assessment Measure (Brief FAM-III), has not previously been used in a diabetes population. We aimed to determine whether the family function is associate...
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Aim International research has only rarely examined the functioning of families experiencing chronic illness and the perception of nurses towards involving families in patient care. This has also been the case in Denmark. To undertake this kind of research, carefully translated questionnaires are needed. The purpose of this study was therefore to t...
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Objective To explore and explain the readjustment processes of families living with a family member suffering from heart failure 1 year after having attended a heart failure clinic where family nursing therapeutic conversations were conducted. Background Living with heart failure is challenging for both the patient and the family due to role shift...
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In recent years, the study of body image shifted from focusing on the negative aspects to a more extensive view of body image. The present study seeks to validate a new measure of positive body image, the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2) in Denmark, Portugal, and Sweden. Participants (N = 1,012) were adolescents and young adults aged from 12 to 19...
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In intervention studies, researchers often make a distinction between explanatory designs and pragmatic designs. Pragmatic designs have often decreased internal validity, but offer increased possibilities of implementation into clinical practice. Most nursing studies are pragmatic, and by analysing a study in which the purpose was to evaluate the e...
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Background: Complaints of sleep deprivation are a well-documented problem among hospitalised patients, and poor sleep quality is associated with a variety of negative health outcomes. Limited knowledge exists about patients’ experiences of sleep quality in general. Aim: To examine patient-reported sleep quality during hospitalisation, to identify p...
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Constipation is a common health problem in relation to hospitalization. This randomized controlled trial aimed to investigate whether advice from a home care nurse after discharge had an effect on self-reported signs of constipation. A total of 59 patients were included in the study on the basis of their self-reported signs of constipation evaluate...
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Background: Researchers are obligated to do no harm to participants of research. Conflicts in relationships can cause negative well-being; therefore, insight is needed into the particular ethical considerations that arise when conducting joint interviews with close relatives or family members simultaneously in the healthcare setting. Aim: To collec...
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Baggrund: Mange kvinder får årligt konstateret brystkræft og får som følge deraf helt eller delvist kirurgisk fjernet et bryst. Omkring halvdelen af kvinderne vælger at få rekonstrueret brystet, men tidligere forskning giver et uklart billede af kvindernes oplevelser efterfølgende. Mål: At beskrive hvordan kvinder oplever at leve med en rekonstrukt...
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Background Type 2 diabetes and its management affect the patient and the close family potentially causing either psychological distress or increased sense of responsibility and collaboration in these families. Interactions between patient and family play an important role in maintaining lifestyle changes and diabetes self-management. The purpose of...
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Background: Living with heart failure is challenging, not only for the patient but for the entire family, and long-term support is required from health care professionals. Knowledge about the long-term impact of Family Nursing Therapeutic Conversations for this population is scarce. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively explore...
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Background: Due to changes in contemporary family functioning as well as a future lack of sufficient numbers of health professionals, many European countries have started to reform their health care systems, emphasizing patients’ and families’ responsibility for their own health. Families need support to choose adequate preventive measures. Nurses...
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BackgroundA vast amount of literature exists concerning pharmaceutical adherence in osteoporosis. However, the process of learning to live with osteoporosis over time remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of the continued process of how women learn to live with osteoporosis. Our objective was to explo...
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Background/purpose: Because of shorter hospitalizations, patients now have to take responsibility for their recovery period at a very early stage. We evaluated the effects of structured, nurse-managed telephone follow-up (TFU) after discharge from the hospital following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Method/design: The design was a single-center...
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Abstract Tuberculosis is an infectious disease and the numbers of people infected is increasing, also in low- prevalence, high-income settings like Denmark. The media may play an important role in building the political opinions around funding healthcare initiatives. The aim was to examine how Tuberculosis is covered in newspapers in a Danish conte...
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Background: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is growing globally and hospital-based outpatient clinics are burdened with increasing numbers of patients. To ensure high quality treatment and care, it is necessary to structurally reorganise the management of patients with T2D. The objective of this study is to test if T2D patients (who are at...
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As part of the Heart Failure Family Trial presently being conducted in Denmark, this qualitative process evaluation explored the perceptions of seven practicing cardiac nurses who offered family nursing therapeutic conversations (FNTC) to families in three heart failure outpatient clinics. FNTC were guided by the Calgary Family Assessment and Inter...
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The aim of this study is to generate a grounded theory explaining patterns of behavior among health care professionals (HCPs) during interactions with patients in outpatient respiratory medical clinics. The findings suggest that the HCPs managed contradictory expectations to the interaction by maintaining a distinction between possible and impossib...
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Background: In healthcare research, results diffuse only slowly into clinical practice, and there is a need to bridge the gap between research and practice. This study elucidates how healthcare professionals in a hospital setting experience working with the implementation of research results. Method: A descriptive design was chosen. During 2014,...
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Rationale and objectives: Negative body perception has been reported in a number of patient populations. No instrument in Danish for measuring body image-related concerns has been available. Without such an instrument, understanding of the phenomenon in Danish-speaking populations is limited. The purpose of the study was thus to translate and vali...
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Rationale and objectives: Suffering through infective endocarditis (IE) can drastically alter a person's physical appearance, and body image-related concerns have been reported by patients. The extent and severity of the phenomenon has not previously been explored, as no quantitative measure has been validated in this patient population. The purpo...