Christina Hellström's research while affiliated with University of Gothenburg and other places

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This article explores the dimensions of time and temporality in the context of product design. The study builds on a phenomenological approach, where in-depth, explorative interviews with six product designers were conducted. The results provide insights into how the designers use mental experimentation and imagination by actively envisioning vario...
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The present paper introduces a view of how ideas develop in organizations that goes beyond the traditional focus on either individual or structural conditions for creativity and innovation. An interview study was conducted with key actors in a large Swedish telecom company. A model was then constructed where idea development is viewed as a process...
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This article explores the process of small-scale technological innovation through the concept of experienced and enacted time. By conducting a series of semi-structured, deep interviews with 10 entrepreneurial innovators around issues of time and their ventures, we were able to construct four higher order concepts: time as a force, time as a flow,...
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The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate chronic pain patients' perceptions of the pain-future relation, more specifically, of the way such perceptions affect: (1) well-being and coping; (2) psychosocial organization/adaptation; and (3) experienced agency in a clinical context. In-depth interviews with 18 chronic pain patients were cond...
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Objectives: To investigate psychological symptomatology and distress in sub groups of chronic pain patients with different adaptation styles. Methods: Subjects were 660 patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain who were tested by the combined use of the two large and much used psychological inventories-the Multidimensional Pain Inventory and the S...
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The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore temporal aspects of chronic pain patients' conceptions of their selves; what they were in the past, how they were functioning at the present and what they thought about their potential and future. In-depth interviews with 21 chronic pain patients were performed and analysed. The main results of t...
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Perceived (subjective) future has been found to be a significant factor in explaining the relationship between pain and pain-related distress. The present study is based on the assumption that chronic pain patients with the three psychological profiles introduced by Turk and Rudy in 1988 could also be found in a sample of chronic pain patients and...
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The coincidence of chronic pain, psychological distress and depression has been well documented in several studies. However, there is still debate about the type of causality linking these factors and whether psychological distress and depression precede or are a consequence of pain. This study contributes to this debate through an analysis of the...
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The cold pressor test was used to investigate perception of time and change of mood in subjects experiencing pain. Using a within-group design, 15 subjects were tested in a pain vs no-pain condition. Subjects were requested to fill in the mood adjective checklist (MACL) concerning the mood factors of activity, calmness and pleasantness, and were in...
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This paper presents a phenomenological-hermeneutical case study on long-standing pain (LP), a public health problem of great importance. Although there has been intensive research interest in this phenomenon, most studies have been based on traditional medical and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Our thesis is that new frames of reference can provi...

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... This paper will approach the phenomenon of independent technological innovation[1] from the perspective of individuals' conception of self. The independent technological innovator, or the inventor who is also an entrepreneur, and who conducts his/her venture outside the larger corporate structure, is especially amenable to the study of innovators' self, mainly because their activities are expressions of needs, capacities and future projection close to themselves, and not simply results of dormant and distant structures (Hellström and Hellström, 2001). ...
... Recently, there has been an increased interest in the idea of how individual experiences of individuals contribute to designing. Hellström and Hellström [6] create an interesting discussion about the relationship of past, present and future experiences in the design process. Downing [7] explores the notion of the designers experience through the use of memories by stating that designers "re-create from memorable experiences" and that memory "consciously or unconsciously surrounds the [design] task". ...
... Considering the sense of time, anticipatory decisions or actions could even be considered a moral imperative in the context of dementia. As known from other studies with chronic pain patients, a diagnosis often serves the purpose of providing guidance for structuring an uncertain and potentially fear-laden future (Hellström, 2001). In the context of the sociology of health and illness, e.g., Bury (1982) and Williams (2000) have examined the biographical disruption of chronic illness and the importance of timing, context, norms, expectations, and the transition from normality to illness. ...
... It not only provide the enterprise technology innovation output of intuitive reflect market satisfaction, innovation, and participation, but also will guide enterprises to adjust and perfect the direction and content of technology innovation, etc. According to the literature of He et al. [32], Berglund and Hellstrom [33], and Hellström and Hellström [34], innovation participation can be measured by the following indicators: degree of user demand for products, customer satisfaction for product in line with expectations, user satisfaction of product, the user's trust in the products, the speed of changes in customer demand for products, users of product acquisition, user satisfaction with the degree of satisfaction for product update speed, and the user's satisfaction with the personalized design of product. ...
... Doing so helps create a sense of meaning and coherence to the continual flow of information in one's life and influences the interpretation of stimuli and events. Time perspective has shown links to overall health [8][9][10][11] and life satisfaction [9], as well as quality of life among those living with chronic conditions [12][13][14][15][16][17], but most prior work is limited by cross-sectional samples and lack of intervention studies. The use of time perspective, as measured by the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI), has been methodologically heterogeneous since its inception. ...
... Relative to patients in the DYS and ID groups, patients in the AC group may have sustained injuries that are most effectively resolved through surgical intervention (eg, bone fractures). 36,37 The proportionately larger number of DYS and ID patients reporting postcollision head, neck, and lower back pain would seem to support this line of reasoning. The AC groups' experience of more surgeries but less pain and functional compromise also may reflect differences in the system-level response to patients who incur readily documented and managed physical injuries (eg, bone fractures) versus patients who incur injuries for which the underlying pathophysiology is less identifiable and the intervention strategy less certain (eg, whiplash-associated disorders). ...
... The creativity literature illustrates that a flexible, organic structure, as opposed to a bureaucratic structure, is more conducive to innovation in organizations (Drazin & Schoonhoven, 1996;Hunter, Bedell, & Mumford, 2007). For example, in Hellstrom and Hellstrom's (2002) qualitative study, most respondents perceive organizational rules as hindering creativity. While workers depend upon quick feedback because "ideas are perishable goods", informal networks possess the danger of ideas being stolen for the benefits of others. ...
... We examined five variables as potential mediators of the effects of the web-based CBT intervention on the three primary outcomes. These mediators include: (1) pain catastrophizing, as assessed by the Pain Catastrophizing Scale [PCS; (Sullivan & Hamilton, 2007)]; (2) future orientation, as measured by the Future Scale (Hellström et al., 1999); (3) quality of life, assessed with the WHO-QOL (Skevington et al., 2004;Vahedi, 2010); (4) social support (Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Scale [MOS-SSS (Sherbourne & Stewart, 1991)]; and (5) (Goldstein, 1987)]. In selecting potential mediators, we focused on psychological and social constructs that have been demonstrated in prior research to function as mediators or mechanisms in chronic pain (catastrophizing, future orientation) and/or addictive behaviors (social support, reward sensitivity). ...
... Almost all the eight items with loadings > .50 in this factor refer to a pessimistic outlook on the future; the factor carries with it a depressive tone. Chronic pain has previously been associated with a negative view on one's own future [31,32]. Clinically, pronounce pessimism about one's prospects, both generally and regarding the pain and its consequences, can jeopardize the meaningfulness of any rehabilitation efforts. ...
... Similarly, individuals with pain represent a very heterogeneous group with regard to various psychological and biomedical characteristics (Cook & Chastain, 2001;Hellström, Jansson, & Carlsson, 2000;Jamison & Brown, 1991;Jamison, Rudy, Penzien, & Mosley, 1994;Loevinger, Shirtcliff, Muller, Alonso, & Coe, 2012;Turk & Rudy, 1988;Wettstein, Eich, Bieber, & Tesarz, 2018). The extent to which pain compromises functional health varies considerably across individuals and depends on various individual characteristics, including age , as well as on psychosocial resources such as resilience (Wettstein et al., 2018) or coping strategies (Hall, Chipperfield, Heckhausen, & Perry, 2010). ...