Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-06-05
Received: 30 July 2017
Accepted: 30 April 2018
First Online: 5 June 2018
: Emina Hadziabdic is a Senior Lecturer and postdoctoral fellowship. Her research focuses on Migration and Health, especially on communication through interpreters investigated from different perspectives: the individuals, healthcare staff and families, using different qualitative and quantitative data collection methods: individual and focus group interviews, reviews of official documents, qualitative systematic reviews and self-administered questionnaires. Further, she uses different qualitative and quantitative methods for data analysis in her research.Katarina Hjelm, is a professor in Nursing Science. She is a diabetes specialist nurse and nurse tutor with a PhD in Community Medicine. Her dissertation concerned migration, health and diabetes and led to two main areas of research: 1) Migration and health and 2) Chronic disease management, particularly diabetes mellitus and chronic leg ulcers, but also COPD, stroke and IBD. International comparative studies have been implemented and thus international health is a third area of research. She has a particular interest in studying the influence on health-related behavior of beliefs about health and illness in migrants of different origin and other aspects of communication in health care, e.g. use of interpreters. Migration and health is her central area of research.Christina Lundin is a lecturer in Nursing Science. She is a nurse, midwife and nurse tutor with a degree of Master in Medical Science in Reproductive and Perinatal Health Care. Her Master’s degree was about Swedish urban women’s symptoms and management of mastitis. She has a degree in Providing Professional Guidance in Health Care for healthcare staff and is interested in professional development and problem-based learning. She has particular interest in studying the influence of communication in health care organizations, e.g. use of interpreters.
: This study has been conducted in accordance with Swedish law [CitationRef removed] and ethical considerations according to the Declaration of Helsinki [CitationRef removed]. Written informed consent was obtained from the participants before the interviews started. There was no dependent relationship between the informants and the researcher. Participation was voluntary and participants could withdraw from the study at any time without explanation. The confidentiality of the participants’ data was ensured by having the tapes and transcripts anonymized and coded by number. The analysis and presentation of the data were done in a way that concealed the participants’ identity. All data were stored in a locked space to which only the authors (CHL, EH) had access [CitationRef removed]. According to Swedish regulations on ethical guidelines [CitationRef removed], approval by an official research ethics committee was not required as the investigation posed no physical or mental risk to the informants and did not treat informants’ personal data.
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