Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Publications (10 of 22) Show all publications
Prochnow, A., Erlandsson, S., Hesse, V. & Wermke, K. (2019). Does a 'musical' mother tongue influence cry melodies?: A comparative study of Swedish and German newborns. Musicae scientiae, 23(2), 143-156
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does a 'musical' mother tongue influence cry melodies?: A comparative study of Swedish and German newborns
2019 (English)In: Musicae scientiae, ISSN 1029-8649, E-ISSN 2045-4147, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 143-156Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The foetal environment is filled with a variety of noises. Among the manifold sounds of the maternal respiratory, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems, the intonation properties of the maternal language are well perceived by the foetus, whose hearing system is already functioning during the last trimester of gestation. These intonation (melodic) features, reflecting native-language prosody, have been found to shape vocal learning. Having had ample opportunity to become familiar with their mother's language in the womb, newborns have been found to exhibit salient pitch-based elements in their own cry melodies. An interesting issue is whether an intrauterine exposure to a maternal pitch accent language, such as Swedish, in which emphatic syllables are pronounced typically on a higher pitch relative to other syllables will affect newborns' cry melody (fundamental frequency contour). The present study aimed to answer this question by quantitatively analysing and comparing the melody structure in 52 Swedish compared with 79 German newborns. In accordance with previous approaches, cry melody structure was analysed by calculating a melody complexity index (MCI) expressing the share of cries exhibiting two or more (well-defined) arc-like substructures uttered during the recording sessions. A low MCI reflects a dominance of cries with a 'simple', i.e. single-arc melody. A significantly higher MCI was found in the Swedish infant group, which further corroborates the assumption that the well-known foetal sensitivity for musical (melodic) stimuli seems to shape infants' cry melody.

Keywords
Melody, infant, cry, language, music, pre-speech development, foetal learning
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11890 (URN)10.1177/1029864917733035 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-12-06 Created: 2017-12-06 Last updated: 2019-06-11Bibliographically approved
Dauman, N., Haza, M. & Erlandsson, S. (2019). Liberating parents from guilt: a grounded theory study of parents' internet communities for the recognition of ADHD. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 14(1), 1-12, Article ID 1564520.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Liberating parents from guilt: a grounded theory study of parents' internet communities for the recognition of ADHD
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 1-12, article id 1564520Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: This study presents a qualitative analysis of information posted on the Internet by two communities of French parents promoting the recognition of ADHD in the context of current health and school practices.

METHOD: Grounded Theory (Strauss & Corbin's approach) was applied to the posted messages, with the aim to discover the main concern and common theme through a constant comparison analysis.

RESULTS: Liberating parents from feeling responsible for their child's misconduct was found to be the core category. From this perspective, we account for the commitment of the digital communities to formalize the child's conduct as a consequence of a neurodevelopmental disorder. This approach helps to account for the promotion of behavioural expertise and conditioning strategies (e.g., positive reinforcement) for handling the child's so-called disorder as appropriate parental responses. Giving evidence for parenting struggles was the third main concern of the communities, in the face of perceived skepticism from professionals towards ADHD as a medical condition.

CONCLUSIONS: By using examples from countries that are found to have a more pro-medical approach to ADHD, the communities aim at improving such medical practices in France. Issues surrounding the claim that ADHD would require a specific style of parenting are also discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), digital communities, grounded theory, guilty feelings, internet, parenting practices, qualitative research
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13474 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2018.1564520 (DOI)000467817500001 ()30696381 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85060799606 (Scopus ID)
Note

Published online: 29 Jan 2019

Available from: 2019-02-04 Created: 2019-02-04 Last updated: 2019-06-05Bibliographically approved
Erlandsson, S. (2018). ADHD - Omsorg framför utredning. Best Practice :Psykiatri/neurologi, 9(34), 17-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ADHD - Omsorg framför utredning
2018 (Swedish)In: Best Practice :Psykiatri/neurologi, Vol. 9, no 34, p. 17-19Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
ADHD, Omsorg
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13060 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Erlandsson, S. (2018). Barn behöver vuxna som kan lyssna. Barnbladet (3), 6-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barn behöver vuxna som kan lyssna
2018 (Swedish)In: Barnbladet, E-ISSN 0349-1994, no 3, p. 6-9Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bjuv: Riksföreningen för barnsjuksköterskor, 2018
Keywords
Barn, kommunikation
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13407 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-05-29Bibliographically approved
Michiels, S., Ganz Sanchez, T., Oron, Y., Gilles, A., Haider, H. F., Erlandsson, S., . . . Hall, D. A. (2018). Diagnostic Criteria for Somatosensory Tinnitus: A Delphi Process and Face-to-Face Meeting to Establish Consensus.. Trends in hearing, 22, Article ID 2331216518796403.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diagnostic Criteria for Somatosensory Tinnitus: A Delphi Process and Face-to-Face Meeting to Establish Consensus.
Show others...
2018 (English)In: Trends in hearing, E-ISSN 2331-2165, Vol. 22, article id 2331216518796403Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since somatic or somatosensory tinnitus (ST) was first described as a subtype of subjective tinnitus, where altered somatosensory afference from the cervical spine or temporomandibular area causes or changes a patient's tinnitus perception, several studies in humans and animals have provided a neurophysiological explanation for this type of tinnitus. Due to a lack of unambiguous clinical tests, many authors and clinicians use their own criteria for diagnosing ST. This resulted in large differences in prevalence figures in different studies and limits the comparison of clinical trials on ST treatment. This study aimed to reach an international consensus on diagnostic criteria for ST among experts, scientists and clinicians using a Delphi survey and face-to-face consensus meeting strategy. Following recommended procedures to gain expert consensus, a two-round Delphi survey was delivered online, followed by an in-person consensus meeting. Experts agreed upon a set of criteria that strongly suggest ST. These criteria comprise items on somatosensory modulation, specific tinnitus characteristics, and symptoms that can accompany the tinnitus. None of these criteria have to be present in every single patient with ST, but in case they are present, they strongly suggest the presence of ST. Because of the international nature of the survey, we expect these criteria to gain wide acceptance in the research field and to serve as a guideline for clinicians across all disciplines. Criteria developed in this consensus paper should now allow further investigation of the extent of somatosensory influence in individual tinnitus patients and tinnitus populations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
Delphi survey, face-to-face consensus, somatic, somatosensory, tinnitus
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology; Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12942 (URN)10.1177/2331216518796403 (DOI)000444743000001 ()30213235 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85053461771 (Scopus ID)
Note

First Published September 13, 2018

Funders:  ‘Fonds voor wetenschappelijk onderzoek Vlaanderen’ (FWO; T001916N)

Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2019-05-24Bibliographically approved
Erlandsson, S. & Punzi, E. (2017). A biased ADHD discourse ignores human uniqueness. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 12, Article ID 1319584.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A biased ADHD discourse ignores human uniqueness
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 12, article id 1319584Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Human uniqueness, ADHD, biase
National Category
Neurosciences Applied Psychology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11257 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2017.1319584 (DOI)000403490600009 ()2-s2.0-85049282729 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-02 Created: 2017-08-02 Last updated: 2019-05-21
Dauman, N., Erlandsson, S., Albarracin, D. & Dauman, R. (2017). Exploring Tinnitus-Induced Disablement by Persistent Frustration in Aging Individuals: A Grounded Theory Study. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9, 1-18, Article ID 272.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Tinnitus-Induced Disablement by Persistent Frustration in Aging Individuals: A Grounded Theory Study
2017 (English)In: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, ISSN 1663-4365, E-ISSN 1663-4365, Vol. 9, p. 1-18, article id 272Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Qualitative research can help to improve the management of patients, meet their expectations and assist physicians in alleviating their suffering. The perception of moment-to-moment variability in tinnitus annoyance is an emerging field of exploration. This study sought to enlighten variability in tinnitus-induced disablement using a qualitative approach. Methods: Twelve participants (six females, six males, aged 51-79) were recruited via the French Tinnitus Association Journal for participation in recorded semi-structured interviews. Each participant had three interviews lasting 1 h, the sessions being separated one from the other by 2 weeks. Following recommendations of Charmaz (2014), the second and third interviews were aimed at gathering rich data, by enhancing the participants’ reflexivity in the circumstances of distress caused by tinnitus. After transcription, the data (n = 36 interviews) were analyzed using the approach to Grounded Theory proposed by Strauss and Corbin (1998). Results: Tinnitus as persistent frustration emerged as being the core category uniting all the other categories of the study. Hence, the core category accounted for the broader scope in participants’ experience of chronic tinnitus. It is suggested that tinnitus-induced disablement varied according to the degree of frustration felt by the participants in not being able to achieve their goals. The implications of this were analyzed using the following categories: “Losing body ownership,” “ Lacking perspectives,” and “Persevering through difficulties.” Based on these findings, we draw a substantive theory of tinnitus tolerance that promotes an active, disciplined and individualized approach to tinnitus-induced disablement. The model distinguishes pathways from sustained suffering to reduced annoyance (i.e., emerging tolerance). It accounts for difficulties that the participants experienced with a perceived unchanged annoyance over time. Furthermore, this model identifies a set of new attitudes toward oneself and others that tinnitus tolerance would entail. Conclusion: The subjective experience of frustration enlightens tinnitus-induced disablement, offering new perspectives for long-term self-management. Modulation of frustration, rather than moderation of tinnitus interference, is suggested as a new approach to the clinical management of tinnitus-related distress.

Keywords
tinnitus, frustration, disablement, long-term suffering, intra-individual variability, grounded theory, qualitative research
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology; Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11410 (URN)10.3389/fnagi.2017.00272 (DOI)000407498600001 ()2-s2.0-85027711780 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funders French Association for Interdisciplinary Approach to Tinnitus, AFREPA 

Available from: 2017-09-04 Created: 2017-09-04 Last updated: 2019-05-21Bibliographically approved
Lundin, L. & Erlandsson, S. (2017). Parental discussions online through the medical discourse-lens. Journal of Childhood & Developmental Disorders, 3(4), Article ID 15.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parental discussions online through the medical discourse-lens
2017 (Swedish)In: Journal of Childhood & Developmental Disorders, ISSN 2472-1786, Vol. 3, no 4, article id 15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present study the research objective was to gain insights into parental communication on an open Internet forum where parents had the opportunity to discuss issues related to ADHD. In order for clinicians to help troubled children brought to the health clinic it may be important to learn more about the life situations of these troubled families as treatment options can require complex interventions for the whole family. Our aim was thus to go beyond the neurobiological medical model of ADHD, which does not take into account contextual factors. In today’s society specialized online discussion forums are available for parents who seek support for various difficulties that arise in the family. The online forums are sources of research data. As research tools we used the narrative psychological approach for the analysis of 72 online naratives. These narratives provided support for that the parents embraced medical explanations for the difficulties experienced when raising children, despite obvious challenging life circumstances, such as for example being a single parent without social support. Even very young children had been given serious psychiatric medical diagnoses such as ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Mood disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Some of them had been diagnosed with more than one of these disorders. The complexity of the parental nnarratives in the present study indicates that the neurobiological model is not sufficient enough to form the basis of a personalized and comprehensive care for vulnerable families.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wilmington, USA: , 2017
Keywords
Pareting; ADHD; Online discussion forum
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology; Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11815 (URN)10.4172/2472-1786.100053 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-11-23 Created: 2017-11-23 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Erlandsson, S., Lundin, L. & Punzi, E. (2016). A discursive analysis concerning information on "ADHD" presented to parents by the National Institute of Mental Health (USA).. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11, Article ID 30938.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A discursive analysis concerning information on "ADHD" presented to parents by the National Institute of Mental Health (USA).
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 11, article id 30938Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A discourse analysis was performed based on an online document under the headline: "What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)?" published by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), USA. Three parts of the document were analysed: (1) The introductory part, as this sets the tone of the whole text. (2) Parts of the text that were specifically addressed to parents. (3) Etiology and pathology of "ADHD" with reference to a number of different symptoms and behaviors. Inattention and hyperactivity are presented in the document as a floating spectrum of symptoms caused by "ADHD." Other factors of importance for children's development, that is, early attachment, close relationships, previous experiences, culture, and contexts are ignored. Children who are perceived as inattentive and hyperactive are portrayed as having inherent difficulties with no reference to their emotions or efforts to communicate. The child is viewed as suffering from a lifelong disorder that might not be cured but controlled by a diagnosis and subsequent medication. Parents are advised to control their child's behavior and to strive for early diagnosis in order to receive treatment provided by experts. Those who are presented as experts rely on a biomedical model, and in the document, detailed descriptions of medication to correct the undesired behaviors are provided. The value of judgment in the assessment of different symptoms and behaviors that signifies "ADHD" is absent, rather taken-for-granted beliefs were identified throughout the document. A heterogeneous set of behaviors is solely described as a disorder and hereafter it is stressed that the same behaviors are caused by the disorder. In this manner, cause and effects of "ADHD" are intertwined through circular argumentation.

National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9307 (URN)10.3402/qhw.v11.30938. (DOI)000375926500001 ()27052426 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84964380509 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-04-11 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Erlandsson, S. & Punzi, E. (2016). Challenging the ADHD consensus. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11(1), 1-2, Article ID 31124.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging the ADHD consensus
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 1-2, article id 31124Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Psychiatric diagnoses, ADHD
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology; Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9306 (URN)10.3402/qhw.v11.31124 (DOI)000375927000001 ()27052427 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84964317133 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-04-11 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2019-05-20Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-4151-7976

Search in DiVA

Show all publications