Search for dissertations about: "touch"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 152 swedish dissertations containing the word touch.

  1. 1. Emotional and physiological responses to touch massage

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Lenita Lindgren; Umeå universitet.; Umeå universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Touch; touch massage; emotion; anxiety; autonomic nervous sytem; brain; stress; omvårdnadsforskning med medicinsk inriktning; Caring Sciences;

    Abstract : Background: Clinical findings indicate that touch massage has the ability to induce positive emotions and influence stress responses. However, little is known about mechanisms that can explain observed responses.Aim: To understand mechanisms behind observed emotional and physiological responses during and after touch massage. READ MORE

  2. 2. Intergenerational touch in PE a student perspective

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro University

    Author : Annica Caldeborg; Örebro universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Intergenerational touch; Physical Education; PE; student perspective; didactic contract; heteronormativity;

    Abstract : This thesis takes its point of departure in the research field of intergenerational touch in Physical Education (PE). Previous research in the field have mainly been conducted from a teacher’s perspective and has shown that teachers of PE have become more cautious about using physical contact in recent years. READ MORE

  3. 3. Affective touch throughout life: from cortical processing in infancy to touch perception in adulthood

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro University

    Author : Emma H. Jönsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Affective touch; Touch perception; Cortical activation; C-tactile afferents;

    Abstract : Affective, interpersonal touch is important for forming and maintaining social bonds. In the hairy skin of humans there is a specific type of nerve fibers called C-tactile (CT) afferents which are optimally activated by a light stroking of the skin, like a caress. READ MORE

  4. 4. Still in touch : family contact, activities and health among the elderly in Sweden

    University dissertation from Stockholm : The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University

    Author : Carin Lennartsson; Stockholms universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : Study I. Child-Parent Contacts. A study of family contacts between adult children and parents in Sweden The aim of this study is to examine how often adult children and parents are in contact. In focus is the relative impact of individual, family, and social-structural characteristics, and geographical distance on intergenerational contacts. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tactile touch in intensive care Nurses' preparation, patients' experiences and the effect on stress parameters

    University dissertation from Karlstads universitet

    Author : Maria Henricson; Karlstads universitet.; Högskolan i Borås.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; complementary method; stress; oxytocin; lifeworld research; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences Nursing; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap Omvårdnad; Nursing Science; Omvårdnad; Tactile touch; intensive care; nursing; preparation; randomised controlled trial; comfort; narratives;

    Abstract : Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to acquire knowledge about whether tactile touch as a complementary method can (i) promote comfort and (ii) reduce stress reactions during care in an intensive care unit (ICU) Method: In Paper I, five nurses with a touch therapist training were interviewed about their experiences of preparation before giving tactile touch in an ICU. To analyse the meaning of preparation as a phenomenon, Giorgi’s descriptive phenomenological approach was used. READ MORE