Berit Möller Christensen

Senior Lecturer -
Programme manager, Medical Imaging
Department of Natural Science and Biomedicine , School of Health and Welfare
Associate Professor

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Berits interest in care of children in the peri-radiographic process was the starting point for the research, which takes both a child perspective and the child’s perspective.

The thesis: “Children in the Radiology Department – a study of anxiety, pain, distress and verbal interaction”, contribute with new knowledge within a rather sparse researched area. The overall aim has been to investigate children’s experience of going through an acute radiographic examination after being physically injured – more specifically regarding anxiety, pain, distress and the verbal interaction between child and radigrapher.

Videoobservations, interviews, questionnaires, self-reports and the children’s drawings has formed base for analysis using quantitative, qualitative and mixed method design. The results showed that the children experienced anxiety, pain and distress in conjunction with examination – often reported above levels where further intervention is recommended. Furthermore the results showed that the radiographer adapt the verbal interaction during examination to the child’s age, which may imply for the child to feel confident in the radiographer.

Berit is a registered radiographer with clinical workexperience from the Radiology Department at the County Hospital, Ryhov in Jönköping. She works as a lecturer in radiography at the Department of Natural Sciences and Biomedicin, where she is the programme director of the radiographer programme, teaching undergraduate and advanced level students. Berit is active as a researcher within the research-group, CHILD where she is engaged in various interdisciplinary research-projects.

Article

Møller Christensen, B., Pettersson, T., Bjällmark, A. (2021). Radiographers’ perception on task shifting to nurses and assistant nurses within the radiography profession Radiography, 27(2), 310-315. More information
Møller Christensen, B., Nilsson, S., Stensson, M. (2020). Developing communication support for interaction with children during acute radiographic procedures Radiography, 26(2), 96-101. More information
Møller Christensen, B., Bendroth, R., Andersson, B. (2020). Radiographers' Experience of Work Performance After Attending a Postgraduate Course in Appendicular Reporting—A Qualitative Study Journal of Radiology Nursing, 39(2), 120-124. More information
Møller Christensen, B., Björk, M., Almqvist, L., Huus, K. (2019). Patterns of support to adolescents related to disability, family situation, harassment, and economy Child Care Health and Development, 45(5), 644-653. More information
Björkman, B., Gimbler Berglund, I., Enskär, K., Faresjö, M., Huus, K. (2017). Peri-radiographic guidelines for children with autism spectrum disorder: a nationwide survey in Sweden Child Care Health and Development, 43(1), 31-36. More information
Björkman, B., Bendroth, R., Andersson, B. (2017). Swedish radiographer’s experiences of their work-performance when possessing increased knowledge in reporting Acta Radiologica, 58(1 Suppl.), 24. More information
Björkman, B., Fridell, K., Tavakol Olofsson, P. (2017). Plausible scenarios for the radiography profession in Sweden in 2025 Radiography, 23(4), 314-320. More information
Björkman, B., Gimbler Berglund, I., Faresjö, M., Enskär, K., Huus, K. (2017). Are radiographers prepared to meet children with special needs, when seen for an examination? Acta Radiologica, 58(1 Suppl.), 16. More information
Gimbler Berglund, I., Björkman, B., Enskär, K., Faresjö, M., Huus, K. (2017). Management of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the anesthesia and radiographic context Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 38(3), 187-196. More information
Björkman, B., Enskär, K., Nilsson, S. (2016). Children's and parents' perceptions of care during the peri-radiographic process when the child is seen for a suspected fracture Radiography, 22(1), 71-76. More information
Gimbler Berglund, I., Huus, K., Enskär, K., Faresjö, M., Björkman, B. (2016). Perioperative and anesthesia guidelines for children with autism: A nationwide survey from Sweden Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 37(6), 457-464. More information
Nilsson, S. Björkman, B. Almqvist, A. Almqvist, L. Björk-Willén, P. Donohue, D. , ... Hvit S. (2015). Children’s voices – Differentiating a child perspective from a child’s perspective Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 18(3), 162-168. More information
Björkman, B., Golsäter, M., Enskär, K. (2014). Children's Anxiety, Pain, and Distress Related to the Perception of Care While Undergoing an Acute Radiographic Examination Journal of Radiology Nursing, 33(2), 69-78. More information
Björkman, B., Golsäter, M., Simeonson, R., Enskär, K. (2013). Will it Hurt? Verbal Interaction between Child and Radiographer during Radiographic Examination Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(6), e10-e18. More information
Björkman, B., Almqvist, L., Sigstedt, B., Enskär, K. (2012). Children's experience of going through an acute radiographic examination. Radiography, 18(2), 84-89. More information
Björkman, B., Nilsson, S., Sigstedt, B., Enskär, K. (2012). Children’s pain and distress while undergoing an acute radiographic examination Radiography, 18(3), 191-196 Elsevier . More information

Doctoral thesis

Björkman, B. (2014). Children in the Radiology Department: a study of anxiety, pain, distress and verbal interaction (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: School of Health Sciences). More information

Conference paper

Møller Christensen, B., Nilsson, S., Stensson, M. (2019). Interaktivt Kommunikationsstöd I Röntgenkontext (IKIR) - ett sätt att involvera barn i en röntgenundersökning. Röntgenveckan, Elmia, Jönköping, 17-20 September, 2019. More information
Gimbler Berglund, I., Huus, K., Enskär, K., Møller Christensen, B., Faresjö, M., Jacobsson, B. (2019). How do we care for children with Autism Spektrum Disorder when coming for a procedure requiring anesthesia?. INSAR 2019 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, May 1-4, 2019. More information