Publications

Selected publications within the last 5 years – updated July, 2014

Books / Book Chapters

Svavarsdottir, E. K. and Jonsdottir, H. (2013). Family Nursing in Action. Erla Kolbrún Svavarsdóttir and Helga Jónsdóttir, Editors. E-book, University of Iceland Press, University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

Svavarsdottir, E. K. and Jonsdottir, H. (2011). Family Nursing in Action. Erla Kolbrún Svavarsdóttir and Helga Jónsdóttir, Editors. University of Iceland Press, University of Iceland, Reykjavik 406 pages.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Sigurdardottir, A. O. (2011). Implementing Family Nursing in General Pediatric Nursing practice: The Circularity between Knowledge Translation and Clinical Practice. Erla Kolbrún Svavarsdóttir and Helga Jónsdóttir, Editors; Family Nursing in Action. University of Iceland Press, University of Iceland, Reykjavik (ps. 161-184).

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2010). Ofbeldi margbreytileg birtingarmynd. Erla Kolbrun Svavarsdottir, Editor. University of Iceland Press, University of Iceland, 185 pgs.

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2010). Birtingarmynd ofbeldis í nánum samböndum: Áhrif á heilsufar kvenna. Ofbeldi margbreytileg birtingarmynd, 2010, Háskólaútgáfan, bls.15-38 (kafli 1).

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2010). Út úr myrkrinu: Áhrif margþætts og langvinns ofbeldis á andlega líðan kvenna, Ofbeldi margbreytileg birtingarmynd, Háskólaútgáfan, bls. 39-60 (kafli 2).

Svavarsdottir, E. K og Orlygsdottir, B. (2010). Leiðbeiningar í klínik fyrir hjúkrunarfræðinga og ljósmæður um framkvæmd kembileitar, mat og fyrstu viðbrögð við heimilisofbeldi, Ofbeldi margbreytileg birtingarmynd, bls. 139-176.

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2010). Þróunn Meðferðar: Markviss Stuðningur við Fjölskyldur á Bráðageðdeildum. Heiðursrit Ármanns Snævarr. Bókaútgáfan Codex. bls. 417-440.

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2008). Quality of Life in Healthy and Chronically Ill Icelandic Children: Agreement between Child’s Self-Report and Parents’ Proxy-Report. Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures. Springer, London. (pp.1-31).

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2006). Konur sem lifa við stöðugan ótta: Hjúkrun gegn ofbeldi.
Frá Innsæi til Inngripa. Hið Íslenska Bókmenntafélag, Reykjavik, bls (107-124).

Sigurdardottir, A. O. & Svavarsdottir, E K. (2005). Nýjar áherslur í fræðslu til fjölskyldna barna með
krabbamein: Hafa þær áhrif á líðan foreldra? Ungir jÍslendingar í Ljósi Vísindanna. Háskólaútgáfan, Háskóli
Íslands og umboðsmaður barna, Reykjavík (bls. 295-304).

Research reports

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Bender, S., Thome, M., Björnsdottir, K., and Jonsdottir, H. (2006). Strategy plan (statement objectives and goals) for the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Iceland for 2006-2011.

Magnusson, T., Thorhallsson, T., Sigurdsson, S. Svavarsdottir E. K., Erlendsson, K, Kristinsson, Th, Ingolfsdottir, K and Petursson, M. (2006). Contract between the University of Iceland and Landspitali-University Hospital for 2006-2011.

Articles in Review

Garwick, A., Svavarsdottir, E. K., W., Anderson, L. S., Looman, W. S., Seppelt, A., & Orlygsdottir, B. (in review). The International School Nurse Asthma Care Coordination Model. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

Articles Accepted for Publication

Gudnadottir, M., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (accepted for publication). The Silent Voice: How do Fathers of Children and Adolescents with Asthma Benefit from a Family Nursing Intervention? (accepted for publication). Vaard I Norden (Nordic Journal of Nursing Research).

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Sigurdardottir, A. O., Konradsdottir, E., Stefansdottir, A., Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Ketilsdottir, A., Blondal, K., Jonsdottir, A., Bergs., D & Gudmundsdottir, H. (accepted for publication).  The Process of Translating Family Nursing Knowledge into Clinical Practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Orlygsdottir, B., & Gudmundsdottir, B.  (accepted for publicatioin).  Reaching out to Women who are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence.  Perspective in Psychiatry Care.

Research Articles Published in ISI-Journals or similar Reviewed Journals

 

 

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Sigurdardottir, A. O., & Tryggvadottir, G. B. (2014).   Strengths-Oriented Therapeutic Conversations for Families of Children with Chronic Illnesses:  Findings from the Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project.  Journal of Family Nursing, 20 (1) 13-50; doi: 10.1177/1074840713520345

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Garwick, A. W., Anderson, L. S., Looman, W. S., Seppelt, A., & Orlygsdottir, B. (2013). The International School Nurse Asthma Project: Barriers Related to Asthma Management in Schools. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69 (5), 1161-1171; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06107.x

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Sigurdardottir, A. O. (2013).  Benefits of a Brief Therapaeutic Conversation Intervention for Families of Children and Adoelscents in Active Cancer Treatment. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40, 5, 440.

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K.. & Wright, L.W. (2013).  What are the benefits of a short therapeutic conversatioin intervention with acute psychiatric patients and their families?  A controlled before and after study.   International Journal of Nursing Studies, (50), 593-602.

Sigurdardottir, A. O., Svavarsdottir, E. K., Rayens, M. K., & Adkins, S. Therapeutic Conversations Interventions in Pediatrics: Are they of Benefit for Families of Children with Asthma? (2013). Nursing Clinics of North America.

Sigurdardottir, A.O., Svavarsdottir, E.K., Rayens, M.K., Yevgeniya Gokun.  (2014).  The Impact of a Web-Based Educational and Support Intervention on Parents’ Perception of their Children´s Cancer Quality of Life:  An Exploratory Study.  Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 31 (3), 154-165.

Kamban, S. W. & Svavarsdottir, E. K.. (2013). Does a Therapeutic Conversation Intervention in an Acute Peadiatric Setting make a Difference for Families of Children with Bronchiolitis caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)? Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22 (19-20), 2723–2733; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04330.x

Konradsdottir, E., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2013). The Role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Offering Brief Therapeutic Conversation Intervention for Families of Children and Adoelscents with Diabetes Type I. Vaard I Norden (Nordic Journal of Nursing Research), 109 (33), 44-47.

Ragnarsdottir, A., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2014). Advanced Knowledge in Nursing Practice can Make the Difference: The Value of a Nursing Intervention for Families of Chidlren with Rear Chronic Illnesses. Vaard I Norden (Nordic Journal of Nursing Research), 111 (34), 48-51.

Svavarsdottir, E. K. Tryggvadottir, G. B., & Sigurdardottir, A. O. (2012). Knowledge Translation in Family Nursing: Does a Short-Term Therapeutic Conversation Intervention Benefit Families of Children or Adolescents within a Hospital Setting? Findings from the Landspitali University Hospital Family Nursing Implementation Project. Journal of Family Nursing, 18, (303-327).; doi:10.1177/1074840712449202

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Hrafnkelsson, B. (2012a). Psychometric Development of the Iceland-Family Perceived Support Questionnaire (ICE-FPSQ). Journal of Family Nursing, 18, (328-352) ; doi:10.1177/1074840712449203

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Hrafnkelsson, B. (2012b). Psychometric Development of the Iceland-Expressive Family Functioning Questionnaire (ICE-EFFQ). Journal of Family Nursing, 18, (353-377) ; doi:10.1177/1074840712449204

Halldorsdottir, B. S., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2012). Purposeful Therapeutic Conversations: Are they effective for families of individuals with COPD? A quasi-experimental study. Vaard I Norden, (The Nordic Journal of Nursing Research), 1, 103, ( 48-51).

Einarsdottir, R., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2012). Meðferðarsamtal við foreldra : Reynslan af því að taka þátt í rannsókn. Tímarit hjúkrunarfræðinga (The Icelandic Journal of Nursing Research), 2, 88, (24-28).

Rayens, M. K., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Burkhart, P. (2011). Cultural Differences in Parent-Adolescent Agreement on the Adolescent’s Asthma-Related Quality of Life. Paediatric Nursing, 37, 6, 311-320.

Sigurdardottir, K. G., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2011). Fjölskyldur Einstaklinga með Heilabilun: Ávinningur Hjúkrunarmeðferðar, The Icelandic Nursing Journal, 4, 87, 46-53.

Sveinbjarnardottir, E. K. & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2011). Nurses Attitudes towards the Importance of Families in Psychiatric Care following an Educational and Training Intervention Program. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18, 10, 895-903.

Konradsdottir, E., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2011). How effective is a short-term education and support intervention for families of an adolescent with type 1 diabetes ? Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 16, 4, 295-304.

Gisladottir, M., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2011). Educational and support intervention to help families assist the recovery of relatives with eating disorders. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18, 2, 122-130.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Burkhart, P., Rayens, M. K., Orlygsdottir, B., & Oakley, M. (2011). Icelandic and United States Families of Adolescents with Asthma: Predictors of Health-related Quality of Life from the Parents’ Perspective. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20, 1-2, 267-273.

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2010). Detecting Intimate Partner Abuse within Clinical Settings: Self-Report or an Interview. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 24, 224-232.

Leahey, M., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2009). Implementing Family Nursing : How Do We Translate Knowledge into Clinical Practice ? Journal of Family Nursing. (pp. 445-460).

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Orlygsdottir, B. (2009). Intimate Partner Abuse Factors Associated with Women’s Health: A General Population Study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(7) (pp. 1452-1462).

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Orlygsdottir, B. (2009). Identifying Abuse among Icelandic Women: The Use of Clinical Guidelines by Nurses and Midwives. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(4). (pp.779-788).

Burkhart, P., Svavarsdottir, E. K, Rayens, M. K., Oakley, M., & Orlygsdottir, B. (2009). United States and Icelandic Adolescents with Asthma: Predictors of Quality of Life. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(4) (pp.860-866). Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2008). Gedvernd. Áhrif andlegs, líkamlegs og kynferðislegs ofbeldis á andleg heilsu kvenna, 1,37, (pp. 12-20).

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2008). Connectedness, Belonging and Feelings about School among Healthy and Chronically Ill Icelandic Schoolchildren. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 22(3) (pp. 463-471).

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2008). Excellence in Nursing: A Model for implementing Family System Nursing into Nursing Practice at an Institutional Level. Journal of Family Nursing, 14, 4, 456-468.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Orlygsdottir, B. (2008). Effect of Abuse by a Close Family Member on Health. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40, 4, 311-318.

Erlendsdottir, J. T., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2008). Fatigue among Icelandic Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Vaard I Norden, 2(88), 28, (pp. 37-41).

Gisladottir, M., & Svavarsdottir, E.K. (2007). Þróun Fjölskyldumeðferðar fyrir ungar konur með átröskun. Tímarit hjúkrunarfræðinga, 4, 83, 24-29.

Gisladottir, M., & Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2007). Átraskanir og Calgary fjölskyldumeðferð. Geðvernd, 1 tbl., 20-24.

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (November, 2006). Listening to the Family’s Voice: Nurses’ Movement Towards Family Centred Care. Journal of Family Nursing, 12, 4, 1-22

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Sigurdardottir, A. O. (September 2006). Developing a Family Level Intervention for Families of Children with Cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 33,5, 983-990

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Orlygsdottir, B. (2006). Health-Related Quality of Life in Icelandic School Children. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 20, 209-215

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Orlygsdottir, B. (2006). Comparison of Health Related Quality of Life among 10- to 12- year old Children with Chronic Illness and Healthy Children : The Parents’ Perspective. Journal of School Nursing, 22, 2 51-58.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Sigurdardottir, A.O. (2005). The feasibility of offering a family level intervention to parents of children with cancer. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 19(4) 368-372.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Rayens, M. K., & McCubbin, M. (2005). Predictors of Adaptation in Icelandic and American Families of Young Children with Chronic Asthma. Family and Community Health, 28(4) 338-350.

Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Rayens, M. K. (2005). Hardiness in families of young children with asthma. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 50(4) 381-390.

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2005). Gender and emotions : Icelandic parents experiencing childhood cancer. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 42, 531-538

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2005). Surviving childhood cancer: Parents’ perceptions of their child’s health. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 22(2) 80-88

Svavarsdottir, E. K. (2005). Caring for a child with cancer: A longitudinal perspective. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 50(2), 153-161.