Triskelion Norway

Erasmus + Euroteq approved

EUROTEQ – clinical measurement literacy for EUROpean Transparency and
EQuality in health
, a project within the framework of Erasmus+ has been approved. It is a 36 months project with the focus on

The objectives of this project are to develop, test, implement and disseminate the training package for Health Care Professionals, patient organisations and other relevant stakeholders, enabling them to facilitate person-centred care and support the inclusion of patient and public involvement, especially those from socially disadvantaged group, in health research. A further objective is to produce a functional training programme, reflective of the sociocultural diversity across Europe.

The project will start ultimo 2020

Triskelion joining new Capacity building project in Sri Lanka

EU just publishes the results from the Capacity building in the field of higher education and Høgskolan Kristianstad in Sweden was granted the project “nEUROcare – a European initiative for capacity building to meet the challenges of caring for people with neurodegenerative disorders in Sri Lanka”, where Triskelion is partner. This will be a 3 year project starting in January 2021. These types of projects exist to support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in the target country.

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/cbhe_2020-results.pdf

SCR4Cleft launches website

The Erasmus+ project Empowering Parents of Children with Clefts Speech, Communication and Resilience  (SCR4Cleft) has now launced the website.

http://scr4cleft.org

The IHEM project was just selected as a success story in the Erasmus+ pool.  “Success stories” are finalised projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach, and can be a source of inspiration for others. 

Consortium meets in Vilnius

The project team met on the 24th february 2020 to discuss the pilot tests and final adjustments to training modules. There were valuable comments from the pilots that could be implemented in our materials.

ACT NOW in Sri Lanka

Martin Persson attended a meeting at Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo.  As part of the meeting, Martin Persson presented several Erasmus + project to 21 healthcare professionals and teachers.  Act Now was presented in how you can take an established psychological method and via European collaborations, generate a functional training program for healthcare professionals.  The information generated a lot of interest and fruitful discussion, including how we could perhaps introduce Act Now in Sri Lanka.     

Martin keynote at the 9th Asian Pacific Cleft-Lip-Palate & Craniofacial Congress

The Asian conference was held in Khon Kaen in the northern part of Thailand, and it was attended by 475 delegates from 25 countries from various disciplines. 
Professor Martin Persson was invited keynote to attended and presented at the conference. Martin gave a lecture that focused on the long term outcomes of cleft on a global perspective, which included introducing several Erasmus + project.  

Our project  Act Now was highlighted as an innovative example of how to provide psychosocial training for healthcare professionals. 

Body positive content in social media can lift body image and mood!

Viewing social media content aimed at challenging mainstream beauty ideals can boost body confidence among young women, a new study in 2019 revealed.

Participants in the experimental research who were shown ‘body positive’ content on Instagram experienced improvements in body satisfaction, body appreciation and positive mood. Those in the same study shown ‘thin ideal’ images and neutral images did not report an equivalent improvement. A new trend on social media, body positivity (or BoPo), aims to challenge narrow societal ideals of female beauty in favour of a broader acceptance and appreciation of all body types, shapes, sizes and colours. Social media accounts promoting body positive content include @bodyposipanda@omgkenzieee and  @beautyredefined.

In the experiment, 195 women aged 18 to 30 years were randomly allocated to view either 20 body positive, thin-ideal, or appearance-neutral Instagram posts. The women were asked to answer questions relating to their body image and mood immediately before and after viewing the posts.

In addition to showing improved body image and positive mood in response to body positive material, the participants also showed favourable attitudes towards body positive accounts, with the majority reporting being willing to follow them in future. Those exposed to ‘thin-ideal’ content experienced decreases in body satisfaction, body appreciation and positive mood.

The researchers said: “To the best of our knowledge, the study is the first to demonstrate that viewing ‘body positive’ content on Instagram may improve positive mood, body satisfaction, and body appreciation.

The research report can be found here:

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1461444819826530