Anna Axelin
Associate Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Science (Department of Nursing Science)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Nursing Science (Department of Nursing Science)

anmaax@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2918
+358 50 568 6381

Joukahaisenkatu 3-5
Turku




Areas of expertise
Family Centered Neonatal Care; Pain Management; Sleep in Intensive Care; Development of IT tools for data collection; Experimental Research; Implementation research

Biography
My academic career has included conducting quantitative and qualitative research in multidisciplinary research groups. In the Academic year 2011-2012, I joined the faculty of Department of Family Health Care Nursing in University of California San Francisco for my post-doctoral research. In addition to the academic career, I have ten-year working experience as a NICU nurse. My research interests include family-centered care, pain and sleep in neonates, and the use of IT tools in implementation research. 


Research
I am leading the Health in Early Life and Parenthood (HELP) research group which aims to promote health and welfare in the early stages of life. In addition, I serve as the Director for Separation and Closeness Experiences in Neonatal Environment (SCENE) research group which aims to improve parents' and infants' experiences and outcomes of neonatal care.


Teaching
Research methodology; Nursing theory; Evidence based practice; Transferable skills

Publications
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Video education for critical care nurses to assess pain with a behavioural pain assessment tool: A descriptive comparative study (2017)
Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
Björn A, Pudas-Tähkä SM, Salanterä S, Axelin A
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Aktivoivat videopelit motorisen suoriutumisen tukena? – satunnaistettu kontrolloitu tutkimus syöpää sairastavilla lapsilla (2016)Hamari L, Järvelä L, Lähteenmäki P, Arola M, Heinonen OJ, Axelin A, Lilius J, Vahlberg T, Salanterä S
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O2 Other)

Breastfeeding preterm infants – a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of an internet-based peer-support group (2016)
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Niela-Vilen H, Axelin A, Melender H-L, Löyttyniemi E, Salanterä S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Captivating Issues in Critical Care - Scientific Critical Care Nursing Symposium (2016)
Tehohoito
Axelin A
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Close Collaboration with ParentsTM Intervention to Improve Parents' Psychological Well-being and Child Development: Description of the Intervention and Study Protocol (2016)
Behavioural Brain Research
Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth, , Zack Boukydis, Anna Margareta Axelin, Liisa Lehtonen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Determinants of tobacco-related health literacy: A qualitative study with early adolescents (2016)
International Journal of Nursing Studies
Heidi Parisod, Anna Axelin, Jouni Smed, Sanna Salanterä
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Esikouluikäisten lasten käsityksiä suun terveydestä – tutkimusmenetelmänä sadutus (2016)
Tutkiva Hoitotyö
Takatalo M, Axelin A, Niela-Vilén H
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Lapsen kehitystaso ja kivusta kertominen (2016)
Kipuviesti
Axelin A
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O2 Other)

Medical champions can make a difference in initiating culture change (2016)
Acta Paediatrica
Lehtonen L, Axelin A
(
B1 Journal article)

NIAPAS-kipumittari tehohoidossa oleville vastasyntyneille: mittarin kehittäminen ja luotettavuuden arviointi (2016)
Hoitotiede
Pölkki T, Korhonen A, Axelin A, Saarela T, Laukkala H, Palomaa A-K, Heikkinen U, Miettinen S.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Parent and nurse perceptions on the quality of family-centred care in 11 European NICUs (2016)
Australian Critical Care
Raiskila S, Lehtonen L, Tandberg BS, Normann E, Ewald U, Caballero S, Varendi H, Toome L, Nordhov M, Hallberg B, Westrup B, Montirosso R, Axelin A
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Parents and nurses balancing parent-infant closeness and separation: a qualitative study of NICU nurses' perceptions (2016)
BMC Pediatrics
Feeley N, Genest C, Niela-Vilen H, Charbonneau L, Axelin A
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Pathways to emotional closeness in neonatal units - a cross-national qualitative study (2016)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Flacking R, Thomson G, Axelin A
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Physical activity and motor performance during early stages of treatment in children with cancer: The possible role of active video games (2016)Hamari L, Järvelä L, Lähteenmäki PM, Arola M, Heinonen OJ, Axelin A, Lilius J, Vahlberg T, Salanterä S
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O2 Other)

Predictors of Breastfeeding Initiation and Frequency for Preterm Infants in the NICU (2016)
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Niela-Vilen H, Melender H-L, Axelin A, Löyttyniemi E, Salanterä S.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The Experiences of Professionals Regarding Involvement of Parents in Neonatal Pain Management (2016)
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Marfurt-Russenberger K, Axelin A, Kesselring A, Franck LS, Cignacco E.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The use of active video games in promoting physical activity among children with cancer (2016)Hamari L, Järvelä L, Lähteenmäki PM, Arola M, Heinonen OJ, Axelin A, Lilius J, Vahlberg T, Salanterä S
(
O2 Other)

Aiming to be a breastfeeding mother in a neonatal intensive care unit and at home – a thematic analysis of peer-support group discussion in social media (2015)
Maternal and Child Nutrition
Niela-Vilén Hannakaisa, Axelin Anna, Melender Hanna-Leena, Salanterä Sanna
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2018-24-04 at 23:10