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Ekstrand, Maria

Overview
Works: 13 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 1,807 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: BL1285.83, 294.5512
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Most widely held works by Maria Ekstrand
The Hare Krishna movement : the postcharismatic fate of a religious transplant by Edwin F Bryant( )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing and chanting with their shaven heads and saffron robes, Hare Krishnas presented the most visible face of any of the eastern religions transplanted to the West during the sixties and seventies. Yet few people know much about them. This comprehensive study includes more than twenty contributions from members, ex-members, and academics who have followed the Hare Krishna movement for years. Since the death of its founder, the movement, also known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), has experienced debates over the roles of authority, heresy, and dissent, which have led to the development of several splinter movements. There is a growing women's rights movement and a highly publicized child abuse scandal. Providing a privileged look at the people and issues shaping ISKCON, this volume also offers insight into the complex factors surrounding the emergence of religious traditions, including early Christianity, as well as a glimpse of the original seeds and the germinating stages of a religious tradition putting down roots in foreign soil
Existential Experiences and Strategies in Relation to Induced Abortion an Interview Study With 24 Swedish Women by Maria Liljas Stålhandske( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Induced abortion is as common in religious as secular cultures, but interpretations and ways to handle abortion differ. This study focuses existential aspects of abortion, in relation to a secularized context, through in-depth interviews with 24 Swedish women. Existential questions belonging to four areas were found: Life and Death, Meaning of Life, Morality and Self Image. Furthermore, four different existential strategies were found: (1) Detaching Strategies (creating distance to the pregnancy), (2) Meaning-Making Strategies (relating the abortion to one’s worldview), (3) Social Strategies (sharing the abortion with others), and (4) Symbolic Strategies (expressing the experience in bodily ways). Existential questions and strategies did not imply that the woman regretted her abortion. However, while some women easily processed existential questions, others seemed to be more at loss. In a secularized country, where many people are unaccustomed to deal with existential issues, greater existential competence among abortion personnel thus might be needed
Evidence-Based Programming of HIV Care and Support( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alcohol use, expectancies and HIV-related sexual risk: a cross-sectional survey of male migrant workers in South India( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: Male migrant workers (MMWs) in India are vulnerable to developing alcohol-related problems and engaging in unprotected sex, putting them at risk of HIV. Research has shown that alcohol-related expectancies mediate vulnerability to alcoholism. We examined which expectancies were associated with sexual risk and drinking. We surveyed 1085 heterosexual MMWs in two South Indian municipalities, assessing expectancies, sex under the influence, and unprotected sex with female sex workers (FSW) and casual female partners in the prior 30 days. Men more strongly endorsed positive than negative expectancies ( t  = 53.59, p  < .01). In multivariate logistic regression, the expectancy of having more fun helped drive the combination of alcohol and unprotected sex with FSW partners (OR = 1.22, p  < .05), whereas the expectancy of better sex helped drive a similar combination with casual partners (OR = 1.24, p  < .01). Men concerned about alcohol-induced deficits were less likely to drink with FSW partners (OR = 0.81, p  < .01), but more likely to have unprotected sex with them (OR = 1.78, p  < .01). To reduce risk, MMWs would benefit from combination prevention approaches that use behavioral strategies to address drinking norms and awareness of risk, while using biomedical strategies to reduce viral transmission when risk does occur
Pregnancy planning and lifestyle prior to conception and during early pregnancy among Danish women( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women's existential experiences within Swedish abortion care by Maria Liljas Stålhandske( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Objective: To explore Swedish women's experiences of clinical abortion care in relation to their need for existential support. Methods: Individual in-depth interviews with 24 women with previous experience of unwanted pregnancy and abortion. Participants were recruited between 2006 and 2009. Interviews were analysed by latent content analysis. Findings: Although the women had similar experiences of the abortion care offered, the needs they expressed differed. Swedish abortion care was described as rational and neutral, with physical issues dominating over existential ones. For some women, the medical procedures triggered existential experiences of life, meaning, and morality. While some women abstained from any form of existential support, others expressed a need to reflect upon the existential aspects and/or to reconcile their decision emotionally. Conclusion: As women's needs for existential support in relation to abortion vary, women can be disappointed with the personnel's ability to respond to their thoughts and feelings related to the abortion. To ensure abortion care personnel meet the physical, psychological, and existential needs of each patient, better resources and new lines of education are needed to ensure abortion personnel are equipped to deal with the existential aspects of abortion care
Correlates of Treatment Readiness Among Formerly Incarcerated Homeless Women( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prevalence and predictors of depression in gay and bisexual men during the AIDS epidemic : the San Francisco Men's Health Study by Frank P Castro( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender-based attitudes, HIV misconceptions and feelings towards marginalized groups are associated with stigmatization in Mumbai, India by Shalini Bharat( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reducing HIV Stigma Among Nursing Students( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

HIV stigma can be devastating and is common among health care providers, particularly nurses. The objectives of this study were to (a) assess the acceptability and feasibility of a brief stigma-reduction curriculum among a convenience sample of Indian nursing students and (b) examine the preliminary effect of this curriculum on their knowledge, attitudes, and intent to discriminate. At baseline, 57% of students had at least one misconception about HIV transmission, 38% blamed people living with HIV for their infection, and 87% and 95% demonstrated intent to discriminate while dispensing medications and drawing blood, respectively. Following the curriculum, HIV-related knowledge increased while blame, endorsement of coercive policies, and intent to discriminate decreased significantly. In addition, more than 95% of participants described the curriculum as practice changing. This brief intervention resulted in decreased stigma levels and was also highly acceptable to the nursing students. Next steps include rigorous evaluation in a randomized controlled trial
Will the real relapsers please stand up? by Maria Ekstrand( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Verslag van een onderzoek naar de frequentie van onbeschermde anale seks bij homoseksuele mannen die deelnamen aan een driejarige cohortstudie in San Francisco en de omstandigheden die daartoe leidden. Doel was een onderscheid te maken tussen degenen die vaak en die af en toe aan safe sex deden
Achieving Drug and Alcohol Abstinence Among Recently Incarcerated Homeless Women( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Background: Homeless female ex-offenders (homeless female offenders) exiting jail and prison are at a critical juncture during reentry and transitioning into the community setting. Objective: The purpose of the study was to compare the effect of a dialectical behavioral therapy-case management (DBT-CM) program with a health promotion (HP) program on achieving drug and alcohol abstinence among female parolees/probationers residing in the community. Methods: We conducted a multicenter parallel randomized controlled trial with 130 female parolees/probationers (aged 19–64 years) residing in the community randomly assigned to either DBT-CM ( n = 65) or HP ( n = 65). The trial was conducted in four community-based partner sites in Los Angeles and Pomona, California, from February 2015 to November 2016. Treatment assignment was carried out using a computer-based urn randomization program. The primary outcome was drug and alcohol use abstinence at 6-month follow up. Results: Analysis was based on data from 116 participants with complete outcome data. Multivariable logistic regression revealed that the DBT-CM program remained an independent positive predictor of decrease in drug use among the DBT-CM participants at 6 months ( p = .01) as compared with the HP program participants. Being non-White ( p < .05) and having higher depressive symptom scores ( p < .05) were associated with lower odds of drug use abstinence (i.e., increased the odds of drug use) at 6 months. Discussion: DBT-CM increased drug and alcohol abstinence at 6-month follow-up, compared to an HP program
Stigma and HIV risk among metis in Nepal by Erin Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Hare Krishna movement : the postcharismatic fate of a religious transplant
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Ekstrand, Maria

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