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Välbefinnande – en överblick. Jesper Eriksson. Avdelningen för Samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa. Hur man blir lycklig. Värde i sig?. Välbefinnande och hälsa?. Välbefinnande och funktionsförmåga?. Vad är välbefinnande?. Går det att mäta?. Samhällsnivå. Gruppnivå. Individnivå.

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– en överblick

Jesper Eriksson

Avdelningen för Samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa

Hur man blir lycklig

Värde i sig?

Välbefinnande och hälsa?

Välbefinnande och funktionsförmåga?

Vad är välbefinnande?

Går det att mäta?




Värde i sig?

V lbefinnande och h lsa



Välbefinnande och hälsa?

WHOs definition av hälsa:

"a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity…"

WHO Constitution 1948

Sveriges folkhälsomål:

“Skapa samhälleliga förutsättningar för en god hälsa på lika villkor för hela befolkningen”

Folkhälsoinstitutet 2007



Större yta



Hälsa = frånvaro av symptom…?

Både inom psykologi och medicin har kritiken ökat mot ett alltför stort fokus på de negativa aspekterna av hälsobegreppet

Greater optimism is associated with greater longevity and lowered rates of non-fatal heart attacks (Kubzansky et al., 2001)

Pleasant emotion expressed at age 22 as women entered a catholic convent predicted their longevity after age 75 (Danner, Snowdon, & Friesen, 2001)

Low life satisfaction predicted fatal accidents (Koivumaa-Honkanen et al., 2002)

Preoperative well-being predicted better recovery from surgery (Kopp et al., 2003)

Well-being of patient entering whiplash rehabilitation predicted whether going back to work after 2 years (Heikkilä, Heikkilä, & Eisenmann, 1998)

Patients with end-state renal failure were more likely to survive for 4 years if they were happy than if they were not (Devins, Mann, Mandin, & Leonard, 1990)

People high in well-being have easier to cope with pain than people low in well-being (Keefe et al., 2001)

People put into a positive mood showed lower blood pressure reactivity to a stressor than controls (Smith, Ruiz, & Uchino, 2001)

People reporting high levels of positive emotions were at reduced risk of developing symptoms when exposed to cold viruses (Cohen et al., 2003)

Samband mellan välbefinnande och hälsa lowered rates of non-fatal heart attacks (Kubzansky et al., 2001)

  • Välbefinnande och mortalitet

  • Välbefinnande och minskad sårbarhet

  • Välbefinnande- snabbare rehabilitering

  • Sambandet mellan välbefinnande och hälsa påverkas också av hälsorelaterat beteende som träning, rökning, alkohol, diet

Forskningsmässiga effekter av att vi bortser från välbefinnande?

Fokusbias: Well-being distinct from ill-being. 2 biomarkörer stödde spegelhypotesen, 7 stödde hypotesen att well-being och ill-being representerar olika aspekter av hälsa (Ryff et al. 2006)

Determinants välbefinnande?


Distinct or mirrored?

Validitetsbias: välbefinnande? Individer som upplevde subjektivt välbefinnande samtidigt som de inte hade ”depression” (completely healthy) hade en lägre prevalens av CVD än de som endast hade ”frånvaro av depression”. Detta indikerar att tidigare forskning kan ha underestimerat risken för exempelvis CVD eftersom risken är jämförd med en väldigt heterogen grupp av ”icke-depressiva” (Keyes, 2004).

  • Robust consistency showing that happiness also precede success. Review of 225 cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental studies, 275.000 participants (Lyubomirsky, King, & Diener, 2005)

  • Clear correlation between employee engagement, well-being, and business outcomes (i.e. profit & turnover). Meta analyses of the Gallup studies, hundreds of work units around the world (Harter, Schmidt, & Keyes, 2002)

  • Clear association between well-being and rehabilitation (Kopp et al., 2003, Heikkilä, Heikkilä, & Eisenmann, 1998)

  • Induced positive affect

    • Widens the scope of attention (Fredrickson & Branigan, 2005)

    • Broadens behavioral repertoire (Fredrickson & Branigan, 2005)

    • Increases creativity (Isen, Daubman, & Nowicki, 1987)

Vad är välbefinnande? välbefinnande?

Set-point välbefinnande?

Presence of positive affect




Overall life satisfaction


Complete health

Subjective well-being


Positive psychology

Positive health

Sense of meaning


Absence from negative affect

Domain life satisfaction


Psychological well-being


Hedonic well-being

Quality of life

Eudaimonic well-being

Objective well-being


Diener & Seligman, 2004 välbefinnande?

Quality of Life välbefinnande?




Intensity, frequency, duration?







“…the sum

of its parts?”





Affect välbefinnande? & cognition?

Vardagens ”ups & downs” har inte nödvändigtvis ett starkt samband med ”overall life-satisfaction”

Top-down välbefinnande?


Major life event välbefinnande?





Ny set-point

Psychological well-being välbefinnande?

As a measure of eudaimonic well-being

  • Autonomy – independence and self-determination

  • Environmental mastery – the ability to manage one’s life

  • Personal growth – being open to new experiences

  • Positive relations with others– having satisfying high quality relationships

  • Purpose in life – believing that one’s life is meaningful

  • Self-acceptance – a positive attitude towards oneself and one’s past life.

Ryff 2004

Realize that enduring happiness doesn't come from financial success. People adapt to changing circumstances—even to wealth or a disability.

Take control of your time. Happy people feel in control of their lives, often aided by mastering their use of time.

Act happy. We can sometimes act ourselves into a frame of mind. Manipulated into a smiling expression, people feel better; when they scowl, the whole world seems to scowl back. So put on a happy face.

Seek work and leisure that engages your skills. Happy people often are in a zone called "flow"—absorbed in a task that challenges them without overwhelming them.

Join the "movement" movement. An avalanche of research reveals that aerobic exercise not only promotes health and energy, it also is an antidote for mild depression and anxiety.

Give your body the sleep it wants. Happy people live active vigorous lives yet reserve time for renewing sleep and solitude.

Give priority to close relationships. Intimate friendships with those who care deeply about you can help you weather difficult times.

Focus beyond self. Reach out to those in need. Doing good also makes one feel good.

Be grateful. People who pause each day to reflect on some positive aspect of their lives experience heightened well-being.

Nurture your spiritual self. For many people, faith provides a support community.

Nedkortat från David G. Myers, The Pursuit of Happiness (Avon Books)


Tack… success.

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