Sven Trygged. Foto: Björn Dalin

Sven Trygged


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Works at Department of Social Work
Visiting address Sveavägen 160, Sveaplan
Postal address Institutionen för socialt arbete 106 91 Stockholm


A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2014. Sven Trygged, Ebba Hedlund, Ingemar Kåreholt. Social work in public health 29 (2), 100-113

    This 10-year follow-up study based on Swedish national registers compares the economic situation of women victims of violence leading to hospitalization (n = 6,085) to nonexposed women (n = 55,016) in 1992 to 2005. Women exposed to severe violence had a poorer financial situation prior to the assault. Violence seems to heavily reinforce this pattern, indicating a continued need of support from the social work profession. Assaulted women had a worse income development, lower odds for being in employment, and higher odds for having low incomes and means tested social assistance during the 10-year follow-up, independent of having children or not.

  • 2014. Sven Trygged, Ebba Hedlund, Ingemar Kåreholt. Social work in public health 29 (2), 114-120

    Violence against women has many negative consequences. In this short report the authors investigate patterns of mortality among women experiencing violence leading to inpatient care from 1992 to 2006. Do women who are victims of severe violence have an increased mortality risk (a) in general? (b) by violence? (c) by suicide? Does socioeconomic position have any bearing on the mortality risk? The study was based on Swedish national registers, where 6,085 women exposed to violence resulting in inpatient care were compared with a nonexposed population sample of 55,016 women. Women of all social strata previously exposed to severe violence and treated in hospital had a highly increased risk of premature death from all-cause mortality, violence, or suicide. Women previously exposed to severe violence continue to live a life in danger. There is need for a societal response to support and protect these women against further violence after discharge from hospital.

  • 2014. Sven Trygged. International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT (iJES) 2 (4), 39-45

    This report describes an exploration of Google Trends in an attempt to determine its usefulness for social work research. Web searches on Google Trends related to social work were undertaken for the period 2007-2013. Hits related to jobs and education dominated. Emerging trends related to social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, but also came up for words such as evidence, technology and measure that might be interpreted in terms of theories or concepts, e,g., New Public Management and managerial social work. These findings were compared with numbers of reported studies in the databases Web of Science and PsycInfo. The paper includes some practical suggestions that might improve searches; but Google Trends is a tool still in the process of development and so far its usefulness for academic social work appears to be limited.

  • 2013. Sven Trygged.
  • 2013. A Tostensen, H Stokke, Sven Trygged. Human rights and development in the new millennium, 70-89
  • 2013. Sven Trygged, Ebba Hedlund, Ingemar Kåreholt. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift 90 (4), 613-629

    Allvarliga sjukdomar kan medföra stora sociala konsekvenser för de drabbade. Konsekvenserna varierar beroende på sjukdom och påverkas av de drabbades socioekonomiska position före insjuknandet. Tre registerstudier om situationen efter en stroke visar att 1)personer med högre utbildning och högre inkomst har större sannolikhet att återkomma i arbete, 2)personer med högre utbildning separerar i lägre utsträckning än personer med lägre utbildning och 3)personer med låga inkomster har en förhöjd risk att avlida i förtid efter en stroke. En fjärde studie, byggd på intervjuer, visar att personer som återgått i arbete efter en stroke har fortsatta besvär med trötthet och sårbarhet. Eftersom sociala orättvisor även skapar ojämlikheter på hälsans område så krävs att insatserna mot stroke sätts in i ett brett socialpolitiskt perspektiv.

  • 2013. Sven Trygged, Ebba Hedlund, Ingemar Kåreholt. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift 90 (4), 604-612

    Utsatthet för våld kan medföra långvariga konsekvenser. Studien tar upp långsiktiga ekonomiska konsekvenser för våldsdrabbade kvinnor med fokus på behovet av försörjningsstöd. Den sammanfattar två registerstudier som undersökt den ekonomiska utvecklingen för 6085 kvinnor 18-64 år som utsatts för våld som krävt sjukhusvård. Gruppen jämförs med 55 016 kvinnor i befolkningen. Analyser görs med logistiska regressioner. Utsatthet för våld ökar risken för långvariga negativa ekonomiska konsekvenser både för kvinnor med och utan barn. Lågutbildade kvinnor löper störst risk att råka ut för våld men alla som drabbas löper en väsentligt förhöjd risk att behöva försörjningsstöd. Den förhöjda risken kvarstår upp till tio år efter vårdtillfället.

  • 2013. Sven Trygged, Ebba Hedlund, Ingemar Kåreholt. Journal of poverty and social justice 21 (1), 61-76

    This study examined long-term socio-economic patterns among women aged 18-64 who suffered violence leading to inpatient care. Using data from Swedish national registers for 1992-2005, 6,085 such cases were compared to a random population sample of 55,016 women. Women exposed to violence had less paid work, lower income and a higher risk of claiming means-tested income support. Exposure to violence resulted in long-term negative economic consequences for women with all levels of education. Violence against women is thus related to low income and social exclusion - both as cause and consequence.

  • 2012. Sven Trygged. Journal of social work practice 26 (2), 245-258

    This article addresses the potential for embedded counselling in social work with clients in debt. It is based on experiences from Sweden where budget and debt advisors employed by the municipalities give assistance to clients in financial difficulties. A distinction is made between advice and guidance on the one hand and counselling on the other. As the financial problems often have been long lasting, it is not enough with one-time advice that the client hopefully then follows. The purpose of the article, thus, is to explore the possibilities of incorporating counselling in the role of the advisor.

  • 2012. Sven Trygged, Bodil Eriksson. Journal of social work education 48 (4), 655-667

    Globalization, internationalization, and regionalization affect domestic social work. This paper explores how undergraduate students perceive international aspects of their social work education. A questionnaire was distributed to social work undergraduates in Stockholm, Sweden (n=97), and Darmstadt, Germany (n=43). Results showed that a majority of students in Sweden were prepared to work with immigrants and refugees. A majority of students in both countries wanted more education about refugee social work and social work in other countries. The amount of exchange activities was modest, but many students could consider working abroad. Students related most strongly to international aspects of domestic social work such as work with immigrants and refugees.

  • 2012. Sven Trygged. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (IJTR) 19 (8), 431-438

    Background: Persons still in the labour force some years after a stroke generally have overcome a great range of difficulties. This study builds on the assumption that return to work and wellbeing are strongly related. Aim: To explore long-term wellbeing among individuals who have returned to work after a stroke. Method: Interviews with ten members of a stroke association aged 39-56 were recorded and transcribed. An overall picture of these responses is presented along with one illustrative case. Results: In spite of having recovered reasonably well from the stroke, several of the interviewees were struggling to stay in the labour market. An important finding was that even many years post-stroke, working life was fragile and the future uncertain for several respondents. Also, contingent on the risk of losing services-for example disability transport-there was the fear of losing independence. Conclusions: This mainly exploratory study has turned up some interesting research ideas that need to be elaborated on in future studies.

  • 2011. Arne Tostensen (et al.).
  • 2011. Sven Trygged, Ebba Hedlund, Ingemar Kåreholt. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage 52 (6), 401-414

    The objective of this study based on Swedish registers is to examine the influence of socioeconomic position on poststroke divorce and separation using education as a marker. People aged 18 to 64 who suffered a first stroke between 1992 and 2005 were included if they were married or cohabiting and had mutual children. The material included 42,026 first stroke cases and 424,281 nonexposed persons, both populations divided into three different educational groups. Results show that the risk of separation is much higher in the incident year and in the first poststroke year, above all among people with only compulsory (elementary) education.

  • 2011. Sven Trygged, Kozma Ahacic, Ingemar Kåreholt. BMC Public Health 11, 742

    Background: Socioeconomic conditions are not only related to poor health outcomes, they also contribute to the chances of recovery from stroke. This study examines whether income and education were predictors of return to work after a first stroke among persons aged 40-59. Methods: All first-stroke survivors aged 40-59 who were discharged from a hospital in 1996-2000 and who had received income from work during the year prior to the stroke were sampled from the Swedish national register of in-patient care (n = 7,081). Income and education variables were included in hazard regressions, modelling the probability of returning to work from one to four years after discharge. Adjustments for age, sex, stroke subtype, and length of in-patient care were included in the models. Results: Both higher income and higher education were associated with higher probability of returning to work. While the association between education and return to work was attenuated by income, individuals with university education were 13 percent more likely to return than those who had completed only compulsory education, and individuals in the highest income quartile were about twice as likely to return as those in the lowest. The association between socioeconomic position and return to work was similar for different stroke subtypes. Income differences between men and women also accounted for women's lower probability of returning to work. Conclusions: The study demonstrates that education and income were independent predictors of returning to work among stroke patients during the first post-stroke years. Taking the relative risk of return to work among those in the higher socioeconomic positions as the benchmark, there may be considerable room for improvement among patients in lower socioeconomic strata.

  • 2010. Sven Trygged. International Social Work 53 (5), 643-654

    The main point of departure for international social work consists of the UN declarations on equal rights and opportunities. Important issues are globalization, global standards, universal as opposed to local contexts and the need for comparative studies. The article argues against particularism in favour of universalism and critical modernity.

  • Book (ed) Counselling
    2010. Sven Trygged, Sam Larsson.
  • 2010. John Lilja, Sam Larsson, Sven Trygged. Counselling, 155-175
  • 2010. Sven Trygged. Counselling. Stödsamtal i socialt arbete, 110-126
  • 2010. John Lilja, Sam Larsson, Sven Trygged. Counselling och forskning, 246-266
  • 2010. E Hedlund, Ingemar Kåreholt, Sven Trygged. Social rapport 2010, 150-174
  • 2010. Bodil Eriksson, Sven Trygged. Sozial Extra 34 (1-2), 31-34
  • 2009. Sven Trygged, Bodil Eriksson. Social Work & Society 7 (2), 273-284
  • 2009. Sven Trygged.
  • 2009. Sven Trygged. European Journal of Social Work 12 (2), 201-220

    Purpose. The purpose of the study was to describe and analyse how key actors in the social sector in Russian regions identify problems, objectives and social work achievements in connection with vulnerable families and children.

    Methods. University personnel conducted 209 interviews using semi-structured questionnaires.

    Results. Family problems were reported to be related to poverty, parents’ alcohol abuse, the child's behaviour, the child's lack of social skills, domestic conflicts and problems getting adequate housing. The view of the majority of the respondents was that social orphanhood depends on poverty, alcohol abuse and the family's diminished role in society. Family incomes have improved but services have become more expensive. The social workers mostly put the child, not the family, in focus. Alcohol abuse was considered to be a greater problem in wealthier regions. Analyses between key groups showed that the respondents ranked problems differently, had similar ways of defining important objectives, but had divergent opinions on what social work could achieve concerning, for example, re-establishing the child's contacts with his/her biological parents.

    Conclusions. The respondents seem to be highly ambivalent toward alcohol abuse as a social problem and toward biological parents in vulnerable families. Social work in the regions is a profession in the process of formation.

  • 2009. Sven Trygged.
  • 2008. Sven Trygged, Vladimir S Torokhtiy.
  • 2008. Sven Trygged. European Journal of Social Work 11 (4), 475-476
  • 2008. Sven Trygged. 34th Biennial Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), 228
  • 2007. Sven Trygged.
  • 2007. Britta Holmberg, Sven Trygged.
  • 2007. Sven Trygged, Ingemar Kåreholt. Socialmedicinsk tidskrift (6), 20-26
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Last updated: May 28, 2018

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