• A speculative archaeology of excess: Exploring the afterlife of a derelict landscape garden 

    Farstadvoll, Stein (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-06-14)
    This dissertation explores the contemporary archaeological record of Retiro, a derelict 19th-century landscape garden and summer estate located in the town of Molde on the north-western coast of Norway. The main topic that this thesis investigates is the consequences of acknowledging Retiro with its excess of unruly and apparently ruinous characteristics, as heritage. This involves focusing on ...
  • Blant restene av Retiro: Forfall og kulturminner 

    Farstadvoll, Stein (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2016)
    This article discusses how dilapidated material heritage could be understood as something more than just an abject phenomenon. Archaeology of the recent past offers an opportunity to consider such things from a more nuanced perspective that don’t dismiss them out of hand. These nuances shed new light on how dilapidated things shape our experience of the recent past. The discussion is based on Retiro, ...
  • Lower respiratory tract infections appear to be the most important risk factor for current asthma in subarctic schoolchildren. 

    Hansen, Tonje Elisabeth; Evjenth, Bjørg; Holt, jan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-01)
    <p><i>Aim - </i>The aim of this study was to identify possible risk factors for current asthma revealed by two studies in Northern Norway in 1985 and 2008 and to evaluate these factors contributing to the increased prevalence of asthma over these 23 years. <p><i>Methods - </i>As part of the ‘Asthma and allergy study among schoolchildren in Nordland county’ we performed a case–control study (70.0% ...
  • Validation of a questionnaire against clinical assessment in the diagnosis of asthma in school children 

    Hansen, Tonje Elisabeth; Evjenth, Bjørg; Holt, Jan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-10-08)
    <p><i>Aim: </i>A questionnaire has been used repeatedly in cross-sectional studies to determine the prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (AR) and eczema among schoolchildren in Nordland County, Norway. The current study was designed to validate the questionnaire against clinical assessment as the diagnostic gold standard and to investigate the extent of possible misclassification. ...
  • Increasing prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema among schoolchildren: three surveys during the period 1985-2008 

    Hansen, Tonje Elisabeth; Evjenth, Bjørg; Holt, Jan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012-09-20)
    <p><i>Aim - </i>The prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (AR) and eczema among children has increased worldwide in the last four decades, but recent studies disagree as to whether the prevalence is continuing to rise or is levelling off or declining. The aim of this study was to assess time trends in a subarctic population. <p><i>Methods - </i>A cross-sectional, questionnaire-based ...

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