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  • A systematic review of quality of life research in medicine and health sciences 

    Haraldstad, Kristin; Wahl, Astrid Klopstad; Andenæs, Randi; Andersen, John Roger; Andersen, Marit Helen; Beisland, Elisabeth Grov; Borge, Christine Råheim; Engebretsen, Eivind; Eisemann, Martin; Halvorsrud, Liv Torill; Hanssen, Tove Aminda; Haugstvedt, Anne; Haugland, Trude; Johansen, Venke A; Larsen, Marie Hamilton; Løvereide, Lise; Løyland, Borghild; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal; Moons, P; Norekvål, Tone M.; Ribu, Lis; Rohde, Gudrun E.; Urstad, Kristin Hjorthaug; Helseth, Sølvi (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-11)
    <i>Purpose</i>: Quality of life (QOL) is an important concept in the feld of health and medicine. QOL is a complex concept that is interpreted and defned diferently within and between disciplines, including the felds of health and medicine. The aims of this study were to systematically review the literature on QOL in medicine and health research and to describe the country of origin, target groups, ...
  • Perspectives on treatment side effects in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumour: a qualitative study 

    Fauske, Lena; Hompland, Ivar; Lorem, Geir F; Bondevik, Hilde; Bruland, Øyvind S (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-30)
    <i>Background</i>: This study aims to explore how patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) experience the adverse efects of treatment, as expressed by the individuals themselves.<p> <p><i>Methods</i>: A qualitative, phenomenological and hermeneutic design was applied. Twenty patients with metastatic GIST participated in the study. In-depth and semi-structured interviews ...
  • Change in physical activity is not associated with change in mental distress among adolescents: The Tromsø Study: Fit Futures 

    Opdal, Ida Marie; Morseth, Bente; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Lillevoll, Kjersti; Ask, Helga; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Horsch, Alexander; Furberg, Anne-Sofie; Rosenbaum, Simon; Rognmo, Kamilla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-09)
    <i>Background</i>: Previous research shows that physical activity has a protective effect on mental distress in adults, but the relationship is less researched and seems more ambiguous for adolescents. Studies in this field have typically been cross-sectional by design and based on self-reported physical activity measures, which are known to be vulnerable to response bias. The aim of this study ...
  • Neural cell adhesion molecule Negr1 deficiency in mouse results in structural brain endophenotypes and behavioral deviations related to psychiatric disorders 

    Singh, Katyayani; Jayaram, Mohan; Kaare, Maria; Leidmaa, Este; Jagomäe, Toomas; Heinla, Indrek; Hickey, Miriam A.; Kaasik, Allen; Schäfer, Michael K.; Innos, Jürgen; Lilleväli, Kersti; Philips, Mari-Anne; Vasar, Eero (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-01)
    Neuronal growth regulator 1 (NEGR1) belongs to the immunoglobulin (IgLON) superfamily of cell adhesion molecules involved in cortical layering. Recent functional and genomic studies implicate the role of NEGR1 in a wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders, such as major depression, schizophrenia and autism. Here, we investigated the impact of <i>Negr1</i> deficiency on brain morphology, neuronal ...
  • Playing a video game is more than mere procrastination 

    Nordby, Kent; Løkken, Ronny Andre; Pfuhl, Gerit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-13)
    <i>Background</i>: Procrastination is seen as a severe problem among young people, and many factors have been claimed to be associated with it, playing video games being one of them. One of the reasons why video games might be related to procrastination is their ability to offer instant gratification and feedback, while at the same time offer distractions from less tempting and rewarding tasks. ...
  • Modeling distracted performance 

    Hawkins, Guy E.; Mittner, Matthias; Forstmann, Birte U.; Heathcote, Andrew (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-05-23)
    The sustained attention to response task (SART) has been the primary method of studying the phenomenon of mind wandering. We develop and experimentally test the first integrated cognitive process model that quantitatively explains all stationary features of behavioral performance in the SART. The model assumes that performance is generated by a competitive race between a stimulus-related decision ...
  • It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night and I’ve Been Working Like a Dog: Workaholism and Work Engagement in the JD-R Model 

    Langseth-Eide, Benedicte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-21)
    The study investigates if the job-demands resources (JD-R) model could be improved by including workaholism in its health impairment process. Salient predictors and antecedents of workaholism and work engagement are identified in a sample of 12170 employees at Norwegian universities and university colleges. Structural equation modeling suggested that job demands and job resources relate to workaholism ...
  • Estrogen receptors α and β in the central amygdala and the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus: Sociosexual behaviors, fear and arousal in female rats during emotionally challenging events 

    Le Moëne, Olivia; Stavarache, Mihaela; Ogawa, Sonoko; Musatov, Sergei; Ågmo, Anders (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-27)
    Estrogens receptors (ER) are involved in several sociosexual behaviors and fear responses. In particular, the ERα is important for sexual behaviors, whereas ERβ modulates anxiolytic responses. Using shRNA directed either against the ERα or the ERβ RNAs (or containing luciferase control) encoded within an adeno-associated viral vector, we silenced these receptors in the ventromedial nucleus of the ...
  • Attitudes of mental health providers towards adoption of evidence-based interventions: relationship to work-place, staff roles and social and psychological factors at work 

    Rye, Marte; Friborg, Oddgeir; Skre, Ingunn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-08)
    <p><i>Background - </i>Gaining insight into factors influencing the adoption of evidence-based interventions (EBI) is essential to ensuring their sustainability in the mental healthcare setting. This article describes 1) differences between professional staff roles in attitudes towards EBI and 2) individual and organizational predictors of attitudes towards adopting EBI. <p><i>Methods - </i>The ...
  • The treatment of PTSD in an older adult Norwegian woman using narrative exposure therapy: a case report 

    Mørkved, Nina; Thorp, Steven R. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-16)
    The bulk of the literature on effective treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has focused on children, adolescents, and young adults. The evidence on treatments for older adults is sparse. This case report presents the application of narrative exposure therapy (NET) for a 70-year-old Norwegian woman suffering from PTSD as a result of multiple childhood and late life traumatic events. ...
  • Cerebrospinal fluid neurogranin/β-site APP-cleaving enzyme 1 predicts cognitive decline in preclinical Alzheimer's disease 

    Kirsebom, Bjørn-Eivind; Nordengen, Kaja; Selnes, Per; Waterloo, Knut; Torsetnes, Silje Bøen; Gísladóttir, Berglind; Brix, Britta; Vanmechelen, Eugeen; Bråthen, Geir; Hessen, Erik; Aarsland, Dag; Fladby, Tormod (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-10)
    <i>Introduction</i>: The cerebrospinal fluid neurogranin (Ng)/β-site amyloid precursor protein-cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) ratio may reflect synaptic affection resulting from reduced beta-amyloid (Aβ) clearance. We hypothesize that increased Ng/BACE1 ratio predicts the earliest cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease.<p> <p><i>Methods</i>: We compared Ng/BACE1 levels between cases with subjective ...
  • Screening for Alzheimer’s Disease: Cognitive Impairment in Self-Referred and Memory Clinic-Referred Patients 

    Kirsebom, Bjørn-Eivind; Espenes, Ragna; Waterloo, Knut; Hessen, Erik; Johnsen, Stein Harald; Bråthen, Geir; Aarsland, Dag; Fladby, Tormod (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-07)
    <p>Background</i>: Cognitive assessment is essential in tracking disease progression in AD. Presently, cohorts including preclinical at-risk participants are recruited by different means, which may bias cognitive and clinical features. We compared recruitment strategies to levels of cognitive functioning.<p> <p><i>Objective</i>: We investigate recruitment source biases in self-referred and ...
  • Demographically adjusted CERAD wordlist test norms in a Norwegian sample from 40 to 80 years 

    Kirsebom, Bjørn-Eivind; Espenes, Ragna; Hessen, Erik; Waterloo, Knut; Johnsen, Stein Harald; Gundersen, Elisabeth; Sando, Sigrid Botne; Grøntvedt, Gøril Rolfseng; Timón, Santiago; Fladby, Tormod (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-08)
    <i>Background/Objective</i>: In recent years, several slightly younger cohorts have been established in order to study the preclinical and prodromal phases of dementia. The Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer’s Disease (CERAD) wordlist memory test (WLT) is widely used in dementia research. However, culturally adapted and demographically adjusted test norms for younger ages are ...
  • Commentary: Transcranial stimulation of the frontal lobes increases propensity of mind-wandering without changing meta-awareness 

    Csifcsák, Gábor; Boayue, Nya Mehnwolo; Aslaksen, Per M; Turi, Zsolt; Antal, Andrea; Groot, Josephine; Hawkins, Guy E.; Forstmann, Birte U.; Opitz, Alexander; Thielscher, Axel; Mittner, Matthias (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-05)
    A Commentary on <p> <p>Transcranial stimulation of the frontal lobes increases propensity of mind-wandering without changing meta-awareness<p> <p>by Axelrod, V., Zhu, X., & Qui, J. (2018). <i>Scientific Reports</i>, 8:15975. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34098-z
  • Perinatal fluoxetine exposure changes social and stress-coping behavior in adult rats housed in a seminatural environment 

    Houwing, Danielle; Heijkoop, Roy; Olivier, Jocelien; Snoeren, Eelke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-06)
    The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) during pregnancy has increased tremendously, but the consequences for the offspring remain largely unclear. Several studies have described potential effects of perinatal SSRI-exposure on neurobehavioral outcomes using simplified rodent test set-ups, however these set-ups only assess a small fraction of the behavior. For translational purposes ...
  • Procrastination and personal finances: Exploring the roles of planning and financial self-efficacy 

    Gamst-Klaussen, Thor; Steel, Piers; Svartdal, Frode (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-05)
    Procrastination is related to unhealthy personal financial behaviors, such as postponing retirement savings, last minute shopping, and not paying bills on time. The present paper explores factors that could explain why procrastinators demonstrate more financial problems compared to non-procrastinators. Study 1 (N = 675) focused on planning, as both procrastination and poor financial habits are ...
  • The Psychological Science Accelerator: Advancing Psychology Through a Distributed Collaborative Network 

    Moshontz, Hannah; Campbell, Lorne; Ebersole, Charles R.; IJzerman, Hans; Urry, Heather L.; Forscher, Patrick S.; Grahe, Jon E.; McCarthy, Randy J.; Musser, Erica D.; Antfolk, Jan; Castille, Christopher M.; Evans, Thomas Rhys; Fiedler, Susann; Flake, Jessica Kay; Forero, Diego A.; Janssen, Steve M. J.; Keene, Justin Robert; Protzko, John; Aczel, Balazs; Álvarez Solas, Sara; Ansari, Daniel; Awlia, Dana; Baskin, Ernest; Batres, Carlota; Borras-Guevara, Martha Lucia; Brick, Cameron; Chandel, Priyanka; Chatard, Armand; Chopik, William J.; Clarance, David; Coles, Nicholas A.; Corker, Katherine S.; Dixson, Barnaby James Wyld; Dranseika, Vilius; Dunham, Yarrow; Fox, Nicholas W.; Gardiner, Gwendolyn; Garrison, S. Mason; Gill, Tripat; Hahn, Amanda C.; Jaeger, Bastian; Kačmár, Pavol; Kaminski, Gwenaël; Kanske, Philipp; Kekecs, Zoltan; Kline, Melissa; Koehn, Monica A.; Kujur, Pratibha; Levitan, Carmel A.; Miller, Jeremy K.; Okan, Ceylan; Olsen, Jerome; Oviedo-Trespalacios, Oscar; Özdoğru, Asil Ali; Pande, Babita; Parganiha, Arti; Parveen, Noorshama; Pfuhl, Gerit; Pradhan, Sraddha; Ropovik, Ivan; Rule, Nicholas O.; Saunders, Blair; Schei, Vidar; Schmidt, Kathleen; Messiah Singh, Margaret; Sirota, Miroslav; Steltenpohl, Crystal N.; Stieger, Stefan; Storage, Daniel; Sullivan, Gavin Brent; Szabelska, Anna; Tamnes, Christian K.; Vadillo, Miguel A.; Valentova, Jaroslava V.; Vanpaemel, Wolf; Varella, Marco A. C.; Vergauwe, Evie; Verschoor, Mark; Vianello, Michelangelo; Voracek, Martin; Williams, Glenn P.; Wilson, John Paul; Zickfeld, Janis H.; Arnal, Jack D.; Aydin, Burak; Chen, Sau-Chin; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Fernandez, Ana Maria; Horstmann, Kai T.; Isager, Peder M.; Jones, Benedict; Kapucu, Aycan; Lin, Hause; Mensink, Michael C.; Navarrete, Gorka; Silan, Miguel A.; Chartier, Christopher R. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-01)
    Concerns about the veracity of psychological research have been growing. Many findings in psychological science are based on studies with insufficient statistical power and nonrepresentative samples, or may otherwise be limited to specific, ungeneralizable settings or populations. Crowdsourced research, a type of large-scale collaboration in which one or more research projects are conducted across ...
  • Striving for wellbeing: The different roles of hedonia and eudaimonia in goal pursuit and goal achievement 

    Thorsteinsen, Kjærsti; Vittersø, Joar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-09)
    Goals are central to theories of happiness and previous research has shown that successful goal pursuit typically leads to a boost in wellbeing. Taking these ideas further, the current study adopts the distinction between hedonic wellbeing (HWB) and eudaimonic wellbeing (EWB) and suggests that it is the former that increases when goals are achieved. By contrast, EWB is hypothesized to have a causal ...
  • The impact of age-related hearing loss and lateralized auditory attention on spatiotemporal parameters of gait during dual-tasking among community dwelling older adults 

    Gorecka, Marta Maria; Vasylenko, Olena; Espenes, Johan Jacob; Waterloo, Knut; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-27)
    This investigation assessed the impact of hearing loss and lateralized auditory attention on spatiotemporal parameters of gait during overground dual-tasking by the use of the dichotic listening task. Seventy-eight right-handed, healthy older adults between 60 and 88 years were assigned to a Young-Old (<70 years) or an Old-Old (>71 years) group. Cognitive assessment and pure tone audiometry were ...
  • Manual dexterity in young and healthy older adults. 2. Association with cognitive abilities 

    Vasylenko, Olena; Gorecka, Marta Maria; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-02)
    Currently, little is known about the cognitive constraints underlying manual dexterity decline in aging. Here, we assessed the relationship between cognitive function and dexterity in 45 young and 55 healthy older adults. Effects of gender on the cognition‐dexterity association were also explored. Cognitive assessment comprised neuropsychological tests of executive function, working memory, attention, ...

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