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Development and validation of an instrument to assess oral health literacy in Norwegian adult dental patients
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-02-05)
Objective: To develop and validate an interview instrument to assess oral health literacy in Norwegian adult dental patients. <p/>Materials and methods: The instrument, Adult Health Literacy Instrument for Dentistry (AHLID), was based on an OECD instrument used to assess general literacy in adults. 130 Norwegian adults (mean age 48 years; 57% women) participated. AHLID included a selection of ...
Longitudinal Evidence for Smaller Hippocampus Volume as a Vulnerability Factor for Perceived Stress
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
Hippocampal volume has been found to be smaller in individuals with stress-related disorders, but it remains unclear whether smaller volume is a consequence of stress or rather a vulnerability factor. Here, we examined this issue by relating stress levels to hippocampal volumes in healthy participants examined every 5 years in a longitudinal population-based study. Based on scores of 25- to ...
Effects of the Conceptual Model of Health Literacy as a Risk: A Randomised Controlled Trial in a Clinical Dental Context
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-01)
Numerous conceptual models of health literacy have been proposed in the literature, but very few have been empirically validated in clinical contexts. The aim of this study was to test the effects of the conceptual model of health literacy as a risk in a clinical dental context. A convenience sample of 133 Norwegian-speaking adults was recruited. Participants were randomly allocated to an intervention ...
Dental anxiety: A comparison of students of dentistry, biology and psychology
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-09-23)
Dental anxiety is an important challenge for many patients and clinicians. It is thus of importance to know more about dental students’ own experiences with dental anxiety and their understanding of dental anxiety. The aim was to investigate differences in dental anxiety levels between dental students, psychology students, and biology students at a Norwegian university.