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  • Promoting psychosocial well-being following stroke: study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial 

    Kirkevold, Marit; Bragstad, Line Kildal; Bronken, Berit Arnesveen; Kvigne, Kari Johanne; Martinsen, Randi; Hjelle, Ellen Gabrielsen; Kitzmüller, Gabriele; Mangset, Margrete; Angel, Sanne; Aadal, Lena; Eriksen, Siren; Wyller, Torgeir Bruun; Sveen, Unni (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-03)
    <p><i>Background</i>: Stroke is a major public health threat globally. Psychosocial well-being may be affected following stroke. Depressive symptoms, anxiety, general psychological distress and social isolation are prevalent. Approximately one third report depressive symptoms and 20% report anxiety during the first months or years after the stroke. Psychosocial difficulties may impact significantly ...
  • Factors affecting the use of home-based and out-of-home respite care services: A survey of family caregivers of older persons with dementia in Northern Norway 

    Moholt, Jill-Marit; Friborg, Oddgeir; Blix, Bodil Hansen; Henriksen, Nils Oddbjørn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-15)
    <i><p>Background</i>: Family caregivers contribute substantially to the care for older home-dwelling people with dementia, although community healthcare services tend to be underutilized. In this study, we aimed to explore the use and predictors of use of home-based and out-of-home respite care services available to older home-dwelling persons with dementia, as reported by the family caregivers.</ ...
  • De glemte flyktningene 

    Immonen, Ingrid B (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2017)
    Historien om de finske flyktningene i Norge under vinterkrigen i Finland er lite omtalt, både i Finland og i Norge. Noe av deres historie har jeg funnet i arkiv, historisk litteratur, Olav Beddaris fremstillinger og Petsamo- Seuras publikasjoner. En viktig kilde har vært samtaler med familiemedlemmer til de evakuerte og noen av de som opplevde evakueringen som barn.
  • Healthcare students as innovative partners in the development of future healthcare services: An action research approach 

    Norbye, Bente (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-06-30)
    <p><i>Background</i>: Health care systems in Norway and the western world have experienced extensive changes due to patients living longer with complex conditions that require coordinated care. A Norwegian healthcare reform has led to significant restructuring in service delivery as a devolution of services to municipalities.</p> <p><i>Action Research Design</i>: Partners from three rural healthcare ...
  • Organisasjonen Response Network - med litt annerledes tilnærming til utvikling og bistand 

    Olsen, Marianne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    <i>INTRODUCTION</i>: Response Network (RN) er en norsk bistandsorganisasjon basert i Zambia. Organisasjonen har i løpet av de siste årene tatt imot fire grupper med ergoterapistudenter fra Tromsø. Organisasjonen tilrettelegger for unike praksiserfaringer der studentene bor på landsbygda og blir tatt hånd om av en vertsfamilie. RN har en filosofi og strategi som har mye til felles med ergoterapi, med ...
  • The association between childhood fractures and adolescence bone outcomes: a population-based study, the Tromsø Study, Fit Futures 

    Christoffersen, Tore; Emaus, Nina; Dennison, Elaine; Furberg, Anne-Sofie; Gracia-Marco, Luis; Grimnes, Guri; Nilsen, Ole-Andreas; Vlachopoulos, Dimitris; Winther, Anne; Ahmed, Luai A. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-16)
    <p><i>SUMMARY</i>: Childhood fracture may predict persistent skeletal fragility, but it may also reflect high physical activity which is beneficial to bone development. We observe a difference in the relationship between previous fracture and bone outcome across physical activity level and sex. Further elaboration on this variation is needed.</p> <p><i>PURPOSE</i>: Childhood fracture may be an ...
  • "Trapped in an Empty Waiting Room" - The Existential Human Core of Loneliness in Old Age: A Meta-Synthesis 

    Kitzmüller, Gabriele; Clancy, Anne; Vaismoradi, Mojtaba; Wegener, Charlotte; Bondas, Terese (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-13)
    Loneliness in old age has a negative influence on quality of life, health and survival. To understand the phenomenon of loneliness in old age, the voices of lonely older adults should be heard. Therefore, the purpose of this meta-synthesis was to synthesize scientific studies of older adults’ experiences of loneliness. Eleven qualitative articles that met the inclusion criteria were analyzed and ...
  • Under the Same Sky: Connecting Students and Cultures through Circumpolar Nursing Education 

    Norbye, Bente; Butler, Lorna; Exner-Pirot, Heather (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-21)
    The recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural, remote, and northern regions is an ongoing challenge. The Northern Nursing Education Network brought together nursing students working in rural and remote regions of the circumpolar north in Innovative Learning Institute on Circumpolar Health (ILICH) events to create opportunities for shared learning and expose both students and faculty ...
  • Low Serum Levels of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Predict Hip Fracture in the Elderly: A NOREPOS Study 

    Holvik, Kristin; Ahmed, Luai Awad; Forsmo, Siri; Gjesdal, Clara Gram; Grimnes, Guri; Samuelsen, Sven Ove; Schei, Berit; Blomhoff, Rune; Tell, Grethe S; Meyer, Haakon E (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013-08-01)
    <p><i>Background</i>: Despite considerable interest, the relationship between circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D and the risk of hip fracture is not fully established.</p> <p><i>Objective</i>: The objective of the study was to study the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations [s-25(OH)D] and the risk of hip fracture in Norway, a high-latitude country that has some of the highest ...
  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia in the distal forearm predicts all-cause mortality independent of grip strength: 22-year follow-up in the population-based Tromsø Study 

    Hauger, Annette Vogt; Bergland, Astrid; Holvik, Kristin; Ståhle, Agneta; Emaus, Nina; Strand, Bjørn Heine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Manuskript, 2018-08-09)
    <p><i>Introduction:</i> To investigate if bone mineral density (BMD) levels of the distal forearm, consistent with osteopenia and osteoporosis, can predict mortality and if grip strength is an effect modifier.<p> <p><i> Methods:</i> The study population constituted 6565 participants aged 50–79 years at baseline in the Tromsø Study wave 4 conducted in 1994–1995. Forearm BMD measured by SXA was ...
  • Psychometric validation of the Carers of Older People in Europe Index among family caregivers of older persons with dementia 

    Moholt, Jill-Marit; Friborg, Oddgeir; Skaalvik, Mari Wolff; Henriksen, Nils Oddbjørn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-16)
    Objectives:<br> The Carers of Older People in Europe Index is a first-stage assessment tool to detect family caregivers in need of support. This instrument assesses caregivers’ subjective perceptions of their caregiving circumstances. The present study examines the psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the Carers of Older People in Europe Index among family caregivers for older persons ...
  • A new graphical format to communicate treatment effects to patients—A web-based randomized controlled trial 

    Kasper, Jürgen; van de Roemer, Adrian; Pöttgen, Jana; Rahn, Anne; Backhus, Imke; Bay, Yasemin; Köpke, Sascha; Heesen, Christoph (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-17)
    <p><i>Objective</i>: Patients making treatment decisions require understandable evidence‐based information. However, evidence on graphical presentation of benefits and side‐effects of medical treatments is not conclusive. The study evaluated a new space‐saving format, CLARIFIG (clarifying risk figures), aiming to facilitate accuracy of comprehension.</p> <p><i>Methods</i>: CLARIFIG displays ...
  • Variations in physiotherapy practices across reablement settings 

    Eliassen, Marianne; Moe, Siri; Henriksen, Nils Oddbjørn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-06)
    <i>Background</i>: Reablement aims to improve the self-dependence of people with or at risk of functional decline. Physiotherapists (PTs) are responsible for assessments, developing interventions and supervising home trainers (HTs), who mostly conduct the reablement training. The content of reablement practice is not clearly described. This study explores how physiotherapy practice is performed in ...
  • The struggle against perceived negligence. A qualitative study of patients’ experiences of adverse events in Norwegian hospitals 

    Hågensen, Gunn; Nilsen, Gudrun; Mehus, Grete; Henriksen, Nils Oddbjørn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-25)
    <p><i>Background</i>: Every year, 14 % of patients in Norwegian hospitals experience adverse events, which often have health-damaging consequences. The government, hospital management and health personnel attempt to minimize such events. Limited research on the first-hand experience of the patients affected is available. The aim of this study is to present patients’ perspectives of the occurrence ...
  • Changes and tracking of bone mineral density in late adolescence: the Tromsø Study, Fit Futures 

    Nilsen, Ole-Andreas; Ahmed, Luai A.; Winther, Anne; Christoffersen, Tore; Furberg, Anne-Sofie; Grimnes, Guri; Dennison, Elaine; Emaus, Nina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-04-08)
    <p><i>Summary</i>: Areal bone mineral density (aBMD) predicts future fracture risk. This study explores the development of aBMD and associated factors in Norwegian adolescents. Our results indicate a high degree of tracking of aBMD levels in adolescence. Anthropometric measures and lifestyle factors were associated with deviation from tracking.</p> <p><i>Purpose</i>: Norway has one of the highest ...
  • 'When the saints go marching in': constructions of senior volunteering in Norwegian government white papers, and in Norwegian senior volunteers’ and health-care professionals’ stories 

    Blix, Bodil Hansen; Hamran, Torunn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-02-27)
    This study explores policy makers’, health-care professionals’ and senior volunteers’ perceptions of senior volunteers. Two Norwegian government white papers regarding older adult care and welfare services, which were published over a period of 19 years, were selected for close examination. Furthermore, focus group interviews with a purposeful sample of five senior volunteers and 15 health-care ...
  • Disaster Nursing: Looking to the future in Norway 

    Holdø, Gunn-Mari; Miles, Lee; Hartwell, Heather (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-09-30)
    Health resilience is an integral part of disaster management and lies at the nexus between this and public health considerations. As the largest group of professionals worldwide, nurses face continual challenges in further developing their competences in disaster response and recovery. This paper investigates the trajectory, role and future expectations of the Norwegian nursing profession in health ...
  • The Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients: translation into Norwegian, cultural adaptation, and examination of reliability 

    Breistein, Karen; Gjelsvik, Bente E Bassøe; Jørgensen, Lone (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-06-06)
    Background: To translate the Modified Swedish version of Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke (SwePASS) into Norwegian (SwePASS-NV) and assess its intra- and interrater reliability. <br> <br> Methods: Translation and cross-cultural adaptation was accomplished according to international guidelines. Forty-seven adults, suffering a stroke within the last six months, were strategically recruited and ...
  • Training doctors briefly and in situ to involve their patients in making medical decisions—Preliminary testing of a newly developed module 

    Kasper, Jürgen; Liethmann, Katrin; Heesen, Christoph; Reissmann, Daniel R; Geiger, Friedemann (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-05-18)
    <p><b>Objective</b>: To carry out preliminary evaluation of a training module for doctors to enhance their ability to involve their patients in medical decision making. The training refers to the shared decision-making (SDM) communication concept.</p> <p><b>Methods</b>: The training module includes a comprehensive manual, a corresponding video tutorial with communication examples and a 15-minute ...
  • Michael på Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village 

    Sørly, Rita (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2017-09-01)

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