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  • Community-Working Occupational Therapists Serving as Fieldwork Supervisors: Characteristics and Associated Factors 

    Bonsaksen, Tore; Dolva, Anne-Stine; Horghagen, Sissel; Sveen, Unni; Hagby, Cathrine; Arntzen, Cathrine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-15)
    As enrollment numbers grow in occupational therapy academic programs in Norway, the need for more fieldwork placements and supervisors increases. More knowledge about factors of importance for occupational therapists’ decisions to take on the role of fieldwork supervisor may promote easier access to supervisors who are ready for the task, and it may assist in addressing the barriers for those who ...
  • Perceptions of assessment in Norwegian occupational therapy students 

    Bonsaksen, Tore; Gramstad, Astrid; Mørk, Gry; Johnson, Susanne Grødem (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    In addition to securing minimum standards of learning among students, assessment is increasingly used as a tool to improve students’ learning. Assessment quality is measured as part of the Course Experience Questionnaire; however, the original ‘appropriate assessment’ scale has demonstrated ambiguous psychometric properties. The current study aimed to gain knowledge about occupational therapy students’ ...
  • Gateway to Recovery: A Comparative Analysis of Stroke Patients’ Experiences of Change and Learning in Norway and Denmark 

    Pallesen, Hanne; Aadal, Lene; Moe, Siri; Arntzen, Cathrine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-17)
    <i>Objectives</i>: The recovery process is reported by stroke survivors to be a change process fraught with crises and hazard. Interaction with health professionals and others may play a central role in establishing renewed control over life.<p> <p><i>Research Questions</i>: (1) How do patients handle and overcome experienced changes after stroke? (2) How do they experience the support to ...
  • Patients' views on a new treatment for Bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder combining physical exercise and dietary therapy (the PED-t). A qualitative study 

    Bakland, Maria; Rosenvinge, Jan H; Wynn, Rolf; Sundgot-Borgen, Jorunn; Mathisen, Therese Fostervold; Liabø, Kristin; Hanssen, Tove Aminda; Pettersen, Gunn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-21)
    A new group based treatment for patients with bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED), combining guided Physical Exercise and Dietary therapy (PED-t), has shown the capacity to alleviate BN and BED symptoms. The PED-t is run by therapists with a professional background in sport sciences and nutrition, which in many clinical settings is an uncommon group of professionals. The symptom ...
  • Physiotherapy improves symptoms of exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction in young elite athletes: A case series 

    Kolnes, Liv-Jorunn; Vollsæter, Maria; Røksund, Ola Drange; Stensrud, Trine (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    <b>Objective</b> <br>A constricted, upper chest breathing pattern and postural dealignments habitually accompany exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO), but there are few effective treatments for athletes presenting with EILO. This case series was conducted to examine whether physiotherapy based on principles from the Norwegian psychomotor physiotherapy (NPMP) combined with elements of cognitive ...
  • General practitioners’ perceptions towards the use of digital health services for citizens in primary care: a qualitative interview study 

    Fagerlund, Asbjørn Johansen; Holm, Inger Marie; Zanaboni, Paolo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-28)
    <b>Objectives</b> <br>To explore general practitioners’ (GPs) perceptions towards use of four digital health services for citizens: an electronic booking service to make reservations with the GP; an electronic prescription service to request renewal of maintenance drugs; a service for text-based non-clinical enquiries to the GP office and a service for text-based electronic consultation (e-consultation) ...
  • Stability and change in longitudinal associations between child behavior problems and maternal stress in families with preterm born children, follow-up after a RCT-study 

    Landsem, Inger Pauline; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Kaaresen, Per Ivar; Tunby, Jorunn; Ulvund, Stein Erik; Rønning, John Andreas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-31)
    The Tromsø Intervention Study on Preterms (TISP) randomized 146 preterm-born children either to the Mother-Infant Transaction Program (MITP) or to a preterm control group. Previously, significant reductions of child behavior problems and maternal stress have been reported in the intervention group. This follow-up study examines whether the MITP may have affected the longitudinal adaptation between ...
  • A qualitative study of clinical reasoning in physiotherapy with preterm infants and their parents: Action and interaction 

    Håkstad, Ragnhild B.; Obstfelder, Aud; Øberg, Gunn Kristin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-01-08)
    <i>Background</i>: Physiotherapists (PTs) in primary health care provide services to preterm infants and their parents after hospital discharge. The service should be collaborative and individualized to meet the family’s needs. In this study, we analyze pediatric PTs’ collaborative work in the clinical setting and investigate the PTs’ emerging clinical reasoning (CR) in interaction with the infant ...
  • Characteristics of community-based occupational therapy: Results of a Norwegian survey 

    Bonsaksen, Tore; Dolva, Anne-Stine; Horghagen, Sissel; Sveen, Unni; Hagby, Cathrine; Arntzen, Cathrine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-27)
    <i>Background</i> : Ongoing changes in healthcare delivery systems in Norway increasingly require community-based services, and the changes will likely affect the working conditions and opportunities for occupational therapists. <p> <p><i>Aim</i>: To characterize occupational therapy in community-based practice in Norway. <p> <p><i>Material and methods</i>: A cross-sectional, descriptive ...
  • Understanding Pain and Pain Management in Elderly Nursing Home Patients Applying an Interprofessional Learning Activity in Health Care Students: A Norwegian Pilot Study 

    Damsgård, Elin; Solgård, Hege; Johannessen, Karin; Wennevold, Katrine; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Pettersen, Gunn; Garcia, Beate Hennie (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-18)
    <p><i>Background - </i>Pain is common among elderly patients in nursing homes. However, pain assessment and treatment are inadequate. Interprofessional treatment is recommended, and consequently interprofessional education in pain management is necessary. <p><i>Aims - </i>This pilot project aimed to describe how two interprofessional groups of students approached pain management in two nursing ...
  • Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction in athletes: Contributory factors and treatment implications 

    Kolnes, Liv-Jorunn; Stensrud, Trine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-14)
    Otherwise healthy adolescent athletes presenting with respiratory symptoms consistent with exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) are frequently encountered in clinical practice. The symptoms are often incorrectly considered to result from exercise-induced asthma, and may be wrongly treated as such. Given the potential implications for health and performance if EILO is left untreated, a more ...
  • Interprofessional Education: Students´Learning of Joint Patient Care 

    Gudmundsen, Anita Carin; Norbye, Bente; Abrandt Dahlgren, Madeleine; Obstfelder, Aud (Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-12-07)
    This study examines how patient care is developed in meetings between students of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing and medicine who are al-lowed to shape their own interprofessional collaboration. We conduct a thematic in-terpretative analysis ofaudio recordings and observations from the meetings and informal talks with the students. The analysis draws on traditions in ...
  • Unsung heroes, flying blind - A metasynthesis of parents' experiences of caring for children with special health care needs at home 

    Nygård, Carina; Clancy, Anne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-13)
    <i>Aims and objectives</i>: To aggregate, synthesise and interpret qualitative research studies of parents’ experiences of caring for a child with special health‐care needs at home.<p> <p><i>Background</i>: Advances in the field of medical and nursing science have ensured better survival rates for children with chronic illnesses. Many of these children have significant special health‐care needs. ...
  • Development of grip strength during the first year after stroke 

    Stock, Roland; Thrane, Gyrd; Askim, Torunn; Anke, Audny; Mork, Paul Jarle (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-08)
    <p><i>Objective</i>: To assess recovery of grip strength during the first year post-stroke.</p> <p><i>Design</i>: Exploratory study on a subsample of patients participating in the Norwegian Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy trial.</p> <p><i>Subjects</i>: Eleven patients (mean age 59.1 years; 3 women) with mild to moderate stroke were recruited 7–29 days post-stroke.</p> <p><i>Methods</i>: ...
  • Å skrive for og om undervisning og utdanning 

    Allern, Marit; Skaalvik, Mari Wolff; Iversen, Anita (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-26)
    Vitenskapelig ansatte i høyere utdanning skriver for å formidle resultater fra forskning og utviklingsarbeid. Denne artikkelen rapporterer fra en studie om et skrivekurs over et år for universitetslektorer. Prosessen synliggjør utvikling av et praksisfellesskap gjennom kurset og peker på ulike barrierer mot skriving som måtte brytes i prosessen. For grupper av ansatte som har undervisning som sin ...
  • The significance of cultural norms and clinical logics for the perception of possible relapse in rural Northern Norway – sensing symptoms of cancer 

    Skowronski, Magdalena; Risør, Mette Bech; Foss, Nina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-31)
    Little is known about the process from experiencing indeterminate bodily sensations to perceiving them as possible symptoms of cancer relapse. We explore how such processes are related to local values and to clinical practice in rural Northern Norway. One-year ethnographic fieldwork was conducted in a coastal village involving ten key participants residing in the village who had undergone cancer ...
  • Making New Health Services Work: Nurse Leaders as Facilitators of Service Development in Rural Emergency Services 

    Hjertstrøm, Helle Kise; Obstfelder, Aud; Norbye, Bente (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-27)
    Nurse leaders in middle management positions in Norway and other Western countries perform additional new tasks due to high demands for quality and efficacy in healthcare services. These nurses are increasingly becoming responsible for service development and innovation in addition to their traditional leadership and management roles. This article analyses two Norwegian nurse leaders efforts in ...
  • Caring for the suicidal person: A Delphi study of what characterizes a recovery-oriented caring approach 

    Sellin, Linda; Kumlin, Tomas; Wallsten, Tuula; Wiklund Gustin, Lena (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-30)
    More research is needed for supporting mental health nurses in their caring for suicidal individuals. This study aimed to describe what characterizes a recovery‐oriented caring approach, and how this can be expressed through caring acts involving suicidal patients and their relatives. Delphi methodology was used, and research participants were recruited as experts by experience to explore a ...
  • Sosial omsorg − fra blind flekk til sentralt innsatsområde i hjemmebasert eldreomsorg? 

    Munkejord, Mai Camilla; Schönfelder, Walter; Eggebø, Helga (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-21)
    I Norge har det over lang tid vært en tendens til å vektlegge helserelatert omsorg på bekostning av øvrige tjenester i den hjemmebaserte eldreomsorgen. Vi hevder at dette har ført til at so- siale omsorgsbehov langt på vei er blitt en blind flekk. Dette til tross for at vi vet at ensomhet og iso- lasjon kan føre til redusert velvære og skrantende helse, og til tross for at sosiale omsorgsbehov inn- ...
  • Omsorg og skjønn 

    Alvsvåg, Herdis; Martinsen, Kari Marie (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-21)
    Omsorg er et grunnvilkår, samtidig som det er et vanlig og allment begrep med avgjørende betydning både i livet i sin alminnelighet og i profesjonell praksis. Mennesket lever i avhengighetsrelasjoner, og uten omsorg skades vi, livet går til grunne. Omsorg i profesjonelle sammenhenger uttrykker seg gjennom faglig vurdering og skjønnsutøvelse. Profesjoner gjør bruk av ulike former for kunnskap; teoretisk ...

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