• Bone mineral density is associated with Vitamin D related rs6013897 and estrogen receptor polymorphism rs4870044: The Tromsø study 

      Martinaityte, Ieva; Jorde, Rolf; Emaus, Nina; Eggen, Anne Elise; Joakimsen, Ragnar Martin; Kamycheva, Elena (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-03-02)
      Background:<br>Bone mineral density (BMD) is determined by bone remodeling processes regulated by endocrine, autocrine and genetic mechanisms. Thus, some studies have reported that BMD is associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with vitamin D receptor (VDR), serum 25(OH)D levels and estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1), but without consensus. Therefore, we aimed to map and compare ...
    • Brukermedvirkning i demensomsorgen. En oppsummering av kunnskap. 

      Sørly, Rita (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2017)
      This publication is based on a review of the research literature and the grey literature on the topic user involvement in dementia care in, or relevant to, Norwegian conditions. No distinction between user involvement in dementia care involving home services and dementia care in nursing homes has been made. Users are defined as adults who receive dementia care services, or people who are affected ...
    • Brukermedvirkning i psykiatriske institusjoner. Praktisering av "brukermedvirkning" gjennom miljøterapeutiske aktiviteter 

      Mathisen, Vår; Obstfelder, Aud; Lorem, Geir F; Måseide, Per (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      User participation in psychiatric institutions - Practicing of "user participation" through milieu therapeutic activities. The purpose of this article is to examine how user participation is enabled in practice. Fieldwork is conducted in three Norwegian District Psychiatric Centres (DPCs), with an emphasis on observations of staff working with patients and interviews. The theoretical framework ...
    • Brukermedvirkning i psykisk helsearbeid. En oppsummering av kunnskap 

      Klausen, Rita Kristin (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2016-03)
      Denne oppsummeringen gir et innblikk i brukermedvirkning i psykisk helsearbeid i en norsk kontekst, med en særlig vekt på helse- og omsorgstjenestene i kommunene. Brukerne er voksne personer (over 18 år) som mottar tjenester direkte, eller personer som blir berørt av tjenesten indirekte. Oppsummeringen beskriver forsknings- og utviklingsarbeid, lover og forskrifter, offentlige dokument og annet ...
    • Can the health related quality of life measure QOLIBRI- overall scale (OS) be of use after stroke? A validation study 

      Heiberg, Guri Anita; Pedersen, Synne Garder; Friborg, Oddgeir; Nielsen, Jørgen Feldbæk; Holm, Henriette Stabel; von Steinbüchel, Nicole; Arntzen, Cathrine; Anke, Audny (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      <i><p>Background</i>: Brief measures of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) that assess both patient-reported functioning and well-being after stroke are scarce. The objective of this study was to examine reliability and validity of one of these measures, the patient-reported Quality of Life after Brain Injury–Overall Scale (QOLIBRI-OS), in patients after stroke.</p> <i><p>Methods</i>: Stroke ...
    • 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 ...
    • The challenges of primary health care nurse leaders in the wake of New Health Care Reform in Norway 

      Tingvoll, Wivi-Ann; Sæterstrand, Torill Margaret; McClusky, Leon Mendel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-11-24)
      <b>Background:</b> The local municipality, whose management style is largely inspired by the New Public Management (NPM) model, has administrative responsibilities for primary health care in Norway. Those responsible for health care at the local level often find themselves torn between their professional responsibilities and the municipality’s market-oriented funding system. The introduction of ...
    • Challenging the establishment? What benefits can a more practicebased, part-time bachelor program have in educating physiotherapists for tomorrow? 

      Aars, Marianne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2009)
      This article is based upon a study of 15 students’ learning, educated within a part-time, decentralised and net-supported bachelor program in physiotherapy. The program was found to educate students with skills and attributes which are most needed for health care workers of tomorrow. The research questions were: What are the key factors of the program that contribute to the learning outcomes? How ...
    • 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 ...
    • Changes in self-reported health trajectories with focus on ageing in the Tromsø study 

      Lorem, Geir F; Schirmer, Henrik; Emaus, Nina (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2016)
      Aim: We aim to describe factors that affect self-reported health (SRH) and to describe differences in trajectories in an ageing cohort according to comorbid diseases, mental health, physical condition, education, and physical activity. Methods: Prospective cohort study of a general population in Norway utilizing repeated surveys and physical examinations (1986-2008). We included 16 745 men and ...
    • Changes in the body image of bone sarcoma survivors following surgical treatment - A qualitative study 

      Fauske, Lena; Lorem, Geir F; Grov, Ellen Karine; Bondevik, Hilde (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-12-29)
      <b>Background and Objectives:</b> Among several long-term effects, people treated for cancer may experience an altered appearance. Our study aims to identify how visible body changes following surgical treatment affect the life and identity of primary bone sarcoma survivors 3–10 years after diagnosis. A qualitative, phenomenological, and hermeneutic design was applied. <b> Methods:</b> Sarcoma ...
    • Clinical confidence following an interprofessional educational program on eating disorders for health care professionals: a qualitative analysis 

      Pettersen, Gunn; Rosenvinge, Jan H; Thune-Larsen, Kari-Brith; Wynn, Rolf (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      There are an increasing number of educational programs to improve clinical competence and skills to treat mental disorders. For complex disorders there is also a focus on improving the quality of interprofessional work. This paper reports on interprofessional outputs of an educational program on eating disorders. A total of 207 professionals who completed the program were requested to describe up ...
    • Cohort profile: Norwegian Epidemiologic Osteoporosis Studies (NOREPOS) 

      Søgaard, Anne Johanne; Meyer, Haakon E; Emaus, Nina; Grimnes, Guri; Gjesdal, Clara Gram; Forsmo, Siri; Schei, Berit; Tell, Grethe Seppola (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-10-02)
      Aims: This paper describes the history, purpose, data collection and contributions in the research collaboration Norwegian Osteoporosis Epidemiologic Studies (NOREPOS). <br>Methods: NOREPOS encompasses almost 85,000 bone mineral density measurements within Cohort of Norway and data on almost 140,000 hip fractures in Norway 1994–2008. Included are anthropometric measurements, blood pressure, ...
    • Collaboration between Sami and non-Sami formal and family caregivers in rural municipalities 

      Larsen, Lill Sverresdatter; Normann, Hans Ketil; Hamran, Torunn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-09-17)
      The aim of this study was to explore how caregivers experience collaboration in rural municipalities in northern Norway. We conducted fieldwork with a dementia team in addition to seventeen qualitative in-depth interviews with formal and family caregivers. The caregivers had ethnic Sami and ethnic Norwegian affiliation. The theme ‘negotiating ethnic and ethno-political positions’ was identified ...
    • Confirming mental health care in acute psychiatric wards, as narrated by persons experiencing psychotic illness: An interview study 

      Sebergsen, Karina; Norberg, Astrid; Talseth, Anne-Grethe (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-01-13)
      Background: It is important that mental health nurses meet the safety, security and care needs of persons suffering from psychotic illness to enhance these persons’ likelihood of feeling better during their time in acute psychiatric wards. Certain persons in care describe nurses’ mental health care as positive, whereas others report negative experiences and express a desire for improvements. There ...
    • Continuity of home-based care for persons with dementia from formal and family caregivers’ perspective 

      Larsen, Lill Sverresdatter; Normann, Hans Ketil; Hamran, Torunn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-12-06)
      Western health care policy emphasizes continuity of care for people with dementia. This paper presents formal and family caregivers’ descriptions of collaboration in home-based dementia care and explores whether this collaboration inhibits or enables continuity of care and the use of the statutory individual plan. Empirical data were derived from 18 in-depth interviews with formal and family caregivers ...
    • Decentralized nursing education in Northern Norway: a basis for continuing education to meet competence needs in rural Arctic healtcare services 

      Skaalvik, Mari Wolff; Gaski, Margrete; Norbye, Bente (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
    • Decentralized nursing education in Northern Norway: towards a sustainable recruitment and retention model in rural Arctic healthcare services 

      Norbye, Bente; Skaalvik, Mari Wolff (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Decentralized nursing education (DNE) was established at Tromsø University College in 1990 and has since become a part of the bachelor programme in nursing at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The objective of the study was to investigate whether and to what degree the first DNE programme established in Norway has contributed to recruitment and retention of registered nurses (RNs) in rural ...