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  • Native American social work – Including family and community 

    Swanson, Shanley; Nygård, Reidunn Håøy; Saus, Merete (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-07-05)
    <i>Summary</i> - This study investigates family involvement and culturally informed social work in Native American communities. The study was conducted in Native American communities in Montana, USA. Twenty-three Native American social work professionals participated in qualitative interviews. Analyses draw on theory of historical trauma and family involvement in indigenous social. Throughout the ...
  • Child-focused practice in social services for adults in Norway 

    Kristensen, Kjersti Bergum; Lauritzen, Camilla; Reedtz, Charlotte (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-23)
    <i>Summary</i> - Children of social service users are at risk for developing mental health problems as well as social and behavioral problems. Social service counselors should therefore be aware of service users’ children and provide support for them. In fact, they are obligated by law to consider children's views and their best interests in cases affecting them. Despite this, little is known about ...
  • Evaluating delivery of a CBT-based group intervention for schoolchildren with emotional problems: Examining the reliability and applicability of a video-based adherence and competence measure 

    Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Patras, Joshua; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Martinsen, Kristin; Adolfsen, Frode; Sund, Anne Mari; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-28)
    Adherence and competence are essential parts of program fidelity and having adequate measures to assess these constructs is important. The Competence and Adherence Scale for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CAS CBT) was developed to evaluate the delivery of cognitive therapies for children with clinical anxiety. The present study is an assessment of the slightly adapted version of the CAS CBT evaluating ...
  • Risky sexual behaviour among Russian adolescents: association with internalizing and externalizing symptoms 

    Isaksson, Johan; Westermark, Caroline; Koposov, Roman A; Stickley, Andrew; Ruchkin, Vladislav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-09)
    <i>Background</i> - Risky sexual behaviour (RSB) is regarded as a major health problem during adolescence. Russia has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy, abortion and newly diagnosed HIV infections in the world, but research on RSB in Russian youth has been limited. To address this deficit, this study examined the role of several factors, including internalizing and externalizing symptoms, ...
  • Victimization by traditional bullying and cyberbullying and the combination of these among adolescents in 13 European and Asian countries 

    Chudal, Roshan; Tiiri, Elina; Brunstein Klomek, Anat; Say How, Ong; Fossum, Sturla; Kaneko, Hitoshi; Kolaitis, Gerasimos; Lesinskiene, Sigita; Li, Liping; Nguyen Huong, Mai; Kumar Praharaj, Samir; Sillanmaki, Lauri; Slobodskaya, Helena; Srabstein, Jorge; Wiguna, Thjin; Zamani, Zahra; Sourander, Andre (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-04-21)
    There has been a lack of studies on bullying in non-western low-income and middle-income countries. This study reported the prevalence of traditional victimization, cybervictimization, and the combination of these, in 13 European and Asian countries, and explored how psychiatric symptoms were associated with victimization. The data for this cross-sectional, school-based study of 21,688 adolescents ...
  • Community Violence Exposure and School Functioning in Youth: Cross-Country and Gender Perspectives 

    Koposov, Roman A; Isaksson, Johan; Vermeiren, Robert; Schwab-Stone, Mary; Stickley, Andrew; Ruchkin, Vladislav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-07-27)
    <i>Background</i>: Many children and adolescents experience violent events which can be associated with negative consequences for their development, mental health, school, and social functioning. However, findings between settings and on the role of gender have been inconsistent. This study aimed to investigate cross-country and gender differences in the relationship between community violence ...
  • Variations in Elite Female Soccer Players' Sleep, and Associations With Perceived Fatigue and Soccer Games 

    Moen, Frode; Olsen, Maja Gunhild; Halmøy, Gunvor; Hrozanova, Maria (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-25)
    The current study investigated the associations between female perceived fatigue of elite soccer players and their sleep, and the associations between the sleep of players and soccer games. The sample included 29 female elite soccer players from the Norwegian national soccer team with a mean age of ~26 years. Perceived fatigue and sleep were monitored over a period of 124 consecutive days. In this ...
  • Parent satisfaction with child health centres for children 0–5 years old in Norway: A cross-sectional study 

    Kaiser, Sabine; Lillevik, Christine Charlotte; Jakobsen, Karine; Hansen, Mariann Bellika; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-10)
    In Norway, all children are entitled to receive regular health checks. Child health centres for children 0–5 years old (CHC) provide these check-ups and are one of many health services that Norwegian municipalities have to offer. The aim of this study was to examine parents’ satisfaction with CHCs, and to identify predictors for the overall evaluation of the service. The sample comprised 1654 parents ...
  • How does the Kvello assessment framework attend to important dimensions of the children’s needs and welfare? A comparison with the BBIC and the ICS frameworks for child welfare investigations 

    Havnen, Karen J Skaale; Fossum, Sturla; Lauritzen, Camilla; Vis, Svein Arild (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-02-25)
    This study aimed to compare the content of the Norwegian Kvello AF for child welfare investigations with similar frameworks from Sweden (BBIC) and Denmark (ICS). The comparison was based on detailed descriptions of each framework, retrieved from authorized websites, textbooks, manuals, course material, and, for the Kvello AF, also personal communication with the author. An ecological triangle model ...
  • Burnout and Engagement at the Northernmost University in the World 

    Kaiser, Sabine; Richardsen, Astrid Marie; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-07-12)
    Few studies have looked at the relationship of job characteristics and worker well-being among Norwegian academics. The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between job demands, job resources, burnout, and engagement among Norwegian university staff. In total, 236 staff from one university in Norway answered the questionnaire. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses identified ...
  • Måleegenskaper ved den norske versjonen av Kartlegging av traumatiske erfaringer (KATES-Barn) 

    Borren, Ingrid; Kaiser, Sabine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-19)
    Beskrivelse. Kartlegging av traumeerfaringer og symptomer (KATES Barn) er et screeninginstrument for barn i alderen 7–17 år som gir foreløpig informasjon om mulig posttraumatisk stress. KATES Barn kommer i to deler; del 1 fanger opp traumatiske hendelser, og del 2 måler symptomer på posttraumatisk stress. Del 2 er delt opp i fire symptomkategorier tilpasset de diagnostiske endringene av traumediagnosen ...
  • Adolescents’ experiences of the information they received about the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Norway: a cross-sectional study 

    Kaiser, Sabine; Kyrrestad, Henriette; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-16)
    Background - In the first months of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, many countries took radical prevention measures. Authorities had to communicate with the public regularly to explain and ensure compliance with these measures and promote safety. The information given by authorities was mainly developed for adults, but children and adolescents may have different needs when it comes to information. ...
  • “When I sleep poorly, it impacts everything”: An exploratory qualitative investigation of stress and sleep in junior endurance athletes 

    Hrozanova, Maria; Firing, Kristian; Moen, Frode (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-02-15)
    On their journeys toward senior athletic status, junior endurance athletes are faced with a multitude of stressors. How athletes react to stressors plays a vital part in effective adaptation to the demanding, ever-changing athletic environment. Sleep, the most valued recovery strategy available to athletes, has the potential to influence and balance athletic stress, and enable optimal functioning. ...
  • Inside the clockwork of the ECHO factorial trial: A conceptual model with proposed mediators for prevention of emotional problems in children 

    Ingul, Jo Magne; Martinsen, Kristin; Adolfsen, Frode; Sund, Anne Mari; Ytreland, Kristin; Bania, Elisabeth Valmyr; Lisøy, Carina; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Haug, Ida Mari; Patras, Joshua; Collins, Linda M.; Kendall, Phillip C.; Neumer, Simon-Peter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-21)
    Having interventions that are not only evidence-based and effective but also cost-effective and efficient is important for the prevention and treatment of child and adolescent emotional problems. A randomized clinical trial (RCT) tests the totalinterventions effect but does not address specific components of the intervention. In this article the hypothesis and a conceptual model of the ECHO study ...
  • Change in quality of life and self-esteem in a randomized controlled CBT study for anxious and sad children: can targeting anxious and depressive symptoms improve functional domains in schoolchildren? 

    Martinsen, Kristin; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Holen, Solveig; Sund, Anne Mari; Pedersen, Marit Løtveit; Løvaas, Mona Elisabeth S; Patras, Joshua; Adolfsen, Frode; Neumer, Simon-Peter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-21)
    <i>Background</i> - Quality of life and self-esteem are functional domains that may suffer when having mental problems. In this study, we examined the change in quality of life and self-esteem when targeting anxious and depressive symptoms in school children (8–12 years) using a CBT-based transdiagnostic intervention called EMOTION, Kids Coping with anxiety and depression. The aim of this study was ...
  • User involvement in adolescents’ mental healthcare: a systematic review 

    Viksveen, Petter; Bjønness, Stig Erlend; Cardenas, Nicole Elizabeth; Game, Julia Rose; Berg, Siv Hilde; Salamonsen, Anita; Storm, Marianne; Aase, Karina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-05)
    More than one out of ten adolescents suffer from mental illness at any given time. Still, there is limited knowledge about their involvement in mental healthcare. Adolescents have the right to be involved in decisions affecting their healthcare, but limited research focuses on their engagement and decision-making. Therefore, this systematic review aims to explore the existing experiences with, the ...
  • Determinants of caregiver satisfaction with child neurodevelopmental assessment in neuropaediatric clinics 

    Kjærandsen, Katarina; Brøndbo, Per Håkan; Halvorsen, Marianne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-02-12)
    Background - In addition to patient evaluations, caregiver evaluations and experiences are important indicators of the quality of health services. The aim of this study was to examine determinants of caregiver satisfaction with and perceived benefit of child neurodevelopmental assessment in neuropaediatric clinics.<p> <p>Methods - The study was conducted among caregivers of children and adolescents ...
  • Study Protocol of a factorial trial ECHO: Optimizing a group-based school intervention for children with emotional problems 

    Neumer, Simon-Peter; Patras, Joshua; Holen, Solveig; Lisøy, Carina; Askeland, Anne Liv; Haug, Ida Mari; Jeneson, Annette; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Adolfsen, Frode; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Ingul, Jo Magne; Ytreland, Kristin; Bania, Elisabeth Valmyr; Sund, Anne Mari; Martinsen, Kristin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-21)
    Background - Youth mental health problems are a major public health concern. Anxiety and depression are among the most common psychological difficulties. The aim of this study is to evaluate an optimized version of a promising indicated group intervention for emotional problems. The program (EMOTION Coping Kids Managing Anxiety and Depression) targets school children 8–12 years with anxious and ...
  • Non-suicidal self-injury among incarcerated adolescents: prevalence, personality, and psychiatric comorbidity. 

    Koposov, Roman A; Stickley, Andrew; Ruchkin, Vladislav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-05-19)
    Introduction: Incarcerated adolescents represent a risk group for non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), but research on this population has been limited and no studies have been conducted in Russia. To address this deficit, this study examined NSSI and the factors associated with it among youth in a juvenile correctional facility in Russia.<p> <p>Methods: NSSI and psychopathology were assessed using ...
  • Cross-cultural adaption and psychometric investigation of the German version of the Evidence Based Practice Attitude Scale (EBPAS-36D) 

    Szota, Katharina; Thielemann, Jonathan F. B.; Christiansen, Hanna; Rye, Marte; Aarons, Gregory A.; Barke, Antonia (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-02)
    <p>Background: The implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) in mental health care confers many benefits to patients, and research into factors facilitating the implementation of EBP is needed. As an important factor affecting the implementation of EBP, service providers’ attitudes toward EBP emerged. The Evidence-Based Practice Attitude Scale (EBPAS-36) is an instrument with good psychometric ...

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