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  • The Impact of the “Semente” Program on the Family-Focused Practice of Mental Health Professionals in Portugal 

    Doesum, Karin van; Maia, Teresa M; Pereira, Catarina; Loureiro, Monica; Marau, Joana; Toscano, Lurdes; Lauritzen, Camilla; Reedtz, Charlotte (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-05-07)
    <p><i>Background - </i>Children of parents with mental illness (COPMI) are a high-risk group. There is a strong association between parents’ psychiatric disorders and the incidence of psychopathology in their children. These children need to be identified and supported by mental health workers early, and hence, clinical practice in adult mental health services needs to change from a focus on individual ...
  • Facilitators and Barriers to the Implementation of EMOTION: An Indicated Intervention for Young Schoolchildren 

    Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Patras, Joshua; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Adolfsen, Frode; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Sund, Anne Mari; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-02)
    Research on implementation of school-based transdiagnostic interventions, conducted by personnel from the municipal services is limited. We investigated facilitators and barriers regarding implementation of EMOTION, an intervention targeting symptoms of anxiety and depression in children 8–12 years. Trained health- and childcare professionals completed one questionnaire before (<i>N</i> = 63) and a ...
  • Does the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Programme Improve Child–Teacher Relationships in Childcare Centres? A 1-Year Universal Intervention in a Norwegian Community Sample. 

    Tveit, Håvard Horndalen; Drugli, May Britt; Fossum, Sturla; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Stenseng, Frode (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-08)
    The Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (IY TCM) programme has shown promise in reducing behaviour problems among high-risk children in childcare. However, at present, we do not know whether the IY TCM successfully improves the child–teacher relationship in childcare and whether the effects manifest in both the population and in high-risk groups. Hence, we conducted a quasi-experimental ...
  • Identification of Children of Parents With Mental Illness: A Necessity to Provide Relevant Support 

    Reedtz, Charlotte; Lauritzen, Camilla; Stover, Ylva; Freili, Janita; Rognmo, Kamilla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-08)
    <p><i>Background - </i>The main objective of this study was to identify and describe core life circumstances of children with mentally ill parents (COPMI) and their parents. Knowledge about COPMI aged 0–17 years is necessary, as assessment of the risk and protective factors in their lives provide solid background for preventive interventions. <p><i>Methods - </i>Participants (<i>N</i> = 422) were ...
  • Results from an RCT on brief parent training: Long term effects on parental quality of life 

    Reedtz, Charlotte; Klest, Sihu; Aalo, Nora Mortensen; Rasmussen, Ingrid Daae; Vittersø, Joar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-18)
    <i>Background</i>: Previous research has shown that quality of life for adults decreases when they become parents, remains at a lower level than of non-parents and declines further with each child they have. Consistent with this, parents report that having children leads to more daily struggles and concerns than their work outside the home. In this study, we have investigated how participating in a ...
  • Psychometric Properties of the Norwegian Aberrant Behavior Checklist and Diagnostic Relationships in a Neuro-pediatric Sample 

    Halvorsen, Marianne; Aman, Michael G.; Mathiassen, Børge; Brøndbo, Per Håkan; Steinsvik, Ole Oddmar; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint, 2019-07-04)
    <i>Introduction</i>: Although the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) is one of the most widely used behavioral rating scales among people with developmental disabilities, very few studies have examined the factor structure of the non-English versions. <p> <p><i>Methods</i>: The construct validity of the Norwegian ABC was examined in a clinical sample of children and adolescents with neurological ...
  • “Then I went to a hospital abroad”: acknowledging implications of stakeholders’ differing risk understandings related to use of complementary and alternative medicine in European health care contexts 

    Salamonsen, Anita; Wiesener, Solveig (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-30)
    <b>Background</b><br> Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a rather novel issue within public healthcare and health policy-making. CAM use in Europe is widespread, patient-initiated, and patient-evaluated, and the regulation across countries has been evaluated as disharmonized. CAM users are left in an uncertain position, and patient safety may be threatened. How “risk” is understood by ...
  • Hvordan påvirker barns deltakelse foreldremekling? Barns deltakelse som mål og middel 

    Thørnblad, Renee; Strandbu, Astrid; Salamonsen, Anita (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-19)
    Barn deltar i økende grad i familievernkontorenes obligatoriske foreldremekling ved samlivsbrudd. Det er i dag en fagpolitisk målsetting i Norge at dette skal bli regelen snarere enn unntaket. På denne måten skal barns rett til å bli hørt innfris. I denne artikkelen undersøkes mekleres erfaringer fra meklingsprosesser der barn har deltatt. Spørsmålet som stilles er: Hva gjør barns deltakelse med ...
  • Systematic approaches to assessment in child protection investigations - a literature review 

    Vis, Svein Arild; Lauritzen, Camilla; Fossum, Sturla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-13)
    The primary aim of this study is to summarise research findings about the use of assessment frameworks, that is, structured models that guide information collection and decision making in child protection services, by reviewing the literature. The research review method consisted of identification, selection, coding, categorisation and summary of publications on child protection investigative work. ...
  • Måleegenskaper ved den norske versjonen av Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) 

    Brøndbo, Per Håkan; Høyland, Anne Lise (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-26)
    <i>Beskrivelse</i> - Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) (Lord, et al., 2012) er et kartleggingsinstrument for å vurdere atferd ved autismespekterforstyrrelser, ASF. ADOS-2 har fem moduler tilpasset språknivå og/eller alder. ADOS-2 er utviklet av Lord et al. og er en videreutvikling av ADOS-G (2000). Revisjonen har nye og reviderte algoritmer for modulene 1– 4 samt ...
  • Should Clinicians Split or Lump Psychiatric Symptoms? The Structure of Psychopathology in Two Large Pediatric Clinical Samples from England and Norway 

    Fernández de la Cruz, Lorena; Vidal-Ribas, Pablo; Zahreddine, Nada; Mathiassen, Børge; Brøndbo, Per Håkan; Simonoff, Emily; Goodman, Robert; Stringaris, Argyris (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-14)
    It has been suggested that the structure of psychiatric phenomena can be reduced to a few symptom dimensions. These proposals, mainly based on epidemiological samples, may not apply to clinical populations. We tested the structure of psychiatric symptoms across two pediatric clinical samples from England (N=8434) and Norway (N=5866). Confirmatory factor analyses of the parent-reported Strengths ...
  • Inhalant use in adolescents in northern Russia 

    Koposov, Roman A; Stickley, Andrew; Ruchkin, Vladislav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-02)
    <i>Purpose</i>: To determine the prevalence of inhalant use in Russian adolescents and to investigate associated psychosocial problems from a gender perspective. <p> <p><i>Methods</i>: Data on inhalant use and comorbid psychopathology were collected by means of self-reports from 2892 (42.4% boys) sixth to tenth grade students in public schools in Arkhangelsk, Russia. Multivariate analysis of ...
  • Temperamental adaptability, persistence, and regularity: Parental ratings of Norwegian infants aged 6 to 12 months, with some implications for preventive practice 

    Olafsen, Kåre Sten; Ulvund, Stein Erik; Torgersen, Anne Mari; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Smith, Lars; Moe, Vibeke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-24)
    There is a need for standardized measures of infant temperament to strengthen current practices in prevention and early intervention. The present study provides Norwegian data on the Cameron‐Rice Infant Temperament Questionnaire (CRITQ; J.R. Cameron & D.C. Rice, 1986a), which comprises 46 items and is used within a U.S. health maintenance organization. The CRITQ was filled out by mothers and fathers ...
  • Psychometric Properties of the Norwegian Short Version of the Team Climate Inventory (TCI) 

    Kaiser, Sabine; Ekelund, Bjørn Z.; Patras, Joshua; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2016)
    <p><i>Objective: </i>To examine the psychometric properties of the short version of the Team Climate Inventory (TCI) in a Norwegian sample. <p><i>Method: </i>A multilevel confirmatory factor analysis (MCFA) was conducted using Mplus. The sample (<i>N</i> = 1380) comprised employees working in the private- (<i>n</i> = 657) and in the public sector (<i>n</i> = 723) in Norway. A multi-group comparison ...
  • Prevention of anxiety and depression in school children: Effectiveness of the transdiagnostic EMOTION program 

    Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Holen, Solveig; Sund, Anne Mari; Løvaas, Mona Elisabeth S; Patras, Joshua; Kendall, Philip C; Waaktaar, Trine; Neumer, Simon-Peter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    <i>Objective - </i>The objective of the study was to examine the effectiveness of a transdiagnostic program (EMOTION, Coping Kids Managing Anxiety and Depression) targeting symptoms of anxiety and depression in schoolchildren by comparing the intervention condition (EC) to a control condition (CC).</p> <p><i>Method - </i>A clustered randomized design was used with schools as the unit of randomization. ...
  • “Oh oobe doo, I wanna be like you” associations between physical activity of preschool staff and preschool children 

    Fossdal, Tom Stian; Kippe, Karin Oddbjørg; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Lagestad, Pål Arild (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-29)
    <i>Objective</i>: Physical activity contributes to prevent serious diseases and ailments, and previous research indicates that lifestyle habits are likely to track from early childhood to adulthood. 90% of Norwegian children aged 1–5 are enrolled in preschools, and preschool staff can play an important role in children’s activity levels. This study’s aim was to identify whether any associations ...
  • Conceptualization of Culture and Ethnicity within Social Work in Two Indigenous Communities: Implications for Culturally Adequate Social Work 

    Nygård, Reidunn Håøy; Saus, Merete; Swanson, Shanley (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-26)
    This qualitative study compares social work in Sami communities within Norway and Native American communities in Montana in the US. A total of 39 social workers were interviewed. We investigated the conceptualization of culture and ethnicity, as well as the implications of these constructions for a culturally adequate social work practice. We find that social workers in Sápmi conceptualize culture ...
  • Emotion regulation and its relation to symptoms of anxiety and depression in children aged 8–12 years: does parental gender play a differentiating role? 

    Løvaas, Mona Elisabeth S; Sund, Anne Mari; Patras, Joshua; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Hjemdal, Odin; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holen, Solveig; Reinfjell, Trude (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-20)
    <i>Background</i>: Symptoms of anxiety and depression are prevalent and highly comorbid in children, contributing to considerable impairment even at a subclinical level. Difficulties with emotion regulation are potentially related to both anxious and depressive symptoms. Research looking at maternal contributions to children’s mental health dominates the literature but ignores the potentially important ...
  • Neurodevelopmental correlates of behavioural and emotional problems in a neuropaediatric sample 

    Halvorsen, Marianne; Mathiassen, Børge; Myrbakk, Even; Brøndbo, Per Håkan; Sætrum, Ane; Steinsvik, Oddmar; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-20)
    Most research does not address the overlap between neurodevelopmental disorders when investigating concomitant mental health problems. The purpose of the present study was to examine the association of intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with the presence of behavioural and emotional problems after controlling for other ...
  • Confirmatory factor analysis of the behavior rating inventory of executive function in a neuro-pediatric sample and its application to mental disorders 

    Halvorsen, Marianne; Mathiassen, Børge; Amundsen, Tarjei; Ellingsen, Jonas; Brøndbo, Per Håkan; Sundby, Jørgen; Steinsvik, Oddmar; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-15)
    The construct validity of the 9-scale version of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) parent form was examined in a clinical sample of children and adolescents with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders (<i>N</i> = 281). Confirmatory factor analysis supported a three-factor model separating the inhibitory behavioral control dimension from the emotional control and ...

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