• Barn med psykisk syke foreldre: Behov for nye rutiner og bedre implemen­terings­strategier 

      Reedtz, Charlotte; Lauritzen, Camilla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-05-30)
      According to new Norwegian laws, mental health care for adults are obligated to assess all patients who are parents and to act on their children’s needs. This article outlines results from earlier publications in an ongoing study; a research project designed to evaluate the process of changes in clinical practice due to the implementation of new interventions for children of patients in a large ...
    • Child responsible personnel in adult mental health services 

      Lauritzen, Camilla; Reedtz, Charlotte (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-10-05)
      <b>Background</b> <br> Children who have parents with mental health problems are a vulnerable group. Intervening early to support parents with a mental illness can contribute to improve outcomes for children. Rigging the adult mental health system in such a manner that child responsible personnel are designated in wards is a strategy to systematically address the needs of families. It has since ...
    • Childhood violence and adult chronic pain among indigenous Sami and non-Sami populations in Norway: a SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study 

      Eriksen, Astrid M.A.; Schei, Berit; Hansen, Ketil Lenert; Sørlie, Tore; Fleten, Nils; Javo, Cecilie (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-10-31)
      Background: Internationally, studies have shown that childhood violence is associated with chronic pain in adulthood. However, to date, this relationship has not been examined in any indigenous population. <p> Objective: The main objectives of this study were to investigate the association between childhood violence and reported chronic pain, number of pain sites and the intensity of pain in ...
    • Children and families seeking asylum in Northern Norway : living conditions and mental health 

      Lauritzen, Camilla; Sivertsen, Hilde Buvik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      The mental health of children seeking asylum and their families is a somewhat neglected area of research. Research on refugee children and children living with adversities suggests that environmental factors are crucial in preventing mental health problems. This study aims at identifying central environmental conditions that affect the mental health of children living with their families at governmental ...
    • Community violence exposure and substance use: cross‑cultural and gender perspectives 

      Löfving‑Gupta, Sandra; Willebrand, Mimmie; Koposov, Roman A; Blatný, Marek; Hrdlička, Michal; Schwab‑Stone, Mary; Ruchkin, Vladislav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-20)
      The negative effects of community violence exposure on child and adolescent mental health are well documented and exposure to community violence has been linked both to a number of internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Our aim was, therefore, to investigate cross-cultural and gender differences in the relationship between community violence exposure and substance abuse. A self-report survey was ...
    • The comorbidity of personality disorders in eating disorders: a meta-analysis 

      Martinussen, Monica; Friborg, Oddgeir; Schmierer, Phoebe; Kaiser, Sabine; Øvergård, Karl Tore; Neunhoeffer, Anna-Lena; Martinsen, Egil Wilhelm; Rosenvinge, Jan H (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-12-19)
      Purpose:<br> The present meta-analysis summarized the proportion of comorbid personality disorders (PDs) in patients with anorexia (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN), respectively, and examined possible moderating variables.<br> Methods:<br> A search of the databases PsychINFO, Embase, and Medline for the period 1980–2016 identified 87 studies from 18 different countries.<br> Results:<br> The ...
    • Construction of a fur null mutant and RNA-sequencing provide deeper global understanding of the Aliivibrio salmonicida Fur regulon 

      Thode, Sunniva Katharina; Bækkedal, Cecilie; Söderberg, Jenny Johansson; Hjerde, Erik; Hansen, Hilde; Haugen, Peik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-13)
      Background. The ferric uptake regulator (Fur) is a transcription factor and the main regulator of iron acquisition in prokaryotes. When bound to ferric iron, Fur recognizes its DNA binding site and generally executes its function by repressing transcription of its target genes. Due to its importance in virulence, the Fur regulon is well studied for several model bacteria. In our previous work, ...
    • Discrimination amongst Arctic Indigenous Sami and Non-Sami Populations in Norway - The SAMINOR 2 Questionnaire Study 

      Hansen, Ketil Lenert; Minton, Stephen James; Friborg, Oddgeir; Sørlie, Tore (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Background:<br> Recent research demonstrates that for many indigenous Sami people, experiencing ethnic discrimination is a regular occurrence. The present study was designed to provide estimates of the prevalence of self-reported discrimination in order to identify specific settings where discrimination happened, to identify perpetrators and to examine individuals’ responses to the discrimination. ...
    • Do frequency of visits with birth parents impact children’s mental health and parental stress in stable foster care settings 

      Fossum, Sturla; Vis, Svein Arild Myhra; Holtan, Amy (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-13)
      This article explores whether the number of visits by birth parents influence perceptions of attachment, children’s competence and mental health, and stress levels in foster parents. Foster parents acted as informants regarding 203 children living in kinship and non-kinship foster care. The children were young when placed in foster care, on average 2.3 years old (SD = 1.0) and had been living in the ...
    • Does the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Training programme have positive effects for young children exhibiting severe externalizing problems in school?: A quasi-experimental pre-post study. 

      Kirkhaug, Bente; Drugli, May Britt; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Lydersen, Stian; Aasheim, Merete; Fossum, Sturla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-10-26)
      <b>Background:</b> Young children exhibiting severe externalizing problems in school are at risk of developing several poor outcomes. School-based intervention programs have been found to be effective for students with different problems, including those with behavioral problems, emotional distress, or social problems. The present study investigated whether the IY-TCM programme, as a universal ...
    • Early drinking onset: A study of prevalence and determinants among 13-year-old adolescents in Norway 

      Adolfsen, Frode; Strøm, Henriette Kyrrestad; Martinussen, Monica; Natvig, Henrik; Eisemann, Martin; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Koposov, Roman A (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
    • Early intervention influences positively quality of life as reported by prematurely born children at age nine and their parents; a randomized clinical trial 

      Landsem, Inger Pauline; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Ulvund, Stein Erik; Kaaresen, Per Ivar; Rønning, John Andreas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-02-22)
      Background: The Tromsø Intervention Study on Preterms evaluates an early, sensitizing intervention given to parents of prematurely born children (birth-weight < 2000 g). The current study investigated the potential influence of the intervention on children’s self-reported and parental proxy-reported quality of life (QoL) at children’s age of nine. <p>Methods: Participants were randomized to either ...
    • Effects of parenting interventions for at-risk parents with infants: A systematic review and meta-analyses 

      Rayce, Signe Boe; Rasmussen, Ida Scheel; Klest, Sihu; Patras, Joshua; Pontoppidan, Maiken (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-27)
      Objectives:<br>Infancy is a critical stage of life, and a secure relationship with caring and responsive caregivers is crucial for healthy infant development. Early parenting interventions aim to support families in which infants are at risk of developmental harm. Our objective is to systematically review the effects of parenting interventions on child development and on parent–child relationship ...
    • The effects of universally offered parenting interventions for parents with infants: A systematic review 

      Pontoppidan, Maiken; Klest, Sihu; Patras, Joshua; Rayce, Signe (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-09-28)
      Objectives: From a developmental perspective, infancy is a critical stage of life. Early childhood interventions aim to support caretakers, but the effects of universal interventions for parents with infants are unknown. The objective is to determine the effects of universal parenting interventions offered to parents with infants 0–12 months on measures of child development and parent–child relationship. ...
    • Emphasizing indigenous communities in social work research ethics 

      Nygård, Reidunn Håøy; Saus, Merete (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-09-01)
      This article questions whether the development of Sámi social work could benefit from a greater emphasis on communities in research ethics. Using experience from a comparative research project carried out in indigenous communities in Norway and the United States, we discuss (1) the advantages and challenges associated with the institutionalization of research ethics and (2) the consequences for our ...
    • Evaluating workforce developments to support children of mentally ill parents: implementing new interventions in the adult mental healthcare in Northern Norway 

      Reedtz, Charlotte; Lauritzen, Camilla; vanDoesum, Karin; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      According to new Norwegian laws, mental healthcare for adults are obligated to assess all patients who are parents and to act on their children's needs. This article describes the study protocol of implementing the interventions Family Assessment and Child Talks for children of patients in the adult psychiatry of the University Hospital of Northern Norway. The project is designed to evaluate the ...
    • Exposure to community violence, psychopathology, and personality traits in Russian youth. 

      Koposov, Roman A; Ruchkin, Vladislav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Previous research with the US inner-city youth demonstrated the hazardous effects of community violence exposure. It remains unclear, however, whether these findings are generalizable to other cultures and populations. Furthermore, the role of factors influencing the processing of traumatic events such as personality has not been investigated. Two groups of Russian adolescents (community youth (N ...
    • The Factor Structure of MASC Youth Report in Norwegian School Children 

      Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Waaktaar, Trine; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Kendall, Philip C; Patras, Joshua (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-03-29)
      Identifying children with symptoms of anxiety before they develop clinical disorders is important. The objective of our study was to examine the latent factor structure of the MASC (youth report version) in a large self-selected sample of school children in 4th to 6th grade, and examine if the measure had a comparable factor structure for gender and age. Gender and age differences in anxiety symptoms ...
    • Factors that may Facilitate or Hinder a Family-focus in the Treatment of Parents With a Mental Illness 

      Lauritzen, Camilla; Reedtz, Charlotte; van Doesum, Karin; Martinussen, Monica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Children with mentally ill parents are at risk of developing mental health problems themselves. To enhance early support for these children may prevent mental health problems from being transmitted from one generation to the next. The sample (N = 219) included health professionals in a large university hospital, who responded to a web-based survey on the routines of the mental health services, ...
    • Family assessment conversations as a tool to support families affected by parental mental illness: a retrospective review of electronic patient journals 

      Lauritzen, Camilla; Kolmannsskog, Anne Berit; Iversen, Anette Christine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-24)
      <p><i>Background</i>: Previous research has shown a link between parental mental illness and adverse development in their offspring. In Norway, it is mandatory for health professionals to identify if patients in adult mental health services have children, and subsequently to provide support for the children. An important tool to detect if families are affected by parental mental illness and to ...