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  • Moving psychological assessment out of the controlled laboratory setting: Practical challenges 

    Holmlund, Terje Bektesevic; Foltz, Peter W.; Cohen, Alex S.; Johansen, Håvard D.; Sigurdsen, Randi; Fugeli, Pål; Bergsager, Dagfinn; Cheng, Jian; Bernstein, Jared; Rosenfeld, Elizabeth; Elvevåg, Brita (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03)
    Behavioral assessment using smart devices affords novel methods, notably remote self-administration by the individuals themselves. However, this new approach requires navigating complex legal and technical terrain. Given the limited empirical data that currently exists, we provide and discuss anecdotes of the methodological, technical, legal, and cultural issues associated with an implementation in ...
  • Head to head comparison of two commercial fecal calprotectin kits as predictor of Mayo endoscopic sub-score and mucosal TNF expression in ulcerative colitis 

    Goll, Rasmus; Heitmann, Richard; Moe, Øystein Kittel; Katrine, Carlsen; Florholmen, Jon (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-02)
    <i>Background</i> - Fecal calprotectin is widely used to monitor disease activity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Multiple commercial kits exist, however, since the analyses are not standardized, these kits cannot be used interchangeably. We aimed to perform a technical evaluation of two kits (Calpro from Calprolab, Norway and Calprest from Eurospital, Italy) and perform a tuning for ...
  • Do Norwegian providers comply with national recommendations when prescribing combined oral contraceptives to starters? A cohort study 

    Ekman, Julie; Skjeldestad, Finn Egil (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-26)
    <i>Objectives</i> - To assess whether changes in patterns of combined oral contraceptive (COC) prescriptions to starters between 2008 and 2016 were in line with changes in national recommendations for use.<p> <p><i>Design</i> - Historical prospective cohort study.<p> <p><i>Setting</i> - The national Norwegian Prescription Database.<p> <p><i>Participants</i> - Women aged 10–49 years who ...
  • Station of the fetal head at complete dilation impacts duration of second stage of labor 

    Ludvigsen, Elisabeth; Skjeldestad, Finn Egil (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-31)
    <i>Objective</i> - To examine the association between station of the fetal head at complete cervical dilation and duration of second stage of labor, as well as prolonged second stage of labor, without and with the use of analgesia (EA).<p> <p><i>Study design</i> - We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study of 3311 women with a singleton pregnancy, gestational age ≥ 370 weeks, and ...
  • En sang til (livs)motet - en undring omkring fenomenet livsmot 

    Thorsen, Rolf (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-25)
    This essay addresses various aspects of the phenomenon of “life courage”. The approach is phenomenological and draws on a Danish tradition of life philosophy. The aim is not to find definitions, but to approach the topic cautiously to reveal new aspects of the phenomenon. The text is an outer and inner journey through experience, art, literature and poetry. This journey starts by dwelling on the ...
  • Use of traditional and complementary medicine among Norwegian cancer patients in the seventh survey of the Tromsø study 

    Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter; Stub, Trine; Broderstad, Ann Ragnhild; Hansen, Anne Helen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-29)
    <i>Background</i>: Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) is commonly used by cancer patients in Northern Norway, in particular spiritual forms like traditional healing. T&CM is mainly used complementary to conventional cancer treatment and is rarely discussed with conventional health care providers, increasing the risk of negative interaction with conventional cancer care. The aim of this ...
  • The Emotional Impact of Video Games 

    Toreskaas, Jane Helen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-12-01)
    Abstract The thesis aimed to study the emotional impact of video games and how these emotions shape the experience of the gaming. Data are from a case study and comprise both automatic facial coding of emotional expression and qualitative interviews. The facially expressed emotions were analyzed by means of a computer program named FaceReader. The results indicate that video games elicit a wide and ...
  • Fortellingens betydning for å fremme livsmotet i møte med alvorlig sykdom 

    Mæhre, Kjersti Sunde (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-14)
    In connection with my PhD (Mæhre, 2017), I conducted qualitative interviews with five critically ill patients in an enhanced ward of a nursing home, based on the Coordination Reform. The purpose of the interviews was to increase understanding of patient experiences of the ward, and their perceived challenges and needs for assistance. The research method was a hermeneutic-phenomenological approach. ...
  • Sodium and Potassium Intake Assessed by Spot and 24-h Urine in the Population-Based Tromsø Study 2015–2016 

    Meyer, Haakon E; Johansson, Lars; Eggen, Anne Elise; Johansen, Heidi; Holvik, Kristin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-16)
    Reduction of salt intake is a public health priority and necessitates the surveillance of salt intake in the population. The validity of salt intake assessed by dietary surveys is generally low. We, therefore, aimed to estimate salt intake by 24-h urine collection and to assess the usefulness of spot urine collection for surveillance purposes. In the population-based Tromsø Study 2015–2016, 493 men ...
  • Links between transactional sex and HIV/STI-risk and substance use among a large sample of European men who have sex with men 

    Berg, Rigmor; Weatherburn, Peter; Marcus, Ulrich; Schmidt, Axel J. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-05)
    <i>Background</i> - In Europe, the highest proportion of HIV diagnoses are in gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Globally, HIV prevalence is particularly high among males who report selling sex, but rates among men who buy sex from other men are less clear. This study analyzed the association of transactional sex (TS) and HIV diagnosis, sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses, ...
  • Ectopic and normal maxillary canine eruption: maxillary incisor root resorption and interceptive treatment 

    Hadler-Olsen, Sigurd (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-10-25)
    Ektopisk erupsjon av overkjevens hjørnetenner berører 1-5 prosent av barn, og er en tilstand som kan føre til alvorlige skader på nabotenner samt omfattende tannbehandling. Det vitenskapelige grunnlaget for behandling av ektopiske hjørnetenner er begrenset. Målet med denne PhD-avhandlingen var å skaffe ny kunnskap om omfanget av rotresorpsjon på overkjevens fortenner, den vanligste bivirkningen, ...
  • Oral health in the indigenous Sámi population in Norway – the dental health in the North study 

    Brustad, Magritt; Bongo, Ann Kristine Sara; Hansen, Ketil Lenert; Trovik, Tordis A; Oscarson, Nils; Jönsson, Birgitta (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-12)
    <i>Objective</i>: This study aims at presenting the feasibility of using the public oral health clinics in indigenous Sámi communities, as arena for a comprehensive data collection for population-based epidemiological oral health research among adults (age, 18–75 years) in a multi-ethnic setting.<p> <p><i>Material and methods</i>: The study design was cross-sectional. The data collection was ...
  • Attitudes Towards the Use of Routine Outcome Monitoring of Psychological Therapies Among Mental Health Providers: The EBPAS–ROM 

    Rye, Marte; Rognmo, Kamilla; Aarons, Gregory A.; Skre, Ingunn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-28)
    Implementation of routine outcome monitoring (ROM) in mental health care is progressing slowly. Knowledge about factors influencing ROM implementation, including health providers’ attitudes towards ROM, is necessary. Based on a survey of 662 psychologists and nurses, this article describes (1) the development of a short instrument measuring provider attitudes towards ROM, derived from the Evidence-based ...
  • Utilization of community healthcare services and family caregivers’ needs for support. A survey of family caregivers for older, home-dwelling persons with dementia in Northern Norway 

    Moholt, Jill-Marit (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-11-21)
    In line with the current aging policies, the majority of older persons with dementia live in their own home. Although a range of community healthcare services is available to support home-dwelling persons with dementia, informal care provided by family caregivers constitutes a major portion of the care provided. This study contributes to knowledge regarding the use and nonuse of community healthcare ...
  • Life expectancy and disease burden in the Nordic countries: results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017 

    Kisa, Adnan; Knudsen, Ann Kristin; Allebeck, Peter; Tollånes, Mette Christophersen; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Iburg, Kim Moesgaard; McGrath, John J; Juel, Knud; Agardh, Emilie Elisabet; Arnlöv, Johan; Bjørge, Tone; Carrero, Juan J.; Cederroth, Christopher R; Eggen, Anne Elise; El-Khatib, Ziad; Lycke Ellingsen, Christian; Fereshtehnejad, Seyed-Mohammad; Gissler, Mika; Hadkhale, Kishor; Havmoeller, Rasmus; Johansson, Lars; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt; Kiadaliri, Aliasghar A.; Kisa, Sezer; Lallukka, Tea; Mekonnen, Teferi; Meretoja, Tuomo J.; Meretoja, Atte; Naghavi, Mohsen; Neupane, Subas; Nguyen, Truc Trung; Petzold, Max; Plana-Ripoll, Oleguer; Shiri, Rahman; Sigurvinsdottir, Rannveig; Skirbekk, Vegard; Skou, Søren T; Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora; Steiner, Timothy J.; Sulo, Gerhard; Truelsen, Thomas Clement; Vasankari, Tommi Juhani; Weiderpass, Elisabete; Vollset, Stein Emil; Vos, Theo; Øverland, Simon (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-20)
    <i>Background</i> - The Nordic countries have commonalities in gender equality, economy, welfare, and health care, but differ in culture and lifestyle, which might create country-wise health differences. This study compared life expectancy, disease burden, and risk factors in the Nordic region.<p> <p><i>Methods</i> - Life expectancy in years and age-standardised rates of overall, cause-specific, ...
  • The Predictive Accuracy of the General Movement Assessment for Cerebral Palsy: A Prospective, Observational Study of High-Risk Infants in a Clinical Follow-Up Setting 

    Støen, Ragnhild; Boswell, Lynn; De Regnier, Raye-Ann; Fjørtoft, Toril Larsson; Gaebler-Spira, Deborah; Ihlen, Espen Alexander F.; Labori, Cathrine; Loennecken, Marianne; Msall, Michael E.; Moinichen, Unn Inger; Peyton, Colleen; Russow, Annamarie; Schreiber, Michael D.; Silberg, Inger Elisabeth; Songstad, Nils Thomas; Vågen, Randi Tynes; Øberg, Gunn Kristin; Adde, Lars (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-25)
    Background: Early prediction of cerebral palsy (CP) using the General Movement Assessment (GMA) during the fidgety movements (FM) period has been recommended as standard of care in high-risk infants. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of GMA, alone or in combination with neonatal imaging, in predicting cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: Infants with increased risk of perinatal brain ...
  • A novel experimental paradigm with improved ecological validity reveals robust action-associated enhancement of the N1 visual event-related potential in healthy adults 

    Balla, Viktória Roxána; Szalóki, Szilvia; Kilencz, Tünde; Dalos, Vera Daniella; Németh, Roland; Csifcsak, Gabor (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-11)
    The association between an action and its sensory consequence has been linked to our sense of agency (SoA). While ecological validity is crucial in investigating such a complex phenomenon, previous paradigms focusing on the cortical analysis of movement-related images used simplified experimental protocols. Here, we examined the influence of action-associated predictive processes on visual event-related ...
  • Community Treatment Orders in an Assertive Community Treatment setting: a qualitative study of patients, care providers and responsible clinicians 

    Stuen, Hanne Kilen (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-11-01)
    This study is part of the national research-based evaluation of the 12 first assertive community treatment (ACT) teams in Norway. ACT is a model for multidisciplinary community-based treatment teams that aim to provide a full range of medical, psychosocial and rehabilitation services to people with severe mental illness. Over 30% of the patients treated in the ACT teams were subject to community ...
  • Weight underestimation linked to anxiety and depression in a cross-sectional study of overweight individuals in a Sami and non-Sami Norwegian population: the SAMINOR Study 

    Kvaløy, Kirsti; Melhus, Marita; Silviken, Anne; Broderstad, Ann Ragnhild (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-12)
    <i>Objectives</i>: Underestimation of overweight/obesity may prevent weight loss attempts, resulting in further weight gain and maintenance of overweight. Mental health benefits may nevertheless surpass negative consequences. Our main objective was to study the association between underestimation of overweight/obesity and symptoms of anxiety and depression in Sami and non-Sami populations.<p> < ...
  • A cross-country time and motion study to measure the impact of electronic medication management systems on the work of hospital pharmacists in Australia and England 

    Westbrook, Johanna; Li, Ling; Shah, Sonal; Lehnbom, Elin; Prgomet, Mirela; Schofield, Behnaz; Cresswell, Kathrin; Slee, Ann; Coleman, Jamie J; McCloughan, Lucy; Sheikh, Aziz (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-18)
    <i>Background</i>: Qualitative studies have provided important insights into how hospital pharmacists’ work changes when electronic medication management (EMM) systems are introduced. Quantitative studies of work practice change are rare. Despite the use of EMM systems internationally, there are no cross-country comparative studies of their impact on health professionals’ work. We aimed to quantify ...

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