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  • Group-based, individualized, comprehensive core stability and balance intervention provides immediate and long-term improvements in walking in individuals with multiple sclerosis: A randomized controlled trial 

    Arntzen, Ellen Christin; Straume, Bjørn; Odeh, Francis; Feys, Peter; Normann, Britt (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-03)
    <i>Objectives</i> - Walking impairments are common in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Trunk control is a prerequisite for walking; however, knowledge regarding whether core stability and balance training influence walking is limited. This study aimed to investigate the immediate and long‐term effects of a group‐based, individualized, comprehensive core stability and balance intervention ...
  • Workforce and Professional Education 

    Blair, Mitch; Gage, Heather; MacPepple, Ekelechi; Michaud, Pierre-Andre; Hilliard, Carol; Clancy, Anne; Hollywood, Eleanor; Brenner, Maria; Al-Yassin, Amina; Nitsche, Catharina (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019-05-06)
    Given that the workforce constitutes a principal resource of primary care, appraisal of models of care requires thorough investigation of the health workforce in all Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) countries. This chapter explores this in terms of workforce composition, remuneration, qualifications and training in relation to the needs of children and young people. We have focused on ...
  • Service and boundary negotiations for children with complex care needs in Europe 

    Brenner, Maria; O' Shea, Miriam; Clancy, Anne; Lundstroem, Stine; Larkin, Philip; Lignou, Sapfo; Luzi, Daniela; Olaso, Elena Montanana; Alma, Manna; Pecoraro, Fabrizio; Satherley, Rose-Marie; Tamburis, Oscar; Taylor, Keishia; Warters, Austin; Wolfe, Ingrid; Berry, Jay; Noctor, Colman; Hilliard, Carol (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019-05-06)
    Improvements in neonatal and paediatric care mean that many children with complex care needs (CCNs) now survive into adulthood. This cohort of children places great challenges on health and social care delivery in the community: they require dynamic and responsive health and social care over a long period of time; they require organisational and delivery coordination functions; and health issues ...
  • Steder, stedsfortellinger og livsmot 

    Clancy, Anne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-15)
    This essay develops an understanding of how attachment to place and how physical, virtual and symbolic places can nurture or constrain a person’s will to carry on and find meaning. The nursing home is presented as an illustration of a physical place and the online gaming world represents a virtual place. Young and old share stories of how the symbolic meaning of place or memories of place can nurture ...
  • Måleegenskaper ved den norske versjonen av Aid to Capacity Evaluation (ACE) 

    Brøndbo, Per Håkan; Halvorsen, Marianne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-14)
    Aid to Capacity Evaluation (ACE) er et semistrukturert beslutningshjelpemiddel som kan hjelpe klinikere til å vurdere pasienters beslutnings- eller samtykkekompetanse når pasienten skal ta en medisinsk beslutning. Skjemaet består av syv vurderingsområder som er vesentlige for pasientens beslutningskompetanse. Det tar 5–10 minutter å gjennomføre intervjuet. Den norske oversettelsen ble gjort i 2011 ...
  • Natur, fortellinger og sykdomserfaringer - betydning for opplevelse av livsmot 

    Balteskard, Bjørg (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-14)
    This essay is based on a description of the live-giving space of nature. The sense of local belonging, the power of narrative and the listener’s susceptibility to impressions are live-giving phenomena in a situation where disease threatens. Disease often disrupts the life one wants to live. Narrating is related to one’s identity and can help maintain continuity in a life threatened by disease. A new ...
  • Experiences of quality of life the first year after stroke in Denmark and Norway. A qualitative analysis 

    Pedersen, Synne Garder; Anke, Audny; Aadal, Lena; Pallesen, Hanne; Moe, Siri; Arntzen, Cathrine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-24)
    <i>Purpose</i>: This study aims to explore quality of life (QOL) during the first year of recovery after stroke in North Norway and Central Denmark. <p> <p><i>Method</i>: Individual in-depth interviews with 11 stroke survivors were performed twelve months after stroke onset. An interpretative, inductive approach shaped the interview process and the processing of data. <p> <p><i>Results</i>: ...
  • How to use visual methods to promote health among adolescents: A qualitative study of school nursing 

    Laholt, Hilde; Guillemin, Marilys; McLeod, Kim; Beddari, Ellinor; Lorem, Geir F (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-17)
    <i>Aims and objectives</i> - Public health nurses attended a 3‐day course to learn the use of visual methods in health dialogue with adolescents. The aim of this study was to explore how to use visual methods to promote health among adolescents in a school nursing context.<p> <p><i>Background</i> - Photovoice is a visualising technique that enables adolescents to participate in health promotion ...
  • Metacognition in psychology 

    Norman, Elisabeth; Pfuhl, Gerit; Sæle, Rannveig Grøm; Svartdal, Frode; Låg, Torstein; Dahl, Tove Irene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-25)
    How has the concept of metacognition been used within basic and applied psychological research? We begin our answer by presenting a broad definition of metacognition, a historical overview of its development and its presence in research databases. To assess which function and facets are most frequently addressed within each of the sub-disciplines, we present results from separate literature searches. ...
  • Facilitating learning and change in the daily lives of stroke survivors: A comparative analysis of municipal stroke rehabilitation services in Norway and Denmark 

    Arntzen, Cathrine; Moe, Siri; Aadal, Lena; Pallesen, Hanne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-16)
    <i>Purpose</i>: This study describes and compare the ability of professionals working in municipality stroke rehabilitation services to facilitate learning and change in the daily living of stroke survivors in two regions: one in northern Norway, the other central Denmark. <p> <p><i>Materials and Methods</i>: Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with survivors 3 and 9 months after ...
  • Bruk av kosttilskudd blant middelaldrende norske kvinner 

    Waaseth, Marit; Larsen, Hanne Næsvold; May-Britt Storø, Thoresen; Skeie, Guri (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2019-03-18)
    <p><i>Formål - </i>Å beskrive forbruksmønsteret av kosttilskudd blant middelaldrende norske kvinner med tanke på sammenheng med brukerkarakteristika, inkludert legemiddelbruk og sosioøkonomiske faktorer. <p><i>Metode - </i>Studien er en tverrsnittsanalyse av spørreskjemadata fra 3231 deltakere (født 1943-57) i Kvinner og kreftstudien. Data ble innsamlet i 2003-2006, responsrate 72 %. <p><i>Resultat ...
  • Participation in school and physical education in juvenile idiopathic arthritis in a Nordic long-term cohort study 

    Nordal, Ellen Berit; Rypdal, Veronika Gjertsen; Arnstad, Ellen Dalen; Aalto, Kristiina; Berntson, Lillemor; Ekelund, Maria; Fasth, Anders; Glerup, Mia; Herlin, Troels; Nielsen, Susan; Peltoniemi, Suvi; Zak, Marek; Songstad, Nils Thomas; Rygg, Marite (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-15)
    <i>Background</i> - The aim of the study was to describe school attendance and participation in physical education in school among children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).<p> <p><i>Methods</i> - Consecutive cases of JIA from defined geographical areas of Finland, Sweden and Norway with disease onset in 1997 to 2000 were followed for 8 years in a multi-center cohort study, aimed to be ...
  • Assisted living in rural areas: aging in blurred landscapes 

    Blix, Bodil Hansen; Hamran, Torunn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-26)
    In this article we explore the experiences and practices of care in the context of assisted living facilities (ALFs) in rural areas from the perspectives of family members, health care professionals, and senior citizen interest group representatives. Specifically, we focus on the potential for ALFs to safeguard and unify the health care policy ambitions of equity, quality, and aging in place. Focus ...
  • 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 ...

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