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  • Validity of the Polar M430 Activity Monitor in Free-Living Conditions: Validation Study 

    Henriksen, André; Grimsgaard, Sameline; Horsch, Alexander; Hartvigsen, Gunnar; Hopstock, Laila Arnesdatter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-16)
    <i>Background</i>: Accelerometers, often in conjunction with heart rate sensors, are extensively used to track physical activity (PA) in research. Research-grade instruments are often expensive and have limited battery capacity, limited storage, and high participant burden. Consumer-based activity trackers are equipped with similar technology and designed for long-term wear, and can therefore ...
  • Use of Electronic Health and Its Impact on Doctor-Visiting Decisions Among People With Diabetes: Cross-Sectional Study 

    Hansen, Anne Helen; Claudi, Tor; Årsand, Eirik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-26)
    <i>Background</i>: Despite the increasing prevalence of diabetes and increasing use of electronic health (eHealth) among people with diabetes, little is known about the association between the use of eHealth and the use of provider-based health services.<p> <p><i>Objective</i>: The objective of this study was to investigate whether the use of eHealth might change patients’ decisions regarding ...
  • Community-Working Occupational Therapists Serving as Fieldwork Supervisors: Characteristics and Associated Factors 

    Bonsaksen, Tore; Dolva, Anne-Stine; Horghagen, Sissel; Sveen, Unni; Hagby, Cathrine; Arntzen, Cathrine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-15)
    As enrollment numbers grow in occupational therapy academic programs in Norway, the need for more fieldwork placements and supervisors increases. More knowledge about factors of importance for occupational therapists’ decisions to take on the role of fieldwork supervisor may promote easier access to supervisors who are ready for the task, and it may assist in addressing the barriers for those who ...
  • Differences in emotional and pain-related language in tweets about dentists and medical doctors: Text-analysis of Twitter content 

    Johnsen, Jan-Are Kolset; Eggesvik, Trude Benedikte; Rørvik, Thea Heyerdahl; Hansen, Miriam Wöhlert; Wynn, Rolf; Kummervold, Per Egil (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-06)
    <p><i>Background - </i>Social media provides people with easy ways to communicate their attitudes and feelings to a wide audience. Many people, unfortunately, have negative associations and feelings about dental treatment due to former painful experiences. Previous research indicates that there might be a pervasive and negative occupational stereotype related to dentists and that this stereotype is ...
  • In Silico Methods for the Discovery of Orthosteric GABAB Receptor Compounds 

    Evenseth, Linn; Warszycki, Dawid; Bojarski, Andrzej J; Gabrielsen, Mari; Sylte, Ingebrigt (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-07)
    The GABA<sub>B</sub> receptor (GABA<sub>B</sub>-R) is a heterodimeric class C G protein-coupled receptor comprised of the GABA<sub>B1a/b</sub> and GABA<sub>B2</sub> subunits. The endogenous orthosteric agonist γ-amino-butyric acid (GABA) binds within the extracellular Venus flytrap (VFT) domain of the GABA<sub>B1a/b</sub> subunit. The receptor is associated with numerous neurological and ...
  • 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 ...
  • High lactose whey cheese consumption and risk of colorectal cancer - The Norwegian Women and Cancer Study 

    Barnung, Runa Borgund; Jareid, Mie; Lukic, Marko; Oyeyemi, Sunday Oluwafemi; Rudolfsen, Jan Håkon; Sovershaeva, Evgeniya; Skeie, Guri (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-22)
    The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) has increased among Norwegian women, and is among the highest in the world. In order to understand this increase, country specific dietary exposures have been investigated. The aim of this study was to quantify the association between consumption of brown cheese, a common bread topping in Norway, and colorectal, colon, and rectal cancer in the prospective ...
  • A systematic review of quality of life research in medicine and health sciences 

    Haraldstad, Kristin; Wahl, Astrid Klopstad; Andenæs, Randi; Andersen, John Roger; Andersen, Marit Helen; Beisland, Elisabeth Grov; Borge, Christine Råheim; Engebretsen, Eivind; Eisemann, Martin; Halvorsrud, Liv Torill; Hanssen, Tove Aminda; Haugstvedt, Anne; Haugland, Trude; Johansen, Venke A; Larsen, Marie Hamilton; Løvereide, Lise; Løyland, Borghild; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal; Moons, P; Norekvål, Tone M.; Ribu, Lis; Rohde, Gudrun E.; Urstad, Kristin Hjorthaug; Helseth, Sølvi (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-11)
    <i>Purpose</i>: Quality of life (QOL) is an important concept in the feld of health and medicine. QOL is a complex concept that is interpreted and defned diferently within and between disciplines, including the felds of health and medicine. The aims of this study were to systematically review the literature on QOL in medicine and health research and to describe the country of origin, target groups, ...
  • What makes women with food hypersensitivity do self-management work? 

    Jakobsen, Monika Dybdahl; Obstfelder, Aud; Braaten, Tonje; Abelsen, Birgit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-08)
    <i>Background</i>: Managing a chronic condition takes work, and it is considered important that patients carry out this work. However, knowledge is lacking on what elements enhance self-management work. Persons with food hypersensitivity (FH) seem to do self-management work despite the relatively little support they receive. Our aim is to explore what makes women with FH carry out the work of ...
  • Spasticity, gait, and balance in patients with multiple sclerosis: A cross‐sectional study 

    Norbye, Anja M. Davis; Midgard, Rune; Thrane, Gyrd (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-09)
    <p><i>Objective - </i>More than 80% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are affected by spasticity. Spasticity is known to reduce quality of life and contribute to additional symptoms, such as pain and reduced mobility, but the association between spasticity, balance, and mobility has not yet been established. Our aim was to examine whether a relationship exists between spasticity in the lower ...
  • Perspectives on treatment side effects in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumour: a qualitative study 

    Fauske, Lena; Hompland, Ivar; Lorem, Geir F; Bondevik, Hilde; Bruland, Øyvind S (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-30)
    <i>Background</i>: This study aims to explore how patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) experience the adverse efects of treatment, as expressed by the individuals themselves.<p> <p><i>Methods</i>: A qualitative, phenomenological and hermeneutic design was applied. Twenty patients with metastatic GIST participated in the study. In-depth and semi-structured interviews ...
  • A Three-dimensional Ex Vivo Viability Assay Reveals a Strong Correlation Between Response to Targeted Inhibitors and Mutation Status in Melanoma Lymph Node Metastases 

    Flørenes, Vivi Ann; Flem-Karlsen, Karine; McFadden, Erin; Bergheim, Inger Riise; Nygaard, Vigdis; Nygård, Vegard Mokleiv; Farstad, Inger Nina; Øy, Geir Frode; Emilsen, Elisabeth; Fleten, Karianne Giller; Ree, Anne Hansen; Flatmark, Kjersti; Gullestad, Hans Petter; Hermann, Robert; Ryder, Truls; Wernhoff, Patrik; Mælandsmo, Gunhild Mari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-05-13)
    Although clinical management of melanoma has changed considerably in recent years, intrinsic treatment resistance remains a severe problem and strategies to design personal treatment regimens are highly warranted. We have applied a three-dimensional (3D) <i>ex vivo</i> drug efficacy assay, exposing disaggregated cells from 38 freshly harvested melanoma lymph node metastases and 21 patient derived ...
  • Do patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and somatoform tendencies benefit from antireflux surgery? 

    Fuchs, Hans Friedrich; Babic, Benjamin; Fuchs, Karl-Hermann; Breithaupt, Wolfram; Varga, Garbor; Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-21)
    <p><i>BACKGROUND - </i>The clinical presentation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) shows a large symptom variation also in different intensities among patients. As several studies have shown, there is a large overlap in the symptomatic spectrum between proven GERD and other disorders such as dyspepsia, functional heartburn and/or somatoform disorders. <p><i>AIM - </i>To prospectively ...
  • Health-related quality of life after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a single centre's experience 

    Ørbo, Marte; Karlsen, Sidsel Fredheim; Pedersen, Ellinor Phillips; Hermansen, Stig Eggen; Rønning, Per Bjørnerud; Aas, Kathrine Nergård; Næsheim, Torvind; Myrmel, Truls (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-05-07)
    <i>Aims</i>: The aims of this study were to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) among patients treated with extracorpo-real membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in northern Norway over a period of 27years (1988–2015) and to identify variables related to HRQL.<p> <p><i>Methods and results</i>: A retrospective inquiry of the ECMO registry at the University Hospital of North Norway identified 74 ...
  • Perceptions of assessment in Norwegian occupational therapy students 

    Bonsaksen, Tore; Gramstad, Astrid; Mørk, Gry; Johnson, Susanne Grødem (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    In addition to securing minimum standards of learning among students, assessment is increasingly used as a tool to improve students’ learning. Assessment quality is measured as part of the Course Experience Questionnaire; however, the original ‘appropriate assessment’ scale has demonstrated ambiguous psychometric properties. The current study aimed to gain knowledge about occupational therapy students’ ...
  • Change in physical activity is not associated with change in mental distress among adolescents: The Tromsø Study: Fit Futures 

    Opdal, Ida Marie; Morseth, Bente; Handegård, Bjørn Helge; Lillevoll, Kjersti; Ask, Helga; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Horsch, Alexander; Furberg, Anne-Sofie; Rosenbaum, Simon; Rognmo, Kamilla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-09)
    <i>Background</i>: Previous research shows that physical activity has a protective effect on mental distress in adults, but the relationship is less researched and seems more ambiguous for adolescents. Studies in this field have typically been cross-sectional by design and based on self-reported physical activity measures, which are known to be vulnerable to response bias. The aim of this study ...
  • The Evidence Base for an Ideal Care Pathway for Frail Multimorbid Elderly: Combined Scoping and Systematic Intervention Review 

    Berntsen, Gro Karine Rosvold; Strisland, Frode; Malm-Nicolaisen, Kristian; Smaradottir, Berglind; Fensli, Rune Werner; Røhne, Mette (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-22)
    <i>Background</i>: There is a call for bold and innovative action to transform the current care systems to meet the needs of an increasing population of frail multimorbid elderly. International health organizations propose complex transformations toward digitally supported (1) Person-centered, (2) Integrated, and (3) Proactive care (Digi-PIP care). However, uncertainty regarding both the design and ...
  • Recruitment and inclusion procedures as "pain killers" in clinical trials? 

    Nothnagel, Helen; Brown Menard, Martha; Kvarstein, Gunnvald; Norheim, Arne Johan; Weiss, Thomas; Puta, Christian; Mist, Scott D; Musial, Frauke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-03)
    <p><i>Background - </i>Recruitment and inclusion procedures in clinical trials are time critical. This holds particularly true for studies investigating patients with fluctuating symptom patterns, like those with chronic neck pain. In a feasibility study on neck pain, we found a clinically relevant decrease in pain ratings within the recruitment period. This paper analyses the phenomenon and gives ...
  • Neural cell adhesion molecule Negr1 deficiency in mouse results in structural brain endophenotypes and behavioral deviations related to psychiatric disorders 

    Singh, Katyayani; Jayaram, Mohan; Kaare, Maria; Leidmaa, Este; Jagomäe, Toomas; Heinla, Indrek; Hickey, Miriam A.; Kaasik, Allen; Schäfer, Michael K.; Innos, Jürgen; Lilleväli, Kersti; Philips, Mari-Anne; Vasar, Eero (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-01)
    Neuronal growth regulator 1 (NEGR1) belongs to the immunoglobulin (IgLON) superfamily of cell adhesion molecules involved in cortical layering. Recent functional and genomic studies implicate the role of NEGR1 in a wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders, such as major depression, schizophrenia and autism. Here, we investigated the impact of <i>Negr1</i> deficiency on brain morphology, neuronal ...
  • Impact of multiple stressors on sea bed fauna in a warming Arctic 

    Jørgensen, Lis Lindal; Primicerio, Raul; Ingvaldsen, Randi Brunvær; Fossheim, Maria; Strelkova, Natalia; Thangstad, Trude Hauge; Manushin, Igor; Zakharov, Denis (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-03)
    The Arctic Barents Sea is experiencing a record temperature increase, a poleward shift in the distributions of commercial fish stocks, and invasion by the snow crab, a new predator. To evaluate benthic community vulnerability when exposed to seawater warming, bottom trawling, and predation from a new predator, we used a trait-based approach and applied this to an extensive dataset of >450 megabenthic ...

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