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The construction of Sami identity, health, and old age in policy documents and life stories. A discourse analysis and a narrative study.
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2014-01-17)
During their lifetimes, the current cohort of elderly Sami in Norway witnessed tremendous social changes regarding the situation of the Sami people. The overall aim of the study was to explore how elderly Sami’s experiences of health and identity in old age are worked and expressed in the stories they tell about their lives. The thesis is based on a discourse analysis of Norwegian policy documents ...
Structure, function and inhibition of the serotonin transporter studied by molecular docking, -dynamics and virtual screening
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2011-09-16)
Den tre-dimensjonale (3D) strukturen til serotonin-transporteren er ukjent og arbeidet som beskrives i avhandlingen er basert på teoretiske 3D-modeller av transporteren. Modellene har blitt brukt til å simulere bevegelsene i transporterstrukturen som skjer når serotonin transporteres samt til å studere hvordan forbindelser som blokkerer transporten binder til transporteren. For å gjøre det sistnevnte ...
Clinical Nursing Terminology as Information Infrastructure : a socio-technical approach towards process oriented systems
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2013-10-30)
Abstract This work deals with a socio-technical approach towards the implementation and use of ICT systems in health care. I have highlighted important initiatives that support the development of process oriented EPR systems in Norway through interpretive case studies with focus on standards in nursing and the secondary use of information. In short, information infrastructure has been used as a ...
Associations of widespread pain sensitivity, comorbid chronic pain and psychological distress with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and abdominal pain
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2014-09-25)
This is the first report documenting widespread hyperalgesia among adolescent and adult individuals with symptoms of IBS in the general population. Results were found to be independent of sex, comorbid pain and psychological distress. Increased pain sensitivity may contribute in triggering and maintaining chronic pain, but prospective studies are needed to examine these possible causal relationships. The ...
Mental health promotion in young children : parents as a key to the identification and reduction of risk for development of disruptive behavior problems.
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2010-12-03)
The main aim of this dissertation was threefold. First, to establish norms for a psychometric inventory used to assess behavior problems. The project presents the first Norwegian standardization of an assessment tool specifically designed to measure childhood conduct problems. Norwegian norms for the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI; Robinson, Eyberg, & Ross, 1980) based on data obtained ...
Diagnosis of pneumonia in adults in general practice.
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 1992)
Cancer-related venous thromboembolism: epidemiology and risk factors
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2014-11-28)
The association between cancer and venous thromboembolism (VTE) was described already in the 19th century and cancer has later been acknowledged as one of the most important risk factors for VTE. Population-based studies on the subject with information about confounders and validated endpoints are lacking. The first aim of this thesis was to estimate the frequency of VTE among cancer patients in a ...
Safety of Treatment Provided by Homeopaths Homeopathic Aggravations, Adverse Effects and Risk Assessment
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2014-03-28)
Introduction Homeopathic treatment has a long tradition. Because of its widespread use as alternative therapy in Norway and Europe, but also in nations such as India, investigation into patient safety related to homeopathic treatment is important. Risk in homeopathy can be divided into direct and indirect risk. Direct risk is directly linked to the intervention itself while indirect risk is related ...
Aspects of the primary assessment and management of anal incontinence
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2013-04-05)
Avhandlingens tittel er ”Aspects of the primary assessment and management of anal incontinence - The introduction of a new treatment”. Disputas for graden Ph.D. finner sted 05.04.2013. Ufrivillig lekkasje av luft og avføring er en relativt vanlig og belastende tilstand, og kan gi redusert livskvalitet. Det er utviklet en ny metode for å behandle denne lidelsen, som består i å injisere et rom-oppfyllende ...
Differentiated birth care for low-risk women Medical and economic perspectives
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2013-03-08)