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  • Personalizing Virtual Reality for the Research and Treatment of Fear-Related Disorders: A Mini Review 

    Bergsnev, Kamilla; Sanchez Laws, Ana Luisa (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-04-29)
    This mini review presents the current state of the art in studies on the personalization of virtual reality for basic research and treatment of fear-related disorders. Of particular interest to the review are the choice of self-report measures and manipulations of contextual factors that researchers are using in their virtual reality procedures. As this mini review will show, work is starting ...
  • The Significance of Touch in Pediatric Physiotherapy 

    Sørvoll, Marit; Øberg, Gunn Kristin; Girolami, Gay L (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-05-31)
    Change in theoretical framework over the last decades and recent research in pediatric physiotherapy, has created a debate surrounding therapeutic touch. What is the role of or is there a need for handling and hands-on facilitated guidance (facilitation)? Does it limit and/or interfere with children’s learning and development? It is frequently argued that therapeutic touch represents a passive ...
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives and vitamin D metabolism in adolescent girls 

    Öberg, Eva Gunnel Johanna; Jorde, Rolf; Figenschau, Professor Yngve; Thorsby, Per Medbøe; Dahl, Sandra Rinne; Winther, Anne; Grimnes, Guri (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-31)
    Objective: Combined hormonal contraceptive (CHC) use has been associated with higher total 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels. Here, we investigate the relation between CHC use and vitamin D metabolism to elucidate its clinical interpretation. <p>Methods: The cross-sectional Fit Futures 1 included 1038 adolescents. Here, a subgroup of 182 girls with available 25(OH)D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D ...
  • Novel chemical-physical autopsy investigation in sudden infant death and sudden intrauterine unexplained death syndromes 

    Gatti, Antonietta M; Ristic, Marko; Stanzani, Stefano; Lavezzi, Anna M (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-08)
    Aim: Verify the presence of inorganic nanoparticle entities in brain tissue samples from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)/sudden intrauterine unexplained death syndrome (SIUDS) cases. The presence of inorganic debris could be a cofactor that compromises proper brain tissue functionality. Materials & methods: A novel autopsy approach that consists of neuropathological analysis procedures ...
  • Evaluering av handlingsplan for allmennlegetjenesten 2020–2024: Evalueringsrapport I 

    Pedersen, Kine; Godager, Geir; Rognlien, Hans David; Tyrihjell, Johannes Bjørnstad; Værnø, Susanne Gerda; Iversen, Tor; Holte, Jon Helgheim; Abelsen, Birgit; Pahle, Andreas; Augestad, Liv Ariane; Sæther, Erik Magnus (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2022-04-29)
    Dette er første evalueringsrapport for følgeevalueringen av Handlingsplan for allmennlegetjenesten 2020-2024. De samlede funnene i evalueringen, basert på analyser av registerdata, spørreskjemaundersøkelser og intervjuundersøkelser, tyder på at det fortsatt er betydelige rekrutteringsutfordringer og behov for å utvikle fastlegeordningen. Tiltakene i handlingsplanen synes å være relevante, og ...
  • Treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ: a register-based study of Norwegian women diagnosed between 1995 and 2018 

    Skjerven, Helle; Danielsen, Anders Skyrud; Schlichting, Ellen; Sahlberg, Kristine Kleivi; Hofvind, Solveig Sand-Hanssen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-04-21)
    Introduction: The incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has increased after implementation of mammographic screening. The lesion represents management challenges due to its undetermined growth pattern. We aimed to explore treatment of women aged 48-71 diagnosed with DCIS between 1995 and 2018, by detection mode and histopathological characteristics. Material and methods: Data on surgical ...
  • Pharmacist's time spent: Space for Pharmacy-based Interventions and Consultation TimE (SPICE)-an observational time and motion study 

    Karia, Ajay; Norman, Richard; Robinson, Suzanne; Lehnbom, Elin; Laba, Tracey-Lea; Durakovic, Iva; Balane, Christine; Joshi, Rohina; Webster, Ruth (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-02)
    Objective To describe the pharmacists’ workflow, including tasks and time spent, to better understand their work capacity.<p> <p>Design Cross-sectional, observational, time and motion study. <p>Setting Community pharmacies in Western Australia and New South Wales, Australia. <p>Participants Currently registered and practising pharmacists were approached using snowball sampling and selected ...
  • Adherence to screening guidelines for gestational diabetes in pregnancy 

    Grönvall, Lina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-08-08)
    Background/Objective: There are major controversies in screening and diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes. In 2017, new national guidelines were implemented in Norway. The aim of this study is to evaluate change in size of risk population for GDM, adherence to screening guidelines and follow up before and after implementation of the new guidelines. Method: This study is a retrospective ...
  • Blood Transcriptome Analysis of Septic Patients Reveals a Long Non-Coding Alu-RNA in the Complement C5a Receptor 1 Gene 

    Emblem, Åse; Knutsen, Erik; Jørgensen, Tor Erik; Fure, Hilde; Johansen, Steinar Daae; Brekke, Ole Lars; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Karlsen, Bård Ove (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-29)
    Many severe inflammation conditions are complement-dependent with the complement component C5a-C5aR1 axis as an important driver. At the RNA level, the blood transcriptome undergoes programmed expression of coding and long non-coding RNAs to combat invading microorganisms. Understanding the expression of long non-coding RNAs containing Alu elements in inflammation is important for reconstructing ...
  • Increased autonomy with capacity-based mental health legislation in Norway: a qualitative study of patient experiences of having come off a community treatment order 

    Wergeland, Nina Camilla; Fause, Åshild; Weber, Astrid; Riley, Henriette (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-04-07)
    Background: Capacity-based mental health legislation was introduced in Norway on 1 September 2017. The aim was to increase the autonomy of patients with severe mental illness and to bring mental health care in line with human rights. The aim of this study is to explore patient experiences of how far the new legislation has enabled them to be involved in decisions on their treatment after they ...
  • Identity construction in medical student stories about experiences of disgust in early nursing home placements: A dialogical narrative analysis 

    Warmington, Sally; Johansen, May-Lill; Wilson, Hamish (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-17)
    Objectives To explore medical students’ reflective essays about encounters with residents during preclinical nursing home placements.<p> <p>Design Dialogical narrative analysis aiming at how students characterise residents and construct identities in relation to them. <p>Setting Medical students’ professional identity construction through storytelling has been demonstrated in contexts including ...
  • Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors in hip fracture mortality in Norway, 2014 to 2018 - a linked multiregistry study 

    Kjærvik, Cato; Gjertsen, Jan-Erik; Stensland, Eva; Saltete-Benth, Jurate; Søreide, Odd (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-07-01)
    Aims<p> <p>This study aimed to identify risk factors (patient, healthcare system, and socioeconomic) for mortality after hip fractures and estimate their relative importance. Further, we aimed to elucidate mortality and survival patterns following fractures and the duration of excess mortality. <p>Methods<p> Data on 37,394 hip fractures in the Norwegian Hip Fracture Register from January 2014 to ...
  • Optimizing medication therapy in older hospitalized patients. Identifying potentially inappropriate medications and testing an interdisciplinary intervention 

    Johansen, Jeanette Schultz (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2022-08-26)
    The overall aim of this thesis is to provide knowledge on potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in hospitalized older patients and to investigate how clinical pharmacist services in an interdisciplinary setting can contribute to medication optimization and improve patient outcomes. First, we used national health registers to investigate how admissions to Norwegian geriatric hospital wards ...
  • Digital learning application for clinical dentistry – a pilot study 

    Ertsås, Oliver; Marjala, Matias Fosse (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-02)
    <p>Background: Microlearning is a growing trend in education which can have a positive effect on learning motivation and outcome. In health education, it has been shown to increase student knowledge and confidence in clinical procedures. Little research has been done on implementing digital learning solutions specifically aimed for clinical dental studies. Unifractal is an existing digital learning ...
  • Folkehelseperspektivet i kommunalt arbeid med bærekraftmålene – En komparativ case-studie av styringsdokumenter i to norske kommuner 

    Aarethun, Vilde (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-06-14)
    FNs bærekraftmål representerer en ny milepæl i det globale arbeidet med bærekraftig utvikling, og kommunene og fylkeskommunene er utpekt til nøkkelaktører for å realisere bærekraftmålene og en bærekraftig samfunnsutvikling i Norge. Flere studier viser imidlertid at begreper både relatert til folkehelse og bærekraft kan oppleves utfordrende å implementere og operasjonalisere i lokalt planverk når det ...
  • The experience of dependence on homecare among people ageing at home 

    Martinsen, Bente; Norlyk, Annelise; Gramstad, Astrid (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-09)
    Being dependent on homecare potentially threatens a person’s integrity and autonomy, particularly when people are dependent on help to manage basic bodily functions that involve intimacy and nudity, making the person vulnerable despite being in his or her own home. As the population continues to age and live longer, more people are expected to be dependent on homecare. The aim of this study was ...
  • Capturing minds. Towards a methods critique of questionnaire-based mental health surveys. 

    Wackers, Ger; Schille-Rognmo, Marthe (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-06-29)
    Mental health surveys of general populations use psychometric instruments derived from psychiatric symptom checklists and assessment scales. Mental health surveys of this type have become so ubiquitous and influential that the psychometric methods that are at the heart of them seem to be beyond reproach. Are these the right tools to do the job of capturing the minds of general populations? This ...
  • Ultrasound assessed carotid atherosclerosis in a general population : the Tromsø study 

    Joakimsen, Oddmund (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2000)
    As a neurologist with a special interest in cerebrovascular diseases, and with several years of practice with ultrasound examinations of extra- and intracranial arteries, I have some times experienced patients in whom ultrasound revealed unexpected findings which surprised mc, and made me wonder about etiological relationships and clinical implications. Thus, ultrasound examinations of the carotid ...
  • How life events are perceived to link to bodily distress: A qualitative study of women with chronic pelvic pain. 

    Boge-Olsnes, Cathrine Maria; Risør, Mette Bech; Øberg, Gunn Kristin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-06-28)
    Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is highly prevalent among women and the condition is poorly understood. In addition to multiple symptoms from the pelvis, CPP patients frequently suffer bodily distress like musculoskeletal pain and negative emotional, behavioral, and sexual implications. This paper is based on a qualitative study including semi-structured interviews with eight women with CPP. Our project ...
  • Boundary work in task-shifting practices – A qualitative study of reablement teams 

    Eliassen, Marianne; Moholt, Jill-Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-04-18)
    Background - Health services worldwide have provided incentives for establishing teams to accommodate complex health care tasks, enhance patient outcomes and organizational efficiency, and compensate for shortages of health care professionals. Parallel to and partly due to the increased focus on teamwork, task shifting has become a health policy. Task shifting involves new tasks and responsibilities, ...

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