Recent Submissions

  • A simple algorithm for the identification of clinical COPD phenotypes 

    Burgel, Pierre-Régis; Paillasseur, Jean-Louis; Janssens, Wim; Piquet, Jacques; Ter Riet, Gerben; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith; Cosio, Borja; Bakke, Per S.; Puhan, Milo A.; Langhammer, Arnulf; Alfageme, Inmaculada; Almagro, Pere; Ancochea, Julio; Celli, Bartolomé R.; Casanova, Ciro; de-Torres, Juan P.; Decramer, Marc; Echazarreta, Andrés; Esteban, Cristobal; Punter, Rosa Mar Gomez; Han, Meilan K.; Johannessen, Ane; Kaiser, Bernhard; Lamprecht, Bernd; Lange, Peter; Leivseth, Linda; Marin, Jose M.; Martin, Francis; Martinez-Camblor, Pablo; Miravitlles, Marc; Oga, Toru; Ramírez, Ana Sofia; Sin, Don D.; Sobradillo, Patricia; Soler-Cataluña, Juan J.; Turner, Alice M.; Rivera, Francisco Javier Verdu; Soriano, Joan B.; Roche, Nicolas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    This study aimed to identify simple rules for allocating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients to clinical phenotypes identified by cluster analyses. Data from 2409 COPD patients of French/Belgian COPD ...
  • Policies Make Coherent Care Pathways a Personal Responsibility for Clinicians: A Discourse Analysis of Policy Documents about Coordinators in Hospitals 

    Høyem, Audhild; Gammon, Barbara Deede; Berntsen, Gro Karine Rosvold; Steinsbekk, Aslak (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Introduction: In response to increase of patients with complex conditions, policies prescribe measures for improving continuity of care. This study investigates policies introducing coordinator roles in Norwegian hospitals ...
  • Det kjønnsdelte arbeidsmarkedet og kvinners arbeidshelse 

    Ose, Solveig Osborg; Jiang, Lin; Bungum, Brita (SINTEF Rapport;, Research report, 2014)
    I denne rapporten har vi samlet forskningsfunn om det kjønnsdelte arbeidsmarkedet og kvinners arbeidshelse. Rapporten inneholder mange referanser til publiserte forskningsartikler fra internasjonal litteratur og fra Norge. ...
  • Risk classification of patients referred to secondary care for low back pain 

    Unsgaard-Tøndel, Monica; Kregnes, Ingunn Gunnes; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Marchand, Gunn Hege; Askim, Torunn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Background Nonspecific low back pain is characterized by a wide range of possible triggering and conserving factors, and initial screening needs to scope widely with multilevel addressment of possible factors contributing ...
  • Motivational interviewing in long-term sickness absence: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial followed by qualitative and economic studies 

    Aasdahl, Lene; Foldal, Vegard Stolsmo; Standal, Martin Inge; Hagen, Roger; Johnsen, Roar; Solbjør, Marit; Fimland, Marius Steiro; Fossen, Heidi; Jensen, Chris; Bagøien, Gunnhild; Halsteinli, Vidar; Fors, Egil Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Background Motivational interviewing (MI), mainly used and shown effective in health care (substance abuse, smoking cessation, increasing exercise and other life style changes), is a collaborative conversation (style) ...
  • The role of gender in the active attitude toward treatment and health among patients in primary health care - self-assessed health status and sociodemographic factors as moderators 

    Chylinska, Joanna; Lazarewicz, Magdalena Anna; Rzadkiewicz, Marta; Adamus, Miroslawa; Jaworski, Mariusz; Haugan, Gørill; Lillefjell, Monica; Espnes, Geir Arild; Wlodarczyk, Dorota (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Background: Active attitude toward treatment and health (ATH) leads to improved cooperation and better health outcomes in patients. Supporting it in the population of older adults is a growing need in primary care. Recognising ...
  • Neopterin as an effect modifier of the cardiovascular risk predicted by total homocysteine: A prospective 2-cohort study 

    Bjørnestad, Espen Øglænd; Borsholm, Robert Andre; Svingen, Gard Frodahl Tveitevåg; Pedersen, Eva Ringdal; Seifert, Reinhard; Midttun, Øivind; Ueland, Per Magne; Tell, Grethe S.; Bønaa, Kaare Harald; Nygård, Ottar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Background: Plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) is related to plasma neopterin, an indicator of interferon-c-mediated immune activation, and both biomarkers positively predict cardiovascular risk. We examined whether the ...
  • Is there an Association between vitamin D status and risk of chronic low bak pain? A nested case-Control analysis in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study 

    HEUCH, INGRID; Heuch, Ivar; Hagen, Knut; Mai, Xiao-Mei; Langhammer, Arnulf; Zwart, John-Anker (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Objectives: To explore potential associations between vitamin D status and risk of chronic low back pain (LBP) in a Norwegian cohort, and to investigate whether relationships depend on the season of blood sample collection. ...
  • "I am ready and willing to provide the service...though my religion frowns on abortion" Ghanaian midwives mixed attitudes to abortion services: A qualitative study 

    Oppong-Darko, Prince; Amponsa-Achiano, K; Darj, Elisabeth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Background: Unsafe abortion is a major preventable public health problem and contributes to high mortality among women. Ghana has ratified international conventions to prevent unwanted pregnancies and provide safe abortion ...
  • Normative data for diagnosing auditory processing disorder in Norwegian children aged 7-12 years 

    Mattsson, Tone Stokkereit; Follestad, Turid; Andersson, Stein; Lind, Ola; Øygarden, Jon; Nordgård, Ståle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Objective: The main purpose of this research was to obtain normative data for auditory processing tests for Norwegian speaking children. Design: Participants were administered routine audiological tests and an auditory ...
  • Maternal Smoking in Pregnancy and Offspring Depression: A cross cohort and negative control study 

    Taylor, Amy E; Carslake, David; De Mola, Christian Loret; Rydell, Mina; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Horta, Bernardo Lessa; Pearson, Rebecca; Rai, Dheeraj; Galanti, Maria Rosaria; Barros, Fernando C.; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Davey Smith, George; Munafo, Marcus R (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Previous reports suggest that offspring of mothers who smoke during pregnancy have greater risk of developing depression. However, it is unclear whether this is due to intrauterine effects. Using data from the Avon ...
  • Peak bone mass and bone microarchitecture in adults born with low birth weight preterm or at term: A cohort study 

    Balasuriya, Chandima Nirupa Dilruks; Evensen, Kari Anne Indredavik; Mosti, Mats Peder; Brubakk, Ann-Mari; Jacobsen, Geir Wenberg; Indredavik, Marit Sæbø; Schei, Berit; Stunes, Astrid Kamilla; Syversen, Unni (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Context and Objectives: Peak bone mass (PBM) is regarded as the most important determinant of osteoporosis. Growing evidence suggests a role of intrauterine programming in skeletal development. We examined PBM and trabecular ...
  • Investigating the causal effect of smoking on hay fever and asthma: A Mendelian randomization meta-analysis in the CARTA consortium 

    Skaaby, Tea; Taylor, Amy E; Jacobsen, Rikke K.; Paternoster, Lavinia; Thuesen, Betina H.; Ahluwalia, Tarunveer S.; Larsen, Sofus C.; Zhou, Ang; Wong, Andrew; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Flexeder, Claudia; Männistö, Satu; Hardy, Rebecca; Kuh, Diana; Barry, Sarah J.; Møllehave, Line Tang; Cerqueira, Charlotte; Friedrich, Nele; Bonten, Tobias N.; Noordam, Raymond; Mook-Kanamori, Dennis O.; Taube, Christian; Jessen, Leon E.; McConnachie, Alex; Sattar, Naveed; Upton, Mark N.; McSharry, Charles; Bønnelykke, Klaus; Bisgaard, Hans; Schulz, Holger; Strauch, Konstantin; Meitinger, Thomas; Peters, Annette; Grallert, Harald; Nohr, Ellen A.; Kivimäki, Mika; Kumari, Meena; Völker, Uwe; Nauck, Matthias; Völzke, Henry; Power, Chris; Hyppönen, Elina; Hansen, Torben; Jørgensen, Torben; Pedersen, Oluf; Salomaa, Veikko; Grarup, Niels; Langhammer, Arnulf; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Skorpen, Frank; Kaprio, Jaakko; Munafò, Marcus R.; Linneberg, Allan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Observational studies on smoking and risk of hay fever and asthma have shown inconsistent results. However, observational studies may be biased by confounding and reverse causation. Mendelian randomization uses genetic ...
  • 'Even though a man takes the major role, he has no right to abuse': Future male leaders' views on gender-based violence in Sri Lanka 

    Darj, Elisabeth; Wijewardena, Kumudu; Lindmark, Gunilla; Axemo, Pia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Background: Distinct gender roles influence gender inequality and build the foundation for gender-based violence. Violence against women is a major public health problem in all societies, and a violation of human rights. ...
  • Why do women not adhere to advice on maternal referral in rural Tanzania? Narratives of women and their family members 

    Pembe, Andrea; Mbekenga, Columba; Olsson, Pia; Darj, Elisabeth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Background: In most low-income countries, many women with high-risk pregnancies and complications do not reach the referral hospitals despite the provision of referral advice. Objective: To explore how antenatal maternal ...
  • Reproductive and hormonal risk factors of breast cancer: A historical perspective 

    Horn, Julie; Vatten, Lars Johan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    The complexity of breast cancer etiology has puzzled scientists for more than 300 years. In this brief review, we emphasize the importance of reproductive and hormonal factors in relation to the risk of breast cancer. By ...
  • Time to publication for publicly funded clinical trials in Australia: an observational study 

    Strand, Linn B; Clarke, Phillip; Graves, Nicholas; Barnett, Adrian Gerard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Objective: To examine the length of time between receiving funding and publishing the protocol and main paper for randomised controlled trials. Design: An observational study using survival analysis. Setting: Publicly ...
  • A systematic review of maternal smoking during pregnancy and fetal measurements with meta-analysis 

    Abraham, Miriam; Alramadhan, Salem; Iñiguez, Carmen; Duijts, Liesbeth; Jaddoe, Vincent W.V.; Den Dekker, Herman T.; Crozier, Sarah; Godfrey, Keith M.; Hindmarsh, Peter; Vik, Torstein; Jacobsen, Geir Wenberg; Hanke, Wojciech; Sobala, Wojciech; Devereux, Graham; Turner, Steve (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Background Maternal smoking during pregnancy is linked to reduced birth weight but the gestation at onset of this relationship is not certain. We present a systematic review of the literature describing associations between ...
  • Use of alcohol and drugs with addiction potential among older women and men in a population-based study. The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study 2006-2008 (HUNT3) 

    Tevik, Kjerstin Elisabeth; Selbæk, Geir; Engedal, Knut; Seim, Arnfinn; Krokstad, Steinar; Helvik, Anne-Sofie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Background Little is known about the consumption habits of older adults in Norway with respect to alcohol and the use of drugs with addiction potential, such as benzodiazepines, z-hypnotics and opioids, among regular ...
  • Strategies parents use to give children oral medicine: a qualitative study of online discussion forums 

    Bergene, Elin Høien; Rø, Torstein Baade; Steinsbekk, Aslak (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Aim: The aim of this study was to describe strategies parents use to give oral medicine to children. Methods: We conducted an Internet-based qualitative study of posts from online forums where parents discussed how to give ...

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