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Journal articles
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Corbett, Anne; Pallesen, Ståle; Husebø, Bettina. 2019. Pain and sleep in patients with dementia. Current Alzheimer Research.
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Thun, Eirunn; Hjetland, Gunnhild Johnsen. 2019. Lys som intervensjon for personer med demens. SØVN. 2. 20-27.
  • Gulla, Christine; Flo, Elisabeth; Kjome, Reidun Lisbet Skeide; Husebo, Bettina. 2019. Implementing a novel strategy for interprofessional medication review using collegial mentoring and systematic clinical evaluation in nursing homes (COSMOS). BMC Geriatrics. 19: 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1139-6
  • Habiger, Torstein Frugård; Achterberg, Wilco; Flo, Elisabeth; Husebø, Bettina. 2019. Psychosis symptoms in nursing home residents with and without dementia?Cross-sectional analyses from the COSMOS study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 34: 683-691. doi: 10.1002/gps.5067
  • Husebø, Bettina; Ballard, Clive; Aarsland, Dag; Selbæk, Geir; Slettebø, Dagrun Daltveit; Gulla, Christine; Aasmul, Irene; Habiger, Torstein Frugård; Elvegaard, Tony Matias; Testad, Ingelin; Flo, Elisabeth. 2019. The effect of a multicomponent intervention on quality of Life in residents of nursing homes: A randomized controlled trial (COSMOS). Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 20: 330-339. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.11.006
  • Kjellstadli, Camilla; Han, Ling; Allore, Heather G; Flo, Elisabeth; Husebø, Bettina; Hunskaar, Steinar. 2019. Associations between home deaths and end-of-life nursing care trajectories for community-dwelling people: a population-based registry study. BMC Health Services Research. 19: 1-9. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4536-9
  • Aasmul, Irene; Husebø, Bettina; Flo, Elisabeth. 2018. Description of an advance care planning intervention in nursing homes: Outcomes of the process evaluation. BMC Geriatrics. 18: 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s12877-018-0713-7
  • Aasmul, Irene; Husebø, Bettina; Sampson, Elizabeth L.; Flo, Elisabeth. 2018. Advance Care Planning in Nursing Homes–Improving the Communication Among Patient, Family, and Staff: Results From a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (COSMOS). Frontiers in Psychology. 9: 1-10. Published 2018-12-04. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02284
  • Blytt, Kjersti Marie; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Husebø, Bettina; Flo, Elisabeth. 2018. Effects of pain treatment on sleep in nursing home patients with dementia and depression: A multicenter placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 33: 663-670. doi: 10.1002/gps.4839
  • Blytt, Kjersti Marie; Husebø, Bettina; Flo, Elisabeth; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2018. Long-term pain treatment did not improve sleep in nursing home patients with comorbid dementia and depression: A 13-week randomized placebo-controlled trial. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:134: 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00134
  • Erdal, Ane; Flo, Elisabeth; Aarsland, Dag; Ballard, Clive; Slettebø, Dagrun Daltveit; Husebø, Bettina. 2018. Efficacy and Safety of Analgesic Treatment for Depression in People with Advanced Dementia: Randomised, Multicentre, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial (DEP.PAIN.DEM). Drugs & Aging. 35: 545-558. doi: 10.1007/s40266-018-0546-2
  • Erdal, Ane; Flo, Elisabeth; Aarsland, Dag; Selbæk, Geir; Ballard, Clive; Slettebø, Dagrun Daltveit; Husebø, Bettina. 2018. Tolerability of buprenorphine transdermal system in nursing home patients with advanced dementia: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial (DEP.PAIN.DEM). Clinical Interventions in Aging. 13: 935-946. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S161052
  • Gulla, Christine; Flo, Elisabeth; Kjome, Reidun Lisbet Skeide; Husebø, Bettina. 2018. Deprescribing antihypertensive treatment in nursing home patients and the effect on blood pressure. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. 15: 275-283. doi: 10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2018.04.011
  • Kjellstadli, Camilla; Husebø, Bettina; Sandvik, Hogne; Flo, Elisabeth; Hunskaar, Steinar. 2018. Comparing unplanned and potentially planned home deaths: a population-based cross-sectional study. BMC Palliative Care. 17: 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0323-3
  • Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Meland, Eivind; Flo, Elisabeth; Mildestvedt, Thomas. 2017. High prevalence of insomnia and hypnotic use in patients visiting their general practitioner. Family Practice. 34: 20-24. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmw107
  • Blytt, Kjersti Marie; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Husebø, Bettina; Flo, Elisabeth. 2017. Clinically significant discrepancies between sleep problems assessed by standard clinical tools and actigraphy. BMC Geriatrics. 17:253: 1-8. doi: 10.1186/s12877-017-0653-7
  • Erdal, Ane; Flo, Elisabeth; Selbæk, Geir; Aarsland, Dag; Bergh, Sverre; Slettebø, Dagrun Daltveit; Husebø, Bettina. 2017. Associations between pain and depression in nursing home patients at different stages of dementia. Journal of Affective Disorders. 218: 8-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.04.038
  • Griffioen, Charlotte; Husebø, Bettina; Flo, Elisabeth; Caljouw, Monique A. A.; Achterberg, Wilco. 2017. Opioid Prescription Use in Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 8 pages. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnx268
  • Husebø, Bettina; Flo, Elisabeth; Engedal, Knut. 2017. The Liverpool Care Pathway: a systematic review discarded in cancer patients but good enough for dying nursing home patients. BMC Medical Ethics. 18:48: 1-13. doi: 10.1186/s12910-017-0205-x
  • Aasmul, Irene; Husebø, Bettina; Flo, Elisabeth. 2016. Staff distress improves by treating pain in nursing home patients with dementia: results from a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 52: 795-805. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.07.004
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Corbett, Anne; Pallesen, Ståle; Husebø, Bettina. 2016. Joint occurrence of pain and sleep disturbances in people with dementia. A systematic review. Current Alzheimer Research. 13: 539-545. doi: 10.2174/1567205013666160602234932
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Husebø, Bettina; Bruusgaard, Pernille; Gjerberg, Elisabeth; Thoresen, Lisbeth; Lillemoen, Lillian; Pedersen, Reidar. 2016. A review of the implementation and research strategies of advance care planning in nursing homes. BMC Geriatrics. 16. doi: 10.1186/s12877-016-0179-4
  • Gulla, Christine; Flo, Elisabeth; Kjome, Reidun Lisbet Skeide; Husebø, Bettina. 2016. Medication review based on clinical evaluation in nursing homes. The journal of Nursing Home Research. 2.
  • Gulla, Christine; Selbæk, Geir; Flo, Elisabeth; Kjome, Reidun Lisbet Skeide; Kirkevold, Øyvind; Husebø, Bettina. 2016. Multi-psychotropic drug prescription and the association to neuropsychiatric symptoms in three Norwegian nursing home cohorts between 2004 and 2011. BMC Geriatrics. 16:115. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/s12877-016-0287-1
  • Habiger, Torstein Frugård; Flo, Elisabeth; Achterberg, Wilco P.; Husebø, Bettina. 2016. The interactive relationship between pain, psychosis, and agitation in people with dementia: results from a cluster-randomised clinical trial. Behavioural Neurology. 2016:7036415: 1-8. Published 2016-05-10. doi: 10.1155/2016/7036415
  • Husebø, Bettina; Achterberg, Wilco; Flo, Elisabeth. 2016. Identifying and managing pain in people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia: a aystematic review. CNS Drugs. 30: 481-497. doi: 10.1007/s40263-016-0342-7
  • Aasmul, Irene; Husebø, Bettina; Flo, Elisabeth. 2015. Advance care planning in norwegian nursing homes – study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000978.166
  • Elvegaard, Tony Matias; Husebø, Bettina; Flo, Elisabeth. 2015. Aktiviteter på sykehjem - hva fungerer? Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin. 32: 55-60.
  • Flo, Elisabeth. 2015. La oss sove på det. Morgenbladet. Published 2015-11-06.
  • Flo, Elisabeth. 2015. Søvn på sykehjem. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin.
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Husebø, Bettina. 2015. Kvalitet og kompetanse på sykehjem – behov for en standard for behandling og omsorg. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin.
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Husebø, Bettina. 2015. Treating pain in dementia - are we good enough? Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. 29: 303-304. doi: 10.3109/15360288.2015.1065941
  • Husebø, Bettina; Aasmul, Irene; Flo, Elisabeth. 2015. Lindrende behandling og omsorg ved livets slutt hos personer med demens. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin. 32: 84-89.
  • Husebø, Bettina; Flo, Elisabeth; Aarsland, Dag; Selbæk, Geir; Testad, Ingelin; Gulla, Christine; Aasmul, Irene; Ballard, Clive. 2015. COSMOS-improving the quality of life in nursing home patients: Protocol for an effectiveness-implementation cluster randomized clinical hybrid trial. Implementation Science. 10. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0310-5
  • Thoresen, Camilla Kjellstadli; Flo, Elisabeth; Husebø, Bettina. 2015. Kan jeg få dø hjemme? BT. Published 2015-04-11.
  • Thun, Eirunn; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Flo, Elisabeth; Harris, Anette; Pallesen, Ståle. 2015. Sleep, circadian rhythms, and athletic performance. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 23: 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2014.11.003
  • Askvik, Kristine; Flo, Elisabeth. 2014. Svingdørsturnus like uheldig som nattevakter. Dagens medisin.
  • Corbett, Anne; Husebø, Bettina; Achterberg, Wilco P.; Aarsland, Dag; Erdal, Ane; Flo, Elisabeth. 2014. The importance of pain management in older people with dementia. British Medical Bulletin. 111: 139-148. doi: 10.1093/bmb/ldu023
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Chalder, Trudie. 2014. Prevalence and predictors of recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome in a routine clinical practice. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 63: 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.08.013
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Gulla, Christine; Husebø, Bettina. 2014. Effective pain management in patients with dementia: benefits beyond pain? Drugs & Aging. 31: 863-871. doi: 10.1007/s40266-014-0222-0
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Pallesen, Ståle; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Waage, Siri; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2014. Short rest periods between work shifts predict sleep and health problems in nurses at 1-year follow-up. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 71: 555-561. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2013-102007
  • Thoresen, Camilla Kjellstadli; Flo, Elisabeth; Husebø, Bettina. 2014. Døden flyttet inn på institusjon. Vårt land.
  • Waage, Siri; Pallesen, Ståle; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Magerøy, Nils; Flo, Elisabeth; Milia, Lee Di; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2014. Predictors of shift work disorder among nurses: a longitudinal study. Sleep Medicine. 15: 1449-1455. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2014.07.014
  • Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Flo, Elisabeth; Fiske, Eldbjørg; Grønli, Janne. 2013. Ulik forekomst av søvnlidelser mellom fylker og mellom by og land. SØVN. 5: 22-25.
  • Eldevik, Maria Fagerbakke; Flo, Elisabeth; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Pallesen, Ståle; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2013. Insomnia, excessive sleepiness, excessive fatigue, anxiety, depression and shift work disorder in nurses having less than 11 hours in-between shifts. PLOS ONE. 8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070882
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Pallesen, Ståle; Åkerstedt, Torbjørn; Magerøy, Nils; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Grønli, Janne; Nordhus, Inger Hilde; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2013. Shift-related sleep problems vary according to work schedule. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 70: 238-245. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2012-101091
  • Storemark, Sunniva Straume; Fossum, Ingrid Nesdal; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Flo, Elisabeth; Pallesen, Ståle. 2013. Personality factors predict sleep-related shift work tolerance in different shifts at 2-year follow-up: a prospective study. BMJ Open. 3. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003696
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Folkard, Simon; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Grønli, Janne; Nordhus, Inger Hilde; Pallesen, Ståle. 2012. A reliability and validity study of the Bergen shift work sleep questionnaire in nurses working three-shift rotations. Chronobiology International. 29: 937-946. doi: 10.3109/07420528.2012.699120
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Pallesen, Ståle; Magerøy, Nils; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2012. Work-related sleep problems vary according to work schedule. Journal of Sleep Research. 21: 274-274. doi: 10.1111/j.1365
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Pallesen, Ståle; Magerøy, Nils; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Grønli, Janne; Nordhus, Inger Hilde; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2012. Shift work disorder in nurses - assessment, prevalence and related health problems. PLOS ONE. 7. 9 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033981
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Magerøy, Nils; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Pallesen, Ståle; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2011. Nattarbeid gir helseproblemer. Sykepleien Forskning. 13: 70-72.
  • Flo, Elisabeth; Steine, Iris Mulders; Blågestad, Tone; Grønli, Janne; Pallesen, Ståle; Portas, Chiara Maria. 2011. Transient changes in frontal alpha asymmetry as a measure of emotional and physical distress during sleep. Brain Research. 1367: 234-249. Published 2011-01-07. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2010.09.090
Reports and theses
  • Flo, Elisabeth. 2013. Sleep and Health in Shift Working Nurses. University of Bergen.

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