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  • E-mailElisabeth.Flo@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 88 85+47 930 46 492
  • Visitor Address
    Alrek helseklynge, Årstadveien 17
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7807
    5020 BERGEN

Elisabeth Flo-Groeneboom is a psychologist and professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen (UiB). She took a PhD in sleep and worked at the Center for Geriatric and Nursing Home Medicine at UiB during the postdoctoral period. Today, her research and teatching focus is on non-pharmacological interventions, sleep, life course, and functioning in the elderly and people with dementia.

Current research is of a translational nature with a clinical applied focus, from experiments in the light lab to implementing multicomponent interventions in large-scale Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT).

Flo-Groeneboom is the leader of the Human Light Lab, including 4 PhD students, 2 postdocs, and 2 professors.  

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. The effects of bright light treatment on affective symptoms in people with dementia: a 24-week cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry. 1-16.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Sleep and its association with pain and depression in nursing home patients with advanced dementia -a cross-sectional study. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Ambient bright light treatment improved proxy-rated sleep but not sleep measured by actigraphy in nursing home patients with dementia: a placebo-controlled randomised trial. BMC Geriatrics. 1-15.
  • Show author(s) 2020. New knowledge on the impact of sleep disturbances illustrates the urgent need to address sleep problems in nursing home residents. International Psychogeriatrics.
  • Show author(s) 2020. General practitioners' provision of end-of-life care and associations with dying at home: a registry-based longitudinal study. Family Practice. 340-347.
  • Show author(s) 2020. An Actigraphy-Based Validation Study of the Sleep Disorder Inventory in the Nursing Home. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) 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. 330-339.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Psychosis symptoms in nursing home residents with and without dementia?Cross-sectional analyses from the COSMOS study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 683-691.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Implementing a novel strategy for interprofessional medication review using collegial mentoring and systematic clinical evaluation in nursing homes (COSMOS). BMC Geriatrics. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 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. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 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. 935-946.
  • Show author(s) 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. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 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. 545-558.
  • Show author(s) 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. 663-670.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Description of an advance care planning intervention in nursing homes: Outcomes of the process evaluation. BMC Geriatrics. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Deprescribing antihypertensive treatment in nursing home patients and the effect on blood pressure. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. 275-283.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Comparing unplanned and potentially planned home deaths: a population-based cross-sectional study. BMC Palliative Care. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 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. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 2017. High prevalence of insomnia and hypnotic use in patients visiting their general practitioner. Family Practice. 20-24.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Clinically significant discrepancies between sleep problems assessed by standard clinical tools and actigraphy. BMC Geriatrics. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Associations between pain and depression in nursing home patients at different stages of dementia. Journal of Affective Disorders. 8-14.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The interactive relationship between pain, psychosis, and agitation in people with dementia: results from a cluster-randomised clinical trial. Behavioural Neurology. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) 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. 795-805.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Multi-psychotropic drug prescription and the association to neuropsychiatric symptoms in three Norwegian nursing home cohorts between 2004 and 2011. BMC Geriatrics. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Identifying and managing pain in people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia: a aystematic review. CNS Drugs. 481-497.
  • Show author(s) 2016. A review of the implementation and research strategies of advance care planning in nursing homes. BMC Geriatrics.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Treating pain in dementia - are we good enough? Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. 303-304.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Lindrende behandling og omsorg ved livets slutt hos personer med demens. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin. 84-89.
  • Show author(s) 2015. COSMOS-improving the quality of life in nursing home patients: Protocol for an effectiveness-implementation cluster randomized clinical hybrid trial. Implementation Science.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The importance of pain management in older people with dementia. British Medical Bulletin. 139-148.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Short rest periods between work shifts predict sleep and health problems in nurses at 1-year follow-up. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 555-561.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Prevalence and predictors of recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome in a routine clinical practice. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Predictors of shift work disorder among nurses: a longitudinal study. Sleep Medicine. 1449-1455.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Effective pain management in patients with dementia: benefits beyond pain? Drugs & Aging. 863-871.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Shift-related sleep problems vary according to work schedule. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 238-245.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Personality factors predict sleep-related shift work tolerance in different shifts at 2-year follow-up: a prospective study. BMJ Open.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Insomnia, excessive sleepiness, excessive fatigue, anxiety, depression and shift work disorder in nurses having less than 11 hours in-between shifts. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Shift work disorder in nurses - assessment, prevalence and related health problems. PLOS ONE. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. A reliability and validity study of the Bergen shift work sleep questionnaire in nurses working three-shift rotations. Chronobiology International. 937-946.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Transient changes in frontal alpha asymmetry as a measure of emotional and physical distress during sleep. Brain Research. 234-249.
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2014. Søvn og smerter blant pasienter med demens.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2015. The effect of pain and pain treatment on agitation and psychosis in nursing home patients suffering from dementia.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2019. DEM.LIGHT: Lysterapirom for betra søvn, døgnrytme, åtferd og humør hos sjukeheimspasientar med demens.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Placebo conditions and blinding in bright light therapy studies on dementia: A systematic review.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Few planned home deaths in Norway. A population-based cross-sectional study. (Oral session O6.2.1).
  • Show author(s) 2017. Effects of pain treatment on sleep in People With dementia and depression: a placebo-controlled randomised clinical trial.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Pain and sleep in persons with dementia.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Short rest periods of less than 11 hours between work shifts predict sleep and health problems in nurses at one year follow-up.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Shift-rotations with less than 11 hours rest periods predict shift work disorder, excessive sleepiness and pathological fatigue in nurses at one year follow-up.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Shift work disorder in nurses.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Shift work disorder - operationalization, prevalence and related health outcome in nurses.
Non-fiction book
  • Show author(s) 2019. Eldreboken: Diagnoser og behandling. Fagbokforlaget.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2013. Ulik forekomst av søvnlidelser mellom fylker og mellom by og land. SØVN. 22-25.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Nattarbeid gir helseproblemer. Sykepleien Forskning. 70-72.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) 2015. Kan jeg få dø hjemme? BT.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Døden flyttet inn på institusjon. Vårt land.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2019. Sleep in Nursing Home Patients: Clinical Assessment and the Effects of Pain Treatment on Sleep.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Sleep and Health in Shift Working Nurses.
Interview
  • Show author(s) 2012. Skiftarbeid gir søvnproblemer.
Abstract
  • Show author(s) 2020. The acute effects of light on alertness, cognition, and mood: a systematic review. Journal of Sleep Research.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Medication review based on clinical evaluation in nursing homes. The journal of Nursing Home Research.
  • Show author(s) 2015. La oss sove på det. Morgenbladet.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Advance care planning in norwegian nursing homes – study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Work-related sleep problems vary according to work schedule. Journal of Sleep Research. 274-274.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2020. The acute effects of light on alertness, cognition, and mood: a systematic review.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Ambient bright light treatment improved subjectively measured sleep but not sleep measured by actigraphy in nursing home patients with dementia: A placebo-controlled randomized trial.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Pain, depression and their association with sleep in nursing home patients with advanced dementia .
  • Show author(s) 2019. ENLIGHT: effects of light on cognition in dementia.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Designing of diurnal light conditions for improved circadian rhythms in dementia - An intervention study.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Staff distress improves by treating pain in nursing home patients with dementia .
  • Show author(s) 2016. "Sleep in Nursing Home Patients: A Cross-sectional Study Using Actigraphic and Informant-observed Assessments of Sleep Disturbances" .
  • Show author(s) 2015. Psychosis and agitation and their interactive relationship to pain in people with dementia: results from a randomized clinical trial.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Multi-psychotropic drug prescription in nursing home patients with dementia.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Implementation of Advance Care Planning in Norwegian Nursing Homes An effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial .
  • Show author(s) 2015. Implementation of Advance Care Planning in Norwegian Nursing Homes .
  • Show author(s) 2015. Implementation and Research Strategies of Advance Care Planning in Nursing Homes. A Review of the Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2015. High prevalence of DSM-5/ICSD-3 insomnia, self-reported sleep problems, and hypnotic use in patients visiting their general practitioner.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Epidemiology of Home Death in Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Daytime sleep and Activity - a Descriptive Study of Elderly Nursing Home Patients in Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Insomnia and non-restorative sleep.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Systematic study of insomnia symptoms in relation to work schedule.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Bergen Shift Work Sleep Questionnaire: a new and comprehensive measurement of shift work related sleep disturbances.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Shift work disorder and its relation to reduced Health-related quality of life.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) 2020. Scoping review: Intergenerational resource transfer and possible enabling factors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). 1-22.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Light interventions and sleep, circadian, behavioral, and psychological disturbances in dementia: A systematic review of methods and outcomes. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) 2017. The Liverpool Care Pathway: a systematic review discarded in cancer patients but good enough for dying nursing home patients. BMC Medical Ethics. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Opioid Prescription Use in Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Joint occurrence of pain and sleep disturbances in people with dementia. A systematic review. Current Alzheimer Research. 539-545.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Søvn på sykehjem. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Sleep, circadian rhythms, and athletic performance. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Kvalitet og kompetanse på sykehjem – behov for en standard for behandling og omsorg. Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Aktiviteter på sykehjem - hva fungerer? Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin. 55-60.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) 2019. Lys som intervensjon for personer med demens. SØVN. 20-27.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Svingdørsturnus like uheldig som nattevakter. Dagens medisin.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

ENLIGHT Optimal light conditions for improved memory and mood

The ENLIGHT project investigates whether light therapy represents an effective way to improve the lives of people with dementia. The lack of studies on light as a non-pharmacological therapy including people with dementia makes this important for further theoretical and methodological development.

COSMOS

COSMOS (COmmunication, Systematic pain assessment and treatment, Medication review, Organization of activities, and Safety) is a practical intervention aimed to improve the quality of life in nursing home patients. The intervention combines the most effective research results to improve staff competence, and patients’ mental health, safety, quality of life and to reduce psychotropic drug use and costs. A total of 545 patients from 67 nursing home units from the eastern and western part of Norway were included.

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