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  • Anxiety through the life span – measurement, conceptualization and intervention
  • Developing treatment studies of late-life anxiety and sleep disorders
  • Expanding the reach of evidence-based mental health care to older people
  • Develop optimal scientific environments for young researchers in the field of ageing

MAIN TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
1985 –            Professional psychology programme, and PhD – within clinical, health and community psychology and sleep medicine, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
2015 –            Health psychology and Behavioural Medicine in the professional medical programme, University of Oslo, Norway
2010 – 2017   Head of PhD program and curriculum at the Faculty of Psychology, (UiB)

Academic article
  • 2013. Neuropsychological performance in older insomniacs. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition. 34-48.
  • 2013. Effect of a family-based cognitive behavioural intervention on body mass index, self-esteem and symptoms of depression in children with obesity (aged 7-13): A randomised waitinglist controlled trial. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. E116-E128.
  • 2012. Sleep in older chronic pain patients: a comparative polysomnographic study. The Clinical Journal of Pain. 277-283.
  • 2012. Obstructive sleep apnea, verbal memory, and executive function in a community-based high-risk population identified by the Berlin Questionnaire Akershus Sleep Apnea Project. Sleep and Breathing. 223-231.
  • 2012. Knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease among Norwegian psychologists: the Alzheimer’s disease knowledge scale. Aging & Mental Health. 521-528.
  • 2012. Insomnia, nightmare frequency, and nightmare distress in victims of sexual abuse: the role of perceived social support and abuse characteristics. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1827-1843.
  • 2012. Circulating cytokine concentrations are not associated with major depressive disorder in a community-based cohort. General Hospital Psychiatry. 262-267.
  • 2012. An actigraphic validation study of seven morningness-eveningness inventories. European Psychologist. 222-230.
  • 2012. A reliability and validity study of the Bergen shift work sleep questionnaire in nurses working three-shift rotations. Chronobiology International. 937-946.
  • 2011. The relationship between life-style and cardio-metabolic risk indicators in children: the importance of screen time. Acta Paediatrica. 253-259.
  • 2011. Psychiatric disorders, body mass index and C-reactive protein in dialysis patients. General Hospital Psychiatry. 454-461.
  • 2011. Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and concentration of C-reactive protein in Type D personality persons without cardiovascular disease. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation. 504-509.
  • 2011. Major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, and cardiac biomarkers in subjects at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea. Psychosomatic Medicine. 378-384.
  • 2011. A Norwegian population-based study on the risk and prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Sleep Research. 162-170.
  • 2010. The relationship between school day sleep duration and body mass index in Norwegian children (aged 10-12). International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 214-220.
  • 2010. Ten-year trends in insomnia prevalence in Norway. Journal of Sleep Research. 292-292.
  • 2010. Sleep problems in general practice. A national survey of assessment and treatment routines of GPs in Norway. Journal of Sleep Research. 36-41.
  • 2010. Patient characteristics and predictors of sleep medication use. International Clinical Psychopharmacology. 91-100.
  • 2010. Health-related quality of life and depression in dialysis patients: Associations with current smoking. Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology. 46-55.
  • 2010. Characteristics of sleep in older persons with chronic pain: A study based on actigraphy and self-reporting. The Clinical Journal of Pain. 132-137.
  • 2010. A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression in COPD. Respiratory Medicine. 986-994.
  • 2010. A Norwegian population-based study on the risk and prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Sleep Research.
  • 2009. The effectiveness of cognitive and behavioural treatment of chronic pain in the elderly: A quantitative review. Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings. 254-262.
  • 2009. Sleep and sleep disorders in chronic users of zopiclone and drug-free insomniacs. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM). 349-354.
  • 2009. Insomnia and long sleep duration are risk factors for later work disability. The Hordaland Health Study. Journal of Sleep Research. 122-128.
  • 2009. Combining acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of chronic pain in older adults. Clinical Case Studies. 296-308.
  • 2008. Validation of the Seven Minute Screen and Syndrom Kurztest among elderly Norwegian outpatients. International Psychogeriatrics. 807-814.
  • 2008. Time trends in sleep-onset difficulties among Norwegian adolescents: 1983–2005. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 889-895.
  • 2008. Den eldre pasienten med kroniske smerter. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1841-1842.
  • 2008. Daytime functioning in older patients suffering from chronic insomnia: Treatment outcome in a randomized controlled trial comparing CBT with Zopiclone. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 623-641.
  • 2008. Clinical significance of periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) in insomnia patients. The Open Sleep Journal. 52-57.
  • 2008. A new scale for measuring insomnia: the Bergen Insomnia Scale. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 691-706.
  • 2007. Søvnsykdommer - en oversikt. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 378-393.
  • 2007. Seven minute screen performance in a normal elderly sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 61-67.
  • 2007. Seven Minute Screen performance in an elderly normal sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 764-769.
  • 2007. Psykologisk forståelse og behandling av søvnproblemer hos voksne. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 413-422.
  • 2007. Psykologers kunnskaper om søvn. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 365-371.
  • 2007. Prevalence and risk factors of subjective sleepiness in the general adult population. Sleep. 619-624.
  • 2007. Night-time thoughts in high and low worriers: Reaction to caffeine-induced sleeplessness. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 715-727.
  • 2007. Factors affecting health status in COPD patients with co-morbid anxiety and depression. The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 323-328.
  • 2007. Epworth søvnighetsskala. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 448-450.
  • 2006. The long-term effect of insomnia on work disability - The HUNT-2 historical cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1018-1024.
  • 2006. Seven minute screen performance in a normal elderly sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • 2006. Kognitiv atferdsterapi i gruppe ved kroniske smertetilstander.Erfaringer fra en smerteklinikk. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 1169-1172.
  • 2006. Demens, samtykkekompetanse og rett til selvbestemmelse: Utfordringer ved behandling og forskning. Nordisk tidsskrift for menneskerettigheter. 362-371.
  • 2006. Cognitive behavioral therapy vs zopiclone for treatment of chronic primary insomnia in older adults - A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
  • 2006. A comparison of actigraphy and polysomnography in older adults treated for chronic primary insomnia. Sleep. 1353-1358.
  • 2006. A Norwegian adaptation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire: Factor structure, reliability, validity and norms. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 281-291.
  • 2005. The prevalence and impact of anxiety and depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Lungeforum. 25-31.
  • 2005. The Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI): the state scale in detecting mental disorders in geriatric patients. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 629-634.
  • 2005. The Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI): the state scale in detecting mental disorders in geriatric patients. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 629-634.
  • 2005. The Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory ( STAI): the state scale in detecting mental disorders in geriatric patients. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 629-634.
  • 2005. Psykiske lidelser i eldre år. Sentrale tilstandsbilder, utbredelse og nytteverdien av psykologisk behandling. Nordisk Psykologi: teori, forskning, praksis. 86-103.
  • 2005. Prevalence, severity and risk factors of restless legs syndrome in the general adult population in two Scandinavian countries. Sleep Medicine. 307-312.
  • 2005. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index testpsykologi. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 714-717.
  • 2005. Bright light treatment has limited effect in subjects over 55 years with mild early morning awakening. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 759-770.
  • 2004. Sleep disorders in elderly patients who take hypnotics on a regular basis. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2600-2602.
  • 2004. Marte meo: En veiledningsmetode anvendt i demensomsorgen. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 16-20 : port..
  • 2003. Psychological treatment of late-life anxiety: An empirical review. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology. 643-651.
  • 2003. Behavioral treatment of insomnia in older adults: An open trial comparing two interventions. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 31-48.
  • 2002. Valeriana som sovemiddel? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2857-2959.
  • 2002. Psychological characteristics of elderly insomniacs. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 425-432.
  • 2002. Lysbehandling: En oversikt over anvendelesområder og virkningsmekanismer. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 619-627.
  • 2001. Prevalence of insomnia in the adult Norwegian population. Sleep. 771-779.
  • 2001. Clinical assessment and treatment of insomnia. Professional Psychology:Research and Practice. 115-124.
  • 1999. Brief dynamic psychotherapy with older adults. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 935-947.
  • 1999. Brief dynamic psychotherapy with older adults. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 935-947.
  • 1998. Tema: Aldring og eldre. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 717-720.
  • 1998. Psykologisk behandling i eldre år. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 731-738.
  • 1998. Psykologisk behandling av søvnløshet: En oversikt med vekt på atferdsorienterte metoder. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 337-344.
  • 1998. Psykologisk behandling av søvnløshet. En oversikt med vekt på atferdsorienterte metoder. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 337-344.
  • 1998. Perception of sleep in the elderly. Norsk Epidemiologi. 183-189.
  • 1998. Perception of sleep in the elderly. Norsk Epidemiologi. 183-189.
  • 1998. Non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia in older adults: A meta-analysis of treatment efficacy. Psychotherapy. 472-482.
  • 1996. Kronisk søvnløshet hos eldre. En oversikt med særlig henblikk på grunnlaget for ikke-farmakologisk behandling. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 623-633.
  • 1995. Pasientrettigheter, kvalitetssikring og etikk i arbeid med aldersdemente. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 8-14.
  • 1994. Psykoterapi med eldre - en meningsfull modell for klinisk gerontopsykologi? Nordisk Psykologi: teori, forskning, praksis. 47-58.
  • 1993. Perspektiver på helse i eldre år. Omsorg. 6-8.
  • 1991. Job stress in two different caregiving contexts: A study of professional and semiprofessional health personnel in Norway. Work & Stress. 229-240.
  • 1991. Eldre menneskers rapportering av smerte. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 488-493.
  • 1991. Aldring og smerte. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 404-411.
Academic lecture
  • 2020. Loneliness in Older Age - A Perspective from Psychology.
  • 2019. Physical exercise augmented cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with generalized anxiety disorder – scientific rationale, study protocol, and preliminary findings for the Pexacog trial.
  • 2018. Therapy light rooms for patients with dementia - designing diurnal conditions for sleep, mood and behavioral problems.
  • 2018. Sleep and Human Ageing in Terms of Health and Regulation.
  • 2018. Placebo conditions and blinding in bright light therapy studies on dementia: A systematic review.
  • 2018. Physical exercise augmented cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with generalised anxiety disorder (PEXACOG): Study protocol and feasibility results from a randomised controlled trial.
  • 2018. Living a Good Life in Older Age: What's sleep got to do with it? .
  • 2018. Combining manualised physical exercise with internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder – A feasibility study.
  • 2018. Augmenting CBT with physical exercise intreatment of generalised anxiety disorder in holder adults – results from a pilot study.
  • 2016. Treating generalised anxiety disorder in older adults using cognitive behaviour therapy augmented with physical exercise– study design and exercise protocol.
  • 2015. Participant Experiences of Augmented Treatment Combining Internet Based CBT and Physical Exercise as Treatment for Panic Disorder - Preliminary Findings from Qualitative Interviews. iN Anders Hovland (Chair), Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders.
  • 2015. Combining Internet Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Physical Exercise as Treatment for Panic Disorder - Treatment Protocol and Preliminary Results from a Feasibility Study. In: Anders Hovland (Chair), Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders.
  • 2015. Augmenting Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Physical Exercise for Older Adults with Generalised Anxiety Disorder - A Randomized Controlled Trial. In: Anders Hovland (Chair, Augmenting CBT with physical exercise for anxiety disorders.
  • 2015. A psychosocial understanding of old age- Current models and empirical underpinnings.
  • 2011. Physical exercise compared to cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for panic disorder: a randomized controlled trial. Physical exercise compared to cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for panic disorder: a randomized controlled trial. (2011, September). In E. W. Martinsen (Chair), Physical exercise in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders.
  • 2010. Sleep in older patients - A comparative polysomnographic study.
  • 2010. Psychological treatment studies of late-life anxiety: Presentation of trend data.
  • 2010. Psychological treatment studies of late-life anxiety: Developing clinically relevant studies.
  • 2010. Characteristics of sleep in older persons with chronic pain.
  • 2010. Anxiety in dementia.
  • 2010. A Norwegian population-based study on the risk and prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea - The Akershus sleep apnea project.
  • 2009. Self-reported sleep quality, objective sleep, anxiety and depression in population derived subjects with high risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  • 2009. Psykologisk behandling av angst og depresjon hos eldre.
  • 2009. Neurocognitiv funksjon ved Obstruktiv Søvnapnè Syndrom.
  • 2009. Måling av samtykkekompetanse hos personer med mistanke om demens.
  • 2009. Anxiety in dementia: Adaptation of cognitive-behavioural treatment.
  • 2009. Angst hos somatisk syke gamle.
  • 2008. Training future generations of mental health professionals: Presenting a PhD program.
  • 2008. Sleep disturbances in old age: A challenge to psychology.
  • 2008. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression in COPD: A treatment option in pulmonary care.
  • 2007. God eller dårlig søvn - et tema for psykologer?
  • 2007. Cognitive behavioral therapy in groups for anxiety and depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • 2006. Sleep quality, anxiety and depression in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • 2006. Kognitiv atferdsterapi i gruppe ved kroniske smertetilstander hos eldre. En randomisert kontrollert studie.
  • 2006. Den eldre kroniske smertepasienten - data fra en norsk smerteklinikk.
  • 2006. Chronic pain in the elderly. A clinical randomized study.
  • 2006. Chronic insomnia in older adults: What is most effective - cognitive therapy (CBT) or pharmacology?
  • 2006. Assessing and treating anxiety in older adults - what can psychology offer?
  • 2005. What is the evidence of psychotherapy for anxiety in the elderly?
  • 2005. Psykologiske utfordringer ved behandling av angsttilstander hos eldre.
  • 2005. Psykologisk aldring - utvikling eller avvikling?
  • 2005. Psychological intervention in clinical practice.
  • 2005. Principles and methods in clinical geropsychology.
  • 2005. Livskriser og depresjoner hos eldre.
  • 2005. Functional capacity in old age - psychological correlates.
  • 2005. Aldersforskning - en forskningsagenda ved Det psykologiske fakultet.
  • 2005. A cognitive-behavioural perspective on insomnia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Recent and preliminary data.
  • 2004. What is the evidence of psychotherapy for depression in the elderly?
  • 2004. Performance on Cognistat in Norwegian non-demented community-dwelling elderly.
  • 2004. Late-life insomnia - prevalence, psychological characteristics and treatment.
  • 2003. What is the evidence of psychotherapy for anxiety in the elderly?
  • 2003. Pykologiske mekanismer ved KOLS (kronisk obstruktiv lungesykdom).
  • 2003. Psychogerontology - Clinical Issues.
  • 2003. Insomnia in the elderly - A psychobiological perspective.
  • 2002. Multidisciplinary research: A psychologist's view.
  • 2002. Early morning awakening (EMA) in the elderly: A bright light therapy study.
  • 2002. Ageing and Diversity: Opening Address.
  • 2001. Å rekruttere eldre til kliniske forsøk.
  • 2001. Utvikling av en forsknings- og utdanningsprofil i alderspsykologi ved Det psykologiske fakultet, UiB.
  • 2001. Status og fremtid for norsk aldersforskning: Mental helse og helsetjenester.
  • 2001. Psykologiske behandlingsmodeller i geriatrisk medisin.
  • 2001. Psykologisk behandling til gamle - Utfordringer i møtet med den eldre pasienten.
  • 2001. Angst hos eldre - forståelse og tiltak.
  • 2000. Å forstå demens - et interaksjonsperspektiv.
  • 2000. Sleep disturbances in the elderly.
  • 2000. Psykologiske helsetjenester for eldre - effektive modeller for tiltak.
  • 2000. Psykologisk intervensjon for eldre.
  • 2000. Psykologisk behandling for eldre: Kunnskapsstatus og utfordringer.
  • 2000. Preventive interventions for older adults: Early treatment in an outpatient university clinic.
  • 2000. Prevalence of insomnia in the general population of Norway.
  • 2000. Ikke-medikamentell behandling av mentale helseproblemer hos eldre - metodiske utfordringer.
  • 1999. Psykologisk aldring - normalitet og variasjon.
  • 1999. Ikke-medikamentell behandling av angst hos eldre.
  • 1999. Eldres behov for psykologiske helsetjenester.
  • 1999. Eldre og mental helse - aktuelle forskningsområder.
  • 1999. A Norwegian translation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire.
  • 1998. Relasjon som helsefaktor. Erfaringer fra psykoterapi med eldre.
  • 1998. Psychotherapy with older adults: Developing professional skills.
  • 1996. Psykoterapiplanlegging i arbeid med eldre.
  • 1995. Profesjonalitet i arbeid med aldersdemente.
  • 1995. Patterns of co-disability: Indicators of mental health functioning in the frail elderly.
  • 1995. Health in old age.
  • 1995. En kritisk analyse av livskvalitetsbegrepet i aldersforskningen.
  • 1994. Functional ability and depression in the elderly.
  • 1992. Profiling mental health in old age: Theoretical and methodological implications. (I: Proceedings fra 11. Nordiske kogress i gerontologi, Odense, 28.06-01.07).
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 2003. Samtaler som forandrer. Psykologisk teori i praksis. Fagbokforlaget.
Abstract
  • 2016. Relationships between pain, sleep and mood: Perceptions of symptom interaction in patients awaiting total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Sleep Research. 224-224.
  • 2012. Polysomnographic measures of sleep in adolescents and young adults with delayed sleep phase disorder and healthy controls on a self-chosen sleep schedule. Journal of Sleep Research. 6-6.
  • 2012. Medication use and its relation to measures on sleep, pain, depression and anxiety in older chronic pain patients. Journal of Sleep Research. 370-370.
  • 2012. Dilemmas associated with having delayed sleep phase disorder. Journal of Sleep Research. 172-172.
  • 2011. Anxiety in dementia: A qualitative exploration of patients' experiences of anxiety and cognitive-behavioral treatment. International Psychogeriatrics. S308-S309.
  • 2009. The frequency of anxiety in patients with a first time diagnosis of mild dementia. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. 652-652.
  • 2009. Ilness perception in end stage renal disease patients treated with haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 574-575.
  • 2009. Illness perception in end stage renal disease patients treated with haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 574-575.
  • 2009. Illnes perception in end stage renal disease patients treated with haemodialysis and Peritonel dialysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
  • 2009. Clinical Consequences of anxiety in mild Alzheimer's disease and Dementia with Lewy bodies. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. 652-652.
  • 2008. Treatment of chronic insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy vs zopiclone. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 34-34.
  • 2008. Group cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances in patients with chronic respiratory illness. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 16-16.
  • 2008. Current major depression in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) rationale, design and preliminary results of a Norwegian, population-based study. Sleep. A171-A171.
  • 2008. CBT versus pharmacological treatment of insomnia in older adults. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 16-16.
  • 2007. Treatment of chronic insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy vs. zopiclone. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 329-330.
  • 2007. The effect of insomnia and sleep duration on work disability. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • 2007. Psychosomatic aspects of obstructive sleep APNEA syndrome (OSAS). Design, rationale (and preliminary results) of a Norwegian, population-based study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 322-323.
  • 2007. Effects of cognitive behavioural treatment (CBT) and zopiclone on measures of quality of life in insomniacs. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • 2007. Cognitive behavioural therapy in groups for anxiety and depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 323-323.
  • 2007. Anxiety and depression in late life - challenges to assessment and treatment. International Psychogeriatrics.
  • 2007. Anxiety and depression in dialysis patients. Preliminary data from a Norwegian study using HAD and BDI. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 330-330.
  • 2006. Objective and subjective measures of daytime functioning in late-life insomnia. Sleep. A266-A266.
  • 2006. Insomnia as risk-factor for permanent work disability. Sleep.
  • 2006. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is more effective than hypnotic treatment. a randomized controlled trial of elderly chronic primary insomniacs. Journal of Sleep Research. 158-158.
  • 2006. Cognitive-behavioral and hypnotic treatment of chronic primary insomnia among the elderly. A randomized controlled trial. Sleep. A253-A254.
  • 2005. Prevalence, severity and predictors of restless legs syndrome in Norway and Denmark. Sleep.
  • 2004. What is the evidence of psychotherapy for anxiety in the elderly? International Psychogeriatrics. 47-47.
  • 2004. Sleepiness and it's correlates in a Norwegian population. Sleep. A400.
Academic literature review
  • 2020. Light interventions and sleep, circadian, behavioral, and psychological disturbances in dementia: A systematic review of methods and outcomes. 1-12.
  • 2016. Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis. 67-86.
  • 2012. Sleep disturbances in sexual abuse victims: A systematic review. 15-25.
  • 2009. Insomni. 1766-1768.
  • 2005. Psychological characteristics of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A review. 429-443.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

RREPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Molde, H., Hynninen, K. M., Torsheim, T., Bendixen, A. B., Engedal, K., Pachana, N. A., & Nordhus, I. H. (2017). A bifactor and item response analysis of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory. International Psychogeriatrics, 10, 1647-56.
  2. Blågestad, T, Pallesen, S., Grønli, J., Tang, N. K., & Nordhus, I. H. (2016). How perceived pain influence sleep and mood more than the reverse: A novel, exploratory study with patients awaiting total hip arthroplasty. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 01689.
  3. Kvam, S., Kleppe, C. L., Nordhus, I. H. & Hovland, I. H. (2016). Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders,15, 67-86.
  4. Blågestad, T. F., Nordhus, I. H., Grønli, J., Engesaether, L. B., Ruths, S., Ranhoff, A. H., Bjorvatn, B., & Pallesen, S. (2016). Prescription trajectories and effect of total hip arthroplasty on the use of analgesics, hypnotics, antidepressants and anxiolytics: Results from a population of total hip arthroplasty patients. PAIN 157, 643-51.
  5. Hovland, A., Johansen, H., Sjøbø, T., Vøllestad, J., Nordhus, I. H., Pallesen, S., Havik, O. E., Martinsen, E. W., & Nordgreen, T. (2015). A feasibility study on combining Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy with physical exercise as treatment for panic disorder: Treatment protocol and preliminary results. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 44, 275-87.
  6. Einvik, G., Drammen, T., Namtvedt, S. K., Hrubos-Strøm, H., Randby, A., Kristiansen, H. A., Nordhus, I. H., Somers, V. K., & Omland, T. (2014).  Type D personality is associated with increased prevalence of ventricular arrhythmias in community-residing persons without coronary heart disease. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 21, 592-600.
  7. Danielsen, Y. S., Nordhus, I. H., Júlíusson P. B., Mæhle, M., & Pallesen, S. (2013). Effect of a family-based cognitive behavioural intervention on body mass index, self-esteem and symptoms of depression in children with obesity (aged 7-13): a randomised waiting-list controlled trial. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 7, 116-128.
  8. Hynninen, M. J., Pallesen, S., Hardie, J., Eagan, T. M., Bjorvatn, B., Bakke, P., & Nordhus, I. H. (2013).  Insomnia symptoms, objectively measured sleep, and disease severity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outpatients. Sleep Medicine, 14, 1328-1333.
  9. Hovland, A., Pallesen, S., Hammar, A., Hansen, A. L., Thayer, J. F., Sivertsen, B., Tarvainen, M. P., & Nordhus, I. H. (2013). Subjective sleep quality in relation to inhibition and heart rate variability in patients with panic disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 15,152-155.
  10. Hovland, A., Nordhus, I. H., Sjøbø, T., Gjestad, B. A., Birknes, B., Martinsen, E.W., Torsheim, T., & Pallesen, S. (2013). Comparing physical exercise in groups to group cognitive behaviour therapy for the treatment of panic disorder in a randomized controlled trial. Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 408-432.
  11. Hovland, A., Pallesen, S., Hammar, Å., Hansen, A. L., Thayer, J. F., Tarvainen, M. P., & Nordhus, I. H. (2012). The relationships among heart rate variability, executive functions, and clinical variables in patients with panic disorder. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 86, 269-275.
  12. Hynninen, M. J., Breitve, M. H., Rongve, A., Aarsland, D., Nordhus, I. H. (2012). The frequency and correlates of anxiety in patients with first-time diagnosed mild dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 24, 1771-8.

2015 –             Professor II, Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway         

  

2016 –            As part of the UiB initiative to strengthen the collaboration between UiB researchers and relevant scientific environments in Japan on Health Welfare and Technology research, I am the initiator of a cooperation on a recent bright light treatment study for dementia patients in our faculty and relevant researchers at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.           

2016 –            A multicultural project on the measurement and analysis of anxiety in older adults, the establishing a multinational dataset based on advanced psychometric analyses for conceptual modelling                          

2016 – 2021   A multidisciplinary project Historicizing the ageing self: Literature, medicine, psychology and law, funded by RCN, Programme for cultural conditions underlying social change (SAMKUL)  

2014 – 2019   A regional project on Anxiety and mood disorders in dementia – a health region study, funding from the University of Bergen and the Western Health Region, Norway 

2014 – 2018    A national project on Sleep and chronic pain in hip replacement patients, funding from the University of Bergen, the Meltzer Fund, and Kavli Research Center for Ageing and Dementia, Haraldsplass Diaconal Hospital, Bergen, Norway