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    Alrek helseklynge, Årstadveien 17
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    5020 BERGEN
  • 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
  • Show author(s) 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 (EJPC). 592-600.
  • Show author(s) 2014. A 10-year trend of insomnia prevalence in the adult Norwegian population. Sleep Medicine. 173-179.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Subjective sleep quality in relation to inhibition and heart rate variability in patients with panic disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders. 152-155.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Shift-related sleep problems vary according to work schedule. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 238-245.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Objective measures of sleep and dim light melatonin onset in adolescents and young adults with delayed sleep phase disorder compared to healthy controls. Journal of Sleep Research. 365-372.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Novel cardiovascular risk markers in depression: No association between depressive symptoms and osteoprotegerin or adiponectin in persons at high risk for sleep apnea. Journal of Affective Disorders. 400-404.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Insomnia symptoms, objectively measured sleep, and disease severity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outpatients. Sleep Medicine. 1328-1333.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Comparing physical exercise in groups to group cognitive behaviour therapy for the treatment of panic disorder in a randomized controlled trial. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 1-25.
  • Show author(s) 2012. The relationships among heart rate variability, executive functions, and clinical variables in patients with panic disorder. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 269-275.
  • Show author(s) 2012. The frequency and correlates of anxiety in patients with first-time diagnosed mild dementia. International Psychogeriatrics. 1771-1778.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Sleep apnoea, anxiety, depression and somatoform pain: a community-based high-risk sample. European Respiratory Journal. 400-407.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Screening for anxiety and depression in dialysis patients: Comparison of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 139-144.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Psychosocial challenges related to Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder. The Open Sleep Journal. 5-51.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Mortality and health-related quality of life in prevalent dialysis patients: Comparison between 12-items and 36-items short-form health survey. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Factors associated with low self-esteem in children with overweight. Obesity Facts. 722-733.
  • Show author(s) 2012. An actigraphic validation study of seven morningness-eveningness inventories. European Psychologist. 222-230.
  • Show author(s) 2011. The relationship between life-style and cardio-metabolic risk indicators in children: the importance of screen time. Acta Paediatrica. 253-259.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Ten-year trends in insomnia prevalence in Norway. Journal of Sleep Research. 292-292.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Sleep problems in general practice. A national survey of assessment and treatment routines of GPs in Norway. Journal of Sleep Research. 36-41.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Patient characteristics and predictors of sleep medication use. International Clinical Psychopharmacology. 91-100.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Health-related quality of life and depression in dialysis patients: Associations with current smoking. Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology. 46-55.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2010. A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression in COPD. Respiratory Medicine. 986-994.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Sleep and sleep disorders in chronic users of zopiclone and drug-free insomniacs. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM). 349-354.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Insomnia and long sleep duration are risk factors for later work disability. The Hordaland Health Study. Journal of Sleep Research. 122-128.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Combining acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of chronic pain in older adults. Clinical Case Studies. 296-308.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Validation of the Seven Minute Screen and Syndrom Kurztest among elderly Norwegian outpatients. International Psychogeriatrics. 807-814.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Time trends in sleep-onset difficulties among Norwegian adolescents: 1983–2005. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 889-895.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Den eldre pasienten med kroniske smerter. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1841-1842.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Clinical significance of periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) in insomnia patients. The Open Sleep Journal. 52-57.
  • Show author(s) 2008. A new scale for measuring insomnia: the Bergen Insomnia Scale. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 691-706.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Søvnsykdommer - en oversikt. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 378-393.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Seven minute screen performance in a normal elderly sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 61-67.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Seven Minute Screen performance in an elderly normal sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 764-769.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Psykologisk forståelse og behandling av søvnproblemer hos voksne. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 413-422.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Psykologers kunnskaper om søvn. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 365-371.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Prevalence and risk factors of subjective sleepiness in the general adult population. Sleep. 619-624.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Night-time thoughts in high and low worriers: Reaction to caffeine-induced sleeplessness. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 715-727.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Factors affecting health status in COPD patients with co-morbid anxiety and depression. The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 323-328.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Epworth søvnighetsskala. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 448-450.
  • Show author(s) 2006. The long-term effect of insomnia on work disability - The HUNT-2 historical cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1018-1024.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Kognitiv atferdsterapi i gruppe ved kroniske smertetilstander.Erfaringer fra en smerteklinikk. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 1169-1172.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Demens, samtykkekompetanse og rett til selvbestemmelse: Utfordringer ved behandling og forskning. Nordisk tidsskrift for menneskerettigheter. 362-371.
  • Show author(s) 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).
  • Show author(s) 2006. A comparison of actigraphy and polysomnography in older adults treated for chronic primary insomnia. Sleep. 1353-1358.
  • Show author(s) 2006. A Norwegian adaptation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire: Factor structure, reliability, validity and norms. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 281-291.
  • Show author(s) 2005. The prevalence and impact of anxiety and depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Lungeforum. 25-31.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Psykiske lidelser i eldre år. Sentrale tilstandsbilder, utbredelse og nytteverdien av psykologisk behandling. Nordisk Psykologi: teori, forskning, praksis. 86-103.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Prevalence, severity and risk factors of restless legs syndrome in the general adult population in two Scandinavian countries. Sleep Medicine. 307-312.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index testpsykologi. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 714-717.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Sleep disorders in elderly patients who take hypnotics on a regular basis. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2600-2602.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Marte meo: En veiledningsmetode anvendt i demensomsorgen. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 16-20 : port..
  • Show author(s) 2003. Psychological treatment of late-life anxiety: An empirical review. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology. 643-651.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Behavioral treatment of insomnia in older adults: An open trial comparing two interventions. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 31-48.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Valeriana som sovemiddel? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2857-2959.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Psychological characteristics of elderly insomniacs. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 425-432.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Lysbehandling: En oversikt over anvendelesområder og virkningsmekanismer. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 619-627.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Prevalence of insomnia in the adult Norwegian population. Sleep. 771-779.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Clinical assessment and treatment of insomnia. Professional Psychology:Research and Practice. 115-124.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Brief dynamic psychotherapy with older adults. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 935-947.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Tema: Aldring og eldre. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 717-720.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Psykologisk behandling i eldre år. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 731-738.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Psykologisk behandling av søvnløshet: En oversikt med vekt på atferdsorienterte metoder. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 337-344.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Psykologisk behandling av søvnløshet. En oversikt med vekt på atferdsorienterte metoder. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 337-344.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Perception of sleep in the elderly. Norsk Epidemiologi. 183-189.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia in older adults: A meta-analysis of treatment efficacy. Psychotherapy. 472-482.
  • Show author(s) 1996. Kronisk søvnløshet hos eldre. En oversikt med særlig henblikk på grunnlaget for ikke-farmakologisk behandling. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 623-633.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Pasientrettigheter, kvalitetssikring og etikk i arbeid med aldersdemente. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 8-14.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Psykoterapi med eldre - en meningsfull modell for klinisk gerontopsykologi? Nordisk Psykologi: teori, forskning, praksis. 47-58.
  • Show author(s) 1993. Perspektiver på helse i eldre år. Omsorg. 6-8.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Job stress in two different caregiving contexts: A study of professional and semiprofessional health personnel in Norway. Work & Stress. 229-240.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Eldre menneskers rapportering av smerte. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 488-493.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Aldring og smerte. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 404-411.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. Loneliness in Older Age - A Perspective from Psychology.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Therapy light rooms for patients with dementia - designing diurnal conditions for sleep, mood and behavioral problems.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Sleep and Human Ageing in Terms of Health and Regulation.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Placebo conditions and blinding in bright light therapy studies on dementia: A systematic review.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Living a Good Life in Older Age: What's sleep got to do with it? .
  • Show author(s) 2018. Combining manualised physical exercise with internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder – A feasibility study.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Augmenting CBT with physical exercise intreatment of generalised anxiety disorder in holder adults – results from a pilot study.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Treating generalised anxiety disorder in older adults using cognitive behaviour therapy augmented with physical exercise– study design and exercise protocol.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2015. A psychosocial understanding of old age- Current models and empirical underpinnings.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Sleep in older patients - A comparative polysomnographic study.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Psychological treatment studies of late-life anxiety: Presentation of trend data.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Psychological treatment studies of late-life anxiety: Developing clinically relevant studies.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Characteristics of sleep in older persons with chronic pain.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Anxiety in dementia.
  • Show author(s) 2010. A Norwegian population-based study on the risk and prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea - The Akershus sleep apnea project.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Self-reported sleep quality, objective sleep, anxiety and depression in population derived subjects with high risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Psykologisk behandling av angst og depresjon hos eldre.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Neurocognitiv funksjon ved Obstruktiv Søvnapnè Syndrom.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Måling av samtykkekompetanse hos personer med mistanke om demens.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Anxiety in dementia: Adaptation of cognitive-behavioural treatment.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Angst hos somatisk syke gamle.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Training future generations of mental health professionals: Presenting a PhD program.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Sleep disturbances in old age: A challenge to psychology.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression in COPD: A treatment option in pulmonary care.
  • Show author(s) 2007. God eller dårlig søvn - et tema for psykologer?
  • Show author(s) 2007. Cognitive behavioral therapy in groups for anxiety and depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Sleep quality, anxiety and depression in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Kognitiv atferdsterapi i gruppe ved kroniske smertetilstander hos eldre. En randomisert kontrollert studie.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Den eldre kroniske smertepasienten - data fra en norsk smerteklinikk.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Chronic pain in the elderly. A clinical randomized study.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Chronic insomnia in older adults: What is most effective - cognitive therapy (CBT) or pharmacology?
  • Show author(s) 2006. Assessing and treating anxiety in older adults - what can psychology offer?
  • Show author(s) 2005. What is the evidence of psychotherapy for anxiety in the elderly?
  • Show author(s) 2005. Psykologiske utfordringer ved behandling av angsttilstander hos eldre.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Psykologisk aldring - utvikling eller avvikling?
  • Show author(s) 2005. Psychological intervention in clinical practice.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Principles and methods in clinical geropsychology.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Livskriser og depresjoner hos eldre.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Functional capacity in old age - psychological correlates.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Aldersforskning - en forskningsagenda ved Det psykologiske fakultet.
  • Show author(s) 2005. A cognitive-behavioural perspective on insomnia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Recent and preliminary data.
  • Show author(s) 2004. What is the evidence of psychotherapy for depression in the elderly?
  • Show author(s) 2004. Performance on Cognistat in Norwegian non-demented community-dwelling elderly.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Late-life insomnia - prevalence, psychological characteristics and treatment.
  • Show author(s) 2003. What is the evidence of psychotherapy for anxiety in the elderly?
  • Show author(s) 2003. Pykologiske mekanismer ved KOLS (kronisk obstruktiv lungesykdom).
  • Show author(s) 2003. Psychogerontology - Clinical Issues.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Insomnia in the elderly - A psychobiological perspective.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Multidisciplinary research: A psychologist's view.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Early morning awakening (EMA) in the elderly: A bright light therapy study.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Ageing and Diversity: Opening Address.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Å rekruttere eldre til kliniske forsøk.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Utvikling av en forsknings- og utdanningsprofil i alderspsykologi ved Det psykologiske fakultet, UiB.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Status og fremtid for norsk aldersforskning: Mental helse og helsetjenester.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Psykologiske behandlingsmodeller i geriatrisk medisin.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Psykologisk behandling til gamle - Utfordringer i møtet med den eldre pasienten.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Angst hos eldre - forståelse og tiltak.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Å forstå demens - et interaksjonsperspektiv.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Sleep disturbances in the elderly.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Psykologiske helsetjenester for eldre - effektive modeller for tiltak.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Psykologisk intervensjon for eldre.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Psykologisk behandling for eldre: Kunnskapsstatus og utfordringer.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Preventive interventions for older adults: Early treatment in an outpatient university clinic.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Prevalence of insomnia in the general population of Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Ikke-medikamentell behandling av mentale helseproblemer hos eldre - metodiske utfordringer.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Psykologisk aldring - normalitet og variasjon.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Ikke-medikamentell behandling av angst hos eldre.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Eldres behov for psykologiske helsetjenester.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Eldre og mental helse - aktuelle forskningsområder.
  • Show author(s) 1999. A Norwegian translation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Relasjon som helsefaktor. Erfaringer fra psykoterapi med eldre.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Psychotherapy with older adults: Developing professional skills.
  • Show author(s) 1996. Psykoterapiplanlegging i arbeid med eldre.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Profesjonalitet i arbeid med aldersdemente.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Patterns of co-disability: Indicators of mental health functioning in the frail elderly.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Health in old age.
  • Show author(s) 1995. En kritisk analyse av livskvalitetsbegrepet i aldersforskningen.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Functional ability and depression in the elderly.
  • Show author(s) 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
  • Show author(s) 2003. Samtaler som forandrer. Psykologisk teori i praksis. Fagbokforlaget.
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. Relationships between pain, sleep and mood: Perceptions of symptom interaction in patients awaiting total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Sleep Research. 224-224.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Dilemmas associated with having delayed sleep phase disorder. Journal of Sleep Research. 172-172.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Anxiety in dementia: A qualitative exploration of patients' experiences of anxiety and cognitive-behavioral treatment. International Psychogeriatrics. S308-S309.
  • Show author(s) 2009. The frequency of anxiety in patients with a first time diagnosis of mild dementia. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. 652-652.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Ilness perception in end stage renal disease patients treated with haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 574-575.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Illness perception in end stage renal disease patients treated with haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 574-575.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Illnes perception in end stage renal disease patients treated with haemodialysis and Peritonel dialysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Clinical Consequences of anxiety in mild Alzheimer's disease and Dementia with Lewy bodies. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. 652-652.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Treatment of chronic insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy vs zopiclone. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 34-34.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Group cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances in patients with chronic respiratory illness. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 16-16.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Current major depression in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) rationale, design and preliminary results of a Norwegian, population-based study. Sleep. A171-A171.
  • Show author(s) 2008. CBT versus pharmacological treatment of insomnia in older adults. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 16-16.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Treatment of chronic insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy vs. zopiclone. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 329-330.
  • Show author(s) 2007. The effect of insomnia and sleep duration on work disability. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Effects of cognitive behavioural treatment (CBT) and zopiclone on measures of quality of life in insomniacs. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Cognitive behavioural therapy in groups for anxiety and depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 323-323.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Anxiety and depression in late life - challenges to assessment and treatment. International Psychogeriatrics.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Anxiety and depression in dialysis patients. Preliminary data from a Norwegian study using HAD and BDI. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 330-330.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Objective and subjective measures of daytime functioning in late-life insomnia. Sleep. A266-A266.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Insomnia as risk-factor for permanent work disability. Sleep.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Cognitive-behavioral and hypnotic treatment of chronic primary insomnia among the elderly. A randomized controlled trial. Sleep. A253-A254.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Prevalence, severity and predictors of restless legs syndrome in Norway and Denmark. Sleep.
  • Show author(s) 2004. What is the evidence of psychotherapy for anxiety in the elderly? International Psychogeriatrics. 47-47.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Sleepiness and it's correlates in a Norwegian population. Sleep. A400.
Academic literature review
  • 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) 2016. Exercise as a treatment for depression: A meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders. 67-86.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Sleep disturbances in sexual abuse victims: A systematic review. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 15-25.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Insomni. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1766-1768.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Psychological characteristics of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 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