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Leif Edvard Aarø

Adjunct Professor
  • E-mailLeif.Aaro@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Christiesgt. 13
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7807
    5020 Bergen
Academic article
  • Knapstad, Marit; Sivertsen, Børge; Knudsen, Ann Kristin; Smith, Otto Robert Frans; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Lønning, Kari Jussi; Skogen, Jens Christoffer. 2019. Trends in self-reported psychological distress among college and university students from 2010 to 2018. Psychological Medicine. 9 pages.
  • Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Knapstad, Marit; Smith, Otto Robert Frans; Tell, Grethe S.; Lie, Rolv T.; Nilsen, Thomas Sevenius; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2019. Hvordan bør rekrutteringen til folkehelseundersøkelsene gjennomføres? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1462-1467.
  • Katahoire, Anne Ruhweza; Banura, Cecily; Muhwezi, Wilson Winstons; Bastien, Sheri; Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Klepp, Knut Inge; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2019. Effects of a school-based intervention on frequency and quality of adolescent-parent/caregiver sexuality communication: Results from a randomized-controlled trial in Uganda. Aids and Behavior. 91-104.
  • Knapstad, Marit; Lervik, Linn Vathne; Sæther, Solbjørg Makalani Myrtveit; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Smith, Otto Robert Frans. 2019. Effectiveness of Prompt Mental Health Care, the Norwegian Version of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 1-16.
  • Sivertsen, Børge; Vedaa, Øystein; Harvey, Allison G.; Glozier, Nick; Pallesen, Ståle; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Lønning, Kari Jussi; Hysing, Mari. 2018. Sleep patterns and insomnia in young adults: a national survey of Norwegian university students. Journal of Sleep Research. 10 pages.
  • de Vries, P J; Davids, E L; Mathews, C; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2018. Measuring adolescent mental health around the globe: psychometric properties of the self-report Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in South Africa, and comparison with UK, Australian and Chinese data. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences (EPS). 369-380.
  • Wang, Mari Vaage; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Ystrøm, Eivind. 2018. Language Delay and Externalizing Problems in Preschool Age: A Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 923-933.
  • Clench-Aas, Jocelyne; Nes, Ragnhild Bang; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. The perceived constraints subscale of the Sense of Mastery Scale: dimensionality and measurement invariance. Quality of Life Research. 127-138.
  • Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Øverland, Simon Nygaard; Smith, Otto Robert Frans; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. The factor structure of the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist (HSCL-25) in a student population: A cautionary tale. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 357-365.
  • Braverman, Marc T; Hoogesteger, Lisa A; Johnson, Jessica A; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. Supportive of a smoke-free campus but opposed to a 100% tobacco-free campus: Identification of predictors among university students, faculty, and staff. Preventive Medicine. 20-26.
  • Eggers, Sander M.; Mathews, Catherine; Aarø, Leif Edvard; McClinton-Appollis, Tracy; Bos, Arjan E.R.; de Vries, Hein. 2017. Predicting primary and secondary abstinence among adolescent boys and girls in the Western Cape, South Africa. Aids and Behavior. 1417-1428.
  • Smith, Otto Robert Frans; Alves, Daniele Evelin; Knapstad, Marit; Haug, Ellen; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. Measuring mental well-being in Norway: validation of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS). BMC Psychiatry. 9 pages.
  • Mmbaga, Elia John; Kajula, Lusajo; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Kilonzo, Mrema; Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Eggers, Sander Matthijs; de Vries, Hein; Kaaya, Sylvia. 2017. Effect of the PREPARE intervention on sexual initiation and condom use among adolescents aged 12-14: A cluster randomised controlled trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. BMC Public Health. 10 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. EEA and Norway Grants – reducing social and economic disparities in Europe. Editorial. Journal of Health Inequalities. 3-4.
  • Askeland, Kristin Gärtner; Sivertsen, Børge; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; La Greca, Annette M.; Tell, Grethe S.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Hysing, Mari. 2017. Alcohol and drug use among internationally adopted adolescents: Results from a Norwegian population-based study. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 226-235.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Mazur, Joanna; Zatonski, Witold Anton; Samdal, Oddrun. 2016. Trends in smoking among Polish and Norwegian youth 1986-2014. Journal of Health Inequalities. 44-51.
  • Eggers, Sander M.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Bos, Arjan E.R.; Mathews, Catherine; Kaaya, Sylvia F.; Onya, Hans; de Vries, Hein. 2016. Sociocognitive Predictors of Condom Use and Intentions Among Adolescents in Three Sub-Saharan Sites. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 353-365.
  • Sælid, Gry Anette; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Holte, Arne; Tambs, Kristian; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2016. Positive mental health effects of the Coping With Strain (CWS) course on employees: a four-year longitudinal randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. 158-175.
  • Chen, Xi Jing; Leith, Helen; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Manger, Terje; Gold, Christian. 2016. Music therapy for improving mental health problems of offenders in correctional settings: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Experimental Criminology. 209-228.
  • Mathews, Catherine; Eggers, Sander Matthijs; Townsend, Loraine; Aarø, Leif Edvard; de Vries, Petrus J.; Mason-Jones, Amanda J.; de Koker, Petra; Appollis, Tracy McClinton; Mtshizana, Yolisa Y.; Koech, Joy; Wubs, Annegreet Gera; de Vries, Hein. 2016. Effects of PREPARE, a Multi-component, School-Based HIV and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Programme on Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviour and IPV: Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial. Aids and Behavior. 1821-1840.
  • Braverman, Marc T; Stawski, Robert S; Samdal, Oddrun; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2016. Daily smoking and subjective health complaints in adolescence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 102-110.
  • Sælid, Gry Anette; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Holte, Arne; Tambs, Kristian; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2016. Coping With Strain (CWS) course – its effects on depressive symptoms: A four-year longitudinal randomized controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 321-327.
  • Wold, Bente; Littlecott, H.; Tynjala, J; Samdal, Oddrun; Moore, L; Roberts, C; Kannas, L; Villberg, J; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2016. Changes from 1986 to 2006 in reasons for liking leisure-time physical activity among adolescents. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 951-959.
  • Melkevik, Ole; Hauge, Lars Johan; Bendtsen, Pernille; Reneflot, Anne; Mykletun, Arnstein; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2016. Associations between delayed completion of high school and educational attainment and symptom levels of anxiety and depression in adulthood. BMC Psychiatry. 7 pages.
  • Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Kaaya, Sylvia F.; Onya, Hans; Mathews, Catherine. 2015. Social cognition variables and victimization as predictors of sexual debut among adolescents in South Africa and Tanzania: a multi-group SEM analysis. Aids and Behavior. 2141-2151.
  • Forsman, Anna K.; Wahlbeck, Kristian; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Alonso, Jordi; Barry, Margaret M; Brunn, Matthias; Cardoso, Graça; Cattan, Mima; de Girolamo, Giovanni; Eberhard-Gran, Malin; Evans-Lacko, Sara; Fiorillo, Andrea; Hansson, Lars; Haro, Josep Maria; Hazo, Jean-Baptiste; Hegerl, Ulrich; Katschnig, Heinz; Knappe, Susanne; Luciano, Mario; Miret, Marta; Nordentoft, Merete; Obradors-Tarragó, Carla; Pilgrim, David; Ruud, Torleif; Salize, Hans Joachim; Stewart-Brown, Sarah L.; Tómasson, Kristinn; van der Feltz-Cornelis, Christina M.; Ventus, Daniel B.J.; Vuori, Jukka; Värnik, Airi. 2015. Research priorities for public mental health in Europe: recommendations of the ROAMER project. European Journal of Public Health. 249-254.
  • Mathews, Catherine; Eggers, Sander Matthijs; De Vries, Petrus J.; Mason-Jones, Amanda J.; Townsend, Loraine; Aarø, Leif Edvard; de Vries, Hein. 2015. Reaching the hard to reach: Longitudinal investigation of adolescents' attendance at an after-school sexual and reproductive health programme in Western Cape, South Africa. BMC Public Health. 12 pages.
  • Askeland, Kristin Gärtner; Hysing, Mari; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Tell, Grethe Seppola; Sivertsen, Børge. 2015. Mental health problems and resilience in international adoptees: results from a population-based study of Norwegian adolescents aged 16-19 years. Journal of Adolescence. 48-56.
  • Devine-Wright, Hannah; Abraham, Charles; Onya, Hans; Ramatsea, Susan; Themane, Mahlapahlapana; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2015. Correlates of condom use and condom-use motivation among young South Africans. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 674-683.
  • Namisi, Francis Sande; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Kaaya, Sylvia; Kajula, Lusajo Joel; Kilonzo, Gad P.; Onya, Hans; Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Mathews, Catherine. 2015. Adolescents' communication with parents, other adult family members and teachers on sexuality: effects of school-based interventions in South Africa and Tanzania. Aids and Behavior. 2162-2176.
  • Rise, Jostein; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Halkjelsvik, Torleif; Kovac, Velibor Bobo. 2014. The distribution and role of causal beliefs, inferences of responsibility, and moral emotions on willingness to help addicts among Norwegian adults. Addiction Research and Theory. 117-125.
  • Wang, Mari Vaage; Lekhal, Ratib; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Holte, Arne; Schjølberg, Synnve. 2014. The developmental relationship between language and motor performance from 3 to 5 years of age: a prospective longitudinal population study. BMC Psychology. 10 pages.
  • Tjora, Tore; Hetland, Jørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Wold, Bente; Wiium, Nora; Øverland, Simon Nygaard. 2014. The association between smoking and depression from adolescence to adulthood. Addiction. 1022-1030.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Mathews, Catherine; Kaaya, Sylvia; Katahoire, Anne Ruhweza; Onya, Hans; Abraham, Charles; Klepp, Knut Inge; Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Eggers, Sander Matthijs; de Vries, Hein. 2014. Promoting sexual and reproductive health among adolescents in southern and eastern Africa (PREPARE): project design and conceptual framework. BMC Public Health. 18 pages.
  • Eggers, Sander M.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Bos, Arjan E.R; Mathews, Catherine; de Vries, Hein. 2014. Predicting condom use in South Africa: A test of two integrative models. Aids and Behavior. 135-145.
  • Natvig, Henrik; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2014. Effects of induced compliance on alcohol use: Evaluation of a school-based intervention among Norwegian 8th graders. Nordic Psychology. 2-19.
  • Kajula, Lusajo Joel; Sheon, Nicolas; de Vries, Hein; Kaaya, Sylvia F.; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2014. Dynamics of parent-adolescent communication on sexual health and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. Aids and Behavior. S69-S74.
  • Wang, Mari Vaage; Lekhal, Ratib; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Schjølberg, Synnve. 2014. Co-occuring development of early childhood communication and motor skills: results from a population-based longitudinal study. Child: Care, Health and Development. 77-84.
  • Hauge, Lars Johan; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Torgersen, Leila; Vollrath, Margarete E. 2013. Smoking during consecutive pregnancies among primiparous women in the population-based Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 428-434.
  • Protogerou, Cleo; Flisher, Alan J; Wild, Lauren G.; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2013. Predictors of condom use in South African university students: a prospective application of the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. E23-E36.
  • Gold, Christian; Mössler, Karin ; Grocke, Denise; Heldal, Tor Olav; Tjemsland, Lars; Aarre, Trond F.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Rittmannsberger, Hans; Stige, Brynjulf; Assmuss, Jørg; Rolvsjord, Randi. 2013. Individual music therapy for mental health care clients with low therapy motivation: multicentre randomised controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 319-331.
  • Namisi, Francis Sande; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Kaaya, Sylvia; Onya, Hans E; Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Mathews, Catherine. 2013. Condom use and sexuality communication with adults: a study among high school students in South Africa and Tanzania. BMC Public Health. 11 pages.
  • Bakhturidze, George; Mittelmark, Maurice B; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Peikrishvili, Nana T. 2013. Attitudes towards smoking restrictions and tobacco advertisement bans in Georgia. BMJ Open. 9 pages.
  • Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Mathews, Catherine; Onya, Hans E; Mbwambo, Jessie. 2013. Associations Between Attitudes Toward Violence and Intimate Partner Violence in South Africa and Tanzania. Violence and Victims. 324-340.
  • Protogerou, C; Flisher, Alan J; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Mathews, Catherine. 2012. The theory of planned behavior as a framework for predicting sexual risk behavior in sub-Saharan African youth: A critical review. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 428-434.
  • Bakhturidze, George; Peikrishvili, Nana T.; Mittelmark, Maurice B; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2012. The public's attitudes towards tobacco sales restrictions: Evidence from a nationally representative survey in the former Soviet state of Georgia. Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe. 99-108.
  • Johansen, Rune; Rognerud, Marit Aase; Sundet, Jon Martin; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2012. Observed trends in mental health: A strategy to adjust for nonresponse bias and demographic changes in survey data. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 681-688.
  • Tjora, Tore; Hetland, Jørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Wold, Bente; Øverland, Simon Nygaard. 2012. Late-onset smokers: how many, and associations with health behaviours and socioeconomic status. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 537-543.
  • Mathews, Cathy; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Grimsrud, Anna; Flisher, Alan J.; Kaaya, Sylvia; Onya, Hans; Schaalma, Herman; Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Mukoma, Wanjiru; Klepp, Knut Inge. 2012. Effects of the SATZ teacher-led school HIV prevention programmes on adolescent sexual behaviour: cluster randomised controlled trials in three sub-Saharan African sites. International Health. 111-122.
  • Jøsendal, Ola; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2012. Adolescent smoking behavior and outcome expectancies. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 129-135.
  • Helleve, Arnfinn; Flisher, Alan J.; Onya, Hans; Mathews, Catherine; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Klepp, Knut Inge. 2011. The association between students' perceptions of a caring teacher and sexual initiation. A study among South African high school students. Health Education Research. 847-858.
  • Wiium, Nora; Øverland, Simon; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2011. Smoking cessation among Norwegian adolescents and young adults: preferred cessation methods. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 154-160.
  • Wiium, Nora; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2011. Outcome expectations and use of smokeless tobacco (snus): A cross-sectional study among young Norwegian snus users. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 64-70.
  • Tjora, Tore; Hetland, Jørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Øverland, Simon Nygaard. 2011. Distal and proximal family predictors of adolescents' smoking initiation and development. A longitudinal latent curve model analysis. BMC Public Health.
  • Clench-Aas, Jocelyne; Nes, Ragnhild Bang; Dalgard, Odd Steffen; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2011. Dimensionality and measurement invariance in the Satisfaction with Life Scale in Norway. Quality of Life Research. 1307-1317.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Herbec, Aleksandra; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Manczuk, M; Zatonski, W. 2011. Depressive episodes and depressive tendencies among a sample of adults in Kielce, south-eastern Poland. AAEM: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine. 273-278.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Breivik, Kyrre; Klepp, Knut Inge; Kaaya, Sylvia; Onya, Hans; Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Helleve, Arnfinn; Flisher, Alan J. 2011. An HIV/AIDS knowledge scale for adolescents: item response theory analyses based on data from a study in South Africa and Tanzania. Health Education Research. 212-224.
  • Braverman, Marc T; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Bontempo, Daniel E; Hetland, Jørn. 2010. Bar and restaurant workers' attitudes towards Norway's comprehensive smoking ban: a growth curve analysis. Tobacco Control. 240-247.
  • Øverland, Simon Nygaard; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Lindbak, Rita Lill. 2010. Associations between schools' tobacco restrictions and adolescents' use of tobacco. Health Education Research. 748-756.
  • Øverland, Simon Nygaard; Tjora, Tore; Hetland, Jørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2010. Associations between adolescent socioeducational status and use of snus and smoking. Tobacco Control. 291-296.
  • Ragnarsson, Anders; Onya, Hans E; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2009. Young people's understanding of HIV: A qualitative study among school students in Mankweng, South Africa. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 101-106.
  • Wiium, N; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Hetland, J. 2009. Subjective attractiveness and perceived trendiness in smoking and snus use: a study among young Norwegians. Health Education Research. 162-172.
  • Namisi, Francis Sande; Flisher, Alan J; Øverland, Simon; Bastien, Sheri; Onya, Hans; Kaaya, Sylvia; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2009. Sociodemographic variations in communication on sexuality and HIV/AIDS with parents, family members and teachers among in-school adolescents: A multi-site study in Tanzania and South Africa. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 65-74.
  • Onya, Hans; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Madu, Sylvester N. 2009. Social outcome expectations regarding delayed sexual debut among adolescents in Mankweng, South Africa. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 92-100.
  • Wiium, Nora; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Hetland, Jørn. 2009. Psychological reactance and adolescents' attitudes toward tobacco-control measures. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 1718-1738.
  • Mathews, Cathy; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Flisher, Alan J.; Mukoma, Wanjiru; Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Schaalma, Herman. 2009. Predictors of first sexual intercourse among adolescents in Cape Town, South Africa. Health Education Research. 1-10.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Flisher, Alan J; Kaaya, Sylvia; Onya, Hans; Namisi, Francis S; Wubs, Annegreet. 2009. Parental education as an indicator of socioeconomic status: Improving quality of data by requiring consistency across measurement occasions. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 16-27.
  • Mukoma, Wanjiru; Flisher, Alan J; Helleve, Arnfinn; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Mathews, Catherine; Kaaya, Sylvia; Klepp, Knut Inge. 2009. Development and test-retest reliability of a research instrument designed to evaluate school-based HIV/AIDS interventions in South Africa and Tanzania. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 7-15.
  • Wubs, Annegreet G; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Flisher, Alan J; Bastien, Sheri; Onya, Hans E; Kaaya, Sylvia; Mathews, Catherine. 2009. Dating violence among school students in Tanzania and South Africa: Prevalence and socio-demographic variations. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 75-86.
  • Schaalma, Herman; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Flisher, Alan J; Mathews, Catherine; Kaaya, Sylvia; Onya, Hans; Ragnarsson, Anders; Klepp, Knut-Inge. 2009. Correlates of intention to use condoms among Sub-Saharan African youth: The applicability of the theory of planned behaviour. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 87-91.
  • Ragnarsson, Anders; Onya, Hans E.; Thorson, Anna; Ekström, Anna Mia; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2008. Young males' gendered sexuality in the era of HIV and AIDS in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Qualitative Health Research. 739-746.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Lindbak, Rita Lill; Øverland, Simon Nygaard; Hetland, Jørn. 2008. Tobakksbruk blant norske ungdomsskoleelever 1975–2005. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1815-1819.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Lindbak, Rita Lill; Øverland, Simon Nygaard; Hetland, Jørn. 2008. Tobakksbruk blant norske ungdomsskoleelever 1875-2005. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1815-1819.
  • Mykletun, Arnstein; Øverland, Simon; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Liabø, Hanne-Marthe; Stewart, Robert. 2008. Smoking in relation to anxiety and depression: Evidence from a large population survey: The HUNT study. European psychiatry. 77-84.
  • Øverland, Simon Nygaard; Hetland, Jørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2008. Røyking og snusbruk blant ungdommar i 2004 og 2007. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1820-1824.
  • Øverland, S; Hetland, J; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2008. Relative harm of snus and cigarettes: what do norwegian adolescents say? Tobacco Control. 422-425.
  • Øverland, Simon Nygaard; Hetland, Jørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2008. Relative harm of snus and cigarettes: What do Norwegian adolescents say? Tobacco Control. 422-425.
  • Hetland, Jørn; Hetland, Hilde; Mykletun, Reidar J.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Matthiesen, Stig Berge. 2008. Employees' job satisfaction after the introduction of a total smoke-ban in bars and restaurants in Norway. Health Promotion International. 302-310.
  • Hetland, Jørn; Hetland, Hilde; Mykletun, Reidar J.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Matthiesen, Stig Berge. 2008. Employees' job satisfaction after the introduction of a total smoke-ban in bars and restaurants in Norway. Health Promotion International. 302-310.
  • Braverman, Marc T.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Hetland, Jørn. 2008. Changes in smoking among restaurant and bar employees following Norway's comprehensive smoking ban. Health Promotion International. 5-15.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Flisher, Alan J.; Kaaya, Sylvia; Onya, Hans; Fuglesang, Minou; Klepp, Knut-Inge; Schaalma, Herman. 2006. Promoting sexual and reproductive health in early adolescence in South Africa and Tanzania: Development of a theory- and evidence-based intervention programme. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 150-158.
  • Øverland, Simon; Glozier, Nicholas; Mæland, John Gunnar; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Mykletun, Arnstein. 2006. Employment status and perceived health in the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK). BMC Public Health. 9 pages.
  • Eagan, Tomas M.L.; Hetland, Jørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2006. Decline in respiratory symptoms in service workers five months after a public smoking ban. Tobacco Control. 242-246.
  • Mykletun, Arnstein; Overland, Simon; Dahl, Alv A.; Krokstad, Steinar; Bjerkeset, Ottar; Glozier, Nicholas; Aarø, Leif E.; Prince, Martin. 2006. A population-based cohort study of the effect of common mental disorders on disability pension awards. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1412-1418.
  • Gold, Chrisitan; Rolvsjord, Randi; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Aarre, Trond; Tjemsland, Lars; Stige, Brynjulf. 2005. Resource-oriented music therapy for patients with low therapy motivation: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry.
  • Jøsendal, Ola; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Rasbash, Jon. 2005. Evaluation of the school-based smoking-prevention program "BE smokeFREE". Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.
  • Aapro, M.S.; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. Research in the behavioural and social sciences to improve cancer control and care: A strategy for development. European Journal of Cancer. 316-325.
  • Wold, Bente; Currie, Candace; Roberts, Chris; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. National policies on school smoking restrictions in 8 European countries. Health Promotion International. 482-488.
  • Mittelmark, Maurice B; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Henriksen, Sigrun G; Siqveland, Johan; Torsheim, Torbjørn. 2004. Chronic social stress in the community and associations with psychological distress: A social psychological perspective. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. 4-16.
  • Mittelmark, Maurice B; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Henriksen, Sigrún Guðlaugsdóttir; Siqveland, Johan; Torsheim, Torbjørn. 2004. Chronic Social Stress in the Community and Associations with Psychological Distress: A Social Psychological Perspective. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. 4-16.
  • Braverman, Marc T.; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. Adolescent smoking and exposure to tobacco marketing under a tobacco advertising ban: findings from two Norwegian national samples. American Journal of Public Health. 1230-1238.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Eaton, Liberty; Flisher, Alan. 2003. Unsafe sexual behaviour in South African Youth. Social Science and Medicine. 149-165.
  • Torsheim, Torbjørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Wold, Bente. 2003. School-related stress, social support, and distress: Prospective analysis of reciprocal and multilevel relationships. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 153-159.
  • Eaton, Liberty; Flisher, Alan; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2002. Unsafe sexual behaviour in South African youth. Social Science and Medicine. 149-165.
  • Flisher, A.J.; Butau, T.; Mbwambo, J.; Kaaya, S.K.; Kilonzo, G.P.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Eide, A.; Lombard, C.; Muller, M.; Parry, C.D.H.; Klepp, K.-I. 2002. Substance use by students aged 13-14 years in South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies. 81-97.
  • Hetland, Jørn; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2002. Subjective health complaints in adolescence: dimensional structure and variation across gender and age. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 223-230.
  • Strønstad, Kjersti; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Hetland, Jørn; Wold, Bente. 2002. Depressivitet og røyking - en prospektiv panelstudie blant ungdom i Hordaland. Norsk Epidemiologi. 221-230.
  • Kaaya, Sylvia F.; Flicher, Alan J.; Mbwambo, Jessie K.; Schaalma, Herman; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Klepp, Knut-Inge. 2002. A review of studies of sexual behaviour in school students in Sub-Saharan Africa. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 148-160.
  • Braverman, Marc; Svendsen, Torbjørn; Lund, Karl Erik; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2001. Tobacco use by early adolescents in Norway. European Journal of Public Health. 218-224.
  • Haugland, Siren; Wold, Bente; Stevenson, Jim; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Woynarowska, Barbara. 2001. Subjective health complaints in adolescence. A cross-national comparison of prevalence and dimensionality. European Journal of Public Health. 4-10.
  • Torsheim, Torbjørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Wold, Bente. 2001. Sense of coherence and school-related stress as predictors of subjective health complaints in early adolescence: Interactive, indirect or direct relationships? Social Science and Medicine. 603-614.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Haugland, Siren; Hetland, Jørn; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Samdal, Oddrun; Wold, Bente. 2001. Psykiske og somatiske plager blant ungdom. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2923-2927.
  • Thuen, Frode; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2001. Psykisk helse og forebyggende arbeid. En litteraturgjennomgang. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 410-423.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Eide, Arne Henning; Acuda, Stanley Wilson; Butau, Tecla. 2000. Smoking habits among secondary school students in selected districts in Zimbabwe. Gender, urban/rural, and social class differences. Southern African Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 125-144.
  • Natvig, Henrik; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1998. Evaluation of the Norwegian campaign against the illegal spirits trade. Health Education Research. 275-284.
  • Jøsendal, Ola; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Bergh, Ingunn Holden. 1998. Effects of a school-based smoking prevention program among subgroups of adolescents. Health Education Research. 215-224.
  • Humerfelt, Sjur; Eide, Geir Egil; Kvåle, Gunnar; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Gulsvik, Amund. 1998. Effectiveness of postal smoking cessation advice: a randomized controlled trial in young men with reduced FEV1 and asbestos exposure. European Respiratory Journal. 284-290.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Farquhar, John W. 1998. Californias Proposition 99 - et eksempel til etterfølgelse? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2210-2214.
  • Hafstad, A.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Engeland, A.; Andersen, Aa.; Langmark, F.; Pedersen-Stray, F. 1997. Provocative appeals in anti-smoking mass media campaigns targeting adolescents. The accumulated effect of multiple exposures. Health Education Research. 227-236.
  • Hussain, A.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Kvåle, Gunnar. 1997. Impact of a health education program to promote consumption of vitamin A rich foods in Bangladesh. Health Promotion International. 103-109.
  • Hafstad, A.; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1997. Activating interpersonal influence through provocative appeals: evaluation of a mass media-based antismoking campaign targeting adolescents. Health Communication. 253-272.
  • Jøsendal, Ola; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Bergh, Ingunn Holden. 1995. Skolebasert forebygging av røyking. Norsk Epidemiologi. 161-170.
  • Ommundsen, Yngvar; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Espnes, Geir Arild; Ingvaldsen, Rolf P. 1994. Stages of change for exercise behavior: social -cognitive and demograp hic correlates. ?. 41-60.
  • Haug, Kjell; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Fugelli, Per. 1994. Pregnancy - a golden opportunity for promoting the cessation of smoking? Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 184-189.
  • Haug, Kjell; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Fugelli, Per. 1993. Smoking habits in early pregnancy related to age of smoking debut. Family Practice. 66-69.
  • Haug, Kjell; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Fugelli, Per. 1992. Smoking habits in early pregnancy and attitudes towards smoking cessation among pregnant women and their partners. Family Practice. 494-499.
  • Haug, Kjell; Fugelli, Per; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1992. Recruitment and participation of general practitioners in a multipractice study of smoking cessation. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 206-210.
Lecture
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2016. Polish-Norwegian collaboration in the field of public health.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2016. From deception to partnership - Comments on Citizen Science.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2016. Tobacco control in one country: Norway.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2008. Psykologiske behov - instinkt i ny forkledning?
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2007. Forskningsbaserte førebyggjande tiltak: Kva er effektive og gode intervensjonar?
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. Endringar i helseåtferd i Norge: Kva betyr den lokale innsatsen?
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2000. Tidlig intervensjon for å påvirke kreftrelatert atferd.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2000. Strategier, virkemidler og metoder i det helsefremmende og forebyggende arbeidet. Frivillige oganisasjoners rolle.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2000. Strategier i det tobakksforebyggende arbeidet. Foredrag ved møte for Statens tobakkskaderåds sekretariat.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2000. Påvirkning av helserelatert atferd.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2000. Det helsefremmende og forebyggende arbeidet. Strategier og organisering.
Academic lecture
  • Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2015. Prediction of sexual debut among adolescents in Tanzania and South Africa: a multi-group SEM analysis.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Mathews, Catherine; Onya, Hans; Katahoire, Anne Ruhweza; Wubs, Annegreet Gera. 2014. Promoting sexual and reproductive health among adolescents in southern and eastern Africa (PREPARE).
  • Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2014. Prediction of intimate partner violence among adolescents in Cape Town, South Africa, results PREPARE study.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Mathews, Catherine; Abraham, Charles; Kaaya, Sylvia F.; Onya, Hans; Wubs, Annegreet Gera; Torsheim, Torbjørn. 2014. Do subjective norms predict attitudes towards condom use prospectively? A study among adolescents in Western Cape, South Africa.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2013. Use of social cognition conceptual models in HIV/AIDS interventions in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2013. Plans for establishing a homicide monitoring system for Norway.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2013. Analyse og kvalitetsvurdering av skalaer.
  • Clench-Aas, Jocelyne; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Nes, Ragnhild Bang. 2011. The differential association of background factors with measures of positive and negative mental health.
  • Hetland, Jørn; Hetland, Hilde; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Mykletun, Reidar J.; Matthiesen, Stig Berge. 2009. Employee's job satisfaction after the introduction of a total smoke-ban in bars and restaurant in Norway.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2007. The relevance of social cognition models in predicting sexual behaviour among Tanzanian and South African adolescents.
  • Hetland, Jørn; Hetland, Hilde; Mykletun, Reidar J.; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2007. Smoke-free bars and restaurants in Norway: Implications for employees' self-reported health.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2006. Prediction of condom use among adolescents in Dar es Salaam, Cape Town and Mankweng. Findings from the SATZ study.
  • Hetland, Hilde; Hetland, Jørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Mykletun, Reidar J.; Matthiesen, Stig Berge. 2006. Job satisfaction after the introduction of a total smoke-ban.
  • Hetland, Jørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2005. Røykfrie serveringssteder - bedret luftkvalitet og helse?
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2005. Health behaviour patterns and change.
  • Leerloijer, Joanne; Reinders, Jo; Jansen, Shahieda; Kekana, Ruth; Mkumbo, Kitila; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Schaalma, Herman. 2004. Systematic development of theory- and evidence-based sexuality education programs for schools in South Africa and Tanzania.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. Subjective health complaints among adolescents - dimensionality and risk factors.
  • Hetland, Jørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. Smoke-free food and drink establishments in Norway: A longitudinal evaluation study among employees in the hospitality business.
  • Flisher, Alan J.; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. Promoting sexual and reproductive health. School-based HIV/AIDS intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Hetland, Hilde; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. Hva kan forbedres i VÆR røykFRI programmet?
  • Monstad, Sturle Jostein; Mittelmark, Maurice B; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. Health Information Internet Sites for Older Adults: Important design issues.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. Community psychology - its relevance for community music therapy.
  • Botchway, Albert; Kajula, Lusajo; Luwaga, Liliane; Namisi, Francis Sande; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Lie, Gro Therese. 2004. Adolescent-parent communication on sexuality in the context of HIV/AIDS in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2003. Successful school-based interventions: what have we learned?
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2003. How can single interventions add up to substantial cuts in tobacco use at population level? Social influence perspectives.
  • Strumse, Einar; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2002. Predicting subjective well being : the contributions from place attachment, landscape preferences and social support.
  • Strumse, Einar; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2002. Predicting subjective well being : the contributions from place attachment, landscape preferences and social support.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2000. On the impotence of intervention studies.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2000. Helseatferd. Sosialpsykologiske modeller.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2000. Applied social psychology. Three lectures.
  • Samdal, Oddrun; Wold, Bente; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Torsheim, Torbjørn. 1999. The psychosocial school environment as a resource for students' subjective well-being.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1999. Applied social psychology. Guest lectures.
Editorial
  • Blakar, Rolv Mikkel; Nafstad, Hilde Eileen; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2013. Invitasjon til samfunnspsykologi. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 410-411.
Academic monograph
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2002. Evaluering av prøveordningen 1998-2000 med rådgiverstillinger i forebyggende og helsefremmende arbeid hos fylkeslegene.
Feature article
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1998. Forord. Lokalsamfunn og helse. Forebyggende arbeid i en brytningsti d. 3-6.
Letter to the editor
  • Smith, Otto Robert Frans; Knapstad, Marit; Alves, Daniele Evelin; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. Initial results of prompt mental health care, the Norwegian version of improving access to psychological therapies. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 382-384.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Wubs, Annegreet Gera. 2015. Intimate partner violence among adolescents in South Africa and Tanzania.
  • Wang, Mari Vaage. 2014. Language, motor skills and behavior problems in preschool years. 465.
  • Kleiven, Jo. 2009. The Lillehammer scales : measuring common motives for vacation and leisure behavior.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1987. Health behaviour and socioeconomic status : a survey among the adult population in Norway.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Grøtvedt, Liv; Lund, Karl Erik; Vedøy, Tord Finne; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Vollset, Stein Emil. 2018. Røyking og snusbruk.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Flisher, Alan J. 2012. Health behaviour in context. 17 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Hetland, Jørn. 2009. Ungdom og tobakk. 17 pages.
  • Hetland, Jørn; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2009. Subjektive helseplager i ungdomsårene. 12 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2009. Om å påvirke helseatferd. 13 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Klepp, Knut-Inge; Stigen, Ole Trygve. 2009. Lokalt folkehelsearbeid rettet mot ungdom - Hemil-modellen. 22 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Klepp, Knut-Inge. 2009. Helserelatert atferd og livsstil i kontekst. 24 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Schaalma, Herman; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug. 2008. Social Cognition Models and Social Cognition Theory: Predicting Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour among Adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa. 19 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2007. Adolescent lifestyle. 5 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2004. Om å påvirke elevenes helseatferd. 9 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2003. Påvirkning av helseatferd. 14 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2003. Forord. 4 pages.
  • Haugland, Siren; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Torsheim, Torbjørn. 2002. Ungdoms somatiske og psykiske plager. 9 pages.
  • Strumse, Einar; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2002. Predicting subjective well being. The contributions from place attachment, landscape preferences and social support. 2 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2000. Helsefremmende arbeid i arbeidslivet. 27 pages.
  • Klepp, Knut-Inge; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Rimpelä, M. 1997. Ungdom, samfunn og helse. 12 pages.
  • Hetland, Jørn; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1997. Subjektive helseplager i ungdomsårene. 12 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1997. Skolen - ressurs eller risikofaktor? 12 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1997. Fra landsomfattende massemediakampanjer til lokale tiltak. 12 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1997. Adolescent lifestyle. 4 pages.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 1997. Adolescent lifestyle. 4 pages.
Abstract
  • Protogerou, C; Flisher, A.J.; Wild, L; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2012. Using Structural Equation Modeling to investigate condom use predictors in South African young adults. Psychology and Health. 309-310.
  • Mykletun, Arnstein; Bjerkeset, Ottar; Krokstad, S; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Aaro, LE; Øverland, Simon Nygaard; Overland, S. 2004. Are anxiety and depression as causes for disability pensioning underestimated? A prospective study based on the general population. European psychiatry. 36S-36S.
  • Mykletun, Arnstein; Øverland, Simon Nygaard; Dahl, Alv Andreas; Krokstad, S; Bjerkeset, Ottar; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Prince, M. 2004. Are anxiety and depression as causes for disability pensioning underestimated? A prospective population-based study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 26-26.
Academic literature review
  • Askeland, Kristin Gärtner; Hysing, Mari; La Greca, Annette M.; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Tell, Grethe S.; Sivertsen, Børge. 2016. Mental health in internationally adopted adolescents: a meta-analysis. 203-213.e1.
  • Lund, Johan; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Aaro, LE. 2004. Accident prevention. Presentation of a model placing emphasis on human, structural and cultural factors. 271-324.
Chapter
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Samdal, Oddrun; Wold, Bente. 2017. Psykisk helse blant ungdom. 82-105. In:
    • Klepp, Knut Inge; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. Ungdom, livsstil og helsefremmende arbeid. Gyldendal Akademisk.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Klepp, Knut Inge. 2017. Hva former vår helserelaterte atferd? 38-62. In:
    • Klepp, Knut Inge; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. Ungdom, livsstil og helsefremmende arbeid. Gyldendal Akademisk.
  • Klepp, Knut Inge; Stigen, Ole Trygve; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. Folkehelse og folkehelsearbeid blant barn og unge i Norge. 17-37. In:
    • Klepp, Knut Inge; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. Ungdom, livsstil og helsefremmende arbeid. Gyldendal Akademisk.
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard; Klepp, Knut Inge. 2017. Bruk av tobakk: et tilbakelagt kapittel? 185-207. In:
    • Klepp, Knut Inge; Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2017. Ungdom, livsstil og helsefremmende arbeid. Gyldendal Akademisk.
  • Grøtvedt, Liv; Aarø, Leif Edvard; Skjaerven, Rolv; Opdal, Siri Hauge. 2014. Røyking og snusbruk. . In:
    • Stoltenberg, Camilla. 2014. Folkehelserapporten 2014. Helsetilstanden i Norge. 2014:4. 2014:4. .
Interview Journal
  • Aarø, Leif Edvard. 2011. Folkehelseinstituttet nabefaler Olweus-programmet. Spor. 7.

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