News archive for Bergen Clinical Psychology Research Group
Sleep deficit is a well known risk factor for illness. However, a new study from BTR shows that short sleep duration in itself does not predict subsequent work disability, as long as one's daytime functioning is adequate.
In today's edition of Bergens Tidende, Helge Molde presents some of the findings based on his doctoral work.
The prize for the best publication within sleep research in 2008 was awarded to Siri Omvik, Børge Sivertsen, Ståle Pallesen, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Odd E. Havik og Inger Hilde Nordhus for the paper: "Daytime functioning in older patients suffering from chronic insomnia: Treatment outcome in a randomized controlled trial comparing CBT with Zopiclone", pubished in Behaviour Research and Therapy 2008 vol.... Read more
A new study led by James Pennebaker, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, in collaboration with prof. Keith Petrie (University of Auckland) and Børge Sivertsen (University of Bergen), takes text analysis down a winding path from terrorist communications to the Beatles lyrics. In this recently published study, John Lennon’s songs were for example found to have more “negative... Read more
A new publication from BTR published in European Respiratory Journal shows that symptoms of sleep apnea causes both sick leave and permanent work disability. The findings are based on data from the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK) linked with official registry data from the National Insurance Administration.
A new publication from BTR published in Journal of Psychosomatic Research shows that insomnia is an important risk factor for later sick leave. The findings are based on data from the Hordaland Health Study (HUSK) linked with official registry data from the National Insurance Administration.