• Balancing the struggle to live with dementia: a systematic meta-synthesis of coping 

      Björklöf, Guro Hanevold; Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Ibsen, Tanja Louise; Telenius, Elisabeth Wiken; Grov, Ellen Karine; Eriksen, Siren (BMC Geriatrics;19, Article number: 295 (2019), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-07)
      BACKGROUND: People with dementia describe experiences of loss that threaten their autonomy and ability to contribute to society. They often have difficulties with orientation, loss of roll function, and fear about ...
    • Can depression in psychogeriatric inpatients at one year follow-up be explained by locus of control and coping strategies? 

      Bjørkløf, Guro Hanevold; Engedal, Knut Arne; Selbæk, Geir; Maia, Deborah Deborah Bezerra; Borza, Tom; Saltyte-Benth, Jurate; Helvik, Anne-Sofie (Aging & mental health;22(3), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-04)
      Objectives: Treatment of depression (in late life) is good. The short-term, but not long-term prognosis after treatment of depression in late life is good. To identify modifiable factors, we wanted to examine whether coping ...
    • Change in psychotropic drug use in Norwegian nursing homes between 2004 and 2011 

      Selbæk, Geir; Janus, Sarah I. M.; Bergh, Sverre; Engedal, Knut; Ruths, Sabine; Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Saltyte-Benth, Jurate; Zuidema, Sytse U. (International psychogeriatrics;30(3), Peer reviewed, 2017-10-09)
      Background: We aimed to assess whether there were any changes in the use of psychotropic drugs in Norwegian nursing homes between 2004 and 2011. Also, we investigated whether the predictors of use of specific psychotropic ...
    • The experience of lived space in persons with dementia: a systematic meta-synthesis 

      Førsund, Linn Hege; Grov, Ellen Karine; Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Juvet, Lene Kristine; Skovdahl, Kirsti-Iren; Eriksen, Siren (BMC Geriatrics;18:33, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-01)
      Background: Identifying how persons with dementia experience lived space is important for enabling supportive living environments and creating communities that compensate for the fading capabilities of these persons. Several ...
    • Nutritional experiences in head and neck cancer patients 

      Sandmæl, Jon Arne; Sand, Kari; Bye, Asta; Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Oldervoll, Line Merethe; Helvik, Anne-Sofie (European Journal of Cancer Care;Volume 28, Issue 6, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-04)
      Objective: Extensive research has documented the negative nutritional impact of head neck cancer (HNC) treatment, but few studies have addressed the patients' experiences. The purpose of this study was to describe how ...
    • Physical diagnoses in nursing home residents - is dementia or severity of dementia of importance? 

      Jørgensen, Live Bredholt; Thorleifsson, Berit Marie; Selbæk, Geir; Saltyte-Benth, Jurate; Helvik, Anne-Sofie (BMC geriatrics;18(1), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-22)
      Background Dementia and physical morbidity are primary reasons for nursing home admission globally. However, data on physical morbidity in nursing home residents with and without dementia are scarce. The first aim of the ...