• 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 impact of attending day care designed for home-dwelling people with dementia on nursing home admission : a 24-month controlled study 

      Rokstad, Anne Marie Mork; Engeland, Knut Arne; Kirkevold, Øyvind; Saltyte-Benth, Jurate; Selbæk, Geir (BMC health services research;18(1), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-16)
      Background Day care services offer meaningful activities, a safe environment for attendees and respite for family caregivers while being expected to delay the need for nursing home (NH) admission. However, previous research ...
    • 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 ...
    • Trajectories of Depression in Late Life: A 1-Year Follow-Up Study 

      Borza, Tom; Engedal, Knut Arne; Bergh, Sverre; Saltyte-Benth, Jurate; Selbæk, Geir (Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders;43(3-4), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-04)
      Aims: To investigate the prognosis of depression in late life (DLL) in terms of the course of depression over 1 year and assess clinical factors related to the prognosis. Methods: We performed an observational, multicenter, ...