• Are Demanding Job Situations Associated with Alcohol-Related Presenteeism? WIRUS-Screening Study 

      Bonsaksen, Tore; Thørrisen, Mikkel Magnus; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Hesse, Morten; Aas, Randi Wågø (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health;volume 18, issue 11, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-06-07)
      Alcohol-related presenteeism (impaired work performance caused by alcohol use) is an important but under-researched topic. The aim of this study was to explore whether psychosocial work environment factors were associated ...
    • The associations between employees' risky drinking and sociodemographics, and implications for intervention needs 

      Thørrisen, Mikkel Magnus; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Aas, Randi Wågø (BMC Public Health;18:735, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-14)
      Background: Harmful alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for ill-health on an individual level, a global public health challenge, and associated with workplace productivity loss. This study aimed to explore the ...
    • Current practices and perceived implementation barriers for working with alcohol prevention in occupational health services: The WIRUS OHS study 

      Thørrisen, Mikkel Magnus; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Kjeken, Ingvild; Jensen, Irene; Aas, Randi Wågø (Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy;14, Article number: 30 (2019), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-26)
      Background: Alcohol is associated with detrimental health and work performance outcomes, and one to three out of ten employees may benefit from interventions. The role of occupational health services (OHS) in alcohol ...
    • Effort-Reward Imbalance Is Associated With Alcohol-Related Problems. WIRUS-Screening Study 

      Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Thørrisen, Mikkel Magnus; Bonsaksen, Tore; Vahtera, Jussi; Sivertsen, Børge; Aas, Randi Wågø (Frontiers in Psychology;10:2079, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-27)
      There is ample evidence of associations between a perceived stressful working environment and several health-related outcomes. To better understand potential mechanisms behind these observations some studies have focused ...
    • Evidence for essential unidimensionality of AUDIT and measurement invariance across gender, age and education. Results from the WIRUS study 

      Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Thørrisen, Mikkel Magnus; Olsen, Espen; Hesse, Morten; Aas, Randi Wågø (Drug and Alcohol Dependence;Volume 202, 1 September 2019, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-30)
      Introduction: Globally, alcohol use is among the most important risk factors related to burden of disease, and commonly emerges among the ten most important factors. Also, alcohol use disorders are major contributors to ...
    • Gender differences in the association between positive drinking attitudes and alcohol-related problems. The WIRUS study 

      Hashemi, Neda; Thørrisen, Mikkel Magnus; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Sagvaag, Hildegunn; de Porras, David Gimeno Ruiz; Aas, Randi Wågø (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health;Volume 17, Issue 16, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-16)
      BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption is deeply integrated in people’s social- and work lives and, thus, constitutes a serious public health challenge. Attitudes toward drinking stand out as important predictors of drinking, but ...
    • Life expectancy and disease burden in the Nordic countries: results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017 

      Kisa, Adnan; Knudsen, Ann Kristin; Allebeck, Peter; Tollånes, Mette Christophersen; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Iburg, Kim Moesgaard; McGrath, John J; Juel, Knud; Agardh, Emilie Elisabet; Arnlöv, Johan; Bjørge, Tone; Carrero, Juan J.; Cederroth, Christopher R; Eggen, Anne Elise; El-Khatib, Ziad; Lycke Ellingsen, Christian; Fereshtehnejad, Seyed-Mohammad; Gissler, Mika; Hadkhale, Kishor; Havmoeller, Rasmus; Johansson, Lars; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt; Kiadaliri, Aliasghar A.; Kisa, Sezer; Lallukka, Tea; Mekonnen, Teferi; Meretoja, Tuomo J.; Meretoja, Atte; Naghavi, Mohsen; Neupane, Subas; Nguyen, Truc Trung; Petzold, Max; Plana-Ripoll, Oleguer; Shiri, Rahman; Sigurvinsdottir, Rannveig; Skirbekk, Vegard; Skou, Søren T; Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora; Steiner, Timothy J.; Sulo, Gerhard; Truelsen, Thomas Clement; Vasankari, Tommi Juhani; Weiderpass, Elisabete; Vollset, Stein Emil; Vos, Theo; Øverland, Simon (Lancet Public Health;Published Online November 20, 2019, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background The Nordic countries have commonalities in gender equality, economy, welfare, and health care, but differ in culture and lifestyle, which might create country-wise health differences. This study compared life ...
    • Locked and lonely? A longitudinal assessment of loneliness before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway 

      Hansen, Thomas; Nilsen, Thomas Sevenius; Yu, Baeksan; Knapstad, Marit; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Vedaa, Øystein; Nes, Ragnhild Bang (Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-03-01)
      Aims: There are concerns that lockdown measures taken during the current COVID-19 pandemic lead to a rise in loneliness, especially in vulnerable groups. We explore trends in loneliness before and during the pandemic and ...
    • Sociodemographic characteristics associated with alcohol consumption and alcohol-related consequences, a latent class analysis of The Norwegian WIRUS screening study 

      Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Bøe, Tormod; Thørrisen, Mikkel Magnus; Riper, Heleen; Aas, Randi Wågø (BMC Public Health;19, Article number: 1364 (2019), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-20)
      Background. For alcohol, the association with socioeconomic status (SES) is different than for other public health challenges – the associations are complex, and heterogeneous between socioeconomic groups. Specifically, ...
    • Who reported having a high-strain job, low strain job, active job and passive job? The WIRUS screening study 

      Bonsaksen, Tore; Thørrisen, Mikkel Magnus; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Aas, Randi Wågø (PLoS ONE;14(12): e0227336, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-17)
      Objective. The Job Demands and Control model classifies job types as active, passive, low-strain or high-strain, based on a combination of job demands and control. While studies have shown high-strain jobs to have adverse ...
    • Willingness to participate in alcohol prevention interventions targeting risky drinking employees. The WIRUS project 

      Thørrisen, Mikkel Magnus; Bonsaksen, Tore; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Skarpaas, Lisebet Skeie; Sevic, Aleksandra; Mechelen, Willem van; Aas, Randi Wågø (Frontiers In Public Health;9:692605, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-06-25)
      Background: The extent to which eligible individuals in a target population are willing to participate in interventions is important when evaluating the efficacy of public health interventions. Objectives: As part of a ...