• Changes in survival and characteristics among older stroke unit patients-1994 versus 2012 

      Labberton, Angela Susan; Rønning, Ole M.; Thommessen, Bente; Barra, Georg Mathias Honore (Brain and behavior;9(1), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-25)
      Objectives Treatment on organized stroke units (SUs) improves survival after stroke, and stroke mortality has decreased worldwide in recent decades; however, little is known of survival trends among SU patients specifically. ...
    • Effect of a dialogue-based intervention on psychosocial well-being 6 months after stroke in Norway: A randomized controlled trial 

      Hjelle, Ellen Gabrielsen; Bragstad, Line Kildal; Kirkevold, Marit; Zucknick, Manuela; Bronken, Berit Arnesveen; Martinsen, Randi; Kvigne, Kari Johanne; Kitzmüller, Gabriele; Mangset, Margrete; Thommessen, Bente; Sveen, Unni (Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine;Vol 51, Issue 8, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-08)
      Objective: To evaluate the effect of a dialogue-based intervention on psychosocial well-being 6 months after stroke. Design: Multicentre, prospective, randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Adults (aged ≥ 18 years) who ...
    • The effects of a dialogue-based intervention to promote psychosocial well-being after stroke: a randomized controlled trial 

      Bragstad, Line Kildal; Hjelle, Ellen Gabrielsen; Zucknick, Manuela; Sveen, Unni; Thommessen, Bente; Bronken, Berit Arnesveen; Martinsen, Randi; Kitzmüller, Gabriele; Mangset, Margrete; Kvigne, Kari Johanne; Hilari, Katerina; Lightbody, C. Elizabeth; Kirkevold, Marit (Clinical Rehabilitation;Vol 34, Issue 8, 2020, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-10)
      Objective: To evaluate the effect of a dialogue-based intervention targeting psychosocial well-being at 12 months post-stroke. Design: Multicenter, prospective, randomized, assessor-blinded, controlled trial with two ...
    • The General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28) as an outcome measurement in a randomized controlled trial in a Norwegian stroke population 

      Hjelle, Ellen Gabrielsen; Bragstad, Line Kildal; Zucknick, Manuela; Kirkevold, Marit; Thommessen, Bente; Sveen, Unni (BMC Psychology;7, Article number: 18 (2019), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-22)
      Background: Several studies have documented the variety of post-stroke psychosocial challenges, which are complex, multifaceted, and affect a patient’s rehabilitation and recovery. Due to the consequences of these challenges, ...
    • The General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28) as an outcome measurement in a randomized controlled trial in a Norwegian stroke population 

      Hjelle, Ellen Gabrielsen; Bragstad, Line Kildal; Zucknick, Manuela; Kirkevold, Marit; Thommessen, Bente; Sveen, Unni (BMC Psychology;7, Article number: 18 (2019), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-27)
      Background. Several studies have documented the variety of post-stroke psychosocial challenges, which are complex, multifaceted, and affect a patient’s rehabilitation and recovery. Due to the consequences of these challenges, ...
    • Patient knowledge on stroke risk factors, symptoms and treatment options 

      Faiz, Kashif Waqar; Sundseth, Antje; Thommessen, Bente; Rønning, Ole M. (Vascular health and risk management;14, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-07)
      Background: Public campaigns focus primarily on stroke symptom and risk factor knowledge, but patients who correctly recognize stroke symptoms do not necessarily know the reason for urgent hospitalization. The aim of this ...
    • Prevalence of carotid plaque in a 63- to 65-Year-Old Norwegian cohort from the general population: The ACE (Akershus Cardiac Examination) 1950 study 

      Ihle-Hansen, Håkon; Vigen, Thea; Ihle-Hansen, Hege; Rønning, Ole M.; Berge, Trygve; Thommessen, Bente; Lyngbakken, Magnus; Orstad, Eivind Bjørkan; Enger, Steve; Nygård, Ståle; Røsjø, Helge; Tveit, Arnljot (Journal of the American Heart Association;7(10), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-08)
      Background New data on extracranial carotid atherosclerosis are needed, as improved ultrasound techniques may detect more atherosclerosis, the definition of plaque has changed over the years, and better cardiovascular ...