Heidi Hjelmeland

Summary

Affiliation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of young and adult deliberate self-harm patients
    H Hjelmeland
    Dept of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 26:64-72. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint County council politicians' attitudes toward suicide and suicide prevention: a qualitative cross-cultural study
    Birthe Loa Knizek
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 29:123-30. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychological autopsy studies as diagnostic tools: are they methodologically flawed?
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Death Stud 36:605-26. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Mental health workers' views on the criminalization of suicidal behaviour in Uganda
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Social Work and Health Science, Trondheim, and Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department of Health Surveillance and Suicide Prevention, Oslo, Norway
    Med Sci Law 52:148-51. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint A cross-cultural study of suicide intent in parasuicide patients
    H Hjelmeland
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 30:295-303. 2000
  6. doi request reprint Why we need qualitative research in suicidology
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim NO 7491, Norway
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 40:74-80. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Suicidal behavior as communication in a cultural context: a comparative study between Uganda and Norway
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 29:137-44. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Self-reported suicidal behavior and attitudes toward suicide and suicide prevention among psychology students in Ghana, Uganda, and Norway
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 29:20-31. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint A discussion of the value of cross-cultural studies in search of the meaning(s) of suicidal behavior and the methodological challenges of such studies
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Arch Suicide Res 10:15-27. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint The communicative aspect of nonfatal suicidal behavior--are there gender differences?
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 23:144-55. 2002

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Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of young and adult deliberate self-harm patients
    H Hjelmeland
    Dept of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 26:64-72. 2005
    ..The similarities between young and adult DSH-patients are striking. The differences found are most likely related to factors of age itself, such as cognitive immaturity, impulsivity, and lack of experience in enduring problems...
  2. ncbi request reprint County council politicians' attitudes toward suicide and suicide prevention: a qualitative cross-cultural study
    Birthe Loa Knizek
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 29:123-30. 2008
    ..This is important since they are responsible for initiating and funding suicide preventive efforts...
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychological autopsy studies as diagnostic tools: are they methodologically flawed?
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Death Stud 36:605-26. 2012
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  4. doi request reprint Mental health workers' views on the criminalization of suicidal behaviour in Uganda
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Social Work and Health Science, Trondheim, and Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department of Health Surveillance and Suicide Prevention, Oslo, Norway
    Med Sci Law 52:148-51. 2012
    ..A few were ambivalent. The findings indicate a need for increased awareness of the negative consequences of the law as well as educating mental health workers in understanding of suicidal behaviour and suicidal people...
  5. ncbi request reprint A cross-cultural study of suicide intent in parasuicide patients
    H Hjelmeland
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 30:295-303. 2000
    ..As far as level of suicide intent is concerned, the WHO study has succeeded in recruiting a relatively homogeneous group of self-harming patients across borders of region, culture, and country...
  6. doi request reprint Why we need qualitative research in suicidology
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim NO 7491, Norway
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 40:74-80. 2010
    ..It is argued that an increased focus on understanding and thus extended use of qualitative methodology is essential in bringing the suicidological field forward...
  7. ncbi request reprint Suicidal behavior as communication in a cultural context: a comparative study between Uganda and Norway
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 29:137-44. 2008
    ..The results are discussed in terms of the differences in the psychological characteristics of the suicidal persons in the two countries, as well as the different cultural settings of the study...
  8. ncbi request reprint Self-reported suicidal behavior and attitudes toward suicide and suicide prevention among psychology students in Ghana, Uganda, and Norway
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 29:20-31. 2008
    ..Some differences were also found between the two African countries. The implications of the results for suicide prevention in Africa are discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint A discussion of the value of cross-cultural studies in search of the meaning(s) of suicidal behavior and the methodological challenges of such studies
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Arch Suicide Res 10:15-27. 2006
    ..Whether this result is due to different latent variables indicating differences in meaning(s) of suicidal behavior between the two countries or lack of reliability and/or validity of the instrument is discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint The communicative aspect of nonfatal suicidal behavior--are there gender differences?
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 23:144-55. 2002
    ..The results gave some support to Qvortrup's speech-act theory and his four categories of suicidal behavior, emotional toward others, regulative toward others, emotional toward oneself and regulative toward oneself...
  11. ncbi request reprint Why people engage in parasuicide: a cross-cultural study of intentions
    Heidi Hjelmeland
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 32:380-93. 2002
    ..The findings from this study are likely to be generalizable to other settings and have implications for clinical practice...
  12. ncbi request reprint Religious views on suicide among the Baganda, Uganda: a qualitative study
    James Mugisha
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Psychology, Trondheim, Norway
    Death Stud 37:343-61. 2013
    ..A recommendation from these results is that suicide prevention should cater to divergent views on religion and suicide. More qualitative research should be conducted in this area to facilitate theoretical comparison with this study...
  13. doi request reprint The meanings of suicidal behaviour to psychology students in Ghana: a qualitative approach
    Joseph Osafo
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    Transcult Psychiatry 48:643-59. 2011
    ..The implications of these meanings of suicidal behaviour for suicide prevention in Ghana are discussed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Motivation for research participation among people bereaved by suicide
    Kari Dyregrov
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Omega (Westport) 62:149-68. 2010
    ..Findings are discussed in the context of suicide-related bereavements. Information about research participation as beneficial to others should be given parallel to that of possible strain...
  15. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study of attitudes toward suicide and suicide prevention among psychology students in Ghana
    Birthe Loa Knizek
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Omega (Westport) 62:169-86. 2010
    ..The results indicated a huge impact of religion on the attitudes toward suicide as well as some lack of distinction between their religious and professional roles and responsibilities...
  16. doi request reprint Distancing: a traditional mechanism of dealing with suicide among the Baganda, Uganda
    James Mugisha
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, N 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    Transcult Psychiatry 48:624-42. 2011
    ..These rituals are characterized by broad themes: the regulation of affect and the attempt to secure future generations...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors in deliberate self-harm as seen in a urban African population in Uganda: a case-control study
    Eugene Kinyanda
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 35:468-77. 2005
    ..This study further raises questions about the universality of the structural relationship among depression, hopelessness, and suicidality...
  18. pmc The relationship between sales of SSRI, TCA and suicide rates in the Nordic countries
    Per Henrik Zahl
    Department of Suicide Research and Prevention, Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Psychiatry 10:62. 2010
    ..We studied whether the rapid increase in sales of SSRIs and the corresponding decline in TCAs in the period 1990-98 were associated with a decline in suicide rates...
  19. pmc An escape from agony: a qualitative psychological autopsy study of women's suicide in a post-conflict northern Uganda
    Dorothy Kizza
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being 7:1-13. 2012
    ..Changes in the traditional gender roles, men's quest for their lost masculinity, and women's attempt to fight for their rights that was perceived as a cultural transgression contributed to the women's suicides...
  20. doi request reprint Doing qualitative research on suicide in a developing country: practical and ethical challenges
    James Mugisha
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 32:15-23. 2011
    ..Many of the challenges addressed in this article have not been described earlier in suicide research conducted in the developing world...
  21. ncbi request reprint Repetition of deliberate self-harm as seen in Uganda
    Eugene Kinyanda
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Arch Suicide Res 9:333-44. 2005
    ..Furthermore, a multivariate analysis was conducted resulting in only sexual problems and the psychological factor of trait anger, which retained statistical significance. The significance of these findings is discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Deliberate self-harm as seen in Kampala, Uganda - a case-control study
    Eugene Kinyanda
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:318-25. 2004
    ..A study to investigate deliberate self-harm (DSH) in an African context was undertaken in Uganda...
  23. doi request reprint Alcohol and suicide in postconflict northern Uganda: a qualitative psychological autopsy study
    Dorothy Kizza
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 33:95-105. 2012
    ..Alcohol has been noted to be an important factor in nearly 68% of the suicides in Northern Uganda, yet exactly how alcohol contributes to suicide in this region has not been studied...
  24. ncbi request reprint Qualitative psychological autopsy interviews on suicide in post-conflict Northern Uganda: the participants' perceptions
    Dorothy Kizza
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Butabika National Referral and Teaching Mental Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
    Omega (Westport) 63:235-54. 2011
    ..However, the bereaved are ready to contribute toward the fight against suicide in their communities. Hence, it is argued that a community-based mental health and Primary Health Care approaches should be encouraged in this context...
  25. doi request reprint The law criminalizing attempted suicide in Ghana: the views of clinical psychologists, emergency ward nurses, and police officers
    Heidi Hjelmeland
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    Crisis 35:132-6. 2014
    ..Attempted suicide is still considered a crime in Ghana...
  26. doi request reprint Pushing the boundaries: understanding self-harm in a non-clinical population
    Melanie Straiton
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 27:78-83. 2013
    ..Few participants mentioned diagnosed psychiatric disorders; they best understood self-harm through their social experiences. Focusing on social understandings of self-harm may help reduce associated stigma and barriers to help-seeking...
  27. doi request reprint Self-harm and conventional gender roles in women
    Melanie L Straiton
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 43:161-73. 2013
    ..Relationships were weaker after accounting for generalized self-efficacy. Results are discussed in relation to previous findings and suggestions for prevention are made...
  28. ncbi request reprint Negative life events associated with deliberate self-harm in an African population in Uganda
    E Kinyanda
    Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Crisis 26:4-11. 2005
    ..In conclusion, life events appear to be an important factor in DSH in this cultural environment. The implication of these results for treatment and the future development of suicide interventions in this country are discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint The association between life events and suicide intent in self-poisoners with and without a history of deliberate self-harm: a preliminary study
    Catherine Crane
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 37:367-78. 2007
    ..The results provide preliminary evidence to suggest the presence of a suicidal process in women, in which the impact of negative life events on suicide intent diminishes across episodes...
  30. ncbi request reprint Problem-solving ability and repetition of deliberate self-harm: a multicentre study
    Carmel McAuliffe
    National Suicide Research Foundation, Cork, Ireland
    Psychol Med 36:45-55. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether specific types of problem-solving are associated with repeated DSH...