H A Nygaard

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bergen
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Are nursing home patients with dementia diagnosis at increased risk for inadequate pain treatment?
    Harald A Nygaard
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:730-7. 2005
  2. pmc Sense of coherence as a resource in relation to health-related quality of life among mentally intact nursing home residents - a questionnaire study
    Jorunn Drageset
    Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bergen University College, Haugeveien 28, N 5005 Bergen, Norway
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:85. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint The Checklist of Nonverbal Pain Indicators (CNPI): testing of reliability and validity in Norwegian nursing homes
    Harald A Nygaard
    University of Bergen, Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care and NKS Olaviken Hospital for Old Age Psychiatry, N 5306 Erdal, Norway
    Age Ageing 35:79-81. 2006
  4. pmc Measuring body mass index (BMI) in nursing home residents: the usefulness of measurement of arm span
    Harald A Nygaard
    NKS Olaviken Hospital for Old Age Psychiatry and Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 26:46-9. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint [Chronic pain in nursing home residents--patients' self-report and nurses' assessment]
    Harald A Nygaard
    Seksjon for geriatri, Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Universitetet i Bergen, og NKS Olaviken Alderspsykiatriske sykehus 5306 Erdal
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:1349-51. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Missing the diagnosis: senile dementia in patients admitted to nursing homes
    Harald A Nygaard
    University of Bergen, Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 21:148-52. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Nursing-home residents and their drug use: a comparison between mentally intact and mentally impaired residents. The Bergen district nursing home (BEDNURS) study
    Harald A Nygaard
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Ulriksdal 8 C, 5009 Bergen, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 59:463-9. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint [Nursing home as a medical institution--a fata morgana?]
    Harald A Nygaard
    Seksjon for geriatri Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag Ulriksdal 8 c 5009 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 122:823-5. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint [Duration of drug treatment in nursing homes]
    H A Nygaard
    Seksjon for geriatri, Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag Ulriksdal 8 c 5009 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 121:1469-71. 2001
  10. doi request reprint The Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE) is associated with informant stress
    Harald A Nygaard
    NKS Olaviken Hospital for Old Age Psychiatry, N 5306 Erdal, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:1185-91. 2009

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Are nursing home patients with dementia diagnosis at increased risk for inadequate pain treatment?
    Harald A Nygaard
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:730-7. 2005
    ....
  2. pmc Sense of coherence as a resource in relation to health-related quality of life among mentally intact nursing home residents - a questionnaire study
    Jorunn Drageset
    Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bergen University College, Haugeveien 28, N 5005 Bergen, Norway
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:85. 2008
    ..Studies focusing on this aspect among nursing home (NH) residents have been limited. This study investigated the relationship between SOC and HRQOL among older people living in NHs in Bergen, Norway...
  3. ncbi request reprint The Checklist of Nonverbal Pain Indicators (CNPI): testing of reliability and validity in Norwegian nursing homes
    Harald A Nygaard
    University of Bergen, Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care and NKS Olaviken Hospital for Old Age Psychiatry, N 5306 Erdal, Norway
    Age Ageing 35:79-81. 2006
  4. pmc Measuring body mass index (BMI) in nursing home residents: the usefulness of measurement of arm span
    Harald A Nygaard
    NKS Olaviken Hospital for Old Age Psychiatry and Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 26:46-9. 2008
    ..To study whether arm span can be used as substitute for measurement of height in nursing home patients for calculating body mass index (BMI)...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Chronic pain in nursing home residents--patients' self-report and nurses' assessment]
    Harald A Nygaard
    Seksjon for geriatri, Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Universitetet i Bergen, og NKS Olaviken Alderspsykiatriske sykehus 5306 Erdal
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:1349-51. 2005
    ..We assessed the agreement between nurses and patients regarding pain. Furthermore, we studied nurses' assessment of pain in non-communicative patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Missing the diagnosis: senile dementia in patients admitted to nursing homes
    Harald A Nygaard
    University of Bergen, Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 21:148-52. 2003
    ..To establish dementia diagnoses in patients recently admitted to a nursing home by a geriatrician, and to compare the agreement with diagnoses recorded in the nursing home's medical records and with short screening instruments...
  7. ncbi request reprint Nursing-home residents and their drug use: a comparison between mentally intact and mentally impaired residents. The Bergen district nursing home (BEDNURS) study
    Harald A Nygaard
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Ulriksdal 8 C, 5009 Bergen, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 59:463-9. 2003
    ..To investigate drug use relative to mental functioning and to explore the use of inappropriate drugs and potentially harmful drug combinations in nursing home residents...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Nursing home as a medical institution--a fata morgana?]
    Harald A Nygaard
    Seksjon for geriatri Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag Ulriksdal 8 c 5009 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 122:823-5. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint [Duration of drug treatment in nursing homes]
    H A Nygaard
    Seksjon for geriatri, Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag Ulriksdal 8 c 5009 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 121:1469-71. 2001
    ..This article deals with duration of and changes in drug treatment of nursing home residents...
  10. doi request reprint The Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE) is associated with informant stress
    Harald A Nygaard
    NKS Olaviken Hospital for Old Age Psychiatry, N 5306 Erdal, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:1185-91. 2009
    ..To study the association between informant stress and appraisal of patients' cognitive functioning as reported by the Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly--IQCODE...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Mental impairment in nursing home residents]
    H A Nygaard
    Seksjon for geriatri Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 120:3113-6. 2000
    ..Expansion and strengthening of community-based services during the last decade has enabled frail elderly who earlier would have moved into a nursing home to stay in their own home or in service apartments...
  12. ncbi request reprint Not less but different: psychotropic drug utilization trends in Norwegian nursing homes during a 12-year period. The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) Study
    Harald A Nygaard
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:277-82. 2004
    ..The aim of the present survey was to compare psychotropic drug use in nursing homes (NHs) in 1985 relative to 1996/97, and to explore predictors for this drug use...
  13. ncbi request reprint Psychotropic drug use in nursing homes--diagnostic indications and variations between institutions
    S Ruths
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 57:523-8. 2001
    ..Psychotropic drug use among nursing home residents with regard to diagnostic indications and patient- and institution characteristics was analysed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Drug treatment of heart failure--do nursing-home residents deserve better?
    S Ruths
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 18:226-31. 2000
    ..To describe and assess drug treatment of heart failure (HF) in nursing-home residents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Dementia and work load evaluation of the elderly
    H A Nygaard
    Fyllingsdalen Sykehjem, Bergen, Norway
    Compr Gerontol A 1:65-8. 1987
    ..Dementias cause a major problem on every care level. Services which are lacking for this group and necessary rehabilitation facilities should be provided...
  16. pmc Multidisciplinary medication review in nursing home residents: what are the most significant drug-related problems? The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS) study
    S Ruths
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Qual Saf Health Care 12:176-80. 2003
    ..Based on a multidisciplinary review of drug use in nursing home residents, this study aimed to identify the most frequent clinically relevant medication problems and to analyse them according to the drugs involved and types of problems...
  17. doi request reprint Stopping antipsychotic drug therapy in demented nursing home patients: a randomized, placebo-controlled study--the Bergen District Nursing Home Study (BEDNURS)
    Sabine Ruths
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:889-95. 2008
    ..Despite modest efficacy, unpredictable individual utility, and a high rate of adverse effects, behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common determinants for antipsychotic drug therapy in nursing home patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of antipsychotic withdrawal on behavior and sleep/wake activity in nursing home residents with dementia: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study. The Bergen District Nursing Home Study
    Sabine Ruths
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1737-43. 2004
    ..To explore the effect on sleep/wake activity and on behavioral and psychological symptoms of the withdrawal of antipsychotic medications from nursing home (NH) patients with dementia...
  19. ncbi request reprint Clinically important renal impairment in various groups of old persons
    Harald A Nygaard
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, NO 5018 Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:152-6. 2004
    ..To assess renal function in various groups of elderly persons, and to determine the proportion of patients with clinically important renal impairment...
  20. doi request reprint Validation of the Seven Minute Screen and Syndrom Kurztest among elderly Norwegian outpatients
    Arvid Skjerve
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:807-14. 2008
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Seven minute screen performance in a normal elderly sample
    Arvid Skjerve
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:764-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to describe 7MS performance in a normal sample of people aged 65 years and older...
  22. doi request reprint Differences in health-related quality of life between older nursing home residents without cognitive impairment and the general population of Norway
    Jorunn Drageset
    Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway
    J Clin Nurs 17:1227-36. 2008
    ..To advance the understanding of health-related quality of life among older nursing home residents by assessing their health-related quality of life and comparing this with norms from the general population...
  23. doi request reprint Staff attitudes towards institutionalised dementia residents
    Sundaran Kada
    Faculty of Health and Social Science, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway
    J Clin Nurs 18:2383-92. 2009
    ..To explore the attitudes of staff caring for institutionalised dementia residents and the variables associated with these attitudes...
  24. ncbi request reprint The association between depression, anxiety, and cognitive function in the elderly general population--the Hordaland Health Study
    Eva Biringer
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:989-97. 2005
    ..To examine the association between depression and/or anxiety and cognitive function in the elderly general population...
  25. ncbi request reprint Factors determining performance of bronchodilator reversibility tests in middle-aged and elderly
    Sverre Lehmann
    Department of Thoracic Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, University of Bergen, Bergen N 5021, Norway
    Respir Med 98:1071-9. 2004
    ..Although reversibility testing becomes increasingly difficult with age, reliable data are obtained in a vast majority (94%) of subjects in our community study...
  26. ncbi request reprint Improvement in sundowning in dementia with Lewy bodies after treatment with donepezil
    A Skjerve
    Olaviken Behandlingssenter, 5306 Erdal, Bergen, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:1147-51. 2000
    ..In addition, there was a marked reduction in evening activity and an increase in daytime activity. Cognition and parkinsonism also improved. Possible explanations for this finding are discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing dementia -- ICD-10 not so bad after all: a comparison between dementia criteria according to DSM-IV and ICD-10
    Mala Naik
    Section for Geriatric Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:279-82. 2008
    ..Our aim was to show that the two diagnostic systems are more or less alike if ICD-10 is interpreted in the way we believe is in the intention of the ICD-10 authors...
  28. ncbi request reprint Quality and general practitioner satisfaction with reply letters for dementia patients
    Sundaran Kada
    Faculty of Health and Social Science, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway
    Qual Prim Care 16:165-70. 2008
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Improvement in behavioral symptoms and advance of activity acrophase after short-term bright light treatment in severe dementia
    Arvid Skjerve
    Olaviken Treatment Center, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 58:343-7. 2004
    ..There was an advance of the activity rhythm acrophase during treatment. These results suggest that short-time bright light improves behavioral symptoms and aspects of activity rhythm disturbances even in severely demented subjects...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Therapeutic gap when it comes to behavioral symptoms and psychoses among the elderly]
    Harald A Nygaard
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 124:2515. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint [Cholinesterase inhibitors in Norway--effectiveness and side effects in clinical practice]
    Dag Arsland
    Alderspsykiatrisk seksjon, Psykiatrisk klinikk, Sentralsjukehuset i Rogaland, 4095 Stavanger, og, Psykiatrisk institutt, Universitetet i Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 123:1500-3. 2003
    ..Naturalistic trials are needed to evaluate whether the results obtained in randomised trials of cholinesterase inhibitors (CEI) can be generalised to clinical practice. We conducted two studies in Norway to address this issue...
  32. ncbi request reprint Plasma total homocysteine and memory in the elderly: the Hordaland Homocysteine Study
    Eha Nurk
    Department of Pharmacology, Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing OPTIMA, University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QT, United Kingdom
    Ann Neurol 58:847-57. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Cognitive performance among the elderly and dietary fish intake: the Hordaland Health Study
    Eha Nurk
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1470-8. 2007
    ..Increasing evidence suggests that cognitive impairment and dementia in older subjects might be influenced by a diet including seafood...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Nursing home medicine illuminated]
    Torgeir Bruun Wyller
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:993. 2005