Stale Pallesen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bergen
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Outcome of psychological treatments of pathological gambling: a review and meta-analysis
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Addiction 100:1412-22. 2005
  2. doi request reprint A 10-year trend of insomnia prevalence in the adult Norwegian population
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, P O Box 7807, N 5020 Bergen, Norway Norwegian Competence Center for Sleep Disorders, Jonas Lies vei 65, 5021 Bergen, Norway Electronic address
    Sleep Med 15:173-9. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Measures to counteract the negative effects of night work
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:109-20. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Brief report: behaviorally induced insufficient sleep syndrome in older adolescents: prevalence and correlates
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    J Adolesc 34:391-5. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Time trends in sleep-onset difficulties among Norwegian adolescents: 1983--2005
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 36:889-95. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint [Circadian rhythm sleep disorders]
    Stale Pallesen
    Det psykologiske fakultet, Christiesgt 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 129:1884-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of subjective sleepiness in the general adult population
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Sleep 30:619-24. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint A new scale for measuring insomnia: the Bergen Insomnia Scale
    Stale Pallesen
    Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Percept Mot Skills 107:691-706. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint A Norwegian adaptation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire: factor structure, reliability, validity and norms
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 47:281-91. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint [Pharmacological treatment of pathological gambling]
    Stale Pallesen
    Institutt for samfunnspsykologi, Universitetet i Bergen, Christies gate 12, 5015 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 126:1322-4. 2006

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Publications85

  1. ncbi request reprint Outcome of psychological treatments of pathological gambling: a review and meta-analysis
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Addiction 100:1412-22. 2005
    ..To investigate the short- and long-term effect of psychological treatments of pathological gambling and factors relating to treatment outcome...
  2. doi request reprint A 10-year trend of insomnia prevalence in the adult Norwegian population
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, P O Box 7807, N 5020 Bergen, Norway Norwegian Competence Center for Sleep Disorders, Jonas Lies vei 65, 5021 Bergen, Norway Electronic address
    Sleep Med 15:173-9. 2014
    ..We aimed to investigate the 10-year trend in the prevalence of insomnia symptoms, insomnia cases, and use of hypnotic agents in the adult Norwegian population...
  3. ncbi request reprint Measures to counteract the negative effects of night work
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:109-20. 2010
    ..Night work is associated with several negative health outcomes as well as accidents and reduced productivity. The aim of this study was to identify factors that may counteract the negative effects of night work...
  4. doi request reprint Brief report: behaviorally induced insufficient sleep syndrome in older adolescents: prevalence and correlates
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    J Adolesc 34:391-5. 2011
    ..BIISS was associated with poor grades and symptoms of anxiety and depression...
  5. doi request reprint Time trends in sleep-onset difficulties among Norwegian adolescents: 1983--2005
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 36:889-95. 2008
    ..To investigate trend data in the prevalence of sleep-onset difficulties among Norwegian adolescents covering the age groups 11, 13 and 15 years...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Circadian rhythm sleep disorders]
    Stale Pallesen
    Det psykologiske fakultet, Christiesgt 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 129:1884-7. 2009
    ..Circadian rhythm sleep disorders often lead to sleepiness and insomnia. These disorders are characterized by a misalignment between the intrinsic circadian rhythm and the external social and physical environment...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of subjective sleepiness in the general adult population
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Sleep 30:619-24. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of self-reported excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in Norway...
  8. ncbi request reprint A new scale for measuring insomnia: the Bergen Insomnia Scale
    Stale Pallesen
    Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Percept Mot Skills 107:691-706. 2008
    ..It is one of very few insomnia scales which provide normative data for comparisons and which has been validated against subjective as well as polysomnographic data...
  9. ncbi request reprint A Norwegian adaptation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire: factor structure, reliability, validity and norms
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 47:281-91. 2006
    ..The Norwegian version of the PSWQ demonstrated adequate psychometric properties in terms of reliability and validity in both samples. Females scored higher than males on PSWQ...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Pharmacological treatment of pathological gambling]
    Stale Pallesen
    Institutt for samfunnspsykologi, Universitetet i Bergen, Christies gate 12, 5015 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 126:1322-4. 2006
    ..Recently, however, several studies investigating the effects of pharmacological interventions have been published. We conducted a review of these studies...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sleep deprivation and hemispheric asymmetry for facial recognition reaction time and accuracy
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, Norway
    Percept Mot Skills 98:1305-14. 2004
    ..The results also showed that hemispheric preference (for response latencies and response accuracy) tended to favour the left hemisphere when the participants were tested during sleep deprivation...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Are sleep difficulties in night work a problem for the offshore industry?]
    Stale Pallesen
    Institutt for samfunnspsykologi, Universitetet i Bergen, 5015 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 124:2770-2. 2004
    ..We wanted to look into the implications of night shifts on sleep and circadian rhythm, with particularly focus on the offshore sector...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Valerian as a sleeping aid?]
    Stale Pallesen
    Institutt for samfunnspsykologi Universitetet i Bergen Christiesgate 12 5015 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 122:2857-9. 2002
    ..It is estimated that in Norway only, annual sales of valeriana amount to NOK 20 m. With this considerable consumption in mind, we wanted to review the scientific basis for valeriana as a sleep aid...
  14. doi request reprint Shift-related sleep problems vary according to work schedule
    Elisabeth Flo
    Norwegian Competence Center for Sleep Disorders, Haukeland Universitetssjukehus, Jonas Lies vei 65, Bergen 5021, Norway
    Occup Environ Med 70:238-45. 2013
    ..The Bergen Shift Work Sleep Questionnaire (BSWSQ) was used to investigate associations between shift-related sleep problems and work schedules...
  15. pmc Sleep and sleep disorders in chronic users of zopiclone and drug-free insomniacs
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Clin Sleep Med 5:349-54. 2009
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Cognitive behavioral therapy vs zopiclone for treatment of chronic primary insomnia in older adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    JAMA 295:2851-8. 2006
    ..Previous research has suggested beneficial outcomes of both psychological and pharmacological treatments, but blinded placebo-controlled trials comparing the effects of these treatments are lacking...
  17. doi request reprint Personality factors related to shift work tolerance in two- and three-shift workers
    Sylvia Natvik
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 12, Bergen, Norway
    Appl Ergon 42:719-24. 2011
    ..Languidity was associated with higher levels of sleepiness, depressive and anxiety symptoms. Hardiness was associated with lower levels of all four dependent variables...
  18. pmc Insomnia, excessive sleepiness, excessive fatigue, anxiety, depression and shift work disorder in nurses having less than 11 hours in-between shifts
    Maria Fagerbakke Eldevik
    Norwegian Competence Center for Sleep Disorders, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    PLoS ONE 8:e70882. 2013
    ..To assess if less than 11 hours off work between work shifts (quick returns) was related to insomnia, sleepiness, fatigue, anxiety, depression and shift work disorder among nurses...
  19. ncbi request reprint Sleep and health in oil rig workers--before and after a two week work period offshore
    Siri Waage
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Ind Health 51:172-9. 2013
    ..However, there were few differences in changes in terms of sleep or subjective health complaints between day- and swing shift, suggesting that 12 h day shift affected sleep and health similarly to the schedule involving night work...
  20. doi request reprint Diminished aversive classical conditioning in pathological gamblers
    Geir Scott Brunborg
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Addiction 107:1660-6. 2012
    ..The current study investigated whether a group of pathological gamblers and a control group differed in aversive classical conditioning...
  21. doi request reprint Insomnia, nightmare frequency, and nightmare distress in victims of sexual abuse: the role of perceived social support and abuse characteristics
    Iris M Steine
    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Interpers Violence 27:1827-43. 2012
    ..Also, more severe forms of sexual abuse are related to higher levels of sleep difficulties...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Sleep disorders in elderly patients who take hypnotics on a regular basis]
    Børge Sivertsen
    Institutt for klinisk psykologi, Universitetet i Bergen, Christiesgate 12, 5015 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 124:2600-2. 2004
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint A comparison of actigraphy and polysomnography in older adults treated for chronic primary insomnia
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 12, Bergen, Norway
    Sleep 29:1353-8. 2006
    ..The present study explores the accuracy and clinical utility of actigraphy compared with polysomnography in older adults treated for chronic primary insomnia...
  24. 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
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Sleep patterns and insomnia among adolescents: a population-based study
    Mari Hysing
    The Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, Uni Health, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Sleep Res 22:549-56. 2013
    ..6% (quantitative criteria for insomnia). We conclude that short sleep duration, long sleep onset latency and insomnia were prevalent in adolescents. This warrants attention as a public health concern in this age group...
  26. doi request reprint Objective measures of sleep and dim light melatonin onset in adolescents and young adults with delayed sleep phase disorder compared to healthy controls
    Ingvild W Saxvig
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Sleep Res 22:365-72. 2013
    ..The sleep period appeared to occur at the same circadian phase in both groups, and once sleep was initiated no differences in sleep parameters were observed. ..
  27. ncbi request reprint The long-term effect of insomnia on work disability: the HUNT-2 historical cohort study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, and Affective Disorder Section, Department of Psychiatry, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 163:1018-24. 2006
    ..75, 95% confidence interval: 1.40, 2.20). This study suggests that insomnia should receive increased attention as a robust predictor of subsequent work disability...
  28. doi request reprint A reliability and validity study of the Bergen Shift Work Sleep Questionnaire in nurses working three-shift rotations
    Elisabeth Flo
    Norwegian Competence Center for Sleep Disorders, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
    Chronobiol Int 29:937-46. 2012
    ..We conclude that the BSWSQ meets the necessary psychometric standards, enabling systematic study of discrete insomnia symptoms in different work shifts...
  29. doi request reprint Subjective and objective sleepiness among oil rig workers during three different shift schedules
    Siri Waage
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Sleep Med 13:64-72. 2012
    ..Examine sleepiness in three different shift work schedules (within-subject design) in the offshore oil industry...
  30. doi request reprint The relationship between media use in the bedroom, sleep habits and symptoms of insomnia
    Geir Scott Brunborg
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    J Sleep Res 20:569-75. 2011
    ..This study indicates that the use of computers and mobile telephones in the bedroom are related to poor sleep habits, but that media use in the bedroom seems to be unrelated to symptoms of insomnia...
  31. doi request reprint Problematic video game use: estimated prevalence and associations with mental and physical health
    Rune Aune Mentzoni
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw 14:591-6. 2011
    ..Problematic use of video games was associated with lower scores on life satisfaction and with elevated levels of anxiety and depression. Video game use was not associated with reported amount of physical exercise...
  32. doi request reprint Patient characteristics and predictors of sleep medication use
    Siri Omvik
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 25:91-100. 2010
    ..Nonpharmacological treatment is to a small extent implemented in the health care sector...
  33. pmc Shift work disorder among oil rig workers in the North Sea
    Siri Waage
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Sleep 32:558-65. 2009
    ..The main symptoms are excessive sleepiness and insomnia temporally associated with the working schedule. The aim of the present study was to examine SWD among shift workers in the North Sea...
  34. ncbi request reprint Daytime functioning in older patients suffering from chronic insomnia: treatment outcome in a randomized controlled trial comparing CBT with Zopiclone
    Siri Omvik
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Behav Res Ther 46:623-41. 2008
    ..It was concluded that the treatments yielded only minor effects on the measures of daytime functioning, and that none of them was clearly superior to the other...
  35. doi request reprint Subjective sleep quality in relation to inhibition and heart rate variability in patients with panic disorder
    Anders Hovland
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    J Affect Disord 150:152-5. 2013
    ..The present study aimed to investigate the interrelationships between subjectively reported sleep impairment, cognitive inhibition and vagally mediated HRV in a sample characterised by variability on measures of all these constructs...
  36. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial with bright light and melatonin for the treatment of delayed sleep phase disorder: effects on subjective and objective sleepiness and cognitive function
    Ane Wilhelmsen-Langeland
    Department of Global Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Biol Rhythms 28:306-21. 2013
    ..However, the benefits from gradually advanced rise times seem to wear off, suggesting that the continuation of bright light and melatonin treatment is beneficial to maintain positive effects over time. ..
  37. doi request reprint Self-reported sleep and health among Norwegian hospital nurses in intensive care units
    Bjørn Bjorvatn
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Nurs Crit Care 17:180-8. 2012
    ..Shift work, and especially night work, is associated with poor health. Nurses, work a variety of work schedules including night work. So far, few studies have specifically investigated sleep and health among intensive care nurses...
  38. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of delayed sleep phase in high school students
    Ingvild W Saxvig
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Postboks 7804, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    Sleep Med 13:193-9. 2012
    ..To investigate prevalence and correlates of delayed sleep phase, characterized by problems falling asleep in the evening and rising at adequate times in the morning, in a large sample of Norwegian high school students...
  39. pmc Shift work disorder in nurses--assessment, prevalence and related health problems
    Elisabeth Flo
    Norwegian Competence Center for Sleep Disorders, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
    PLoS ONE 7:e33981. 2012
    ..This study investigates the prevalence of symptoms of shift work disorder in a sample of nurses, and its association to individual, health and work variables...
  40. ncbi request reprint Seasonality is associated with anxiety and depression: the Hordaland health study
    Nicolas M F Oyane
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    J Affect Disord 105:147-55. 2008
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Outcome of pharmacological treatments of pathological gambling: a review and meta-analysis
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 27:357-64. 2007
    ..Although several qualitative reviews on pharmacological interventions for pathological gambling have been published, no quantitative review of this field has been conducted...
  42. pmc Factors affecting health status in COPD patients with co-morbid anxiety or depression
    Minna J Hynninen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2:323-8. 2007
    ..The findings emphasize the importance of screening the patients at all stages of disease severity for anxiety, depression, and sleeping problems, in order to provide adequate care for these problems...
  43. doi request reprint Sleep in older chronic pain patients: a comparative polysomnographic study
    Tone Blågestad
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Clin J Pain 28:277-83. 2012
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Prevalence of different parasomnias in the general population
    Bjørn Bjorvatn
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Sleep Med 11:1031-4. 2010
    ..In addition, to study the relationship between the different parasomnias and gender, depressive mood, and symptoms of sleep apnea, insomnia and restless legs, as well as estimating the prevalence of having multiple parasomnias...
  45. doi request reprint Sleep problems in general practice: a national survey of assessment and treatment routines of general practitioners in Norway
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    J Sleep Res 19:36-41. 2010
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Individual, situational and lifestyle factors related to shift work tolerance among nurses who are new to and experienced in night work
    Ingvild Saksvik-Lehouillier
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    J Adv Nurs 69:1136-46. 2013
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Factors associated with low self-esteem in children with overweight
    Yngvild Sørebø Danielsen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Obes Facts 5:722-33. 2012
    ..Little is known about what characterises the group of overweight children with the lowest self-esteem. Our aim was to identify factors related to low domain-specific self-esteem in children with overweight/obesity...
  48. ncbi request reprint Development of a Facebook Addiction Scale
    Cecilie Schou Andreassen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, The Bergen Clinics Foundation, Norway
    Psychol Rep 110:501-17. 2012
    ..Also, they were positively related to Neuroticism and Extraversion, and negatively related to Conscientiousness. High scores on the new scale were associated with delayed bedtimes and rising times...
  49. doi request reprint Sleep disturbances in sexual abuse victims: a systematic review
    Iris M Steine
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Christiesgate 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Sleep Med Rev 16:15-25. 2012
    ....
  50. 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...
  51. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression in COPD
    Minna J Hynninen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Christies gt 12, N 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Respir Med 104:986-94. 2010
    ..The current study examined the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in groups for co-morbid, clinically significant anxiety and depression in COPD outpatients of both sexes...
  52. doi request reprint Self-reported seasonality is associated with complaints of sleep problems and deficient sleep duration: the Hordaland Health Study
    Nicolas M Øyane
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Sleep Res 17:63-72. 2008
    ..In conclusion, we found seasonal changes in mood and behaviour to be associated with several sleep-related complaints. Sleep duration deficiency increased with increasing seasonality, mainly due to increasing subjective sleep need...
  53. pmc Increased health risk in subjects with high self-reported seasonality
    Nicolas M Øyane
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    PLoS ONE 5:e9498. 2010
    ..As a part of a large cross-sectional health survey in Hordaland, Norway, we investigated the relationship between seasonality, objective health measurements and health behaviours...
  54. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of gambling among 16 to 19-year-old adolescents in Norway
    Helge Molde
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 50:55-64. 2009
    ..62), and dissociation (OR = 1.96) were related to problem and pathological gambling. These results support the view that gambling disorders are best understood as part of an addictive behavior spectrum (Jacobs, 2000)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Insomnia and long sleep duration are risk factors for later work disability. The Hordaland Health Study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Sleep Res 18:122-8. 2009
    ..5 h) did predict work disability (OR = 2.96), also in the fully adjusted model (OR = 2.14).The present study demonstrates that both insomnia and long sleep duration are strong and independent risk factors for subsequent work disability...
  56. doi request reprint [Insomnia]
    Bjørn Bjorvatn
    Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag Universitetet i Bergen, Postboks 7804, 5020 Bergen og Nasjonalt kompetansesenter for søvnsykdommer, Haukeland Universitetssykehus, Bergen, Norway
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 129:1766-8. 2009
    ..Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder. Chronic insomnia affects about 10% of the adult population...
  57. doi request reprint Hypothermia after chronic mild stress exposure in rats with a history of postnatal maternal separations
    Jelena Mrdalj
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Chronobiol Int 31:252-64. 2014
    ..The results show that early life stress (LMS) in an early developmental stage induced a thermoregulatory disturbance evident upon exposure to unpredictable adult life stressors. ..
  58. pmc Comparing physical exercise in groups to group cognitive behaviour therapy for the treatment of panic disorder in a randomized controlled trial
    Anders Hovland
    University of Bergen, and Solli District Psychiatric Centre DPS, Nesttun, Norway
    Behav Cogn Psychother 41:408-32. 2013
    ..Assessment of controlled long-term effects and the clinical significance of the treatment are also lacking...
  59. doi request reprint Neuropsychological performance in older insomniacs
    Børge Sivertsen
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Bergen, Norway
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 20:34-48. 2013
    ..We conclude that DSM-IV defined insomnia was not associated with any performance based measure; only with self-reported symptoms...
  60. doi request reprint The relationship between school day sleep duration and body mass index in Norwegian children (aged 10-12)
    Yngvild S Danielsen
    University of Bergen, Faculty of Psychology, Christiesgt 12, P O Box 7800, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:214-20. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship between sleep duration and body mass index (BMI) in Norwegian children (aged 10-12)...
  61. doi request reprint Adaptation and readaptation to different shift work schedules measured with sleep diary and actigraphy
    Ingvild Berg Saksvik
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Occup Health Psychol 16:331-44. 2011
    ..Readaptation to day work after 1 week of night work affected sleep negatively. There were no differences between the shift schedules the week after the work period...
  62. ncbi request reprint Trends in timing of sleep in the general population of Norway: 1980 to 20001
    Børge Sivertsen
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Percept Mot Skills 113:509-18. 2011
    ..The current analyses show that people sleep as much as before but do so at different times. The increased discrepancy between weekdays and weekends indicates that overall sleep habits are poorer now than previously...
  63. doi request reprint Characteristics of sleep in older persons with chronic pain: a study based on actigraphy and self-reporting
    Linn Heidi Lunde
    The Pain Clinic, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
    Clin J Pain 26:132-7. 2010
    ..To examine characteristics of sleep and sleep complaints in older persons with chronic pain, as compared to older persons with neither sleep complaints nor chronic pain, on the basis of objective and subjective sleep assessment...
  64. doi request reprint Individual differences in tolerance to shift work--a systematic review
    Ingvild B Saksvik
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Christies gate 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Sleep Med Rev 15:221-35. 2011
    ..More longitudinal studies, especially concerning personality, are needed to make conclusions about the predictive power of individual differences for shift work tolerance...
  65. doi request reprint A practical approach to circadian rhythm sleep disorders
    Bjørn Bjorvatn
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Kalfarveien 31, N 5018 Bergen, Norway
    Sleep Med Rev 13:47-60. 2009
    ..We hope this practical approach and simple recommendations will stimulate clinicians to treat patients with circadian rhythm sleep disorders...
  66. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trials of psychological and pharmacological treatments for nightmares: a meta-analysis
    Aslak Wøien Augedal
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Sleep Med Rev 17:143-52. 2013
    ..02). It is concluded that there are both psychological and pharmacological interventions which have documented effects for the treatment of nightmares...
  67. doi request reprint The relationships among heart rate variability, executive functions, and clinical variables in patients with panic disorder
    Anders Hovland
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Int J Psychophysiol 86:269-75. 2012
    ..Both panic-related distress and duration of PD were inversely related with measures of HRV and cognitive inhibition. The current findings support the purported relationship between HRV and executive functions involving the PFC...
  68. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, severity and risk factors of restless legs syndrome in the general adult population in two Scandinavian countries
    Bjørn Bjorvatn
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Kalfarveien 31 N 5018, Bergen, Norway
    Sleep Med 6:307-12. 2005
    ..To estimate prevalence and severity (using the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Rating Scale (IRLS)) and to identify risk factors of restless legs syndrome (RLS)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Night-time thoughts in high and low worriers: reaction to caffeine-induced sleeplessness
    Siri Omvik
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Christies gate 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Behav Res Ther 45:715-27. 2007
    ..The results suggest that worry may occur as an epiphenomenon of sleeplessness...
  70. doi request reprint A controlled study of the effect of cognitive-behavioural group therapy for pathological gamblers
    Helga Myrseth
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Nord J Psychiatry 63:22-31. 2009
    ..The results of this controlled study indicate that a short-term cognitive-behavioural group treatment for pathological gamblers had an effect...
  71. ncbi request reprint The association between sleep duration, body mass index and metabolic measures in the Hordaland Health Study
    Bjørn Bjorvatn
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Sleep Res 16:66-76. 2007
    ..Furthermore, levels of total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure were associated with sleep duration...
  72. doi request reprint Knowledge about Alzheimer's disease among Norwegian psychologists: the Alzheimer's disease knowledge scale
    Inger Hilde Nordhus
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Aging Ment Health 16:521-8. 2012
    ..An obvious challenge is how to strengthen this knowledge both in our professional training programs in psychology as well as among those working in applied clinical settings...
  73. doi request reprint A self-help book is better than sleep hygiene advice for insomnia: a randomized controlled comparative study
    Bjørn Bjorvatn
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 52:580-5. 2011
    ..Sleep hygiene advice also improved sleep at follow-up, but increased sleep medication use. Thus, caution is warranted when sleep hygiene advice are given as a single treatment...
  74. doi request reprint The relationship between aversive conditioning and risk-avoidance in gambling
    Geir Scott Brunborg
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Christiesgate 12, 5020, Bergen, Norway
    J Gambl Stud 26:545-59. 2010
    ..These results may have implications for understanding risk-taking in gambling in general, and may be a starting point understanding the role of aversive conditioning in the development and maintenance of gambling problems...
  75. ncbi request reprint Psychological characteristics of elderly insomniacs
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 43:425-32. 2002
    ..It is concluded that excessive worrying was the most characteristic feature of elderly insomniacs...
  76. ncbi request reprint Anabolic steroid use in high school students
    Stale Pallesen
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Subst Use Misuse 41:1705-17. 2006
    ..Use of anabolic steroids and having acquaintances using such drugs were strongly related to use of other drugs such as alcohol, nicotine, and narcotics. Implications for prevention are discussed and the study's limitations are noted...
  77. doi request reprint Transient changes in frontal alpha asymmetry as a measure of emotional and physical distress during sleep
    Elisabeth Flo
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Christiesgate 12, N 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Brain Res 1367:234-49. 2011
    ..Saliva cortisol, and sleep parameters were not significantly affected by the protocol. This is, to our knowledge, the first time that an aversive imaging conditioning protocol has been successfully applied during sleep...
  78. doi request reprint [Sleep disturbances in patients with mental disorders]
    Fred Holsten
    Institutt for klinisk medisin, Universitetet i Bergen, Postboks 7800, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 131:688-91. 2011
    ..Sleep disturbances are common co-morbid disturbances in mental disorders, and are often seen as secondary symptoms. The article aims to shed light on the most common sleep disturbances and their relation to mental disorders...
  79. 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...
  80. doi request reprint The effectiveness of cognitive and behavioural treatment of chronic pain in the elderly: a quantitative review
    Linn Heidi Lunde
    The Pain Clinic, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 16:254-62. 2009
    ..Methodological issues concerning design, outcome measures and treatment are discussed and recommendations for future studies are outlined...
  81. doi request reprint Risk factors for PTSD, anxiety, and depression among adolescents in Gaza
    Silje Kolltveit
    Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Trauma Stress 25:164-70. 2012
    ..01), whereas female gender (β = <.238, p < .001) was the only significant risk factor for depression. The present study suggests large individual differences in how adolescents are affected by war stressors...
  82. pmc The impact of partial sleep deprivation on moral reasoning in military officers
    Olav Kjellevold Olsen
    The Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, Bergen, Norway
    Sleep 33:1086-90. 2010
    ..The present study explores the impact of long-term partial sleep deprivation on the activation of moral justice schemas, which are suggested to play a prominent role in moral reasoning and the formation of moral judgments and behavior...
  83. ncbi request reprint Psychological treatment of late-life anxiety: an empirical review
    Inger Hilde Nordhus
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:643-51. 2003
    ..It is concluded that psychological interventions produce significant improvements, but the analyses must be qualified by data limitations in the research synthesis...
  84. ncbi request reprint Psychological characteristics of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a review
    Kia Minna J Hynninen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, N 5015, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 59:429-43. 2005
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  85. ncbi request reprint [Parasomnias]
    Bjørn Bjorvatn
    Institutt for samfunnsmedisinske fag, Universitetet i Bergen, Postboks 7804, 5020 Bergen, Norway
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 129:1892-4. 2009
    ..Parasomnias are undesirable experiences or motoric phenomena that occur in association with sleep. We have described characteristics of parasomnia subtypes...