Børge Sivertsen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bergen
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Does insomnia predict sick leave? The Hordaland Health Study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 66:67-74. 2009
  4. 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. pmc Chronicity of sleep problems in children with chronic illness: a longitudinal population-based study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 3:22. 2009
  6. ncbi 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
  7. doi request reprint The effect of OSAS on sick leave and work disability
    B Sivertsen
    Dept of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Eur Respir J 32:1497-503. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Insomnia symptoms and use of health care services and medications: the HUNT-2 study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Behav Sleep Med 7:210-22. 2009
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint [Self-assessed health and psychological symptoms after heart transplantation]
    Børge Sivertsen
    Institutt for klinisk psykologi Universitetet i Bergen 5015 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 127:3198-201. 2007

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. 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...
  2. 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
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Does insomnia predict sick leave? The Hordaland Health Study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 66:67-74. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to prospectively examine the independent contribution of symptoms of insomnia on sick leave...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Chronicity of sleep problems in children with chronic illness: a longitudinal population-based study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 3:22. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the chronicity of sleep problems in children with chronic illness, and potential predictors of sleep problems...
  6. ncbi 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
    ....
  7. doi request reprint The effect of OSAS on sick leave and work disability
    B Sivertsen
    Dept of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Eur Respir J 32:1497-503. 2008
    ..These findings need to be replicated using objective measures of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome...
  8. doi request reprint Insomnia symptoms and use of health care services and medications: the HUNT-2 study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Behav Sleep Med 7:210-22. 2009
    ..This study concludes that insomnia symptoms represent a significant public health concern, being independently associated with substantially elevated use of health care services, medications, and alcohol overuse...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint [Self-assessed health and psychological symptoms after heart transplantation]
    Børge Sivertsen
    Institutt for klinisk psykologi Universitetet i Bergen 5015 Bergen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 127:3198-201. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess quality of life (QoL, self-reported health) and psychological adjustment in a sample of heart transplanted patients...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint The epidemiology of insomnia: associations with physical and mental health. The HUNT-2 study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 67:109-16. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the association of insomnia symptoms with demographic and physical and mental conditions in a large population-based study...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. doi request reprint Sleep in children with chronic illness, and the relation to emotional and behavioral problems--a population-based study
    Mari Hysing
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:665-70. 2009
    ..To examine sleep and sleep problems in children with chronic illness, and the potential effect of emotional and behavioral problems...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc A comparison of insomnia and depression as predictors of disability pension: the HUNT Study
    Simon Overland
    Research Centre for Health Promotion, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Sleep 31:875-80. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to compare their relative impact upon medically certified disability pension award...
  21. 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...
  22. doi request reprint What characterizes individuals developing chronic whiplash?: The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT)
    Solbjørg Makalani Myrtveit
    Department of Clinical Medicine II, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 74:393-400. 2013
    ..We aimed to investigate how pre-injury mental and somatic symptoms, self-rated health, use of health-services and medications, health-behavior and socio-demographics predict the development of chronic whiplash...
  23. doi request reprint The joint contribution of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea on sickness absence
    Børge Sivertsen
    Department of Public Mental Health, Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Bergen, Norway
    J Sleep Res 22:223-30. 2013
    ..Having both insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea increased the risk of later sick leave, but there was no evidence of an independent synergy effect of the two conditions...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Midlife insomnia and subsequent mortality: the Hordaland health study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Bergen, Norway
    BMC Public Health 14:720. 2014
    ..The aim of the current study was to examine the effect of insomnia in middle age on all-cause mortality...
  26. pmc Delayed sleep phase syndrome in adolescents: prevalence and correlates in a large population based study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Kalfarveien 31, 5018, Bergen, Norway
    BMC Public Health 13:1163. 2013
    ..The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) in adolescence, and to examine the association to insomnia and school non-attendance...
  27. doi request reprint Sleep problems as a mediator of the association between parental education levels, perceived family economy and poor mental health in children
    Tormod Bøe
    Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Welfare, West, Uni Health, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway
    J Psychosom Res 73:430-6. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between familial socioeconomic status (SES) and children's sleep problems, and the role of sleep problems as a mediator between familial SES and childhood mental health problems...
  28. doi request reprint Seasonal variations in sleep problems at latitude 63°-65° in Norway: The Nord-Trondelag Health Study, 1995-1997
    Børge Sivertsen
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Bergen, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 174:147-53. 2011
    ..Previous studies reporting seasonal variations in sleep and insomnia might have been subject to publication biases and lack of blinding to the research hypothesis...
  29. 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...
  30. doi request reprint Mindfulness-based stress reduction for patients with anxiety disorders: evaluation in a randomized controlled trial
    Jon Vøllestad
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Christiesgate 12, 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Behav Res Ther 49:281-8. 2011
    ..Despite these and other limitations, we conclude that MBSR is an effective treatment for anxiety disorders and related symptomatology...
  31. 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Factors Related to Non-recovery from Whiplash. The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT)
    Solbjørg Makalani Myrtveit
    Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, FHI PHSP, Kalfarveien 31, 5018, Bergen, Norway
    Int J Behav Med 21:430-8. 2014
    ..Whiplash injuries show a variable prognosis which is difficult to predict. Most individuals experiencing whiplash injuries rapidly recover but a significant proportion develop chronic symptoms and ongoing disability...
  33. 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
    ....
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and child mental health: the role of parental emotional well-being and parenting practices
    Tormod Bøe
    Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, West, Uni Health, Uni Research, PO Box 7800, 5020, Bergen, Norway
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 42:705-15. 2014
    ..The results suggest that parental emotional well-being and parenting practices are two potential mechanisms through which low socioeconomic status is associated with child mental health problems. ..
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. doi request reprint Sleep problems in children with autism spectrum problems: a longitudinal population-based study
    Børge Sivertsen
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Bergen, Norway
    Autism 16:139-50. 2012
    ..25). These findings call for increased awareness of sleep problems in children with ASP...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint The Five Factor Mindfulness Questionnaire in Norway
    Ingrid Dundas
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Bergen, Christiesgate 12, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 54:250-60. 2013
    ....