Holger Ursin

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bergen
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. doi The development of a Cognitive Activation Theory of Stress: from limbic structures to behavioral medicine
    Holger Ursin
    Unifob Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 50:639-44. 2009
  2. doi Cognitive activation theory of stress (CATS)
    Holger Ursin
    Unifob Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:877-81. 2010
  3. doi Cortisol, reaction time test and health among offshore shift workers
    Anette Harris
    Research Center for Health Promotion, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:1339-47. 2010
  4. ncbi Saliva cortisol levels in construction workers in the Arctic (78°N)
    Anette Harris
    Research Center for Health Promotion, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, N 5015, Bergen, Norway
    Int J Circumpolar Health 70:542-51. 2011
  5. 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
  6. ncbi Still healthy after extended work hours? Ten hours shift, twenty-one days working period for tunnel workers
    Siri Waage
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Ind Health 48:804-10. 2010
  7. ncbi Coffee, stress and cortisol in nursing staff
    Anette Harris
    Unifob Health, Christiesgt 13, N 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:322-30. 2007
  8. ncbi Press stop to start: the role of inhibition for choice and health
    Holger Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:1059-65. 2005
  9. ncbi Cognitive activation theory of stress (CATS): from fish brains to the Olympics
    Hege R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, N 5009 Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:933-8. 2005
  10. pmc Sick-leave decisions for patients with severe subjective health complaints presenting in primary care: a cross-sectional study in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
    Silje Maeland
    Uni Health, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 31:227-34. 2013

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi The development of a Cognitive Activation Theory of Stress: from limbic structures to behavioral medicine
    Holger Ursin
    Unifob Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 50:639-44. 2009
    ..There are many roots, many related issues, and many scientists involved. There is no way to produce a complete story. However, one aspect is beyond discussion, the story started in the Neurophysiology laboratory in Oslo...
  2. doi Cognitive activation theory of stress (CATS)
    Holger Ursin
    Unifob Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:877-81. 2010
    ..We review the current status of CATS in Behavioural Medicine by discussing its potential explanatory power in epidemiology, prevention and treatment of "subjective health complaints"...
  3. doi Cortisol, reaction time test and health among offshore shift workers
    Anette Harris
    Research Center for Health Promotion, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:1339-47. 2010
    ..Shift work and especially night work disrupts the sleep/wake cycle and causes a desynchronization of the natural biological rhythms. Therefore, different shift schedules may have different impact on performance at work and health...
  4. ncbi Saliva cortisol levels in construction workers in the Arctic (78°N)
    Anette Harris
    Research Center for Health Promotion, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, N 5015, Bergen, Norway
    Int J Circumpolar Health 70:542-51. 2011
    ..The aim was to investigate how working in an extreme and isolated environment in the Arctic affected the diurnal rhythm of saliva cortisol...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi Still healthy after extended work hours? Ten hours shift, twenty-one days working period for tunnel workers
    Siri Waage
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Ind Health 48:804-10. 2010
    ..No association between this type of long work hours and changes in self-reported health was found in this study. However, this might have been a selected group of workers, and the same results may not be found in another population...
  7. ncbi Coffee, stress and cortisol in nursing staff
    Anette Harris
    Unifob Health, Christiesgt 13, N 5015 Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:322-30. 2007
    ..In the final hierarchical regression of the evening values, only decision authority and coffee were significantly related to cortisol levels in the evening...
  8. ncbi Press stop to start: the role of inhibition for choice and health
    Holger Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:1059-65. 2005
    ..Similar models have been presented for non-specific gastric and intestinal complaints, and for fatigue and depression. Rumination and perseveration of negative thoughts may maintain the activity in these loops...
  9. ncbi Cognitive activation theory of stress (CATS): from fish brains to the Olympics
    Hege R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, N 5009 Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:933-8. 2005
    ..The important dimensions for health are positive expectancies of outcome (coping), control, and safety, for all individuals in all species...
  10. pmc Sick-leave decisions for patients with severe subjective health complaints presenting in primary care: a cross-sectional study in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
    Silje Maeland
    Uni Health, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 31:227-34. 2013
    ..The secondary objective was to investigate if patient diagnoses, the reasons attributed for patient complaints, and GP demographics could explain variations in sick leave decisions...
  11. ncbi Subjective health complaints are more prevalent in Maasais than in Norwegians
    Ingvard Wilhelmsen
    Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, and Department of Medicine, Haraldsplass Deaconal Hospital, Bergen, Norway
    Nord J Psychiatry 61:304-9. 2007
    ..The Maasais, living under primitive conditions, close to nature, seems to have more SHC than Norwegians, living in a modern, highly developed and industrialized country...
  12. ncbi Cognitive activation theory of stress, sensitization, and common health complaints
    Holger Ursin
    Unifob Health and Department of Education and Health Promotion, University of Bergen, Christiesgt 13, Bergen, Norway 5015
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1113:304-10. 2007
    ..There is a striking comorbidity for all these conditions. This may be explained by psychobiological sensitization within neural loops, maintained by sustained activation, which has been suggested as a mechanism for these conditions...
  13. ncbi Health complaints and satisfied with the job? A cross-sectional study on work environment, job satisfaction, and subjective health complaints
    Erling Svensen
    Department of Education and Health Promotion, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Occup Environ Med 49:568-73. 2007
    ..The second aim was to evaluate whether any SHC differences were attributable directly to the work environment or mediated by the individual perception of the environment (satisfactory or not)...
  14. ncbi Neurasthenia, subjective health complaints and sensitization
    Bjarte Stubhaug
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:1003-9. 2005
    ..This overall higher score on subjective complaints from all organ systems is in accordance with the hypothesis of an overall and general sensitization to the afferent inputs from their psychophysiological systems...
  15. ncbi The cognitive activation theory of stress
    Holger Ursin
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Jonas Liesvei 91, N 5009 Bergen, Norway
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:567-92. 2004
    ..It is an essential element of CATS that only when coping is defined as positive outcome expectancy does the concept predict relations to health and disease...
  16. pmc Expectancies, socioeconomic status, and self-rated health: use of the simplified TOMCATS Questionnaire
    Magnus Odeen
    Uni Health, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway
    Int J Behav Med 20:242-51. 2013
    ..An alternative is to develop a shorter inventory that focusses on coping expectancies which may determine the extent to which an individual attempts to cope actively...
  17. doi A multi-state model for sick-leave data applied to a randomized control trial study of low back pain
    Stein Atle Lie
    Norwegian Network for Back Pain, The Research Unit, Department of Health, University Research Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 36:279-83. 2008
    ..Analysing and presenting data on different outcomes after sick-leave is challenging. The use of extended statistical methods supplies additional information and allows further exploitation of data...
  18. ncbi Are subjective health complaints a result of modern civilization?
    Hege R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, N 5000, Norway
    Int J Behav Med 11:122-5. 2004
    ..Our common subjective health complaints, therefore, are not specific for industrialized societies...
  19. ncbi Personality and coping strategies during submarine missions
    Gro M Sandal
    Department of Psychosocial Science University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Hum Perf Extrem Environ 7:29-42. 2003
    ..The findings suggest that interpersonal characteristics need to be considered in the selection of submariners and personnel for other military settings in which units are exposed to prolonged stress and isolation...