Unnur Valdimarsdottir

Summary

Affiliation: Karolinska Institute and Hospital
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of widowhood after terminal cancer: a Swedish nationwide follow-up
    Unnur Valdimarsdottir
    Department of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Institute of Oncology Pathology, Karolinska Institute, Box 4402, 10268 Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 31:31-6. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Awareness of husband's impending death from cancer and long-term anxiety in widowhood: a nationwide follow-up
    Unnur Valdimarsdottir
    Unnur Valdimarsdóttir Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Palliat Med 18:432-43. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Parents' intellectual and emotional awareness of their child's impending death to cancer: a population-based long-term follow-up study
    Unnur Valdimarsdottir
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Lancet Oncol 8:706-14. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Disclosure of incurable illness to spouses: do they want to know? A Swedish population-based follow-up study
    Hanna Dahlstrand
    Radiumhemmet, Department of Oncology, Karolinska University Hospital, 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Clin Oncol 26:3372-9. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Talking about death with children who have severe malignant disease
    Ulrika Kreicbergs
    Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 351:1175-86. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy and risk of stillbirth and infant mortality
    Olof Stephansson
    Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    JAMA 309:48-54. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Suicide and cardiovascular death after a cancer diagnosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 366:1310-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Sweden, 1991-2005
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Box 281, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    Arch Neurol 66:515-9. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Suicide among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain 131:2729-33. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Pancreatic cancer risk after loss of a child: a register-based study in Sweden during 1991-2009
    Jiaqi Huang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Box 281, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 178:582-9. 2013

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of widowhood after terminal cancer: a Swedish nationwide follow-up
    Unnur Valdimarsdottir
    Department of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Institute of Oncology Pathology, Karolinska Institute, Box 4402, 10268 Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 31:31-6. 2003
    ..The authors investigated whether becoming a widow after the death of a husband from cancer results in long-term psychological or physical morbidity...
  2. ncbi request reprint Awareness of husband's impending death from cancer and long-term anxiety in widowhood: a nationwide follow-up
    Unnur Valdimarsdottir
    Unnur Valdimarsdóttir Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Palliat Med 18:432-43. 2004
    ..We investigated the predictors and long-term consequences of awareness time - the length of time a woman is aware of her husband's impending death from cancer...
  3. ncbi request reprint Parents' intellectual and emotional awareness of their child's impending death to cancer: a population-based long-term follow-up study
    Unnur Valdimarsdottir
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Lancet Oncol 8:706-14. 2007
    ..We aimed to study care-related determinants of when parents gain awareness of their child's impending death to cancer, and whether the duration of this awareness affects the parents' long-term morbidity...
  4. doi request reprint Disclosure of incurable illness to spouses: do they want to know? A Swedish population-based follow-up study
    Hanna Dahlstrand
    Radiumhemmet, Department of Oncology, Karolinska University Hospital, 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Clin Oncol 26:3372-9. 2008
    ..We wanted to determine whether male spouses of cancer patients who died from their disease had received information that the illness was incurable and to determine their preferences of disclosure. Participants and..
  5. ncbi request reprint Talking about death with children who have severe malignant disease
    Ulrika Kreicbergs
    Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 351:1175-86. 2004
    ..One of the questions faced by the parents of a child who is terminally ill with a malignant disease is whether or not they should talk about death with their child...
  6. doi request reprint Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy and risk of stillbirth and infant mortality
    Olof Stephansson
    Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    JAMA 309:48-54. 2013
    ..However, the risk of stillbirth and infant mortality when accounting for previous maternal psychiatric disease remains unknown...
  7. doi request reprint Suicide and cardiovascular death after a cancer diagnosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 366:1310-8. 2012
    ..Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is a traumatic experience that may trigger immediate adverse health consequences beyond the effects of the disease or treatment...
  8. doi request reprint Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Sweden, 1991-2005
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Box 281, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    Arch Neurol 66:515-9. 2009
    ..To investigate the temporal trend of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) incidence in Sweden between January 1, 1991, and December 31, 2005, and to explore incidence variations according to major demographic factors...
  9. doi request reprint Suicide among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain 131:2729-33. 2008
    ..Patients with ALS are at excess risk of suicide in Sweden and the relative risk is higher during the earlier stage of the disease...
  10. doi request reprint Pancreatic cancer risk after loss of a child: a register-based study in Sweden during 1991-2009
    Jiaqi Huang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Box 281, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 178:582-9. 2013
    ..43, 95% CI: 1.17, 1.76). Although other explanations are possible, our findings provide some evidence that psychological stress may be associated with pancreatic cancer. ..
  11. doi request reprint Unrelieved symptoms of female cancer patients during their last months of life and long-term psychological morbidity in their widowers: a nationwide population-based study
    Junmei Miao Jonasson
    Department of Oncology Pathology, Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Cancer 45:1839-45. 2009
    ..To investigate if a cancer patient's unrelieved symptoms during the last 3 months of life increase the risk of long-term psychological morbidity in the surviving widower...
  12. doi request reprint Long-term harm of low preparedness for a wife's death from cancer--a population-based study of widowers 4-5 years after the loss
    Arna Hauksdóttir
    Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Z5 U1 Karolinska Hospital, 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 172:389-96. 2010
    ..7, 95% CI: 1.5, 21.4) at follow-up. These results show that to improve the long-term psychological well-being of widowers, it may be fruitful to identify care-related facilitators and inhibitors of preparedness...
  13. doi request reprint Risk of infection-related cancers after the loss of a child: a follow-up study in Sweden
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Cancer Res 71:116-22. 2011
    ..Although potential confounding by unmeasured factors cannot be ruled out, our findings lend support to the hypothesis that severe life stressors, such as child loss, may raise the risk for several, chiefly HPV-related, cancers...
  14. doi request reprint Hospitalization for osteoarthritis and prostate cancer specific mortality among Swedish men with prostate cancer
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, PO Box 281, Stockholm 171 77, Sweden
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:644-7. 2010
    ..To examine the potential role of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) use on prostate cancer (PCa) specific mortality...
  15. ncbi request reprint Measuring anxiety and depression in the oncology setting using visual-digital scales
    Erik Onelov
    Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Oncol 46:810-6. 2007
    ..However, the high negative predictive value and the low positive predictive value suggest that the visual- digital scales mainly detect the absence of the symptoms...
  16. ncbi request reprint When death appears best for the child with severe malignancy: a nationwide parental follow-up
    Hayley Hunt
    Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
    Palliat Med 20:567-77. 2006
    ..Loss of a child to malignancy is associated with long-term morbidity among surviving parents. This study aims to identify particular sources of stress among parents of children with severe malignancy...
  17. ncbi request reprint Need for and access to bereavement support after loss of a husband to urologic cancers: a nationwide follow-up of Swedish widows
    Unnur Valdimarsdottir
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 39:271-6. 2005
    ..We investigated the prevalence and predictors of access to bereavement interventions during the first 6 months after the loss of a husband/male partner to prostate or urinary bladder cancer...
  18. pmc Immediate risk for cardiovascular events and suicide following a prostate cancer diagnosis: prospective cohort study
    Katja Fall
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS Med 6:e1000197. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the emotional stress evoked by a prostate cancer diagnosis increases the immediate risks of cardiovascular events and suicide...
  19. ncbi request reprint A population-based nationwide study of parents' perceptions of a questionnaire on their child's death due to cancer
    Ulrika Kreicbergs
    Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Z6 01 Karolinska Hospital, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Lancet 364:787-9. 2004
    ..Although the numerical data cannot be directly translated to ethical conclusions, they can provide guidance for future ethical decisions...
  20. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of inadequate health care and feelings of guilt in parents after the death of a child to a malignancy: a population-based long-term follow-up
    Pamela J Surkan
    Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Palliat Med 9:317-31. 2006
    ..Parental feelings of guilt can be a serious problem after the death of a child to a malignancy. This study identified predictors of feelings of guilt in parents during the year after a child's death...
  21. pmc Psychotic illness in first-time mothers with no previous psychiatric hospitalizations: a population-based study
    Unnur Valdimarsdottir
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS Med 6:e13. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of maternal background characteristics and obstetric factors on the risk of postpartum psychosis, specifically among mothers with no previous psychiatric hospitalizations...
  22. ncbi request reprint Loss of a child and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Fang Fang
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 167:203-10. 2008
    ..5, 95% CI: 0.3, 0.8) than loss due to other causes. These data indicate that the risk of developing ALS decreases following the severe stress of parental bereavement. Further studies are needed to explore potential underlying mechanisms...
  23. ncbi request reprint Towards better measurements in bereavement research: order of questions and assessed psychological morbidity
    Arna Hauksdóttir
    Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Palliat Med 20:11-6. 2006
    ..In order to avoid a detrimental bias in a study on bereavement, psychological morbidity is probably best measured first in such a questionnaire...
  24. ncbi request reprint Care-related distress: a nationwide study of parents who lost their child to cancer
    Ulrika Kreicbergs
    Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm
    J Clin Oncol 23:9162-71. 2005
    ..We conducted a population-based, nationwide study addressing this issue, focusing on potential care-related stressors in parents losing a child to cancer...
  25. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and depression in parents 4-9 years after the loss of a child owing to a malignancy: a population-based follow-up
    Ulrika Kreicbergs
    Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet Z6 01, Karolinska Hospital, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychol Med 34:1431-41. 2004
    ..We investigated parental risk of anxiety and depression 4-9 years after the loss of a child owing to a malignancy...
  26. doi request reprint Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy and risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn: population based cohort study from the five Nordic countries
    Helle Kieler
    Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, T2, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMJ 344:d8012. 2012
    ..To assess whether maternal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) increases the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn, and whether such an effect might differ between specific SSRIs...