• A 36-month follow-up of decline in activities of daily living in individuals receiving domiciliary care 

      Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Høgset, Lisbeth Dyrendal; Bergh, Sverre; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Kirkevold, Øyvind; Selbæk, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Background There have been few studies of how personal and instrumental activities of daily living (P-ADL and I-ADL) develop over time in older people receiving domiciliary care. This study aimed at assessing variables ...
    • A 52 month follow-up of functional decline in nursing home residents - Degree of dementia contributes 

      Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Engedal, Knut; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Selbæk, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Background: Few have studied how personal activities of daily living (P-ADL) develop over time in nursing home residents with dementia. Thus, the aim was to study variables associated with the development of P-ADL functioning ...
    • Alpha-tocopherol and MRI outcomes in multiple sclerosis - association and prediction 

      Løken-Amsrud, Kristin Ingeleiv; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Bakke, Søren Jacob; Beiske, Antonie Giæver; Bjerve, Kristian S; Bjørnarå, Bård T.; Hovdal, Harald Olav; Lilleås, Finn; Midgard, Rune; Pedersen, Tom; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Torkildsen, Øivind; Wergeland, Stig; Holmøy, Trygve (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Objective: Alpha-tocopherol is the main vitamin E compound in humans, and has important antioxidative and immunomodulatory properties. The aim of this study was to study alpha-tocopherol concentrations and their relationship ...
    • Cost analysis of day care centres in Norway 

      Vossius, Corinna Elisabeth; Selbæk, Geir; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Wimo, A.; Engedal, Knut; Kirkevold, Øyvind; Rokstad, Anne Marie Mork (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background: Day care services aim to offer meaningful activities and a safe environment for the attendees and a respite for family caregivers while being cost effective. This study compares the use of formal and informal ...
    • Exploration of 27 plasma immune markers: A cross-sectional comparison of 64 old psychiatric inpatients having unipolar major depression and 18 non-depressed old persons 

      Gaarden, Torfinn Lødøen; Engedal, Knut; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Larsen, Marianne; Lorentzen, Bernhard; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Bjølseth, Tor Magne; Castellheim, Albert (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background The prevalence of major depression (MD) according to population studies is the same for old (65 years and older) and younger adults. In contrast, an elevated proportion of old MD patients are hospitalized ...
    • Exploring the trajectories of quality of life and its covariates in nursing home residents: A longitudinal study 

      Røen, Irene Mari; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Kirkevold, Øyvind; Testad, Ingelin; Selbæk, Geir; Engedal, Knut; Bergh, Sverre (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background: There is no cure for dementia and appropriate care should be offered to improve or maintain quality of life for those living with dementia. Objectives: To identify groups of residents following similar trajectories ...
    • Frailty identified by geriatric assessment is associated with poor functioning, high symptom burden and increased risk of physical decline in older cancer patients: Prospective observational study 

      Kirkhus, Lene; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen; Rostoft, Siri; Harneshaug, Magnus; Selbæk, Geir; Wyller, Torgeir Bruun; Jordhøy, Marit Slaaen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background: Maintaining quality of life including physical functioning is highly prioritized among older cancer patients. Geriatric assessment is a recommended approach to identify patients with increased vulnerability ...
    • Geriatric assessment is superior to oncologists’ clinical judgement in identifying frailty 

      Kirkhus, Lene; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Kristjansson, Siri Rostoft; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen; Selbæk, Geir; Wyller, Torgeir Bruun; Harneshaug, Magnus; Jordhøy, Marit Slaaen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background: Frailty is a syndrome associated with increased vulnerability and an important predictor of outcomes in older cancer patients. Systematic assessments to identify frailty are seldom applied, and oncologists’ ...
    • Health-related quality of life in older depressed psychogeriatric patients: one year follow-up 

      Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Corazzini, Kirsten; Selbæk, Geir; Björklöf, Guro Hanevold; Laks, Jerson; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Østbye, Truls; Engedal, Knut (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      Background Knowledge about long-term change in health related quality of life (HQoL) among older adults after hospitalization for treatment of depression has clinical relevance. The aim was firstly to describe the change ...
    • Inflammation markers in multiple sclerosis: CXCL16 reflects and may also predict disease activity 

      Holmøy, Trygve; Løken-Amsrud, Kristin Ingeleiv; Bakke, Jacob; Beiske, Antonie Giæver; Bjerve, Kristian S; Hovdal, Harald Olav; Lilleås, Finn; Midgard, Rune; Pedersen, Tom; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Torkildsen, Øivind; Wergeland, Stig; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Michelsen, Annika; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Background: Serum markers of inflammation are candidate biomarkers in multiple sclerosis (MS). ω-3 fatty acids are suggested to have anti-inflammatory properties that might be beneficial in MS. We aimed to explore ...
    • Modifiable factors affecting older patients' quality of life and physical function during cancer treatment 

      Kirkhus, Lene; Harneshaug, Magnus; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning; Rostoft, Siri; Bergh, Sverre; Hjermstad, Marianne Jensen; Selbæk, Geir; Wyller, Torgeir Bruun; Kirkevold, Øyvind; Borza, Tom; Saltvedt, Ingvild; Jordhøy, Marit Slaaen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background Maintaining physical function and quality of life (QoL) are prioritized outcomes among older adults. We aimed to identify potentially modifiable factors affecting older patients' physical function and QoL ...
    • No association of tobacco use and disease activity in multiple sclerosis 

      Kvistad, Silje; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Holmøy, Trygve; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Løken-Amsrud, Kristin Ingeleiv; Wergeland, Stig; Beiske, Antonie Giæver; Bjerve, Kristian S; Hovdal, Harald Olav; Lilleås, Finn; Midgard, Rune; Pedersen, Tom; Bakke, Søren Jacob; Torkildsen, Øivind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Objective: To study whether tobacco use is associated with MRI and clinical disease activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Methods: Prospective cohort study of 87 patients with relapsing-remitting MS originally ...
    • Persistent use of psychotropic drugs in nursing home residents in Norway 

      Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Wu, Bei; Engedal, Knut; Selbæk, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background The prevalence of psychotropic drug (PTD) use in NH residents is high, but few have explored prevalence and persistency in PTD in NH residents and factors associated with persistency. This at the same time as ...
    • Physical diagnoses in nursing home residents - is dementia or severity of dementia of importance? 

      Jørgensen, Live Bredholt; Thorleifsson, Berit Marie; Selbæk, Geir; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Helvik, Anne-Sofie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background Dementia and physical morbidity are primary reasons for nursing home admission globally. However, data on physical morbidity in nursing home residents with and without dementia are scarce. The first aim of the ...
    • Prevalence and persistent use of psychotropic drugs in older adults receiving domiciliary care at baseline 

      Lornstad, Marie Turmo; Aarøen, Marte; Bergh, Sverre; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Helvik, Anne-Sofie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background Little is known about the use of psychotropic drugs in older adults receiving domiciliary care. The first aim was to describe the prevalence and persistency of use of psychotropic drugs in older adults (≥ 70 years) ...
    • Screening for frailty among older patients with cancer using blood biomarkers of inflammation 

      Harneshaug, Magnus; Kirkhus, Lene; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning; Bergh, Sverre; Whist, Jon Elling; Rostoft, Siri; Jordhøy, Marit Slaaen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      As frailty is associated with inflammation, biomarkers of inflammation may represent objective measures that could facilitate the identification of frailty. Glasgow prognostic score (GPS), combines C-reactive protein (CRP) ...
    • Severity of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Nursing Home Residents 

      Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Engedal, Knut; Wu, Bei; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Corazzini, Kirsten; Røen, Irene Mari; Selbæk, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      We aimed at assessing time shift in the severity of neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in nursing home residents between 2004/2005 and 2010/2011 and associations between NPS and socio-demographic variables, physical health ...
    • Targeted interdisciplinary model for evaluation and treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms : a cluster randomized controlled trial 

      Lichtwarck, Bjørn; Selbæk, Geir; Kirkevold, Øyvind; Rokstad, Anne Marie Mork; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Lindstrøm, Jonas Christoffer; Bergh, Sverre (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Objective To determine the effectiveness of the Targeted Interdisciplinary Model for Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (TIME) for treatment of moderate to severe agitation in people with dementia. Methods ...
    • The course of depressive symptoms with decline in cognitive function - a longitudinal study of older adults receiving in-home care at baseline 

      Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Barca, Maria Lage; Bergh, Sverre; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Kirkevold, Øyvind; Borza, Tom (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Abstract Background: Depressive symptoms in old age are common, but the prevalence, persistence, and incidence of depressive symptoms in older adults with and without dementia receiving in-home care is less well studied, ...
    • The course of neuropsychiatric symptoms in nursing home residents from admission to 30-month follow-up 

      Helvik, Anne-Sofie; Selbæk, Geir; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Røen, Irene Mari; Bergh, Sverre (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Aim The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence and persistence of clinically significant neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in nursing home residents with dementia, and to study the association between severity of ...