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Karlsen, Bjørg { "honorific-suffix": "Førsteamanuensis", "fn": "Karlsen, Bjørg", "tel": "Telefon: 5183 4168", "email": "bjorg.karlsen@uis.no" }

Avdeling/enhet Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt/senter Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet
Rom KA A-242

Courses taught

Forskningsområder

Present research activities and fields of interest:

Coping with diabetes, coping with chronic disease, motivation for diabetes self-management, psychosocial aspects of living with chronic disease, patient-centered counseling.

Utvalgte publikasjoner

Selected publications:

 

Peer-reviewed publications:

 

Morken, I. M., Norekvål, T.M., Isaksen, K., Munk, P.S., Karlsen,

B. & Larsen, A.I (2012). Increased confidence to engage in

physical exertion: older ICD recipients? experiences of

participating in an exercise training program. European Journal of

 Cardiovascular Nursing. Online publ. DOI:

10.1177/1474515111435885.

 

Alstveit, M., Severinsson, E. & Karlsen, B. (2011).Readjusting

one?s life in the  tension inherent in work and motherhood.

Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67, (10), 2151-2160.

 

Alstveit, M., Severinsson, E. & Karlsen, B. (2011).

Maternity care professionals? perceptions of supporting employed

women in Norway. Nursing and Health Sciences, 13, 316-322.

 

Karlsen, B., Bru, E.  & Oftedal, B. (2011). The relationship

between clinical indicators, coping styles,  perceived support and

diabetes-related emotional distress among adults with type 2

diabetes. Journal of Advanced Nursing.  Online publ.

Doi.10.1111/j.13652648.2011.05751.x

 

Oftedal, B., Karlsen, B. & Bru, E. (2011).  Motivation for diet and exercise management among adults with type 2 diabetes. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science.  Online publ. Doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00884.x

 

Oftedal, B., Bru, E. & Karlsen, B. (2011). Social support as a

motivator of self-management among  adults with type 2 diabetes

Journal of Nursing  and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 3: 12 -

22.

 

Graue, M., Haugstvedt, S., Wentzel-Larsen, T. Iversen, M.M.,

Karlsen, B.  and Rokne, B. Diabetes-reltaed emotional distress in

adults: Reliability and validity of the Norwegian versions of the

Problem Areas in Diabetes  Scale (PAID) and the Diabetes

Distress Scale (DDS). International Journal of Nursing  Studies.

Online publ.DOI:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.08.007.

 

Alstveit, M., Severinsson, E. & Karlsen, B. (2010) Obtaining confirmation through social relationships ? Norwegian first-time mothers. Nursing and Health Sciences, 12: 113-118.

 

Oftedal B; Karlsen B; Bru E. (2010) Perceived support from healthcare practitioners among adults with type 2 diabetes,  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66 1500-9.

 

Alstveit, M., Severinsson, E. & Karlsen, B. (2010). Living on the

edge of  being overstretched ? A Norwegian qualitative study of

employed pregnant women. Health Care for Women

International, 31: 533-551.

 

Oftedal, B. Karlsen, B.  & Bru, E. (2010). Life values and self-

regulation behaviours among adults with type 2 diabetes. Journal

of Clinical Nursing, 19: 2548-2556.

 

Oftedal, B., Karlsen, B. & Bru, E. (2010). Perceived support from

 healthcare practitioners among adults with type 2 diabetes.

Journal of  Advanced Nursing, 66:1500-1509.

 

Morken, I., Severinsson, E. & Karlsen, B. (2009). 

"Reconstructing unpredictability: Experiences of living with an

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator over time". Journal of

Clinical Nursing, 19: 537 ? 546.

 

Karlsen, B. (2005). Pasientopplæring, egenansvar, livskvalitet og

 metabolsk kontroll hos personer med diabetes. Norsk Tidsskrift

for sykepleieforskning, 7: 18 ? 29.

 

Karlsen, B., Idsoe, T., Dirdal, I., Hanestad, B.R. & Bru, E.

(2004). Effects of a group-based counselling programme on

diabetes related stress, coping, psychological well-being and

metabolic control in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Patient Education and Counseling, 53: 299-308.

 

Karlsen, B., Idsoe, T., Hanestad, B.R., Murberg, T. & Bru, E.

(2004). Perceptions of support, diabetesrelated coping and

psychological well-being in adults with type 1 and type 2

diabetes.  Psychology, Health & Medicine, 9: 53-70.

 

Karlsen B, Bru E. (2002).  Coping styles among adults with Type I and Type II diabetes. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 7: 245 ? 259.

 

Karlsen B, Bru E, Hanestad BR. (2002). Self-reported psychological well-being and disease-related strains among adults with diabetes. Psychology and Health, 17: 459 ? 473.

 

Karlsen, B. (1997). Hospital Nurses? Perceptions of Patient

Teaching. Scand J Caring Sci, 11: 97-103.

 

 

International conference proceedings

Karlsen, B., Oftedal, B. & Bru, E. (2009). Conflicts between

personal  self-regulating goals and life values among adults with

type 2 diabetes. Abstract book: IDF: 20th world diabetes congress,

Montreal, 18-22 October: 271.

 

Oftedal, B. & Karlsen, B. (2008). Motivation for self-regulation in adults with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. Supplement 2; 3: 27.

 

Karlsen, B., Bru, E., & Dirdal, I. (2003). Effects of a group-based

counselling programme on diabetes-related stress, coping,

psychological  well-being and metabolic control in adults with

Type 1 and Type diabetes. Diabetes metabolism (poster displays).

18th International  Diabetes Federation Congress. Paris, 24 ? 29

August: pp 4S369.

 

Karlsen, B. (2001). Perceived social support and diabetes-related

coping  styles among adults with  diabetes. Abstract Book ?Health

Psychology  2001.Changing Behaviour: Health and Healthcare?.

15th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. St.

Andrews,  Scotland, Sept. 5th ? 8th: pp 113.

 

Karlsen B. & Bru E. (2000). Coping among adults with Type I

and Type II  diabetes. Abstract Book ?Diabetes Research and

Clinical Practice?. 17th  International Diabetes Federation

Congress. Mexico City, nov. 5 ? 10: pp  S231.

 

Karlsen B. (2000) Coping with diabetes. Book of Abstract

?Challenges for  Nurses in the 21st Century: Health Promotion,

 Prevention and Intervention?. 10th Biennial Conference of the

Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers, Reykjavik, 25 ? 27

May: pp 12.

 

Other professional publications

Karlsen, B. (2004). Coping with diabetes. A study of factors

influencing  psychological well-being and coping in adults with

diabetes. Doctoral thesis. Department of Public Health and

Primary Health Care, Section of Nursing Science, University of

Bergen, Norway.

 

Karlsen, B. (2011).  Den individuelle veiledningssamtalen ?

 nøkkel til  bedret mestring? I A. Skafjeld og M. Graue (red.)

 Diabetes ?  forebygging,  oppfølging og behandling. Oslo: Akribe

 Forlag. (In Norwegian).

 

Karlsen B. (2007). Gruppebasert veiledning for å fremme

 veiledning av  diabetes. I E. Gjengedal og B.  R. Hanestad (red.),

Å leve med kronisk  sykdom. En varig kursendring (s. 315 ? 330).

 Oslo: Cappelen  Akademiske Forlag. (In Norwegian).

 

Pågående forskning

Previous experience in directing research:

2006 - 2014       Director of the research project, ?Motivation for self-regulation among adults with type 2 diabetes?. The project has received research grants from the Norwegian Diabetes Association.

Arbeidserfaring

Present position: Associate Professor in Nursing Science