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.
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:
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.
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 -
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.
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
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).
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.
Present position: Associate Professor in Nursing Science