NTNU Social Research AS

Norway

NTNU Social Research AS

Norway
SEARCH FILTERS
Time filter
Source Type

Gudde C.B.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Gudde C.B.,Health Management Technology | Olso T.M.,NTNU Social Research AS | Antonsen D.O.,Mental Health | And 4 more authors.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health | Year: 2013

Aims: To examine the experiences of and preferences for helpful care in situations of mental crisis from the perspective of people with major mental disorders. Methods: Qualitative individual interviews with 19 users with major mental disorder, 13 men and six women, aged 22-60 years. Analysis was conducted with systematic text condensation. Results: The main tendencies among a majority of the users are a clear understanding of their own problems and ways of handling these, and the desire for early help from providers whom they know well and who are open to dialogue and reflection. A clear majority perceived a high threshold for contacting the mental health system due to negative experiences and lack of user involvement in treatment planning and implementation. Conclusion: The findings challenge traditional views of professionalism and describe important implications for mental health services from the user's perspective. Our study provides a clear indication of the importance of becoming an active participant in one's own life, and the need for deeper understanding among the professionals in relation to user experiences and preferences for helpful care in periods of mental health crisis in order to optimize the care. © 2013 the Nordic Societies of Public Health.


PubMed | NTNU Social Research AS, Molde University College, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Health Management Technology
Type: | Journal: Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare | Year: 2015

Aggressive situations occurring within mental health services can harm service users, staff, and the therapeutic environment. There is a consensus that the aggression phenomenon is multidimensional, but the picture is still unclear concerning the complex interplay of causal variables and their respective impact. To date, only a small number of empirical studies include users views of relevant factors. The main objective of this review is to identify and synthesize evidence relating to service users experiences and views of aggressive situations in mental health settings.We included qualitative studies of any design reporting on service users own experiences of conditions contributing to aggressive situations in mental health care and their views on preventative strategies. Eligible articles were identified through an electronic database search (PsycINFO, PubMed, Ovid Nursing Database, Embase, and CINAHL), hand search, and cross-referencing. Extracted data were combined and interpreted using aspects of thematic synthesis.We reviewed 5,566 records and included 13 studies (ten qualitative and three mixed methods). Service users recognized that both their own mental state and negative aspects of the treatment environment affected the development of aggressive situations. Themes were derived from experiential knowledge and included calls to be involved in questions regarding how to define aggression and relevant triggers, and how to prevent aggressive encounters effectively. The findings suggest that incidents are triggered when users experience staff behavior as custodial rather than caring and when they feel ignored.The findings highlight the importance of staffs knowledge and skills in communication for developing relationships based on sensitivity, respect, and collaboration with service users in order to prevent aggressive situations. An important factor is a treatment environment with opportunities for meaningful activities and a preponderance of trained staff who work continuously on the development of conditions and skills for collaborative interaction with users.


Utne I.B.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Brurok T.,Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute | Larsen S.,NTNU Social Research AS
Process Safety Progress | Year: 2011

Monitoring the mechanical integrity (MI) of offshore oil and gas facilities is important. It enables early fault detection of emerging failure conditions and allows more time for planning and preparing remedial actions, which reduces revenue losses resulting from unnecessary and poorly coordinated maintenance actions. Static equipment, such as heat exchangers, constitutes crucial parts of offshore processing facilities. Heat exchangers are challenging to maintain, especially in ageing facilities, and major maintenance problems are the result of (a) poor designs, (b) poor utilization of process information, © poor interpretation of results, and (d) poor development and management of high-quality maintenance and MI programs. This article addresses the most important technological, human and organizational challenges concerning monitoring of MI of shell and tube heat exchangers, and discusses recommendations for future improvements. A good MI program benefits the operation and maintenance of heat exchangers, and will lead to improved safety and reduced costs. © 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).


Tiller R.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Brekken T.,NTNU Social Research AS | Bailey J.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Marine Policy | Year: 2012

ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) is a decision-making process for sustainable use, development and protection of coastal marine areas and their resources, in continuous realization. Norway is currently dependent upon the commitment and motivations of the municipalities to fulfill its ICZM initiatives. These communities are lacking epistemic communities that can help prevent the simmering conflicts surrounding aquaculture expansion, as demonstrated by media data from 1984-2010. With the forthcoming harvest of the zooplankton redfeed in Norwegian and surrounding waters, the Aquaculture industry could be in a situation of expanded feed resources, which would ensure its expansion if localities are made available. This would also be in line with the Norwegian government's commitment to the expansion of this industry. A government-endorsed growth of the Aquaculture industry will add fuel to these simmering conflicts concerning the use of the eco-system of collective goods and services available along national coastline in Norway for Aquaculture purposes. The suggestions from the recently released report from the Select Committee appointed by the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs in Norway on Effective and Sustainable Area Use in the Aquaculture Industry cab be an aid to supporting the growth of epistemic communities and a subsequent successful national ICZM implementation, thereby paving the way for a conflict-less coastal area management. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Olso T.M.,NTNU Social Research AS | Gudde C.B.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Wullum E.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Linaker O.M.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis | Year: 2013

The aims of the study are to examine the differences in symptoms, functioning and self-reported motives for drinking alcohol among seriously mentally ill patients with and without alcohol problems. The subjects (n = 69) were included from a patient register. They completed the Short Michigan Alcoholism Test (SMAST 13) and the drinking motives measure (DMM). Their psychiatrists completed the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for severe mental illness (HoNOS-SMI) and the clinical alcohol use scale (CAUS). We found differences between the group without alcohol problems and the alcohol-problem group in the HoNos-SMI items: Depressed mood (t = -2.5, df = 67, p < 0.05) and the HoNos-SMI subscore behaviour (t = -3.2, df = 67, p < 0.05). We also found differences in many DMM items and subscores. The magnitudes of the differences in the two study groups were large for the following items: because it is what most of your friends do when you get together (eta squared = 0.24), to forget your worries (eta squared = 0.19), because it helps when you feel depressed or nervous (eta squared = 0.28), because you like the feeling (eta squared = 0.16), and the DMM subscores for coping motives (eta squared = 0.22) and enhancement motives (eta squared = 0.16). In conclusion, we found few differences in symptoms and functioning and several differences in drinking motives between the groups with and without alcohol problems. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.


Wendelborg C.,NTNU Social Research AS | Tossebro J.,NTNU Social Research AS
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research | Year: 2016

This article investigates the possible consequences in self-reported health and receipt of sickness benefits when parenting a child with a disability This study uses data from the population health study, The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT 2), and the historical event database, FD-Trygd, which contains Social Security and national insurance data for the Norwegian population. In the analysis, we compare 1587 parents of a child with a disability to other parents. Results indicate that parenting a disabled child impacts on self-reported health, particularly among mothers; however, being a parent to a disabled child has a much stronger effect in explaining the variance in received sickness benefits, and also length of time and frequency of having received sickness benefits. Parents with disabled children report just slightly lower self-reported health but are on sickness benefits more often than other parents which may be attributed to their extended care responsibilities. © 2015 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis.


Wik S.E.,NTNU Social Research AS | Tossebro J.,NTNU Social Research AS
Alter | Year: 2014

The aim of this study is to analyze attitudes towards work among non-working disabled people and to address their motivation in a life course perspective. The background of the study is low employment rates among disabled people. One hypothesis is that a generous welfare system has disincentive effects because replacement rates of social security are too generous. Although the existing evidence is conflicting, some studies of inflow into benefits suggest that the welfare system may have such effects on people in their 50's and 60's. However these studies tend to draw general conclusions. The current article is based on a 2007 Norwegian dataset on the living conditions of disabled people (n = 1652). The findings suggest that age has a profound influence on motivation to work and is undoubtedly the most important predictor. Motivation to work among young disabled people tends to be strong but declines in later life. The substantial age effects are discussed in terms of the experience of exclusion and the availability of alternative social roles. The implication for interpretations of disincentive research is that caution must be exercised when suggesting general conclusions about disincentives based on research examining individuals who are in the final phase of a typical working career. © 2013 Association ALTER.


Storkersen K.V.,NTNU Social Research AS
Safety Science | Year: 2012

Aquaculture is the most accident exposed industry in Norway, after fisheries.Interviews and observations of 55 persons in twelve aquaculture companies indicate that management rely on operating workers to make all safety-decisions in the operations, for both their biological product and themselves. Still, there is no published research about aquaculture decision-making.Given the reliance in decisions on the net cages, and the industry's accident rate, it seems important to investigate how and why safety-related decisions are made. This paper explores criteria and constraints for decision-making in sharp end operations at fish farms. Two common situations with risk of loss are described and analyzed according to relevant research:. •Net cage damage discovered during feeding. How to manage both planned tasks and necessary modifications?•The well boat crew must get the fish to the harvesting plant, but the weather is bad. How to handle tasks, time pressure and unstable conditions?The findings show that decision-makers often neglect personnel safety on behalf of product safety. Even though criteria and constraints largely coincide with theory and are similar in the two example operations, the personnel safety outcome is different. In daily operations there is major risk for the operating personnel, while in the rare well boat operations the conditions best for the fish also prevent personnel harm.When dealing with a biological production process ordinary safety measures are inadequate - because when activities need to be done at the exact right time for the product to be profitable, personnel safety comes second. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.


Royrvik J.,NTNU Social Research AS | Schei Olsen M.,NTNU Social Research AS | Aasen T.M.B.,NTNU Social Research AS
Energy Procedia | Year: 2012

In 2007, the Norwegian prime minister made the promise that a 'lunar landing' was due at Mongstad Refining in 2014, involving full-scale cleaning of CO2. This was the prelude to a long and heated debate on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Norwegian media. Through a discourse analysis we have identified two main media discourses related to the announced lunar landing; including important participants and arguments, as well as the positions taken by the actors of the discourses. The paper outlines the underlying structures of the public debate about CCS, and argues that the discourse is not really about CCS but politics in the form of narratives on promises, alliances and emotions caused by political actions. The paper shows the importance of media discourses for the legitimacy and willingness to finance CCS R&D. © 2012 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.


PubMed | NTNU Social Research AS
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Scandinavian journal of disability research : SJDR | Year: 2016

This article investigates the possible consequences in self-reported health and receipt of sickness benefits when parenting a child with a disability This study uses data from the population health study, The Nord-Trndelag Health Study (HUNT 2), and the historical event database, FD-Trygd, which contains Social Security and national insurance data for the Norwegian population. In the analysis, we compare 1587 parents of a child with a disability to other parents. Results indicate that parenting a disabled child impacts on self-reported health, particularly among mothers; however, being a parent to a disabled child has a much stronger effect in explaining the variance in received sickness benefits, and also length of time and frequency of having received sickness benefits. Parents with disabled children report just slightly lower self-reported health but are on sickness benefits more often than other parents which may be attributed to their extended care responsibilities.

Loading NTNU Social Research AS collaborators
Loading NTNU Social Research AS collaborators