Gørill Haugan

Gørill Haugan
Norwegian University of Science and Technology | NTNU · Department of Public Health and Nursing

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Introduction
Gørill Haugan currently works as a professor at the Department of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and a professor II at Faculty of Nursing and Health, Nord University. Current projects are: 1. 'Health Promotion Municipality Care 2. 'Joy-of-life Nursing Homes 3. Post-natal care 4. Long-term ICU-patients 5. Clinical studies in nursing homes 6. Learning designs in nursing curricula 7. Children with disabilities in Nepal and Uganda
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February 2019 - present
Nord University
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  • Professor (Full)
August 2004 - present
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (161)
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Objectives The Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HADS) is commonly used to measure anxiety and depression, but the number of studies validating psychometric properties in older adults are limited. To our knowledge, no previous studies have utilized confirmative factor analyses in community-dwelling older adults, regardless of health conditions...
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Dementia is increasingly being recognised as a public health priority and poses one of the largest challenges we face as a society. At the same time, there is a growing awareness that the quest for a cure for Alzheimer's disease and other causes of dementia needs to be complemented by efforts to improve the lives of people with dementia. To gain a...
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Aims To investigate the short-term effect of implementing a modified comprehensive geriatric assessment and regularly case conferencing in nursing homes on neuropsychiatric symptoms. Background Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common and may persist over time in nursing home residents. Evidence of effective interventions is scarce. Design A parallel...
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Background Nursing homes are under strong pressure to provide good care to the patients. In Norway, municipalities have applied the ‘Joy-of-Life-Nursing-Homes’ (JoLNH) strategy which is based on a health-promoting approach building on the older persons’ resources. Meanwhile job satisfaction is closely related to less intention to leave, less turnov...
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Basert på Aron Antonovskys (1987) salutogene helseteori utforsker dette kapittelet yrkesfagelevers opplevelse av begripelighet, håndterbarhet og meningsfullhet i opplæringen. Disse tre dimensjonene synes avgjørende for at elevene oppnår dybdelæring.
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Consultation time for more mature adults is often perceived as longer, increasing with patients age and boosting their satisfaction with visit. However, factors determining patient satisfaction (PS) or consultation time (CT) in population 50+ are not clearly identified. Objective: Cross-sectional design to identify factors specific for facility (e....
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic led to a shutdown of society and created sudden and long-lasting changes in teaching practices, forcing many nursing students to study remotely at home. These students’ relatedness with their teachers and peers has been limited and mainly online. Several studies have indicated that students’ emotional state and men...
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https://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(21)00823-9/fulltext Aims and Objectives: To investigate the prevalence, risk factors and impact of DSD in hospitalised older adults. Background: DSD occurs when delirium is present comorbidly in pre-existing dementia. Dementia is the leading risk factor for delirium, however risk factors for delirium in de...
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Objectives: This study aims to explore in depth the meaning and meaning discrepancies among older Norwegian breast cancer survivors in light of the meaning making model by Park (2013) . Design: We utilized a qualitative design collecting data using semi-structured interviews of 23 elderly breast cancer survivors 7–8 years after treatment. The inter...
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Background Nursing homes are under strong pressure to provide good care to the residents. In Norway, municipalities have applied the ‘Joy-of-Life-Nursing-Home’ strategy to increase a health-promoting perception that focuses on the older persons` resources. Implementations represent introducing changes to the healthcare personnel; however, changing...
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BACKGROUND: The Covid-19 pandemic affects both students and teachers with its sudden change in study design, causing students studying remotely at home with much uncertainty, and minor relatedness. By only use of digital tools, teachersupport has possibly worsened, affecting students’ motivation, study-effort and learning. AIM: To investigate the...
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Nursing home (NH) residents risk loneliness because of many losses. Nurse–patient interaction includes core aspects contributing to thriving and well-being among long-term NH residents. We performed a cross-sectional observation study of 188 residents 65 years and older from 27 NHs with ≥3 months’ residence. All had informed consent competence reco...
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Background : Mild cognitive impairment is an age-related cognitive disorder which is associated with frequent memory lapses, impaired judgement, and progressive functional decline. If untreated early, 39.2% of people with mild cognitive impairment could progress to develop dementia. However, there are currently no approved pharmacological intervent...
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The aim of the study is to develop and psychometrically test the Mindfulness Breastfeeding Scale among postnatal women. Cross-sectional data were collected during 2017–2018 in Antalya Education and Research Hospital. The total sample comprised 500 post-partum women who met the inclusion criteria: (1) Women older than 18 years, who were literate in...
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Background and objective: In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic infected populations worldwide. To limit the spread, many countries declared stay-at-home orders. Teachers were suddenly obliged to teach and facilitate learning online, whereas students had to manage online education alone from home. Within self-determination theory (SDT), the need for...
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In this chapter, the impact of interpersonal spirituality on person-centred care is outlined, and what is meant by intrapersonal spirituality is clarified within the context holistic nursing and midwifery (N/M) care. The essence of intrapersonal spirituality in nursing and midwifery for N/M practice is worked out by the concepts of presence, attent...
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This study aimed to explore the influences of an interprofessional preceptor-team intervention (IPPT) on interprofessional collaboration, preceptors’ role, confidence, and motivation to precept health care students (nursing, physiotherapy) and apprentices in a Norwegian nursing home. Methods Qualitative data were collected by two focus group discu...
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Abstract Background: Finding new approaches to increase health and wellbeing among nursing home (NH) residents is highly warranted. In a holistic perspective, several Norwegian municipalities have implemented the certification scheme framed ‘Joy-of-Life Nursing Home’. Aims: In a holistic perspective on NH care, this study investigated if NH reside...
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Introduction : Worldwide, the biomedical model of maternity care has been dominant, with the overuse of interventions. Aim : This study aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences and opinions of Turkish midwives regarding the promotion of normal births. Methods : In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 midwives; data were analysed...
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Aims and objectives To provide insights into what promotes and challenges inner strength and willpower in formerly critically ill patients back home after a long-term ICU stay. Background Critically ill patients demand great resources during an ICU stay, some experience great challenges after discharge from hospital. Knowledge about how health pro...
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Nursing home (NH) residents risk loneliness because of many losses. Nurse–patient interaction includes core aspects contributing to thriving and well-being among long-term NH residents. We performed a cross-sectional observation study of 188 residents 65 years and older from 27 NHs with ≥3 months’ residence. All had informed consent competence reco...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the vulnerability of our health care systems as well as our societies. During the year of 2020, we have witnessed how whole societies globally have been in a turbulent state of transformation finding strategies to manage the difficulties caused by the pandemic. At first glance, the health promotion perspective...
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Few patients are as helpless and totally dependent on nursing as long-term intensive care (ICU) patients. How the ICU nurse relates to the patient is crucial, both concerning the patients’ mental and physical health and well-being. Even if nurses provide evidence-based care in the form of minimum sedation, early mobilization, and attempts at sponta...
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Self-transcendence is a concept relevant to understanding how human beings attain or maintain well-being. Not surprisingly, it is similar to other concepts that are in some way linked to human well-being. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss self-transcendence particularly for its empirical support and practical relevance in promoting well-bei...
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Background: Inner strength and willpower are deemed essential salutogenic resources for recovery and survival among long-term critically ill patients. However, little is known of how these recourses are experienced by health professionals. Aim: This study aims to provide knowledge of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses experiences of long-term critic...
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This Open Access textbook represents a vital contribution to global health education, offering insights into health promotion as part of patient care for bachelor’s and master’s students in health care (nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiotherapists, social care workers etc.) as well as health care professionals, and providing a...
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We are now witnessing a major change in the world’s population. Many people globally grow very old: 80, 90, and 100 years. Increased age is followed by an increased incidence of functional and chronic comorbidities and diverse disabilities, which for many leads to the need for long-term care in a nursing home. Quality of life and health promotive i...
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Two concepts that widely impact on our ways to work with health is health promotion and salutogenesis (For a quick overview of the concept of salutogenesis, read Lindström B. & Eriksson M. (2010). The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Salutogenesis. Folkhälsan Research Center). The concept of health promotion was voted for use by the participants of World Heal...
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Based in evidence and theory, we state that facilitating and supporting people's meaning-making processes are health promoting. Hence, meaning-in-life is a salutogenic concept. Authors from various disciplines such as nursing, medicine, psychology, philosophy, religion and arts argue that the human search for meaning is a primary force in life and...
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Self-transcendence is a concept relevant to understanding how human beings attain or maintain well-being. Not surprisingly, it is similar to other concepts that are in some way linked to human well-being. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss self-transcendence particularly for its empirical support and practical relevance in promoting well-bei...
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Currently, the world faces a shift to an older population. For the first time in the history, now most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. Within this trend of people living longer, many grow very old; 80, 90 and 100 years. Today, 125 million people are 80 years or older; the proportion of ≥80 increases the most. Age is not an...
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Few patients are as helpless and totally dependent on nursing as long-term intensive care (ICU) patients. How the ICU nurse relates to the patient is crucial, both concerning the patients’ mental and physical health and wellbeing. Even if nurses provide evidence-based care in the form of minimum sedation, early mobilization and attempts at spontane...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the vulnerability of our health care systems as well as our societies. During the year of 2020 we have witnessed how whole societies globally have been in a turbulent state of transformation finding strategies to manage the difficulties caused by the pandemic. At first glance, the health promotion perspective...
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INTRODUCTION Contemporary societies are subject to ongoing profound changes, which involve increasing challenges related to new patterns of ill-health. More people suffer from psycho-social impairments, social exclusion and loneliness (WHO, 2013). Mental illness is prominent and affects especially vulnerable groups who are in transitional states o...
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Introduction: Self-transcendence is a human capacity for wellbeing by expanding one's personal boundaries and may act as a health-promoting resource among adults ≥65 years. Therefore, the objectives of this meta-analysis were to determine the mean score of self-transcendence based on place of residence and gender, and to evaluate the correlations o...
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Background: Currently, we are facing a demographic shift to an older population and its consequences worldwide: in the years to come, several older people will need nursing home care. The work culture is important for care quality in nursing homes. Some Norwegian municipalities have implemented the Joy of Life Nursing Home (JoLNH) strategy represen...
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BACKGROUND: Depression is common among residents in long term-care facilities. Therefore, access to a valid and reliable measure of depressive symptoms among nursing home (NH) residents is highly warranted. AIM: The aim of this study was to test the psychometrical properties of the Norwegian version of the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia...
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Bakgrunn: Samhandlingsreformen har gitt sykehjemmene større ansvar for legemiddel-behandling. Ved å utforske organisasjonskulturelle aspekter ved legemiddelhåndtering og legemiddelbehandling i sykehjem, kan det bli mulig å få bedre forståelse av bakenforliggende årsaker til feilmedisinering og risikoatferd. Hensikten er å utforske organisasjonsku...
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Aims and objectives. To explore how the presence of family and health professionals influence long-term critically ill patients’ inner strength and will-power as an incitement to keep fighting for recovery. Background. This study reports long-term critically ill patients` experiences of family and health professionals as health-promoting resour...
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Background: Nursing homes are under strong pressure to provide good care to the patients. In Norway, municipalities have applied the ‘Joy-of-Life-Nursing-Homes’ strategy to increase a health-promoting perception that focuses on the older persons` resources. Implementations represent introducing changes to the health professionals; however, changing...
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Background: Nursing homes are under strong pressure to provide good care to the residents. In Norway, municipalities have applied the ‘Joy-of-Life-Nursing-Home’ strategy to increase a health-promoting perception that focuses on the older persons` resources. Implementations represent introducing changes to the healthcare personnel; however, changing...
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Background: Due to the shift to an older population worldwide and an increased need for 24-hours care, finding new and alternative approaches to increase wellbeing among nursing home (NH) residents is highly warranted. To guide clinical practice in boosting wellbeing among NH residents, knowledge about nurse-patient interaction (NPI), inter- (ST1)...
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Aim: To investigate the association between nurse–patient interaction and sense of coherence among cognitively intact nursing home residents. Method: In a cross-sectional design, data were collected in 2017 and 2018 using the Nurse–Patient Interaction Scale (NPIS) and the 13-item Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC-13). Of the 204 cognitively intact nurs...
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Background: Due to the shift to an older population worldwide and an increased need for 24-hours care, finding new and alternative approaches to increase wellbeing among nursing home (NH) residents is highly warranted. To guide clinical practice in boosting wellbeing among NH residents, knowledge about nurse-patient interaction (NPI), inter- (ST1)...
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Background: The nursing-home population is at a high risk of declined wellbeing and quality-of-life. Finding approaches to increase wellbeing among older adults in nursing-homes is highly warranted. Responding to this need, the approach framed ‘Joy-of-Life-Nursing-Homes’ (JoLNH) was developed in Norway. Aim: To investigate the association between...
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Background: Well-adapted and validated quality-of-life measurement models for the nursing home population are scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to test the psycho-metrical properties of the OPQoL-brief questionnaire among cognitively intact nursing home residents. The research question addressed evidence related to the dimensionality, re...
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Parents of children with autism are faced with higher risks of unemployment, divorce, and poorer mental health than parents of children with other disorders. Such parenting stress can be further exacerbated by cultural and environmental factors such as the more conservative and collectivistic Asian values. Therefore, this review identifies and synt...
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Parents of children with autism are faced with higher risks of unemployment, divorce, and poorer mental health than parents of children with other disorders. Such parenting stress can be further exacerbated by cultural and environmental factors such as the more conservative and collectivistic Asian values. Therefore, this review identifies and synt...
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Aim: To investigate whether affective organizational commitment (AOC) among nursing home employees is enhanced by a health-promoting work environment, conceptualized as high levels of job resources, work-related sense of coherence (work-SOC) and low levels of job demands. Design: This study used a longitudinal design. Survey data were collected...
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The aim of this longitudinal study was to investigate the relationships between work-related sense of coherence (work-SOC) and the two well-being concepts of job satisfaction and work engagement. The study was conducted among nursing home employees, who answered a survey in two waves with a one-year interval. The results of structural equation mode...
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Aims and objectives: To explore aspects that promote and challenge long-term ICU patients' inner strength and willpower. Background: Considerable research has been devoted to ICU patients' experiences, however research on long-term ICU patients is limited. Studies in a health promoting perspective focusing on long-term ICU patients' inner streng...
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Meaningfulness in life: A vital factor for well-being in (very) old age? Dominant models in gerontology and old age care, such as active ageing or successful ageing, focus mainly on the preservation of optimal cognitive and physical functioning into advanced age and often strive to mediate age-related decline. A recent different perspective, framed...
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One of the most important variables to consider in physical education (PE) is motivation. The self-determination theory (SDT) represents an essential theoretical perspective to examine and understand adolescents’ learning and motivation in PE. Based on this theory, the Situational Motivational Scale (SIMS) measures students’ situational motivation...
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Objective: This report examined whether a change in the perceived communication behaviour (PeCoBe) of general practitioners (GPs) influenced the effect of the Promoting Active Aging (PRACTA) intervention on activation of older patients as perceived by GPs. Methods: Pre- and post-intervention questionnaires were filled out by 225 GPs, who were as...
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Aim To develop and psychometrically test the Joy‐of‐Life Scale. The research question addressed evidence related to the dimensionality, reliability and construct validity, all of which considered inter‐related measurement properties. Methods Cross‐sectional data were collected during 2017–2018, in 27 nursing homes representing four different Norwe...
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Background: Although primarily stemming from research conducted in high-income countries, culturally sensitive knowledge of women's experiences with and needs during childbirth, as well as how such experiences affect their psychological health and wellbeing, is important to add to the big picture of women's experiences with childbirth worldwide....