Helga Bjørnøy Urke

Helga Bjørnøy Urke
University of Bergen | UiB · Department of Health Promotion and Development

PhD in health promotion

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January 2012 - present
University of Bergen
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  • PhD Student

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The present study investigated the trait-and state-like associations between loneliness and symptoms of anxiety and depression during three years in middle to late adolescence. The moderating effect of gender and social self-efficacy was examined on the hypothesised model. The sample consisted of 1508 Norwegian upper secondary school students (61%...
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Background School climate is recognized as important for adolescent mental wellbeing. However, there is a lack of longitudinal studies, and most research focus on school climate as an antecedent of mental wellbeing while the relation could be in the opposite direction or bidirectional. Further, no study has examined this relation with analyses that...
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This study investigated the temporal relationship between social self‐efficacy and psychological distress during 3 years in middle to late adolescence. The sample comprised 1508 participants (60.7% female; baseline mean age = 16.33, SD = .62; 52.9% high perceived family wealth; 70.6% born in Norway). We used a random intercept cross‐lagged panel mo...
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Although a vulnerable period, adolescence is a time of great potential for healthy development. Understanding factors that contribute to mental well-being in this period is of great importance to facilitate for healthy development. During the adolescence period the body goes through rapid and considerable changes, and the focus on body appearance a...
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In this final chapter, drawing from examples presented in the book, we theorize a way of understanding how art may increase synergy in the pursuit of health promotion goals by facilitating deeper engagement with one’s self and with others, as well as by supporting the process of making sense of context. We also argue that art can promote social jus...
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Scientific conferences are a constant fixture in most academic and professional fields. While conferences began in the mid-1800s as a platform for the exchange of ideas, in reality, the majority of scientific conferences follow a predictable, didactic format that is aligned with Northern/Western conceptions of learning and knowledge hierarchy. Area...
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This chapter provides the background and overview for this book Arts and Health Promotion: Tools and Bridges for practice, research and social transformation. We explore the potential for incorporating the arts in the pursuit of the five action areas described in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. We also introduce the 19 contributed chapters...
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This open access book offers an overview of the beautiful, powerful, and dynamic array of opportunities to promote health through the arts from theoretical, methodological, pedagogical, and critical perspectives. This is the first-known text to connect the disparate inter-disciplinary literatures into a coherent volume for health promotion practiti...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an intervention with a universal program (single-tier) in one group, and the combination of this universal program and a selected + indicated measure (multi-tier) in another group. Interventions were designed to enhance the psychosocial environment to reduce loneliness and mental health problems....
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Knowledge about factors in school that can promote adolescents’ mental health is of great value for national health policies and health promotion work. This cross-sectional study investigated levels of mental wellbeing measured with the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale and the relationship with teacher support and class belonging among 574...
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Introduction: Research on positive youth development typically takes a more-is-better approach in which higher scores on measures of positive youth development indicate better outcomes. We question the validity of this assumption and describe how an imbalance among the Five Cs of Positive Youth Development can lead to a situation where "more" is a...
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Optimal early childhood development (ECD) is currently jeopardized for more than 250 million children under five in low- and middle-income countries. The Sustainable Development Goals has called for a renewed emphasis on children’s wellbeing, encompassing a holistic approach that ensures nurturing care to facilitate optimal child development. In vu...
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Background The health and development potential of young children is dependent on nurturing care (NC) provided by primary caregivers. NC encompasses attention to nutrition; symptom management; early learning, attachment, and socialization; and security and safety. Despite the importance of NC to child health and development, the measurement and stu...
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Background: Drop out from upper secondary school represents a risk for the future health and wellbeing of young people. Strengthening of psychosocial aspects of the learning environment may be an effective strategy to promote completion of upper secondary school. This paper is a study protocol of a school based cluster randomized controlled trial...
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Adequate diet is of crucial importance for healthy child development. In food insecure areas of the world, the provision of adequate child diet is threatened in the many households that sometimes experience having no food at all to eat (household food insecurity). In the context of food insecure northern Ghana, this study investigated the relations...
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This chapter discusses conceptual and concrete differences between generalised and specific resistance resources in the salutogenic model of health. This is important to health promotion research and practice, because the means by which these different types of resources are strengthened are dissimilar. It is important to distinguish between the tw...
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Objective(s): Using nationally representative surveys conducted in Kenya, this study examined optimal health promoting childcare practices in 2003, 2008-9 and 2014. This was undertaken in the context of continuous child health promotion activities conducted by government and non-government organizations throughout Kenya. It was the aim of such act...
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Child health is significantly poorer in homes with intimate partner violence (IPV). However, a possible link to parental provision of childcare has been neglected. Utilizing data from Demographic and Health Surveys, this study examined the association between IPV and illness signs in children 0-59 months in Bolivia (n = 3586), Colombia (n = 9955) a...
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This study seeks to identify factors that promote positive experiences in high school physical education (PE). The study combines elements of Self-determination Theory (SDT) with the theory of flow. Special attention is given to gender differences. The study sample consisted of 167 Norwegian senior high school students (78 females and 89 males) who...
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Objectives: Guided by the UNICEF framework for childcare, this study examined the association of childcare practices (CCP) with infant and young children's growth (height-for-age Z-scores, HAZ), and investigated whether care practices are more important to growth in some sociodemographic subgroups of children. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Sett...
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Objectives Examine the reliability of sociodemographic variables in predicting initiation of breastfeeding within an hour of birth (EarlyBF), using data from 1998, 2003 and 2008–2009. Study design A replication analysis using the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) data collected in 1998, 2003 and 2008–2009. The candidate predictor variables...
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OBJECTIVES: Assess sensitivity and specificity of each of the 18 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Household Food Security Scale Module (HFSSM) questionnaire items to determine whether a rapid assessment of child and adult food insecurity is feasible in an Inuit population. METHODS: Food insecurity prevalence was assessed by the 18-item USDA HF...
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To examine trends in stunting and overweight in Peruvian children, using 2006 WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study criteria. Trend analyses using nationally representative cross-sectional surveys from Demographic and Health Surveys (1991-2011). We performed logistic regression analyses of stunting and overweight trends in sociodemographic groups...
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This study explored opportunities and choices related to child feeding among women living in a remote and low-income district in the Andean highlands. Data were collected through in-depth interviews with mothers (N = 7) with reputations for providing good child care, and who participated in an NGO-run social and health programme. The aim of this st...
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This study investigated the association of parents' socioeconomic status (SES) with child stunting in the Peruvian Andes and in Peru nationally. It was hypothesized that the relationship of SES to child stunting would be weaker in the Andean compared with the national sample. This is consistent with earlier research indicating that the relationship...

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The aim of the LONGTRENDS project (https://longtrends.w.uib.no/) is to increase our understanding of social inequalities in mental health in a life-course perspective. We will map social trends in mental health among adolescents with different socio-economic backgrounds, and explore the role of factors such as social support, family structure, gender, and major life events and transitions in these contexts. We also want to develop more precise methods for measuring youth socio-economic status.