Inger Haukenes

Inger Haukenes
Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Ph.D.

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Objective: To investigate patient experiences and preferences regarding depression care in general practice. Design and setting: A qualitative study based on free-text responses in a web-based survey in 2017. Participants were recruited by open invitation on the web page of a Norwegian patient organization for mental health. The survey consisted...
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Introduction: Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is a common condition in pregnant and postpartum women.Evidence for the treatment of DRA is both sparse and weak. As thiscondition occurs during the last two trimesters of pregnancy and there is a paucity of high-quality studies on a pregnant population, we will conduct a randomised trial on the effect...
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Background Depression is highly prevalent, but knowledge is scarce as to whether increased public awareness and strengthened government focus on mental health have changed how general practitioners (GPs) help their depressed patients. This study aimed to examine national time trends in GP depression care and whether trends varied regarding patient...
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Background Antidepressant drugs are often prescribed in general practice. Evidence is conflicting on how patient education influences antidepressant treatment. Aim To investigate the association between educational attainment and drug treatment in adult patients with a new depression diagnosis, and to what extent sex and age influence the associat...
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Purpose The female menstrual cycle (MC) is characterized by hormonal fluctuations throughout its different phases. However, research regarding its effect on athletic performance in high level athletes is sparse. The aim of this study was to (i) investigate the female MCs effect on strength and power performance in highly trained female team athlete...
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Background: Antidepressant drugs are often prescribed in general practice. Evidence is conflicting on how patient education influences antidepressant treatment. Aim: To investigate the association between educational attainment and drug treatment in adult patients with a new depression diagnosis, and how gender and age influence the association....
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Background: Depression is more prevalent among women and people with low socio-economic status. Uncertainties exist about how general practitioner (GP) depression care varies with patients' social position. Objective: To investigate associations between patients' gender and educational status combined and GP depression care following certificati...
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Objectives: The study was designed to examine the sufficiency of general practitioners' (GPs) follow-up of patients on sick leave, assessed by independent medical evaluators. Design: Cross-sectional study SETTING: Primary health care in the Western part of Norway. The study reuses data from a randomised controlled trial-the Norwegian independent...
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Background: The mental healthcare treatment gap (mhcGAP) in adult populations has been substantiated across Europe. This study formed part of MentALLY, a research project funded by the European Commission, which aimed to gather qualitative empirical evidence to support the provision of European mental healthcare that provides effective treatment t...
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Aim To analyse the distribution of GPs' depression care among sick-listed employees defined by gender and education; for those returning to work and those still sick-listed after 12 months, respectively. Methods and material Prospective cohort study linking national health-and welfare registers in Norway: • Database of control and payment of in...
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Social position, education, gender and increasing age are all identified as important risk factors for disability pension. This study takes an intersectionality approach and examines their co-constitution, in relation to inequity in disability pension. The population included 22,203 middle-aged men and women participating in the community-based Hor...
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Aims: Economic gender equality is one of the goals of the Nordic Welfare states. Despite this, there is a considerable gender gap in pensionable income in the European Union, and an unmet need for measures that absorb more of the complexity associated with accumulated (dis)advantages across gender and population groups. The aims of the present stu...
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Objective: There is a need for tools addressing gender inequality in the everyday clinical work in health care. The aim of our paper was to develop a tool for increasing the awareness of gendered and intersectional processes in clinical assessment of patients, based on a study of pain rehabilitation. Methods: In the overarching project named "Eq...
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Objective: To examine potential gender bias in recommendations of further examination and rehabilitation in primary care for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain after an interdisciplinary team assessment. Methods: The population consisted of consecutive patients (n = 589 women, 262 men) referred during a 3-year period from primary healthc...
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Background Studies have addressed the effect of multimodal pain rehabilitation (MMR), whereas criteria for selection are sparse. This study examines whether higher scores on musculoskeletal pain measures are associated with selection to MMR, and whether this differs across gender.MethodA clinical population of 262 male and 589 female patients was r...
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Background There is a lack of research about a potential education-related bias in assessment of patients with chronic pain. The aim of this study was to analyze whether low-educated men and women with chronic pain were less often selected to multidisciplinary rehabilitation than those with high education. Methods The population consisted of conse...
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Musculoskeletal diseases are characterized by a high degree of comorbidity with common mental disorders and are a major cause of health-related exclusion from working life. Using a prospective design we aimed to examine the relative importance of physical and mental health-related quality of life as predictors of disability pension due to musculosk...
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Background Smoking is a preventable health hazard that currently impacts the workforce unequally, and may contribute to differential health status across socioeconomic class and gender. The socioeconomic patterns in prevalence of disability pension and consumption of cigarettes are well known. Nevertheless, only few studies have addressed smoking...
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Background: Studies indicate that cigarette smokers have an increased risk for disability pension, presumably mediated by adverse health effects. However, smoking is also related to socioeconomic status. The current study examined the association between smoking and subsequent disability pension, and whether the association is explained by social...
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Background Sickness absence is a public health problem with economic consequences for individuals and society. Although sickness absence and chronic diseases are correlated, few studies exist concerning the role of chronic disease in all-cause sickness absence. The aim was to assess the cumulative incidence of sickness absence and examine the accom...
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Background: Undertaking research on the role of regular GPs with regard to rates of sickness absence is methodologically challenging, and existing results show a wide divergence. We investigated how long-term sickness absence is affected by the characteristics of doctors and their patient lists. Material and methods: The study encompassed all th...
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Background High prevalence of sickness absence in countries with generous welfare schemes has generated debates on mechanisms that may influence workers’ decisions about calling in sick for work. Little is known about the themes at stake during the decision-making process for reaching the choice of absence or attendance when feeling ill. The aim of...
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Background Women’s higher risk of disability pension compared with men is found in countries with high female work participation and universal welfare schemes. The aim of the study was to examine the extent to which self-perceived health, family situation and work factors explain women’s higher risk of disability pension. We also explored how these...
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The social gradient in disability pension is well recognized, however mechanisms accounting for the gradient are largely unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the association between occupational class and subsequent disability pension among middle-aged men and women, and to what extent work-related factors accounted for the association. A...
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The aim of this article is to describe possible risk factors in the work environment that can affect the health of staff of the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN). The article presents the main results from a subproject related to a major surveillance of the health and work environment in this population. The project was performed as a response to general...

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To investigate variations, pathways and experiences in general practitioners’ (GPs) depression care within the framework of the Norwegian Regular General Practice (RGP) Scheme, and its consequences for patients’ work participation.