• Optimists report fewer physical and mental health conditions than pessimists in the general Norwegian population 

      Bredal, Inger Schou; Bonsaksen, Tore; Heir, Trond; Skogstad, Laila; Lerdal, Anners; Grimholt, Tine Kristin; Ekeberg, Øivind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background: Several studies have found that optimism is associated with better health. However, all those studies have investigated the subject in a specific context: gender, age group, diagnosis, situation, or population ...
    • Self-evaluated anxiety in the Norwegian population: Prevalence and associated factors 

      Bonsaksen, Tore; Heir, Trond; Ekeberg, Øivind; Grimholt, Tine Kristin; Lerdal, Anners; Skogstad, Laila; Bredal, Inger Schou (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background: Self-evaluations of mental health problems may be a useful complement to diagnostic assessment, but are less frequently used. This study investigated the prevalence of self-evaluated current and lifetime anxiety ...
    • Self-rated global health in the Norwegian general population 

      Bonsaksen, Tore; Ekeberg, Øivind; Skogstad, Laila; Heir, Trond; Grimholt, Tine Kristin; Lerdal, Anners; Bredal, Inger Schou (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background: Prevalence studies are needed to assess the distribution of diseases. However, in a contrasting health promotion perspective, self-rated health is in itself an important field of study. This study investigated ...
    • Serious life events and post-traumatic stress disorder in the Norwegian population 

      Heir, Trond; Bonsaksen, Tore; Grimholt, Tine Kristin; Ekeberg, Øivind; Skogstad, Laila; Lerdal, Anners; Bredal, Inger Schou (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background: It has been suggested that countries with more resources and better healthcare have populations with a higher risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Norway is a high-income country with good public ...
    • Sexual assault and the association with health, quality of life and self-efficacy in the general Norwegian population 

      Bredal, Inger Schou; Bonsaksen, Tore; Ekeberg, Øivind; Skogstad, Laila; Grimholt, Tine Kristin; Lerdal, Anners; Heir, Trond (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The lifetime prevalence of sexual assault was examined in a representative sample of the general Norwegian adult population (n = 1,792), in addition to the association between sexual assault and health, quality of life, ...