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Network for Research and Innovation to Decrease Symptom Burden and Improve Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Conditions (NORSMAN)

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The overall purpose of this Norwegian Symptom Management Network (NORSMAN) is to strengthen research on symptoms, symptom management, and quality of life in patients with different chronic conditions. The number of patients With chronic conditions is increasing due to increasing age. Many of these condition are Associated with symptoms such as pain, sleep disturbance, depression, and fatigue. More specifically, we wish to increase the number of high quality transdisciplinary research studies focused on: phenotypic and molecular characteristics that predict inter-individual variability in symptoms and symptom management interventions that improves quality of life outcomes.


The impact of an educational pain management booklet intervention on postoperative pain control after discharge from cardiac surgery (2017)
Bjørnnes, Ann Kristin;Parry, Monica;Lie, Irene;Fagerland, Morten;Watt-Watson, Judy;Rustøen, Tone;Stubhaug, Audun;Leegaard, Marit
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Lifestyle intervention to limit gestational weight gain: the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomised controlled trial. (2017)
Sagedal, Linda Reme;Øverby, Nina Cecilie;Bere, Elling;Torstveit, Monica Klungland;Seiler, Hilde Lohne;Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova;Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord;Henriksen, Tore;Vistad, Ingvild
BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The effect of prenatal lifestyle intervention on weight retention 12 months postpartum: results of the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomised controlled trial (2017)
Sagedal, Linda Reme;Sanda, Birgitte;Øverby, Nina Cecilie;Bere, Elling;Torstveit, Monica Klungland;Seiler, Hilde Lohne;Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord;Pripp, Are Hugo;Henriksen, Tore;Vistad, Ingvild
BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Impact of Demographic, Clinical, Symptom and Psychological Characteristics on the Trajectories of Acute Postoperative Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty (2016)
Lindberg, Maren Kristin Falch;Miaskowski, Christine;Rustøen, Tone;Rosseland, Leiv Arne;Paul, Steven M.;Cooper, Bruce A.;Lerdal, Anners
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.)
Pain and concomitant symptoms in medical and elective surgical inpatients: a point prevalence survey (2016)
Ludvigsen, Eirin Sigurdssøn;Flæten, Øystein Øygarden;Gay, Caryl;TarAngen, Magnus;Granheim, Tove Irene;Lerdal, Anners
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Supplementing the Braden scale for pressure ulcer risk among Medical inpatients: the contribution of self-reported symptoms and standard Laboratory tests (2017)
Skogestad, Ingrid Johansen;Martinsen, Liv;Børsting, Tove;Granheim, Tove Irene;Ludvigsen, Eirin Sigurdssøn;Gay, Caryl;Lerdal, Anners
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Preoperative pain, symptoms, and psychological factors related to higher acute pain trajectories during hospitalization for total knee arthroplasty (2016)
Lindberg, Maren Kristin Falch;Miaskowski, Christine;Rustøen, Tone;Rosseland, Leiv Arne;Paul, Steven M.;Lerdal, Anners
Factors that can predict pain with walking, 12 months after total knee arthroplasty - A trajectory analysis of 202 patients (2016)
Lindberg, Maren Kristin Falch;Miaskowski, Christine;Rustøen, Tone;Rosseland, Leiv Arne;Cooper, Bruce A.;Lerdal, Anners
Acta Orthopaedica
How adult caregiving impacts sleep: a systematic review (2016)
Byun, Eeeseung;Lerdal, Anners;Gay, Caryl;Lee, Kathryn A
Current Sleep Medicine Reports
Distinct symptom experiences in subgroups of patients with COPD (2016)
Christensen, Vivi Lycke;Rustøen, Tone;Cooper, Bruce A.;Miaskowski, Christine;Henriksen, Anne Hildur;Bentsen, Signe Berit;Holm, Are Martin
The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Results of implementing a pain management algorithm in intensive care unit patients: The impact on pain assessment, length of stay, and duration of ventilation (2016)
Olsen, Brita Fosser;Rustøen, Tone;Sandvik, Leiv;Jacobsen, Morten;Valeberg, Berit Taraldsen
Journal of critical care
Quality of life in parents of preterm infants in a randomized nutritional intervention trial (2016)
Nordheim, Trond;Rustøen, Tone;Iversen, Per Ole;Nakstad, Britt
Food & Nutrition Research
Effect of a diet intervention during pregnancy on dietary behavior in the randomized controlled Norwegian Fit for Delivery study (2016)
Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord;Bere, Elling;Sagedal, Linda Reme;Vistad, Ingvild;Øverby, Nina Cecilie
Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prolonging the duration of single-shot intrathecal labour analgesia with morphine: A systematic review (2016)
Al-Kazwini, Hadeel Sadik H.;Sandven, Irene;Dahl, Vegard;Rosseland, Leiv Arne
Scandinavian Journal of Pain
No Differences in Symptom Burden Between Colorectal Cancer Patients Receiving Curative Versus Palliative Chemotherapy (2016)
Røhrl, Kari;Guren, Marianne;Miaskowski, Christine;Cooper, Bruce A.;Diep, Lien My;Rustøen, Tone
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Acute-Phase Fatigue Predicts Limitations with Activities of Daily Living 18 Months after First-Ever Stroke (2017)
Lerdal, Anners;Gay, Caryl
Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases
Evaluation of implementing a community-based exercise intervention during pregnancy (2017)
Haakstad, Lene Annette Hagen;Sanda, Birgitte;Vistad, Ingvild;Sagedal, Linda Reme;Lohne-Seiler, Hilde;Torstveit, Monica Klungland
The relationship between pain with walking and self-rated health 12 months following total knee arthroplasty: a longitudinal study (2017)
Lindberg, Maren Falch;Rustøen, Tone;Christine, Miaskowski;Rosseland, Leiv Arne;Lerdal, Anners
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
What influence on early postopeartive pain intensity after total knee arthroplasty? (2017)
Saraev, Alexander;Lindberg, Maren Falch;Gay, Caryl;Rosseland, Leiv Arne;Lerdal, Anners;Kornilov, Nikolai;Kulyaba, Taras A.
Travmatologiya i Ortopediya Rossii
Predictors of physical and mental health in persons with morbid obesity attending a patient education course - a two-year follow-up study (2017)
Lerdal, Anners;Gay, Caryl;Bonsaksen, Tore;Fagermoen, May Solveig
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Patient factors and quality of life outcomes differ among four subgroups of oncology patients based on symptom occurrence (2017)
Astrup, Guro Lindviksmoen;Hofsø, Kristin;Bjordal, Kristin;Guren, Marianne;Vistad, Ingvild;Cooper, Bruce;Miaskowski, Christine;Rustøen, Tone
Acta Oncologica
Symptom burden and patient characteristics: Association with quality of life in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy (2017)
Astrup, Guro Lindviksmoen;Rustøen, Tone;Hofsø, Kristin;Gran, Jon Michael;Bjordal, Kristin
Head and Neck
A national, prospective observational study of first recurrence after primary treatment for gynecological cancer in Norway (2017)
Vistad, Ingvild;Bjørge, Line;Popova, Olesya;Fiane, Bent;Sachse, Kurt;Tjugum, Jostein;Skrøppa, Siri;Bentzen, Anne Gry;Stokstad, Trine;Iversen, Grete Alræk;Salvesen, Helga;Kristensen, Gunnar S Balle;Dørum, Anne
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Changes in fruit and vegetable consumption habits from pre-pregnancy to early pregnancy among Norwegian women (2017)
Skreden, Marianne;Bere, Elling;Sagedal, Linda Reme;Vistad, Ingvild;Øverby, Nina Cecilie
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
The effect of a prenatal lifestyle intervention on glucose metabolism: Results of the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomized controlled trial (2017)
Sagedal, Linda Reme;Vistad, Ingvild;Øverby, Nina Cecilie;Bere, Elling;Torstveit, Monica Klungland;Lohne-Seiler, Hilde;Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord;Pripp, Are Hugo;Henriksen, Tore
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Higher physical activity and lower pain levels before surgery predict non-improvement of knee pain 1 year after TKA (2017)
Kornilov, Nikolai;Lindberg, Maren Falch;Gay, Caryl;Saraev, Alexander;Kuliaba, Taras;Rosseland, Leiv Arne;Lerdal, Anners
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Women report higher pain intensity at a lower level of inflammation after knee surgery compared with men (2017)
Solheim, Nina;Östlund, Simon;Gordh, Torsten;Rosseland, Leiv Arne
Pain Reports