Lise Eilin Stene

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BACKGROUND A potential link between intimate partner violence (IPV) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been suggested, yet evidence is scarce. We assessed cardiovascular risk and incident prescription of cardiovascular medication by lifetime experiences of physical and/or sexual IPV and psychological IPV alone in women. METHODS A population-based cohort(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of the medical documentation and biological trace evidence in rape cases on the legal process. DESIGN Retrospective descriptive study. SETTING AND SAMPLE Police-reported cases of rape of women ≥16 years old in the Norwegian county of Sør-Trøndelag from January 1997 to June 2003. METHODS Police data were merged with data(More)
Reliable estimates of treatment needs after terrorism are essential to develop an effective public health response. More knowledge is required on research participation among survivors of terrorism to interpret the results properly and advance disaster research methodology. This article reports factors associated with participation in an open cohort study(More)
BACKGROUND For effective organization of health services after terror attacks, it is vital to gain insight into survivors' health service utilization. Following the 2011 Utøya mass shooting in Norway, a proactive outreach programme was launched to prevent unmet help needs. All survivors received health services during the first five months, yet an important(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the implementation of medical examination and forensic analysis in the police investigation of sexual assaults, and compare police-reported cases with and without medico-legal examination of the victim. METHODS A retrospective study of all police-reported sexual assaults against women in the county of Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, January(More)
AIMS To investigate psychotropic drug use among women ever exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) in relation to mental distress and sociodemographic, lifestyle and somatic health characteristics, and to assess whether drug use differed for physical and/or sexual violence compared with psychological abuse alone. METHODS Cross-sectional data from women(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prescription of potentially addictive drugs, including analgesics and central nervous system depressants, to women who had experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). DESIGN Prospective population-based cohort study. SETTING Information about IPV from the Oslo Health Study 2000/2001 was linked with prescription data from(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether the early outreach programme following the Utøya massacre reached out to the parents of the young survivors. Additionally, we explored whether specialised mental healthcare services were provided to parents presenting elevated levels of PTSD and depression reactions. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey, face-to-face(More)
This may be linked to the particularly severe effect on Oslo of the terror attack, but may also be attributable to organisational factors in the municipality BACKGROUND Following the terror attack on Utøya on 22 July 2011, the Norwegian Directorate of Health recommended a proactive model of follow-up in the municipalities. According to this model, crisis(More)
Background: Public health outreach programs have been developed in order to ensure that needs are met after disasters. However, little is known about survivors' experiences with post-terror healthcare. In the present study, our objectives were to (1) describe survivors' experiences with post-terror healthcare, (2) identify factors associated with reports of(More)
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