• Anxiety and the Quality of Life of Children Living with Parental Cancer 

      Hauken, May; Senneseth, Mette; Dyregrov, Atle; Dyregrov, Kari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-01)
      Background: Previous research on children living with parental cancer has mainly focused on the psychosocial challenges, but few studies have explored their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This is important to ...
    • Barn som mister foreldre 

      Dyregrov, Atle; Dyregrov, Kari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      Around 4% of children in the Western world lose a parent before they reach 18 years of age. The loss is associated with increased mortality for children, especially when losing their mother. In addition, it leads to psychic ...
    • Bullying Victimization and Trauma 

      Idsoe, Thormod; Vaillancourt, T; Dyregrov, Atle; Hagen, Kristine Amlund; Ogden, Terje; Nærde, Ane (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Bullying victimization and trauma research traditions operate quite separately. Hence, it is unclear from the literature whether bullying victimization should be considered as a form of interpersonal trauma. We review ...
    • Can visiting the site of death be beneficial for bereaved families after terror? A qualitative study of parents’ and siblings’ experiences of visiting Utøya Island after the 2011 Norway terror attack 

      Kristensen, Pål; Dyregrov, Kari; Dyregrov, Atle (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Background. After the 2011 terror attack on Utøya Island, a collective visit was organized for bereaved families. There is limited knowledge whether bereaved families can benefit from such visits after terror. ...
    • Death scene investigation: parents’ experiences 

      Heltne, Unni Marie; Dyregrov, Atle; Dyregrov, Kari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-12)
      This article presents the results of a study undertaken to evaluate how parents experience voluntary Death Scene Investigation (DSI) in their homes. In total, 35 parents were interviewed using semi-structured qualitative ...
    • Etterlattes opplevelser av medienes rapportering etter Utøya-terroren 

      Dyregrov, Kari; Kristensen, Pål; Dyregrov, Atle (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      Nære etterlatte etter Utøya-terroren opplever både negative og positive sider ved mediedekningen. De opplever at medias intense og kontinuerlige rapporteringer trigger smertefulle tanker og følelser rundt hendelsen, invaderer ...
    • It’s been a life-changing experience!” A qualitative study of young adult cancer survivors’ experiences of the coexistence of negative and positive outcomes after cancer treatment 

      Hauken, May; Grue, Marthe; Dyregrov, Atle (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The aim of this study was to illuminate the coexistence of negative and positive experiences of young adult cancer survivors after cancer treatment. Using an interpretive descriptive design, 20 young adult cancer survivors ...
    • Learning from a decade of terror in European cities: Immediate, intermediate, and long-term follow-up 

      Dyregrov, Atle; Wittrup Djup, Heidi; Barrett, Alan; Watkins, Jelena; Ulvestad Kärki, Freja (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Over the last decade, a series of terrorist attacks has taken place in European cities. These attacks have varied in type and scope. This paper presents the lessons learned from the psychosocial response by professionals ...
    • Loss in the family – A reflection on how schools can support their students 

      Dyregrov, Atle; Dyregrov, Kari; Lytje, Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Each year, thousands of British schoolchildren experience the loss of a loved one. In this trying time, it is vital that school staff have a good understanding of how to offer support. Sadly, many school staff struggle ...
    • Mental health responses to COVID-19 around the world 

      Olff, Miranda; Primasari, Indira; Qing, Yulan; Coimbra, Bruno M.; Hovnanyan, Ani; Grace, Emma; Williamson, Rachel E.; Hoeboer, Chris M.; Aakvaag, Helene Flood; Ajdukovic, Dean; Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, Xenia; Bakker, Anne; Bröcker, Erine E.; Cantoni, Lucia; Cloitre, Marylène; de Soir, Erik LJL; Dragan, Małgorzata; Dyregrov, Atle; El-Hage, Wissam; Ford, Julian D.; Haagsma, Juanita A.; Javakhishvili, Jana D.; Kassam-Adams, Nancy; Kristensen, Christian H.; Langevin, Rachel; Lanza, Juliana A.; Lueger-Schuster, Brigitte; Manickam, Leister S. S.; Marengo, Davide; Mello, Marcelo F.; Nickerson, Angela; Oe, Misari; Ozgen, Mihriban Heval; Rabellino, Daniela; Sales, Luisa; Salgado, Carolina; Schellong, Julia; Schnyder, Ulrich; Seedat, Soraya; Semenova, Nadezhda B.; Smith, Andrew J.; Sobczak, Sjacko; ter Heide, Jackie June; Vazquez, Carmelo; Videira Pinto, Janaina; Wagner, Anne C.; Wang, Li; Zrnic, Irina (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: The mental health impact of the COVID-19 crisis may differ from previously studied stressful events in terms of psychological reactions, specific risk factors, and symptom severity across geographic regions ...
    • Optimizing Social Network Support to Families Living With Parental Cancer: Research Protocol for the Cancer-PEPSONE Study 

      Hauken, May Aasebø; Senneseth, Mette; Dyregrov, Atle; Dyregrov, Kari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Background: Parental cancer can have a significant impact on a family's psychosocial functioning and quality of life, whereby the children’s situation is strongly related to parental coping and capacity. Such parents ask ...
    • Pandemic-Related Stress Symptoms Among Norwegian Parents of Adolescents in Grades 6 to 8 

      Idsoe, Thormod; Dyregrov, Atle; Janson, Harald; Nærde, Ane (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      We investigated pandemic-related stress symptoms during the first COVID-19 lockdown period in spring 2020 among parents of adolescents that were 11 to 13 years old in the study period. We also investigated whether parental ...
    • Parental relationships following the loss of a child 

      Dyregrov, Atle; Gjestad, Rolf; Dyregrov, Kari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      To enhance understanding of parental relationships following the loss of a child, a questionnaire was sent to members of Norwegian bereavement support organizations. The sample consisted of 175 couples. Using the Dyadic ...
    • Positive growth following trauma – clinical perspectives 

      Dyregrov, Atle; Dyregrov, Kari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Although positive growth is possible following the loss of a loved one, meaning construction and redefinition of reality may represent a very difficult transition. Professionals must be careful in how they convey optimism ...
    • Psychosocial functioning after losing a close friend in an extreme terror incident 

      Johnsen, Iren; Laberg, Jon Christian; Matthiesen, Stig Berge; Dyregrov, Atle; Dyregrov, Kari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Do candidate risk factors for complicated grief, and associations with other problems after traumatic deaths (e.g., homicide, suicide, disaster, or accident), also apply to bereaved friends? In this article we present ...
    • A relational perspective on social support between bereaved and their networks after terror: A qualitative study. 

      Dyregrov, Kari; Kristensen, Pål; Dyregrov, Atle (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-08-09)
      The aim of this study is to increase the understanding of social network support after traumatic deaths and, by demonstrating the complexities of such encounters, to highlight whether such support may be totally beneficial. ...
    • Same origin, different implementations: a document analysis of Norwegian and Danish bereavement response plans 

      Lytje, Martin; Dyregrov, Atle; Bergstrøm, Minna Devatier; Fjærestad, Anita; Fisher-Høyrem, Linda (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      This article compares the institutional bereavements response systems available in Danish and Norwegian daycare institutions when encountering critical illness or death among attached families. Both countries' structured ...
    • Systematic early intervention for bereaved: study protocol of a pilot randomized controlled trial with families who suddenly lose a partner and a parent 

      Pereira, Mariana; Dyregrov, Kari; Hauken, May Aasebø; Senneseth, Mette; Dyregrov, Atle (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-08-03)
      Background: Grief has been associated with several long-term negative outcomes for both surviving parents and bereaved children, especially when it is preceded by unnatural and violent deaths. Nevertheless, it has been an ...
    • When young children grieve: daycare children’s experiences when encountering illness and loss in parents 

      Lytje, Martin; Dyregrov, Atle; Holiday, Carol (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      This study presents the insights gained from interviewing 12 parentally bereaved children aged 5–8. All were below six years of age when bereft. Participants were interviewed through Sandtray interviews. The study finds ...
    • When young children grieve: Supporting daycare children following bereavement — A parent’s perspective 

      Lytje, Martin; Dyregrov, Atle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Thirteen parents who lost the mother or father to their child were interviewed, using semi-structured interviews. Participants reflect on their young children’s (3–6) grief, support needs, and what they learned from this ...