• Building knowledge of adolescent mental health in the Nordic countries 

      Eriksson, Charli; Arnarsson, Arsaell; Damsgaard, Mogens Trab; Potrebny, Thomas; Suominen, Sakari; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Due, Pernille (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-11)
      Adolescence is an important developmental period. Young people face many pressures and challenges, including growing academic expectations, changing social relationships with family and peers, and the physical and emotional ...
    • Health complaints among adolescents in Norway: A twenty-year perspective on trends 

      Potrebny, Thomas; Wiium, Nora; Haugstvedt, Anne; Sollesnes, Ragnhild; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Wold, Bente; Thuen, Frode (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-01-09)
      Purpose: Examine time trends in health complaints among adolescents in Norway between 1994 and 2014 and among population subgroups, e.g., age and gender, as well as their interactions. Methods: Norwegian data on 11-16-year-olds ...
    • Temporal trends in adolescents’ self-reported psychosomatic health complaints from 1980-2016: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

      Potrebny, Thomas; Wiium, Nora; Margrethe Moss-Iversen, Lundegård (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-11-28)
      Objective There is increasing concern that mental health may be deteriorating in recent generations of adolescents. It is unclear whether this is the case for self-reported psychosomatic health complaints (PSHC). Method: ...
    • Temporal trends in psychological distress and healthcare utilization among young people 

      Potrebny, Thomas (Doctoral thesis, 2020-12-18)
      Background: Young people are generally considered to be healthy, as severe illness and mortality is uncommon during this developmental stage. However, there are increasing concerns that psychological distress may be ...
    • Time-trends in Nordic adolescents’ communication with their parents 

      Arnarsson, Ársaell; Potrebny, Thomas; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Eriksson, Charli (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-11)
      Adolescence is an important developmental period toward greater independence. However, the family is still very important in the life of young people. The aim of this study was to analyse changes over time in easy communication ...
    • Towards enhancing research on adolescent positive mental health 

      Eriksson, Charli; Arnarsson, Ársaell Már; Damsgaard, Mogens Trab; Löfstedt, Petra; Potrebny, Thomas; Suominen, Sakari; Thorsteinsson, Einar Baldvin; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Välimaa, Raili; Due, Pernille (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-11)
      The positive mental health and well-being perspective represents innovative public health research of first-rank priority in Europe. Good mental health is both a state and a resource for everyday life. Hence, the concept ...
    • Trends in excellent self-rated health among adolescents: A comparative Nordic study 

      Potrebny, Thomas; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Due, Pernille; Välimaa, Raili; Suominen, Sakari; Eriksson, Charli (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-11)
      Background: Excellent self-rated health (SRH) can be seen as an important component of positive health among adolescents. The aim of this paper is to examine time trends of excellent health among adolescents in five Nordic ...
    • Trends in high life satisfaction among adolescents in five Nordic countries 2002–2014 

      Due, Pernille; Eriksson, Charli; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Potrebny, Thomas; Välimaa, Raili; Suominen, Sakari; Rasmussen, Mette; Curri, Candance; Damgaard, Mogens (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-11)
      Life satisfaction is an important indicator when assessing positive mental health aspects in populations, including among adolescents. The aim of this study was to investigate trends over time in prevalence of high life ...
    • Trends in perceived school stress among adolescents in five Nordic countries 2002–2014 

      Lofstedt, Petra; Eriksson, Charli; Potrebny, Thomas; Välimaa, Raili; Thorsteinsson, Einar; Due, Pernille; Damsgaard, Mogens Trab; Suominen, Sakari; Rasmussen, Mette; Torsheim, Torbjørn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-11)
      Associations between school-related stress and poor health, risk behaviours and low well-being are well documented. The aim of this paper was to estimate trends of perceived school stress experienced by boys and girls of ...