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Professor

Silje C. Wangberg

Assistant Head of Department
Nursing and Further Education in Narvik

Job description:

I am local Head of Department at Campus Narvik. 




Research interests

I am a psychologist and a Professor of Public Health. I have a holistic non-dualistic view of human beings, also in relation to health and disease. I am concerned about how we can support individuals in taking the best care of themselves so that they can live a good life with the highest possible degree of physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.

Some keywords: eHealth, mHealth, Internet, mobile phones, health behavior, rehabilitation, prevention, health promotion, self-efficacy, physical activity, smoking cessation, diet, alcohol, early intervention, diabetes, heart disease, mindfulness, yoga, self-monitoring, social inequality, social support, health literacy, eterapi, meditation, tailoring, machine learning, empowerment, self-care, recovery, motivation, behavior change

Publications in CRIStin


  • Gram, Inger Torhild; Larbi, Dillys; Wangberg, Silje C. Comparing the Efficacy of an Identical, Tailored Smoking Cessation Intervention Delivered by Mobile Text Messaging Versus Email: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mhealth and uhealth 2019; Volum 7 (9). ISSN 2291-5222.s 1 - 10.s doi: 10.2196/12137.

  • Hansen, Anne Helen; Bradway, Meghan; Brož, Jan; Claudi, Tor; Henriksen, Øystein; Wangberg, Silje C; Årsand, Eirik. Inequalities in the Use of eHealth Between Socioeconomic Groups Among Patients With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2019; Volum 21 (5). ISSN 1438-8871.s doi: 10.2196/13615.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. Elektronisk folkehelse. Gyldendal Akademisk 2016 ISBN 978-82-05-48949-3.s 55 - 73.

  • Wangberg, Silje C; Evju, Anne Svelstad; Høgbakk, Mona Lahm. Helsefremmende allmenndannelse ("Health literacy")- en viktig ressurs. Gyldendal Akademisk 2016 ISBN 978-82-05-48949-3.s 33 - 54.

  • Hansen, Anne Helen; Bradway, Meghan; Brož, Jan; Claudi, Tor; Henriksen, Øystein; Wangberg, Silje C; Årsand, Eirik. The Use of eHealth and Provider-Based Health Services by Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Protocol for a Cross-Sectional Study. JMIR Research Protocols 2016; Volum 5 (4). ISSN 1929-0748.s e207 - .s doi: 10.2196/resprot.6529.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. Norwegian midwives' use of screening for and brief intervention on alcohol use in pregnancy. Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare 2015; Volum 6 (3). ISSN 1877-5756.s 186 - 190.s doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2015.03.001.

  • Wangberg, Silje C; Sørensen, Tove; Andreassen, Hege K. Using the Internet to Support Exercise and Diet: A Stratified Norwegian Survey. Medicine 2.0 2015; Volum 4 (2). ISSN 1923-2195.s doi: 10.2196/med20.4116.

  • Johnsen, Jan-Are Kolset; Vambheim, Sara Magelssen; Wynn, Rolf; Wangberg, Silje C. Language of motivation and emotion in an internet support group for smoking cessation: Explorative use of automated content analysis to measure regulatory focus. Psychology Research and Behavior Management 2014; Volum 7. ISSN 1179-1578.s 19 - 29.s doi: 10.2147/PRBM.S54947.

  • Antypas, Konstantinos; Wangberg, Silje C. An internet- and mobile-based tailored intervention to enhance maintenance of physical activity after cardiac rehabilitation: Short-term results of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2014; Volum 16 (3). ISSN 1438-8871.s e77 - .s doi: 10.2196/jmir.3132.

  • Antypas, Konstantinos; Wangberg, Silje C. Combining Users’ Needs With Health Behavior Models in Designing an Internet- and Mobile-Based Intervention for Physical Activity in Cardiac Rehabilitation. JMIR Research Protocols 2014; Volum 3 (1). ISSN 1929-0748.s doi: 10.2196/resprot.2725.

  • Vambheim, Sara Magelssen; Wangberg, Silje C; Johnsen, Jan-Are Kolset; Wynn, Rolf. Language use in an internet support group for smoking cessation: development of sense of community. Informatics for Health and Social Care 2013; Volum 38 (1). ISSN 1753-8157.s 67 - 78.s doi: 10.3109/17538157.2012.710685.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. Personalized Technology for Supporting Health Behaviours. IEEE conference proceedings 2013 ISBN 978-1-4799-1544-6.s 339 - 344.

  • Antypas, Konstantinos; Wangberg, Silje C. E-Rehabilitation an Internet and mobile phone based tailored intervention to enhance selfmanagement of Cardiovascular Disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012; Volum 12 (50). ISSN 1471-2261.s doi: 10.1186/1471-2261-12-50.

  • Wangberg, Silje C; Nilsen, Olav; Antypas, Konstantinos; Gram, Inger Torhild. Effect of Tailoring in an Internet-Based Intervention for Smoking Cessation: Randomized Controlled Trial. (fulltekst) Journal of Medical Internet Research 2011; Volum 13 (4:e121). ISSN 1438-8871.s doi: 10.2196/jmir.1605.

  • Wangberg, Silje Camilla. Digital Outdistancing: Socio-Economic Status Differences in Use of the Internet: What Could it Mean for Health Disparities?. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2010 ISBN 978-1-60741-824-5.

  • Bergmo, Trine Strand; Wangberg, Silje Camilla; Schopf, Thomas Roger Griesbeck; Solvoll, Terje Geir. Web-based consultations for parents of children with atopic dermatitis: results of a randomized controlled trial. Acta Paediatrica 2009; Volum 98 (2). ISSN 0803-5253.s 316 - 320.s doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.01033.x.

  • Wangberg, Silje Camilla; Andreassen, Hege Kristin; Kummervold, Per Egil; Wynn, Rolf; Sørensen, Tove. Use of the internet for health purposes: trends in Norway 2000-2010. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 2009; Volum 23 (4). ISSN 0283-9318.s 691 - 696.s doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2008.00662.x.

  • Kummervold, Per Egil; Chronaki, C; Lausen, B; Prokosch, H.-U.; Rasmussen, Janne; Santana, Silvina; Staniszewski, Andrej; Wangberg, Silje Camilla. eHealth trends in Europe 2005-2007: a population-based survey. (fulltekst) Journal of Medical Internet Research 2008; Volum 10 (4). ISSN 1438-8871.s doi: 10.2196/jmir.1023.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. An Internet-based diabetes self-care intervention tailored to self-efficacy. Health Education Research 2008; Volum 23 (1). ISSN 0268-1153.s 170 - 179.

  • Wangberg, Silje Camilla; Andreassen, Hege Kristin; Prokosch, H.-U.; Santana, Silvina; Sørensen, Tove; Chronaki, C. Relations between Internet use, socio-economic status (SES), social support and subjective health. Health Promotion International 2008; Volum 23 (1). ISSN 0957-4824.s 70 - 77.

  • Wangberg, Silje Camilla; Bergmo, Trine Strand; Johnsen, Jan Are Kolset. Adherence in Internet-based interventions. Patient Preference and Adherence 2008; Volum 2 (2). ISSN 1177-889X.s 57 - 65.

  • Hanssen, Borghild; Wangberg, Silje C; Gammon, Deede. Use of videoconferencing within Norwegian psychiatry. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2007; Volum 13. ISSN 1357-633X.s 130 - 135.

  • Bergmo, Trine Strand; Wangberg, Silje C. Patients' willingness to pay for electronic communication with their general practitioner. European Journal of Health Economics 2007; Volum 8 (2). ISSN 1618-7598.s 105 - 110.

  • Hanssen, Borghild; Wangberg, Silje C; Gammon, Deede. Use of videoconferencing in Norwegian psychiatry. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2007; Volum 13 (3). ISSN 1357-633X.s 130 - 135.

  • Wangberg, Silje C; Gammon, Deede; Spitznogle, Kristin. In the eyes of the beholder. Exploring psychologists’ attitudes towards and use of eTherapy in Norway. Cyberpsychology & Behavior 2007. ISSN 1094-9313.

  • Andreassen, Hege Kristin; Wangberg, Silje C; Wynn, Rolf; Sørensen, Tove; Hjortdahl, Per. Helserelatert bruk av Internett i den norske befolkningen. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2006; Volum 126 (22). ISSN 0029-2001.s 2950 - 2952.

  • Wangberg, Silje C; Årsand, Eirik; Andersson, Niklas. Diabetes education via mobile text messaging. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2006; Volum 12. ISSN 1357-633X.s 55 - 56.

  • Bradway, Meghan; Wangberg, Silje C; Blixgård, Håvard Kvalvåg; Muzny, Miroslav; Årsand, Eirik. Self-recruited T2D patients'engagement in a self-management tool: Feedback and suggestions. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 2019; Volum 21. ISSN 1520-9156.s doi: 10.1089/dia.2019.2525.abstracts.

  • Hansen, Anne Helen; Wangberg, Silje C; Spilling, Turid Gjerde. Kjør video for helseinformasjon!. (fulltekst) Dagens medisin 2019. ISSN 1501-4290.

  • Bradway, Meghan; Giordanengo, Alain; Blixgård, Håvard Kvalvåg; Wangberg, Silje C; Årsand, Eirik. Goal-setting and patterns of app use: Selected results from the "Tailoring type 2 diabetes self-management" RCT.. 12th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2019) 2019-02-20 - 2019-02-23 2019.

  • Bradway, Meghan; Blixgård, Håvard Kvalvåg; Muzny, Miroslav; Giordanengo, Alain; Wangberg, Silje C; Årsand, Eirik. What can be learned by analyzing patient-gathered data from self-management diabetes app. 12th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2019) 2019-02-20 - 2019-02-23 2019.

  • Bradway, Meghan; Blixgård, Håvard Kvalvåg; Muzny, Miroslav; Giordanengo, Alain; Wangberg, Silje C; Årsand, Eirik. What can be learned by analyzing patient-gathered data from a self-management diabetes app. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 2019; Volum 21. ISSN 1520-9156.s doi: 10.1089/dia.2019.2525.abstracts.

  • Bradway, Meghan; Wangberg, Silje C; Blixgård, Håvard Kvalvåg; Muzny, Miroslav; Årsand, Eirik. Self-recruited T2D patients' engagement in a self-management tool: Feedback and suggestions. 12th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2019) 2019-02-20 - 2019-02-23 2019.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. Utvikling av offentlige helse- og omsorgstjenester: Vi lever lengre enn før og med flere og sammensatte lidelser. Behandlingsmulighetene blir stadig flere og bedre. Samtidig har vi ikke nok folk og penger til å gi et optimalt tilbud til alle.. Opplyst 2017-03-09 - 2017-03-09 2017.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. Sosial kapital, Internett og sosial ulikhet i helse. Kommunetorget.no 2016.

  • Nilsen, Olav; Wangberg, Silje C; Gram, Inger Torhild. Text messaging as an addition to an internet based smoking cessation intervention: a randomized controlled trial.. International Journal of Integrated Care 2016; Volum 16 (5). ISSN 1568-4156.s doi: 10.5334/ijic.2581.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. Livsstilsendring via mobilen. Lørdagsuniversitetet 2016-11-26 - 2016-11-26 2016.

  • Danielsen, Guro; Wangberg, Silje C. SLIK LÆRER DU DEG Å MEDITERE. 2016.

  • Årsand, Eirik; Bradway, Meghan; Giordanengo, Alain; Mužný, Miroslav; Wangberg, Silje C. THE NEED TO TAILOR MOBILE PHONE-BASED DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT TOOLS. The 9th International Conference on Advanced Technol​ogies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2016) 2016-02-03 - 2016-02-06 2016.

  • Danielsen, Guro; Wangberg, Silje C. Stressmedisin. 2016.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. Tillit, en forutsetning for folkehelse. Kommunetorget.no 2016.

  • Wangberg, Silje C; Lejon, Rose-Marie; Eriksen, Trond; Nebb, Ann-Heidi; Gustin, Lena Wiklund; Løvold, Marte; Wackers, Ger; Aagaard, Mikael. Utprøving av Klient- og resultatstyrt praksis (KOR) i tverrfaglig spesialisert rusbehandling på døgninstitusjon ved Nordlandsklinikken. 2015.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. Klient- og resultatstyrt praksis (KOR). Ruskonferansen 2015 2015-04-21 - 2015-04-22 2015.

  • Wangberg, Silje C; Sørensen, Tove; Andreassen, Hege Kristin. How are Norwegians Using the Internet to Support Exercise or Diet?. Medicine 2.0 '14 2014-11-13 - 2014-11-14 2014.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. Utprøving av KOR i døgnbehandling ved Nordlandsklinikken. Te ka slags nøtte 2014 2014-10-15 - 2014-10-16 2014.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. BRIEF INTERVENTION PRACTICES AMONGST NURSES WORKING WITH PREGNANT WOMEN OR PARENTS IN NORTH-NORWAY. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2014; Volum 21. ISSN 1070-5503.s doi: 10.1007/s12529-014-9418-2.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. BRIEF INTERVENTION PRACTICES AMONGST NURSES WORKING WITH PREGNANT WOMEN OR PARENTS IN NORTH-NORWAY. International Congress on Behavioral Medicine (ICBM) 2014 2014-08-20 - 2014-08-23 2014.

  • Wangberg, Silje C. TIDLIG INN – Undersøkelse av tidlig intervensjonspraksis blant helsestasjonshelsesøstre og jordmødre. Forskning, fagutvikling og erfaringskonferanse innen Psykisk helse og Rus 2014-06-11 - 2014-06-11 2014.

  • Wangberg, Silje C; Sørensen, Tove; Gammon, Deede. Vår digitale pasientjournal. Dagavisen Nordlys 2014.

  • Antypas, Konstantinos; Wangberg, Silje C. E-Rehabilitation – an Internet and Mobile Phone Based Tailored Intervention to Enhance Self-Management of Cardiovascular Disease: Preliminary Results. Medicine 2.0 (sammendrag) 2013-09-23 - 2013-09-24 2013.

  • Antypas, Konstantinos; Wangberg, Silje C. User Involvement in the Design of an Internet- And Mobile-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Intervention: Technology-Related Needs and Requirements. eHealth and Telemedicine in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2013-06-07 - 2013-06-08 2013.

  • Wangberg, Silje Camilla. Internet-based interventions to support health behaviours: The role of self-efficacy. (omtale) Universitetet i Bergen 2009.

  • Årsand, Eirik; Østengen, Geir; Wangberg, Silje C; Varmedal, Ragnhild; Gammon, Deede; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Supporting diabetes self-management through information and communication technology (ICT). Diabetesforskningskonferansen 2007 2007-02-07 - 2007-02-09 2007.

  • Årsand, Eirik; Varmedal, Ragnhild; Wangberg, Silje C; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Capturing and presenting patient-data through a smartphone: Designing a self-help tool. Third Tromsø Telemedicine and eHealth Conference (TTeC2006) 2006-06-11 - 2006-06-13 2006.

  • Årsand, Eirik; Wangberg, Silje C; Andersson, Niklas. Sluttrapport for prosjektet Forebygging 2002/1/0352 ”Digital diabetesopplæring”. 2006.

  • Wangberg, Silje C; Årsand, Eirik. Exploring different electronic media to support diabetes self-management. The 19th World Diabetes Congress 2006-12-03 - 2007-12-07 2006.

  • Årsand, Eirik; Varmedal, Ragnhild; Wangberg, Silje C; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Capturing and presenting patient-data through a smartphone: Designing a self-help tool. Third Tromsø Telemedicine and eHealth Conference (TTeC2006) 2006-06-11 - 2006-06-13 2006.

  • Gammon, Deede; Johnsen, Jan Are Kolset; Wangberg, Silje C. Psykisk helse på m@il. Psykologisk tidsskrift 2005; Volum 85. ISSN 1501-7508.

  • Lie, Erik; Wangberg, Silje C; Årsand, Eirik. Enklere diabetes med mobil og internett. Diabetes (Oslo) 2005; Volum 56 (2). ISSN 1502-1424.s 9 - .

  • Årsand, Eirik; Walseth, Ole Anders; Wangberg, Silje C. eHealth tools to Empower Diabetes Self-Management. Presentation at the EU ministerial conference 2005-06-01 - 2005.

  • Member of research group