Disputas – cand.med Karin Abeler

Karin Abeler disputerer for ph.d.-graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:

“Studies of sleep and seasonal variations in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain”

Avhandlingen er tilgjengelig her! / The doctoral thesis is available here!

På grunn av koronautbruddet er auditoriet stengt for publikum. Disputasen og prøveforelesningen blir strømmet. Opptak av disputasen vil være tilgjengelig i en måned.

The auditorium will be closed to the public because of the corona outbreak. The defense and the trial lecture will be streamed. A recording of the disputation will be available for one month.

Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne starter kl. 10.15 / The trial lecture starts at 10.15
Tittel/Title: "Patients with concomitant sleep, pain and mental distress – where and how to diagnose and treat? State of the art and the way forward"
Prøveforelesningen strømmes her / The trial lecture will be streamed here

Disputasen starter kl. 12.15 / The defense starts at 12.15
Disputasen strømmes her / The defense will be streamed here
De som ønsker å opponere ex auditorio kan sende e-post til leder av disputasen. 
Opponents ex auditorio should sign up to leader of defense by e-mail to:
martin.eisemann@uit.no

 
Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen/ Summary of the thesis
Chronic pain is a major health problem afflicting about one third of the population. Poor sleep, depression and ruminative thinking are known to contribute to chronic pain. Less is known about seasonal variation in pain symptoms at high latitudes.
We examined pain and sleep in patients and matched healthy persons in Tromsø, using questionnaires and sleep recording devices, during summer and winter.
Patients with chronic pain had relatively poorer sleep than healthy persons. Symptoms of depression strongly influenced self-rated sleep, and ruminative thinking was related to reduced restorative deep sleep. Daytime pain and reduced sleep quality were mutually related on a day-to-day basis. Finally, patients reported more pain and had later sleep timing in summer compared to winter, but no seasonal variation in symptoms of depression or sleep quality.
The study underscores the importance of biopsychosocial perspectives in pain care and calls for further studies of seasonality in pain.


Veiledere/ Supervisors:
Hovedveileder/Main supervisor:
Førsteamanuensis Svein Bergvik, Institutt for psykologi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet
Biveiledere/supervisors:
Professor Oddgeir Friborg, Institutt for psykologi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet
Professor Trond Sand, NTNU/St.Olavs hospital.


Bedømmelseskomité/Defensecomitee:
Assistant Professor, Erna Sif Arnardóttir, Dept of Engineering and Dept of computer science, Reykjavik University, Island – 1. opponent
Professor Egil Andreas Fors, Fakultet for medisin og helsevitenskap, NTNU, Trondheim - 2. opponent
Førsteamanuensis Ole Åsli, Institutt for psykologi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité


Disputasleder/ Leader of defense:
Martin Eisemann, Institutt for psykologi, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

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Information
When: 19. April 2021 kl. 10.15–16.00
Where: Strømmes fra auditorium Cortex
Location / Campus: Digital
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests, Invited
Contact: Andrea Jennerwein