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Idunn Brekke

Idunn Brekke


Idunn Brekke has a master in Sociology (2001) and a PhD in Sociology from Department of Sociology and Human Geography (UIO). Her main research interests are sickness absence, social inequality in health, labour market, disability, minorities, youth and education. She teach in quantitative methods.

Research projects

Scientific publications

Nystrøm, Vivian; Olsen, Brita Fosser; Brekke, Idunn (2020). Practised sedation in mechanically ventilated patients: A survey of nurses’ perceptions. Nordic journal of nursing research .

Jenum, Anne Karen; Brekke, Idunn; Mdala, Ibrahimu; Muilwijk, Mirthe; Ramachandran, Ambady; Kjøllesdal, Marte Karoline Råberg; Andersen, Eivind; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Douglas, Anne; Cezard, Genevieve; Sheikh, Aziz; Celis-Morales, Carlos; Gill, Jason M.R.; Sattar, Naveed; Bhopal, Raj S.; Beune, Erik; Stronks, Karien; Vandvik, Per Olav; van Valkengoed, Irene G.M. (2019). Effects of dietary and physical activity interventions on the risk of type 2 diabetes in South Asians: meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised controlled trials. Diabetologia . Vol. 62.

Brekke, Idunn; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Jenum, Anne Karen (2019). Sickness absence in pregnancy: associations with sedentary behavior. A population-based cohort study from Norway. BMC Public Health . Vol. 19.

Andenæs, Randi; Brekke, Idunn; Momyr, Astrid (2018). Reporting of pain by people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): Comparative results from the HUNT3 population-based survey. BMC Public Health . Vol. 18.

Brekke, Idunn; Albertini Früh, Elena; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal; Holmstrøm, Henrik (2017). Long-time sickness absence among parents of pre-school children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and down syndrome: a longitudinal study. 7 p. BMC Pediatrics . Vol. 17.

Søjbjerg, Inger Lucia; Albertini Früh, Elena; Brekke, Idunn; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal; Ravn, Ingrid Helen (2016). Livskvalitet hos foreldre til barn med spesielle behov. Helseth, Sølvi; Leegaard, Marit; Nortvedt, Finn (Ed.). Livskvalitet og smerte - et mangfoldig forskningsfelt. Kapittel 4. p. 55-67. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Brekke, Idunn; Nadim, Marjan (2016). Gendered effects of intensified care burdens: Employment and sickness absence in families with chronically sick or disabled children in Norway. Work, Employment and Society . Vol. 31.

Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal; Albertini Früh, Elena; Brekke, Idunn; Gardsjord, Ragnhild; Halvorsrud, Liv; Lidén, Hilde (2016). On duty all the time: Health and quality of life among immigrant parents caring for a child with complex health needs. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN) . Vol. 25.

Brekke, Idunn; Reisel, Liza (2015). The impact of birthweight and adolescent health on educational attainment. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research . Vol. 61.

Brekke, Idunn (2015). Health and educational success in adolescents: a longitudinal study. 9 p. BMC Public Health . Vol. 15:619.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete