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Inger Utne

Inger Utne


Inger Utne is a nurse and has a M.Sc. from University of Oslo (UiO). She has a Ph.D. from Faculty of Medicine from UiO. She is professor, and has many years of experience in teaching Bachelor and Master students in oncology nursing. She has international experience from the University of California in San Francisco. During the doctoral work in 2007 - 2008, she was supervised by Professor Christine Miaskowski. Since that time, their research collaboration has continued. Her research area are hope and symptoms in adult and older oncology patients. In addition, she is project manager for "Cognitive and physical changes in older cancer patients receiving chemotherapy". On research fellows and several master student work in this project.

Fields of study

Subject areas

Cognitive function   Oncology   Physical function   Older oncology patients

Research groups

Research projects

Scientific publications

Løyland, Borghild ; Sandbekken, Ida Hellum ; Grov, Ellen Karine ; Utne, Inger (2024). Causes and Risk Factors of Breast Cancer, What Do We Know for Sure? An Evidence Synthesis of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. Cancers. Vol. 16.

Sandbekken, Ida Hellum ; Hermansen, Åsmund ; Grov, Ellen Karine ; Utne, Inger ; Løyland, Borghild (2024). Surveillance of Infections and Antibiotic Use in 21 Nursing Home Wards during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Assessment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). Vol. 21.

Kleven, Anne Grethe ; Miaskowski, Christine; Torstveit, Ann Helen ; Ritchie, Christine Seel; Engh, Marie Ellström; Andersen, Elin; Utne, Inger (2023). Quality of life of older gynecologic oncology patients at the initiation of chemotherapy. Nursing Open. Vol. 10.

Charalambous, Andreas; Dielenseger, Pascale; Tsitsi, Theologia; Foulkes, Mark; Dodlek, Nikolina; Fernandez-Ortega, Paz; Utne, Inger ; Grov, Ellen Karine (2023). A review of growth and development of oncology nursing in six European countries. Annals of Palliative Medicine.

Holmen, Heidi ; Flølo, Tone Nygaard ; Tørris, Christine ; Løyland, Borghild ; Almendingen, Kari ; Bjørnnes, Ann Kristin ; Albertini Früh, Elena ; Grov, Ellen Karine ; Helseth, Sølvi ; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal ; Malambo, Rosah ; Misvær, Nina ; Rasalingam, Anurajee ; Riiser, Kirsti ; Sandbekken, Ida Hellum ; Schippert, Ana Carla Soares Portugal ; Sparboe-Nilsen, Bente ; Bigum Sundar, Turid Kristin ; Sæterstrand, Torill Margaret ; Utne, Inger ; Valla, Lisbeth ; Winger, Anette ; Torbjørnsen, Astrid (2023). Unpacking the Public Health Triad of Social Inequality in Health, Health Literacy, and Quality of Life—A Scoping Review of Research Characteristics. 19 p. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). Vol. 21.

Torbjørnsen, Astrid ; Utne, Inger ; Løyland, Borghild (2023). Long-term social assistance recipients’ experiences with an increased monthly payment: a qualitative pilot study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.

Opheim, Linn Øvstebø; Engeskaug, Ida; Trent, Pernille Kristina Bjerre; Thorsen, Lene; Staff, Anne Cathrine; Nordskar, Nina Jebens; Utne, Inger ; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova ; Eriksson, Ane Gerda Zahl (2023). Associations between modifiable lifestyle factors and health-related quality of life among endometrial carcinoma survivors - A cross-sectional study. 10 p. Gynecologic Oncology. Vol. 179.

Johannessen, Marlen Sunde; Miaskowski, Christine; Kleven, Anne Grethe ; Ritchie, Christine Seel; Paul, Steven M.; Grov, Ellen Karine ; Hareide, Martine; Gaudernack, Henrik; Utne, Inger (2023). Age-related differences in the occurrence, severity, and distress of symptoms in older patients at the initiation of chemotherapy. BMC Geriatrics. Vol. 23.

Sandbekken, Ida Hellum ; Utne, Inger ; Hermansen, Åsmund ; Grov, Ellen Karine ; Løyland, Borghild (2023). Impact of multimodal interventions targeting behavior change on hand hygiene adherence in nursing homes: An 18-month quasi-experimental study. American Journal of Infection Control.

Torstveit, Ann Helen ; Miaskowski, Christine; Løyland, Borghild ; Grov, Ellen Karine ; Ritchie, Christine Seel; Paul, Steven M; Engh, Anna Marie Ellström; Utne, Inger (2022). Characteristics associated with decrements in objective measures of physical function in older patients with cancer during chemotherapy. Supportive Care in Cancer. Vol. 30.

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