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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

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.

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

Opheim, Linn Øftebø; 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flølo, Tone Nygaard ; Gjeilo, Kari Hanne; Andersen, John Roger; Haraldstad, Kristin ; Hjelmeland, Inger Helen Hardeland; Iversen, Marjolein M.; Løyland, Borghild ; Norekvål, Tone Merete; Riiser, Kirsti ; Rohde, Gudrun E.; Urstad, Kristin Hjorthaug; Utne, Inger ; Beisland, Elisabeth Grov (2022). The impact of educational concerns and satisfaction on baccalaureate nursing students’ distress and quality of life during the Covid-19 pandemic; a cross-sectional study. 13 p. BMC Nursing. Vol. 21.

Sandbekken, Ida Hellum ; Hermansen, Åsmund ; Utne, Inger ; Grov, Ellen Karine ; Løyland, Borghild (2022). Students’ observations of hand hygiene adherence in 20 nursing home wards, during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Infectious Diseases. Vol. 22.

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