Arnstein Finset, PhD



Dept of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine
University of Oslo
POB 1111 Blindern
Oslo N-0317 Norway


Areas of Interest 

Graugaard PK, Holgersen K, Finset A. Communicating with Alexithymic and Non-Alexithymic Patients: An Experimental Study of the Effect of Psychosocial Communication and Empathy on Patient Satisfaction. Psychother Psychosom. 2004;73(2):92-100.

Eide H, Graugaard P, Holgersen K, Finset A. Physician communication in different phases of a consultation at an oncology outpatient clinic related to patient satisfaction. Patient Educ Couns. 2003 Nov;51(3):259-66.

Finset A, Overlie I, Holte A. Musculo-skeletal pain, psychological distress, and hormones during the menopausal transition. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2004 Jan;29(1):49-64.

Finset A, Ekeberg O, Eide H, Aspegren K. Long term benefits of communication skills training for cancer doctors. Psychooncology. 2003 Oct-Nov;12(7):686-93.

Eide H, Quera V, Finset A. Exploring rare patient behaviour with sequential analysis: an illustration. Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc. 2003 Apr-Jun;12(2):109-14.

Haraldsen IR, Opjordsmoen S, Egeland T, Finset A. Sex-sensitive cognitive performance in untreated patients with early onset gender identity disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2003 Oct;28(7):906-15.

Fyrand L, Moum T, Finset A, Glennas A. The effect of social network intervention for women with rheumatoid arthritis. Fam Process. 2003 Spring;42(1):71-89.

Uhlig T, Finset A, Kvien TK. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of comprehensive rehabilitation programs. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2003 Mar;15(2):134-40. Review.

Graugaard PK, Eide H, Finset A. Interaction analysis of physician-patient communication: the influence of trait anxiety on communication and outcome. Patient Educ Couns. 2003 Feb;49(2):149-56.

Haugli L, Finset A. [Specialist services in connection with functional diseases] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002 Jun 30;122(17):1720-1. Norwegian.

Overlie I, Finset A, Holte A. Gendered personality dispositions, hormone values, and hot flushes during and after menopause. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2002 Dec;23(4):219-27.

Fyrand L, Moum T, Finset A, Glennas A. The impact of disability and disease duration on social support of women with rheumatoid arthritis. J Behav Med. 2002 Jun;25(3):251-68.

Haugli L, Finset A. [Physician-patient relations in functional disorders] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002 Apr 30;122(11):1123-5. Norwegian.

Laerum E, Steine S, Finckenhagen M, Finset A. The final version of the Patient Perspective Survey (PPS): a new tool to improve consultation outcome and patient participation in general practice patients with complex health problems. Doctors' and patients' evaluation and guidelines for clinical use. Fam Pract. 2002 Jun;19(3):264-71.

Sandvik M, Eide H, Lind M, Graugaard PK, Torper J, Finset A. Analyzing medical dialogues: strength and weakness of Roter's interaction analysis system (RIAS). Patient Educ Couns. 2002 Apr;46(4):235-41.

Overlie I, Moen MH, Holte A, Finset A. Androgens and estrogens in relation to hot flushes during the menopausal transition. Maturitas. 2002 Jan 30;41(1):69-77.

Haugli L, Steen E, Laerum E, Nygard R, Finset A. Learning to have less pain - is it possible? A one-year follow-up study of the effects of a personal construct group learning programme on patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Patient Educ Couns. 2001 Nov;45(2):111-8.

Steine S, Finset A, Laerum E. A new, brief questionnaire (PEQ) developed in primary health care for measuring patients' experience of interaction, emotion and consultation outcome. Fam Pract. 2001 Aug;18(4):410-8.

Bensing J, van Dulmen S, Kallerup H, Visser A, Borrell F, Finset A, Goedhuys J, Langewitz W, Mallinson C, Peltenburg M, Schofield T, Zimmermann C. The European Association for Communication in Healthcare. Patient Educ Couns. 2001 Apr;43(1):1-4.

Haugli L, Steen E, Laerum E, Finset A, Nygaard R. Agency orientation and chronic musculoskeletal pain: effects of a group learning program based on the personal construct theory. Clin J Pain. 2000 Dec;16(4):281-9.

Finset A, Andersson S. Coping strategies in patients with acquired brain injury: relationships between coping, apathy, depression and lesion location. Brain Inj. 2000 Oct;14(10):887-905.

Finset A. [How do we talk about smoking to smokers?] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2000 May 30;120(14):1615. Norwegian.

Steine S, Finset A, Laerum E. [Words and language used by patients when describing consultation with general practitioners] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2000 Jan 30;120(3):354-6. Norwegian.

Steine S, Finset A, Laerum E. [What is the most important for the patient in the meeting with a general practitioner?] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2000 Jan 30;120(3):349-53. Norwegian.

Fyrand L, Moum T, Wichstrom L, Finset A, Glennas A. Social network size of female patients with rheumatoid arthritis compared to healthy controls. Scand J Rheumatol. 2000;29(1):38-43.

Graugaard PK, Finset A. Trait anxiety and reactions to patient-centered and doctor-centered styles of communication: an experimental study. Psychosom Med. 2000 Jan-Feb;62(1):33-9.

Finset A, Anke AW, Hofft E, Roaldsen KS, Pillgram-Larsen J, Stanghelle JK.
Cognitive performance in multiple trauma patients 3 years after injury. Psychosom Med. 1999 Jul-Aug;61(4):576-83.

Andersson S, Gundersen PM, Finset A. Emotional activation during therapeutic interaction in traumatic brain injury: effect of apathy, self-awareness and implications for rehabilitation. Brain Inj. 1999 Jun;13(6):393-404.

Andersson S, Krogstad JM, Finset A. Apathy and depressed mood in acquired brain damage: relationship to lesion localization and psychophysiological reactivity. Psychol Med. 1999 Mar;29(2):447-56.

Andersson S, Finset A.  Heart rate and skin conductance reactivity to brief psychological stress in brain-injured patients. J Psychosom Res. 1998 Jun;44(6):645-56.

Laerum E, Steine S, Finset A, Lundevall S. Complex health problems in general practice: do we need an instrument for consultation improvement and patient involvement? Theoretical foundation, development and user evaluation of the Patient Perspective Survey (PPS). Fam Pract. 1998 Apr;15(2):172-81.

Graugaard PK, Finset A. [The emotions of physicians. Significance of physicians' emotional reactions to the patients] Ugeskr Laeger. 1998 Mar 23;160(13):1927-31. Danish.

Finset A, Smedstad LM, Ogar B. Physician-patient interaction and coping with cancer: the doctor as informer or supporter? J Cancer Educ. 1997 Fall;12(3):174-8.

Anke AG, Stanghelle JK, Finset A, Roaldsen KS, Pillgram-Larsen J, Fugl-Meyer AR. Long-term prevalence of impairments and disabilities after multiple trauma. J Trauma. 1997 Jan;42(1):54-61.

Loeken K, Steine S, Sandvik L, Laerum E, Finset A. Related Articles, Links
A new measure of patient satisfaction with mammography. Validation by factor analytic technique. Fam Pract. 1996 Feb;13(1):67-74.

Jacobsen EM, Wisloff F, Finset A. [Does social support have an impact on the prognosis in cancer?] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1995 Oct 10;115(24):3022-5. Review. Norwegian.

Finset A, Krogstad JM, Hansen H, Berstad J, Haarberg D, Kristansen G, Saether K, Wang MD. Team development and memory training in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: two birds with one stone. Brain Inj. 1995 Jul;9(5):495-507.

Finset A, Dyrnes S, Krogstad JM, Berstad J. Self-reported social networks and interpersonal support 2 years after severe traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 1995 Feb-Mar;9(2):141-50.

Finset A, Berstad J, Dyrnes S, Krogstad JM, Ofstad M. [Regaining of function following severe head injury. From primary rehabilitation to 2 years after the injury] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1995 Jan 20;115(2):210-3. Norwegian.

Ekeberg O, Finset A, Holte A, Moum T, Vaglum P, Ogar B, Malt U. [A new teaching program in behavioral sciences in Oslo] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1994 Jan 10;114(1):47-9. Norwegian.

Andersson S, Berstad J, Finset A, Grimsmo J. [Amantadine in cognitive failure in patients with traumatic head injuries] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1992 Jun 20;112(16):2070-2. Norwegian.

Finset A. Subacute brain injury rehabilitation: a program description and a study of staff program evaluation. Scand J Rehabil Med Suppl. 1992;26:25-33.

Finset A, Goffeng L, Landro NI, Haakonsen M. Depressed mood and intra-hemispheric location of lesion in right hemisphere stroke patients. Scand J Rehabil Med. 1989;21(1):1-6.

Sundet K, Finset A, Reinvang I. Neuropsychological predictors in stroke rehabilitation. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 1988 Aug;10(4):363-79.

Finset A, Lorentzen P, Haakonsen M. Neuropsychological deficits in right hemisphere stroke patients. II: Relationships to intra-hemispheric lesion location. J Oslo City Hosp. 1988 Aug-Sep;38(8-9):85-92.

Finset A. Neuropsychological deficits in right hemisphere stroke patients. I: Methods and results from factor analysis. J Oslo City Hosp. 1988 Aug-Sep;38(8-9):77-83.

Finset A, Sundet K, Haakonsen M. Neuropsychological syndromes in right hemisphere stroke patients. Scand J Psychol. 1988;29(1):9-20.

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