Topic: Disasters, terror and stress management

The Tsunami programme

Immediately following the Christmas 2004 tsunami, NKVTS began planning a research programme that would comprise a total of 8 sub-projects. The first data collection was conducted 6 months after the catastrophe. The centre's research method and instruments were also used by Danish researchers at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen (10 months after the disaster) and by Swedish researchers at the Resource Centre for Disaster Psychiatry at the University of Uppsala. The number of Scandinavians involved in natural disasters and who could be examined totalled more than 14,000 persons. The progressive occurrence of health problems following the disaster has been further surveyed through interviews/questionnaires, including follow-up after about 2.5 years

 
2005 This programme has been completed 2012

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Jensen, T. K., Ellestad, A., & Dyb, G. (2013). Children and adolescents’ self-reported coping strategies during the Southeast Asian Tsunami. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52, 92. doi:10.1111/bjc.12003

Hafstad, G. S., Haavind, H., & Jensen, T. K. (2012). Parenting after a natural disaster: A qualitative study of Norwegian families surviving the 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21(2), 293-302. doi:10.1007/s10826-011-9474-z

Nygaard, E. (2012). Posttraumatic stress reactions of Norwegian children and families after the Southeast Asian tsunami. Oslo: University of Oslo. (Series of Dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo 309). (Dissertation).

Nygaard, E., Jensen, T. K., & Dyb, G. (2012). Stability of posttraumatic stress reaction factors and their relation to general mental health problems in children: A longitudinal study. Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology (Print), 41(1), 15-26. doi:10.1080/15374416.2012.632344

Siqveland, J., Hafstad, G. S., & Tedeschi, R. G. (2012). Posttraumatic Growth in Parents After a Natural Disaster. Journal of loss & trauma, 17(6), 536-544. doi:10.1080/15325024.2012.678778

Dyb, G., Jensen, T. K., & Nygaard, E. (2011). Children’s and parents’ posttraumatic stress reactions after the 2004 tsunami. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 16(2), 1-14. doi:10.1177/1359104510391048

Jensen, T. K. (2011). Intervjuer med barn og unge i spesielt vanskelige livssituasjoner. Kan vi snakke med barn om alt? [Interviews with children and adolescents in difficult life situations – Can we talk to children about everything?] Norwegian only. In E. Backe-Hansen & I. Frønes (Red.) Å forske på og med barn og unge- perspektiver og metodologi (pp. 2-3). Gyldendal Akademisk.

Hafstad, G. S., Gil-Rivas, V., Kilmer, R. P., & Raeder, S. (2010). Parental Adjustment, Family Functioning, and Posttraumatic Growth Among Norwegian Children and Adolescents Following a Natural Disaster. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(2), 248-257. doi:10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01028.x

Hafstad, G. S., Gil-Rivas, V., Kilmer, R., & Raeder, S. (2010). Parental adjustment, family functioning and posttraumatic growth in Norwegian children and adolescents following a natural disaster. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(2), 248-257.

Kristensen, P., Weisaeth, L., & Heir, T. (2010). Predictors of Complicated Grief After a Natural Disaster: A Population Study Two Years After the 2004 South-East Asian Tsunami. Death Studies, 34(2), 137-150. doi:10.1080/07481180903492455

Nygaard, E., Jensen, T. K., & Dyb, G. (2010). Posttraumatic Stress Reactions in Siblings After Mutual Disaster: Relevance of Family Factors. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23(2), 278-281. doi:10.1002/jts.20511

Glad, K. A., Jensen, T. K., Nygaard, E., Dyb, G., & Hafstad, G. S. (2009). Møtet med hjelpeapparatet etter tsunamien – behov og tilfredshet [Satisfaction with norwegian healthcare after the Tsunami.] Norwegian only. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 46(5), 473-475.

Jensen, T. K., Dyb, G., & Nygaard, E. (2009). A Longitudinal Study of Posttraumatic Stress Reactions in Norwegian Children and Adolescents Exposed to the 2004 Tsunami. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 163(9), 856-861. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.151

Kristensen, P., Weisæth, L., & Heir, T. (2009). Psychiatric disorders among disaster bereaved. An interview study of individuals directly or not directly exposed to the 2004 tsunami. Depression and Anxiety (Print), 26(12), 1127-1133. doi:10.1002/da.20625

Lindgaard, C. V., Iglebæk, T., & Jensen, T. K. (2009). Changes in Family Functioning in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster: The 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia. Journal of loss & trauma, 14(2), 101-116. doi:10.1080/15325020802537138

Iglebæk, T., & Jensen, T. K. (2008). Barns meningsdannelse under flodbølgekatastrofen i Sørøst–Asia[ Children’s meaningmaking in the wake of a disaster: the tsunami in Southeast Asia.] Norwegian only. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 12, 1488-1497.

Jensen, T. K. (2008). Når katastrofen aldri tar slutt [When the catastrophe never ends.] Norwegian only. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 12, 1486-1487.

Jensen, T. K., Dyb, G., Hafstad, G. S., Nygaard, E., & Lindgaard, C. V. (2008). Tsunamien: Berørte barn og deres familier [The Tsunami: Affected children and their families.] Norwegian only. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress. (Rapport 4/2008).

Meyer, F., Storholt, T., & Hjemdal, O. K. (2008). Nasjonal støttegruppe for pårørende, overlevende og berørte etter flodbølgekatastrofen 2004. En studie av organisering og virksomhet [National support group for survivors, relatives and others affected by the 2004 tsunami. A study of organization and function.] Norwegian only. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress. (Rapport 1/2008).

Stormyren, S., & Jensen, T. K. (2008). Verdensanskuelser etter en katastrofe[ Adolescents World Assumptions following the Southeast Asian Tsunami.] Norwegian only. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 12, 1498-1506.

Hjemdal, O. K. (2007). Fastlegenes oppfølging av de berørte etter tsunamien [Regular general practioners follow-up of individuals affected by the tsunami.] Norwegian only. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress. (Rapport 1/2007).

Lindgaard, C. V., Heir, T., Tønnesen, A., & Weisæth, L. (2007). Oppfølging av norske reisende etter Tsunamien i Sør Øst Asia 2004 : beskrivelse av de første resultatene [Follow-up of Norwegian travelers after the tsunami in Southeast Asia 2004: description of the first results.] Norwegian only. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress.

Moen, K. (2007). Katastrofen som rammet landet vi flyktet fra: Tsunamien i et acehnesiske eksilperspektiv [The tsunami in an acehnese exile perspective.] Norwegian only. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress. (Rapport 5, 2007).

Sveaass, N., Moen, K., & Neumayer, S. M. (2007). Tsunamien i et eksilperspektiv. En kort gjennomgang av tre studier utført ved NKVTS [The tsunami in an exile perspective. A short review of three studies conducted at NKVTS.] Norwegian only. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress.

Thoresen, S. (2007). Mestring og stress hos innsatspersonell og journalister mobilisert til Tsunamikatastrofen [Stress management and experienced stress in crisis relief personnel and journalist deployed to the Tsunami disaster area.] Norwegian only. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress. (Rapport 2/2007).

Heir, T., & Weisæth, L. (2006). Back to where it happened: Self-reported improvement of Tsunami Survivors who returned to the disaster area. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 21, 59-63.