Silje Endresen Reme

Silje Endresen Reme

Visiting Scientist

Department of Environmental Health


2010:     PhD, University of Bergen, Health Psychology
2006:     PsyD, University of Bergen, Clinical Psychology

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Reme S.E., Caban-Martinez A.J., Young J., Arlinghaus A., Gray G. (2015) Development and Delivery of a Graduate Course in Transdisciplinary Research at the Harvard School of Public Health. Public Health Reports, in press

Harris A., Reme S.E., Tangen T., Hansen Å.M., Garde A.H., Eriksen H.R. (2015) Diurnal cortisol rhythm: Associated with anxiety and depression, or just an indication of lack of energy? Psychiatry Research, in press

Olsen I.B., Øverland S., Reme S.E., Løvvik C., (2014) Exploring work-related causal attributions of common mental disorders. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

Sveinsdottir, V., Løvvik, C., Fyhn, T., Monstad, K., Ludvigsen, K., Øverland S., Reme, S.E. (2014) Protocol for the Effect Evaluation of Individual Placement and Support (IPS): A randomized controlled multicenter trial of IPS versus treatment as usual for patients with moderate to severe mental illness in Norway. BMC Psychiatry

Jacobsen, H.B., Reme, S.E., Sembajwe, G., Hopcia, K., Stoddard, A.M., Kenwood, C., Stiles, T.C., Sorensen, G., Buxton, O.M. (2014) Work-family conflict, psychological distress and sleep deficiency among patient care workers. Workplace Health Saf, 62(7), 282-291.

Jacobsen, H.B., Reme, S.E., Sembajwe, G., Hopcia, K., Stoddard, A.M., Kenwood, C., Stiles, T.C., Sorensen, G., Buxton, O. (2014) Work stress, sleep deficiency and predicted 10-year cardiometabolic risk in a female patient care worker population. AJIM 57(8), 940-949

Tveito T., Sembajwe G., Boden L., Dennerlein J.T., Wagner G.R., Kenwood C., Stoddard A.M., Reme S.E., Hopcia K., Hashimoto D., Shaw W.S., and Sorensen G. (2014) Impact of organizational policies and practices on workplace injuries in a hospital setting. JOEM, 56(8), 802-808.

Reme, S.E., Shaw, W.S., O`Day, E., Boden, L., Sorensen, G. (2014) Workplace and Personal Characteristics of Hospital Patient Care Workers who report an Injury. Am J Industrial Medicine

Snekkevik, H., Eriksen, H.R., Tangen, T., Chalder, T., Reme, S.E. (2014) Fatigue and Depression in Sick-Listed Chronic Low Back Pain Patients. Pain Medicine

Løvvik C., Shaw W.S., Øverland S., Reme S.E. (2014) Expectations and illness perceptions as predictors of work participation among workers with common mental disorders. BMJ Open, 4(3), e004321.

Reme S.E., Lie, S.A., Eriksen, H.R. (2014) Are 2 questions enough to screen for depression and anxiety in patients with chronic low back pain? Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 39(7), E455-462.

Carstens, J.K.P., Shaw, W.S., Boersma, K., Reme, S.E., Pransky, G., Linton, S.J. (2013) When the wind goes out of the sail – declining recovery expectations in the first weeks of back pain. European Journal of Pain, 18(2), 269-278.

Jacobsen, H.B., Caban-Marinez, A., Sorensen, G., Onyebeke, L., Dennerlein, J.T., Reme, S.E. (2013) Construction workers struggle with a high occurrence of mental distress and this is associated with their pain and injuries. JOEM, 55(10), 1197-1204.

Løvvik, C., Øverland, S., Hysing, M., Broadbent, E., Reme, S.E. (2014) The association between illness perceptions and return-to-work expectations in common mental health problems. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 24(1), 160-170.

Arlinghaus, A., Caban-Martinez, A.J., Marino, M., Reme, S.E. (2013) Role of ergonomic and psychosocial workplace factors in the reporting of back injuries among U.S. home health aides. Am J Ind Med, 56(10), 1239-1244.

Shaw, W.S., Reme, S.E., Pransky, G., Woiszwillo, M.J., Steenstra, I.A., Linton, S.J. (2013) The pain recovery inventory of concerns and expectations: a psychosocial screening instrument to identify intervention needs among patients at elevated risk of back disability. J Occup Environ Med, 55(8), 885-894.

Caban-Martinez, A.J., Arlinghaus, A. Reme, S.E. (2012) Correlates of seasonal flu vaccination among U.S. home health aides. Vaccine 31(2):287-90

Shaw W.S., Chin, E.H., Nelson, C.C., Reme S.E., Woiszwillo, M.J., Verma, S.K. (2013) What circumstances prompt a workplace discussion in medical evaluations for back pain? Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 22(4):541-52.

Sveinsdottir, V., Eriksen, H.R., Reme, S.E. (2012) Assessing the role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the management of chronic back pain Invited paper: Journal of Pain Research 5(10), 371-380.

Reme S.E., Archer, N.,Chalder, T. (2013) Experiences of young people who have undergone the Lightning Process to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a Qualitative Study. British Journal of Health Psychology. 18(3), 508-525.

Reme S.E., Shaw W.S., Linton, S.J., Steenstra, I.A., Woiszwillo, M.J., Pransky, G. (2012) Distressed, immobilized, or lacking employer support? A sub-classification of work-related acute low back pain. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 22(4):541-52.

Reme S.E., Dennerlein, J., Hashimoto, D. & Sorensen, G. (2012) Musculoskeletal Pain and Psychological Distress in Hospital Patient Care Workers. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 22(4):503-10.

Shaw WS; Tveito TH; Geehern-Lavoie M; Huang YH; Nicholas MK; Reme SE; Wagner G & Pransky G (2011) Perspectives in rehabilitation: Adapting principles of chronic pain self-management to the workplace. Disability Rehabilitation, 34(8), 694-703.

Reme, S.E., Tveito, T.H., Chalder, T., Bjøkkjær, T., Indahl, Aa., Brox, J.I., Fors, E., Hagen, E.M., Eriksen, H.R. (2011) Protocol for the Cognitive Interventions and Nutritional Supplements (CINS) trial: A randomized controlled multicenter trial of a brief intervention (BI) versus a BI plus cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) versus nutritional supplements for patients with long-lasting muscle and back pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 12, 152.  

Reme S.E., Tangen, T., Moe, T., Eriksen, H.R. (2011) Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in sick listed chronic low back pain patients. European Journal of Pain, 15(10), 1075-1080.

Reme S.E., Stahl D., Kennedy T., Darnley S., Chalder T. (2011) Mediators of change in cognitive behaviour therapy and mebeverine for irritable bowel syndrome. Pychological Medicine, 1-11.

Shaw, W. S., Reme, S. E., Linton, S. J., Huang, Y. H., & Pransky, G. (2011). 3rd place, PREMUS best paper competition: development of the return-to-work self-efficacy (RTWSE-19) questionnaire–psychometric properties and predictive validity. Scand J Work Environ Health, 37(2), 109-119.

Cella M., Stahl, D., Reme S.E., Chalder T. (2011) Therapist effects in routine psychotherapy practice: an account from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Psychother Res, 21(2), 168-178.

Reme, S. E., Eriksen, H.R. (2010). Is one question enough to screen for depression? Scand J Public Health, 38(6), 618-624.

Reme S.E., Darnley S., Kennedy T., Chalder T. (2010) The Development of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome- Behavioural Responses Questionnaire (IBS-BRQ). Journal of Psychosomatic Research. J Psychosom Res, 69 (3), 319-325.

Reme, S. E., Kennedy, T., Jones, R., Darnley, S., Chalder, T. (2010). Predictors of treatment outcome after cognitive behavior therapy and antispasmodic treatment for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care. J Psychosom Res, 68(4), 385-388.

Chalder, T., Neeleman, J., Reme, S. E., Power, M., Wessely, S. (2010). Factors associated with acute fatigue in primary care. Psychol Med, 40(8), 1289-1295.

Reme, S. E., Hagen, E. M., Eriksen, H.R. (2009). Expectations, perceptions, and physiotherapy predict prolonged sick leave in subacute low back pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 10(1), 139.

Reme S.E., Berggraf L., Anderssen N., Johnsen T.B. (2009) Is religion neglected in the professional psychology educational programme? Tidsskr Nor Psykologforening. 46, 9: 837-842.

Reme S.E., Eriksen H.R., Ursin H. (2008) Cognitive Activation Theory of Stress – how are individual experiences mediated into biological systems? Scand J Work Environment and Health Suppl. 6: 177-183.

Book chapters:

Reme, SE. (2014) Kap 27. Psykologiprofesjonens forhold til religion i Religionspsykologi. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Reme, S.E., Odeen, M., Eriksen, H.R. & Ursin, H. (2011) Behandling av plager som tilskrives ”stress”. In: Stress: individen, samhället, organisationen, molekylerna

Shaw, W.S., Reme, S.E. & Boot, C. (2012) Health and wellness promotion in the workplace. In: Handbook for Work and Health


Reme, S.E. (2014) Partner validation in chronic pain couples. Scandinavian Journal of Pain.

Reme, S.E. & Kirste, U.M. (2014) Female genital pain – A biopsychosocial phenomenon involving fear and avoidance. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 5 (3), 191-192.

Breivik, H., Reme, S.E., Linton, S.J. (2014) High risk of depression and suicide attempt among chronic pain patients: Always explore catastrophizing and suicide thoughts when evaluating chronic pain patients. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 5 (1): 1-3.