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Health and lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy and good lifestyle can be difficult in prison. Many inmates also come in with a generally poor quality of life and many unhealthy habits, this applies especially to people with substance abuse and addiction problems. In order to give prisoners the opportunity for a good quality of life upon return to society, it is important to facilitate good education and follow-up on the road to better health.

In the PriSUD cohort ' NorMA ', prisoners' general quality of life is measured by validated measuring instruments and prisoners have answered questions about health habits before and during imprisonment. The connection between these and later illness and death will be investigated using registers.

Publications on this topic

Havnes, Ingrid Amalia, Bukten, Anne, Rognli, Eline Borger, and Muller, Ashley Elizabeth. "Use of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids and Other Substances Prior to and During Imprisonment - Results from the Norwegian Offender Mental Health and Addiction (Norma) Study." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 217 (2020): 108255. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108255.

Muller, Ashley Elizabeth, and Bukten, Anne. "Measuring the Quality of Life of Incarcerated Individuals." International Journal of Prisoner Health 15, no. 1 (2019): 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-02-2018-0005.

Muller, Ashley Elizabeth, Havnes, Ingrid Amalia, Rognli, Eline Borger, and Bukten, Anne. "Inmates with Harmful Substance Use Increase Both Exercise and Nicotine Use under Incarceration." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15, no. 12 (2018): 2663. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122663.