NorMA: Quality of life and training
Ley Muller at the National Institute of Public Health researcher on prison inmates' subjective assessments of everyday life in prison, social conditions and health. In the NorMA study has she worked on projects related to quality of life and training.
Quality of life among prisoners:
Prison inmates are rarely asked how they feel when they are in prison. In large parts of the world, a prison sentence involves daily reminders of punishment, and it is therefore expected that the quality of life of prisoners is significantly reduced. The Norwegian prison model strives for life in prison to the greatest possible extent should reflect life outside prison, and it is therefore interesting to examine Norwegian prisoners' own assessment of quality of life.
An article on the topic of quality of life in prison was in International Journal of Prisoner Health in March 2019.
Training among inmates:
Ley Muller has set on how NorMA participants trained before imprisonment versus how active they became after incarceration. She has these changes compared with concomitant changes in drug use. The results show that exercise seems to be an important activity for people who had substance abuse problems before they were imprisoned. Facilitating training during imprisonment is both health-promoting and resource-intensive.
The article was published in The International Journal of Environmental and Public Health in 2018.