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Halfdan Petursson is an Icelandic medical doctor and a researcher at the General Practice Research Unit (Allmennmedisinsk forskningsenhet), Department of Public Health and General Practice (Institutt for samfunnsmedisin), NTNU. He received his PhD degree in 2012 and his research field is mainly cardiovascular risk factors and guidelines.

Halfdan is also a specialist trainee in general practice/family medicine in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Background

Candidatus Medicinae from the University of Iceland, Faculty of Medicine 2008
Medical licence in Iceland and Norway 2009
Philosophiae Doctor in Public health from NTNU, Faculty of Medicine 2012

PhD thesis

The Validity and Relevance of International Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines for General Practice

The aim of this PhD project was to further develop an evidence based understanding of what implementation of internationally renowned clinical guidelines in the field of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention can mean in a Norwegian context, with emphasis on the role of general practitioners and organization of primary health care services. This included estimating the prevalence of individuals "at risk" for CVD, and the potential workload associated with the recommended treatment measures; revising the predictive ability of the guidelines´ estimates of CVD risk; and reflecting upon practical and ethical questions regarding clinical guidelines and the treatment of risk factors.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Material & Methods

  • HUNT 2 
  • HUNT 3
  • Descriptive quantitative statistics
  • Cox regression analysis
  • SPSS
  • Stata

Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid

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Tidsskriftspublikasjoner

  • Tomasdottir, Margret Olafia; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Petursson, Halfdan; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Hetlevik, Irene; Getz, Linn Okkenhaug. (2016) Does existential unease' predict adult multimorbidity? Analytical cohort study on embodiment based on the Norwegian HUNT population. BMJ Open. vol. 6:e011602 (11).
  • Tomasdottir, Margret Olafia; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Petursson, Halfdan; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Hetlevik, Irene; Getz, Linn Okkenhaug. (2016) Tilvistarvandi og streituvaldandi umhverfi sem mögulegur forspárþáttur fyrir fjölveikindi fullorðinna. Vísindaþing heimilislækna Reykjavík 7.- 8. október 2016, Reykjavik.
  • Tomasdottir, Margret Olafia; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Petursson, Halfdan; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Krokstad, Steinar; McEwen, Bruce; Hetlevik, Irene; Getz, Linn. (2015) Self Reported Childhood Difficulties, Adult Multimorbidity and Allostatic Load. A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Norwegian HUNT Study. PLoS ONE. vol. 10 (6).
  • Wallach-Kildemoes, Helle; Stovring, Henrik; Holme Hansen, Ebba; Howse, Kenneth; Petursson, Halfdan. (2015) Statin prescribing according to gender, age and indication: what about the benefit–risk balance?. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice. vol. 22 (2).
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Hetlevik, Irene; Getz, Linn. (2014) Predictive risk algorithms as a driver of overdiagnosis - current status and what next?. Preventing Overdiagnosis - Conference abstracts.
  • Tomasdottir, Margret Olafia; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Petursson, Halfdan. (2014) Too many diagnoses - multimorbidity as a medical artefact?. Preventing Overdiagnosis. Winding back the harms of too much medicine. University of Oxford, UK, september 15-17, 2014 Programme and Abstracts.
  • Tomasdottir, Margret Olafia; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Petursson, Halfdan; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Krokstad, Steinar; McEwen, Bruce S; Hetlevik, Irene. (2014) Co-and multimorbidity patterns in an unselected Norwegian population: Cross-sectional analysis based on the HUNT studyand theoretical reflections concerning basic medical models. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. vol. 2 (3).
  • Blomberg, Hans; Petursson, Halfdan; Oona, Marje. (2013) Perspectives from the Nordic Risk Group: Should we treat mild hypertension - why or why not?. 18th Nordic Congress of General Practice18th Nordic Congress of General Practice, Tampere, Finland, 21-24 August 2013. Programme and Abstracts.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Hetlevik, Irene. (2013) Cardiovascular risk estimation in general Norwegian population: modelling analysis based on the HUNT 3 study. 18th Nordic Congress of General Practice18th Nordic Congress of General Practice, Tampere, Finland, 21-24 August 2013. Programme and Abstracts.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Hetlevik, Irene. (2013) Implementation of the European guidelines for management of arterial hypertension might destabilize the Norwegian healthcare system - Modelling study based on the HUNT 2 population. Preventing Overdiagnosis. Winding back the harms of too much medicine. Dartmouth College September 10-12, 2013, Programme and Abstracts.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Bengtsson, Calle; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Getz, Linn. (2013) Does inclusion of total cholesterol in mortality algorithms lead to overrepresentation of risk?. Preventing Overdiagnosis. Winding back the harms of too much medicine. Dartmouth College September 10-12, 2013, Programme and Abstracts.
  • Tomasdottir, Margret Olafia; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Petursson, Halfdan; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Krokstad, Steinar; McEwen, Bruce; Hetlevik, Irene. (2013) Difficult childhood as a predictor of multimorbidity- mediated by allostatic load?. 18th Nordic Congress of General Practice18th Nordic Congress of General Practice, Tampere, Finland, 21-24 August 2013. Programme and Abstracts.
  • Petursson, Halfdan. (2012) The validity and relevance of international cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines for general practice. Primærmedisinsk uke: Abstracts.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Bengtsson, Calle; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Getz, Linn. (2012) Is the use of cholesterol in mortality risk algorithms in clinical guidelines valid? Ten years prospective data from the Norwegian HUNT 2 study. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice. vol. 18 (1).
  • Englund, Lars; Petursson, Halfdan; Westin, Steinar; Vickhoff, Renée; Vass, Mikkel; Engblom, Monika; Blomberg, Hans. (2011) GP´s sickness certification in the Nordic countries – challenges and support measures. 17th Nordic Congress of General Practice: Abstracts.
  • Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Getz, Linn; Mjølstad, Bente Prytz; Petursson, Halfdan; Reventlow, Susanne. (2011) Why should we really talk with our patients, and about what and how?. 17th Wonca Europe Conference 2011.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Sigurdsson, Johann A; Bengtsson, Calle; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Getz, Linn. (2011) Body configuration as a predictor of mortality: Comparison of five anthropometric measures in a 12 year follow-up of the Norwegian HUNT 2 study. PLoS ONE. vol. 6 (10).
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Bengtsson, Calle; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Getz, Linn. (2011) Body configuration as a predictor of mortality: Comparison of five different anthropometric measures in a 12 year follow-up of the Norwegian HUNT 2 study. 17th Nordic Congress of General Practice: Abstracts.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Bengtsson, Calle; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Getz, Linn. (2011) Is the use of cholesterol in mortality risk algorithms in clinical guidelines valid? Ten years´ prospective data from the Norwegian HUNT 2 study. Nidaroskongressen : Abstracts.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Tomasdottir, Margret Olafia; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Hetlevik, Irene. (2011) Secular trends in cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors from 1995 to 2008 – comparison of two major Norwegian population studies (HUNT 2 and HUNT 3). Wonca Europe : Abstracts.