Maria Lage Barca

  • PhD
  • +47 221 18659

Publications 2019

Baptista MAT, Santos RL, Kimura N, Marinho V, Simões JP, Laks J, Johannenssen A, Barca ML, Engedal K, Dourado MCN (2019)
Differences in Awareness of Disease Between Young-onset and Late-onset Dementia
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord, 33 (2), 129-135
DOI 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000299, PubMed 30870144

Halse I, Bjørkløf GH, Engedal K, Rokstad AMM, Persson K, Eldholm RS, Selbaek G, Barca ML (2019)
Applicability of the locus of control of behaviour scale for people with dementia
Aging Ment Health, 1-6 (in press)
DOI 10.1080/13607863.2019.1652244, PubMed 31402698

Hazen J, Vistnes M, Barca ML, Eldholm RS, Persson K, Brækhus A, Saltvedt I, Selbæk G, Engedal K, Knapskog AB (2019)
The Association Between Circulating Inflammatory Markers and the Progression of Alzheimer Disease in Norwegian Memory Clinic Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord (in press)
DOI 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000342, PubMed 31414991

Helvik AS, Barca ML, Bergh S, Šaltytė-Benth J, Kirkevold Ø, Borza T (2019)
The course of depressive symptoms with decline in cognitive function - a longitudinal study of older adults receiving in-home care at baseline
BMC Geriatr, 19 (1), 231
DOI 10.1186/s12877-019-1226-8, PubMed 31443638

Kimura NRS, Neto JPS, Santos RL, Baptista MAT, Portugal G, Johannessen A, Barca ML, Engedal K, Laks J, Rodrigues VM, Dourado MCN (2019)
Resilience in Carers of People With Young-Onset Alzheimer Disease
J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol, 32 (2), 59-67
DOI 10.1177/0891988718824039, PubMed 30651027

Publications 2018

Barca ML, Eldholm RS, Persson K, Bjørkløf GH, Borza T, Telenius E, Knapskog AB, Brækhus A, Saltvedt I, Selbæk G, Engedal K (2018)
Cortisol levels among older people with and without depression and dementia
Int Psychogeriatr, 31 (4), 597-601
DOI 10.1017/S1041610218001199, PubMed 30556798

de Araujo NB, Nielsen TR, Engedal K, Barca ML, Coutinho ES, Laks J (2018)
Diagnosing dementia in lower educated older persons: validation of a Brazilian Portuguese version of the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS)
Braz J Psychiatry, 40 (3), 264-269
DOI 10.1590/1516-4446-2017-2284, PubMed 29451587

Eldholm RS, Barca ML, Persson K, Knapskog AB, Kersten H, Engedal K, Selbæk G, Brækhus A, Skovlund E, Saltvedt I (2018)
Progression of Alzheimer's Disease: A Longitudinal Study in Norwegian Memory Clinics
J Alzheimers Dis, 61 (3), 1221-1232
DOI 10.3233/JAD-170436, PubMed 29254085

Eldholm RS, Persson K, Barca ML, Knapskog AB, Cavallin L, Engedal K, Selbaek G, Skovlund E, Saltvedt I (2018)
Association between vascular comorbidity and progression of Alzheimer's disease: a two-year observational study in Norwegian memory clinics
BMC Geriatr, 18 (1), 120
DOI 10.1186/s12877-018-0813-4, PubMed 29788900

Kimura NRS, Baptista MAT, Santos RL, Portugal MDG, Johannenssen A, Barca ML, Engedal K, Laks J, Simões JP, Rodrigues VM, Dourado MCN (2018)
Caregivers' Perspectives of Quality of Life of People With Young- and Late-Onset Alzheimer Disease
J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol, 31 (2), 76-83
DOI 10.1177/0891988718759601, PubMed 29658428

Publications 2017

Barca ML, Persson K, Eldholm R, Benth JŠ, Kersten H, Knapskog AB, Saltvedt I, Selbaek G, Engedal K (2017)
Trajectories of depressive symptoms and their relationship to the progression of dementia
J Affect Disord, 222, 146-152
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2017.07.008, PubMed 28704802

Córdova-Palomera A, Kaufmann T, Persson K, Alnæs D, Doan NT, Moberget T, Lund MJ, Barca ML, Engvig A, Brækhus A, Engedal K, Andreassen OA, Selbæk G, Westlye LT (2017)
Disrupted global metastability and static and dynamic brain connectivity across individuals in the Alzheimer's disease continuum
Sci Rep, 7, 40268
DOI 10.1038/srep40268, PubMed 28074926

Doan NT, Engvig A, Persson K, Alnæs D, Kaufmann T, Rokicki J, Córdova-Palomera A, Moberget T, Brækhus A, Barca ML, Engedal K, Andreassen OA, Selbæk G, Westlye LT (2017)
Dissociable diffusion MRI patterns of white matter microstructure and connectivity in Alzheimer's disease spectrum
Sci Rep, 7, 45131
DOI 10.1038/srep45131, PubMed 28338052

Doan NT, Engvig A, Zaske K, Persson K, Lund MJ, Kaufmann T, Cordova-Palomera A, Alnæs D, Moberget T, Brækhus A, Barca ML, Nordvik JE, Engedal K, Agartz I, Selbæk G, Andreassen OA, Westlye LT, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2017)
Distinguishing early and late brain aging from the Alzheimer's disease spectrum: consistent morphological patterns across independent samples
Neuroimage, 158, 282-295
DOI 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.06.070, PubMed 28666881

Dourado MCN, Laks J, Kimura NR, Baptista MAT, Barca ML, Engedal K, Tveit B, Johannessen A (2017)
Young-onset Alzheimer dementia: a comparison of Brazilian and Norwegian carers' experiences and needs for assistance
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 33 (6), 824-831
DOI 10.1002/gps.4717, PubMed 28370411

Monteiro-Junior RS, Figueiredo LFDS, Maciel-Pinheiro PT, Abud ELR, Engedal K, Barca ML, Nascimento OJM, Laks J, Deslandes AC (2017)
Virtual Reality-Based Physical Exercise With Exergames (PhysEx) Improves Mental and Physical Health of Institutionalized Older Adults
J Am Med Dir Assoc, 18 (5), 454.e1-454.e9
DOI 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.01.001, PubMed 28238675

Persson K, Barca ML, Cavallin L, Brækhus A, Knapskog AB, Selbæk G, Engedal K (2017)
Comparison of automated volumetry of the hippocampus using NeuroQuant® and visual assessment of the medial temporal lobe in Alzheimer's disease
Acta Radiol, 59 (8), 997-1001
DOI 10.1177/0284185117743778, PubMed 29172642

Persson K, Barca ML, Eldholm RS, Cavallin L, Šaltytė Benth J, Selbæk G, Brækhus A, Saltvedt I, Engedal K (2017)
Visual Evaluation of Medial Temporal Lobe Atrophy as a Clinical Marker of Conversion from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia and for Predicting Progression in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Alzheimer's Disease
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord, 44 (1-2), 12-24
DOI 10.1159/000477342, PubMed 28614836

Persson K, Eldholm RS, Barca ML, Cavallin L, Ferreira D, Knapskog AB, Selbæk G, Brækhus A, Saltvedt I, Westman E, Engedal K (2017)
MRI-assessed atrophy subtypes in Alzheimer's disease and the cognitive reserve hypothesis
PLoS One, 12 (10), e0186595
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0186595, PubMed 29036183

Publications 2016

Baptista MA, Santos RL, Kimura N, Lacerda IB, Johannenssen A, Barca ML, Engedal K, Dourado MC (2016)
Quality of life in young onset dementia: an updated systematic review
Trends Psychiatry Psychother, 38 (1), 6-13
DOI 10.1590/2237-6089-2015-0049, PubMed 27074338

Monteiro-Junior RS, da Silva Figueiredo LF, Maciel-Pinheiro PT, Abud ELR, Braga AEMM, Barca ML, Engedal K, Nascimento OJM, Deslandes AC, Laks J (2016)
Acute effects of exergames on cognitive function of institutionalized older persons: a single-blinded, randomized and controlled pilot study
Aging Clin Exp Res, 29 (3), 387-394
DOI 10.1007/s40520-016-0595-5, PubMed 27256080

Rokstad AM, Engedal K, Kirkevold Ø, Šaltytė Benth J, Barca ML, Selbæk G (2016)
The association between attending specialized day care centers and the quality of life of people with dementia
Int Psychogeriatr, 29 (4), 627-636
DOI 10.1017/S1041610216002015, PubMed 27852334

Publications 2015

Barca ML, Engedal K, Selbaek G, Knapskog AB, Laks J, Coutinho E, Benth JŠ (2015)
Confirmatory factor analysis of the Cornell scale for depression in dementia among patient with dementia of various degrees
J Affect Disord, 188, 173-8
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2015.08.062, PubMed 26363614

Publications 2014

Araujo NB, Moraes HS, Silveira H, Arcoverde C, Vasques PE, Barca ML, Knapskog AB, Engedal K, Coutinho ES, Deslandes AC, Laks J (2014)
Impaired cognition in depression and Alzheimer (AD): a gradient from depression to depression in AD
Arq Neuropsiquiatr, 72 (9), 671-9
DOI 10.1590/0004-282x20140108, PubMed 25252230

Barca ML, Thorsen K, Engedal K, Haugen PK, Johannessen A (2014)
Nobody asked me how I felt: experiences of adult children of persons with young-onset dementia
Int Psychogeriatr, 26 (12), 1935-44
DOI 10.1017/S1041610213002639, PubMed 24423756

Borza T, Engedal K, Bergh S, Barca ML, Benth JŠ, Selbæk G (2014)
The course of depressive symptoms as measured by the Cornell scale for depression in dementia over 74 months in 1158 nursing home residents
J Affect Disord, 175, 209-16
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2014.12.053, PubMed 25638794

Publications 2013

Knapskog AB, Barca ML, Engedal K (2013)
A comparison of the cornell scale for depression in dementia and the Montgomery-Aasberg depression rating scale in a memory clinic population
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord, 35 (5-6), 256-65
DOI 10.1159/000348345, PubMed 23594823

Knapskog AB, Barca ML, Engedal K (2013)
Prevalence of depression among memory clinic patients as measured by the Cornell Scale of Depression in Dementia
Aging Ment Health, 18 (5), 579-87
DOI 10.1080/13607863.2013.827630, PubMed 23998196

Publications 2012

Barca ML, Engedal K, Laks J, Selbaek G (2012)
Factors associated with a depressive disorder in Alzheimer's disease are different from those found for other dementia disorders
Dement Geriatr Cogn Dis Extra, 2, 19-28
DOI 10.1159/000335775, PubMed 22479262

Engedal K, Kvaal K, Korsnes M, Barca ML, Borza T, Selbaek G, Aakhus E (2012)
The validity of the Montgomery-Aasberg depression rating scale as a screening tool for depression in later life
J Affect Disord, 141 (2-3), 227-32
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2012.02.042, PubMed 22464007

Knapskog AB, Portugal Mda G, Barca ML, Coutinho ES, Laks J, Engedal K (2012)
A cross-cultural comparison of the phenotype of depression as measured by the Cornell Scale and the MADRS in two elderly outpatient populations
J Affect Disord, 144 (1-2), 34-41
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2012.06.003, PubMed 22858259

Publications 2011

Araujo NB, Barca ML, Engedal K, Coutinho ES, Deslandes AC, Laks J (2011)
Verbal fluency in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and major depression
Clinics (Sao Paulo), 66 (4), 623-7
DOI 10.1590/s1807-59322011000400017, PubMed 21655757

Barca ML, Engedal K, Laks J, Selbæk G (2011)
Quality of life among elderly patients with dementia in institutions
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord, 31 (6), 435-42
DOI 10.1159/000328969, PubMed 21757909

Bezerra AB, Coutinho ES, Barca ML, Engedal K, Engelhardt E, Laks J (2011)
School attainment in childhood is an independent risk factor of dementia in late life: results from a Brazilian sample
Int Psychogeriatr, 24 (1), 55-61
DOI 10.1017/S1041610211001554, PubMed 21813041

Knapskog AB, Barca ML, Engedal K (2011)
A comparison of the validity of the Cornell Scale and the MADRS in detecting depression among memory clinic patients
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord, 32 (4), 287-94
DOI 10.1159/000334983, PubMed 22262043

Portugal Mda G, Coutinho ES, Almeida C, Barca ML, Knapskog AB, Engedal K, Laks J (2011)
Validation of Montgomery-Åsberg Rating Scale and Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia in Brazilian elderly patients
Int Psychogeriatr, 24 (8), 1291-8
DOI 10.1017/S1041610211002250, PubMed 22185723

Publications 2010

Barca ML, Engedal K, Laks J, Selbaek G (2010)
A 12 months follow-up study of depression among nursing-home patients in Norway
J Affect Disord, 120 (1-3), 141-8
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2009.04.028, PubMed 19467560

Barca ML, Engedal K, Selbaek G (2010)
A reliability and validity study of the cornell scale among elderly inpatients, using various clinical criteria
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord, 29 (5), 438-47
DOI 10.1159/000313533, PubMed 20502018

Engedal K, Barca ML, Laks J, Selbaek G (2010)
Depression in Alzheimer's disease: specificity of depressive symptoms using three different clinical criteria
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 26 (9), 944-51
DOI 10.1002/gps.2631, PubMed 21845597

Laks J, Coutinho ES, Junger W, Silveira H, Mouta R, Baptista EM, Contino AL, Barca ML, Selbaek G, Engedal K, Engelhardt E (2010)
Education does not equally influence all the Mini Mental State Examination subscales and items: inferences from a Brazilian community sample
Braz J Psychiatry, 32 (3), 223-30
DOI 10.1590/S1516-44462010005000009, PubMed 20949237

Rosness TA, Barca ML, Engedal K (2010)
Occurrence of depression and its correlates in early onset dementia patients
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 25 (7), 704-11
DOI 10.1002/gps.2411, PubMed 20069586

Publications 2009

Barca ML, Selbaek G, Laks J, Engedal K (2009)
Factors associated with depression in Norwegian nursing homes
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 24 (4), 417-25
DOI 10.1002/gps.2139, PubMed 18836988

Publications 2008

Barca ML, Selbaek G, Laks J, Engedal K (2008)
The pattern of depressive symptoms and factor analysis of the Cornell Scale among patients in Norwegian nursing homes
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 23 (10), 1058-65
DOI 10.1002/gps.2033, PubMed 18457344

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