Postdoctoral Fellow

Leslie Sofia Pareja Eide

Field of work

Leslie S.P. Eide has Bachelor degrees in Gerontology and in Nursing, and a Master degree in Gerontology. She completed her PhD training at the University of Bergen and defended her PhD thesis in 2016. Eide is interested in the aging process and the care of older adults under different contexts. Her clinical practice involves varied geriatric settings in the United States and in Norway. She has teaching experience with graduate and undergraduate students and is currently working as Associate professor at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Eide's PhD project is linked to the "Delirium in octogenarians undergoing cardiac surgery or intervention (CARDELIR) study", focusing on postoperative delirium in patients with severe aortic stenosis and in need of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Selected Publications Eide LS, Ranhoff AH, Fridlund B, Haaverstad R, Hufthammer KO, Kuiper KK, Nordrehaug JE, Norekvål TM; CARDELIR Investigators. Readmissions and mortality in delirious versus non-delirious octogenarian patients after aortic valve therapy: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2016 Oct 5;6(10). Eide LS, Ranhoff AH, Fridlund B, Haaverstad R, Hufthammer KO, Kuiper KK, Nordrehaug JE, Norekvål TM; Delirium in Octogenarians Undergoing Cardiac Surgery or Intervention-CARDELIR Investigators. Delirium as a Predictor of Physical and Cognitive Function in Individuals Aged 80 and Older After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Apr 23. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14165. Comparison of Frequency, Risk Factors and time course of postoperative delirium in octogenarians after transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement. American Journal of Cardiology. 2015.

Courses taught
  • Bachelor in Nursing
  • Master of Clinical Nursing - Cardiac Nursing
  • Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students
Research areas
  • Geriatric patients
  • Aging process
  • Delirium
  • Consequences of the Covid-19 virus
  • Nursing education and practice of nursing
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