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Anne Elisabeth Ljunggren - (née Storm-Mathisen) Physiotherapist, PhD, Professor Section for Physiotherapy Science, Head of the Section

Date of birth: September 13th, 1943

Tel + 47 55 58 61 17
Mob + 47 48 00 45 29
Fax + 47 55 58 61 30

E-mail: elisabeth.ljunggren@isf.uib.no


Main areas of research
Musculoskeletal conditions: development of instruments to examine pain and physical function, physical training, clinical controlled trials, biomechanics

Educational background
  • 1964 Qualified as physiotherapist, "Oslo Ortopediske Institutt"
  • 1968 Advanced vocational studies in pedagogics, Stockholm
  • 1977 Doctoral thesis, dr. philos. (PhD), Anatomical Institute, Medical Faculty, University of Oslo

Employment history
  • 1965-1969 Clinical practice at hospitals in Scandinavia, within orthopaedics, neurology and lung disease: "Kysthospitalet i Hagevik" (Bergen), "Fredriksbergs Amts Centralsygehus" (Hilleröd), Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm), Rikshospitalet (Oslo)
  • 1970-1977 Lecturer at the State School of Physiotherapy, Oslo
  • 1973-1976 Research scholarship, Norwegian Research Council
  • 1983-1985 Post doctoral scholarship, Norwegian Research Council
  • 1985-1985 Program planner for Further Education in Physiotherapy, Norwegian Physiotherapist Association
  • 1986-1988 Assistant chief physiotherapist, Ullevaal University Hospital
  • 1989-1998 Research physiotherapist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Research Forum, Ullevaal University Hospital
  • 1991-95 Professor II in Physiotherapy, University of Bergen
  • 1995-dd Professor I in Health Sciences (Physiotherapy), and Head of the Section for Physiotherapy Science, University of Bergen
Teaching and supervision at University of Bergen
  • Since 1991, Program development of Master of Science in Physiotherapy
  • Teaching and supervision of Master of Science students
  • Since 2001 responsible for Clinical Master Study in Manual Therapy
  • Supervision of PhD students, so far 9 have defended their doctoral theses

Scientific prizes
  • 1992: Volvo Award on Low Back Pain Research, Experimental Studies: "Fibrinolytic activity as a predictor of the outcome of prolapsed intervertebral lumbar disc surgery with reference to background variables: Results of a prospective cohort study".
  • 2004: Paper of the year, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care: Bjordal JM, Ljunggren AE, Klovning A, Slørdal L. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, including cyclo-oxigenase-2-inhibitors, in osteoarthritic knee pain: meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials. BMJ 2004;329(7478):1317-22.
  • 2008: Musculo-Skeletal Prize: Bjordal JM, Johnson MI, Lopes-Martins RAB, Bogen B, Chow R, Ljunggren AE. Short-term efficacy of physical interventions in osteoarthritic knee pain. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007;8:51.

Honorary member
    Honorary member of Norwegian Physiotherapist Association, 2004

Societies
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • Nordic Association for the Study of Pain
  • Norwegian Physiotherapist Association
  • Norwegian Spine Association

Evaluations of scientific activities
  • Opponent at several doctoral dissertations in Sweden and Norway, and evaluation of another more Nordic doctoral theses
  • Assessment of applicants for many Nordic professorships and other academic senior positions
  • 1994-97: Membership of Steering Committee, Nordic Network of Research in Physiotherapy (NorNet)
  • 1995-97: Membership of Steering Committee in the development of the field of chronic pain syndromes, Norwegian Research Council
  • 1995-97: Peer review representative to evaluate the quality of physiotherapy education in Sweden ("Kanslersämbetet", on behalf of the Swedish Government)
  • 1993-97: Membership of Priority Group for research applications within occupational medicine ("Arbetsmiljöfonden", Sweden)
  • 1995-dd: Representative of the Norwegian Department of Social and Health Affairs, evaluating research applications within rheumatology ("Norske Kvinners Sanitetsforening")
  • 1996-99: Steering Committee, Norwegian Centre for Physiotherapy Research
  • 1997-2004: Membership of Priority Group for back pain research ("Ryggforeningen i Norge")
  • 1999-2000: Member of Panel for methodological evaluation of treatment of lumbar disc herniation with nerve root affliction (Norwegian Center for Health Technology Assessment, on behalf of the Norwegian Department of Social and Health Affairs)
  • 1999-dd: Invited and active member of the Norwegian Back Pain Network, the Research Unit
  • 2003: Membership of Priority Group for research applications to Helse Vest
  • 2004-2006: Membership of Priority Group for research applications to the Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation
  • 2005-dd: Membership of Priority Group for research applications to The Swedish Rheumatism Association

International and Nordic journals
  • Founding and active member of the Editorial Board of the following journals:
    • 1987-1994: Scand J Caring Sciences
    • 1996-2002: Nordisk Fysioterapi
    • 1998-2002, 2006-: Advances in Physiotherapy

  • Member of the Editorial Bord:
    • 1998-dd: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin (Omsorg). Responsible editor for the issues
      • Hva med kroppen? 1999; 16(3).
      • Nærhet og distanse. 2002;19(1).
      • Det smertelige. 2003;20(4).
      • Komplementær og alternativ medisin. 2006;23(3).

  • Referee:
    • Acta Obstetr Gyn Scand
    • Advances in Physiotherapy
    • Clin Biomech
    • J Rehabil Med
    • Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
    • Scand J Caring Sciences
    • Scand J Rheumatol
    • Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen

Doctoral Thesis
"The human tibia with regard to functional anatomy of the long bones". Anatomical Institute, Medical Faculty, University of Oslo, Oslo 1977

Publications
  • Ljunggren AE. A method for metrical investigation of long bones. A stereometric study of the tibia. Acta Morphol Neerl-Scand 1974; 12: 103-22.
  • Ljunggren AE. Biostatics of the tibial shaft. Acta Morphol Neerl-Scand 1975; 13: 145-70.
  • Ljunggren AE. Variations in the relationship between the diaphysis and the epiphyses of the tibia. Acta Morphol Neerl-Scand 1976; 14: 101-37.
  • Ljunggren AE. The tuberositas tibiae and the extension in the knee joint. Acta Morphol Neerl-Scand 1976; 14: 215-39.
  • Ljunggren AE. The human tibia with regard to principles of functional anatomy of long bones. Doctoral Thesis. University of Oslo (1977).
  • Ljunggren AE. Articular surfaces of the knee joint. Acta Morphol Neerl-Scand 1978; 16: 171-97.
  • Ljunggren AE. The human tibia with regard to principles of functional anatomy of long bones. I: A biological evaluation of variability and statistical deviations from normality. Z Morphol Anthrop 1979; 70(2): 218-38.
  • Ljunggren AE. The human tibia with regard to principles of functional anatomy of long bones. II: A biological evalution of mean differences. Z Morphol Anthrop 1980; 70(3): 241-57.
  • Ljunggren AE. Descriptions of pain and other sensory modalities in patients with lumbago-sciatica and herniated intervertebral discs. Interview administration of an adapted McGill Pain Questionnaire. Pain 1983; 16: 265-76.
  • Ljunggren AE, Weber H, Larsen S. Autotraction versus manual traction in patients with prolapsed lumbar intervertebral discs. Scand J Rehabil Med 1984; 16: 117-24.
  • Weber H, Ljunggren AE, Walker L. Traction therapy in patients with herniated lumbar intervertebral discs. J Oslo City Hosp 1984; 34: 61-70.
  • Ljunggren AE, Eldevik OP. Autotraction in lumbar disc herniation with CT examination before and after treatment, showing no change in appearance of the herniated disc. J Oslo City Hosp 1986; 36: 87-91.
  • Kogstad O, Ljunggren AE. Low-back pain: Pain description as a diagnostic aid. Scand J Rehabil Med 1988; 22: 77-82.
  • Ljunggren AE, Jacobsen T, Osvik A. Pain descriptions and surgical findings in patients with herniated lumbar intervertebral discs. Pain 1988; 35: 39-46.
  • Ljunggren AE. Descriminant validity of pain modalities and other sensory phenomena in patients with lumbar herniated intervertebral discs versus lumbar spinal stenosis. Neuro-Orthopedics 1991; 11:91-9.
  • Haaland AK, Graver V, Ljunggren AE, Loeb M, Lie H, Magnæs B, Godal HC. Fibrinolytic activity as a predictor of the outcome of prolapsed intervertebral lumbar disc surgery with reference to background variables: Results of a prospective cohort study. 1992 Volvo Award in Experimental Studies. Spine 1992; 17: 1022-7.
  • Ljunggren AE, Walker L, Weber H, Amundsen T. Manual traction versus isometric exercises in patients with herniated intervertebral lumbar discs. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 1992; 8: 207-13.
  • Brox JI, Staff PH, Ljunggren AE, Brevik JI. Arthroscopic surgery compared with supervised exercises in patients with rotator cuff disease (stage II impingement syndrome). BMJ 1993; 307: 899-903.
  • Sveen U, Bautz-Holter E, Wyller TB, Ljunggren AE. Assessment of cognitive impairments after stroke. Scand J Occup Ther 1994; 1: 85-93.
  • Sødring KM, Bautz-Holter E, Ljunggren AE. Wyller TB. Description and validation of a test of motor function and activities in stroke patients - The Sødring Motor Evaluation of Stroke patients (SMES). Scand J Rehabil Med 1995; 27: 211-7.
  • Graver V, Ljunggren AE, Malt UF, Loeb M, Haaland AK, Lie H, Magnæs B. Can psychological traits predict the outcome of lumbar disc surgery when anamnestic and psychological risk factors are controlled for? Results of a prospective cohort study. J Psychosom Res 1995; 39: 465-76.
  • Brox JI, Brevik JI, Ljunggren AE, Staff PH. Influence of anthropometric and psychological variables, pain and disability on isometric endurance of shoulder abduction in patients with rotator tendinosis of the shoulder. Scand J Rehabil Med 1996; 28: 193-200.
  • Mälkiä E, Ljunggren AE. Exercise programmes for subjects with low back disorders. Med Science Sports 1996; 6: 73-81. Submitted on request.
  • Graver V, Ljunggren AE, Magnæs B, Loeb M, Lie H. Is the outcome of traditional lumbar disc surgery related to the size of the exposure? Acta Neurochir (Wien) 1996; 138: 824-8.
  • Wyller TB, Sødring KM, Ljunggren AE, Bautz-Holter E. Predictive validity of the Sødring Motor Evaluation of Stroke Patients (SMES). Scand J Rehabil Med 1996; 28: 211-6.
  • Sveen U, Wyller TB, Ljunggren AE, Bautz-Holter E. Predictive validity of early cognitive assessment in stroke rehabilitation. Scand J Occup Ther 1996; 3: 20-7.
  • Strand LI, Ljunggren AE. Different approximations of the McGill Pain Questionnaire in the Norwegian language: a discussion of content validity. J Advanced Nursing 1997; 26: 772-9.
  • Ljunggren AE, Weber H, Kogstad O, Thom E. Effect of exercise on sick-leave due to low-back pain. A randomized comparative long-term study. Spine 1997; 22: 1610-7.
  • Graver V, Loeb M, Haaland AK, Malt UF, Ljunggren AE. Fibrinolytical activity in relation to psychological traits in patients with sciatica. Tromb Res 1997; 85: 363-6.
  • Wyller TB, Sødring KM, Sveen U, Ljunggren AE, Bautz-Holter E. Are there gender differences in functional outcome after stroke? Clin Rehabil 1997; 11: 171-9.
  • Friis S, Bunkan BH, Ljunggren AE, Moen O, Opjordsmoen S. What are the basic dimensions of body posture? An empirical evaluation of the comprehensive body examination. Nord J Psychiatry 1998; 52: 319-26.
  • Graver V, Ljunggren AE, Loeb M, Haaland AK, Lie H, Magnæs B. Background variables (medical history, anthropometric-and biological factors) in relation to the outcome of lumbar disc surgery. Scand J Rehabil Med 1998; 30: 221-5.
  • Graver V, Loeb M, Rasmussen F, Lie H, Ljunggren AE. Clinical overall score: Outcome evaluation after lumbar disc surgery, assessments of reliability and validity. Scand J Rehabil Med 1998; 30: 227-34.
  • Torstensen TA, Ljunggren AE, Meen HD, Odland E, Mowinckel P, Geijerstam S. Efficiency and costs of medical exercise therapy, conventional physiotherapy and self-exercise in patients with chronic low back pain. A pragmatic randomized single-blinded controlled trial with 1-year follow-up. Spine 1998; 23: 2616-24.
  • Brox JI, Gjengedal E, Uppheim G, Bøhmer AS, Brevik JI, Ljunggren AE, Staff PH. Arthroscopic surgery versus supervised exercises in patients with rotator cuff disease (stage II impingement syndrome): A prospective, randomized, controlled study in 125 patients with a 2 1/2 year follow-up. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 1999; 8(2): 102-11.
  • Risberg MA, Holm I, Tjomsland O, Ljunggren AE, Ekeland A. Changes in impairments and disabilities after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 1999; 29(7): 400-12.
  • Bunkan BH, Opjordsmoen S, Moen O, Ljunggren AE, Friis S. What are the basic dimensions of respiration? A psychometric evaluation of the Comprehensive body examination. Nord J Psychiatry 1999; 53: 361-9.
  • Moe-Nilssen R, Ljunggren AE, Torebjörk E. Dynamic adjustments of walking behavior dependent on noxious input in experimental low back pain. Pain 1999; 83(3): 477-85.
  • Bunkan BH, Ljunggren AE, Opjordsmoen S, Moen O, Friis S. What are the basic dimensions of movements? A psychometric evaluation of the Comprehensive body examination. Nord J Psych 2001; 55: 33-40.
  • Strand LI, Ljunggren, Haldorsen EMH, Espehaug B. The impact of physical function and pain on work status at 1-year follow-up in patients with back pain. Spine 2001; 26: 800-8.
  • Strand LI, Ljunggren AE. The Pick-up test for assessing performance of a daily activity in patients with back pain. Advances in Physiotherapy 2001; 3:17-27.
  • Sjølie AN, Ljunggren AE. The significance of high lumbar mobility and low lumbar strength for current and future low back pain in adolescents. Spine 2001; 26: 2629-36.
  • Bjordal JM, Couppé C, Ljunggren AE. Low level laser therapy for tendinopathy. Evidence of a dose-response pattern. Phys Ther Reviews 2001; 6: 91-9.
  • Bunkan BH, Moen O, Opjordsmoen S, Ljunggren AE, Friis S. Inter-rater reliability of the comprehensive body examination. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2002; 18: 121-9.
  • Strand LI, Moe-Nilssen R, Ljunggren AE. Back Performance Scale for the assessment of mobility-related activities in people with back pain. Phys Ther 2002; 82(12): 1213-23.
  • Kvåle A, Johnsen TB, Ljunggren AE. Examination of respitation in patients with long-lasting musculoskeletal pain: reliability and valididy. Advances in Physiotherapy 2002; 4: 169-81.
  • Bunkan BH, Opjordsmoen S, Moen O, Ljunggren AE, Friis S. Palpation of skeletal muscles: A psychometric evaluation of the muscular items of the Comprehensive Body Examination. J Musculoskeletal Pain 2003; 11(1): 21-30.
  • Kvåle A, Ljunggren AE, Johnsen TB. Examination of movement in patients with long-lasting musculoskeletal pain: Reliability and validity. Physiotherapy Research International 2003; 8(1): 36-52.
  • Bjordal JM, Johnson MI, Ljunggren AE. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can reduce postoperative analgesic consumption. A meta-analysis with assessment of optimal treatment parameters for postoperative pain. Eur J Pain 2003; 7: 181-8.
  • Friis S, Bunkan BH, Ljunggren AE, Opjordsmoen S, Moen O. The Comprehensive Body Examination (CBE): From global impressions to specific sub-scales. Advances in Physiotherapy 2003; 4: 161-8.
  • Kvåle A, Ljunggren AE, Johnsen TB. Palpation of muscle and skin. Is this a reliable and valid procedure in assessment of patients with long-lasting musculoskeletal pain? Advances in Physiotherapy 2003; 5: 122-36.
  • Bjordal JM, Couppe C, Chow RT, Tuner J, Ljunggren AE. A systematic review of low level laser therapy with location-specific doses for pain from chronic joint disorders. Aust J Physiother 2003; 49(2): 107-16.
  • Bjordal JM, Demmink JH, Ljunggren AE. Tendon thickness and depth from skin for supraspinatus, common wrist and finger extensors, patellar and Achilles tendons. Physiotherapy (Engl) 2003; 89(6): 375-83.
  • Kvåle A, Skouen JS, Ljunggren AE. Discriminative validity of the Global Physiotherapy Examination-52 in patient swith long-lasting musculoskeletal pain versus healthy persons. J Musculoskeletal Pain 2003; 11(3): 23-36.
  • Bjordal JM, Ljunggren AE, Klovnig A, Slørdal L. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, including cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors, in osteoarthritic knee pain: meta-analysis of randomised placebo controlled trials. BMJ 2004; 329(7478):1317-22.
  • Bunkan BH, Ljunggren AE, Opjordsmoen S, Friis S. Development of body examinations - an overview. Fysioterapeuten 2004; 71(10):22-8.
  • Strand LI, Kvale A, Råheim M, Ljunggren AE. Do Norwegian manual therapists provide management for patients with acute low back pain in accordance with clinical guidelines? Manual Therapy 2005; 10: 38-43.
  • Kvåle A, Skouen JM, Ljunggren AE. Sensitivity to change and responsiveness of the Global Physiotherapy Examination (GPE-52) in patients with long-lasting musculoskeletal pain. Phys Ther 2005; 85(8): 712-26.
  • Østerås N, Ljunggren AE, Gould KS, Wærsted M, Veiersted KB. Muscle pain, psysical activity, self-efficacy and relaxation ability in adolescents. Advances in Physiotherapy; 2006:8:33-40.
  • Bjordal JM, Klovning A, Ljunggren AE, Slørdal L. Short-term efficacy of pharmacotherapeutic interventions in osteoarthritic knee pain: A meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials. Eur J Pain 2007;11:125-38.
  • Bjordal JM, Johnson MI, Lopes-Martins RAB, Bogen B, Chow R, Ljunggren AE. Short-term efficacy of physical interventions in osteoarthritic knee pain. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007;8:51.
  • Husebø BS, Strand LI, Moe-Nilssen R, Husebø SB, Snow AL, Ljunggren AE. Mobilization-Observation-Behavior-Intensity-Dementia (MOBID) Pain Scale: Development and validation of a nurse-administered pain assessment tool for use in dementia. J Pain Symptom Manage 2007;34(1):67-80.
  • Vaarbakken K, Ljunggren AE. Superior effect of forceful- compared to standard traction mobilizations in hip disability? Advances in Physiotherapy 2007;9:117-28.
  • Ljunggren AE, Strand LI, Johnsen TB. Development of the Norwegian Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (NSF-MPQ). Advances in Physiotherapy 2007;9:169-80.
  • Bjordal JM, Lopez-Martins RAB, Joensen J, Couppe C, Ljunggren AE, Stergioulas A, Johnsen MI. A systematic review with procedual assessments and meta-analysis of low level laser therapy in lateral elbow tendinopathy (tennis elbow). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008;9:75 Dio:10.1186/1471-2474-9-75.
  • Husebø BS, Strand LI, Moe-Nilssen R, Husebø SB, Aarsland D, Ljunggren AE. Who suffers most? Dementia and pain in nursing home patients: A cross-sectional study. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2008;9:427-33.
  • Strand LI, Ljunggren AE, Bogen B, Ask T, Johnsen TB. The Short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire as an outcome measure: test-retest reliability and responsiveness to change. Europ J Pain 2008;12:917-25.
  • Wilhelmsen K, Strand LI, Nordahl SHG, Eide GE, Ljunggren AE. Psychometric properties of the Vertigo symptom scale - short form. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat 2008;8:2.

Original publications in Norwegian

  • Lie H, Ljunggren AE, Dugstad G. Det lumbale fasettleddsyndrom. En prospektiv undersøkelse. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 1984; 104(24): 1643-7.
  • Dahl HA, Wærhaug O, Kjørmo O, Ingjer F, Sandli T, Ljunggren AE. Ikke-medisinske årsaker til ønske om fritak fra kroppsøvnings-undervisningen. Hvilken rolle bør skolelegen spille? Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 1988; 108(33): 3125-6.
  • Ljunggren AE. Avlastning som behandlingsprinsipp ved smerter i korsrygg og bekken. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 1991;111(6):691-3.
  • Ljunggren AE. Skjema for registrering av smerte ved lumbago-ischias. Et diagnostisk hjelpemiddel. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 1991;111(29):3516-8.

Chapters in books, submitted on request

  • Ljunggren A E. Low-back pain: Strength tests and resistive exercises. In: Harms-Ringdahl K (ed). Muscle strength. International Perspectives in Physical Therapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1993: 227-57.
  • Ljunggren AE. Forsknings- og utviklingsarbeid. In: Jamtvedt G (ed). Fysioterapi i somatiske sykehus. Oslo: The Norwegian Physiotherapist Association, 1993: 41-54.
  • Ljunggren AE. Natural history and clinical role of the herniated disc. In: Wiesel SW, Weinstein JN, Herkowitz HN, Dvorak J, Bell GR (eds) The Lumbar Spine, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1996, 473-91.
  • Ljunggren AE, Bjordal JM. Physiotherapy. In: Breivik H, Campbell W, eds. Clinical Pain Management. Practical applications and procedures. London: Arnold Publishers, 2003: Chapter 15: 179-87.
  • Kvåle A, Ljunggren AE, Strand LI, Rudy TE, Hart DL. Rehabilitation: Assessing the outcome. In: Dostrovsky JO, Carr DB, Koltzenburg M (eds): Progess in pain research and management. 2003, Vol 24: 893-907. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Pain, IASP Press, Seattle.
  • Ljunggren AE. Vitenskapelig forfatterskap - informasjon eller salg? I: Fløttum K (ed): Akademisk Prosa 1, Skrifter fra KIAP, Romansk institutt, Universitetet i Bergen, 2003: 69-72.
  • Wilhelmsen K, Ljunggren AE. Coordination exercises in the treatment of cervical dizziness. In: Schmidt RF, Willis WD (eds). Encyclopedia of Pain. Berlin: Springer, 2007: 451-3.
  • Kvåle A, Ljunggren AE. Body awareness therapies. In: Schmidt RF, Willis WD (eds). Encyclopedia of Pain. Berlin: Springer, 2007: 167-9.

Commentaries and teaching material in English

  • Hjortsjö C-H, Ljunggren AE, Sonesson B. Theoretical comments on grinding joints, rolling joints, and accentuated grindings joints. Comm Dep Anat Univ Lund 1977, nr. 9, pp 15.
  • Ljunggren AE. Clavicular function. Acta Orthop Scand 1979; 50: 261-8.
  • Ljunggren AE, Lund H. Attitudes of physiotherapists to training and exercise. Guest editorial. Advances in Physiotherapy 2001;3:93.
  • LjunggrenAE. Foreword. In: Bjordal JM, Johnson M, Couppé C: Clinical electrotherapy. Your guide to optimal treatment. Kristiansand, Høyskoleforlaget 2001: 10-1.
  • Bjordal JM, Ljunggren AE, Klovning A, Slørdal L. Managing osteoarthritis of the knee. Authors' reply. BMJ 2005;330:672-3.
  • Bjordal JM, Ljunggren AE, Klovning A, Slørdal L. NSAIDs, including coxibs, probably do more harm than good, and paracetamol is ineffective for hip OA. Ann Rheum Dis 2005;64(4):655-6.
  • Bjordal JM, Ljunggren AE, Klovning A, Slørdal L. SBU-rapport om smärtbehandling missvisande om effekt av NSAID. Läkartidningen 2006;103(xx):1.
  • Vaarbakken K, Ljunggren AE, Hendriks EJ. The importance of the new CONSORT Statement for clinicians. Guest editorial. Austr J Physiother 2008;54:155-6.

Commentaries and teaching material in Norwegian

  • Ljunggren AE. Fysioterapi og forskning. Fysioterapeuten 1977; 44: 457-62.
  • Ljunggren AE. Ryggens hvirvler og krumninger. Fysioterapeuten 1978; 45: 427-30. Submitted on request.
  • Ljunggren AE. Fysioterapien og holdning til vitenskap og forskning. Fysioterapeuten 1979; 46:58-9.
  • Ljunggren AE. Fysioterapi på ville veier? Fysioterapeuten 1979; 46: 285-7.
  • Ljunggren AE. Mer om fysioterapi og forskning. Fysioterapeuten 1979; 46: 313.
  • Ljunggren AE. Knoklers funksjonelle adaptasjon. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 1980; 100: 904-7.
  • Ljunggren AE. Ervervelse av viten innen fysioterapi. In Proceedings, Nordisk fagkongress, Norske fysioterapeutes forbund, Lillehammer (1980), p 40-2.
  • Ljunggren AE. Enkelte tanker omkring fotens biomekanikk. Fysioterapeuten 1984; 51: 644-51.
  • Ljunggren AE. Vurdering av kronisk smertefulle muskler ved EMG, palpasjon og smerteangivelse. Fysioterapeuten 1985; 52: 602-3.
  • Ljunggren AE. Rapport til Sentralstyret, Norske Fysioterapeuters forbund, fra utreder, videreutdanning for fysioterapeuter, Oslo (1985) pp 41.
  • Kjørmo O, Dahl HA, Ingjer F, Sandlie T, Ljunggren AE, Wærhaug O. Illegitimt fravær fra kroppsøvingsundervisningen. Et tverrfaglig forsøk på å belyse mulige årsaker til fravær i kroppsøving ved Sogn videregående skole. Notater og rapporter fra Norges idrettshøgskole, nr. 91 (1986) pp 86.
  • Ljunggren AE. Fysioterapi som vitenskapelig disiplin. FoU rapport nr.1, 1988: Vetenskaplig utveckling av sjukgymnastik. Internordisk symposium, Vårdhögskolan i Göteborg, 1987, p 76-81.
  • Ljunggren AE, Grimsgaard S, Elgen K, Gadeholt G, Klee J, Olesen J, Sivertsen OM, Skauge MD. Pasientorientert smerteforskning. I: Smertebehandling i Norge. Et tverrfaglig arbeidsseminar. Ed. S Husebø, H Lundbeck A/S (1989) 24-35.
  • Ljunggren AE. Fysioterapi ved kroniske ryggplager. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin 1990;7(2):18-21. Submitted on request.
  • Haug F-M S, Osen KK, Ljunggren AE, Petlund CF, Wyller T. Overflateanatomi og funksjonsundersøkelse av underekstremitetene. Program og kommentarer. Kompendium utarbeidet for studentene ved Det Medisinske Fakultet, 5. termin, Universitetet i Oslo (1984) pp 18+48. Revised 1991.
  • Ljunggren AE. Forskning i fysioterapi ved tusenårs-skiftet. Fysioterapeuten 1991; 58(3): 8-9.
  • Ljunggren AE (ed). Atelektase som postoperativ komplikasjon hos voksne. Ullevål sykehus, 1991, pp 12.
  • Ljunggren E. Vi må gå veien på vår måte. Åpningstale til hovedfags-studentene i fysioterapi, Universitetet i Bergen, 2. september 1991. Fysioterapeuten 1991; 58(13): 5-7.
  • Ljunggren AE. Kvalitetssikring - et nytt moteord? Fysioterapeuten 1993; 60(3): 6-11. Submitted on request.
  • Ljunggren AE. Prinsipper ved biomekaniske analyser og beregninger. Fysioterapeuten 1993; 60(14): 14-8.
  • Ljunggren AE. Norsk fysioterapi i krise? Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1994; 114: 62.
  • Brox JI, Bøhmer AS, Ljunggren AE, Staff PH. Behandling av kronisk senebetennelse i skulderen. Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1994; 114: 575-7.
  • Ljunggren AE. Perspektiver på vurderingsmetoder innen faget fysioterapi. Fysioterapeuten 1995; 62 (1): 23-6. Submitted on request.
  • Ljunggren AE. Å forske på funksjon. Fysioterapeuten 1995; 62, nr.14: 32-7.
  • Ljunggren AE. INFO-skriv til Fysioterapeutene ved Ullevål sykehus. Running 1991-1995.
  • Ljunggren AE. Hva med kroppen? Nordisk Tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin 1999;16(3):3. Leder. Nummerredaktør.
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