Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

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The 7th International Congress of Pain in Dementia gathered leading researchers on dementia in Bergen, Norway. The goal was to share knowledge, raise awareness and find solutions to challenges related to pain in people with dementia.
Mona Kristin Aaslund is a post doc in the Physiotherapy Research Group at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen. She has together with several Norwegian colleagues written a chronicle about research that is demonstrating that a person’s walking speed may indicate something of that person’s health status and life expectancy.
The World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress is held in Singapore, 1-4 May 2015. Here you find presentations from members of the Physiotherapy Research Group
In a recent article published in the Lancet, Stephane Verguet, Dawit Desalegn, Kjell Arne Johansson, Solomon Memirie, and others used a new method "Extended cost-effectiveness analysis" to assess the health gains and financial risk protection benefits of health interventions that could be financed by the Ethiopian government.
Jan Bjordal, Professor at the University of Bergen’s physical therapy research group, has called on physical therapists to consider recent research about EPAs which indicates that they are effective and evidence based.
The second face to face meeting of the VIRTUES research group took place 23. -24. March 2015 in Bergen, Norway