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Ingeborg Hoff Brækken

Associate Professor
Journal articles
  • Acharya, Ranjeeta Shijagurumayum; Tveter, Anne Therese; Grotle, Margreth; Khadgi, Bimika; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Stuge, Britt. 2019. Pelvic floor muscle training programme in pregnant Nepalese women: a feasibility study. International Urogynecology Journal. 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s00192-019-04053-1
  • Evensen, Natalie Michelle; Kvåle, Alice; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff. 2016. Convergent validity of the Timed Up and Go Test and Ten-metre Timed Walk Test in pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain. Manual Therapy. 21: 94-99. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.06.002
  • Stuge, Britt; Sætre, Kaja; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff. 2016. Erratum to “The automatic pelvic floor muscle response to the active straight leg raise in cases with pelvic girdle pain and matched controls” (Manual Therapy (2013) 18 (4) (327–332)). Manual Therapy. 23: e17-e17. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.03.001
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Engh, Marie Ellström; Bø, Kari. 2015. Can pelvic floor muscle training improve sexual function in women with pelvic organ prolapse? A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 12: 470-480. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12746
  • Evensen, Natalie Michelle; Kvåle, Alice; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff. 2015. Reliability of the timed up and go test and ten-metre timed walk test in pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain. Physiotherapy Research International. 20: 158-165. doi: 10.1002/pri.1609
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Engh, Marie Ellstrøm; Bø, Kari. 2014. Are pelvic floor muscle thickness and size of levator hiatus associated with pelvic floor muscle strength, endurance and vaginal resting pressure in women with pelvic organ prolapse stages I-III? A cross sectional 3D ultrasound study. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 33: 115-120. doi: 10.1002/nau.22384
  • Stuge, Britt; Sætre, Kaja; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff. 2014. The association between pelvic floor muscle function and pelvic girdle pain : a matched case control 3D ultrasound study. Fysioterapeuten. 81: 16-23.
  • Hilde, Gunvor; Stær-Jensen, Jette; Richter, Franziska; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari. 2013. Impact of childbirth and mode of delivery on vaginal resting pressure and on pelvic floor muscle strength and endurance. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 208: e1-e7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2012.10.878
  • Siafarikas, Franziska; Stær-Jensen, Jette; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie. 2013. Learning process for performing and analyzing 3D/4D transperineal ultrasound imaging and interobserver reliability study. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 41: 312-317. doi: 10.1002/uog.11192
  • Stuge, Britt; Sætre, Kaja; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff. 2013. The automatic pelvic floor muscle response to the active straight leg raise in cases with pelvic girdle pain and matched controls. Manual Therapy. 18: 327-332. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2012.12.004
  • Stær-Jensen, Jette; Richter, Franziska; Hilde, Gunvor; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari; Engh, Marie Ellstrøm. 2013. Pelvic Floor Muscle Injuries 6 Weeks Post Partum-An Intra- and Inter-Rater Study. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 32: 993-997. doi: 10.1002/nau.22337
  • Hilde, Gunvor; Stær-Jensen, Jette; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari. 2012. Continence and pelvic floor status in nulliparous women at midterm pregnancy. International Urogynecology Journal. 23: 1257-1263. doi: 10.1007/s00192-012-1716-0
  • Majida, Memona; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari; Engh, Marie Ellstrøm. 2012. Levator hiatus dimensions and pelvic floor function in women with and without major defects of the pubovisceral muscle. International Urogynecology Journal. 23: 707-714. doi: 10.1007/s00192-011-1652-4
  • Stuge, Britt; Sætre, Kaja; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff. 2012. The association between pelvic floor muscle function and pelvic girdle pain - A matched case control 3D ultrasound study. Manual Therapy. 17: 150-156. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2011.12.004
  • Bø, Kari; Hilde, Gunvor; Stær-Jensen, Jette; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff. 2011. The Paula method and the pelvic floor: reply by the authors 1. International Urogynecology Journal. 22: 683-684. doi: 10.1007/s00192-011-1418-z
  • Bø, Kari; Hilde, Gunvor; Stær-Jensen, Jette; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff. 2011. Can the Paula method facilitate co-contraction of the pelvic floor muscles? : a 4D ultrasound study. International Urogynecology Journal. 22: 671-676. doi: 10.1007/s00192-010-1317-8
  • Hilde, Gunvor; Stær-Jensen, Jette Elisabeth; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie; Bø, Kari. 2011. IMPACT OF CHILDBIRTH AND MODE OF DELIVERY ON PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE STRENGTH: A COMPARATIVE PROSPECTIVE STUDY. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 30: 942-944.
  • Majida, Memona; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie. 2011. MAJOR DEFECTS OF THE PUBOVISCERAL MUSCLE, LEVATOR HIATUS DIMENSIONS AND PELVIC FLOOR FUNCTION, A THREE AND FOUR DIMENSIONAL TRANSPERINEAL STUDY. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 30: 1035-1036.
  • Majida, Memona; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie. 2011. Sammenlikning av levator hiatus dimensjoner og bekkenbunns funksjon hos kvinner med og uten skade av puboviseralmuskelen, et tre og fire-dimensjonal transperineal ultralydstudium. Gynekologen. 24: 38-38.
  • Majida, Memona; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari; Saltyte-Benth, Jurate; Engh, Marie Ellstrøm. 2011. Anterior but not posterior compartment prolapse is associated with levator hiatus area: a three- and four-dimensional transperineal ultrasound study. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 118: 329-337. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2010.02784.x
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie; Bø, Kari. 2010. PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE STRENGTH, ENDURANCE AND VAGINAL RESTING PRESSURE ARE POSITIVELY ASSOCIATED WITH MUSCLE THICKNESS, SIZE OF LEVATOR HIATUS AND POSITION OF THE BLADDER IN WOMEN WITH PROLAPSE STAGE I, II AND III. A 3D/4D ULTRASOUND STUDY. International Urogynecology Journal. 21: S363-S364.
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Engh, Marie Ellstrøm; Bø, Kari. 2010. Can pelvic floor muscle training reverse pelvic organ prolapse and reduce prolapse symptoms? An assessor-blinded, randomized, controlled trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 203: 170.e1-170.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2010.02.037
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Engh, Marie Ellstrøm; Bø, Kari. 2010. Morphological Changes After Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Measured by 3-Dimensional Ultrasonography A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 115: 317-324. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181cbd35f
  • Majida, Memona; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari; Saltyte-Benth, Jurate; Engh, Marie Ellstrøm. 2010. Validation of three-dimensional perineal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging measurements of the pubovisceral muscle at rest. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 35: 715-722. doi: 10.1002/uog.7587
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie; Holme, Ingar; Bø, Kari. 2009. Pelvic floor function is independently associated with pelvic organ prolapse. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 116: 1706-1714.
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Engh, Marie E.; Bø, Kari. 2009. Test-Retest Reliability of Pelvic Floor Muscle Contraction Measured by 4D Ultrasound. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 28: 68-73.
  • Bø, Kari; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie. 2009. Constriction of the levator hiatus during instruction of pelvic floor or transversus abdominis contraction: a 4D ultrasound study. International Urogynecology Journal. 20: 27-32. doi: 10.1007/s00192-008-0719-3
  • Majida, Memona; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Umek, Wolfgang; Bø, Kari; Saltyte-Benth, Jurate; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie. 2009. Interobserver repeatability of three- and four-dimensional transperineal ultrasound assessment of pelvic floor muscle anatomy and function. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 33: 567-573.
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie; Dietz, Hans Peter; Umek, Wolfgang; Bø, Kari. 2008. Test-retest and intra-observer repeatability of two-, three- and four-dimensional perineal ultrasound of pelvic floor muscle anatomy and function. International Urogynecology Journal. 19: 227-235.
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Engh, Marie E.; Bø, Kari. 2008. What happens to the pelvic floor during a pelvic floor contraction? 4D ultrasound analyses. ?.
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie; Bø, Kari. 2007. Huffing: A new method to measure pelvic floor descent during increase in intra-abdominal pressure. International Urogynecology Journal. 18 (suppl 1). 95.
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie; Dietz, Hans Peter; Umek, Wolfgang; Bø, Kari. 2007. CAN 3D ULTRASOUND BE USED IN MEASUREMENT OF THE SIZE OF LEVATOR HIATUS AND PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE THICKNESS? Physiotherapy. 93 (S1). 371.
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie; Dietz, Hans Peter; Umek, Wolfgang; Bø, Kari. 2007. Hvor reliabel er ultralydmålinger av bekkenbunnsmuskulaturens anatomi og funksjon? Norsk idrettsmedisin. 3. 1617.
  • Majida, Memona; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari; Engh, Marie E. 2007. TWO, THREE, AND FOUR- DIMENSIONAL ULTRASOUND OF PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES DURING VALSALVA ¿ A STUDY ON INTRA-OBSERVER RELIABILITY. ?. 121.
  • Majida, Memona; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Bø, Kari; Umek, Wolfgang; Dietz, Hans Peter; Engh, Marie E. 2007. Two, three and four-dimentional ultrasound of pelvic floor muscles during valsalva - a study on intra-observer reliability. International Urogynecology Journal. 18 (Suppl 1).
  • Myklebust, Grethe; Bahr, Roald; Engebretsen, Lars; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Skjølberg, Arnhild; Olsen, Odd-Egil. 2007. Prevention of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries in elite and adolescent female team handball athletes. Instructional Course Lectures. 56: 407-418.
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Ellstrøm Engh, Marie; Umek, Wolfgang; Dietz, Hans Peter; Bø, Kari. 2006. Can 3D ultrasound be used in measurement of pelvic floor thickness and dimensions of levator hiatus? International Urogynecology Journal. 1.
  • Majida, Memona; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Dietz, Hans Peter; Umek, Wolfgang; Bø, Kari. 2006. Interobserver-reliability of ultrasound measurment of the pelvic. International Urogynecology Journal.
  • Bahr, Roald; Myklebust, Grethe; Engebretsen, Lars; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Skjølberg, Arnhild; Olsen, Odd-Egil. 2003. Prevention of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female team handball players : a prospective intervention study over three seasons. ?. 13: 71-78.
Reports and theses
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff. 2010. Pelvic floor muscle function and pelvic organ prolapse. Norges idrettshøgskole, Oslo. 1 pages.
Book sections
  • Bø, Kari; Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff. 2010. Pelvic floor muscle training in prevention and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Kapittel 50, pages 531-537. In:
    • Santoro, Giulio A.; Wieczorek, Andrzej; Bartram, Clive I. 2010. Pelvic Floor Disorders : Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management. Springer Science+Business Media B.V.. 760 pages. ISBN: 978-88-470-1541-8.
  • Brækken, Ingeborg Hoff; Majida, Memona; Dietz, Hans Peter; Umek, Wolfgang; Engh, Marie E. 2007. Can ultrasound be used to measure pelvic floor muscle? In:
    • 2007. Abstract-samling, CD, til 15th International WCPT Congress 2-6 juni 2007, Vancouver, Canada. World Confederation for Physical Therapy.

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