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  • E-mailJan.Skouen@uib.no
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    Alrek helseklynge, blokk D, Årstadveien 17
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Main areas of research interests last years

Rehabilitation medicine, especially neurorehabilitation. For several years been a project leader for two big randomized controlled studies, one looking at the effect of two different new intensive rehabilitation programs in Bergen municipality for stroke patients discharged from a Stroke unit compared to rehabilitation as usual (grant from Research Council of Norway). The other project is comparing an outpatient cognitive rehabilitation model with ordinary follow-ups from the general practitioners for patients discharged from hospital still having symptoms from mild traumatic brain injury. From 2013 leader of a national and international randomized controlled multicentre study trying out a virtual reality equipment on stroke patients as an addition to traditional rehabilitation of arm function. For several years led a multicentre randomized controlled study on rehabilitation of mild traumatic brain injury patients. Examination and treatment of patients with long-lasting musculoskeletal pain. Evaluation and development of examination methods. Discs and sciatica: basic and clinical studies. Involved in multidisciplinary and multicentre studies

 

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2020. The effect of infliximab in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the BackToBasic study): study protocol of a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 1-14.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Clinical effect modifiers of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes - Secondary analyses of a randomised, placebo-controlled trial (the AIM study). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Association of Modic change types and their short tau inversion recovery signals with clinical characteristics : a cross sectional study of chronic low back pain patients in the AIM-study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Symptom severity and quality of life in patients with concurrent neck pain and dizziness. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-5.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Predictors for psychological distress 2 months after mild traumatic brain injury. Frontiers in Neurology. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Neck pain associated with clinical symptoms in dizzy patients- A cross-sectional study. Physiotherapy Research International. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial. The BMJ. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Cognitive functional therapy in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain - a randomized controlled trial 3-year follow-up. European Journal of Pain. 1416-1424.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Associations between pressure pain threshold in the neck and postural control in patients with dizziness or neck pain – a cross-sectional study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Measuring pressure pain threshold in the cervical region of dizzy patients-The reliability of a pressure algometer. Physiotherapy Research International. 1-6.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Virtual Reality Training for Upper Extremity in Subacute Stroke (VIRTUES): A multicenter RCT. Neurology. 2413-2421.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Total disc replacement versus multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative discs: 8-year follow-up of a randomized controlled multicenter trial. The spine journal. 1480-1488.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Multidisciplinary outpatient treatment in patients with mild traumatic brain injury: A randomised controlled intervention study. Brain Injury. 475-484.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Antibiotic treatment In patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 596-607.
  • Show author(s) 2017. A longitudinal study investigating how stroke severity, disability, and physical function the first week post-stroke are associated with walking speed six months post-stroke. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 932-942.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Subjective health complaints predict functional outcome six months after stroke. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. 161-169.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Predictors for Return to Work in Subjects with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Behavioural Neurology. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Is upper limb virtual reality training more intensive than conventional training for patients in the subacute phase after stroke? An analysis of treatment intensity and content. BMC Neurology. 1-7.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Striving for a life worth living: stroke survivors' experiences of home rehabilitation. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 651-661.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Self-reported and tested function in health care workers: Is there a difference in function between workers on full, partial or not on sick leave? Journal of occupational rehabilitation. 506-517.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Experiences with a brief functional evaluation for employees with musculoskeletal disorders as perceived by the employees and their supervisors. European Journal of Physiotherapy. 166-175.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Ability in daily activities after early supported discharge models of stroke rehabilitation. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 355-365.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Virtual reality training for upper extremity in subacute stroke (VIRTUES): Study protocol for a randomized controlled multicenter trial. BMC Neurology. 1-5.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Trunk Control and Lesion Locations According to Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score in Acute Stroke: A Cross-Sectional Study . International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 6 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Self-Reported and Tested Function in Health Care Workers with Musculoskeletal Disorders on Full, Partial or Not on Sick Leave. Journal of occupational rehabilitation. 506-517.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Plasticity and response to action observation: A longitudinal fMRI study of potential mirror neurons in patients with subacute stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 874-884.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Missing a follow-up after mild traumatic brain injury-Does it matter? Brain Injury. 1374-1380.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Early supported discharge after stroke in Bergen (ESD Stroke Bergen): three and six months results of a randomised controlled trial comparing two early supported discharge schemes with treatment as usual . BMC Neurology.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Balance and walking after three different models of stroke rehabilitation: Early supported discharge in a day unit or at home, and traditional treatment (control). BMJ Open.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Symptoms 2 months after mild TBI- are they related to the brain injury- A cluster analysis. International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Efficacy of classification-based cognitive functional therapy in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pain. 916-928.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Early supported discharge after stroke in Bergen (ESD Stroke Bergen): a randomized controlled trial comparing rehabilitation in a day unit or in the patients' homes with conventional treatment. International Journal of Stroke. 582-587.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Predictors of outcome after surgery with disc prosthesis and rehabilitation in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative disc: 2-year follow-up. European spine journal. 681-690.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Is modified constraint-induced movement therapy more effective than bimanual training in improving arm motor function in the subacute phase post stroke? A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. 1078-1086.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Genetic variation in the beta-2 adrenergic receptor is associated with chronic musculoskeletal complaints in adolescents. European Journal of Pain. 1232-1242.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Responsiveness to change of 10 physical tests used for patients with back pain. Physical Therapy. 404-415.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Recovery of upper extremity motor function post stroke with regard to eligibility for constraint-induced movement therapy. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 248-257.
  • Show author(s) 2009. The effect of two exercise regimes; motor control versus endurance/strength training for patients with whiplash-associated disorders: a randomized controlled pilot study. Clinical Rehabilitation. 812-823.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Long-term follow-up of disability pensioners having musculoskeletal disorders. BMC Public Health.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Inter-examiner reliability of a classification system for patients with non-specific low back pain. Manual Therapy. 555-561.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Smerte- og funksjonsforløp hos pasienter med lumbal skiveprotese. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1188-1191.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Motivating disability pensioners with back pain to return to work - A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 81-87.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Motivating disability pensioners with back pain to return to work - A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 81-87.
  • Show author(s) 2006. The inter-examiner reliability of a classification method for non-specific chronic low back pain patients with motor control impairment. Manual Therapy. 28-39.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Return to work after comparing outpatient multidisciplinary treatment programs versus treatment in general practice for patients with chronic widespread pain. European Journal of Pain. 145-152.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Different outcomes in subgroups of patients with long-term musculoskeletal pain. Norsk Epidemiologi. 127-135.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Sensitivity to change and responsiveness of the global physiotherapy examination (GPE-52) in patients with long-lasting musculoskeletal pain. Physical Therapy. 712-726.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Beliefs about low back pain in the Norwegian general population: Are they related to pain experiences and health professionals? Spine. 1770-1776.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Tverrfaglige ryggpoliklinikker - et nytt behandlingstilbud. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2895-2896.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Relative cost-effectiveness of extensive and lightmultidisciplinary treatment programs versus treatment as usual for patients with chronic low bak pain on long-term sick leave. Randomized controlled study. Spine. 901-910.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Is there a right treatment for a particular patient group? Comparison of the ordinary treatment, light mulitdisciplinary treatment, and extensive mulitdisciplinary treatment for long-term sic-listed employees with muskuloskeletal pain. Pain. 49-63.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration in patients with sciatica caused by lumbar disc herniation: An investigation of biochemical, neurologic, and radiologic predictors of long-term outcome. Journal of spinal disorders. 505-511.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid proteins in sciatica caused by disc herniation. European spine journal. 107-111.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid proteins in sciatica caused by disc herniation. European spine journal. 107-111.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid proteins in sciatica caused by disc herniation. European spine journal. 107-111.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid proteins in sciatica caused by disc herniation. European spine journal. 107-111.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Cerebrospinal fluid protein concentrations related to clinical findings in patients with sciatica caused by disk herniation. Journal of spinal disorders. 12-18.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Cerebrospinal fluid protein concentrations related to clinical findings in patients with sciatica caused by disc herniation. Journal of spinal disorders. 12-18.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Cerebrospinal fluid protein concentrations related to clinical findings in patients with sciatica caused by disc herniation. Journal of spinal disorders. 12-18.
  • Show author(s) 1993. Cerebrospinal fluid proteins as indicators of nerve root compression in patients with sciatica caused by disc herniation. Spine. 72-79.
Report
  • Show author(s) 2007. Nasjonale kliniske retningslinjer. Korsryggsmerter - med og uten nerverotaffeksjon. .
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2019. Efficacy of cognitive functional therapy (CFT) versus cognitive patient education and active physiotherapy (COPE+PT) in patients with non-specific low back pain – A randomized controlled trial.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Experiences with a brief functional evaluation for employees with musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Å streve etter et liv verdt å leve Slagpasienters erfaringer med hjemme-rehabilitering.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Functional evaluation of health care workers with musculoskeletal disorders on full, partial or not on sick leave.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Plasticity and response to action observation: A longitudinal fMRI study of potential mirror neurons in recovering stroke patients.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Balance and walking outcome after stroke rehabilitation: A randomised controlled trial comparing two early discharge models with treatment as usual.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Plasticity and response to action observation: A longitudinal fMRI study in patients with subcortical stroke.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Long-term follow-up of disability pensioners having musculoskeletal pain.
  • Show author(s) 2007. MOTIVATING DISABILITY PENSIONERS WITH BACK PAIN TO RETURN TO WORK- A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Uføre tilbake i jobb.
  • Show author(s) 2006. An effort in bringing disability pensioners to return to work- a randomised controlled trial.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Sammenheng mellom smerte, funksjon og bevegelighet hos pasienter med langvarige ryggplager.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Movement changes (modified version) and work status in patients with localized versus widespread low-back pain.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Cerebrospinal fluid proteins as indicators of nerv root injury in sciatica. Experimental study on effects of slow-onset chronic compression or application of nucleus pulposus on sacral nerve roots.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) 2011. Sammenligning af effekten af stabilitetstræning og afspænding til patienter med Modic-forandringer type 1 - et randomiseret, klinisk kontrolleret pilotprojekt.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Neurodynamic anvendt som fysioterapeutisk behandling til apopleksi patienterUmiddelbare ændringer af symmetri i gangen efter en behandlings seance, et enkelt blindet klinisk kontrolleret forsøg.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Manuell mobilisering ved hofteleddsartrose.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) 2018. Bruk av virtuelle miljø i fysioterapipraksis? Fysioterapeuten. 22-25.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Ryggplager, sykefravær og uføretrygd. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1567-1568.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Isjias - kompresjon og inflammasjon av nerveroten? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
Letter to the editor
  • Show author(s) 2019. Authors’ Reply to the Letter to the Editor from Filho et al. European Journal of Pain. 1576-1577.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Authors' Reply to the Letter to the Editor from Filho et al. European Journal of Pain.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Regional versus widespread pain in patients with chronic low back pain: it does matter! Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 479-480.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2016. Effect of multidisciplinary outpatient treatment after mild traumatic brain injury. A randomised controlled trial and prognostic factors for return to work.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Stroke rehabilitation in the context of early supported discharge. Quantitative and qualitative aspects of daily life after mild-to-moderate stroke.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Early Supported Discharge after stroke in Bergen. Effects on functional outcome and outcome predictors studied in a three-armed randomised controlled trial comparing rehabilitation in a day unit and in the patients’ homes with treatment as usual.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Protein markers in cerebrospinal fluid in sciatica. A clinical and experimental study. -.
Abstract
  • Show author(s) 2013. Life changed existentially. A qualitative study of experiences 6 months post stroke. Cerebrovascular Diseases. 764-764.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Balance and walking outcome after stroke rehabilitation - a randomized controlled trial comparing two early discharge models with treatment as usual. Cerebrovascular Diseases. 95-96.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Attention Deficit In Stroke Patients 12 Months After Discharge From Hospital. Brain Injury. 712-713.
  • Show author(s) 2012. A descriptive portrait of mild traumatic brain injury patients referred to a university hospital. Brain Injury. 592-593.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2013. Early Supported Discharge after Stroke in Bergen, Norway: No Significant Difference from In-Patient Treatment, but Home Rehabilitation may be better.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Responsiveness to change of 10 physical tests used for patients with back pain.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Responsiveness of 10 physical tests used for patients with back pain.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Classification based "cognitive functional therapy" for the management of non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) - a RCT.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Recovery of upper extremity motor function post stroke in regard to eligibility and need for intensive functional training.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Do patients’ self reported activity limitations due to back problems correspond to ICF Core Sets for Low Back Pain?
  • Show author(s) 2009. Do patients? self reported activity limitations due to back problems correspond to ICF Core Sets for Low Back Pain.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Responsiveness to change of physical performance measures used to assess outcome in low back pain.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Responsiveness to change of physical performance measures used to assess outcome in low back pain.
  • Show author(s) 2007. An effort in bringing disability pensioners to return to work- a randomised controlled trial.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Relationships between pain, disability and physical impairment in patients with long-lasting musculoskeletal pain.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Prostaglandins in experimental nerve root injury.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Movement changes and work status in patients with localized versus widespread long-lasting low-back pain.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Work status related to movement changes in patients with localized versus widespread long-lasting low back pain.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Relative cost-effectiveness of extensive and light multidisciplinary treatment programs versus treatment as usual for chronic low back pain patients on long-term sick leave. A randomized controlled study.
  • Show author(s) 2002. A screening instrument for low back pain patients.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) 2018. Modic changes-Their associations with low back pain and activity limitation: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE. 1-27.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Langvarige korsryggsmerter og MR-forandringer i ryggvirvlene :. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2260-2263.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Integration of subclassification strategies in randomised controlled clinical trials evaluating manual therapy treatment and exercise therapy for non-specific chronic low back pain: a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 1054-1062.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Integration of sub-classification strategies in RCTs evaluating manual therapy treatment and exercise therapy for non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP): a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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 PUBLICATIONS (period 2012-15). Publications with referee