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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
  • 2019. Symptom severity and quality of life in patients with concurrent neck pain and dizziness. Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-5.
  • 2019. Predictors for psychological distress 2 months after mild traumatic brain injury. Frontiers in Neurology. 1-8.
  • 2019. Neck pain associated with clinical symptoms in dizzy patients- A cross-sectional study. Physiotherapy Research International. 1-9.
  • 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. BMJ. British Medical Journal. 10 pages.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2018. Measuring pressure pain threshold in the cervical region of dizzy patients-The reliability of a pressure algometer. Physiotherapy Research International. 1-6.
  • 2017. Virtual Reality Training for Upper Extremity in Subacute Stroke (VIRTUES): A multicenter RCT. Neurology. 2413-2421.
  • 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.
  • 2017. Multidisciplinary outpatient treatment in patients with mild traumatic brain injury: A randomised controlled intervention study. Brain Injury. 475-484.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2016. Subjective health complaints predict functional outcome six months after stroke. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. 161-169.
  • 2016. Predictors for Return to Work in Subjects with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Behavioural Neurology. 10 pages.
  • 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.
  • 2015. Striving for a life worth living: stroke survivors' experiences of home rehabilitation. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 651-661.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2015. Ability in daily activities after early supported discharge models of stroke rehabilitation. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 355-365.
  • 2014. Virtual reality training for upper extremity in subacute stroke (VIRTUES): Study protocol for a randomized controlled multicenter trial. BMC Neurology. 1-5.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2014. Missing a follow-up after mild traumatic brain injury-Does it matter? Brain Injury. 1374-1380.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2013. Symptoms 2 months after mild TBI- are they related to the brain injury- A cluster analysis. International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2012. Genetic variation in the beta-2 adrenergic receptor is associated with chronic musculoskeletal complaints in adolescents. European Journal of Pain. 1232-1242.
  • 2011. Responsiveness to change of 10 physical tests used for patients with back pain. Physical Therapy. 404-415.
  • 2011. Recovery of upper extremity motor function post stroke with regard to eligibility for constraint-induced movement therapy. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 248-257.
  • 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.
  • 2009. Long-term follow-up of disability pensioners having musculoskeletal disorders. BMC Public Health.
  • 2009. Inter-examiner reliability of a classification system for patients with non-specific low back pain. Manual Therapy. 555-561.
  • 2007. Smerte- og funksjonsforløp hos pasienter med lumbal skiveprotese. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1188-1191.
  • 2007. Motivating disability pensioners with back pain to return to work - A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 81-87.
  • 2007. Motivating disability pensioners with back pain to return to work - A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 81-87.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2006. Different outcomes in subgroups of patients with long-term musculoskeletal pain. Norsk Epidemiologi. 127-135.
  • 2005. Sensitivity to change and responsiveness of the global physiotherapy examination (GPE-52) in patients with long-lasting musculoskeletal pain. Physical Therapy. 712-726.
  • 2005. Beliefs about low back pain in the Norwegian general population: Are they related to pain experiences and health professionals? Spine. 1770-1776.
  • 2003. Tverrfaglige ryggpoliklinikker - et nytt behandlingstilbud. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2895-2896.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1994. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid proteins in sciatica caused by disc herniation. European spine journal. 107-111.
  • 1994. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid proteins in sciatica caused by disc herniation. European spine journal. 107-111.
  • 1994. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid proteins in sciatica caused by disc herniation. European spine journal. 107-111.
  • 1994. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid proteins in sciatica caused by disc herniation. European spine journal. 107-111.
  • 1994. Cerebrospinal fluid protein concentrations related to clinical findings in patients with sciatica caused by disk herniation. Journal of spinal disorders. 12-18.
  • 1994. Cerebrospinal fluid protein concentrations related to clinical findings in patients with sciatica caused by disc herniation. Journal of spinal disorders. 12-18.
  • 1994. Cerebrospinal fluid protein concentrations related to clinical findings in patients with sciatica caused by disc herniation. Journal of spinal disorders. 12-18.
  • 1993. Cerebrospinal fluid proteins as indicators of nerve root compression in patients with sciatica caused by disc herniation. Spine. 72-79.
Report
  • 2007. Nasjonale kliniske retningslinjer. Korsryggsmerter - med og uten nerverotaffeksjon. .
Academic lecture
  • 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.
  • 2016. Experiences with a brief functional evaluation for employees with musculoskeletal disorders.
  • 2015. Å streve etter et liv verdt å leve Slagpasienters erfaringer med hjemme-rehabilitering.
  • 2015. Functional evaluation of health care workers with musculoskeletal disorders on full, partial or not on sick leave.
  • 2013. Plasticity and response to action observation: A longitudinal fMRI study of potential mirror neurons in recovering stroke patients.
  • 2013. Balance and walking outcome after stroke rehabilitation: A randomised controlled trial comparing two early discharge models with treatment as usual.
  • 2011. Plasticity and response to action observation: A longitudinal fMRI study in patients with subcortical stroke.
  • 2011. Long-term follow-up of disability pensioners having musculoskeletal pain.
  • 2007. MOTIVATING DISABILITY PENSIONERS WITH BACK PAIN TO RETURN TO WORK- A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL.
  • 2006. Uføre tilbake i jobb.
  • 2006. An effort in bringing disability pensioners to return to work- a randomised controlled trial.
  • 2005. Sammenheng mellom smerte, funksjon og bevegelighet hos pasienter med langvarige ryggplager.
  • 2002. Movement changes (modified version) and work status in patients with localized versus widespread low-back pain.
  • 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
  • 2011. Sammenligning af effekten af stabilitetstræning og afspænding til patienter med Modic-forandringer type 1 - et randomiseret, klinisk kontrolleret pilotprojekt.
  • 2009. Neurodynamic anvendt som fysioterapeutisk behandling til apopleksi patienterUmiddelbare ændringer af symmetri i gangen efter en behandlings seance, et enkelt blindet klinisk kontrolleret forsøg.
  • 2007. Manuell mobilisering ved hofteleddsartrose.
Feature article
  • 2018. Bruk av virtuelle miljø i fysioterapipraksis? Fysioterapeuten. 22-25.
  • 2015. Ryggplager, sykefravær og uføretrygd. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1567-1568.
  • 2007. Isjias - kompresjon og inflammasjon av nerveroten? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
Letter to the editor
  • 2019. Authors’ Reply to the Letter to the Editor from Filho et al. European Journal of Pain. 1576-1577.
  • 2019. Authors' Reply to the Letter to the Editor from Filho et al. European Journal of Pain.
  • 2014. Regional versus widespread pain in patients with chronic low back pain: it does matter! Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 479-480.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2016. Effect of multidisciplinary outpatient treatment after mild traumatic brain injury. A randomised controlled trial and prognostic factors for return to work.
  • 2015. Stroke rehabilitation in the context of early supported discharge. Quantitative and qualitative aspects of daily life after mild-to-moderate stroke.
  • 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.
  • 1999. Protein markers in cerebrospinal fluid in sciatica. A clinical and experimental study. -.
Abstract
  • 2013. Life changed existentially. A qualitative study of experiences 6 months post stroke. Cerebrovascular Diseases. 764-764.
  • 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.
  • 2012. Attention Deficit In Stroke Patients 12 Months After Discharge From Hospital. Brain Injury. 712-713.
  • 2012. A descriptive portrait of mild traumatic brain injury patients referred to a university hospital. Brain Injury. 592-593.
Poster
  • 2013. Early Supported Discharge after Stroke in Bergen, Norway: No Significant Difference from In-Patient Treatment, but Home Rehabilitation may be better.
  • 2012. Responsiveness to change of 10 physical tests used for patients with back pain.
  • 2011. Responsiveness of 10 physical tests used for patients with back pain.
  • 2011. Classification based "cognitive functional therapy" for the management of non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) - a RCT.
  • 2010. Recovery of upper extremity motor function post stroke in regard to eligibility and need for intensive functional training.
  • 2009. Do patients’ self reported activity limitations due to back problems correspond to ICF Core Sets for Low Back Pain?
  • 2009. Do patients? self reported activity limitations due to back problems correspond to ICF Core Sets for Low Back Pain.
  • 2008. Responsiveness to change of physical performance measures used to assess outcome in low back pain.
  • 2008. Responsiveness to change of physical performance measures used to assess outcome in low back pain.
  • 2007. An effort in bringing disability pensioners to return to work- a randomised controlled trial.
  • 2005. Relationships between pain, disability and physical impairment in patients with long-lasting musculoskeletal pain.
  • 2004. Prostaglandins in experimental nerve root injury.
  • 2004. Movement changes and work status in patients with localized versus widespread long-lasting low-back pain.
  • 2002. Work status related to movement changes in patients with localized versus widespread long-lasting low back pain.
  • 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.
  • 2002. A screening instrument for low back pain patients.
Academic literature review
  • 2018. Modic changes-Their associations with low back pain and activity limitation: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. 1-27.
  • 2010. Langvarige korsryggsmerter og MR-forandringer i ryggvirvlene :. 2260-2263.
  • 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. 1054-1062.
  • 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.

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 PUBLICATIONS (period 2012-15). Publications with referee