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Mona Kristin Aaslund

Associate Professor
  • E-mailMona.Aaslund@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 60 87+47 913 73 213
  • Visitor Address
    Kalfarveien 31
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

I’m running a post doc project investigating long-term physical activity and function after stroke. We explore important factors for persons after stroke such as objectively measured physical activity/sedentary behaviour, mobility, activities of daily living, life quality, fatigue, depression, sleep and cognition. In addition we will look at variables such as age, gender, stroke severity, disability and general function for these persons the first week after stroke and investigate how these variables contribute to activity and function four years later.

We completed the data collection in November 2015 and the analyses are about to start.

Keywords for my research interests: physical activity, sedentary behaviour, gait rehabilitation, stroke, neurorehabilitation, activity monitoring, gait analysis, kinematic sensors used in gait analysis and movement science


  • Bogen, Bård Erik; Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Ranhoff, Anette Hylen; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf. 2019. Two-year changes in gait variability in community-living older adults. Gait & Posture. 72: 142-147. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.06.005
  • Knapstad, Mari Kalland; Steihaug, Ole Martin; Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Nakling, Arne; Naterstad, Ingvill Fjell; Fladby, Tormod; Aarsland, Dag; Melvær, Giil Lasse. 2019. Reduced Walking Speed in Subjective and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 42: E122-E128. doi: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000157
  • Bogen, Bård Erik; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf; Ranhoff, Anette Hylen; Aaslund, Mona Kristin. 2018. The walk ratio: Investigation of invariance across walking conditions and gender in community-dwelling older people. Gait & Posture. 61: 479-482. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.02.019
  • Sigerseth, Maja; Bovim, Lars Peder Vatshelle; Bogen, Bård Erik; Larsen, Thomas Fiskerseth; Soleim, Harald; Geitung, Atle Birger; Monsen, Remy Andre; Stanton, Tasha; Skouen, Jan Sture; Indredavik, Grethe Elin Arnesen; Wilhelmsen, Kjersti Thulin; Magnussen, Liv Heide; Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Flesland, Martin; Andersen, Håkon Foss; Fersum, Kjartan. 2018. Bruk av virtuelle miljø i fysioterapipraksis? Fysioterapeuten. 85: 22-25. Published 2018-12-11.
  • Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf; Gjelsvik, Bente E Bassøe; Bogen, Bård Erik; Næss, Halvor; Hofstad, Håkon; Skouen, Jan Sture. 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. 33: 932-942. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1360424
  • Bogen, Bård Erik; Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Ranhoff, Anette Hylen; Taraldsen, Kristin; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf. 2017. The Association between Daily Walking Behavior and Self-Reported Physical Function in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. The Journal of Frailty and Aging. 6: 88-90.
  • Tuntland, Hanne; Kjeken, Ingvild; Langeland, Eva; Folkestad, Bjarte; Espehaug, Birgitte; Førland, Oddvar; Aaslund, Mona Kristin. 2017. Predictors of outcomes following reablement in community-dwelling older adults. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 12: 55-63. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S125762
  • Tuntland, Hanne Kristin; Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Langeland, Eva; Espehaug, Birgitte; Kjeken, Ingvild. 2016. Psychometric properties of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in home-dwelling older adults. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 9: 411-423. Published 2016-09-06. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S113727
  • Tuntland, Hanne; Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Espehaug, Birgitte; Førland, Oddvar; Kjeken, Ingvild. 2015. Reablement in community-dwelling older adults: A randomised controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics. 15:145. 11 pages. doi: 10.1186/s12877-015-0142-9
  • Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf. 2013. Walking during body-weight-supported treadmill training and acute responses to varying walking speed and body-weight support in ambulatory patients post-stroke. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 29: 278-289. doi: 10.3109/09593985.2012.727526
  • Aaslund, Mona Kristin. 2012. Treadmill walking with body weight support. University of Bergen.
  • Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf. 2011. Familiarisation to body weight supported treadmill training for patients post-stroke. Gait & Posture. 34: 467-472. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.06.020
  • Moe-Nilssen, Rolf; Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Hodt-Billington, Caroline; Helbostad, Jorunn Lægdheim. 2010. Gait variability measures may represent different constructs. Gait & Posture. 32: 98-101. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2010.03.019
  • Aaslund, Mona Kristin; Moe-Nilssen, Rolf. 2008. Treadmill walking with body weight support - Effect of treadmill, harness and body weight support systems. Gait & Posture. 28: 303-308. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2008.01.011
  • Aaslund, Mona Kristin. 2006. Treadmill walking - is it different from overground walking ? 83 pages.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Articles not in CRIStin

Bogen, B., Thingstad, P., Hesseberg, K. Taraldsen, K. og Aaslund, M.K. Foretrukket ganghastighet – testen som forteller «alt» om eldre mennesker? Fysioterapeuten, 2013. 5. http://fysioterapeuten.no/Fag-og-vitenskap/Fagartikler/Foretrukket-ganghastighet-testen-som-forteller-alt-om-eldre-mennesker


PhD Dissertation

Aaslund, MK (2012) Treadmill walking with body weight support. https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/5959

Master of science thesis

Aaslund, MK (2006) Treadmill walking - is it different from overground walking? A cross-sectional study investigating 28 healthy people walking overground and on a treadmill with and without body weight support. Section for Physiotherapy Science, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen. http://www.uib.no/isf/people/doc/hovedfag/aaslund.htm

 Other publications

Grenstad, T. and Aaslund, M. (2001) Håndtering av slagpasienter: en idébank. Haukeland sykehus, Fysioterapiavdelingen. [Handling of stroke patients]

Smedal, T., Fersum, K., Aaslund, M. and Skarvatun, H. (1999) Metodebok i smerte. Haukeland Sykehus, Nevrologisk avdeling, Fysioterapiavdelingen. [Clinical guidelines for treatment of pain]


2007-2012 PhD degree. University of Bergen.

2004 - 2006 Master degree Programme in Physiotherapy. University of Bergen.

2002-2003 Advanced course in Supervision. Bergen University College.

1995-1998 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. University of Brighton.

1993-1994 Basic course in Psychology. University of Bergen.

1993 Examen Philosophicum. University of Bergen.

Selected Employment

1998 – present (on leave Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2010):

Physiotherapist. Department of Physiotherapy. Haukeland University Hospital

Teaching and Supervision

2006 – present: Teaching and supervision of Master of Science students in physiotherapy

Affiliated Associations

The Norwegian Association for Physiotherapist. http://www.fysio.no/

Faggruppen NOR [The Clinical Interest group for Neurology, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology] http://www.fysio.no/ORGANISASJON/Faggrupper/NOR

Long-term activity and function after stroke (2012 - ongoing)

Member of the project group of the multicenter study NORCOAST investigating stroke and dementia (2015 - ongoing).

Part of the world universities network "Pedestrian Pathways in the Healthy City" http://www.wun.ac.uk/wun/research/view/pedestrian-pathways-in-the-healthy-city