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Results from this study indicate that patients with severely impaired upper limb motor function spent more time actively in VR training (VR) than in conventional training (CT).
The first Nordic Summer School for Neurorehabilitation will take place in Falsterbo, Sweden, from 21. – 23. September 2016.
Tove Ask will defend her PhD Thesis on Thursday, 22. June 2016 at the University of Bergen. Title of the thesis: “Functional evaluation and work participation in health care workers with musculoskeletal disorders”
The Physiotherapy Research Group participates at the WCNR in Philadelphia, 10 - 13th May, 2016.
A new milestone reached: 120 patients have been included
Kine Melfald Tveten and Tone Morken explored what makes nursing staff with musculoskeletal complaints choose work attendance or sick leave. The article has now been pusblished in Occupational Medicine.
In this first randomised controlled trial on reablement conducted in Europe, reablement was shown to be a superior intervention than usual care.
Research and course collaboration between Physiotherapy Research Group at IGS and Orthopedic Department at Haukeland University Hospital (HUH).
Håkon Hofstad defended his PhD thesis 2. november 2015 at the University of Bergen. Title of the thesis: “Early Supported Discharge after stroke in Bergen. Effects on functional outcome and outcome predictors studied in a threearmed randomised controlled trial comparing rehabilitation in a day unit and in the patients`homes with treatment as usual”
A focus-group study involving 2 researchers from the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) found that General Practitioners (GPs) seem to consciously negotiate when dealing with sick leave issues.
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
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.
At a meeting of the Norwegian National Organization of Stroke Survivors in Western-Norway on 11th February 2015 Iris Brunner gave a talk about the VIRTUES study and technically assisted rehabilitation
Wilhelmsen and Kvåle published a case series on patients with long lasting dizziness. Treatment targeting the musculoskeletal system improved selv-reported symptoms and perception of disability
Pain in Dementia - Future directions. The COST action will meet in Bergen, Norway, to celebrate the 7th International Congress of Pain in Dementia, with the support by the University of Bergen, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Physiotherapy Research Group and Center for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine.
Health care workers on full sick leave due to MSDs have reduced function on self-reported and physically tested function, compared to those working despite MSDs, as well as when compared to those on partial sick leave. More knowledge about work ability in occupational sub-groups is needed
The VIRTUES trial protocol has been published in BMC Neurology: Virtual reality training for upper extremity in subacute stroke (VIRTUES): study protocol for a randomized controlled multicenter trial.