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Thomas Mildestvedt

Førsteamanuensis, Fagområdeleder allmennmedisin, Fastlege Bergen kommune 50 %
  • E-postThomas.Mildestvedt@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 55 58 61 63+47 997 42 658
  • Besøksadresse
    Alrek Helseklynge
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
  • Helsefremmende livsstilsforskning
  • Helse og helsetjenester blant sårbare grupper
  • Velferd, livsstil og samhandling
  • Kommunikasjon, lege-pasient relasjon
  • Medisinsk utdanning
  • Motivasjon
  • Samliv og helse
  • Primærhelsetjeneste i Afrika- NORHED PRICE




Fysisk aktivitet som medisin

Allmennmedisinske tema

Samliv og parforhold


Preventiv kardiologi






Fysisk aktivitet


Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2021. How is motivational interviewing (un)related to self-determination theory: An empirical study from different healthcare settings. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 709-716.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2020. How can we improve specialist health services for children with multi-referrals? Parent reported experience. BMC Health Services Research. 1-11.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2020. How are body mass and body attitude impacted by a behaviour change intervention in primary care? A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 1-9.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2020. Getting Physically Active by E-Bike : An Active Commuting Intervention Study. Physical Activity and Health (PAAH). 120-129.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2020. Couple relationship problems-a task for the general practitioner? A cross-sectional survey from Norway. Family Practice.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. Performance of primary care in different healthcare facilities: A cross-sectional study of patients' experiences in Southern Malawi. BMJ Open.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Trustingly bewildered. How first-year medical students make sense of their learning experience in a traditional, preclinical curriculum. Medical Education Online. 1-9.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. The Norwegian Healthy Life Centre Study: A pragmatic RCT of physical activity in primary care. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 1-10.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Quality of primary care from patients' perspective: a cross sectional study of outpatients' experience in public health facilities in rural Malawi. BMC Health Services Research. 9 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Participants at Norwegian Healthy Life Centres: Who are they, why do they attend and how are they motivated? A cross-sectional study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 774-781.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. First four years of operation of a municipal acute bed unit in rural Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 390-396.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Factors associated with self-rated health in primary care. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 317-322.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Development and validation of a Malawian version of the primary care assessment tool. BMC Family Practice. 1-11.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Bicycle usage and cardiorespiratory fitness among inactive adults provided with electrically assisted bicycles. Acta Kinesiologiae Universitatis Tartuensis. 60-73.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2017. The Norwegian Healthy Life Study: protocol for a pragmatic RCT with longitudinal follow-up on physical activity and diet for adults. BMC Public Health. 1-10.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2017. High prevalence of insomnia and hypnotic use in patients visiting their general practitioner. Family Practice. 20-24.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. Stakeholders' expectations of Healthy Life Centers: A focus group study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 709-717.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. "It's not like a fat camp" - A focus group study of adolescents' experiences on group-based obesity treatment. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 1-13.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2012. Two Valid Measures of Self-rated Physical Activity and Capacity. Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal. 156-162.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2011. Examining the Matthew effect on the motivation and ability to stay at work after heart disease. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 517-524.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2008. How important are individual counselling, expectancy beliefs and autonomy for the maintenance of exercise after cardiac rehabilitation? Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 832-840.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2007. No difference in lifestyle changes by adding individual counselling to group-based rehabilitation RCT among coronary heart disease patients. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 591-598.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2007. Examining the "Matthew Effect" on the motivation and ability to make lifestyle changes in 217 heart rehabilitation patients. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 140-147.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. ”It ́s not like a fat camp” – en fokusgruppestudie om ungdomers erfarenheter av gruppbaserade livsstilskurser.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. How access to an E-bike affects amount and patterns of bicycle use in inactive Norwegian adults: A pilot study.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. Expectations and early experiences with Healthy Life Centres – a focus group study.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. Evaluating a complex intervention: Healthy Life Centres in Norway.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. Trustingly bewildered. First-year medical students’ reflections on the ideals of medicine and the realities of medical school.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2005. Maintenance of heart protective diets after cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2005. Maintenance of exercise and physical capacity after cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. Behaviour change interventions in primary health care.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2008. Motivating cardiac rehabilitation patients to maintain lifestyle changes.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. “It's not like fat camp”. A focus group study of adolescents’ experiences on group based obesity treatment.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. High prevalence of DSM-5/ICSD-3 insomnia, self-reported sleep problems, and hypnotic use in patients visiting their general practitioner.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. Forventninger og til og erfaringer fra frisklivssentraler - en fokusgruppestudie.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2013. Promoting health in Healthy Living Centers – does it work, how does it work, and why? A study protocol.
Faglig kapittel
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2013. Hjerte og kretsløp. 304-348. I:
    • Vis forfatter(e) 2013. Allmennmedisin. Gyldendal Akademisk.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2003. Den kliniske samtalen. 69-87. I:
    • Vis forfatter(e) 2003. Allmennmedisin. Gyldendal Akademisk.

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Klinikk på tvers- samhandling med familier med barn med komplekse problemer

Motivasjonssamtalen i klinisk arbeid

Fysisk aktivitet som medisin

Samlivsproblemer på fastlegekontoret

NORHED PRImary health Care leaders Education PRICE


The project digested

Strengthening the capacity of the PRImary health Care leaders Education (PRICE) aims to build the primary health care systems in Malawi and Zambia 2021-2026.

A project rewarded with 20 mill NOK, funded by NORAD throug the NORHED II application. NORHED is Norway’s national flagship programme on higher education and research for development.

Project’s particular importance

WHO emphasizes that the best approach for improving the quality and coverage of essential health services and for ensuring the effective use of resources, is to invest in integrated primary health care (PHC) services. This has been even more important during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although PHC provides the basis for health care systems in these two countries, the bulk of the sub-district health facilities are manned by untrained personnel.

Project goals

The general objective is to increase the quantity and quality of education and research programs within PHC in Malawi and Zambia. We will review or develop curricula and programs at Bachelors, Masters and PhD levels and increase the capacity of the training and education system. In cooperation with the PRIMAFAMED network we will disseminate knowledge throughout the African PHC network.

Relevant SDGs in project

  • The most important SDG is 3; Good Health & Well-Being; 3.8, B, C
  • SDG 4 Quality Education; 4.3-5,A,B
  • SDG 17 Partnerships to Achieve the Goal;3,6,9,16,17

Partner institutions

The project will be implemented by the College of Medicine in Malawi and the School of Public Health University of Zambia together with the University of Bergen and the Primafamed network based in South Africa at Stellenbosch University.

Project leader

Thomas Mildestvedt