The research group aims to develop relevant and clinically applicable knowledge related to self-management.
We are interested in what may facilitate or hamper patients in becoming better and the role of self-management in promoting health. Illustration: Colourbox
We aim to develop knowledge about how it is like to live with chronic illnesses and for health professionals to work with these patients. Our research includes studies on what may facilitate or hamper patients in becoming better and the role of self-management in promoting health, as well as developing and implementing relevant interventions in and for clinical practice.
About the Group
The members have various health professional backgrounds and experiences from working in different clinical contexts, as well as broad experiences in applying various qualitative and quantitative methods. We are inspired by working interdisciplinary and bridging different theoretical perspectives in order to challenge and extend our insights.
Some central elements addressed by our studies:
- Health literacy, patient education and counseling
- Symptoms, quality of life and wellbeing
- Coping and self-management
- Daily functioning
- Health professionals’ experience and practice
- Recovery as process and outcome
- Psoriasis and Climate Therapy
- Patient narratives in physiotherapists’ history-taking
- Women’ s health- recovery from fibromyalgia
- Men’s experiences living with fibromyalgia
- Health Literacy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Health Literacy in patients with psoriasis
- Adapting Health Education Impact Questionnaire into Norwegian
- Individually adapted physiotherapy – effects and experiences
- Active A – a rehabilitation program for patients with osteoarthritis
- Patients with heart diseases included in exercise-based rehabilitation in Oslo (OsloHeartEx)
- From theory to practice – development of a rehabilitation program for patients with fibromyalgia