Frank Becker

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Visiting address Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital Bjørnemyrveien 11 1453 Bjørnemyr
Postal address Postboks 4956 Nydalen OUS, Ullevål 0424 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Medicine (Student)

Academic interests

I am a specialist in rehabilitation medicine, and my main area of interest is rehabilitation regarding (long-)lasting disabilities - how to reduce them and how to live in the best possible way despite them. I am both interested in which measures can be helpful for the individual, and how to change health services in order to improve the lives of as many as possible. How technology might contribute in this, is an exciting area.

I head the research group Specialized medical rehabilitation at UiO. My research is mainly about acquired brain injury, that is rehabilitation of stroke, traumatic brain injury and other acquired brain injuries. I am especially interested in disturbances of cognitive function and in language problems due to brain injury (aphasia). I also work with rehabilitation of acquired pediatric injuries.

Courses taught

I teach meadical students in module 3 (introduction to rehabilitation and interdisciplinary collaboration), in module 4 (neurorehabilitation, aphasia) and in module 8 (rehabilitation services and responsibilities, goalplanning, communication with patients with cognitive and communication disorders).
I also teach courses for specialist candidates in physical and rehabilitation medicine and other health personell groups. In addition, I supervise at PhD-, master- and bachelor level.

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Positions held

Tags: Rehabilitation, Brain and Nervous System, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognitive function, Aphasia, Plasticity

Publications

  • Behn, Nicholas; Harrison, Madeleine; Brady, Marian C; Breitenstein, Caterina; Carragher, Marcella; Fridriksson, Julius et al (2022). Developing, monitoring, and reporting of fidelity in aphasia trials: core recommendations from the collaboration of aphasia trialists (CATs) trials for aphasia panel. Aphasiology 
  • Brady, Marian C.; Ali, Myzoon; Vandenberg, Kathryn; Williams, Linda J.; Williams, Louise R., Abo, Masahiro et al (2022). Dosage, Intensity, and Frequency of Language Therapy for Aphasia: A Systematic Review–Based, Individual Participant Data Network Meta-Analysis. Stroke 53 (3), 956–967
  • The RELEASE Collaboration (2021): Predictors of Poststroke Aphasia Recovery - A Systematic Review-Informed Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis” Stroke 52 (5), 1778–1787
  • Øra HP. Kirmess M, Brady MC, Partee IAC, Hognestad RB, Johannessen BCB, Thommessen B, Becker F (2020): “The effect of augmented speech-language therapy delivered by telerehabilitation on post stroke aphasia – a pilot randomized controlled trial” Clinical Rehabilitation (e-pub ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215519896616)
  • Gjellesvik TI, Becker F, Tjønna AE, Indredavik B, Nilsen H, Brurok B, Tørhaug T, Busuladzic M, Lydersen S, Askim T (2020): “Effects of High-Intensity Interval Training after Stroke (The HIIT-Stroke study) - A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 101 (6), 939 – 947
  • Brunner I, Skouen JS, Hofstad H, Assmus J, Becker F, Sanders AM, Pallesen H, Kristensen LQ, Michielsen M, Thijs L, Verheyden G (2017): “Virtual Reality Training for Upper Extremity in Subacute Stroke (VIRTUES)” Neurology, 12(89): 2413 – 2421
  • Becker F, Reinvang I (2007): “Mismatch negativity elicited by tones and speech sounds: Changed topographical distribution in aphasia” Brain and Language, 100 , 69 – 78
  • Behn, Nicholas; Harrison, Madeleine; Brady, Marian C; Breitenstein, Caterina; Carragher, Marcella & Fridriksson, Julius [Show all 16 contributors for this article] (2022). Developing, monitoring, and reporting of fidelity in aphasia trials: core recommendations from the collaboration of aphasia trialists (CATs) trials for aphasia panel. Aphasiology. ISSN 0268-7038. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2022.2037502.
  • Brady, Marian C.; Ali, Myzoon; Vandenberg, Kathryn; Williams, Linda J.; Williams, Louise R. & Abo, Masahiro [Show all 50 contributors for this article] (2021). Dosage, Intensity, and Frequency of Language Therapy for Aphasia: A Systematic Review–Based, Individual Participant Data Network Meta-Analysis. Stroke. ISSN 0039-2499. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.035216. Full text in Research Archive
  • Williams, Louise R; Ali, Myzoon; Vandenberg, Kathryn; Williams, Linda J.; Abo, Masahiro & Becker, Frank [Show all 50 contributors for this article] (2021). Utilising a systematic review-based approach to create a database of individual participant data for meta- and network meta-analyses: the RELEASE database of aphasia after stroke. Aphasiology. ISSN 0268-7038. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2021.1897081. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ali, Myzoon; Vandenberg, Kathryn; Williams, Linda J.; Williams, Louise R.; Abo, Masahiro & Becker, Frank [Show all 50 contributors for this article] (2021). Predictors of Poststroke Aphasia Recovery. A Systematic Review-Informed Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis. Stroke. ISSN 0039-2499. 52(5), p. 1778–1787. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031162. Full text in Research Archive
  • Søberg, Helene Lundgaard; Moksnes, Håkon Øgreid; Anke, Audny; Røise, Olav; Røe, Ellen-Cecilie Treu & Aas, Eline [Show all 20 contributors for this article] (2021). Rehabilitation Needs, Service Provision, and Costs in the First Year Following Traumatic Injuries: Protocol for a Prospective Cohort Study. JMIR Research Protocols. ISSN 1929-0748. 10(4), p. 1–10. doi: 10.2196/25980. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gjellesvik, Tor Ivar; Becker, Frank; Tjønna, Arnt Erik; Indredavik, Bent; Lundgaard, Eivind & Solbakken, Hedvig Rystad [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2021). Effects of High-Intensity Interval Training After Stroke (The HIIT Stroke Study) on Physical and Cognitive Function: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. ISSN 0003-9993. 102(9), p. 1683–1691. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.05.008. Full text in Research Archive
  • Brady, Marian C.; Ali, Myzoon; Williams, Louise R; Williams, Linda J.; Abo, Masahiro & Becker, Frank [Show all 67 contributors for this article] (2020). Communicating simply, but not too simply: Reporting of participants and speech and language interventions for aphasia after stroke. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. ISSN 1754-9507. 22(3), p. 302–312. doi: 10.1080/17549507.2020.1762000. Full text in Research Archive
  • Becker, Frank; Laake, Jon Henrik & Hofsø, Kristin (2020). Rehabilitering etter Covid-19. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. ISSN 0029-2001. 140(9), p. 1–6. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.20.0352.
  • Øra, Hege Prag; Kirmess, Melanie; Brady, Marian C.; Sørli, Hilde & Becker, Frank (2020). Technical Features, Feasibility, and Acceptability of Augmented Telerehabilitation in Post-stroke Aphasia—Experiences From a Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Neurology. ISSN 1664-2295. 11(671). Full text in Research Archive
  • Wouda, Matthijs Ferdinand; Lundgaard, Eivind; Becker, Frank & Strøm, Vegard (2020). Changes in cardiorespiratory fitness and activity levels over the first year after discharge in ambulatory persons with recent incomplete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. ISSN 1362-4393. doi: 10.1038/s41393-020-0514-7. Full text in Research Archive
  • Brady, Marian C.; Ali, Myzoon; Vandenberg, Kathryn; Williams, Linda J.; Abo, Masahiro & Becker, Frank [Show all 50 contributors for this article] (2020). RELEASE: a protocol for a systematic review based, individual participant data, meta- and network meta-analysis, of complex speech-language therapy interventions for stroke-related aphasia. Aphasiology. ISSN 0268-7038. 34(2), p. 137–157. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2019.1643003. Full text in Research Archive
  • Øra, Hege Prag; Kirmess, Melanie; Brady, Marian C.; Partee, Iselin Anne Cecilia; Hognestad, Randi Bjor & Johannessen, Beate Bertheau [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2020). The effect of augmented speech-language therapy delivered by telerehabilitation on post stroke aphasia – a pilot randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. ISSN 0269-2155. 34(3), p. 369–381. doi: 10.1177/0269215519896616. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mæhlum Walle, Kjersti; Nordvik, Jan Egil; Becker, Frank; Espeseth, Thomas; Sneve, Markus Handal & Laeng, Bruno (2019). Unilateral neglect post stroke: Eye movement frequencies indicate directional hypokinesia while fixation distributions suggest compensational mechanism. Brain and Behavior. ISSN 2162-3279. 9:e01170(1). doi: 10.1002/brb3.1170. Full text in Research Archive
  • Rose, Miranda L.; Ali, Myzoon; Elders, Andrew; Godwin, Jon; Sandri, Anastasia Karachalia & Williams, Linda J. [Show all 74 contributors for this article] (2018). Tidier descriptions of speech and language therapy interventions for people with aphasia; consensus from the release collaboration. Aphasiology. ISSN 0268-7038. 32(1), p. 183–186. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2018.1487021.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Sällström, susanne; Becker, Frank & Stanghelle, Johan K (2018). Tilbake til arbeid etter hjerneslag- en studie fra sju land om personer med funksjonsnedsettelse etter hjerneslag SIN(Sunnaas International Network) stroke study. Best Practice. ISSN 1329-1874. p. 25–28.
  • Mæhlum Walle, Kjersti; Nordvik, Jan Egil; Espeseth, Thomas; Becker, Frank & Laeng, Bruno (2018). Multiple object tracking and pupillometry reveal deficits in both selective and intensive attention in unilateral spatial neglect. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. ISSN 1380-3395. 49(3), p. 270–289. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2018.1536735.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Sällström, susanne; Becker, Frank & Stanghelle, Johan K (2018). En observasjonell multisenterstudie i spesialisert rehabilitering. Faktorer som forbedrer aktivitetene i dagliglivet etter slag. Best Practice. ISSN 1329-1874.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Kathrina Skibrunt; Sällström, susanne; Becker, Frank & Stanghelle, Johan K (2018). Return to work after specialized rehabilitation-An explorative longitudinal study in a cohort of severely disabled persons with stroke in seven countries: The Sunnaas International Network stroke study. Brain and Behavior. ISSN 2162-3279. 8(8). doi: 10.1002/brb3.1055. Full text in Research Archive
  • Chatelle, Camille; Hauger, Solveig Lægreid; Martial, Charlotte; Becker, Frank; Eifert, Bernd & Boering, Dana [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2018). Assessment of nociception and pain in participants in an unresponsive or minimally conscious state after acquired brain injury: the relation between the coma recovery scale-revised and the nociception coma scale-revised. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. ISSN 0003-9993. 99(9), p. 1755–1762. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.03.009.
  • Øra, Hege Prag; Kirmess, Melanie; Brady, Marian C.; Winsnes, Ingvild Elisabeth; Hansen, Silje Merethe & Becker, Frank (2018). Telerehabilitation for aphasia - Protocol of a pragmatic, exploratory, pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials. ISSN 1745-6215. 19(208). doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2588-5. Full text in Research Archive
  • Wouda, Matthijs Ferdinand; Lundgaard, Eivind; Becker, Frank & Strøm, Vegard (2018). Effects of moderate- and high-intensity aerobic training program in ambulatory subjects with incomplete spinal cord injury–a randomized controlled trial. Spinal Cord. ISSN 1362-4393. 56, p. 955–963. doi: 10.1038/s41393-018-0140-9.
  • Nyberg, Claudia Kim; Nordvik, Jan Egil; Becker, Frank; Rohani, Darius; Sederevicius, Donatas & Fjell, Anders Martin [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). A longitudinal study of computerized cognitive training in stroke patients - effects on cognitive function and white matter. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. ISSN 1074-9357. 25(4), p. 241–247. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2018.1443570. Full text in Research Archive
  • Brunner, Iris Charlotte; Skouen, Jan Sture; Hofstad, Håkon; Assmus, Jörg; Becker, Frank & Sanders, Anne-Marthe [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2017). Virtual Reality Training for Upper Extremity in Subacute Stroke (VIRTUES): A multicenter RCT. Neurology. ISSN 0028-3878. 12(89), p. 2413–2421. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004744.
  • Karic, Tanja; Røe, Cecilie; Nordenmark, Tonje Haug; Becker, Frank; Sorteberg, Wilhelm & Sorteberg, Angelika (2017). Effect of early mobilization and rehabilitation on complications in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Journal of Neurosurgery. ISSN 0022-3085. 126(2), p. 518–526. doi: 10.3171/2015.12.JNS151744. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mæhlum Walle, Kjersti; Kyler, Hillary Lynn; Nordvik, Jan Egil; Becker, Frank & Laeng, Bruno (2017). Binocular rivalry after right-hemisphere stroke: Effects of attention impairment on perceptual dominance patterns. Brain and Cognition. ISSN 0278-2626. 117, p. 84–96. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2017.06.007.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Sällström, susanne; Becker, Frank & Stanghelle, Johan K (2017). Factors promoting /enhancing Activities of Daily Living after stroke in specialized rehabilitation. An observational multicenter study within the Sunnaas International Network. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. ISSN 1973-9087. 53(5), p. 725–734. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.17.04489-6.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, susanne; Becker, Frank & Fugl Meyer, Kerstin (2017). Life satisfaction in persons With severe stroke. A longitudinal report from the Sunnaas International Network (SIN) stroke study. European Stroke Journal. ISSN 2396-9873. 2(2), p. 154–162. doi: 10.1177/2396987317695140.
  • Brunner, Iris Charlotte; Skouen, Jan Sture; Hofstad, Håkon; Assmus, Jörg; Becker, Frank & Pallesen, Hanne [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (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. ISSN 1471-2377. 16:219, p. 1–7. doi: 10.1186/s12883-016-0740-y.
  • Karic, Tanja; Røe, Cecilie; Nordenmark, Tonje Haug; Becker, Frank & Sorteberg, Angelika (2016). Impact of early mobilization and rehabilitation on global functional outcome one year after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. ISSN 1650-1977. 48(8), p. 676–682. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2121. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hauger, Solveig Lægreid; Schnakers, Caroline; Andersson, Stein; Becker, Frank; Moberget, Torgeir & Giacino, Joseph T. [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2015). Neurophysiological Indicators of Residual Cognitive Capacity in the Minimally Conscious State. Behavioural Neurology. ISSN 0953-4180. 2015, p. 1–12. doi: 10.1155/2015/145913.

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  • Søberg, Helene L.; Moksnes, Håkon Øgreid; Anke, Audny Gabriele Wagner; Røise, Olav; Røe, Cecilie & Aas, Eline [Show all 20 contributors for this article] (2022). Erratum: Rehabilitation Needs, Service Provision, and Costs in the First Year following Traumatic Injuries: Protocol for a Prospective Cohort Study ((JMIR Res Protoc (2021) 10: 4 (e25980) DOI: 10.2196/25980). JMIR Research Protocols. ISSN 1929-0748. 11(3). doi: 10.2196/37723.
  • Rohrer-Baumgartner, Nina; Holthe, Ingvil Laberg; Svendsen, Edel Jannecke; Strand-Saugnes, Anine; Røe, Cecilie & Wade, Shari L. [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2021). The Child in Context Intervention (CICI) Study: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of a goal oriented and individualized rehabilitation for children with chronic acquired brain injury.
  • Øra, Hege Prag; Kirmess, Melanie & Becker, Frank (2020). Språktrening rett hjem - intensiv språktrening via videokonferanse. Afasiposten. ISSN 0803-2467. p. 12–14.
  • Kirmess, Melanie; Vanebo H., Kristin & Becker, Frank (2020). 10 års jubileum for Sunnaas intensive språkgrupper «SunCIST». Afasiposten. ISSN 0803-2467. p. 12–14.
  • Gjellesvik, Tor Ivar; Becker, Frank; Tjønna, Arnt Erik; Indredavik, Bent; Nilsen, Halvard Knut & Brurok, Berit [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2019). HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING AFTER STROKE (HIIT-STROKE STUDY) – EFFECTS ON PEAK OXYGEN UPTAKE – A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL .
  • Mæhlum Walle, Kjersti; Kyler, Hillary Lynn; Nordvik, Jan Egil; Becker, Frank & Laeng, Bruno (2018). Corrigendum to "Binocular rivalry after right-hemisphere stroke: Effects of attention impairment on perceptual dominance patterns" [Brain Cogn. 117 (2017) 84–96]. Brain and Cognition. ISSN 0278-2626. 123, p. 89–91. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2018.03.001.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Sällström, susanne; Becker, Frank & Stanghelle, Johan K (2017). Rehabilitation after stroke in specialized rehabilitation. Psychosocial adaptions post stroke. An international multicenter study.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, susanne; Becker, Frank & Fugl Meyer, Kerstin (2017). Perceived Life satisfaction from admission to specialized rehabilitation until one-year post discharge in nine clinics, seven countries the SINs stroke study.
  • Winsnes, Ingvild Elisabeth; Øra, Hege Prag; Kirmess, Melanie & Becker, Frank (2017). Aphasia telerehabilitation - A digital enterprise (experience from the SLT intervention).
  • Øra, Hege Prag; Kirmess, Melanie; Brady, Marian C.; Winsnes, Ingvild Elisabeth & Becker, Frank (2016). Aphasia telerehabilitation early post stroke.
  • Hauger, Solveig Lægreid; Schnakers, Caroline; Andersson, Stein; Becker, Frank; Moberget, Torgeir & Giacino, Joseph T. [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2016). Counting own name -clinical robustness of electrophysiology in assessing residual cognition in disorders of consciousness.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Sällström, Susanne; Becker, Frank & Zhang, Tong [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2016). Specialized rehabilitation, stroke and Activities of Daily Living in nine different clinics,Sunnaas International Network (SIN) Stroke Study. What influence and predict improvements?
  • Hauger, Solveig Lægreid; Schnakers, Caroline; Andersson, Stein; Becker, Frank; Moberget, Torgeir & Løvstad, Marianne (2015). Clinical utility of neurophysiological assessment of residual cognition in disorders of consciousness.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, Susanne; Becker, Frank; Sanders, Anne-Marthe & Zhang, Tong [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2015). An international multi-center study on specialized stroke rehabilitation, nine institutions - seven countries.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Becker, Frank; Sällström, Susanne; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Bushnik, Tamara & Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa (2015). Symposium specialized stroke rehabilitation: a multicultural, multicenter study.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, Susanne; Becker, Frank; Zhang, Tong & Du, Xiaoxia [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2015). A multicenter on transfer, walking and stairclimbing in persons With stroke.
  • Becker, Frank (2015). Hjelper pasienter til et aktivt liv. [TV]. NRK Dagsrevyen.
  • Becker, Frank; Theepan, Dilanee & Jensen, Ole Bjørn (2015). How to determine who should participate in a CILT- program, and who should not? Experiences from pre-admission screening.
  • Erlenkamp, Sonja; Kirmess, Melanie; Bergersen, Hilde; Audestad, Solveig & Becker, Frank (2015). Promoting evidence-based aphasia rehabilitation – guidelines at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Becker, Frank; Zhang, Tong; Du, Xiaoxia; Bushnik, Tamara & Panchenko, Maria [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2015). A multicenter study on transfer, walking and stairclimbing in persons with stroke admitted to specialized rehabilitation.

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