Background and activities

I am an occupational therapist in children's helath and have a PhD in clinical medicine. Currently, I am working in a 50% clinical position at the Women's Children's Center at St. Olavs Hospitalin and a 50% postdoc position at IKOM, NTNU. At IKOM I am part of the Center for Early Brain Development (CEBRA) research group at IKOM, NTNU (https://www.ntnu.edu/ikom/cebra#/view/about) In my postdoc we are doing an early intervention study for children at high risk for developing cerebral palsy, with special focus on hand function, mobility and communication/interaction. This project is part of a larger study that looks at how to use a computer program to analyze infant’s general movements in a video film to identify the children who have the highest risk of cerebral palsy. The purpose is to provide the children who need it a closer follow-up with the possibility of goal-directed interventions/training programs (https://www.ntnu.edu/ikom/neonatal#/view/about). 

I am also involved in the WE study, which investigates the effect of Botulinum Toxin A on the function of children with cerebral palsy (
https://stolav.no/Sider/WE-studien.aspx). In addition, I am involved in an international network that works on the development and testing of measuring characteristics for hand-held tests for children with cerebral palsy. This network is conducted from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

What am I particularly concerned with:
I am particularly concerned with activity and participation for children with cerebral palsy, with a special interest in early intervention and children's hand function, as well as how to evaluate this in the best possible way.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Report/dissertation

  • Elvrum, Ann-Kristin; Vik, Torstein; Andersen, Guro Lillemoen; Krumlinde-Sundholm, Lena; Skranes, Jon Sverre. (2016) Assessment of hand function in children with bilateral cerebral palsy. Development and measurement properties of outcome measures and classifications. 2016. ISBN 9788232615964.