Background and activities
Aslak Steinsbekk is a professor in behavioral sciences in medicine and health service research at the Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is leader for the research group for health service research and he has built up a research group in patient education and user involvement.
His main research activities at current centers around health service research with a focus on the patient perspective and how patients experience the complete package of services they use. Aslak has mainly published in the areas of health care utilization, education, communication, patient education, patient participation and complementary and alternative medicine, and have been PI for studies using different methodologies (randomized controlled trials, qualitative methods, epidemiology, and systematic review).
Aslak has broad educational experience, borth from pedagogical work and research into education. He is engaged in interprofessional education and use of technology with a focus on virtual reality (VR). He has initiated and headed a joint educational activity where more than 700 students from 9 professional educations participate (TverrSam). He has also been in charge of coordinating a semester at the medical programme which includes practice placement in primary care and headed the examination commission. He has developed educational modules at master’s and PhD levels.
Furthermore, he has initiated and headed several processes where a range of partners from different organisations have cooperated in applications and in setting up centres / networks. He thus has a broad experience from research, education and collaborative processes
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
- (2019) Considering formulation characteristics when prescribing and dispensing medicinal products for children: a qualitative study among GPs and pharmacists. Family Practice. vol. 36 (3).
- (2019) Long-term members’ use of fitness centers: a qualitative study. BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation. vol. 11 (1).
- (2019) Contact with primary health care physicians before an acute hospitalisation. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. vol. 37 (3).
- (2018) Predictors of Dropout From Inpatient Substance Use Treatment: A Prospective Cohort Study. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. vol. 12.
- (2018) Register-based study showed that the age when children were prescribed antibiotic tablets and capsules instead of liquids increased from 2004 to 2016. Acta Paediatrica.
- (2018) Requests for new oral antibiotic prescriptions in children within 2 days: a Norwegian population-based study. Family Practice. vol. 35 (6).
- (2018) Disease-specific clinical pathways - are they feasible in primary care? : a mixed-methods study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. vol. 36 (2).
- (2018) Helsehjelp til rett tid. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. vol. 138 (7).
- (2018) Keeping one step ahead: A qualitative study among Norwegian health-care providers in hospitals involved in care coordination for patients with complex needs. International Journal of Care Coordination. vol. 21 (1-2).
- (2018) Policies Make Coherent Care Pathways a Personal Responsibility for Clinicians: A Discourse Analysis of Policy Documents about Coordinators in Hospitals. International Journal of Integrated Care. vol. 18 (3).
- (2018) Usability testing of EirV3-a computer-based tool for patient-reported outcome measures in cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer.
- (2018) Usability testing of EirV3 - a computer-based tool for patient reported outcome measures in cancer. Annals of Oncology.
- (2018) What are the contents of patient engagement interventions for older adults? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Patient Education and Counseling. vol. 101 (6).
- (2018) Short-term effect of a chronic pain self-management intervention delivered by an easily accessible primary healthcare service: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. vol. 8 (12).
- (2018) Twelve-month effect of chronic pain self-management intervention delivered in an easily accessible primary healthcare service - a randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 18.
- (2018) Health care utilization and cost after discharge from a mental health hospital; an RCT comparing community residential aftercare and treatment as usual. BMC Psychiatry. vol. 18 (1).
- (2017) Nurses' and pharmacists' learning experiences from participating in inter professional medication reviews in elderly in primary health care - a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice. vol. 18 (30).
- (2017) Elderly users of fall-risk-increasing drug perceptions of fall risk and the relation to their drug use?a qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. vol. 35 (3).
- (2017) Strategies parents use to give children oral medicine: a qualitative study of online discussion forums. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. vol. 35 (2).
- (2017) Patients’Perceptions of Having a Good Life One Year after Arthritis Patient Education: A Qualitative Study Nested within a Randomized Controlled Trial. Nurse Media Journal of Nursing. vol. 7.