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
- (2021) The effect of self-practicing systematic clinical observations in a multiplayer, immersive, interactive virtual reality application versus physical equipment: a randomized controlled trial. Advances in Health Sciences Education. vol. 26.
- (2021) Participation and quality of life in persons living with spinal cord injury in Norway. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
- (2021) Participants' experiences from group-based treatment at multidisciplinary pain centres-a qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Pain.
- (2021) Participants’ views and experiences from setting up a shared patient portal for primary and specialist health services- a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 21.
- (2021) The effect of initial support on fitness center use in new fitness center members. A randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine Reports. vol. 24.
- (2021) User-centred Design of a Digital Care Plan for Patients and Professionals in Cross-organisational Teams. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 281.
- (2020) Changes in performance during repeated in-situ simulations with different cases. BMJ Simulation & Tecnnology Enhanced Learning (BMJ STEL).
- (2020) Is individual practice in an immersive and interactive virtual reality application non-inferior to practicing with traditional equipment in learning systematic clinical observation? A randomized controlled trial. BMC Medical Education. vol. 20.
- (2020) Evidence of validity for the Norwegian version of the interprofessional collaborative competency attainment survey (ICCAS). Journal of Interprofessional Care.
- (2020) REHABILITATION IN A WARM CLIMATE IS EFFECTIVE FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS: A 12 MONTHS RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. vol. 52.
- (2020) "No one wants you” – a qualitative study on the experiences of receiving rejection from tertiary care pain centres. Scandinavian Journal of Pain.
- (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) ‘A lifebuoy’ and ‘a waste of time’: patients’ varying experiences of multidisciplinary pain centre treatment- a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 19 (1015).
- (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).