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, 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. 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
- (2018) Practicing Interprofessional Team Communication and Collaboration in a Smart Virtual University Hospital. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies. vol. 70.
- (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.
- (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.
- (2017) Generic care pathway for elderly patients in need of home care services after discharge from hospital: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 17 (275).
- (2016) Towards a more effective hospital: helping health professionals to learn from their own practice by developing an easy to use clinical processes querying language. Procedia Computer Science. vol. 100.
- (2016) Bioingeniørers erfaring og utbytte av undervisning i tverrfaglig samhandling. Bioingeniøren.
- (2016) Helhetlige pasientforløp – gjennomføring i primærhelsetjenesten. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning. vol. 2 (2).
- (2016) Which factors influence self-efficacy in patients with chronic inflammatory polyarthritis?. Musculoskeletal Care. vol. 14 (2).
- (2016) Patients’ confidence in coping with arthritis after nurse-led education; a qualitative study. BMC Nursing.
- (2016) Short-term effects of a peer co-led educational programme delivered before mental health treatment: A randomised controlled trial. Patient Education and Counseling. vol. 99 (7).
- (2016) Short time effect of a self-referral to inpatient treatment for patients with severe mental disorders: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 16 (513).
- (2016) Expectations, effect and experiences of an easily accessible self-management intervention for people with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial with embedded qualitative study. Trials. vol. 17 (325).
- (2016) Patient activation in Europe: an international comparison of psychometric properties and patients' scores on the short form Patient Activation Measure (PAM-13). BMC Health Services Research. vol. 16 (570).
- (2016) The long-term effect on mental health symptoms and patient activation of using patient feedback scales in mental health out-patient treatment. A randomised controlled trial. Patient Education and Counseling. vol. 99 (1).
- (2016) Long Term Effect on Professionals' Knowledge, Ppractice and Attitudes towards User Involvement Four Years after Implementing an Organisational Development Plan: A Controlled Study. PLoS ONE. vol. March (14).
- (2016) A qualitative study of how people with severe mental illness experience living in sheltered housing with a private fully equipped apartment. BMC Psychiatry. vol. 16 (186).
- (2016) A randomized controlled trial comparing self-referral to inpatient treatment and treatment as usual in patients with severe mental disorders. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. vol. 71 (2).
- (2016) Knowledge and skills needed for patient education for individuals with coronary heart disease: The perspective of health professionals. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. vol. 15 (1).
- (2016) What is a good educator? A qualitative study on the perspective of individuals with coronary heart disease. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. vol. 15 (7).