Jorunn L. Helbostad
Background and activities
Jorunn Helbostad is Head of Department at Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has coordinated the EU project PreventIT, which is a personalised health and ICT project aimed at preventing functional dcline at old age. She has also been the principle investigator for a project financed by the Norwegian Resarch Council aimed at assessing and intervening on fall risk at olde age by use of body worn sensors.She is currently a partner in the EU project Mobilise-D, aimed at validating digital mobility assessment solutions for use as clinical endpoints in differnt patient populations.
- MSc in Physiotherapy,1998
- PhD in Medicine, 2004
- Movement disorders and falls at old age
- Prevention of functional decline at old age
- Measurement and interventions related to balancee, gait and physical activity
- Development of mobile health technology solutions for promotion of movement
- Mobilise-D: EU, IMI project aimed at validating digital mobility assessment solutions for use as clinical endpoints in differnt patient populations
- PreventIT: EU, ICT and personalised heath project aimed at preventing functional decline in young older adults.
- ADAPT: FriBioMed project financed by the Norwegain Research Council, aimed at developing a health application for assessment and intervention of fall risk at old age.
- ProFouND: EU, ICT. Implementation of falls prevention in clinical practice.
- Hip fractures: Treatment and rehabilitation following hip fractures.
- Generation 100: Population based RCT among people 70-77 assessing the effect of physical exercise on cardiovascular disease, mortality, and on health outcomes related to functional fitness. ; fysisk trening for primært å utsette hjertekarsykdom og død, og sekundært for å bedre fungering i hverdagen
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
- (2020) Predicting Advanced Balance Ability and Mobility with an Instrumented Timed Up and Go Test. Sensors.
- (2020) App-based Self-administrable Clinical Tests of Physical Function: Development and Usability Study. JMIR mhealth and uhealth. vol. 8 (4).
- (2020) Development and usability of app-based self-administrable clinical tests of physical function. Gerontechnology. vol. 19.
- (2020) Creating and Validating a Shortened Version of the Community Balance and Mobility Scale for Application in People Who Are 61 to 70 Years of Age. Physical Therapy.
- (2020) The association of basic and challenging motor capacity with mobility performance and falls in young seniors. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print).
- (2020) Balance and Gait After First Minor Ischemic Stroke in People 70 Years of Age or Younger: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study. Physical Therapy. vol. 100 (5).
- (2020) Impairments in spatial navigation during walking in patients 70 years or younger with mild stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.
- (2020) Spatiotemporal gait parameters for older adults – An interactive model adjusting reference data for gender, age, and body height. Gait & Posture. vol. 82.
- (2020) Effect of exercise training for five years on all cause mortality in older adults-The Generation 100 study: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ. British Medical Journal. vol. 371.
- (2020) Client, caregiver, volunteer, and therapist views on a voluntary supported group exercise programme for older adults with dementia. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 20 (1).
- (2019) Brain structure covariance associated with gait control in aging. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. vol. 74 (5).
- (2019) Physical Activity Classification for Elderly People in Free-Living Conditions. IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics. vol. 23 (1).
- (2019) Brain gray matter volume associations with gait speed and related structural covariance networks in cognitively healthy individuals and in patients with mild cognitive impairment: A cross-sectional study. Experimental Gerontology. vol. 122.
- (2019) Performance-based clinical tests of balance and muscle strength used in young seniors: a systematic literature review. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 19 (1).
- (2019) Attitudes Towards Adapted Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise Developed for 60-70-Year-Olds: Perceptions of Participants and Trainers. Gerontology. vol. 65 (6).
- (2019) My husband is not ill; He has memory loss - Caregivers perspectives on health care services for persons with dementia. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 19 (1).
- (2019) Can smartphone technology be used to support an effective home exercise intervention to prevent falls amongst community dwelling older adults?: the TOGETHER feasibility RCT study protocol. BMJ Open. vol. 9 (9).
- (2019) Development of a clinical prediction model for the onset of functional decline in people aged 65-75 years: Pooled analysis of four European cohort studies. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 19:179.
- (2019) The Adapted Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise Program for Preventing Functional Decline in Young Seniors: Development and Initial Evaluation. Gerontology. vol. 65 (4).
- (2019) Protocol for the PreventIT feasibility randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle-integrated exercise intervention in young older adults. BMJ Open. vol. 9 (3).