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
- (2019) Physical Activity Classification for Elderly People in Free-Living Conditions. IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics. vol. 23 (1).
- (2019) Performance-based clinical tests of balance and muscle strength used in young seniors: a systematic literature review. BMC Geriatrics.
- (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) The Adapted Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise Program for Preventing Functional Decline in Young Seniors: Development and Initial Evaluation. Gerontology.
- (2019) Slik kan beboere på sykehjem bli mer aktive. Sykepleien.
- (2018) Development of a gold-standard method for the identification of sedentary, light and moderate physical activities in older adults: Definitions for video annotation. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
- (2018) Improved prediction of falls in community-dwelling older adults through phase-dependent entropy of daily-life walking. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. vol. 10.
- (2018) The EORTC CAT Core?The computer adaptive version of the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire. European Journal of Cancer. vol. 100.
- (2018) Reading from the Black Box: What Sensors Tell Us about Resting and Recovery after Real-World Falls. Gerontology. vol. 64 (1).
- (2018) Concurrent validity and reliability of the Community Balance and Mobility Scale in young-older adults. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 18 (1).
- (2018) Complexity of daily physical activity is more sensitive than conventional metrics to assess functional change in younger older adults. Sensors. vol. 18 (7).
- (2017) Guidelines for assessment of gait and reference values for spatiotemporal gait parameters in older adults: The biomathics and canadian gait consortiums initiative. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. vol. 11:353.
- (2017) A physical activity reference data-set recorded from older adults using body-worn inertial sensors and video Technology - The ADAPT study data-set. Sensors. vol. 17 (3).
- (2017) Interventions for reducing sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. vol. 2017 (9).
- (2017) The Association Between Gait Characteristics and Ambulatory Physical Activity in Older People: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Observational Study Using Generation 100 Data. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. vol. 25 (1).
- (2017) Interrater and test-retest reliability and validity of the Norwegian version of the BESTest and mini-BESTest in people with increased risk of falling. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 17 (92).
- (2017) Mobile health applications to promote active and healthy ageing. Sensors. vol. 17 (3:622).
- (2017) Predicting trajectories of functional decline in 60- to 70-year-old people. Gerontology. vol. 64 (3).
- (2017) Conceptualizing a Dynamic Fall Risk Model Including Intrinsic Risks and Exposures. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. vol. 18 (11).
- (2017) Cardiorespiratory Reference Data in Older Adults: The Generation 100 Study. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. vol. 49 (11).