Background and activities
Professor at Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Faculty of Medicine nad Helath Science. Member of Research Group on Geriatrics, Movement and Stroke (GeMS).
Graduated as a physiotherapist at Oslo University Collage, 1981, for master in Physiotherapyscience at University of Bergen, 1999, and for the degree of PhD in Clinical Medicine at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2008.
Work experience covers clinical work as a physiotherapist in hospital based and community based rehabilitation of stroke patients as well as teaching in Physiotherapy at Department of Health Science, Faculty for Health and Social Science.
Course coordinator for Rehabilitation and Welfare Technology for People with Movment Related Diseases (BEV3200).
Responsible for two large ongoing projects (the LEAST and the LAST study) and supervising five PhD students within the field of rehabilitation after stroke with focus on client participation, motor function, physical activity, intensive motor training and models for long term follow-up care.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2017) Experiences of participation in goal setting for people with stroke-induced aphasia in Norway. A qualitative study. Disability and Rehabilitation. vol. 39 (11).
- (2017) Oxygen uptake during functional activities after stroke ? Reliability and validity of a portable ergospirometry system. PLoS ONE. vol. 12 (10).
- (2017) Early versus late-applied constraint-induced movement therapy: A multisite, randomized controlled trial with a 12-month follow-up. Physiotherapy Research International.
- (2016) The Scandinavian Stroke Scale is equally as good as The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale in identifying 3-month outcome. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. vol. 48 (10).
- (2016) Speech pathologists' experience of involving people with stroke-induced aphasia in clinical decision making during rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. vol. 38 (9).
- (2016) Complications in the first week after stroke: a 10-year comparison. BMC Neurology. vol. 16:133.
- (2016) Upright activity within the first week after stroke is associated with better functional outcome and health-related quality of life: A Norwegian multi-site study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. vol. 48 (3).
- (2016) Responsiveness of the Berg Balance Scale in patients early after stroke. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. vol. 32 (4).
- (2015) Prevalence of fatigue in patients 3 months after stroke and association with early motor activity: A prospective study comparing stroke patients with a matched general population cohort. BMC Neurology. vol. 15.
- (2015) Hospital differences in motor activity early after stroke: A comparison of 11 Norwegian stroke units. Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases. vol. 24 (6).
- (2015) Norwegian constraint-induced therapy multisite trial: Adherence to treatment protocol applied early after stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. vol. 47 (9).
- (2015) Efficacy of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Early Stroke Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Multisite Trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. vol. 29 (6).
- (2014) High-Intensity Aerobic Interval Training for Patients 3-9Months After Stroke. A Feasibility Study. Physiotherapy Research International. vol. 19 (3).
- (2013) Changes in physical activity and related functional and disability levels in the first six months after stroke: A longitudinal follow-up study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. vol. 45 (5).
- (2012) Stroke patients do not need to be inactive in the first two-weeks after stroke: results from a stroke unit focused on early rehabilitation. International Journal of Stroke. vol. 7 (1).
- (2012) Physiotherapy after stroke: To what extent is task-oriented practice a part of conventional treatment after hospital discharge?. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. vol. 29 (5).
- (2012) A long term follow up programme for maintenance of motor funnction after stroke: Protocol of the Life After STroke- The LAST Study. Stroke Research and Treatment. vol. 2012.
- (2011) Evaluation of a Body-Worn Sensor System to Measure Physical Activity in Older People With Impaired Function. Physical Therapy. vol. 91 (2).
- (2011) Arm use in patients with subacute stroke monitored by accelerometry: Association with motor impairment and influence on self-dependence. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. vol. 43 (4).
- (2010) Internally and Externally Paced Finger Movements Differ in Reorganization After Acute Ischemic Stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. vol. 91 (10).
- (2010) Effects of a community-based intensive motor training program combined with early supported discharge after treatment in a comprehensive stroke unit. A randomised controlled trial. Stroke. vol. 41 (8).
- (2009) Motor Network Changes Associated With Successful Motor Skill Relearning After Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Longitudinal Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. vol. 23 (3).
- (2008) Outcomes 12 months after a constraint induced movement therapy program were maintained for an additional year - Commentary. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. vol. 54.
- (2008) Short and Long Term Outcome of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Upper Extremity after Stroke. A Randomised Controlled Feasibility Trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. vol. 22 (5).
- (2006) Does an extended stroke unit service with early supported discharge have any effect on balance or walking speed?. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. vol. 38.
- (2004) Evaluation of an extended stroke unit service with early supported discharge for patients living in a rural community. A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. vol. 18 (3).
- (2004) Short-term repeatability of body sway during quiet standing in people with hemiparesis and in frail older adults. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. vol. 85 (6).