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Gro Killi Haugstad

Gro Killi Haugstad


Main focus in both teaching and research have been on longstanding pain conditons and clinical studies and supervision in clinical practice. Developing new bodily interventions as "Somatocognitive treatment" to gynecological pain, has been the main fields of work. Communication and therapeutic alliance have been develop in the field of longstanding pain treatment.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Physiotherapy   Psychiatry, child psychiatry

Subject areas

Mental health services   Cognitive Behaviour Therapy   Chronic pain   Somatocognitive therapy

Research groups

Scientific publications

Myrtveit-Stensrud, Linn; Haugstad, Gro Killi; Reme, Silje Endresen; Schaller, Sidsel Louise; Groven, Karen Synne (2023). “It's all my fault”: a qualitative study of how heterosexual couples experience living with vulvodynia. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica .

Danielsen, Kristine Grimen; Kaarbø, Mette Bøymo; Groven, Karen Synne; Helgesen, Anne Lise Ording; Haugstad, Gro Killi; Wojniusz, Slawomir (2023). Towards improved sexual health among women with provoked vestibulodynia: experiences from a somatocognitive therapy approach. European Journal of Physiotherapy .

Kaarbø, Mette Bøymo; Danielsen, Kristine Grimen; Helgesen, Anne Lise Ording; Wojniusz, Slawomir; Haugstad, Gro Killi (2022). A conceptual model for managing sexual pain with somatocognitive therapy in women with provoked vestibulodynia and implications for physiotherapy practice. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice .

Kaarbø, Mette Bøymo; Danielsen, Kristine Grimen; Haugstad, Gro Killi; Helgesen, Anne Lise Ording; Wojniusz, Slawomir (2022). Feasibility and acceptability of somatocognitive therapy in the management of women with provoked localized vestibulodynia—ProLoVe feasibility study. BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies . Vol. 8.

Finsen, Mari; Haugstad, Gro Killi; Eik, Hedda (2021). "Fra sirkus til seier": Erfaringer med fysisk aktivitet for brukere innen rus og psykiatri. En intervjustudie. Fysioterapeuten . Vol. 88.

Kaarbø, Mette Bøymo; Danielsen, Kristine Grimen; Haugstad, Gro Killi; Helgesen, Anne Lise Ording; Wojniusz, Slawomir (2021). The Tampon Test as a Primary Outcome Measure in Provoked Vestibulodynia: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Sexual Medicine . Vol. 18.

Schneider, Marthe; Tallaksen, Dag Willy; Haukland, Magne; Haugstad, Gro Killi (2021). If I stop, then what am I supposed to do? The experiences of sexual intimacy of women who live with provoked vestibulodynia. 17 p. Health Care for Women International .

Danielsen, Kristine Grimen; Fougner, Marit; Haugstad, Gro Killi (2021). Treating gynecological pain:key factors in promoting body awareness and movement in somatocognitive therapy(SCT).A case study of a physiotherapy student's treatment approaches. 13 p. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice .

Nygaard, Ane Sigrid; Rydningen, Mona Birgitte; Stedenfeldt, Mona; Wojniusz, Slawomir; Larsen, Marthe; Lindsetmo, Rolv-Ole; Haugstad, Gro Killi; Øian, Pål (2020). Group-based multimodal physical therapy in women with chronic pelvic pain: A randomized controlled trial. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica . Vol. 99.

Nygaard, Ane Sigrid; Haugstad, Gro Killi; Wilsgaard, Tom; Øian, Pål; Stedenfeldt, Mona (2020). Baseline pain characteristics predict pain reduction after physical therapy in women with chronic pelvic pain. Secondary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Pain . Vol. 20.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete