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Karen Synne Groven

Karen Synne Groven


Physiotherapist, sports educator, PhD. In my PhD, I explored women's experiences following weight loss surgery, including their experiences of undergoing lifestyle changes.

Research interests:
Rehabilitation, qualitative research approaches in the following areas: obesity, weight loss surgery, cancer survivors, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain and vestinulitis. Ethics and ethical aspects of physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Research projects

Scientific publications

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.

Mørk, Marianne; Helene, Søberg; Hoksund, Aasne; Heide, Marte; Groven, Karen Synne; Groven, Karen Synne (2023). The struggle to stay physically active—A qualitative study exploring experiences of individuals with persistent plantar fasciopathy. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Vol. 16.

Lie, Silje Stangeland; Røykenes, Kari; Sæheim, Aleksandra; Groven, Karen Synne (2023). Developing a Virtual Reality Educational Tool to Stimulate Emotions for Learning: Focus Group Study. JMIR Formative Research. Vol. 7.

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.

Krabbe, Silje Helen; Groven, Karen Synne; Bjorbækmo, Wenche Schrøder; Sveen, Unni; Mengshoel, Anne Marit (2023). The fragile process of Homecoming - Young women in recovery from severe ME/CFS. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being.

Groven, Karen Synne; Olaussen, Mette (2022). Ungdommers erfaringer med å bli bedre av CFS/ME. En intervjustudie. Fysioterapeuten.

Krabbe, Silje Helen; Mengshoel, Anne Marit; Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Sveen, Unni; Groven, Karen Synne (2022). Bodies in lockdown: Young women's narratives of falling severely ill with ME/CFS during childhood and adolescence. Health Care for Women International.

Kroman, Marlene; Jørgensen, Vivien; Groven, Karen Synne (2022). Making sense of invisible bodily changes and new ways of doing physical activity experiences of individuals following traumatic incomplete spinal cord injury. European Journal of Physiotherapy.

Haarr, Kjersti Helene; Groven, Karen Synne (2022). Participation, civil society and citizenship later in life. Fjetland, Kirsten Jæger; Gjermestad, Anita; Lid, Inger Marie (Ed.). Lived citizenship for persons in vulnerable life situations. Theories and practices. p. 62-78. Universitetsforlaget.

Linnestad, Anne-Margrethe; Løvstad, Marianne; Groven, Karen Synne; Howe, Emilie; Fure, Silje Christine Reistad; Spjelkavik, Øystein; Sveen, Unni (2022). "Manoeuvring in uncharted waters - a balancing act": A qualitative exploration of treatment and improvement after mild traumatic brain injury. 20 p. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

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