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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

Drevland, Ingvill ; Mona, Asbjørnslett; Sveen, Unni ; Groven, Karen Synne (2024). Occupational experiences and their importance for young people's mental health. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Drevland, Ingvill Sørensen; Asbjørnslett, Mona ; Sveen, Unni ; Groven, Karen Synne (2024). Occupational experiences and their importance for young peoples’ mental health. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol. 31.

Styczen, Line Myrdal ; Helseth, Sølvi ; Groven, Karen Synne ; Hauge, Mona-Iren; Dahl-Michelsen, Tone (2024). Interprofessional collaboration for children with physical disabilities: a scoping review. 16 p. Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Krabbe, Silje Helen; Bjorbækmo, Wenche Schrøder ; Mengshoel, Anne Marit ; Sveen, Unni ; Groven, Karen Synne (2024). A suffering body, hidden away from others: The experience of being long-term bedridden with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome in childhood and adolescence. 11 p. Nursing Inquiry.

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. Vol. 26.

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. Vol. 102.

Mørk, Marianne; Søberg, Helene L. ; Hoksrud, Aasne Fenne; Heide, Marte; Groven, Karen Synne (2023). The struggle to stay physically active-A qualitative study exploring experiences of individuals with persistent plantar fasciopathy. 12 p. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Vol. 16.

Skumsnes, Randi; Thygesen, Hilde ; Groven, Karen Synne (2023). Facilitators and barriers to communication in rehabilitation services across healthcare levels: a qualitative case study in a Norwegian context. 14 p. BMC Health Services Research. Vol. 23.

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.

Krabbe, Silje Helen; Groven, Karen Synne ; Bjorbækmo, Wenche ; Sveen, Unni ; Mengshoel, Anne Marit (2023). The fragile process of Homecoming - Young women in recovery from severe ME/CFS. 13 p. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. Vol. 18.

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