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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.

Scientific publications

Sørensen, Monica; Groven, Karen Synne; Almendingen, Kari; Gjelsvik, Bjørn E.; Garnweidner-Holme, Lisa (2020). The roles of healthcare professionals in diabetes care: A qualitative study in Norwegian general practice. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care .

Groven, Karen Synne; Dahl-Michelsen, Tone (2019). Recovering from chronic fatigue syndrome as an intra-active process. Health Care for Women International .

Dahl-Michelsen, Tone; Nicholls, David A; Groven, Karen Synne (2019). Approaching Intimacy, Sexuality and Ethics in the Professional Training of Physiotherapy Students in Norway. European Journal of Physiotherapy .

Groven, Karen Synne; Svendby, Ellen Berg; Rugseth, Gro (2019). Ethical sensitivity in co-production: Openness and doubt when young women participate in research. Health Care for Women International .

Groven, Karen Synne; Braithwaite, Jean; Dahl-Michelsen, Tone (2019). Iatrogenic dys-appearance: First-person accounts of chronic neuromuscular disease reveal unintended harms of treatment. European Journal of Physiotherapy .

Støles, Marie; Glavin, Kari; Groven, Karen Synne (2019). Hvilken betydning får omsorg i formidling til foreldre av barn med overvekt - helsesøstres erfaringer. Nordisk sygeplejeforskning . Vol. 9.

Groven, Karen Synne; Ahlsen, Birgitte; Robertsson, Steve (2018). Stories of suffering and success: Men's embodied narratives following bariatric surgery. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology . Vol. 18.

Groven, Karen Synne; Dahl-Michelsen, Tone (2018). “I enjoy the treadmill very much”: Moving beyond traditional understandings of self-efficacy in anti-obesity interventions. 8 p. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice .

Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Evensen, Kristin Vindhol; Groven, Karen Synne; Rugseth, Gro; Standal, Øyvind Førland (2018). Phenomenology of Professional Practices in Education and Health Care: An Empirical Investigation. Phenomenology & Practice . Vol. 12.

Groven, Karen Synne; Zeiler, Kristin (2018). Teenage girlhood and bodily agency: on power, weight, dys-appearance, and eu-appearance in a Norwegian lifestyle programme. 14 p. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology .

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