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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

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 .

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 .

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 .

Mørk, Marianne; Hoksrud, Aasne Fenne; Søberg, Helene L.; Zucknick, Manuela; Heide, Marte; Groven, Karen Synne; Røe, Cecilie (2022). “Psychometric properties of the Norwegian foot function index revised short form”. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders . Vol. 23.

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. Kapittel 4. 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. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation .

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 .

Vistven, Annette; Groven, Karen Synne (2021). Experiences of an intensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation for people with early-stage Parkinson's disease. European Journal of Physiotherapy .

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