Physiotherapist, sports educator, PhD. In my PhD, I explored women's experiences following weight loss surgery, including their experiences of undergoing lifestyle changes.
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.
Publications and research
Sørensen, Monica; Groven, Karen Synne; Almendingen, Kari; Gjelsvik, Bjørn E.; Garnweidner-Holme, Lisa
The roles of healthcare professionals in diabetes care: A qualitative study in Norwegian general practice.
Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
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; 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 .
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
Phenomenology of Professional Practices in Education and Health Care: An Empirical Investigation.
Phenomenology & Practice
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 .
Groven, Karen Synne (2014). Striving for healthy lives, striving for social acceptance: Women's experiences following gastric bypass surgery. 164 p. Akademika forlag.
Dahl-Michelsen, Tone; Groven, Karen Synne; Rowe, Michael (2020). Using Internationalisation at Home to provide international learning to all physiotherapy students. African Journal of Health Professions Education .
Sørensen, Monica; Gjelsvik, Bjørn; Groven, Karen Synne; Almendingen, Kari; Garnweidner-Holme, Lisa (2019). Perceptions of professional roles in Norwegian general practice: a qualitative study of team-based diabetes care. WONCA. WONCA Europe.
Linnestad, Anne-Margrethe; Løvstad, Marianne; Howe, Emilie Isager; Fure, Silje Christine Reistad; SPJELKAVIK, Øystein; Enehaug, Heidi; Groven, Karen Synne; Andelic, Nada (2019). There are Ups and Downs While Slowly Moving Forward, In a Way: Stories of Improvement and Treatment After Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury . Vol. 33.
Dahl-Michelsen, Tone; Groven, Karen Synne (2019). Profesjonsetikk: Sentrale dilemmaer for fysioterapeuter som arbeider i sykehus. Seminar for fysioterapeuter i sykehus. Loisenverg sykehus - fysioterapiavdelingen.
Groven, Karen Synne; Dahl-Michelsen, Tone (2018). Rethinking Medical Humanities - Recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as an Intra-Active Process Involving Human and Non-Human Entities. Cultural Crossings of Care. Universitetet i Oslo.