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Kåre Rønn Richardsen

Kåre Rønn Richardsen


I am a trained physiotherapist (Northumbria University, England) and hold a master degree in social welfare and health policy (OsloMet). My doctoral work was based on data from the pregnancy cohort study STORK-Groruddalen. Today, I am affiliated with the Center for Intelligent Musculoskeletal Health (CIM) and the musculoskeletal health research group.

Ongoing projects

Areas of interest

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Epidemiology, medical and dental statistics   Preventive medicine   Physiotherapy

Subject areas

Public Health   Minority health studies   Physical activity   Women's health   Social inequalities and health   Health promotion   Life course perspective   Registry studies





Research groups

Research projects

Scientific publications

Robinson, Hilde Stendal; Vøllestad, Nina Køpke; Bennetter, Karin Elisabeth; Waage, Christin Wiegels ; Jenum, Anne Karen; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn (2024). Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy and early postpartum – prevalence and risk factors in a multi-ethnic cohort. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Vol. 25.

Bennetter, Karin Elisabeth; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn ; Vøllestad, Nina Køpke; Jenum, Anne Karen; Robinson, Hilde Stendal; Mdala, Ibrahimu; Waage, Christin (2023). Associations between social support and physical activity in postpartum: a Norwegian multi-ethnic cohort study. BMC Public Health. Vol. 23.

Bennetter, Karin Elisabeth; Waage, Christin ; Jenum, Anne Karen; Vøllestad, Nina Køpke; Robinson, Hilde Stendal; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn (2023). Cross-Cultural Contact and Norwegian Language Skills Among Ethnic Minority Women in Norway, and Relationship with Physical Activity in Pregnancy and Postpartum: The STORK-Groruddalen Cohort Study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Vol. 26.

Jahre, Henriette ; Grotle, Margreth ; Smedbråten, Kaja ; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn ; Côté, Pierre; Steingrímsdóttir, Ólöf Anna; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Storheim, Kjersti ; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova ; Stensland, Synne ; Øiestad, Britt Elin (2022). Low social acceptance among peers increases the risk of persistent musculoskeletal pain in adolescents. Prospective data from the Fit Futures Study. 9 p. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Vol. 23.

Smedbråten, Kaja ; Grotle, Margreth ; Jahre, Henriette ; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn ; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova ; Skillgate, Eva; Øiestad, Britt Elin (2022). Lifestyle behaviour in adolescence and musculoskeletal pain 11 years later: The Trøndelag Health Study. 12 p. European Journal of Pain. Vol. 26.

Smedbråten, Kaja ; Grotle, Margreth ; Jahre, Henriette ; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn ; Côté, Pierre; Steingrimsdottir, Olöf Anna; Storheim, Kjersti ; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Øiestad, Britt Elin (2022). Accumulation of health complaints is associated with persistent musculoskeletal pain two years later in adolescents: The Fit Futures Study. 13 p. PLOS ONE. Vol. 17.

Waage, Christin ; Mdala, Ibrahimu; Stigum, Hein; Jenum, Anne Karen; Birkeland, Kåre Inge; Shakeel, Nilam; Michelsen, Trond Melbye; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn ; Sletner, Line (2022). Lipid and lipoprotein concentrations during pregnancy and associations with ethnicity. 12 p. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. Vol. 22.

Forster, Rachel Bedenis; Strandberg, Ragnhild Bjarkøy; Tibballs, Katrina Louise Bø; Nøkleby, Kjersti; Berg, Tore Julsrud; Iversen, Tor; Hagen, Terje P.; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn ; Cooper, John; Sandberg, Sverre; Løvaas, Karianne Fjeld; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Iversen, Marjolein M.; Jenum, Anne Karen; Buhl, Esben Selmer (2022). Cohort profile: Outcomes & Multi-morbidity In Type 2 diabetes (OMIT) - a national registry-based observational cohort with focus on care and treatment of key high-risk groups in Norway. 10 p. BMJ Open. Vol. 12.

Riiser, Kirsti ; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn ; Haraldstad, Kristin ; Helseth, Sølvi ; Torbjørnsen, Astrid (2022). “It’s hard to keep a distance when you’re with someone you really care about”—A qualitative study of adolescents’ pandemic-related health literacy and how Covid-19 affects their lives. 13 p. PLOS ONE. Vol. 17.

Jahre, Henriette ; Grotle, Margreth ; Småstuen, Milada ; Guddal, Maren Hjelle ; Smedbråten, Kaja ; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn ; Stensland, Synne ; Storheim, Kjersti ; Øiestad, Britt Elin (2021). Risk factors and risk profiles for neck pain in young adults: Prospective analyses from adolescence to young adulthood—The North-Trøndelag Health Study. 16 p. PLOS ONE. Vol. 16.

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