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Kirsti Riiser

Kirsti Riiser


Associate professor at the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences. Research interests are physical activity, health-related quality of life and health literacy in children and adolescents. Teach and supervise students at bachelor-, master and PhD level in topics related young people's health and quality of life. Member of the MUSKHealth research group at OsloMet. Leader of the Norwegian national research network HELINOR (HEalth LIteracy Network) and member of the national research networks LIVSFORSK and CHIP (Children in Palliative Care).

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Health sciences

Subject areas

Motivation   Physical activity   Fysioterapi   Health Related Quality of Life   Measuring physical activity   Health behaviour   Childhood obesity   Health Literacy   Intervention studies

Research groups

Research projects

Scientific publications

Tveten, Kine Melfald; Strand, Liv Inger; Riiser, Kirsti; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Dragesund, Tove (2022). The ability of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) to indicate motor difficulties in infants in primary care. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice .

Winger, Anette; Albertini Früh, Elena; Holmen, Heidi; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal; Lee, Anja; Bruun Lorentsen, Vibeke; Misvær, Nina; Riiser, Kirsti; Steindal, Simen Alexander (2022). Making room for life and death at the same time – a qualitative study of health and social care professionals’ understanding and use of the concept of paediatric palliative care. BMC Palliative Care . Vol. 21.

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. PLOS ONE . Vol. 17.

Haugen, Anders L. Hage; Riiser, Kirsti; Esser-Noethlichs, Marc; Hatlevik, Ove Edvard (2022). Developing Indicators to Measure Critical Health Literacy in the Context of Norwegian Lower Secondary Schools. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) . Vol. 19.

Frøvik-Frei, Kathrin; Riiser, Kirsti; Kleffelgård, Ingerid (2022). Avansert mobilitet hos barn og unge i senfase etter ervervet hjerneskade: En kasus-kontrollstudie. Fysioterapeuten .

Holmen, Heidi; Winger, Anette; Steindal, Simen Alexander; Castor, Charlotte; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal; Riiser, Kirsti; Mariussen, Kari; Lee, Anja (2021). Patient-reported outcome measures in pediatric palliative care—a protocol for a scoping review. Systematic Reviews . Vol. 10.

Beisland, Elisabeth Grov; Gjeilo, Kari Hanne; Andersen, John Roger; Bratås, Ola; Bø, Bodil; Haraldstad, Kristin; Hjelmeland, Inger Helen Hardeland; Iversen, Marjolein M.; Løyland, Borghild; Norekvål, Tone Merete; Riiser, Kirsti; Rohde, Gudrun E.; Urstad, Kristin Hjorthaug; Utne, Inger; Flølo, Tone Nygaard (2021). Quality of life and fear of COVID-19 in 2600 baccalaureate nursing students at five universities: a cross-sectional study. 10 p. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes . Vol. 19.

Bjørnnes, Ann Kristin; Torbjørnsen, Astrid; Valeberg, Berit Taraldsen; Sparboe-Nilsen, Bente; Sandbekken, Ida Hellum; Almendingen, Kari; Leegaard, Marit; Ravn, Ingrid Helen; Sæterstrand, Torill Margaret; Løyland, Borghild; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal; Holmberg Fagerlund, Bettina; Valla, Lisbeth; Misvær, Nina; Riiser, Kirsti; Utne, Inger; Rostad, Hanne Marie; Winger, Anette; Albertini Früh, Elena; Holmen, Heidi; Ribu, Lis; Helseth, Sølvi; Grov, Ellen Karine (2021). What is Known About Students and Sleep: Systematic Review and Evidence Map. 11 p. Sage Open . Vol. 11.

Stensrud, Silje; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Aars, Marianne; Riiser, Kirsti (2021). Fysioterapeutstudenters bekymring for smitte under Covid-19 pandemien og opplevd utbytte av klinisk praksis. En tverrsnittstudie. Fysioterapeuten .

Løndal, Knut; Lund, Siv; Haugen, Anders L. Hage; Riiser, Kirsti (2021). First graders’ stationary behavior in Norwegian after-school programs: A mixed methods investigation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) . Vol. 18.

Holmen, Heidi; Riiser, Kirsti; Løyland, Borghild; Sandbekken, Ida Hellum; Almendingen, Kari; Andenæs, Randi; Bjørnnes, Ann Kristin; Holmberg Fagerlund, Bettina; Albertini Früh, Elena; Helseth, Sølvi; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal; Leegaard, Marit; Misvær, Nina; Pallesen, Ståle; Rasalingam, Anurajee; Ravn, Ingrid Helen; Ribu, Lis; Rostad, Hanne Marie; Nilsen, Bente; Sæterstrand, Torill Margaret; Torbjørnsen, Astrid; Utne, Inger; Valeberg, Berit Taraldsen; Valla, Lisbeth; Winger, Anette; Grov, Ellen Karine (2021). Students’ top 10 priorities of research uncertainties on students’ sleep: a pragmatic James Lind Alliance approach. 9 p. BMJ Open . Vol. 11.

Toverød, Hanna Schultze; Pollen, Silje Pernille; Kalleson, Runa; Riiser, Kirsti (2020). Fysioterapeuters erfaringer fra samarbeid med foreldre i behandlingen av barn med medfødt klumpfot - en kvalitativ studie. Fysioterapeuten . Vol. 87.

Riiser, Kirsti; Helseth, Sølvi; Christophersen, Knut-Andreas; Haraldstad, Kristin (2020). Confirmatory factor analysis of the proxy version of Kidscreen-27 and relationships between health-related quality of life dimensions and body mass index and physical activity in young schoolchildren. 6 p. Preventive Medicine Reports . Vol. 20.

Riiser, Kirsti; Helseth, Sølvi; Haraldstad, Kristin; Torbjørnsen, Astrid; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn (2020). Adolescents’ health literacy, health protective measures, and health-related quality of life during the Covid-19 pandemic. 13 p. PLOS ONE . Vol. 15.

Bigum Sundar, Turid Kristin; Riiser, Kirsti; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Opheim, Randi; Løndal, Knut; Glavin, Kari; Helseth, Sølvi (2020). Health-related quality of life among 13–14 year old adolescents with overweight−a mixed methods approach. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes . Vol. 18.

Løndal, Knut; Haugen, Anders L. Hage; Lund, Siv; Riiser, Kirsti (2020). Physical activity of first graders in Norwegian after-school programs: A relevant contribution to the development of motor competencies and learning of movements? Investigated utilizing a mixed methods approach. 16 p. PLOS ONE . Vol. 15.

Riiser, Kirsti; Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Haugen, Anders L. Hage; Lund, Siv; Løndal, Knut (2020). Active play in ASP-a matched-pair cluster-randomized trial investigating the effectiveness of an intervention in after-school programs for supporting children's physical activity. BMC Public Health . Vol. 20:500.

Valla, Lisbeth; Slinning, Kari; Kalleson, Runa; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Riiser, Kirsti (2020). Motor skills and later communication development in early childhood: results from a population -based study. Child: Care, Health and Development . Vol. 46.

Holmen, Heidi; Riiser, Kirsti; Winger, Anette (2020). Home-based pediatric palliative care and electronic health: Systematic mixed methods review. Journal of Medical Internet Research . Vol. 22:E16248.

Sundar, Turid Kristin Bigum; Løndal, Knut; Riiser, Kirsti; Lagerløv, Per; Glavin, Kari; Helseth, Sølvi (2019). Adolescents With Overweight or Obesity: A Qualitative Study of Participation in an Internet-Based Program to Increase Physical Activity. Sage Open Nursing . Vol. 5.

Riiser, Kirsti; Haugen, Anders Lund; Lund, Siv; Løndal, Knut (2019). Physical Activity in Young Schoolchildren in After School Programs. Journal of School Health . Vol. 89.

Riiser, Kirsti; Helseth, Sølvi; Ellingsen, Hanna; Fallang, Bjørg; Løndal, Knut (2017). Active Play in After-school Programmes: development of an intervention and description of a matched-pair cluster-randomised trial assessing physical activity play in after-school programmes. BMJ Open . Vol. 7.

Helseth, Sølvi; Riiser, Kirsti; Holmberg Fagerlund, Bettina; Misvær, Nina; Glavin, Kari (2017). Implementing guidelines for preventing, identifying and treating adolescent overweight and obesity; - school nurses’ perceptions of the challenges involved. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN) . Vol. 26.

Riiser, Kirsti; Misvær, Nina; Glavin, Kari; Holmberg Fagerlund, Bettina; Helseth, Sølvi (2016). Livskvalitet hos barn og unge med overvekt. Helseth, Sølvi; Leegaard, Marit; Nortvedt, Finn (Ed.). Livskvalitet og smerte - et mangfoldig forskningsfelt. 3. p. 41-54. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Riiser, Kirsti; Løndal, Knut; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Misvær, Nina; Helseth, Sølvi (2015). Targeting and tailoring an intervention for adolescents who are overweight: Some ethical concerns. Nursing Ethics . Vol. 22.

Riiser, Kirsti; Løndal, Knut; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Småstuen, Milada; Misvær, Nina; Helseth, Sølvi (2014). The outcomes of a 12-week internet intervention aimed at improving fitness and health-related quality of life in overweight adolescents: The young & active controlled trial. PLOS ONE . Vol. 9.

Riiser, Kirsti; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Småstuen, Milada C; Løndal, Knut; Misvær, Nina; Helseth, Sølvi (2014). The relationship between fitness and health-related quality of life and the mediating role of self-determined motivation in overweight adolescents. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health . Vol. 42.

Riiser, Kirsti; Løndal, Knut; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Sundar, Turid K B; Helseth, Sølvi (2013). Development and Usability Testing of an Internet Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in Overweight Adolescents. 12 p. JMIR Research Protocols . Vol. 2.

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