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Line Kildal Bragstad

Line Kildal Bragstad


Line Kildal Bragstad is a professor of occupational therapy at Oslo Metropolitan University. Her research focuses on complex interventions in health and rehabilitation services, with an emphasis on services for individuals with long-term, chronic, and complex conditions. Bragstad is particularly interested in research related to municipal health and care services and interventions that span across services and sectors. In recent years, she has had a special focus on services and support for individuals with stroke and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinsons disease. Bragstad is dedicated to method development in complex interventions, with a focus on process evaluation and the use of various methods in knowledge development in the field. She teaches courses on complex interventions in health and rehabilitation, knowledge translation and implementation, mixed methods, quantitative methods, and statistics.


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Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Other health sciences   Health sciences   Health service and health administration research

Subject areas

Action research   Disability   Medical statistics   User participation   Care-taking of elders   Cerebral stroke   Psycho-social difficulties   Parkinson's disease   Old people   Application development   Next of kin   Mixed methods   Complex interventions   Non-pharmacological intervention   Aquired brain injury


Denmark   Spain   United Kingdom   Norway   USA

Scientific publications

Kleffelgård, Ingerid; Forslund, Marit Vindal; Hauger, Solveig Lægreid; Røe, Cecilie; Bragstad, Line Kildal ; Søberg, Helene L. ; Løvstad, Marianne; Borgen, Ida Maria Henriksen (2024). Process evaluation of a complex intervention evaluating the effectiveness of home-based rehabilitation in the chronic phase of traumatic brain injury. 9 p. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Navarta-Sánchez, Maria Victoria; Palmar-Santos, Ana; Pedraz-Marcos, Azucena; Reidy, Claire; Soilemezi, Dia; Haahr, Anita; Sørensen, Dorthe; Smidt, Helle Rønn; Bragstad, Line Kildal ; Hjelle, Ellen Gabrielsen ; Haavaag, Silje Bjørnsen; Portillo-Vega, Mari Carmen (2023). Perspectives of people with Parkinson's disease and family carers about disease management in community settings: A cross-country qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN). Vol. 32.

Svendsen, Edel Jannecke ; Killi, Eli Marie; Rohrer-Baumgartner, Nina Marit ; Holthe, Ingvil Laberg; Sandhaug, Maria; Borgen, Ida Maria Henriksen; Wade, Shari L.; Hauger, Solveig Lægreid; Løvstad, Marianne; Bragstad, Line Kildal (2023). Children’s, parents’, and teachers’ experiences of the feasibility of a telerehabilitation intervention for children with acquired brain injury in the chronic phase – a qualitative study of acceptability and participation in the Child In Context Intervention (CICI). BMC Health Services Research. Vol. 23.

Amundsen, Olav; Moger, Tron Anders; Holte, Jon Helgheim; Haavaag, Silje Bjørnsen; Bragstad, Line Kildal ; Hellesø, Ragnhild; Tjerbo, Trond; Vøllestad, Nina Køpke (2023). Combination of health care service use and the relation to demographic and socioeconomic factors for patients with musculoskeletal disorders: a descriptive cohort study. BMC Health Services Research. Vol. 23.

Jeppestøl, Kristin; Kirkevold, Marit ; Bragstad, Line Kildal (2023). Early warning scores and trigger recommendations must be used with care in older home nursing care patients: Results from an observational study. 9 p. Nursing Open. Vol. 10.

van Nimwegen, Dagmar; Hjelle, Ellen Gabrielsen ; Bragstad, Line Kildal ; Kirkevold, Marit ; Sveen, Unni ; Hafsteinsdóttir, Thora; Schoonhoven, Lisette; Visser-Meily, Anne; de Man-van Ginkel, Janneke M. (2023). Interventions for improving psychosocial well-being after stroke: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Vol. 142.

Hjelle, Ellen Gabrielsen ; Smidt, Helle Rønn; Haahr, Anita; Haavaag, Silje Bjørnsen; Sørensen, Dorthe; Navarta-Sánchez, Maria Victoria; Portillo-Vega, Mari Carmen; Bragstad, Line Kildal (2023). Filling the gap in service provision. Partners as family carers to people with Parkinson's disease: A Scandinavian perspective. 13 p. Chronic Illness.

Lindemann, Kristina Yvonne Kathe; Danbolt, Svana Heimisdottir; Ramberg, Lene Kristine Marsby ; Eyjólfsdóttir, Brynhildur; Wang, Yun; Heli-Haugestøl, Anne Gjertine; Walcott, Sara Lucinda; Mjåland, Odd; Navestad, Gerd Anita; Hermanrud, Silje; Juul-Hansen, Knut Erling; Bragstad, Line Kildal ; Opheim, Randi; Kleppe, Andreas; Kongsgaard, Ulf Erik (2023). Patient-reported nausea after implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol for gynae-oncology patients. 7 p. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. Vol. 33.

Nielsen, Tove Lise; Kruse, Naja Benigna; Haahr, Anita; Hjelle, Ellen Gabrielsen ; Bragstad, Line Kildal ; Palmar-Santos, Ana; Navarta-Sánchez, Maria Victoria; Pedraz-Marcos, Azucena; Pires, Sanda Bartolomeu; Roberts, Helen; Portillo-Vega, Mari Carmen (2022). Exploring health and social services in Denmark, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom for the development of Parkinson's care pathways. A document analysis. 12 p. Health and Social Care in the Community.

Soilemezi, Dia; Palmar-Santos, Ana; Navarta-Sánchez, Maria Victoria; Roberts, Helen; Pedraz-Marcos, Azucena; Haahr, Anita; Sørensen, Dorthe; Bragstad, Line Kildal ; Hjelle, Ellen Gabrielsen ; Haavaag, Silje Bjørnsen; Portillo-Vega, Mari Carmen (2022). Understanding support systems for Parkinson's disease management in community settings: A cross‐national qualitative study. Health Expectations.

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