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Interventions in Work and Everyday Life

This research group’s main focus is on the development and evaluation of complex interventions in work and everyday life.

Our research builds on the following pillars:

National health strategies emphasise health interventions that promote activity and participation in the community and society. Therefore, the group studies interventions targeting individuals or groups throughout the life span, with challenges related to work and everyday life.

The research group has its base at the Department of Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics at the Faculty of Health Sciences, and collaborates with a wide range of interdisciplinary research environments both nationally and internationally.

Thematic areas for our research

  1. Interventions to promote occupational health and participation in education
  2. Interventions to promote participation in everyday life occupations

Some of the projects are based at Oslo Metropolitan University. However, several of the projects have other institutions as their main address. These projects have members from our research group as collaborating researchers or as primary investigators.

See more about the projects under "Projects" further down this page.

Head of research group

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  • Members

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    • More about the research group

      The rationale for the three pillars guiding our research:

      1. Activity and participation: As a basis for developing activity-oriented interventions, occupational therapists need to develop research-based knowledge of activity and participation, both in the general population and in groups in need of health care.
      2. Complex interventions: This includes summarising relevant empirical knowledge and theory; development, piloting and adjustment of interventions; full-scale trials in experimental studies; and implementation in practice.
      3. Knowledge translation: For the effective implementation of interventions, research and practice must be linked. Development and implementation of study results take place in close collaboration between service users, clinicians and researchers. User involvement and co-production in research is therefore central to the research group's activities.
    • Projects

      Occupational health and education

      Research on work and health, interventions to promote work inclusion, workplace assessment and rapid-return-to-work interventions to promote work participation.

      Participation and dropout in school, interdisciplinary school health service, the learning environment for students and service innovation projects.

      Participation in school projects

      • Learning Environment and Approaches to Studying Among Occupational Therapy Students

      Participation in everyday life occupations

    • Partners

      • Oslo University Hospital, Deptartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      • University of Oslo, Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine
      • University of Stavanger
      • Sense of Science, Stavanger Innovation Park
      • Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Rehabilitation in Rheumatology
      • Fountain House Norway
      • Sunnaas Hospital
      • Western University Canada, Professor Debbie Laliberte Rudman
      • Queen’s University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Assistant Professor Dorothy Kessler