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Education

  • Physiotherapist at Oslo University College (1996)
  • Cand mag. with the subject combination History of Ideas, Literary Science and Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo (2001).
  • Master's degree (MSc) in Health Sciences at the Department of Health and Society, University of Oslo (2011)
  • Doctoral degree (PhD) at the Department of Health and Society, University of Oslo (2019).

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  • Postdoctoral fellow at the National Competence Service for Rheumatology Rehabilitation, Diakonhjemmet Hospital

Field of interest

  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Interdisciplinary rehabilitation
  • Health behavior change
  • Rehabilitation goals
  • Follow-up interventions
  • Physical activity and training
  • User participation
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Qualitative studies
  • Mixed methods

Other

  • EULAR abstract award 2021 (HPR)

Email

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Telephone

visiting address

Diakonhjemmet hospital
Diakonveien 12
0370 Oslo

Postal address

Diakohjemmet hospital
PO Box 23 Vinderen
0319 Oslo

Projects

WP7 - Empowering the individual

BRIDGE

Continuity and quality in the rehabilitation of patients with diseases and ailments in the musculoskeletal system

Project Manager:
Ingvild Kjeken

Publications

Publications taken from the National Science Archive (NVA):

Does follow-up really matter? A convergent mixed methods study exploring follow-up across levels of care in rehabilitation of patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases

Gunnhild Berdal, Anne-Lene Sand-Svartrud, Anita Dyb Linge, Ann Margret Aasvold, Kjetil Tennebø, Siv Grødal Eppeland


Disability and Rehabilitation

2024

Bridging gaps across levels of care in rehabilitation of patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: Results from a stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial

Gunnhild Berdal, Anne-Lene Sand-Svartrud, Anita Dyb Linge, Ann Margret Aasvold, Kjetil Tennebø, Siv Grødal Eppeland


Clinical Rehabilitation

2023

Delivery of a quality improvement program in team-based rehabilitation for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: a mixed methods study

Anne-Lene Sand-Svartrud, Gunnhild Berdal, Gerd Jenny Aanerud, Maryam Azimi, Anne Merete Bjørnerud, Turid Nygaard Dager


Disability and Rehabilitation

2023

Associations between quality of health care and clinical outcomes in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: a rehabilitation cohort study

Anne-Lene Sand-Svartrud, Gunnhild Berdal, Maryam Azimi, Ingvild Bø, Turid Nygaard Dager, Siv Grødal Eppeland


BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

2022

A quality indicator set for rehabilitation services for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases demonstrates adequate responsiveness in a pre–post evaluation

Anne-Lene Sand-Svartrud, Gunnhild Berdal, Maryam Azimi, Ingvild Bø, Turid Nygaard Dager, Siv Grødal Eppeland


BMC Health Services Research

2021

Patients' experiences with goal pursuit after discharge from rheumatology rehabilitation: A qualitative study

Bente Hamnes, Gunnhild Berdal, Ingvild Bø, Ingvild Kjeken


Musculoskeletal Care

2020

Structured goal planning and supportive telephone followup in rheumatology care: results from a pragmatic stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial

Gunnhild Berdal, Ingvild Bø, Turid Nygaard Dager, Anne Dingsør, Siv Grødal Eppeland, Jon Hagfors


Arthritis care & research

2018

Aiming for a healthier life: a qualitative content analysis of rehabilitation goals in patients with rheumatic diseases

Gunnhild Berdal, Anne-Lene Sand-Svartrud, Ingvild Bø, Turid Nygaard Dager, Anne Dingsør, Siv Grødal Eppeland


Disability and Rehabilitation

2018

Rehabilitation for patients with rheumatic diseases: Patient experiences of a structured goal planning and tailored follow-up programme

Turid Nygaard Dager, Ingvild Kjeken, Gunnhild Berdal, Anne-Lene Sand-Svartrud, Ingvild Bø, Anne Dingsør


SAGE Open Medicine

2017

Design and effects of supportive follow-up interventions in clinical care of patients with rheumatic diseases: A systematic review with meta-analysis

Gunnhild Berdal, Geir Smedslund, Hanne Dagfinrud, Kåre Birger Hagen, Ingvild Kjeken


Arthritis care & research

2015

Evaluation of a structured goal planning and tailored follow-up program in rehabilitation for patients with rheumatic diseases: Protocol for a pragmatic, stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial

Ingvild Kjeken, Gunnhild Berdal, Ingvild Bø, Turid Nygaard Dager, Anne Dingsør, Jon Hagfors


BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

2014

Restrictive pulmonary function is more prevalent in patients with ankylosing spondylitis than in matched population controls and is associated with impaired spinal mobility: a comparative study

Gunnhild Berdal, Silje Halvorsen, Désirée van der Heijde, Morten Mowe, Hanne Dagfinrud


Arthritis Research & Therapy

2012