PROJECTS KNEE HIP LOW BACK PAIN MUSCLE/TENDON OSTEOPOROSIS CARTILAGE CARDIAC REHABILITATION ACTIVE
PATIENT EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL
COLLABORATION RESEARCH GROUP/
Silje Stensrud defended her PhD-thesis the 23 of April
”Knee function and exercise in middle-aged patients with degenerative meniscus tears” The overall aim of this thesis was to evaluate knee ... (more)
New article published - online registration of monthly sports participation after ACL injury - reliability and validity
Grindem et al has published a new article in BJSM about online registration of monthly sports participation after ACL injury. The methode i ... (more)
The Norwegian edition of BJSM
In this number of BJSM you can read about Sport medicin reseach from Norway. http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/8.toc ... (more)
The Oslo HeartEx-study
Research has investigated the problem of poor cardiac rehabilitation adherence over the last two decades. A resent review article by Taylor et al indicate that about 40% of the patients who attend cardiac rehabilitation do not complete the program. Our experiences at Hjelp24 NIMI are that almost all patients complete the cardiac rehabilitation program (the Norwegian Ullevaal model). Most of the patients continue with regular exercise after 12 weeks of rehabilitation. Our first results indicate that the majority of the patients increase their maximal oxygen uptake (VO2peak) with > 3.5 ml/kg/min (1 MET) after 12 weeks rehabilitation. Two large observation studies have indicated that 1 MET increase in aerobic capacity translates to a 12-13% improvement in survival in men with and without a history of coronary heart disease and a 17% improvement in women.
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate prognostic factors for success (increase of VO2peak > 3.5 ml/kg/min) when it comes to long-term outcomes in patients who have participated in cardiac rehabilitation in primary care.
Read more about the Norwegian Ullevaal model here
Prosjektleder: Birgitta Blakstad Nilsson