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    • Children’s play – worlds colliding or therapeutic tool? 

      Håkstad, Ragnhild B.; Obstfelder, Aud; Øberg, Gunn Kristin (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2019-06)
    • Does a parent-administrated early motor intervention influence general movements and movement character at 3 months of age in infants born preterm? 

      Fjørtoft, Toril Synnøve Larsson; Ustad, Tordis; Kaaresen, Per Ivar; Øberg, Gunn Kristin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-06-30)
      <p><i>Background</i>: Studies of preterm and term-born infants have shown absent fidgety movements and an abnormal movement character to be related to brain lesions and unfavourable neurological outcomes.</p> <p><i>Aims</i>: The present study examines what effect a parent-administered early intervention program applied to preterm infants in a randomised control trial (RCT) between 34 and 36 ...
    • Let's play! An observational study of primary care physical therapy with preterm infants aged 3-14 months 

      Håkstad, Ragnhild B.; Obstfelder, Aud; Øberg, Gunn Kristin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2017)
      Introduction: <br>Sensory-motor play is at the core of child development and an important element in physical therapist(PT)s’ work to improve infants’ motor skills. In this study, we investigate how PTs scaffold and use play in physical therapy intervention with preterm infants at corrected age (CA) 3-14 months. <br> Material and Methods:<br> We collected data by observing 20 physical therapy ...
    • Parents’ Perceptions of Primary Health Care Physiotherapy With Preterm Infants: Normalization,Clarity, and Trust 

      Håkstad, Ragnhild Barclay; Obstfelder, Aud; Øberg, Gunn Kristin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-10-08)
      Having a preterm infant is a life-altering event for parents. The use of interventions intended to support the parents is recommended. In this study, we investigated how parents’ perceptions of physiotherapy in primary health care influenced their adaptation to caring for a preterm child. We conducted 17 interviews involving parents of seven infants, at infants’ corrected age (CA) 3, 6, and 12 ...
    • The Predictive Accuracy of the General Movement Assessment for Cerebral Palsy: A Prospective, Observational Study of High-Risk Infants in a Clinical Follow-Up Setting 

      Støen, Ragnhild; Boswell, Lynn; De Regnier, Raye-Ann; Fjørtoft, Toril Larsson; Gaebler-Spira, Deborah; Ihlen, Espen Alexander F.; Labori, Cathrine; Loennecken, Marianne; Msall, Michael E.; Moinichen, Unn Inger; Peyton, Colleen; Russow, Annamarie; Schreiber, Michael D.; Silberg, Inger Elisabeth; Songstad, Nils Thomas; Vågen, Randi Tynes; Øberg, Gunn Kristin; Adde, Lars (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-25)
      Background: Early prediction of cerebral palsy (CP) using the General Movement Assessment (GMA) during the fidgety movements (FM) period has been recommended as standard of care in high-risk infants. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of GMA, alone or in combination with neonatal imaging, in predicting cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: Infants with increased risk of perinatal brain ...
    • A qualitative study of clinical reasoning in physiotherapy with preterm infants and their parents: Action and interaction 

      Håkstad, Ragnhild B.; Obstfelder, Aud; Øberg, Gunn Kristin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-01-08)
      <i>Background</i>: Physiotherapists (PTs) in primary health care provide services to preterm infants and their parents after hospital discharge. The service should be collaborative and individualized to meet the family’s needs. In this study, we analyze pediatric PTs’ collaborative work in the clinical setting and investigate the PTs’ emerging clinical reasoning (CR) in interaction with the infant ...
    • Study protocol : an early intervention program to improve motor outcome in preterm infants : a randomized controlled trial and a qualitative study of physiotherapy performance and parental experiences 

      Øberg, Gunn Kristin; Campbell, Suzann K; Girolami, Gay L; Ustad, Tordis; Jørgensen, Lone; Kaaresen, Per Ivar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Background Knowledge about early physiotherapy to preterm infants is sparse, given the risk of delayed motor development and cerebral palsy. Methods/Design A pragmatic randomized controlled study has been designed to assess the effect of a preventative physiotherapy program carried out in the neonatal intensive care unit. Moreover, a qualitative study is carried out to assess the physiotherapy ...