Anne Marit Mengshoel

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OBJECTIVE To investigate 1) levels of fatigue in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) compared with the general population; 2) the relationships between fatigue and demographic, self-reported, and clinical measures; and 3) the performance of both a generic and a disease-specific measure of fatigue. METHODS Patients with AS (n = 152) were compared(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the subjective health in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) compared with the general population, and to explore the associations between health status and age, sex of the patients, and educational level in AS. METHODS Health status was assessed with a generic instrument (SF-36) in 314 patients with AS and in 2323 people from(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of pool-based (PE) and land-based (LE) exercise programs on patients with fibromyalgia. METHODS The outcomes were assessed by the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, the Arthritis Self-Efficacy Scale, and tests of physical capacity. RESULTS Eighteen subjects in the PE group and 16 in the LE group performed a structured(More)
The objective of this prospective cohort study was to examine how results of clinical tests on women with pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in late pregnancy were associated with disability and pain intensity 12 weeks postpartum controlling for socio-demographical and psychological factors. Out of the 283 women clinically examined in gestation week 30, 179 were(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term effect of hip fracture on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and global quality of life (GQOL) has not been thoroughly studied in prospective case-control studies. AIMS a) to explore whether patients with low-energy hip fracture regain their pre-fracture levels in HRQOL and GQOL compared with changes in age- and sex-matched(More)
BACKGROUND Balance impairments are common in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), but which aspects of balance are affected, at which stage of cognitive impairment, and their associations with cognitive domains remain unexplored. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were: (1) to explore differences in balance abilities among patients with subjective(More)
The objective of this cross-sectional study was to explore the associations between pain locations, responses to the posterior pelvic pain provocation (P4) test, responses to the active straight leg raise (ASLR) test and disability in late pregnancy. 283 women in gestation week 30 (mean age 31.3 years; 59% nullipara) completed a questionnaire (including(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE Neck pain is common in adults and often follows a chronic course accompanied by considerable functional reduction. Longstanding neck pain is often associated with problems engaging in work, emotional distress, and fear of movement. These issues add to the pain-associated disability. The neck disability index(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether general feelings of fatigue, exercise-induced pain in the extremities, and exertion were different in female patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) compared with sedentary healthy women. METHODS Thirty-seven FS patients and 20 healthy subjects were studied. Cardiovascular fitness was assessed by Aastrand's indirect,(More)
Twenty-six women with primary fibromyalgia were tested for muscle strength and for aerobic capacity and fatigue. Grip strength was measured with a manometer. In the patient group the grip strength was 58 +/- 22 kPa (mean +/- SD) versus 97 +/- 17 kPa in healthy matched controls (p less than 0.01). The patients performed a mean of 10 +/- 6 repetitions with(More)