Eirik Abildsnes

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OBJECTIVE. (1) To elucidate the relevance of Habermas's theory as a practical deliberation procedure in lifestyle counselling in general practice, using a patient perspective. (2) To search for topics which patients consider of significance in such consultations. DESIGN. Qualitative observation and interview study. SETTING. General practice. Subjects. A(More)
BACKGROUND Power in doctor-patient relationships is asymmetrically distributed. The doctor holds resources the patient needs and has a mandate to promote healthy living. Power may benefit or harm the patients' health, and the doctor-patient relationship. AIM To identify aspects of power and powerlessness in GPs' narratives about lifestyle counselling. (More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the interactive process of sharing case stories in small-group activity in general practice. DESIGN Qualitative focus group study. SETTING Peer-group meetings of doctors attending specialist training or continuous medical education in general practice. PARTICIPANTS Twenty female and 30 male doctors working in general practice in(More)
BACKGROUND GPs consider individual lifestyle counselling as part of their obligation. There is a lack of knowledge about how such counselling is done. OBJECTIVE To investigate what tools GPs utilize in individual consultations concerning lifestyle change. METHODS Qualitative analysis of six focus groups with 50 GPs sharing and commenting each other's(More)
OBJECTIVE To present theory that illustrates the relevance of ethics for lifestyle counselling in patient-centred general practice, and to illustrate the theory by a qualitative study exploring how doctors may obstruct or enhance the possibilities for ethical dialogue. METHODS The theoretical part is based on theory of common morality and Habermas'(More)
BACKGROUND High quality physical education programs in high schools may facilitate adoption of sustainable healthy living among adolescents. Public health nurses often meet students who avoid taking part in physical education programs. We aimed to explore physical education teachers' and public health nurses' perceptions of high school students' attitudes(More)
BACKGROUND The Norwegian Directorate of Health recommends that Healthy Life Centres (HLCs) be established in primary health care to support behaviour change and reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases. The aim of the present study protocol is to present the rationale, design and methods of a combined pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with long-lasting and disabling medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) are common in general practice. GPs have previously described the challenges regarding management and treatment of patients with MUPS. AIM To explore GPs' experiences of the strategies perceived as helpful when seeing patients with MUPS. DESIGN AND SETTING(More)
Background The health burden related to obesity is rising among children and adolescents along with the general population worldwide. For the individual as well as the society this trend is alarming. Several factors are driving the trend, and the solution seems to be multifaceted because long-lasting treatment alternatives are lacking. This study aims to(More)
BACKGROUND In light of the high prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity, there is a need of developing effective prevention programs to address the rising prevalence and the concomitant health consequences. The main aim of the present study is to systematically develop and implement a tailored family-based intervention for improving lifestyle habits(More)