Pia Christensen

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There has so far only been little research attention given to how families actively engage in promoting their health in everyday life. In this paper a theoretical framework is proposed for studies of the 'health-promoting family' with particular focus on children's health and well-being. This paper sets out a conceptual model for understanding how the(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate in a prospective, randomized clinical trial (RCT), symptom response among obese knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients following a feasible, intensive weight-loss program for 16 weeks. METHODS Eligible patients were obese [body mass index (BMI)>30 kg/m(2)]; >50 years old, with primary knee OA. Participants were randomized to either a(More)
OBJECTIVE Obese patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) are encouraged to lose weight to obtain symptomatic relief. Risk of vascular events is higher in people with OA compared to people without arthritis. Our aim in this randomized trial was to compare changes in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk-factors, nutritional health, and body composition after(More)
INTRODUCTION The impedance vector produced by an alternating current in the bioimpedance analysis can be seen as a standardised test of cellular mass and function since reactance is believed to reflect the mass and integrity of cell membranes. This study investigated the association between resistance and reactance normalised for height (R/H and Xc/H), and(More)
OBJECTIVE With an increasing prevalence of older and obese citizens, the problems of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) will escalate. Weight loss is recommended for obese KOA patients and in a majority of cases this leads to symptomatic relief. We hypothesized that pre-treatment structural status of the knee joint, assessed by radiographs, 1.5 T magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:Obese subjects are commonly deficient in several micronutrients. Weight loss, although beneficial, may also lead to adverse changes in micronutrient status and body composition. The objective of the study is to assess changes in micronutrient status and body composition in obese individuals after a dietary weight loss(More)
Transanal irrigation is increasingly used against chronic constipation and fecal incontinence in selected patients. The aims were to estimate the incidence of irrigation-related bowel perforation in patients using the Peristeen Anal Irrigation® system, and to explore patient- and procedure-related factors associated with perforation. External independent(More)
UNLABELLED There is no consensus on whether 'very low-energy diets' (VLED; <800 kcal d(-1) ) cause greater weight loss in obese individuals than 'low-energy diets' (LED; 800-1200 kcal d(-1) ). The objective was to determine whether a very low-energy formula diet would cause greater weight loss than a formula 810 kcal d(-1) LED in older sedentary(More)
Type-2 diabetes (T2D) is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases worldwide. The PREVIEW project has been initiated to find the most effective lifestyle (diet and physical activity) for the prevention of T2D, in overweight and obese participants with increased risk for T2D. The study is a three-year multi-centre, 2 × 2 factorial, randomised controlled(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of a shared care programme (SCP), defined as a scheme based on shared responsibility, enhanced information exchange, continues medical education and explicit clinical guidelines, between general practitioners (GPs) and a hospital outpatient clinic (HOC), on oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT). DESIGN The study was a 2-year(More)