Pillar III

  • Feasibility and pilot trials, trials, cohort studies
  • Effectiveness
  • Cost effectiveness

Objective: to develop and evaluate clinical care, work and health education interventions and to implement interventions based on existing knowledge and new knowledge from pillar 1 and 2

Leader: Britt Elin Øiestad



Øiestad BE, Hilde G, Tveter AT, Peat GG, Thomas MJ, Dunn KM, Grotle M. Risk factors for episodes of back pain in emerging adults. A systematic review. Eur J Pain. 2020 Jan;24(1):19-38. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1474. Epub 2019 Sep 3. PMID: 31433541. Link to full text

Jahre, H., Grotle, M., Smedbråten, K. et al. Risk factors for non-specific neck pain in young adults. A systematic review. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 21, 366 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03379-y. Link to full text

Jahre H, Grotle M, Småstuen M, Guddal MH, Smedbråten K, Richardsen KR, Stensland S, Storheim K, Øiestad BE. Risk factors and risk profiles for neck pain in young adults: Prospective analyses from adolescence to young adulthood-The North-Trøndelag Health Study. PLoS One. 2021 Aug 12;16(8):e0256006. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256006. PMID: 34383846; PMCID: PMC8360564. Link to full text

Jahre H, Grotle M, Smedbråten K, Richardsen KR, Bakken A, Øiestad BE. Neck and shoulder pain in adolescents seldom occur alone: Results from the Norwegian Ungdata Survey. Eur J Pain. 2021 Sep;25(8):1751-1759. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1785. Epub 2021 May 11. PMID: 33909331. Link to full text

Jahre, H., Grotle, M., Smedbråten, K. et al. Low social acceptance among peers increases the risk of persistent musculoskeletal pain in adolescents. Prospective data from the Fit Futures Study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 23, 44 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-022-04995-6. Link to full text

Løchting I, Hagen R, Monsen CK, Grotle M, Storheim K, Aanesen F, Øiestad BE, Eik H, Bagøien G. Fidelity of a Motivational Interviewing Intervention for Improving Return to Work for People with Musculoskeletal Disorders. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Sep 30;18(19):10324. doi: 10.3390/ijerph181910324. PMID: 34639624; PMCID: PMC8507704. Link to full text

Aanesen F, Øiestad BE, Grotle M, Løchting I, Solli R, Sowden G, Wynne-Jones G, Storheim K, Eik H. Implementing a Stratified Vocational Advice Intervention for People on Sick Leave with Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Multimethod Process Evaluation. J Occup Rehabil. 2021 Oct 4:1–13. doi: 10.1007/s10926-021-10007-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34606049; PMCID: PMC8489360. Link to full text

Øiestad BE, Aanesen F, Løchting I, Storheim K, Tingulstad A, Rysstad TL, Småstuen MC, Tveter AT, Sowden G, Wynne-Jones G, Fors EA, van Tulder M, Berg RC, Foster NE, Grotle M. Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of adding motivational interviewing or stratified vocational advice intervention to usual case management on return to work for people with musculoskeletal disorders. The MI-NAV study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 Jul 28;21(1):496. doi: 10.1186/s12891-020-03475-z. PMID: 32723318; PMCID: PMC7385885. Link to full text

Tveter AT, Øiestad BE, Rysstad TL, Aanesen F, Tingulstad A, Småstuen MC, Grotle M. Risk assessment for prolonged sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders: protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 May 25;21(1):326. doi: 10.1186/s12891-020-03354-7. PMID: 32450820; PMCID: PMC7249352. Link to full text

Aanesen F, Berg R, Løchting I, Tingulstad A, Eik H, Storheim K, Grotle M, Øiestad BE. Motivational Interviewing and Return to Work for People with Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Mapping Review. J Occup Rehabil. 2021 Mar;31(1):63-71. doi: 10.1007/s10926-020-09892-0. PMID: 32356223; PMCID: PMC7954732. Link to full text