Kari Bø

Summary

Affiliation: Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Too tight to give birth? Assessment of pelvic floor muscle function in 277 nulliparous pregnant women
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, PO Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806, Oslo, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J 24:2065-70. 2013
  2. doi request reprint There is not yet strong evidence that exercise regimens other than pelvic floor muscle training can reduce stress urinary incontinence in women: a systematic review
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    J Physiother 59:159-68. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Does it work in the long term?--A systematic review on pelvic floor muscle training for female stress urinary incontinence
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Neurourol Urodyn 32:215-23. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The prevalence of urinary incontinence in pregnancy among a multi-ethnic population resident in Norway
    K Bø
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports Medicine, Oslo, Norway
    BJOG 119:1354-60. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Pelvic floor muscle training in treatment of female stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Ulleval Stadion, Oslo, Norway
    World J Urol 30:437-43. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Does a ring pessary in situ influence the pelvic floor muscle function of women with pelvic organ prolapse when tested in supine?
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Akershus University Hospital, Lorenskog, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J 23:573-7. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Vaginal palpation of pelvic floor muscle strength: inter-test reproducibility and comparison between palpation and vaginal squeeze pressure
    K Bø
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Ulleval Stadion, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 80:883-7. 2001
  8. doi request reprint Constriction of the levator hiatus during instruction of pelvic floor or transversus abdominis contraction: a 4D ultrasound study
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, PO Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:27-32. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Urinary incontinence among group fitness instructors including yoga and pilates teachers
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:370-3. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Are former female elite athletes more likely to experience urinary incontinence later in life than non-athletes?
    K Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:100-4. 2010

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. doi request reprint Too tight to give birth? Assessment of pelvic floor muscle function in 277 nulliparous pregnant women
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, PO Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806, Oslo, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J 24:2065-70. 2013
    ..We aimed to investigate whether vaginal resting pressure, pelvic floor muscle strength, or endurance at midpregnancy affect delivery outcome...
  2. doi request reprint There is not yet strong evidence that exercise regimens other than pelvic floor muscle training can reduce stress urinary incontinence in women: a systematic review
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    J Physiother 59:159-68. 2013
    ..What evidence is there for alternative exercises to specific pelvic floor muscle training for treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women?..
  3. doi request reprint Does it work in the long term?--A systematic review on pelvic floor muscle training for female stress urinary incontinence
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Neurourol Urodyn 32:215-23. 2013
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the long-term outcome of PFMT for female SUI...
  4. doi request reprint The prevalence of urinary incontinence in pregnancy among a multi-ethnic population resident in Norway
    K Bø
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports Medicine, Oslo, Norway
    BJOG 119:1354-60. 2012
    ..To investigate prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) in a multi-ethnic population of pregnant women, and to analyse for possible associations of the known risk factors for UI in such a population...
  5. doi request reprint Pelvic floor muscle training in treatment of female stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Ulleval Stadion, Oslo, Norway
    World J Urol 30:437-43. 2012
    ..The objectives of the present review was to present and discuss evidence for pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training on female stress urinary incontinence (SUI), pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and sexual dysfunction...
  6. doi request reprint Does a ring pessary in situ influence the pelvic floor muscle function of women with pelvic organ prolapse when tested in supine?
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Akershus University Hospital, Lorenskog, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J 23:573-7. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare vaginal resting pressure and maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) of the PFM measured with and without a ring pessary in situ...
  7. ncbi request reprint Vaginal palpation of pelvic floor muscle strength: inter-test reproducibility and comparison between palpation and vaginal squeeze pressure
    K Bø
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Ulleval Stadion, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 80:883-7. 2001
    ..The aim of the present study was to test inter-rater reproducibility of the modified Oxford grading system and compare results from vaginal palpation with squeeze pressure measurement...
  8. doi request reprint Constriction of the levator hiatus during instruction of pelvic floor or transversus abdominis contraction: a 4D ultrasound study
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, PO Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:27-32. 2009
    ..0%; range 6.1-49.2%). In two patients, there was an increase of the levator hiatus area during TrA contraction. Instruction of PFM contraction is more effective than TrA contraction...
  9. doi request reprint Urinary incontinence among group fitness instructors including yoga and pilates teachers
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Neurourol Urodyn 30:370-3. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of UI among female group fitness instructors, including Pilates and yoga teachers...
  10. doi request reprint Are former female elite athletes more likely to experience urinary incontinence later in life than non-athletes?
    K Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:100-4. 2010
    ..Based on this study, the prevalence of UI does not seem to be higher in former athletes than in controls. However, the results indicate that UI early in life, as reported during elite sport, is a strong predictor of UI later in life...
  11. doi request reprint Evidence for benefit of transversus abdominis training alone or in combination with pelvic floor muscle training to treat female urinary incontinence: A systematic review
    Kari Bø
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports Medicine, Oslo, Norway
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:368-73. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint Effect of antenatal pelvic floor muscle training on labor and birth
    Kari Bø
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports Medicine, Oslo, Norway
    Obstet Gynecol 113:1279-84. 2009
    ..To estimate whether women doing pelvic floor muscle training before and during pregnancy have increased risk of perineal lacerations, episiotomy, vacuum/forceps delivery, or acute cesarean delivery...
  13. doi request reprint When and how should new therapies become routine clinical practice?
    Kari Bø
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Physiotherapy 95:51-7. 2009
    ..New interventions should not be recommended, or included in teaching curricula, or taught in continuing education courses until their effectiveness has been demonstrated in high-quality randomised clinical trials...
  14. doi request reprint Is pelvic floor muscle training effective when taught in a general fitness class in pregnancy? A randomised controlled trial
    Kari Bø
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports Medicine, PO Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Physiotherapy 97:190-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of PFMT instructed in a general fitness class for pregnant women...
  15. doi request reprint Can the Paula method facilitate co-contraction of the pelvic floor muscles? A 4D ultrasound study
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, PO Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806, Oslo, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J 22:671-6. 2011
    ..The aim was to compare constriction of the levator hiatus (LH) and reduction of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) length during instruction of the Paula method (contraction of ring musculature of the mouth) and contraction of the PFM...
  16. ncbi request reprint Do elite athletes experience low back, pelvic girdle and pelvic floor complaints during and after pregnancy?
    K Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 17:480-7. 2007
    ..There were no differences in mode of delivery or birthweight between elite athletes and controls. The elite athletes had a significantly lower body mass index at 6 weeks postpartum and at present compared with the control group...
  17. ncbi request reprint Do pregnant women exercise their pelvic floor muscles?
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, P O Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rikshospitalet Radiumhospitalet Medical Center, University of Oslo, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:733-6. 2007
    ..It is concluded that relatively few women perform regular PFMT during pregnancy. In conclusion, only 17% of pregnant Norwegian women reported performing PFMT during pregnancy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of stress and urge urinary incontinence in elite athletes and controls
    K Bø
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 33:1797-802. 2001
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  19. ncbi request reprint Transabdominal ultrasound measurement of pelvic floor muscle activity when activated directly or via a transversus abdominis muscle contraction
    Kari Bø
    The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Ulleval Stadion, Oslo, Norway
    Neurourol Urodyn 22:582-8. 2003
    ..The purpose of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of instruction to contract the pelvic floor muscles (PFM), the transversus abdominis (TrA), and the TrA + PFM visualized as displacement of the pelvic floor by ultrasound...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pelvic floor muscle strength and response to pelvic floor muscle training for stress urinary incontinence
    Kari Bø
    The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Ulleval Stadion, Oslo, Norway
    Neurourol Urodyn 22:654-8. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare muscle strength increase and maximal strength in responders and non-responders to pelvic floor muscle training...
  21. ncbi request reprint Is there any difference in measurement of pelvic floor muscle strength in supine and standing position?
    Kari Bø
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 82:1120-4. 2003
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether there is a significant and clinical difference in pelvic floor muscle strength measurement in supine and standing position...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pelvic floor muscle training is effective in treatment of female stress urinary incontinence, but how does it work?
    Kari Bø
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, PB 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806, Oslo, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 15:76-84. 2004
    ..To date there are RCTs and basic anatomy studies to support the first two concepts only...
  23. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, exercise and sport
    Kari Bø
    The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Oslo
    Sports Med 34:451-64. 2004
    ..There is a need for more basic research on pelvic floor muscle function during physical activity and the effect of pelvic floor muscle training in female elite athletes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Does the size of the vaginal probe affect measurement of pelvic floor muscle strength?
    Kari Bø
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, PO Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 84:129-33. 2005
    ..The aim of the present investigation was to assess whether the size of two commonly used vaginal probes influences measurement of PFM strength...
  25. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of female pelvic-floor muscle function and strength
    Kari Bø
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, PO Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Phys Ther 85:269-82. 2005
    ..Imaging techniques may become important clinical tools in future physical therapist practice and research to measure both pathophysiology and impairment of PFM dysfunction...
  26. ncbi request reprint Lower urinary tract symptoms and pelvic floor muscle exercise adherence after 15 years
    Kari Bø
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Department of Sport Medicine, Oslo, Norway
    Obstet Gynecol 105:999-1005. 2005
    ..However, data on long-term efficacy and adherence are sparse. Our aims were to assess current lower urinary tract symptoms and exercise adherence 15 years after ending organized training...
  27. ncbi request reprint Can pelvic floor muscle training prevent and treat pelvic organ prolapse?
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, A Specialized University, Ulleval Stadion, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 85:263-8. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study is to review the literature on the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) to prevent and treat POP, and the possible theories and mechanisms on how PFMT could prevent or reverse prolapse...
  28. doi request reprint Can pelvic floor muscle training reverse pelvic organ prolapse and reduce prolapse symptoms? An assessor-blinded, randomized, controlled trial
    Ingeborg Hoff Braekken
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:170.e1-7. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training in reversing pelvic organ prolapse and alleviating symptoms...
  29. doi request reprint Continence and pelvic floor status in nulliparous women at midterm pregnancy
    Gunvor Hilde
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, PO Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J 23:1257-63. 2012
    ..It was hypothesized that continent women had higher PFM strength and endurance than women with UI...
  30. doi request reprint Impact of childbirth and mode of delivery on vaginal resting pressure and on pelvic floor muscle strength and endurance
    Gunvor Hilde
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:50.e1-7. 2013
    ..We sought to study impact of delivery mode on vaginal resting pressure (VRP) and on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength and endurance, and whether these measurements differed in women with and without urinary incontinence...
  31. doi request reprint Postpartum pelvic floor muscle training and urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial
    Gunvor Hilde
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, and the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Obstet Gynecol 122:1231-8. 2013
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Why do pregnant women stop exercising in the third trimester?
    Lene A H Haakstad
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:1267-75. 2009
    ..However, a high percentage of pregnant women are sedentary, and there is an increasing decline of physical activity and exercise, especially in the third trimester...
  33. doi request reprint Do pregnant women follow exercise guidelines? Prevalence data among 3482 women, and prediction of low-back pain, pelvic girdle pain and depression
    Kristin Gjestland
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway
    Br J Sports Med 47:515-20. 2013
    ..We describe exercise level in mid-pregnancy, associated sociodemographic variables, and investigate the association between exercise in mid-pregnancy and subsequent low-back pain, pelvic girdle pain and depression at 32 weeks of pregnancy...
  34. doi request reprint Morphological changes after pelvic floor muscle training measured by 3-dimensional ultrasonography: a randomized controlled trial
    Ingeborg Hoff Braekken
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Obstet Gynecol 115:317-24. 2010
    ..To investigate morphological and functional changes after pelvic floor muscle training in women with pelvic organ prolapse...
  35. ncbi request reprint Intensive group training versus cognitive intervention in sub-acute low back pain: short-term results of a single-blind randomized controlled trial
    Kjersti Storheim
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Oslo, Norway
    J Rehabil Med 35:132-40. 2003
    ..To evaluate the short-term effect of physical exercise and a cognitive intervention in low back pain...
  36. doi request reprint Test-retest reliability of pelvic floor muscle contraction measured by 4D ultrasound
    Ingeborg Hoff Braekken
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Neurourol Urodyn 28:68-73. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate test-retest measurements of functional aspects of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) contraction using four dimensional (4D) ultrasound...
  37. doi request reprint Birth complications, overweight, and physical inactivity
    Nanna Voldner
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:550-5. 2009
    ..Maternal lifestyle factors are potential predictors of pregnancy complications. We examined relations between modifiable factors and delivery complications...
  38. ncbi request reprint Test-retest and intra-observer repeatability of two-, three- and four-dimensional perineal ultrasound of pelvic floor muscle anatomy and function
    Ingeborg Hoff Braekken
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, P O Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:227-35. 2008
    ..56, 0.59 and 0.51, respectively. Perineal ultrasound is a reliable method for measuring most of the tested parameters of morphology and function of the PFMs...
  39. doi request reprint Association between regular exercise and excessive newborn birth weight
    Katrine Mari Owe
    Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Obstet Gynecol 114:770-6. 2009
    ..To estimate the association between regular exercise before and during pregnancy and excessive newborn birth weight...
  40. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic evaluation of pelvic organ support during pregnancy
    Jette Stær-Jensen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway
    Obstet Gynecol 122:329-36. 2013
    ..To investigate whether pregnancy affects levator hiatus dimensions and the position and mobility of the bladder neck and the levator ani muscle in nulliparous pregnant women...
  41. doi request reprint Effect of aerobic dance on cardiorespiratory fitness in pregnant women: a randomised controlled trial
    Silje Halvorsen
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, P O Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Physiotherapy 99:42-8. 2013
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of aerobic dance on cardiorespiratory fitness in pregnant women...
  42. doi request reprint Exercise during pregnancy and the gestational age distribution: a cohort study
    Katrine Mari Owe
    Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:1067-74. 2012
    ..The study's purpose was to examine the associations between exercise performed at different time points during pregnancy and gestational age (GA) in a population-based cohort study...
  43. ncbi request reprint Predictors of return to work in patients sick listed for sub-acute low back pain: a 12-month follow-up study
    Kjersti Storheim
    Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, PB 4014 Ullevål Station, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    J Rehabil Med 37:365-71. 2005
    ..To investigate whether personal and work-related factors, physical performance and back-specific questionnaires predict return to work. A prospective study identifying prognostic factors for return to work...
  44. ncbi request reprint The effect of comprehensive group training on cross-sectional area, density, and strength of paraspinal muscles in patients sick-listed for subacute low back pain
    Kjersti Storheim
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, and dagger National Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    J Spinal Disord Tech 16:271-9. 2003
    ..Back extension strength increased in patients in the exercise group, but the improvement was not significant compared with control group patients. In conclusion, there was a tendency for reversal of muscle atrophy after exercise...
  45. doi request reprint Levator hiatus dimensions and pelvic floor function in women with and without major defects of the pubovisceral muscle
    Memona Majida
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Akershus University Hospital, Post Box 24, 1478, Lørenskog, Norway
    Int Urogynecol J 23:707-14. 2012
    ..The aim of present study was to compare pelvic floor morphology and function in women with and without major defects of the pubovisceral muscle...
  46. ncbi request reprint Which women do pelvic floor muscle exercises six months' postpartum?
    Kari Bø
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:49.e1-5. 2007
    ..This study was undertaken to estimate the association between pelvic floor muscle training and demographic and health related factors that may influence pelvic floor muscle training postpartum...
  47. doi request reprint Effect of regular exercise on prevention of excessive weight gain in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial
    Lene A H Haakstad
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports Medicine, Ulleval Stadion, Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 16:116-25. 2011
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Physical activity level and weight gain in a cohort of pregnant Norwegian women
    Lene A H Haakstad
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Ulleval Stadion, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rikshospitalet Radiumhospitalet Medical Center, University of Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:559-64. 2007
    ..It is generally recommended that healthy, pregnant women should engage in moderate exercise on most days of the week. However, there is scant knowledge about the overall physical activity and exercise levels among pregnant women...
  49. doi request reprint Pelvic floor muscle injuries 6 weeks post partum-an intra- and inter-rater study
    Jette Staer-Jensen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway
    Neurourol Urodyn 32:993-7. 2013
    ....
  50. pmc Stages of change model for participation in physical activity during pregnancy
    Lene Annette Hagen Haakstad
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, P O Box 4014, Ulleval Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    J Pregnancy 2013:193170. 2013
    ..Hence, the aims of the present study were (1) to assess readiness to become or stay physically active according to the TTM and (2) to compare background and health variables across the TTM...
  51. pmc Exercise in pregnant women and birth weight: a randomized controlled trial
    Lene A H Haakstad
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports Medicine, Ullevål Stadion 0806 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:66. 2011
    ..Hence, the purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a supervised exercise-program on birth weight, gestational age at delivery and Apgar-score...
  52. doi request reprint Are pelvic floor muscle thickness and size of levator hiatus associated with pelvic floor muscle strength, endurance and vaginal resting pressure in women with pelvic organ prolapse stages I-III? A cross sectional 3D ultrasound study
    Ingeborg Hoff Braekken
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    Neurourol Urodyn 33:115-20. 2014
    ..To investigate if pelvic floor muscle (PFM) thickness and area of levator hiatus (LH) are associated with manometry measured PFM function in 109 women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) stages I-III...
  53. doi request reprint Self-reporting compared to motion monitor in the measurement of physical activity during pregnancy
    Lene A H Haakstad
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Ulleval Stadion, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:749-56. 2010
    ..Most pregnancy-studies have relied on retrospective, cross-sectional surveys to measure physical activity level. Questionnaires are cost-effective, but validity of the data may be questionable...
  54. ncbi request reprint Intra-tester reproducibility of pressure biofeedback in measurement of transversus abdominis function
    Kjersti Storheim
    Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Oslo, Norway
    Physiother Res Int 7:239-49. 2002
    ..The pressure biofeedback unit (PBU) is a device designed to teach and measure transversus abdominis muscle function. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate intra-tester reproducibility of the PBU...
  55. doi request reprint Fit women are not able to use the whole aerobic capacity during aerobic dance
    Elisabeth Edvardsen
    Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    J Strength Cond Res 25:3479-85. 2011
    ..For well endurance-trained women, this may result in a lower total workload at maximal intensities. Aerobic dance may therefore not be as suitable as running during maximal intensities in well-trained females...