Øyvind Rø

  • Research Director/Psychiatrist/Professor UiO
  • +47 23 01 62 30

Øyvind Rø, MD, PhD is the research director at Regional Department for Eating Disorders (RASP) and Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Oslo University. He has been working in the field of eating disorder for more than 20 years and have extensive clinical, administrative and research experience in eating disorders. In addition to his position as a research director at RASP, he works as a clinician at the department. Dr. Rø has organized numerous workshops and hosted a number of educational programs for eating disorders. He is the coordinator of the National Eating Disorder Network in Norway, and head of the steering group of the National Quality register for Eating Disorders in Norway (NORSPIS). His primary research interests include the assessment, outcome and treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Rø has co-authored more than 80 scientific publications, and has supervised 8 PhD students.

 

Publications 2019

Halvorsen I, Rø Ø (2019)
User satisfaction with family-based inpatient treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: retrospective views of patients and parents
J Eat Disord, 7, 12
DOI 10.1186/s40337-019-0242-6, PubMed 31069078

Lie SØ, Rø Ø, Bang L (2019)
Is bullying and teasing associated with eating disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Int J Eat Disord, 52 (5), 497-514
DOI 10.1002/eat.23035, PubMed 30706957

Lloyd EC, Øverås M, Rø Ø, Verplanken B, Haase AM (2019)
Predicting the restrictive eating, exercise, and weight monitoring compulsions of anorexia nervosa
Eat Weight Disord (in press)
DOI 10.1007/s40519-019-00674-z, PubMed 30900140

Wisting L, Rø A, Skrivarhaug T, Dahl-Jørgensen K, Rø Ø (2019)
Disturbed eating, illness perceptions, and coping among adults with type 1 diabetes on intensified insulin treatment, and their associations with metabolic control
J Health Psychol, 1359105319840688 (in press)
DOI 10.1177/1359105319840688, PubMed 30939939

Wisting L, Wonderlich J, Skrivarhaug T, Dahl-Jørgensen K, Rø Ø (2019)
Psychometric properties and factor structure of the diabetes eating problem survey - revised (DEPS-R) among adult males and females with type 1 diabetes
J Eat Disord, 7, 2
DOI 10.1186/s40337-018-0232-0, PubMed 30675355

Publications 2018

Danielsen M, Bjørnelv S, Bratberg GH, Rø Ø (2018)
Validation of the exercise and eating disorder questionnaire in males with and without eating disorders
Int J Eat Disord, 51 (5), 429-438
DOI 10.1002/eat.22855, PubMed 29537659

Danielsen M, Rø Ø, Bjørnelv S (2018)
How to integrate physical activity and exercise approaches into inpatient treatment for eating disorders: fifteen years of clinical experience and research
J Eat Disord, 6, 34
DOI 10.1186/s40337-018-0203-5, PubMed 30258631

Frostad S, Danielsen YS, Rekkedal GÅ, Jevne C, Dalle Grave R, Rø Ø, Kessler U (2018)
Implementation of enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT-E) for adults with anorexia nervosa in an outpatient eating-disorder unit at a public hospital
J Eat Disord, 6, 12
DOI 10.1186/s40337-018-0198-y, PubMed 29854400

Hole K, Heiberg PL, Gjestad C, Mehus LL, Rø Ø, Molden E (2018)
Elevated 4β-hydroxycholesterol/cholesterol ratio in anorexia nervosa patients
Pharmacol Res Perspect, 6 (5), e00430
DOI 10.1002/prp2.430, PubMed 30214813

Myrvang AD, Vangberg TR, Stedal K, Rø Ø, Endestad T, Rosenvinge JH, Aslaksen PM (2018)
Hippocampal subfields in adolescent anorexia nervosa
Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging, 282, 24-30
DOI 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2018.10.007, PubMed 30384147

Reas DL, Rø Ø (2018)
Time trends in healthcare-detected incidence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in the Norwegian National Patient Register (2010-2016)
Int J Eat Disord, 51 (10), 1144-1152
DOI 10.1002/eat.22949, PubMed 30265747

Wisting L, Skrivarhaug T, Dahl-Jørgensen K, Rø Ø (2018)
Prevalence of disturbed eating behavior and associated symptoms of anxiety and depression among adult males and females with type 1 diabetes
J Eat Disord, 6, 28
DOI 10.1186/s40337-018-0209-z, PubMed 30214804

Publications 2017

Bang L, Rø Ø, Endestad T (2017)
Normal white matter microstructure in women long-term recovered from anorexia nervosa: A diffusion tensor imaging study
Int J Eat Disord, 51 (1), 46-52
DOI 10.1002/eat.22802, PubMed 29120488

Bang L, Treasure J, Rø Ø, Joos A (2017)
Advancing our understanding of the neurobiology of anorexia nervosa: translation into treatment
J Eat Disord, 5, 38
DOI 10.1186/s40337-017-0169-8, PubMed 29214022

Dahlgren CL, Stedal K, Rø Ø (2017)
Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and Clinical Impairment Assessment (CIA): clinical norms and functional impairment in male and female adults with eating disorders
Nord J Psychiatry, 71 (4), 256-261
DOI 10.1080/08039488.2016.1271452, PubMed 28084126

Hage TW, Rø Ø, Moen A (2017)
"Do you see what I mean?" staff collaboration in eating disorder units during mealtimes
BMC Nurs, 16, 40
DOI 10.1186/s12912-017-0233-3, PubMed 28736503

Halvorsen I, Reas DL, Nilsen JV, Rø Ø (2017)
Naturalistic Outcome of Family-Based Inpatient Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 26 (2), 141-145
DOI 10.1002/erv.2572, PubMed 29218761

Lindvall Dahlgren C, Wisting L, Rø Ø (2017)
Feeding and eating disorders in the DSM-5 era: a systematic review of prevalence rates in non-clinical male and female samples
J Eat Disord, 5, 56
DOI 10.1186/s40337-017-0186-7, PubMed 29299311

Reas DL, Rø Ø (2017)
Less symptomatic, but equally impaired: Clinical impairment in restricting versus binge-eating/purging subtype of anorexia nervosa
Eat Behav, 28, 32-37
DOI 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2017.12.004, PubMed 29310054

Reas DL, Rø Ø (2017)
Investigating the DSM-5 severity specifiers based on thinness for adults with anorexia nervosa
Int J Eat Disord, 50 (8), 990-994
DOI 10.1002/eat.22729, PubMed 28593630

Ro O (2017)
ANOREXICS
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 137 (21), 1727

Rø Ø (2017)
Innsyn i et spiseforstyrret helvete
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 137 (21)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0689, PubMed 29135189

Wisting L, Reas DL, Bang L, Skrivarhaug T, Dahl-Jørgensen K, Rø Ø (2017)
Eating patterns in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Associations with metabolic control, insulin omission, and eating disorder pathology
Appetite, 114, 226-231
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.035, PubMed 28351671

Øverås M, Kapstad H, Brunborg C, Landrø NI, Rø Ø (2017)
Is overestimation of body size associated with neuropsychological weaknesses in anorexia nervosa?
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 25 (2), 129-134
DOI 10.1002/erv.2500, PubMed 28217881

Publications 2016

Bang L, Rø Ø, Endestad T (2016)
Normal gray matter volumes in women recovered from anorexia nervosa: a voxel-based morphometry study
BMC Psychiatry, 16, 144
DOI 10.1186/s12888-016-0856-z, PubMed 27177782

Bang L, Rø Ø, Endestad T (2016)
Threat-Detection and Attentional Bias to Threat in Women Recovered from Anorexia Nervosa: Neural Alterations in Extrastriate and Medial Prefrontal Cortices
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 25 (2), 80-88
DOI 10.1002/erv.2494, PubMed 27917578

Danielsen M, Rø Ø, Romild U, Bjørnelv S (2016)
Impact of female adult eating disorder inpatients' attitudes to compulsive exercise on outcome at discharge and follow-up
J Eat Disord, 4, 7
DOI 10.1186/s40337-016-0096-0, PubMed 26966516

Fuglset TS, Endestad T, Hilland E, Bang L, Tamnes CK, Landrø NI, Rø Ø (2016)
Brain volumes and regional cortical thickness in young females with anorexia nervosa
BMC Psychiatry, 16 (1), 404
DOI 10.1186/s12888-016-1126-9, PubMed 27852296

Fuglset TS, Landrø NI, Reas DL, Rø Ø (2016)
Functional brain alterations in anorexia nervosa: a scoping review
J Eat Disord, 4, 32
DOI 10.1186/s40337-016-0118-y, PubMed 27933159

Hage TW, Rø Ø, Moen A (2016)
To bend or not to bend? Rule adherence among staff at an eating disorder unit
Eat Disord, 25 (2), 134-150
DOI 10.1080/10640266.2016.1260361, PubMed 27935432

Morseth MS, Hanvold SE, Rø Ø, Risstad H, Mala T, Benth JŠ, Engström M, Olbers T, Henjum S (2016)
Self-Reported Eating Disorder Symptoms Before and After Gastric Bypass and Duodenal Switch for Super Obesity--a 5-Year Follow-Up Study
Obes Surg, 26 (3), 588-94
DOI 10.1007/s11695-015-1790-8, PubMed 26173850

Reas DL, Pedersen G, Rø Ø (2016)
Impulsivity-related traits distinguish women with co-occurring bulimia nervosa in a psychiatric sample
Int J Eat Disord, 49 (12), 1093-1096
DOI 10.1002/eat.22606, PubMed 27567004

Reas DL, Stedal K, Lindvall Dahlgren C, Rø Ø (2016)
Impairment due to eating disorder pathology: Identifying the cut-off score on the Clinical Impairment Assessment in a clinical and community sample
Int J Eat Disord, 49 (6), 635-8
DOI 10.1002/eat.22517, PubMed 26968998

Wisting L, Bang L, Skrivarhaug T, Dahl-Jørgensen K, Rø Ø (2016)
Psychological barriers to optimal insulin therapy: more concerns in adolescent females than males
BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care, 4 (1), e000203
DOI 10.1136/bmjdrc-2016-000203, PubMed 27403325

Publications 2015

Bang L, Rø Ø, Endestad T (2015)
Amygdala alterations during an emotional conflict task in women recovered from anorexia nervosa
Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging, 248, 126-33
DOI 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2015.12.008, PubMed 26778366

Danielsen M, Bjørnelv S, Rø Ø (2015)
Validation of the exercise and eating disorders questionnaire
Int J Eat Disord, 48 (7), 983-93
DOI 10.1002/eat.22393, PubMed 25639668

Hage TW, Rø Ø, Moen A (2015)
"Time's up" - staff's management of mealtimes on inpatient eating disorder units
J Eat Disord, 3, 13
DOI 10.1186/s40337-015-0052-4, PubMed 25861449

Kapstad H, Nelson M, Øverås M, Rø Ø (2015)
Validation of the Norwegian short version of the Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ-14)
Nord J Psychiatry, 69 (7), 509-14
DOI 10.3109/08039488.2015.1009486, PubMed 25698304

Rø Ø, Reas DL, Stedal K (2015)
Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) in Norwegian Adults: Discrimination between Female Controls and Eating Disorder Patients
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 23 (5), 408-12
DOI 10.1002/erv.2372, PubMed 26094887

Wisting L, Bang L, Natvig H, Skrivarhaug T, Dahl-Jørgensen K, Lask B, Rø Ø (2015)
Metabolic Control and Illness Perceptions in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
J Diabetes Res, 2016, 3486094
DOI 10.1155/2016/3486094, PubMed 26682231

Wisting L, Bang L, Skrivarhaug T, Dahl-Jørgensen K, Rø Ø (2015)
Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes--The Impact of Gender, Age, and Health-Related Functioning on Eating Disorder Psychopathology
PLoS One, 10 (11), e0141386
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0141386, PubMed 26529593

Publications 2014

Fuglset TS, Endestad T, Landrø NI, Rø Ø (2014)
Brain structure alterations associated with weight changes in young females with anorexia nervosa: a case series
Neurocase, 21 (2), 169-77
DOI 10.1080/13554794.2013.878728, PubMed 24460514

Lindvall Dahlgren C, Rø O (2014)
A systematic review of cognitive remediation therapy for anorexia nervosa - development, current state and implications for future research and clinical practice
J Eat Disord, 2 (1), 26
DOI 10.1186/s40337-014-0026-y, PubMed 25254110

Reas DL, Pedersen G, Karterud S, Rø Ø (2014)
Self-harm and suicidal behavior in borderline personality disorder with and without bulimia nervosa
J Consult Clin Psychol, 83 (3), 643-8
DOI 10.1037/ccp0000014, PubMed 25495360

Reas DL, Zipfel S, Rø Ø (2014)
Is it an eating disorder or achalasia or both? A literature review and diagnostic challenges
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 22 (5), 321-30
DOI 10.1002/erv.2307, PubMed 25053457

Publications 2013

Dahlgren CL, Lask B, Landrø NI, Rø Ø (2013)
Developing and evaluating cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: a feasibility study
Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry, 19 (3), 476-87
DOI 10.1177/1359104513489980, PubMed 23761592

Dahlgren CL, Lask B, Landrø NI, Rø Ø (2013)
Neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with anorexia nervosa before and after cognitive remediation therapy: a feasibility trial
Int J Eat Disord, 46 (6), 576-81
DOI 10.1002/eat.22155, PubMed 23828636

Dahlgren CL, Lask B, Landrø NI, Rø Ø (2013)
Patient and parental self-reports of executive functioning in a sample of young female adolescents with anorexia nervosa before and after cognitive remediation therapy
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 22 (1), 45-52
DOI 10.1002/erv.2265, PubMed 24129969

Friborg O, Reas DL, Rosenvinge JH, Rø Ø (2013)
Core pathology of eating disorders as measured by the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q): the predictive role of a nested general (g) and primary factors
Int J Methods Psychiatr Res, 22 (3), 195-203
DOI 10.1002/mpr.1389, PubMed 24038315

Reas DL, Rø Ø, Karterud S, Hummelen B, Pedersen G (2013)
Eating disorders in a large clinical sample of men and women with personality disorders
Int J Eat Disord, 46 (8), 801-9
DOI 10.1002/eat.22176, PubMed 23983043

Wisting L, Frøisland DH, Skrivarhaug T, Dahl-Jørgensen K, Rø O (2013)
Psychometric properties, norms, and factor structure of the diabetes eating problem survey-revised in a large sample of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes
Diabetes Care, 36 (8), 2198-202
DOI 10.2337/dc12-2282, PubMed 23536586

Wisting L, Frøisland DH, Skrivarhaug T, Dahl-Jørgensen K, Rø O (2013)
Disturbed eating behavior and omission of insulin in adolescents receiving intensified insulin treatment: a nationwide population-based study
Diabetes Care, 36 (11), 3382-7
DOI 10.2337/dc13-0431, PubMed 23963896

Publications 2012

Danielsen M, Bratberg GH, Rø Ø (2012)
A pilot study of a new assessment of physical activity in eating disorder patients
Eat Weight Disord, 17 (1), e70-7
DOI 10.1007/BF03325332, PubMed 22751276

Danielsen M, Rø Ø (2012)
Changes in body image during inpatient treatment for eating disorders predict outcome
Eat Disord, 20 (4), 261-75
DOI 10.1080/10640266.2012.689205, PubMed 22703568

Halvorsen I, Rø Ø, Heyerdahl S (2012)
Nine-year follow-up of girls with anorexia nervosa and their siblings: retrospective perceptions of parental bonding and the influence of illness on their everyday life
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 21 (1), 20-7
DOI 10.1002/erv.2191, PubMed 22786711

Reas DL, Øverås M, Rø O (2012)
Norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) among high school and university men
Eat Disord, 20 (5), 437-43
DOI 10.1080/10640266.2012.715523, PubMed 22985240

Rø Ø, Bang L, Reas DL, Rosenvinge JH (2012)
The impact of age and BMI on impairment due to disordered eating in a large female community sample
Eat Behav, 13 (4), 342-6
DOI 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2012.05.010, PubMed 23121785

Rø Ø, Reas DL, Rosenvinge J (2012)
The impact of age and BMI on Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) scores in a community sample
Eat Behav, 13 (2), 158-61
DOI 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2011.12.001, PubMed 22365803

Publications 2011

Bratland-Sanda S, Martinsen EW, Rosenvinge JH, Rø O, Hoffart A, Sundgot-Borgen J (2011)
Exercise dependence score in patients with longstanding eating disorders and controls: the importance of affect regulation and physical activity intensity
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 19 (3), 249-55
DOI 10.1002/erv.971, PubMed 21584917

Publications 2010

Bratland-Sanda S, Sundgot-Borgen J, Rosenvinge JH, Rø Ø, Hoffart A, Martinsen EW (2010)
Physical fitness, bone mineral density and associations with physical activity in females with longstanding eating disorders and non-clinical controls
J Sports Med Phys Fitness, 50 (3), 303-10
PubMed 20842091

Bratland-Sanda S, Sundgot-Borgen J, Rø O, Rosenvinge JH, Hoffart A, Martinsen EW (2010)
"I'm not physically active - I only go for walks": physical activity in patients with longstanding eating disorders
Int J Eat Disord, 43 (1), 88-92
DOI 10.1002/eat.20753, PubMed 19728373

Bratland-Sanda S, Sundgot-Borgen J, Rø Ø, Rosenvinge JH, Hoffart A, Martinsen EW (2010)
Physical activity and exercise dependence during inpatient treatment of longstanding eating disorders: an exploratory study of excessive and non-excessive exercisers
Int J Eat Disord, 43 (3), 266-73
DOI 10.1002/eat.20769, PubMed 19839057

Hoffart A, Lysebo H, Sommerfeldt B, Rø O (2010)
Change processes in residential cognitive therapy for bulimia nervosa
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 18 (5), 367-75
DOI 10.1002/erv.980, PubMed 20564303

Reas DL, Rø O, Kapstad H, Lask B (2010)
Psychometric properties of the clinical impairment assessment: norms for young adult women
Int J Eat Disord, 43 (1), 72-6
DOI 10.1002/eat.20653, PubMed 19260038

Rø O, Reas DL, Lask B (2010)
Norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire among female university students in Norway
Nord J Psychiatry, 64 (6), 428-32
DOI 10.3109/08039481003797235, PubMed 20429744

Vrabel KR, Hoffart A, Rø O, Martinsen EW, Rosenvinge JH (2010)
Co-occurrence of avoidant personality disorder and child sexual abuse predicts poor outcome in long-standing eating disorder
J Abnorm Psychol, 119 (3), 623-9
DOI 10.1037/a0019857, PubMed 20677852

Vrabel KR, Rø O, Martinsen EW, Hoffart A, Rosenvinge JH (2010)
Five-year prospective study of personality disorders in adults with longstanding eating disorders
Int J Eat Disord, 43 (1), 22-8
DOI 10.1002/eat.20662, PubMed 19247987

Publications 2009

Bratland-Sanda S, Rosenvinge JH, Vrabel KA, Norring C, Sundgot-Borgen J, Rø Ø, Martinsen EW (2009)
Physical activity in treatment units for eating disorders: clinical practice and attitudes
Eat Weight Disord, 14 (2-3), e106-12
DOI 10.1007/BF03327807, PubMed 19934623

Publications 2008

Vrabel KR, Rosenvinge JH, Hoffart A, Martinsen EW, Rø O (2008)
The course of illness following inpatient treatment of adults with longstanding eating disorders: a 5-year follow-up
Int J Eat Disord, 41 (3), 224-32
DOI 10.1002/eat.20485, PubMed 18176949

Publications 2005

Ro O, Martinsen EW, Hoffart A, Sexton H, Rosenvinge JH (2005)
Adults with chronic eating disorders. Two-year follow-up after inpatient treatment
Eur. Eat. Disord. Rev., 13 (4), 255-263

Rø O, Martinsen EW, Hoffart A, Rosenvinge J (2005)
Two-year prospective study of personality disorders in adults with longstanding eating disorders
Int J Eat Disord, 37 (2), 112-8
DOI 10.1002/eat.20083, PubMed 15732071

Rø Ø, Martinsen EW, Hoffart A, Sexton H, Rosenvinge JH (2005)
The interaction of personality disorders and eating disorders: a two-year prospective study of patients with longstanding eating disorders
Int J Eat Disord, 38 (2), 106-11
DOI 10.1002/eat.20166, PubMed 16134108

Publications 2004

Gude T, Hoffart A, Hedley L, Rø Ø (2004)
The dimensionality of dependent personality disorder
J Pers Disord, 18 (6), 604-10
DOI 10.1521/pedi.18.6.604.54793, PubMed 15615670

Rø O, Martinsen EW, Hoffart A, Rosenvinge JH (2004)
Short-term follow-up of adults with long standing anorexia nervosa or non-specified eating disorder after inpatient treatment
Eat Weight Disord, 9 (1), 62-8
PubMed 15185836

Publications 2003

Ro O, Martinsen EW, Hoffart A, Rosenvinge JH (2003)
Short-term follow-up of severe bulimia nervosa after inpatient treatment
Eur. Eat. Disord. Rev., 11 (5), 405-417

Publications 2002

Rø Ø, Martinsen EW, Rosenvinge JH (2002)
[Treatment of bulimia nervosa--results from Modum Bads Nervesanatorium]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 122 (3), 260-5
PubMed 11894593

Aaras A, Dainoff M, Ro O, Thoresen M (2002)
Can a more neutral position of the forearm when operating a computer mouse reduce the pain level for VDU operators?
Int. J. Ind. Ergon., 30 (4-5), PII S0169-8141(02)00133-6-324

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