Painful musculoskeletal conditions
Group leader Cecilie Røe
The goal of the Painful musculoskeletal condition group is to generate knowledge on mechanisms, diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation in painful musculoskeletal conditions. The research is multidisciplinary, and collaboration with basal, clinical and health care service milieus established. Based on the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the biopsychosocial model, interaction between the genetic and other basal disease mechanisms with psychosocial, personal and environmental factors are studied regarding the course of pain, functioning and participation. Furthermore, developing and evaluating treatment models in prospective and randomized studies, aiming to improve functioning and return to work are focus areas.
The main aims are:
- To understand the mechanisms, course and consequences of painful musculoskeletal conditions
- To develop and evaluate diagnostic approaches and assessment tools for different musculoskeletal conditions
- To develop and evaluate treatment models for painful musculoskeletal conditions.