Birte Tornøe

affiliated with the university, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Physiotherapy
  • Health Sciences

Keywords

  • Patient education, Pain management, Physiotherapy, Children, Coping, Empowerment

Research

Children and adolescents with frequent or chronic primary headache are a global health concern and my research area.

As a paediatric physiotherapist I have many years of clinical practice concerning children with different learning and developmental difficulties and pain conditions. My research interest in interdisciplinary health care addressing children and adolescents with pain goes back to my master studies at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland and the late 1990-ties, where patient centered care was highlighted. Later my studies at Lund University, Sweden and Turku University, Finland strengthened my interest in empowering patient education supporting strategies for self-care. A part of my studies has been undertaken in collaboration and supervision from professor Inger Hallström.

Birte Tornøe’s research concerns children and adolescents with frequent or chronic primary headaches- tension-type headache (TTH) and migraine.

The research addresses three main areas:

  1. Headache and underlying physical factors
  2. Pain and pain-related behaviours and consequences such as quality of life (QoL) and coping
  3. In the clinical care to empower patient education supporting the child and family to use healthy coping strategies in the daily life with headache

Recent research outputs

Klausen, S. H., Rønde, G., Birte Tornøe & Bjerregaard, L., 2019, In : Journal of Pain Research. 12, p. 3437-3459

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Madsen, B. K., Søgaard, K., Andersen, L. L., Birte Tornøe & Jensen, R. H., 2018, In : Cephalalgia. 38, 6, p. 1071-1080

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Madsen, B. K., Søgaard, K., Andersen, L. L., Skotte, J., Birte Tornøe & Jensen, R. H., 2018, In : Journal of Pain Research. 11, p. 445-454

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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