Iben Axén

Iben Axén

Docent i muskelskeletal helse, Ph.d., DC

PhD i 2011 på Karolinska Institutet i Stockholm med avhandlingen: «Measuring the clinical course of low back pain – using course and indications for care to identify subgroups.»

Ansatt som forskningsleder i ELIB, og som senior forsker på Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Epost: iben.axen@ki.se

BACE (BAck Complaints in Elders), en internasjonell studie som undersöker forlöpet av lendesmerte hos pasienter over 55 år.

Corona och manuella professioner – CAMP– som undersöker Corona pandemins påvirkning på Sveriges manuelle terapeuter. Spesifikt vil vi studere helse, arbeidsmiljö og ökonomi.

Life After Covid, som undersöker hvordan langtidssymptomer etter COVID-19 påvirker hverdagsliv og helse.

Bergström C, Axén I, Field J, Hartvigsen J, van der Marck M, Newell D, Rubinstein S, de Zoete A, Persson M. The chiropractors’ dilemma in caring for older patients with musculoskeletal complaints: Collaborate, integrate, coexist, or separate? PLoS One. 2024 May 2;19(5):e0302519. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0302519. PMID: 38696495.

Gausel AM, Dalen I, Eklund A, Hoff Norvik A, Axén I. Exploring the outcome «days with bothersome pain» and its association with pain intensity, disability, and quality of life. Scand J Pain. 2024 Mar 6;24(1). doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2023-0049. PMID: 38447020.

Karlsson I, Sandman L, Axén I, Kwak L, Sernbo E, Björk Brämberg E. Ethical challenges from a problem-solving intervention with workplace involvement: a qualitative study among employees with common mental disorders, first-line managers, and rehabilitation coordinators. Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being. 2024 Dec;19(1):2308674. doi: 10.1080/17482631.2024.2308674. Epub 2024 Feb 7. PMID: 38324667.

Grøndahl LK, Axén I, Stensrud S, Hoekstra T, Vigdal ØN, Killingmo RM, Storheim K, Grotle M. Identifying latent subgroups in the older population seeking primary health care for a new episode of back pain – findings from the BACE-N cohort. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2024 Jan 13;25(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s12891-024-07163-0. PMID: 38216905; PMCID: PMC10787445.

Archer L, Snell KIE, Stynes S, Axen I, Dunn KM, Foster NE, Wynne-Jones G, Windt DA, Hill JC. Development and External Validation of Individualized Prediction Models for Pain Intensity Outcomes in Patients with Neck Pain, Low Back Pain, or both  in Primary Care Settings. Phys Ther. 2023 Sep 26:pzad128.

Myhrvold BL, Vøllestad NK, Irgens P, Robinson HS, Axén I.Clinical indicators for recommending continued care to patients with neck pain in chiropractic practice: a cohort study. Chiropr Man Therap. 2023 Aug 31;31(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s12998-023-00507-y. PMID: 37653398

Weiss, N., Skillgate, E. & Axén, I. Psychological distress and musculoskeletal pain in manual therapists during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden: a cross-sectional study. Chiropr Man Therap 31, 34 (2023).

Myhrvold, B.L., Axén, I., Leach, M.J., Sundberg, T., Gausel, A.M. Investigating attitudes, skills, and use of evidence-based practice among Norwegian chiropractors; a national cross-sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res 23, 385 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-023-09354-2

Karlsson I, Kwak L, Axén I, Bergström G, Bultman U, Holmgren K, Björk-Brämberg E. Experiences of participating in a problem-solving intervention withworkplace involvement in Swedish primary health care: a qualitative study from rehabilitation, coordinator’s, employee’s, and manager’s perspectives. BMC Public Health. 2023 May 24;23(1):940. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023- 15899-y. PMID: 37226167

Bakken, Anders Galaasen, Axén, Iben, Eklund, Andreas, Warnqvist, Anna and O’Neill, Søren. «Temporal stability and responsiveness of a conditioned pain modulation test: A secondary study of conservative treatment of neck pain patients» Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1515/sjpain-2022-0084

Perceived Consequences of Post-COVID-19 and Factors Associated with Low Life Satisfaction. Ekstrand E, Brogårdh C, Axen I, Fänge AM, Stigmar K, Hansson EE. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Nov 19;19(22):15309. PMID: 36430026.

Bakken AG, Eklund A, Warnqvist A, O’Neill S, Hallman DM, Axén I. Are changes in pain associated with changes in heart rate variability in patients treated for recurrent or persistent neck pain? BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Oct 4;23(1):895. doi: 10.1186/s12891-022-05842-4. PMID: 36192738; PMCID: PMC9531383.

Axén I, Sennehed CP, Eek F, Stigmar K. Can a workplace dialogue impact the perceived influence of neck and/or backpain on everyday activities and performance at work? A secondary analysis from the randomized controlled trial WorkUp. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Sep 15;23(1):861. doi: 10.1186/s12891-022-05812-w. PMID: 36104781; PMCID: PMC9476597.

Eklund A, Palmgren PJ, Jakobsson U, Axén I. Development and evaluation of the MAINTAIN instrument, selecting patients suitable for secondary or tertiary preventive manual care: the Nordic maintenance care program. Chiropr Man Therap. 2022 Mar 17;30(1):15. doi: 10.1186/s12998-022-00424-6. PMID: 35300729; PMCID: PMC8932000.

Galaasen Bakken A, Eklund A, Hallman DM, Axén I. The effect of spinal manipulative therapy and home stretching exercises on heart rate variability in patients with persistent or recurrent neck pain: a randomized controlled trial. Chiropr Man Therap. 2021 Nov 29;29(1):48. doi: 10.1186/s12998-021-00406-0. PMID: 34844625; PMCID: PMC8628060.

The effect of two weeks of spinal manipulative therapy and home stretching exercises on pain and disability in patients with persistent or recurrent neck pain; a randomized controlled trial. Bakken, A.G., Eklund, A., Warnqvist, A, O’Neill, S, & Axén, I, BMC Musculoskelet Disord 22, 903 (2021). PMID: 34706706

The Nordic maintenance care program: patient experience of maintenance care—a qualitative study. Hjertstrand, J., Palmgren, P.J., Axén, I. et al. Chiropr Man Therap 29, 28 (2021). PMID: 34340692

Contextualizing the lived experiences of patients with low back pain from different countries according to the ICF framework Aartun E, Axén I, Mior S, Røe Y, Hondras M, Kretz L, Côté P. J Rehabil Med. 2021 Mar 29. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2819. PMID: 33778896

Côté P, Hartvigsen J, Axén I, Leboeuf-Yde C, Corso M, Shearer H, Wong J, Marchand AA, Cassidy JD, French S, Kawchuk GN, Mior S, Poulsen E, Srbely J, Ammendolia C, Blanchette MA, Busse JW, Bussières A, Cancelliere C, Christensen HW, De Carvalho D, De Luca K, Du Rose A, Eklund A, Engel R, Goncalves G, Hebert J, Hincapié CA, Hondras M, Kimpton A, Lauridsen HH, Innes S, Meyer AL, Newell D, O’Neill S, Pagé I, Passmore S, Perle SM, Quon J, Rezai M, Stupar M, Swain M, Vitiello A, Weber K, Young KJ, Yu H. The global summit on the efficacy and effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy for the prevention and treatment of non-musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review of the literature. Chiropr Man Therap. 2021 Feb 17;29(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s12998-021-00362-9. Erratum in: Chiropr Man Therap. 2021 Mar 8;29(1):11. PMID: 33596925; PMCID: PMC7890602.

Recruiting in intervention studies: challenges and solutions. Axén I, Björk Brämberg E, Galaasen Bakken A, et al. BMJ Open 2021;11:e044702
PMID: 33495262

Sitter i vetenskaplige rådet for Legitimerade Kiropraktorers Riksorganisation, Sverige.

Co-Editor-in-Chief for Chiropractic and Manual Therapies.