Associate Professor

Merethe Hustoft

Field of work

Worked in Skien municicpality from 1997 - 1998, then Haukeland University Hospital (burns unit and neuro) from 1998 - 1999, Bergen municipality (rehabilitation) from 1999 - 2012. In 2012 I was the project leader for the "Leve HELE livet" project in Stavanger miniciplaity, implementing reablement, welfare technology and health promotion services. In 2014 I started working on my PhD project: Do interprofessionalt teams matter? I have been working here at HVL since January of 2019. I also hold a small posistion at the Regional centre for habilitation and rehabilitation as a researcher. I teach mainly at the section for occupational therapy.

I have my Master in evidence-based practice (2012) and my Doctorate degree from the University of Bergen, Department of Global Publig Health and Primary Care (2020).

Developed and participates in the Rehabilitation Cohort West (REKOVE) research project. This project includes rehabilitation patients and interprofessioanl teams in specialised health care. 

Develop/lead a habilitation research project.

Courses taught

  • Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation process
  • Interprofessional teams
  • Coordination/Continuity of care
  • Occupational therapy knowledge base
  • Evidence practice
  • Function
  • Research process
  • Quantitative methods
  • Occupational Science
  • Academic writing

Research areas

  • Rehabilitation patients (REKOVE)
  • Interprofessional teams
  • Habilitation
  • Coordination/Continuity of care
  • Questionnaires (valitity/reliability)
  • Health services research

 

Research groups

Publications

  • Predictors of change in physical and mental health among people with disabilities in a three-year rehabilitation trajectory: preliminary results

    Berget, Anne Mette Gravaas, Moen, Vegard Pihl, Hustoft, Merethe, Eide, Geir Egil, Strand, Liv Inger, Skouen, Jan Sture, Hetlevik, Øystein (2021)
  • Do interprofessional teams matter? A survey-based study of patients and team members in hospitals and rehabilitation centres in secondary health care in Western Norway.

    Hustoft, Merethe (2020)
  • Hva er viktige måleegenskaper ved spørreskjema om pasientrapportert data og hvordan kan disse undersøkes og kvalitetssikres?

    Hustoft, Merethe (2020)
  • The effect of team collaboration and continuity of care on health and disability among rehabilitation patients: a longitudinal survey-based study from Western Norway

    Hustoft, Merethe (2020)
  • The effect of team collaboration and continuity of care on health and disability among rehabilitation patients: a longitudinal survey-based study from western Norway

    Hustoft, Merethe, Biringer, Eva Aaker, Gjesdal, Sturla, Moen, Vegard Pihl, Assmus, Jörg, Hetlevik, Øystein (2019)