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Per Christer Thomas Westergren

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Associate Professor

17118 ( Universitetsveien 17, Kristiansand )

Registered Nurse with clinical background from Paediatrics department.

MSc in Health Science from University of Agder 2011.

PhD in Health Science from University of Agder 2017.

Academic interests

  • Nursing Science
  • Physical activity in children with asthma.


InterPLAY - Interventions of Physical activity in Local communities, an Asthma and Youth study.

PLAY - PhysicaL activity and Asthma in Youth

Scientific publications

  • Brynjulfsen, Trine; Demmelmaier, Ingrid; Berntsen, Sveinung; Foyn, Tonje Hellum; Andersen, Oddbjørn Klomsten; Stang, Julie; Sigdestad, Joakim Brodvik; Stensrud, Trine; Tufte, Kristine; Nielsen, Anette; Westergren, Thomas (2020). Motivation for physical activity in adolescents with asthma. Journal of Asthma. ISSN: 0277-0903. doi:10.1080/02770903.2020.1778025.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Audulv, Åsa; Aagaard, Hanne; Hall, Elisabeth O.C.; Pedersen, Mona Kyndi; Fegran, Liv (2020). Physical activity experiences of children and adolescents with astma: a qualitative systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. ISSN: 2202-4433.
  • Johannessen, Berit; Høie, Magnhild; Haraldstad, Kristin; Helseth, Sølvi; Fegran, Liv; Westergren, Thomas; Slettebø, Åshild; Rohde, Gudrun E. (2020). School nurses’ and teachers’ perceptions of pain in young immigrants living in Norway. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. ISSN: 1747-9894. 16 (1). doi:10.1108/IJMHSC-01-2019-0005.
  • Robstad, Anja Nastasja; Westergren, Thomas; Siebler, Frank; Söderhamn, Ulrika; Fegran, Liv (2019). Intensive care nurses' implicit and explicit attitudes and their behavioural intentions toward obese intensive care patients. Journal of Advanced Nursing. ISSN: 0309-2402. 75 (12). s 3631 - 3642. doi:10.1111/jan.14205.
  • Robstad, Anja Nastasja; Siebler, Frank; Söderhamn, Ulrika; Westergren, Thomas; Fegran, Liv (2018). Design and psychometric testing of instruments to measure qualified intensive care nurses' attitudes toward obese intensive care patients. Research in Nursing and Health. ISSN: 0160-6891. s 1 - 10. doi:10.1002/nur.21914.
  • Høie, Magnhild; Haraldstad, Kristin; Rohde, Gudrun E.; Fegran, Liv; Westergren, Thomas; Helseth, Sølvi; Slettebø, Åshild; Johannessen, Berit (2017). How school nurses experience and understand everyday pain among adolescents. BMC Nursing. ISSN: 1472-6955. 16 (1). doi:10.1186/s12912-017-0247-x.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Fegran, Liv; Nilsen, Tonje; Haraldstad, Kristin; Kittang, Ole Bjørn; Berntsen, Sveinung (2016). Active play exercise intervention in children with asthma: a pilot study. BMJ Open. ISSN: 2044-6055. 2016:e009721 (6). s 1 - 10. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009721.
  • Fegran, Liv; Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Aagaard, Hanne; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth; Westergren, Thomas; Hall, Elisabeth OC (2016). Experiences of health care providers in the transfer of adolescent or young adults with a chronic condition from pediatric to adult hospital care: a systematic review protocol protocol.. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. ISSN: 2202-4433. 14 (2). s 38 - 48. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2016-2496.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Berntsen, Sveinung; Carlsen, Karin C. Lødrup; Mowinckel, Petter; Håland, Geir; Fegran, Liv; Carlsen, Kai-Håkon (2016). Perceived exercise limitation in asthma: the role of disease severity, overweight and physical activity in children. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. ISSN: 0905-6157. 28 (1). s 86 - 92. doi:10.1111/pai.12670.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Carlsen, Karin C. Lødrup; Carlsen, Kai-Håkon; Mowinckel, Petter; Fegran, Liv; Berntsen, Sveinung (2015). A nested case-control study: Personal, social and environmental correlates of vigorous physical activity in adolescents with asthma. Journal of Asthma. ISSN: 0277-0903. 52 (2). s 155 - 161. doi:10.3109/02770903.2014.955190.
  • Rohde, Gudrun-Elin; Westergren, Thomas; Haraldstad, Kristin; Johannessen, Berit A. T.; Høie, Magnhild; Helseth, Sølvi; Fegran, Liv; Slettebø, Åshild (2015). Teachers’ experiences of adolescents’ pain in everyday life: a qualitative study. BMJ Open. ISSN: 2044-6055. 5 (9). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007989.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Berntsen, Sveinung; Nilsen, Tonje; Haraldstad, Kristin; Kittang, Ole Bjørn; Fegran, Liv (2014). How do children with asthma interact with parents about medications?. European Respiratory Journal. ISSN: 0903-1936. 44 (P1160).
  • Westergren, Thomas; Lilleaas, Ulla-Britt (2012). Adolescent boys with asthma – a pilot study on embodied gendered habits. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. ISSN: 1178-2390. 5s 289 - 297. doi:10.2147/JMDH.S37517.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Stang, Julie; Stensrud, Trine; Andersen, Oddbjørn Klomsten; Sigdestad, Joakim Bordvik; Brynjulfsen, Trine; Nielsen, Anette; Foyn, Tonje Hellum; Demmelmaier, Ingrid; Berntsen, Sveinung (2019). Exercise adherence and psychological needs satisfaction in the PhysicaL activity and Asthma in Youth (PLAY) intervention.
  • Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Hall, Elisabeth O.C.; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth; Aagaard, Hanne; Westergren, Thomas; Fegran, Liv (2017). A systematic review and metasynthesis of parent experiences of chronic ill adolescents and young adult's transfer from pediatric to adult care..
  • Westergren, Thomas (2017). Astma og fysisk aktivitet.

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