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Fegran is a Registered Nurse and hold a MSc and PhD in Nursing Science. In addition to her position at the University of Agder, she has a part time position as research supervisor at the Children’s’ Department at Sørlandet Hospital.

Research interests

Fegran is leader og the research group Health Promotion and Quality of Life in a Family Perspective (Heifa) at The Faculty of Health- and Sport Sciences. Ongoing projects are related to pain, sleep, asthma, psychosocial health and quality of life in children and adolescents, and some of the studies have a parental perspective as well. In addition, she f is a partner in the research group Patient Transfer and Transition (Pransit) with collaborators from Denmark and Sweden. Pransit is focusing on systematics reviews of patients’ transfers and transitions in various populations and contexts. Method competence is in qualitative research, systematic reviews, feasibility or intervention studies, and projects with technological solutions (e-health) are central.

Courses and teaching

Qualitative research methods and systematic reviews on the faculty's masterprograms  (ME-427, ME-429 og HSI-413)  og Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis on the PhD program in Health Sciences (ME-617).

Scientific publications

  • Robstad, Anja Nastasja; Westergren, Per Christer Thomas; Mølland, Eirin; Abildsnes, Eirik; Haraldstad, Kristin; Köpp, Unni Mette Stamnes; Håland, Åshild Tellefsen; Fegran, Liv (2022). Experiences of Norwegian child and school health nurses with the "Starting Right" child health assessment innovation: a qualitative interview study. BMC Health Services Research. ISSN: 1472-6963. 22doi:10.1186/s12913-022-08088-x.
  • Stea, Tonje Holte; Jong, Miek; Fegran, Liv; Sejersted, Ellen; Jong, Mats; Wahlgren, Sofia L.H.; Fernee, Carina Ribe (2022). Mapping the concept, content, and outcome of family-based outdoor therapy for children and adolescents with mental health problems: a scoping review.. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). ISSN: 1661-7827. 19 (10). doi:10.3390/ijerph19105825.
  • Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Fegran, Liv (2022). Med Meleis på klinikk for ungdom. Sykepleiens superhelter: Sykepleieteoretikere som styrker klinisk praksis. ISBN: 978-82-450-3822-4. Fagbokforlaget. Kapittel 5. s 99 - 118.
  • Føreland, Anne Marit; Engesland, Helene; Kristoffersen, Laila; Fegran, Liv (2022). Postpartum experiences of early skin-to-skin contact and the traditional separation approach after a very preterm birth: A qualitative study among mothers. Global Qualitative Nursing Research. ISSN: 2333-3936. 9doi:10.1177/23333936221097116.
  • Fegran, Liv; Johannessen, Berit; Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Westergren, Thomas; Høie, Magnhild; Slettebø, Åshild; Rohde, Gudrun Elin; Helseth, Sølvi; Haraldstad, Kristin (2021). Experiences of a non-clinical set of adolescents and young adults living with persistent pain: a qualitative metasynthesis. BMJ Open. ISSN: 2044-6055. 11 (4). s 1 - 11. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043776.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Mølland, Eirin; Haraldstad, Kristin; Håland, Åshild Tellefsen; Køpp, Unni Mette; Fegran, Liv; Abildsnes, Eirik (2021). Implementation of the norwegian ‘Starting right’ child health service innovation: implementation adjustments, adoption, and acceptability. BMC Health Services Research. ISSN: 1472-6963. 21doi:10.1186/s12913-021-06096-x.
  • Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Fegran, Liv (2021). Med Meleis på ungeklinik. Sygeplejens Superhelte. Sygeplejeteoretikere der styrker klinisk praksis. ISBN: 9788762819962. Munksgaard Forlag. 5. s 91 - 109.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Fegran, Liv; Antonsen, Anne Jørstad; Mikkelsen, Hilde E. Timenes; Hennig, Camilla Bæck; Køpp, Unni Mette (2021). Prevention of overweight and obesity in a Norwegian public health care context: a mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 21doi:10.1186/s12889-021-11096-x.
  • Dalsmo, Ingrid Espegren; Haraldstad, Kristin; Johannessen, Berit; Hovland, Olav Johannes; Chiduo, Mercy Grace; Fegran, Liv (2021). “Now I Feel That I Can Achieve Something”: Young Tanzanian Women’s Experiences of Empowerment by Participating in Health Promotion Campaigns. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). ISSN: 1661-7827. 18 (16). doi:10.3390/ijerph18168747.
  • Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Westergren, Thomas; Fegran, Liv; te Velde, Saskia J.; Fyhri, Aslak; Deforche, Benedicte; Andersen, Lars Bo; Berntsen, Sveinung; Bere, Elling Tufte (2020). Cumbersome but desirable — Breaking the code of everyday cycling. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 15 (9). s 1 - 20. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0239127.
  • Mildestvedt, Thomas; Hovland, Olav Johannes; Berntsen, Sveinung; Bere, Elling Tufte; Fegran, Liv (2020). Getting Physically Active by E-Bike : An Active Commuting Intervention Study. Physical Activity and Health (PAAH). 4 (1). s 120 - 129. doi:10.5334/paah.63/.
  • Mildestvedt, Thomas; Hovland, Olav Johannes; Berntsen, Sveinung; Bere, Elling Tufte; Fegran, Liv (2020). Getting physically active by e-bike: An active commuting intervention study. Physical Activity and Health (PAAH). 4 (1). s 120 - 129. doi:10.5334/paah.63.
  • Grasaas, Erik; Helseth, Sølvi; Fegran, Liv; Stinson, Jennifer; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Haraldstad, Kristin (2020). Health-related quality of life in adolescents with persistent pain and the mediating role of self-efficacy: a cross-sectional study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. ISSN: 1477-7525. 18 (19). doi:10.1186/s12955-020-1273-z.
  • 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.
  • Grasaas, Erik; Fegran, Liv; Helseth, Sølvi; Stinson, Jennifer; Martinez, Santiago; Lalloo, Chitra; Haraldstad, Kristin (2019). iCanCope With Pain: Cultural Adaptation and Usability Testing of a Self-Management App for Adolescents With Persistent Pain in Norway. JMIR Research Protocols. ISSN: 1929-0748. 8 (6). s 1 - 14. doi:10.2196/12940.
  • Johannessen, Berit; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Fegran, Liv; Bere, Elling (2018). "A bumpy road": Kindergarten staff experiences of participation in an intervention to promote healthy diets in toddlers. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 127s 37 - 43. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2018.04.008.
  • Fegran, Liv (2018). At blive og være forældre til et sygt nyfødt barn. Et omsorgsvidenskabeligt perspektiv som ramme for forskning : professor Emeritus Elisabeth O.C. Halls 80 år dag. ISBN: 978-87-93117-63-1. University of Aarhus. Kapittel. s 57 - 66.
  • Mikkelsen, Hilde Elisabeth Timenes; Vassbakk Brovold, Karianne; Antonsen, Anne Jørstad; Berntsen, Sveinung; Kersten, Christian; Fegran, Liv (2018). Cancer Patients' Long-term Experiences of Participating in a Comprehensive Lifestyle Intervention Study While Receiving Chemotherapy.. Cancer Nursing. ISSN: 0162-220X. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000650.
  • 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.
  • Vassbakk-Brovold, Karianne; Antonsen, Anne Jørstad; Berntsen, Sveinung; Kersten, Christian; Fegran, Liv (2018). Experiences of Patients With Breast Cancer of Participating in a Lifestyle Intervention Study While Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy. Cancer Nursing. ISSN: 0162-220X. 41 (3). s 218 - 225. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000476.
  • Vassbakk-Brovold, Karianne; Berntsen, Sveinung; Fegran, Liv; Lian, Henrik; Mjåland, Odd; Mjåland, Svein; Nordin, Karin; Seiler, Stephen; Kersten, Christian (2018). Lifestyle changes in cancer patients undergoing curative or palliative chemotherapy: is it feasible?. Acta Oncologica. ISSN: 0284-186X. 57 (6). s 831 - 838. doi:10.1080/0284186X.2017.1413247.
  • Marthinsen, Gunhild Nordbø; Helseth, Sølvi; Fegran, Liv (2018). Sleep and its relation to health in parents of preterm infants: a scoping review. BMC Pediatrics. ISSN: 1471-2431. 18 (1). s 352. doi:10.1186/s12887-018-1320-7.
  • Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Berntsen, Sveinung; Te Velde, Saskia J.; Fegran, Liv; Fyhri, Aslak; Deforche, Benedicte; Andersen, Lars Bo; Bere, Elling Tufte (2017). From cars to bikes – the feasibility and effect of using e-bikes, longtail bikes and traditional bikes for transportation among parents of children attending kindergarten: design of a randomized cross-over trial. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4995-z.
  • Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Berntsen, Sveinung; te Velde, Saskia J.; Fegran, Liv; Fyhri, Aslak; Deforche, Benedicte; Andersen, Lars Bo; Bere, Elling (2017). From cars to bikes – the feasibility and effect of using e-bikes, longtail bikes and traditional bikes for transportation among parents of children attending kindergarten: design of a randomized cross-over trial. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 17doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4995-z.
  • 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.
  • Robstad, Anja Nastasja; Söderhamn, Ulrika; Fegran, Liv (2017). Intensive care nurses’ experiences of caring for obese intensive care patients: a hermeneutic study. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN). ISSN: 0962-1067. 27 (1-2). s 386 - 395. doi:10.1111/jocn.13937.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Berntsen, Sveinung; Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Aagaard, Hanne; Hall, Elisabeth O. C.; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Fegran, Liv (2017). Relationships between physical activity level and psychosocial and socioeconomic factors and issues in children and adolescents with asthma: A scoping review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. ISSN: 2202-4433. 15 (2). s 269 - 275. doi:10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-002945.
  • 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.
  • Vassbakk-Brovold, Karianne; Kersten, Christian; Fegran, Liv; Mjåland, Odd; Mjåland, Svein; Seiler, Stephen; Berntsen, Sveinung (2016). Cancer patients participating in a lifestyle intervention during chemotherapy greatly over-report their physical activity level: a validation study. BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation. ISSN: 2052-1847. 8 (10). doi:10.1186/s13102-016-0035-z.
  • 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.
  • Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Hall, Elisabeth O.C.; Meyer, Gabriele; Fegran, Liv; Aagaard, Hanne; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth (2015). Using Sandelowski and Barroso's Meta-Synthesis Method in Advancing Qualitative Evidence. Qualitative Health Research. ISSN: 1049-7323. 26 (3). s 320 - 329. doi:10.1177/1049732315576493.
  • Sørby, Solveig; Fegran, Liv (2015). "En ny hverdag” - Mødres opplevelse av hverdagen med et prematurt barn, og støtten ved en ressurshelsestasjon.. Nordisk tidsskrift for helseforskning. ISSN: 1504-3614. 11 (2). s 61 - 75. doi:10.7557/14.3709.
  • 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.
  • Vassbakk Brovold, Karianne; Berntsen, Sveinung; Fegran, Liv; Lian, Henrik; Mjåland, Odd; Mjåland, Svein; Seiler, Stephen; Kersten, Christian (2015). Individualized Comprehensive Lifestyle Intervention in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy with Curative or Palliative Intent: Who Participates?. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 10 (7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131355.
  • Mikkelsen, Hilde E. Timenes; Brovold, Karianne Vassbakk; Berntsen, Sveinung; Kersten, Christian; Fegran, Liv (2015). Palliative Cancer Patients' Experiences of Participating in a Lifestyle Intervention Study While Receiving Chemotherapy. Cancer Nursing. ISSN: 0162-220X. 38 (6). doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000235.
  • Aagaard, Hanne; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth; Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Fegran, Liv (2015). Parents’ experiences of transition when their infants are discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: a systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. ISSN: 2202-4433. 32 (10). s 123 - 132. doi:doi: 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2287.
  • Aagaard, Hanne; Fegran, Liv; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth; Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid (2015). Parents’ transition experiences in connection with their infant’s discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to home: a systematic review protocol.. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. ISSN: 2202-4433. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2287.
  • 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.
  • Fegran, Liv; Spliid Ludvigsen, Mette; Haraldstad, Kristin (2014). Adolescents and young adults’ experiences of living with everyday pain: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. ISSN: 2202-4433. 12 (8). s 116 - 126. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1570.
  • Fegran, Liv; Hall, EOC; Aagaard, Hanne; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth; Spliid Ludvigsen, Mette (2013). Adolescents' and young adults' transition experiences when transferring from paediatric to adult care: A qualitative metasynthesis. International Journal of Nursing Studies. ISSN: 0020-7489. 51 (1). s 123 - 135. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.02.001.
  • Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Meyer, Gabriele; Hall, Elisabeth O.C.; Fegran, Liv; Aagaard, Hanne; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth (2014). Development of clinically meaningful complex interventions -the contribution of qualitative research (secondary, complete republication). Nordisk sygeplejeforskning. ISSN: 1892-2678. 4 (1). s 3 - 14.
  • 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).
  • Engeset, Jorun; Stuge, Britt; Fegran, Liv (2014). Pelvic girdle pain affects the whole life-a qualitative interview study in Norway on women's experiences with pelvic girdle pain after delivery. BMC Research Notes. ISSN: 1756-0500. 7s 686. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-686.
  • Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Meyer, Gabriele; Hall, Elisabeth; Fegran, Liv; Aagaard, Hanne; Uhrenfeldt, Lisbeth (2013). Development of clinically meaningful complex interventions - The contribution of qualitative research. Pflege, Die wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Pflegeberufe. ISSN: 1012-5302. 26 (3). s 207 - 214. doi:10.1024/1012-5302/a000292.
  • Tyssen Johnsen, Reidunn; Fegran, Liv; Kristoffersen, Kjell (2012). Hverdagslivet til foreldre som har barn med utviklingsmessige funksjonshemninger. Vård i Norden. ISSN: 0107-4083. 32 (4). s 9 - 13.
  • Fegran, Liv; Slettebø, Åshild (2012). Samsvar mellom læringsutbytte, læringsaktiviteter og vurderingsformer på to mastergradsemner. Nordisk sygeplejeforskning. ISSN: 1892-2678. 2 (1).
  • Fegran, Liv; Helseth, Sølvi (2009). The parent-nurse relationship in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit context-closeness and emotional involvement. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. ISSN: 0283-9318. 23 (4). s 667 - 673.
  • Fegran, Liv; Helseth, Sølvi (2009). The parent-nurse relationship in the neonatal intensive care unit context - closeness and emotional involvement. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. ISSN: 0283-9318. 23 (4). s 667 - 673. doi:10.1111/j.1471-6712.2008.00659.x.
  • Fegran, Liv; Helseth, Sølvi; Fagermoen, May Solveig (2008). A Comparison of Mothers' and Fathers' Experiences of the Attachment Process in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN). ISSN: 0962-1067. 17 (6). s 810 - 816.
  • Fegran, Liv; Helseth, Sølvi; Fagermoen, May Solveig (2008). A comparison of mothers' and fathers' experiences of the attachment process in a neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN). ISSN: 0962-1067. 17 (6). s 810 - 816. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.02125.x.
  • Fegran, Liv; Fagermoen, May Solveig; Helseth, Sølvi (2008). Development of a parent-nurse relationship in neonatal intensive care units - from closeness to detachment. Journal of Advanced Nursing. ISSN: 0309-2402. 64 (4). s 363 - 371.
  • Tønsberg, Anne K. F.; Fegran, Liv; Thygesen, Elin (2002). Undervisningssykehjems-prosjektet i Agder. ISBN: 8276345530. Høyskoleforlaget AS – Norwegian Academic Press. s 64.
  • Fegran, Liv (2022). The complexity of young people's transfer from pediatric to adult care – using systematic literature reviews to expand our understanding of the lifeworld of the involved participants.
  • Fegran, Liv; Føreland, Anne Marit (2022). Sykepleieforskning: Hvorfor skal sykepleiere forske?.
  • Aagaard, Hanne; Hall, Elisabeth O.C.; Audulv, Åsa; Pedersen, Mona Kyndi; Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Westergren, Thomas; Fegran, Liv (2021). Parents@ experiences of transition from NICU to home with and ELBW or WLBW infant: a metaethnography of qualitative research 2009-2019.
  • Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid; Hall, Elisabeth O. C.; Westergren, Per Christer Thomas; Aagaard, Hanne; Fegran, Liv (2021). Effect sizes in qualitative research synthesis: How effect size calculations improve the quality of qualitative research synthesis.

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