Scientific articles

Heggdal, K., Bjørg Oftedal & Dag Hofoss: The effect of a person-centered and strengths-based health intervention on recovery in chronic illness. European Journal of Person Centered Healthcare, 2018, Vol.6, Issue 2, 279-285.

Heggdal, Kristin & Løvås Jelstad, Beate: Health promotion in specialist and community care: how a broadly applicable health promotion intervention influences patient`s sense of coherence. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, Vol.32, Issue 2, 2017, 690-697. doi: 10.1111/scs.12498

Engevold Hjeldsbakken, Miriam & Heggdal, Kristin: Patients` experience of changes in perceived control in chronic illness: A pilot-study of the outcomes of a new community-based health promotion program. Scandinavian Psychologist, 2016, 3, 1-19.

Heggdal, Kristin:´We experienced a lack of tools for strengthening coping and health in encounters with patients with chronic illness`: bridging theory and practice through formative research. International Practice Development Journal, 2015, 5 (2) [4] 

Heggdal, Kristin: Patient’s Experience of the Outcomes of Engaging in a Broadly Applicable Health Promotion Intervention for Individuals Facing Chronic Illness. Published Online in SciRes Health, June 2015, 7, 765-775.

Heggdal, Kristin: Utilizing Bodily Knowledge in Patients with Chronic Illness in the Promotion of their Health: A Grounded Theory Study. Californian Journal of Health Promotion 2013, Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 62-73. 

Ruud, May Britt & Heggdal, Kristin: Sykepleie – en balansekunst i rehabiliteringsprosessen. (Nursing – a balancing act in the process of rehabilitation). Klinisk Sygepleje Nr 3. Side 31 – 41. 2013.

Halding, Anne-Grethe & Heggdal, Kristin: Patients`experience of health transitions in pulmonary rehabilitation. Nursing Inquiry. 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.2011.00573.x

Halding, A.G, Wahl, A, Heggdal, K. `Belonging`. Patients`experience of social relationships during pulmonary rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2010; 32 (15): 1272-1280.

Halding, Anne-Grethe, Heggdal, Kristin, Wahl, Astrid: Experiences of self-blame and stigmatization for self-infliction among individuals living with COPD. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 2010. p. 100-107. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2010.00796.x


Heggdal, K. (2016) Du er eksperten på din kropp og din helse. Forlaget DIN HELSE. [You are the expert on your body and your health].

Heggdal, K. (2008) Kroppskunnskaping – pasienten som ekspert i helsefremmende prosesser. [Bodyknowledging – patients`as experts in health promoting processes]. Gyldendal Academic Publishers, Oslo, Norway. 

Heggdal, K. (2012) Bodyknowledging – Körpererkenntnis zur Förderung von Krankeheitsbewältigung, Wohlbefinden und Gesundheit. [Translated by Aanderud, K.-A.).Verlag Hans Huber, Bern, Switzerland. 

 PhD. Dissertation Thesis

Heggdal, Kristin (2003)  Bodyknowledging:  A basic process for coping with chronic illness. Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Social Science, Department of Nursing Science, University of Bergen. Norway. (published in norwegian)

Other books and book chapters

Heggdal, Kristin (2006)  Nursing Documentation.  Gyldendal Akademisk, Oslo, Norway, 1st revised edition. (in norwegian)

Kristin Heggdal, Kari Dahl and Sølvi Standal (2005):  Chapter 24:  Nursing documentation, in Basic Nursing Care, volume 4. Gyldendal Academic Publisher, Oslo. Norway.

Kristin, Heggdal (2011): Bodyknowledging – patient`s health promoting process and how it is facilitated. Chapter 5. in The Book of Nursing, part 1. Gads Publisher, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Harr, Kjersti Helene & Heggdal, Kristin. Sykdom i sosialt samspill – helse som prosess. [The social interaction of illness – health as a process]. Tidsskriftet Ergoterapeuten nr.1. 2010. Norway.