Nedan följer några vetenskapliga studier inom olika ämnesområden:


Vetenskapliga publikationer från 2007 – 2017

Rörelsekvalitet och teoriutveckling

Ahola, S., Piirainen, A., Skjaerven, L.H. The phenomenon of movement quality: a phenomenographic study of physiotherapy students’ movement experiences. European Journal of Physiotherapy. 2017; 19(2): 59-68.

Ambolt, A., Gard, G., Hammarlund, C.S. Therapeutically efficient components of Basic Body Awareness Therapy as perceived by experienced therapists – A qualitative study. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2017;21(3):503-508.

Gyllensten AL, Skär L, Miller M, Gard G. Embodied identity – a deeper understanding of body awareness. Physiother Theory Pract. 2010; 26(7): 439-46.

Skjaerven, L.H. Kristoffersen, K. Gard, G. How can movement quality be promoted in clinical practice? A phenomenological study of physical therapist experts Physical Therapy. 2010; 90(10): 1479-92.

Skjaerven, L.H. Kristoffersen, K. Gard, G. An eye for movement quality: A phenomenological study of movement quality reflecting a group of physiotherapists’ understanding of the phenomenon. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2008; 24(1): 13-27.


Hedlund L, Gyllensten AL, Waldegren T, Hansson L. Assessing movement quality in persons with severe mental illness – Reliability and validity of the Body Awareness Scale Movement Quality and Experience. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2016; 32(4): 296-306.

Skjaerven, L.H., Gard, G., Sundal, M.A., Strand, L.I. Reliability and validity of the Body Awareness Rating Scale (BARS), an observational assessment tool of movement quality. European Journal of Physiotherapy 2015; 17(1): 19-28.


Ångest och depression

Danielsson, L., Papoulias, I., Petersson, EL., Carlsson. J., Waern, M. Exercise or basic body awareness therapy as add-on treatment for major depression: A controlled study. Journal of Affective Disorders 2014; 168: 98–106.

Danielsson, L., Rosberg, S. Opening toward life: Experiences of basic body awareness therapy in persons with major depression. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 2015;10:27069.

Gyllensten, A.L., Ekdahl, C., Hansson, L. Long-term effectiveness of basic body awareness therapy in psychiatric outpatient care. A randomized controlled study Advances in Physiotherapy 2009; 11(1): 2-12.


Hedlund, L, Gyllensten, A. L. The experience of basic body awareness therapy in patients with schizophrenia. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2010; 14: 245-254.

Hedlund, L, Gyllensten, A.L. The physioterapist´s experience of basic body awareness therapy in patients with schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2013; 17: 169-176.

Post-traumatisk stress

Blaauwendraat C, Berg A.L, Gyllensten A.L . One-year follow-up of basic body awareness therapy in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. A small intervention study of effects on movement quality, PTSD symptoms, and movement experiences. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2017; 33(7): 515-526. 

Madsen, T.S., Carlsson, J., Nordbrandt, M., Jensen, J.A. Refugee experiences of individual basic body awareness therapy and the level of transference into daily life. An interview study. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2016; 20(2): 243-51.

Nyboe, L., Bentholm, A., Gyllensten, AL. Bodily symptoms in patients with post traumatic stress disorder: A comparative study of traumatized refugees, Danish war veterans, and healthy controls. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2017; 21(3): 523-527.

Stade, K., Skammeritz, S., Hjortkjær, C., Carlsson, J. ”After all the traumas my body has been through, I feel good that it is still working.”–Basic Body Awareness Therapy for traumatised refugees. Torture: quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture 2015; 25(1): 33-50.

Nordbrandt, M.S., Carlsson, J., Lindberg, L.G., Sandahl, H., Mortensen, E.L. Treatment of traumatised refugees with basic body awareness therapy versus mixed physical activity as add-on treatment: Study protocol of a randomised controlled trial Trials. 2015; 16(1): 477.


Catalan-Matamoros, D., Skjaerven. LH., Labajos-Manzanares. MT., Mart́ınez-de-Salazar-Arboleas, A., Sánchez-Guerrero, E. A pilot study on the effect of Basic Body Awareness Therapy in patients with eating disorders: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation 2011; 25; 7: 617-626.

Smärta stödjeorganen


Strand, L.I., Liland Olsen, A., Nygard, H., (…), Sundal, M.A., Helvik Skjaerven, L.Basic Body Awareness Therapy and patient education in hip osteoarthritis: A multiple case study. European Journal of Physiotherapy 2016;18(2): 116-125.

Olsen, A.L., Strand, L.I., Skjaerven, L.H., Sundal, M.-A., Magnussen, L.H. Patient education and basic body awareness therapy in hip osteoarthritis – a qualitative study of patients’ movement learning experiences. Disability and Rehabilitation 2017;39(16):1631-1638.


Seferiadis, A., Ohlin, P., Billhult, A., Gunnarsson, R. Basic body awareness therapy or exercise therapy for the treatment of chronic whiplash associated disorders: A randomized comparative clinical trial Disability and Rehabilitation 2016;38(5): 442-451.


Bergström M, Ejelöv E, Mattsson M, Stålnacke BM. (2014) One-year follow-up of body awareness and perceived health after participating in a multimodal pain rehabilitation programme – A pilot study. European Journal of Physiotherapy, Early Online 1-

Reumatiska sjukdomar

Olsen, A.L., Skjaerven, L.H. Patients suffering from rheumatic disease describing own experiences from participating in Basic Body Awareness Group Therapy: A qualitative pilot study. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2016;32(2): 98-106.


Lindvall, M.A., Anderzén Carlsson, A., Forsberg, A. Basic Body Awareness Therapy for patients with stroke: Experiences among participating patients and physiotherapists Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2016; 20(1): 83-89.


Melin, E.O., Svensson, R., Gustavsson, S.-Å, (…), Landin-Olsson, M., Thulesius, H.O. Affect school and script analysis versus basic body awareness therapy in the treatment of psychological symptoms in patients with diabetes and high HbA1c concentrations: Two study protocols for two randomized controlled trials. Trials. 2016;17(1): 221.

Mantovani, A.M., Fregonesi, C.E.P.T., Lorençoni, R.M.R., (…), de Oliveira, L.V.F., Parreira, R.B. Immediate effect of basic body awareness therapy on heart rate variability Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 2016; 22: 8-11.