Marianne Uggen Rasmussen

Nurse, PhD
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Marianne Uggen Rasmussen graduated as a registered nurse from Stavanger Nursing College in Norway in 1986, and was subsequently employed at Stavanger University Hospital in a gastroenterological ward. After moving to Denmark, Marianne completed her Master’s degree in Public Health, at the University of Copenhagen in 2007, and she was employed by Frederiksberg Hospital afterwards to coordinate and teach in a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program for patients with Chronic Widespread Pain (CWP) and Fibromyalgia (FM), in the outpatient clinic of chronic pain.

Marianne was employed as a research assistant at the Parker Institute in June 2011, while she worked on her Ph.D.-protocol. She was enrolled as a Ph.D.-student in January 2013 at University of Southern Denmark, and she has been lecturing in disease prevention and health promotion at the bachelor of Medicine since then. Marianne defended her Ph.D-thesis: Self-efficacy and rehabilitation af patients with fibromyalgia, on July 1st. 2016.

The focus of Marianne's PhD was to investigate how perceived pain self-efficacy, (the patients confidence in own ability to perform activities in spite of pain), is affected as a result of multi-disciplinary rehabilitation for patients with CWP and FM. The aims of the project was to develop and validate a Danish version of the Pain Self Efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ), and to use the Danish version (PSEQ-DK), to evaluate effect on pain self-efficacy after multi -disciplinary rehabilitation in a randomized controlled study. A final aim of the PhD was to conduct a qualitative study to investigate how the rehabilitation can influence the patients’ self-efficacy.

Danish version of the pain self-efficacy questionnaire (PSEQ)






”Self‐efficacy and Rehabilitation of Patients with Fibromyalgia”

Rasmussen, M. U., Sjölund, B. H., Rydahl-Hansen, S., Amris, K., Mortensen, E. L. & Danneskiold-Samsøe, B. 2016

Publikation: ForskningPh.d.-afhandling

StatusUdgivet - 2016
The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ) in a population of patients with fibromyalgia in Denmark. The study sample included 102 patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia referred to a specialist clinic. The PSEQ was translated and adapted to a Danish setting using a standard stepw-ise forward-backward translation procedure, followed by initial testing and focus group interview. Reliability was examined by analysing internal consistency and test-retest agreement. Construct validity was exami-ned by investigating dimensionality, targeting, local independence, category functioning and differential item functioning (DIF). Reliability was high: Cronbach's alpha 0.88, test-retest correlation 0.93, intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) 0.89 and item-total correlations 0.44-0.70. Factor analyses and item response (IRT) models indicated unidimensionality, and the PSEQ-DK was well targeted to the sample. High interitem correlation was observed between two items, indicating local dependence, and item misfit and DIF were observed for a few items. However, the overall fit of the scale to a single-factor model and IRT models supported acceptable construct validity. The PSEQ-DK showed acceptable psychometric properties and can therefore represent a reliable and valid measure for evaluating self-efficacy in patients with fibromyalgia in Denmark.
TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Sider (fra-til)202-10
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2016