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The Mind Body Lab

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About the group

The Mind Body Lab is a research group headed by Silje Endresen Reme and Henrik Børsting Jacobsen.

Our focus and passion evolves around the complex interplay between our minds and bodies, and includes both experimental and applied research. Central research topics involve stress and coping, chronic pain, post-surgical pain, pain and cognition, spirituality and health, sick leave and work rehabilitation.


Pre- and post-operative psychological interventions to prevent pain and fatigue after breast cancer surgery 

Every year, more than 3000 Norwegian women undergo breast cancer surgery. More than 40% of them will struggle with pain and fatigue years after surgery, regardless of surgical procedure. The primary aim of this study is to test the effectiveness of a psychological pre- and post-operative intervention to prevent chronic post- surgical pain and fatigue in women undergoing breast cancer surgery. 


We cooperate with researchers nationally and internationally. Key partners are Oslo University Hospital, The Norwegian Cancer Society, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Sunnaas Hospital, The Karolinska Institute, Örebro University and Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai NYC. 

Published Jan. 18, 2021 11:18 AM - Last modified Jan. 18, 2021 11:30 AM