Bilde av Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter
Bilde av Kristoffersen, Agnete Egilsdatter
The National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine agnete.kristoffersen@uit.no +4777646147 +47 99701344 You can find me here

Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen


Senior researcher

Job description

Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen is employed full-time as a senior researcher in health services research - alternative treatment. Her responsibilities include initiating and conducting various types of studies, as well as being involved in existing projects within NAFKAM's strategy and focus areas. The position also involves supervising students at the master's and PhD level.


  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Trine Stub, Jorunn V. Nilsen, Johanna Hök Nordberg, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad, Barbara Wider Vellinga et al.:
    Exploring dietary changes and supplement use among cancer patients in Norway: prevalence, motivations, disclosure, information, and perceived risks and benefits: a cross sectional study
    BMC Nutrition 2024 DOI
  • Tuva Steinberg, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Geir Bjerkan, Arne Johan Norheim :
    Freezing cold injuries among soldiers in the Norwegian Armed Forces–A cross sectional study
    International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Kiwumulo Nakandi, Faith Owunari Benebo, Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock, Trine Stub, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Adherence to lifestyle recommendations among Norwegian cancer survivors and the impact of traditional and complementary medicine use: the Tromsø Study 2015–2016
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Kiwumulo Nakandi, Trine Stub, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Clinical associations for traditional and complementary medicine use among Norwegian cancer survivors in the seventh survey of the Tromsø study: a cross-sectional study
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dana Catalina Mora, Miek C. Jong, Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Trine Stub :
    Supportive care for cancer-related symptoms in pediatric oncology: a qualitative study among healthcare providers
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dana Catalina Mora, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Miek C. Jong, Jill Angela Hervik, Trine Stub :
    A Qualitative Study Among Healthcare Providers on Risks Associated With the Use of Supportive Care for Cancer Treatment-Related Symptoms in Children and Adolescents
    Integrative Cancer Therapies 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Barbara Wider, Jorunn Valle Nilsen, Mona Bjelland, Dana Catalina Mora, Johanna H. Nordberg et al.:
    Prevalence of late and long-term effects of cancer (treatment) and use of complementary and alternative medicine in Norway
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 05. December 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Trine Stub, Audun Campbell Irgens, Anne Helen Hansen, Olav Knudsen-Baas, Cornelia Gåskjenn, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Impact of spiritual healing on moderate depression in adults:a study protocol of a randomised controlled trial (RCT)
    BMJ Open 2022 ARKIV
  • Trine Stub, Audun Campbell Irgens, Anne Helen Hansen, Olav Knudsen-Baas, Cornelia Gåskjenn, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Impact of spiritual healing on moderate depression in adults: a study protocol of a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT)
    BMJ Open 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Jorunn Valle Nilsen, Trine Stub, Johanna H. Nordberg, Barbara Wider, Dana Catalina Mora et al.:
    Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the context of cancer; prevalence, reasons for use, disclosure, information received, risks and benefits reported by people with cancer in Norway
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 FULLTEKST / ARKIV / DOI
  • Kiwumulo Nakandi, Dana Catalina Mora, Trine Stub, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Conventional health care service utilization among cancer survivors that visit traditional and complementary providers in the Tromsø study: a cross-sectional study
    BMC Health Services Research 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Arne Johan Norheim, Vinjar Fønnebø, John Petter Lindeland, Terje Varpe, Trine Stub, Catarina Bigset et al.:
    Reflexology for acute rhinosinusitis – Results from a blinded, early-phase comparative trial
    Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Louise T Mulder, Martine Busch, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Johanna H. Nordberg, van der Werf Esther T. :
    Prevalence and predictive factors of complementary medicine use during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 in the Netherlands
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Miek C. Jong, Eric Mulder, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Trine Stub, Heléne Dahlqvist, Eija Viitasara et al.:
    Protocol of a mixed-method randomised controlled pilot study evaluating a wilderness programme for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: the WAYA study
    BMJ Open 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dana Catalina Mora, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Grete Overvåg, Miek C. Jong, Marit Mentink, Jianping Liu et al.:
    Safety of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatment among children and young adults who suffer from adverse effects of conventional cancer treatment: A systematic review
    Integrative Cancer Therapies 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dana Catalina Mora, Grete Overvåg, Miek C. Jong, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Debbie C. Stavleu, J Ping Liu et al.:
    Complementary and alternative medicine modalities used to treat adverse effects of anti‑cancer treatment among children and young adults: a systematic review and meta‑analysis of randomized controlled trials
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Miek C. Jong, Johanna Hök, van der Werf Esther T., Trine Stub :
    Safety and use of complementary and alternative medicine in Norway during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic using an adapted version of the I-CAM-Q; a cross-sectional survey
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marianne Ulrichsen, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Ingvild Kjeken, Ida Kristin Bos-Haugen :
    Characteristics of persons with hand osteoarthritis visiting complementary and alternative medicine providers
    Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open 2021 DOI
  • Malene Gaino Buljo, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Mener hun kan lukte når døden nærmer seg
    06. April 2024
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Malene Gaino Buljo :
    Oaivvilda iežas dovdat erenoamáš hája go jápmin lahkona
    31. March 2024
  • Saliha Khalid, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Trine Stub, Christine Råheim Borge, Samera Azeem Qureshi, Lise-Merete Alpers :
    Health and Illness Beliefs and Practices among Pakistani Immigrants in Norway: An Application of The Health Traditions Model.
    2024
  • Dana Catalina Mora, Miek C. Jong, Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A Arcury, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Trine Stub :
    Response to “Physical activity and psychological support can replace “another pill” to manage cancer-related symptoms in children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer”
    BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 DOI
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Barbara Wider Vellinga, Jorunn Valle Nilsen, Mona Bjelland, Dana Mora C, Johanna Hök et al.:
    Prevalence of late and long-term effects of cancer (treatment) and use of complementary and alternative medicine in Norway
    2023
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Ingrid Leithe :
    Skal studere alternativ behandling blant menn med kreft
    14. September 2023 FULLTEKST
  • Saliha Khalid, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Lise-Merete Alpers, Samera Azeem Qureshi, Christine Råheim Borge, Trine Stub :
    Tradisjonell medisin brukt blant pakistanske innvandrere i Norge
    2023
  • Dana Catalina Mora, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Arcury Thomas A., Sara A. Quandt, Jong Miek C., Trine Stub :
    Prevalence of supportive care among children diagnosed with cancer in Norway: A cross-sectional study.
    2023
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Mona Bjelland :
    Behandling av senskader hos kreftpasienter
    Kreftsykepleien 2023 ARKIV
  • Guro Høgberg, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Det som virker, det virker
    10. October 2023 FULLTEKST
  • Arne Johan Norheim, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Miek C. Jong :
    Alternative treatment and grey areas
    Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2023
  • Arne Johan Norheim, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Miek C. Jong :
    Alternativ behandling og gråsoner
    Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2023
  • Louise T Mulder, Martine Busch, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Johanna H. Nordberg, Esther T. van der Werf :
    Prevalentie en voorspellende factoren van gebruik van complementaire geneeskunde tijdens de eerste golf van de covid-19-pandemie van 2020 in Nederland
    Tijdschrift voor integrale geneeskunde 2022
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Alternativ behandling i koronaens tid
    23. August 2022 FULLTEKST
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Sources of information and communication about CAM used in cancer care among Norwegian cancer survivors
    2022
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Folkemedisin brukt i Nord-Norge i dag
    2022
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Populært seminar fenget mange
    21. September 2022
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Jorunn Valle Nilsen, Trine Stub, Johanna H. Nordberg, Barbara Wider, Dana Catalina Mora et al.:
    Komplementær behandling ved kreft og årsaker til bruk
    nafkam.no 2022 FULLTEKST
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Hvordan navigere i et hav av muligheter? Om alternativ behandling generelt og kosthold spesielt
    2022
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Kreft: Derfor velger kreftpasienter alternativ behandling
    23. September 2022 FULLTEKST
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Jorunn Valle Nilsen, Johanna H. Nordberg, Barbara Wider, Dana Catalina Mora, Kiwumulo Nakandi et al.:
    Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the context of cancer; prevalence, reasons for use, disclosure, information received, risks and benefits reported by people with cancer in Norway
    2022
  • Kiwumulo Nakandi, Dana Catalina Mora, Trine Stub, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Conventional health care service utilization among cancer survivors that visit traditional and complementary providers in the Tromsø study: a cross-sectional study
    2022
  • Trine Stub, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Konsekvenser av pandemien for alternative behandlere og deres pasienter
    nafkam.no 2022 ARKIV
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Jorunn Valle Nilsen, Trine Stub, Johanna H. Nordberg, Barbara Wider, Dana Catalina Mora et al.:
    Alternativ behandling ved kreft; nytte, risiko og årsak til bruk
    Naturterapeuten. Tidsskrift for naturmedisin 2022
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Urkraftseminar - om identitet og tilhørighet
    05. December 2022
  • Trine Stub, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Tine Lillegård Bergli :
    Consequences of the pandemic for CAM therapists and their patients.
    2022 ARKIV
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Bruk av alternativ behandling blant norske kreftpasienter. Utbredelse, nytte, risiko og kommunikasjon med helsepersonell
    2022
  • Trine Stub, Miek C. Jong, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Dana Catalina Mora :
    Alernativ behandling som støttebehandling til konvensjonell behandling hos barn og unge med kreft
    Naturterapeuten. Tidsskrift for naturmedisin 2022 ARKIV
  • Dana Catalina Mora, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Miek C. Jong, Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury, Trine Stub :
    Supportive care to treat cancer-related symptoms in pediatric oncology: A qualitative study among international experts
    2022
  • Trine Stub, Miek C. Jong, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Dana Catalina Mora :
    Alternativ behandling som støttebehandling til konvensjonell behandling hos barn og uge med kreft
    Naturterapeuten tidsskrift for naturmedisin 2022
  • Trine Stub, Miek C. Jong, Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen, Dana Catalina Mora :
    Alternativ behandling som støttebehandling til kovensjonell behandling hos barn og uge med kreft
    deQI, Tidsskrift for norsk akupunktur forening 2022 ARKIV
  • Agnete Egilsdatter Kristoffersen :
    Alternativ behandling ved artrose i hender - hvem bruker det, og hva bruker de?
    29. November 2021 FULLTEKST

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    Research interests

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine among Norwegian cancer patients

    Use of traditional medicine among in the Sami population

    Use of spiritual healing for moderate depression

    Use og traditinal medicine among immigrants in Norway

    Use of local plants as medicine in Norway

    Teaching

    MED-2521-1, Subsection 4.10 Complementary and alternative medicine

    VUKS_OSL: Complementary and alternative medicine in cancer care, Advaced education in oncology nursing

    ERN-2008: Complementary and alternative medicine in cancer care with focus on herbs, supplements and safety, Bachelor of Nutrition


    Member of research group


    CV

    2013 Philosophia Doctor (PhD) in medical science, UiT The Artic University of Norway: Thesis: Use of complementary and alternative medicine among Norwegian cancer patients.

    1998 Master of Art (Cand. Philol.), University of Tromsø: Nordic language and literature.  Thesis: Where are the limits of verbal sexual harassment? A study of women's and men's attitudes at four Norwegian hospitals.

    1994 Bachelor degree (cand.mag), University of Tromsø: Nordic language and literature

    1989: Bachelor degree (høyskolekandidat), University of Telemark: Business administration.