Mirjam Lukasse

Professor

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
Campus Vestfold (C3-63)
Lukasse is professor in Midwifery. She has an international background though her education, work experience and research. Lukasse is involved in core-midwifery research topics such as progress in labor as well as more general topics such as violence against women and children.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching masterstudents of midwifery on the following topics: water in labor and birth, pain relief in labor and postpartum, diabetes in pregnancy, cross-cultural communication, postpartum urinary retention, domestic violence, fear of childbirth, how to write a project proposal, and SPSS (data-analysis program).
  • Supervision of masterstudents in midwifery for their thesis
  • Supervision of PhD students
  • Leading research projects

Competences

  • teaching  
  • supervision of master and PhD students
  • quantitative research
  • qualitative research
  • mixed methods research
  • systematic and scope review
  • leading research projects 
  • cross-cultural communication

CV

Academic Education

2011                PhD, University of Tromsø (UiT), Norway

1998                MSc in Midwifery, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Shorter courses relevant to supervising PhD students after completing PhD

2014                Pedagogics, Oslo and Akershus University College (HiOA)

2011                Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Parma, Italy

Clinical Education

2004                Professional supervision in a clinical setting, Diakonhjemmet Høgskole, Oslo

2002                Women’s health and family planning, Oslo

1987                Tropical diseases, Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde, Belgium

1984                Midwifery, The Central School of Midwifery, Belfast, UK

1982                Nursing, Ziekenhuis de Goddelijke Voorzienigheid, Sittard, the Netherlands

Academic posts

2016 –               Professor, USN, Campus Vestfold

2015 –               Professor, OsloMet (previously HiOA), Oslo

2014 – 2015       100% Associate Professor, HiOA, Oslo

2012 – 2014       20% Associate Professor, HiOA, Oslo

2011 – 2014       100% Postdoctoral fellow, funded by the Norwegian Research Council

2010 – 2011       30% Project coordinator for EU Daphne project, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

2007 – 2009       20% Project coordinator for EU Daphne project «the Bidens study», NTNU

2007 – 2011       20% Research midwife, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital (OUS)

2007 – 2010       80% PhD-candidate, University of Tromsø (UiT)

2001 – 2002       50% Research midwife, Aker Universitetssykehus, Oslo

Clinical posts

2003 – 2007       100% Research and teaching midwife, Rikshospitalet, Oslo

2002 – 2003       80% Midwife, ABC, Aker University Hospital, Oslo

2002 – 2003       20% Midwife, Rødeløkka Helsestasjon in Community Antenatal Care, Oslo

2001 – 2002       50% Midwife, ABC, Aker University Hosptial, Oslo

1999 – 2001       100% Midwife, Antenatal ward and ABC, Aker University Hosptial, Oslo

1999 – 1999       100% Midwife, Vest-Agder Sentralsykehus, Kristiansand

1988 – 1997       100% Sister of midwifery, Women’s Christian Hospital, Multan, Pakistan

1987                100% Midwife, Hospital “De Westelijke Mijnstreek”, Sittard, the Netherlands

1984 – 1985       100% Midwife, the Royal Maternity Hospital, Bournemouth, UK

Supervision of PhD candidates

Completed: In 2015, Lena Henriksen (University in Oslo, UiO) Thesis on Sexual Violence Pregnancy and Childbirth, I was main supervisor. In 2016 Dr. Maria Flem Sørbø (NTNU), thesis on Adult Abuse and the Postnatal Period. I was co-supervisor. In 2018 Poonam Rishal (NTNU) Cohort study on interventions in antenatal care to reduce violence in pregnancy in Nepal. Norwegian Research Council (NRC) financed. I was main supervisor. In 2020 Berit Mortensen (UiO) Making Midwifery Matter, investigated the effect of Continuity of Midwifery Care Model in Palestine, NRC financed (GLOBVAC). In 2020 Iren Borgen (OsloMet) Gravid+ RCT study testing an app for women with gestational diabetes, financed by Norwegian Research Council (NRC), I was main supervisor.

Ongoing main supervisor for PhD candidates:

o   Lise Gaudernack (OsloMet), financed by OUS, 50% over 6 years, started May 2016.Study on the use of oxytocin to augment labour.

o   Enid Leren (USN), financed by USN, 100% over 3 years, started March 2018, The PreCare Study – Pre-admission early labour care: An electronic educational intervention to improve early labour care and women’s pre-admission early labour experience: A mixed-methods study

o   Kjersti Engen Marsdal, financed by OsloMetropolitan 60% over 5 years started August 2019, Induction of labour.

Ongoing co-supervisor:

o    Åsa Waldum. Main supervisor Professor Jacobsen. This OUS financed project investigates the used of pudendal analgesia in labour.

o   Eva Marie Flaathen (OsloMet), main supervisor Lena Henriksen, in NFR financed project “Preparing for the Worst” – Promoting Safety behaviors.

 Angeline Elisabeth Styve Einarsen (UiO), main supervisor Dr. Trond Melby"Progress in labour". 

 

Teaching, examination and supervision of master students and PhD students

Experience of teaching midwifery students, student nurses, post-graduate nurses and other health workers in a wide range of topics at several institutions in Norway, in Pakistan, Ethiopia and Belgium. Teaching at PhD level in research methods for NTNU. Have supervised 15 Master students for their master thesis and been both internal and external examiner for Master thesis’s at OsloMet, UiO and University of Gothenburg. Including master students in my projects has led to 6 publications so far. Have been a member of a examining committee of three PhD midterm evaluations (2014-2017) and opponent for three PhD defences in Sweden (2017-2018), one PhD defence on Island (2020). Have been member of an evaluating committee considering associate professor competence, and PhD candidates’ competence several times.

 Invited talks and oral presentations international and national

Oral presentation at Nordic Midwifery conference, Reykjavik May 2019, at third European Conference on Domestic Violence, Oslo, at the International Conference for Midwives in Toronto, June 2017. Invited to present research at The International Conference of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology in Malaga (2016), Berlin (2013) and Venice (2010) and the 22nd European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Tallinn, 2012). I gave an invited talk at the 2nd European Congress on Intrapartum Care (Porto, 2015) on Fear of childbirth. I have presented research at the FIGO World Congress in 2015 (Vancouver) and 2012 (Rome) and at the Nordic Congress for midwives in Copenhagen in 2010.

Presented research and given talks at the yearly national midwifery conference of the Norwegian midwifery association since 2010. In addition, I am a frequent presenter at other seminars and meetings all over Norway. I have had an oral presentation at the Norwegian Perinatal Days most years since 2008.

Administration and leadership

2017 –              Project leader for project “Preparing for the worst” includes PhD student and researcher

2016 –               Project leader for project “Promoting safety behaviors among pregnant women in antenatal care”, financed by ExtraStiftelsen via Norske Kvinners Sanitetsforening (NKS).

2014 – 2019       Project leader project “Prevention of hyperglycaemia in antenatal care using an app”

2013 – 2017       Member of the Board and Associate Editor “Journal of Sexual & Reproductive Health Care”

2011 – 2015       Member of the Ethical Committee of the Norwegian Association of Midwives (Dnj)

2012 – 2013       Leader of the Scientific Committee for the Nordic Midwifery Congress, June 2013

2010 – 2012       Member of the research committee at the Women and Children’s Division, (OUS)

2011 – 2012       Project leader for project funded by Helse Sør-Øst with PhD student Lena Henriksen

2007 – 2011       Project coordinator for an EU-funded European project, Bidens, with 6 participating countries.

Funds and awards

2017     Research funds from the Norwegian Research Council of (NRC) “Preparing for the worst” (project Nr. 260355/H10) (9.325.000 NOK)

2016     Grant from ExtraStiftelsen via NKS for post doctor Lena Henriksen (2.450.000 NOK)

2014     HiOA Research Award and Institution Research Award 2014 (60.000 + 25.000 NOK)

2014     Grant from the Nursing Association for a project on Burnout among midwives (50.000 NOK)

2014     Research funds from the NRC (project Nr. 228517) (6.270.000 NOK), for research project: “Using tailored communication strategies to reduce hyperglycemia in pregnancy.

2012     Helse Sør-Øst, funds for a PhD-student (Henriksen), 3 years (Project No.: 2012010) (2.631.000 NOK)

2011     Personal Postdoctoral project (NRC) (Project No. 204292/H10) (3.258.000 NOK)

International collaboration, work and network

2018 – 2019   Visiting professor at La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia

2012 – 2013  Visiting academic at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, the Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, for 10 months: September 2012 - June 2013  

2012 –          Member of the ADVANCE group: research on violence against women

2017 –          Collaboration with Melbourne University, with researchers at the Judith Lumley Centre

2016 – 2018  Collaboration with researchers at Trinity University in Dublin

2012 –          Collaboration with OUS on clinically relevant studies, member of the research group led by Professor and gynecologist Staff (UiO and OUS)

Publications

Garnweidner-Holme L, Henriksen L, Flaathen EM, Klette T, Lukasse M Midwives’ Attitudes toward and Experience of a Tablet Intervention to Promote Safety Behaviors for Pregnant Women of Different Ethnic Backgrounds Reporting Intimate Partner Violence: A Qualitative Study JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2020 8(5) doi 10.2196/16828

Flaathen EM, Lukasse M, Garnweidner-Holme L, Angelshaug J, Henriksen L User-involvement in the development of a culture-sensitive intervention in the Safe Pregnancy study to prevent intimate partner violence Violence Against Women 2020 Sep 28 doi: 10.1177/1077801220954274

Johannessen HH, Frøshaug BE, Lysåker PJG, Salvesen KÅ, Lukasse M, Mørkved S, Stafne SN. Regular antenatal exercise including pelvic floor muscle training reduces urinary incontinence 3 months postpartum-Follow up of a randomized controlled trial Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2020 Sep 30. doi: 10.1111/aogs.14010

Rishal P, Devi Pun K, Schei B, Bhandari B, Kumar Joshi S, Swahnberg K, Infanti J, Lukasse M Improving safety among pregnant women reporting domestic violence in Nepal – A pilot study Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 Mar 27;17(7). pii: E2268. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17072268.

Garnweidner-Holme LM, Henriksen L, Torheim LE, Lukasse M, Effect of the Pregnant+ Smartphone App on Dietary Behavior of Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2020  Nov 4;8(11):e18614. doi: 10.2196/18614.

Gaudernack L, Melbye Michelsen T, Egeland T, Voldner N, Lukasse M, Does prolonged labor affect the birth experiences and subsequent wishes for cesarean section among first-time mothers? BMC Preg & Childbirth 2020 Oct 8;20(1):605. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-03196-0

Lukasse M, Hovda I, Borg Thommessen SA, McAuley S, Morrison M Oxytocin and emergency Caesarean Section in a medium-sized hospital in Pakistan – a cross-sectional study European Journal of Midwifery 2020; 4(August):33 doi. 10.18332/ejm/124111

Myhre E, Lukasse M, Reigstad M, Holmstedt V, Dahl B Exploring women's information needs in pre-admission early labour care Midwifery, Revised submitted November 2020

Waldum ÅH, Jacobsen AF, Lukasse M, Staff AT, Falk RS, Vangen S, Sørbye IK The provision of obstetric analgesia according to maternal birthplace: a Norwegian register study BMC Preg & Childbirth 2020 May 26;20(1):321. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-03021-8.

Borgen I, Garnweidner-Holme LM, Jacobsen AF, Noll J, Fayyad S, Småstuen MC, Lukasse M Effect of the Pregnant+ smartphone application in women with gestational diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled trial in Norway BMJ Open 2019 Nov 11;9(11):e030884. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030884.

Garnweidner-Holme L, Torheim LE, Borgen I, Henriksen L, Lukasse M Adherence to the Norwegian dietary recommendations in a multi-ethnic pregnant population prior to being diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus Food Science & Nutrition 2019 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/fsn3.1248

Lukasse M, Henriksen L. Norwegian Midwives’ perception of their practice environment: A mixed methods study Nursing Open, August 2019 doi.org/10.1002/nop2.358

Forsberg, K E.; Lassemo, R; Lukasse, M. Contraceptive consultations: A cross-sectional study of Norwegian Women's experiences and opinions. European Journal of Midwifery 2019 3(June):12 doi.org/10.18332/ejm/109773

Borgen I, Garnweidner-Holme LM, Jacobsen AF, Fayyad S, Cvancarova Småstuen M, Lukasse M. Knowledge of gestational diabetes mellitus at first consultation in a multi-ethnic pregnant population in the Oslo region, Norway - a cross-sectional study. Ethn Health. 2019 Aug 16:1-14. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2019.1655530.

Henriksen L, Flaathen EM, Angelshaug J, Garnweidner-Holme L, Småstuen MC, Noll J, Taft A, Schei B, Lukasse M. The Safe Pregnancy Study – promoting safety behaviours in antenatal care among Norwegian, Pakistani and Somali women: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jun 10;19(1):724. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6922-y

Kunta Devi Pun, Ph.D.; Poonam Rishal, PhD; Elisabeth Darj, PhD; Jennifer Jean Infanti; Shrinkhala Shrestha, MPH; Mirjam Lukasse, PhD; Berit Schei, PhD. Domestic violence and perinatal outcomes – A prospective cohort study from Nepal BMC Public Health,May  2019 May 31;19(1):671. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6967-y.

Mortensen B, Diep LM, Lukasse M, Lieng M, Ibtesam Dwekat, Dalia Elias, Fosse E. Midwife-led continuity of care – an observational case-control study in West Bank, occupied Palestine, EClinicalMedicine 2019 Apr 16;10:84-91. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.04.003. eCollection 2019 Apr.

Henriksen L, Borgen A, Risløkken J, Lukasse M. Fear of birth: Prevalence, counselling and method of birth at five obstetrical units in Norway Women & Birth 2018 Dec 3.pii  S1871-5192(18)30601-2. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2018.11.008.

Garnweidner-Holme L, Hoel Andersen T, Sando MW, Noll J, Lukasse M. Health Care Professionals' Attitudes Toward, and Experiences of Using, a Culture-Sensitive Smartphone App for Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Qualitative Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 May 14;6(5):e123. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.9686.

Lindstad Løvåsmoen EM, Nyland Bjørgo M, Lukasse M, Schei B, Henriksen L. Women's preference for caesarean section and the actual mode of delivery - Comparing five sites in Norway. Sex Reprod Healthc. 2018 Jun;16:206-212. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2018.04.009. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Gaudernack LC, Frey KF, Michelsen TM, Voldner N, Lukasse M. De-medicalization of birth by reducing the use of oxytocin for augmentation among first-time mothers – a prosepective intervention study BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2018 Mar 27;18(1):76. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-1706-4.

Mortensen B, Lukasse M, Diep LM, Lieng M, Abu Awad A, Suleiman M, Fosse E. Can a midwife-led continuity model improve maternal services in a low resource setting? – A non-randomised cluster intervention study in Palestine 2018 BMJ Open Mar 22;8(3):e019568. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019568.

Marsdal KE, Sørbye IK, Gaudernack LC, Lukasse M. A comparison of misoprostol vaginal insert and misoprostol vaginal tablets for induction of labor in nulliparous women: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Jan 5;18(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1647-3.

Skar JB, Garnweidner-Holme LM, Lukasse M, Terragni L. Women's experiences with using a smartphone app (the Pregnant+ app) to manage gestational diabetes mellitus in a randomised controlled trial. Midwifery. 2017 Dec 27;58:102-108. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.021.

Lukasse M, Lilleengen AM, Fylkesnes AM, Henriksen L. Norwegian midwives' opinion of their midwifery education - a mixed methods study. BMC Med Educ. 2017 May 3;17(1):80

Rishal P, Devi Pun K, Darj E, Joshi SK, Bjørngaard JH, Swanberg K, Schei B, Lukasse M. Prevalence and associated factors of domestic violence among pregnant women attending routine antenatal care in Nepal Scand J Public Health 2017, August 10; DOI: 10.1177/1403494817723195

Aasheim V, Nilsen Vika AB, Reinar M, Lukasse M. Perineal techniques during the second stage of labour for reducing perineal trauma. Systematic Review Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, June13;6

Borgen I, Garnweidner-Holme LM, Jacobsen AF, Bjerkan K, Fayyad S, Joranger P, Lilleengen AM, Mosdøl A, Noll J, Småstuen MC, Terragni L, Torheim LE, Lukasse M.. Smartphone application for women with gestational diabetes mellitus: a study protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2017 Mar 27;7(3)

Henriksen L, Garnweidner-Holme LM, Thorsteinsen KK, Lukasse M. «It is a difficult topic” – a qualitative study of midwives’ experiences with routine antenatal enquiry for intimate partner violence BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 June 2;17(1):165

Henriksen L, Grimsrud E, Schei B, Lukasse M. Bidens Study Group. Factors related to a negative birth experience - A mixed methods study. Midwifery. 2017 May 8;51:33-39.

Garnweidner-Holme LM, Lukasse M, Solheim M, Henriksen L. Talking about intimate partner violence in multi-cultural antenatal care: a qualitative study of pregnant women's advice for better communication in South-East Norway. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Apr 19;17(1):123

Lukasse M, Pajalic Z. Norwegian midwives’ perception of empowerment Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare 2016 (7) 58-64

Rishal, P, Joshi, S K, Lukasse, M, Schei, B, Swahnberg,K.  "They just walk way" - women's perception of being silenced by antenatal health workers: a qualitative study on women survivors of domestic violence in Nepal. Global health action 2016 ;Volum 9.(31838) s. -

Henriksen L, Lukasse M. Burnout among Norwegian midwives and the contribution of personal and work-related factors: A cross-sectional study Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare 2016 (9) 42-47

Wangel AM, Ryding EL, Schei B, Östman M, Lukasse M. Emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and the association with symptoms of depression and posttraumatic stress in a multi-ethnic pregnant population in southern Sweden Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare 2016 (9)7-13

Ryding EL, Lukasse M, Kristjansdottir H, Steingrimsdottir T, Schei B. Pregnant women’s preference of cesarean section and subsequent mode of birth – a six-country cohort study J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 2016 Sep 37(3) 75-83

Henriksen L, Schei B, Lukasse M Lifetime sexual violence and childbirth expectations – A Norwegian population based cohort study Midwifery 2016 (36)14-20

Lukasse M, Laanpere M, Karro H, Kristjansdottir H, Schroll AM, Van Parys AS, Wangel AM, Schei B. Pregnancy intendedness and the association with physical, sexual and emotional abuse – a European multi-country cross-secional study BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 May 26;15(1)120

Ryding EL, Lukasse M, Van Parys A-S, Wangel A-M, Karro H, Kristjansdottir H, Schroll A-M, Schei B Fear of childbirth and risk of Caesarean section: a cohort study in six European countries Birth 2015 Mar; 42(19):48-55.

Sørbø MF, Lukasse M, Brantsæter AL, Grimstad H. Past and recent abuse is associated with early cessation of breast feeding: results from a large prospective cohort in Norway. BMJ Open. 2015 Dec 18;5(12):e009240.

Garnweidner-Holme L, Borgen I, Garitano I, Noll J, Lukasse M Designing and Developing a Mobile Smartphone Application for Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Followed-Up at Outpatient Clinics in Norway 2015 Healthcare 3 310-323

Colombini M, Mayhew SH, Hawkins B, Bista M, Joshi SK, Schei B, Watts C ADVANCE Study Team Agenda setting and framing of gender-based violence in Nepal: how it became a health issue Health Policy Plan 2016 May 31(4):493-503 Epub 2015 Sept.

Infanti JJ, Lund R, Muzrif MM, Schei B, Wijewardena K, ADVANCE Study Team Addressing domestic violence through antenatal care in Sri Lanka’s plantation estates: Contributions of public health midwives Soc Sci Med. Nov 145:35-43 Epub 2015 Oct.

Lukasse M, Schroll A-M, Karro H, Schei B, Steingrímsdóttir T, Van Parys A-S, Ryding EL, Tabor A Prevalence of experience of abuse in the healthcare and associated obstetric characteristics in pregnant women from six European countries: a cross-sectional study Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2015 May;94 (5):508-17

Henriksen L. Schei B, Vangen S, Lukasse M Sexual violence and mode of delivery – a population-based cohort study BJOG, 2014 Sep;121(10):1237-44.

Flem Sørbø M, Grimstad H, Bjorngaard JH, Lukasse M, Schei B Adult physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and postpartum depression, a population based, prospective study of 53,065 women in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2014 Sep 8;14(1):316

Lukasse M, Helbig A, Benth JS, Eberhard-Gran M Antenatal maternal emotional distress and duration of pregnancy PLos One 2014 Jul 7;9(7)e101682

Henriksen L. Schei B, Vangen S, Lukasse M Sexual violence and neonatal outcome BMJ Open 2014;4:10 e005935 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005935

Lukasse M, Schroll AM, Ryding EL, Campbell J, Karro, H, Kristjansdottir H, Laanpere M, Schroll AM, Tabor A, Temmerman M, Van Parys AS, Wangel AM, Steingrimsdottir T, Schei B The prevalence of abuse in 6 European countries Acta Obst Gynecol Scand 2014 Jul 93(7):669-77

Lukasse M, Schei B, EL Ryding Prevalence and associate factors of fear of childbirth in 6 European Countries, Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Oct;5(3):99-106. Epub 2014 Jul 1.

Lukasse M, Helbig A, Benth JS, Eberhard-Gran M Antenatal maternal emotional distress and duration of pregnancy PLos One 2014 Jul 7;9(7)e101682

Lukasse M, Rowe R, Townend J, Knight M, Hollowell J Immersion in water for pain relief and the risk of intrapartum transfer among low risk nulliparous women: secondary analysis of the Birthplace national prospective cohort study BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 Feb 6;14:60

Schei B, Lukasse M, Ryding EL, Campbell J, Karro, H, Kristjansdottir H, Laanpere M, Schroll AM, Tabor A, Temmerman M, Van Parys AS, Wangel AM, Steingrimsdottir T Adult sexual abuse increases the risk of operative delivery among primiparous women – results from a European multi-country cohort study PLoS One 2014 Jan 31;9(1):e87579

Flem Sørbø M, Grimstad H, Bjørngaard J H, Schei B, Lukasse M Prevalence of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study BMC Public Health 2013;13:186.

Henriksen L, Vangen S, Schei B, Lukasse M Sexual violence and Antenatal Hospitalization Birth, 2013; 40 (4):281-8

Lukasse M, Henriksen L, Vangen S, Schei B Sexual violence and pregnancy-related symptoms BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2012;12:83

Wangel AM, Schei B, Ryding EL, Ostman M Bidens Study Group Mental health status in pregnancy among native and non-native Swedish-speaking women: a Bidens study Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1012 Dec 91(12):1395-401

Aasheim V, Nilsen ABV, Lukasse M, Reinar LM Perineal techniques during the second stage of labour for reducing perineal trauma. Systematic Review Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011 Dec 7;(12):CD006672

Lukasse M, Vangen S, Øian P, Schei B Childhood abuse and women’s preference for caesarean section and fear of childbirth – A longitudinal study.  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2011; (90):33-40

Lukasse M, Vangen S, Øian P Childhood abuse and caesarean section among primiparous women in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. BJOG  2010; 117(9):1153-7

Lukasse M, Vangen S, Øian P, Kumle M, Ryding E-L, Schei B Childhood Abuse and Fear of Childbirth – A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study Birth 2010; 37 (4):267-74

Lukasse M, Schei B, Vangen S, Øian P Childhood Abuse and Common Complaints in Pregnancy. Birth 2009; 36(3):190-199

Lukasse M, Cederkvist H R, Rosseland LA Reliability of an automatic ultrasound system for detecting postpartum urinary retention after vaginal birth, Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, 2007; 86; (10):1251-1255

 Lukasse M, Øian P, Aamodt G En jordmorledet fødeenhet. Tidsskrift for Den norske lægeforening 2006; (126):170-2.