Tone Marte Ljoså


Fakultet for helse- og sosialvitenskap
Institutt for sykepleie- og helsevitenskap
Campus Drammen (15016)
Tone Marte Ljoså is an assistant professor at USN, and a clinical pain management nurse at Oslo University Hospital. Her main teaching and research areas are pain assessment and pain management. In clinical care her specialty is in telephone and video follow-up of patients with chronic pain who titrate or taper analgesics including opioids.




Areas of interests

  • Pain in patients with leg ulcers and psoriasis
  • Pain assessment
  • Pain management 
  • Translation and validation of questionnaires

Teaching areas

  • Pain and leg ulcers
  • Pain and skin disease
  • Pain history and models
  • Pain assessment and pain management
  • Barriers in pain management
  • Analgesic titration/tapering
  • Interprofessional management of pain
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Basic statistics and SPSS

Subject areas
Nursing, Pain, Pain assessment, Pain management, Leg ulcers, Skin disease, Injustice experience


Bachelor in Nursing, Agder University College, Norway (2000). Master in Pain Management, Bond University, Australia (2003). PhD, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo (2012). Doctoral supervision course, University of South-East Norway (2017). University/college pedagogy (2021). Education leader program, University of Oslo (2021).


  • Pain in psoriasis (PhD project).
  • Skin pain in patients with psoriasis - an inteview study.
  • Pain in chronic leg ulcers
  • Perceived injustice in patients with chronic pain (IEQ) - translation and validation of patient self-report questionnaire
  • Quality of life in patients with chronic leg ulcers - translation and validation of patient self-report questionnairs
  • Nurse-led telephone/video follow-up of patients tapering and titrating analgesics


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