Kirstine Skov Benthien


Kirstine Skov Benthien is a postdoctoral researcher in Center for Clinical Research and Prevention. She has a clinical background in nursing and a Master of Science in Health Science. She acquired her PhD in 2017 from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen with a thesis about intersections in specialized palliative care and oncology. Main research methods are complex randomized controlled trials and register studies.

Kirstine's research is focused on supportive interventions to improve health-related quality of life and prevent hospital admissions for chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The research is described under the theme Chronic disease and health promotion (in Danish).

Selected publications:

Benthien KS, Rasmussen K, Nielsen CP, Hjarnaa L, Rasmussen MK, Kidholm K, Nielsen BK, Nissen NK, Fredens M, Winther S, Grønkjær M, Toft U. Proactive health support (PaHS)– protocol for a randomized controlled trial of telephone-based self-management support for persons at risk of hospital admission. In Press 2020, Contemporary Clinical Trials. 

Toxværd CG, Benthien KS, Andreasen AH, Nielsen A, Osler M, Borup Johansen N. Chronic diseases in high cost users of hospital, primary care and prescription medication in the Capital Region of Denmark. J Gen Intern Med, 2019 34, 2421-2426.

Benthien KS, Adsersen M, Petersen MA, Vadstrup ES, Sjøgren P, Groenvold M. Is specialized palliative cancer care associated with use of antineoplastic treatment at the end of life? A population-based cohort study. Palliative Medicine, 2018 Oct;32(9):1509-1517. 

Benthien KS, Nordly M, von Heymann-Horan A, Rosengaard Holmenlund K, Timm H, Kurita GP, et al. Causes of Hospital Admissions in Domus: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Specialized Palliative Cancer Care at Home. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018;55(3):728-36. 

Benthien KS, Nordly M, Videbaek K, Kurita GP, von der Maase H, Timm H, et al. Classification of a palliative care population in a comprehensive cancer centre. Support Care Cancer. 2016;24(4):1865-73.

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