Department of Community Medicine and General Practice, and National Center for Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim; and The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, Oslo, Norway.
Address reprint requests to: Siv Mørkved, MSc, PT, Department of Community Medicine and General Practice, Medisinsk teknisk forskningssenter, N-7489 Trondheim, Norway; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The work was funded by The Norwegian Fund for Postgraduate Training in Physiotherapy and the Norwegian Women’s Public Health Association.
The authors thank the physiotherapists Hildegunn Børsting, Trude Hoff Leirvik, Bente Olsen, Monica U. Tøndel, and Bjørg Vada for their efforts in performing this study, by leading the training groups. Professor of Biostatistics Ingar Holme, Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, and Associate Professor Stian Lydersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, gave valuable advice on the statistical analysis. The English revision of the manuscript was done by Nancy Lea Eik-Nes.
Received June 3, 2002. Received in revised form August 6, 2002. Accepted August 22, 2002.