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Anna-Karin Norlin

I am a physician in General Practice with a PhD. I do clinical work and research at Smärt- och rehabiliteringscentrum, US, in association with PRNV, HMV, LiU.


Fatigue, that is weariness that remains despite resting and sleeping, is a common reason to seek healthcare, associated with affected health and reduced function. Patients with fatigue report lower life quality than those with cancer and stroke. 

In my research I examine this multifaceted and elusive symptom from different aspects and in different conditions. The purpose is to achieve more understanding of the mechanisms behind it, as well as finding related biological parameters and also, in the long term, improve the individual’s treatment and rehabilitation. 



Jenny Sjödahl, Anna Ingemansson, Tetyana Bureychak, Anna-Karin Norlin, Michael P. Jones, Åshild Olsen Faresjö, Susanna Walter (2024) Defecation symptoms in primary health care patients with irritable bowel syndrome Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 59, p. 16-24 Continue to DOI


Jessica Vollertsen, Mathilda Björk, Anna-Karin Norlin, Elin Ekbladh (2023) The impact of post-stroke fatigue on work and other everyday life activities for the working age population - a registry-based cohort study Annals of Medicine, Vol. 55, Article 2269961 Continue to DOI
Tomas Nordheim Alme, Anna Andreasson, Tarjei Torre Asprusten, Anne Karen Bakken, Michael B. J. Beadsworth, Birgitte Boye, Per Alf Brodal, Elias Myrstad Brodwall, Kjetil Gundro Brurberg, Ingrid Bugge, Trudie Chalder, Reidar Due, Hege Randi Eriksen, Per Klausen Fink, Signe Agnes Flottorp, Egil Andreas Fors, Bard Fossli Jensen, Hans Petter Fundingsrud, Paul Garner, Lise Beier Havdal, Helene Helgeland, Henrik Borsting Jacobsen, Georg Espolin Johnson, Martin Jonsjoe, Hans Knoop, Live Landmark, Gunvor Launes, Mats Lekander, Hannah Linnros, Elin Lindsaeter, Helena Liira, Lina Linnestad, Jon Hvard Loge, Peter Solvoll Lyby, Sadaf Malik, Ulrik Fredrik Malt, Trygve Moe, Anna-Karin Norlin, Maria Pedersen, Siv Elin Pignatiello, Charlotte Ulrikka Rask, Silje Endresen Reme, Gisle Roksund, Markku Sainio, Michael Sharpe, Ruth Foseide Thorkildsen, Betty van Roy, Per Olav Vandvik, Henrik Vogt, Hedda Bratholm Wyller, Vegard Bruun Bratholm Wyller (2023) Chronic fatigue syndromes: real illnesses that people can recover from Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, Vol. 41, p. 372-376 Continue to DOI


Tetyana Bureychak, Åshild Olsen Faresjö, Jenny Sjödahl, Anna-Karin Norlin, Susanna Walter (2022) Symptoms and health experience in irritable bowel syndrome with focus on men Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Vol. 34, Article e14430 Continue to DOI


Anna-Karin Norlin, Susanna Walter, Adriane Icenhour, Åsa Keita, Sigrid Elsenbruch, Olga Bednarska, Michael P. Jones, Rozalyn Simon, Maria Engström (2021) Fatigue in irritable bowel syndrome is associated with plasma levels of TNF-α and mesocorticolimbic connectivity Brain, behavior, and immunity, Vol. 92, p. 211-220 Continue to DOI