HEALTH COACHING/PATIENT COUNSELING (HealthCoach)
Research group information
Unit and faculty
Research Unit of Health Sciences and Technology
Faculty of Medicine
Research group leader
Research group description
- Effectiveness and meaningfulness of human and digital-based counselling/health coaching interventions
- Health coaching based on profiling citizen’s health, digital wellbeing, healthy lifestyle
Research materials include qualitative and quantitative data, psychometrically tested instruments (CQI-P, CQI-R, CCI) and health coaching model. The groups uses methods of theory development and testing, interventional studies, cohort and register studies, systematic reviews with meta-analysis/meta-aggregation, qualitative study with content analysis.
The research group is lead by Prof. Maria Kääriäinen. The group includes senior and post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates and master students.
he results of the research group support the Sustainable Development Goals, especially from the perspectives of promoting health and well-being and lowering inequality. The studies provide evidence for social and health care, education and leadership needs nationally and internationally, taking into account the perspective of customers/users.