Anne Oikarinen

Anne Oikarinen


University Lecturer
Health Sciences


I am holding a position of a University Lecturer in Nursing Science. My research interests focus on treatment adherence in patients with long-term or chronic conditions, and on patient education and health promotion in a digitalized health care environment, and on issues around them. The good quality of patient care is always the major focus. My long-term aim is to develop and establish evidence-based nursing in health care in order that nursing interventions will be effective, appropriate, feasible and meaningful.

Research interests

  • Adherence to treatment of people with long-term or chronic conditions
  • Digital healthcare technology in patient education and counselling
  • Health promotion
  • Secondary prevention of stroke
  • Evidence-based health care

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Professional and community activities

  • Group leader, clinical practice guidelines for the support of adherence to self-care of adults with high blood pressure, Nursing Research Foundation, Finland.
  • Substitute member of the board, Finnish Association of Nursing Research

Research groups

  • Member of research group: Adherence to self-care and healthy lifestyle

Selected publications

  • OIkarinen, Anne (2016) Effects of risk factor targeted lifestyle counselling intervention on quality of lifestyle counselling and on adherence to lifestyle change in stroke patients. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series D, Medica 1357. Oulu. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 98. [Original]
  • Oikarinen, Anne; Engblom, Janne; Kääriäinen, Maria; Kyngäs, Helvi (2017) The effects of Risk Factor-Targeted Lifestyle Counselling Intervention on working-age stroke patients’ adherence to lifestyle change. - Scandinavian journal of caring sciences 31 (3), 555-568 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Oikarinen, Anne; Engblom, Janne; Kyngäs, Helvi; Kääriäinen, Maria (2017) Lifestyle counseling intervention effects on counseling quality in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack. - Journal of neuroscience nursing 49 (3), 137-141 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Oikarinen, A.; Engblom, J.; Kyngäs, H.; Kääriäinen, M. (2018) A study of the relationship between the quality of lifestyle counselling and later adherence to the lifestyle changes based on patients with stroke and TIA. - Clinical rehabilitation 32 (4), 557-567 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kähkönen, Outi; Kyngäs, Helvi; Saaranen, Terhi; Kankkunen, Päivi; Miettinen, Heikki; Oikarinen, Anne (2019) Support from next of kin and nurses are significant predictors of long-term adherence to treatment in post-PCI patients. - European journal of cardiovascular nursing [Epub ahead of print 20 Nov 2019], 1-12 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Konttila, Jenni; Siira, Heidi; Kyngäs, Helvi; Lahtinen, Minna; Elo, Satu; Kääriäinen, Maria; Kaakinen, Pirjo; Oikarinen, Anne; Yamakawa, Miyae; Fukui, Sakiko; Utsumi, Momoe; Higami, Yoko; Higuchi, Akari; Mikkonen, Kristina (2019) Healthcare professionals’ competence in digitalisation : a systematic review. - Journal of clinical nursing 28 (5-6), 745-761 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Oikarinen, Anne; Engblom, Janne; Kääriainen, Maria; Kyngäs, Helvi (2015) Risk factor-related lifestyle habits of hospital-admitted stroke patients : an exploratory study. - Journal of clinical nursing 24 (15-16), 2219-2230
  • Oikarinen, Anne; Kääriäinen, Maria; Kyngäs, Helvi (2014) A framework of counseling for patients with stroke in nursing : a narrative literature review. - Journal of neuroscience nursing 46 (5), E3-E14 . [Original]

Thesis supervisions

  • Supervisor of 20 Bachelor theses (all completed)

  • Supervisor of 10 Master theses (one completed, 9 ongoing)

  • Supervisor of 2 doctoral students (co-supervisor)

    Erika Jarva

    Leila Paukkonen

Research visits

  • Visiting researcher
    1.10.2015 to 13.12.2015

    Department of Nursing, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia