Heidi Ruotsalainen

Heidi Ruotsalainen

PhD

Post doctoral researcher & University teacher
Health sciences

9 peer reviewed publications in international journals.

Research interests

  • Health promotion
  • Health coaching

Databases

Professional and community activities

  • The Finnish Association of Nursing Research; Board of Directors secretary
  • The regional commission of Northern Ostrobothnia; Member (2015-2017)

Research groups

  • Health coaching and healthy lifeyles

Selected publications

  • Ruotsalainen, Heidi; Kyngäs, Helvi; Tammelin, Tuija; Kääriäinen, Maria (2015) Systematic review of physical activity and exercise interventions on body mass indices, subsequent physical activity and psychological symptoms in overweight and obese adolescents. - Journal of advanced nursing 71 (11), 2461-2477 . [Original]
  • Ruotsalainen, Heidi; Kyngäs, Helvi; Tammelin, Tuija; Heikkinen, Hanna; Kääriäinen, Maria (2015) Effectiveness of Facebook-Delivered Lifestyle Counselling and Physical Activity Self-Monitoring on Physical Activity and Body Mass Index in Overweight and Obese Adolescents : A Randomized Controlled Trial. - Nursing Research and Practice 2015, 159205 . [Original]
  • Männikkö, Niko; Ruotsalainen, Heidi; Demetrovics, Zsolt; Lopez-Fernandez, Olatz; Myllymäki, Laura; Miettunen, Jouko; Kääriäinen, Maria (2018) Problematic gaming behavior among Finnish junior high school students : Relation to socio-demographics and gaming behavior characteristics. - Behavioral Medicine Online first, Online first . [Original]
  • Myllymäki, Laura; Ruotsalainen, Heidi; Kääriäinen, Maria (2017) Adolescents’ evaluations of the quality of lifestyle counselling in school-based health care. - Scandinavian journal of caring sciences 31 (4), 965-973 . [Original]
  • Ruotsalainen, Heidi; Kääriäinen, Maria; Tammelin, Tuija; Kyngäs, Helvi (2014) Sosiaalista mediaa hyödyntävä elintapaohjausintervention kehittäminen ylipainoisille nuorille. - Hoitotiede 26 (4), 239-249
  • Pitkänen, Salla; Kääriäinen, Maria; Oikarainen, Ashlee; Tuomikoski, Anna-Maria; Elo, Satu; Ruotsalainen, Heidi; Saarikoski, Mikko; Kärsämänoja, Taina; Mikkonen, Kristina (2018) Healthcare students' evaluation of the clinical learning environment and supervision : a cross-sectional study. - Nurse education today 62, 143-149 . [Original]

Thesis supervisions

Problematic gaming behavior among adolescents and young adults: relationship between gaming behavior and health

Research visits

  • Teaching and research visit - Nagoya/Japan
    2.3.2015

  • Net Nep conference Australia / Brisbane
    31.3.2016

  • Research visit in Osaka University, Japan
    12.9.2014