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Laitinen, J., Korkiakangas, E., Mäkiniemi, J.P. et al. The effects of counseling via a smartphone application on microentrepreneurs’ work ability and work recovery: a study protocol. BMC Public Health 20, 438 (2020).

The effects of counseling via a smartphone application on microentrepreneurs’ work ability and work recovery : a study protocol

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Author: Laitinen, J.1; Korkiakangas, E.1; Mäkiniemi, J. P.2;
Organizations: 1Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
2Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
3Faculty of Sciences, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
4Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Oulu Advanced Research on Service and Information Systems (OASIS), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
5Kerttu Saalasti Institute, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-04-07
Series: BMC public health
ISSN: 1471-2458
ISSN-E: 1471-2458
ISSN-L: 1471-2458
Volume: 20
Article number: 438
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-020-8449-7
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
3141 Health care science
520 Other social sciences
Funding: This study is financially funded by The Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland (, which provides funding for long-term, program-based research aimed at finding solutions to the major challenges facing Finnish society [grant numbers 303430, 303431, 303432, 303434, 303435]. Study protocol has not undergone peer-review by the funding body. This intervention study was described very shortly due to limited space in the original research and interaction plan that was evaluated by the funding body. But we had to make better and more detailed study plan for the Ethical committee and to execute the study. The results will be published in open access publications, if possible. Further, non-scientific publication of the results and their meaning to Finnish society will be disseminated as a part of the Consortiums interaction actions. This dissemination and interaction in society is an essential part of the funding agreement with the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 303431
Detailed Information: 303431 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
303434 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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