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Kirsi Kivelä, Satu Elo, Helvi Kyngäs, Maria Kääriäinen, The effects of nurse-led health coaching on health-related quality of life and clinical health outcomes among frequent attenders: A quasi-experimental study, Patient Education and Counseling, Volume 103, Issue 8, 2020, Pages 1554-1561, ISSN 0738-3991, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2020.02.026

The effects of nurse-led health coaching on health-related quality of life and clinical health outcomes among frequent attenders : a quasi-experimental study

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Author: Kivelä, Kirsi1; Elo, Satu2; Kyngäs, Helvi3;
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu Finland University of Oulu, P.O.Box 5000, 90014, Finland
2Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Kemi, Finland
3University of Oulu University Hospital, Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20201222102532
Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-02-19
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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effects of the nurse-led health coaching on health-related quality of life and clinical health outcomes among frequent attenders in primary healthcare.

Methods: A quasi-experimental study design. A total of 110 patients were enrolled in the study. The experimental group (n = 52) received nurse-led health coaching and the control group (n = 58) received the usual care at primary health care centres in Finland. The data were collected before the intervention and 12 months via a questionnaire of health-related quality of life and clinical health outcomes as measured by health-coaching nurses.

Results: This study found frequent attenders have low health-related quality of life. The nurse-led health coaching showed no differences in health-related quality of life between the experimental and control groups. However, the nurse-led health coaching had statistically significant effects on the blood pressure and health-related quality of life among the experimental participants, especially in emotional role limitation and energy.

Conclusions: This study suggests that nurse-led health coaching may lead to an improvement in the health-related quality of life and blood pressure among frequent attenders.

Practice Implications: The health-coaching sessions with own health-coaching nurses and action plans support the frequent attenders´ health promotion goals and implementation.

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Series: Patient education and counseling
ISSN: 0738-3991
ISSN-E: 1873-5134
ISSN-L: 0738-3991
Volume: 103
Issue: 8
Pages: 1554 - 1561
DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.02.026
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2020.02.026
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 316 Nursing
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Funding: The city of Oulu gave financial support to this study.
Copyright information: © 2020. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.
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