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Group health coaching: Strengths, challenges, and next steps

C Armstrong, R Wolever, L Manning, R Elam III, M Moore, E Fr... Global Advances in Health and Medicine 2013

There is great need for cost effective approaches to increase patient engagement and improve health and well-being. Health and wellness coaching has recently demonstrated great promise, but the majority of studies to date have focused on individual coaching (ie, one coach with one client). Newer initiatives are bringing a group coaching m...

Cites in Google Scholar: 42
Health coaching to improve healthy lifestyle behaviors: an integrative review

J Olsen, BJ Nesbitt American Journal of Health Promotion 2010

Objective: Chronic diseases account for 70% of U.S. deaths. Health coaching may help patients adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors that prevent and control diseases. This integrative review analyzed health coaching studies for evidence of effectiveness and to identify key program features. Data Source: Multiple electronic databases were u...

Cites in Google Scholar: 399
Integrative health coaching and motivational interviewing: synergistic approaches to behavior change in healthcare

LA Simmons, RQ Wolever Global Advances in Health and Medicine 2013

As rates of preventable chronic diseases and associated costs continue to rise, there has been increasing focus on strategies to support behavior change in healthcare. Health coaching and motivational interviewing are synergistic but distinct approaches that can be effectively employed to achieve this end. However, there is some confusion...

Cites in Google Scholar: 112
Integrative health coach training: A model for shifting the paradigm toward patient-centricity and meeting new national prevention goals

LL Smith, NH Lake, LA Simmons, A Perlman, S Wroth, RQ Woleve... Global Advances in Health and Medicine 2013

Objective: To describe the evolution, training, and results of an emerging allied health profession skilled in eliciting sustainable health-related behavior change and charged with improving patient engagement. Methods: Through techniques sourced from humanistic and positive psychology, solution-focused and mindfulness-based therapie...

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Health coaching education: a conversation with pioneers in the field

S Snyder Global Advances in Health and Medicine 2013

In February 2013, Global Advances in Health and Medicine (GAHMJ) interviewed eight pioneers in the field of health coaching education: Michael Arloski, PhD, PCC; Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC; Georgianna Donadio, PhD; Meg Jordan, PhD, RN; Sam Magill, MBA, MCC; Margaret Moore, MBA; Linda Smith, PA-C, MA; and Cheryl Walker, ML, MCC. This ...

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Integrative health coaching for patients with type 2 diabetes a randomized clinical trial

R Wolever, M Dreusicke, J Fikkan, T Hawkins, S Yeung, J Wake... The Diabetes Educator 2010

Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of integrative health (IH) coaching on psychosocial factors, behavior change, and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods Fifty-six patients with type 2 diabetes were randomized to either 6 months of IH coaching or usual care (control group). Coachin...

Cites in Google Scholar: 432
Health coaching as an intervention in health management programs

SW Butterworth, A Linden, W McClay Disease Management & Health Outcomes 2007

Healthy lifestyle behaviors can prevent the onset of chronic illness and help manage existing conditions. Health coaching interventions are increasingly being incorporated into health management programs, which are implemented in a variety of settings, from physician practices to the broader population level (e.g. throughout health plans,...

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A brief, regular, proactive telephone “coaching” intervention for diabetes: rationale, description, and preliminary results

W Sacco, AD Morrison, JI Malone Journal of diabetes and its complications 2004

Telephone-delivered interventions (TDIs) represent a potentially cost-effective method to increase medical adherence. TDIs for diabetes patients have typically been delivered by nurses or computerized telephone messaging. Psychology undergraduates, however, are less costly than nurses, have a strong background in behavioral science, and p...

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The content, integrity, and efficacy of a nurse coaching intervention in type 2 diabetes

R Whittemore, S Chase, C Mandle, S Roy The Diabetes Educator 2001

PURPOSE the purpose of this study was to systematically evaluate the content, integrity, and efficacy of a nurse coaching intervention provided after diabetes education that focused on dietary and exercise lifestyle change in persons with type 2 diabetes. METHODS A multimethod design incorporated an interpretive approach to examine the...

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Longitudinal benefits of wellness coaching interventions for cancer survivors

M Galantino, P Schmid, A Milos, S Leonard, S Botis, C Dagan,... Int J Interdisciplinary Soc Sci 2009

Purpose: To evaluate the immediate and longitudinal impact of 6 Wellness Coaching (WC) sessions for cancer survivors in improving health, fitness, well-being, and overall quality of life (QOL). Methodology: Thirty participants were recruited in three states and received intervention through the telephone. The participants included 20 br...

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Coaching patients with coronary heart disease to achieve the target cholesterol:: A method to bridge the gap between evidence-based medicine and the “real world”—randomized controlled trial

M Vale, MV Jelinek, JD Best, J Santamaria Journal of clinical epidemiology 2002

Abstract Community studies have demonstrated suboptimal achievement of lipid targets in the management of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). An effective strategy is required for the application of evidence-based prevention therapy for CHD. The objective of this study was to test coaching as a technique to assist patients in ach...

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Coaching patients On Achieving Cardiovascular Health (COACH): a multicenter randomized trial in patients with coronary heart disease

M Vale, MV Jelinek, JD Best, A Dart, L Grigg, D Hare, B Ho, ... Archives of Internal Medicine 2003

Background Disease management programs in which drugs are prescribed by dietitians or nurses have been shown to improve the coronary risk factor profile in patients with coronary heart disease. However, those disease management programs in which drugs are not prescribed by allied health professionals have not improved coronary risk facto...

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Health coaching via an internet portal for primary care patients with chronic conditions: a randomized controlled trial

SG Leveille, A Huang, S Tsai, M Allen, S Weingart, LI Iezzon... Medical care 2009

Background: Efforts to enhance patient-physician communication may improve management of underdiagnosed chronic conditions. Patient internet portals offer an efficient venue for coaching patients to discuss chronic conditions with their primary care physicians (PCP). Objectives: We sought to test the effectiveness of an internet portal...

Cites in Google Scholar: 115
Coaching for behavior change in physiatry

E Frates, M Moore, C Lopez, GT McMahon American Journal of Physical Medicine \& Rehabilitation 2011

Behavior modification is vital to the prevention or amelioration of lifestyle-related disease. Health and wellness coaching is emerging as a powerful intervention to help patients initiate and maintain sustainable change that can be critical to physiatry practice. The coach approach delivers a patient-centered collaborative partnership to...

Cites in Google Scholar: 104
Integrative health coaching: an organizational case study

RQ Wolever, KL Caldwell, JP Wakefield, K Little, J Gresko, A... EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing 2011

Objective The aim of this study was to describe integrative health (IH) coaching as developed in three different interventions offered through a major medical center, as a step toward further defining the field of health coaching. Study Design An organizational case study was conducted with document analysis and interviews. Settin...

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The process of patient empowerment in integrative health coaching: How does it happen?

KL Caldwell, J Gray, R Wolever Global Advances in Health and Medicine 2013

Emerging healthcare delivery models suggest that patients benefit from being engaged in their care. Integrative health coaching (IHC) is designed to be a systematic, collaborative, and solution-focused process that facilitates the enhancement of life experience and goal attainment regarding health, but little research is available to desc...

Cites in Google Scholar: 67
Virtual coach technology for supporting self-care

D Ding, HY Liu, R Cooper, A Smailagic, D Siewiorek Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North Americ... 2010

The term virtual coach appeared in the 1950s and was used to refer to an athletic coach leading the team behind the scenes or over distance. The earliest virtual coach was reported in 1997 when an electronic device (ie, a laptop) was used to guide a rare surgical procedure in an operating room.1 Now virtual coach is used to refer to a...

Cites in Google Scholar: 47
Wellness program satisfaction, sustained coaching participation, and achievement of health goals

O Ovbiosa-Akinbosoye, D Long Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2012

Objective: To examine factors associated with program satisfaction for participants of a comprehensive workplace wellness program. Methods: Data from satisfaction surveys completed by 17,896 program participants were used to examine the association between demographics, program satisfaction, sustained coaching participation, and odds o...

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A pharmacy-based coaching program to improve adherence to antidepressant treatment among primary care patients

O Brook, H van Hout, W Stalman, H Nieuwenhuyse, B Bakker, E ... Psychiatric Services 2005

The effects on adherence and depressive symptoms of a community pharmacy-based coaching program, including a take-home videotape, were evaluated in a randomized controlled trial in the Netherlands. A total of 147 depressed primary care patients who had a new antidepressant prescription were included in the study. Adherence was measured wi...

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Implementing the COACH relationship model: health promotion for mothers and children

C Hanks, H Kitzman, R Milligan Advances in Nursing Science 1995

Program designers and nurses developed and implemented the COACH Relationship Model to help low-income mothers change health-related behaviors as part of a clinical trial conducted from 1990 to 1994 of the impact of nurse home visitation. By first orienting the program nurses to the theoretical underpinnings (caring, ecological, role supp...

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Health coaching to improve hypertension treatment in a low-income, minority population

D Margolius, T Bodenheimer, H Bennett, J Wong, V Ngo, G Padi... The Annals of Family Medicine 2012

PURPOSE Poor blood pressure control is common in the United States. We conducted a study to determine whether health coaching with home titration of antihypertensive medications can improve blood pressure control compared with health coaching alone in a low-income, predominantly minority population. METHODS We randomized 237 patients w...

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Effect of a virtual pain coach on older adults' pain communication: a pilot study

DD McDonald, T Gifford, S Walsh Pain Management Nursing 2011

A randomized posttest-only double blind design was used to pilot test the effect of a virtual practitioner pain communication coach on older adults' communication of their osteoarthritis pain. Baseline pain intensity and pain interference with activities were measured using the Brief Pain Inventory Short Form. Thirty older adults watched ...

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YOUTH: a health plan--based lifestyle intervention increases bone mineral density in adolescent girls

L DeBar, Cl Ritenbaugh, M Aickin, E Orwoll, D Elliot, J Dick... Archives of pediatrics \& adolescent medicine 2006

Objective To test the efficacy of a health plan–based lifestyle intervention to increase bone mineral density in adolescent girls. Design Two-year randomized, controlled trial. Setting Large health maintenance organization. Participants Girls 14 to 16 years old with body mass index below the national median. Intervention ...

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Impact of coaching by community pharmacists on drug attitude of depressive primary care patients and acceptability to patients; a randomized controlled trial

O Brook, H van Hout, H Nieuwenhuyse, E Heerdink European Neuropsychopharmacology 2003

Objective: To investigate whether an intervention by Dutch community pharmacists improves the drug attitude of depressive patients, who are prescribed a nontricyclic antidepressant by their general practitioner (GP). Method: A randomized controlled trial with a 3-month follow-up was conducted among consecutive general practice patients wh...

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Coping skills training in a telephone health coaching program for youth at risk for type 2 diabetes

V Jefferson, S Jaser, E Lindemann, P Galasso, A Beale, MG Ho... Journal of pediatric health care 2011

Introduction The purpose of this article is to describe components of a health coaching intervention based on coping skills training delivered via telephone. This intervention was provided to urban adolescents at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), reinforcing a school-based curriculum designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and pr...

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Increasing patient participation in reproductive health consultations: an evaluation of “Smart Patient” coaching in Indonesia

Y Kim, F Putjuk, E Basuki, A Kols Patient Education and Counseling 2003

Paternalistic models of health care, social distance between patients and providers, and cultural norms discourage patients from playing an active role in health consultations. This study tested whether individual coaching can give family planning patients the confidence and communication skills to talk more openly and more vigorously wit...

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A randomized controlled pilot study testing three types of health coaches for obesity treatment: Professional, peer, and mentor

TM Leahey, RR Wing Obesity 2013

Despite their popularity, empirical support for health coaches is limited. Objective: This study examined the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of three types of coaching models for obesity treatment. Design and Methods: Participants (N = 44) were randomized to 6 months of reduced intensity group behavioral weight loss (rBWL) p...

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Approach to antihypertensive adherence: A feasibility study on the use of student health coaches for uninsured hypertensive adults

LB Leung, AM Busch, S Nottage, N Arellano, E Glieberman, N B... Behavioral Medicine 2012

Despite pharmacologic advances, medication non-adherence continues to challenge primary care providers in blood pressure (BP) management. Medical, nursing and pharmacy students (n = 11) were recruited and trained as health coaches for uninsured, hypertensive patients (n = 25) of a free clinic in an uncontrolled open trial. Pre–post analys...

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Motivational interviewing-based health coaching as a chronic care intervention

A Linden, SW Butterworth, J Prochaska Journal of evaluation in clinical practice 2010

Objective  To evaluate the impact of motivational interviewing-based health coaching on a chronically ill group of participants compared with non-participants. Specifically, measures that could be directly attributed to a health coaching intervention on chronic illness were assessed. Design  Quasi-experimental study design. Setting ...

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Effect of motivational interviewing-based health coaching on employees' physical and mental health status.

S Butterworth, A Linden, W McClay, MC Leo Journal of occupational health psychology 2006

Motivational Interviewing (MI) based health coaching is a relatively new behavioral intervention that has gained popularity in public health because of its ability to address multiple behaviors, health risks, and illness self-management. In this study, 276 employees at a medical center self-selected to participate in either a 3-month heal...

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A systematic review of the literature on health and wellness coaching: defining a key behavioral intervention in healthcare

RQ Wolever, LA Simmons, GA Sforzo, D Dill, M Kaye, E Bechard... Global Advances in Health and Medicine 2013

Primary Objective: Review the operational definitions of health and wellness coaching as published in the peer-reviewed medical literature. Background: As global rates of preventable chronic diseases have reached epidemic proportions, there has been an increased focus on strategies to improve health behaviors and associated outcomes....

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"I tried so many diets, now I want to do it differently"—A single case study on coaching for weight loss

R Stelter International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and W... 2015

In this single case study, the author presented an in-depth description and analysis of a coaching intervention with focus on weight loss, conducted over 10 sessions in the course of 17 months. The client was a well-educated woman in her late 30s, who had tried many different forms of dieting over the years*with little and no lasting effe...

Cites in Google Scholar: 24
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Coaching employees with chronic illness: Supporting professional identities through biographical work

J Beatty, A McGonagle International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentori... 2016

Chronic illness is a growing issue in the workplace, and can prompt employees to reconsider their professional and a coaching intervention to help develop personal resources to stay in the workforce. The analysis of data from exit interviews suggests that coaching supports coachees’ identity work and behavioural strategies for integrating...

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Transformative change to ‘a new me’: a qualitative study of clients’ lived experience with integrative health coaching

K Goble, S Knight, S Burke, L Carawan, R Wolever Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and P... 2017

The purpose of this study was to describe the lived experiences of adult clients who sought Integrative Health Coaching (IHC) to address a chronic health condition. Moustakas’ phenomenological approach was applied to engage nine participants in recorded in-depth interviews and photo-elicitation interviews. Analysis revealed the essence of...

Cites in Google Scholar: 17
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