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Life Coaching

Per Koren Solvang, Marit Fougner
The patient's active participation in treatment and rehabilitation represents a cultural change in clinical practice as well as a major change in physiotherapist and patient roles. This article presents findings from a study aimed at gaining a better understanding of how physiotherapists in actual practice understand their interactions with patients during the treatment process. This article reports on the findings from focus-group interviews with physiotherapists working in three different settings. Analyses of the interview data identified three modes of physiotherapy practice...
October 6, 2016: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Nils-Torge Telle, Jörn Moock, Sandra Heuchert, Vivian Schulte, Wulf Rössler, Wolfram Kawohl
Sickness absence from work due to experienced distress and mental health issues has continuously increased over the past years in Germany. To investigate how this alarming development can be counteracted, we conducted a randomized controlled trial evaluating a job coaching intervention to maintain the working capacity of members of staff and ultimately prevent sickness absence. Our sample included N = 99 employees who reported mental distress due to work-related problems. The intervention group (n = 58) received between 8 and 12 individual job coaching sessions in which they worked with a professional job coach to reduce their mental distress...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
Jun Yang Lee, Carina Ka Yee Chan, Siew Siang Chua, Chirk Jenn Ng, Thomas Paraidathathu, Kenneth Kwing-Chin Lee, Shaun Wen Huey Lee
BACKGROUND: The high market penetration of mobile phones has triggered an opportunity to combine mobile technology with health care to overcome challenges in today's health care setting. Although Malaysia has a high Internet and mobile penetration rate, evaluations of the efficacy of incorporating this technology in diabetes care is not common. We report the development of a telemonitoring coaching system, using the United Kingdom (UK) Medical Research Council (MRC) framework, for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
September 29, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
J E Varney, D Liew, T J Weiland, W J Inder, G A Jelinek
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a burdensome condition for individuals to live with and an increasingly costly condition for health services to treat. Cost-effective treatment strategies are required to delay the onset and slow the progression of diabetes related complications. The Diabetes Telephone Coaching Study (DTCS) demonstrated that telephone coaching is an intervention that may improve the risk factor status and diabetes management practices of people with T2DM. Measuring the cost effectiveness of this intervention is important to inform funding decisions that may facilitate the translation of this research into clinical practice...
September 27, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
Chantal Plomb-Holmes, Roger Hilfiker, François Lüthi
OBJECTIVE: To measure if a decision-supportive tool based on the WORRK model, developed to predict non-return to work (nRTW) after orthopaedic trauma, improves the allocation to various vocational pathways according to patients' "nRTW" risk, for use in clinical practice. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Randomized-controlled trial using vocational inpatients after orthopaedic trauma (n=280). In the intervention group, the nRTW risk estimated using the WORRK tool was given to the clinician team before allocation of the vocational pathway, while in the control group it was not...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Christina P Moldovan, Abby J Weldon, Noha S Daher, Louise E Schneider, Denise L Bellinger, Lee S Berk, Alyson C Hermé, Adam L Aréchiga, Willie L Davis, Warren R Peters
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of phentermine combined with a meal replacement program on weight loss and food cravings and to investigate the relationship between food cravings and weight loss. METHODS: In a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 77 adults with obesity received either phentermine or placebo. All participants were provided Medifast(®) meal replacements, were instructed to follow the Take Shape for Life(®) Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan for weight loss, and received lifestyle coaching in the Habits of Health program...
September 24, 2016: Obesity
Maria Gurevich, Usra Leedham, Amy Brown-Bowers, Nicole Cormier, Zara Mercer
Contemporary social theorists emphasise the cultural quest for authenticity under conditions of increasing artificiality. Within this context, the body is commonly treated as an 'unfinished' surface requiring ongoing transformation to fulfil identity obligations. In this paper, we examine one such identity authentication project in the form of marketing of men's sexuopharmaceuticals. We use online pharmaceutical advertising for four approved sexuopharmaceuticals (Viagra, Cialis, STAXYN and Stendra) to describe the ideal neoliberal consumer...
September 21, 2016: Culture, Health & Sexuality
Vincent Gouttebarge, Haruhito Aoki, Evert A L M Verhagen, Gino M M J Kerkhoffs
OBJECTIVE: To determine the 12-month incidence and comorbidity of symptoms of common mental disorders (CMD) among European professional footballers and to explore the association of potential stressors with the health conditions under study among those European professional footballers. DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study with a follow-up period of 12 months. PARTICIPANTS: Male professional footballers from 5 European countries (n = 384 at baseline)...
September 12, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Osvaldo P Almeida, Kylie Marsh, Karen Murray, Martha Hickey, Moira Sim, Andrew Ford, Leon Flicker
OBJECTIVE: To determine if health coaching (HC) decreases the incidence of depression, reduces the severity of symptoms, and increases quality of life during the menopausal transition (MT). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Parallel, single-blinded, randomised controlled trial of 6 sessions of phone-delivered HC compared with usual care. Participants were 351 community-dwelling women free of major depression going through the MT, of whom 180 were assigned the intervention and 171 usual care...
October 2016: Maturitas
Oscar G Jiménez-Solomon, Pablo Méndez-Bustos, Margaret Swarbrick, Samantha Díaz, Sissy Silva, Maura Kelley, Steve Duke, Roberto Lewis-Fernández
OBJECTIVE: People with psychiatric disabilities experience substantial economic exclusion, which hinders their ability to achieve recovery and wellness. The purpose of this article is to describe a framework for a peer-supported economic empowerment intervention grounded in empirical literature and designed to enhance financial wellness. METHOD: The authors followed a 3-step process, including (a) an environmental scan of scientific literature, (b) a critical review of relevant conceptual frameworks, and (c) the design of an intervention logic framework based on (a) and (b), the programmatic experience of the authors, and input from peer providers...
September 2016: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
Ronald M Epstein, Paul R Duberstein, Joshua J Fenton, Kevin Fiscella, Michael Hoerger, Daniel J Tancredi, Guibo Xing, Robert Gramling, Supriya Mohile, Peter Franks, Paul Kaesberg, Sandy Plumb, Camille S Cipri, Richard L Street, Cleveland G Shields, Anthony L Back, Phyllis Butow, Adam Walczak, Martin Tattersall, Alison Venuti, Peter Sullivan, Mark Robinson, Beth Hoh, Linda Lewis, Richard L Kravitz
Importance: Observational studies demonstrate links between patient-centered communication, quality of life (QOL), and aggressive treatments in advanced cancer, yet few randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of communication interventions have been reported. Objective: To determine whether a combined intervention involving oncologists, patients with advanced cancer, and caregivers would promote patient-centered communication, and to estimate intervention effects on shared understanding, patient-physician relationships, QOL, and aggressive treatments in the last 30 days of life...
September 9, 2016: JAMA Oncology
Michel Tiede, Sarah Dwinger, Lutz Herbarth, Martin Härter, Jörg Dirmaier
INTRODUCTION: The *Equal of heart failure patients can be improved to some extent by disease self-management. One method of developing such skills is telephone-based health coaching. However, the effects of telephone-based health coaching remain inconclusive. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a telephone-based health coaching for people with heart failure. METHODS: A total sample of 7186 patients with various chronic diseases was randomly assigned to either the coaching or the control group...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Thomas Kötter, Frank Niebuhr
INTRODUCTION: The years spent in acquiring medical education is considered a stressful period in the life of many students. Students whose mental health deteriorates during this long period of study are less likely to become empathic and productive physicians. In addition to other specific stressors, academic examinations seem to further induce medical school-related stress and anxiety. Combined group and individual resource-oriented coaching early in medical education might reduce examination-related stress and anxiety and, consequently, enhance academic performance...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Kasey R Boehmer, Suzette Barakat, Sangwoo Ahn, Larry J Prokop, Patricia J Erwin, M Hassan Murad
BACKGROUND: Chronic conditions are increasingly more common and negatively impact quality of life, disability, morbidity, and mortality. Health coaching has emerged as a possible intervention to help individuals with chronic conditions adopt health supportive behaviors that improve both quality of life and health outcomes. METHODS/DESIGN: We planned a systematic review and meta-analysis of the contemporary health coaching literature published in the last decade to evaluate the effect of health coaching on clinically important, disease-specific, functional, and behavioral outcomes...
2016: Systematic Reviews
Amy B Wisniewski
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Historically, studies of caregivers of children with disorders of sex development (DSD) have been limited. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent data reveal that parents of young children with DSD report increased stress, anxiety, depression, and decreased quality of life in ways that are similar to parents of children with other types of chronic illnesses. Also similar to other chronic illnesses of childhood, parents of children with DSD exhibit overprotective parenting and perceive their child as being vulnerable...
August 31, 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
Kaoru Fujimoto
We conducted and evaluated a coaching intervention aimed at encouraging menopausal women's engagement in goal-oriented actions, self-efficacy enhancement, menopausal symptom alleviation, and quality of life improvement. The study was a randomized controlled trial comprising women aged 40-60 who were not receiving hormone therapy. The intervention group received leaflets and three monthly coaching sessions. Instruments included the Simplified Menopausal Index, Medical Outcome Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey, and goal achievement scale...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Women & Aging
Kathleen G Davis
Children and adolescents with complex chronic conditions often receive pediatric palliative care (PPC) from health care professionals. However, children's needs exist both in a health care context and in the community where children interact with peers, including school, places of worship, sports, activities, and organizations. Partnerships between PPC professionals in health care settings and teachers, coaches, spiritual leaders, activity directors, and others, may lead to greater health and well-being. Children near the end of life or those with out-of-hospital do-not-resuscitate orders may also find palliation in their community...
October 2016: Pediatric Clinics of North America
Peter A Coventry, Peter Bower, Amy Blakemore, Liz Baker, Mark Hann, Angela Paisley, Charlotte Renwick, Jinshuo Li, Atushi Ugajin, Martin Gibson
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is highly prevalent and contributes to significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Behaviour change interventions that target health and lifestyle factors associated with the onset of diabetes can delay progression to diabetes, but many approaches rely on intensive one-to-one contact by specialists. Health coaching is an approach based on motivational interviewing that can potentially deliver behaviour change interventions by non-specialists at a larger scale. This trial protocol describes a randomized controlled trial (CATFISH) that tests whether a web-enhanced telephone health coaching intervention (IGR3) is more acceptable and efficient than a telephone-only health coaching intervention (IGR2) for people with prediabetes (impaired glucose regulation)...
2016: Trials
Cathy Alessi, Jennifer L Martin, Lavinia Fiorentino, Constance H Fung, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Juan C Rodriguez Tapia, Yeonsu Song, Karen Josephson, Stella Jouldjian, Michael N Mitchell
OBJECTIVES: To test a new cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) program designed for use by nonclinicians. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling veterans aged 60 and older who met diagnostic criteria for insomnia of 3 months duration or longer (N = 159). INTERVENTION: Nonclinician "sleep coaches" delivered a five-session manual-based CBT-I program including stimulus control, sleep restriction, sleep hygiene, and cognitive therapy (individually or in small groups), with weekly telephone behavioral sleep medicine supervision...
September 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Jesse R Fann, Fangxin Hong, Barbara Halpenny, Traci M Blonquist, Donna L Berry
OBJECTIVE: The use of Web-based technology to facilitate self-care and communication with healthcare providers has the potential to improve psychosocial outcomes for patients undergoing cancer treatment. This study reports an analysis of psychosocial outcomes of the Electronic Self-Report Assessment for Cancer (ESRA-C-II) study. METHODS: Adult patients starting cancer therapy were randomized to receive usual education about symptoms and quality of life (SxQOL) topics (control) or usual education plus self-care instruction for SxQOL issues, communication coaching, and the opportunity to track SxQOL between clinic visits (intervention)...
August 17, 2016: Psycho-oncology
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