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Can life coaching improve health outcomes? – A systematic review of intervention studies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, October 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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Title
Can life coaching improve health outcomes? – A systematic review of intervention studies
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-428
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Authors

Jette Ammentorp, Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt, Flemming Angel, Martin Ehrensvärd, Ebbe B Carlsen, Poul-Erik Kofoed

Abstract

In recent years, coaching has received special attention as a method to improve healthy lifestyle behaviours. The fact that coaching has found its way into healthcare and may provide new ways of engaging the patients and making them accountable for their health, justifies the need for an overview of the evidence regarding coaching interventions used in patient care, the effect of the interventions, and the quality of the studies published. However, in order to provide a clear definition of the coaching interventions selected for this review, we have found it necessary to distinguish between health coaching and life coaching. In this review, we will only focus on the latter method and on that basis assess the health related outcomes of life coaching.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Italy 2 1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 180 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 12%
Researcher 21 11%
Student > Bachelor 16 9%
Student > Postgraduate 13 7%
Other 38 20%
Unknown 44 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 44 24%
Psychology 27 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 12%
Social Sciences 19 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 3%
Other 19 10%
Unknown 49 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 May 2021.
All research outputs
#1,270,544
of 21,285,520 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#409
of 7,075 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,740
of 210,376 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#22
of 445 outputs
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