1 Department of Public Health - Department of Science in Nursing, Department of Public Health, Health, Aarhus University2 Health Services Research Unit, Lillebaelt Hospital/IRS University of Southern Denmark, Kabbeltoft, Vejle, Denmark3 unknown4 Department of Public Health - Department of Science in Nursing, Department of Public Health, Health, Aarhus University
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.
B M C Health Services Research, 2013, Vol 13, Issue 1