Yukendu is a personal mobile coaching service that supports people in reaching good levels of psychological and physical wellbeing through the use of an app and a telephone-based relationship with a health coach. The aim of this contribution is to describe the results obtained in a sample of 171 clients (female, n=150) and investigate the main factors in attaining their health-related goals. Results show that 61,98% (n=106) of the sample attained the results they wanted totally or partially. The regression model (number of phone calls, text messages, plan duration, achieved weight loss) accounts for 56,9% of data variance in achieved weight loss. Significant predictors of achieved weight loss are average number of calls (B=.388, p<.05), texts exchange (B=.331, p.<.05) and plan duration (B=.291). These results suggest therefore that in the first phase of health behavioral change, eHealth coaching efficacy lies primarily in the communication between coach and coachee.

Brivio, E., Gatti, F. M., Galimberti, C., Gambini, P., Binello, M., Effect of telephone calls and text messages on goal attainment in a eHealth coaching services, <<ANNUAL REVIEW OF CYBERTHERAPY AND TELEMEDICINE>>, 2015; (13): 135-138 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/70084]

Effect of telephone calls and text messages on goal attainment in a eHealth coaching services

Brivio, Eleonora;Gatti, Fabiana Maria;Galimberti, Carlo;
2015

Abstract

Yukendu is a personal mobile coaching service that supports people in reaching good levels of psychological and physical wellbeing through the use of an app and a telephone-based relationship with a health coach. The aim of this contribution is to describe the results obtained in a sample of 171 clients (female, n=150) and investigate the main factors in attaining their health-related goals. Results show that 61,98% (n=106) of the sample attained the results they wanted totally or partially. The regression model (number of phone calls, text messages, plan duration, achieved weight loss) accounts for 56,9% of data variance in achieved weight loss. Significant predictors of achieved weight loss are average number of calls (B=.388, p<.05), texts exchange (B=.331, p.<.05) and plan duration (B=.291). These results suggest therefore that in the first phase of health behavioral change, eHealth coaching efficacy lies primarily in the communication between coach and coachee.
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Brivio, E., Gatti, F. M., Galimberti, C., Gambini, P., Binello, M., Effect of telephone calls and text messages on goal attainment in a eHealth coaching services, <<ANNUAL REVIEW OF CYBERTHERAPY AND TELEMEDICINE>>, 2015; (13): 135-138 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/70084]
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