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Health coaching by telephony to support self-care in chronic diseases: clinical outcomes from The TERVA randomized controlled trial

  • Kristiina Patja1Email author,
  • Pilvikki Absetz1,
  • Anssi Auvinen2,
  • Kari Tokola2,
  • Janne Kytö3,
  • Erja Oksman4,
  • Risto Kuronen4,
  • Timo Ovaska3,
  • Kari Harno5,
  • Mikko Nenonen6,
  • Tom Wiklund3,
  • Raimo Kettunen4 and
  • Martti Talja4
BMC Health Services Research201212:147

Received: 6 November 2011

Accepted: 14 April 2012

Published: 10 June 2012

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Original Submission
6 Nov 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anthony Jerant
10 Feb 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - H Nguyen
21 Mar 2012 Author responded Author comments - Kristiina Patja
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Mar 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anthony Jerant
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
14 Apr 2012 Editorially accepted
10 Jun 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-147

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Authors’ Affiliations

National Institute of Health and Welfare
School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere
Pfizer Oy
Joint Authority for Päijät-Häme Social and Health Care
Department of Social and Health Management, University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio Campus)
Hartola Health Care Center Hartola, Finland and and Finnish Medical Association