Pirjo Kaakinen

Pirjo Kaakinen
University of Oulu · Research unit of Nursing Science and Health Management

Associate Professor PhD (Dr.) RN

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Introduction
Aim of my research group (Counselling and Adherence) is to assess the effects of digital counselling on patient’s risk factors, adherence of care, quality of counselling and cost of chronic disease patients. In addition, in the research group describes the implementation of digital counselling intervention from viewpoint of patients/customs, relatives and healthcare staff in multidisciplinary groups.
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - present
University of Oulu
Position
  • PhD
January 2010 - December 2016
University of Oulu
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
April 1990 - February 2014
Oulu University Hospital
Position
  • Nurse, Head nurse

Publications

Publications (93)
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Purpose: To review and synthesize the available evidence on the effectiveness of preparatory digital counseling for children undergoing diagnostic imaging and their parents in terms of patient-related and imaging outcomes. Methods: Relevant studies were identified by searching databases and gray literature resources. References from full-text ar...
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Background In nursing, empowerment may be deemed one's potential to gain power, achieve goals and promote one's skills to advance positive changes in the working environment, or decentralization of authority. Empowerment is associated with nurses' and nurse leaders' satisfaction, performance and organizational commitment, as well as burnout, emotio...
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Purpose Describe interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in the context of pain management in neonatal intensive care based on healthcare team members’ perceptions of partnership, cooperation and coordination. Design A descriptive cross-sectional study design was used. Background IPC improves the quality of pain management for neonates. IPC is team...
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Abstract Objectives Patient‐centered approach can offer valuable information in improving dental care, but literature is scarce. This study aimed to evaluate self‐reported factors beneficial for attendance in dental care. Material and Methods Survey data were collected during the summer of 2020 comprising both structured questionnaires and an open...
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Background and aims: Multimorbidity is a major public health and healthcare challenge around the world, including in Finland. As multimorbidity necessitates self-management in everyday life, the effects of patient activation - a patient's knowledge, skills, and confidence in managing own health - on the capacity for self-management warrant study,...
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Background: Palliative care should be seen as a human right and integrated into the healthcare system. Adequate palliative care education is seen as a facilitator to develop the integration of palliative care. Aims: To synthesise evidence of the effect of different teaching methods used in palliative care education to students’ competences, knowled...
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Patient counselling is a key function in nursing. High-quality counselling promotes adherence to treatment and reduces complications. The purpose of the study was to describe the quality of counselling experienced by total knee arthroplasty patients following surgery. The study was a descriptive cross-sectional study. The data were collected from p...
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Background: Adherence to medication and healthy lifestyle is crucial for preventing secondary strokes and other vascular events. However, there is not enough evidence on the long-term effects of hospital-initiated lifestyle counselling. Aim: To determine the effects of The Risk Factor Targeted Lifestyle Counselling Intervention, which is impleme...
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Background: Intensive care professionals (ICPs) have a key role in counselling adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients and their family members. The counselling provided to ICU patients and their family members can be described based on the content, implementation, benefits, and resources. Aims: The study had two specific aims: first, to assess...
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Background Earlier studies demonstrate that pain counselling for orthopaedic patients’ benefits quality of life and adherence to care. Aim The aim of this study was to describe the quality of pain counselling for orthopaedic patients in a Finnish central hospital. Methods A cross-sectional design was used. Data were collected from orthopaedic pat...
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Background Specialists were asked to describe the most essential palliative and end-of-life care competencies needed in their working units, in order to deepen the understanding of the phenomenon. Aim To describe the most essential competencies of palliative-care nurses and physicians. Methods The data was collected using an open-ended question i...
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Background Healthcare staff have a key role in counselling patients. This study describes asthma patients’ evaluations of primary care counselling quality.Methods The research applied a cross-sectional study design, with data collected from adult asthma patients (n = 73). Data were analysed by descriptive statistics.ResultsMost of participating pat...
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A comprehensive description of the factors associated with job satisfaction among occupational therapy practitioners is needed to promote their work well-being. This systematic review aimed to describe occupational therapy practitioners’ job satisfaction and the related intra-, inter-, and extra-personal factors. Original peer-reviewed studies publ...
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Introduction This study aimed to describe exclusive breastfeeding (EBF, Step 6 of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative) in Finnish maternity hospitals and identify factors that promote or limit EBF. Methods A cross-sectional study design was used, and data were collected from eight maternity hospitals in Finland during a 10-day period in May 2014...
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Palliatiivinen hoito on parantumattomasti sairaan potilaan ja hänen läheisensä aktiivista ja kokonaisvaltaista hoitoa. Palliatiivisen hoidon tarve tulee kasvamaan väestön ikääntyessä ja pitkäaikaissairauksien lisääntyessä. Palliatiivisen hoidon saannin turvaamiseksi lääkärillä tulee olla osaamista palliatiivisesta hoidosta ja saattohoidosta kaikill...
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Background: Nurses must possess adequate competencies to provide high-quality palliative care. Earlier statements have described certain competencies that are relevant for palliative care, yet only limited empirical research has focused on the perspective of health care professionals to clarify which competencies are required for different levels o...
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This study was aimed to describe interprofes-sional collaboration in the context of pain management of neonates based on healthcare team members' perceptions. A descriptive cross-sectional survey was used. Members of healthcare teams (n = 132) representing different professional groups in Finnish neonatal intensive care units participated. Data wer...
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The purpose of this integrative literature review was to describe parental counselling needs at the hospital before the birth of a preterm infant. Parental counselling needs at the hospital before the birth of a preterm infant consist the content of counselling, implementation of counselling, interaction of counselling and counselling procedure. Pa...
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Purpose: To describe the feasibility and clinical utility of the Finnish FLACC scale when assessing children's pain in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Design and methods: A non-experimental, descriptive cross-sectional study design was used to describe the feasibility and clinical utility in a Finnish PICU between May and August 2018. Th...
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Knowledge about mothers’ perceptions of the quality of Finnish maternity services is limited. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe mothers’ perceptions of the quality of Finnish maternity services, and to identify background factors associated with them. The data were collected from 1,760 mothers in autumn 2016. Descriptive statist...
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The purpose of the study was to describe practical nurses' competences in hospice and palliative care.
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This study aimed to explore and describe mothers’ perceptions of the quality of the maternity services offered in Finnish maternity units.
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This chapter describes deductive content analysis and how it can be applied to the field of nursing science. Deductive content analysis is not commonly used, but is nevertheless beneficial for testing concepts, categories, theories or any conceptual structure in a new context. Deductive content analysis is similar to inductive content analysis in t...
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The purpose of this integrative review was to describe patients and their caregivers´ views of pain counseling to patients who are terminally ill and suffer from cancer pain. (Abstract in English)
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The aim of this study was to describe what kind of competence nurses’ need of working in children’s home health care. The sample was collected by theme interviewing the nurses’ (N=12) who worked at children’s home health care in University hospitals (N=2) in September 2016. The data was analyzed with inductive content analysis. (Abstract in English...
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Study aim was to describe evaluation by patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention of the quality of counselling by a cardiac nurse at the healthcare center and related background and risk factors and the prevalence of smoking and overweight.
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Aims and objectives To identify key areas of competence for digitalization in healthcare settings, describe healthcare professionals’ competencies in these areas, and identify factors related to their competence Background Digitalization requires changes in healthcare practices, policies and actions to revise job expectations and workflows. The as...
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Introduction Rooming-in is an evidence-based practice during which postpartum mothers and infants stay together. Rooming-in benefits both the mother and infant, and is especially important for breastfeeding. This study aims to describe rooming-in (Step 7 of the BFHI), according to mothers and maternity-ward staff in Finnish maternity hospitals, as...
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Background: Although many people know that a healthy lifestyle prevents chronic diseases and improves the quality of life, the best way to invite people from rural areas to take part in health check-ups is still unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the lifestyle and health condition of people from the Carinthia regions in Slovenia.Methods:...
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Artikkelissa kuvataan naisyrittäjien työhyvinvointia ja sen yhteyksiä työhyvinvointia ja liiketoimintaa tukevien palvelujen käyttöön. Tukipalveluina tarkastellaan työterveyshuolto- ja kuntoutuspalveluita sekä Elinkeino-, liikenne- ja ympäristökeskuksen (ELY) tarjoamia koulutusrahoitus-, konsultointi- ja neuvontapalveluita. Tutkimusaineisto (n=128)...
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Background: The number of overweight and obese children and adolescents has increased worldwide. Obese children and adolescents need counseling interventions, including technology-based methods, to help them manage their weight by changing their lifestyles. Objective: To describe technology-based counseling interventions in supporting obese or o...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the compatibility of dental hygienist education with working life from the perspective of their educators. Methods: We conducted a qualitative study among principal educators of dental hygienists in Finland in 2012-2013. The participants were leading educators of dental hygienists (n = 13) from the f...
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Purpose The purpose of the study was to describe the quality of patient education in day surgery as evaluated by adult patients. Design Descriptive design using survey methodology. Methods The data were collected by questionnaire and measured the quality and implementation of education resources for day surgery patients (n = 600) in a university...
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Background: Counselling for day surgery patients is one of the core components for a knee or shoulder arthroscopy patient to succeed in self-care. Aim: This cross-sectional study examined the quality of counselling given to patients (n = 86) during their day surgery, using the Counselling Quality Instrument (CQI). Methods: The data were analys...
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Background: Breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact are the best start for infant life. Breastfeeding ensures the best trajectory for development and growth while preventing many diseases later in life. It is recommended that initial breastfeeding occur during the first hour and that generally exclusive breastfeeding is adopted during the first six...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to describe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients’ adherence to care and to identify quality of counseling in tertiary care. The objective was to improve the quality of care of COPD patients and receive baseline information factors which improve their adherence to care. Background: It has been re...
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Working as an expert in health care requires peer-support skills. The aim of the study is to describe students’ (n = 8) experiences of peer-support from other students during their Master’s thesis process. This study was a qualitative and the data (n = 29) was collected from the students through a number of repeated open questions during one year....
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Aims and objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a nurse training intervention on the assessment of patients' care needs in telephone triage at an emergency unit. The objective of this study was to generate information about nurse training that can be utilized when developing telephone triage and health care education....
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Yhteisöllinen oppiminen on tärkeä osaamisalue terveysalan asiantuntijatyössä. Pienryhmätyöskentely opintojen aikana edistää yhteisen tiedon jakamisen opettelua ja asiantuntijaksi kasvua. Yhteisöllinen oppiminen pienryhmäkontekstissa tarkoittaa oppimista edistävien kognitiivisten ja emotionaalisten prosessien käynnistymistä yhteistyössä ryhmän jäsen...
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Collaborative learning in the context of group supervision during master’s thesis process Collaborative learning is one of the most important skills in working life. Group work during studies permits collaborative knowledge structuration and promotes growing as an expert. In the context of group work, collaborative learning means the process of kn...
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AimsTo assess and synthesize the evidence of the effects and safety of non-pharmacological interventions in treating pain in patients with advanced cancer.Background Pain is a common symptom experienced by patients with advanced cancer; the treatment of such pain is often suboptimal. To manage it, non-pharmacological interventions are recommended a...
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To determine the factors that predict the quality of patient counselling from the perspective of hospitalised chronically ill adults. In view of the growing number of adults with chronic diseases and a lack of resources in health care, it would be valuable for healthcare professionals to know which factors result in good-quality counselling for suc...
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The purpose of this article is to describe the piloting of nursing documentation in accordance with the national model in the Oulu University Hospital. The nursing documentation in Finland is based on the nursing process model and Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS). NMDS includes information on nursing diagnoses/needs; interventions, outcomes, patient...
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The structure of nursing documentation in Finland is based on the nursing process model and nursing diagnosis, interventions and outcomes are documented using a standardized nursing terminology. Patient related information is produced and stored in an electronic form at multiple sites. Patient care intensity classification is one of the essential p...

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