Maritta Välimäki
Professor

Professor, Department of Nursing Science (Department of Nursing Science)

mava@utu.fi
Joukahaisenkatu 3-5
Turku





Areas of expertise
Mental health

Biography

Maritta Välimäki is a
professor at the University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing
Science. She has been a member of the Faculty since 1991. She has worked as a
professor since 2005. In 2010 she has been appointed as Visiting Professor at
the University of London (Social Care at T. George’s, London), and before that
an Honorary Research Fellow at Kingston University, London, UK (2004-2006). 

Besides holding appointments at
the Universities of Turku and Tampere, she has also given courses, lectures,
keynote addresses, conference presentations and seminars around the world.  She
has a motivated research group with active students and researchers.



Research

Her early research focused
on patients' perceptions on care, treatment outcomes and ethical issues among
vulnerable patient groups and especially patients with mental disorders. Her
later research has strengthened its focus on information technology, but has
also expanded to include outcome research. Recently she has published articles
including a user-driven design related to information technology and RCT
studies. She is also working with Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, being a member
of the Editorial Board and author of reviews. She has gained specialized
knowledge in evidence based practice at the University of Oxford, and mental
health economics at Kings College, UK.



Teaching

Doctoral courses and
seminars, students' supervision.



Publications
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Efficacy and acceptability of psychosocial interventions in asylum seekers and refugees: systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)
Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
Turrini G., Purgato M., Acarturk C., Anttila M., Au T., Ballette F., Bird M., Carswell K., Churchill R., Cuijpers P., Hall J., Hansen L.J., Kösters M., Lantta T., Nosè M., Ostuzzi G., Sijbrandij M., Tedeschi F., Välimäki M., Wancata J., White R., van Ommeren M., Barbui C.
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

How Do Adolescents Use Electronic Diaries? A Mixed-Methods Study Among Adolescents With Depressive Symptoms (2019) Metsaranta K, Kurki M, Valimaki M, Anttila M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Individualised Care in Mental Health and Psychiatric Care (2019) Individualized Care: Theory, Measurement, Research and Practice Maritta Anneli Välimäki, Tella Jemina Lantta
(
B2 Book chapter)

Work Stress and Satisfaction with Leadership Among Nurses Encountering Patient Aggression in Psychiatric Care: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study (2019)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Virve Pekurinen, Maritta Välimäki, Marianna Virtanen, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A national evaluation of community-based mental health strategies in Finland (2018)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Anu Vähäniemi, Katja Warwick-Smith, Heli Hätönen, Maritta Välimäki
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Depression literacy and health-seeking attitudes in the Western Pacific region: a mixed-methods study (2018)
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Grace W. K. Ho, D. Bressington, S.F. Leung, K. K. C. Lam, A. Y. M. Leung, A. Molassiotis, J. Ligot, C. Ranoco, C. Sophal, M. Välimäki
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Digital Gaming for Improving the Functioning of People With Traumatic Brain Injury: Randomized Clinical Feasibility Study (2018)
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Maritta Välimäki, Kaisa Mishina, Johanna K Kaakinen, Suvi K Holm, Jukka Vahlo, Markus Kirjonen, Virve Pekurinen, Olli Tenovuo, Jyrki Korkeila, Heikki Hämäläinen, Jaana Sarajuuri, Pekka Rantanen, Tage Orenius, Aki Koponen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Hoitajien työturvallisuus psykiatrisen potilaan huone- ja sidontaeristyksen aikana (2018) Mari Lahti, Johanna Berg, Jaakko Varpula, Essi Lipponen, Tella Lantta, Aku Äärinen, Päivi Soininen, Eila Sailas, Raija Kontio, Maritta Välimäki
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Impact of moral sensitivity on moral distress among psychiatric nurses (2018)
Nursing Ethics
Ohnishi K, Kitaoka K, Nakahara J, Välimäki M, Kontio R, Anttila M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Kiehtova ja hyödyllinen suunnittelun väline – tieto (2018)
Pro terveys
Välimäki Maritta, Pekurinen Virve, Lantta Tella, Bressington Dan, Suominen Tarja, Kylmä Jari, Santamäki-Fischer Regina, Kinnunen Ulla-Mari, Saranto Kaija, Yang Min
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Koulussa jaetaan myös hyvinvointia (2018)
Pro terveys
Markkanen P, Anttila M, Välimäki M
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Nurses’ experiences of the use of an Internet-based support system for adolescents with depressive disorders (2018)
Informatics for Health and Social Care
Kurki M, Anttila M, Koivunen M, Marttunen M, Välimäki M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Public Health and Ecological Approaches: The Example of eHealth for Adolescent Mental Health Support (2018) European Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century. Principles of Specialty Nursing (Under the auspices of the European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO)) Anttila M, Kurki M, Välimäki M
(
D2 Article in a professional research book)

Alcohol risk drinking, quality of life and health state among patients treated at the Sobering Unit in the emergency department – one year follow-up study (2017)
International Emergency Nursing
Koivunen M, Harju S, Kauko T, Välimäki M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Connectivity to computers and the Internet among patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a cross-sectional study (2017)
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Välimäki Maritta, Kuosmanen Lauri, Hätönen Heli, Koivunen Marita, Pitkänen Anneli, Athanasopoulou Christina, Anttila Minna
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

eHealth – tuettua terveyttä (2017)
Pro terveys
Anttila M, Välimäki M
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Factors Associated With Dropout During Recruitment and Follow-Up Periods of a mHealth-Based Randomized Controlled Trial for Mobile.Net to Encourage Treatment Adherence for People With Serious Mental Health Problems (2017)
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Kannisto K, Korhonen J, Adams CE, Koivunen M, Vahlberg T, Välimäki M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Family Involvement in Managing Violence of Mental Health Patients (2017)
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Kontio R, Lantta T, Anttila M, Kauppi K, Välimäki M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Health care technology and mental health nursing (2017) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring Välimäki M
(
D2 Article in a professional research book)

Internet use, eHealth literacy and attitudes toward computer/internet among people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a cross-sectional study in two distant European regions (2017)
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Athanasopoulou C, Välimäki M, Koutra K, Löyttyniemi E, Bertsias A, Basta M, Vgontzas AN, Lionis C
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2019-20-04 at 02:22