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Wellcoaches Research

22 Peer Reviewed Studies - all delivering Statistically Significant Positive Outcomes

Wellcoaches Research

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The Wellcoaches Protocol of health/well-being coaching is the most thoroughly tested coaching protocol in the healthcare and well-being domains, resulting in positive, statistically significant outcomes in all 22 peer reviewed studies.

194 coaches, 30,984 patients/clients, 128,076 coaching sessions


Wellcoaches Research Citations

Wellcoaches Protocol Impact on Diabetes​

Evaluation of a Behavioral Intervention with Multiple Components Among Low-Income and Uninsured Adults With Obesity and Diabetes. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2018 


Change in Glycemic Control With Use of a Digital Therapeutic in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Cohort Study. JMIR Diabetes, 2018

Primary Care-Based Health Coaching for the Management of Prediabetes. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2017

Exploring the potential of telephone health and wellness coaching intervention for supporting behaviour change in adults with diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 2015

Wellcoaches Protocol Impact on Obesity & Weight Management

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Health Coach-Delivered Smartphone-Guided Self-Help With Standard Care for Adults With Binge Eating. American Journal of Psychiatry, 2020 

Primary Care–Based Health Coaching Intervention for Weight Loss in Overweight/Obese Adults: A 2-Year Experience. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2019

Motivational improvements for health behavior change from wellness coaching. American Journal of Health Behavior, 2014  

Wellness Coaching for Obesity: A Case Report. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 2013

Telephone-based diet and exercise coaching and a weight-loss supplement result in weight and fat loss in 120 men and women. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2008

Wellcoaches Protocol Impact on Cancer, Fibromyalgia, & Burnout

Physician Coaching by Professionally Trained Peers for Burnout and Well-Being. JAMA Network Open, 2024

Coaching for primary care physician well-being: A randomized trial and follow-up analysis. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2020

A pilot study of health and wellness coaching for fibromyalgia. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2016

Longitudinal Benefits of Wellness Coaching Interventions for Cancer Survivors. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Annual Review, 2009















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Our peer-reviewed manual published by Wolters Kluwer describes the Wellcoaches coaching protocol, taught in Wellcoaches' core training program and implemented in the peer-reviewed coaching case studies and practice-based outcomes research shown on this page.

Wellcoaches Protocol Impact on Lifestyle Medicine & Heart Disease Risk Factors

Creation of the Person-Centered Wellness Home in Older Adults. Innovations in Aging, 2020


Achieving Rapid Blood Pressure Control With Digital Therapeutics: Retrospective Cohort and Machine Learning Study. JMIR Cardio, 2019

Health coaching for healthcare employees with chronic disease: A pilot study. Work, 2019

An Evaluation of Army Wellness Center Clients' Health-Related Outcomes. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2018


Integrating Health Coaching With a Medical Fitness Program to Treat Chronic Health Conditions. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2017

Delivery of Health Coaching by Medical Assistants in Primary Care. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 2017 

Feasibility Pilot Study of a Teaching Kitchen and Self-Care Curriculum in a Workplace Setting. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2017

Outcomes Across the Value Chain for a Comprehensive Employee Health and Wellness Intervention: A Cohort Study by Degrees of Health Engagement. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2016


The effects of health coaching when added to a wellness program. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 2016


Effective Tobacco Cessation via Health Coaching: An Institutional Case Report. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 2014 




Impact of Wellcoaches Training
Lombardo, C. M. (2020). An exploration of trainees’ experience and the effects of the Wellcoaches training program (Order No. 27957264). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2419104009). 


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