Maritta
Välimäki
Professor, Department of Nursing Science
Professor

Contact

Kiinamyllynkatu 10
20520
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.

Teaching

Doctoral courses and seminars, students' supervision.

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.

Publications

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Effectiveness of a WHO self-help psychological intervention for preventing mental disorders among Syrian refugees in Turkey: a randomized controlled trial (2022)

World Psychiatry
Acarturk Ceren, Uygun Ersin, Ilkkursun Zeynep, Carswell Kenneth, Tedeschi Federico, Batu Mine, Eskici Sevde, Kurt Gulsah, Anttila Minna, Au Teresa, Baumgartner Josef, Churchill Rachel, Cuijpers Pim, Becker Thomas, Koesters Markus, Lantta Tella, Nose Michela, Ostuzzi Giovanni, Popa Mariana, Purgato Marianna, Sijbrandij Marit, Turrini Giulia, Valimaki Maritta, Walker Lauren, Wancata Johannes, Zanini Elisa, White Ross G., van Ommeren Mark, Barbui Corrado
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Video games for people with schizophrenia (2021)

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Roberts Matthew T., Lloyd Jack, Välimäki Maritta, Ho Grace W.K., Freemantle Megan, Békefi Anna Zsófia
(Vertaisarvioitu katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A2))

Distance learning in higher education during COVID-19: The role of basic psychological needs and intrinsic motivation for persistence and procrastination–a multi-country study (2021)

PLoS ONE
Pelikan E.R., Korlat S., Reiter J., Holzer J., Mayerhofer M., Schober B., Spiel C., Hamzallari O., Uka A., Chen J., Välimäki M., Puharić Z., Anusionwu K.E., Okocha A.N., Zabrodskaja A., Salmela-Aro K., Käser U., Schultze-Krumbholz A., Wachs S., Friðriksson F., Gunnþórsdóttir H., Höller Y., Aoyama I., Ieshima A., Toda Y., Konjufca J., Llullaku N., Gedutienė R., Axisa G.B., Bundalevska I.A., Keskinova A., Radulovic M., Lewandowska-Walter A., Michałek-Kwiecień J., Plichta P., Pyżalski J., Walter N., Cautisanu C., Voda A.I., Gao S., Islam S., Wistrand K., Wright M.F., Lüftenegger M.
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Self-help plus for refugees and asylum seekers; study protocol for a series of individual participant data meta-analyses (2021)

European Journal of Psychotraumatology
Karyotaki Eirini, Sijbrandij Marit, Purgato Marianna, Acarturk Ceren, Lakin Daniel, Bailey Della, Peckham Emily, Uygun Ersin, Tedeschi Federico, Wancata Johannes, Augustinavicius Jura, Carswell Ken, Välimäki Maritta, van Ommeren Mark, Koesters Markus, Popa Mariana, Leku Marx Ronald, Anttila Minna, Churchill Rachel, White Ross, Al-Hashimi Sarah, Lantta Tella, Au Teresa, Klein Thomas, Tol Wietse A., Cuijpers Pim, Barbui Corrado
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))