User Profile: Maritta Anneli Välimäki

Maritta Anneli Välimäki (mava)
University of Turku, Finland
Contact Information

Privacy settings prevent us from displaying this information.
You may be able to see more details if you login

Mailing address



Privacy settings prevent us from displaying this information.
You may be able to see more details if you login


+358-2-333 8400


You must be logged in to add relationships.
Click here to log in.

QR Code

If you are this person, please use the following QR code on your badge or on your poster - this links users with a QR scanner/mobile device to your public profile page.


Bio statement

Department of Nursing Science


Attended Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Friday, September 16, 2011 to Sunday, September 18, 2011
Click here to visit this conference's website

Attended Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
Saturday, September 15, 2012 to Sunday, September 16, 2012
Click here to visit this conference's website

Attended Medicine 2.0'14 Summit & World Congress (Maui, Hawaii, USA)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014
Click here to visit this conference's website

Accepted Abstracts

Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)

Consumer Empowerment: Health Information on the Web
Maritta Anneli Välimäki*, Heli Hätönen, Lauri Kuosmanen, Marita Koivunen, Minna Anttila, Anneli Pitkänen

Background: e-Health has been increasingly used in the field on mental health care. Major difficulties may still arise when introducing new web-based health information into routine daily practice. Psychiatric nurses have less often used computers or Internet with patients and their information and communication technology (ICT) skills may be low. Substantial evidence suggests that to change behaviour is possible, but this change generally requires comprehensive approaches at different levels...

Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)

Mobile-Based SMS Intervention to Encourage Compliance in People with Serious Mental Disorders – Developing User-Friendly Intervention (SMS) and a Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Design
Maritta Anneli Välimäki*, Heli Hätönen, Kaisa Kauppi, Clive E Adams

Background Non-adherence is the single most important predictor of relapse and readmission among patients with serious mental disorders affecting more costs to the society and disturbing everyday lives of patients and their families. Schizophrenia is associated with long-term illness with relapses and poor compliance. People, especially young, do not like to need long term treatment; often there is lack of insight or people forget to keep their appointments. It is therefore important to find...

Mental Health Information on the Web: Interactivity of Greek and Finnish Websites
Christina Athanasopoulou*, Heli Hätönen, Sanna Suni, Christos Lionis, Maritta Välimäki*

Background Although, eHealth is an essential element of the EU’s Digital Agenda, there are huge disparities between member states. Finland is the second European country (58%) on online health information-seeking, while Greece (30%) is among the last. The percentage of mental health-seekers is growing, as well as the number of people affected by a mental disorder. Various studies suggest low interactivity scores among health-related websites. People with schizophrenia and related disorder...

Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)

YouTube and Schizophrenia: A Content Analysis of Greek and Finnish Videos
Christina Athanasopoulou*, Heli Hätönen, Ioannis Apostolakis, Christos Lionis, Maritta Välimäki

Background: Online searches for health and mental health information are constantly increasing and given YouTube’s popularity, its videos could be a potential source of mental health information. Recent studies investigated YouTube videos disseminating information about various health issues, but none about mental health. According to the GAMIAN-Europe study, Greece and Finland represent two European extremes in people’s beliefs about the degree of devaluation and discrimination towards p...

Medicine 2.0'14 Summit & World Congress (Maui, Hawaii, USA)

SMS Reminders in Various Countries and Patient Groups: A Narrative Literature Review
Kati Kannisto*, Marita Koivunen, Maritta Välimäki*

Background: Short Message Service (SMS) text messages are a widely recognized communication method, and it is currently being used to support patients’ adherence to treatment. There is some evidence that simple prompts, such as SMS reminders, may be a possible method to remind patients about their treatment (e.g. medication, appointments). However, systematic knowledge is still lacking for what purposes SMS reminders have been used within health care services. Objective: To review the l...

Popular Newspaper Websites and Reporting on Schizophrenia: A Content Analysis
Maritta Välimäki*, Christina Athanasopoulou

Background: While mass media are considered a primary source of information about mental illness, various studies report that they tend to present mental illness with negative portrayals. Nowadays, the Internet has become very popular among other media and an important source of information. Daily, 41% of Greek people use the Internet. Based on previous studies, the Greek general public tends to have stigmatizing attitudes towards people with schizophrenia. It is important to know how schizop...

Full Paper Publications

JMIR mHealth and uHealth

Web-Based Interventions Supporting Adolescents and Young People With Depressive Symptoms: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Maritta Välimäki, Katriina Anttila, Minna Anttila, Mari Lahti
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(12):e180

JMIR Research Protocols Mobile Telephone Text Messages to Encourage Adherence to Medication and to Follow up With People With Psychosis: Methods and Protocol for a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Two-Armed Trial
Maritta Välimäki, Heli Hätönen, Clive E Adams
JMIR Res Protoc 2012;1(2):e8

Developing an Internet-Based Support System for Adolescents with Depression
Maritta Välimäki, Marjo Kurki, Heli Hätönen, Marita Koivunen, Maarit Selander, Simo Saarijärvi, Minna Anttila
JMIR Res Protoc 2012;1(2):e22

Digital Gaming for Improving the Functioning of People With Traumatic Brain Injury: Protocol of a Feasibility Study
Maritta Välimäki, Jyrki Korkeila, Kaisa Kauppi, Johanna K Kaakinen, Suvi Holm, Jukka Vahlo, Olli Tenovuo, Heikki Hämäläinen, Jaana Sarajuuri, Pekka Rantanen, Tage Orenius, Aki Koponen
JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(1):e6

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Use of Mobile Phone Text Message Reminders in Health Care Services: A Narrative Literature Review
Kati Anneli Kannisto, Marita Hannele Koivunen, Maritta Anneli Välimäki
J Med Internet Res 2014;16(10):e222

Effectiveness of Social Media Interventions for People With Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Maritta Välimäki, Christina Athanasopoulou, Mari Lahti, Clive E Adams
J Med Internet Res 2016;18(4):e92

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
Kati Anneli Kannisto, Joonas Korhonen, Clive E Adams, Marita Hannele Koivunen, Tero Vahlberg, Maritta Anneli Välimäki
J Med Internet Res 2017;19(2):e46

Short Text Messages to Encourage Adherence to Medication and Follow-up for People With Psychosis (Mobile.Net): Randomized Controlled Trial in Finland
Maritta Välimäki, Kati Anneli Kannisto, Tero Vahlberg, Heli Hätönen, Clive E Adams
J Med Internet Res 2017;19(7):e245

Published With

This user's work may be related to

Users who have said they are friend/colleague of Maritta Anneli Välimäki

Users who said they have met Maritta Anneli Välimäki

Users who said they want to meet Maritta Anneli Välimäki

Click here to edit your profile page

Medicine 2.0® is happy to support and promote other conferences and workshops in this area. Contact us to produce, disseminate and promote your conference or workshop under this label and in this event series. In addition, we are always looking for hosts of future World Congresses. Medicine 2.0® is a registered trademark of JMIR Publications Inc., the leading academic ehealth publisher.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.