Lic.Sc. (Tech.) Karita Reijonsaari will defend the dissertation “Co-Creating Health – Examining the Effects of Co-Creation in a Lifestyle Intervention Service Targeting Physical Activity” on 10 May 2013 in lecture hall TU2, Otaniementie 17, Espoo. The opponent is Associate Professor Lars Nordgren, Lund University, Sweden.
The research examined the effects of co-creation in a lifestyle intervention targeting physical activity in an occupational setting. The examined service was found to be ineffective in changing health behavior: no effects on co-creation on physical activity were observed, nor were work-related outcomes of increased productivity or reduced sickness absence seen. Electronic dissertation: http://lib.tkk.fi/Diss/2013/isbn9789526051321/isbn9789526051321.pdf