When our co-founders were diagnosed with a chronic illness, their doctors sent them with simple instructions to eat healthy and exercise. The appointment lasted all of 10 minutes. Does this story sound familiar? If yes, then you are not alone. There are millions of people just like us slipping through the gaps left by our healthcare system. Parama Care is here to fill these gaps with a care plan that puts you in the driver seat. Your personal health coach and professional care team tailors their recommendations to your life. We are your partners in achieving optimal health and wellness.
The Parama Care Difference
Our unique approach targets end-to-end health, nutrition, fitness and wellness so that no chronic health conditions are off the table. We also believe you can’t simply use machine learning your way to behavior change. That’s why our innovative tech is enhanced by human connection through 1:1 coaching.
Our Approach is Backed by Multiple Published Research Studies
Health Coaching for Type 2 Diabetes
Studies have shown health coaching can improve quality of life for clients with chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes. One research study, written by Dr. Diana Sherifali and published in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, looks at the impact of having a diabetes health coach on individuals who have type 2 diabetes. The study determined diabetes health coaching is an effective way to improve diabetes management. Source: Evaluating the Effect of a Diabetes Health Coach in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.10.006
Health Coaching for Individuals with Chronic Illnesses
A separate study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a health coaching program in improving health outcomes and disease management among healthcare employees who have chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Participants were assigned to receive health coaching sessions with a trained coach, who provided them with personalized support and guidance on how to manage their chronic diseases, set health goals, and make lifestyle changes. The results of the study showed that the health coaching program was associated with improvements in biometric measures and patient-reported outcomes. Participants reported that they felt more in control of their chronic diseases, had better quality of life and were satisfied with the health coaching program. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3233/wor-192907
AI-driven Health Coaching for Lifestyle Changes
Another research study by Dr. Carol Ann Maher & others explored the use of an artificially intelligent virtual health coach to deliver a physical activity and diet program. The study found that the virtual health coach was able to provide personalized feedback and support to participants, and that it was well-received by participants. The study also found that the program was effective in promoting physical activity and healthy eating, resulting in improved health outcomes for participants. Overall, the study suggests that the use of a virtual health coach may be a viable and effective way to promote healthy lifestyle changes. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/17558
Mindfulness can be as Effective as Anxiety Drugs
Practicing mindfulness to relieve anxiety can be just as effective as medication, new research shows. A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry showed that people who received eight weeks of mindfulness-based interventions experienced a decrease in anxiety that matched those who were prescribed escitalopram, a common anti-anxiety medication that is often prescribed under the brand name Lexapro. A seven-point scale was used to assess anxiety among 208 participants, with a score of seven representing extreme anxiety and a score of one being normal. In both the medication and the mindfulness groups, the average score after treatment dropped from a moderate level of anxiety to a mild level of anxiety. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.3679
Benefits of Health Coaching for Women
The study by Dr. Dionne V Gootjes titled "Neighborhood Deprivation and the Effectiveness of Mobile Health Coaching to Improve Periconceptional Nutrition and Lifestyle in Women" aimed to investigate the effectiveness of mobile health coaching in improving periconceptional nutrition and lifestyle in women living in deprived neighborhoods in a large urban municipality in the Netherlands. The study found that mobile health coaching was effective in improving periconceptional nutrition/lifestyle in these women and that mobile health coaching may be a valuable tool in addressing health disparities in deprived neighborhoods. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/11664
Health Coaching for Pregnant Women
Another study by Dr. Oostingh suggests that health coaching can be beneficial for pregnant clients and those seeking fertility options. The study suggests that health coaching can improve health outcomes and decrease healthcare costs. The study discusses how health coaching addresses issues such as pregnancy-related complications, gestational diabetes, and preterm birth, and how it can increase the chances of conception and successful pregnancy. The study concludes that health coaching can be a cost-effective way to improve health outcomes for pregnant clients and those seeking fertility options. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2196/13935
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