Kirsi Ahola

Summary

Affiliation: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The relationship between job-related burnout and depressive disorders--results from the Finnish Health 2000 Study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 88:55-62. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Occupational burnout and medically certified sickness absence: a population-based study of Finnish employees
    Kirsi Ahola
    Center of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 64:185-93. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Patient overcrowding in hospital wards as a predictor of diagnosis-specific mental disorders among staff: a 2-year prospective cohort study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:1308-12. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Occupational burnout as a predictor of disability pension: a population-based cohort study
    K Ahola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 66:284-90; discussion 282-3. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Resource-enhancing group intervention against depression at workplace: who benefits? A randomised controlled study with a 7-month follow-up
    Kirsi Ahola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 69:870-6. 2012
  6. pmc Work-related exhaustion and telomere length: a population-based study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e40186. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Burnout and behavior-related health risk factors: results from the population-based Finnish Health 2000 study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 54:17-22. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Occupational burnout and chronic work disability: an eight-year cohort study on pensioning among Finnish forest industry workers
    K Ahola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Work Organizations, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 115:150-9. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Burnout in relation to age in the adult working population
    Kirsi Ahola
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
    J Occup Health 50:362-5. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Interventions in relation to occupational burnout: the population-based health 2000 study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 49:943-52. 2007

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint The relationship between job-related burnout and depressive disorders--results from the Finnish Health 2000 Study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 88:55-62. 2005
    ..We analysed the overlap of job-related burnout and depressive disorders, i.e., major depressive disorder, dysthymia, and minor depressive disorder...
  2. doi request reprint Occupational burnout and medically certified sickness absence: a population-based study of Finnish employees
    Kirsi Ahola
    Center of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 64:185-93. 2008
    ..The contribution of occupational burnout to medically certified sickness absence was examined in a population-based sample of employees...
  3. doi request reprint Patient overcrowding in hospital wards as a predictor of diagnosis-specific mental disorders among staff: a 2-year prospective cohort study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:1308-12. 2010
    ..This study examined whether patient overcrowding in hospital wards predicts diagnosis-specific mental disorders among staff...
  4. doi request reprint Occupational burnout as a predictor of disability pension: a population-based cohort study
    K Ahola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 66:284-90; discussion 282-3. 2009
    ..The diagnosis for which the disability pension was granted was also examined in relation to the level of burnout...
  5. doi request reprint Resource-enhancing group intervention against depression at workplace: who benefits? A randomised controlled study with a 7-month follow-up
    Kirsi Ahola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 69:870-6. 2012
    ..The authors analysed whether the intervention resulted in universal, selected or indicated prevention...
  6. pmc Work-related exhaustion and telomere length: a population-based study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e40186. 2012
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Burnout and behavior-related health risk factors: results from the population-based Finnish Health 2000 study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 54:17-22. 2012
    ..To explore the relationship between burnout and behavior-related health risk factors...
  8. doi request reprint Occupational burnout and chronic work disability: an eight-year cohort study on pensioning among Finnish forest industry workers
    K Ahola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Work Organizations, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 115:150-9. 2009
    ..We investigated whether burnout would predict disability in initially healthy employees and all subgroups by the most common causes for disability...
  9. ncbi request reprint Burnout in relation to age in the adult working population
    Kirsi Ahola
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
    J Occup Health 50:362-5. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Interventions in relation to occupational burnout: the population-based health 2000 study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 49:943-52. 2007
    ..To study participation in occupational and individual-focused interventions in relation to burnout...
  11. ncbi request reprint Job strain, burnout, and depressive symptoms: a prospective study among dentists
    Kirsi Ahola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 104:103-10. 2007
    ..Burnout has been presented as an antecedent of depression, but longitudinal data are lacking. We investigated whether burnout mediates the association between job strain and depressive symptoms...
  12. doi request reprint Burnout as a predictor of all-cause mortality among industrial employees: a 10-year prospective register-linkage study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 69:51-7. 2010
    ..Burnout, a psychological consequence of prolonged work stress, has been shown to coexist with physical and mental disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate whether burnout is related to all-cause mortality among employees...
  13. doi request reprint Common mental disorders and subsequent work disability: a population-based Health 2000 Study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 134:365-72. 2011
    ..Work disability due to common mental disorders has increased in Western countries during the past decade. The contribution of depressive, anxiety, and alcohol use disorders to all disability pensions at the population level is not known...
  14. ncbi request reprint Contribution of burnout to the association between job strain and depression: the health 2000 study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 48:1023-30. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the contribution of burnout to the association between job strain and depression...
  15. doi request reprint The association of social support at work and in private life with mental health and antidepressant use: the Health 2000 Study
    Marjo Sinokki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lemminkäisenkatu 14 18 B, FI 20520 Turku, Finland
    J Affect Disord 115:36-45. 2009
    ..This study, carried out in Finland 2000-2003, examined the associations of low social support at work and in private life with DSM-IV depressive and anxiety disorders and subsequent antidepressant medication...
  16. pmc Living alone and antidepressant medication use: a prospective study in a working-age population
    Laura Pulkki-Råback
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 12:236. 2012
    ..The authors examined whether living alone predicts the use of antidepressant medication and whether socioeconomic, psychosocial, or behavioral factors explain this association...
  17. pmc Socio-economic position and mental disorders in a working-age Finnish population: the health 2000 study
    Laura Pulkki-Råback
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Work and Organizations Centre of Expertise, Work and Mental Health, Topeliuksenkatu, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 22:327-32. 2012
    ..We compared the strength of associations of three SEP components-occupation, income and education-with common mental disorders in a Finnish population...
  18. doi request reprint Pupils with special educational needs in basic education schools and teachers' sickness absences--a register-linkage study
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:209-17. 2012
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Health risk behaviors and morbidity among hospital staff--comparison across hospital ward medical specialties in a study of 21 Finnish hospitals
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:228-37. 2012
    ..This study examined whether indicators of poor health and health risk behaviors among hospital staff differ between the ward specialties...
  20. ncbi request reprint The association between burnout and physical illness in the general population--results from the Finnish Health 2000 Study
    Teija Honkonen
    Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 61:59-66. 2006
    ..The association between burnout and physical diseases has been studied very little. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between burnout and physical illness in a representative nationwide population health study...
  21. ncbi request reprint Work stress, mental health and antidepressant medication findings from the Health 2000 Study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 98:189-97. 2007
    ..Population-based studies on the association between work stress and mental disorders are scarce, and it is not known whether work stress predicts mental disorders requiring treatment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Alcohol dependence in relation to burnout among the Finnish working population
    Kirsi Ahola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 101:1438-43. 2006
    ..To investigate the relationship of burnout to alcohol dependence and high alcohol consumption...
  23. ncbi request reprint Employment status, mental disorders and service use in the working age population
    Teija Honkonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:29-36. 2007
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Overcrowding in psychiatric wards and physical assaults on staff: data-linked longitudinal study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Unit of Expertise in Work and Organizations, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 198:149-55. 2011
    ..However, evidence of an association between overcrowding and aggressive behaviour among patients is mixed and limited to small-scale studies...
  25. ncbi request reprint Burnout in the general population. Results from the Finnish Health 2000 Study
    Kirsi Ahola
    Dept of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:11-7. 2006
    ..We investigated the relative differences in the level of burnout between groups based on various socio-demographic factors in the population-based Finnish sample...
  26. doi request reprint Students' school satisfaction as predictor of teachers' sickness absence: a prospective cohort study
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 22:215-9. 2012
    ..This study examined whether students' self-assessed satisfaction with school predicted sickness absence among teachers in Finnish secondary schools...
  27. doi request reprint School neighborhood disadvantage as a predictor of long-term sick leave among teachers: prospective cohort study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Work, and Organizations, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 171:785-92. 2010
    ..71, 95% confidence interval: 1.27, 2.30). This study indicates that working and living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with increased risk of sick leave among female teachers...
  28. ncbi request reprint Is temporary employment a risk factor for work disability due to depressive disorders and delayed return to work? The Finnish Public Sector Study
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 40:343-52. 2014
    ....
  29. pmc Depression-related work disability: socioeconomic inequalities in onset, duration and recurrence
    Jenni Ervasti
    Development of Work and Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 8:e79855. 2013
    ..We examined work disability due to depression with four indicators of socioeconomic status...
  30. doi request reprint Organisational merger and psychiatric morbidity: a prospective study in a changing work organisation
    Ari Väänänen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:682-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this prospective occupational cohort study was to examine whether a negative change during an organisational merger is an independent predictive factor of psychiatric morbidity...
  31. pmc Genome-wide scan of job-related exhaustion with three replication studies implicate a susceptibility variant at the UST gene locus
    Sonja Sulkava
    Public Health Genomics Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Mol Genet 22:3363-72. 2013
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia and occupational burnout are strongly associated in working population
    Aino K Mattila
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 62:657-65. 2007
    ..The relationship between alexithymia and occupational burnout has not previously been studied. We investigated the association between alexithymia and occupational burnout in a representative nationwide population health study...