Rahman Shiri

Summary

Affiliation: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. doi The prevalence and incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in US working populations
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A FIN 00250 Helsinki Email
    Scand J Work Environ Health 40:101-2. 2014
  2. doi The role of obesity and physical activity in non-specific and radiating low back pain: the Young Finns study
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, and Disability Prevention Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 42:640-50. 2013
  3. doi Health-related effects of early part-time sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders: a randomized controlled trial
    Rahman Shiri
    Disability Prevention Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:37-45. 2013
  4. ncbi The association between carotid intima-media thickness and sciatica
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Disorders, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 37:174-81. 2007
  5. pmc Cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors in lumbar radicular pain or clinically defined sciatica: a systematic review
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Disorders, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41a A, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Spine J 16:2043-54. 2007
  6. doi The association between smoking and low back pain: a meta-analysis
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Med 123:87.e7-35. 2010
  7. doi The association between obesity and low back pain: a meta-analysis
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 171:135-54. 2010
  8. doi Physical work load factors and carpal tunnel syndrome: a population-based study
    R Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 66:368-73. 2009
  9. doi The association between obesity and the prevalence of low back pain in young adults: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Disorders Team, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1110-9. 2008
  10. ncbi Hand dominance in upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Center, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, and Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Rheumatol 34:1076-82. 2007

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. doi The prevalence and incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in US working populations
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A FIN 00250 Helsinki Email
    Scand J Work Environ Health 40:101-2. 2014
    ..94% (95% CI 1.68-5.14%) (figure 1). The point estimates from the aggregated data meta-analyses do not show a major difference with those from simple pooling, but the confidence intervals are wide, indicating major uncertainty. ..
  2. doi The role of obesity and physical activity in non-specific and radiating low back pain: the Young Finns study
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, and Disability Prevention Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 42:640-50. 2013
    ..To study the effects of obesity, physical activity, and change in physical activity on the incidence of low back pain and explore whether obesity modifies the effects of physical activity...
  3. doi Health-related effects of early part-time sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders: a randomized controlled trial
    Rahman Shiri
    Disability Prevention Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:37-45. 2013
    ..Previously we reported that early part-time sick leave enhances return to work (RTW) among employees with musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). This paper assesses the health-related effects of this intervention...
  4. ncbi The association between carotid intima-media thickness and sciatica
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Disorders, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 37:174-81. 2007
    ..However, the association between atherosclerosis and sciatica remains unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between carotid intima-media thickness and sciatica...
  5. pmc Cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors in lumbar radicular pain or clinically defined sciatica: a systematic review
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Disorders, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41a A, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Spine J 16:2043-54. 2007
    ..However, more prospective studies are needed in order to further clarify these associations and the mechanisms of action...
  6. doi The association between smoking and low back pain: a meta-analysis
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Med 123:87.e7-35. 2010
    ..To assess the association between smoking and low back pain with meta-analysis...
  7. doi The association between obesity and low back pain: a meta-analysis
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 171:135-54. 2010
    ..Findings indicate that overweight and obesity increase the risk of low back pain. Overweight and obesity have the strongest association with seeking care for low back pain and chronic low back pain...
  8. doi Physical work load factors and carpal tunnel syndrome: a population-based study
    R Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 66:368-73. 2009
    ..Only few population-based studies have addressed the role of physical load factors in CTS. The aim of this study was to investigate the relations between exposures to a single or a combination of physical work load factors and CTS...
  9. doi The association between obesity and the prevalence of low back pain in young adults: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Disorders Team, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1110-9. 2008
    ..This association was independent of C-reactive protein, leptin, and adiponectin levels. The authors' findings in a relatively young population suggest that abdominal obesity may increase the risk of LBP in women...
  10. ncbi Hand dominance in upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Center, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, and Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Rheumatol 34:1076-82. 2007
    ..To investigate the role of hand dominance in common upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UEMSD) in a population study...
  11. doi Incidence of nonspecific and radiating low back pain: followup of 24-39-year-old adults of the Young Finns Study
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41aA, Helsinki, Finland
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:455-9. 2010
    ..We studied the incidence and severity of nonspecific and radiating low back pain based on a recent followup on a representative sample of the Finnish general population...
  12. doi The effect of workplace intervention on pain and sickness absence caused by upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FIN 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 37:120-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of an ergonomic intervention on pain and sickness absence caused by upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders...
  13. pmc Associations of cardiovascular risk factors, carotid intima-media thickness and manifest atherosclerotic vascular disease with carpal tunnel syndrome
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:80. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of cardiovascular risk factors, carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT), and clinical atherosclerotic diseases with CTS...
  14. ncbi Prevalence and determinants of lateral and medial epicondylitis: a population study
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 164:1065-74. 2006
    ..Epicondylitis is relatively common among working-age individuals in the general population. Physical load factors, smoking, and obesity are strong determinants of epicondylitis...
  15. doi The effects of lifestyle factors on the incidence of nocturia
    Rahman Shiri
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    J Urol 180:2059-62. 2008
    ..Prospective studies of the role of lifestyle factors in individuals with nocturia are scarce. We investigated the effects of lifestyle factors on the incidence of nocturia...
  16. doi Lateral and medial epicondylitis: role of occupational factors
    Rahman Shiri
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 25:43-57. 2011
    ..Modification of physical factors could reduce the risk or improve the prognosis of epicondylitis...
  17. ncbi Self-reported productivity loss among workers with upper extremity disorders
    Kari Pekka Martimo
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:301-8. 2009
    ..Upper extremity disorders (UED) are prevalent in working populations. This study investigates the prevalence, magnitude, and associated factors of on-the-job productivity loss among workers with UED...
  18. ncbi Effect of chronic diseases on incidence of erectile dysfunction
    Rahman Shiri
    University of Tampere School of Public Health, Tampere, Finland
    Urology 62:1097-102. 2003
    ..To estimate the incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in a population-based sample during 5 years' follow-up and determine how the rate was affected by age and medical conditions...
  19. doi Return to work after early part-time sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders: a randomized controlled trial
    Eira Viikari-Juntura
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:134-43. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of early part-time sick leave on return to work (RTW) and sickness absence among patients with musculoskeletal disorders...
  20. pmc Development and validation of a job exposure matrix for physical risk factors in low back pain
    Svetlana Solovieva
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e48680. 2012
    ..The aim was to construct and validate a gender-specific job exposure matrix (JEM) for physical exposures to be used in epidemiological studies of low back pain (LBP)...
  21. doi Regular intercourse protects against erectile dysfunction: Tampere Aging Male Urologic Study
    Juha Koskimaki
    Tampere University Hospital, Department of Urology, Tampere, Finland
    Am J Med 121:592-6. 2008
    ..Erectile dysfunction is common among men aged more than 60 years. Its cause involves both physiologic and psychosocial factors...
  22. doi The relations of obesity indicators and early metabolic disturbance with upper extremity pain
    Tapio Vehmas
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Pain Med 14:1081-7. 2013
    ..To determine whether signs of metabolic disturbance and especially visceral obesity are associated with upper extremity pain...
  23. doi Depressive symptoms increase the incidence of nocturia: Tampere Aging Male Urologic Study (TAMUS)
    Jukka T Häkkinen
    Department of Urology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    J Urol 179:1897-901. 2008
    ..We assessed the effects of depressive symptoms on the incidence of nocturia in men...
  24. pmc Lifestyle and metabolic factors in relation to shoulder pain and rotator cuff tendinitis: a population-based study
    Martti Rechardt
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:165. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the associations of lifestyle factors, metabolic factors and carotid intima-media thickness with shoulder pain and chronic (> 3 months) rotator cuff tendinitis...
  25. ncbi Association between the bothersomeness of lower urinary tract symptoms and the prevalence of erectile dysfunction
    Rahman Shiri
    School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    J Sex Med 2:438-44. 2005
    ..To assess the association between the bothersomeness of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED)...
  26. ncbi Effects of age, comorbidity and lifestyle factors on erectile function: Tampere Ageing Male Urological Study (TAMUS)
    Rahman Shiri
    Tampere School of Public Health, FIN 33014 University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Eur Urol 45:628-33. 2004
    ..We estimated the effects of sociodemographic, medical and lifestyle factors on erectile function in a population-based sample of 50- to 75-year-old Finnish men...
  27. ncbi Risk factors of atherosclerosis and shoulder pain--is there an association? A systematic review
    Eira Viikari-Juntura
    Musculoskeletal Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Pain 12:412-26. 2008
    ..Shoulder pain is prevalent and a common cause of disability at work and daily activities. Some studies suggest an association between risk factors of atherosclerosis and shoulder pain and disorders...
  28. ncbi Smoking causes erectile dysfunction through vascular disease
    Rahman Shiri
    University of Tampere School of Public Health, Tampere, Finland
    Urology 68:1318-22. 2006
    ..To investigate whether smoking either directly or through vascular disease causes erectile dysfunction (ED) and to determine whether ED is an early marker of vascular disease in smokers...
  29. ncbi Bidirectional relationship between depression and erectile dysfunction
    Rahman Shiri
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    J Urol 177:669-73. 2007
    ..We specified the interrelationship between depressive mood and erectile dysfunction...
  30. ncbi Prevalence and severity of erectile dysfunction in 50 to 75-year-old Finnish men
    Rahman Shiri
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland
    J Urol 170:2342-4. 2003
    ..We estimated the prevalence and severity of erectile dysfunction (ED) in a population based sample of 50 to 75-year-old Finnish men...
  31. ncbi Serum lipids in relation to sciatica among Finns
    Päivi Leino-Arjas
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 197:43-9. 2008
    ..The study described here examined whether serum lipid levels or pharmacologically treated hyperlipidemia were associated with sciatica...
  32. ncbi Impact of LUTS using bother index in DAN-PSS-1 questionnaire
    Jukka T Häkkinen
    Department of Urology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    Eur Urol 51:473-7; discussion 477-8. 2007
    ..To quantify the bothersomeness of urinary symptoms in males with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)...
  33. doi Adolescent sexual behavior during periods of increase and decrease in the abortion rate
    Kobra Falah-Hassani
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Obstet Gynecol 114:79-86. 2009
    ..To study changes in adolescent sexual behavior in periods of increase (1994-2000) and decrease (2001-2007) in the abortion rate...
  34. ncbi Effect of lower urinary tract symptoms on the incidence of erectile dysfunction
    Rahman Shiri
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    J Urol 174:205-9; discussion 209. 2005
    ..We determined the effect of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on the incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED)...
  35. doi The relation of co-occurring musculoskeletal pain and depressive symptoms with work ability
    Rahman Shiri
    From the Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability Drs Shiri, Kaila Kangas, and Leino Arjas, Disability Prevention Centre Drs Shiri, Viikari Juntura, and Leino Arjas, and Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations Drs Ahola and Kivekäs, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland Department of Health and Functional Capacity Dr Heliövaara, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland and Occupational Health Services Dr Miranda, OP Pohjola Group, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 55:1281-5. 2013
    ..To examine the relationship of musculoskeletal pain and depressive symptoms, occurring alone or both together, with self-rated current work ability and thoughts of early retirement...
  36. doi Smoking and carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis
    Mohammad Hossein Pourmemari
    Tampere School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Muscle Nerve 49:345-50. 2014
    ..We assessed the association between smoking and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and estimated the magnitude of the association with meta-analysis...
  37. ncbi Association between opium abuse and comorbidity in diabetic men
    Rahman Shiri
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Am J Addict 15:468-72. 2006
    ..4% among 277 who did not use it. The prevalence of moderate or severe ED was 85.7% among opium users and 66.1% among non-users. The risk of ED was two times (95% CI 1.0-7.4) higher in opium users compared with nonusers...
  38. doi Soluble IL-1RII and IL-18 are associated with incipient upper extremity soft tissue disorders
    Martti Rechardt
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Cytokine 54:149-53. 2011
    ..The levels of circulating sIL-1RII and IL-18 are associated with incipient UESTDs, suggesting an important role for these IL-1 family members in the early course of UESTDs...
  39. ncbi Effectiveness of an ergonomic intervention on the productivity of workers with upper-extremity disorders--a randomized controlled trial
    Kari Pekka Martimo
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI 00250 Helsinki
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:25-33. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an ergonomic intervention on productivity loss at work caused by upper-extremity disorders (UED)...
  40. pmc Emergency contraception among Finnish adolescents: awareness, use and the effect of non-prescription status
    Kobra Falah-Hassani
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Public Health 7:201. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to investigate awareness and use of EC among Finnish girls aged 12-18 years in 1999-2003, and to assess the effect of the 2002 non-prescription status on the use...
  41. doi The use of the vaginal ring and transdermal patch among adolescent girls in Finland
    Kobra Falah-Hassani
    University of Tampere, Finland
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 15:31-4. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the use of the vaginal ring and that of the transdermal patch and to compare these with the use of oral contraceptives (OCs) and emergency contraception in adolescent girls residing in Finland...
  42. ncbi Lead poisoning and recurrent abdominal pain
    Rahman Shiri
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Ind Health 45:494-6. 2007
    ..Our report highlights the importance of taking a detailed occupational history and considering lead poisoning in the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal colic of unclear cause...
  43. ncbi Incidence of nocturia in 50 to 80-year-old Finnish men
    Jukka T Häkkinen
    Department of Urology, Tampere University Hospital, Teiskontie 35, FIN 33521 Tampere, Finland
    J Urol 176:2541-5; discussion 2545. 2006
    ..We estimated the incidence and natural course of nocturia in an unselected Finnish male population...