Mauri Aalto

Summary

Affiliation: National Public Health Institute
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi Primary health care professionals' activity in intervening in patients' alcohol drinking: a patient perspective
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Psychiatry, Tampere University Hospital, P O Box 2000, FIN 33521, Tampere, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 66:39-43. 2002
  2. ncbi Implementation of brief alcohol intervention in primary health care: do nurses' and general practitioners' attitudes, skills and knowledge change?
    Mauri Aalto
    Tampere University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Rev 24:555-8. 2005
  3. ncbi Primary health care physicians' definitions on when to advise a patient about weekly and binge drinking
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, PO Box 33, Fin 00251 Helsinki, Finland
    Addict Behav 32:1321-30. 2007
  4. ncbi Effectiveness of structured questionnaires for screening heavy drinking in middle-aged women
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Fin 00251 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:1884-8. 2006
  5. doi AUDIT and its abbreviated versions in detecting heavy and binge drinking in a general population survey
    Mauri Aalto
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 103:25-9. 2009
  6. ncbi Do primary care physicians' own AUDIT scores predict their use of brief alcohol intervention? A cross-sectional survey
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, P O Box 33, Fin 00251 Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 83:169-73. 2006
  7. ncbi Use of laboratory markers and the audit questionnaire by primary care physicians to detect alcohol abuse by patients
    Mauri Aalto
    National Public Health Institute, PO Box 33, Fin 00251 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 40:520-3. 2005
  8. ncbi Usefulness, length and content of alcohol-related discussions in primary health care: the exit poll survey
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, PO Box 33, Fin 00251 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 39:532-5. 2004
  9. doi Alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality among elderly in Finland
    Jukka T Halme
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 106:212-8. 2010
  10. ncbi Primary health care professionals' activity in intervening in patients' alcohol drinking during a 3-year brief intervention implementation project
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Psychiatry, Tampere University Hospital, PO Box 2000, FIN 33521 Tampere, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 69:9-14. 2003

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi Primary health care professionals' activity in intervening in patients' alcohol drinking: a patient perspective
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Psychiatry, Tampere University Hospital, P O Box 2000, FIN 33521, Tampere, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 66:39-43. 2002
    ..To test the hypothesis that primary health care professionals' activity in intervening in patients' alcohol drinking is low...
  2. ncbi Implementation of brief alcohol intervention in primary health care: do nurses' and general practitioners' attitudes, skills and knowledge change?
    Mauri Aalto
    Tampere University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Rev 24:555-8. 2005
    ..Instead, attitudes and skills among the professionals did not seem to develop positively. Increasing motivational skills especially seems to be the future challenge...
  3. ncbi Primary health care physicians' definitions on when to advise a patient about weekly and binge drinking
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, PO Box 33, Fin 00251 Helsinki, Finland
    Addict Behav 32:1321-30. 2007
    ..This is especially true concerning the amounts consumed per one drinking occasion. The aim of the present study was to examine these issues and also characteristics of physicians possibly associated with their different opinions...
  4. ncbi Effectiveness of structured questionnaires for screening heavy drinking in middle-aged women
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Fin 00251 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:1884-8. 2006
    ....
  5. doi AUDIT and its abbreviated versions in detecting heavy and binge drinking in a general population survey
    Mauri Aalto
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 103:25-9. 2009
    ....
  6. ncbi Do primary care physicians' own AUDIT scores predict their use of brief alcohol intervention? A cross-sectional survey
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, P O Box 33, Fin 00251 Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 83:169-73. 2006
    ..To define whether the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) scores of primary care physicians themselves predict their willingness to use brief alcohol intervention...
  7. ncbi Use of laboratory markers and the audit questionnaire by primary care physicians to detect alcohol abuse by patients
    Mauri Aalto
    National Public Health Institute, PO Box 33, Fin 00251 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 40:520-3. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi Usefulness, length and content of alcohol-related discussions in primary health care: the exit poll survey
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, PO Box 33, Fin 00251 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 39:532-5. 2004
    ..To evaluate patients' opinions of the usefulness of alcohol-related discussions with general practitioners (GPs), the time used for the discussion and its main content...
  9. doi Alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality among elderly in Finland
    Jukka T Halme
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 106:212-8. 2010
    ..To estimate the gender-specific prevalences of alcohol consumption levels and to investigate the association between heavy drinking and all-cause mortality among elderly males...
  10. ncbi Primary health care professionals' activity in intervening in patients' alcohol drinking during a 3-year brief intervention implementation project
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Psychiatry, Tampere University Hospital, PO Box 2000, FIN 33521 Tampere, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 69:9-14. 2003
    ..The study examined the change of primary health care professionals' activity in asking patients about alcohol and giving advice to heavy drinkers during a 3-year brief intervention implementation project...
  11. doi Hazardous drinking: prevalence and associations in the Finnish general population
    Jukka T Halme
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:1615-22. 2008
    ..This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and associations of hazardous drinking in comparison to AUDs, moderate drinking, and abstinence...
  12. ncbi The role of general practitioners' working style and brief alcohol intervention activity
    Mauri Aalto
    Tampere University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Finland
    Addiction 98:1447-51. 2003
    ..To examine correlates of general practitioners' (GP) activity delivery of brief alcohol interventions to patients with particular reference to their 'working style'...
  13. doi AUDIT-C, AUDIT-3 and AUDIT-QF in screening risky drinking among Finnish occupational health-care patients
    Tiina Kaarne
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Rev 29:563-7. 2010
    ..Also, AUDIT-QF (the first two questions of AUDIT) can be a potential screening instrument. However, the validity of these short questionnaires has not been studied among the occupational health-care patients...
  14. ncbi Obstacles to carrying out brief intervention for heavy drinkers in primary health care: a focus group study
    Mauri Aalto
    Tampere University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Rev 22:169-73. 2003
    ..Probably successful personal experiences carrying out EIBI can improve professionals' self-efficacy and give to them final justification for discussion alcohol issues with their patients...
  15. doi The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and its derivatives in screening for heavy drinking among the elderly
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:881-5. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine whether tailoring the cut point improves the performance of the AUDIT and its derivatives in this age group...
  16. doi Audit questionnaire as part of community action against heavy drinking
    Janne Kääriäinen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Tampere University Hospital, PO Box 2000, FIN 33 521, Tampere, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:442-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to find out how well the alcohol questionnaire, AUDIT, as part of a wide community action was noticed, and if it had any effects especially among heavy drinkers...
  17. pmc Drinking habits and prevalence of heavy drinking among occupational healthcare patients
    Tiina Kaarne
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Prim Health Care 27:53-7. 2009
    ..To estimate the proportion of heavy drinkers among occupational healthcare patients and evaluate their characteristics...
  18. ncbi μ-Opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) polymorphism A118G: lack of association in Finnish populations with alcohol dependence or alcohol consumption
    Noora Rouvinen-Lagerström
    Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, PO Box 33, FI 00023 Government, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 48:519-25. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to test the possible association of A118G polymorphism and alcohol use disorders and alcohol consumption in three large cohort-based study samples...
  19. doi Depression and heavy drinking occasions: a cross-sectional general population study
    Jonna Levola
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Helsinki, Finland
    Addict Behav 36:375-80. 2011
    ..I. 1.2-5.3) of depression, as compared to men with less than four heavy drinking occasions. The association was found irrespective of total alcohol consumption and alcohol problems. This association was not found in women...
  20. doi Effectiveness of buprenorphine maintenance treatment as compared to a syringe exchange program among buprenorphine misusing opioid-dependent patients
    Mauri Aalto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 65:238-43. 2011
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) among opioid dependents who are mainly misusing buprenorphine intravenously...
  21. ncbi Effectiveness of strategies to implement brief alcohol intervention in primary healthcare. A systematic review
    Per Nilsen
    Department of Health and Society, Division of Social Medicine and Public Health Science, Linkoping University, Sweden
    Scand J Prim Health Care 24:5-15. 2006
    ..KEY QUESTION: To what extent have the efforts to implement brief alcohol interventions in primary healthcare environments been successful?..
  22. ncbi Binge drinking and its detection among middle-aged men using AUDIT, AUDIT-C and AUDIT-3
    Mervi Tuunanen
    Medical School, Department of General Practice, University of Tampere, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Rev 26:295-9. 2007
    ..795 - 0.864) and for AUDIT-3 0.779 (0.739 - 0.818). The complete AUDIT and its short versions are applicable in populations where binging is the dominant drinking pattern, but the cut-off scores should be tailored to individual cultures...
  23. ncbi Buprenorphine misuse in Finland
    Mauri Aalto
    Subst Use Misuse 42:1027-8. 2007
  24. ncbi A brief intervention for risky drinking--analysis of videotaped consultations in primary health care
    Kaija Seppa
    Department of General Practice, Medical School, University of Tampere, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Rev 23:167-70. 2004
    ..In conclusion, enquiring and advising on alcohol were seldom performed. More training is needed, especially on how to inform individual patients of the health risks of alcohol...