Taina Rantanen

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Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi Midlife hand grip strength as a predictor of old age disability
    T Rantanen
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    JAMA 281:558-60. 1999
  2. ncbi Muscle strength as a predictor of onset of ADL dependence in people aged 75 years
    Taina Rantanen
    Department of Health Sciences, and Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla
    Aging Clin Exp Res 14:10-5. 2002
  3. ncbi Handgrip strength and cause-specific and total mortality in older disabled women: exploring the mechanism
    Taina Rantanen
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:636-41. 2003
  4. ncbi Muscle strength and body mass index as long-term predictors of mortality in initially healthy men
    T Rantanen
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M168-73. 2000
  5. ncbi Coimpairments: strength and balance as predictors of severe walking disability
    T Rantanen
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M172-6. 1999
  6. doi Fear of falling and coexisting sensory difficulties as predictors of mobility decline in older women
    Anne Viljanen
    Department of Health Sciences, Gerontology Research Centre, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35 Viveca, Jyvaskyla, FIN 40014, Finland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:1230-7. 2012
  7. doi Poor vision accompanied with other sensory impairments as a predictor of falls in older women
    Jenni Kulmala
    Department of Health Sciences, The Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Age Ageing 38:162-7. 2009
  8. doi Unmet physical activity need in old age
    Merja Rantakokko
    Department of Health Sciences, Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:707-12. 2010
  9. doi Muscle cross-sectional area and structural bone strength share genetic and environmental effects in older women
    Tuija M Mikkola
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Bone Miner Res 24:338-45. 2009
  10. doi Body fat and mobility are explained by common genetic and environmental influences in older women
    Alfredo Ortega-Alonso
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1616-21. 2008

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Publications83

  1. ncbi Midlife hand grip strength as a predictor of old age disability
    T Rantanen
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    JAMA 281:558-60. 1999
    ..Poor muscle strength, functional limitations, and disability often coexist, but whether muscle strength during midlife predicts old age functional ability is not known...
  2. ncbi Muscle strength as a predictor of onset of ADL dependence in people aged 75 years
    Taina Rantanen
    Department of Health Sciences, and Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla
    Aging Clin Exp Res 14:10-5. 2002
    ..Strength tests could be used to identify people who are still independent in ADL but who are at increased risk of becoming dependent because of poor muscle strength, and who could reduce their risk by strengthening exercises...
  3. ncbi Handgrip strength and cause-specific and total mortality in older disabled women: exploring the mechanism
    Taina Rantanen
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:636-41. 2003
    ....
  4. ncbi Muscle strength and body mass index as long-term predictors of mortality in initially healthy men
    T Rantanen
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M168-73. 2000
    ..The aim was to assess hand grip strength as a predictor of all-cause mortality within different levels of body mass index (BMI) in initially disease-free men...
  5. ncbi Coimpairments: strength and balance as predictors of severe walking disability
    T Rantanen
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M172-6. 1999
    ..Little information is available on the joint effects of multiple impairments (coimpairments) on the risk of disability. Our aim was to study the joint effects of strength and balance impairments on severe walking disability...
  6. doi Fear of falling and coexisting sensory difficulties as predictors of mobility decline in older women
    Anne Viljanen
    Department of Health Sciences, Gerontology Research Centre, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35 Viveca, Jyvaskyla, FIN 40014, Finland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:1230-7. 2012
    ....
  7. doi Poor vision accompanied with other sensory impairments as a predictor of falls in older women
    Jenni Kulmala
    Department of Health Sciences, The Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Age Ageing 38:162-7. 2009
    ..we studied visual acuity (VA) and co-existing hearing impairment and poor standing balance as predictors of falls...
  8. doi Unmet physical activity need in old age
    Merja Rantakokko
    Department of Health Sciences, Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:707-12. 2010
    ....
  9. doi Muscle cross-sectional area and structural bone strength share genetic and environmental effects in older women
    Tuija M Mikkola
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Bone Miner Res 24:338-45. 2009
    ..These results suggest that in older women the same genetic and environmental factors may predispose to or, conversely, protect from both sarcopenia and bone fragility...
  10. doi Body fat and mobility are explained by common genetic and environmental influences in older women
    Alfredo Ortega-Alonso
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1616-21. 2008
    ..This result suggests that the identification of genetic variants for body fat metabolism may also provide understanding of the development of mobility limitations in older women...
  11. doi Work ability as a determinant of old age disability severity: evidence from the 28-year Finnish Longitudinal Study on Municipal Employees
    Mikaela B von Bonsdorff
    Gerontology Research Centre, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 24:354-60. 2012
    ..This study investigated prospectively whether work ability in midlife predicts disability severity in activities of everyday living in old age...
  12. doi Vision in relation to lower extremity deficit in older women: cross-sectional and longitudinal study
    Jenni Kulmala
    University of Jyvaskyla, Department of Health Sciences, Gerontology Research Centre, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 24:461-7. 2012
    ..Vision problems are common experiences within the older population. This study aimed to examine the association between vision and lower extremity impairment...
  13. doi Cohort differences in health, functioning and physical activity in the young-old Finnish population
    Eino Heikkinen
    Gerontology Research Centre, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35 Viv FI 40014 University of Jyväskylä, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 23:126-34. 2011
    ..We conducted a repeated population based cross-sectional study to determine trends in health, functioning and physical activity in the young old Finnish population...
  14. ncbi Leg extension power asymmetry and mobility limitation in healthy older women
    Erja Portegijs
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1838-42. 2005
    ..To investigate the association of asymmetry in leg extension power (LEP) with walking and standing balance...
  15. doi Physical activity history and end-of-life hospital and long-term care
    Mikaela B von Bonsdorff
    Department of Health Sciences, Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:778-84. 2009
    ..Little is known about the early predictors of need for care in late life. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether physical activity from midlife onward was associated with hospital and long-term care in the last year of life...
  16. doi Electrocardiographic and other clinical correlates of walking ability in older women
    Sara Mutikainen
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, PO Box 35 Viveca, FIN 40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 51:216-21. 2010
    ..Resting ECG does not give clinically significant additional information for the assessment in subjects without overt cardiac disease...
  17. doi Genetic influences on resting electrocardiographic variables in older women: a twin study
    Sara Mutikainen
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 14:57-64. 2009
    ..Thus, the aim of this study was to estimate the relative contribution of genetic and environmental influences to individual differences in resting ECG variables among older female twins without overt cardiac diseases...
  18. pmc Long-term effect of physical activity counseling on mobility limitation among older people: a randomized controlled study
    Minna Mänty
    Department of Health Sciences, Finnish Center for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:83-9. 2009
    ..We studied the effect of physical activity counseling on mobility among older people and evaluated whether counseling-induced benefits persist after cessation of the intervention...
  19. doi Fear of moving outdoors and development of outdoor walking difficulty in older people
    Merja Rantakokko
    Department of Health Sciences, Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:634-40. 2009
    ..To study which individual characteristics and environmental factors correlate with fear of moving outdoors and whether fear of moving outdoors predicts development of mobility limitation...
  20. ncbi Genetic and environmental contribution to postural balance of older women in single and dual task situations
    Satu Pajala
    Department of Health Sciences, Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Neurobiol Aging 28:947-54. 2007
    ..Moreover, the present study supports previous studies suggesting that, especially among older people, when simultaneously maintaining balance and performing another cognitively demanding task, additional central processing is recruited...
  21. ncbi Lower-limb pain, disease, and injury burden as determinants of muscle strength deficit after hip fracture
    Erja Portegijs
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:1720-8. 2009
    ..The aim of our study was to explore the asymmetrical strength deficit and to determine the potential underlying factors in patients from six months to seven years after a hip fracture...
  22. doi Genetics of maximal walking speed and skeletal muscle characteristics in older women
    Kristina M Tiainen
    The Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:321-34. 2008
    ..The present study was the first genome-wide linkage analysis to be conducted for these multifactorial and clinically important phenotypes underlying functional independence in older women...
  23. ncbi Shared genetic and environmental effects on strength and power in older female twins
    Kristina Tiainen
    The Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35 Viveca, FIN 40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:72-8. 2005
    ....
  24. doi Effect of physical activity counseling on disability in older people: a 2-year randomized controlled trial
    Mikaela B von Bonsdorff
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2188-94. 2008
    ..To study the effect of a physical activity counseling intervention on instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) disability...
  25. doi Visual acuity and mortality in older people and factors on the pathway
    Jenni Kulmala
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:128-34. 2008
    ..To examine vision as a predictor of mortality in older people and the role of mobility, depressed mood, chronic diseases, body mass index, physical activity and injurious accidents in this possible association...
  26. ncbi Effects of comprehensive geriatric intervention on physical performance among people aged 75 years and over
    Katri Lihavainen
    Gerontology Research Centre, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 24:331-8. 2012
    ..We studied the effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment and multifactorial intervention on physical performance among older people...
  27. ncbi Genetic and environmental influences on hearing in older women
    Anne Viljanen
    Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:447-52. 2007
    ..5-4 kHz) and speech recognition threshold level of the better ear as well as self-reported hearing in older women...
  28. ncbi Contribution of genetic and environmental factors to individual differences in maximal walking speed with and without second task in older women
    Satu Pajala
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1299-303. 2005
    ....
  29. doi Genetic influences on change in BMI from middle to old age: a 29-year follow-up study of twin sisters
    Alfredo Ortega-Alonso
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Behav Genet 39:154-64. 2009
    ..24, respectively. We conclude that in relatively healthy women, genes affecting level of BMI may differ from those affecting change in BMI with age. These results provide a basis for identifying genetic variants for change in BMI...
  30. doi Influence of long-term postmenopausal hormone-replacement therapy on estimated structural bone strength: a study in discordant monozygotic twins
    Tuija M Mikkola
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Bone Miner Res 26:546-52. 2011
    ..In postmenopausal women, long-term HRT preserves estimated bone strength systemically by preventing bone mineral loss similarly in body weight-loaded and non-weight-loaded bone...
  31. doi Factors associated with maximal walking speed among older community-living adults
    Janne Sallinen
    The Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 23:273-8. 2011
    ..The relative contribution of different domains on walking speed is largely unknown. This study investigated the central factors associated with maximal walking speed among older people...
  32. doi Effect of physical activity on health in twins: a 30-yr longitudinal study
    Katja Waller
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:658-64. 2010
    ....
  33. doi Hearing acuity as a predictor of walking difficulties in older women
    Anne Viljanen
    Department of Health Sciences, Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2282-6. 2009
    ..To examine whether hearing acuity correlates with walking ability and whether impaired hearing at baseline predicts new self-reported walking difficulties after 3 years...
  34. ncbi Genetic and environmental influences on hearing at different frequencies separately for the better and worse hearing ear in older women
    Anne Viljanen
    Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Int J Audiol 46:772-9. 2007
    ....
  35. doi Physical activity, morbidity and mortality in twins: a 24-year prospective follow-up
    Katja Waller
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:731-9. 2010
    ..However the difference was seen only in DZ pairs and therefore some residual genetic confounding effects on mortality cannot be excluded...
  36. ncbi Force platform balance measures as predictors of indoor and outdoor falls in community-dwelling women aged 63-76 years
    Satu Pajala
    Department of Health Sciences, The Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35 VIV, FIN 40014 University of Jyväskylä
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:171-8. 2008
    ..The present study assessed whether center of pressure (COP) movement measured with force platform technology predicts risk for falls among older people with no manifest deficiency in standing balance...
  37. pmc Work ability in midlife as a predictor of mortality and disability in later life: a 28-year prospective follow-up study
    Mikaela B von Bonsdorff
    Gerontology Research Centre, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    CMAJ 183:E235-42. 2011
    ..We investigated work ability in midlife among white-collar and blue-collar employees as a predictor of mortality and disability 28 years later...
  38. ncbi Genetic and environmental influence on structural strength of weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing bone: a twin study
    Tuija M Mikkola
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Bone Miner Res 23:492-8. 2008
    ..A bivariate genetic analysis among 217 older female twin pairs showed that, although the structural strength of tibia and radius are mainly regulated by same genetic and environmental factors, the tibia is more affected by environment...
  39. ncbi Construct and predictive validity of a self-reported measure of preclinical mobility limitation
    Minna Mänty
    Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1108-13. 2007
    ....
  40. doi Effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment and targeted intervention on mobility in persons aged 75 years and over: a randomized controlled trial
    Katri Lihavainen
    Gerontology Research Centre, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Clin Rehabil 26:314-26. 2012
    ..In addition, the effectiveness of the geriatric intervention was evaluated among a subgroup of persons with musculoskeletal pain...
  41. ncbi Lowered vision as a risk factor for injurious accidents in older people
    Jenni Kulmala
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 20:25-30. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether visual loss is associated with higher incidence of injurious accidents and whether walking speed or physical activity play a mediating role in the association...
  42. doi Perceived constraints on physical exercise among obese and non-obese older people
    Janne Sallinen
    The Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35 Viveca, Jyväskylä 40014, Finland
    Prev Med 49:506-10. 2009
    ..To examine what older obese people consider as constraints on their physical exercise and to determine whether these constraints can explain the differences in physical activity...
  43. doi Electrocardiographic indices of left ventricular hypertrophy and repolarization phase share the same genetic influences: a twin study
    Sara Mutikainen
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 14:346-54. 2009
    ....
  44. pmc Hand-grip strength cut points to screen older persons at risk for mobility limitation
    Janne Sallinen
    Gerontology Research Centre, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1721-6. 2010
    ..To determine optimal hand-grip strength cut points for likelihood of mobility limitation in older people and to study whether these cut points differ according to body mass index (BMI)...
  45. pmc Catechol-o-methyltransferase gene polymorphism is associated with skeletal muscle properties in older women alone and together with physical activity
    Paula H A Ronkainen
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    PLoS ONE 3:e1819. 2008
    ..In the present study, we examined whether polymorphisms within COMT and ESR1 are associated with muscle properties and assessed their interaction and their combined effects with physical activity...
  46. pmc Midlife muscle strength and human longevity up to age 100 years: a 44-year prospective study among a decedent cohort
    Taina Rantanen
    Gerontology Research Center, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Age (Dordr) 34:563-70. 2012
    ..High midlife grip strength and long-lived mother may indicate resilience to aging, which, combined with healthy lifestyle, increases the probability of extreme longevity...
  47. doi Birth size and childhood growth as determinants of physical functioning in older age: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
    Mikaela B von Bonsdorff
    Gerontology Research Centre, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 174:1336-44. 2011
    ..08, 95% CI: 1.83, 5.19). The increasing prevalence of obesity at all ages and the aging of populations warrant closer investigation of the role of weight trajectories in old age functional decline...
  48. doi Work strain in midlife and 28-year work ability trajectories
    Monika E von Bonsdorff
    Gerontology Research Centre, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, PO Box 35 Viveca, FI 40014 University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 37:455-63. 2011
    ....
  49. doi Quality of life and barriers in the urban outdoor environment in old age
    Merja Rantakokko
    Department of Health Sciences, Gerontology Research Center, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2154-9. 2010
    ..To examine the association between barriers in the outdoor environment and perceived quality of life (QoL) in old age and to assess whether fear of moving outdoors and unmet physical activity need contribute to this association...
  50. ncbi Determinants of lower-body muscle power in early postmenopausal women
    Sarianna Sipila
    Department of Health Sciences, Central Hospital, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:939-44. 2004
    ..To investigate the association between muscle size, density, and fiber composition; body composition; maximal isometric knee extension strength (KES); and lower-body muscle power in healthy postmenopausal women...
  51. ncbi Genetic factors and susceptibility to falls in older women
    Satu Pajala
    Department of Health Sciences, Finnish Center for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:613-8. 2006
    ..To determine whether genetic influences account for individual differences in susceptibility to falls in older women...
  52. ncbi Endogenous hormones, muscle strength, and risk of fall-related fractures in older women
    Sarianna Sipila
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35 VIV, FIN 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:92-6. 2006
    ..This study investigates if, after adjustment for bone density, endogenous hormones and muscle strength would predict fall-related limb fracture incidence in older community-dwelling women followed-up over 10 years...
  53. pmc Sarcopenic obesity: definition, cause and consequences
    Sari Stenholm
    Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, Maryland 21225 1233, USA
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 11:693-700. 2008
    ..Tantamount to this discussion is whether low muscle mass or, rather, muscle weakness should be used for the definition...
  54. doi Contribution of musculoskeletal pain to postural balance in community-dwelling people aged 75 years and older
    Katri Lihavainen
    Department of Health Sciences, Gerontology Research Centre, University of Jyvaskyla, PO Box 35 Viveca, Jyvaskyla, FIN 40014, Finland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:990-6. 2010
    ..Whether musculoskeletal pain is related to standing balance impairment has received limited attention. The aim of this study was to examine the association of musculoskeletal pain with the control of balance in older people...
  55. ncbi Knee osteoarthritis compromises early mobility function: The Women's Health and Aging Study II
    Shari M Ling
    Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Rheumatol 30:114-20. 2003
    ..Functional limitation was assessed using validated performance measures and self-report measures of task modification and task difficulty...
  56. pmc Walking Recovery after a Hip Fracture: A Prospective Follow-Up Study among Community-Dwelling over 60-Year Old Men and Women
    Anu Salpakoski
    Department of Health Sciences, Gerontology Research Center, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35, 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Biomed Res Int 2014:289549. 2014
    ..Conclusions. A large proportion of community-dwelling older people recovering from hip fracture experienced catastrophic decline in outdoor walking. Acknowledging recovery prognoses at early stage enables individualized rehabilitation. ..
  57. pmc Persistence of the effect of birth size on dysglycaemia and type 2 diabetes in old age: AGES-Reykjavik Study
    Mikaela B von Bonsdorff
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Age (Dordr) 35:1401-9. 2013
    ..93; 95 % CI, 2.14-11.37). Excessive weight gain in adulthood might be particularly detrimental to the health of old individuals with low birth weight...
  58. ncbi Fall-related injuries among initially 75- and 80-year old people during a 10-year follow-up
    Päivi Saari
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35, FI 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 45:207-15. 2007
    ..The current results suggest that preventive interventions for injurious falls among older people should pay attention to the risk factors present indoors...
  59. doi Accumulation of disparity in physical activity in old age
    Johanna Eronen
    Department of Health Sciences, Gerontology Research Center, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 24:475-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate how the accumulation of risk factors is associated with unmet physical activity need in older community-living people...
  60. pmc Job strain among blue-collar and white-collar employees as a determinant of total mortality: a 28-year population-based follow-up
    Mikaela B von Bonsdorff
    Gerontology Research Centre, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    BMJ Open 2:e000860. 2012
    ..To investigate the effect of job demand, job control and job strain on total mortality among white-collar and blue-collar employees working in the public sector...
  61. ncbi A twin study on the heritability of walking ability among older women
    Alfredo Ortega-Alonso
    MSc, University of Jyvaskyla, Department of Health Sciences, P O Box 35 Viveca, Jyvaskyla, 40014 Finland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1082-5. 2006
    ..This study examined the role of genetic and environmental factors explaining individual differences in women's walking ability in old age...
  62. ncbi Underlying factors in the association between depressed mood and mobility limitation in older people
    Mirja Hirvensalo
    Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Gerontology 53:173-8. 2007
    ..Depressed mood may either precede mobility limitation or follow from mobility limitation...
  63. pmc Coronary artery calcium and physical performance as determinants of mortality in older age: the AGES-Reykjavik Study
    Mikaela B von Bonsdorff
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, MD, USA Gerontology Research Center and Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:2094-9. 2013
    ..We investigated the association between the extent of CAC and physical performance among older individuals and explored these individual and combined effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and non-CVD mortality...
  64. ncbi Mobility limitations and cognitive deficits as predictors of institutionalization among community-dwelling older people
    Mikaela von Bonsdorff
    Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Gerontology 52:359-65. 2006
    ..However, their combined effects on risk of institutionalization among initially community-dwelling older people have been less well reported...
  65. doi Leg extension power deficit and mobility limitation in women recovering from hip fracture
    Erja Portegijs
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:363-70. 2008
    ..This study explores whether asymmetrical leg extension power (LEP) deficit affects mobility in women after proximal femoral fracture (PFF)...
  66. ncbi Contribution of genetic and environmental effects to postural balance in older female twins
    Satu Pajala
    Department of Health Sciences, Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 96:308-15. 2004
    ..The finding that individual environmental influences accounted for almost one-half of the variance in postural balance points to the potential of targeted interventions to maintain and improve balance control in older persons...
  67. ncbi Heritability of maximal isometric muscle strength in older female twins
    Kristina Tiainen
    Dept of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 96:173-80. 2004
    ..The results suggested that muscle strength is under a genetic regulation, but also environmental effects have a significant role in explaining the variability in the muscle strength...
  68. ncbi Network-based geriatric rehabilitation for frail elderly people: feasibility and effects on subjective health and pain at one year
    Katariina Hinkka
    Research Department, Social Insurance Institution, Turku, Finland
    J Rehabil Med 39:473-8. 2007
    ..To study the feasibility and 1-year effects on subjective health and symptoms of a network-based geriatric rehabilitation intervention for frail elderly people...
  69. ncbi Absent pedal pulse and impaired balance in older people: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study
    Velipekka Suominen
    Department of Surgery, Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:388-93. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between abnormal pedal pulse status and postural balance in older people...
  70. ncbi Tiredness and subsequent disability in older adults: The role of walking limitations
    Kirsten Avlund
    Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1201-5. 2006
    ..The purposes of the present study are to analyze whether tiredness in daily activities is associated with subsequent disability among nondisabled older adults and whether this association is mediated by walking limitations...
  71. ncbi Motor speed and lower extremity strength as predictors of fall-related bone fractures in elderly individuals
    Ryosuke Shigematsu
    Faculty of Education, Mie University, Kurima Machiya 1577, Tsu, Mie 514 8507, Japan
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:320-4. 2006
    ..The purpose of this prospective population-based study was to examine the combined effects of motor speed and knee extension strength on risk of fall-related bone fractures in elderly individuals over a 10-year period...
  72. ncbi Factors underlying tiredness in older adults
    Kirsten Avlund
    Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Nørre Farimagsgade 5, P O 2099, 1014 Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:16-25. 2007
    ....
  73. ncbi Motives for and barriers to physical activity among older adults with mobility limitations
    Minna Rasinaho
    Department of Sport Sciences and Finnish Center for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Aging Phys Act 15:90-102. 2007
    ..Information about differences in motives for and barriers to exercise among people with and without mobility limitation helps tailor support systems that support engagement in physical activity among older adults...
  74. ncbi Effect of co-morbidity on the association of high body mass index with walking limitation among men and women aged 55 years and older
    Sari Stenholm
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Health and Functional Capacity, FI 20720 Turku, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:277-83. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association of high body mass index (BMI) with walking limitation, and the effect of obesity-related diseases on this association...
  75. ncbi Peripheral arterial disease and its clinical significance in nonagenarians
    Velipekka Suominen
    Department of Surgery, Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 20:211-5. 2008
    ....
  76. ncbi Age-associated changes in skeletal muscles and their effect on mobility: an operational diagnosis of sarcopenia
    Fulvio Lauretani
    Geriatric Department, Italian National Insitute of Research and Care on Aging, Florence, Italy
    J Appl Physiol 95:1851-60. 2003
    ..The findings of the study lay the basis for a cost-effective, clinical marker of sarcopenia based on a measure of isometric handgrip strength. Our findings should be verified in a longitudinal study...
  77. ncbi Perceived age as a predictor of old age mortality: a 13-year prospective study
    Virpi Uotinen
    Open University, PO Box 35, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, FIN 40014
    Age Ageing 34:368-72. 2005
    ..To examine whether in older people perceived age is associated with risk of total mortality independent of chronological age...
  78. ncbi Genetic influences underlying self-rated health in older female twins
    Raija Leinonen
    Finnish Center for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylaä, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1002-7. 2005
    ....
  79. doi Effects of resistance training on lower-extremity impairments in older people with hip fracture
    Erja Portegijs
    Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1667-74. 2008
    ..To study the effects of resistance training on muscle strength parameters, mobility, and balance...
  80. ncbi Effects of a group-based exercise program on functional abilities in frail older women after hospital discharge
    Leena Timonen
    Health Center of the City of Joensuu, FIN 80130 Joensuu, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:50-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effects of a group-based exercise program on their ability to carry out self-care (ADL) and instrumental activities (IADL) relevant to daily life after discharge from hospital...
  81. doi The mediating role of C-reactive protein and handgrip strength between obesity and walking limitation
    Sari Stenholm
    Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:462-9. 2008
    ..To study the association between different obesity indicators and walking limitation and to examine the role of C-reactive protein (CRP) and handgrip strength in that association...
  82. ncbi Oral health status and change in handgrip strength over a 5-year period in 80-year-old people
    Piia Hämäläinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Gerodontology 21:155-60. 2004
    ..The aim was to study dental health status as a risk factor for muscle strength loss in very old people...
  83. ncbi Tiredness and onset of walking limitations in older adults
    Kirsten Avlund
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1963-5. 2004