Minna Aittasalo

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Affiliation: University of Tampere
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A randomized intervention of physical activity promotion and patient self-monitoring in primary health care
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, FI 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Prev Med 42:40-6. 2006
  2. pmc Promoting walking among office employees - evaluation of a randomized controlled intervention with pedometers and e-mail messages
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, P, O, Box 30, FI 33501, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Public Health 12:403. 2012
  3. pmc Physical activity counseling in maternity and child health care - a controlled trial
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Womens Health 8:14. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Offering physical activity counselling in occupational health care -- does it reach the target group?
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, Tampere 33501, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) 56:55-8. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint From innovation to practice: initiation, implementation and evaluation of a physician-based physical activity promotion programme in Finland
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Health Promot Int 22:19-27. 2007
  6. pmc Feasibility of a controlled trial aiming to prevent excessive pregnancy-related weight gain in primary health care
    Tarja I Kinnunen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:37. 2008
  7. pmc Is intensive counseling in maternity care feasible and effective in promoting physical activity among women at risk for gestational diabetes? Secondary analysis of a cluster randomized NELLI study in Finland
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, P O Box 30 33501, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:104. 2012
  8. pmc Reducing postpartum weight retention--a pilot trial in primary health care
    Tarja I Kinnunen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Nutr J 6:21. 2007
  9. pmc Prevention of gestational diabetes: design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial and one-year follow-up
    Riitta M Luoto
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:39. 2010
  10. pmc Primary prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus and large-for-gestational-age newborns by lifestyle counseling: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Riitta Luoto
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    PLoS Med 8:e1001036. 2011

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Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint A randomized intervention of physical activity promotion and patient self-monitoring in primary health care
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, FI 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Prev Med 42:40-6. 2006
    ..To examine the effectiveness of prescription-based counseling and self-monitoring in the promotion of physical activity in primary health care...
  2. pmc Promoting walking among office employees - evaluation of a randomized controlled intervention with pedometers and e-mail messages
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, P, O, Box 30, FI 33501, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Public Health 12:403. 2012
    ..The purpose of the study was to evaluate a 6-month intervention to promote office-employees' walking with pedometers and e-mail messages...
  3. pmc Physical activity counseling in maternity and child health care - a controlled trial
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Womens Health 8:14. 2008
    ..The purpose of the study is to examine the effects and feasibility of individual physical activity (PA) counseling in maternity and child health clinics in Finland...
  4. ncbi request reprint Offering physical activity counselling in occupational health care -- does it reach the target group?
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, Tampere 33501, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) 56:55-8. 2006
    ..Employees participating in worksite physical activity (PA) interventions are mostly the physically active and healthy ones. PA counselling may therefore have an important role in reaching 'at-risk' employees...
  5. ncbi request reprint From innovation to practice: initiation, implementation and evaluation of a physician-based physical activity promotion programme in Finland
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Health Promot Int 22:19-27. 2007
    ..Also, a more systematic approach would have been necessary to facilitate inter-sectoral network for adopting 'Prex' as a counselling tool at the local level...
  6. pmc Feasibility of a controlled trial aiming to prevent excessive pregnancy-related weight gain in primary health care
    Tarja I Kinnunen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:37. 2008
    ..Intervention studies aiming at preventing excessive pregnancy-related weight gain are needed. The feasibility of implementing such a study protocol in primary health care setting was evaluated in this pilot study...
  7. pmc Is intensive counseling in maternity care feasible and effective in promoting physical activity among women at risk for gestational diabetes? Secondary analysis of a cluster randomized NELLI study in Finland
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, P O Box 30 33501, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:104. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Reducing postpartum weight retention--a pilot trial in primary health care
    Tarja I Kinnunen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Nutr J 6:21. 2007
    ....
  9. pmc Prevention of gestational diabetes: design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial and one-year follow-up
    Riitta M Luoto
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:39. 2010
    ..We aimed to investigate, whether GDM can be prevented by counseling on diet, physical activity and gestational weight gain during pregnancy...
  10. pmc Primary prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus and large-for-gestational-age newborns by lifestyle counseling: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Riitta Luoto
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    PLoS Med 8:e1001036. 2011
    ..Our objective was to examine whether gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or newborns' high birthweight can be prevented by lifestyle counseling in pregnant women at high risk of GDM...
  11. ncbi request reprint Validity and repeatability of a short pregnancy leisure time physical activity questionnaire
    Minna Aittasalo
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    J Phys Act Health 7:109-18. 2010
    ..To examine the validity and repeatability of a short leisure time physical activity (LTPA) questionnaire during pregnancy...
  12. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of physical activity counseling in a work-site setting. A randomized, controlled trial
    Minna Aittasalo
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Kaupinpuistonkatu 1 FIN 33500, Tampere, Finland
    Patient Educ Couns 55:193-202. 2004
    ..It seemed, thus, that the two PA counseling methods implemented had no direct mid- or long-term effects on the LTPA of voluntary employees with no specific disease-related indication to increase LTPA...
  13. doi request reprint Effects of dietary counselling on food habits and dietary intake of Finnish pregnant women at increased risk for gestational diabetes - a secondary analysis of a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Tarja I Kinnunen
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland The National Institute for Health and Welfare, The Unit of Nutrition, Helsinki, Finland Science Center of Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland The National Institute for Health and Welfare, The Unit of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Matern Child Nutr 10:184-97. 2014
    ..07 g day(-1) , 0.39-3.75). The intervention improved diet towards the recommendations in pregnant women at increased risk for GDM suggesting the counselling methods could be implemented in maternity care...
  14. doi request reprint Physical activity counselling in primary health care
    Minna Aittasalo
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 18:261-2. 2008