Ilona Merikanto

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Circadian preference links to depression in general adult population
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, FI 00271 Helsinki, Finland Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Orton Orthopaedics Hospital, Helsinki, Finland Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 188:143-8. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Late bedtimes weaken school performance and predispose adolescents to health hazards
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Electronic address
    Sleep Med 14:1105-11. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Evening types are prone to depression
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 30:719-25. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Associations of chronotype and sleep with cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 30:470-7. 2013
  5. pmc Outside-host growth of pathogens attenuates epidemiological outbreaks
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e50158. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Influence of seasonal variation in mood and behavior on cognitive test performance among young adults
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 66:303-10. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Relation of chronotype to sleep complaints in the general Finnish population
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 29:311-7. 2012
  8. pmc Behavioral trait of morningness-eveningness in association with articular and spinal diseases in a population
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Orton Orthopaedics Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 9:e114635. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Evening chronotypes have the increased odds for bronchial asthma and nocturnal asthma
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 31:95-101. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Evidence for a relationship between chronotype and reproductive function in women
    Elena Toffol
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 30:756-65. 2013

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Circadian preference links to depression in general adult population
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, FI 00271 Helsinki, Finland Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Orton Orthopaedics Hospital, Helsinki, Finland Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 188:143-8. 2015
    ..Preference to time the daily activities towards the evening hours has been associated with a greater likelihood for depression in earlier studies consisting of relatively small samples...
  2. doi request reprint Late bedtimes weaken school performance and predispose adolescents to health hazards
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Electronic address
    Sleep Med 14:1105-11. 2013
    ..Our study explored if bedtimes influenced school performance and motivation, as well as the odds ratio (OR) for health-related concerns in adolescents...
  3. doi request reprint Evening types are prone to depression
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 30:719-25. 2013
    ..7- to 4.1-fold) and intermediate types (1.5- to 1.9-fold) than for morning types. Our results suggest that individuals having a preference for evening hours to carry out their daily activities are prone to depression...
  4. doi request reprint Associations of chronotype and sleep with cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 30:470-7. 2013
    ..To conclude, the behavioral trait towards eveningness is suggested to predispose individuals to type 2 diabetes in particular, whereas compromised sleep is robustly associated with arterial hypertension...
  5. pmc Outside-host growth of pathogens attenuates epidemiological outbreaks
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e50158. 2012
    ..Our analysis demonstrates that coupling of outside-host growth and traditional host-pathogen dynamics has profound influence on disease prevalence and dynamics. This also has implications on the control of these diseases...
  6. ncbi request reprint Influence of seasonal variation in mood and behavior on cognitive test performance among young adults
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 66:303-10. 2012
    ..Seasonal variations in mood and behavior are common among the general population and may have a deteriorating effect on cognitive functions...
  7. doi request reprint Relation of chronotype to sleep complaints in the general Finnish population
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 29:311-7. 2012
    ..These results indicate that eveningness predisposes individuals to a range of sleep complaints...
  8. pmc Behavioral trait of morningness-eveningness in association with articular and spinal diseases in a population
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Orton Orthopaedics Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 9:e114635. 2014
    ..8, respectively) and remains significant after controlling for the sex, age, education, civil status, physical activity, alcohol use, and smoking, and additionally for the body-mass index, insufficient sleep, or depressive symptoms. ..
  9. doi request reprint Evening chronotypes have the increased odds for bronchial asthma and nocturnal asthma
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 31:95-101. 2014
    ..Our results suggest that the behavioral trait of eveningness associates with the increased odds for the bronchial asthma and nocturnal asthma in particular. ..
  10. doi request reprint Evidence for a relationship between chronotype and reproductive function in women
    Elena Toffol
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 30:756-65. 2013
    ..01) as well as a higher odds for difficulties in getting pregnant (odds ratio [OR] = 1.464, 95% CI = 1.118 to 1.917; p < 0.01). Our findings suggest that chronotype is related to the reproductive function in women...
  11. doi request reprint Eveningness relates to burnout and seasonal sleep and mood problems among young adults
    Ilona Merikanto
    a Ilona Merikanto, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 70:72-80. 2016
    ..We wanted to analyse whether diurnal preference towards eveningness is associated with more severe symptoms regarding sleep problems and mental disorders among young adults...
  12. pmc Invasion ability and disease dynamics of environmentally growing opportunistic pathogens under outside-host competition
    Ilona Merikanto
    Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 9:e113436. 2014
    ..Our model demonstrates that strong competition in the outside-host environment can prevent the invasion of a new environmentally growing opportunist pathogen and long-term disease outbreaks. ..
  13. doi request reprint Circadian clock disruptions and the risk of cancer
    Tuuli Lahti
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Med 44:847-53. 2012
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