Samuli I Saarni

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Metabolome in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders: a general population-based study
    Matej Oresic
    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tietotie 2, PO Box 1000, FI 02044 VTT, Espoo, Finland
    Genome Med 3:19. 2011
  2. ncbi [Health care rationing, market economy and the physician's role]
    Samuli Saarni
    Kansanterveyslaitos, mielenterveyden ja alkoholitutkimuksen osasto Mannerheimintie 166 00300 Helsinki
    Duodecim 119:993-1000. 2003
  3. pmc Ethical analysis to improve decision-making on health technologies
    Samuli I Saarni
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Bull World Health Organ 86:617-23. 2008
  4. doi Quality of life of people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychotic disorders
    Samuli I Saarni
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, 00270 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 197:386-94. 2010
  5. doi Ethically problematic treatment decisions in different medical specialties
    S I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Healthand Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 34:262-7. 2008
  6. doi Ethically problematic treatment decisions: a physician survey
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Bioethics 22:121-9. 2008
  7. doi Alcohol consumption, abstaining, health utility, and quality of life--a general population survey in Finland
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:376-86. 2008
  8. ncbi The health-related quality-of-life impact of chronic conditions varied with age in general population
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1288-97. 2007
  9. doi Ethical issues of obesity surgery--a health technology assessment
    Samuli I Saarni
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Obes Surg 21:1469-76. 2011
  10. doi Different methods for ethical analysis in health technology assessment: an empirical study
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Mental Health and Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, PO Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 27:305-12. 2011

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. pmc Metabolome in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders: a general population-based study
    Matej Oresic
    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tietotie 2, PO Box 1000, FI 02044 VTT, Espoo, Finland
    Genome Med 3:19. 2011
    ..More detailed molecular information on the metabolic abnormalities may reveal clues about the pathophysiology of these changes, as well as about disease specificity...
  2. ncbi [Health care rationing, market economy and the physician's role]
    Samuli Saarni
    Kansanterveyslaitos, mielenterveyden ja alkoholitutkimuksen osasto Mannerheimintie 166 00300 Helsinki
    Duodecim 119:993-1000. 2003
  3. pmc Ethical analysis to improve decision-making on health technologies
    Samuli I Saarni
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Bull World Health Organ 86:617-23. 2008
    ..Integrating ethical considerations into HTA can improve the relevance of technology assessments for health care and health policy in both developed and developing countries...
  4. doi Quality of life of people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychotic disorders
    Samuli I Saarni
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, 00270 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 197:386-94. 2010
    ..Health utility and quality of life (QoL) are increasingly important outcome measures in healthcare and health economics...
  5. doi Ethically problematic treatment decisions in different medical specialties
    S I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Healthand Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 34:262-7. 2008
    ..We investigated how the frequency and types of ethically difficult treatment decisions vary by specialty...
  6. doi Ethically problematic treatment decisions: a physician survey
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Bioethics 22:121-9. 2008
    ..Whether all physicians actually experience ethical problems, what these problems are and how they vary according to physician age, gender and work sector are largely unknown...
  7. doi Alcohol consumption, abstaining, health utility, and quality of life--a general population survey in Finland
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:376-86. 2008
    ..To examine the associations between alcohol consumption and utility-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL), subjective quality of life (QoL), self-rated health (SRH), and mental distress...
  8. ncbi The health-related quality-of-life impact of chronic conditions varied with age in general population
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1288-97. 2007
    ....
  9. doi Ethical issues of obesity surgery--a health technology assessment
    Samuli I Saarni
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Obes Surg 21:1469-76. 2011
    ..Obesity should be treated like other diseases in health care, and obesity surgery rationed like other cost-effective treatments. Positive actions to ensure patient autonomy and just access to surgical treatments may be warranted...
  10. doi Different methods for ethical analysis in health technology assessment: an empirical study
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Mental Health and Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, PO Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 27:305-12. 2011
    ..One reason for this is lack of knowledge about the properties and differences between the methods available. This study compares different methods for ethical analysis within HTA...
  11. ncbi Quality of life, work ability, and self employment: a population survey of entrepreneurs, farmers, and salary earners
    S I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 65:98-103. 2008
    ..We investigated which domains of HRQoL are associated with work status...
  12. ncbi Impact of psychiatric disorders on health-related quality of life: general population survey
    Samuli I Saarni
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 190:326-32. 2007
    ..Measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with generic preference-based instruments enables comparisons of severity across different conditions and treatments. This is necessary for rational public health policy...
  13. pmc Evidence based medicine guidelines: a solution to rationing or politics disguised as science?
    S I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 30:171-5. 2004
    ..Here we chart some of these major philosophical issues and show why simple solutions cannot be found. The profession needs to pay more attention to different uses of EBM in order to preserve the good aspects of professionalism...
  14. ncbi The impact of 29 chronic conditions on health-related quality of life: a general population survey in Finland using 15D and EQ-5D
    Samuli I Saarni
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Qual Life Res 15:1403-14. 2006
    ..We investigated the impact of major chronic conditions on HRQoL using 15D and EQ-5D in a representative sample of Finns...
  15. pmc Prevalence and correlates of alcohol and other substance use disorders in young adulthood: A population-based study
    Antti Latvala
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Psychiatry 9:73. 2009
    ..The incidence of SUDs peaks by young adulthood making epidemiological studies of SUDs in young adults informative...
  16. ncbi Type 2 diabetes among persons with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in a general population survey
    Jaana Suvisaari
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 258:129-36. 2008
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  17. doi Geographic variation and sociodemographic characteristics of psychotic disorders in Finland
    Jonna Perälä
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Schizophr Res 106:337-47. 2008
    ..We examined the geographical variation in the lifetime prevalence of psychotic disorders in a comprehensive general population study...
  18. doi Cognitive impairments in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: relationship with clinical characteristics
    Minna Torniainen
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:316-22. 2012
    ..Mood symptoms may not explain the difference between the diagnostic groups in cognitive functions, but the difference may be related to differences in the severity of negative symptoms...
  19. doi Cognitive functioning in severe psychiatric disorders: a general population study
    Annamari Tuulio-Henriksson
    Research Department, Social Insurance Institution, Nordenskiöldinkatu 12, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 261:447-56. 2011
    ..Our results emphasize the importance of using control samples derived from the same population and studied similarly as those with disorders in evaluating cognitive functioning of subjects with severe mental disorders...
  20. doi Mortality and its determinants in people with psychotic disorder
    Jaana Suvisaari
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute forHealth and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 75:60-7. 2013
    ..We investigated mortality and its determinants in people with psychotic disorder...
  21. ncbi Visual impairment in persons with psychotic disorder
    Satu Viertiö
    Dept of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:902-8. 2007
    ..The aim of the study is to investigate in a general population the prevalence of impaired habitual VA and self-reported difficulties in vision among persons with different psychotic disorders...
  22. ncbi Lifetime prevalence of psychotic and bipolar I disorders in a general population
    Jonna Perälä
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 166, 0300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:19-28. 2007
    ..Recent general population surveys of psychotic disorders have found low lifetime prevalences. However, this may be owing to methodological problems. Few studies have reported the prevalences of all specific psychotic disorders...
  23. doi Inflammation in psychotic disorders: a population-based study
    Jaana Suvisaari
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatry Res 189:305-11. 2011
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  24. doi Mortality in people with depressive, anxiety and alcohol use disorders in Finland
    Niina Markkula
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, P O Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 200:143-9. 2012
    ..Mental disorders are associated with increased mortality, but population-based surveys with reliable diagnostic procedures controlling for somatic health status are scarce...
  25. ncbi Metabolic syndrome among persons with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in a general population survey
    Jaana M Suvisaari
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:1045-55. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and investigate its components in individuals with psychotic disorders and individuals using antipsychotic medication in a general population study...
  26. doi Cognitive functioning in relation to burnout symptoms and social and occupational functioning in a population-based sample of young adults
    Anu E Castaneda
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 65:32-9. 2011
    ..There may be an association between cognitive functioning and burnout, but this has previously been investigated in only few studies, all using clinical samples...
  27. doi Mobility limitations in persons with psychotic disorder: findings from a population-based survey
    Satu Viertiö
    Dept of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki 00300, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:325-32. 2009
    ..Our aim was to investigate mobility limitations among subjects with psychotic disorder in a general population-based sample...
  28. doi Skeletal status in psychotic disorders: a population-based study
    Krista Partti
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Lintulahdenkuja 4, 00530 Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 72:933-40. 2010
    ..Schizophrenia seems to be associated with low bone mineral density through a still unclear mechanism, although information on other psychotic disorders is scarce...
  29. pmc Validation of the Finnish version of the SCOFF questionnaire among young adults aged 20 to 35 years
    Sini Lähteenmäki
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Psychiatry 9:5. 2009
    ..We tested the validity of the SCOFF, a five-question screening instrument for eating disorders, in a general population sample...
  30. pmc Indoors illumination and seasonal changes in mood and behavior are associated with the health-related quality of life
    Sharon Grimaldi
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:56. 2008
    ..Because the shortage of exposure to daylight or artificial bright light has been linked to the occurrence of the seasonal changes, we wanted to know whether illumination indoors contributes to the HRQoL...
  31. doi The impact of smoking on health-related and overall quality of life: a general population survey in Finland
    Hanne Heikkinen
    National Public Health Institute KTL, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Helsinki, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1199-207. 2008
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  32. doi Cognitive functioning in substance abuse and dependence: a population-based study of young adults
    Antti Latvala
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 104:1558-68. 2009
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  33. doi Do established health-related quality-of-life measures adequately capture the impact of chronic conditions on subjective well-being?
    Petri Böckerman
    Labour Institute for Economic Research and University of Tampere, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Policy 100:91-5. 2011
    ..This is important, as both SWB and health utility can be important aims of health policy and instruments in resource allocation...
  34. doi The HTA core model: a novel method for producing and reporting health technology assessments
    Kristian Lampe
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Institute for Health and Welfare, P O Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 25:9-20. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and test a generic framework to enable international collaboration for producing and sharing results of health technology assessments (HTAs)...
  35. doi Body composition in psychotic disorders: a general population survey
    S E Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department for Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Med 39:801-10. 2009
    ..We examined the detailed body composition of people with different psychotic disorders in a large population-based sample...
  36. doi The effect of psychiatric co-morbidity on cognitive functioning in a population-based sample of depressed young adults
    A E Castaneda
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Med 40:29-39. 2010
    ..The present study extends our previous work by examining the effects of psychiatric co-morbidity and other disorder characteristics on depression-related cognitive functioning...
  37. doi Cognitive functioning in a population-based sample of young adults with a history of non-psychotic unipolar depressive disorders without psychiatric comorbidity
    A E Castaneda
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 110:36-45. 2008
    ....