Helena Varonen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint What may help or hinder the implementation of computerized decision support systems (CDSSs): a focus group study with physicians
    Helena Varonen
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Helsinki, Helsinki
    Fam Pract 25:162-7. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Return-to-work policies in Finnish occupational health services
    Sirkku Kivistö
    Work and Mental Health Team, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) 58:88-93. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Recommended and prescribed symptomatic treatment for acute maxillary sinusitis in Finnish primary care
    Johanna Pulkki
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Bacterial and Inflammatory Diseases, Turku, Finland
    Rhinology 45:197-201. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with self-assessed work ability
    Kari Pekka Martimo
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:380-2. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint The association between carotid intima-media thickness and sciatica
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Disorders, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 37:174-81. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Implementing guidelines on acute maxillary sinusitis in general practice--a randomized controlled trial
    Helena Varonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Fam Pract 24:201-6. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of implementing national guidelines in the treatment of acute otitis media in children
    Hanna Koskinen
    Social Insurance Institution and National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 22:454-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of lateral and medial epicondylitis: a population study
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 164:1065-74. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Management of pain in acute otitis media in Finnish primary care
    Johanna Pulkki
    Department of Bacterial and Inflammatory Diseases, National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:265-7. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint The Antimicrobial Treatment Strategies (MIKSTRA) program: a 5-year follow-up of infection-specific antibiotic use in primary health care and the effect of implementation of treatment guidelines
    Ulla Maija Rautakorpi
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1221-30. 2006

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Publications17

  1. doi request reprint What may help or hinder the implementation of computerized decision support systems (CDSSs): a focus group study with physicians
    Helena Varonen
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Helsinki, Helsinki
    Fam Pract 25:162-7. 2008
    ..To identify potential barriers and facilitators to implementing computerized decision support systems (CDSSs) in health care as perceived by clinicians...
  2. ncbi request reprint Return-to-work policies in Finnish occupational health services
    Sirkku Kivistö
    Work and Mental Health Team, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) 58:88-93. 2008
    ..To describe return-to-work services for employees on sick leave offered by Finnish occupational health services (OHS)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Recommended and prescribed symptomatic treatment for acute maxillary sinusitis in Finnish primary care
    Johanna Pulkki
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Bacterial and Inflammatory Diseases, Turku, Finland
    Rhinology 45:197-201. 2007
    ..Especially, the use of antihistamines with or without sympathomimetics, mostly the combination of acrivastine and pseudoephedrine, was common although antihistamines were recommended only for patients with allergy or nasal polyps...
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with self-assessed work ability
    Kari Pekka Martimo
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:380-2. 2007
    ..Symptoms and health problems caused or aggravated by work are common. In order to study perceived work ability and associated factors, including those related to work, a closer analysis was undertaken in an occupational health setting...
  5. ncbi request reprint The association between carotid intima-media thickness and sciatica
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Disorders, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 37:174-81. 2007
    ..However, the association between atherosclerosis and sciatica remains unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between carotid intima-media thickness and sciatica...
  6. ncbi request reprint Implementing guidelines on acute maxillary sinusitis in general practice--a randomized controlled trial
    Helena Varonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Fam Pract 24:201-6. 2007
    ..Guidelines have been proposed as a means to change the professional practices...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of implementing national guidelines in the treatment of acute otitis media in children
    Hanna Koskinen
    Social Insurance Institution and National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 22:454-9. 2006
    ..New evidence-based guidelines for AOM, focusing on children under 7 years of age, were introduced in Finland in 1999. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of implementing those guidelines in Finland...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of lateral and medial epicondylitis: a population study
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 164:1065-74. 2006
    ..Epicondylitis is relatively common among working-age individuals in the general population. Physical load factors, smoking, and obesity are strong determinants of epicondylitis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Management of pain in acute otitis media in Finnish primary care
    Johanna Pulkki
    Department of Bacterial and Inflammatory Diseases, National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:265-7. 2006
    ..These data comprised 3059 Finnish primary care acute otitis media patients. We found that 10.4% of the patients were prescribed or recommended analgesics, which is in contrast to treatment recommendations...
  10. ncbi request reprint The Antimicrobial Treatment Strategies (MIKSTRA) program: a 5-year follow-up of infection-specific antibiotic use in primary health care and the effect of implementation of treatment guidelines
    Ulla Maija Rautakorpi
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment, National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1221-30. 2006
    ..A national 5-year follow-up study of infection-specific antibiotic use in primary care was conducted to see if prescribing practices change after implementing new treatment guidelines...
  11. ncbi request reprint Electronic primary care guidelines with links to Cochrane reviews--EBM Guidelines
    Helena Varonen
    The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, 00100 Helskinki, Finland
    Fam Pract 22:465-9. 2005
    ..We also discuss the barriers and facilitators to our process and present ideas for future development...
  12. ncbi request reprint Acute sinusitis: Finnish clinical practice guidelines
    Karin Blomgren
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Infect Dis 37:245-50. 2005
    ..Recommendations given are based on the principles of evidence-based medicine, with the level of evidence presented...
  13. ncbi request reprint Management of acute maxillary sinusitis in Finnish primary care. Results from the nationwide MIKSTRA study
    Helena Varonen
    Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:122-7. 2004
    ..To study the management of acute maxillary sinusitis (AMS) in Finnish primary care and to compare it both to recommendations in national guidelines and to the management of other upper respiratory tract infections (URTI)...
  14. ncbi request reprint [On the way to the diagnosis. Diagnosis belongs to the doctor's basic skills, which can be improved]
    Ilkka Kunnamo
    Duodecim 120:914-6. 2004
  15. ncbi request reprint Patients' and physicians' views on the management of acute maxillary sinusitis
    Helena Varonen
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Prim Health Care 22:22-6. 2004
    ..To study the views of patients and physicians on the management of suspected acute maxillary sinusitis and on suggested changes in practice...
  16. ncbi request reprint Treatment of acute rhinosinusitis diagnosed by clinical criteria or ultrasound in primary care. A placebo-controlled randomised trial
    Helena Varonen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Prim Health Care 21:121-6. 2003
    ..To compare antibiotics and placebo in patients with clinically diagnosed acute maxillary sinusitis (AMS). To study whether sinus ultrasound examination would help to detect those patients who benefit from antibiotic therapy...
  17. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic tools in respiratory tract infections: use and comparison with Finnish guidelines
    Pekka Olavi Honkanen
    Department of Public Health Science and General Practice, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Scand J Infect Dis 34:827-30. 2002
    ..Diagnostic tests were underused in respiratory tract infections compared to evidence-based recommendations...