Elina Hemminki

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Varying ethics rules in clinical research and routine patient care - research ethics committee chairpersons' views in Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, P, O, Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Health Res Policy Syst 12:15. 2014
  2. pmc Clinical research in Finland in 2002 and 2007: quantity and type
    Elina Hemminki
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:17. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Impact of financial and educational interventions on maternity care: results of cluster randomized trials in rural China, CHIMACA
    Elina Hemminki
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Lintulahdenkuja 4, P O Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Matern Child Health J 17:208-21. 2013
  4. pmc Variability of bothersome menopausal symptoms over time--a longitudinal analysis using the Estonian postmenopausal hormone therapy trial (EPHT)
    Elina Hemminki
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Womens Health 12:44. 2012
  5. pmc Physical activity and change in quality of life during menopause--an 8-year follow-up study
    Jaana M Moilanen
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:8. 2012
  6. pmc The effect of hormone therapy on women's quality of life in the first year of the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy trial
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619, Tallinn, Estonia
    BMC Res Notes 5:176. 2012
  7. pmc Results from a blind and a non-blind randomised trial run in parallel: experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy (EPHT) Trial
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:44. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Is HIV testing normal or special? Opinions of health professionals in four European countries in 2008
    Elina Hemminki
    Department of Children, Young People and Families and Public Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    AIDS Care 24:91-9. 2012
  9. pmc Utilization of delivery care among rural women in China: does the health insurance make a difference? a cross-sectional study
    Shengbin Xiao
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Xi an Jiaotong University College of Medicine, Xi an, Shaanxi 710061, China
    BMC Public Health 10:695. 2010
  10. pmc Evaluation of a community-based randomized controlled prenatal care trial in rural China
    Zhuochun Wu
    School of Public Health, Fudan University, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Road, Shanghai 200032, China
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:92. 2011

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Publications54

  1. doi request reprint Varying ethics rules in clinical research and routine patient care - research ethics committee chairpersons' views in Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, P, O, Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Health Res Policy Syst 12:15. 2014
    ..To present empirical data on how the variation in regulating clinical research and patient care was perceived in Finland between 2009 and 2012...
  2. pmc Clinical research in Finland in 2002 and 2007: quantity and type
    Elina Hemminki
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:17. 2013
    ..This article aims to describe the volume and type of clinical research in 2002 and 2007 in Finland...
  3. doi request reprint Impact of financial and educational interventions on maternity care: results of cluster randomized trials in rural China, CHIMACA
    Elina Hemminki
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Lintulahdenkuja 4, P O Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Matern Child Health J 17:208-21. 2013
    ..Financial and training interventions have the potential to improve maternity care, but better implementation is required. Unintended consequences, including overuse of technology, are possible...
  4. pmc Variability of bothersome menopausal symptoms over time--a longitudinal analysis using the Estonian postmenopausal hormone therapy trial (EPHT)
    Elina Hemminki
    National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Womens Health 12:44. 2012
    ..Very little data are available on the natural course or level of disturbance of vasomotor symptoms among middle-aged women. Using readily collected trial data we studied the persistence of vasomotor symptoms among untreated women...
  5. pmc Physical activity and change in quality of life during menopause--an 8-year follow-up study
    Jaana M Moilanen
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to study the role of menopausal status and physical activity on quality of life...
  6. pmc The effect of hormone therapy on women's quality of life in the first year of the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy trial
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619, Tallinn, Estonia
    BMC Res Notes 5:176. 2012
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  7. pmc Results from a blind and a non-blind randomised trial run in parallel: experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy (EPHT) Trial
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:44. 2012
    ..The aim of this paper is to analyse the effect of blinding on internal and external validity of trial outcomes...
  8. doi request reprint Is HIV testing normal or special? Opinions of health professionals in four European countries in 2008
    Elina Hemminki
    Department of Children, Young People and Families and Public Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    AIDS Care 24:91-9. 2012
    ..Normalization of HIV testing, i.e., considering it like any other diagnostic test, is unlikely to meet much opposition from health professionals. Larger surveys are needed to confirm the results...
  9. pmc Utilization of delivery care among rural women in China: does the health insurance make a difference? a cross-sectional study
    Shengbin Xiao
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Xi an Jiaotong University College of Medicine, Xi an, Shaanxi 710061, China
    BMC Public Health 10:695. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the difference of utilization of delivery services, expenditures, and local women's perceived affordability between women with and without reimbursement from NCMS...
  10. pmc Evaluation of a community-based randomized controlled prenatal care trial in rural China
    Zhuochun Wu
    School of Public Health, Fudan University, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Road, Shanghai 200032, China
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:92. 2011
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe the trial implementation and the impact of the trial on the utilization of prenatal care and perinatal outcomes...
  11. pmc Inequalities in health and health service utilisation among reproductive age women in St. Petersburg, Russia: a cross-sectional study
    Tatiana Dubikaytis
    St Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies, 193015 Kirochnaja ul, 41, St Petersburg, Russia
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:307. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to analyse health (self-rated health and self-reported chronic diseases) and health care utilisation patterns by socioeconomic status (SES) among reproductive age women in St. Petersburg...
  12. doi request reprint Should births be centralised in higher level hospitals? Experiences from regionalised health care in Finland
    E Hemminki
    THL National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BJOG 118:1186-95. 2011
    ..To describe: (i) trends in centralisation and unplanned out-of-hospital births; (ii) perinatal mortality by place of birth; and (iii) health and birth outcomes in areas served by hospitals of different levels...
  13. doi request reprint Cesarean section rates among health professionals in Finland, 1990-2006
    Elina Hemminki
    Health and Social Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, P O Box 30, 00271, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:1138-44. 2009
    ..This may be an important explanation of the relatively low, compared to international rates, and stable cesarean section rates in Finland...
  14. doi request reprint Co-operation between patient organisations and the drug industry in Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Division of Health and Social Services, P O Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 70:1171-5. 2010
    ..The close connections between patient organizations and commercial companies, particularly drug firms, raise several policy issues and the need for action...
  15. pmc The effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy on social activity, partner relationship, and sexual life - experience from the EPHT trial
    Elina Hemminki
    Health Services and Policy Research, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, PO Box 30, Helsinki 00271, Finland
    BMC Womens Health 9:16. 2009
    ..With the exception of sexual functioning and weight, social and behavioural effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) have not been reported from trials. This paper reports such results from the EPHT-trial in Estonia...
  16. doi request reprint Sex differences in child and adolescent mortality by parental education in the Nordic countries
    Mika Gissler
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:57-63. 2012
    ..Socioeconomic position inequalities in infant mortality are well known, but there is less information on how child mortality is socially patterned by sex and age...
  17. ncbi request reprint Children born after assisted fertilization have an increased rate of major congenital anomalies
    Reija Klemetti
    Health Services Research, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    Fertil Steril 84:1300-7. 2005
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  18. pmc Resource allocation of in vitro fertilization: a nationwide register-based cohort study
    Reija Klemetti
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:210. 2007
    ..private) and to discuss how fairly the IVF resources are allocated in Finland...
  19. pmc Giving birth at a health-care facility in rural China: is it affordable for the poor?
    Qian Long
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, Mannerheiminitie 172, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Bull World Health Organ 89:144-52. 2011
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  20. pmc Who wants to join preventive trials?--Experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES, Health and Social Services, PO Box 220, FI 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:12. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to find out how many women would be interested in a trial involving postmenopausal hormone therapy (PHT) and how the women's background characteristics and opinions correlated to their interest...
  21. doi request reprint Cesarean section delivery among primiparous women in rural China: an emerging epidemic
    Reija Klemetti
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:65.e1-6. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the trends and determinants of cesarean section (CS) delivery rates in rural China...
  22. doi request reprint Utilisation of maternal health care in western rural China under a new rural health insurance system (New Co-operative Medical System)
    Qian Long
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1210-7. 2010
    ..To investigate factors influencing maternal health care utilisation in western rural China and its relation to income before (2002) and after (2007) introducing a new rural health insurance system (NCMS)...
  23. doi request reprint The determinants of sexually transmitted infections among reproductive age women in St. Petersburg, Estonia and Finland
    Elena Regushevskaya
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Public Health 55:581-9. 2010
    ..Sexually transmitted infections' (STIs) rate vary in St. Petersburg, Estonia and Finland; the aim was to compare the determinants of self-reported sexually transmitted infections in these areas...
  24. doi request reprint Young age and termination of pregnancy during the second trimester are risk factors for repeat second-trimester abortion
    Maarit J Mentula
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:107.e1-7. 2010
    ..The objective of the study was to characterize women undergoing a termination of pregnancy (TOP) during the second trimester and to evaluate the risk factors and timing of repeat TOP...
  25. ncbi request reprint Complications of IVF and ovulation induction
    Reija Klemetti
    Research on Practices, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Reprod 20:3293-300. 2005
    ..We examined the occurrence of serious complications and miscarriages leading to hospitalization or operation after IVF (including microinjections and frozen embryo transfers) and OI treatment (with or without insemination)...
  26. doi request reprint Unauthorised pregnancies and use of maternity care in rural China
    Reija Klemetti
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 16:359-68. 2011
    ..To describe the use of maternity care in rural China by the legal status of the pregnancy...
  27. pmc The socio-demographic patterning of sexual risk behaviour: a survey of young men in Finland and Estonia
    Minna Nikula
    THL National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 9:256. 2009
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  28. doi request reprint Sex differences in child and adolescent mortality in the Nordic countries, 1981--2000
    Mika Gissler
    THL National Institute for Health and Welfare, P O Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 37:340-6. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine sex differences in child and adolescent mortality by age and cohort in four Nordic countries over a 20-year period...
  29. doi request reprint Health of children born after ovulation induction
    Reija Klemetti
    Health Services Research, STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Fertil Steril 93:1157-68. 2010
    ..To study the health of children born after ovulation induction (OI)...
  30. pmc Special features of health services and register based trials - experiences from a randomized trial of childbirth classes
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:126. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to report the feasibility of a pilot trial relying solely on routinely collected register data and being based on ordinary health services...
  31. ncbi request reprint Health of children born as a result of in vitro fertilization
    Reija Klemetti
    Health Services Research, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 118:1819-27. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to use nationwide registries to examine the health of children up to 4 years of age who were born as a result of in vitro fertilization...
  32. ncbi request reprint Births and perinatal health of infants among women who have had silicone breast implantation in Finland, 1967-2000
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:1135-40. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence and conditions of pregnancies of women who have had cosmetic breast implantation (exposed women), and the health of their newborns...
  33. ncbi request reprint Comparison of Estonian and Finnish physicians' opinions of menopause and hormone therapy
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Health and Social Services, PO Box 220, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Maturitas 49:107-13. 2004
    ..To compare Estonian and Finnish gynaecologists' and general practitioners' (GP) opinions on and prescribing practices in hormone treatment (HT) during and after menopause...
  34. ncbi request reprint Women's views of the climacteric at the time of low menopausal hormone use, Estonia 1998
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES, Health and Social Services, FI 00530 Helsinki, Finland
    Maturitas 51:413-25. 2005
    ..This study examined women's opinions about the climacteric and hormone therapy (HT) after menopause and compared women's and physicians' opinions in a country of low-HT use...
  35. doi request reprint High Caesarean section rate in rural China: is it related to health insurance (New Co-operative Medical Scheme)?
    Qian Long
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 75:733-7. 2012
    ..Further studies are needed to develop appropriate interventions to reduce non-medically indicated CS, focussing on payment mechanisms, healthcare provider practice patterns, and maternal requests...
  36. doi request reprint Increase in the duration of antidepressant treatment from 1994 to 2003: a nationwide population-based study from Finland
    Sinikka Sihvo
    THL National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:1186-93. 2010
    ..We examined the length and continuity of antidepressant treatment and factors associated with long-term of treatment among adults...
  37. ncbi request reprint Equity in the use of IVF in Finland in the late 1990s
    Reija Klemetti
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 32:203-9. 2004
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  38. pmc Use of private gynaecologist does not relate to better prevention outcomes - an ecological analysis from Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, P, O, Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:27. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether visits to private gynaecologists correlate with better health outcomes and worse participation in organised screening for cancer programs...
  39. ncbi request reprint Mode of delivery and problems in subsequent births: a register-based study from Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:169-77. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of delivery on problems in subsequent births...
  40. ncbi request reprint Blinding decreased recruitment in a prevention trial of postmenopausal hormone therapy
    Elina Hemminki
    Health and Social Services, National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health STAKES, P O Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1237-43. 2004
    ..To compare the effect of blind design (active drug and placebo) and nonblind design (active drug and no treatment) on recruitment...
  41. pmc Utilisation, contents and costs of prenatal care under a rural health insurance (New Co-operative Medical System) in rural China: lessons from implementation
    Qian Long
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:301. 2010
    ..It also explores the perceptions of stakeholders of the prenatal care benefit package in order to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the approach in the context of rural China and to draw lessons from early implementation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Associations between three types of maternal bacterial infection and risk of leukemia in the offspring
    Matti Lehtinen
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 162:662-7. 2005
    ..8, 95% confidence interval: 1.1, 6.9). Since H. pylori immunoglobulin G indicates chronic carriage of the microorganism, early colonization of the offspring probably differs between Iceland and Finland, two affluent countries...
  43. doi request reprint The feasibility of European reproductive health indicators
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 13:376-86. 2008
    ..Our aim was to study the availability, feasibility and comparability of the reproductive health indicators and to illustrate whether cross-country comparisons are feasible for pinpointing areas of concern and future research...
  44. pmc Monitoring of IVF birth outcomes in Finland: a data quality study
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 4:3. 2004
    ..The collection of information on infertility treatments is important for the surveillance of potential health consequences and to monitor service provision...
  45. doi request reprint Sociodemographic characteristics and attitudes of men buying sex in Finland
    Elena Regushevskaya
    1National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 41:729-36. 2013
    ..To study the sociodemographic characteristics and attitudes associated with buying sex among Finnish men residing in different areas of Finland...
  46. ncbi request reprint Sexual health among young adults in Finland: assessing risk and protective behaviour through a general health survey
    Minna Nikula
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 35:298-305. 2007
    ..To describe the extent of sexual risk and protective behaviours and reproductive health outcomes comparing men and women of 18-29 and assess the demographic correlates of these indicators within genders...
  47. ncbi request reprint Physicians' opinions on patients' requests for specific treatments and examinations
    Hanna K Toiviainen
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health and Social Services, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Expect 8:43-53. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate physicians' opinions on patients' requests for specific treatments and examinations...
  48. ncbi request reprint Identifying exposures of in vitro fertilization from drug reimbursement files: a case study from Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    Med Inform Internet Med 28:279-89. 2003
    ..This article describes an innovative method to identify infertility interventions from drug reimbursement data, which did not contain diagnoses...
  49. ncbi request reprint Finnish physicians show little support for consumer advertising of prescription drugs
    Hanna Toivianen
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Health and Social Services, Helsinki, Finland
    N Z Med J 117:U907. 2004
    ..To study Finnish physicians' opinions of direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs (DTCA) and other drug information sources for patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Medical and lay attitudes towards genetic screening and testing in Finland
    Hanna Toiviainen
    1National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Health and Social Services, PO Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Hum Genet 11:565-72. 2003
    ..However, different positions and interests should be considered. Reporting in public about new prospects and developments in medical genetics should pay more attention also to concerns for balancing promises and drawbacks...
  51. ncbi request reprint Comparison of perinatal health of children born from IVF in Finland in the early and late 1990s
    Reija Klemetti
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Reprod 17:2192-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether perinatal health outcomes changed during the 1990s with the increasing use of IVF...
  52. ncbi request reprint Causes of death among Finnish women with cosmetic breast implants, 1971-2001
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Plast Surg 51:339-42; discussion 343-4. 2003
    ..The high suicide risk supports other studies and warrants further detailed investigation...
  53. ncbi request reprint Between a rock and a hard place: the question of money at St. Petersburg women's clinics
    Meri Larivaara
    STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Health Serv 38:357-77. 2008
    ..The study illustrates how in a post-socialist context, the past constantly permeates the present in the form of novel adaptations to the new social context...
  54. doi request reprint Attitudes towards biomedical use of tissue sample collections, consent, and biobanks among Finns
    Aaro Tupasela
    Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 38:46-52. 2010
    ..Method: A population survey of 2,400 randomly selected Finns aged 24-65 was conducted at the beginning of 2007...