J Vahtera

Summary

Affiliation: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Organisational downsizing as a predictor of disability pension: the 10-town prospective cohort study
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:238-42. 2005
  2. pmc Sickness absence as a predictor of mortality among male and female employees
    J Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:321-6. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Hostility and ill health: role of psychosocial resources in two contexts of working life
    J Vahtera
    The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku
    J Psychosom Res 48:89-98. 2000
  4. pmc Effect of change in the psychosocial work environment on sickness absence: a seven year follow up of initially healthy employees
    J Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Hameenkatu 10, FIN 20500 Turku, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 54:484-93. 2000
  5. pmc The role of extended weekends in sickness absenteeism
    J Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Hameenkatu 10, FIN 20500 Turku, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 58:818-22. 2001
  6. pmc Long working hours and symptoms of anxiety and depression: a 5-year follow-up of the Whitehall II study
    M Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Med 41:2485-94. 2011
  7. pmc Work disability following major organisational change: the Whitehall II study
    M Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Unit of Epertise for Work Organizations, Helsinki, FIN 00250, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:461-4. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Job strain as a predictor of disability pension: the Finnish Public Sector Study
    S Laine
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:24-30. 2009
  9. pmc Increased absence due to sickness among employees with fibromyalgia
    M Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:65-9. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Workplace social capital and co-occurrence of lifestyle risk factors: the Finnish Public Sector Study
    A Väänänen
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 66:432-7. 2009

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. pmc Organisational downsizing as a predictor of disability pension: the 10-town prospective cohort study
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:238-42. 2005
    ..To examine whether downsizing, the reduction of personnel in organisations, is a predictor of increased risk of disability retirement among employees who kept their jobs...
  2. pmc Sickness absence as a predictor of mortality among male and female employees
    J Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:321-6. 2004
    ..To determine the extent to which sickness absence is predictive of mortality...
  3. ncbi request reprint Hostility and ill health: role of psychosocial resources in two contexts of working life
    J Vahtera
    The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku
    J Psychosom Res 48:89-98. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which increased risk to health problems in hostile employees is associated with psychosocial resources and life context...
  4. pmc Effect of change in the psychosocial work environment on sickness absence: a seven year follow up of initially healthy employees
    J Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Hameenkatu 10, FIN 20500 Turku, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 54:484-93. 2000
    ..To investigate the impact of changes in psychosocial work environment on subsequent sickness absence...
  5. pmc The role of extended weekends in sickness absenteeism
    J Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Hameenkatu 10, FIN 20500 Turku, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 58:818-22. 2001
    ..Employees are thought to lengthen their weekends by voluntary absenteeism, but the magnitude of such potentially reversible behaviour is not known...
  6. pmc Long working hours and symptoms of anxiety and depression: a 5-year follow-up of the Whitehall II study
    M Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Med 41:2485-94. 2011
    ..Although long working hours are common in working populations, little is known about the effect of long working hours on mental health...
  7. pmc Work disability following major organisational change: the Whitehall II study
    M Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Unit of Epertise for Work Organizations, Helsinki, FIN 00250, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:461-4. 2010
    ..We examined whether a major organisational change--the transfer of public sector work to executive agencies run on private sector lines--was associated with an increased risk of work disability...
  8. doi request reprint Job strain as a predictor of disability pension: the Finnish Public Sector Study
    S Laine
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:24-30. 2009
    ..To examine whether high job strain (a combination of high job demands and low job control) is a risk factor for disability pension...
  9. pmc Increased absence due to sickness among employees with fibromyalgia
    M Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:65-9. 2007
    ..Little is known about the effect of fibromyalgia on absence due to sickness in working populations...
  10. doi request reprint Workplace social capital and co-occurrence of lifestyle risk factors: the Finnish Public Sector Study
    A Väänänen
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 66:432-7. 2009
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  11. doi request reprint Contribution of non-work and work-related risk factors to the association between income and mental disorders in a working population: the Health 2000 Study
    M Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 65:171-8. 2008
    ..To examine the contribution of non-work and work factors to the association between income and DSM-IV depressive and anxiety disorders in a working population...
  12. pmc Sickness absence as a risk factor for job termination, unemployment, and disability pension among temporary and permanent employees
    M Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Psychology, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 63:212-7. 2006
    ..This study examined sickness absence as a risk factor for job termination, unemployment, and disability pension among temporary and permanent workers...
  13. pmc From insecure to secure employment: changes in work, health, health related behaviours, and sickness absence
    M Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Psychology, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 60:948-53. 2003
    ..To determine whether change in employment status (from fixed term to permanent employment) is followed by changes in work, health, health related behaviours, and sickness absence...
  14. doi request reprint Psychosocial factors associated with work disability in men and women with diabetes: a pooled analysis of three occupational cohort studies
    J Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabet Med 33:208-17. 2016
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  15. ncbi request reprint Association between organizational inequity and incidence of psychiatric disorders in female employees
    M Kivimaki
    University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Med 33:319-26. 2003
    ..It also refers to respectful and considerate treatment of individuals by supervisors (relational justice)...
  16. pmc Organisational justice and health of employees: prospective cohort study
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 60:27-33; discussion 33-4. 2003
    ..To examine the association between components of organisational justice (that is, justice of decision making procedures and interpersonal treatment) and health of employees...
  17. pmc Persistent asthma, comorbid conditions and the risk of work disability: a prospective cohort study
    R Hakola
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku and Helsinki, Finland
    Allergy 66:1598-603. 2011
    ..This study examined whether asthma alone or together with chronic comorbidity is associated with an increased risk of long-term work disability...
  18. pmc Are intrinsic motivational factors of work associated with functional incapacity similarly regardless of the country?
    A Väänänen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Psychology, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:858-63. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the level of intrinsic motivational factors and their impact on functional incapacity in different countries in a multinational corporation...
  19. doi request reprint Sickness absence among Finnish special and general education teachers
    J Ervasti
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) 61:465-71. 2011
    ..e. sickness absence), remains scarce. It is possible that teachers are not a homogeneous group but include subgroups with particularly high risk of sickness absence, such as special education teachers...
  20. pmc Lifestyle-related risk factors and trajectories of work disability over 5 years in employees with diabetes: findings from two prospective cohort studies
    M Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Turku and Tampere, Finland
    Diabet Med 32:1335-41. 2015
    ..To examine work disability trajectories among employees with and without diabetes and identify lifestyle-related factors associated with these trajectories...
  21. ncbi request reprint Work stress, weight gain and weight loss: evidence for bidirectional effects of job strain on body mass index in the Whitehall II study
    M Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:982-7. 2006
    ..Using longitudinal data, we studied whether work stress induced weight loss in lean individuals and weight gain in overweight individuals...
  22. ncbi request reprint Trends in work disability with mental diagnoses among social workers in Finland and Sweden in 2005-2012
    O Rantonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci . 2016
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  23. pmc Factors underlying the effect of organisational downsizing on health of employees: longitudinal cohort study
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, Division of Applied Psychology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 13, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 320:971-5. 2000
    ..To explore the underlying mechanisms between organisational downsizing and deterioration of health of employees...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sense of coherence and health: evidence from two cross-lagged longitudinal samples
    M Kivimaki
    University of Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 50:583-97. 2000
    ..Thus, the present study supports the dispositional character of SOC in both sexes and its predictive validity among women. No support was found to the salutogenic status of SOC and an unexpected gender difference was revealed...
  25. pmc Workplace bullying and the risk of cardiovascular disease and depression
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, FIN 00014, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 60:779-83. 2003
    ..To examine exposure to workplace bullying as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and depression in employees...
  26. pmc Organisational downsizing and musculoskeletal problems in employees: a prospective study
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, PO Box 13, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 58:811-7. 2001
    ..To study the association between organisational downsizing and subsequent musculoskeletal problems in employees and to determine the association with changes in psychosocial and behavioural risk factors...
  27. pmc Workplace bullying and sickness absence in hospital staff
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 13, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 57:656-60. 2000
    ..In this study, these consequences were examined prospectively by focusing on sickness absence in hospital staff...
  28. pmc Sickness absence in hospital physicians: 2 year follow up study on determinants
    M Kivimaki
    University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology, Division of Applied Psychology, PO Box 13, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 58:361-6. 2001
    ..To identify determinants of sickness absence in hospital physicians...
  29. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors predicting employee sickness absence during economic decline
    M Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Vantaa
    J Appl Psychol 82:858-72. 1997
    ..Negative life events and the personality trait sense of coherence (in women) also predicted forthcoming absence rate. Social support did not relate to absences either in men or in women...
  30. pmc Job strain and the risk of severe asthma exacerbations: a meta-analysis of individual-participant data from 100 000 European men and women
    K Heikkila
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Allergy 69:775-83. 2014
    ..We investigated the associations between job strain and the incidence of severe asthma exacerbations in working-age European men and women...
  31. pmc Selection from fixed term to permanent employment: prospective study on health, job satisfaction, and behavioural risks
    M Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:693-9. 2002
    ..To examine health, job satisfaction, and behavioural risks as antecedents of selection from fixed term to permanent employment...
  32. pmc Effectiveness of legislative changes obligating notification of prolonged sickness absence and assessment of remaining work ability on return to work and work participation: a natural experiment in Finland
    J I Halonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 73:42-50. 2016
    ..Policies have been introduced to reduce sickness absence, but their effectiveness is largely unknown. In a natural experiment, we examined effects of legislative changes on return to work and work participation...
  33. doi request reprint Length of sick leave as a risk marker of hip fracture: a nationwide cohort study from Sweden
    S Stenholm
    Department of Public Health, Turun yliopisto University of Turku, Lemminkäisenkatu 1, FI 20014, Turku, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 26:943-9. 2015
    ..The results of this prospective population-based cohort study based on Swedish registers suggest that sickness absence is associated with higher risk of hip fracture...
  34. pmc Employee control over working times: associations with subjective health and sickness absences
    Leena Ala-Mursula
    Development and Service Centre of Occupational Health, City of Oulu, Mäkelininkatu 31, FIN 90100 Oulu, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:272-8. 2002
    ..To investigate the impact of employees' worktime control on health, taking into account other aspects of job control...
  35. pmc Employment security and health
    P Virtanen
    University of Tampere, Medical School, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:569-74. 2002
    ..To study the relation of contractual and perceived employment security to employee health...
  36. ncbi request reprint Work stress and new-onset migraine in a female employee population
    K Maki
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Cephalalgia 28:18-25. 2008
    ..2%. If the observed association is causal, our findings suggest that high effort-reward imbalance might function as a modifiable risk factor for new-onset migraine...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation for chronic back or neck pain: a register-linkage study of sickness absences and analgesic purchases in an occupational cohort
    H Suoyrjö
    Hospital District of South Ostrobotnia, Hanneksenrinne 7, F1 60220 Seinäjoki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 65:179-84. 2008
    ..To determine the effects of multidisciplinary in-patient rehabilitation for chronic back or neck pain on sickness absences and analgesic purchases...
  38. pmc A comparison of self-reported sickness absence with absences recorded in employers' registers: evidence from the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, UK
    Occup Environ Med 62:74-9. 2005
    ..To compare self-reported sickness absence days in the last 12 months with recorded absences from the employers' registers for the same period...
  39. pmc Socioeconomic position in childhood and adult cardiovascular risk factors, vascular structure, and function: cardiovascular risk in young Finns study
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Heart 92:474-80. 2006
    ..To examine the association of childhood socioeconomic position (SEP) with adult cardiovascular risk factors, vascular structure, and vascular function in a contemporary population of young adults...
  40. pmc Is the effect of work stress on cardiovascular mortality confounded by socioeconomic factors in the Valmet study?
    E J Brunner
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:1019-20. 2004
  41. pmc Effect of employee worktime control on health: a prospective cohort study
    L Ala-Mursula
    Development and Service Centre of Occupational Health, City of Oulu, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 61:254-61. 2004
    ..To investigate the health effects of employee worktime control...
  42. pmc Effort/reward imbalance and sedentary lifestyle: an observational study in a large occupational cohort
    A Kouvonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 63:422-7. 2006
    ..To investigate the association between effort/reward imbalance (ERI) at work and sedentary lifestyle...
  43. ncbi request reprint Economy and job contract as contexts of sickness absence practices: revisiting locality and habitus
    P Virtanen
    Department of General Practice, Medical School, University of Tampere, P O Box 607, Tampere 33101, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 58:1219-29. 2004
    ....
  44. pmc Long hours in paid and domestic work and subsequent sickness absence: does control over daily working hours matter?
    L Ala-Mursula
    Centre of Occupational Health, Oulu, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 63:608-16. 2006
    ..To explore the associations of working hours (paid, domestic, commuting, and total) with sickness absence, and to examine whether these associations vary according to the level of employee control over daily working hours...
  45. ncbi request reprint Health inequalities in the workforce: the labour market core-periphery structure
    P Virtanen
    University of Tampere, Medical School, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 32:1015-21. 2003
    ..To explore health inequalities between six labour market groups ranging from permanent employees to the long-term unemployed receiving minimum daily allowance...
  46. pmc Low medically certified sickness absence among employees with poor health status predicts future health improvement: the Whitehall II study
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Occup Environ Med 65:208-10. 2008
    ..High sickness absence is associated with poor health status, but it is not known whether low levels of sickness absence among people with poor health predict future health improvement...
  47. ncbi request reprint Work stress and health in primary health care physicians and hospital physicians
    P Virtanen
    Tampere School of Public Health, 33014 University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 65:364-6. 2008
    ....
  48. pmc Are sickness absence frequencies in the study of EU countries underestimates?
    M Kivimaki
    Occup Environ Med 62:133; author reply 133-4. 2005
  49. ncbi request reprint Increased sickness absence in diabetic employees: what is the role of co-morbid conditions?
    M Kivimaki
    International Institute for Society and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Diabet Med 24:1043-8. 2007
    ..Diabetes is thought to be associated with increased risk of sickness absence in working populations. We examined the contribution of co-morbidity to this association...
  50. pmc Injustice at work and incidence of psychiatric morbidity: the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, UK
    Occup Environ Med 63:443-50. 2006
    ..Previous studies of organisational justice and mental health have mostly examined women and have not examined the effect of change in justice...
  51. doi request reprint Job strain and ischaemic disease: does the inclusion of older employees in the cohort dilute the association? The WOLF Stockholm Study
    M Kivimaki
    International Institute for Society and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:372-4. 2008
    ..Evidence on the association between job strain and ischaemic disease is mixed. This study examined whether including older age individuals in a cohort used to assess job strain attenuates findings towards the null...