Jussi Vahtera

Summary

Affiliation: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effect of pre-employment factors on job control, job strain and psychological distress: a 31-year longitudinal study
    Marko Elovainio
    Department Psychology, University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 65:187-99. 2007
  2. pmc Comparison of alternative versions of the job demand-control scales in 17 European cohort studies: the IPD-Work consortium
    Eleonor I Fransson
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:62. 2012
  3. pmc Effort-reward imbalance at work and the co-occurrence of lifestyle risk factors: cross-sectional survey in a sample of 36,127 public sector employees
    Anne Kouvonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, POB 9, FIN 00014, Finland
    BMC Public Health 6:24. 2006
  4. pmc Sense of coherence and attrition during four-year follow-up in cohorts of permanent and non-permanent Finnish employees
    Virpi Liukkonen
    Tampere School of Public Health, FIN 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
    BMC Public Health 8:88. 2008
  5. pmc Psychometric evaluation of a short measure of social capital at work
    Anne Kouvonen
    Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham, 8 William Lee Buildings, Nottingham Science and Technology Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2RQ, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:251. 2006
  6. pmc Team climate, intention to leave and turnover among hospital employees: prospective cohort study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:170. 2007
  7. pmc Employment status and differences in the one-year coverage of physician visits: different needs or unequal access to services?
    Pekka Virtanen
    School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:123. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Alcohol intake and sickness absence: a curvilinear relation
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 156:969-76. 2002
  9. pmc Organisational downsizing, sickness absence, and mortality: 10-town prospective cohort study
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 328:555. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in health effects of family death or illness: are women more vulnerable than men?
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    Psychosom Med 68:283-91. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint The effect of pre-employment factors on job control, job strain and psychological distress: a 31-year longitudinal study
    Marko Elovainio
    Department Psychology, University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 65:187-99. 2007
    ..However, the relationship between pre-employment factors and later psychological distress in adulthood is not completely explained by job environment...
  2. pmc Comparison of alternative versions of the job demand-control scales in 17 European cohort studies: the IPD-Work consortium
    Eleonor I Fransson
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:62. 2012
    ..As part of the 'IPD-Work' (Individual-participant-data meta-analysis in working populations) consortium, we compared different versions of the demands and control scales available in 17 European cohort studies...
  3. pmc Effort-reward imbalance at work and the co-occurrence of lifestyle risk factors: cross-sectional survey in a sample of 36,127 public sector employees
    Anne Kouvonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, POB 9, FIN 00014, Finland
    BMC Public Health 6:24. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to examine the extent to which the dimensions of the Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI) model--effort, rewards and ERI--are associated with the co-occurrence of lifestyle risk factors...
  4. pmc Sense of coherence and attrition during four-year follow-up in cohorts of permanent and non-permanent Finnish employees
    Virpi Liukkonen
    Tampere School of Public Health, FIN 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
    BMC Public Health 8:88. 2008
    ..We studied whether health resources, measured as sense of coherence (SOC), are associated with participation in a follow-up survey among permanent and non-permanent employees who responded at baseline...
  5. pmc Psychometric evaluation of a short measure of social capital at work
    Anne Kouvonen
    Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham, 8 William Lee Buildings, Nottingham Science and Technology Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2RQ, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:251. 2006
    ..The present study reports on the psychometric properties of an 8-item measure of social capital at work...
  6. pmc Team climate, intention to leave and turnover among hospital employees: prospective cohort study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:170. 2007
    ..We examined whether team climate, as indicated by clear and shared goals, participation, task orientation and support for innovation, predicts intention to leave the job and actual turnover among hospital employees...
  7. pmc Employment status and differences in the one-year coverage of physician visits: different needs or unequal access to services?
    Pekka Virtanen
    School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:123. 2006
    ..This study aims to reveal differences and potential inequalities in physician visits among seven groups in the core-periphery structures of the labour markets...
  8. ncbi request reprint Alcohol intake and sickness absence: a curvilinear relation
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 156:969-76. 2002
    ..Moderate alcohol consumption also may reduce health problems other than cardiovascular disease...
  9. pmc Organisational downsizing, sickness absence, and mortality: 10-town prospective cohort study
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 328:555. 2004
    ..To examine whether downsizing, the reduction of personnel in organisations, is a predictor of increased sickness absence and mortality among employees...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in health effects of family death or illness: are women more vulnerable than men?
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    Psychosom Med 68:283-91. 2006
    ..To study sex differences in health after stressful life events in the family...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances as a predictor of long-term increase in sickness absence among employees after family death or illness
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Hameenkatu 10, FIN 20500 Turku, Finland
    Sleep 29:673-82. 2006
    ..This study examined whether sleep disturbances after family death or illness are associated with an increase in health problems and delayed recovery...
  12. pmc Liability to anxiety and severe life events as predictors of new-onset sleep disturbances
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Sleep 30:1537-46. 2007
    ..This study examined the effects of liability to anxiety and stressful life events on the onset of sleep disturbances...
  13. pmc All-cause and diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a predictor of sustained suboptimal health: a 14-year follow-up in the GAZEL cohort
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lemminkäisenkatu 14 18, Turku FIN 20520, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:311-7. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate overall and diagnosis-specific sickness absences as predictors of sustained suboptimal health...
  14. pmc Employee control over working times and risk of cause-specific disability pension: the Finnish Public Sector Study
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lemminkäisenkatu 14 18 B, Turku, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 67:479-85. 2010
    ..To examine the association between worktime control and subsequent disability pension among employees...
  15. pmc Effect of retirement on sleep disturbances: the GAZEL prospective cohort study
    Jussi Vahtera
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Finland
    Sleep 32:1459-66. 2009
    ..Changes in health following retirement are poorly understood. We used serial measurements to assess the effect of retirement on sleep disturbances...
  16. doi request reprint Health- and work-related predictors of work disability among employees with a cardiometabolic disease--A cohort study
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland Electronic address
    J Psychosom Res 82:41-7. 2016
    ..We explored the extent to which health- and work-related factors were associated with the risk of disability pension among individuals with such cardiometabolic disease...
  17. pmc Lack of predictability at work and risk of acute myocardial infarction: an 18-year prospective study of industrial employees
    Ari Väänänen
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 98:2264-71. 2008
    ....
  18. doi request reprint School neighborhood disadvantage as a predictor of long-term sick leave among teachers: prospective cohort study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Work, and Organizations, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 171:785-92. 2010
    ..71, 95% confidence interval: 1.27, 2.30). This study indicates that working and living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with increased risk of sick leave among female teachers...
  19. doi request reprint Do obesity and sleep problems cluster in the workplace? A multivariate, multilevel study
    Tuula Oksanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lemminkäisenkatu 14 18 B, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:276-83. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the co-occurrence of obesity and sleep problems among employees and workplaces...
  20. pmc Sleep disturbances as a predictor of cause-specific work disability and delayed return to work
    Paula Salo
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Sleep 33:1323-31. 2010
    ..To examine sleep disturbances as a predictor of cause-specific work disability and delayed return to work...
  21. doi request reprint Health risk behaviors and morbidity among hospital staff--comparison across hospital ward medical specialties in a study of 21 Finnish hospitals
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:228-37. 2012
    ..This study examined whether indicators of poor health and health risk behaviors among hospital staff differ between the ward specialties...
  22. doi request reprint Pupils with special educational needs in basic education schools and teachers' sickness absences--a register-linkage study
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:209-17. 2012
    ....
  23. pmc Does adding information on job strain improve risk prediction for coronary heart disease beyond the standard Framingham risk score? The Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 40:1577-84. 2011
    ..We sought to examine whether adding information on job strain to the Framingham model improves its predictive power in a low-risk working population...
  24. doi request reprint Optimism and pessimism as predictors of initiating and ending an antidepressant medication treatment
    Kim Kronström
    Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 68:1-7. 2014
    ..The personality variables optimism and pessimism are potential risk factors for disorders commonly treated with antidepressants...
  25. pmc School environment as predictor of teacher sick leave: data-linked prospective cohort study
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 12:770. 2012
    ..We examined whether the level of or a change in pupil-reported school environment (IAQ, school satisfaction, and bullying) predicts recorded sick leaves among teachers...
  26. ncbi request reprint Temporary employment and risk of overall and cause-specific mortality
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, Division of Applied Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 158:663-8. 2003
    ..7, 95% CI: 0.5, 0.9 for men and women combined). These findings suggest that the conventional research practice of treating the employed as a single group may attenuate the associations between employment status and mortality...
  27. ncbi request reprint Justice at work and reduced risk of coronary heart disease among employees: the Whitehall II Study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 165:2245-51. 2005
    ..Justice is a fundamental value in human societies, but its effect on health is poorly described. We examined justice at work as a predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  28. doi request reprint Work hours, work stress, and collaboration among ward staff in relation to risk of hospital-associated infection among patients
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Work and Organizations, Helsinki, Finland
    Med Care 47:310-8. 2009
    ..To examine the association between work hours, work stress, and collaboration among the ward personnel, and the risk of hospital-associated infection among patients...
  29. pmc Long working hours and sleep disturbances: the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Sleep 32:737-45. 2009
    ..To examine whether exposure to long working hours predicts various forms of sleep disturbance; short sleep, difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking, early waking and waking without feeling refreshed...
  30. doi request reprint Overcrowding in psychiatric wards and physical assaults on staff: data-linked longitudinal study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Unit of Expertise in Work and Organizations, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 198:149-55. 2011
    ..However, evidence of an association between overcrowding and aggressive behaviour among patients is mixed and limited to small-scale studies...
  31. doi request reprint Trajectories of self-rated health in the last 15 years of life by cause of death
    Sari Stenholm
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, 20014, Turku, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 31:177-85. 2016
    ..The findings suggest that declining self-rated health might capture pathological changes before and beyond the disease diagnosis...
  32. doi request reprint Does transfer of work from a public sector organisation to a commercial enterprise without staff reductions increase risk of long-term sickness absence among the staff? A cohort study of laboratory and radiology employees
    Lauri Kokkinen
    The Centre of Expertise for Development of Work and Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Tampere, Helsinki and Turku, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 70:585-7. 2013
    ..In this study, we examined whether transfer of work from public sector hospital units to commercial enterprises, without major staff reductions, was associated with an increased risk of long-term sickness absence among employees...
  33. doi request reprint Students' school satisfaction as predictor of teachers' sickness absence: a prospective cohort study
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 22:215-9. 2012
    ..This study examined whether students' self-assessed satisfaction with school predicted sickness absence among teachers in Finnish secondary schools...
  34. doi request reprint Work-related violence, lifestyle, and health among special education teachers working in Finnish basic education
    Jenni Ervasti
    Unit of Expertise for Work and Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Sch Health 82:336-43. 2012
    ..We examined whether health, health behaviors, and exposure to violence at work differed between special education and general education teachers in Finnish basic education...
  35. doi request reprint Organizational justice at school and its associations with pupils' psychosocial school environment, health, and wellbeing
    Marko Elovainio
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 73:1675-82. 2011
    ..Improving managerial and decision making procedures among school personnel may be an important factor for protecting pupils' academic performance and wellbeing...
  36. pmc Organisational downsizing and increased use of psychotropic drugs among employees who remain in employment
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:154-8. 2007
    ..The authors examined whether working in downsizing organisations predicts use of psychotropic drugs among employees who remain in employment...
  37. ncbi request reprint Impulsivity as a predictor of newly diagnosed depression
    Niklas Grano
    Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Psychol 48:173-9. 2007
    ..Impulsivity appears to be a distinct personality factor that may contribute to the onset of depressive illness in adults...
  38. pmc Childhood adversities as a predictor of disability retirement
    Karoliina Harkonmäki
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:479-84. 2007
    ..There is a large body of research on adulthood risk factors for retirement due to disability, but studies on the effect of adverse childhood experiences are scarce...
  39. doi request reprint Overcrowding in hospital wards as a predictor of antidepressant treatment among hospital staff
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1482-6. 2008
    ..This report assessed whether hospital ward overcrowding predicts antidepressant use among hospital staff...
  40. doi request reprint Occupational burnout and medically certified sickness absence: a population-based study of Finnish employees
    Kirsi Ahola
    Center of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 64:185-93. 2008
    ..The contribution of occupational burnout to medically certified sickness absence was examined in a population-based sample of employees...
  41. doi request reprint Insomnia symptoms as a predictor of incident treatment for depression: prospective cohort study of 40,791 men and women
    Paula Salo
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lemminkäisenkatu 14 18 B, FI 20520 Turku, Finland
    Sleep Med 13:278-84. 2012
    ..To examine the quantity and quality of insomnia symptoms as predictors of treatment for depression in the largest cohort study to date...
  42. doi request reprint Differential associations of job control components with mortality: a cohort study, 1986-2005
    Matti Joensuu
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, Helsinki
    Am J Epidemiol 175:609-19. 2012
    ..03 (95% CI: 1.03, 4.00), respectively. The results suggest that job control is not an unequivocal concept in relation to mortality; decision authority and skill discretion show different and to some extent opposite associations...
  43. pmc Work stress and risk of cancer: meta-analysis of 5700 incident cancer events in 116,000 European men and women
    Katriina Heikkilä
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 346:f165. 2013
    ..To investigate whether work related stress, measured and defined as job strain, is associated with the overall risk of cancer and the risk of colorectal, lung, breast, or prostate cancers...
  44. pmc Using repeated measures of sleep disturbances to predict future diagnosis-specific work disability: a cohort study
    Paula Salo
    Unit for Psychosocial Factors, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Sleep 35:559-69. 2012
    ..It is unknown whether or not measuring sleep disturbances repeatedly, rather than at only one point in time, improves prediction of work disability...
  45. doi request reprint Effect of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme on perceived health among employees at increased risk of incapacity for work: a controlled study
    Mikhail Saltychev
    Department of Rehabilitation, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Clin Rehabil 26:513-22. 2012
    ..To evaluate the effect of a four-week primary prevention programme on change in perceived health among employees at increased risk of incapacity for work...
  46. doi request reprint Staff reports of psychosocial climate at school and adolescents' health, truancy and health education in Finland
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41a A, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 19:554-60. 2009
    ..Psychosocial climate at school reported by school personnel may be related to pupils' reports of being heard at school, depression, physical and psychological symptoms, truancy and received health education...
  47. pmc Organisational justice and change in justice as predictors of employee health: the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:931-7. 2004
    ..This article studied the justice of interpersonal treatment by supervisors (the relational component of organisational justice) as a predictor of health...
  48. pmc Neighbourhood socioeconomic status, health and working conditions of school teachers
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Psychology, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:326-30. 2007
    ..To investigate the associations of workplace neighbourhood socioeconomic status with health behaviours, health and working conditions among school teachers...
  49. ncbi request reprint Job strain, life events, and sickness absence: a longitudinal cohort study in a random population sample
    Sakari Suominen
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Lemminkäisenkatu 1, FIN 20014 University of Turku, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 49:990-6. 2007
    ..To examine job strain, adverse life events, and their co-occurrence as predictors of sickness absence...
  50. doi request reprint Association of hostility with sleep duration and sleep disturbances in an employee population
    Niklas Grano
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
    Int J Behav Med 15:73-80. 2008
    ..Sleep disturbances are common among the general population, and hostile persons have been proposed to be at greater risk of several serious health problems and diseases...
  51. ncbi request reprint The role of work group in individual sickness absence behavior
    Ari Väänänen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Helsinki, Finland
    J Health Soc Behav 49:452-67. 2008
    ..We conclude that work group moderates the extent to which individuals with a liberal attitude toward work attendance actually engage in sickness absence behavior...
  52. doi request reprint Association of contractual and subjective job insecurity with sickness presenteeism among public sector employees
    Tarja Heponiemi
    Service System Research Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 52:830-5. 2010
    ..We examined the associations of contractual job insecurity (fixed-term vs permanent employment contract) and subjectively assessed job insecurity with sickness presenteeism among those who had no sickness absences during the study year...
  53. pmc Influence of retirement and work stress on headache prevalence: a longitudinal modelling study from the GAZEL Cohort Study
    Noora Sjösten
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    Cephalalgia 31:696-705. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to examine trajectories of headache in relation to retirement and to clarify the role of work stress and stress-prone personality...
  54. doi request reprint Socioeconomic gradient in work disability in diabetes: evidence from three occupational cohorts
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 70:125-31. 2016
    ..We examined the association between socioeconomic status and work disability among employees with and without diabetes taking into account comorbid conditions...
  55. doi request reprint Clustering of adversity in young adults on disability pension due to mental disorders: a latent class analysis
    Matti Joensuu
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 51:281-7. 2016
    ..This study examined whether distinct classes could be identified among young adults on the basis of medical history before receiving a disability pension due to a mental disorder...
  56. pmc Proximity of off-premise alcohol outlets and heavy alcohol consumption: a cohort study
    Jaana I Halonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, PO Box 310, 70101 Kuopio, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 132:295-300. 2013
    ..We examined longitudinally whether change in proximity to off-premise (i.e., no consumption on the premises) beer and liquor outlets is associated with heavy alcohol consumption...
  57. pmc Perceived job insecurity as a risk factor for incident coronary heart disease: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 347:f4746. 2013
    ..To determine the association between self reported job insecurity and incident coronary heart disease...
  58. doi request reprint Workplace social capital and risk of chronic and severe hypertension: a cohort study
    Tuula Oksanen
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Hypertens 30:1129-36. 2012
    ..We examined the risk of hypertension as a function of workplace social capital, that is, social cohesion, trust and reciprocity in the workplace...
  59. ncbi request reprint Combined effects of uncertainty and organizational justice on employee health: testing the uncertainty management model of fairness judgments among Finnish public sector employees
    Marko Elovainio
    Research and Development Centre for Health and Welfare, P O Box 220, FIN 00531, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 61:2501-12. 2005
    ..In accordance with the uncertainty management model, these associations were dependent on experienced work-time control and perceived changes at work...
  60. ncbi request reprint Job strain and psychologic distress influence on sickness absence among Finnish employees
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Prev Med 33:182-7. 2007
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome as a predictor of work disability
    Noora Sjösten
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lemminkäisenkatu 14 18b, FI 20520 Turku, Finland
    Respir Med 103:1047-55. 2009
    ..This study examined whether obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with increased risk of work disability during six years following the diagnosis...
  62. pmc Do pre-employment influences explain the association between psychosocial factors at work and coronary heart disease? The Whitehall II study
    Taina Hintsa
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, Helsinki, FIN 00014, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 67:330-4. 2010
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Psychosocial work environment and hospital admissions due to mental disorders: a 15-year prospective study of industrial employees
    Matti Joensuu
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Work Organizations, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 124:118-25. 2010
    ..We examined whether components of job control and work-related social support predict medically-certified mental disorders...
  64. doi request reprint Optimism and pessimism as predictors of work disability with a diagnosis of depression: a prospective cohort study of onset and recovery
    Kim Kronström
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, 20500 Turku, Finland
    J Affect Disord 130:294-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine optimism and pessimism as predictors of depression-related work disability and subsequent return to work...
  65. doi request reprint Predictive factors of future participation in rehabilitation in the working population: the Finnish public sector study
    Mikhail Saltychev
    Department of Rehabilitation, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Rehabil Med 43:404-10. 2011
    ..To examine factors that predict the probability of an employee being granted in-patient multidisciplinary rehabilitation to sustain worklife participation...
  66. pmc Trajectories of sleep complaints from early midlife to old age: longitudinal modeling study
    Paula Salo
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Sleep 35:1559-68. 2012
    ..To estimate trajectories of sleep lost over worry as a function of age, using longitudinal modeling, and compare these trajectories with those for insomnia symptoms...
  67. pmc Workplace determinants of social capital: cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence from a Finnish cohort study
    Tuula Oksanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku and Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 8:e65846. 2013
    ..To examine which contextual features of the workplace are associated with social capital...
  68. pmc Job strain and alcohol intake: a collaborative meta-analysis of individual-participant data from 140,000 men and women
    Katriina Heikkilä
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e40101. 2012
    ....
  69. pmc Job strain and health-related lifestyle: findings from an individual-participant meta-analysis of 118,000 working adults
    Katriina Heikkilä
    Katriina Heikkilä, Solja T Nyberg, Marianna Virtanen, and Mika Kivimäki are with the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki Eleonor I Fransson is with the School of Health Sciences, Jonkoping University, Jönköping Lars Alfredsson is with the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Marie Zins, Marcel Goldberg, and Archana Singh Manoux are with the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, Villejuif, France Hugo Westerlund is with the Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden Peter Westerholm is with the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Jussi Vahtera, Paula Salo, Jaana Pentti, and Tuula Oksanen are with the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku Sakari Suominen is with the Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Turku, Finland Andrew Steptoe, Michael G Marmot, and Jane E Ferrie are with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK Maria Nordin is with the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden Thorsten Lunau and Nico Dragano are with the Department of Medical Sociology, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany Karl Heinz Ladwig is with the German Research Center for Environmental Health
    Am J Public Health 103:2090-7. 2013
    ..We examined the associations of job strain, an indicator of work-related stress, with overall unhealthy and healthy lifestyles...
  70. doi request reprint Association of pupil vandalism, bullying and truancy with teachers' absence due to illness: a multilevel analysis
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Sch Psychol 50:347-61. 2012
    ..Further work should determine whether problem behaviour is a cause or a consequence of absences or whether the association is noncausal...
  71. doi request reprint Prospective study of workplace social capital and depression: are vertical and horizontal components equally important?
    Tuula Oksanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lemminkäisenkatu, Turku, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:684-9. 2010
    ....
  72. pmc Contribution of parental and school personnel smoking to health risk behaviours among Finnish adolescents
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 9:382. 2009
    ..This study compared parental smoking with school personnel smoking in relation to adolescents' smoking behaviours, alcohol use, and illicit drug use...
  73. pmc Quantifying neighbourhood socioeconomic effects in clustering of behaviour-related risk factors: a multilevel analysis
    Jaana I Halonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e32937. 2012
    ....
  74. doi request reprint Self-report as an indicator of incident disease
    Tuula Oksanen
    Centre for Expertise in Work Organisations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki
    Ann Epidemiol 20:547-54. 2010
    ..This study examined the validity of self-reports in the detection of new-onset disease with measurements at baseline and follow-up conditions...
  75. ncbi request reprint Social support, early retirement, and a retirement preference: a study of 10,489 Finnish adults
    Marko Elovainio
    National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 45:433-9. 2003
    ..Being retired before the age of 55 years may be predicted by limited social support or it may restrain one's possibilities to establish and maintain social relationships...
  76. ncbi request reprint Temporary employment and health: a review
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 34:610-22. 2005
    ..We aimed to review evidence on the relationship between temporary employment and health, and to see whether the association is dependent on outcome measure, instability of employment, and contextual factors...
  77. ncbi request reprint The double burden of and negative spillover between paid and domestic work: associations with health among men and women
    Ari Väänänen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Psychology, Topeliuksenkatu 41 A, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Women Health 40:1-18. 2004
    ..We conclude that negative work-family spillover especially is associated with health problems among both women and men, and negative family-work spillover is related to a poorer health status among women...
  78. ncbi request reprint Prevalent cardiovascular disease, risk factors and selection out of shift work
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:204-8. 2006
    ..This study examines whether health-related selection out of shift work is likely to bias the association between shift work and cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Temporary employment and antidepressant medication: a register linkage study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational, Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychiatr Res 42:221-9. 2008
    ..Among men, the association between temporary employment and antidepressant use was stronger within lower grade occupations. The results suggest that using antidepressants is more pronounced when temporary employment is unstable...
  80. ncbi request reprint Social capital at work as a predictor of employee health: multilevel evidence from work units in Finland
    Tuula Oksanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 66:637-49. 2008
    ..In conclusion, this longitudinal multilevel study provides support for the hypothesis that exposure to low social capital at work may be detrimental to the health of employees...
  81. doi request reprint Work-family characteristics as determinants of sickness absence: a large-scale cohort study of three occupational grades
    Ari Väänänen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Health Psychol 13:181-96. 2008
    ..The authors conclude that some specific work-family characteristics play a role in sickness absence, but their impact on sickness absence partly varies according to gender and occupational grade...
  82. doi request reprint Social support, network heterogeneity, and smoking behavior in women: the 10-town study
    Ari Väänänen
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organisations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Health Promot 22:246-55. 2008
    ..Examine the associations among social support, network heterogeneity, and smoking behavior in a large sample of Finnish female municipal employees...
  83. doi request reprint Increased risk of lost workdays prior to the diagnosis of sleep apnea
    Noora Sjösten
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lemminkäisenkatu 14 18b, 20520 Turku, Finland
    Chest 136:130-6. 2009
    ..We sought to estimate the total number of lost workdays caused by sleep apnea either due to medically certified sickness absences or disability pensions during the 5 years prior to the year of a sleep apnea diagnosis...
  84. pmc Overtime work and incident coronary heart disease: the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J 31:1737-44. 2010
    ..To examine the association between overtime work and incident coronary heart disease (CHD) among middle-aged employees...
  85. doi request reprint Patient overcrowding in hospital wards as a predictor of diagnosis-specific mental disorders among staff: a 2-year prospective cohort study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:1308-12. 2010
    ..This study examined whether patient overcrowding in hospital wards predicts diagnosis-specific mental disorders among staff...
  86. doi request reprint Childhood adversities, adulthood life events and depression
    Jyrki Korkeila
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Satakunta Hospital District, Finland
    J Affect Disord 127:130-8. 2010
    ..The role of childhood adversities in predicting adulthood depression has been suggested to be complex and in need of additional comprehensive studies...
  87. doi request reprint Socio-economic differences in long-term psychiatric work disability: prospective cohort study of onset, recovery and recurrence
    Marianna Virtanen
    Unit of Expertise in Work and Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 68:791-8. 2011
    ..To examine the associations between socio-economic position (SEP) and the onset of psychiatric work disability, return to work and recurrence of disability...
  88. ncbi request reprint Role clarity, fairness, and organizational climate as predictors of sickness absence: a prospective study in the private sector
    Ari Väänänen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Psychology, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 32:426-34. 2004
    ..The authors examined less-studied work-related psychosocial predictors of sickness absence in the private sector by socioeconomic status...
  89. ncbi request reprint When it is better to give than to receive: long-term health effects of perceived reciprocity in support exchange
    Ari Väänänen
    Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pers Soc Psychol 89:176-93. 2005
    ..The findings on women are in line with the esteem enhancement theory. No support was obtained for the equity theory...
  90. pmc Is retirement beneficial for mental health?: antidepressant use before and after retirement
    Tuula Oksanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Epidemiology 22:553-9. 2011
    ..This study examines longitudinally the changes in antidepressant medication use across the 9 years spanning the transition to retirement...
  91. pmc Workplace social capital and adherence to antihypertensive medication: a cohort study
    Tuula Oksanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 6:e24732. 2011
    ..This study examines the hypothesis that workplace social capital may influence adherence to antihypertensive medication among hypertensive employees...
  92. ncbi request reprint Work stress and incidence of newly diagnosed fibromyalgia: prospective cohort study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, FIN 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychosom Res 57:417-22. 2004
    ..We examined the prospective association between occupational stress and incidence of newly diagnosed fibromyalgia...
  93. pmc Local economy and sickness absence: prospective cohort study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Psychology, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:973-8. 2005
    ..To investigate the effect of the local economy, as measured by municipal revenue and local unemployment rate, on sickness absence among the employed...
  94. ncbi request reprint Why is evidence on job strain and coronary heart disease mixed? An illustration of measurement challenges in the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 68:398-401. 2006
    ..However, previous studies have typically assessed job strain at one point in time only. We examined whether the failure of such measurement to reflect long-term job strain could contribute to false null findings...
  95. ncbi request reprint Work stress, mental health and antidepressant medication findings from the Health 2000 Study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 98:189-97. 2007
    ..Population-based studies on the association between work stress and mental disorders are scarce, and it is not known whether work stress predicts mental disorders requiring treatment...
  96. pmc Obesity, unexplained weight loss and suicide: the original Whitehall study
    Marko Elovainio
    the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 116:218-21. 2009
    ..We tested the hypothesis that both obesity and unexplained weight loss are related to elevated suicide risk...
  97. pmc Long working hours and cognitive function: the Whitehall II Study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 169:596-605. 2009
    ..This study shows that long working hours may have a negative effect on cognitive performance in middle age...
  98. doi request reprint Sleep disturbances as a predictor of occupational injuries among public sector workers
    Simo Salminen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, Helsinki, Finland
    J Sleep Res 19:207-13. 2010
    ..This study suggests that sleep disturbances are a significant predictor of occupational injuries even after accounting for a range of covariates...
  99. doi request reprint Childhood adversities as predictors of incident coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease
    Jyrki Korkeila
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Kunnallissairaalantie 20, 20700 Turku, Finland
    Heart 96:298-303. 2010
    ..However, few large-scale prospective studies have examined the associations between childhood adversities and cardiovascular disease...
  100. ncbi request reprint Death or illness of a family member, violence, interpersonal conflict, and financial difficulties as predictors of sickness absence: longitudinal cohort study on psychological and behavioral links
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, Division of Applied Psychology, University of Helsinki and Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 64:817-25. 2002
    ..We examined whether psychological problems and health-risk behaviors underpin the health effects of different event categories...
  101. ncbi request reprint Sleeping problems and health behaviors as mediators between organizational justice and health
    Marko Elovainio
    Department of Social Research, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Psychol 22:287-93. 2003
    ..No support for a mediating role of health behaviors between low organizational justice and health problems was obtained...