K Poikolainen

Summary

Affiliation: National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Predictors of somatic symptoms: a five year follow up of adolescents
    K Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, FIN 00531, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Dis Child 83:388-92. 2000
  2. pmc Magnesium treatment in alcoholics: a randomized clinical trial
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, Helsinki, Finland
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 3:1. 2008
  3. ncbi Do the protective effects fade away?
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, FIN 00531, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 102:1586-7. 2007
  4. ncbi Alcohol and the preventive paradox: serious harms and drinking patterns
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 102:571-8. 2007
  5. ncbi Alcohol and coronary heart disease risk--is there an unknown confounder?
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 100:1150-7. 2005
  6. ncbi Alcohol sales and fatal alcohol poisonings: a time-series analysis
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 97:1037-40. 2002
  7. pmc Fear of nuclear war increases the risk of common mental disorders among young adults: a five-year follow-up study
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, PO Box 220, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 4:42. 2004
  8. ncbi [What can be done in order to control the adverse effects of alcohol?]
    Kari Poikolainen
    Alkoholitutkimussäätiö PL 220, 00531 Helsinki
    Duodecim 119:2477-8. 2003
  9. ncbi The disulfiram-ethanol reaction (DER) experience
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, PO Box 220, FIN 00531, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 99:26; author reply 27-8. 2004
  10. pmc Cigarette smoking, alcohol intoxication and major depressive episode in a representative population sample
    J Hämäläinen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:573-6. 2001

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. pmc Predictors of somatic symptoms: a five year follow up of adolescents
    K Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, FIN 00531, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Dis Child 83:388-92. 2000
    ..Somatisation is common among adolescents...
  2. pmc Magnesium treatment in alcoholics: a randomized clinical trial
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, Helsinki, Finland
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 3:1. 2008
    ..Magnesium (Mg) deficiency is common among alcoholics. Earlier research suggests that Mg treatment may help to normalize elevated enzyme activities and some other clinically relevant parameters among alcoholics but the evidence is weak...
  3. ncbi Do the protective effects fade away?
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, FIN 00531, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 102:1586-7. 2007
  4. ncbi Alcohol and the preventive paradox: serious harms and drinking patterns
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 102:571-8. 2007
    ..Evidence for the paradox has been criticized for being based on self-report. The aim was to examine whether the paradox also applies to deaths and hospital admissions...
  5. ncbi Alcohol and coronary heart disease risk--is there an unknown confounder?
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 100:1150-7. 2005
    ..To evaluate whether confounding by several known or suspected coronary heart disease risk factors are likely to explain the lower coronary heart disease risk among light alcohol drinkers compared with never-drinkers...
  6. ncbi Alcohol sales and fatal alcohol poisonings: a time-series analysis
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 97:1037-40. 2002
    ..To discover whether the number of fatal alcohol peaks during festivities characterized by unrestrained drinking and relates to sales of alcoholic beverages...
  7. pmc Fear of nuclear war increases the risk of common mental disorders among young adults: a five-year follow-up study
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, PO Box 220, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 4:42. 2004
    ..Evidence on the relation between fear of war and mental health is insufficient. We carried out a prospective cohort study to find out whether fear of nuclear war is related to increased risk of common mental disorders...
  8. ncbi [What can be done in order to control the adverse effects of alcohol?]
    Kari Poikolainen
    Alkoholitutkimussäätiö PL 220, 00531 Helsinki
    Duodecim 119:2477-8. 2003
  9. ncbi The disulfiram-ethanol reaction (DER) experience
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, PO Box 220, FIN 00531, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 99:26; author reply 27-8. 2004
  10. pmc Cigarette smoking, alcohol intoxication and major depressive episode in a representative population sample
    J Hämäläinen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:573-6. 2001
    ..This study investigated the associations of cigarette smoking and alcohol intoxication with major depressive episode...
  11. ncbi Predictors of alcohol intake and heavy drinking in early adulthood: a 5-year follow-up of 15-19-year-old Finnish adolescents
    K Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, P.O. Box 220, FIN-00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 36:85-8. 2001
    ..The findings suggest that alcohol intake and heavy drinking in young adulthood can be predicted by earlier self-reports on relief smoking and alcohol intake in adolescence...
  12. pmc Increased mortality related to heavy alcohol intake pattern
    T Laatikainen
    KTL National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:379-84. 2003
    ..Although moderate alcohol intake is related to decreased all cause and ischaemic heart disease mortality, intake of large amounts at a time may be harmful...
  13. doi Hazardous drinking: prevalence and associations in the Finnish general population
    Jukka T Halme
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:1615-22. 2008
    ..This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and associations of hazardous drinking in comparison to AUDs, moderate drinking, and abstinence...
  14. doi Alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality among elderly in Finland
    Jukka T Halme
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 106:212-8. 2010
    ..To estimate the gender-specific prevalences of alcohol consumption levels and to investigate the association between heavy drinking and all-cause mortality among elderly males...
  15. ncbi Excess mortality related to alcohol and smoking among hospital-treated patients with psoriasis
    K Poikolainen
    , Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Dermatol 135:1490-3. 1999
    ..46 (95% CI, 3.60-5.45); for women, 5.60 (95% CI, 2.98-8.65). CONCLUSIONS: Patients with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for death. Alcohol is a major cause for this excess mortality...
  16. ncbi Heavy and nonheavy drinking occasions, all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and hospitalizations: a follow-up study in a population with a low consumption level
    Pia Makela
    Alcohol and Drug Research Group, STAKES, P O Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    J Stud Alcohol 66:722-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to separate the effects of heavy and nonheavy episodic drinking on mortality and hospitalizations from ischemic heart disease (IHD) and other cardiovascular disease (OCVD) and on all-cause mortality...
  17. ncbi Pattern of drinking and fatal injury: a population-based follow-up study of Finnish men
    Tapio Paljarvi
    Alcohol and Drug Research Group, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 100:1851-9. 2005
    ..To find out how the frequency of drinking one to two drinks, three to four drinks and five or more drinks of alcohol per drinking occasion predicts injury mortality in 16 years of follow-up among the Finnish 15-69-year-old male population...
  18. doi Increased stroke risk is related to a binge-drinking habit
    Laura Sundell
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Stroke 39:3179-84. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different drinking patterns on stroke risk, independent of average alcohol intake...
  19. doi Alcohol consumption, abstaining, health utility, and quality of life--a general population survey in Finland
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:376-86. 2008
    ..To examine the associations between alcohol consumption and utility-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL), subjective quality of life (QoL), self-rated health (SRH), and mental distress...
  20. ncbi Spousal resemblance for history of major depressive episode in the previous year
    S Lindeman
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Med 32:363-7. 2002
    ..Here we report the risk of depression and its determinants in spouses of persons with or without depression, taking into account several known risk factors for major depression...
  21. ncbi The association of alcohol dependency with employment probability: evidence from the population survey 'Health 2000 in Finland'
    Edvard Johansson
    Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Econ 16:739-54. 2007
    ..However, accounting for endogeneity increases the negative effect to some 50 percentage points for men and to some 40 percentage points for women...
  22. ncbi Alcohol-related knowledge, beliefs and attitudes among health and clerical personnel
    K Poikolainen
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 27:1429-32. 1988
    ..Knowledge was only remotely related to age, marital status and permissive attitudes. Health personnel knew more about alcohol-related problems than lay people, but there is room for further improvement...
  23. ncbi Use of health services for major depressive episode in Finland
    Juha Hämäläinen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 79:105-12. 2004
    ..A universal finding in psychiatric epidemiology is that only a minority of currently depressed people seek or receive treatment...
  24. ncbi Major depressive episode related to long unemployment and frequent alcohol intoxication
    Juha Hämäläinen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 59:486-91. 2005
    ..51-23.09) vs. OR=1.72 (95% CI 1.29-2.30]. Long-term unemployment is associated with increased risk of major depressive episode. Frequent alcohol intoxication among long-term unemployed individuals greatly increases the risk of depression...
  25. ncbi Accuracy of quantity-frequency and graduated frequency questionnaires in measuring alcohol intake: comparison with daily diary and commonly used laboratory markers
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, P O Box 220, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 37:573-6. 2002
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  26. ncbi A nice try that fails: the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) evaluation of the effect of treatment of alcohol and drug problems: the epidemiologist's view
    Kari Poikolainen
    Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, PO Box 220, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 37:416-8. 2002
    ..The main part aims to evaluate treatments on alcohol and other addictive substances by meta-analytical techniques...
  27. ncbi 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...
  28. ncbi Psychiatric treatment seeking and psychosocial impairment among young adults with depression
    Terhi Aalto-Setälä
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 70:35-47. 2002
    ..We report data on 1-year prevalence and comorbidity of depression, related impairment, treatment need, and psychiatric treatment among young adults...
  29. ncbi Heavy drinking occasions and depression
    Laura Manninen
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 41:293-9. 2006
    ..To assess the risk of depression for subjects with or without heavy drinking occasions after adjusting for the average long-term alcohol consumption, age, gender, marital status, employment status, and chronic diseases...
  30. ncbi Currently active and remitted alcohol dependence in a nationwide adult general population--results from the Finnish Health 2000 study
    Sami P Pirkola
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 41:315-20. 2006
    ..To study the factors relating to remission from alcohol dependence in the general population...
  31. ncbi Abstaining from alcohol and labour market underperformance--have we forgotten the 'dry' alcoholics?
    Edvard Johansson
    The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, Lonnrotinkatu 4B, 00120 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 41:574-9. 2006
    ..To investigate whether abstainers fare worse than non-abstainers on the labour market because a subset of the abstainers are ex-drinkers with alcohol problems...
  32. ncbi Job strain, effort-reward imbalance, and heavy drinking: a study in 40,851 employees
    Anne Kouvonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 47:503-13. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the relationship of the job strain model and the effort-reward imbalance model with heavy drinking...
  33. ncbi Depressive symptoms in adolescence as predictors of early adulthood depressive disorders and maladjustment
    Terhi Aalto-Setälä
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Iirislahdenranta 30, FIN 02230 Espoo, Finland
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1235-7. 2002
    ..The authors examined the association between self-reported depressive symptoms in adolescence and mental well-being in early adulthood...
  34. ncbi [Care of alcohol addiction]
    Mikko Salaspuro
    Duodecim 121:1786-7. 2005
  35. ncbi Predictors of mental distress in early adulthood: a five-year follow-up of 709 high-school students
    Terhi Aalto-Setälä
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Mannerheimintie 166, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Nord J Psychiatry 56:121-5. 2002
    ..Males with low trait anxiety in adolescence had less distress. The results indicate trait anxiety as an important predictor of mental distress. Gender differences in other predictors suggest gender differences in coping...
  36. ncbi Opposite associations of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and gamma-glutamyltransferase with prevalent coronary heart disease
    Pekka Jousilahti
    University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 162:817-21. 2002
    ..We analyzed the association of 2 commonly used markers of alcohol consumption-carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT)-and self-reported alcohol consumption with prevalent CHD...
  37. ncbi DSM-IV mood-, anxiety- and alcohol use disorders and their comorbidity in the Finnish general population--results from the Health 2000 Study
    Sami P Pirkola
    Dept of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:1-10. 2005
    ..Information on prevalence, accumulation and variation of common mental disorders is essential for both etiological research and development of mental health service systems...
  38. doi Childhood and current determinants of heavy drinking in early adulthood
    Laura Kestilä
    Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:460-9. 2008
    ..To explore the association of parental education, childhood living conditions and several adversities with heavy drinking in early adulthood, and to analyze the effect of the respondent's current circumstances on these associations...
  39. ncbi Alcohol tax cuts and increase in alcohol-positive sudden deaths: a time-series intervention analysis
    Anna Koski
    Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 102:362-8. 2007
    ....
  40. ncbi Best patterns of drinking for the heart
    Kari Poikolainen
    Addiction 99:276-7. 2004
  41. doi What predicts illicit drug use versus police-registered drug offending? Findings from the Finnish "From a Boy to a Man" birth cohort study
    Solja Niemela
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:697-704. 2008
    ..To study whether drug offenders differ in childhood and in early adulthood from those who only report using illicit drugs...
  42. ncbi Childhood predictors of drunkenness in late adolescence among males: a 10-year population-based follow-up study
    Solja Niemela
    Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Turku, Finland
    Addiction 101:512-21. 2006
    ..To study childhood precursors of drunkenness frequency among 18-year-old boys in a representative, nation-wide 10-year follow-up study...
  43. ncbi Adaptive functioning, psychopathology and service use among 18-year-old boys with drunkenness-related alcohol use
    Solja M Niemelä
    Addiction Clinic at Turku Psychiatric Services, 20700 Turku, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 41:143-50. 2006
    ..To study the associations between drunkenness frequency and adaptive functioning, psychopathology and service use among 18-year-old Finnish boys in a nation-wide population-based study...