P Virtanen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Tampere
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Locality differences of sickness absence in the context of health and social conditions of the inhabitants
    Pekka Virtanen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 38:309-16. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Trajectory analyses of sickness absence among industrial and municipal employees
    P Virtanen
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) . 2016
  3. pmc Children of boom and recession and the scars to the mental health--a comparative study on the long term effects of youth unemployment
    Pekka Virtanen
    University of Tampere, School of Health Sciences, Tampere, 33014, Finland
    Int J Equity Health 15:14. 2016
  4. pmc How does unemployment affect self-assessed health? A systematic review focusing on subgroup effects
    Fredrik Norström
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 14:1310. 2014
  5. pmc Does provision of targeted health care for the unemployed enhance re-employment?
    Katri Romppainen
    P, O Box 607, 33014 Tampere, Finland
    BMC Public Health 14:1200. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Mental health in adolescence as determinant of alcohol consumption trajectories in the Northern Swedish Cohort
    Pekka Virtanen
    Institute for Advanced Social Research and School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Public Health 60:335-42. 2015
  7. doi request reprint Health status and health behaviour as predictors of the occurrence of unemployment and prolonged unemployment
    P Virtanen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Medisiinarinkatu, FIN 3014 Tampere, Finland
    Public Health 127:46-52. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Suboptimal health as a predictor of non-permanent employment in middle age: a 12-year follow-up study of the Northern Swedish Cohort
    Pekka Virtanen
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:139-45. 2013
  9. pmc Is the core-periphery labour market structure related to perceived health? findings of the Northern Swedish Cohort
    Anna Karin Waenerlund
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine, Umea University, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 11:956. 2011
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. doi request reprint Locality differences of sickness absence in the context of health and social conditions of the inhabitants
    Pekka Virtanen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 38:309-16. 2010
    ..This study aimed to test the hypothesis that the work places residing in a locality share similar sickness absence practice...
  2. ncbi request reprint Trajectory analyses of sickness absence among industrial and municipal employees
    P Virtanen
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) . 2016
    ..This might be assumed to be associated with more restrictive sickness absence practices...
  3. pmc Children of boom and recession and the scars to the mental health--a comparative study on the long term effects of youth unemployment
    Pekka Virtanen
    University of Tampere, School of Health Sciences, Tampere, 33014, Finland
    Int J Equity Health 15:14. 2016
    ..The present study relates this 'mental health scarring' to the trade cycle, exploring if those exposed to youth unemployment during boom differ from those exposed during recession with respect to mental health in the middle age...
  4. pmc How does unemployment affect self-assessed health? A systematic review focusing on subgroup effects
    Fredrik Norström
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 14:1310. 2014
    ..The objective of our article is to review how unemployment relates to self-assessed health with a focus on its effect on subgroups...
  5. pmc Does provision of targeted health care for the unemployed enhance re-employment?
    Katri Romppainen
    P, O Box 607, 33014 Tampere, Finland
    BMC Public Health 14:1200. 2014
    ..Health promotion among unemployed people may improve their health but also to increase their employability. We tested whether re-employment can be enhanced with a health care intervention targeted at the unemployed...
  6. doi request reprint Mental health in adolescence as determinant of alcohol consumption trajectories in the Northern Swedish Cohort
    Pekka Virtanen
    Institute for Advanced Social Research and School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Public Health 60:335-42. 2015
    ..The study aimed to analyze whether poor mental health in adolescence predicts heavy alcohol consumption over the long term...
  7. doi request reprint Health status and health behaviour as predictors of the occurrence of unemployment and prolonged unemployment
    P Virtanen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Medisiinarinkatu, FIN 3014 Tampere, Finland
    Public Health 127:46-52. 2013
    ..The present study explores the effects of suboptimal health on employment in the long term, with statistics that enable assessment of the occurrence and extent of unemployment...
  8. doi request reprint Suboptimal health as a predictor of non-permanent employment in middle age: a 12-year follow-up study of the Northern Swedish Cohort
    Pekka Virtanen
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:139-45. 2013
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate if suboptimal health also predicts non-permanent employment...
  9. pmc Is the core-periphery labour market structure related to perceived health? findings of the Northern Swedish Cohort
    Anna Karin Waenerlund
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine, Umea University, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 11:956. 2011
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  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Employment trajectory as determinant of change in health-related lifestyle: the prospective HeSSup study
    Pekka Virtanen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 18:504-8. 2008
    ..This study aimed to determine associations between lifestyle and five employment trajectories, i.e. 'stable', 'unstable', 'upward' 'downward' and 'chronic unemployment'...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sick leaves in four factories--do characteristics of employees and work conditions explain differences in sickness absence between workplaces?
    Pekka Virtanen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 34:260-6. 2008
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  13. doi request reprint Exposure to nonpermanent employment and health: analysis of the associations with 12 health indicators
    Pekka Virtanen
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 53:653-7. 2011
    ..To clarify the associations of nonpermanent employment with poor health in longitudinal setting with different health outcomes...
  14. doi request reprint Exposure to temporary employment and job insecurity: a longitudinal study of the health effects
    Pekka Virtanen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 68:570-4. 2011
    ..Previous research on this topic is scarce and based on cross-sectional data...
  15. 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
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  16. 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...
  17. 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
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  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Employment status passages and psychosocial well-being
    Pekka Virtanen
    Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    J Occup Health Psychol 8:123-30. 2003
    ..Most of the results, however, did not support the hypothesis about the division of the participants into those with a stable career and improving well-being and those with a fragmented career and low well-being...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc Wellbeing of professionals at entry into the labour market: a follow up survey of medicine and architecture students
    P Virtanen
    Medical School, 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:831-5. 2001
    ..Knowledge about changes in wellbeing during the passage from professional studies to working life is scarce and controversial. This study examined these changes among university graduates with good and poor employment prospects...
  22. doi request reprint Multi-site pain and working conditions as predictors of work ability in a 4-year follow-up among food industry employees
    S Neupane
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Eur J Pain 17:444-51. 2013
    ..We investigated the separate and joint effects of multi-site musculoskeletal pain and physical and psychosocial exposures at work on future work ability...
  23. ncbi request reprint Locality and habitus: the origins of sickness absence practices
    P Virtanen
    University of Tampere, Work Research Centre, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 50:27-39. 2000
    ..More lasting changes in the level of sickness absences would require profound changes in the working community and-ultimately-in the whole locality...
  24. doi request reprint Absenteeism following a workplace intervention for older food industry workers
    A Siukola
    School of Health Sciences, FI 33014 University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) 61:583-5. 2011
    ..The effects of workplace interventions on sickness absence are poorly understood, in particular in ageing workers...
  25. pmc Stressful life events and the onset of asthma
    R Lietzén
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Eur Respir J 37:1360-5. 2011
    ..Our study suggests that stressful life events may increase the onset of asthma...
  26. doi request reprint Multi-site pain and work ability among an industrial population
    S Neupane
    School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, FI 33014 Tampere, Finland
    Occup Med (Lond) 61:563-9. 2011
    ..Multi-site pain is a common phenomenon among working-age people and it strongly increases work disability risk. Little is known about the impact of musculoskeletal pain on work ability...
  27. ncbi request reprint Work and family as constituents of sense of coherence
    Varpu Löyttyniemi
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland
    Qual Health Res 14:924-41. 2004
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  28. ncbi request reprint Is fixed-term employment a new risk for adverse physical working conditions?
    Antti Saloniemi
    Work Research Centre, 33014 University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Occup Saf Ergon 10:35-42. 2004
    ..Such problems are concentrated in an area with a long tradition of work environment problems, that is, in the construction industry...
  29. ncbi request reprint Social capital in working life and the health of employees
    Virpi Liukkonen
    Medical School, University of Tampere, FIN 33014 Tampere, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 59:2447-58. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest only partial support for the hypothesis of work-related social capital as a health resource...
  30. ncbi request reprint Labor market trajectories and health: a four-year follow-up study of initially fixed-term employees
    Pekka Virtanen
    Medical School, University of Tampere, FN 33014 Tampere, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 161:840-6. 2005
    ..This longitudinal study provides evidence of health-related selection into employment trajectories and suggests that the trajectories themselves carry different health risks...
  31. doi request reprint Employment trajectories and changes in sense of coherence
    Virpi Liukkonen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 20:293-8. 2010
    ..We investigated whether change in employment status is associated with change in SOC and whether such an association varies when young (<30 years) and older employees are compared...
  32. doi request reprint Encounters with unemployment in occupational health care: Nurses' constructions of clients without work
    Katri Romppainen
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, P O Box 607, 33014 Tampere, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 70:605-8. 2010
    ..In conclusion, we stress the complexity of providing health services that can match the increasing diversity of contemporary labour market trajectories...
  33. doi request reprint Unemployment, depressiveness and disability retirement: a follow-up study of the Finnish HeSSup population sample
    Tiina Lamberg
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:259-64. 2010
    ..In this study we sought potential connections between these two epidemics. We assumed that depressiveness incurs a higher risk of disability retirement among the unemployed than among the employed population...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...