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J. Ilmarinen
University of Eastern Finland
21Publications
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Objectives We investigated whether the extent of biomechanical exposures and job strain in midlife separately and jointly predict disability in old age. Methods Participants of the Finnish Longitudinal Study on Aging Municipal Employees (FLAME) in 1981 (aged 44–58 years) responded to disability questionnaires in 2009 (1850 women and 1082 men). Difficulties in performing five activities of daily living (ADL) and seven instrumental ADL (IADL) were used to assess severity of disability (score range...
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#1Monika E. von Bonsdorff (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 11
#2Taina Rantanen (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 57
Last.Mikaela B. von Bonsdorff (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 17
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Background Little is known about the wellbeing and mobility limitation of older disability retirees. Personal and environmental factors, such as time spent in working life, may either exacerbate or mitigate the onset of mobility limitation in general population. We aimed to study perceived midlife work ability as a determinant of self-reported mobility limitation in old age among municipal employees who transitioned into non-disability and disability retirement.
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#1Ville Ilmarinen (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 2
#2J. Ilmarinen (University of Eastern Finland)H-Index: 9
Last.Ove NasmanH-Index: 2
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For identification of groups and domains for work ability promotion, brief self-report measure, work ability – personal radar (WA-PR), based on the ‘the house of work ability’ model is presented and psychometrically evaluated in the structural equation framework using data from technological sector (N = 3754). The house model had acceptable fit to the data. In addition, factor loadings in the model were invariant across groups, demonstrating metric invariance of the WA-PR. Scalar invariance of W...
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#1Monika E. von Bonsdorff (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 11
#2Taina Rantanen (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 57
Last.Mikaela B. von Bonsdorff (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 17
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Background We examined prospectively the use of all-cause hospital in-patient care among public sector employees by using a 3-year preand post-retirement study window. Methods A total of 5269 participants of the Finnish Longitudinal Study of Municipal Employees had retired during January 1984 and July 2000. They had register-based data on retirement (non-disability retirement n 1⁄4 3411, men 40%, and diagnose-specific disability retirement n 1⁄4 1858, men 50%) and all-cause hospital in-patient a...
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#1Jenni Kulmala (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 13
#2Timo Hinrichs (University of Lucerne)H-Index: 17
Last.Taina Rantanen (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 57
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The aim of this study is to investigate whether work-related stress symptoms in midlife are associated with a number of mobility limitations during three decades from midlife to late life. Data for the study come from the Finnish Longitudinal Study of Municipal Employees (FLAME). The study includes a total of 5429 public sector employees aged 44–58 years at baseline who had information available on work-related stress symptoms in 1981 and 1985 and mobility limitation score during the subsequent ...
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#1Jenni KulmalaH-Index: 13
Last.Taina RantanenH-Index: 57
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#1Jorma SeitsamoH-Index: 1
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Before and after a four-year follow-up, maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) was determined for 67 municipal employees (initial age about 51 years). The VO2max (ml.kg-1) decreased 6% among the women and increased 8% among the men, the greatest and smallest change occurring for employees doing mental and physical work, respectively. The men's increase was associated with an increase in leisure-time physical activity. Work content was not associated with the level of VO2max for either gender. After...
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A cohort of 6165 municipal workers 44 to 58 years of age was followed during 1981-1985. The most impairing work loads were poor work postures and poor physical climate, whereas good possibilities for development at work prevented work disability. Aging particularly increased the incidence of work disability, whereas physical exercise maintained work ability. Among workers who suffered from any cardiovascular disease, a low level of muscular work and a high level of leisure-time physical exercise...
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