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Classification of Work Ability Index among young employees.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature70619
Source
Occup Med (Lond). 2005 Aug;55(5):399-401
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2005
Author
Veikko Kujala
Jouko Remes
Ellen Ek
Tuija Tammelin
Jaana Laitinen
Author Affiliation
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health--Oulu, Finland. veikko.kujala@ttl.fi
Source
Occup Med (Lond). 2005 Aug;55(5):399-401
Date
Aug-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Female
Humans
Male
Occupational Health
Questionnaires
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results
Work Capacity Evaluation
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The reference values of the Work Ability Index (WAI) are best known for people aged over 45 years. However, the WAI score is highly dependent on age and population-based reference values for young employees are needed. AIM: To present WAI scores calculated for a population-based sample of employees in their early 30s. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire including the items of the WAI was used. The study included 3725 employees (2021 men and 1704 women) aged 31 from part of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study (NFBC-66) and who were working in a wide range of occupations in northern Finland or in the Helsinki region during 1997-1998. RESULTS: The WAI scores among young employees varied from 15 to 49 with a mean of 40.7 points (SD 4.2). The 15th percentile, median and 85th percentile of the WAI scores were 37, 41 and 45 points, respectively. The WAI scores were relatively high for both men and women. CONCLUSIONS: When classification of WAI scores into four work ability categories is used, the scores of employees in their early 30s should be evaluated separately from those of older age groups. For young employees work ability categories poor (7-36 points), moderate (37-40 points), good (41-44 points) and excellent (45-49 points) are suggested.
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16040772 View in PubMed
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Morphometric X-ray absorptiometry: reference data for vertebral dimensions in a population-based sample of young Danish men.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature176328
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Acta Radiol. 2004 Dec;45(8):859-65
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2004
Author
R. Wulff
A. KochHolst
T L Nielsen
M. Andersen
C. Hagen
K. Brixen
Author Affiliation
Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark. rw@oncable.dk
Source
Acta Radiol. 2004 Dec;45(8):859-65
Date
Dec-2004
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Absorptiometry, Photon
Adult
Denmark
Humans
Male
Observer Variation
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results
Spine - radiography
Abstract
To determine reference values for vertebral heights in healthy young Danish males using morphometric X-ray absorptiometry (MXA).
A population-based study group of 487 males aged between 20 and 30 years (mean 25 years) from the county of Funen, Denmark, were recruited. Using a Hologic QDR 4500 (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) DXA-scanner, MXA scans covering the vertebrae from T4 to L4 were acquired for each subject. Anterior (Ha), middle (Hm), and posterior (Hp) heights of the thoracic (T4-T12) and lumbar (L1-L4) vertebral bodies were measured. Moreover, wedge, mid-wedge, crush I, and crush II ratios were calculated.
No correlation between vertebral dimensions and crush indices on the one hand and age or weight on the other were found. Body height, however, correlated significantly with the cumulated vertebral heights. Reference data for vertebral dimensions, wedge, mid-wedge, crush I, and crush II are tabulated.
The anterior, middle, and posterior heights of the vertebral bodies of T4 to L4 can be measured reproducible with MXA. In young men, the cumulative vertebral heights correlated with body height but not with age. Moreover, the wedge and crush indices were unrelated of both age and height.
PubMed ID
15690617 View in PubMed
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Int J Audiol. 2008 Jun;47(6):377-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2008
Author
Marte Myhrum
Inger Moen
Author Affiliation
Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology, Faculty Division Rikshospitalet, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. marte.myhrum@medisin.uio.no
Source
Int J Audiol. 2008 Jun;47(6):377-8
Date
Jun-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Audiometry, Speech - standards
Auditory Threshold
Humans
Language
Noise
Norway
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results
Speech Perception
PubMed ID
18569116 View in PubMed
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One Norwegian national tool for estimating date of delivery and fetal age.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature280662
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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2016 May;136(9):790-1
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2016

The Danish Communicative Developmental Inventories: validity and main developmental trends.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature92876
Source
J Child Lang. 2008 Aug;35(3):651-69
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2008
Author
Bleses Dorthe
Vach Werner
Slott Malene
Wehberg Sonja
Thomsen Pia
Madsen Thomas O
Basbøll Hans
Author Affiliation
Center for Child Language, Institute of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. bleses@.sdu.dk
Source
J Child Lang. 2008 Aug;35(3):651-69
Date
Aug-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Child, Preschool
Communication
Denmark
Female
Humans
Infant
Language Development
Male
Reproducibility of Results
Speech Production Measurement
Verbal Learning
Abstract
This paper presents a large-scale cross-sectional study of Danish children's early language acquisition based on the Danish adaptation of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDI). Measures of validity and reliability imply that the Danish adaptation of the American CDI has been adjusted linguistically and culturally in appropriate ways which makes it suitable for tapping into Danish children's language acquisition. The study includes 6,112 randomly selected children in the age of 0 ; 8 to 3 ; 0, and results related to the development of early gestures, comprehension and production of words as well as grammatical skills, are presented.
PubMed ID
18588718 View in PubMed
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A Norwegian adaptation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire: factor structure, reliability, validity and norms.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature81307
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Scand J Psychol. 2006 Aug;47(4):281-91
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2006
Author
Pallesen Ståle
Nordhus Inger Hilde
Carlstedt Berit
Thayer Julian F
Johnsen Tom Backer
Author Affiliation
Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway. staale.pallesen@psysp.uib.no
Source
Scand J Psychol. 2006 Aug;47(4):281-91
Date
Aug-2006
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Anxiety - diagnosis
Depression - diagnosis
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Female
Humans
Male
Norway
Questionnaires
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results
Abstract
A Norwegian version of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) was administered to 304 undergraduate students together with the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and the Maudsley Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (MOCI). The PSWQ was also administered to a community sample comprising 879 subjects, together with the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI II) and the White Bear Suppression Inventory (WBSI). Structural equation modeling showed that a three-factor solution of the PSWQ gave the best goodness of fit. The Norwegian version of the PSWQ demonstrated adequate psychometric properties in terms of reliability and validity in both samples. Females scored higher than males on PSWQ.
PubMed ID
16869861 View in PubMed
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Fatal asthma in Finnish children and adolescents 1976-1998: validity of death certificates and a clinical description.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature165492
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Pediatr Pulmonol. 2007 Mar;42(3):210-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2007
Author
Kristiina Malmström
Minna Kaila
Merja Kajosaari
Pirkko Syvänen
Kaisu Juntunen-Backman
Author Affiliation
Skin and Allergy Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland. kristiina.malmstrom@pp.fimnet.fi
Source
Pediatr Pulmonol. 2007 Mar;42(3):210-5
Date
Mar-2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Asthma - mortality
Child
Child, Preschool
Death Certificates
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Humans
Infant
Male
Reproducibility of Results
Abstract
Several studies show that asthma mortality in children and adolescents increased until the mid-1990s, after which it has slightly decreased worldwide. The objective of this study was to describe the mortality rates of childhood asthma in Finland, and to analyze patient characteristics to identify predisposing factors for fatal asthma exacerbation among children and adolescents during 1976-1998 (2004). All death certificates where asthma or related respiratory tract disease was coded as the underlying cause of death were reviewed for those under 20 years of age. Health care records and autopsy reports were evaluated to validate the cause of death and to identify any predisposing factors. In all, there had been 28 asthma deaths. The validity of the death certificates proved to be good as only 7% were misclassified. Death occurred either in the very young children or adolescents: the median age in the group of 12 years (n = 13) was 18.1 years. The fatal exacerbations occurred mostly during summer and early autumn. Clinical triggers, recorded for 14/22 patients with available patient records, included respiratory infection, (12) use of ibuprofen despite known allergy (1), and exercise after visiting a horse stable (1). The severity of the disease was discernible in 21 patients: severe in 15, moderate in 5, and mild in 1 patient. Inhaled corticosteroids were not used as maintenance or periodic therapy in 12/22 patients, of whom 4 had died during the 1990s. In conclusion, asthma mortality in Finnish children and adolescents was rare and its incidence remained stable. The validity of the death certificate diagnoses proved to be good. Poor asthma management and non or undertreatment with inhaled corticosteroids were risk factors for fatal asthma.
PubMed ID
17245733 View in PubMed
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The Canadian French hearing in noise test.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature156591
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Int J Audiol. 2008 Jun;47(6):383-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2008
Author
Véronique Vaillancourt
Chantal Laroche
Chantal Mayer
Cynthia Basque
Madeleine Nali
Alice Eriks-Brophy
Christian Giguère
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Health Sciences, Room 1117, Audiology and Speech-Language, Pathology Program, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. vaillancourt@mail.health.uottawa.ca
Source
Int J Audiol. 2008 Jun;47(6):383-5
Date
Jun-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Audiometry, Speech - standards
Auditory Threshold
Canada
Humans
Language
Noise
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results
Speech Perception
PubMed ID
18569119 View in PubMed
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Accuracy of cryptorchidism diagnoses and corrective surgical treatment registration in the Danish National Patient Registry.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature121500
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J Urol. 2012 Oct;188(4):1324-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2012
Author
M S Jensen
T M Ø Snerum
L H Olsen
A M Thulstrup
J P Bonde
J. Olsen
T B Henriksen
Author Affiliation
Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Aarhus, Denmark. morten@sondergaard-jensen.dk
Source
J Urol. 2012 Oct;188(4):1324-9
Date
Oct-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Child, Preschool
Cryptorchidism - diagnosis - surgery
Denmark
Humans
Infant
Male
Registries
Reproducibility of Results
Young Adult
Abstract
In recent years several Danish studies of the etiology, time trends and long-term health consequences of cryptorchidism have relied on diagnoses and surgical treatments registered in the National Patient Registry. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of these registry data.
According to the Danish National Patient Registry, 16,168 males were diagnosed with cryptorchidism and 9,244 surgical treatments for cryptorchidism were performed between January 1, 1995 and October 10, 2009. We randomly selected 500 diagnosed cases, of which 284 had been managed surgically. We requested the medical records from the departments making the diagnoses and performing the surgery.
We successfully retrieved medical records for 452 diagnosed cases (90%) and 249 operations (88%). Overall positive predictive value of a registry diagnosis of cryptorchidism was 80% (95% CI 77-84) using the testicular position described by the physician performing the clinical examination as the gold standard. Similarly the positive predictive value of the surgical treatment registration was 99% (95% CI 98-100) using the type of procedure performed.
The data on cryptorchidism in the Danish National Patient Registry are quite accurate. In etiological research the limited misclassification will in most cases only slightly attenuate estimates of the true relative association. Thus, the registry has the potential to serve as a valuable research tool, although caution should be exercised when studying time trends or geographical differences.
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22902026 View in PubMed
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The predictive accuracy of pre-adoption video review in adoptees from Russian and Eastern European orphanages.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature183343
Source
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2003 Sep;42(7):585-90
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-2003
Author
Jon L Boone
Margaret K Hostetter
Carol Cohen Weitzman
Author Affiliation
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8064, USA.
Source
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2003 Sep;42(7):585-90
Date
Sep-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adoption
Bulgaria
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Orphanages
Reproducibility of Results
Retrospective Studies
Romania
Russia
Video Recording - utilization
Abstract
Many internationally adopted children have a pre-adoption video for prospective adoptive parents to review before their commitment to adopt. No published report to date has examined the value of the pre-adoption video evaluation (PreAVE) as a predictor of post-adoption developmental status. The present study was designed to determine whether PreAVE can predict the post-adoption developmental status of internationally adopted children. In this retrospective chart review, children who presented to the Yale International Adoption Clinic between December 1998 and September 2000, and had both a PreAVE and a post-adoption developmental evaluation (PosADE) were selected (N = 20) PreAVE was done using the Denver II and PosADE was done using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, 2nd edition. The Pearson r coefficient between the two ratings was determined and sensitivity and specificity were calculated. There was a significant correlation between the PreAVE and the PosADEs (r = 0.53, p = 0.01).The sensitivity of PreAVE to detect moderate to severe developmental delay was 43% and the specificity was 85%. Although ratings of development on PreAVE are similar to PosADE, the ability to detect moderate to severe developmental delay by video review is limited.
PubMed ID
14552516 View in PubMed
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