Publications

  1. Sintonen H. An approach to measuring and valuing health states. Soc Sci Med 15 C: 55-65, 1981.

  2. Sintonen H. An approach to economic evaluation of actions for health. Official Statistics of Finland, Special Social Studies XXXII:74. Government Printing Office, Helsinki 1981.

  3. Mooney G. Economics, medicine ans health care. Wheatsheaf Books, Brighton 1986.

  4. Pekurinen M, Vohlonen I, Sintonen H. Redefining incentives in primary medical care: The Finnish demonstration project. In Lopez-Casasnovas, G. (ed­.) Incentives in Health Systems. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 1991, 224-238.

  5. Sintonen H, Pekurinen M. Uses of 15D-measure of health-related quality of life. In Health systems - the challenge of change. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on System Science in Health Care. Prague June 29-July 3, 1992. Chytil MK, Duru G, van Eimeren W, Flagle CD (eds). Omnipress, Prague 1992, 1071-1074.

  6. Valtonen H. Application of cost-benefit thinking in health care. Acta Wasaensia, No 30, Economics No 4, Universitas Wasaensis, Vaasa 1993.

  7. Sintonen H, Pekurinen M. A fifteen-dimensional measure of hea­lth-related quality of life (15D) and its applications. In Qua­lity of Life Assessment: Key Issues in the 1990s. Walker SR, Rosser RM (eds). Kluver Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 1993, 185-195.

  8. Lönnqvist J, Sintonen H, Syvälahti E, Appelberg B, Koskinen T, Männikkö T, Mehtonen O-P, Naarala M, Sihvo S, Auvinen J, Pit­kä­nen H. Antidepressant efficacy and quality of life in depres­sion: a double-blind study with moclobemide and fluoxeti­ne. Acta Scand Psych 89: 363-369, 1994.

  9. Sintonen H, Lönnqvist J, Kiviruusu O. Cost-effectiveness/utility analysis of two drug regimens in the treatment of depression. National Centre for Health Program Evaluation, Working Paper 37, Melbourne 1994 (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/centres/che/pubs/wp37.pdf).

  10. Lönnqvist J, Sihvo S, Syvälahti E, Sintonen H, Kiviruusu O, Pitkänen H. Moclobemide and fluoxetine in the prevention of relapses following acute treatment of depression. Acta Psych Scand 91, 1995, 189-194.

  11. Sintonen H. The 15D-measure of health-related quality of life. I. Reliability, validity and sensitivity of its health state desc­riptive system. National Centre for Health Program Evalua­tion, Working Paper 41, Melbourne 1994 ( http://business.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/391374/wp41-1.pdf).

  12. Persson J, Brodin H. Prototype tool for assistive technology cost and utility evaluation. Deliverable 2, EU TIDE study Cost-effective rehabilitation technology through appropriate indicators (CERTAIN). Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-General DG XIII, December 1995.

  13. Rissanen P, Aro S, Slätis P, Sintonen H, Paavolainen P. Health and quality of life before and after hip or knee arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty 10: 169-175, 1995.

  14. Sintonen H. Outcome measurement in acid-related diseases. PharmacoEconomics 5 (Suppl. 3), 1994, 17-26.

  15. Sintonen H. The 15D-measure of health-related quality of life. II. Feasibility, reliability and validity of its valuation sys­tem. National Centre for Health Program Evaluation, Wor­king Pa­per 42, Melbourne 1995 ( http://business.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/391422/wp42.pdf).

  16. Sintonen H. EuroQol vs. 15D: A comparison of two health-related quality of life measures. In O'Hanlon M., Buxton M. (eds) EuroQol Plenary Meeting, London, October 1994. Conference Proceedings. Brunel University, HERG Research Report No. 20, Uxbridge, Middlesex 1995, 15-23.

  17. Malmivaara A et al. The treatment of acute low back pain - bed rest, exercises, or ordinary activity. NEJM 332(6), 1995, 351-355.

  18. Andersen L, Kristiansen IS, Falch J, Aursnes I. Cost-effectiveness of alendronate for the prevention of osteoporotic fractures in Norwegian women. Working Paper 11/1995, Statens Institutt for Folkehelse, Oslo 1995 (The authors conclude that the 15D is superior to EuroQol for the purposes of their study).

  19. Nord E. Health status index models for use in resource allocation decisions: A critical review in the light of observed preferences for social choice. Statens Institutt for Folkehelse, Working paper No 6/1995, Oslo 1995.

  20. Carter R, Hailey DL. Economic evaluation of the Cochlear Implant. Centre for Health Program Evaluation, Working Paper 44. Melbourne 1995.

  21. Andrich R, Ferrario M. Cost outcome analysis for assistive technology: Case studies. Deliverable 3, EU TIDE study Cost-effective rehabilitation technology through appropriate indicators (CERTAIN). Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-General DG XIII, February 1996.

  22. Apajasalo M, Sintonen H, Holmberg C, Sinkkonen J, Aalberg V, Pihko H, Siimes MA, Kaitila I, Mäkelä A, Erkkilä K, Rautonen J. Quality of life in pre-adolescence: A seventeen-dimensional health-related measure (17D). Quality of Life Research 5, 1996, 532-538.

  23. Apajasalo M, Sintonen H, Siimes MA, Hovi L, Holmberg C, Boyd H, Mäkelä A, Rautonen J. Health-related quality of life of adults surviving malignancies in childhood. The European J of Cancer 32A, 1996, 1354-1358.

  24. Apajasalo M, Sintonen H, Holmberg C, Sinkkonen J, Aalberg V, Pihko H, Siimes MA, Kaitila I, Mäkelä A, Rantakari K, Anttila R, Rautonen J. Quality of life in early adolescence: A sixteen-dimensional health-related measure (16D). Quality of Life Research 5, 1996, 205-211.

  25. Rissanen P, Aro S, Sintonen H, Slätis P, Paavolainen P. Quality of life and functional ability in hip and knee replacements. A prospective study. Quality of Life Research 5, 1996, 56-64.

  26. Partonen T, Lönnqvist J. Moclobemide and fluoxetine in treatment of seasonal affective disorder. J Affect Dirord 1996; 41: 93-99.

  27. Nord E. A review of synthetic health indicators. Background paper prepared for the OECD Directorate for Education, Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs. OECD Paris, June 1997.

  28. Kannisto M, Sintonen H. Later health-related quality of life in adults who have sustained spinal cord injury in childhood. Spinal Cord 1997, 35, 747-751.

  29. Rissanen P, Aro S, Sintonen H, Asikainen K, Slätis P, Paavolainen P. Costs and cost-effectiveness in hip and knee replacements. A prospective study. Int J Techn Ass Health Care 13:1997; 575-588.

  30. Ohinmaa A. Indexing health-related quality of life. A comparison of preference-weighted and unweighted indexes. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis G, Oeconomica 1, Oulu University Press, Oulu 1997.

  31. Hawthorne G, Richardson J, Osborne R, McNeil H. The Australian Quality Of Life (AQoL) Instrument:, Initial Validation. Centre for Health Program Evaluation, WORKING PAPER 66, Melbourne 1997.

  32. Kannisto M, Merikanto J, Alaranta H, Hokkanen H, Sintonen H. Comparison of health-related quality of life in three subgroups of spinal cord injury patients. Spinal Cord 36, 1998, 193-199.

  33. Apajasalo M, Sintonen H, Rautonen J, Kaitila I. Health-related quality of life of patients with genetic skeletal dysplasias. Eur J Pediatr 157, 1998; 114-121.

  34. Apajasalo M, Rautonen J, Sintonen H, Holmberg C. Health-related quality of life after organ transplantation in childhood. Pediatric Transplantation 1, 1997; 130-137.

  35. Kauppinen R, Sintonen H, Tukiainen H. One-year economic evaluation of intensive vs. conventional patient education and supervision for self-management of new asthmatic patients. Respiratory Medicine 92, 1998; 300-307.

  36. Stavem K. Quality of life in epilepsy: comparison of four preference measures. Epilepsy Res 1998; 29(3); 201-209.

  37. Kauppinen R, Sintonen H, Vilkka V, Pekurinen M, Tukiainen H. Quality-of-life measures and clinical parameters in asthmatics during three year follow-up. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 53, 1998; 400-404.

  38. Arinen S, Häkkinen U, Klaukka T, Klavus J, Lehtonen R, Aro S. Health and the use of health services in Finland. Main findings of the Finnish Health Care Survey 1995/96 and changes from 1987. Official Statistics of Finland, Health Care 1998:5, Helsinki 1998.

  39. Vaara P, Sintonen H, Peltonen J, Hokkanen H, Poussa M, Ryöppy S. Health-related quality of life in patients with diastrophic dysplasia. Scand J Public Health 1999;1: 38-42.

  40. Salek S. (ed) Compendium of quality of life instruments. Elsevier 1999

  41. Kauppinen R, Sintonen H, Vilkka V, Tukiainen H. Long-term (3-year) economic evaluation of intensive patient education for self-management during the first year in new asthmatics. Respiratory Medicine 93, 1999; 283-289.

  42. Carter R, Hailey D. Economic evaluation of the Cochlear implant. Int J Techn Assess in Health Care 1999; 15: 520-530.

  43. Stavem K. Reliability, validity and responsiveness of two multiattribute utility measures in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Quality of Life Research 1999; 8: 45-54.

  44. Nord E. Cost-value analysis in health care. Making sense out of QALYs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1999.

  45. Rissanen P, Sogaard J, Sintonen H. Do Qol-instruments agree? A comparison of the 15D and NHP in hip and knee replacements. Int J Techn Assess in Health Care 2000; 16: 696-705.

  46. Stavem K, Bjornaes H, Lossius MI. Reliability and validity of a Norwegian version of the Quality of Life in Epilepsy (QOLIE-89). Epilepsia 41; 2000: 91-97.

  47. Kauppinen R, Rissanen P, Sintonen H. Agreement between a generic and disease-specific quality-of-life instrument: The 15D and the SGRQ in asthmatic patients. Qual Life Res 9; 2000: 997-1003.

  48. Helo T. Evaluation of the costs and effect of the SII Aslak-rehabilitation. The Social Insurance Institution, Studies in social security and health 55, Turku 2000 (in Finnish, English summary).

  49. Sintonen H. The use of health indexes in calculating health gains (QALYs) and health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE). In: Health Statistics. Joint ECE/WHO Meeting Proceedings. October 14-16 1998, Rome, Italy. Essays n. 9/2000. Rome, ISTAT 2000, 131-149.

  50. Sculpher MJ, O’Brien BJ. Income effects of reduced health and health effects of reduced income: Implication for health-state valuation. Med Decis Making 2000; 20: 207-215.

  51. Wong BYK, Hui Y, Au D, Wei W. Economic evaluation of Cochlear implantation. In: Kim CS, Chang SO, Lim D (eds) Updates in Cochlear inplantation. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. Karger, Basel 2000, vol 57, 377-381.

  52. Hawthorne G, Richardson J, Day N, McNeil H. Life and death: Theoretical and practical issues in using utility instruments. Centre for Health Program Evaluation, Workin paper 102, 2000 (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/centres/che/pubs/wp102.pdf).

  53. Nygard R, Norum J, Due J. Goserelin (Zoladex) or orchiectomy in metastatic prostate cancer? A quality of life and cost-effectiveness analysis. Anticancer Res. 2001;21(1B):781-8.

  54. Kauppinen R, Vilkka V, Sintonen H, Klaukka T, Tukiainen H. Long-term economic evaluation of intensive patient education during the first treatment year in newly diagnosed adult asthma. Respiratory Medicine 95; 2001: 56-63.

  55. Sintonen H. The 15D instrument of health-related quality of life: properties and applications. Ann Med 2001; 33: 328-336.

  56. Drummond M. Introducing economic and quality of life measurements into clinical studies. Ann Med 2001; 33: 344-349.

  57. Nord E. Health state values from multiattribute utility instruments need correction. Ann Med 2001; 33: 371-374.

  58. Hawthorne G, Richardson J, Day NA. A comparison of the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) with four other generic utility instruments. Ann Med 2001; 33: 358-370.

  59. Sintonen H. Comparing properties of the 15D and the EQ-5D in measuring health-related quality of life. Arch Hellenic Med 2001; 18(2): 156-160.

  60. Räsänen JV, Niskanen MM, Miettinen P, Sintonen H, Alhava E. Health-related quality of life before and after gastrointestinal surgery. Eur J Surg 167;2001: 419-425.

  61. Stavem K, Bjornaes H, Lossius MI. Properties of the 15D and EQ-5D utility measures in a community sample of people with epilepsy. Epilepsy Res 44(2-3); 2001: 179-89.

  62. Gulbrandsen N, Wisløff F, Nord E, Lenhoff S, Hjorth M, Westin J for the Nordic Myeloma Study Group. Cost-utility analysis of high-dose melphalan with autologous blood stem cell support vs. melphalan plus prednisone in patients younger than 60 years with multiple myeloma. European Journal of Haematology 2001; 66(5):328-336.

  63. Sivenius J, Sarasoja T, Aaltonen H, Heinonen E, Kilkku O, Reinikainen K. Selegiline treatment facilitates recovery after stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2001;15(3):183-90.

  64. Nygård R, Norum J, Due J. Goserelin (Zoladex) or orchiectomy in metastatic prostate cancer? A quality of life and cost-effectiveness analysis. Anticancer Res. 2001 Jan-Feb;21(1B):781-8.

  65. Salo J, Niemela A, Joukamaa M, Koivukangas J. Effect of brain tumor laterality on patients' perceived quality of life. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2002 Mar;72(3):373-7

  66. Stach-Lempinen B, Kujansuu E, Laippala P, Metsanoja R. Visual analogue scale, urinary incontinence severity score and 15D - psychometric testing of three different health-related quality of-life instruments for urinary incontinent women. Scand J Urology and Nephrology 2001; 35(6):476-83.

  67. Torkki M, Malmivaara A, Seitsalo S, Hoikka V, Laippala P, Paavolainen P. Surgery vs orthosis vs watchful waiting for hallux valgus. JAMA 2001;285(19):2474-2480.

  68. Penttinen J, Nevala-Puranen N, Airaksinen O, Jaaskelainen M, Sintonen H, Takala J. Randomized controlled trial of back school with and without peer support. J Occup Rehabil 2002 Mar;12(1):21-9.

  69. Hahl J, Hämäläinen H, Sintonen H, Simell T, Arinen S, Simell O. Health-related quality of life in type 1 diabetes without or with symptoms of long-term complications. Quality of Life Research 2002; 11 (5): 427-436.

  70. Linna M, Taimela E, Apajasalo M, Marttila RJ. Probabilistic sensitivity analysis for evaluating cost-utility of entacapone for Parkinson’s disease. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2002; 2:91-97.

  71. Yfantopoulos J, Sintonen H. Comparison of the properties of the EQ-5D witj the 15D in Finland and Greece. In Norinder AL, Pedersen KM, Roos P. (eds) Preceeding of the 18th Plenary Meeting of the EuroQol Group. 6th-7th Sptember 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark. IHE, Lund 2002, 227-234.

  72. Ohinmaa A, Hailey D. Telemedicine, outcomes ans policy decisions. Disease Management & Health Outcomes 2002;10 (5):269-276.

  73. Kaloo P, Cooper M. Laparoscopic-assisted Vecchietti procedure for creation of a neovagina: an analysis of five cases. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2002 Aug;42(3):307-10.

  74. Sintonen H, Johansson S, Ohinmaa A, Apajasalo M, Kainulainen P, Heikkinen J: Measuring health-related quality of life in women on hormone replacement therapy. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2003; 3:351-361.

  75. Keränen T, Kaakkola S, Sotaniemi K et al. Economic burden and quality of life impairment increase with severity of PD. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 2003; 9:163-168.

  76. Pedersen KM, Wittrup-Jensen K, Brooks R, Gudex C. Værdisætning af sundhet. Teorier om kvalitetsjustedere leveår og en dansk anvendelse. Syddansk Universitetsforlag, Odense 2003.

  77. Strandberg TE, Pitkala K, Berglind S, Nieminen MS, Tilvis RS. Possibilities of multifactorial cardiovascular disease prevention in patients aged 75 and older: a randomized controlled trial: Drugs and Evidence Based Medicine in the Elderly (DEBATE) Study. Eur Heart J. 2003;24(13):1216-22.

  78. Stavem K, Fröland SS, Hellum KB. A comparison of the EQ-5D index and the 15D in assessing patients with HIV disease. In Kind P, Macran S (eds.) 19th Plenary Meeting of the EuroQol Group. York, UK, 13th-14th September 2002. Discussion papers. Centre for Health Economics, University of York 2003, 1-11.

  79. Yfantopoulos J. Descriptive validity of the EQ-5D, SF-36 and the 15D in assessing HRQoL preferences in blind people. In Kind P, Macran S (eds.) 19th Plenary Meeting of the EuroQol Group. York, UK, 13th-14th September 2002. Discussion papers. Centre for Health Economics, University of York 2003, 55-68.

  80. Karjalainen K, Malmivaara A, Pohjolainen T, Hurri H, Mutanen P, Rissanen P, Rissanen P, Pahkajärvi H, Levon H, Karpoff H, Roine R. Mini-intervention for subacute low back pain. A randomized controlled trial. Spine 2003; 28:533-541.

  81. Karjalainen K, Malmivaara A, Mutanen P, Pohjolainen T, Roine R, Hurri H. Outcome determinants of subacute low back pain. Spine 2003;28(23):2634-40.

  82. Akinci F, Yildirim A, Ogutman B et al. Translation, cultural adaptation, initial reliability and validation of Turkish 15D’s version – A generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instrument. Evaluation and the Health Professions 2003;26:1-14.

  83. Niemisto L, Lahtinen-Suopanki T, Rissanen P, Lindgren KA, Sarna S, Hurri H. A randomized trial of combined manipulation, stabilizing exercises, and physician consultation compared to physician consultation alone for chronic low back pain. Spine. 2003 Oct 1;28(19):2185-91.

  84. Hawthorne G, Richardson J, Day N. A Comparison of five multi attribute utility instruments. Melbourne: Centre for Health Programme Evaluation, Working Paper 140, 2003 (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/centres/che/pubs/wp140.pdf)

  85. Tolonen P, Victorzon M, Makela J. Impact of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity on disease-specific and health-related quality of life. Obes Surg. 2004 Jun-Jul;14(6):788-95.

  86. Karjalainen K, Malmivaara A, Mutanen P, Pohjolainen T, Hurri H, Roine R. Mini-intervention for subacute low back pain: two year follow-up and modifiers of effectiveness. Spine 2004;29(10):1069-76.

  87. Lauridsen J, Christiansen T, Häkkinen U. Measuring inequality in self-reported health - discussion of a recently suggested approach using Finnish data. Health Econ 2004;13: 725-732.

  88. Haapaniemi TH, Sotaniemi KA, Sintonen H, Taimela E. The generic 15D instrument is valid and feasible for measuring health related quality of life in Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2004;75(7):976-83.

  89. Kattainen E, Meriläinen P, Jokela V. CABG and PTCA patients’ expectation of informational support in health-related quality of life themes and adquacy of information in 1-year follow-up. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2004;3: 149-163.

  90. Stach-Lempinen B, Sintonen H, Kujansuu E. The relationship between clinical parameters and health-related quality of life as measured by the 15D in incontinent women before and after treatment. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2004;83(10):983-8.

  91. Elliott D, Mudaliar Y, Kim C. Examining discharge outcomes and health status of critically ill patients: some practical considerations. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2004 Dec;20(6):366-77.

  92. Qvist E, Närhi V, Apajasalo M, et al. Psychosocial adjustment and quality of
    life after renal transplantation in early childhood. Pediatr Transplant.
    2004 Apr;8(2):120-5.

  93. Laakkonen M-L, Pitkala KH, Strandberg TE., Berglind S, Tilvis RS. Living will, resuscitation preferences, and attitudes towards life in an aged population. Gerontology 2004; 50(4):247-254.

  94. Räsänen P, Sintonen H, Ryynänen O-P, Blom M, Semberg-Konttinen V, Roine RP. Measuring cost-effectiveness of secondary health care: feasibility and potential utilisation of results. Int J Technolog Assess Health Care 2005;21(1):22-31.

  95. Kattainen E, Sintonen H, Kettunen R, Meriläinen P. Health-related quality of life of coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous transluminal coronary artery angioplasty patients: 1-year follow-up. Int J Technolog Assess Health Care 2005; 21(2):172-179.

  96. Häkkinen A, Kautiainen H, Sintonen H, Ylinen J. Health-related quality of life after lumbar disc surgery: A prospective study of 145 patients. Disability and Rehabilitation 2005;27 (3) 94-100 .

  97. Dahlberg A, Alaranta H, Sintonen H. Health-related quality of life in persons with traumatic spinal cord lesion in Helsinki. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2005;37: 312-316.

  98. Autti-Rämö I, Koskinen H, Laajalahti L, Sintonen H, Halila R, Kääriäinen H, Lapatto R, Näntö-Salonen K, Pulkki K, Renlund M, Salo M, Tyni T, Mäkelä M. Expanding screening for rare metabolic disease in the newborn: an analysis of costs, effect and ethical consequences for decision making in Finland. Acta Paediatrica 2005;94: 1126-1136.

  99. Tervonen H, Back L, Juvas A, Rasanen P, Makitie AA, Sintonen H, Roine RP, Vilkman E, Aaltonen LM. Automatic speaking valve in speech rehabilitation for laryngectomized patients. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2005, 262 (10): 816-820.

  100. Häkkinen U, Järvelin M-R, Rosenqvist G, Laitinen J. Health, schooling and lifestyles: New evidence from the Northern Finland birth cohort. National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Discussion Papers 3/2005.

  101. Nyholm D, Nilsson Remahl AIM, Dizdar N et al. Duodenal levodopa infusion monotherapy vs oral polypharmacy in advanced Parkinson disease. Neurology 2005; 64: 216-223.

  102. Horneman G, Folkesson P, Sintonen H, von Wendt L, Emanuelson I. Health-related quality of life of adolescents and young adults 10 years after serious traumatic brain injury. Int J Rehab Res 2005;28(3):245-249.

  103. Stavem K, Froland SS, Hellum KB. Comparison of preference-based utilities of the 15D, EQ-5D and SF-6D in patients with HIV/AIDS. Qual Life Res. 2005 May;14(4):971-80.

  104. Ylikangas S, Sintonen H, Heikkinen J. Decade-long use of continuous combined hormone replacement therapy is associated with better health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women, as measured by the generic 15D instrument. J Br Menopause Society 2005;11(4):145-151.

  105. Niemisto L, Rissanen P, Sarna S, Lahtinen-Suopanki T, Lindgren KA, Hurri H. Cost-effectiveness of combined manipulation, stabilizing exercises, and physician consultation compared to physician consultation alone for chronic low back pain: a prospective randomized trial with 2-year follow-up. Spine. 2005 May 15;30(10):1109-15.

  106. Christensen PM, Brixen K, Gyrd-Hansen D, Kristiansen IS. Cost-effectiveness of alendronate in the prevention of osteoporotic fractures in Danish women. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2005 May;96(5):387-96.

  107. Laakkonen M-L. Advance care planning. Elderly patients’ preferences and practices
    in long-term care. University of Helsinki, Department of Medicine, Clinics of Medicine and Geriatrics, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland: Helsinki 2005,

  108. Mainio A, Hakko H, Niemela A, Koivukangas J, Rasanen P. Gender difference in relation to depression and quality of life among patients with a primary brain tumor. Eur Psychiatry. 2005 Sep 1; [Epub ahead of print]

  109. Laakkonen M-L, Pitkala KH, Strandberg TE, Tilvis RS. Physical and cognitive functioning and resuscitation preferences of aged patients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2005; 53: 168-170.

  110. Purmonen T. Measuring health-related quality of life - case-studies concerning health-related quality of life of glioma-patients and patients with spinal nerve root compression who receive neurosurgery. Master's thesis. University of Kuopio, Faculty of Pharmacy, 2005 (http://www.uku.fi/farmasia/sofa/abstraktit/abstrakti177e.pdf).

  111. Nyholm D, Nilsson Remahl AIM, Dizdar N, Constantinescu R, Holmberg B, Jansson R, Aquilonius S-M, Askmark H. Duodenal levodopa infusion monotherapy vs oral polypharmacy in advanced Parkinson disease. Neurology 2005;64:216-223

  112. Kattainen E, Meriläinen P, Sintonen H. Sense of coherence and health-related quality of life among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting or angioplasty. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2006;5:21-30.

  113. Lauridsen J, Christiansen T, Häkkinen U. Explaining and decomposing differences in income-related health inequality across countries: Implications of applying different measurement scales (under editorial consideration).

  114. Saarni SI, Härkänen T, Sintonen H, Suvisaari J, Koskinen S, Aromaa A, Lönnqvist J. The impact of 29 chronic conditions on health-related quality of life: a general population survey in Finland using 15D and EQ-5D. Qual Life Res 2006, 15:1403-1414.

  115. Meyhoff CS, Thomsen CH, Rasmussen LS, Nielsen PR. High Incidence of Chronic Pain Following Surgery for Pelvic Fracture. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2006;22(2):167-172.

  116. Hirvonen J, Blom M, Tuominen U, Sintonen H and WHJR Study Group. The use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in patients who underwent major joint replacement and those who left the queue. Patient Reported Outcomes Newsletter 2006; nr 36: 31-33.

  117. Hirvonen J, Blom M, Tuominen U, Seitsalo S, Lehto M, Paavolainen P, Hietaniemi K, Rissanen P, Sintonen H. Health-related quality of life in patients waiting for major joint replacement. A comparison between patients and population controls. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2006 Jan 19;4(1):3.

  118. Rasanen P, Roine E, Sintonen H, Semberg-Konttinen V, Ryynanen OP, Roine R. Use of quality-adjusted life years for the estimation of effectiveness of health care: A systematic literature review. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2006 Spring;22(2):235-41.

  119. Räsänen P, Öhman J, Sintonen H, Ryynänen O-P, Koivisto AM, Blom M, Roine RP. Cost-utility of routine neurosurgical spinal surgery. J Neurosurg Spine 2006 Sep;5(3):204-9.

  120. Lauridsen J, Christiansen T, Gundgaard J, Häkkinen U, Sintonen H. Decomposition of health inequality by determinants and dimensions. Health Econ 2007;16(1):97-102.

  121. Lauridsen J, Christiansen T, Häkkinen U. Does the choice of measurement scale matter in explaining and decomposing differences in income-related health inequality? Discussion Papers on Business and Economics 7/2006, Dept of Business and Econmics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark 2006 (http://www.sdu.dk/~/media/Files/Om_SDU/Institutter/Ivoe/Disc_papers/Disc_2006/dpbe7%202006%20pdf.ashx).

  122. Lauridsen J, Christiansen T, Gundgaard J, Häkkinen U. Decomposition of socio-economic determination of income-related health inequality by health dimensions? Discussion Papers on Business and Economics 8/2006, Dept of Business and Econmics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark 2006 (http://www.sdu.dk/~/media/Files/Om_SDU/Institutter/Ivoe/Disc_papers/Disc_2006/dpbe8%202006%20pdf.ashx).

  123. Kauppinen-Makelin R, Sane T, Sintonen H, Markkanen H, Valimaki MJ, Loyttyniemi E, Niskanen L, Reunanen A, Stenman UH. Quality of life in treated patients with acromegaly. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Oct;91(10):3891-6.

  124. Häkkinen U, Järvelin M-R, Rosenqvist G, Laitinen J. Health, schooling and lifestyle among young adults in Finland. Health Econ 2006;15(11):1201-1216.

  125. Rasanen P, Krootila K, Sintonen H, Leivo T, Koivisto AM, Ryynänen OP, Blom M, Roine RP. Cost-utility of routine cataract surgery. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 Sep 29;4(1):74.

  126. Yildirim A. The importance of patient satisfaction and health-related quality of life after renal transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2006 Nov;38(9):2831-4.
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  132. Österman H, Seitsalo S, Karppinen J, Malmivaara A. Effectiveness of microdiscectomy for lumbar disc herniation. Spine 2006;31(21):2409-2414.

  133. Elliott D, Lazarus R, Leeder SR. Proxy respondents reliably assessed the quality of life of elective cardiac surgery patients. J Clin Epidem 2006; 59 (2): 153-159.

  134. Räsänen P, Paavolainen P, Sintonen H, Koivisto A-M, Blom M, Ryynänen O-P, Roine RP. Effectiveness of hip or knee replacement surgery in terms of quality-adjusted life years and costs. Acta Orthopaedica 2007;78:108-115.
  135. Eviö S, Pekkarinen T, Sintonen H, Tiitinen A, Välimäki M. The effect of hormone therapy on the health-related quality of life in elderly women. Maturitas 2007; 56(2):122-8.

  136. Saarni SI, Suvisaari J, Sintonen H, Pirkola S, Koskinen S, Aromaa A, Lönnqvist J. Impact of psychiatric disorders on health-related quality of life: a general population survey. Br J Psychiatry 2007;190:326-32.

  137. Saarni SI, Suvisaari J, Sintonen H, Koskinen S, Härkänen T, Lönnqvist J. The health-related quality-of-life impact of chronic conditions varied with age in general population. J Clin Epidem 2007;60:1288-1297.

  138. Tuominen U, Blom M, Hirvonen J, Seitsalo S, Lehto M, Paavolainen P, Hietaniemi K, Rissanen P, Sintonen H. The effect of co-morbidities on health-related quality of life in patients placed on the waiting list for total joint replacement. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007, 5:16.

  139. Vaapio S, Salminen M, Vahlberg T, Sjosten N, Isoaho R, Aarnio P, Kivela SL. Effects of risk-based multifactorial fall prevention on health-related quality of life among the community-dwelling aged: a randomized controlled trial. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2007 Apr 26;5:20

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  142. Tervonen H, Niemela M, Lauri ER, Back L, Juvas A, Rasanen P, Roine RP, Sintonen H, Salmi T, Vilkman SE, Aaltonen LM. Dysphonia and dysphagia after anterior cervical decompression. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Aug;7(2):124-30.

  143. Koivunen K, Sintonen H, Lukkarinen H. Properties of the 15D and the Nottingham Health Profile questionnaires in patients with lower limb atherosclerotic disease. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2007;23(3):385-91.

  144. Loponen P, Luther M, Wistbacka J-O, Korpilahti K, Laurikka J, Sintonen H, Huhtala H, Tarkka MR. Quality of life during 18 months after coronary artery bypass grafting. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007; 32(1):77-82.

  145. Ilonen IK, Rasanen JV, Sihvo EI, Knuuttila A, Sovijarvi AR, Sintonen H, Salo JA. Pneumonectomy: Post-operative quality of life and lung function. Lung Cancer 2007 Dec;58(3):397-402.

  146. Vaahtoranta-Lehtonen H, Tuulonen A, Aronen P, Sintonen H, Suoranta L, Kovanen N, Linna M, Laara E, Malmivaara A. Cost effectiveness and cost utility of an organized screening programme for glaucoma. Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2007 Aug;85(5):508-18.

  147. Hirvonen J, Blom M, Tuominen U, Seitsalo S, Lehto M, Paavolainen P, Hietaniemi K, Rissanen P, Sintonen H.Evaluating waiting time effect on health outcomes at admission: a prospective randomized study on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee joint. J Eval Clin Pract. 2007 Oct;13(5):728-33.

  148. Rosti E , Hämäläinen P , Koivisto K, Hokkanen L. One-year follow-up study of relapsing-remitting MS patients' cognitive performances: Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test's susceptibility to change. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (2007), 13: 791-798.

  149. Lauronen E. Course of illness,outcome and their predictors in schizophrenia. The Northern Finland 1966 birth cohort study. University of Oulu. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis D Medica 910, Oulu Universisty Press, Oulu 2007.

  150. Heiskanen S, Meriläinen P, Pietilä A-M. Health-related quality of life – testing the reliability of the MSQOL-54 instrument among MS patients. Scand J Caring Sci; 2007; 21; 199–20.

  151. Pitkin J, Smetnik VP, Vadász P, Mustonen M, Salminen K, Ylikangas S; Indivina 321 Study Group. Continuous combined hormone replacement therapy relieves climacteric symptoms and improves health-related quality of life in early postmenopausal women. Menopause Int. 2007 Sep;13(3):116-23.

  152. Kuukasjärvi P, Räsänen P, Malmivaara A, Aronen P, Sintonen H. Economic evaluation of drug eluting stents. A systematic literature review and model-based cost-utility analysis. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2007 Oct; 23(4):473-479.

  153. Booth N, Jula A, Aronen P, Kaila M, Klaukka T, Kukkonen-Harjula K, Reunanen A, Rissanen P, Sintonen H, Mäkelä M. Cost-effectiveness analysis of guidelines for antihypertensive care in Finland. BMC Health Services Research 2007, 7:172 (24 October 2007).

  154. Unsar S, Sut N, Durna Z. Health-related quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2007; 22 (6): 501-507.

  155. Heiskanen S, Meriläinen P, Pietilä A-M. Health-related quality of life – testing the reliability of the MSQOL-54 instrument among MS patients. Scand J Caring Sci; 2007; 21; 199–206.

  156. Lillegraven S, Kvien TK. Measuring disability and quality of life in established rheumatoid arthritis. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2007 Oct;21(5):827-40.

  157. Keränen J, Soini EJ, Ryynänen OP, Hietaniemi K, Keränen U. Economic evaluation comparing From Home To Operation same day admission and preoperative admission one day prior to the surgery process: a randomized, controlled trial of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007 Nov;23(11):2775-84.

  158. Oinonen A, Lehtola A, Sugano N, Albäck A, Lepäntalo M. Communicating Doppler-derived information in superficial venous surgery. Phlebology 2007; 22: 137–141.

  159. Petersen KD, Kronborg C, Gyrd-Hansen D, Dahl R, Larsen JN, Løwenstein H. Quality of life in rhinoconjunctivitis assessed with generic and disease-specific questionnaires. Allergy 2008;63 (3) , 284–291 doi:10.1111/j.1398-9995.2007.01583.x

  160. Gallin JI, Ognibene FP (eds.). Principles and practice of clinical research. 2nd ed., Elsevier, Burlington 2007.

  161. Tyrväinen T, Sand J, Sintonen H, Nordback I. Quality of life in the long-term survivors after total gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2008 Jan 7;97(2):121-124.

  162. Wittrup-Jensen KU, Pedersen KM. Modelling Danish Weights for the 15D Quality of Life Questionnaire by Applying Multi-Attribute Utility Theory (MAUT). Health Economics Papers 2008:7, University of Southern Denmark. http://static.sdu.dk/mediafiles/Files/Om_SDU/Centre/c_ist_sundoke/Forskningsdokumenter/publications/Working%20papers/20087.pdf

  163. Malmström RK, Roine RP, Heikkilä A, Räsänen P, Sintonen H, Muroma-Karttunen R, Honkanen E. Cost analysis and health-related quality of life of home and self-care satellite hemodialysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2008; 1-7: doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfm910.

  164. Saarni S, Joutsenniemi K, Koskinen S, Suvisaari J, Pirkola S, Sintonen H, Poikolainen K, Lönnqvist J. Alcohol consumption, abstaining, health utility, and quality of life – a general population survey in Finland. Alcohol Alcohol. 2008 May-Jun;43(3):376-86. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agn003.

  165. Pitkala KH, Laurila JV, Strandberg TE, Kautiainen H, Sintonen H, Tilvis RS. Multicomponent geriatric intervention for elderly inpatients with delirium: effects on costs and health-related quality of life. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008 Jan;63(1):56-61.

  166. Keckstein J, Kandolf O, Rauter G, Hudelist G. Long-term outcome after laparoscopic creation of a neovagina in patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome by a modified Vecchietti procedure. Gynecological Surgery 2008; 5 (1): 21-25. DOI10.1007/s10397-007-0323-4 .

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  169. Loponen P, Luther M, Nissinen J, Wistbacka JO, Biancari F, Laurikka J, Sintonen H, Tarkka MR. EuroSCORE predicts health-related quality of life after coronary artery bypass grafting. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2008 Aug;7(4):564-8.

  170. Moock J, Kohlmann T. Comparing preference-based quality-of-life measures: results from rehabilitation patients with musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, or psychosomatic disorders. Qual Life Res. 2008 Apr;17(3):485-495.

  171. Lojander J, Räsänen P, Sintonen H, Roine RP; HUS QoL Study Group. Effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure therapy on health-related quality of life in sleep apnoea patients treated in the routine clinical setting of a university hospital. J Int Med Res. 2008 Jul-Aug;36(4):760-70.

  172. Parviainen M, Räty S, Nordback I, Sintonen H, Vehkalahti P, Sand J. Late postoperative quality of life following pancreatic head resections. Hepatogastroenterology 2008 Mar-Apr;55(82-83):711-6.

  173. Loponen P, Luther M, Wistbacka JO, Nissinen J, Sintonen H, Huhtala H, Tarkka MR. Postoperative delirium and health related quality of life after coronary artery bypass grafting. Scand Cardiovasc J. 2008 Oct;42(5):337-44.

  174. Helland Y, Dagfinrud H, Kvien TK. Perceived influence of health status on sexual activity in RA patients: associations with demographic and disease-related variables. Scand J Rheumatol. 2008 May-Jun;37(3):194-9.

  175. Rantanen A, Kaunonen M, Sintonen H, Koivisto AM, Astedt-Kurki P, Tarkka MT. Factors associated with health-related quality of life in patients and significant others one month after coronary artery bypass grafting. J Clin Nurs. 2008;17(13):1742-53.

  176. Saarni SI, Saarni ES, Saarni H. Quality of life, work ability, and self employment: a population survey of entrepreneurs, farmers, and salary earners. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2008;65:98-103.

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  185. Saariniemi KM, Keranen UH, Salminen-Peltola PK, Kuokkanen HO. Reduction mammaplasty is effective treatment according to two quality of life instruments. A prospective randomised clinical trial.

  186. Saariniemi KM, Sintonen H, Kuokkanen HO. The improvement in quality of life after breast reduction is comparable to that after major joint replacement. Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2008;42(4):194-198.

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  189. Soyupek F, Soyupek S, Perk H, Ozorak A. Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: effects on hand function. Urol Oncol. 2008 Mar-Apr;26(2):141-6.

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  191. Joffe G, Sintonen H, Appelberg B. Shift from first generation antipsychotics to olanzapine may improve health-related quality of life of stable but residually symptomatic schizophrenic outpatients: A prospective, randomized study. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2008 Fall;24(4):399-402.

  192. Pelttari H, Sintonen H, Schalin-Jäntti C, Välimäki MJ. Health-related quality of life in long-term follow-up of patients with cured TNM stage I or II differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2009 Mar;70(3):493-7.

  193. Arkkila E, Räsänen P, Roine RP, Sintonen H, Vilkman E. Health-related quality of life of adults with childhood diagnosis of specific language impairment. Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2008 Aug 14;60(5):233-240.

  194. Gvozdenovic BS, Mihailovic-Vucinic V, Ilic-Dudvarski A, Zugic V, Judson MA. Differences in symptom severity and health status impairment between patients with pulmonary and pulmonary plus extrapulmonary sarcoidosis. Respir Med. 2008 Nov;102(11):1636-42.

  195. Tykkä E, Räsänen P, Tukiainen E, Asko-Seljavaara S, Heikkilä A, Sintonen H, Roine RP. Cost-utility of breast reduction surgery – A prospective study. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2008; Nov 24 [Epub ahead of print].

  196. Aletras VH, Kontodimopoulos N, Niakas DA, Vagia MG, Pelteki HJ, Karatzoglou GI, Sintonen H, Yfantopoulos JN. Valuation and preliminary validation of the Greek 15D in a sample of patients with coronary artery disease. Value Health 2009; 12 (4): 574-579.

  197. Aberg F, Rissanen AM, Sintonen H, Roine RP, Höckerstedt K, Isoniemi H. Health-related quality of life and employment status of liver transplant patients. Liver Transpl. 2008 Dec 24;15(1):64-72.

  198. Heikkinen H, Jallinoja P, Saarni SI, Patja K. The impact of smoking on health-related and overall quality of life: A general population survey in Finland. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2008; 10 ( 7): 1199–1207.

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  200. Kuikka LK, Salminen S, Ouwehand A, Gueimonde M, Strandberg TE, Finne-Soveri UH, Sintonen H, Pitkälä KH. Inflammation markers and malnutrition as risk factors for infections and impaired health-related quality of life among older nursing home residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2009 Jun;10(5):348-53.

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  203. Hallinen T, Soini EJO, Martikainen JA, Ikäheimo ‌R, Ryynänen O-P. Costs and quality of life effects of the first year of renal replacement therapy in one Finnish treatment centre. Journal of Medical Economics 2009;12 (2): 136-140.

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  208. Tikkinen KAO, Johnson TM 2nd, Tammela TLJ, Sintonen H, Haukka J, Huhtala H, Auvinen A. Nocturia Frequency, Bother, and Quality of Life: How Often Is Too Often? A Population-Based Study in Finland. Eur Urol 2010; 57: 488 – 498.

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  211. Pohjolainen V, Räsänen P, Roine RP, Sintonen H, Wahlbeck K, Karlsson H. Cost-utility of treatment of bulimia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord 2009 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print].

  212. Kontodimopoulos N, Aletras VH, Paliouras D, Niakas D. Mapping the Cancer-Specific EORTC QLQ-C30 to the Preference-Based EQ-5D, SF-6D, and 15D Instruments. Value Health. 2009 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print]

  213. Kristiansen IS, Bingefors K, Nyholm D, Isacson D. Short-Term Cost and Health Consequences of Duodenal Levodopa Infusion in Advanced Parkinson's Disease in Sweden: An Exploratory Study. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2009 Sep 1;7(3):167-180.

  214. Bereza BG, Machado M, Einarson TR. Systematic review and quality assessment of economic evaluations and quality-of-life studies related to generalized anxiety disorder. Clin Ther. 2009 Jun;31(6):1279-308.

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  216. Rautava L, Häkkinen U, Korvenranta E, Andersson S, Gissler M, Hallman M, Korvenranta H, Leipälä J, Linna M, Peltola M, Tammela O, Lehtonen L. Health-related quality of life in 5-year-old very low birth weight infants. J Pediatr. 2009 Sep;155(3):338-43.e1-3.

  217. Kauppila A-M, Kyllönen E, Ohtonen P, Hämäläinen M, Mikkonen P, Laine V, Siira P, Mäki-Heikkilä P, Sintonen H, Leppilahti J, Arokoski JPA. Multidisciplinary rehabilitation after primary total knee arthroplasty: a randomised, controlled study of its effects on functional capacity and quality of life.Clin Rehabil 2010; 24: 398–411 [2010 Mar 30. Epub ahead of print].

  218. Taipale K, Leminen A, Räsänen P, Heikkilä A, Tapper AM, Sintonen H, Roine RP, and The HUS QoL Study Group. Costs and health-related quality of life effects of hysterectomy in patients with benign uterine disorders. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2009 Nov 10 [Epub ahead of print].

  219. Mattila AK, Saarni SI, Alanen E, Salminen JK, Kronholm E, Jula A, Sintonen H, Joukamaa M. Health-related quality-of-life profiles in non-alexithymic and alexithymic subjects from general population. J Psychosom Res 2010;68:279–283.

  220. Honkalampi T, Sintonen H. Do the 15D scores and time trade-off (TTO) values of hospital patients’ own health agree? Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2010, 26(1):117-23.

  221. Halkoaho A, Kavilo M, Pietilä AM, Huopio H, Sintonen H, Heinonen S. Does gestational diabetes affect women’s health-related quality of life after delivery? Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010;148:40–43 [Epub ahead of print 2009 Oct 31.].

  222. Ahola AJ, Saraheimo M, Forsblom C, Hietala K, Sintonen H, Groop P-H, on behalf of the FinnDiane Study Group. Health-related quality of life in patients with type 1 diabetes – association with diabetic complications (The FinnDiane study). Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (accepted)

  223. Arkkila E. Specific language impairment in pre-adolescence, adoloscence and adulthood with special emplasis on health-related quality of life. Academic PhD thesis, Dept of Phoniatrics, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki 2009.

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  225. Linden K, Jormanainen V, Linna M, Sintonen H, Wilson K, Kotomäki T. Cost-effectiveness of varenicline versus bupropion and unaided cessation for smoking cessation in a cohort of Finnish adult smokers. Curr Med Res Opin. 2010 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print].

  226. Gunel MK, Tuzun EH, Aki E, Eker L.Investigation of validity, reliability and acceptability of the Turkish version of the 15D questionnaire health-related quality of life on the people with visual impairment. Turkiye Klinikleri J Med Sci 2010;30(1):207-12.

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  228. Ilonen IK, Räsänen JV, Knuuttila A, Sihvo EI, Sintonen H, Sovijärvi ARA, Salo JA. Quality of life following lobectomy or bilobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer, a two-year prospective follow-upstudy. Lung Cancer 2010; 70: 347–351 [2010 Apr 13, Epub ahead of print].

  229. Haapamäki J, Roine RP, Sintonen H, Turunen U, Färkkilä MA, Arkkila PE. Health-related quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease measured with the generic 15D instrument. Qual Life Res. 2010 Apr 2. [Epub ahead of print].

  230. Bendel S, Koivisto T, Ryynänen OP, Ruokonen E, Romppanen J, Kiviniemi V, Uusaro A. Insulin like growth factor-I in acute subarachnoid hemorrhage: a prospective cohort study.Crit Care. 2010;14(2):R75. Epub 2010 Apr 28.

  231. Kantola T, Mäklin S, Koivusalo AM, Räsänen P, Rissanen A, Roine R, Sintonen H, Höckerstedt K, Isoniemi H. Cost-utility of molecular adsorbent recirculating system treatment in acute liver failure. World J Gastroenterol. 2010 May 14;16(18):2227-34.

  232. Lillegraven S, Kristiansen IS, Kvien TK. Comparison of utility measures and their relationship with other health status measures in 1041 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2010 Oct;69(10):1762-7. Epub 2010 May 6.
  233. Salo PK, Häkkinen AH, Kautiainen H, Ylinen JJ. Effect of neck strength training on health-related quality of life in females with chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled 1-year follow-up study.Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2010 May 14;8:48.
  234. Koskela TH, Ryynanen OP, Soini EJ. Risk factors for persistent frequent use of the primary health care services among frequent attenders: a Bayesian approach. Scand J Prim Health Care 2010;28(1):55-61.

  235. Kuoppala J, Falck A, Winblad I, Tuulonen A. The Pyhäjärvi Cataract Study II. Criteria for cataract surgery. Acta Ophthalmol. 2010 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print].

  236. Soini EJ, García San Andrés B, Joensuu T. Trabectedin in the treatment of metastatic soft tissue sarcoma: cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and value of information. Ann Oncol doi:10.1093/annonc/mdq339.

  237. Victorzon, M, Tolonen P, Sintonen H. Health-related quality of life in severely and morbidly obese patients waiting for bariatric surgery in Finland. Scan J Surg 2010; 99:122-126.

  238. Sipilä I, Sintonen H, Hietanen H, Apajasalo M , Alanne S, Viita A-M, Leinonen E. Long-Term Effects of Growth Hormone Therapy on Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Acta Paediatrica 2010; 99(11): 1712-1718.

  239. Vainiola T, Pettilä V, Roine RP, Räsänen P, Rissanen AM, Sintonen H. Comparison of two utility instruments, the EQ-5D and the 15D, in the critical care setting. Intensive Care Med. 2010;36(12):2090-3. [2010 Aug 6. Epub ahead of print].

  240. Mört S, Salanterä S, Matomäki J, Salmi TT, Lähteenmäki PM. Cancer related factors do not explain the quality of life scores for childhood cancer survivors analysed with two different generic HRQL instruments.Cancer Epidemiol. 2011 Apr;35(2):202-10.

  241. Tuominen U, Sintonen H, Hirvonen J, Seitsalo S, Paavolainen P, Lehto M, Hietaniemi K, Blom M. Is Longer Waiting Time for Total Knee Replacement Associated with Health Outcomes and Medication Costs? Randomized Clinical Trial. Value Health 2010 Dec;13(8):998-1004. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4733.2010.00779.x. Epub 2010 Sep 3.
  242. Remes L, Isoaho R, Vahlberg T, Viitanen M, Rautava P. Quality of life among lower extremity peripheral arterial disease patients who have undergone endovascular or surgical revascularization: a case-control study.Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2010 Nov;40(5):618-25. Epub 2010 Apr 24.
  243. Remes L, Isoaho R, Vahlberg T, Viitanen M, Koskenvuo M, Rautava P. Quality of life three years after major lower extremity amputation due to peripheral arterial disease. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2010 Oct-Dec;22(5-6):395-405.
  244. Suominen K, Karlsson H, Rissanen A, Valtonen HM, Räsänen P, Sintonen H, Roine RP. Perceived burden of illness in patients entering for treatment in a university hospital – is the threshold to secondary care higher for patients with depression than for those with somatic disorders? European Psychiatry 2011 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print].
  245. Saariniemi KM, Kuokkanen HO, Tukiainen EJ. The outcome of reduction mammaplasty remains stable at 2-5 years' follow-up: A prospective study.J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print].
  246. Karttunen K, Karppi P, Hiltunen A, Vanhanen M, Välimäki T, Martikainen J, Valtonen H, Sivenius J, Soininen H, Hartikainen S, Suhonen J, Pirttilä T; for the ALSOVA study group. Neuropsychiatric symptoms and Quality of Life in patients with very mild and mild Alzheimer's disease. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2011 May;26(5):473-82. doi: 10.1002/gps.2550.
  247. Kehusmaa S, Autti-Rämö I, Valaste M, Hinkka K, Rissanen P. Economic evaluation of a geriatric rehabilitation programme: a randomized controlled trial.J Rehabil Med. 2010 Nov;42(10):949-55.
  248. Kauppila A-M, Sintonen H, Aronen P, Ohtonen P, Kyllönen E, Arokoski JP. Economic evaluation of multidisciplinary rehabilitation after primary total knee arthroplasty based on a randomised controlled trial. Arthritis Care Res 2010 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print].
  249. Kauppila A-M, Kyllönen E, Ohtonen P, Leppilahti J, Sintonen H, Arokoski JP. Outcomes of primary total knee arthroplasty: the impact of patient relevant factors on self-reported function and quality of life. Disabil Rehabil 2010 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print].
  250. Haapamäki J, Roine RP, Turunen U, Färkkilä MA, Arkkila PE. Increased risk for coronary heart disease, asthma, and connective tissue diseases in inflammatory bowel disease. J Crohns Colitis. 2011 Feb;5(1):41-7. doi: 10.1016/j.crohns.2010.09.008. Epub 2010 Oct 30.
  251. Saarni SI, Viertiö S, Perälä J, Koskinen S, Lönnqvist J, Suvisaari J. Quality of life of people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychotic disorders.Br J Psychiatry. 2010 Nov;197:386-94.
  252. Kontodimopoulos N, Pappa E, Chadjiapostolou Z, Arvanitaki E, Papadopoulos AA, Niakas D. Comparing the sensitivity of EQ-5D, SF-6D and 15D utilities to the specific effect of diabetic complications.Eur J Health Econ. 2010 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print].
  253. Geneid A, Pakkasjärvi N, Aherto A, Roine R, Sintonen H, Lindahl H, Pitkäranta A. Outcomes of early infancy laryngeal reconstruction on health and voice related quality of life. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (Available online 7 January 2011).
  254. Mazur W, Kupiainen H, Pitkaniemi J, Kilpelainen M, Sintonen H, Lindqvist A, Kinnula VL, Laitinen T. Comparison between the disease-specific Airways Questionnaire 20 and the generic 15D instruments in COPD.Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2011 Jan 16;9(1):4. [Epub ahead of print].
  255. Paananen M, Taimela S, Auvinen J, Tammelin T, Zitting P, Karppinen J. Impact of Self-Reported Musculoskeletal Pain on Health-Related Quality of Life among Young Adults.Pain Med. 2011 Jan;12(1):9-17.
  256. Vaughan CP, Johnson TM 2nd, Ala-Lipasti MA, Cartwright R, Tammela TL, Taari K, Auvinen A, Tikkinen KA. The prevalence of clinically meaningful overactive bladder: Bother and quality of life results from the FINNO Study. Eur Urol 2011 Apr;59(4):629-36. Epub 2011 Jan 25.
  257. Dick B, Rashiq S, Verrier M, Ohinmaa A, Zhang J. Symptom Burden, Medication Detriment, and Support for the Use of the 15D Health-Related Quality of Life Instrument in a Chronic Pain Clinic Population. Pain Research and Treatment (accepted)
  258. Haapamäki J, Roine RP, Sintonen H, Kolho K-L. Health-related quality of life in paediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease related to disease activity. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (2011) doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02034.x
  259. Böckerman P, Johansson E, Saarni SI. Do established health-related quality-of-life measures adequately capture the impact of chronic conditions on subjective well-being? Health Policy 100 (2011) 91–95.
  260. Clemens K, Boudville N, Dew MA, Geddes C, Gill JS, Jassal V, Klarenbach S, Knoll G, Muirhead N, Prasad GV, Storsley L, Treleaven D, Garg A; Donor Nephrectomy Outcomes Research (DONOR) Network. The long-term quality of life of living kidney donors: a multicenter cohort study. Am J Transplant. 2011 Mar;11(3):463-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03424.x.
  261. Ilmarinen T, Nissilä H, Rihkanen H, Roine RP, Pietarinen-Runtti P, Pitkäranta A, Aaltonen LM. Clinical features, health-related quality of life, and adult voice in juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Laryngoscope. 2011 Apr;121(4):846-51. doi: 10.1002/lary.21332.
  262. Bøhmer E, Kristiansen IS, Arnesen H, Halvorsen S. Health and cost consequences of early versus late invasive strategy after thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2011 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  263. Lier D, Ross S, Tang S, Robert M, Jacobs P; Calgary Women's Pelvic Health Research Group. Trans-obturator tape compared with tension-free vaginal tape in the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence: a cost utility analysis. BJOG. 2011 Apr;118(5):550-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2010.02845.x.

  264. Kvam AK, Fayers PM, Wisloff F. Responsiveness and minimal important score differences in quality of life questionnaires: A comparison of the EORTC QLQ-C30 cancer specific questionnaire to the generic utility questionnaires EQ-5D and 15D in patients with multiple myeloma. Eur J Haematol. 2011 Jun 11. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0609.2011.01665.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  265. Viertiö S. Functional Limitations and Quality of Life in Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Research 60. 147 pages. Helsinki, Finland 2011. ISBN 978-952-245-463-8 (printed), ISBN 978-952-245-464-5 (pdf). http://www.julkari.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/79926/d1631400-bc84-4957-929b-6814b107dff5.pdf?sequence=1

  266. Pitkala KH, Routasalo P, Kautiainen H, Sintonen H, Tilvis RS. Effects of Socially Stimulating Group Intervention on Lonely, Older People's Cognition: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Jul;19(7):654-663.

  267. Helmiö M, Salminen P, Sintonen H, Ovaska J, Victorzon M. A 5-year prospective quality of life analysis following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity. Obes Surg 2011, 21 (10): 1585-1591 [Epub ahead of print 2011 May 8].
  268. Suominen PK, Vähätalo R, Sintonen H, Haverinen A, Roine RP. Health-related quality of life after a drowning incident as a child. Resuscitation. 2011 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  269. Saariniemi KMM, Kuokkanen HOM, Räsänen P, Sintonen H, Tukiainen EJ.The cost-utility of reduction mammaplasty at medium-term follow-up: A prospective study. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]
  270. Kauppinen R, Vilkka V, Hedman J, Sintonen H. Ten-year follow-up of early intensive self-management guidance in newly diagnosed patients with asthma. Journal of Asthma, Early Online, 1–7, 2011, DOI: 10.3109/02770903.2011.616254.
  271. Mäklin S, Malmivaara A, Linna M, Victorzon M, Koivukangas V, Sintonen H. Cost-utility of bariatric surgery for morbid obesity in Finland. Br J Surg. 2011 Oct;98(10):1422-9. doi: 10.1002/bjs.7640.
  272. Aberg F, Mäklin S, Räsänen P, Roine R, Sintonen H, Koivusalo AM, Höckerstedt K, Isoniemi H. Cost of a quality-adjusted life year in liver transplantation: The influence of indication and MELD score. Liver Transpl. 2011; 17:1333-1343 [2011 Jul 18. doi: 10.1002/lt.22388. Epub ahead of print].
  273. Fagerholm R, Mattila AK, Roine RP, Sintonen H, Taskinen S. Mental health and quality of life after feminizing genitoplasty. J Pediatr Surg 2012 Apr;47(4):747-51.
  274. Haavisto A, Jalanko H, Sintonen H, Holmberg C, Qvist E. Quality of life in adult survivors of pediatric kidney transplantation. Transplantation 2011;92(12):1322-6 [2011 Nov 9. Epub ahead of print].
  275. Åberg F, Höckerstedt K, Roine RP, Sintonen H, Isoniemi H. Influence of liver disease etiology on long-term quality of life and employment after liver transplantation. Clin Transplant 2012 Sep-Oct;26(5):729-35 [Mar 8. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2012.01597.x. Epub ahead of print].
  276. Martinez-Martin P, Jeukens-Visser M, Lyons KE, Rodriguez-Blazquez C, Selai C, Siderowf A, Welsh M, Poewe W, Rascol O, Sampaio C, Stebbins GT, Goetz CG, Schrag A. Health-related quality-of-life scales in Parkinson's disease: Critique and recommendations. Mov Disord. 2011 Jul 6. doi: 10.1002/mds.23834. [Epub ahead of print]
  277. Olivares PR, Gusi N, Parraca JA, Adsuar JC, Del Pozo-Cruz B. Tilting whole body vibration improves quality of life in women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Aug;17(8):723-8. Epub 2011 Jul 12.

  278. Granö N, Karjalainen M, Suominen K, Roine M. Poor functioning ability is associated with high risk of developing psychosis in adolescents. Nord J Psychiatry. 2011 Feb;65(1):16-21. doi: 10.3109/08039488.2010.483743. Epub 2010 May 14.

  279. Ross S, Robert M, Lier D, Eliasziw M, Jacobs P. Surgical management of stress urinary incontinence in women: safety, effectiveness and cost-utility of trans-obturator tape (TOT) versus tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) five years after a randomized surgical trial.BMC Womens Health. 2011 Jul 22;11(1):34. [Epub ahead of print].
  280. Vainiola T, Roine RP, Pettilä V, Kantola T, Räsänen P, Sintonen H. Effect of health-related quality-of-life instrument and quality-adjusted life year calculation method on the number of life years gained in the critical care setting.Value Health. 2011 Dec;14(8):1130-4. Epub 2011 Aug 19.
  281. Soppi V, Karamanakos PN, Koivisto T, Kurki MI, Vanninen R, Jaaskelainen JE, Rinne J. A Randomized Outcome Study of Enteral Versus Intravenous Nimodipine in 171 Patients after Acute Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. World Neurosurgery, Available online 1 November 2011.
  282. Hytönen ML, Lilja M, Mäkitie AA, Sintonen H, Roine RP. Does septoplasty enhance the quality of life in patients? Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2012 Dec;269(12):2497-503 [2012 Jan 25 Epub ahead of print], DOI 10.1007/s00405-012-1931-9.
  283. Setälä M, Härkki P, Matomäki J, Mäkinen J, Kössi J. Sexual functioning, quality of life and pelvic pain twelve months after endometriosis surgery including vaginal resection. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2012 Mar 9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2012.01394.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  284. Orenius TI, Koskela T, Koho P, Pohjolainen T, Kautiainen H, Haanpää M, Hurri H. Anxiety and depression are independent predictors of quality of life of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. J Health Psychol. 2012 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  285. Mäklin S, Räsänen P, Laitinen R, Kovanen N, Autti-Rämö I, Sintonen H, Roine RP. Quality-Adjusted Life Years in the Evaluation of Screening Programmes. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2012; 28:2, 145–151.
  286. Sørensen J, Linde L, Ostergaard M, Hetland ML.Quality-adjusted life expectancies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis--comparison of index scores from EQ-5D, 15D, and SF-6D.Value Health. 2012 Mar-Apr;15(2):334-9. Epub 2012 Jan 5.
  287. Bastani P, Kiadaliri AA. Cost-utility analysis of adjuvant therapies for breast cancer in Iran. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2012 Apr;28(2):110-4. doi: 10.1017/S0266462312000049.
  288. Lunde L. Can EQ-5D and 15D be used interchangeably in economic evaluations? Assessing quality of life in post-stroke patients. Eur J Health Econ. 2012 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  289. Al-Kalemji A, Petersen KD, Sørensen J, Sherson D, Thilsing T, Schlünssen V, Omland O, Thomsen G, Baelum J. Factors influencing quality of life in asthmatics - a case-control study. Clin Respir J. 2012 Sep 26. doi: 10.1111/crj.12006. [Epub ahead of print]
  290. Saariniemi KM, Helle MH, Salmi AM, Peltoniemi HH, Charpentier P, Kuokkanen HO. The effects of aesthetic breast augmentation on quality of life, psychological distress, and eating disorder symptoms: a prospective study. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2012 Oct;36(5):1090-5. doi: 10.1007/s00266-012-9917-y. Epub 2012 May 31.
  291. Kössi J, Setälä M, Mäkinen J, Härkki P, Luostarinen M. Quality of life and sexual function 1 year after laparoscopic rectosigmoid resection for endometriosis. Colorectal Dis. 2012 May 29. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2012.03111.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  292. Naess H, Lunde L, Brogger J. The effects of fatigue, pain, and depression on quality of life in ischemic stroke patients: the Bergen Stroke Study. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2012;8:407-13. doi: 10.2147/VHRM.S32780. Epub 2012 Jun 27.
  293. Whitehurst DG, Noonan VK, Dvorak MF, Bryan S. A review of preference-based health-related quality of life questionnaires in spinal cord injury research. Spinal Cord. 2012 Sep;50(9):646-54. doi: 10.1038/sc.2012.46. Epub 2012 May 29.
  294. Booth N, Rissanen P, Tammela TL, Määttänen L, Taari K, Auvinen A. Health-Related Quality of Life in the Finnish Trial of Screening for Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2012 Nov 26. doi:pii: S0302-2838(12)01416-9. 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.11.041. [Epub ahead of print]
  295. Jalkanen J, Mattila AK, Heikkilä J, Roine RP, Sintonen H, Taskinen S. The impact of posterior urethral valves on adult quality of life. J Pediatr Urol. 2012 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print].
  296. Rohde G, Moum T, Haugeberg G. Comparing 15D and SF-6D Performance in Fragility Wrist and Hip Fracture Patients in a Two-Year Follow-Up Case-Control Study. Value Health. 2012 Dec;15(8):1100-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2012.08.2200. Epub 2012 Oct 25
  297. Koljonen V, Laitila M, Sintonen H, Roine RP. Health-related quality of life of hospitalised patients with burns - comparison with general population and a two-year follow-up. Burns. 2013 Jan 9. doi:pii: S0305-4179(12)00246-X. 10.1016/ j.burns.2012.07.024. [Epub ahead of print].
  298. Koljonen V, Laitila M, Rissanen AM, Sintonen H, Roine RP. Treatment of patients with severe burns - costs and health-related quality of life outcome. The Journal of Burn Care & Research (accepted)

  299. Launonen AP, Lepola V, Flinkkilä T, Strandberg N, Ojanperä J, Rissanen P, Malmivaara A, Mattila VM, Elo P, Viljakka T, Laitinen M. Conservative treatment, plate fixation, or prosthesis for proximal humeral fracture. A prospective randomized study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012 Sep 7;13:167. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-13-167.

  300. Lehmann P, Simmons CA. Tools for Strengths-Based Assessment and Evaluation. New York, Springer 2012, 534 pages.

  301. Tuominen U, Sintonen H, Hirvonen J. , Hietaniemi K, Lehto M, Paavolainen P, Seitsalo S, Blom M. The cost-utility of waiting time in total joint replacements. RCT. Int J Technol Assessm Health Care 2013 Jan;29(1):27-34. doi: 10.1017/S0266462312000657. Epub 2013 Jan 7.
  302. Färkkilä N, Sintonen H, Saarto T, Järvinen H, Hänninen J, Taari K, Roine RP. Health-related quality of life in colorectal cancer. Colorectal Dis. 2013 Jan 26. doi: 10.1111/codi.12143. [Epub ahead of print]
  303. Haapamäki J, Tanskanen A, Roine RP, Blom M, Turunen U, Mäntylä J, Färkkilä MA, Arkkila PE. Medication use among inflammatory bowel disease patients: excessive consumption of antidepressants and analgesics. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jan;48(1):42-50. doi: 10.3109/00365521.2012.743584. Epub 2012 Nov 19.
  304. Torvinen S, Färkkilä N, Sintonen H, Saarto T, Roine RP, Taari K. Health-Related Quality of Life in Prostate Cancer. Acta Oncol. 2013 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print].
  305. Haavisto A, Korkman M, Sintonen H, Holmberg C, Jalanko H, Lipsanen J, Qvist E. Risk factors for impaired quality of life and psychosocial adjustment after pediatric heart, kidney, and liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2013 Feb 26. doi: 10.1111/petr.12054. [Epub ahead of print].
  306. Raappana A, Pirilä T, Ebeling T, Salmela P, Sintonen H, Koivukangas J. Long-term health-related quality of life of surgically treated pituitary adenoma patients: A descriptive study. ISRN Endocrinol 2012;2012:675310. doi: 10.5402/2012/675310. Epub 2012 Dec 31.
  307. Anagnostopoulos F, Yfantopoulos J, Moustaki I, Niakas D. Psychometric and factor analytic evaluation of the 15D health-related quality of life instrument: the case of Greece. Qual Life Res. 2013 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print]

  308. Heinonen A, Tapper A-M, Leminen A, Sintonen H, Roine RP. Health-related quality of life and perception of anxiety in women with abnormal cervical cytology referred for colposcopy: an observational study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2013 Apr 30. doi:pii: S0301-2115(13)00178-4. 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2013.03.033. [Epub ahead of print]

  309. Karvonen J, Grönroos JM, Mäkitalo L, Koivisto M, Salminen P. Quality of life after iatrogenic bile duct injury - a case control study. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print]

  310. Vainiola T, Roine RP, Suojaranta-Ylinen R, Vento A, Sintonen H. Can factors related to mortality be used to predict the follow-up health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in cardiac surgery patients? Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2013 May 10. doi:pii: S0964-3397(13)00038-4. 10.1016/j.iccn.2013.04.003. [Epub ahead of print]

  311. Ryynänen OP, Soini EJ, Lindqvist A, Kilpeläinen M, Laitinen T. Bayesian predictors of very poor health related quality of life and mortality in patients with COPD. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013 Mar 7;13:34. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-13-34.

  312. Väätäinen S, Tuomilehto H, Saramies J, Tuomilehto J, Uusitalo H, Hussi E, Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi S, Martikainen J. The health-related quality-of-life impact of nocturnal awakenings in the middle-aged and older Finnish population. Qual Life Res. 2013 Apr 3. [Epub ahead of print].

  313. Okamoto N, Hisashige A, Tanaka Y, Kurumatani N. Development of the Japanese 15D Instrument of Health-Related Quality of Life: Verification of Reliability and Validity among Elderly People. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 16;8(4):e61721. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061721. Print 2013.

  314. Hagman J. Comparison of Resource Utilization in the Treatment of Open-Angle Glaucoma between Two Cities in Finland: Is More Better? Acta Ophthalmol. 2013 May;91(thesis3):1-47. doi: 10.1111/aos.12141.

  315. Granö N, Karjalainen M, Edlund V, Saari E, Itkonen A, Anto J, Roine M. Health-related quality of life among adolescents: a comparison between subjects at risk for psychosis and other help seekers. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2013 Jan 24. doi: 10.1111/eip.12033. [Epub ahead of print] .

  316. Granö N, Karjalainen M, Edlund V, Saari E, Itkonen A, Anto J, Roine M. Changes in health-related quality of life and functioning ability in help-seeking adolescents and adolescents at heightened risk of developing psychosis during family- and community-oriented intervention model. Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2013 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print].

  317. Wikstén J, Blomgren K, Roine RP, Sintonen H, Pitkäranta A. Effect of tonsillectomy on health-related quality of life and costs. Acta Otolaryngol. 2013 May;133(5):499-503. doi: 10.3109/00016489.2012.728716.

  318. Vainiola T, Roine RP, Suojaranta-Ylinen R, Vento A, Sintonen H. Can factors related to mortality be used to predict the follow-up health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in cardiac surgery patients? Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2013 May 10. doi:pii: S0964-3397(13)00038-4. 10.1016/j.iccn.2013.04.003. [Epub ahead of print].

  319. Heinonen A, Tapper AM, Leminen A, Sintonen H, Roine RP. Health-related quality of life and perception of anxiety in women with abnormal cervical cytology referred for colposcopy: an observational study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2013 Apr 30. doi:pii: S0301-2115(13)00178-4. 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2013.03.033. [Epub ahead of print]

  320. Koljonen V, Laitila M, Rissanen AM, Sintonen H, Roine RP. Treatment of patients with severe burns - Costs and health-related quality of life outcome. J Burn Care Res. 2013 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]

  321. Tan MC, Chan YM, Ng OC, Wong TW, Hejar AR, Joseph A, Rushdan AA, Mirnalini K, Sintonen H. Cardiovascular disease is associated with impaired health-related quality of life among type 2 diabetic patients. Singapore Med J 2014; 55(4): 209-216 (doi:10.11622/smedj.2014054).

  322. Luutonen S, Sintonen H, Stormi T, Salminen E. Health-related quality of life during adjuvant radiotherapy in breast cancer. Qual Life Res 2014 May;23(4):1363-9. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0554-y. Epub 2013 Nov 8.013.

  323. Färkkilä N, Torvinen S, Roine RP, Sintonen H, Hänninen J, Taari K, Saarto T. Health-related quality of life among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer patients with end-stage disease. Qual Life Res 2013 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print]

  324. Sihvonen R, Paavola M, Malmivaara A, Järvinen TL. Finnish Degenerative Meniscal Lesion Study (FIDELITY): a protocol for a randomised, placebo surgery controlled trial on the efficacy of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for patients with degenerative meniscus injury with a novel 'RCT within-a-cohort' study design. BMJ Open. 2013 Mar 9;3(3). doi:pii: e002510. 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002510. Print 2013.

  325. Ryynänen OP, Nousiainen P, Soini EJ, Tuominen S. Efficacy of a multicomponent support programme for the caregivers of disabled persons: a randomised controlled study. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2013 Jul;46(5):449-55. doi: 10.1007/s00391-012-0360-0.

  326. Kehusmaa S, Autti-Rämö I, Helenius H, Rissanen P. Does informal care reduce public care expenditure on elderly care? Estimates based on Finland's Age Study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 Aug 15;13:317. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-317.

  327. Pyykönen A, Aronen P, Räsänen P, Roine RP, Sjöberg J, Tapper AM. The effectiveness of urinary incontinence treatments measured using the 15D Health-Related Quality of Life instrument. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print]

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  329. Savolainen J, Kautiainen H, Miettola J, Niskanen L, Mäntyselkä P. Low quality of life and depressive symptoms are connected with an unhealthy lifestyle. Scand J Public Health. 2013 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print]

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  357. Färkkilä N, Torvinen S, Sintonen H, Saarto T, Järvinen H, Hänninen J, Taari K, Roine RP. Costs of colorectal cancer in different states of the disease. Acta Oncologica (accepted).
  358. Ovaska MT, Madanat R, Tukiainen E, Pulliainen L, Sintonen H, Mäkinen TJ. Flap reconstruction for soft-tissue defects with exposed hardware following deep infection after internal fixation of ankle fractures. Injury 2014 Oct 12;45(12):2029-2034. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2014.10.006. [Epub ahead of print].
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  369. Niemensivu R, Manchaiah V, Roine RP, Kentala E, Sintonen H. Health-related quality of life in adults with hearing impairment before and after hearing-aid rehabilitation in Finland. Int J Audiol. 2015 Sep 23:1-9. [Epub ahead of print].
  370. Kuokkanen R, Aho-Mustonen K, Muotka J, Lappalainen R, Tiihonen J. A Pilot Study of Group Administered Metacognitive Training (MCT) for Schizophrenia Patients in a High-Security Forensic Setting: Subjective Training Success and Health-Related Quality of Life, Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice 2015, 15:4, 344-362, DOI: 10.1080/15228932.2015.1053546
  371. Välimäki TH, Martikainen JA, Hongisto K, Väätäinen S, Sintonen H, Koivisto AM. Impact of Alzheimer's disease on the family caregiver's long-term quality of life: results from an ALSOVA follow-up study.Qual Life Res. 2015 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  372. Puumalainen A, Numminen H, Elonheimo O, Roine RO, Sintonen H. Health outcomes and costs of ischemic stroke patients in Finland. Acta Neurol Scand. 22 Sep 2015 (Epub ahead of print): DOI: 10.1111/ane.12509.
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  397. Rintala A, Häkkinen A, Paltamaa J. Ten-year follow-up of health-related quality of life among ambulatory persons with multiple sclerosis at baseline. Qual Life Res. 2016 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print]
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  10. Sintonen H. Properties and applications of the 15D-measure of hea­lth-rela­ted quality of life. Book of abstracts. Third European Conference on Health Economics, Stockholm, Sweden 20-22 August, 1995, 80.

  11. Rissanen P, Sintonen H, Sögaard J. Do QOL-measures agree? Book of abstracts. Third European Conference on Health Economics, Stockholm, Sweden 20-22 August, 1995, 80.

  12. Hahl J, Simell T, Näntö-Salonen K, Törmä M, Hakalax J, Korhonen T, Haapanen H, Erkkola R, Reijonen H, Lauren T, Ilonen J, Knip M, Sintonen H, Simell O. Type I diabetes (IDD) prediction and prevention trial (DIPP): Acceptance of the population-based genetic and subsequent ICA screenings. Immunology of Diabetes '95, Oct. 31-Nov.3, 1995, Abst­racts. Autoimmunity 21, 1995, 62. ­­­­­­­

  13. Kannisto M, Hokkanen H, Alaranta H, Merikanto J, Sintonen H. Health-related quality of life of spinal cord injury patients in different phases of adjustment. In Proceedings of the 5th European Congress on Research in Rehabilitation, Helsin­ki, Finland, 28 May - 1 June, 1995. Journal of Rehabilitation Sciences 8, 1995 (Suppl.), 73-74.

  14. Apajasalo M, Sintonen H, Holmberg C et al. The health-related quality of life of school-aged children. Quality of Life Research 4, 1995, 390-391.

  15. Sintonen H. Why to use the 15D in economic evaluation of health programs? IHEA Inaugural Conference Abstract Book, Vancouver May 1996.

  16. Kauppinen R, Sintonen H, Pekurinen M. Economic evaluation of intensive vs. conventional patient education and supervision for self-management of asthma. ISTACH Twelfth Annual Meeting, June 23-26, 1996, San Francisco. Abstract Book, p. 5.

  17. Arinen S, Sintonen H. The health status of the Finns measured by 15D in 1992 and 1995. Nordic Health Economists' Study Group Meeting, Copenhagen, August 23-24, 1996.

  18. Gvozdenović B, Milošević S, Vuković M, Plavšić S, Tomić V. 15D and MiniAQLQ - validity of the Serbian version of the questionnaires for measurement of quality of life - use in asthma. Opsta medicina 2001; 7(1/2):21-36 (in Serbian, summary in English).

  19. Sintonen H, Hallapää L, Apajasalo M, and the EcoPD Study Group. Health-related quality of life of Parkinson's disease patients is significantly lower compared with normal population and inversely associated with the disease severity. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 2001; 7: S125.

  20. Sintonen H, Vokkolainen A, Alhava E. Economic and quality-of-life consequences of hip fractures. Annual Meeting of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, USA, June 3-6, 2001. Abstracts, p. 62.

  21. Stach-Lempinen B, Kujansuu E, Laippala P. Psychometric assessment and responsiveness of three different HRQoL instruments in female urinary incontinence. Neurology and Urodynamics 2000; 19:4, 511-522.

  22. Norum J, Nygård R, Due J. Goserelin (Zoladex®) or orchiectomy in metastatic prostate cancer? Quality of life and cost. Annals of Oncology 2000; 11 (Suppl.4):73.

  23. Sintonen H, Ohinmaa A, Johansson S, Kainulainen P, Apajasalo M. NHP and 15D perform well in assessment of the HRQoL of healthy women with hormone replacement therapy. Value in Health 2002;5: 447. Jensen NV, Hansen O, Jensen AB, Rose C. Carboplatin versus carboplatin plus docetaxel in first line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Quality of life, costs and health resources. 2002 ASCO Annual Meeting (http://www.asco.org/ac/1,1003,_12-002636-00_18-0016-00_19-001285,00.asp). Sintonen H, Ohinmaa A, Johansson S, Kainulainen P, Apajasalo M. NHP and 15D perform well in assessment of the HRQoL of healthy women with hormone replacement therapy. Value in Health 2002; 5 (6):447.

  24. Heikkinen J, Johansson S, Apajasalo M, Ohinmaa A, Sintonen H. Health-related quality of life in continuous combined HRT users is significantly better than in general population. Maturitas 44(Suppl. 2), S136-S137 (2003).

  25. Jorstad IC, Haugli K, Eggen E, Kristiansen IS. Cost-effectiveness of alefacept in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. Value in Health 2003; 6: 788.

  26. Gvozdenovic BS, Tasic N, Tasic D. Is the quality of life of athmatic outpatients related to their pulmonary function tests. Chest 2003;124 (4): 138. Gvozdenovic BS, Plavsic S, Milosevic S, Glogovac B. Does good asthma control means good patient's quality of life? European Respiratory Journal Supplement. 22 (Suppl. 45): 370 (plus poster) abstr. P2331, Sep 2003. [English]. Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia.

  27. Ohinmaa A, Jacobs P, Forster I, Feroe R, Van Driesum D. Health related quality of life (15D) of severe chronic pain patients before and after medication management program. American Pain Society, Annual Meeting 2004 (http://www.ampainsoc.org/abstract/2004/data/1055/).

  28. Forster I, Feroe R, Jacobs P, Ohinmaa A, Van Driesum D. Impact of a medication management program on the functionality of individuals with severe chronic non-malignant pain. American Pain Society, Annual Meeting 2004 (http://www.ampainsoc.org/abstract/2004/data/843/).

  29. Honkalampi T, Sintonen H. Do the 15D scores and TTO values of health states of hospital patients agree? Italian Journal of Public Health 2005; 2 (2) (Suppl. 1) 306 – 306.

  30. Kotomäki T, Sintonen H. Are the valuations for the 15D HRQoL instrument stable over time? Italian Journal of Public Health 2005; 2 (2) (Suppl. 1) 309 – 309.

  31. Kotomäki T, Honkalampi T, Sintonen H. How do the scores of generic HRQoL instruments reflect the direct TTO valuations of own health by general population? Value Health 2006;9(6):A207.

  32. Hahl J,Bergius S, Sintonen H, Hannonen P, Korpela M, Leirisalo-Repo M, Hakala M, Möttönen T. Quality of life in early rheumatoid arthritis treated with combination vs. single drug therapy – Results from FIN-RACO trial. Value Health 2006;9(6):A200.

  33. Soini EJ, Keränen J, Ryynänen OP, Keränen U. Economic evaluation comparing from home to operation and conventional process of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Prospective randomised controlled trial. Value Health 2006;9(6):A331.

  34. Taipale K, Fugl-Meyer A, Leinonen M, Leinonen ES, Sintonen H. Dimensions of HRQoL and satifaction with life improve in ED patients switching fron other oral ED medication to tadalafil. Value Health 2006;9(6):A257.

  35. Kotomäki T, Honkalampi T, Sintonen H. Which generic HRQoL instrument reflects best the direct TTO valuations of own health by general population? Eur J Health Econ 2006;7(Suppl 1):S54-55.

  36. Soini EJO. Multinomial propensity score estimators and multivariate explanatory
    techniques in a real-life acute coronary heart disease study - The QALYs and
    costs of medication, PTCA and CABG treatment modality are highly dependent on
    the methods used. Value Health 2007;10(6):A427.

  37. Soini EJ, Kukkonen J, Myllykangas M, Ryynänen OP. What is politician's and clinician's willingness to pay (WTP) for future health benefit based on 15D, EQ-5D and life-years? A contingent valuation (CV) among 8 diseases with the total of 1092 cases. Value Health 2008;11(6):A566.

  38. Kontodimopoulos N, Arvanitaki-Vasilakaki E, Chadjiapostolou Z, Niakas D. Sensitivity of 15D, EQ-5D and SF-6D to diabetes complications: The case of coronary heart disease. Value Health 2009; 12(7): A396.

  39. Koskela T, Ryynänen OP, Soini EJ. Predicting persistent frequent use of the primary health care services in a Finnish setting: A Bayesian approach. Value Health 2009; 12(7): A237.

  40. Dollerup J, Poulsen PB, Godtfredsen NS, Grann O, Pors B, Andersen KK, Larsen HB, Dalsgaard LS, Søndergaard JD, Lavesen M, Sørensen TB. Improvements in quality of life for patients undergoing COPD rehabilitation at municipality health centres in Denmark. Value Health 2009; 12(7): A305.

  41. Koskela T, Ryynanen OP, Soini EJ. Risk factors for Persistent Use of the Primary Health Care Services: A Bayesian approach. 15th Wonca Europe Congress 16-19 September 2009.

  42. AS IT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP TRACK OF ABSTRACTS IN ANY SYSTEMATIC WAY FOR THIS WEBSITE, NO FURTHER ABSTRACTS WILL BE REFERRED TO HERE.

In other languages

  1. Sintonen H. Potilaiden terveydentila (Health status of the patients). In Vohlonen I. (toim.) Sosiaali- ja terveysmi­nisteriön omalääkäri­kokei­lu. Tutkimuksen ai­neisto, tu­lokset ja johto­pää­tök­set (The family doctor experiment of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Data, results and conclusions of the study). Lää­kintöhallitus, Helsinki 1989, 97-101 (in Finnish, English sum­mary).

  2. Pekurinen M, Vohlonen I, Sintonen H. Redefinición de incentivos en la asistencia médica primaria. Resultados de un Proyecto Pi­loto Finés. In: Reforma sanitaria e incentivos. Asociación de Economía de la Salud, Barcelona 1990, 167-190.

  3. Sintonen H. Terveyteen liittyvän elämänlaadun mittaamisesta (On the measurement of health-related quality of life). Sairaanhoitaja 4/1993, 17-19 (in Finnish).

  4. Sintonen H. Depression lääkehoidon kustannus-utiliteettianalyy­si (Cost-utility analysis of drug treatment for depression). In Rissanen P., Valtonen H. (toim.) Terveystalous­tie­de (Health economics)1995. STAKES Aiheita 4/1995, 43-44 (in Finnish).

  5. Sintonen H. 15D - terveyteen liittyvän elämänlaadun mittari: ominai­suudet ja käyttökoh­teet (The 15D health-related quality-of-life instrument: properties and areas of use). In Rissanen P., Valto­nen H. (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 1995. STAKES Aiheita 4/1995, 54-55 (in Finnish).

  6. Sintonen H. MS-taudin aiheuttamat taloudelliset ja elämänlaadulliset menetyk­set (The economic and quality-of-life losses due to MS-disease). In Tuovinen J, Rouvali A, Wikström J, Rusanen V-P. Avoimuus - hoidon avain. 30-vuotisjuh­laseminaari. Helsingin ja Uudenmaan MS-yhdisty­s, Helsinki 1995, 71-83 (in Finnish).

  7. Watanabe Y. A trial for the validation of the 15 dimensional health related quality of life (15D). Annual Report of Research Committee on Epidemiology of the Intractable Diseases. March 1995. The Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan, 1995, 137-139 (in Japanese).

  8. Watanabe Y et al. A trial for the validation of the 15 dimensional health related quality of life (15D) [2]. Annual Report of Research Committee on Epidemiology of the Intractable Diseases, March 1996. The Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan, 1996, (in Japanese, in press).

  9. Hahl J, Simell T, Sintonen H. Vastasyntyneen diabetesriskin geneettisen seulonnan vaikutus vanhempien elämänlaatuun (The effect of genetic screening for diabetes risk of newborn on the quality of life of the parents). In Rissanen P., Valtonen H. (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 1996. Stakes 1/1996, Helsinki 1996, 59-60 (in Finnish).

  10. Kauppinen R, Sintonen H, Pekurinen M. Astman itsehoidon intensiivisen ja tavanomaisen potilasopetuksen ja -ohjauksen lyhyen aikavälin taloudellinen arviointi (Short-term economic evaluation of intensive and conventional education and guidance to self-management of asthma). In Rissanen P., Valtonen H. (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 1996. Stakes 1/1996, Helsinki 1996, 61-62 (in Finnish).

  11. Sintonen H. Kustannusvaikuttavuus erikoissairaanhoidossa (Cost-effectiveness in specialised health care). In Mikkola T., Outinen M. (toim.) Kohti ensi vuosituhatta. Näkymiä erikoissairaanhoidon laadunhallintaan. Stakes Raportteja 205, Helsinki 1996, 32-37 (in Finnish).

  12. Sintonen H. 15D terveydenhuollon menetelmien vaikuttavuuden arvioinnissa (The 15D in the evaluation of effectiveness of health care technologies). TAinfo 2/96. FinOHTA, Helsinki 1996, 4-6 (in Finnish).

  13. Kristiansen IB, Falch JA, Andersen L, Aursnes I. Bruk av alendronat ved osteoporose - er det kostnadseffektivt? Tidskr Nor Lägeforen 1997; 117: 2619-2622 (in Norwegian, English summary).

  14. Sintonen H. Elämänlaadun mittari on tärkeä osa terveydenhuoltoa (A measure of quality of life is an important part of health care). Promo 2/1998; 12-14 (in Finnish).

  15. Arinen S, Häkkinen U, Klaukka T, Klavus J, Lehtonen R, Aro S. Suomalaisten terveys ja terveyspalvelujen käyttö. Terveydenhuollon väestötutkimuksen 1995/96 päätulokset ja muutokset vuodesta 1987 (Health and the use of health services in Finland. Main findings of the Finnish Health Care Survey 1995/96 and changes from 1987). SVT Terveys (Health Care) 1998:5, Helsinki 1998.

  16. Kauppinen R, Sintonen H, Vilkka V, Tukiainen H. Tehostetun potilasohjauksen kustannus-vaikuttavuus omatoimisessa astmakontrollissa, kolmen vuoden seurantatulokset (Cost-effectiveness of intensified patient guidance to self-management of asthma: results of three-year follow-up). In Rissanen P & Kerppilä S (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 1998. Stakes Aiheita 3/1998. Helsinki 1998, 32-35 (in Finnish).

  17. Svensk-Laari S. Kahden antiestrogeenilääkkeen kustannus-vaikuttavuus levinneen rintasyövän hoidossa: 8 vuoden seurantatutkimus. Pro gradu-tutkelma. Kuopion yliopisto, Terveyshallinnon ja -talouden laitos. Kuopio 1999 (Cost-effectiveness of two anti-oestrogen drugs in the treatment of advanced breast cancer: An 8 year follow-up study). Master’s Thesis, University of Kuopio, Department of Health Policy and Management, Kuopio 1999. In Finnish, English summary).

  18. Sintonen H. Vaikuttavuus ja terveyshyöty (Effectiveness and health benefits). In: Lääkäri ja laatu. Suomen lääkäriliitto, Helsinki 1999, 124-129 (in Finnish).

  19. Sintonen H. Vaikuttavuuden mittaminen terveydenhuollossa (Measuring effectiveness in health care). In Kinnunen J. Merilänen P. Vehviläinen-Julkunen K, Nyberg T. (Toim.) Terveystieteiden monialainen tutkimus ja yliopistokoulutus. Suunnistuspoluilta tiedon valtateille. Professori Sirkka Sinkkoselle omistettu juhlakirja. Kuopion yliopiston julkaisuja E. Yhteiskuntatieteet 74, Kuopio 1999, 289-299 (in Finnish).

  20. Laamanen P, Blom-Lange M, Sintonen H. Lonkan ja polven tekonivelleikkaushoidon vaikuttavuus normaalipraktiikassa (The effectivenss of hip and knee replacements in normal practice). In Nordberg M, Rissanen P, Kerppilä S (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 1999. Stakes Aiheita 5/1999. Helsinki 1999, 66-68 (in Finnish).

  21. Blom-Lange, Sintonen H. Miten jonottaminen hoitoon vaikuttaa elämänlaatuun? (How does queuing for treatment affect quality of life?) In Nordberg M, Rissanen P, Kerppilä S (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 1999. Stakes Aiheita 5/1999. Helsinki 1999, 69-71 (in Finnish).

  22. Hahl J, Hämäläinen H, Simell T, Sintonen H, Simell O. Tyypin 1 diabeteksen ja sen komplikaatioiden vaikutus 15D mittarilla mitattuun elämänlaatuun (The effect of diabetes type 1 and its complications on the quality of life as measured by the 15D). In Nordberg M, Rissanen P, Kerppilä S (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 1999. Stakes Aiheita 5/1999. Helsinki 1999, 72-75 (in Finnish).

  23. Pitkänen T, Sintonen H, Linnosmaa I. Yli 65-vuotiaiden aivohalvauspotilaiden kuntoutuskokeilun kustannus-vaikuttavuusanalyysi (Cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation of stroke patients aged over 65 years). In Mikkola H, Hedvall M-B (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 2000. Stakes Aiheita 45/1999. Helsinki 1999, 25-28 (in Finnish).

  24. Honkalampi T. Potilaat oman terveydentilansa arvottajina: tuottavatko 15D, Time trade-off ja Standard gamble samanlaisia tuloksia? Pro gradu-tutkielma, Kuopion yliopisto, Terveyshallinnon ja -talouden laitos. Kuopio 2001 (The patients valuing their own health state: Do the 15D, time trade-off and standard gamble produce similar results? Master’s Thesis, University of Kuopio, Department of Health Policy and Management, Kuopio 2001. In Finnish, English summary).

  25. Hujanen T. Varusmiesten terveyteen liittyvä elämänlaatu 15D:llä ja Rand-36:lla mitattuna. Pro gradu-tutkielma, Kuopion yliopisto, Terveyshallinnon ja -talouden laitos. Kuopio 2001 (Measuring health-related quality of life with 15D and Rand-36 among young military conscripts. Master’s Thesis, University of Kuopio, Department of Health Policy and Management, Kuopio 2001. In Finnish, English summary).

  26. Hämäläinen H, Johansson C, Toikka T, Sintonen H, Ekblad H, Sairanen H, Jokinen E. Lapsena tehty valtasuonten transpositioleikkaus ja nykyinen elämänlaatu ja –tilanne (Life situation and quality of life after atrial correction of the transposition of the great arteries). Suomen lääkärilehti 2002;57:5167-73.

  27. Sintonen H, Vokkolainen A, Alhava E. Osteoporoottisten lonkkamurtumien taloudelliset ja elämänlaadulliset seuraukset (Economic and quality-of-life consequences of osteoporotic hip fractures). In Mikkola H. (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 2002, Stakes Aiheita 2/2002. Helsinki 2002, 34-35 (in Finnish).

  28. Gjelsvik R. Bergensprosjektet –”Tilbake på jobb” – Helse, nytte og livskvalitet. Institutt for Ökonomie. Universitet i Bergen 2003.

  29. Räsänen P, Blom-Lange M, Laippala P, Ryynänen O-P, Semberg-Konttinen V, Sintonen H, Roine RP. Erikoissairaanhoidon vaikuttavuuden rutiininomaisen arvioinnin toteutettavuus (Feasibility of routine assessment of effectiveness of specialised health care). In Kiiskinen U. (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 2003. Stakes Aiheita 3/2003. Helsinki 2003, 50-53 (in Finnish).

  30. Kattainen E, Meriläinen P. NHP, RAND-36 ja 15D mittareiden psykometristen ominaisuuksien vertailu – mittarin valinnan perustelut sepelvaltimoiden ohitusleikkaus- ja pallolaajennuspotilaiden elämänlaatututkimukseen (Assessment of psychometric properties of NHP, RAND-36 and 15D instruments – choice of the instrument for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) patients’ study). Hoitotiede 2004;16: 202-213.

  31. Kattainen E. Pitkittäistutkimus sepelvaltimoiden ohitusleikkaus- ja pallolaajennuspotilaiden terveyteen liittyvästä elämänlaadusta (A longitudinal research of the coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous transluminal coronary artery angioplasty (PTCA) patients’ health-related quality of life). Kuopion yliopiston julkaisuja E. Yhteiskuntatieteet 114 (Kuopio University Publications E. Social Sciences 114). Kuopio 2004 (Doctoral dissertation).

  32. Kuivalainen L. Eturauhussyöpää sairastavien miesten terveyteen liittyvä elämänlaatu vuoden seuranta-aikana (Health-related quality of life among men with prostate cancer in one-year follow-up time). Kuopion yliopiston julkaisuja E. Yhteiskuntatieteet 115 (Kuopio University Publications E. Social Sciences 115). Kuopio 2004 (Doctoral dissertation).

  33. Kotomäki T, Sintonen H. 15D-elämänlaatumittarin arvottaminen: Arvotusten vaihteluun vaikuttavia tekijöitä (Valuation of the 15D quality-of-life instrument: Factors affecting the variation in valuations). In Mikkola H, Klavus J (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 2004. Stakes Aiheita 3/2004. Helsinki 2004, 54-58.

  34. Strandberg T, Pitkälä K, Klippi A, Tilvis R, Huuskonen J, Sintonen H, Nuutila A, Korpijaakko-Huuhka A-M. Aivohalvauksen jälkeisen afasian kuntoutus- ja elämänlaatututkimus (Rehabilitation and quality of life study in aphasia following stroke). Loppuraportti. Tutkimusraportti 9. Vanhustyön keskusliitto 2005.

  35. Haanpää M, Kivipelto L, Pohjola J, Sintonen H, Hernesniemi J. Pään alueen neuralgisten kipujen hoito (Treatment of neuralgic pain in head area) . Duodecim 2005;121:687-95.

  36. Kukkonen J. Terveydenhuollon vaikuttavuuden arviointi rutiinisti kerätyn tiedon pohjalta (An evaluation of the effectiveness of public health services on the basis of routinely collected data). Kuopion yliopiston julkaisuja D. Lääketiede 255 (Kuopio University Publications D. Medical Sciences 355). Kuopio 2005 (Doctoral dissertation).

  37. Hirvonen J, Blom M, Tuominen U, Hietaniemi K, Lehto MUK, Paavolainen P, Seitsalo S, Sintonen H, Rissanen P, Näsänen J. Paraneeko elämänlaatu, väheneekö lääkkeiden käyttö? Lonkka-artroosipotilaiden elämänlaatu ja lääkkeiden käyttö jonotusaikana ja kolme kuukautta leikkauksen jälkeen (Does the quality of life improve and use of medicines decrease? Quality of life of hip arthrosis patients and their use of medines while queueing and three months after operation). Teoksessa Klavus J (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 2005. Stakes Aiheita 3/2005, Helsinki 2005, 55-60 (in Finnish).

  38. Hujanen T, Sintonen H, Häkkinen U, Noro A, Finne-Soveri H. Pitkäaikaishoidossa hoidettavien vanhusten terveyteen liittyvän elämänlaadun ja hoidon vaikuttavuuden mittaaminen – mittarin kehittäminen (Measurement of health-related quality of life and effectivenens of treatment among elderly in long-term care - development of an instrument). Teoksessa Klavus J (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 2005. Stakes Aiheita 3/2005, Helsinki 2005, 71-74 (in Finnish).

  39. Laajalahti L, Sintonen H. Nivelreuman hoidon kustannukset ja vaikutus elämänlaatuun (Treatment costs and health-related quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis). Suomen lääkärilehti (Finn Med J) 2005;60(51-52):5293-5296 (in Finnish, English summary).

  40. Tuominen U, Hirvonen J, Blom M ja POLKKA-tutkimusryhmä. Comorbiditeetin vaikutus lonkan tekonivelleikkaukseen jonottavien potilaiden elämänlaatuun (The effect of comorbidity on the quality of life of patients queueing for hip replacement). Teoksessa Klavus J (toim.) Terveystaloustiede 2006. Stakes Työpapereita 2/2006. Helsinki 2006, 54-57 (in Finnish).

  41. Salminen M, Sintonen H, Vahlberg T, Isoaho R, Verronen S, Kivelä S-L. Sepelvaltimotautia sairastavien iäkkäiden elämänlaatu (Quality of life among aged coronary heart disease patients). Yleislääkäri 2006;21;24-26 (In Finnish, English summary).

  42. Savikko N, Huusko T, Pitkälä K. Ikääntyneiden elämänlaadun mittaamisen ongelmia (Problems in measuring quality of life of the aged). In Huusko T, Strandberg T, Pitkälä K (toim.) Voiko ikääntyneiden elämänlaatua mitata? Geriatrisen kuntoutuksen tutkimus- ja kehittämishanke. Vanhustyön keskusliitto, Tutkimusraportti 12, Helsinki 2006, 24-41 (in Finnish).

  43. Strandberg T, Pitkälä K, Sintonen H, Huusko T, Kautiainen H, Tilvis R. Terveyteen liittyvän elämänlaadun mittarin 15D:n käyttökelpoisuus, erottelukyky ja ennustevaliditeetti ikääntyneessä väestössä (Feasibility, discriminatory power and predictive validity of the 15D health-related quality of life measure in the aged population). In Huusko T, Strandberg T, Pitkälä K (toim.) Voiko ikääntyneiden elämänlaatua mitata? Geriatrisen kuntoutuksen tutkimus- ja kehittämishanke. Vanhustyön keskusliitto, Tutkimusraportti 12, Helsinki 2006, 42-61 (in Finnish).

  44. Huusko T, Kautiainen H, Pitkälä K. RAND-36 ja 15D yksinäisyydestä kärsivien ikäihmisten terveyteen liittyvän elämänlaadun mittaamisessa (RAND-36 and 15D in the measurement of health-related quality of life of the aged suffering from loneliness). In Huusko T, Strandberg T, Pitkälä K (toim.) Voiko ikääntyneiden elämänlaatua mitata? Geriatrisen kuntoutuksen tutkimus- ja kehittämishanke. Vanhustyön keskusliitto, Tutkimusraportti 12, Helsinki 2006, 62-75 (in Finnish).

  45. Huusko T, Kautiainen H, Pitkälä K. WHOQOL-BREF ja 15D iäkkäiden omaishoitajien elämänlaadun mittaamisessa (WHOQOL-BREF and 15D in the measurement of quality of life of carers of the aged). In Huusko T, Strandberg T, Pitkälä K (toim.) Voiko ikääntyneiden elämänlaatua mitata? Geriatrisen kuntoutuksen tutkimus- ja kehittämishanke. Vanhustyön keskusliitto, Tutkimusraportti 12, Helsinki 2006, 76-90 (in Finnish).

  46. Strandberg T, Saks K, Soots A, Pitkälä K, Sintonen H, Huusko T, Tilvis R. Ikääntyneiden kaupunkilaisten koettu terveys, 15D:llä mitattu elämänlaatu sekä psyykkinen hyvinvointi Tallinnassa ja Helsingissä (Perceived health, quality of life measured by the 15D and psychic well-being of aged townspeople in Tallinn and Helsinki). In Huusko T, Strandberg T, Pitkälä K (toim.) Voiko ikääntyneiden elämänlaatua mitata? Geriatrisen kuntoutuksen tutkimus- ja kehittämishanke. Vanhustyön keskusliitto, Tutkimusraportti 12, Helsinki 2006, 91-98 (in Finnish).

  47. Salminen M, Sintonen H, Vahlberg T, Isoaho R, Verronen S, Kivelä S-L. Sepelvaltimotautia sairastavien iäkkäiden elämänlaatu (Quality of life among aged coronary heart disease patients). Yleislääkäri 2006;21;24-26 (In Finnish, English summary).

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