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A population-based follow-up study of headache from age 7 to 22 years

To study changes in headache prevalence during childhood, adolescence and early adulthood, we performed a prospective long-term follow-up study on an unselected child population. Seven-year-old children, resident in a Finnish city and starting primary school, were followed for 15 years. Data were collected at the ages of 7, 13, 14, and 22 years. Number of children participating...

Interpersonal Conflicts and Development of Self-Esteem from Adolescence to Mid-Adulthood. A 26-Year Follow-Up

This study investigated the association between interpersonal conflicts and the trajectory of self-esteem from adolescence to mid-adulthood. The directionality of effects between self-esteem and interpersonal conflicts was also studied. Participants of a Finnish cohort study in 1983 at age 16 (N = 2194) were followed up at ages 22 (N = 1656), 32 (N = 1471) and 42 (N = 1334) using...

Prevalence and correlates of alcohol and other substance use disorders in young adulthood: A population-based study

Background Several risk factors for alcohol and other substance use disorders (SUDs) have been identified, but it is not well understood whether their associations with SUD are independent of each other. In particular, it is not well known, whether the associations between behavioral and affective factors and SUDs are independent of other risk factors. The incidence of SUDs peaks...

A population-based follow-up study of headache from age 7 to 22 years

Minna Aromaa Matti Sillanpää Hillevi Aro 0 1 0 H. Aro Department of Public Health, University of Tampere , Tampere , Finland 1 H. Aro Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National

Validation of the Finnish version of the SCOFF questionnaire among young adults aged 20 to 35 years

Background We tested the validity of the SCOFF, a five-question screening instrument for eating disorders, in a general population sample. Methods A random sample of 1863 Finnish young adults was approached with a questionnaire that contained several screens for mental health interview, including the SCOFF. The questionnaire was returned by 1316 persons. All screen positives and...