Esa - Pekka Takala

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STUDY DESIGN A randomized comparative study with single-blind outcome assessments. OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy of a multimodal treatment emphasizing proprioceptive training (ACTIVE) with activated home exercises (HOME) and recommendation of exercise (CONTROL) in patients with nonspecific chronic neck pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The efficacy(More)
Deaf preschoolers and hearing family members learned sign language in a 5-year intervention project. Once weekly, each child met with a teacher who was deaf. Parents, siblings, and other relatives met about once monthly to study sign language, and all families in the project signed together about twice yearly. The present study addressed four questions(More)
Aktives körperliches Training ist eine weitverbreitete Therapie für Patienten mit chronischen Nackenschmerzen; bisher konnte dessen Wirksamkeit jedoch noch nicht in randomisierten Studien nachgewiesen werden. Ziel dieser Studie war es, die Wirksamkeit von intensivem isometrischem Nackenmuskeltraining und leichterem Ausdauertraining zu evaluieren. Wir(More)
This paper systematically investigates the timedependent health outcomes for office staff during computer work using the developed mathematical model. The model describes timedependent health outcomes in multiple body regions associated with computer usage. The association is explicitly presented with a doseresponse relationship which is parametrized by(More)
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