DBC Research
Publications in international peer-reviewed journals
Epidemiology, Etiology and Diagnostics
Karppinen J, Kurunlahti M, Taimela S, Haapea M, Vanharanta H, Tervonen O.Determinants of lumbar artery occlusion among patients with sciatica: A three-year follow-up with magnetic resonance angiography.Eur Spine J. 2005 Feb 19; Epub ahead of print.
Leinonen V, Kankaanpaa M, Luukkonen M, Kansanen M, Hanninen O, Airaksinen O, Taimela S. Lumbar paraspinal muscle function, perception of lumbar position, and postural control in disc herniation-related back pain. Spine. 2003 Apr 15; 28(8): 842-8.
Leinonen V, Määttä S, Taimela S, Herno A, Kankaanpää M, Partanen J, Hanninen O, Airaksinen O. Paraspinal muscle denervation, paradoxically good lumbar endurance, and an abnormal flexion-extension cycle in lumbar spinal stenosis. Spine. 2003 Feb 15; 28(4): 324-31.
Leinonen V, Kankaanpää M, Hänninen O, Airaksinen O, Taimela S. Paraspinal muscle responses during sudden upper limb loading. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2002 Nov; 88(1-2): 42-9. Epub 2002 Aug 14.
Rissanen A, Heliövaara M, Alaranta H, Taimela S, Mälkiä E, Knekt P, Reunanen A, Aromaa A. Does Good Trunk Extensor Performance Protect Against Back-Releated Work Disability? J Rehabil Med 2002; 34: 62-66.
Leinonen V, Määttä S, Taimela S, Herno A, Kankaanpää M, Partanen J, Kansanen M, Hänninen O, Airaksinen O. Impaired Lumbar Movement Perception in Association With Postural Stability and Motorand Somatosensory-Evoked Potentials in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Spine 2002; 27(9): 975-83.
Leinonen V, Kankanpää M, Luukkonen M, Hänninen O, Airaksinen O, TaimelaS. Disc Herniation-Related Back Pain Impairs Feed-Forward Control of Paraspinal Muscles. Spine 2001; 26(16): E367-72.
Luoto S, Taimela S, Hurri H, Alaranta H. Mechanisms Explaining the Association Between Low Back Trouble and Deficits in Information Processing. A Controlled Study with Follow-Up. Spine 1999; 24(3): 255-61.
Taimela S, Kankaanpää M, Luoto S. The Effect of Lumbar Fatigue on the Ability to Sense a Change in Lumbar Position.A Controlled Study. Spine 1999; 24(13): 1322-7.
Kankaanpää M, Taimela S, Laaksonen D, Airaksinen OV, Hänninen OO. Back and Hip Extensor Fatigability in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients and Controls. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1998; 79: 412-417
Taimela S, Kankaanpää M, Airaksinen OV. A Submaximal Back Endurance Test Utilising Subjective Perception of Low Back Fatigue. Scand J Rehab Med 1998 30: 107-112.
Peltonen JE, Taimela S, Erkintalo M, Salminen JJ, Oksanen A, Kujala UM. Back Extensor and Psoas Muscle Cross-Sectional area, Prior Physical Training and Trunk Muscle Strength - a Longitudinal Study in Adolescent Girls. Eur J ApplPhysiol 1998; 77: 66-71.
Kankaanpää M, Laaksonen D, Taimela S, Kokko SM, Airaksinen OV, Hänninen OO. Age, Sex and Body Mass Index as Determinants of Back and Hip Extensor Fatigue in Isometric Sorensen Back Endurance Test. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1998; 79: 1069-1075.
Luoto S, Taimela S, Alaranta H, Hurri H. Psychomotor Speed and Postural Control in Chronic Low-Back Pain Patients and Healthy Controls - Determinants and Predictive Value for Functional Restoration Outcome. Eur J Phys Med Rehabil. 1998; 8: 81-86.
Kankaanpää M, Taimela S, Airaksinen O. Reference Change Limits of the Paraspinal Spectral EMG in Evaluation of Low Back Rehabilitation. Pathophysiology 1998; 5: 217-224.
Luoto S, Taimela S, Alaranta H, Hurri H. Psychomotor Speed in Chronic Low-Back Pain Patients and Healthy Controls: Construct Validity and Clinical Significance of the Measure. Percept Mot Skills 1998(87): 1283-1296.
Luoto S, Aalto H, Taimela S, Hurri H, Pyykkö I, Alaranta H. One-Footed and Externally Disturbed Two-Footed Postural Control in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain and Healthy Control Subjects. A Controlled Study with Follow-Up.Spine 1998; 23(19):2081-9; discussion 2089-90.
Kankaanpää M, Taimela S, Webber CL, Airaksinen OV, Hänninen OO. Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Fatigability in Repetitive Isoinertial Loading: EMG Spectral Indices, Borg Scale and Endurance Time. Eur J ApplPhysiol 1997; 76: 236-242.
Taimela S, Kujala UM, Salminen JJ, Viljanen T.The Prevalence of Low-Back Pain Among Children and Adolescents - A Nation-Wide Cohort-Based Questionnaire Survey in Finland. Spine 1997; 22: 1132-1136 .
Laurén H, Luoto S, Alaranta H, Taimela S, Hurri H, Heliövaara M. Arm Motion Speed and Risk of Neck Pain. Spine 1997: 22: 2094-2099.
Kujala UM, Oksanen A, Taimela S, Salminen JJ. Training Does Not Increase Maximal Lumbar Extension in Healthy Adolescents. Clin.Biomech.1997; 12: 181-184.
Taimela S. ChronischeSchmerzen des unterenRückens.Prinzipien und PrognostischeFaktorenGymnastischerÛbungen. ManuelleMedizin, 1997; 35: 194-205.
Kujala UM, Taimela S, Videman T, Battie MC, Viljanen T. Physical Loading and Performance as Predictors of Back Pain in Healthy Adults. A 5-Year Prospective Study. Eur. J.Appl. Physiol. 1996; 73: 452-458.
Taimela S, Österman K, Alaranta H, Soukka A, Kujala UM.Long Psychomotor Reaction Time in Patients with Chronic Low-Back Pain - Preliminary Report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1993; 74: 1161-4.
Taimela S, Negrini S, Paroli C. Functional rehabilitation of low back disorders. EuraMedicophys. 2004 Mar; 40(1): 29-36.
Timonen L, Rantanen T, Ryynänen OP, Taimela S, Timonen TE, Sulkava R. A randomized controlled trial of rehabilitation after hospitalization in frail older women: effects on strength, balance and mobility. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2002 Jun; 12(3): 186-92.
Mannion AF, Müntener M, Taimela S, Dvorak J. Comparison of Three Active Therapies for Chronic Low Back Pain: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial with One-Year Follow-Up. Rheumatology 2001; 40: 772-78.
Mannion AF, Junge A, Taimela S, Müntener M, Lorenzo K, Dvorak J. Active Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain. Part 3. Factors Influencing Self-Rated Disability and Its Change Following Therapy. Spine 2001; 26(8): 920-29.
Käser L, Mannion AF, Rhyner A, Weber E, Dvorak J, Müntener M. Active Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain.Part 2.Effects on Paraspinal Muscle Cross-Sectional Area, Fiber Type Size, and Distribution.Spine 2001; 26(8): 909-19.
Mannion AF, Taimela S, Müntener M, Dvorak J. Active Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain. Part 1. Effects on Back Muscle Actication, Fatigability, and Strength. Spine 2001; 26(8): 897-908.
Taimela S, Diederich C, Hubsch M, Heinrichy M. The Role of Physical Exercise Inactivity in Pain Recurrence and Absenteeism from Work After Active Outpatient Rehabilitation for Recurrent or Chronic Low Back Pain: A Follow-up Study. Spine 2000; 25: 1809-1816
Taimela S, Takala E-P, Asklöf T, Seppälä K, Parviainen S. Active Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Prospective Randomized Intervention. Spine 2000; 25: 1021-1027.
Leinonen V, Kankaanpää M, Airaksinen O, Hänninen O. Back and Hip Extensor Activities during Trunk Flexion/Extension: Effects of Low Back Pain and Rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2000; 81(1): 32-7.
Mannion AF, Muntener M, Taimela S, Dvorak J. 1999 Volvo Award Winner in Clinical Studies: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Three Active Therapies for Chronic Low Back Pain. Spine 1999; 24(23): 2435-48.
Kankaanpää M, Taimela S, Airaksinen O, Hänninen O. The Efficacy of Active Rehabilitation in Chronic Low Back Pain. Effect on Pain Intensity, Self-Experienced Disability, and Lumbar Fatigability. Spine 1999; 24, (10): 1034-1042.
Arokoski JP, Kankaanpää M, Valta T, Juvonen I, Partanen J, Taimela S, Lindgren KA, Airaksinen O. Back and Hip Extensor Muscle Function During Therapeutic Exercises. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999; 80(7): 842-50.
Luoto S, Taimela S, Hurri H, Aalto H, Pyykkö I, Alaranta H. Psychomotor Speed and Postural Control in Chronic Low-Back Pain Patients: A Controlled Follow-Up Study. Spine 1996; 21: 2621-2627.
Taimela S, Härkäpää K. Strength, Mobility, Their Changes and Pain Reduction in Active Functional Restoration for Chronic Low Back Disorders. J. Spin. Disord. 1996; 9: 306-312.