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An empirical model of social and healthcare educators' continuing professional development in Finland.

Minna Koskimäki, Kristina Mikkonen, Maria Kääriäinen, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki, Marja Kaunonen, Leena Salminen, Meeri Koivula,

The objective of this work was to develop and test an empirical model of social and healthcare educators' continuing professional development. A cross-sectional survey study design was adopted, and a total of 422 part-time and full-time social and healthcare educators from 28 universities of applied sciences and vocational schools in ... Read more >>

Health Soc Care Community (Health & social care in the community)
[2021, :]

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Practical implementation of genetic groups in single-step genomic evaluations with Woodbury matrix identity-based genomic relationship inverse.

M Koivula, I Strandén, G P Aamand, E A Mäntysaari,

The growing amount of genomic information in dairy cattle has increased computational and modeling challenges in the single-step evaluations. The computational challenges are due to the dense inverses of genomic (G) and pedigree (A<sub>22</sub>) relationship matrices of genotyped animals in the single-step mixed model equations. An equivalent mixed model equation ... Read more >>

J Dairy Sci (Journal of dairy science)
[2021, :]

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Social, health care and rehabilitation educators' competence in professional education-Empirical testing of a model.

Kristina Mikkonen, Heli-Maria Kuivila, Tuulikki Sjögren, Hilkka Korpi, Camilla Koskinen, Monika Koskinen, Meeri Koivula, Minna Koskimäki, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki, Terhi Saaranen, Marjorita Sormunen, Leena Salminen, Hanne Mäki-Hakola, Outi Wallin, Arja Holopainen, Anna-Maria Tuomikoski, Maria Kääriäinen,

The social and health care educator's role in educating future professionals need to be stronger emphasised and deserves international recognition. The purpose of this study was to develop and test an empirical model of social and health care educators' competence in higher and professional education. The presented research employed a ... Read more >>

Health Soc Care Community (Health & social care in the community)
[2021, :]

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A practical laboratory index to predict institutionalization and mortality - an 18-year population-based follow-up study.

Elisa Heikkilä, Marika Salminen, Anna Viljanen, Taina Katajamäki, Marja-Kaisa Koivula, Kari Pulkki, Raimo Isoaho, Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä, Matti Viitanen, Minna Löppönen, Tero Vahlberg, Laura Viikari, Kerttu Irjala,

<h4>Background</h4>Previously, several indexes based on a large number of clinical and laboratory tests to predict mortality and frailty have been produced. However, there is still a need for an easily applicable screening tool for every-day clinical practice.<h4>Methods</h4>A prospective study with 10- and 18-year follow-ups. Fourteen common laboratory tests were combined ... Read more >>

BMC Geriatr (BMC geriatrics)
[2021, 21(1):139]

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Digital Learning Interventions in Higher Education: A Scoping Review.

Marjorita Sormunen, Terhi Saaranen, Asta Heikkilä, Tuulikki Sjögren, Camilla Koskinen, Kristina Mikkonen, Maria Kääriäinen, Meeri Koivula, Leena Salminen,

This scoping review was undertaken to synthesize and describe research related to digital learning interventions in higher education, focusing on technological outcomes. Five electronic databases were searched, and 86 articles were included in the review. The data related to positive and negative technological outcomes and authors' suggestions were analyzed using ... Read more >>

Comput Inform Nurs (Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN)
[2020, 38(12):613-624]

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Continuing professional development among social- and health-care educators.

Minna Koskimäki, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki, Kristina Mikkonen, Maria Kääriäinen, Camilla Koskinen, Hanne Mäki-Hakola, Tuulikki Sjögren, Meeri Koivula,

Future social- and health-care educators will be required to have versatile competence in educating professionals that reflects both the constantly changing health-care environment and delivery of high-quality patient care. Continuing professional development can be defined as a process that aims to increase educators' competence and well-being, along with the effectiveness ... Read more >>

Scand J Caring Sci (Scandinavian journal of caring sciences)
[2021, 35(2):668-677]

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Development and testing of the Educators' Professional Development scale (EduProDe) for the assessment of social and health care educators' continuing professional development.

Minna Koskimäki, Kristina Mikkonen, Maria Kääriäinen, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki, Marja Kaunonen, Leena Salminen, Meeri Koivula,

<h4>Background</h4>Social and health care educators are crucial to educating competent professionals that are prepared to work in a rapidly changing society. Previous studies have primarily assessed educators' continuing professional development from a single perspective. It would be important to gauge educators' perceptions about their professional development from multiple dimensions to ... Read more >>

Nurse Educ Today (Nurse education today)
[2021, 98:104657]

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Nursing professionals' experiences of person-centred practices in hospital settings.

Minna Tiainen, Tarja Suominen, Meeri Koivula,

<h4>Background</h4>Person-centred culture has been studied very little in Scandinavian Countries, yet it significantly affects in the care experiences of patients and staff. Current research indicates there are many factors restricting or enabling person-centred care in the hospital setting.<h4>Aim</h4>The purpose of this study was to describe person-centred practice in hospital settings ... Read more >>

Scand J Caring Sci (Scandinavian journal of caring sciences)
[2020, :]

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Estimating retention benchmarks for salvage logging to protect biodiversity.

Simon Thorn, Anne Chao, Kostadin B Georgiev, Jörg Müller, Claus Bässler, John L Campbell, Jorge Castro, Yan-Han Chen, Chang-Yong Choi, Tyler P Cobb, Daniel C Donato, Ewa Durska, Ellen Macdonald, Heike Feldhaar, Joseph B Fontaine, Paula J Fornwalt, Raquel María Hernández Hernández, Richard L Hutto, Matti Koivula, Eun-Jae Lee, David Lindenmayer, Grzegorz Mikusiński, Martin K Obrist, Michal Perlík, Josep Rost, Kaysandra Waldron, Beat Wermelinger, Ingmar Weiß, Michał Żmihorski, Alexandro B Leverkus,

Forests are increasingly affected by natural disturbances. Subsequent salvage logging, a widespread management practice conducted predominantly to recover economic capital, produces further disturbance and impacts biodiversity worldwide. Hence, naturally disturbed forests are among the most threatened habitats in the world, with consequences for their associated biodiversity. However, there are no ... Read more >>

Nat Commun (Nature communications)
[2020, 11(1):4762]

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Family composition and living arrangements-Cross-sectional study on family involvement to self-managed rehabilitation of people with coronary artery disease.

Sonja Tuomisto, Meeri Koivula, Päivi Åstedt-Kurki, Mika Helminen,

<h4>Aim</h4>To describe the family composition and living arrangements of persons diagnosed with coronary artery disease and those relationships to family involvement in self-managed rehabilitation.<h4>Design</h4>A cross-sectional study.<h4>Methods</h4>Data were collected with postal questionnaire from persons diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) by using the Family Involvement in Rehabilitation (FIRE) scale. It measures ... Read more >>

Nurs Open (Nursing open)
[2020, 7(6):1715-1724]

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Social and health care educators' perceptions of competence in digital pedagogy: A qualitative descriptive study.

Iina Ryhtä, Imane Elonen, Terhi Saaranen, Marjorita Sormunen, Kristina Mikkonen, Maria Kääriäinen, Camilla Koskinen, Monika Koskinen, Meeri Koivula, Minna Koskimäki, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki, Outi Wallin, Tuulikki Sjögren, Leena Salminen,

<h4>Background</h4>Digitalisation has made digital competence a necessity for those working in social and healthcare. A high degree of competence in digital pedagogy is required of educators to meet the challenge of educating future professionals who are themselves highly digitally competent.<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study was to describe the perceptions of ... Read more >>

Nurse Educ Today (Nurse education today)
[2020, 92:104521]

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Symposium review: Single-step genomic evaluations in dairy cattle.

E A Mäntysaari, M Koivula, I Strandén,

During the last decade, genomic selection has revolutionized dairy cattle breeding. For example, Nordic dairy cows (Denmark, Finland, and Sweden) born in 2018 were >90% sired by young genomically tested bulls. Thus, the average age of sires for Red Dairy Cattle cows born in 2018 was only 3.1 yr, whereas ... Read more >>

J Dairy Sci (Journal of dairy science)
[2020, 103(6):5314-5326]

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Identification of runs of homozygosity affecting female fertility and milk production traits in Finnish Ayrshire cattle.

K Martikainen, M Koivula, P Uimari,

Inbreeding gives rise to continuous lengths of homozygous genotypes called runs of homozygosity (ROH) that occur when identical haplotypes are inherited from both parents. ROHs are enriched for deleterious recessive alleles and can therefore be linked to inbreeding depression, defined as decreased phenotypic performance of the animals. However, not all ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2020, 10(1):3804]

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Development and testing of an instrument (HeSoEduCo) for health and social care educators' competence in professional education.

Kristina Mikkonen, Anna-Maria Tuomikoski, Tuulikki Sjögren, Meeri Koivula, Minna Koskimäki, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki, Hanne Mäki-Hakola, Outi Wallin, Marjorita Sormunen, Terhi Saaranen, Camilla Koskinen, Monika Koskinen, Leena Salminen, Arja Holopainen, Maria Kääriäinen,

BACKGROUND:Health and social care education is highly important for preparing future professionals for their future roles in sustainable health and social care. However, previous studies have emphasized that health and social care educators' competence is complex and poorly defined. Thus, there is a clear need for a psychometrically validated instrument ... Read more >>

Nurse Educ Today (Nurse education today)
[2020, 84:104239]

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Qualitative study of social and healthcare educators' perceptions of their competence in education.

Kristina Mikkonen, Monika Koskinen, Camilla Koskinen, Meeri Koivula, Minna Koskimäki, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki, Hanne Mäki-Hakola, Outi Wallin, Tuulikki Sjögren, Leena Salminen, Marjorita Sormunen, Terhi Saaranen, Heli-Maria Kuivila, Maria Kääriäinen,

Competent educators are needed to ensure that social and healthcare professionals are effective and highly competent. However, there is too little evidence-based knowledge of current and required enhancements of educators' competences in this field. The aim of this study was to describe social and healthcare educators' perceptions of their competence ... Read more >>

Health Soc Care Community (Health & social care in the community)
[2019, 27(6):1555-1563]

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Adaptation and implementation of the German social-emotional learning programme Papilio in Finland: A pilot study.

Merja Koivula, Marja-Leena Laakso, Riitta Viitala, Marita Neitola, Markus Hess, Herbert Scheithauer,

This study investigated the cross-national adaptation and implementation of Papilio, a German social-emotional learning programme, in Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres. Papilio is a developmentally focused, scientifically based intervention programme focused on preventing behavioural problems and fostering social-emotional competence in children aged 3-7. The aim of this ... Read more >>

Int J Psychol (International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie)
[2020, 55 Suppl 1:60-69]

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Health science student teachers' perceptions of teacher competence: A qualitative study.

Heli-Maria Kuivila, Kristina Mikkonen, Tuulikki Sjögren, Meeri Koivula, Minna Koskimäki, Merja Männistö, Pirjo Lukkarila, Maria Kääriäinen,

BACKGROUND:Health science teacher competence is multifaceted and continuously changing according to national and international healthcare standards. Organizational restructuring and emphasis on cost effectiveness is changing the scope of health science teachers' practical work and their role in healthcare (worldwide). AIM:This study aimed to describe student teachers' perceptions of the competencies ... Read more >>

Nurse Educ Today (Nurse education today)
[2020, 84:104210]

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Health and social care educators' ethical competence.

Camilla Koskinen, Monika Koskinen, Meeri Koivula, Hilkka Korpi, Minna Koskimäki, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki, Kristina Mikkonen, Terhi Saaranen, Leena Salminen, Tuulikki Sjögren, Marjorita Sormunen, Outi Wallin, Maria Kääriäinen,

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:Educators' ethical competence is of crucial importance for developing students' ethical thinking. Previous studies describe educators' ethical codes and principles. This article aims to widen the understanding of health- and social care educators' ethical competence in relation to core values and ethos. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND KEY CONCEPTS:The study ... Read more >>

Nurs Ethics (Nursing ethics)
[2020, 27(4):1115-1126]

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Short-term effects of selection, gap, patch and clear cutting on the beetle fauna in boreal spruce-dominated forests

Jari Jokela, Juha Siitonen, Matti Koivula,

Even-aged management based on clear cutting has simplified the structure of boreal forests, which has adversely affected ecosystem services, including biodiversity. A potential way of combining economic, ecological and social sustainability in forest management is emulation of natural disturbance dynamics. However, ecological effects of alternative cutting methods have been little ... Read more >>

For Ecol Manage (Forest ecology and management.)
[2019, 446:29-37]

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Responses of boreal ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) to different logging regimes ten years post harvest

Matti J Koivula, Stephen Venn, Pia Hakola, Jari Niemelä,

Most investigations of human impacts on biodiversity have been conducted within 1–3 years post-disturbance, although many biological responses develop over a longer period of time and annual community variation cannot be fully controlled. We therefore conducted a follow-up of carabid beetles over ten years in Norway spruce (Picea abies) dominated forests ... Read more >>

For Ecol Manage (Forest ecology and management.)
[2019, 436:27-38]

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Short communication: Genomic prediction using different single-step methods in the Finnish red dairy cattle population.

H Gao, M Koivula, J Jensen, I Strandén, P Madsen, T Pitkänen, G P Aamand, E A Mäntysaari,

Single-step genomic prediction models utilizing both genotyped and nongenotyped animals are likely to become the prevailing tool in genetic evaluations of livestock. Various single-step prediction models have been proposed, based either on estimation of individual marker effects or on direct prediction via a genomic relationship matrix. In this study, a ... Read more >>

J Dairy Sci (Journal of dairy science)
[2018, 101(11):10082-10088]

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Competence areas of health science teachers - A systematic review of quantitative studies.

Kristina Mikkonen, Tapio Ojala, Tuulikki Sjögren, Arja Piirainen, Camilla Koskinen, Monika Koskinen, Meeri Koivula, Marjorita Sormunen, Terhi Saaranen, Leena Salminen, Minna Koskimäki, Heidi Ruotsalainen, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki, Outi Wallin, Hanne Mäki-Hakola, Maria Kääriäinen,

<h4>Background</h4>In the face of rapid digitalisation and ever-higher educational requirements for healthcare professionals, it is important that health science teachers possess the relevant core competences. The education of health science teachers varies internationally and there is no consensus about the minimum qualifications and experience they require.<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this systematic ... Read more >>

Nurse Educ Today (Nurse education today)
[2018, 70:77-86]

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Family involvement in rehabilitation: Coronary artery disease-patients' perspectives.

Sonja Tuomisto, Meeri Koivula, Päivi Åstedt-Kurki, Mika Helminen,

<h4>Aims and objectives</h4>To describe coronary artery disease patients' perceptions of family involvement in rehabilitation and the connection between background factors and family involvement.<h4>Background</h4>Coronary artery disease patients' hospital stays can be very concise. Family members can support rehabilitation, but many challenges can emerge. There is a need to nurture patients and ... Read more >>

J Clin Nurs (Journal of clinical nursing)
[2018, 27(15-16):3020-3031]

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Web-based education about vulvodynia and its care among student healthcare staff: A quasi-experimental study.

Minna Törnävä, Meeri Koivula, Mika Helminen, Tarja Suominen,

Student healthcare providers are the type of primary healthcare professionals who usually have first contact with young women who have problems with intimacy, such as vulvar pain - known as vulvodynia. However, a need to increase healthcare professionals' level of knowledge of vulvodynia and its care has been identified. This ... Read more >>

Nurse Educ Pract (Nurse education in practice)
[2018, 31:194-199]

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Low free 25-hydroxyvitamin D and high vitamin D binding protein and parathyroid hormone in obese Caucasians. A complex association with bone?

Elisa Saarnio, Minna Pekkinen, Suvi T Itkonen, Virpi Kemi, Heini Karp, Kaisa K Ivaska, Juha Risteli, Marja-Kaisa Koivula, Merja Kärkkäinen, Outi Mäkitie, Harri Sievänen, Christel Lamberg-Allardt,

<h4>Background</h4>Studies have shown altered vitamin D metabolism in obesity. We assessed differences between obese and normal-weight subjects in total, free, and bioavailable 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D, 25(OH)DFree, and 25(OH)DBio, respectively), vitamin D binding protein (DBP), parathyroid hormone (PTH) and bone traits.<h4>Methods</h4>595 37-47-year-old healthy Finnish men and women stratified by BMI were ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2018, 13(2):e0192596]

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