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  1. Rantanen T, Portegijs E, Kokko K, Rantakokko M, Törmäkangas T, Saajanaho M. 2018. Developing an Assessment Method of Active Aging: University of Jyvaskyla Active Aging Scale. J Aging Health 31(6):1002-1024.
  2. Rantanen T., Saajanaho M., Karavirta L., Siltanen S., Rantakokko M., Viljanen A., Rantalainen T., Pynnönen K., Karvonen A., Lisko I., Palmberg L., Eronen J., Palonen E-M., Hinrichs T., Kauppinen M., Kokko K. & Portegijs E. 2018. Active aging – resilience and external support as modifiers of the disablement outcome: AGNES cohort study protocol. BMC Public Health 18, 565.
  3. Rantanen T., Pynnönen K., Saajanaho M., Siltanen S., Karavirta L., Kokko K., Karvonen A., Kauppinen M., Rantalainen T., Rantakokko M., Portegijs E. & Hassandra M. 2019. Individualized counselling for active aging: protocol of a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial among older people (the AGNES intervention study). BMC Geriatr 19:5.
  4. Eronen J., Paakkari L., Portegijs E., Saajanaho M. & Rantanen T. 2019. Assessment of health literacy among older Finns. Aging Clin Exp Res 31(4): 549–556.
  5. Portegijs E., Karavirta L., Saajanaho M., Rantalainen T. & Rantanen T. 2019. Assessing physical performance and physical activity in large population-based aging studies: home-based assessments or visits to the research center? BMC Public Health 19:1570.
  6. Siltanen S., Portegijs E., Pynnönen K., Hassandra M., Rantalainen T., Karavirta L., Saajanaho M. & Rantanen T. Effects of an Individualized Active Aging Counseling Intervention on Mobility and Physical Activity: Secondary Analyses of a Randomized Controlled Trial [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 10]. J Aging Health. doi: 1177/0898264320924258
  7. Rantanen T., Hassandra M., Pynnönen K., Siltanen S., Kokko K., Karavirta L., Kauppinen M., Sipilä S., Saajanaho M. & Portegijs E. 2020. The effect of individualized, theory-based counselling intervention on active aging and quality of life among older people (the AGNES intervention study). Aging Clin Exp Res 2020 Apr 1. doi: 10.1007/s40520-020-01535-x. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Koivunen K, Sillanpää E, von Bonsdorff M, Sakari R, Pynnönen K, Rantanen T. Living alone vs. living with someone as a predictor of mortality after a bone fracture in older age. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2020 Mar 9. doi: 10.1007/s40520-020-01511-5. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Tourunen A., Siltanen S., Saajanaho M., Koivunen K., Kokko K. & Rantanen T. 2019. Psychometric properties of the 10-item Connor-Davidson resilience scale among Finnish older adults. Aging Ment Health. 2019.
  10. Saajanaho M., Kokko K., Pynnönen K., Tourunen A., Törmäkangas T., Portegijs E. & Rantanen T. 2020. The Scales of Psychological Well-Being – a validation, usability and test-retest study among community-dwelling older people in Finland. Aging Ment Health. 2020 Feb 13:1-10. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1725801. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Siltanen S., Tourunen A., Saajanaho M. et al. Psychological resilience and active aging among older people with mobility limitations. Eur J Ageing (2020).
  12. Munukka M, Koivunen K, von Bonsdorff M, Sipilä S, Portegijs, E, Ruoppila I, Rantanen T. Birth cohort differences in cognitive performance in 75- and 80-Year-Olds – A comparison of two cohorts over 28 years. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2020.
  13. Koivunen, K, Sillanpää, E, Munukka, M, Portegijs, E, Rantanen, T. Cohort differences in maximal physical performance: a comparison of 75- and 80-year-old men and women born 28 years apart. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020. 1093/gerona/glaa224.
  14. Karavirta L., Rantalainen T., Skantz H., Lisko I., Portegijs E. & Rantanen T. Individual scaling of accelerometry to preferred walking speed in the assessment of physical activity in older adults [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 7]. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci.
  15. Pynnönen K, Kokko K, Saajanaho M, Törmäkangas T, Portegijs E, & Rantanen T. Do opposite ends of same factors underlie life satisfaction vs. depressive symptoms among older people? Aging Clin Exp Res. (2021). doi:10.1007/s40520-020-01765-z
  16. Rantanen T., Eronen J., Kauppinen M., Kokko K., Sanaslahti S., Kajan N & Portegijs E. (2021) Life-Space Mobility and Active Aging as Factors Underlying Quality of Life Among Older People Before and During COVID-19 Lockdown in Finland-A Longitudinal Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 76(3):e60-e67.
  17. Portegijs E., Keskinen KE., Tuomola EM., Hinrichs T., Saajanaho M. & Rantanen T. (2021) Older adults’ activity destinations before and during COVID-19 restrictions: From a variety of activities to mostly physical exercise close to home. Health Place. 68, 102533.
  18. Skantz, H., Rantalainen, T., Karavirta, L., Rantakokko, M., Palmberg, L., Portegijs, E., & Rantanen, T. (2021). Associations Between Accelerometer-Based Free-Living Walking and Self-Reported Walking Capability Among Community-Dwelling Older People. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 1(aop), 1-8. DOI:
  19. Eronen J., Paakkari L., Portegijs E., Saajanaho M. & Rantanen T. Health literacy supports active aging. Preventive Medicine 2021 Feb;143:106330 doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106330
  20. Eronen J, Paakkari L, Portegijs E, Rantanen T. Coronavirus-related health literacy and perceived restrictiveness of protective measures among community-dwelling older persons in Finland. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research  2021 Aug;33(8):2345-2353. doi: 10.1007/s40520-021-01928-6

Doctoral dissertations

  1. Siltanen S. 2020. Psychological resources as modifiers of the association between mobility decline and activity in old age. Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä.
  2. Keskinen K. 2021. Features of the physical environment, walking difficulty, and physical activity in old age. Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä.

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