Kuopio Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention Study
Kuopio Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention (OSTPRE) Study – a population-based prospective cohort study- started in 1989 – was originally aimed to investigate factors associated with bone mineral density, bone loss, falls and fractures in a target population of 14 220 peri- and postmenopausal women.
Later the scope was broadened and especially the 25-year follow-up enquiry in 2014 focused on physical, psychological and social factors related to healthy aging and mortality.
The unique long-term design of the study allows identification of risk and protective factors for several somatic and mental health outcomes (including some non-skeletal chronic health disorders, functional capacity and subjective wellbeing). Merging the OSTPRE questionnaire data with data from National health registers enables the validation of self-reports and broadens the scope for other important health disorders.
Recently, the focus of the OSTPRE study is in Women´s Healthy Aging – project. This focuses on the identification of factors that predict healthy physical and psychosocial aging and low mortality. We hypothesize that functional capacity and subjective wellbeing are strongly related to healthy aging in women.
In cooperation with Kuopio University Hospital (KUH / KYS) and University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus
- University of Cambridge, UK: Addenbrooke´s Hospital
- University of Sheffield, UK
- University of Lund, Sweden
- University Campus San Diego (UCSD)
- Deakin University/ IMPACT Research Centre
- Geelong Osteoporosis Study, University of Melbourne
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH / KYS)
- Department of Surgery, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH / KYS)
- Department of Nuclear Medicine & Clinical Physiology, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH / KYS)
- Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH / KYS)
- Research Institute of Public Health, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus
- Department of Biochemistry, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus
OSTPRE-team members and the most important collaborators
Prof., MD, PhD, Dept Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, KUH, KMRU/UEF
|Tuppurainen Marjo||BBA-study. Co-PI.
Docent, MD/PhD, Dept Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KUH, KMRU,UEF
|Sirola Joonas||Sarcopenia. Co–PI.
Docent, MD, PhD, Dept Orthopaedics&Traumatology, KUH, KMRU/ UEF.
|Honkanen Risto||Registers. Co-PI.
Prof, MD, PhD, Docent, Epidemiolgist. KMRU/UEF
|Rikkonen Toni||Kuopio Fall Prevention Study. Co-PI.
Post-doc, MSc, PhD. KMRU/UEF, UCambridge (2014-5)
|Jurvelin Jukka||BMD studies. Prof. PhD, Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage Group (BBC), UEF|
|Sund Reijo||Statistical methodology and national registers.
Professor, KMRU, UEF and Univ. Researcher Centre for Research Methods, Dept.Social Research, UHelsinki
|Koivumaa-Honkanen Heli||SWB, depression, social psychiatry.
Prof. MD, MPH, Dept.Psychiatry, KMRU/ UEF
MD, PhD, Docent, Helsinki University Hospital
|Anna-Maija Tolppanen||Registers (dementia).
PhD, Adj.prof. (analytic epidemiology). Research Centre for Comparative Effectiveness and Patient Safety (RECEPS), UEF
Professor, MD, Dept Neurology, UEF
|Kankaanpää Eila||Health economics.
PhD, Dept health and social management, UEF
Professor, PhD, Dept social sciences, UEF
Prof. MD, Epidemiology & Atherosclerosis Research Unit, UEF
|Doctoral students||Nadia Afrin MD, MPH; Samu Sjöblom MB; Sami Salo MB; Juha Suuronen MB; Miika Värri MB; Pyry Lukkala MB; Liisa Ollikainen, LicSc, MPH, RN; Anne Laatikainen MD; Kari Salovaara MD; Sarang Qasi, MD|
|Undergaduates||Tomi Istolainen, Miitta Vuorio, Ada Tuominen , Milla Gronoff, Viola Haapasalo, Ville Turppo, Oula Luukkonen, Anna Moilanen, Sebastian Sunnarborg, Saman Zahid|