Dissertations

5.12.2012
Leena Ristolainen

In sports with different exercise-loading characteristics, acute and overuse injury profiles and gender differences in injuries were investigated. In addition, training-related risk factors for...

5.12.2012
Inka Pakkala

The purpose of this study was to investigate factors in middle age associated with depressive symptoms in old age and the potential factors underlying physical activity and depressive symptoms in...

5.12.2012
Katri Lihavainen

The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between pain, mobility and postural balance. In addition, the effects of a comprehensive geriatric assessment and individualized...

10.1.2012
Antti Laine

This study investigates sports journalism in Finnish and Swedish tabloids. It asks two main questions: 1) what is sports journalism in Finnish and Swedish tabloids like and 2) how does sports...

21.12.2011
Auli Pekkala

This study analyzes and interprets the growth to mastery in the elite athlete´s career and its significance to his or her growth into entrepreneurship. The key concepts of the study are the...

9.11.2011
Jouni Lahti

Physical inactivity has become a major threat to public health worldwide. The Finnish health and welfare policies emphasize that the working population should maintain good health and functioning...