There is urgent need of innovative and multisectoral interventions to adress mental health issues in young people. Lack of trained professionnals or adapted services, impact of socioeconomic factors on mental health are some of the challenges faced by many countries around the world. Interprofessional collaboration, community programs, international partnerships and web-based interventions can maximize the […]
Even in countries with easy access to medication, patients with epilepsy continue to suffer from psycho-social difficulties often underestimated by health caregivers. This project describes a new educational programme for patients with epilepsy at Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland that aims to explore patient’s knowledge, perceptions and beliefs of their illness.
The Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) is a gold standard for the prescription of exercise in a pulmonary rehabilitation program for COPD patients. However, this test is expensive and time consuming. This study aims at assessing the Steep Ramp Test, an alternative low cost tool to evaluate exercise intensity in the absence of CPET.
The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, especially coronary heart disease, is increasing in Iran. The purpose of this study is to provide geographic distribution maps of death rate of cardiovascular disease in the cities of Kerman province for the year 2003-2004.
This paper presents the results of a pre assessment aiming at studying the prevalence of obesity and overweight among two randomized samples of schoolchildren aged 11 to 16 years old, enrolled in a school based intervention to prevent and manage obesity in the region of Sousse, Tunisia.
Urban health (UH) is an emerging field, which explores the effects of urban environment and urbanization on health. Evidence suggests that urban environment can either positively influence health behaviors or be a health stressor.
Face to the burden of non-communicable chronic diseases efficient and feasible actions devoted to prevention and education are urgently needed.The development project of the learning nests aims to allow the implementation of preventive and educative actions for adults with high risk of cardiovascular diseases. The action is based on complete sets of educational material for […]
India is the 2nd largest HIV/AIDS infected country in the world. According to report, 35% of AIDS cases reported are below 25 years of age and 50% of new infections are between 14 to 24 years old.
The Chronic Disease Prevention Research Center in Sousse, Tunisia is implementing a school based intervention to prevent tobacco use among schoolchildren. Through a quasi-experimental study including a control and an intervention group, the project trains school leaders in mobilizing the entire school community around the goal of fostering a healthy school culture. This intervention is […]