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Mental Health and Young People: International Perspectives on Growing Challenges

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 […]

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New Educational Programme for Patients with Epilepsy at Geneva University Hospital: Switzerland

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.

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Steep Ramp Test: An Efficient Tool to Develop a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in the Absence of a Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Test

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.

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Slowing Down Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases in Mali with Inclusive Education and Learning Nests

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 […]

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School Based Intervention to Prevent Tobacco Use: Sousse, Tunisia

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 […]

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