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Psychotherapy is a non-pharmacological intervention (NPI) like any other

Lecture given at the AFPSA – SFPS workshop, October 13, Psychology Department, Université de Bordeaux titled “Enjeux et défis de l’évaluation des prises en charge non médicamenteuses: recherche et intervention auprès de groupes restreints” (French). It is readily admitted that the health benefit of psychotherapy or a health prevention program depends on the professional, the participant and the context. The […]

Defining Non-Pharmacological Intervention (NPI)

The blog presents the most rigorous studies, reviews and health authority reports assessing the efficacy and safety of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs). But what exactly are NPIs? “Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs) are science-based and non-invasive interventions on human health. They aim to prevent, care, or cure health problems. They may consist in products, methods, programs or services whose contents […]

Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs): an asset for general medicine

Lecture given at the 17th National Conference of Medicine General Practionners, November 22, Montpellier, France. No one is supposed to ignore the benefits and health risks of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs), and especially not the general practitioner. It would still be necessary to have rigorous studies and to be able to consult them easily. NPIs are […]

Prescription of non-pharmacological intervention

A report by the French Health Authority in 2011 reports on progress and barriers to the prescription of non-drug interventions in France. The report of the French Health Authority (HAS) of April 2011 takes stock of the development of prescription non-drug treatment in France. The first part of the report is based on a literature review […]

Publication of a Non-Pharmacological Interventions Manual

“Alternative Medicine” (Schwartz, 1986), “Complementary and Alternative Medicine or CAM” (Wieland et al., 2011)”, “Complementary Medicine” (Falissard, 2016)”,  “Complementary Therapies” (French Medicine Academy, 2013), “Dietary and Hygiene Solutions”, “Integrative Medicine”, “Lifestyle Medicine”, “Natural Medicine”, “Non-Drug therapeutics” (French Health Authority, 2011), “Paramedical Care”, “Supportive Care”, “Traditional Medicines” (WHO, 2013), “Unconventional Care Practices “(French Ministry of Health, […]

Unconventional Health Practices: Can They Be Evaluated?

Lecture given on the occasion of the 16th Congress of the French Society for the Study and Treatment  of Pain (SFETD) on 25th November 2016,  Bordeaux, France. More and more healthcare professionals and patients are using unconventional practices, also called Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs). These NPIs range from traditional biomedical solutions (such as drugs, implantable medical […]

Improving Medication Adherence in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

  A meta-analysis compares the efficacy of medication adherence strategies in Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes patients who do not follow their physician’s medication prescription may suffer serious health consequences. This study identified strategies designed to improve medication adherence (also known as compliance) and compared their efficacy using meta-analysis methodology. Vermeire and colleagues published […]

Defining Interventional Research

Intervention research or clinical research involving human subjects meets a precise specifications according to the principles of Evidence Based Medicine. It relies on a particular experimental protocol called randomized controlled trial or clinical trial phase 3 This experimental applied research aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of a treatment strategy or action health prevention with a […]

Connected Objects: Gadget or Effective Solutions for Health?

Conference given at the “Rencontres de l’Innovation” the 27th April in Carcassonne (France). Non-implantable health digital objects invade our daily lives. They are not in the category of medical devices. Interactive pedometer measuring our number of daily steps and encouraging us to do more, telephone application to better manage a chronic illness, weighing scales, electronic […]

Assessing the Impact of Prevention: What possible Scientific and Actuarial Approach?

Lecture given at the 3th Meeting of Argus on 25th November 2017, Paris, France. Health prevention has become a priority in terms of therapeutic progress, ageing of the population and early detection. Talking about health promotion or awareness is not enough today. It is necessary to talk about health prevention action and to question their […]