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Electronic home monitoring to prevent depression and anxiety for seniors

  One study does not prove effectiveness or cost / effectiveness of an electronic surveillance system for the prevention of depression and anxiety among seniors living in retirement homes specialist. A randomized controlled trial of Bosmans and colleagues published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry in 2013 tested the benefits of an electronic monitoring […]

What to do after the Treatment of Breast Cancer?

  A study shows the effectiveness of a therapeutic education program started after treatment of breast cancer to reduce fatigue and improve body image. A randomized controlled trial of Swedish Björneklett and colleagues published in the Journal of Psychosomatics Research in 2013 tested the benefits of a therapeutic education program for nine days with 382 […]

Training to manage respiratory disease saves money

   A study proves the efficacy and cost/effectiveness of a one-month outpatient disease education program in patients with COPD. A randomized controlled trial of Ninot and colleagues published in the journal Respiratory Medicine in 2011 tested the benefits of exercise based on the Hospital of Montpellier with 38 patients therapeutic education program with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease […]

What to do after a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program?

The American College of Chest Physician and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation recommend that COPD patients to continue their rehabilitation in order to maintain their gains. The American College of Chest Physician (ACCP) and the American Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Respiratory (AACVPR) Association published in the journal Chest in 2007 guidelines based on consensus […]

Evidence of the Efficacy of Respiratory Rehabilitation

A study proved the efficacy of a 6-week multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients. A landmark randomized controlled trial by Griffiths and colleagues, published in The Lancet in 2000, tested the efficacy of a multidisciplinary program based on physical exercise, nutritional advice, smoking cessation and therapeutic education among 180 patients suffering from COPD. […]

Defining Respiratory Rehabilitation

The American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society define pulmonary rehabilitation whose content is based on evidence, as “a comprehensive and multidisciplinary response for patients with chronic respiratory diseases who are symptomatic and generally have a lower daily activities. Integrated into the individualized treatment of the patient, pulmonary rehabilitation aims to reduce symptoms, improve functional […]

Defining Tertiary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization – WHO, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. Tertiary prevention “comes at […]

Defining Secondary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. Secondary prevention aims to reduce the […]

Defining Primary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. “Primary prevention is defined as the […]

Blog In Health

Welcome to the Blog in Health Why this blog? Non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) and health prevention programs vary greatly in terms of efficacy and cost-benefits. This wide range of results generates persistent –sometimes intentional– confusion and misconceptions, which can mislead people made vulnerable by a medical condition. Blog in Health reviews the most rigorous studies focusing on […]