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Behaviors to prevent worsening of heart failure

   The American Heart Association conducted a collective expertise on behaviors to limit the worsening of heart failure and improve the quality of life of patients. The Association recommends integrating these behavioral changes in a comprehensive, sustainable and coordinated with professionals and closed persons. The American collective expertise of Riegel and colleagues, published in the […]

Benefits of COPD self-management programs

A meta-analysis evaluates the benefits of education program for COPD self-management on health and use of care based on the results of 14 clinical trials published between 1985 and 2006. A Dutch meta-analysis published in 2007 by Effing and colleagues published in the Cochrane Review assessed the efficacy of education programs for self-management of COPD […]

Defining of Health Behaviors

“The concept of health-related behavior is any behavior or activity that is part of everyday life, but which affects the health of the person. Almost any behavior or activities may affect health and in this context it may be useful to consider the health-related behaviors as part of the lifestyle of an individual or group” […]

Defining Adapted Physical Activity

Adapted Physical Activity (APA) “include all physical and sports activities for secondary or tertiary prevention, rehabilitation, post-rehabilitation, rehabilitation, education and social participation to people with chronic disease, disability and/or aging” (Ninot and Partyka, 2007). This professional activity is complementary to physiotherapy. The mission of a teacher in APA is to improve the internal resources to manage the […]

Defining Chronic Diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) was among the first to alert the public authorities of a growing phenomenon in all countries, developed and developing, chronic disease. These diseases cover a very broad class of health problems that can appear seemingly disparate. “Communicable diseases (HIV / AIDS) and non-communicable (cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes) persistent, certain […]

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 […]