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Defining Compliance

Adherence is the degree with which patients follow medical instructions (Sabate, 2001), a sort of balance between prescription and use. When applied to chronic diseases, the World Health Organization (2003) proposes the following definition: “the extent to which the behavior of a person to take medication, follow a diet and / or change in lifestyle […]

Defining Disease Management Education

Since 1998, the World Health Organization considers patient education as essential to the care of people with chronic disease. “The therapeutic patient education is a continuous process, integrated care and patient-centered. It includes activities organized awareness, information, learning and psychosocial counseling about the disease, the prescribed treatment, care, hospitalization and other care institutions concerned, and […]

Defining Randomized Controlled Trial

The randomized controlled trial is an experimental clinical research protocol that compared a group called “intervention” testing a new therapy or new share of health prevention and a group called “review” in the (usual care) standard recommendations or taking a placebo (placebo). The assignment of participants in one group is randomly (draw). This choice can […]

Defining Evidence Based Medicine

Blog in Health relies on a central concept, the concept of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) or evidence-based medicine in French. This concept was developed by epidemiologists of McMaster University in Canada in 1980 (Sackett et al., 2000). It calls for all medical decision based on theoretical knowledge, judgment and experience but also on scientific evidence […]