Tag: méta-analyse

 

Meta-analysis: essential for NPIs practice

Meta-analysis, an indispensable tool for understanding the benefits and risks of non-pharmacological interventions. More than 100 million Europeans are using alternative medicines according to the 2012 CAMBrella survey. The popularity of these medicines is growing as evidenced by bestsellers, magazine covers, television report hearings and Internet consultations. They are accessible everywhere, in hospitals, in city […]

Changing Eating Habits and Physical Activity Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

  A meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of programs combining a balanced diet with regular physical activity in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. The Spanish meta-analysis of Orozco and colleagues published in the journal Cochrane Collaboration in 2009 assessed, on the basis of 8 randomized controlled clinical trials, the efficacy of a program supervised by […]

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 Meta-analysis

A meta-analysis is a statistical method that combines the results of several randomized controlled trials verifying the efficacy and/or the cost/effectiveness ratio of a curative or preventive innovation on health and quality of life. The researcher conducting this meta-analysis proceeds initially to be the most comprehensive inventory (also called systematic) of articles published in scientific and […]