Leonie Chinet

Leonie Chinet
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A community-based diabetic foot screening campaign was introduced during one week in the French-speaking part of Switzerland to emphasize the preventive impact of systematic foot inspections. Of 494 screened people, 46 % never had their feet checked - and as many as 63% if only standardized examinations according to the recommendations are consider...
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Adapted physical education services are numerous but their access is limited by scattered and disease-linked information. « Je me bouge pour ma santé» website centralizes the offers available in the canton of Vaud. Any sedentary people wishing to move again can thus find an adapted physical activity program. This website proposing more than 300 off...
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EVIVO is a well-established chronic disease self-management program, having been successfully implemented during the last decade in Switzerland. The program has shown positive results in facilitation of self-management competences for patients living with chronic diseases and their relatives. EVIVO was designed to run for 6 weeks with weekly sessio...
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Background Diabetes is one of the most important chronic diseases and affects 9% of the world’s population. To support these people in the day-to-day management of their treatments, pharmacies can offer professional pharmacy services. These are defined as one or more actions organized or provided in a pharmacy to optimize the process of care, with...
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La prise en charge des personnes vulnérables vivant avec des maladies chroniques rencontre de nombreuses difficultés, dont l'identification des populations concernées, le manque de temps, de ressources, d'outils et de compétences pour traiter ces questions et l'insuffisance du travail intersectoriel entre la santé et le social. Une politique publiq...
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The care of vulnerable people with non-communicable diseases faces numerous barriers including difficulties in identifying affected people, lack of time, resources, tools and skills to address these issues, poor intersectoral work between health-care and social work. We plea for a systematic public policy which allows to implement intersectoral col...
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In 2010 the canton of Vaud has innovated by launching the Cantonal Diabetes Program (PcD) aimed at reducing the impact of diabetes on the population. The evaluation after 7 years shows that some clinical examinations are performed more regularly and lower limb amputations tend to decrease. The contributions and interprofessional collaborations resu...
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Une réponse aux enjeux de santé publique liés aux maladies chroniques à l'échelle d'un canton Les autorités sanitaires du canton de Vaud ont innové en lançant en 2010 le Programme cantonal Diabète (PcD) dans le but de diminuer l'impact du diabète sur la population vaudoise. Le bilan réalisé après sept ans montre une amélioration de certains contrôl...
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Health-related emerging technologies are growing fast. The use of virtual reality in diabetes outpatient care still remains unprecedented, notably in Switzerland. Thus, the Programme cantonal Diabète led a pilot study to assess the feasibility of an immersive application in such an outpatient setting. Results emphasize that this device is practicab...
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Background The increasing prevalence of diabetes is leading to a rise of eye diseases, augmenting the risk of sight-threatening complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate prevalence, awareness and practices regarding eye diseases among patients with diabetes in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Methods A cohort of 323 patients with diabet...
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At the beginning of the 2000's the dissemination of scientific evidence, public opinion shift and the example of private or public workplaces led the Latin part of Switzerland to plead for a comprehensive smoke-free ban. In the canton of Vaud, the smoke-free public places law entered into force on September 15th 2009 after a 3-year process initiate...
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Learning to live with a chronic condition is one of the greatest challenges regarding health today, either at individual or societal level. Type 1 diabetes affecting young people and their family raises new care delivery. Proximity structures, inserted into the regional network, accessible and responsive to the needs of patients and their families,...
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Learning to live with a chronic condition is one of the greatest challenges regarding health today, either at individual or societal level. Type 1 diabetes affecting young people and their family raises new care delivery. Proximity structures, inserted into the regional network, accessible and responsive to the needs of patients and their families,...
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Switzerland is affected by a "diabetes epidemic". It is estimated that one in fifteen adult is affected by this disease. The human costs are consistent with more than 2/3 of the costs of diabetes related to complications. To reduce the impact of the disease on the population of the canton of Vaud, the "Cantonal Diabetes Program" is a program to slo...
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Aim: The objective of this study was to compare the criterion validity of the CRAFFT and DEP‐ADO. Method: One hundred and sixty‐three adolescents (80 from the general population and 83 regular substance users) completed the ADAD and the MINI questionnaires, as well as either the CRAFFT or the DEP‐ADO in roughly equal proportions, between March 2002...
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This study aims to assess adolescents drug use with a longitudinal perspective in order to identify factors interacting with drug use onset and course. Supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, the study was initiated in 1999 with a follow-up in 2001 and 2002. The first objective was to measure risk factors for substance use initiatio...
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Visual backward masking is a reliable and widely used tool in schizophrenia research. Whereas many studies have shown masking deficits in adult patients, there are only very few studies with adolescents with psychosis-and with controversial results. Masking deficits of adolescents are of primary interest because they are not caused by long-term suf...
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Cognitive impairment has been identified in the early phase of schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and is a major contributor to disease-related disability. While screening tools assessing cognitive impairment have been validated for adult schizophrenic populations, there is a need for brief, easily administered, standardized instruments that provide...
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This study was designed to investigate the lifestyle and substance use habits of dance music event attendees together with their attitudes toward prevention of substance misuse, harm reduction measures and health-care resources. A total of 302 attendees aged 16-46 years (mean=22.70, S.D.=4.65) were randomly recruited as they entered dance music eve...
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The Adolescent Drug Abuse Diagnosis (ADAD) and Health of Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA) are both measures of outcome for adolescent mental health services. To compare the ADAD with HoNOSCA; to examine their clinical usefulness. Comparison of the ADAD and HoNOSCA outcome measures of 20 adolescents attending a psychiatri...
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To examine the relation between depression and substance use in adolescents and the concomitant courses of both disorders. Four individual interviews were administered to 85 adolescent substance users aged 14-19 years (mean 17.1 years, SD 1.4) over a 3.5 year period using the Adolescent Drug Abuse Interview (ADAD) and the Beck Depression Inventory...
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Tobacco use is a major public health problem, and onset usually begins in youth. This article reviews current knowledge and evidence of specific aspects of smoking in youth, tobacco control strategies, and smoking cessation interventions that target young people. Finally, it provides recommendations for primary care physicians.
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This article presents the proceedings of a symposium held at the meeting of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism in Mannheim, Germany, in October 2004. The aim of this symposium was to discuss new and interesting strategies of screening, evaluation and care of adolescent substance abuse developed in various countries. Our...
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A questionnaire investigating adolescents' opinions and experiences regarding marijuana use was administered to 163 adolescents and young adults (96 boys and 67 girls) aged 13 to 20 (mean age = 16.8, s.d. = 1.5). Items referred to marijuana and other substances' dangerousness, representations regarding the positive and negative consequences of mari...
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During the past twenty years, various instruments have been developed for the assessment of substance use in adolescents, mainly in the United States. However, few of them have been adapted to, and validated in, French-speaking populations. Consequently, although increasing alcohol and drug use among teenagers has become a major concern, the variou...
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Substance user adolescents were asked to report on each contact they had had with any type of care providers since they had begun to use alcohol or illegal drugs regularly. Primary care doctors and social workers represent the main access to the care network. In one out of two contacts substance use was not discussed.
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Cannabis use is a current major public and health debate. Primary practitioners are frequently confronted with worried parents asking a lot of questions or with adolescents themselves, some of them denying their substance use importance. A summary of recent data together with some practical tools are presented: epidemiological data in Europe and Sw...
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An ongoing survey started in March 2002 to get data on rave party attendees and substance use patterns in this particular population. Preliminary results show that people attending rave parties are rather heterogeneous regarding age and lifestyle. Alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy and cocaine are the most frequently used substances, the two latter being...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate a French language version of the Adolescent Drug Abuse Diagnosis (ADAD) instrument in a Swiss sample of adolescent illicit drug and/or alcohol users. The participants in the study were 102 French-speaking adolescents aged 13-19 years who fitted the criteria of illicit drug or alcohol use (at least one substance...
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In the USA, several instruments have been developed in the last decade in order to evaluate substance use during adolescence. However, in Europe, and notably in the French speaking countries, there are no standardised instruments available either in the field of research or in the field of clinical activities. The ADAD (Adolescent Drug Abuse Diagno...
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Previous studies have suggested that alexithymia is a risk factor for addictive behaviours such as drug abuse or eating disorders. The aim of the present study was to examine this link when other possible confounding factors are taken into account. Data were analysed from a multicentre project on addictive behaviours undertaken in France and Switze...

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