Learn More
We conducted a large nationwide postal survey to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain with or without neuropathic characteristics in the French general population. A questionnaire aimed at identifying chronic pain (defined as daily pain for at least 3 months), evaluating its intensity, duration and body locations, was sent to a representative sample of(More)
The EDIFICE programme began in 2005 and set out to provide a clearer insight over time into the participation of the French population in cancer screening. EDIFICE 3 was conducted in 2011 by phone interviews among a representative sample of 1603 individuals aged between 40 and 75 years using the quota method. The analysis focused on the target populations(More)
A retrospective analysis of 83 records of patients with Buerger's disease is presented. There were 71 men and 12 (14.5 percent) women. Compared with men, women with Buerger's disease had a significantly more frequent vasomotor disorder, but they had less trophic disorders and a lower risk of amputation. After a 42-month follow-up, it appeared that tobacco(More)
AIM The main purpose of this survey was to describe type 2 diabetes (T2DM) from the patient's standpoint in a representative French panel in 2008. METHODS Fourteen thousand two hundred and one individuals from the general population aged 45 or older completed a self-questionnaire exploring knowledge about diabetes; 1092 replies were from patients with(More)
AIM This study evaluated the profiles of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) to identify sets of opinions and attitudes towards the disease that might influence self-care behaviours. METHODS Altogether, 1,092 patients with T2DM, aged 45 or older from a large representative French cohort, completed a self-questionnaire exploring their knowledge and(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of melanoma is increasing worldwide, causing significant economic burden at community and individual levels. Ultraviolet radiation, from natural sunlight or artificial sources, is the main environmental, modifiable risk factor for melanoma. OBJECTIVES The present analysis assesses the profile of sun exposure in the French(More)
In France, mass screening for breast and colon cancer issupported by the French National Cancer Institute (INCa). In these nationwide screening campaigns, individuals aged between 50 and 74 years receive a personalized letter inviting them for a screening examination every 2 years. Prostate cancer screening is, however, still controversial and has not been(More)
INTRODUCTION Little data on the educational needs and practices of French hospital physicians have been obtained through surveys. Given that continuing medical education (CME) information is now available on http://www.cnfmc.fr and providers are accredited, we investigated CME practices and knowledge of the CME system with the use of a representative sample(More)
Our previously published data showed rapidly increasing rates of prostate cancer screening in men aged 50–74, which rose from 36 % in 2005 to 48 % in 2008. Based on men’s reported intentions at that time, this was expected to rise to 70 % in 2011. Here we report the actual rate of prostate cancer screening. Three nationwide observational telephone surveys(More)
INTRODUCTION Few data on the educational needs and practices of the French hospital doctors have been obtained through surveys. Considering that the CME information is now available on www.cnfmc.fr and that providers were accredited, we investigated, on a representative sample of hospital doctors, the CME practices and the knowledge of the CME system. (More)