Christine Ferron

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The prevention of alcohol abuse among adolescents is a political priority. Local prevention practitioners have campaigned extensively in schools and the public arena. Scientific guidelines aimed at improving the efficiency of alcohol abuse prevention have also been widely promoted. In order to identify the role and place of scientific guidelines in(More)
Major legislative, structural and organizational changes have had a significant impact on public health in France over the past decade. This paper examines the effects of these changes in terms of the development of health education over the same period. Six significant trends were identified: the development of research in health education, the emphasis on(More)
In 2009, the Center for Strategic Analysis initiated a study, entitled Neurosciences and Public Policies, to assess the use of neurosciences in prevention policy. Subsequently, a report highlighted the inefficiency of the "traditional" prevention programs and the potential contribution of neurosciences to defining a new prevention approach. For the French(More)
To explore the perceptions of health and physical activity, and the associations between these two areas from a theoretical lifestyle perspective. Data was collected by means of a self-administered questionnaire, among 3019 adults attending centres for preventive medicine in France. Correspondence analysis examined the significance of the relationships(More)