Isabelle Pitrou

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the knowledge of healthcare students after four curricula on infection control and to identify sources of information. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Four healthcare schools at Rouen University (Rouen, France). PARTICIPANTS Medical students, nursing students, assistant radiologist students, and physiotherapist students(More)
BACKGROUND Reports of clinical trials usually emphasize efficacy results, especially when results are statistically significant. Poor safety reporting can lead to misinterpretation and inadequate conclusions about the interventions assessed. Our aim was to describe the reporting of harm-related results from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the psychometric properties of the Dominic Interactive (DI) in school-aged children in a different cultural environment than Quebec. METHODS In a large French region, 100 schools and 25 children (aged 6 to 11 years) per school were randomly selected. Data were collected using self-administered questionnaires to children (DI), parents(More)
BACKGROUND The great majority of mental disorders begin during adolescence or early adulthood, although they are often detected and treated later in life. To compare mental health status of college students and their non-college-attending peers whether working, attending a secondary school, or non-college-attending peers who are neither employed nor(More)
Telephone follow-up is a valid method to follow participants enrolled in epidemiological studies and surveys. Enhancement of participation, retaining and tracking participants are challenges in prospective follow-up. Elevated loss to follow-up rate has an impact on sample size, internal validity with introduction of selection bias [1–3]. Telephone follow-up(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of child overweight in a regional sample of primary school-aged children, and to examine the relationships among child overweight, psychopathology, and social functioning. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2004 in 100 primary schools of a large French region, with 2,341 children aged 6-11 randomly(More)
Handrubbing with alcohol-based hand rub (AHR) is a validated alternative to handwashing. The aims of this study were to compare knowledge and declared use of AHR between different categories of healthcare worker (HCW), and to assess factors associated with the use of AHR. A standardized questionnaire was sent to all HCWs in a tertiary care university(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of surgical hand rubbing (SHR) with the efficacy of surgical hand scrubbing (SHS), and to determine the costs of both techniques for surgical hand disinfection. A review of studies reported in the literature that compared the efficacy of SHS and SHR was performed using MEDLINE. The costs of SHR and SHS were(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess patient satisfaction in a French Emergency Department (ED) and to determine factors associated with dissatisfaction. METHODS From July 2003 to February 2004, a prospective cohort study was conducted in an ED (Elbeuf Reference Hospital, Upper-Normandy region). Baseline data collection was performed during individual interview at(More)
BACKGROUND Headaches are common in childhood and significantly impact children's quality of life. On the contrary to the adolescent and adult population, there are few data on the associations between headaches and psychopathology in young children. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between child headaches, emotional and(More)