Sabrina Tessier

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OBJECTIVE Mental overactivity has been widely implicated in the development and maintenance of insomnia, making the accurate and valid measurement of cognitive variables of some importance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of two existing attributional scales. METHODS Data are presented from 178 clinic attending(More)
Chronic insomnia is a very common clinical condition which may respond well to non-pharmacological treatment. Indeed, the literature supports the efficacy of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). However, there has been no substantial study of clinical effectiveness. Since insomniacs typically present in general medical practice this is a crucial gap in the(More)
BACKGROUND Given the increasing prevalence of obesity among youth over the past decade, prevention has become an international public health priority. PURPOSE To evaluate the 2-year effectiveness of three strategies aimed at preventing overweight and obesity among adolescents in a high school setting. DESIGN PRomotion de l'ALIMentation et de l'Activité(More)
BACKGROUND Some studies have investigated the association between body mass index (BMI) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among adolescents, but their results have been discrepant and few paid attention to the role of gender. The present investigation aimed to assess the relationship between weight status and HRQoL in adolescents and to verify(More)
The aim of this study was to determine noninvasive predictive factors of significant liver fibrosis in patients with increased serum aminotransferases associated with features of metabolic syndrome (abdominal obesity, systemic hypertension, fasting hyperglycemia, and dyslipidemia). One hundred seventy-three patients were prospectively examined, regardless(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigates the association of perceived environment and meeting the current public health recommendations (PHRs) for physical activity (PA) and examines the role of body mass index (BMI) in this relation. METHODS A total of 4231 subjects (>or=18 years), from seven European countries, were involved in a cross-sectional survey. PA(More)
BACKGROUND Given the increase in overweight and obesity prevalence in adolescents in the last decade, effective prevention strategies for these conditions in adolescents are urgently needed. The PRALIMAP (Promotion de l'ALImentation et de l'Activité Physique) trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness for these conditions of 3 health promotion(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess whether changes in leisure-time physical activity over 3 years are associated with changes in health-related quality of life. METHOD Among the adults enrolled in the Supplementation en Vitamines et Minéraux Antioxidants study in France, 3891 completed the Modifiable Activity Questionnaire to assess leisure-time(More)
The PRALIMAP (PRomotion de l'ALIMentation et de l'Activité Physique) trial highlights the effectiveness of implementing a screening strategy in high schools to prevent overweight/obesity among adolescents. The strategy comprises three steps: i) body measurements to detect overweight/obese adolescents, ii) a medical interview with each adolescent identified(More)
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