Chronic Conditions & Health

Our goal is to understand causes and consequences of chronic conditions (discovery science), to test if interventions improve health among people with chronic conditions (evaluation science), and to assess ways to implement these findings into real-world programs and policy (implementation science).

 

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ACTIVATE-CF: Effects of a 6-months partially supervised conditioning program in cystic fibrosis: an international multi-centre, randomized controlled trial.

Susi Kriemler

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We test the effect of a 6-month partially supervised conditioning program in patients with cystic fibrosis through an international multi-center, randomized controlled trial.

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Acute effects of combined exercise and oscillatory positive expiratory pressure therapy on sputum properties and lung diffusion capacity in cystic fibrosis: a randomized crossover trial

Thomas Radtke

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The objective of this study is to evaluate the acute effects of combined exercise and breathing therapy on sputum properties and lung diffusion capacity in adults with cystic fibrosis lung disease.

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AMIS Plus:  National Registry
of Acute Myocardial Infarction
in Switzerland

Dragana Radovanovic

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The AMIS Plus (Acute myocardial Infarction in Switzerland) project is a national registry for patients with acute coronary syndrome (unstable angina and  myocardial infarction).

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Association between calcium and magnesium content of tap water and CVD mortality in Switzerland

David Fäh

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Assess the association between tap water composition (calicium, magnesium) and mortality in Switzerland

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aTavola

David Fäh

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We developed and are evaluating “aTavola”: a program training general  practitioners to deliver short counselling interventions to their patients to improve diet, eating behavior and weight management.

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ATS/ERS Statement on Self-Management in COPD: clarifying the scope and supporting high-quality delivery of COPD self-management interventions.

Claudia Steurer-Stey

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Developing a statement for health care professionals clarifying the scope of COPD self-management interventions and supporting widespread high quality delivery of this intervention.

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C-SURF: Cohort Study on Substance use risk factors

Leonhard Held

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The C-SURF cohort study examines the patterns of substance use and risk factors among young Swiss men over time.

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Cancer incidence in the
Cantons of Zurich & Zug (Cancer Registries)

Sabine Rohrmann

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This project registers patients with newly detected cancer in the cantons of Zurich and Zug in order to compute incidence rates of cancer.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Prediction Models

Milo Puhan

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Our study develops COPD disease severity indices that better represent the clinical manifestations of COPD and their prognostic implications.

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Consumption of Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSB) across socio- demographic groups in Switzerland

David Fäh

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To evaluate determinants of SSB consumption in Switzerland and its possible public health implications.

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Cultural diversity and modifiable risk factors of chronic disease

Matthias Bopp

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This project examines risk factors of chronic conditions and possibilities for improving health behavior in Switzerland.

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Determinants of visceral obesity in Switzerland

David Fäh

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To analyse lifestyle and sociodemographic clusters associated with visceral obesity.

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Eating Disorders in Switzerland

Meichun Mohler-Kuo

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The study measures the prevalence of eating disorders in Switzerland.

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Eccentric interval
training in COPD  

Thomas Radtke / Anja Frei

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This study compares two different exercise-training methods in inpatient  pulmonary rehabilitation programs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Geographic variation in the utilisation of health care interventions: what is the role of recommendations and other influences?
Matthias Schwenkglenks

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We study geographic variation in the healthcare for chronic diseases, related determinant with a special focus on clinical recommendations, and  consequences.

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HOMEX: Home-based exercise training for COPD patients.

Anja Frei

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 In the two trials HOMEX 1 and HOMEX 2, we evaluate the effectiveness of a
long-term home-based exercise training program using minimal equipment vs. usual care in patients with COPD. 

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M-HEALTH

Oliver Gruebner

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We work on providing big geo- social media data that will allow studies on health and social behaviour monitoring

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Measuring Nocturnal Cough in Asthmatics by Smartphone-Enabled Acoustic Recording

Claudia Steurer-Stey

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Using a smartphone for asthma self-management.

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Mental health,
vulnerability and infections

Vladeta Ajdacic /
Margot Mütsch

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This project explores the associations between mental health, atopies, chronic inflammatory diseases and infections.

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Modifiable risk and protective factors of cancer - a population based approach in Switzerland

Sabine Rohrmann

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This project explores the risk factors as well as protective factors of cancer mortality in Switzerland.

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SELFIS project: Implementation evaluation of the LWWCOPD program

Milo Puhan

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With the SELFIS study we evaluate the implementation of the “Living well with COPD“ self-management program by Cantonal Lung Associations in their already existing offers of preventive and therapeutic services.

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SURFit: Effects of a 1-year partially supervised exercise programme in childhood cancer survivors – a randomized controlled trial

Susi Kriemler

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We test the effect of a 12-mt partially supervised conditioning program in childhood cancer survivors by a randomized controlled trial.

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Swiss Atrial Fibrillation Cohort 

Matthias Schwenkglenks

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We collect prospective health economic data for the Swiss-Atrial Fibrillation (AF) cohort, a cohort study of Swiss AF patients.

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Swiss MS Registry

Viktor von Wyl

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The Swiss MS Registry is a patient-centered, national research database that aims to comprehensively document aspects of MS that can impact an affected  person's daily live, including social and medical data.

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Swiss Youth Epidemiological Study on Mental Health (S-YESMH)

Meichun Mohler-Kuo

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The S-YESMH study updates prevalence estimates for major mental disorders, assesses help-seeking behaviors, estimates potential untreated rates, and identifies factors associated with mental illness among Swiss youth.

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Text mining in support of psychiatric research: overcoming fragmented knowledge (PsyMine)

Simon Foster

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The PsyMine project develops the prototype of a text mining application specifically designed to overcome fragmentation of knowledge in the
mental health field.

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The prediction of cause-specific and overall mortality by co-morbidities in a registry-based cohort of colorectal cancer patients and prostate cancer patients.

Sabine Rohrmann

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We examine the association between co-morbidities at the time of cancer diagnosis and survival in patients with colorectal cancer and men with prostate cancer.

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Zurich Health Policy Center

Margot Mütsch / Milo Puhan / Sibylle Brunner

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The Zurich Health Policy Center contributes to the translation, dissemination and implementation of evidence into practice.

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