Past studies

2019

CO@CH: A pre-post interventional study for parents of adolescents with chronic conditions. Financed by the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (2017-2019), the primary objective of this study is to bring peer support to parents of adolescents/young adults with chronic conditions through an online social media intervention/Mobile Application called Chronic@Home in order to facilitate the psychosocial process of transition towards autonomy. For information and participation contact: Christina.Akre@chuv.ch

Children’s At Home: A social media website for peer support during transition for parents of adolescent cancer survivors. A collaboration with Dr Gisela Michel from the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy of the University of Luzern and Dr Maya Beck Popovic, Head of the Pediatric Oncology Unit of the Lausanne University Hospital. Financed by the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+)

Etude longitudinale sur les jeunes et les jeux d’argent en Suisse romande (GenerationFRee). Financed by the Canton of Fribourg and the Programme Intercantonal de Lutte contre la Dépendance au Jeu (PILDJ) (2014-2019)

2018

La sexualité à l’ère numérique: le sexting et les adolescents 2.0. In collaboration with the Violence Medical Unit (Dre Nathalie Romain-Glassey), University Centre of Legal Medicine (CURML). Financed by the Departement Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Communautaire (DUMSC) and the Service de Santé Publique du canton de Vaud (2017-2018). The reports are available here (prevention) and here (focus groups).

Sexual health and behavior of young people in Switzerland. In collaboration with Institut des Sciences Sociales & NCCR LIVES, Université de Lausanne (Prof. André Berchtold, Dr. Davide Morselli) and Clinic for Reproductive Endocrinology, University Hospital Zurich (Prof. Brigitte Leeners). Financed by Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (2016-2018). The report is available here.

2016

La sexualité à l’ère numérique: le sexting et les adolescents. Financed by the Service de Santé Publique du canton de Vaud (2016). The report is available here.

2015

Evaluation 2015 du site www.ciao.ch. Financed by Fondation CIAO (2015)

2014

Familles, tensions et Internet: une étude qualitative en quête de solutions. In collaboration with the Institut universitaire de formation et de recherche en soins (IUFRS) (Prof. Anne-Sylvie Ramelet). Financed by the Departement Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Communautaire (DUMSC) (2014-2015)

Une étude qualitative sur l’usage des cigarettes électroniques (e-cigarettes) chez les jeunes. Financed by the Fonds de prévention du tabagisme (2014)

2012

Ado@Internet.ch: Internet use among adolescents in Vaud, a longitudinal study. In collaboration with the Institute of Social Sciences & NCCR LIVES (Prof. André Berchtold) and the Institute of Psychology (Prof. Grégoire Zimmermann) at the Université de Lausanne. Financed by Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (2012-2014)

Supporting parents of chronically ill adolescents: A community educational intervention. In collaboration with Institut universitaire de formation et de recherche en soins (IUFRS) (Prof. Anne-Sylvie Ramelet). Financed by the Departement Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Communautaire (DUMSC) (2012-2013)

2011

Gambling among adolescents in Bern. Financed by Swiss Info Addiction (2011)

Ado@Internet.ch: Usage d’internet chez les adolescents vaudois, une étude longitudinale. In collaboration with the Institute of Social Sciences & NCCR LIVES (Prof. André Berchtold) and the Institute of Psychology (Prof. Grégoire Zimmermann) at the Université de Lausanne. Financed by Service of Public Health of the Canton de Vaud (2011)

2010

Gambling among adolescents in Neuchâtel. In collabartaion with the Centre du Jeu Excessif (Dr. Olivier Simon). Financed by Groupement Romand d’Étude des Addictions (2010)

2009

Cotinine Study. In collaboration with the Policlinique Médicale Universitaire (Prof. Jacques Cornuz) and the Laboratoire d’Analyse du Dopage (Prof. Martial Saugy). Financed by the Service de Santé Publique du Canton de Vaud (2009-2010)

Children with special health care needs in Switzerland: prevalence, health care utilization and social determinants. Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (2009)

Unwanted sexual experiences among adolescents. Service of Public Health of the Canton de Vaud (2009)

2008

Health structures in sexual and reproductive health: where are the boys?. Financed by Fonds Universitaire Maurice Chalumeau (2008)

Tobacco and cannabis use trajectories from adolescence to young adulthood. Financed by Fonds de prévention du tabagisme (2008)

Substance use among young athletes. In collaboration with the Institut des Sciences du Sport de l’Université de Lausanne (Prof. Fabien Ohl). Financed by Office fédéral du sport/Macolin (2008)

2007

Transition from pediatric to adult care. In collaboration with the Kinderspital Zurich (Dr. Christoph Rutishauser). Financed by the Wyeth Foundation (2007)