Université de Neuchâtel

Electric Bicycles as a New Active Transportation Modality to Promote Health

Gojanovic, Boris ; Welker, Joris ; Iglesias, Katia ; Daucourt, Chantal ; Gremion, Gérald

In: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2011, vol. 43, no. 11, p. 2204-2010

Electrically assisted bicycles (EAB) are an emerging transportation modality favored for environmental reasons. Some physical effort is required to activate the supporting engine, making it a potential active commuting option. Purpose : We hypothesized that using an EAB in a hilly city allows sedentary subjects to commute comfortably, while providing a sufficient effort for...

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Characterizing the vulnerability of frequent emergency department users by applying a conceptual framework: a controlled, cross-sectional study

Bodenmann, Patrick ; Baggio, Stéphanie ; Iglesias, Katia ; Althaus, Fabrice ; Velonaki, Venetia-Sofia ; Stucki, Stephanie ; Ansermet, Corine ; Paroz, Sophie ; Trueb, Lionel ; Hugli, Olivier ; Griffin, Judith L.

In: BMC Emergency Medicine, 2015, vol. 14, no. 146, p. 1-10

Background Frequent emergency department (ED) users meet several of the criteria of vulnerability, but this needs to be further examined taking into consideration all vulnerability’s different dimensions. This study aimed to characterize frequent ED users and to define risk factors of frequent ED use within a universal health care coverage system, applying a conceptual framework of...