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Université de Fribourg

Cognitive biases in response to visual body-related stimuli in eating disorders : study protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Schuck, Kathrin ; Munsch, Simone ; Schneider, Silvia

In: Systematic Reviews, 2015, vol. 4, no. 103, p. 2-6

Background: Biased processing of body-related information may be linked to the development and maintenance of eating disorders (ED). The objective of this systematic review will be to examine the occurrence and the extent of cognitive biases in response to visual body-related stimuli in individuals with ED and individuals with an increased risk to develop ED. Methods: Studies will be identified...

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Evaluation of a lifestyle change programme for the treatment of obesity in general practice

Munsch, Simone ; Biedert, Esther ; Keller, Ulrich

In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2003, vol. 133, p. 148-154

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural group therapy programme for the treatment of obesity in clinical practice, 122 patients from 14 general practices (n = 70) were randomised into either a treatment or a control arm with a ratio of 3 to 2. The group treatment programme was also assessed in a clinical centre (n = 52; University Hospital Basel). Before therapy, a...

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Regional sociocultural differences as important correlate of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Swiss preschool children

Leeger-Aschmann, Claudia S. ; Schmutz, Einat A. ; Radtke, Thomas ; Kakebeeke, Tanja H. ; Zysset, Annina E. ; Messerli-Bürgy, Nadine ; Stülb, Kerstin ; Arhab, Amar ; Meyer, Andrea H. ; Munsch, Simone ; Jenni, Oskar G. ; Puder, Jardena J. ; Kriemler, Susi

In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2016, vol. 146, no. w14377, p. 1-8

QUESTION: Regional differences in physical activity in school-aged children and adults even within one country with the same political and health care system have been observed and could not be explained by sociodemographic or individual variables. We analysed whether such differences were already present in preschool children. METHODS: Swiss children from 84 childcare centres in five cantons...

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Impact of physical activity on energy balance, food intake and choice in normal weight and obese children in the setting of acute social stress : a randomized controlled trial

Horsch, Antje ; Wobmann, Marion ; Kriemler, Susi ; Munsch, Simone ; Borloz, Sylvie ; Balz, Alexandra ; Marques-Vidal, Pedro ; Borghini, Ayala ; Puder, Jardena J.

In: BMC Pediatrics, 2015, vol. 15, no. 12, p. 1-10

Background: Psychological stress negatively influences food intake and food choices, thereby contributing to the development of childhood obesity. Physical activity can also moderate eating behavior and influence calorie intake. However, it is unknown if acute physical activity influences food intake and overall energy balance after acute stress exposure in children. We therefore investigated the...

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The Swiss Preschoolers’ health study (SPLASHY) : objectives and design of a prospective multi-site cohort study assessing psychological and physiological health in young children

Messerli-Bürgy, Nadine ; Kakebeeke, Tanja H. ; Arhab, Amar ; Stülb, Kerstin ; Zysset, Annina E. ; Leeger-Aschmann, Claudia S. ; Schmutz, Einat A. ; Fares, Fady ; Meyer, Andrea H. ; Munsch, Simone ; Kriemler, Susi ; Jenni, Oskar G. ; Puder, Jardena J.

In: BMC Pediatrics, 2016, vol. 16, no. 85, p. 1-16

Background: Children’s psychological and physiological health can be summarized as the child’s thinking, feeling, behaving, eating, growing, and moving. Children’s psychological and physiological health conditions are influenced by today’s life challenges: Thus, stress exposure and lack of physical activity represent important health challenges in older children. However,...

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Health-related quality of life in migrant preschool children

Puder, Jardena ; Pinto, Ana Margarida ; Bonvin, Antoine ; Bodenman, Patrick ; Munsch, Simone ; Kriemler, Susi ; Marques-Vidal, Pedro

In: BMC Public Health, 2013, vol. 13, no. 384, p. 1-9

Background: Minority groups have a lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL), but there is little information if this finding also applies to children. In this study, we compared HRQOL between young children with and without migrant parents. Methods: Two cross-sectional studies of culturally diverse preschool populations in Switzerland: Ballabeina (40 preschools, 258 girls and 232 boys...

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Study protocol: psychological and physiological consequences of exposure to mass media in young women - an experimental cross-sectional and longitudinal study and the role of moderators

Munsch, Simone

In: BMC Psychology, 2014, vol. 2, no. 37, p. 1-13

BACKGROUND: Repeated exposure to thin beauty ideals is part of the daily routine. Exposure to thin ideals via mass media plays an important role in the development and maintenance of eating disorders (EDs), low self-esteem, depressive or anxious feelings in young females. It is important to elucidate the circumstances under which exposure to thin ideals develops its detrimental impact and to...

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Association between Body Composition and Motor Performance in Preschool Children

Kakebeeke, Tanja H. ; Lanzi, Stefano ; Zysset, Annina E. ; Arhab, Amar ; Messerli-Bürgy, Nadine ; Stuelb, Kerstin ; Leeger-Aschmann, Claudia S. ; Schmutz, Einat A. ; Meyer, Andrea H. ; Kriemler, Susi ; Munsch, Simone ; Jenni, Oskar G. ; Puder, Jardena J.

In: Obesity Facts, 2017, vol. 10, p. 420-431

Objective Being overweight makes physical movement more difficult. Our aim was to investigate the association between body composition and motor performance in preschool children. Methods A total of 476 predominantly normal-weight preschool children (age 3.9 ± 0.7 years; m/f: 251/225; BMI 16.0 ± 1.4 kg/m2) participated in the Swiss Preschoolers' Health Study (SPLASHY). Body composition...