Multisensor pilot study on noise exposure and cardiovascular health funded by ADEME

Posted on 02/09/2013 01:12

The objective of this project is to combine different sensors of environmental conditions and health status.

In a project funded by ADEME in the research project call of ANSES, participants of the RECORD Study will wear a noise sensor and devices measuring the electrodermal activity, blood pressure, and heart rate in ambulatory circumstances. As this pilot study is grounded on the RECORD GPS Study, the participants will also wear a GPS and an accelerometer. The objective will be to investigate the reactivity of the cardiovascular system to the different sources of noise and delays in the recovery. This pilot study is conducted by Julie Méline, a post-doctorate student in the RECORD group.

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RECORD GPS Study: the pilot test started in January 2012

Posted on 27/07/2012 10:24

In the RECORD GPS Study, participants are asked to wear on a belt at the hip a GPS and an accelerometer from wake up to bedtime for 7 consecutive days.

After a preprocessing of the resulting data by automatic algorithms, participants are surveyed with a computer application that allows one to visualize on a map the trajectories of mobility, to confirm or modify the information imputed by the algorithms, and to answer to questions on the activities practiced at the different places and on the transportation modes employed.

Based on these data, we will be able (i) to describe precisely the transportation habits of participants; (ii) to examine the extent to which active transportation contribute to the total physical activity of people; (iii) to assess the effects of transportation habits on health, especially on body weight and fat; and (iv) to identify the characteristics of the environments that influence mobility and transportation habits, and in turn health.

Moreover, the trajectories of mobility collected by GPS will allow us to determine exposures to different obesogenic characteristics of the environment that take into account the multiple contexts of daily lives.

The study is conducted in close collaboration with the University of Montreal and received financial support from institutions from the health field (IReSP, INPES, ARS of Ile-de-France) and from the transportation field (DGITM and CERTU from the Ministry of Ecology, STIF, RATP, Direction of Transportation of the Ile-de-France Regional Council).

On July 24 2012, 76 participants had already been included in the GPS Study.

Additional information on the GPS Study is available here and here.

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New project related to the secondary prevention of cardiovascular risk factors

Posted on 15/04/2011 09:48

Following the call for project 2010 of IReSP, we initiate a new project that aims to provide information to interventions seeking to reduce the prevalence of metabolic risk factors through the early detection of these risk factors and their medical control.

The objectives of the project are the following:

(i) examine whether there are disparities in the spatial accessibility to healthcare services in the study territory;

(ii) study social and spatial disparities in the biological screening of metabolic risk factors, medical follow-up, and access to recommended antihypertensive and lipopenic treatments;

(iii) explore the mechanisms contributing to these disparities by taking into account, in a multilevel perspective, factors related to the residential environment of participants, to the physicians and to their geographic context of practice, and to the individual level.

We gratefully thank INPES and IReSP, as well as CNAM-TS, for their support in this project.

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The University of Montreal and Inserm are recruiting a PhD student for a project related to the RECORD Study

Posted on 20/07/2010 03:38

The University of Montreal and Inserm are looking for a PhD candidate who will work on methodologies to measure and investigate individuals/environments interactions in relation to chronic diseases.

The doctorate will mainly take place in Montreal with periods of work in Paris with the RECORD Group. The candidate should have a Master in public health /epidemiology or in geomatics, and should have appreciable skills in statistical analysis. The student will be supervised by Yan Kestens (University of Montreal, Canada) and Basile Chaix (Inserm, France).

All details on this opportunity are reported in the attached document.

Catégories: Projets de recherche

Social and spatial disparities in healthcare utilization

Posted on 15/03/2010 07:38

The RECORD group is preparing a project interested in the investigations of social and spatial disparities in healthcare utilization.

This project is based on the reimbursement data from the National Health Insurance System (SNIIR-AM) that have been merged to the RECORD database for each participant, after allowance from the National Data Protection Authority. These healthcare utilization data for the RECORD participants are exclusively manipulated at Inserm with a high degree of confidentiality.

Based on these healthcare utilization data merged to the RECORD database, the aim is to investigate social and spatial disparities in healthcare utilization that exist in the population. Do people from different neighborhoods have an equal access to preventive care? Are there barriers in the access to healthcare services such as specialty care in certain neighborhoods? In case of metabolic problems, e.g., hypertension, do people from different neighborhoods have comparable access to recommended medical treatments? Our aim will be to address these questions and others in our investigations of healthcare utilization behavior in the RECORD Study.

Catégories: Projets de recherche