• Practicing traditional Chinese medicine in the current COVID-19 pandemic in Switzerland – exploratory study

    As many people resort to traditional Chinese medicine in Switzerland, we were interested in understanding what impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on Chinese medicine practitioners in 2020.

    This retrospective cross-sectional study aimed to assess if and how TCM physicians and TCM therapists were able to carry on working during the first wave of COVID-19 in Switzerland, from March to September 2020, as well as to what extent COVID-19 affected their practices during the same period.

  • SARS-CoV-2 infection among employees working from home and on site: an occupational study in Switzerland

    Corona Immunitas Nestlé, a seroepidemiological study conducted among employees from two Nestlé sites in Switzerland, aimed to investigate whether there was a difference in SARS-CoV-2 infection rates between employees working most of the time from home and employees mobilized in a workplace equipped with strict sanitary measures. The study also investigated whether this association was modified by household size, living with children, vulnerability, worries about an infection, and worries about adverse health consequences if infected.

  • Specific and non-specific determinants of use of complementary medicine usein Switzerland – Data from the Swiss Health Survey

    This study aims to determine the prevalence of use of different complementary medicine therapies in the general population in Switzerland, its evolution since the previous Swiss Health Survey in 2012, and to examine specific and non specific sociodemographic, lifestyle and health-related determinants of CM use of conventional health practitioners.

    This study is conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Bern. 

  • The effects of a sexual harassment prevention course on students' perceptions and responses to problematic situations

    This study focuses on the effects of a sexual harassment prevention course on students' perceptions and responses to problematic situations. The course was held in two Swiss universities and its goal was to discuss and identify individual, collective and institutional resources to fight against sexism and sexual harassment. There was also a course evaluation to describe and evaluate the implementation of the training course in terms of relevance and learning outcomes for the students who have taken it.

    Here we propose a secondary analysis to test the effects of the course on knowledge. Our analysis takes up these same data while changing the focus, this time more on the representations of sexism and sexual harassment than on the course. While the interviews were initially conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a sexual harassment prevention course, our analysis distances itself from this and focuses on the comparison of knowledge related to sexism and sexual harassment before and after the course.