Inserm UMR1246 SPHERE

Universities of Nantes and Tours

U1246 SPHERE


SPHERE is a multidisciplinary unit that seeks to develop and validate methods that can be used in clinical or epidemiological studies.

The philosophy that drives the SPHERE unit is that the patient must be considered as a whole, i.e. taking into account his/her environment, and integrating his/her perceptions, experience, and wishes.

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4 axes of research

Axis 1

Cluster Randomized Trials and Complex Interventions

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Axis 2

Definition, selection, validation, and assessment of outcomes

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Axis 3

Methods for the measurement and interpretation of Self-Reported Outcomes

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Axis 4

Prediction and Causality
 

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Our latest news

Publication
12/07/2022

Enhancing Emotional Skills of Managers to Support the Return to Work of Cancer Survivors: A Research Opinion Focusing on Value, Feasibility and Challenges

Author(s) of the publication: Marie Viseux, Sietske J. Tamminga, Michiel A. Greidanus, Bertrand Porro, Yves Roquelaure, Marianne Bourdon
Front. Psychol.
Publication
24/09/2022

Posttraumatic growth inventory: challenges with its validation among French cancer patients

Author(s) of the publication: Yseulys Dubuy, Véronique Sébille, Marianne Bourdon, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Myriam Blanchin
BMC Medical Research Methodology
Publication
10/2022

Heterogeneity in pragmatic randomised trials: sources and management

Author(s) of the publication: Bruno Giraudeau, Agnès Caille, Sandra M. Eldridge, Charles Weijer, Merrick Zwarenstein and Monica Taljaard6
BMC Medicine

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