Frequency and Risk Factors Related to Smoking in Cars with Children Present
Référence bibliographique 
Montreuil, Annie, Tremblay, Michèle, Cantinotti, Michael, Leclrc, Bernard-Simon, Lasnier, Benoit, Cohen, Joanna, McGrath, Jennifer et O’Loughlin, Jennifer. 2015. «Frequency and Risk Factors Related to Smoking in Cars with Children Present ». Revue canadienne de santé publique / Canadian Journal of Public Health, vol. 106, no 6, p. e369-e374.
Intentions : «The objective of this study was to estimate the proportion of daily smokers in Quebec who smoke while traveling in a car in which children are present, and to compare the characteristics of smokers who do and do not smoke in cars. Secondary objectives were to describe voluntary restrictions on smoking in cars, and beliefs about the existence and potential effectiveness of legislation prohibiting smoking in cars with children present.» (p. e370)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’étude est basée sur la participation de 754 adultes québécois.
Instruments : Questionnaire
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«The current study, carried out in 2011-12 in the province of Quebec, provides evidence that approximately 23% of smokers smoke in cars when children are present. Many smokers thought that legislation prohibiting smoking in cars with children present was already in effect, and most thought that such legislation would be effective. Overall these data provide evidence that legislation prohibiting smoking in cars with children present is needed in Quebec and that it would be effective. In particular, if smokers are unable or unwilling to provide a smoke-free environment in cars for children, it may be that this kind of legislation is essential to assure that Quebec children are protected from the health effects of exposure to SHS [second hand smoke].» (p. e373)
Adapted Couple Therapy (ACT) for pathological gamblers: A promising avenue
Référence bibliographique 
Bertrand, Karine, Dufour, Magali, Wright, John et Lasnier, Benoît. 2008. «Adapted Couple Therapy (ACT) for pathological gamblers: A promising avenue ». Journal of Gambling Studies, vol. 24, no 3, p. 393-409.
Intentions : «This article therefore proposes to present a critical review of (1) literature offering a better understanding of the complex interactions that may exist between the couple relationship and pathological gambling, and (2) studies on the effects of couple therapy on pathological gamblers and their partners. We will end by presenting Adapted Couple Therapy (ACT) for pathological gamblers, a promising therapeutic model we have developed not only on the basis of the scientific literature, but in collaboration with actors in Québec’s clinical settings.» (p. 394)
Échantillon/Matériau : Données documentaires diverses
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
«We believe that the addition of ACT to individual cognitive-behavioral therapy for pathological gamblers is likely to result in numerous positive consequences: (1) improvement effectiveness of individual treatment with regards to pathological gamblers’ gambling habits, (2) relief of personal distress resulting from the consequences of pathological gambling and couple conflicts, as much in pathological gamblers as in their spouses, and (3) improved couple happiness for both partners. We can equally formulate the hypothesis that taking the partner’s personal and couple distress into account in the treatment of pathological gambling is likely to provide increased protection of children in certain situations, as the latter suffer not only from parents’ gambling problems, but also from couple conflicts that erupt in the household. Furthermore, the addition of a couple component to the treatment of pathological gambling also facilitates access to the gambler’s family system. Issues of substance abuse, violence and mental health may thus be better identified and suitable services may be provided to gamblers, their partners or children, if need be.» (p. 404)