ViVio publications

Distributed via doctors and patients’ associations, the guides produced and published by ViVio are practical, visual tools providing patient education and information.

ViVio publishes 5 collections of guides for patients: the Belgian Patient’s Guides, the Visual Patient’s Guides, the Visual Patient’s e-Guides, the “Living Life Better" Guides and the “Moving and Health” Guides.

Belgian Patient's Guides

The Belgian Patient’s Guides are a reference collection providing patient information on the principal chronic conditions, their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, aids and patients’ associations. Given by the doctor to the patient at the time of diagnosis, the Patient’s Guides have a graphical and textual structure that allows them to be read “a la carte”. There are more than 35 titles currently available.

Alcoholism

What is alcoholism? What are the causes? What are the consequences of alcoholism? Am I alcoholic? What medical treatments are there for alcoholism? What part do self-help groups and psychotherapy play? This booklet is designed as a practical and educational guide. It offers those suffering from alcoholism and those close to them answers to the questions they may have.

Belgian Patient's Guides

HER2-positive breast cancer

Belgian Patient's Guides

HIV

Published and distributed in Belgium.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Urinary incontinence

What is urinary incontinence? How does the vesico- sphincteral system function? What are the different types of urinary incontinence? What exactly is stress incontinence? What is vesical hyperactivity? Are there treatments available? This guide, which is based on scientific information, is designed to educate and inform those who want to know more about the causes, risks and treatments associated with urinary incontinence.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Prostate disorders

What is the prostate? What prostate diseases are there? What are their causes, symptoms and treatments? This guide, which is based on scientific information, is designed to educate and inform those who want to know more about the causes, risks and treatments associated with prostate disorders.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Ovarian cancer

What is ovarian cancer? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? What role do surgery and chemotherapy have to play? What is the treatment process?
This publication is designed as a practical and informative guide for people who want to know more about ovarian cancer, its causes and treatment.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis? What are the symptoms? What are the causes? How is it diagnosed? Are there effective treatments available? This This guide, which is based on scientific information, is designed to educate and inform those who want to know more about the causes, risks and treatments associated with osteoarthritis.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Alzheimer’s disease

What is Alzheimer’s disease? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? What help is available when someone close to you develops the disease? This guide, which is based on scientific information, is designed to educate and inform those who want to know more about the causes, risks and treatments associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Menopause

What is the menopause? What does it mean? What are the symptoms and what are the consequences? How is it diagnosed? What is the role of hormone replacement therapy? This booklet is an educational guide designed to help women who want to know more about the menopause and how to handle it.

Belgian Patient's Guides