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.

Hormonal prostate cancer treatment

How does hormone treatment for prostate cancer work? How can I deal with the undesirable effects of treatment? How can I adapt my diet? This guide offers well-informed advice based on numerous scientific studies, providing day-to-day support and helping you adopt an active and positive attitude to hormone treatment for prostate cancer.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Psychose

What is psychosis? What are the different types of psychosis? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it managed? Are there effective treatments? What are the implications for everyday life? This practical and informative guide is designed to help those who want to know more about psychosis, its causes, consequences and treatments.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Psoriasis

What is psoriasis? What are the symptoms? What are the causes? What lifestyle changes are needed? How is it treated? This guide is designed to be both educational and practical. It provides psoriasis sufferers with answers to the many questions they may have about this chronic skin condition.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Parkinson’s disease

What is Parkinson’s disease? What are the symptoms? What are the causes? How is it diagnosed? Are there any effective treatments? How can the evolution of the disease be controlled? This booklet is designed to be a practical and informative guide offering people with Parkinson’s disease and those around them answers to the many questions they may have about this chronic condition.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis? What are the causes and consequences? What lifestyle rules are there for people with osteoporosis? What treatments are available? This booklet is designed as a practical and educational guide to this condition, providing answers to the many questions that osteoporosis sufferers may have.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Multiple sclerosis

What is multiple sclerosis? What are the different symptoms? What are the causes of this condition? How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed? What treatments are available? What lifestyle changes are needed if you suffer from MS? This booklet is designed as an informative and practical guide for those who want to know more about multiple sclerosis, its causes and treatments.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Lung cancer

What is bronchial cancer (also known as lung cancer)? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? What role do surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies play? This booklet is designed as a practical and informative guide for people who wish to know more about bronchial cancer, its causes and its treatments.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Inflammatory Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus: what aspects do these conditions have in common? What are the differences between them? What are their causes? What are their symptoms? How are they diagnosed? What treatments are offered? What patient associations can offer you support? 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 inflammatory arthritis.

Belgian Patient's Guides

Inflammatory Bowel Disease [IBD]

What is chronic inflammatory bowel disease? What are the causes and complications? How are the forms of this disease diagnosed? What treatments are available and what lifestyle changes are needed? 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 chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Belgian Patient's Guides