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Utilisation de la sophrologie par les médecins généralistes‎ : une étude exploratoire

Abstract : Sophrology takes its roots in the 1960's and involves various techniques of relaxation and visualization. In the first place, it enables personal development but it is sometimes used for therapeutic aims. Personal drive holds a capital place. A qualitative exploratory study was carried out with helps of 8 semi-structured interviews with sophrologists-general practitioners. Our objective was to investigate the use of sophrology by sophrologists-GP. Discussions were recorded and transcribed. Data were subject to thematic analysis. The analysis of the talks shows the following results :
- Their practices are heterogeneous.
- Sophrology is a relational tool but also a therapeutic one.
- Sophrologic approach focuses the care on the patient, who, led by a sophrologist, becomes autonomous in his practice.
- This technique brings an authentic help to manage their stress and to develop a comprehensive approach of the patient.
Although sophrology has advantages for doctors, it remains difficult to use in general practice due to organisational reasons and it suffers from a lack of scientific validation. It appears fundamental to assess potentialities of this technique, by a survey witch analyses its effects on patients. Also, a qualitative study could be suggested to explore features of the relationship between patients and sophrologist-doctors.
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Anne Maruéjouls. Utilisation de la sophrologie par les médecins généralistes‎ : une étude exploratoire. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2008. ⟨dumas-00638461⟩



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