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Représentations des médecins généralistes de l'éducation thérapeutique du patient‎ : une étude qualitative menée auprès de 31 médecins généralistes de Savoie

Abstract : Background: General Practitioners (GPs) are currently considered to be key players in the provision of Therapeutic Patient Education (TPE). However, most of them are not trained in this field. The main objective of this study has been to explore GPs' perceptions of TPE. Methods: This is a qualitative study based on individual semi-structured interviews with 31 GPs based in the French department of Savoie. Results: Most of the GPs interviewed consider TPE to be a vertical transfer of knowledge. It is also seen as an effective method of interpersonal communication which allows patients to understand and accept their disease more readily. For some GPs, it is a means of providing support, a way of adapting treatment to individual patients; for others, it is simply a way of spending more time with them. The main objective of TPE is to improve the patient's observance of the treatment programme, or to facilitate changes in health behaviour. In practice, a lack of time seems to be the major obstacle to the effective provision of TPE. GPs would like specific training which would allow them to get a better understanding of the concept of TPE, to improve their communication skills, and to become more effective. Most of them agree that TPE should be regarded as a priority in general practice. Conclusion: This study has shown that General Practitioners seem to have an incomplete view of therapeutic patient education. In order for future doctors to be able to provide their patients with improved therapeutic education, it is reasonable to suggest that a course specifically dedicated to this approach should be developed and included in the university curriculum.
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Anouk Gachet. Représentations des médecins généralistes de l'éducation thérapeutique du patient‎ : une étude qualitative menée auprès de 31 médecins généralistes de Savoie. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2013. ⟨dumas-00862228⟩

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