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Évaluation de l’adaptation des informations des campagnes de santé publique conduites par l’INPES auprès des patients sourds : étude qualitative

Abstract : Introduction: Health prevention has always been a serious topic for general practitioners as well as for State offices. However preventive campaigns have not been proven to be effective for every public. This is observable with the deaf population, whom about 80 000 use the French sign language (LSF) as their informal language. The Institut National de Prévention et d’Education pour la Santé (INPES) has created preventative materials targeting this population. The goal of this study was to assess the suitability of documents for deaf people. Materials and methodology: This qualitative study was based on two documents intended for deaf people: the first one was on flu prevention and the second on nutrition. One-to-one interviews were conducted in LSF by mediators with deaf patients consulting the Unité d’Accueil Sourd of the University Hospital in Grenoble. Results: Ten interviews were conducted with deaf patients aged from 17 to 58 years. Results showed that these patients were aware of the lack of information concerning their health. They also pointed out the variety of their population with the ensuing difficulty to produce material adapted for as many as possible. The importance of the drawings, diagrams and pictograms was leading in comparison with written French, sometimes misunderstood or source of misinterpretation. Finally, the results showed that deaf patients expected information to ve delivered through LSF. Conclusion: Although these two documents are more adapted and better understood than the documents for the general population, they can be improved to be more effective and impactful toward deaf people. And particulary by limiting written French. These documents are a good basis to deliver information but sign language explanations should be added so that the deaf population would have a better chance to understand them.
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Sophie Dante, Julien Guerre. Évaluation de l’adaptation des informations des campagnes de santé publique conduites par l’INPES auprès des patients sourds : étude qualitative. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01244439⟩



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