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Utilisation d'internet pour se renseigner sur la santé chez les patients souffrant de troubles psychiatriques sévères

Abstract : The term e-Patient describes patients who look for health information on the internet. We have carried out our own study between november 2014 and march 2015 to determine the use of the internet for health information by hundred patients with severe mental illness (psychotic disorder (41%) and bipolar disorder (59%)) hospitalized in Charles Perrens Psychiatric Hospital (Bordeaux). 78% of the patients interviewed are internet users and 64% did at least one search on the internet for health information in the past. Health informations patients are looking for were about bipolar disorder (48% of the e-Patients) and schizophrenia (22%), mood stabilizer (20%) and antipsychotic médications (17%), followed by sexually transmitted diseases (13%) and cancers (11%). Most cited websites were in descending order doctissimo.fr, wikipedia.org and discussion forums. Close to one quarter of the e-Patients already checked online informations delivered by their physician, but once information was found, less than ten percent of the e-Patients discussed it with their physician. Comparative analysis about use of the internet between patients suffering from bipolar disorder and psychotic disorder did not show statistical difference. Our results show that doctors should systematically invite patients to discuss their finding on the internet, as it has been shown in previous studies that it improves doctor-patient relationship. There is also a need for better designed websites adapted for severe mental illness.
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Hugo Baup. Utilisation d'internet pour se renseigner sur la santé chez les patients souffrant de troubles psychiatriques sévères. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01253121⟩

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