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De l'utilisation et de l'intérêt du phloroglucinol Représentations issues du témoignage de vingt sages-femmes

Abstract : During pregnancy, phloroglucinol tops the issued and reimbursed prescription drugs with acetaminophen, iron and folic acid. Yet the actual benefit is called weak. Objectives: The main objective of this study is to identify among midwives, representations that motivate the prescription of phloroglucinol during pregnancy and childbirth. The secondary objective is to identify alternatives including non-drug used by midwives to uterine contractions and pain described by their patients. Methodology: This study is qualitative. We conducted semi-structured interviews with twenty midwives recruited by theoretical sampling and we transcribe them in the form of "mindmap". Analysis of this cognitive mapping was done according to the method of Bardin. Results: The midwives prescribe phloroglucinol in three indications: tonic cervix during labor, uterine contractions of pregnancy and preterm labor. The majority was unable to comment significantly on the notion of efficiency due to phloroglucinol. The majority of them regarded it as a placebo, called it a useful and harmless solution. Ten alternatives to phloroglucinol were found, the first being the rest. Conclusion: A paradox is revealed: the majority of midwives prescribed an active product which they consider harmless counting on its psychological effect. Many non-drug alternatives have yet been cited. "Prescribing drugs to treat well" seems to dictate our practices.
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Mathilde Pionnier. De l'utilisation et de l'intérêt du phloroglucinol Représentations issues du témoignage de vingt sages-femmes. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2016. ⟨dumas-01414246⟩



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