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Construction d'un outil d'information sur les plantes médicinales de la Réunion adapté aux besoins des médecins généralistes

Abstract : Background : the complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) have known a new interest for patients since few years. Phytotherapy, resulted from an ancestral knowledge, still is very employed on the island of Réunion. Recent studies show that the doctors have little knowledge on medicinal herbs. Objectives : to conduct an opinion survey with general doctors (GD) from Réunion island on their knowledge of the medicinal plants and the relevance of an information tool usable in current practice and to build this tool. Methods: a public opinion survey was conducted in 2015 by GD from Réunion Island by the sending of a questionnaire by e-mail. An information tool was built with a website's creation with 10 medicinal herbs. A meeting with 4 GD made it possible to determine the tool's function. The site was then tested by 10 GD. A post-test questionnaire e-mailed was supplemented by a phone interview. Results : 69 answers were collected. 80 % of GD estimate that their knowledge's level on the medicinal plants is weak or very low. 79 % of gGD consider that a formation would be useful or very useful and 86 % of general doctor wish for having an information tool. 61 % of general doctors resort rarely to phytotherapie. 87 % of them find that a website or a downloadable booklet is the 2 relevant formats. After the phase test, 7 GD state to want to re-use the site, but 5 of them contacted by telephone did not use it in practice daily. Discussion : the responders have a weak knowledge of the MP used by their patients, but are interested in it with a wish of formations. The website's creation on scientific data of 10 herbs initiates a knowledge's transmission to the interested doctors in order to improve exchanges with their patients who use it and global care listening to this population.
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Clara Robert. Construction d'un outil d'information sur les plantes médicinales de la Réunion adapté aux besoins des médecins généralistes. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2017. ⟨dumas-01487074⟩



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