Connaissances des médecins généralistes concernant les recommandations mondiales en matière d'activité physique pour la santé, les répercussions sur leur propre activité physique et sur celle de leurs patients

Abstract : Introduction: sport is a social issue and contributes to the maintenance of physical and mental health. Objective: to evaluate the knowledge of general practitioners on global recommendations of the World Health Organization in physical activity for health, the impact on their own business and that of their patients. Materials and Methods: in this prospective multicenter observational epidemiological study, general practitioners with medical these of Île-de-France area, were contacted by telephone and email, and filled out an online questionnary of 12 questions. Results: Of 330 telephone calls, 276 emails were sent during 6 months, 100 responses to the questionnary were obtained. The survey population consisted of 50 years old doctors in median. Seventy percent of general practitioners were tutors. The average rate of correct answers was 31.3%. Eighty seven percent of general practitioners reported to never have had any training on the subject. Twenty percent of them were not at all comfortable with the recommendations of the World Health Organization. Per week, 67% of them realized two sports sessions or more, and 45% conducted more than 150 minutes of physical activity, but only 15% considered themselves to apply the recommendations of the World Health Organization while they had, for 48% between them, the feeling to advise their patients to apply them. Conclusion: the knowledge that have general practitioners of the Île-de-France area concerning the recommendations of the World Health Organization physical activity needs to be improved, even if their personal and professional practices, in terms of advice the patient, globally respect them.
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Valentine Malet. Connaissances des médecins généralistes concernant les recommandations mondiales en matière d'activité physique pour la santé, les répercussions sur leur propre activité physique et sur celle de leurs patients . Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2016. ⟨dumas-01623905⟩

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