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État des lieux et impact de la recherche d'informations médicales sur Internet par les patients atteints de cancer bronchique métastatique et leurs proches : une étude prospective observationnelle

Abstract : NTRODUCTION – Caracteristics of Internet resort and its impact have never been evaluated in France in patients with metastatic lung cancer and their close relatives. METHODS – Monocentric prospective study in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Rennes University Hospital. Paper forms were delivered to patients and one of their relative. RESULTS – Between May 2015 and March 2016, 47 patient forms and 32 relative forms were completed. Prevalence of Internet resort among patients and their relatives were respectively 29.8% and 56.3%. Internet represented the main source of information for relative, and the second source of information for patients after their general practitioner. Patients consulting Internet were more often women, with daily Internet use and had past history of Internet use for health information. They more often consulted the psychologist. Internet resort was higher following diagnosis announcement period and before starting treatment. The websites consulted were community health websites (like Wikipedia or Doctissimo). Patients were globally confident in the informations found, while the large majority confessed not knowing whereas the websites were certified. Near 80% of patients and their relatives estimated that their research allowed better comprehension of the disease. All of patients and relatives were more trustful of their physician. Most would like to use e-mail to communicate with their physicians. CONCLUSION – Medical informations quest on Internet is becoming more and more common.
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Fanny Thépault. État des lieux et impact de la recherche d'informations médicales sur Internet par les patients atteints de cancer bronchique métastatique et leurs proches : une étude prospective observationnelle. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2016. ⟨dumas-01754680⟩

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