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Point de vue et pratiques des remèdes de grand-mère par des médecins généralistes français : l’étude RGM

Abstract : Background: Non pharmacologie home remedies (NPHR) are often used by patients. They offer advantages of being cheap, easy to access, they could avoid the risks associated with polypharmacy and could complete drug based therapies in the treatment of minor health complaints. The aim of this study was to evaluate attitude and practice of general practitioners (GPs) on these NPHR. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2017 among all GPs in the Grenoble urban area. They were interviewed through anonymous questionnaire about NPHR prescription frequency in the previous week; the frequency of prescription of 40 NPHR (often, sometimes, never) and their presumed effectiveness (not; moderately; very effective) were asked to them. Results: 177 of 500 GPs returned the questionnaire (35.4% response rate). An average of 10.7% of patients receive NPHR prescription. The most often used NPHR were saline water into the nasal passages to treat colds (often prescribed for 74.6% of GPs), then doing mobility and/or stretching exercises for lower back pains (69.4%) and bicarbonate mouthwash for oral candidiasis (61.1 %). Those perceived as the most effective remedies were squatting during defecation to treat constipation (89,9 %), running cold on burns (86.2%) and strengthening of the quadriceps for patellofemoral syndrome (78%). Conclusion: These results suggest that GPs knew and used a few home remedies. Others studies will be conducted in order to use them in a better way, to provide appropriate information to patients on their efficacity-securiy profil and to participate to reduce polymedication.
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Anne Bonifacio. Point de vue et pratiques des remèdes de grand-mère par des médecins généralistes français : l’étude RGM. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2018. ⟨dumas-01803294⟩



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