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État des lieux des pratiques des médecins généralistes de Vendée, quant à l’exposition à la télévision et vidéos, des enfants et adolescents de 0 à 18 ans

Abstract : Introduction : The television and the screens appeared in the twentieth century. The television is the screen which is the most watched and all the population is exposed to it. This media exposure from very early ages initiated by parents may have consequences for human health. It appeared necessary to review the present state of the medical practice. Method : A study was led in Vendée from May to December 2015 among general practitioners. An anonymous questionnaire was submitted to 105 doctors interviewed by drawing lots. Results : 17 % of doctors often spoke about television to children and 25 % could speak about it spontaneously. Women would speak about it more often than men (p<0,003). Sleeping disorders, overweight, behavioural problems were the main clinical cases that made doctors talk about it. The limits to a better prevention in this field given by doctors were a lack of time, of prevention tools and the absence of training. The main recommendation of doctors was to define a limit to the duration of this exposure. Regarding the equipment of the waiting room, 4 % had posters or leaflets about this topic, 20 % knew about it and 81 % wished to receive some. 75 % of them said they were ready to modify their practice, to talk about it spontaneously or in case of symptoms. Conclusion : The results of this study show a lack of prevention and can be considered as an alarm. However doctors seem to change their practice. The feminization and the fact that the population of doctors is getting younger may favour the prevention as well as the emergence of numerous recommendations. This study should lead to other works on a national scale or with paediatricians. Furthermore, it would be interesting to study the new digital supports.
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Johann Poulain. État des lieux des pratiques des médecins généralistes de Vendée, quant à l’exposition à la télévision et vidéos, des enfants et adolescents de 0 à 18 ans. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2017. ⟨dumas-01809864⟩

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