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Master Thesis

L’adaptation de la prise en charge en physiothérapie dans les pays en développement

Abstract : In order to react to the lack of care and to the influence of disability in developing countries, organizations are implementing health-focused assignments. Those are sending physiotherapist to respond to these deficiencies. The aim of this study was to determine which obstacles were met by the expatriate physiotherapists and which were the adaptations and preparations putted in place to answer it. Methodology : six semi-directive interviews were conducted with french physiotherapists having practiced in several developing countries. These interviews were then transcribed on a computer. Answers on different themes were regrouped into sub-themes. Results : there were, for each theme, different main sub-themes. Obstacles : internal (therapist-specific) and external (country-specific) factors. Preparations : research about the country and the care context, exchange with former expatriates and experience of the therapist. Adaptations : communication, cultural competence, going from local and exchange, inform and train with the local population. Discussion : the interviews focused only on the physiotherapist’s perspectives, not being able of fully representing the adaptations impact. This study could be completed by an other study focusing the impacts of the local population perspectives.
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Titouan Py-Cado. L’adaptation de la prise en charge en physiothérapie dans les pays en développement. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2019. ⟨dumas-02272787⟩



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