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La prise en charge des troubles de la déglutition des personnes âgées par les internes de médecine générale de la faculté de médecine de Caen

Abstract : Introduction: swallowing disorders are common and increase with age or with the presence of multiple pathologies. Symptoms are not always typical for elderly people but there are numerous organical and psychological complications. There is a need of multiprofessional and compensatory management with postural and nutritional adaptations such as the modification of food textures. This study aimed to asses the of the Caen Faculty general medicine interns, in terms of swallowing disorders management for elderly people in comparison with their feeling of competence in that field. Material and method: this descriptive study was conducted with a questionnaire made of 33 questions among which 10 were chosen to build a skill score, only the interns who answered the entire questionnaire were included in the statistical analysis. Results: seventy-two interns entirely answered to the questionnaire. Twelve respondents felt "Competent" or "Rather competent" and their assessed competency was statistically differs from interns feeling "Pretty competent", "Little competent" or "Not competent" (p = 0.004). The reclining position increased wrong way for 94% of respondents. Glasses with nasal notches were recommended by 32 interns. For 76% of respondents, milling all meals was the first action to face of swallowing disorders. Conclusion: the management of swallowing disorders by general medicine interns is rather correct and matches with their feeling of competence in that field.
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Louise Sorel. La prise en charge des troubles de la déglutition des personnes âgées par les internes de médecine générale de la faculté de médecine de Caen. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02328054⟩

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