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Master Thesis

Vision et utilisation des produits à base de plantes par les patients de médecine générale de Basse-Normandie

Abstract : In 2011, 64% of french people declare to rely on phytotherapy and 45% of them use it. They are looking for this type of products that they qualify more « naturels ». The objective of this study is to determine weither patients underestimate the pharmacological effect of herbal products (HB) compared to classical drugs (CD). Observational epidemiologic study was conducted following quantitative transversale descriptive survey by using a quiz addressed to general medicine patients of Basse-Normandy. Ten physician’s offices accepted to diffuse quiz in their waiting room. 300 quiz were sent by post. 170 quiz were analysed (57%). 75,9% of patients declare to use HP, women use significantly much more HP than men (p=0,022). They are equally confidents about HP and CD (78,2% and 74,7% respectively). The positive impact of HP reach 70,6% while CD is at 84,7%. The negative impact is 19,4% and 77% for HP and CD, respectively. 54,7% of the patients evoke a risk of interaction between HP and CD. To conclude, patients judge HP efficient but less than CD. However, they considered to be exposed at lower risk by consumming HP. Indeed, the pharmacological effect of HP is underestimated. HC are more especially used for their health beneficial properties and prevention but not for therapeutical purpose, as it is the case for CD. For the lasts, the automedication is favored and the discussion about HP with the physician is scarce.
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Marine Héliès. Vision et utilisation des produits à base de plantes par les patients de médecine générale de Basse-Normandie. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02487007⟩



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