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Quelles sont les modalités d’accès aux soins primaires pour les personnes sourdes en Gironde ? État des lieux

Abstract : Context: the creation of the Reception Unit for Deaf People (UASS) of the University of Bordeaux and the new technological tools (114, Applications, Mail, etc.) have significantly improved access to primary care for Deaf patients; however, inequalities persist. Purpose: To explore the conditions of access to primary care for deaf people in the department. Method: this is a cross-sectional study, conducted from June 2019 to September 2019 on the Girondin territory. This work is based on an anonymous questionnaire, translated into French sign language (LSF), and then distributed via various channels (waiting room of the UASS, associations, extra-hospital events bringing together the deaf community). Results: the UASS of Bordeaux is known by the majority of the deaf community of the department but a significant proportion of the medical and paramedical staff of the department did not know the existence of this structure. It can be seen that 26.9% of respondents do not use an interpreter in their consultations with their general practitioners. This study showed that communication is considered average for 41.8% and the explanations moderately understood for 43.3% of the individuals in the survey. The current technology has greatly facilitated access to care for deaf patients, but 31.3% of deaf patients feel that it is not always easy to make an appointment with their general practitioners. Conclusion: despite recent improvements in access to care for deaf people, progress remains to be made to optimize patient communication and understanding. Extensive information work (attending physicians, medical and paramedical students, health facilities, communities, etc.) must be carried out regularly to make professionals aware of the specificity of deaf patients and the missions of the UASS. As far as possible, the transmission of information via the LSF (professional interpreters, signing physician) must be encouraged to obtain a quality patient-physician relationship.
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Cédric Morel. Quelles sont les modalités d’accès aux soins primaires pour les personnes sourdes en Gironde ? État des lieux. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02496155⟩



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