Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Master Thesis

Évaluation d’une formation sur l’incertitude par l’échelle de stress lié à l’incertitude (PRU) chez des internes en stage de médecine générale

Abstract : Context: uncertainty is a widespread phenomenon among General Practitioners, and the (in)capacity of physicians to handle it significantly shapes their decision-making processes. In order to improve the GPs’ ability to deal with it and thus improve the quality of medical care, some have proposed to design a specific training on uncertainty for medical students. Objectives: evaluate the interest of a training on uncertainty on medical students ; Take stock of other potentially similar initiatives already existing in France ; Assess the need for training on the topic ; Evaluate the impact of a short training sessions on the tolerance to uncertainty. Methods: We have conduct a randomized-controlled study on students being trained to become GPs having who attended a training session on uncertainty. We have compared the PRU scores obtained by the group having attended the training session with the control group. Results: the sample analyzed was not large enough to detect a meaningful difference between the two groups. However, it has been possible to observe the trend of a diminution of scores in the main subscales of the PRU among trained individuals. The training session thus appears to have had a positive impact by improving the tolerance to uncertainty of future GPs. At the time of this study, there was no, except a very few exceptions, other training session on uncertainty dedicated to future GPs – while the majority of students expressed an interest for such a training. Conclusion: developing training sessions on uncertainty in medicine faculties appears as an efficient means to help young GPs improve their tolerance to uncertainty, and hence improve medical care.
Document type :
Master Thesis
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [149 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Université Paris Descartes - Scd <>
Submitted on : Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:26:33 PM
Last modification on : Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 3:19:34 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 9:30:03 AM


Files produced by the author(s)


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International License


  • HAL Id : dumas-02498345, version 1


Guillemette Choquet. Évaluation d’une formation sur l’incertitude par l’échelle de stress lié à l’incertitude (PRU) chez des internes en stage de médecine générale. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02498345⟩



Record views


Files downloads