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Comment aborder la sexualité des patients en médecine générale ? Étude comparative de deux techniques d'approche

Abstract : Background : The systematic approach to sexuality in general medicine allows patients, among other things, to know that they can consult their doctor for questions in the area of sexual health. The objective of the study is to determine what type of questioning is most acceptable to the patient during the onset of sexuality by the general practitioner. The secondary aim is to assess the influence of the kind of interrogation on the surprise, the discomfort of the patient and on the course of the consultation. Method : A quantitative, transversal, descriptive, declarative, monocentric study was carried out. One group received a single themed question and the other group received a multi-themed question. The study was carried out using a self-administered questionnaire in a general practice located in Saint Drézéry, Hérault, France, by a male substitute doctor. The rate of patients who rated the physician's approach as acceptable was the primary outcome. Results : 171 patients were included in the study, including 85 for the "single theme" group and 86 for the "multiple themes" group. The two groups were statistically similar. 97.5 % of patients in the “single theme” group and 100 % of patients in the “multiple themes” group declared that they considered the question acceptable (P = 0.25). Conclusion : The study failed to demonstrate a significant difference between the two methods in terms of acceptability. The “multiple themes” method seems to cause less discomfort for the patient. It makes the doctor feel more comfortable and leads to an equivalent rate of discussion about sexuality. In this sense, the question "multiple themes" seems the most appropriate.
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David Françoise. Comment aborder la sexualité des patients en médecine générale ? Étude comparative de deux techniques d'approche. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2020. ⟨dumas-02500670⟩



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