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Étude de la perception des patients et des médecins libéraux concernant l’ostéopathie en Basse Normandie

Abstract : In recent years, osteopathy promoted increasing interest among patients and doctors. However, studies on osteopathic perception are rare. A prospective study was carried out from May to September 2019, in Normandy, to analyze the perception of osteopathy among private doctors as well as patients consulting an osteopath. Private doctors perception has been defined as the use or the non-use of osteopathy as a medical resort in their routine practice, and their opinion on the potential benefit of teaching osteopathy throughout medical studies. Patients’ perception was defined as their consideration on the role of osteopathy as part of medical care system, as well as the patient perceived effectiveness of osteopathy consultation. Seventy-seven percent of the private doctors surveyed referred their patients with to be cured by osteopathy practice, in particular for musculoskeletal injury. Reluctant doctors preferred physiotherapy, blamed the lack of recommendations, and deplored education differences among professionals. Above 80% of the doctors interviewed were in favour of teaching osteopathy during the general practitioner residency. More than 95% of the patients surveyed consulted an osteopath for musculoskeletal pain. Unlike older patients, younger patients did not consult a doctor prior osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) (p=0.002). As found in the literature, more than 97% were satisfied with their OMT. Osteopathy is gaining a foothold in liberal doctors’ therapeutic arsenal, and demonstrate patients’ satisfaction. Thus, the role of osteopathy education in the general practitioner curriculum should be considered.
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Pierre Loiselet. Étude de la perception des patients et des médecins libéraux concernant l’ostéopathie en Basse Normandie. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02500797⟩



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