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L’information écrite des patients consommateurs chroniques de benzodiazépines pour favoriser l’arrêt : utilisation d’une brochure québécoise

Abstract : Background and purpose: the misuse and high prevalence of benzodiazepines use are a common problem in general medecine. Anglo-Saxon studies have shown effectiveness of a written intervention to promote their cessation. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of an information booklet on the prescription of benzodiazepines in french general medecine. Method: it was an interventional study, carried out with general practitioners in a french department around Poitiers between 2018 and 2019. They were divided in two groups. The intervention group was to distribute a booklet on benzodiazepines to consumer patients. The booklet used was from the Canadian study EMPOWER. The « control » group did not change their usual practice. The main outcome was the trend in the number of benzodiazepines-related acts. The secondary criteria were the overall and detailed amounts of bzd, and the feeling of the general practitioners about the intervention. The data came from the Health Insurance reimbursement databases. Results: 21 general practitioners were recruited to distribute the booklet, matched to 21 witnesses.No significant difference was found in the number of acts related to benzodiazepines after the intervention. The results were contradictory for the detail of the molecules. Feedback from participating physicians was positive regarding the provision of a written tool to facilitate the cessation. Conclusion: more longer-term studies are needed to develop and evaluate a tool to help doctors and patients limit the misuse of benzodiazepines.
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Marie Fernandez. L’information écrite des patients consommateurs chroniques de benzodiazépines pour favoriser l’arrêt : utilisation d’une brochure québécoise. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02938177⟩

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