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Master Thesis

Activité physique et cancer du sein : observation des pratiques des médecins généralistes et cancérologues des Alpes-Maritimes

Abstract : Background: Physical activity as a non-medication intervention in breast cancer represents an opportunity to improve patients clinical benefits and treatments side-effects. General practitioners and oncologists can play a major role in physical activity promotion and patients behavior. The objective of this study was to observe professionals behaviors regarding physical activity promotion in breast cancer and evaluate the potentials barriers.
Method: An anonymous and computerized questionnaire was mailed to obtain detailed information about physicians behaviors regarding physical activity promotion, knowledge about physical activity benefits in breast cancer and potential barriers to counseling.
Results: Amongst 160 professionals, 61 General practitioners and 10 Oncologists responded. The majority of participants were males (73%) and were in practice for more than 10 years (38%). Ninety percent of physicians promoted physical activity to their patients. Amongst professionals, only ten percent were providing a written prescription of physical activity. The principal barriers for promoting physical activity were: the time during a consultation (31,1% of GPs and 20% of Oncologists) and the importance given to physical activity in patients care plan (36,7% of GPs and 30% of Oncologists)
Conclusion: Physicians from Alpes-Maritimes were involved in promoting physical activity to breast cancer patients. The majority of professionals declared promoting physical activity, however only a small proportion were involved in written prescriptions. This is an opportunity to improve physicians practices and support patients involvement in physical activity programs.
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Pierre-Marie Carayon. Activité physique et cancer du sein : observation des pratiques des médecins généralistes et cancérologues des Alpes-Maritimes. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02992516⟩



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