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Quelles sont les attentes des patients adultes lorsqu’ils consultent pour une infection virale en hiver ?

Abstract : Background: Adult consultations for viral infections are common during the winter epidemic period. These infections are usually benign and the impact of the general practitioner with regards to their treatment is limited. Objective: The main objective was to determine the reasons which are motivating adult patients to see a general practitioner when they suffer from a viral infection during the winter epidemic period. Methods: This was an observational, quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study. The inclusion criteria were: aged from 18 to 64 and suffering from a winter viral infection. 30 general practitioners from Isère and Savoie contributed to the patients' enrollment between the 1st of January and the 8th of March 2020. The general practitioners transmitted an enrollment sheet to eligible patients who subsequently answered an online survey. Results: The analysis was built over 128 surveys. Patients' expectations was: symptom relief (93.8%), avoidance of worsening of the disease, (82,0%), accelerated healing process (70,3%), a medical certificate to cover a period of sick leave (66,4%), to cease being contagious (35,2%), the prescription of antibiotics (27,3%), being reassured against a potential severe illness (5,5%) and finally the prescription of additional medical examination (4,7%). Conclusion: Patients expect prescriptions of treatments which are either over the counter, or have an unfavorable risk-benefit ratio, or do not exist. Therapeutic education is key. Self-certified sick leave may alleviate certain processes. It would be valuable to refine patients' expectations to improve the relevance of medical appointments for winter viral disease.
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Thibaud Pons. Quelles sont les attentes des patients adultes lorsqu’ils consultent pour une infection virale en hiver ?. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03026184⟩



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