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Utilisation de la bibliothérapie en médecine générale. Enquête d'opinion auprès des généralistes de la Réunion

Abstract : Background: Bibliotherapy refers to the use of written materials for therapeutic purposes. The curative effect of books which was mentioned as early as antiquity, has been objectified by several studies. It is widely used in England in primary care whereas in France it appears to be used to a limited extent. The main objective of the study was to assess the state of knowledge and the use of bibliotherapy by general practitioners in Reunion Island. Method: An opinion survey was conducted with a digital questionnaire. The target population included all liberal generalist practitioners in Reunion Island. A sample was selected using records of email addresses. The data collection was anonymous. Results: 68 answers were collected. The sample seemed representative of the target population in terms of sex and age. 43 doctors (63%) had already used books in consultation, especially for patients with psychological disorders. The main obstacles which could be identified were the lack of awareness of the technique, the lack of interest in books (on the patient side), the incomprehension of having books as a medical prescription. At the end of the survey, 79% of doctors considered using these supports, and 87% were in favour of a website referencing books to be recommended. Conclusion: Our study made it possible to draw up an unprecedented inventory of this practice in Reunion Island. The majority of the doctors who were surveyed had already used it in cases of psychological disorders. In order to develop this practice, a reference frame of books should be created to guide general practitioners and patients in their choices.
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Clément Dusart. Utilisation de la bibliothérapie en médecine générale. Enquête d'opinion auprès des généralistes de la Réunion. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2020. ⟨dumas-03027699⟩



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