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L'abord de l’alcool en médecine générale, de l’usage au trouble : déroulement et expériences au travers d’une enquête qualitative

Abstract : Context: Alcohol is deep rooted in French culture. Nevertheless, it causes many damages even at lower intakes. Therefore, alcohol use disorder is a major public health issue. Goals: The purpose of this survey is to study how general practitioners approach their patients’ alcohol consumption during their medical consultations. Secondly, the difficulties to approach alcohol consumption were investigated. Material and Methods: This is a thematic analysis of 13 semi-directed individual interviews carried out with general practitioners with a liberal activity in the department of La Manche. Results: General practitioners assert their role in screening alcohol use disorder. However, the approach of alcohol is not systematic. The negative impact of a use disorder is often used as an opportunity to approach the subject. Consequently, the matter is usually approached when a use disorder is already established. Consumption’s quantification is often imprecise, the focus being mainly on the patient’s personal experience. The dualism of this product is causing difficulties in approaching the subject even though practicioners have shown their commitment.The lack of time, the lack of training and the complexity of patients suffering from alcohol use disorder are the main difficulties encountered. Conclusion: Alcohol is still a taboo subject. Although the approach of this subject is an integral part of the general practitioner’s responsability, it is crucial in parallel that the Government clearly diffuses the information to the general public: alcohol is dangerous ans a threat to your health even at lower intakes.
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Émilie Allain. L'abord de l’alcool en médecine générale, de l’usage au trouble : déroulement et expériences au travers d’une enquête qualitative. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03152007⟩



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