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Étude descriptive de l’anxiété liée à l’incertitude chez les étudiants de 6e année de médecine de la faculté de Brest et étude comparative entre les étudiants envisageant la médecine générale et les autres spécialités médicales

Abstract : Unexplained symptoms in general medicine range from 20 to 74% of consultations. In addition to causing economic loss (increased health care spending), uncertainty is the cause of lower job satisfaction. Method : this was an observational, epidemiological, descriptive, cross-sectional, unicentric and comparative study. It took place at the Faculty of Medicine of Brest and involved 6th year medical students in 2019-2020. The results of the PRU questionnaire were compared between students considering general medicine and those considering another specialty. Results : the internal consistency of the PRU questionnaire was validated. The multivariate analysis did not show any significant difference in uncertainty-related anxiety according to the different specialties considered. However, it showed that men tend to be less worried about negative consequences compared to women. Discussion : item CQ13 does not improve psychometric properties in any area. For future studies, a reformulation of this item, would probably be necessary in order to improve the psychometric properties of the questionnaire. The uncertainty results from various factors: the complexity of the symptoms, the possibility of inconsistent or rare results, the individual characteristics of the patient as well as those of the physician. It would be necessary to integrate reflective writing and experience sharing work into the medical training program from the early years of study in order to improve tolerance as well as acceptance of uncertainty. Conclusion : the psychometric validity of the PRU questionnaire has been established. Men tend to be less worried about the negative consequences of uncertainty. No significant difference in uncertainty related anxiety was found according to the specialties considered. Despite the various existing teachings, it seems to be necessary to develop and systematize the management of uncertainty among students as well as physicians.
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Alexandrine Arrive. Étude descriptive de l’anxiété liée à l’incertitude chez les étudiants de 6e année de médecine de la faculté de Brest et étude comparative entre les étudiants envisageant la médecine générale et les autres spécialités médicales. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2021. ⟨dumas-03177468⟩

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