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Enquête sur les pratiques des médecins généralistes du bassin palois dans le diagnostic et la prise en charge de la dénutrition des personnes âgées de plus de 75 ans vivant à domicile et en EHPAD

Abstract : The French population is constantly changing. It is estimated that in 2050, the proportion of people aged 75 and over will represent 16% against 9% in 2013. This increase in the proportion of elderly people in the populations will raise the question of aging well and the problem of undernutrition. We carried out a survey between 02/28/2020 and 10/01/2020 on the practices of general practitioners in the Pau basin in the diagnosis and treatment of undernutrition in people over 75 years old living in home and in EHPAD. The main objective was to assess the diagnosis of undernutrition in people over 75 years of age. The secondary objectives were to evaluate the therapeutic management of patients over 75 years of age and undernourished. Evaluate the difficulties and limitations for diagnosis and treatment and compare diagnostic and therapeutic care for patients living in nursing homes and at home. In total, 122 general practitioners responded out of 298 physicians surveyed. Only 56% of doctors systematically screen the elderly for undernutrition. 96% of doctors carry out a biological assessment to detect it with an increase in assessments for institutionalized patients of 16% compared to patients living at home. 90% of respondents rely on a weight chart and only 43% for BMI. Therapeutic care based primarily on the use of oral food supplements for 93% of respondents. Half of the doctors admit not knowing the recommendations on the screening and management of malnutrition in the elderly. They feel they are poorly trained and poorly aware. However, this issue of undernutrition and more generally of aging well is at the heart of our current society and aids exist (day hospital, networks of advanced practice nurses, ASALEE nurses) and we must build on it.
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Mickaël da Silva Andrade. Enquête sur les pratiques des médecins généralistes du bassin palois dans le diagnostic et la prise en charge de la dénutrition des personnes âgées de plus de 75 ans vivant à domicile et en EHPAD. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03275265⟩

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