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Master Thesis

Intérêt des médecins généralistes de Guadeloupe à la pratique de l'échoscopie

Abstract : INTRODUCTION: Ultrasounds examination are reproducible, radiation-free and harmless. As a result, the use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is spreading throughout the world. METHODS: We conducted a survey with 120 general practitioners (GPs) in Guadeloupe island between September and November 2019. The goals of the survey were to asses GPs interest in the use of POCUS for primary care as well as their training needs. RESULTS: We collected responses from 50% of the those surveyed. 10.83% already owned a POCUS device/scan. Reasons for not having one were: lack of training (n = 46; 43%), legal considerations (n = 40; 37.4%) and the time needed to use POCUS (n = 29; 27.1%). Reasons motivating its purchase were: help in diagnosis (n = 9; 69.2%) and triage to hospital emergency rooms (n= 8; 61.5 %). Favoring factors to own a POCUS device were: joint appointment in a hospital (OR 5.815, CI 95% [1.394; 24.256] p = 0.016) and mentoring of resident students (OR 7.266, CI 95% [1.317; 40.077] p = 0.023). 71 GPs (59.2%) wished to train or reinforce their training in POCUS and 68 (56.6%) would pursue a post-graduate degree with training in POCUS if they could do it in Guadeloupe island. CONCLUSION: The use of POCUS is still limited amongst GPs but the demand for training is high, particularly if this could be done locally, at the university of the Antilles in Guadeloupe island.
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Frédéric Vandendaele. Intérêt des médecins généralistes de Guadeloupe à la pratique de l'échoscopie. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03288941⟩



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