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Co-construction d’un livret d’information sur les infections sexuellement transmissibles à destination de la communauté sourde, selon un protocole de type recherche-action

Abstract : Introduction: Many Deaf people are used to not understanding what healthcare workers say. Within the Deaf community, there is often a lack of knowledge about health issues, related to a restricted access to information in all its forms since childhood. In the 1990s, the risk of HIV transmission appeared higher among deaf people using sign language (here LSF) to communicate. Locally, we noticed that few deaf patients had had recourse to Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing. Based on this observation, creating a document adapted for and with information appropriate to the deaf population seemed highly pertinent in promoting testing within this population. The aim of the research was to develop a pi-Deaf2 information booklet using an action research (AR) protocol in order to raise awareness among the deaf population communicating through LSF to STI testing. Material and Method: The Covid-19 pandemic upset the initial protocol. This consisted of carrying out a satisfaction survey based on information provided through a public conference in LSF aimed at raising awareness about testing for STI in the deaf population. The secondary objective was to explore the brakes and levers for STI testing in this population. It was not possible to follow up the LSF health conference with the planned testing. After this, we made good use of this work by including it in an AR protocol in order to develop a media for information on STIs. A pi-Deaf booklet was co-constructed with the intermediator (IM) from Chambéry Hospital’s UASS. A self-administered online assessment was designed to assess two booklets in an A5 and A6 format. Participants were staff working in the seven UASS in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region (AURA) excluding people on work placement, miners and those not directly employed by the UASS. The booklets were assessed according to three major criteria with sub-themes: - The attractiveness of the document; - The graphics; - The clarity of the message. Results: 63 professionals employed in nine different roles were referenced in the seven UASS in the AURA region. 41.27% of those professionals took part in the study. The most highly-represented profession was that of doctor. Only two intermediators out of a possible seven took part in the study. Concerning the attractiveness of the booklets, 46.2% of participants preferred the A5 format. This figure is 42.3% concerning the choice of two formats. Regarding the cover, the advice was to represent the various combinations of couples that exist: man-man, woman-woman and man-woman. Regarding the graphics, in 61.5% of cases participants found the font format and style very satisfactory. The colour code was not always understood. The same applied to some images, with only 34.6% of participants finding the images very satisfactory. Concerning the clarity of the message, 53.8% of participants found the message satisfactory, although some turns of phrases and expressions were not « pi-Deaf ». The comments section included suggestions to better balance the text and the images. Conclusion: Although the document was prepared together with an IM, a new version was produced. An evaluation by Deaf patients remains essential given the potential national roll-out.
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Eric Mutombo. Co-construction d’un livret d’information sur les infections sexuellement transmissibles à destination de la communauté sourde, selon un protocole de type recherche-action. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03402165⟩



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