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Les objets connectés en médecine générale : attentes et craintes des patients

Abstract : Introduction: Smart devices enable remote medical practice through the analysis of various health parameters, which was favored by the Covid-19 pandemic. Purpose: identify user motivations for smart devices. Methods: qualitative multicentric survey through individual semi-guided interviews given from January 2019 to May 2021 on a pool of 16 patients selected with a voluntary non-probabilistic purposive sampling until data saturation. A theme-based analysis has been carried out. Results: the definition of a health smart device was unfamiliar to both patients and users. They considered the devices as a playful way to monitor their health. Data privacy, cost and possible addiction and anxiousness were the main concerns. Another one about remote consultation was the degradation of the doctor-patient relationship, being less reassuring. Furthermore, interviewees saw an opportunity to have a quick medical opinion on less worrying matters or a first-responder service. Discussion: Smart devices and remote consultation are promoted by private companies to improve health. The present work shows anxiousness, late diagnostics, loss of humanity and financial cost regarding their use, which leads to an increased consumption of health services. Therefore, economics and health benefits must be assessed. More studies are required to evaluate their added value.
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Carolyne Nagenranft. Les objets connectés en médecine générale : attentes et craintes des patients. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2021. ⟨dumas-03436683⟩



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