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Évaluation d'outils d'accès à la connaissance en médecine générale

Abstract : Physicians, and especially general practitioners, are not « all-knowing ». As they areconfronted with a large amount of clinical situations, information and knowledgemanagement are essential topics of interest. This management is mainly based on thedevelopment of numeric literacy, that is the ability to use and understand digital tools andmedia. The aims of this work were to identify the obstacles encountered by generalpractitioners when seeking health information online and to develop and assess tools tohelp them to overcome these barriers.We performed a qualitative study among general practice residents and generalpractitioners. This allowed us to highlight several obstacles encountered by them whenseeking medical information online. These obstacles include both tools and professionals’issues. Institutional obstacles were also identified. Of these barriers, the insufficientcommand of English was cited as an important issue by both residents and physicians.The Department of Medical Information and Informatics of the Rouen University Hospitalhas developed several tools in order to facilitate access to knowledge for healthprofessionals. LiSSa is a bibliographic database containing only articles written in French.It allows health professionals and researchers, whose native language is not English, toaccess to hundreds of thousands of references, from PubMed and from journals notindexed in PubMed. A multi-lingual query builder to facilitate information retrieval wasdesigned. It appears to be an effective tool to improve the quality of PubMed queries inparticular for users whose first native language is not English.
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Matthieu Schuers. Évaluation d'outils d'accès à la connaissance en médecine générale. Médecine humaine et pathologie. Normandie Université, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017NORMR070⟩. ⟨tel-01887674⟩

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