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Les représentations sociales de l’antibiorésistance : applications en santé humaine et animale

Abstract : Antimicrobial resistance is recognized as one of the greatest health threats of the 21st century by the World Health Organization. In France, in the early 2000s, public health actions were taken to curb the phenomenon, leading to the creation of the first intersectoral plan to fight antibiotic resistance and the first national communication campaign. However, the general public does not seem to realize the extent of the threat. In this thesis, we mobilize the theory of social representations to achieve two specific objectives: (1) to understand by which psychosocial mechanisms the construction of a health risk takes place, and (2) to communicate about the risk and to orient the change of health practices. The results observed demonstrate the relevance of an approach based on the theory of social representations in the health field. First of all, this theory constitutes a "diagnostic" tool that makes it possible to highlight the way in which a health risk is assimilated by the general public. On the other hand, it can be considered as an "incentive" tool insofar as it allows us to target intervention paths according to the characteristics of the social groups and the situations in which they find themselves. We conclude this thesis by mentioning other possibilities for research and application in the health field.
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Jean-Charles David. Les représentations sociales de l’antibiorésistance : applications en santé humaine et animale. Psychologie. Université Rennes 2, 2022. Français. ⟨NNT : 2022REN20016⟩. ⟨tel-03772553⟩



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