Dermatologists'attitudes toward independent electrolysis practice by non physicians has historically ranged from the critical to the praiseworthy.
It is hypothesized that dermatologists'attitudes toward independent electrolysis practice by nonphysicians is related to physicians'perception of licensing requirements for independent non physician electrologists (INE).
Nine hundred and thirty-seven fellows of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) residing in the Southern United States were anonymously surveyed about independent electrolysis practice by nonphysicians.
The results of the survey were analyzed using the Pearson chi-square test.
Dermatologists who perceived that licensing was required for INE were significantly more likely to refer patients to INE for hair removal (P=0.001) and prescribe EMLA cream (lidocaine 2.5% and prilocaine 2.5%) to patients requesting it for electrolysis performed by INE (P=0.001).
However, those dermatologists who had electrolysis services available in their practice settings (15.1%) were significantly less likely to refer patients to INE (P=0.001) and to prescribe EMLA cream to patients seeking electrolysis from INE (P=0.034).
Only 5.7% of responding dermatologists supported the use of hair removal lasers by INE. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Epilation, Electrolyse, Evaluation, Attitude morale, Pratique professionnelle, Défaut, Qualification professionnelle, Médecin, Etude statistique, Homme, Traitement instrumental, Phanère, Ethique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depilation, Electrolysis, Evaluation, Moral attitude, Professional practice, Defect, Professional qualification, Physician, Statistical study, Human, Instrumentation therapy, Dermoskeleton, Ethics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0228905
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 11/09/1998.