This study examined whether primary care physicians provide education and counselling on head injury prevention as part of their routine health care discussions with patients.
A preventive health care practices survey was distributed to 678 physicians in the Central Virginia area.
Data regarding respondents age, gender, medical specialty, patient population and counselling practices were obtained.
Fifty-one per cent of those surveyed responded.
Ninety-five per cent of physicians reported providing health care counselling'in most cases'or'commonly'Less than half (46%) of physicians discussed head injury prevention with their patients.
In contrast, almost all respondents (97%) discussed smoking.
Physician age, specialty, and patient population did not affect head injury counselling practices.
Prevention strategies for hed injury are discussed much less frequently than other health risks such as heart disease and cancer in the primary care setting.
Strategies for educating primary care physicians on head injury should be considered in order to increase their efforts toward prevention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Crânioencéphalique, Prévention, Pratique professionnelle, Conseil, Médecin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine préventive, Education santé, Soin santé primaire, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Crâne pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Craniocerebral, Prevention, Professional practice, Council, Physician, United States, North America, America, Preventive medicine, Health education, Primary health care, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Skull disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0469381
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 19/02/1999.