Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Master thesis

Enquête sur le niveau de connaissances et sur les perceptions des crises non épileptiques psychogènes des psychiatres exerçant en France

Abstract : The main aim of the study was to determine the level of general knowledge of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) of French psychiatrists and psychiatric residents, and to collect in a standardized way their perceptions of this disease. The secondary aim was to describe the relationship between level of education and knowledge of PNES and level of experience of case management and perceptions of PNES. In this study, psychiatrists were invited by emails to answer an online survey. The questionnaire asked about their general knowledge of PNES, then their perceptions of PNES were collected by the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (Brief-IPQ). 1,242 replies were received, and the data of 963 respondents were included. The survey revealed that three quarters of psychiatrists working in France (75%) have never received any training on PNES, and 42% of psychiatrists had never managed patients suffering from PNES. The results revealed that in general, psychiatrists consider PNES as a chronic disease, with significant impact on quality of life. Although they are aware of the importance of psychological trauma in the occurrence of PNES, they admit a moderate understanding of this pathology. Terminology and classification of these disorders are little known by psychiatrists and the relation with the histrionic personality are massively overvalued. Having received training on PNES enables a significant improvement in the level of knowledge and an adaptation of perceptions. The PNES remains unknown to French psychiatrists and some of their perceptions are inaccurate. A specific training seems required for a better understanding of PNES
Document type :
Master thesis
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [35 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal.univ-lorraine.fr/hal-01734273
Contributor : Colette Orange <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 4:31:41 PM
Last modification on : Friday, October 23, 2020 - 4:58:43 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:41:39 PM

File

BUMED_T_2015_AATTI_YOUNES.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-01734273, version 1

Citation

Younes Aatti. Enquête sur le niveau de connaissances et sur les perceptions des crises non épileptiques psychogènes des psychiatres exerçant en France. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2015. ⟨hal-01734273⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

29

Files downloads

125