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Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 102, Issue 3, pp 180–182 | Cite as

Le computer-tailoring: solution potentielle pour optimiser les pratiques cliniques préventives de counselling en milieu clinique?

  • François BoudreauEmail author
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Résumé

La littérature scientifique reconnaît que la mise en application des pratiques cliniques préventives (PCP) par les médecins a une influence sur l’état de santé de la population. C’est pourquoi ces derniers sont encouragés à recourir à de telles pratiques, de façon à promouvoir entre autres l’adoption de comportements sains auprès de leurs patients (exercice, saine alimentation, arrêt du tabac). Cependant, comme l’a révélé une étude publiée récemment dans la Revue canadienne de santé publique, le manque de temps constitue la principale barrière à la prestation de PCP par les médecins. Dans la foulée des résultats obtenus par cette étude, les auteurs ont suggéré certaines solutions susceptibles de faciliter de telles pratiques. Le but du présent commentaire est de familiariser davantage les lecteurs à une autre solution potentielle, relativement peu connue au Canada, en l’occurrence le computer-tailoring. Cette méthode d’intervention novatrice a le potentiel de faciliter la prestation de PCP de counselling, par sa capacité de rejoindre de façon interactive un large auditoire tout en façonnant des messages éducatifs « sur mesure » à chacun de ses membres.

Mots clés

computer-tailoring comportements santé counselling 

Abstract

Scientific literature shows that physicians who engage in clinical prevention practices (CPP) have an influence on population health. This is why they are encouraged to apply such practices to promote healthy lifestyle habits in their patients, such as exercise, a healthy diet, and smoking cessation. However, as revealed in a recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, lack of time is the main barrier for doctors in applying CPP. Following upon the results presented in their study, the authors suggest certain solutions that are likely to facilitate prevention practices. The goal of this commentary is to familiarize readers with another potential solution, relatively unknown in Canada, namely computer-tailoring. This innovative intervention method has the potential to facilitate prevention counselling because it provides a means of interacting with a large audience by formulating “customized” educational messages for each member.

Key words

Computer-tailoring clinical prevention and population health counselling health behaviours 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département des sciences infirmièresUniversité du Québec à Trois-RivièresTrois-RivièresCanada

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