Issue N# 5 - 2015
Therapeutic education of total laryngectomy patients: Influence of social factors
Authors : Woisard V, Galtier A, Baumann L, Delpierre C, Puech M, Balaguer M. (Toulouse)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2015;136,5:171-179.
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Current health policies promote patient education, particularly in oncology. Therapeutic education program must be tailored to the characteristics, needs and expectations of the population. In the ENT Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Larrey Hospital in Toulouse, a therapeutic education program for patient with total laryngectomy has been experienced since 2011. But its propagation remains difficult. The aim of this study is to determine if social factors are nfluencing the participation of the laryngectomized population in the program. The brochure explaining this program and a registration form coupled with a survey questionnaire were distributed to the regional population of patient with total laryngectomy. After two months of investigation we collected 42 responses. It is clear from their analysis that social factors underlie participation, particularly educational level, available financial resources level and the socio-professional group.
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