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Table 4 Frequency and proportion of survey responses by category

From: Challenges to the provision of diabetes care in first nations communities: results from a national survey of healthcare providers in Canada

Survey Item Large impact Some impact Small impact No impact Don't know No Answer Total
Increase provider knowledge about diabetes management, n(%) 130(53.3) 74(30.3) 23(9.4) 13(5.4) 3(1.2) 1(0.4) 244(100)
Improve clinical practice guidelines, n(%) 92(37.7) 82(33.6) 35(14.3) 23(9.4) 8(3.3) 4(1.6) 244(100)
Provide specialized training to deal with diabetes related complications, n(%) 127(52.0) 84(34.4) 19(7.8) 5(2.0) 5(2.0) 4(1.6) 244(100)
Address staffing shortages, n(%) 149(61.1) 50(20.5) 14(5.7) 17(7.0) 11(4.5) 3(1.2) 244(100)
Help patients seek preventative care so they don't only seek acute care, n(%) 175(71.7) 48(198.7) 13(5.3) 2(0.8) 4(1.6) 2(0.8) 244(100)
Reduce frequency of missed appointments, n(%) 144(59.0) 67(27.5) 19(7.8) 4(1.6) 9(3.7) 1(0.4) 244(100)
Improve adherence to medication, n(%) 166(68.0) 56(23.0) 11(4.5) 2(0.8) 7(2.9) 2(0.8) 244(100)
Address environmental factors (e.g. type of food in store) that make it difficult for patients to adopt healthy lifestyles, n(%) 149(61.1) 58(23.8) 21(8.6) 6(2.5) 8(3.3) 2(0.8) 244(100)
Motivate patients to adopt healthy lifestyles, n(%) 184(75.4) 43(17.6) 12(4.9) 2(0.8) 2(0.8) 1(0.4) 244(100)
Address communication difficulties between healthcare staff and patients, n(%) 95(38.9) 87(35.7) 44(18.0) 8(3.3) 8(3.3) 2(0.8) 244(100)
Develop a system or improve the system for diabetes management and follow up, n(%) 123(50.4) 84(34.4) 20(8.2) 10(4.1) 4(1.6) 3(1.2) 244(100)
Extend the time healthcare staff are in the community, n(%) 85(34.8) 73(29.9) 33(13.5) 32(13.1) 18(7.4) 3(1.2) 244(100)
Ease access to post-clinical services (lab, referrals, medications), n(%) 86(35.2) 71(29.1) 30(12.3) 39(14.8) 14(5.7) 4(1.6) 244(100)
Advocate making diabetes care a priority for clinic staff, n(%) 99(40.6) 77(31.6) 40(16.4) 20(8.2) 4(1.6) 4(1.6) 244(100)
Advocate making diabetes care a priority for tribal leadership, n(%) 145(59.4) 50(20.5) 29(11.9) 7(2.9) 11(4.5) 2(0.8) 244(100)