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Table 3 Participants’ Experiences with Their Community Health Agent (CHA)a

From: A pilot study of a Community Health Agent-led type 2 diabetes self-management program using Motivational Interviewing-based approaches in a public primary care center in São Paulo, Brazil

Item % Participants Who ‘Agree’ or ‘Totally Agree’
  Baseline (n = 56) 6 month (n = 52) % 6 month—% Baselineb 95%CI p - value
My CHA understood my point of view about my diabetes 73% 92% 19% 5.4–32.8% 0.009
My CHA expressed confidence in my ability to make decisions about my diabetes 64% 88% 24% 8.9–39.4% 0.003
My CHA understood how I want to take care of my diabetes 68% 88% 21% 5.6–35.6% 0.010
My CHA encouraged me to ask questions about my diabetes 57% 75% 18% 0.3–35.4% 0.051
I feel my CHA gave me options about how to control my diabetes NAc 62% - - -
My CHA helped me define specific goals for my diabetes NA 71% - - -
My CHA helped me resolve problems that came up with taking care of my diabetes NA 50% - - -
At times I felt negatively judged by my CHA NA 12% - - -
My CHA helped me identify my personal values that are important for me NA 71% - - -
My relationship with my CHA improved significantly over the past 6 months NA 63% - - -
My diabetes care improved significantly over the past 6 months - 65% - - -
  1. aItems from Health Care Climate Questionnaire (HCCQ) with four response choices of “Totally Disagree,” “Disagree”, “Agree”, and “Totally Agree”
  2. bDifference in proportion of Agree or Strongly Agree between baseline and 6 month values
  3. cNA (Not assessed): These items were only asked at 6-month follow-up
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