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Table 2 Lifestyle Service Administration (n = 25)

From: Understanding health care provider barriers to hospital affiliated medical fitness center facility referral: a questionnaire survey and semi structured interviews

  Number Percent
 Physical Activity 9 36
 Diet 12 48
 Stress 6 24
 How and why diabetes develops 4 16
MFCF referral currently administered
 Provider verbally mentions MFCF 10 40
 Providers gives patients an MFCF handout 6 24
 Provider sets up appointments for patients at MFCF 0 0
 Provider refers patients to other lifestyle programs (not MFCF) 4 16
 Provider does not refer to MFCF or any other lifestyle programs/locations 5 20
Ability to refer patient to MFCF
 Very Strong 21 82
 Strong 4 16
 Decent 0 0
 Working on it 0 0
 Challenging 0 0
Barriers to referral to MFCF
 Lack of provider time 23 92
 Lack of standard guidelines/ system in place 22 88
 Patient compliance 8 32
 Lack of awareness/education 10 40
 Providers think patients do not have the means to go to MFCF 4 16
Requested assistance with MFCF referral guidelines education 25 100
Requested assistance with implementing MFCF referral 25 100