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Table 8 Patient self-reported frequency of advice received from their GP

From: An Australian general practice based strategy to improve chronic disease prevention, and its impact on patient reported outcomes: evaluation of the preventive evidence into practice cluster randomised controlled trial

  Intervention N (%) (95% CI) Control N (%, 95% CI)
Type of advice/referral Baseline Follow up Baseline Follow up
Healthy eating advicea 26 (11.0%; 7.0–15.0) 30 (15.8%; 10.6–21.0) 35 (13.1%; 9.1–17.2) 12 (5.8%; 2.6–9.0)
Physical activity advice 35 (14.4%; 10.0–18.8) 32 (20.5%; 14.2–26.8) 38 (13.5%; 9.5–17.5) 21 (12.0; 7.2–16.8)
Weight advice 25 (16.0%; 10.3–21.8) 16 (12.5%; 6.8–18.2) 34 (19.1%; 13.3–24.9) 16 (12.0%; 6.5–17.6)
Smoking advice 10 (43.5%; 23.2–63.7) 7 (58.3%; 30.4–86.2) 14 (58.3%; 38.6–78.1) 3 (23.1%; 0.2–46.0)
Alcohol advice 8 (50%; 25.5–74.5) 9 (16.4%; 6.6–26.1) 14 (100%) 7 (15.9%; 5.1–26.7)
  1. aComparison between intervention and control: Baseline X 2 = 0.4, p = 0.6; Follow up X 2 = 9.3, p = 0.002