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Table 2 Knowledge of lifestyle intervention methods for disease prevention, percent of health care professionals who agree to a high extent

From: Implementation of clinical practice guidelines on lifestyle interventions in Swedish primary healthcare – a two-year follow up

Statements At my PHCC, we have a thorough knowledge of how we can promote healthy lifestyle habits among our patients I have a thorough knowledge of disease prevention methods concerning tobacco use
Questionnaire Q I Q II Q I → Q II Q I Q II Q I → Q II
Characteristics Percent P Percent P P Percent P Percent P P
Profession   0.006   0.007    0.474   0.821  
 Nurses 83   86   0.476 71   80   0.133
 Physicians 66   64   0.861 75   82   0.417
Years in profession   0.099   0.289    0.051   0.954  
 0–10 71   72   0.904 65   81   0.084
  > 10 80   81   0.917 77   81   0.498
Total 77   78   0.749 72   81   0.087
Statements I have a thorough knowledge of disease prevention methods concerning hazardous use of alcohol I have a thorough knowledge of disease prevention methods concerning unhealthy eating habits
Questionnaire Q I Q II Q I → Q II Q I Q II Q I → Q II
Characteristics Percent P Percent P P Percent P Percent P P
Profession   0.951   0.920    0.003   0.000  
 Nurses 63   66   0.654 84   93   0.075
 Physicians 63   67   0.701 67   67   0.961
Years in profession   0.063   0.163    0.004   0.665  
 0–10 55   56   0.895 68   81   0.167
  > 10 67   70   0.679 85   85   0.974
Total 63   66   0.554 79   84   0.282
Statements I have a thorough knowledge of disease prevention methods concerning insufficient physical activity I have a thorough knowledge of disease prevention methods concerning counselling measures as MI, CBT
Questionnaire Q I Q II Q I → Q II Q I Q II Q I → Q II
Characteristics Percent P Percent P P Percent P Percent P P
Profession   0.438   0.234   Not measured   0.176 Not measured
 Nurses 82   90   0.146 37  
 Physicians 78   82   0.620 50  
Years in profession   0.117   0.485    0.223
 0–10 76   91   0.146 50  
  > 10 84   86   0.620 38  
Total 81   87   0.161 41  
  1. PHCC Primary health care centre
  2. QI Questionnaire I (May, 2011)
  3. QII Questionnaire II (May, 2013)
  4. MI Motivational interviewing
  5. CBT Cognitive behavioral therapy