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Table 5 Key results from the clinic and patient pathway observations from intervention and control clinics

From: Capacity building of health care professionals to perform interprofessional management of non-communicable diseases in primary care – experiences from Ukraine

  Intervention Control Chi-Square test
n = 112 N = 39  
Facilities
 Physician in same office with nurse (%) 87 100 p = 0.020
 Scales available (%) 83 62 p = 0.005
 Measure of height available (%) 75 66 p = 0.300
 Measuring tape available (%) 91 89 p = 0.800
 Blood pressure measurement equipment available (%) 99 100 NA
 Different sizes of cuffs to measure blood pressure available (%) 45 54 p = 0.300
 Glucometer and test strips available (%) 79 69 p = 0.200
 Cholesterol meter and test strips available (%) 34 5 p < 0.001
 BMI table available (%) 92 21 p < 0.001
 ESC SCORE table available (%) 93 15 p < 0.001
 AUDIT test available (%) 92 0 p < 0.001
 Nicotine dependence test available (%) 87 0 p < 0.001
 Health counselling material(s) available (%) 83 51 p < 0.001
Performed measures
 Height, weight and waist measurement (%) 89 79 p = 0.001
 Blood pressure measurement (%) 100 100 NA
 Random glucose (%) 86 75 p = 0.100
 AUDIT test (%) 57 0 p < 0.001
 Nicotine dependence test (%) 56 0 p < 0.001
 ESC SCORE calculation (%) 81 8 p < 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body Mass Index; ESC SCORE Cardiovascular risk; AUDIT Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test