Table 2

Most often mentioned activities to promote a healthy lifestyle and of related patient groups
Actions among GPs an PNs (N=17) Related patient groups
Alcohol reduction Give advice (N= 17) Alcoholics (N= 16)
Give a referral to addiction treatment (N=15) Diabetics (N=10)
Individual lifestyle counselling by GP (N=4) Cardiovascular patients (N=9)
Stop smoking Give advice (N=17) COPD patients (N=14)
Individual lifestyle counselling by PN (N=15) Diabetics (N=13)
Prescribe medication (N=13) Cardiovascular N=12)
Promotion exercise Give advice (N=14) COPD patients (N=12)
Give a referral to exercise program physiotherapist (N=12) Diabetics (N=11)
Refer to physiotherapist (individual) (N=10) Cardiovascular patients (N=10)
Promotion healthy diet Give advice (N=16) Overweight/ obese patients (N=15)
Give a referral to dietician (N=15) Cardiovascular patients (N=12)
Individual lifestyle counselling by PN (N=13) Diabetics (N=10)
Losing weight Give advice (N=16) Overweight/ obese patients (N=17)
Give a referral to dietician and physiotherapist (N=13) Diabetics (N=4)
Give a referral to surgeon (N=2)

Geense et al.

Geense et al. BMC Family Practice 2013 14:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-20

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