Table 6

Relationship between barriers to physical activity promotion and the number of patients counselled in a month
Barriers to promotion Counselled <10 patients/Month (n = 197) n (%) Counselled ≥10 patients/Month (n = 111) n (%) 2 P
Insufficient consultation time High 71(59.7) 48(40.3) 3.36 0.043*
Low 124(65.6) 64(34.4)
Lack of counselling skills High 163(61.5) 102(38.5) 2.65 0.070
Low 30(74.4) 11(25.6)
Lack of remuneration for promoting PA High 133(63.6) 76(36.4) 0.03 0.480
Low 62(62.6) 37(37.4)
Lack of interest in promoting PA High 160(65.3) 85(34.7) 2.05 0.100
Low 35(55.6) 28(44.4)
Feeling it would not change the patient’s behaviour High 145(62.0) 89(38.0) 0.76 0.233
Low 50(67.6) 20(32.4)
Feeling it would not be beneficial for the patient High 173(62.5) 104(37.5) 0.87 0.233
Low 22(71.0) 9(29.0)

P-level of significance set at < 0.05, * = significant.

Aweto et al.

Aweto et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:21   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-21

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