Table 3

Top 3 barriers perceived, by professional group (N =‚ÄČ687)
Health care professionals Perceived barriers %
All participants Lack of effective lifestyle interventions (or access to them) to provide care for people with diabetes (or at increased risk for it) 41.0
Care for groups that are difficult to reach, such as ethnic minorities and people with a low SEP 36.3
Financial, legislative and regulations issues regarding care and prevention in accordance with the Care Standard 31.1
General practitioners Lack of effective lifestyle interventions (or access to them) to provide care for people with diabetes (or at increased risk for it) 55.4
Care for groups that are difficult to reach, such as ethnic minorities and people with a low SEP 27.5
Lack of refresher courses about lifestyle counseling 24.6
Practice nurses Lack of effective lifestyle interventions (or access to them to provide care for people with diabetes (or at increased risk for it) 39.6
Financial, legislative and regulations issues regarding care and prevention in accordance with the Care Standard 30.0
Care for groups that are difficult to reach, such as ethnic minorities and people with a low SEP 28.8
Diabetes nurses Care for groups that are difficult to reach, such as ethnic minorities and people with a low SEP 59.3
Financial, legislative and regulations issues regarding care and prevention in accordance with the Care Standard 43.1
Lack of effective lifestyle interventions (or access to them) to provide care for people with diabetes (or at increased risk for it) 35.4
Dieticians Care for groups that are difficult to reach, such as ethnic minorities and people with a low SEP 45.7
Financial, legislative and regulation issues regarding care and prevention in accordance with the Care Standard 43.2
Care for specific groups, such as pregnant women and people with a depression 34.4
Physiotherapists Financial, legislative and regulations issues regarding care and prevention in accordance with the Care Standard 42.9
Care for specific groups, such as pregnant women and people with a depression 38.9
Care for groups that are difficult to reach, such as ethnic minorities and people with a low SEP 38.8
Internal medicine physcians Lack of effective lifestyle interventions (or access to them) to provide care for people with diabetes (or at increased risk for it) 55.0
Standardized recording and exchange of information 36.6
Care for groups that are difficult to reach, such as ethnic minorities and people with a low SEP 35.0
Pediatricians Lack of refresher courses about counseling in self-management 37.5
Financial, legislative and regulations issues regarding care and prevention in accordance with the Care Standard 28.2
Care for groups that are difficult to reach, such as ethnic minorities and people with a low SEP 25.6

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Raaijmakers et al.

Raaijmakers et al. BMC Research Notes 2013 6:417   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-6-417

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