Patient expectations and experiences of nutrition care in general practice: Type II Diabetes as a case study
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The role of Australian general practitioners (GPs) in providing nutrition care to patients for chronic disease management is currently receiving increased attention. However, limited literature explores the experiences of patients receiving nutrition care in this setting, as well as the nutrition-related expectations placed upon GPs by patients. This study explored the nutrition-related experiences, expectations and satisfaction of individuals diagnosed with Type II Diabetes under the care of an Australian GP. A cross-sectional retrospective online survey was developed using a review of relevant literature and practice guidelines for management of Type II diabetes in general practice to guide specifi c lines of enquiry. The survey was sent to all members of Diabetes Australia, Queensland with a registered author-address. Sixty-three survey items were clustered into fi ve groups, including general and diabetesrelated demographics; nutrition-related self effi cacy; perspectives on ideal GP nutrition care; and refl ections of previous GP nutrition care. Nine hundred and seventeen participants completed the survey (RR = 11%). Despite 81% of participants claiming that receiving nutrition care will be benefi cial to their diabetes management, only 49% of participants state that their GP has provided some nutrition care in relation to their diabetes. Of these participants, 86% are satisfi ed with the nutrition care received; however only 27% of participants believe that the nutrition care they have received from their GP has positively infl uenced their diabetes management. Patients report high levels of satisfaction with nutrition care received by GPs however varied perceptions regarding the effectiveness of this care.
Nutrition & Dietetics
Nutrition and Dietetics