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dc.contributor.authorBall, LE
dc.contributor.authorDesbrow, B
dc.contributor.authorYelland, M
dc.contributor.authorLeveritt, MD
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:25:21Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:25:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-08-18T05:40:42Z
dc.identifier.issn1172-6164
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/62340
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Nutrition care refers to nutrition-related advice or counselling provided by health professionals in an attempt to improve the nutrition behaviour of patients. AIM: The aim of this study was to describe the practices of a sample of Australian general practitioners (GPs) when providing nutrition care to adult patients. METHODS: Eighteen GPs (13 male, 5 female) were observed by fourth-year medical students during their general practice rotation. Each GP was observed for five consultations that included nutrition care, totalling 90 observed consultations. In each consultation, students completed a 31-item nutrition care checklist of nutrition care practices that could feasibly occur in a standard consultation. Each practice was marked with either a 'yes' (completed), 'no' (did not complete) or 'completed by practice nurse prior to or after the consultation'. RESULTS: Twenty-eight nutrition care practices were observed at least once. The most frequently observed practices were measuring and discussing blood pressure (76.7%; n=69), followed by general questions about current diet (74.4%; n=67). Approximately half of the consultations included a statement of a nutrition-related problem (52.2%; n=47), and the provision of nutrition advice that focused on a nutrient (45.6%; n=41) or food group (52.2%; n=47). Consultations with male GPs, as well as GPs with more than 25 years of experience, were associated with an increased number of nutrition care practices per consultation. DISCUSSION: The GPs performed nutrition care practices in varying frequencies. Further research is required to identify the most effective GP nutrition care practices to improve the nutrition behaviour of patients.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherRoyal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
dc.publisher.placeNew Zealand
dc.publisher.urihttp://rnzcgp.org.nz/jphc-June-2014/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom143
dc.relation.ispartofpageto147
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Primary Health Care
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical and Sports Nutrition
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111101
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleDirect observation of the nutrition care practices of Australian general practitioners
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Public Health
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorDesbrow, Ben
gro.griffith.authorYelland, Michael
gro.griffith.authorBall, Lauren E.


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