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dc.contributor.authorBall, Laurenen_US
dc.contributor.authorDesbrow, Benen_US
dc.contributor.authorYelland, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeveritt, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:25:21Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:25:21Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-18T05:40:42Z
dc.identifier.issn1172-6156en_US
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRoyal New Zealand College of General Practitionersen_US
dc.publisher.placeNew Zealanden_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://rnzcgp.org.nz/jphc-June-2014/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom143en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto147en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Primary Health Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical and Sports Nutritionen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111101en_US
dc.titleDirect observation of the nutrition care practices of Australian general practitionersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Public Healthen_US
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.en_US
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