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Importance of lifestyle counselling by primary care physicians for diabetic patients

Published inSwiss Medical Weekly, vol. 136, no. 35-36, p. 566-573
Publication date2006

To identify diabetic patients' characteristics and medical care factors associated with recommended glycaemic control (HbA(1c) < or =7%). As part of a cross-sectional assessment of diabetes care involving 204 Swiss primary care physicians, we identified 366 diabetic patients with a recent HbA(1c) value. Cross-tabulations and X(2) tests were used to explore the association of patients' sociodemographic and disease characteristics and medical care characteristics with HbA(1c) < or =7%. Significant factors were included in a regression logistic model to identify multivariate predictors of HbA(1c) < or =7%.

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Community Medicine/education
  • Counseling
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diabetes Mellitus/therapy
  • Female
  • Glucose/analysis
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Physician's Role
  • Primary Health Care/standards
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Switzerland
  • Diabetes
  • Quality of care
  • Counselling
  • Primary care
Citation (ISO format)
SEBOE, Paul et al. Importance of lifestyle counselling by primary care physicians for diabetic patients. In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2006, vol. 136, n° 35-36, p. 566–573. doi: 10.4414/smw.2006.11464
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ISSN of the journal1424-7860

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