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Table 2 Staff's conceptions of encounters with patients with obesity in primary health care.

From: General practitioners' and district nurses' conceptions of the encounter with obese patients in primary health care

Perspective Descriptive categories Conceptions Number of
statements
Number of
interviews
Organisational Adequate primary health care Overweight needs to be prioritised 80 1-7,9-20
   Lack of distinct guidelines and evidence 70 3-5,7-11,14-20
   Overweight not our responsibility 50 1,3-9,11-17,19
   Continuity and long-term support 31 1,3-5,8,10,11,13,14,16-20
   Co-operate for knowledge-based care 27 1,2,4-7,10,12,14-16,18
Staff Promoting lifestyle change Small steps and realistic goals 99 1,3-20
   Raise awareness 67 1,3-8,10-20
   Individually based solutions 55 1,3-6,8-11,13-15,17-20
   Facilitate motivation 53 2-16,18-20
  Need for competency Respectful encounters 53 2-6,8,10-15,17-20
   Staff with active interest 43 2-17,19,20
   Knowledge about diet and counselling 39 1-5,7-10,12-19
Patient Adherence to new habits Overcome deep-seated habits 69 1-3,5-13,15-20
   Psychological and medical barriers 43 1,2,5,7-15,17-19
   Socio-cultural barriers 27 1,2,6-8,11-15,18-20
  Understanding patient attitudes Motivation to change 131 1-20
   Evasive behaviour 73 1-4,6-18,20
   Trusting in care 64 1,3-7,9-13,15-20
   Lack of self-confidence 17 2,6,8,10,14,15,19