Health behaviour counselling in primary care: General practitioner - reported rate and confidence

Mario Saliba, Mario R. Sammut, Kristin S. Vickers, Neville Calleja

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Abstract

Aims: The study aimed to identify variables associated with General Practitioners' (GPs') self-reported rate of health behaviour change counselling and confidence in counselling abilities. Methodology: This study was a repeat of a similar study carried out at the Mayo Clinic in 2007. The same tool and methodology were used with the permission of the authors. Variables measured by the questionnaire included: participants' characteristics, physical activity, smoking status, healthy eating behaviour, self-reported rate of counselling behaviour, extent of training in counselling, perceived importance of counselling, confidence for health behaviour change counselling. A comparative analysis of the results was made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalMalta Medical Journal
Volume23
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 20 2011

Keywords

  • Confidence
  • Counselling
  • Health behaviour
  • Primary healthcare
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Saliba, M., Sammut, M. R., Vickers, K. S., & Calleja, N. (2011). Health behaviour counselling in primary care: General practitioner - reported rate and confidence. Malta Medical Journal, 23(1), 22-28.