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dc.contributor.supervisor Ready, A. Elizabeth (Kinesiology & Recreation Management) en
dc.contributor.author Hnatiuk, Jill Amber
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-12T16:20:23Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-12T16:20:23Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-12T16:20:23Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4176
dc.description.abstract Background: Physical activity (PA) is an important component of type 2 diabetes management, yet the amount and type of PA support provided by different types of health care providers (HCPs) is largely unknown. Purpose: This study identified differences in the amount and type of PA supports provided by HCPs, and determined whether HCPs use the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) PA guidelines or Canada’s Physical Activity Guide (CPAG) in practice. Methods: Eight of 14 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority primary care clinics specializing in diabetes education agreed to participate in the study. In-person interviews were conducted with health care providers (n=48) and patients with type 2 diabetes (n=26). HCPs were given a total PA support score based on scores in three subcategories behaviour change support (BC), assessment/prescription support (AP) and information/referral/community resources support (IRCR), as reported by HCPs themselves and patients. Results: There was no difference in PA support between the 3 HCP types, but there was a significant difference between HCP report and patient report of PA support. Just over one half of HCPs report using the CDA guidelines unprompted or prompted. Conclusions: HCPs recognize the importance of PA in type 2 diabetes management, but implementing strategies to increase certain types of PA support and facilitate understanding between HCPs and patients would allow for optimal PA counseling in primary care. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject physical activity en
dc.subject type 2 diabetes en
dc.subject health care provider en
dc.subject health care system en
dc.subject exercise en
dc.subject adults en
dc.subject chronic disease en
dc.subject patient en
dc.title Physical activity supports provided by health care providers to patients with type 2 diabetes en
dc.degree.discipline Kinesiology and Recreation Management en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Duhamel, Todd (Kinesiology & Recreation Management) Katz, Alan (Community Health Sciences) en
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en
dc.description.note October 2010 en


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