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Table 3 Barriers to lifestyle counseling in diabetes care at the nurse level

From: Primary care nurses struggle with lifestyle counseling in diabetes care: a qualitative analysis

Categories Knowledge Attitude Skills Behavior routines
Subcategories 1. Lack of knowledge about diet and
physical activity
1. Lack of motivation
2. Relationship with
patients
3. Lack of empathy
4. Stress caused by
pressure of time
1. Lack of communication skills
2. Making concrete plans in
a structured manner
3. Working faster than
patients
1. Involving patients
in decision-making