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Table 1 Items and ratings of participants in regard to acceptance and feasibility; rating on a 4-point-Likert scale: Category 1=strongly disagree, 2=somewhat disagree, 3=somewhat agree, 4=strongly agree

From: The “Health Coaching” programme: a new patient-centred and visually supported approach for health behaviour change in primary care

Item in the questionnaire mean SD Cat. 1 Cat. 2 Cat. 3 Cat. 4
I appreciate that my GP asked me to join the program. 3.7 0.56 1% 2% 20% 76.4%
I appreciate my GP’s support in improving my health. 3.8 0.44 0.3% 1.1% 16.9% 81.7%
It is important that I myself can do something to improve my health. 3.8 0.48 0% 1.8% 21.8% 76.4%
The procedure using work sheets is useful and meets my current needs. 3.4 0.62 0.4% 5.7% 43.3% 50.6%
The three-coloured circle was useful in defining for myself my own position regarding the different health behaviours. 3.5 0.65 1.4% 4.8% 39.4% 54.4%
The questionnaire helped me see where I could improve my health behaviour. 3.5 0.64 1% 5% 36.6% 57.4%
My doctor’s regular feedback improved my motivation to stick to my goals. 3.4 0.71 1.9% 7.6% 39.7% 50.8%
My doctor took enough time to talk to me about the work sheets. 3.7 0.64 1.8% 3.7% 21.7% 72.8%
My doctor was always concerned about my needs during the discussions. 3.7 0.47 0% 1.1% 25.3% 73.6%
I was able to discuss my most important health issues with my doctor. 3.8 0.48 0% 2.3% 18.9% 78.8%
Since then, I have become more confident that I am able to change my own health behaviour (to have an influence on my health, respectively). 3.3 0.69 1% 9.5% 47.6% 41.9%
My doctor’s support has increased my self confidence that I am able to achieve a change. 3.5 0.63 0% 7.4% 36.8% 55.8%
For me, participating in the “Health Coaching“ programme has been worth while. 3.4 0.77 2.3% 10.6% 29.9% 57.1%
I think the “Health Coaching“ programme should be part of a GP’s standard practice offerings. 3.6 0.66 1.1% 5.9% 30.6% 62.5%