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Table 2 Aspects of care and information during 90 consultations with 23 primary care doctors

From: Quality of interaction between primary health-care providers and patients with type 2 diabetes in Muscat, Oman: an observational study

Aspects of care and information Consultations n = 90 (%)
Asked about diet compliance 76 (84)
Inquired about physical activities 76 (84)
Emphasized on blood sugar control 75 (83)
Advised on healthy life (health education) 74 (82)
Asked about medicine compliance (81 patients)* 65 (80)
Asked about symptoms 71 (79)
Described how to use the medications (83 patients)* 65 (78)
Physical examination 64 (71)
Referred the patient to health educator or dietician 16 (18)
Asked about smoking and alcohol habits 8 (9)
Asked about adverse effects of medication (81 patients)* 7 (9)
  1. *Nine patients were on diet control only; two of them were prescribed oral hypoglycaemic agents on the day of observation; seven patients were on insulin; 74 patients were on oral medication mainly sulphonylureas (76%)