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Table 3 Aspects of care and information for 85 consultations with 13 diabetes nurses

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

Aspects of care Consultations (%)
Measured blood sugar 82 (96)
Measured blood pressure 81 (95)
Measured height (in the first visit) 80 (94)
Measured weight 73 (86)
Reviewed the previous readings 38 (45)
Comments on the readings 36 (42)
Inquired about dietary habits 33 (39)
Inquired about physical activities 33 (39)
Inquired about medication compliance for 81 patients* 20 (25)
Calculated BMI (body mass index) 18 (21)
Aspects of information
Education on foot care and self-hygiene 24 (28)
Provided printed educational materials 20 (23)
Emphasising importance of self-management† 17 (20)
Emphasising importance of diet control 16 (19)
Education on diabetes (symptoms, complications, management) 15 (18)
Emphasising importance of exercise 9 (11)
Emphasising importance of metabolic control 3 (3)
Education on hypoglycaemia 1 (1)
Emphasising importance of annual review for screening of complications 1 (1)
  1. *81 type 2 diabetic patients who were on oral medication
  2. † Self-management refers to changes/modifications in life style that help controlling the blood sugar like cooking process and preparing meals, amount of dates to be taken, exercise, stress management, home glucose monitoring, keeping record, monitor blood pressure, foot care and self-hygiene