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Table 2 The number of passages coded for the ten most frequently mentioned health professional factors and their sources

From: Primary care management of diabetes in a low/middle income country: A multi-method, qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to care

Health Professional Factors Total Researcher Doctors Paramedical staff Patients Others
Motivation of doctors 102 32 41 1 0 28
Doctors time with patients 43 13 8 2 18 2
Role of nurses 42 31 3 2 1 5
Shortage of paramedical staff 36 4 19 9 0 4
Doctors work time 36 18 7 1 1 9
Teamwork 29 16 4 8 0 1
Shortage of specialists 29 2 21 1 0 5
Lack of feedback from specialists 28 14 12 1 0 1
Placement of doctors 28 8 15 0 0 5
Lack of doctors training 27 5 14 0 0 8
  1. Others: Directors, doctors at the national program centre and other key informants