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Table 6 Ranking scores of healthcare professional behaviours within the area of managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

From: Prioritising target behaviours for research in diabetes: Using the nominal group technique to achieve consensus from key stakeholders

Ranking 1 (N = 23) Ranking 2 (N = 21)
Rank Behaviours Total score No. of top 6 rankings % of participants with item in top 3 Rank Behaviours Total score No. of top 6 rankings % of participants with item in top 3
1 Conduct patient centred consultations, make sure that the patient’s needs are addressed instead of the professionals needs 48 12 30.4 1 Engage in collaborative treatment goal setting with patients 57 14 42.9
2 Engage at policy level 45 12 30.4 2 Conduct patient centred consultations, make sure that the patient’s needs are addressed instead of the professionals needs 51 12 38.1
3 Offer weight management/lifestyle modification educational programmes 44 12 30.4 3 Regularly assess patients medication, make sure patients are on optimal doses 47 14 28.6
4 Use a proactive preventative approach 43 9 30.4 4 Offer weight management/lifestyle modification educational programmes 43 11 38.1
5 Engage in collaborative treatment goal setting with patients 37 10 21.7 5 Use a proactive preventative approach 42 11 33.3
6 Conduct an annual examination of all people with Type 2 Diabetes their feet, legs and hypertension 34 10 17.4 6 Conduct an annual examination of all people with Type 2 Diabetes their feet, legs and hypertension 38 8 33.3
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Set more individual goals, relevant to the patient 34 8 26.1 Engage at policy level 38 10 23.8