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Table 8 Ranking scores of healthcare professional behaviours within the area of preventing 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 = 18)
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 Attend and engage with behaviour change training 38 9 21.7 1 Attend and engage with behaviour change training 43 9 38.9
2 Lobby governments to fund community health programmes 37 9 26.1 2 GPs should use weight charts to estimate BMI of children more and advise parents on the best course of action when a child is at the overweight stage 40 9 44.4
3 Advocate for policy level health behaviour change 36 9 21.7 3 Advocate for policy level health behaviour change 34 8 27.8
4 Set specific targets for physical activity 22 7 17.4 4 Set specific targets for physical activity 28 6 27.8
5 GPs should use weight charts to estimate the BMI of children more and advise parents on the best course of action when a child is at the overweight stage 21 5 13 5 Provide education at schools 24 6 22.2
6 Provide education at schools 20 7 13 6 Lobby governments to fund community health programmes 20 5 16.7