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Table 5 Barriers to health promotion by different professions (n = 14)

From: Health promotion services for patients having non-comminicable diseases: Feedback from patients and health care providers in Cape Town, South Africa

Category   Doctors Nurses Health educators
Resources Time 8 4 3
  Space 4 6 1
  Equipment 2 2 3
  Services 4 0 0
Staff Staff shortage 4 3 2
  Other responsibilities 1 2 3
  Attitude 3 0 0
  Lack of knowledge 1 0 0
  Fatigue (repetition) 1 0 0
  Lack of referral to health professionals 0 0 1
  Rotations 1 0 0
  Turnover 1 0 0
Patients Load 2 4 0
  Non-compliance 2 3 0
  Attitude 2 0 1
  Other health problems 3 0 0
Other barriers Language 3 0 0
  Crime 0 1 1
  Implementation of chronic clubs 1 0 1
   44 27 16