Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Family Physicians' Health Promotion Beliefs and Practices

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Family Physicians' Health Promotion Beliefs and Practices

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Jerome E. Kotecki and James F. McKenzie, Ball State University, Stewart Brown, Jeff Bird, Leslie Greenberg, J. Scott Reece, Amy Banter, Catherine Caron, and H. Allen Neal, Ball Memorial Hospital

Personal beliefs and practices concerning the validity of health promotion and the family physician (FP) ability to influence patient health behavior may affect how much effort and time a FP spends on health promotion. The objective of the study was to examine the health promotion beliefs and practices of family physicians. Specifically, the research questions included the following: What are FP beliefs about health promotion? Do FP see health promotion as part of their responsibility? What do FP do for or know about their patients? How prepared are FP to counsel their patients? How effective do FP believe they are in helping patients achieve behavioral change? What barriers limit FP participation in health promotion activities? The study questions were addressed in a cross-sectional mail survey of FP in Indiana. Of the 1,382 registered Indiana FP, half were chosen by a systematic random selection process. …

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