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Table 3 Lifestyle advice by GPs: mean percentage of consultations in which recommendations for improving lifestyle were given and their relevance according to the report of the AC-service

From: Consultation performance of general practitioners when supported by an asthma/COPDC-service

  Advice: stop smoking (mean/GP) Advice: improve condition
Available information Actual smoker Stopped smoking Never smoked overall   MRC 0-2 MRC ≥ 3 overall  
No ACs-support 71%1 7% 0% 31% P= 0,34 13% 17%3 17% P=0,42
ACs- support 66%2 10% 0% 21%   10% 13%4 13%  
  1. Overall difference between support and no support (p).
  2. 1,2 in addition 14%1 and 19%2 of the smokers said it was irrelevant to discuss stop smoking.
  3. 3,4 in addition 14%3 and 40%4 of the patients MRC≥3 said it was irrelevant to discuss how to improve physical shape.