Table 5

Factors associated with increased likelihood of doctors enquiring about patients’ PA habits/undertaking PA counselling activities in practice

Doctor characteristicFactors associated with enquiring about patients’ PA habitsFactors associated with undertaking PA counselling
Exp (B)(95% CI)Exp (B)(95% CI)
Age (years)0.960.91 to 1.000.990.94 to 1.04
Male gender†1.300.62 to 2.701.250.58 to 2.72
Doctors who have completed specialist training‡2.800.92 to 8.531.320.41 to 4.27
Number of postgraduate hours training received in health promotion1.010.79 to to 1.32
Number of postgraduate hours received in PA counselling1.000.65 to 1.561.100.66 to 1.82
Level of priority placed on PA counselling in practice2.48*1.63 to3.752.82*1.77 to4.48
Self-rated knowledge in PA counselling0.860.64 to 1.610.830.60 to 1.15
Self-rated confidence in providing PA counselling2.12**1.09 to2.052.12**1.47 to3.05
Level of efficacy in helping patients achieve change in the area of PA2.12***1.08 to4.161.640.78 to 3.46
Practice-related barriers to PA counselling0.940.52 to 1.691.040.55 to 2.00
Patient-related barriers to PA counselling1.260.88 to 1.821.50*1.01 to2.22
Resource-related barriers to PA counselling1.170.73 to 1.901.490.89 to 2.49
HEPA categories§
Inactive1.160.31 to 4.320.960.23 to 3.90
Minimally active1.300.64 to 2.621.190.57 to 2.50
Nagelkerke R241.0%54.0%
  • *p≤0.001; **p≤0.01; ***p≤0.05. R2: Total variance explained by the model.

  • †Reference category: Female gender.

  • ‡Reference category: NCHDs.

  • §Reference category: HEPA.

  • HEPA, Health-Enhancing Physical Activity; NCHD, non-consultant hospital doctor; PA, physical activity.