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Table 1 Goal-directed behaviours perceived to interfere with focal behaviours during a consultation

From: Multiple goals and time constraints: perceived impact on physicians' performance of evidence-based behaviours

Physical activity advice (N = 10 GPs) Blood pressure prescribing (N = 7 GPs)
Theme Goal-directed behaviours Theme Goal-directed behaviours
Consultation (n = 8) - fitting the patient agenda Consultation (n = 4) - capturing other GP contract information
  - focusing on GP contract-specific goals   - dealing with pressing issues
  - treating acute illness   - pursuing the contract BP targets
  - other clinical aspects (general)   - too much else going on in the consultation
Diabetes (n = 4) - addressing medication   - treating acute illness
  - covering blood pressure and cholesterol Diabetes (n = 2) - addressing cholesterol
  - giving instruction for diabetic control   - multiple drugs to prescribe
  - getting HbA1c down   - talking about glycemic control
  - looking at blood sugar GP/patient relationship (n = 3) - providing patient choice
GP factors (n = 2) - not wanting to be a broken record   - respecting patient preference
  - wanting to go home