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Doctors just dishing out drugs to lifestyle disease patients: study

Source: The Daily Nation

BY ANTHONY MUGO

4th July 2017

A survey on the status of care for patients suffering from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), carried out in the Nairobi metropolitan area, has revealed that healthcare providers face unique constraints in offering holistic support to patients.

Such services include counselling on healthy eating and lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise and weight control. This is despite acknowledgement by the medical fraternity that sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits are key drivers of the rising incidence of NCDs in Kenya and other developing countries.

Among the reasons given by healthcare providers as to why they do not routinely counsel NCD patients about lifestyle change was that most healthcare givers fear that patients would not follow their advice. The other is that there is no adequate reimbursement for offering these services, and also that healthcare providers lack sufficient time to do so during routine consultation visits.

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