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Table 5 Attitudes and beliefs towards promoting physical activity as part of disease management

From: A World Allergy Organization international survey on physical activity as a treatment option for asthma and allergies

Statement regarding condition    
With a typical asthmatic patient, how often do you actually talk about exercise? Never or rarely: 12 (4.4) Sometimes: 85 (31.1) Usually or always: 176 (64.5)
How relevant do you think talking to asthmatic patients about exercise will be in your intended practice? Not at all: 8 (3.0) Somewhat: 95 (35.3) Highly: 166 (61.7)
How much training have you had on talking to asthmatic patients about exercise? None: 90 (33.2) Some: 116 (42.8) Extensive: 65 (24.0)
Data presented as n (%)    
Statement regarding condition Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Doctors need more training in preventive care 151 (55.1) 111 (39.6) 9 (3.2) 2 (0.7) 1 (0.4)
I will be able to provide more credible and effective counseling if I eat a healthy diet 103 (36.8) 128 (45.7) 29 (10.4) 13 (4.6) 3 (1.1)
I will be able to provide more credible and effective counseling if I exercise and stay fit 116 (42.2) 129 (46.9) 21 (7.6) 8 (2.9) 1 (0.4)
I will be able to provide more credible and effective counseling if I maintain a healthy weight 117 (42.4) 135 (48.9) 19 (6.9) 5 (1.8) 0 (0)