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Table 4 Number of patients’ contacts with GPs, nurses, and psychologists between baseline to 3 months, and 4 to12 months for intervention and TAU groups, based on information obtained from electronic patient records

From: Use of a self-rating scale to monitor depression severity in recurrent GP consultations in primary care – does it really make a difference? A randomised controlled study

Profession Type of contact Intervention 0-3 months m (SD) TAU 0-3 months m (SD) p
 GP  visit  3.44 (1.214)  2.59 (1.354) 0.066
 Nurse  visit  0.32 (0.829)  0.32 (0.875) 0.878
 Psychologist/Therapist  visit  0.40 (1.320)  0.89 (1.776) 0. 0001
 Total visits to PHCC  visit  4.16 (2.398)  3.81 (2.692) 0.006
   Intervention 4-12 months m (SD) TAU 4-12 months m (SD) p
 GP  visit  2. 54 (2.337)  2.38 (2.595) 0.301
 Nurse  visit  0. 68 (1.484)  0.62 (1.551) 0.581
 Psychologist/Therapist  visit  0. 90 (2.504)  0.83 (1.908) 0.401
 Total visits to PHCC  visit  4. 11 (4.586)  3.83 (4.403) 0.619
   Intervention total 0-12 months m (SD) TAU total 0-12 months m (SD) p
 GP  visit  8.26 (5.842)  7.64 (5.976) 0.304
 Nurse  visit  0.99 (1.978)  0.94 (2.088) 0.967
 Psychologist/Therapist  visit  1.30 (3.129)  1.73 (3.222) 0.167
 Total visits to PHCC  visit  8.26 (5.842)  7.64 (5.976) 0.812
  1. Bold numeral indicates statistically significant p-value