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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: General practitioners’ awareness of depressive symptomatology is not associated with quality of life in heart failure patients – cross-sectional results of the observational RECODE-HF Study

Characteristics Patients screened positive for depressive symptomatology Total valid n Test of significant differences
GP aware of depressive symptomatology GP unaware of depressive symptomatology Total
P (+/+)
(n = 201)
P (+/−)
(n = 373)
P (+)
(n = 574)
Age, mean (SD) 71.9 (11.7) 73.3 (11.4) 72.8 (11.5) 540 p = 0.168
Male gender, N (%) 88 (43.8%) 190 (50.9%) 278 (48.4%) 562 p = 0.066
Education level (CASMIN 3)     562 p = 0.020
 Low 131 (65.2%) 280 (75.1%) 411 (71.6%)   
 Middle 51 (25.4%) 67 (18.0%) 118 (20.6%)   
 High 16 (8.0%) 17 (4.6%) 33 (5.7%)   
NYHA classification, N (%)     566 p = 0.218
 Class I 30 (14.9%) 60 (16.1%) 90 (15.7%)   
 Class II 80 (39.8%) 180 (48.3%) 260 (45.3%)   
 Class III 74 (36.8%) 110 (29.5%) 184 (32.1%)   
 Class IV 12 (6.0%) 20 (5.4%) 32 (5.6%)   
Comorbidity score, mean (SD) 4.9 (2.5) 5.1 (2.6) 5.0 (2.5) 563 p = 0.494
PHQ-9 Score, mean (SD) 14.3 (4.4) 13.0 (3.5) 13.4 (3.9) 574 p < 0.001
Health-related quality of life (EQ-5D VAS), mean (SD) 38.2 (19.2) 41.7 (17.6) 40.5 (18.3) 558 p = 0.029