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Table 3 Patients' indications regarding utilisation of prescription antidepressants and psychotherapy

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

  P (+/+) P (+/−) Total P (+) Test of significant differences
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Psychotherapy 19 (9.5%) 18 (4.8%) 37 (6.4%) p = 0.021
Taking any prescription antidepressant 61 (30.3%) 46 (12.3%) 107 (18.6%) p < 0.001
Antidepressants and/or psychotherapy 71 (35.3%) 57 (15.3%) 128 (22.3%) p < 0.001
N 201 (100%) 373 (100%) 574 (100%)  
  1. Comparison of patients whose GPs were aware (P(+/+)) of their patients’ depressive symptomatology and those whose GPs were unaware (P(+/−)). Compared were cases with utilisation versus all others (no utilisation and cases with no available information, respectively). Absolute and relative frequencies were given