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Table 4 GPs indications regarding measures taken by GPs if aware of depressive symptomatology (P(+/+); N = 201)

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

  GP measures if aware of depressive symptomatology P(+/+)
Measures GP judgement: depressive symptoms GP judgement: depressive disorder Total
Pharmacotherapy 23 (33.3%) 100 (75.8%) 123 (61.2%)
Consultation/Counselling by GP 30 (43.5%) 34 (25.8%) 64 (31.8%)
Referral to specialists 7 (10.1%) 56 (42.4%) 63 (31.3%)
 Psychotherapist 5 (7.2%) 28 (21.2%) 33 (16.4%)
 Neurologist 1 (1.4%) 18 (13.6%) 19 (9.5%)
 Psychiatrist 1 (1.4%) 18 (13.6%) 19 (9.5%)
 Other specialist 0 (0%) 1 (0.8%) 1 (0.5%)
Inpatient treatment 0 (0%) 6 (4.5%) 6 (3.0%)
Counselling by others than GP (eg, counselling centre) 0 (0%) 1 (0.8%) 1 (0.5%)
Other 5 (7.2%) 6 (4.5%) 11 (5.5%)
 Pain therapy 2 (2.9%) 1 (0.8%) 3 (1.5%)
 Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation 1 (1.4%) 2 (1.5%) 3 (1.5%)
 Psychosomatic care 1 (1.4%) 1 (0.8%) 2 (1.0%)
 Patient rejects treatment 0 (0%) 2 (1.5%) 2 (1.0%)
 Active watchful waiting 2 (2.9%) 0 (0%) 2 (1.0%)
No treatment initiated 14 (20.3%) 7 (5.3%) 21 (10.4%)
N 69 (100%) 132 (100%) 201 (100%)
  1. Absolute and relative frequencies were given