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Table 3 Mental healthcare within 1 year of follow-up

From: Initiation and cessation of mental healthcare after mental health screening in primary care: a prospective cohort study

Follow-up support within one year after the health check Poor MH Moderate MH Good MH
n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)
  545 9.1 (8.4–9.9) 1478 24.8 (23.7–25.9) 3947 66.1 (64.9–67.3)
Health check consultationa with GP 168 30.8 (27.0–34.9) 364 24.6 (22.4–26.9) 848 21.5 (20.2–22.8)
Any mental healthcare 273 50.1 (45.8–54.4) 334 22.6 (20.5–24.8) 333 8.4 (7.6–9.3)
 Psychometric testing, GP 80 14.7 (11.8–17.9) 74 5.0 (4.0–6.2) 73 1.8 (1.4–2.3)
 Talk therapy, GP 66 12.1 (9.5–15.1) 64 4.3 (3.4–5.5) 58 1.5 (1.1–1.9)
 Psychologist 43 7.9 (5.8–10.5) 34 2.3 (1.6–3.2) 36 0.9 (0.6–1.3)
 Psychiatrist 79 14.5 (11.6–17.7) 52 3.5 (2.6–4.6) 27 0.7 (0.4–1.0)
 Psychotropic prescription 206 37.8 (33.7–42.0) 249 16.8 (14.9–18.8) 252 6.4 (5.7–7.2)
  1. Descriptive analyses are stratified on mental health screening status at the health check at Check Your Health, 2012–2015 (N = 5970)
  2. Poor MH: MCS ≤ 35.76. Moderate MH: MCS > 35.76 to < 48.26. Good MH: MCS ≥ 48.26. GP: general practitioner. MCS: mental component summary (score from SF-12, v. 2, US norms of 1998). MH: Mental health. SF-12: 12-item Short Form Health Survey
  3. aFollow-up consultation with GP prompted by results from the health check