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Table 5 BRIDGE Study: Demographic and baseline characteristics for 36 primary care clinicians

From: A cluster randomized trial of standard quality improvement versus patient-centered interventions to enhance depression care for African Americans in the primary care setting: study protocol NCT00243425

Characteristic No. of PCPs (%) Mean (standard deviation)
Age, years   42.4 (9.7)
Women 22 (61)  
Ethnicity   
   African American 10 (28)  
   Asian 6 (17)  
   White 17 (47)  
   Other 3 (8)  
Experience at current practice, years   6.9 (7.0)
Internal medicine 21 (58)  
Board certified 27 (75)  
CME in the past three years, hours   
   Communication   6.2 (11.7)
   Depression   5.0 (7.79)
   Diversity   5.7 (20.12)
Definitely:   
   Need to change way evaluate and manage MDD 3 (8)  
   Make an effort to change way evaluate and manage MDD 7 (19)  
Likelihood of first-line treatment   
Very likely:   
   Assess but not treatment 1 (3)  
   Prescribe medication 18 (50)  
   Counsel 6 (17)  
   Refer to mental health specialist 14 (39)  
Very confident caring for:   
   Socially disadvantaged 16 (44)  
   Minority patients 19 (53)  
Very skilled in:   
   Diagnosing major depression 9 (25)  
   Managing simple antidepressant therapy (one med) 10 (29)  
   Providing emotional support 5 (15)  
   Following those in remission every six months 9 (25)