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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the intervention and control group given at cluster level

From: Effectiveness of a tailored implementation programme to improve recognition, diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and depression in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Variables Intervention group Control group pvalue
Practices n= 12 n= 11
Practice type (%) 0.387
 Solo 26.1 17.4  
 Group 60.9 78.3  
 Health centre 13.0 4.4  
Mean (SD) number of GPs in the practice 4.1 (2.9) 4.3 (2.4) 0.825
Disciplines working in the practice (%)
 Practice assistants 100 100 1.000
 Practice nurses: somatic health services 95.7 100 0.312
 Practice nurses: mental health services 65.2 39.1 0.007*
 Physician assistants 0 13.0 0.073
 Psychologists 0 4.4 0.312
 Social workers 13.0 0 0.073
 Physiotherapists 13.0 4.4 0.295
 Othersa 21.7 39.1 0.200
Mean (SD) number of patients per practice 5,476.3 (4,589.8) 5,393.5 (3,391.4) 0.945
  1. *p value <0.05.
  2. aOthers: district nurse, assistant in training, dietician, pharmacist, speech therapist, podiatrist and psychologist specialising in mental health.