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Table 3 Characteristics of participating GPs, their practices and patients

From: A tailored intervention to implement guideline recommendations for elderly patients with depression in primary care: a pragmatic cluster randomised trial

Variables Intervention Control p
General practitioners N = 51 N = 73  
Clusters (municipalities) 26 28  
    Female (%) 21 (41 %) 32 (43 %) ns
    Age (SD) 47.3 (11.39 49.4 (10.4) ns
    Year in practice (SD) 16.1 (11.5) 17.3 (10.9) ns
    Specialist in family medicine yes (%) 31 (61 %) 51 (70 %) ns
Practices    
    No of patients on list (SD) 1056 (352) 1084 (354) ns
    Large municipality/city (%) 9 (18 %) 43 (59 %) <0.001
    Many elderly on list (%) 39 (76 %) 42 (57 %) 0.03
Patients N = 182 N = 203  
    Female (%) 116 (64 %) 159 (78 %) 0.002
    Age (SD) 73.9 (7.6) 75.1 (7.7) ns
    Mild depressive episode (F32.0) 21 (12 %) 35 (17 %) ns
    Moderate depressive episode (F32.1) 22 (12 %) 23 (11 %) ns
    Severe depressive episode (F32.2-3) 28 (15 %) 35 (17 %) ns
    Recurrent depression or dysthymia (F33.0-3, F34.1) 111 (61 %) 110 (55 %) ns
  1. p was calculated using chi-square test for dichotomous data and Student’s t test for continuous data. ns not significant on a 5 % level. Patient characteristics obtained from interview with GP