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Table 5 Quality of GP-care: dissatisfaction with content-related aspects of GP-care.

From: Patients with persistent medically unexplained symptoms in general practice: characteristics and quality of care

  MUPS group Diagnosis group Non-MUPS group p
The GP: % % %  
   does not always takes me seriously 15.8 9.3 9.1 p < .01a; p < .01b
   does not always involve me in the decision regarding treatment 13.4 7.9 7.1 p < .05a; p < .01b
   does not always provide a clear explanation regarding prescribed medications 10.6 9.9 9.3 p = .85a; p = .61b
   does not always clearly explain to me what's the matter 9.0 6.1 5.3 p = .14a; p < .05b
   is not always prepared to talk about all my problems 25.7 13.8 14.7 p < .001a; p < .001b
   explains physical problems unnecessarily as psychological ones 28.7 24.5 23.4 p = .24a; p = .12b
   is not always prepared to visit at home 14.2 12.0 13.3 p = .43a; p = .80b
   does not always take sufficient time to talk 17.5 10.6 10.8 p < .01a; p < .01b
   does not always clearly explain the purpose and nature of treatment 4.8 5.1 4.9 p = 1.0a; p = 1.0b
   is not always prepared to talk about mistakes or matters that have gone wrong 14.7 10.0 9.6 p = .06a; p < .05b
   does not always clearly explain the results of an examination 6.0 5.3 5.2 p = .82a; p = .75b
   does not always give me access to my medical record when I request this 10.0 7.5 6.6 p = .26a; p = .09b
   does not always refer me immediately to medical specialists when I request this 23.7 16.4 17.2 p < .05a; p < .05b
  1. a Chi-square test MUPS versus Diagnosis group.
  2. b Chi-square test MUPS versus non-MUPS group.