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Table 4 Voiced cues and concerns by patients in both periods

From: Concerns voiced by patients and GPs’ responses during psychosocial visits in primary care: a historical cross-sectional study

  1977-1989 (N = 121) 1995-2008 (N = 391) Chi 2*
  N (%) N (%)  
Consultations with at least one cue 106 (88%) 363 (93%) 3.29
Consultations with at least one concern 29 (24%) 144 (37%) 6.8**
Timing of cues and concerns:    
Cues and concerns during initial statements 138 (15%) 442 (11.5%) 8.64**
Cues and concerns during exploration phase 337 (36.5%) 1,168 (30%) 13.67***
Cues and concerns during therapeutic phase 449 (48.5%) 2,259 (58.5%) 29.11***
Estimated frequencies of cues and concerns per consultation Estimate (95% CI) Estimate (95% CI) Chi2
Model 1: complete model Psychological 7.7 (6.1 - 9.6) 9.9 (8.8 - 11.1) 3.57
Social 9.5 (7.5 - 12.1) 10.2 (8.7 - 11.9) 0.22
Physical 6.0 (4.7 - 7.6) 5.7 (5.1 - 6.4) 0.10
Model 2a: without patient characteristics§ Psychological 7.8 (6.2 - 9.8) 9.6 (8.6 - 10.8) 2.48
Social 9.7 (7.6 - 12.3) 10.3 (8.8 - 12.0) 0.16
Physical 5.7 (4.5 - 7.3) 5.9 (5.2 - 6.6) 0.05
Model 2b: without GP characteristics|| Psychological 7.7 (6.2 - 9.5) 10.0 (8.9 - 11.1) 4.69*
Social 8.9 (7.1 - 11.1) 10.2 (8.8 - 11.9) 1.01
Physical 5.9 (4.7 - (7.4) 5.8 (5.2 - 6.4) 0.03
  1. *Significant Chi2-tests indicate significant differences between the two periods, *p <0.05, **p <0.01, ***p <0.001.
  2. Estimated with multilevel Poisson regression models.
  3. Included covariates: consultation duration, age of patient, gender of patient, age of GP, gender of GP.
  4. §Included covariates: consultation duration, age of GP, gender of GP.
  5. ||Included covariates: consultation duration, age of patient, gender of patient.