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Table 5 Estimated frequencies of responses to cues and concerns by GPs

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

   1977-1989* 1995-2008 Chi 2
   (N = 121) (N = 391)  
   Estimate (95% CI) Eestimate (95% CI)  
Non-explicit, reducing space Psychological 0.3 (0.2 - 0.6) 0.6 (0.4 - 0.8) 3.16
Social 0.5 (0.2 - 0.8) 0.5 (0.3 - 0.8) 0.01
Physical 0.6 (0.4 - 1.1) 0.4 (0.3 - 0.5) 3.04
Non-explicit, providing space Psychological 4.4 (3.4 - 5.8) 5.7 (5.0 - 6.6) 2.80
Social 6.1 (4.6 - 8.1) 6.7 (5.5 - 8.1) 0.24
Physical 3.4 (2.5 - 4.5) 3.3 (2.9 - 3.8) 0.00
Explicit, reducing space Psychological 1.0 (0.7 - 1.4) 1.2 (0.9 - 1.4) 0.47
Social 0.8 (0.5 - 1.2) 0.8 (0.6 - 1.2) 0.03
Physical 0.8 (0.5 - 1.1) 0.7 (0.6 - 0.8) 0.20
Explicit, providing space Psychological 1.4 (1.0 - 2.1) 1.7 (1.4 - 2.1) 0.69
Social 1.5 (1.0 - 2.2) 1.8 (1.3 - 2.5) 0.58
Physical 0.7 (0.5 - 1.2) 1.0 (0.8 - 1.2) 1.55
  1. *Estimated with multilevel Poisson regression models.
  2. Included covariates: consultation duration, age of patient, gender of patient, age of GP, gender of GP.
  3. Significant Chi2-tests indicate significant differences between the two periods.