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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: A qualitative study on older primary care patients’ perspectives on depression and its treatments - potential barriers to and opportunities for managing depression

ID Gender Age Marital status Living situation Education level (CASMIN)a GDS Scoreb Personal experiences with depression
Patient A female 75–80 divorced alone Intermediate vocational qualification 7 Yes
Patient B male >80 widowed alone Higher tertiary education 9 Noc
Patient C male >80 married with partner Basic vocational qualification 11 Yes
Patient D female >80 widowed alone General elementary education 6 Yes
Patient E male >80 married with partner General maturity certificate 10 Noc
Patient F female >80 widowed alone General maturity certificate 8 Noc
Patient G male >80 married with partner Vocational maturity certificate 7 Yes
Patient H female 75–80 married with partner Higher tertiary education 10 Yes
Patient I female 75–80 married with partner Basic vocational qualification 9 Yes
Patient J female >80 widowed alone Basic vocational qualification 6 Yes
Patient K male 75–80 married with partner Lower tertiary education 12 Yes
Patient L female 75–80 widowed alone Basic vocational qualification 7 Yes
  1. aClassification according to the CASMIN Educational Classification [53]
  2. bThe GDS-Score was documented <1–9 months before the qualitative interview (median 2.0)
  3. cThree patients said during their interview that they have had no personal experiences with depression so far. Despite a GDS score ≥ 6, they did not identify themselves as suffering from depression