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Table 4 Results of screening for depression, somatoform disorder or generalized anxiety disorder

From: Do general practice patients with and without appointment differ? Cross-sectional study

Symptoms/disorder - instrument (n missing) Patients without appointment
(n = 251)
Patients with appointment
(n = 250)
p-value
Metric analysis (scores)
 Depressive symptoms - PHQ-9 (34) 5.2 (4.9) 5.0 (4.8) 0.64
 Somatoform symptoms - PHQ-15 (34) 6.8 (5.2) 6.8 (4.8) 0.96
 Somatic symptom disorder – SSD-12 (39) 11.6 (8.7) 11.3 (9.3) 0.43
 Generalized anxiety symptoms - GAD-7 (70) 4.1 (4.3) 3.7 (3.9) 0.32
Categorical analysis
 Major depression - PHQ-9 (34) 19 (8%) 17 (7%) 0.731
 Minor depression - PHQ-9 (34) 30 (13%) 9 (4%) < 0.001
 Somatoform disorder - PHQ-15 (70) 34 (16%) 34 (16%) 1.00
 Generalized anxiety disorder - GAD-7 (34) 24 (10%) 21 (9%) 0.64
 At least one mental disorder suspected* 71 (28%) 52 (21%) 0.06
  1. P-values from Student’s t-test or Chi2-test; *missings were coded as no indication of a mental disorder
  2. Values are means (standard deviations) or absolute frequencies (percentages)