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Table 4 Proportion of students nominating common behaviours or experiences for a person with depression (N = 113) *

From: Improving Knowledge and Attitudes towards Depression: a controlled trial among Chinese medical students

  DT (n = 48) DT and SDL (n = 65)
   Baseline FU1 FU2 FU3 Baseline FU1 FU2 FU3
   n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
1 Suicidal thoughts or behaviour 37 (77.1) 27 (56.2) c 26 (54.2) b 26 (54.2) c 38 (58.5) 39 (60.0) 30 (46.2) 38 (58.5)
2 Having relationship or family problem 31 (64.6) 29 (60.4) 29 (60.4) 31 (64.6) 44 (67.7) 40 (61.5) 43 (66.2) 48 (73.8)
3 Cannot concentrate or have difficulty thinking 19 (39.6) 26 (54.2) 34 (70.8) d 20 (41.7) 34 (52.3) 46 (70.8) a 47 (72.3) a 47 (72.3) a
4 Stop going out 13 (27.1) 10 (20.8) 10 (20.8) 10 (20.8) 18 (27.7) 15 (23.1) 9 (13.8) a 5 (7.7) c
5 Withdraw from close family and friends 19 (39.6) 15 (31.2) 12 (25.0) 20 (41.7) 15 (23.1) 12 (18.5) 6 (9.2) a 7 (10.8)
  1. * Only the students who nominated three or four common behaviours or experiences at each time point were included in this analysis. These were the top five common behaviours or experiences for a person with depression that were nominated by students at baseline.
  2. a P < 0.05 compared with baseline
  3. b P < 0.01 compared with baseline
  4. c P < 0.005 compared with baseline
  5. d P < 0.001 compared with baseline