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Table 4 Psychosocial Treatment Expectations Dependent on Sex, Age and Level of Education (n = 220)

From: Psychosocial primary care – what patients expect from their General Practitioners A cross-sectional trial

  Counselling by the GP Relaxation techniques Partner and family counselling Referral to psychotherapy Referral to mental health services
Age      
>65 y 27/49 13/49 6/28 21/49 7/31
<65 y 107/171 (Π2 = 0.89; df = 1, p < 0.25) 91/171 (Π2 = 10.8; df = 1, p < 0.001) 83/136 (Π2 = 20.3; df = 3, p < 0.001) 95/171 (Π2 = 5.77; df = 3, p < 0.13) 86/140 (Π2 = 16.6; df = 3, p < 0.001)
Gender      
Female 93/118 67/131 35/131 72/131 57/131
Male 58/78 (Π2 = 0.52; df = 1, p < 0.46) 37/89 (Π2 = 1.95; df = 1, p < 0.16) 27/89 (Π2 = 0.34; df = 1, p < 0.56) 44/89 (Π2 = 0.65; df = 1, p < 0.42) 32/99 (Π2 = 1.26; df = 1, p < 0.03)
Level of education      
Lower higher 63/100 38/100 20/100 50/100 30/100
  71/117 (Π2 = 0.12; df = 1, p < 0.73) 66/117 (Π2 = 7.32; df = 1, p < 0.057) 42/117 (Π2 = 6.68; df = 1, p < 0.01) p < 0.35) 59/117 (Π2 = 9.3; df = 1, p < 0.002)
PP* Without 110/175 77/175 47/175 79/175 62/175
With 24/45 (Π2 = 1.36; df = 1, p < 0.24) 27/45 (Π2 = 3.6; df = 1, p < 0.05) 15/45 (Π2 = 0.7; df = 1, p < 0.39) 37/45 (Π2 = 19.7; df = 1, p < 0.001) 27/45 (Π2 = 8.97; df = 1, p < 0.003)
  1. * Note: pp = Patients with previous or present experiences with psychotherapy and/or present psychological problems.