Table 3Summary of results for key question 1: study examining health outcomes of a screening program in a primary care setting10

Screened (N=587)Unscreened (N=276)Significance
Percent female71%71%NS
Mean age5956NS
Percent Hispanic60%58%NS
Annual income ≥ $16,80024%24%NS
Baseline depression diagnosis*13.1%13.8%NS
3-mo depression diagnosis*37% (N=153)46% (N=65)p=0.19
3-mo ≤ 1 depression symptom, among baseline depressed48% (N=67)27% (N=30)p<0.05
Mean symptom count reduction from baseline, controlling for baseline depression severity1.6 (N=153) 1.5 (N=65) p=0.21

NS-not significant or no p-value given

*

Included major depressive disorder, dysthymia, or minor depression

Follow-up attempted on 230 only: all 101 patients with baseline depression diagnosis and random sample of 129 patients without depression, all from Texas site.

Ns not reported directly but inferred from those provided for 3-mo depression diagnosis

Follow-up attempted on 230 only: all 101 patients with baseline depression diagnosis and random sample of 129 patients without depression, all from Texas site.

Ns not reported directly but inferred from those provided for 3-mo depression diagnosis

From: 3, Results

Cover of Screening for Depression in Adults and Older Adults in Primary Care
Screening for Depression in Adults and Older Adults in Primary Care: An Updated Systematic Review [Internet].
Evidence Syntheses, No. 75.
O'Connor EA, Whitlock EP, Gaynes B, et al.

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