Table 5

BRIDGE Study: Demographic and baseline characteristics for 36 primary care clinicians

Characteristic

No. of PCPs (%)

Mean (standard deviation)


Age, years

42.4 (9.7)

Women

22 (61)

Ethnicity

African American

10 (28)

Asian

6 (17)

White

17 (47)

Other

3 (8)

Experience at current practice, years

6.9 (7.0)

Internal medicine

21 (58)

Board certified

27 (75)

CME in the past three years, hours

Communication

6.2 (11.7)

Depression

5.0 (7.79)

Diversity

5.7 (20.12)

Definitely:

Need to change way evaluate and manage MDD

3 (8)

Make an effort to change way evaluate and manage MDD

7 (19)

Likelihood of first-line treatment

Very likely:

Assess but not treatment

1 (3)

Prescribe medication

18 (50)

Counsel

6 (17)

Refer to mental health specialist

14 (39)

Very confident caring for:

Socially disadvantaged

16 (44)

Minority patients

19 (53)

Very skilled in:

Diagnosing major depression

9 (25)

Managing simple antidepressant therapy (one med)

10 (29)

Providing emotional support

5 (15)

Following those in remission every six months

9 (25)


Cooper et al. Implementation Science 2010 5:18   doi:10.1186/1748-5908-5-18

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