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Table 3 Study sample (focus groups and interviews)

From: Considering the case for an antidepressant drug trial involving temporary deception: a qualitative enquiry of potential participants

  GPs Psychiatrists Patients
Gender:    
   Male 8 4 2
   Female 6 4 3
Views on antidepressants    
   Necessary 0 2 1
   Probably helpful 13 4 4
   Not sure 1 2 0
   Probably unhelpful 0 0 0
   Unhelpful 0 0 0
Patients:    
   Currently depressed    3
   Not currently depressed    2
   Used anti-depressants    5
   Never used a-d*    0
   <2 yrs post-16 educ    4
   >2 yrs post-16 educ    1
Psyciatrists:    
   Consultant   5  
   Registrar   3  
   Consultant for <5 yrs   2  
   Consultant 5–20 yrs   3  
   Consultant >20 yrs   0  
GPs:    
   Special role in mh** 4   
   No special role in mh 10   
   Special role in research 4   
   No special role in res. 10   
   Qualified for <5 yrs 0   
   Qualified 5–20 yrs 6   
   Qualified >20 yrs 8   
proportion of their patients perceived as being depressed:    
   <10% 2   
   10–30% 9   
   >30% 3   
  1. * anti-depressants, **mental health