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Table 2 Staff awareness of the relationship between depression and physical health factors

From: A preliminary study of aged care facility staff indicates limitations in awareness of the link between depression and physical morbidity

  n Mean score(SD)
Q1. To what extent does poorer physical health lead to:   
Feeling sad, down or miserable 118 7.1 (2.1)
Decreased energy/fatigue 118 7.4 (2.0)
Difficulty sleeping 118 6.9 (2.1)
Feeling anxious/tense 117 6.9 (2.2)
Poor memory/concentration 119 6.4 (2.4)
Q2. To what extent does increased pain lead to:   
Feeling sad, down or miserable 118 7.7 (2.2)
Decreased energy/fatigue 119 7.5 (2.0)
Difficulty sleeping 114 7.7 (2.2)
Feeling anxious/tense 114 7.3 (2.2)
Poor memory/concentration 115 6.7 (2.4)
Q3. To what extent does decreased mobility lead to:   
Feeling sad, down or miserable 115 7.6 (2.0)
Decreased energy/fatigue 116 7.2 (2.0)
Difficulty sleeping 115 6.5 (2.3)
Feeling anxious/tense 113 7.1 (2.0)
Poor memory/concentration 115 6.2 (2.3)
Increased pain 115 7.0 (2.3)
Q4. To what extent does low mood or feeling depressed lead to:   
Decreased energy/fatigue 118 7.4 (2.2)
Difficulty sleeping 119 7.0 (2.4)
Feeling anxious/tense 118 7.3 (2.4)
Poor memory/concentration 117 7.1 (2.3)
Increased problems with physical health 119 7.1 (2.2)
Decreased mobility 115 6.7 (2.3)
Increased pain 115 6.6 (2.4)
  1. out of 10, higher scores indicate greater awareness.