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Table 4 Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic treatment for those with depressive symptoms

From: Depressive symptoms in long term care facilities in Western Canada: a cross sectional study

 Cognitive impairmentHealth region  
NoYes Calgary ZoneEdmonton ZoneFraser HealthInterior HealthWinnipeg Health Total
N%N%PaN%N%N%N%N%PaN%
Overall sample of residents with depressive symptoms*42413.7267186.3< 0.0001110235.192229.838212.337512.131410.2< 0.00013095100.0
Use of antidepressants
 1–6 days in last week20.5261.00.147890.850.592.430.820.60.0892280.9
 7 days in last week23154.6156658.863958.155159.821757.122460.116652.9179758.2
 No antidepressants with a diagnosis of depression358.31826.80.3052686.2828.9174.5256.7258.00.03422177.0
Use of antipsychotics**
 1–6 days in last week40.9672.5< 0.0001211.9252.7143.792.420.6< 0.0001712.3
 7 days in last week8419.989533.632429.524226.312031.616644.512740.497931.7
 Antipsychotic use with no diagnosis of psychosis6314.977729.2< 0.000127825.320322.011530.314137.810332.8< 0.000184027.2
Use of antianxieties**
 1–6 days in last week92.11074.0< 0.0001181.6424.6277.1246.451.6< 0.00011163.8
 7 days in last week8419.932812.31009.114415.66717.65815.54313.741213.3
 No antianxieties with a diagnosis of anxiety225.21144.30.3727302.7384.182.1143.84614.6< 0.00011364.4
No analgesics with pain**133.1471.80.0853343.1141.551.351.320.60.0192601.9
Non-pharmacological treatments**
 Psychological therapy10.2210.80.3480171.530.310.310.300.00.0043  
 Special behaviour symptom evaluation program12629.866124.80.101232429.522023.910026.310628.43711.8< 0.000178725.5
 Licensed mental health specialist evaluation in last 90 days255.9973.60.0312716.5242.671.8112.992.9< 0.00011224.0
 Group therapy204.7993.70.3397676.1283.0102.671.972.20.00031193.9
 Resident specific deliberate changes in environments102.41234.60.0380111.09810.610.361.6175.4< 0.00011334.3
2003Reorientation348.053119.9< 0.00011089.822824.8277.1236.217957.0< 0.000156518.3
  1. *Percentages are based on overall sample (n = 3095 residents with depressive symptoms)
  2. **Percentages are based on total number of residents in the respective column category
  3. aP values are based on a Fisher’s Exact test
  4. Bold entries is meant to indicate where the p value is significant