Table 3

Psychiatric status for the whole sample at baseline and for those interviewed at the eight month follow up assessment

Initial assessment (n=300)Eight month follow up (n=226)
HAD, hospital anxiety and depression scale.
Any depressive disorder119 (40%)98 (43%)
    depressed at initial assessment69
    anxiety disorder only at initial assessment8
    new case21
Major depressive disorder77 (26%)66 (29%)
    depressed at initial assessment46
    anxiety disorder only at initial assessment5
    new case15
Mean HAD score11.510.5