Table 4

Patients’ reports on contacts with their general practitioner (GP)

Time 0†3 months‡6 months‡
ControlInterventionControlInterventionControlIntervention
Data are presented as n (%).
2 tests, Fisher’s exact test. Statistical level of significance 0.05. Asymptote significance (two tailed).
†Patients were asked to report whether they had had contact with their GP from the first sign of the disease and until the first contact with the Department of Oncology.
‡Patients were asked to report whether they had had contact with their GP during the previous 3 months.
All
Yes95 (74.8)82 (67.8)49 (38.6)53 (43.8)40 (31.5)46 (38.0)
No17 (13.4)19 (15.7)48 (37.8)28 (23.1)51 (40.2)31 (25.6)
Missing15 (11.8)20 (16.5)30 (23.6)40 (33.1)36 (28.3)44 (36.4)
p value*0.5830.0490.046
Women
Yes63 (72.4)53 (73.6)41 (47.1)30 (48.4)34 (39.1)28 (38.9)
No14 (16.1)8 (11.1)31 (35.6)18 (29.0)33 (37.9)19 (26.4)
Missing10 (11.5)11 (15.3)15 (17.2)14 (22.6)20 (23.0)25 (34.7)
p value*0.4880.5750.445
Men
Yes32 (80.0)29 (59.2)8 (20.0)23 (46.9)6 (15.0)18 (36.7)
No3 (7.5)11 (22.4)17 (42.5)10 (20.4)18 (45.0)12 (24.5)
Missing5 (12.5)9 (18.4)15 (37.5)16 (36.7)16 (40.0)19 (38.8)
p value*0.0420.0070.014
18–49 years
Yes24 (75.0)33 (70.2)13 (40.6)20 (43.5)11 (34.4)17 (36.2)
No6 (18.8)8 (17.0)15 (46.9)13 (28.3)17 (53.1)16 (34.0)
Missing2 (6.3)6 (12.8)4 (12.5)13 (28.3)4 (12.5)14 (29.8)
p value*1.0000.3100.441
50–85 years
Yes71 (74.7)49 (66.2)36 (37.9)33 (44.0)29 (30.5)29 (39.2)
No11 (11.6)11 (14.9)33 (34.7)15 (20.0)34 (35.8)15 (20.3)
Missing13 (13.7)14 (18.9)26 (27.4)27 (36.0)32 (33.7)30 (40.5)
p value*0.4850.0870.050